Man Arrested For Allegedly Shoplifting, Wiping Sweaty Forehead On Officer’s Arm

first_imgPhoto: Derek Seifert / U.S. Air ForceLAKEWOOD – A City of Jamestown man is facing charges after allegedly wiping his sweaty forehead on an officer’s bare arm while being taken into custody on Saturday afternoon.Lakewood-Busti Police say Shawn Garrett, 38, was arrested after he allegedly stole a $18 backpack from the Walmart store in Lakewood.Officers located Garrett a short distance away from the scene and also found him allegedly in possession of a hypodermic needle.Police said because this was Garrett’s second attempt of allegedly stealing from the store, he is charged with third-degree burglary in addition to petit larceny. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, officers said by Garrett allegedly wiping his sweaty forehead on the officer’s arm, he was also charged with third-degree menacing.Garrett was taken to the Chautauqua County Jail for arraignment in the case. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img read more

2014 Tony Playlist! Stream Tracks From Sutton Foster, Kelli O’Hara & More

first_imgThe 2014 Tony Awards are just around the corner, and if you’re like us, you’ve been rocking out to Broadway cast recordings nonstop for the last few weeks. As the countdown to June 8 continues, Broadway.com is bringing you a series of Tony Award playlists, available to stream and share for free on Spotify. This week, we’ve created a mix of tracks sung by the stars nominated for the Best Actress and Featured Actress in a Musical categories. We’ve got Mary Bridget Davies wailing Oasis, Sutton Foster sailing the seven seas and of course, no Best Actress playlist would be complete without Idina Menzel singing “Let It Go.” (You’re welcome. It’ll now be stuck in your head until Tony night.) Click below to stream the playlist! View Comments Star Files Jessie Mueller Adriane Lenox Lena Hall Anika Larsen Idina Menzel Mary Bridget Davies Kelli O’Hara View All (7)last_img read more

Montana-Dakota Utilities reaffirms plans to close three coal plant by 2022

first_imgMontana-Dakota Utilities reaffirms plans to close three coal plant by 2022 FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Prairie Public News:MDU wants to add a second natural gas unit to the Heskett plant, north of Mandan. It would be an 88 megawatt unit, and will serve as a “peaking” unit. That’s the same as the other unit.“You can ramp it up pretty quickly, when you need the power during a peak time,” said MDU spokesperson Mark Hanson.Hanson said this is part of the utility’s Integrated Resource Plan. That plan includes the closing of three coal-fired units – two at the Heskett plant, and the Lewis and Clark plant in Sidney, Montana. Hanson said those coal units will likely be retired by the end of March 2022.Hanson said this was the best cost option for MDU customers. “It will cost our customers about half as much as if we continued to run those three coal units we are retiring,” Hanson said.Hanson said the two Heskett units and the Lewis and Clark plant are more than 60 years old.“They’ve served our customers well for many, many years, much longer than anticipated when they were first constructed in the 1950s,” Hanson said. “It’s time for them to retire.”[Dave Thompson]More: MDU adding another natural gas unit to Heskett Station; will shut down coal units by 2022last_img read more

Honduran Air Force Trains Central American Pilots

first_imgBy Julieta Pelcastre/Diálogo October 27, 2016 In a series of aviation trainings to increase the effectiveness of crews and ensure security in the area, the Honduran Air Force (FAH, per its Spanish acronym) trains pilots from El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and the Dominican Republic. The courses are part of the coordination and mutual aid among the air forces of the Conference of Central American Armed Forces (CFAC, per its Spanish acronym). The program also contributes to the defense against threats, the military development and integration of the region, as well as humanitarian aid operations. It is a three-week regional training program. Training is provided by the FAH at its Hernán Acosta Mejía Air Base in Tegucigalpa. Flight crews of the member countries train, among other things, on aviation safety, crew resource management, and instrument flight procedures. “The goal is to increase the effectiveness of regional military pilots and make them aware of the value of human and technical factors in the aeronautical environment,” Aviation Colonel José Luis Sauceda, general commander of the Honduran Air Force said to Diálogo. “We will thus fulfill assigned missions with high safety standards. Our resources are very valuable, and we have to take care of them, especially our human resources,” he added. Learning to teach Participants share their experiences and cooperate in aerial safety procedures where human error could be catastrophic. They also are involved in decision making in the cockpit, interpersonal communication techniques, and leadership in flight. In addition, they assist in aerial navigation and instrument procedures. The military pilot training programs are developed by FAH and taught by highly qualified officers who receive training at specialized centers or schools in the United States. Thanks to the efforts of the Honduran instructors, since 2014, a total of 131 aviation officers have enriched their aeronautical knowledge. One hundred and seven of them are members of the FAH. For Honduran Defense Secretary Samuel Reyes Rendon, the FAH is a reference of international integration. “We should stress that the Honduran Air Force, which turned 85 years old today, is the benchmark for the region. Trained pilots, proper tools, and the ability to protect our airspace are the benchmark for our Central American region,” Secretary Reyes said at the Air Force’s 85th anniversary celebration at the Hernán Acosta Mejía Air Base on April 15th. “Every one of our Air Force commanders has put in their best effort to maintain this [model] relationship all this time.” The training has a multiplier effect. To perfect their aerial safety procedures, young pilots pass on the lessons learned to new generations of crews from their countries. Cooperation is the key Aviation personnel that has been trained and brought to current standards play an important role in tactical search and rescue missions, humanitarian operations, natural disaster assistance, and other emergency situations. If necessary, they deliver medications and organize evacuations. They also participate in protecting the environment and fighting forest fires. “All technical support provided to the Central American armed forces to decrease the probability of accidents during air operations is appropriate,” said Sandino Asturias, director of the Center for Guatemalan Studies. “The challenge is to maintain stability among trained personnel. In other words, not to assign someone to a unit that is not connected with the program so that they can really contribute to preserving the operational capacity of the forces.” “The FAH understands that working as a team and in joint operations is the only way we can counter all the transnational threats that affect our people so much,” said Col. Sauceda. “For that we need to always have permanent trust-building measures among our countries’ air forces.”last_img read more

If you are focused on millennials, you’re missing a big market

first_imgIn every strategy meeting of nearly every business it’s likely that one question has been posed at nauseum: “How do we target millennials?” Successfully infiltrating the generation and manipulating their consumer behaviors has become the key focus of many industries. However, if the strategy is fixated only on millennials, the target may be misplaced. The goal of this question is to determine how to appeal to younger consumers, rather than the existing customer base. With the average age of credit union members creeping into the high 40s, it is necessary to set sights on the next generation. But there is one key detail that many credit unions have failed to grasp – how old millennials really are. While there are many variations of the classification of the generation, the most widely accepted definition of millennials encompasses those reaching young adulthood around the year 2000. This means most of the generation has aged into the mid-30s today. By this stage, most adults have already begun establishing credit and making major purchases such as homes and cars. They have opened checking and savings accounts and set up direct deposit. They are adults who are on their way toward establishing families of their own. For credit unions looking to target the younger generations for first-time buyer promotions or credit building initiatives, Generation Z may be the more appropriate target. Gen Z consists of people born in 1995 or later. They make up more than a quarter of the US population and contribute around $44 billion to the American economy. These are the people who have grown up with mobile devices and the internet. They are multitaskers with short attention spans because they have always enjoyed ready access to all the information in the world. And because of that access, they are considered the first “global” generation, identifying more closely with their global peers than with adults in their own country.The oldest of Gen Z are in their early 20s, meaning they are just beginning to forge their way through understanding finances and credit. Teens in this segment have shown conservative spending habits with more attention to saving that millennials did at the same age. While millennials may be on their second or third car, Gen Z is beginning to make these purchases for the first time. While members of both cohorts may look young, it’s important to know and understand the differences in consumer behavior between millennials and Gen Z. Both are key demographics to target when considering future members of the credit union – however, the two generations are decidedly different in how they interact with brands and view money. 3SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Britney Bailey Britney Bailey is the Marketing Director for Excel Federal Credit Union.  She has a decade of experience in marketing, public relations and sales.  Prior to joining Growth by Design, Britney’… Web: https://www.excelfcu.org Detailslast_img read more

Easysland and Tiger Roll set for rematch at Cheltenham | Racing News

first_imgTrained by David Cottin, Easysland was unbeaten in his previous six starts before that effortless victory – with JP McManus snapping up the six-year-old prior to his Festival run.Easysland has not been seen since the Festival, and while in contrast Tiger Roll enjoyed a spin on the Flat at Navan last month he will have to concede 4lb to his old rival this time after the pair raced off level weights in March.Adding further interest to the three-mile-six-furlong event is the Christian Williams-trained Potters Corner, who will be having his first start over the cross-country obstacles.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – The 10-year-old won the Welsh National on his latest start in December, with a planned Grand National run scuppered by the Covid-19 lockdown and cancellation of the Aintree meeting – although he did win the virtual version that proved so popular.Cottin also runs Vino Royale with Little Bruce, Kings Temptation, Beau De Brizais, Vivas and Kingswell Theatre – winner of this race in 2017 – all having to run from out of the handicap due to Tiger Roll’s mark of 171.center_img Easysland and Tiger Roll will cross swords once again in a top-class renewal of the Glenfarclas Cross Country Handicap Chase at Cheltenham on Friday.Gordon Elliott’s dual Grand National winner Tiger Roll was sent off the odds-on favourite to complete his Aintree preparations with victory in the cross-country feature at the Festival back in March – only for French raider Easysland to dish out a 17-length beating.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Arsenal hero Paul Merson endorses Chelsea’s transfer move for £80m target Declan Rice

first_imgArsenal hero Paul Merson endorses Chelsea’s transfer move for £80m target Declan Rice Advertisement Advertisement Paul Merson has endorsed Chelsea’s transfer move for Declan Rice (Pictures: Sky Sports / Getty)Arsenal legend Paul Merson has endorsed Chelsea’s transfer move for £80million target Declan Rice.Rice spent almost a decade at Chelsea’s academy and is being strongly linked with a return to the club, having flourished at West Ham over the past two seasons.Frank Lampard is determined to bolster his squad at Stamford Bridge this summer and has already signed Hakim Ziyech from Ajax and Timo Werner from RB Leipzig.Rice has emerged as another top target and Chelsea are now considering an offer for the 21-year-old, who West Ham value at around £80million.ADVERTISEMENTFormer Arsenal and England star Merson can understand why Chelsea are targeting Rice and says the player ‘ticks a lot of boxes’.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘Declan Rice is going to have choices this summer and I can see why Chelsea want him,’ Merson told StarSport. Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 15 Aug 2020 4:53 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2.8kShares Comment Bayern Munich v Chelsea: Frank Lampard press conferenceTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 17:35FullscreenBayern Munich v Chelsea: Frank Lampard press conferencehttps://metro.co.uk/video/bayern-munich-v-chelsea-frank-lampard-press-conference-2225874/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.‘He has become a top class holding midfielder for his age. He’s so disciplined, and I think it’s up to him how far he goes in the game.‘There will be a lot of teams after him. In my day you had to have experience to play that position but he does it so well.‘West Ham will have to get the right price if they sell. But I can see why Frank Lampard wants him.‘If you’re playing three at the back he ticks the boxes. He’d be comfortable in the middle of a three.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘Since David Luiz left they’ve not had anybody who can play that role and be comfortable bringing the ball out.‘I don’t really see him in a four, but he could play just in front of a four if they need him to. I can see where Lampard’s coming from.‘It’s hard to know what his value is though. Everyone is waiting for that first big one to go in the transfer market and set the benchmark.’Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page.MORE: Chelsea make breakthrough with Ben Chilwell transfer from Leicester CityMORE: Chelsea ready to abandon Jan Oblak transfer despite crunch Atletico talkslast_img read more

Governor Wolf Announces Funding to Rehabilitate Historical Building for Behavioral Health Center in Downtown Scranton

first_imgGovernor Wolf Announces Funding to Rehabilitate Historical Building for Behavioral Health Center in Downtown Scranton January 07, 2020 Infrastructure,  Press Release Governor Tom Wolf today announced that Commonwealth Cornerstone Group (CCG) has completed a New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) transaction of $7 million with the Scranton Counseling Center (SCC) to help fund the adaptive reuse of a historic cornerstone building at 329 Cherry Street in downtown Scranton.The rehabilitated building will be the site of SCC’s behavioral health clinic and administrative offices, as well as a pharmacy and primary health clinic to provide support services for the clinic’s clients. For the last 40 years, it has been operating out of a former Sears department store that was adequate but certainly less than desirable for its needs.“As Lackawanna County’s largest community behavioral health provider, this revitalized building will give the Scranton Counseling Center the sort of facility it needs to properly serve people in that region,” said Gov. Wolf. “It also will provide additional capacity to meet the growing needs of the area.”SCC served more than 10,250 consumers during the 2018 fiscal year, which represents 14 percent growth compared with the previous year. Its client base is more than 80 percent low-income Medicaid, with most classified as having severe mental illnesses. Services are provided to the public regardless of their ability to pay. The center’s extensive list of programs includes such things as psychiatric evaluations, 24-hour crisis intervention, community- and school-based behavioral health teams, and drug and alcohol treatment services.The new facility is a 108,000-square-foot brick building located on a main thoroughfare in the city’s revitalized south-side neighborhood. The historically significant building most recently functioned as a storage facility. The structure will be renovated to provide much-improved functionality for the center’s programs and staff. The new location is not far from the center’s current office, so it will cause minimal disruption for consumers.“I can’t emphasize enough the critical role played by the Scranton Counseling Center for people in Lackawanna County facing behavioral health challenges,” said PHFA Executive Director and CEO Brian A. Hudson Sr. “This new structure should help the center provide a higher quality of care and offer more space to treat a larger number of patients in the years ahead.”This project is expected to create 39 temporary full-time construction jobs paying an average wage of nearly $22/hour. Following construction, this project will allow retention of all 318 current employees. Plus, 70 of these jobs will be accessible to low-income people. The center’s staff is paid an average wage of more than $17/hour with a benefits package including health, eye and dental insurance; a 401K plan with a guaranteed company contribution; paid vacation and sick leave; and more. According to economic estimates, the project will support 10 indirect and induced jobs, representing $601,000 in added wages and $349,000 in added state and local taxes.About Scranton Counseling CenterSCC is a private, nonprofit organization incorporated in 1947. The center is a comprehensive behavioral healthcare organization providing a complete range of evaluation and treatment services. Its mission is to promote wellness and recovery by providing an environment that is sensitive to the unique personal attributes of those they serve, and it helps them make informed choices to maximize their quality of life.About Commonwealth Cornerstone GroupThe goal of CCG, through its administration of New Markets Tax Credits, is to fund projects in key areas of communities that have historic or cultural value and offer opportunities to spark economic revitalization. CCG utilizes NMTCs to provide loans and equity investments for business expansion, mixed-use development, and community facilities across Pennsylvania. Examples of past developments that have benefited from CCG’s investment of tax credits include Bakery Square in Pittsburgh, the Coal Street Community Facility in Wilkes-Barre, and the Stephen Klein Wellness Center in Philadelphia. Learn more at: www.commonwealthcornerstone.org/.About the New Markets Tax Credit ProgramThe New Markets Tax Credit Program was established by Congress in 2000 to spur new or increased investments in operating businesses and real estate projects located in low-income communities. The NMTC Program attracts investment capital to low-income communities by permitting individual and corporate investors to receive a tax credit against their federal income tax return in exchange for making equity investments in specialized financial institutions called community development entities, such as Commonwealth Cornerstone Group. The program is administered by the U.S. Department of the Treasury.center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Radio star Bradnam makes a move, with waterfront home on market

first_imgBen “Dobbo” Dobbin, Libby Trickett and Luke Bradnam at the Triple M studios. Picture: Mark Cranitch.VETERAN radio star Luke Bradnam – who has hosted afternoon drive for 13 years – has decided to make a move, putting his waterfront home on the market.Mr Bradnam listed his five bedroom multimillion-dollar Gold Coast home a week ago and all signs point to it fetching a strong price considering the property was a “massive block on two titles”.He and partner Cathy Hallam bought the 2,031sq m property – made up of one 981sq m block and one 1,050sq m – 11 years ago for $1.85m. At the time it was newly renovated with separate lounges, pool, a full-size all-weather tennis court and a boat shed.The home also has a “purpose built concrete mechanics pit in the big four car garage, ideal for a serious racing/car enthusiast. Plus, a quadruple carport”, according to a listing by agent Campbell Moore of Harcourts Coastal.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North2 hours agoNew apartments released at idyllic retirement community Samford Grove Presented by Mr Bradnam, whose “first gig in radio” was giving out cold soft drinks off the B105 Black Thunder according to his TripleM bio, has a fierce love of the ocean and fishing – so it’s no surprise that the property also has direct ocean access with 35.8m water frontage.Mr Moore said the property had a lot of potential and was attracting both owner occupiers and those who wanted to develop it further.“It has two titles,” he said. “The house is a good house but could be further renovated and extended. It’s probably one of the most prestigious streets in the Gold Coast and north facing. Someone could realign those titles and build two homes, a lot of homes in the street have sold between $2m and $4m.”Mr Moore said there were a lot of interstaters looking at the Gold Coast now too.“The price by negotiation, it’s bit hard to say exactly what it’s worth. They bought it 11 years ago and a lot’s changed since then.”The property was just 3km from the renowned party strip and beach of Surfers Paradise, and close to the new multimillion-dollar Pacific Fair shopping centre, Star Casino and the Convention Centre.Mr Bradnam currently works Monday to Friday on radio for Triple M and does weather, beach and surf reports for Channel 9 on weekends.last_img read more

Niger army kills 15 Boko Haram militants

first_imgNiger’s military says it has killed at least 15 Boko Haram militants in land and air operations conducted by the army against the Takfiri terrorist groupNiger’s army killed 15 Boko Haram militants in the course of land and air operations against the armed Islamist group, the defense ministry announced Wednesday.According to the armed forces of Niger, 20 Boko Haram members were also arrested and put in jail during the military operations.The army destroyed an armored vehicle, 26 motorbikes and two caches of food and fuel held by the terrorists, reports quoted Colonel Moustapha Ledru, the commander of the operation, as saying.It is not clear if the operations took place in Niger itself or in neighboring Nigeria where Boko Haram has strong presence. Niger’s government stopped short of saying whether Chad, another African nation, which has large numbers of troops in Niger, had taken part in the operation.The military operation, however, comes after an attack by Boko Haram militants in southeast Niger last week killed 40 civilians, mostly children and women, in two villages.Earlier this month, the militants carried out twin bombings in Chad’s capital, N’Djamena, killing at least 34 people, injuring more than 100 others.Since March 8, Chad, Niger, Cameroon and Nigeria have been conducting a coordinated offensive against Boko Haram militants in Nigeria’s Borno State.Boko Haram, whose name means “Western education is forbidden,” says its main goal is to overthrow the Nigerian government.The Takfiris have claimed responsibility for a number of deadly attacks and bombings in various parts of Nigeria during the past six years. The Takfiri militancy has claimed 15,000 lives and forced 1.5 million from their homes in the same period.Related Niger’s military says it has killed at least 15 Boko Haram militants in land and air operations conducted by the army against the Takfiri terrorist group Niger army says ten Boko Haram suspects killed Niger army kills 12 Boko Haram militants Suspected Boko Haram militants kill three people in Nigerlast_img read more