Valley Stream Driver Carjacked at Gunpoint

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Nassau County police are looking for two men wanted for carjacking a driver at gunpoint in Valley Stream over the weekend.A 36-year-old man was making a U-turn on Southgate Road when one suspect got in the passenger side of the vehicle and a second suspect got in the backseat and pressed a handgun to the victim’s head at 6:45 p.m. Friday, police said.The assailants demanded the victim to put the car in park, give them his wallet and get out the vehicle, police said. After complying, the carjackers fled the scene in the victim’s car, police said.The victim and his girlfriend found his car parked and unoccupied on Rushfield Avenue shortly later. The victim then called police.Fourth Squad detectives request anyone with information regarding this incident to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous.last_img read more

3 steps to take when a valued employee suddenly resigns

first_img 91SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,John Pettit John Pettit is the Managing Editor for CUInsight.com. John manages the content on the site, including current news, editorial, press releases, jobs and events. He keeps the credit union … Web: www.cuinsight.com Details It’s tough any time an employee quits. Even if the employee was awful, there’s going to be an adjustment period. If the employee was one of your “stars” it can be extremely frustrating to see them seeking greener pastures. If this happens in your office, here are 3 steps you can take to start recovering.Don’t freak outYou may be tempted to immediately freak out when a key employee quits, but you shouldn’t. Maybe you feel they’re irreplaceable, but the truth is you’re going to be okay. The first resume you look at may not solve all your problems, but you’ll figure it out. You might have to spread some responsibilities around, but the job will get done. Obviously losing a valued employee will be tough in the beginning, but with help from your team, you should bounce back quickly.Meet with your teamWhen a key employee quits, it affects everyone. Make sure the team is informed about what happened and then make a plan to cover all the essential job responsibilities that you’ll be missing. Give your team some time to adjust and think, and then have a group discussion, brainstorm and come up with ideas for moving on.Keep an eye on your finely tuned machineYour team was running to perfection before your star employee quit. Now, you have different people doing different things and your machine may not be running quite like it used to. That’s ok. Unlike an actual machine, you can’t just replace a part and have your machine go back to working exactly like it did before. There will be some adjustment. Keep an eye on things and make sure things aren’t falling apart, but have faith in your team. Just because they can’t stand back up and hit the ground running, doesn’t mean they won’t be running again shortly.last_img read more

Mandiri Capital to invest up to $5 million in promising start-ups

first_imgPT Mandiri Capital Indonesia (MCI), a subsidiary of Bank Mandiri, is looking to expand its investment portfolio in start-ups as part of its long-term strategy to tap into the rapid growth of the country’s digital business sector, the company’s top executive has said.MCI president director Eddi Danusaputro said the company would provide an initial investment of up to US$5 million for creative and innovative start-ups, particularly those engaged in payments so they could cooperate with its parent company Bank Mandiri.MCI would give out between $2 million to $5 million to acquire at least 10 percent of the startup’s shares, Eddi explained. “We have run this business for four years and have invested in 13 startups,” he said at the Mandiri Investasi Market Outlook event in Jakarta on March 5. He previously said the company planned to invest in three start-ups this year.Since 2016, MCI has invested Rp 1 trillion (US$70 million) in 13 startups, including Amartha, a peer-to-peer (P2P) lending platform focusing on micro-enterprises owned by women, Investree, which focuses on small and medium enterprises, and Crowde, a P2P platform focused on farmers.Thirteen startups in four years is a relatively modest number compared to other venture capital companies’ portfolios.Convergence Ventures, for example, another Indonesian-based venture capital company with a similar interest in primarily investing in early-stage funding, has invested in 10 startups in the past two years, according to its website. “Investing in startups, according to our experiences, is risky,” Eddi said, noting that the investments were somewhat risky because as an equity injection, the company would lose all the money if the companies it invested in failed.According to research by Shikhar Ghosh, a professor at the Harvard Business School, about 90 to 95 percent of startups fail, with failure being defined as failing short of meeting a declared projection.As a risk management strategy, MCI looks at several parameters when deciding whether to invest, such as whether the start-ups are involved in providing solutions and have reliable founding teams.The founding team of a startup is also an important factor in decision making  Eddi said, adding that MCI “will never invest in a start-up with a single founder,  it’s too risky”. Ideally, the team should consist of around three to four people, with a “hipster, hacker and hustler” all present.The formula suggests that a good founding team consists of a creative, a tech engineer and a businessperson.In addition, the venture capital company also looks at whether the startup has the appropriate business model to achieve sustainability and whether the projected valuation can lead to profitability. (ydp) Topics :last_img read more

Wolf Administration: New Grant Program is an Investment in Pennsylvania’s Dairy Industry, Farmers

first_img Economy,  Environment,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced the availability of $5 million in grant funding to help Pennsylvania dairy farmers overcome challenges and capitalize on new opportunities. This historic funding, made available for the first time under the Pennsylvania Dairy Investment Program, is the most recent of several initiatives from the Wolf Administration to support Pennsylvania’s dairy industry.“Today’s market has presented new challenges to dairy farmers that are requiring them to innovate and adapt in order to remain successful,” Governor Wolf said. “The new Pennsylvania Dairy Investment Program is a key tool that incentivizes the dairy industry to support the often costly and difficult process of modernizing or expanding their business model or operation. My administration is proud to continue to stand with our hard-working dairy farmers and their families.”The Pennsylvania Dairy Investment Program was established under Act 42 of 2018 and will provide $5 million in grants to eligible applicants for researching new technologies, products and best practices; marketing to new domestic and international markets and exploring new business opportunities to diversify their operation and revenue streams; transitioning to organic production methods; and incorporating or expanding value-added dairy production, such as cheese and yogurt products. The program is now open for applications after guidelines were approved at today’s Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) board meeting.“These grants will help enable Pennsylvania dairy producers to overcome existing challenges, diversify their businesses, and strengthen their operations to aggressively and effectively compete in an increasingly competitive market,” said Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding. “This historic funding is not only a critical investment in an industry grappling with difficult global market conditions, but a critical investment in our largest sector of production agriculture and the people whose livelihoods rely on it.”In August, Secretary Russell Redding unveiled the Wolf Administration’s Dairy Development Plan, designed to guide Pennsylvania’s dairy industry toward growth and development amid a challenging market that also offers tremendous opportunities for producers and processors.Other measures the administration has taken to support the dairy industry include kicking off the “Choose PA Dairy: Goodness that Matters” campaign to support Pennsylvania’s dairy industry by educating consumers on how to find and buy locally-produced milk, and why it matters to Pennsylvania’s economy and the health of its residents; launching a statewide study by some of the nation’s leading dairy economists in 2017 to evaluate opportunities and inhibitors to growth in the industry; petitioning the Pennsylvania Milk Marketing Board to use the full extent of their statutory and regulatory powers to provide relief to dairy farmers affected by the persistent low-price environment; working to attract new processors to Pennsylvania; and surveying county economic development organizations to create an inventory of sites suitable for a dairy processing operation.Also at today’s CFA meeting, the board approved four agriculture projects through the First Industries Program to provide assistance to farmers looking to expand their operations:• Troy and Lynette Gelsinger were approved for a $250,000, 15-year loan at a 2.75 percent rate with a 7-year reset through the Greater Berks Development Fund for the construction of a third 31,500-square-foot poultry house on their 154-acre farm in Heidelberg Township, Berks County. In February 2016, the Gelsingers were approved for a loan through the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority for the construction of two broiler houses on their farm. The success of that project led to this addition of a third broiler house. The total project cost is $500,000.• Frank Fisher Family Limited Partnership was approved for a $375,000, 15-year loan at a 2.75 percent rate with a 7-year reset through the Greater Berks Development Fund for the acquisition of 49.34 tillable acres of land located directly across from the Fisher’s home farm in Oley Township, Berks County. The farm’s primary crops are corn and soybean as well as other vegetables. The family operates a seasonal produce stand on the farm’s property where they sell their crops. The total project cost is $750,000.• Dean and Jennifer Adams were approved for a $400,000, 15-year loan at a 2.75 percent rate through the Greater Berks Development Fund for the acquisition of a 123.92-acre farm located in Windsor Township, Berks County. The property includes a two-story family dwelling, corn barn, bank barn, pole building, and 93 tillable acres. The Adamses currently operate a 550-acre crop farm and a 68-cow dairy herd. The total project cost is $800,000.• Epsucheolige and Curtis Hoffman were approved for a $400,000, 15-year loan at a 2.75 percent rate with a 7-year reset through EDC Finance Corporation for the acquisition of a 46.24-acre parcel of land located in Rapho Township, Lancaster County. The property is located directly across from the Hoffman’s existing dairy farm and consists of a single-family dwelling, two barns, a pole building, a 314,000-gallon slurry tank, and thirty-eight tillable acres. The total project cost is $986,253.More information about the Pennsylvania Dairy Investment Program can be found on the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) website. To stay up-to-date on all Pennsylvania economic development news, follow DCED on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn, and be sure to sign up for the department’s monthly e-newsletter. September 18, 2018 SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img Wolf Administration: New Grant Program is an Investment in Pennsylvania’s Dairy Industry, Farmerslast_img read more

Global Energy Ventures Selects CIMC Raffles to Build CNG Ships

first_imgAustralia’s Global Energy Ventures (GEV), a developer of global integrated marine compressed natural gas (CNG) projects, has signed a letter of intent (LOI) with China-based Yantai CIMC Raffles Offshore Limited for the construction of CNG Optimum 200 ships.The LOI is based on a firm order for four 200MMscf CNG ships with the option for GEV to order up to an additional four ships.After signing the LOI, the parties intend to enter into a shipbuilding engineering, procurement & construction (EPC) contract, employing GEV’s CNG Optimum design.According to GEV, the proposed contract price range is USD 135-140 million per ship.As reported in April 2019, three shipyards completed comprehensive technical specifications employing the CNG Optimum design approved by the American Bureau of Shipping. This followed a targeted selection process led by GEV Director Jens Martin Jensen, and run over the past 12 months supported by the company’s shipbroker Clarksons Platou and SeaQuest providing ship engineering experience to assist in finalizing the technical specification.“They (CIMC Raffles) are the logical choice for GEV given their scale of operations to support a multiple ship order, their history of building the only CNG ship to date, and a track record in successful EPC delivery,” Jens Martin Jensen, Non-executive Director at GEV, said.“Together with our advisors Clarksons and SeaQuest, we continue to focus on our preferred shipyards to refine their technical specification and capital cost improvements, and work towards a final draft contract. Executing our first LOI with a respected shipyard to deliver our first CNG Optimum Contract is indeed a key milestone for GEV representing a major de-risking event,” he added.Under the proposed shipbuilding contract, the CNG Optimum ships will be designed, procured, built, tested, and delivered by the shipyard. They will be delivered on a thirty-month construction schedule for the first ship, then every four months for the following three firm ships.The newbuilds will be capable of operating for the intended and defined waters for the purpose of delivering CNG from gas supply to gas buyer in generally accepted ocean shipping conditions.“The culmination of 12 months work by our shipping team will now accelerate GEV’s regional gas supply agreements that are being progressed across multiple regions. Our target projects are either seeking to commercialise stranded gas assets, commercialise associated gas production, or provide a transport solution to high growth markets with bankable long-term off-take customers in place. Our ship capital cost for the 200MMscf is transformational for CNG to become a viable alternative to FLNG or sub-sea pipelines,” Maurice Brand, Executive Chairman and CEO, added.last_img read more

Executive order changes leave policy for some state workers

first_imgIndianapolis, In. — Governor Eric Holcomb has used an executive order to extend paid parental leave for executive branch state employees. The new police is part of the “Next Level” agenda and will take effect on January 1, 2018.“This new policy supports families and healthy kids by ensuring parents—both women and men—get the time they need to bond and adjust to a new baby or adopted child,” Gov. Holcomb said. “This policy sends a strong message to attract more top talent to state government service.”To qualify for new parent leave, employees must have at least six consecutive months of state employment. The benefit will be available for qualifying employees on or after Jan. 1, 2018.Full-time employees will receive up to 150 hours (four weeks) of paid leave upon the birth or adoption placement of a child. Part-time employees are eligible to receive up to 75 hours (two weeks). The parental leave time can be taken incrementally and used at any time up to six months after the child is born or placed for adoption.The entire order is here.last_img read more

IMCA Modified stars will shine at Hancock County specials Aug. 10-12

first_imgBRITT, Iowa – The stars of the IMCA Modified division will shine during a rich three nights of racing at Hancock County Speedway.The Thursday, Aug. 10 Night of 1,000 Stars at Britt pays a guaranteed $3,500 to win, plus a bonus of $1,000 to the leader at halfway and another $1,000 if they have perfect attendance this season at Britt.The Night of 10,000 Stars on Friday, Aug. 11 boasts a $7,000 top check, plus $1,000 bonuses to the halfway leader, for perfect attendance and for having won on Thursday as well.Winner of the Saturday, Aug. 12 Shryock Memorial All Stars event can more than double his or her guaranteed $4,000 payday: In addition to the $1,000 paid to the halfway leader, $1,000 bonuses will be paid if the Shryock winner as perfect season attendance and won on Friday.Another $1,500 bonus goes to the driver winning all three Stars features, making their earnings for three days an impressive $24,000.All three events are draw/redraw and qualifiers for the 2018 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot. IMCA Speedway Motor Weekly Racing National, Side Biter Chassis North Central Region and Allstar Performance State points, but no track points will be awarded.Thirty cars will start three-wide in each of the 50-lappers. Minimum start money is $300 on Thursday and Saturday and $400 on Friday.Pit gates open at 4:30 p.m., the front gate opens at 5:30 p.m. and racing follows 6:30 p.m. hot laps each night. Grandstand admission is $15 for adults, $10 for students ages 13-17 and free for kids 12 and under. Pit passes are $30.Also running on the 23rd annual Landus Cooperative and Doug Studer Farms-sponsored Night of 1,000 Stars card are Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods for $750 to win, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars for $600 to win and IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars for $500 to win.DuPont Pioneer and DuPont Crop Protection sponsor the fifth annual Night of 10,000 Stars. Stock Cars run for $750 to win, SportMods and Hobby Stocks both for $500 to win.The Shryock Memorial is sponsored by Lake Mills Motor Sports and Pritchard Family Auto Stores. Top checks are $750 for the Hobby Stocks, $600 for the Stock Cars and $500 for the SportMods.National and state points will be awarded to Stock Car, SportMod and Hobby Stock competitors; regional points will also be given to Stock and Hobby drivers. Transponder scoring will be used all three nights.More information is available at the www.hancockcountyspeedway.com website or by emailing 4widepromotions@gmail.com.The Hancock County Speedway events are all part of IMCA Modified Speedweek, which starts with the Arnold Motor Supply Hawkeye Dirt Tour show on Aug. 7 at Clay County Fair Speedway in Spencer.The Harris Clash is Aug. 8 at Hamilton County Speedway in Webster City and the Hawkeye Dirt Tour finale is Aug. 9 at Buena Vista Raceway in Alta.All six events will be broadcast by IMCATV.last_img read more

Newcastle complete Cabella deal

first_imgRemy Cabella has completed his move to Newcastle to hand manager Alan Pardew a massive boost. Press Association “Remy has great ideas when the ball comes to him, and along with Siem de Jong is going to improve an area where we definitely needed some help.” The Magpies are still in the market for out and out frontmen, however, and that will be a major focus over the days ahead. In addition, they are working to find a replacement for Cabella’s international team-mate Mathieu Debuchy before allowing Arsenal to push home their interest in the full-back. To that end, they have entered talks with Feyenoord over Holland international defender Daryl Janmaat. The Magpies confirmed on Sunday night that the 24-year-old has signed a six-year contract after sealing his transfer from French club Montpellier for an undisclosed fee. Cabella, who has been in the club’s sights since they tried to sign him as a replacement for Yohan Cabaye in January, becomes Pardew’s fourth summer acquisition after Siem de Jong, Jack Colback and Ayoze Perez. Cabella said: “It is great to finally be a Newcastle player. “This is a move that I really wanted to make as I have heard nothing but good things about Newcastle United from everyone I spoke to. “I wanted to join a great English club and that is why I have arrived here. I’m looking forward to pulling on the shirt and playing in this magnificent stadium, and I will give this club my maximum.” France international Cabella jetted into Tyneside from his post- World Cup finals holiday in Corsica earlier in the day, 48 hours after Montpellier president Louis Nicollin had revealed that a deal was all but done. Newcastle were cautious as they worked to thrash out the remaining details, but their optimism was rewarded when they finally got their man. Pardew is hoping the attacking flair Cabella and De Jong will bring will help to mitigate for the loss of Cabaye and loan strikers Loic Remy, Luuk de Jong and the out-of-contract Shola Ameobi, while Papiss Cisse continues to battle his way back from injury. Pardew said: “Remy is a player who has been on our radar for a while and we are delighted to bring him to the club. “He is a player who I am sure will excite our fans. He has flair, hard work and commitment, and is going to bring a talent, energy and quality to St James’ Park that our supporters will enjoy. last_img read more

Mendis ,Kulasekara help Sri Lanka level ODI series

first_img(REUTERS)-Seamer Nuwan Kulasekara picked up four wickets to help Sri Lanka register a comfortable 70-run win in the third and final one-day international against Bangladesh on Saturday and level the series at 1-1.Half-centuries from Kusal Mendis and Thisara Perera took the hosts, who lost the opening ODI in Dambulla, to 280 for nine in their 50 overs after Bangladesh won the toss at the Sinhalese Sports Club Ground.Kulasekara’s double strike at the start hampered Bangladesh’s chase as the touring side were reduced to 11-3 and they never recovered before being bundled out for 210 in the 45th over.Kulasekara struck twice in his first two overs to send back Tamim Iqbal and Sabbir Rahman while test captain Mushfiqur Rahim was out lbw first ball to paceman Suranga Lakmal.All-rounder Shakib Al Hasan and opener Soumya Sarkar put together a quickfire partnership of 77 for the fourth wicket before the latter fell to off-spinner Dilruwan Perera.Shakib made 54 but his dismissal to Dilruwan effectively ended Bangladesh’s hopes of a series victory.Mehedi Hasan Miraz delayed Sri Lanka’s win with 51, his second half-century in ODIs, before he was out to the first ball of Kulasekara’s third spell. The seamer also dismissed Taskin Ahmed to finish with figures of 4-37 in 7.3 overs.Earlier, captain Upul Tharanga and Danushka Gunathilaka gave the hosts a brisk start with an opening partnership of 76 before both were dismissed in quick succession.The 22-year-old Mendis, who scored 102 in the rain-disrupted second ODI in Dambulla, continued his strong form with a well-made 54.Sri Lanka looked good for a big total but lost their way in the middle after the runouts of Dinesh Chandimal and Milinda Siriwardana.Chandimal’s knock was cut short at 21 when he was out in bizarre fashion with Mushfiqur Rahim removing the bails when the batsman had lifted his bat after having initially grounded it in the crease.Thisara’s 40-ball 52, which included four fours and a six, gave Sri Lanka’s innings late momentum.SRI LANKA InningsDanushka Gunathilaka c Mahmudullah b M. Hasan 34Upul Tharanga b Ahmed 35Kusal Mendis c Rahim b M. Rahman 54Dinesh Chandimal run out (Ahmed, Rahim) 21Milinda Siriwardana run out (Rahim, Rahim) 12Asela Gunaratne c Mahmudullah b Mortaza 34Thisara Perera c Ahmed b Mortaza 52Seekkuge Prasanna c Mahmudullah b M. Rahman 1Dilruwan Perera c Iqbal b Mortaza 15Nuwan Kulasekara not out 1Suranga Lakmal not out 2Extras (lb-2 w-17) 19Total (for 9 wickets, 50 overs) 280Fall of wickets: 1-76 D. Gunathilaka,2-87 U. Tharanga,3-136 D. Chandimal,4-161 M. Siriwardana,5-194 K. Mendis,6-216 A. Gunaratne,7-230 S. Prasanna,8-275 D. Perera,9-277 T. PereraBowling: Mashrafe Mortaza 10 – 0 – 65 – 3(w-5),Mustafizur Rahman 10 – 0 – 55 – 2(w-1), Mehedi Hasan 10 – 1 – 49 – 1(w-1),Taskin Ahmed 8 – 1 – 50 – 1(w-10), Mahmudullah 1 – 0 – 5 – 0,Shakib Al Hasan 8 – 0 – 41 – 0,Mosaddek Hossain 3 – 0 – 13 – 0BANGLADESH InningsTamim Iqbal c&b N. Kulasekara 4Soumya Sarkar st Chandimal b D. Perera 38Sabbir Rahman c Chandimal b N. Kulasekara 0Mushfiqur Rahim lbw b Lakmal 0Shakib Al Hasan c Gunathilaka b D. Perera 54Mosaddek Hossain b Prasanna 9Mahmudullah c Chandimal b Lakmal 7Mehedi Hasan c Tharanga b N. Kulasekara 51Mashrafe Mortaza c&b Prasanna 16Taskin Ahmed c Gunaratne b N. Kulasekara 14Mustafizur Rahman not out 1Extras (lb-2 w-14) 16Total (all out, 44.3 overs) 210Fall of wickets: 1-4 T. Iqbal,2-10 Sa. Rahman,3-11 M. Rahim,4-88 S. Sarkar,5-111 Mosa. Hossain,6-118 S. Al Hasan,7-127 Mahmudullah,8-155 M. Mortaza,9-209 M. Hasan,10-210 T. AhmedBowling: Nuwan Kulasekara7.3 – 0 – 37 – 4,Suranga Lakmal 8 – 0 – 38 – 2(w-4), Dilruwan Perera 10 – 1 – 47 – 2(w-6),Thisara Perera 2 – 0 – 14 – 0Asela Gunaratne 2 – 0 – 16 – 0, Seekkuge Prasanna 10 – 1 – 33 – 2(w-4)Milinda Siriwardana 5 – 1 – 23 – 0.last_img read more

Wealdstone striker joins Hemel

first_imgWealdstone striker Scott Fitzgerald has joined Hemel Hempstead Town on a dual registration deal.Fitzgerald will play for the Southern Premier League outfit in order to build up his match fitness following injury.“He needs games under his belt to raise his fitness levels. This move will suit all parties,” said Wealdstone manager Gordon Bartlett.AdChoices广告last_img