Council Gives Legal Team ‘OK’ To Move Forward With Substation Annexation

first_imgShare: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) JAMESTOWN – The Jamestown City Council approved a resolution Monday night continuing the legal effort to annex a Board of Public Utilities Substation in the Town of Ellicott.City officials say the proposed annexation would save the Jamestown BPU approximately $173,000 in property tax payments to the Town of Ellicott, Village of Falconer and School District annually.The council voted 7 to 2 in favor of the motion. Councilman Grant Olson and Jeff Russell voted against.Jamestown Mayor Eddie Sundquist says that the municipal bodies in Ellicott did not want to continue negotiations with the city. The mayor encouraged the governments to rethink their decision and come back to the negotiating table.The substation sits on property in the Town of Ellicott and the Village of Falconer on Dow Street between Tiffany Avenue and south of East Second Street.A previous attempt to annex failed after Rochester’s Supreme Court Fourth Department Appellate Division denied the City of Jamestown’s petition to annex.last_img read more

Anastasia Will Land on B’way in 2016-17 Season

first_img Show Closed This production ended its run on March 31, 2019 Related Shows View Comments ‘Anastasia’center_img What a 2016-17 Broadway season we have in store for us! Anastasia will join a slew of new tuners heading to the Main Stem (including Come From Away, Groundhog Day and The Bandstand). Directed by Tony winner Darko Tresnjak, with choreography by Peggy Hickey, the production has secured a Shubert theater to be announced.No word yet on who is set to headline the Great White Way incarnation. As previously reported, Derek Klena and Christy Altomare will lead the world premiere of Anastasia at Hartford Stage from May 12 through June 12.Anastasia will feature a book by Terrence McNally and the Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty score that was heard in the 1997 animated film. From the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920s, the new musical is the story of a brave young woman attempting to discover the mystery of her past while finding a place for herself in the rapidly changing world of a new century. Anastasialast_img read more

Rank Your Top 10 Fave Performances from Fox’s Rocky Horror Picture Show

first_img(Photo: Steve Wilkie/FOX) The staff is crazy for Culturalist, the website that lets you choose and create your own top 10 lists. Every week, we’re challenging you with a new Broadway-themed topic to rank.Dammit (Janet), we loved Fox’s Rocky Horror Picture Show remake! Laverne Cox’s fabulous fashion as Dr. Frank-N-Furter, the entire cast’s marvelous moves and of course, the new songs and homage paid to old favorites were just a few of the highlights from the eagerly anticipated televised event. Before you watch it again, dye your hair like Annaleigh Ashford’s or start obsessing over how to recreate any of the characters’ looks for Halloween next week, we want to know which musical number you loved the most. We’re shivering with anticipation for your top 10, so Editorial Assistant Lindsey Sullivan flipped the switch and posted hers!STEP 1—SELECT: Visit Culturalist to see all of your options. Highlight your 10 favorites.STEP 2—RANK & PUBLISH: Click “rearrange list” to order your selections. Click the “publish” button.Once your list is published, you can see the overall rankings of everyone on the aggregate list.Pick your favorites, then tune in for the results next week on! View Commentslast_img read more

Rotten-egg water

first_imgBy Jim CrawfordUniversity of GeorgiaBack when I was in junior high school, nothing tasted as good as cold water after track practice. But the rotten-egg smell of that “sulfur water” was enough to make a fellow go thirsty.This is a fairly common condition in privately owned deep wells. Bacteria cause the smell. But don’t be alarmed. Not all bacteria are the coliform type that poses a health hazard. Different species can cause odors without threatening the quality of your water.If you have rotten-egg water, first check your wellhead to make sure you’re not getting contaminated water into the well from any sort of runoff.If the top is secure, you can still get bacteria in the system. Many experts used to think the subsurface earth served as a giant filter to trap bacteria before it could enter the groundwater. That’s not true.We know now that many types of bacteria are native or adapted to saturated sediments and rock. Given time and a route, these bacteria will eventually find a way into the water system and can easily cause odors and off-taste.Common solutionThe most common way to sanitize a well is with shock chlorination. Just use household bleach from any grocery or hardware store. But don’t use scented chlorine products.Make sure you warn everyone in your home not to use the water during the treatment.Depending on the amount of water in your well, the process can take many hours. You might want to arrange for an alternative source of drinking water for several hours or time the treatment for when you’re asleep.Calculate the amount of bleach you’ll need by figuring the amount of water in the well. Just subtract the depth to the water from the total depth of the well. Multiply that by 0.65 for a 4-inch well or 1.47 for a 6-inch well. Then add another 100 gallons for the tank and hot water heater.Use 3 pints of chlorine bleach for every 100 gallons. But you may want to double this amount if you have a really bad odor problem. The odor is caused by hydrogen sulfide, which tends to neutralize chlorine.How to do itFill the water tank, and be sure it’s pressurized. Remove the well cap on the wellhead and pour in a 50:50 mixture of chlorine and water, or alternate pouring fresh water and chlorine into the well.Hook a garden hose to the outdoor faucet nearest the well and place the end of the hose inside the well. Turn it on full force to circulate the water. Thoroughly rinse the sides of the well casing during this recirculation process.When you can smell chlorine, stop and turn on the cold water taps in your kitchen and bathrooms until you smell chlorine from them, too. Flush the toilets.Then let the water stand in the system for at least 8 hours (12 to 24 is better). After this time, run the water outlets until the chlorine smell is gone.Don’t allow more than 100 gallons of chlorine-treated water to enter the septic system. A slight residual chlorine taste and odor will likely remain in the water for a couple of days, but it shouldn’t be a problem.Didn’t work?Even after shock chlorination, the sulfur smell may return. Sometimes it’s from the bacteria reacting with the anode rod in electric water heaters.You can solve recurring problems with sulfur-smelling water after shock chlorinating with a treatment system designed to remove hydrogen sulfide.To learn more, get the circular, “Your Household Water Quality: Hydrogen Sulfide and Sulfate,” at your nearest University of Georgia Cooperative Extension office (1-800-ASK-UGA1). Or get a copy online at Crawford is the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension coordinator in Jefferson County.)last_img read more

Camp EcoAdventure set for April

first_imgRock Eagle 4-H Center will present Camp EcoAdventure day camp April 5-9 for first through fifth graders.Presented by the Rock Eagle Environmental Education Program, the natural-environment, hands-on camp is designed so that participants can attend one day or the whole week.Each day includes 2 snacks, activities, a craft and much more. Each camp day will be centered around a theme:April 5 – Green Team Planeteers – Campers will help with a canoeing clean up and create a beautiful “treasure” from trash. April 6 – Animal Ambassadors – Campers will learn why birds have hollow bones and alligators have three eye-lids. April 7 – Tree Trekkers – Campers will discover the importance of trees while hiking along Rock Eagle trails. They will also help plant a garden.April 8 – Time Travelers – Campers will learn about the lives of Native Americans and Georgia pioneers, play pioneer and Native American games, learn how to use pioneer tools and make pottery. April 9 – Water Watchers – Campers will take water samples in a Rock Eagle stream, learn about their local watershed and create a piece of art to enter in the 2010 National River of Words contest.Camp fees are $37 per day or save 15 percent by attending the entire week for $172. Space is limited and the registration deadline is March 17. To register, call (706)484-2834 or send an e-mail to read more

NAFCU on the Hill for hearings on security, NFIP

first_img 6SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr NAFCU staff will monitor hearings scheduled this week on cyber threats to the financial system, the recent hack into Office of Personnel Management records, more on on the National Flood Insurance Program and others for any developments on issues affecting credit unions and their members.The OPM data hack was discovered in April and may have affected the sensitive data of 4 million current and former federal government employees or more. The House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection and Security Technologies will hold a hearing on Wednesday focusing on the Homeland Security Department’s efforts to secure government data. On Thursday, The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee will hold a hearing on the data breach, focusing on federal cybersecurity.Wednesday will include a House Financial Services Committee Task Force to Investigate Terrorism Financing hearing on the security of the U.S. financial sector.In other hearings, the Senate Banking Committee will hold a hearing Tuesday titled “Oversight Review of the National Flood Insurance Program,” to focus on the review the committee conducted of the program.NAFCU will also monitor hearings on regulatory issues, including: a Senate Homeland Security hearing on Tuesday titled “Accounting for the True Cost of Regulation: Exploring the Possibility of a Regulatory Budget”; and a House Financial Services Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations hearing titled “Examining Continuing Allegations of Discrimination and Retaliation at the CFPB.” continue reading »last_img read more

4 strategies for fighting today’s cold war against fraud

first_imgFraud has so many moving pieces these days, making it increasingly difficult for credit union executives to keep up. The components are complex and that very complexity results in our need for specialization on topics ranging from plastic cards to cybersecurity. If you ever have subliminal conversations with yourself that begin with “Am I doing the right thing?” then congratulations – you are not alone. This is what successful people do.  How do we make sure that our practices meet or exceed those of our peers? We tinker and then we tinker some more. With respectful acknowledgement to a great Cold War spy novel by John le Carré, I would like to share four distinct fraud-fighting personas I’ve observed to energize your fraud prevention efforts this year.The TinkerTinkers are pragmatic and experimental. They love to find a wobble and squeak that needs fixing. Chip technology is finally taking a stronger foothold and we are seeing a quantifiable shift to card-not-present (CNP) fraud. This shift has been promised for years but trust me – it’s actually happening and the time to revisit and strengthen your CNP strategy is now.Remember also that debit and credit are two very different aspects of your business. When you review statistics, look at your numbers separately because they should be dramatically different when compared. Fraud basis points (BP) are typically lower on the debit side of the house and, if they aren’t, then it may be time to tinker with your approach to see if certain merchant category codes (MCC) require additional fraud strategy to meet your personal expectations.  Remember the pragmatic balance between fraud prevention and member experience. Fraud cannot be eliminated but you can find a sweet spot to rock the member experience, drive innovation and protect your fiscal reputation. It may simply be the right mix of technology that allows you to tailor a superior member experience while meeting key performance indicators. The TailorThe tailor is a busy person with a business day that involves experimenting, testing, adjusting and deploying. Amazing online presence, friendly and functional social media channels, and best-in-class mobile products are the only way to be successful. Digital strategy isn’t a precious cliché. The most recent example of why you need to move the ball forward digitally comes via an article in the January 21, 2018 edition of The Washington Post (“Could Millennials Kill Costco, Sam’s Club?”) One of the biggest decisions today’s consumers make is to migrate away from businesses that lack robust and secure digital channels. The resounding message? Consumers need smart applications and continuous delivery encapsulated inside of a secure transactional experience. This is our new reality and we can get there by ensuring that our mobile presence is on-point and that our security and communication is both strategic and frequent.  Credit unions should be asking themselves right now, “Are we easy to do business with from the seat of an airplane or more importantly at 3 a.m. on a Tuesday? Can our members reach us in a variety of ways from the helm of a grocery cart when their transaction is denied?” If you don’t know the answer to these questions then make a list and soldier onward into a more digital version of your business this year.  The SoldierPart of being a good soldier is patience, preparation and readiness. Offering a strong digital experience to fight fraud and wow members is the secret to longevity in this business. Fraud fighters all agree that empowering the member with simple to use account alerts for setting balance alerts and transactional thresholds is a slam dunk. More and more credit unions see the value in adopting card controls to empower the consumer to protect their payment card and lower fraud risk. You lock your doors at night before bed. Why not lock your payment card down for the night as well? Consider reviewing your overall mobile experience to ensure that you are offering your members a chance to be willing participants in your success. Shine up your website, make sure you read the online reviews for your payment apps to see if the member ratings are fair and consider launching a new digital presence this year that is truly empowering to the consumer.  The SpyEvery successful spy in history has an inscrutable face: discreet, constantly learning and always mindful of what the competition is up to. The fraud landscape is full of big bank fraud messaging these days because it gives them competitive advantage. You can play at this game too through simple, straightforward communications that focus on member education and awareness. Don’t forget to position your credit union as a safe harbor for secure payments because spies from other organizations are counting on your failure to do so.   Community-based financial institutions have the same fraud-sighting tools as the big banks, but we need to do a better job of storytelling this year. The time is right for taking your story to the streets. Make sure those streets are digital, and include your website and mobile app right on down to the screen prompts on your fleet of ATMs. Remember, we just need to call on our inner Tinkers, Soldiers, Tailors and Spies to get the job done properly. 40SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,John Buzzard John Buzzard is Fraud Specialist/Account Executive for CO-OP Financial Services, a financial technology provider to credit unions based in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. ( Buzzard can be reached … Web: Detailslast_img read more

Shed shortage backlash

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Ibrahimovic tells Paul Pogba to ‘watch and learn’ outrageous skills

first_img The pair know each other well from their time at Manchester United, having moved to Old Trafford in the same transfer window ahead of the 2016/17 season when Jose Mourinho was in charge of the club. Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Paul Pogba took to social media to compete in an outrageous and competitive skill battle on their respective Instagram stories.Advertisement Promoted Content7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The World7 Breathtaking Train Stations Around The GlobeWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?Here Are The Top 10 Tiniest Mobile Phones On The Planet!Best & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty PennyTop 10 Iconic Personalities On TV Now5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks7 Enigmatic Discoveries That Left Everyone BaffledBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way Loading… Zlatan Ibrahimovic took on former Manchester United team-mate Paul Pogba in a skill battleBoth Zlatan and Pogba demonstrated superb technique and even exchanged some online banter and taunting, with the legendary Swede offering some career advice to the French World Cup winner.Before showing off his skills, Zlatan told Pogba: ‘It’s looking better, much better. But now I’m going to take it to another level. Watch and learn.’Ibrahimovic continued to defy his aging body by showing a range of keep-ups, chest controls and the 38-year-old even managed to bounce the ball over his head despite it being behind him.Pogba had previously shown why he is known as one of the most technically gifted players in world football by showing his round-the-world tricks.Both Ibrahimovic and Pogba helped United win the Europa League and League Cup in 2017 but their partnership on the pitch did not last for long.Pogba showed some nifty flicks and asked Ibrahmovic to show him what he has in his lockerZlatan duly replied with some outrageous skills whilst wearing an LA Lakers shirtThe 38-year-old forward from Sweden continues to defy his age by showing great techniqueA long-term injury to the Swedish striker saw him fazed out of the club in the 2017-18 season, with Zlatan moving to Major League Soccer to play for LA Galaxy.The forward was a revelation over there but decided to leave the club at the end of the 2019 season and is now back at former club AC Milan on a short-term deal.The pair are former Manchester United team-mates dating back to the summer of 2016Read Also: Man City stars show support for Guardiola after mother’s demisePogba, on the other hand, is still at Manchester United and has totaled 150 appearances for the club he started his career at.Despite this long-term loyalty to United, he is rumored to be joining his friend Ibrahimovic in leaving the club within the next few months, with a move to Real Madrid or former club Juventus being lined up for the French midfielder.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Man shoots drinking pal

first_imgILOILO City – A laborer was shot by hisdrinking buddy in Barangay Malapawe, Calinog, Iloilo The 34-year-old resident Robert Mondiawas recuperating at the Western Visayas Medical Center in Mandurriao district.He sustained a gunshot wound on the chest, a police report showed. It was however not immediatelyestablished what triggered the altercation. Officers of the Calinog police stationconducted a manhunt operation against the suspect, who fled after theincident./PNcenter_img According to police investigators, Mondiaand Legaspi were having a drinking spree when a heated argument ensued betweenthem. This prompted Legaspi to shoot Mondia using a 12-gauge shotgun around 6:40p.m. on Jan. 17. The suspect was identified as42-year-old Mondia Rommel Legaspi, also a resident of the village, it added. last_img read more