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Competition with Uber sparks audit of taxi lenders

first_img 10SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr State regulators are conducting sweeping audits of the credit unions financing the teetering yellow-taxi industry, which is losing business to app-based car-hail services such as Uber, The Post has learned.The state Department of Financial Services is digging through the books of the troubled Melrose Credit Union, the Progressive Credit Union and the LOMTO Credit Union, insiders familiar with the probe said.Regulators from the Cuomo administration have been quietly inspecting the records of the financial institutions — which make loans for the purchase of taxi medallions — since earlier this month.Many of these loans are now underwater. Even a millionaire financier who owns dozens of medallions, Gene Freidman, has filed for bankruptcy protection.DFS officials tipped their hand Friday, when they took possession of the Montauk Credit Union, the smallest of the taxi funders.Industry officials now worry about a domino effect leading to more government takeovers or mergers of the credit unions. continue reading »last_img read more

4 things credit unions should know about millennials

first_img 9SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr As millennials continue to dominate the workforce and control more than $200B in direct purchasing power, it’s imperative that credit unions understand this generation in order to attract and retain them as members, and communicate and engage with them effectively.Millennials are often described in generalizations, when in reality, they have a variety of needs. They’re single, married, parents, students, entrepreneurs, and so much more.On March 22, we released our What Matters Now: Insights from Millennials research, which focused on millennial motivations, worries and hopes, and how they define success.Here are some key insights from the research to help you better understand and serve Millennials: continue reading »center_img Millennials under 30 are more apprehensive about debt and credit than millennials over 30. Younger millennials are more worried about paying off student loans and less likely to have a current car loan than their over 30 counterparts.last_img read more

Split-Dalmatia County Tender Named “Maritime Heritage”

first_imgThe Split-Dalmatia County has announced a tender “Maritime Heritage” for financing projects in the field of protection and valorization of maritime heritage in the County in 2019. The subject of the competition is the promotion, protection and revitalization of maritime heritage and the promotion of the project “Maritime is good”. The objectives of the competition are to create an offer of products and experiences based on the tradition of maritime and fisheries, promotion of the project “Maritime is good”, preservation, protection, development and promotion of maritime heritage through tourism valorization on the principles of sustainable tourism and maritime, promotion of scientific achievements and scientific research. maritime affairs and the promotion of the historical and natural value and maritime heritage of the Split-Dalmatia County. It will also strive to promote safe and environmentally sustainable maritime transport and maritime infrastructure, encourage the application of appropriate environmental standards in the protection and valorization of the marine environment, reduce the harmful effects of pollution from maritime facilities, internationally promote centuries of experience in traditional construction of wooden boats and ships. to bring together attractions and stories related to the fishing tradition and thus create a critical mass of attractions to make the theme of fishing attractive to visitors, preserve and revitalize the fishing tradition and educate the local population. The competition lasts until April 26, 2019 and is published on the official website of the County. Associations, local self-government units, local tourist boards, public institutions, companies and crafts registered in the Split-Dalmatia County have the right to apply. Photo: You can download the competition and all selection criteria HERE.last_img read more

Display statue in prominent location

first_imgI’m sorry to say that Janet Chen’s March 25 letter to the editor has got it wrong. Lady Liberty belongs not in “Goose Hill,” but where it was originally installed, or somewhere central in the downtown part of the city where it can still honor the efforts of Schenectady’s Boy Scouts.I feel strongly about this because I was there — not only at its dedication — but involved in the fund-raising for it. My name is on a scroll in the time capsule along with my fellow Scouts. At the time I was a member of Cub Scout Pack 25, Den 3. My Den was located in the Mount Pleasant section of the city.I, too, can understand Ms. Chen’s desire to modernize Gateway Plaza, as it now looks great. But history is history. It needs to be remembered and its patriotic supporters honored. I ask Mayor Gary McCarthy to either reinstall the statue in its original location or in some other prominent downtown location with an appropriate historical marker. It should not be hidden away.Lance R. JacksonGlenvilleMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidation Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinionlast_img read more

Heron inquiry: Rogers accused of tower bias

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Philippines eyes Indonesia-made combat vehicles

first_imgPindad president director Abraham Mose said the Philippine representatives could observe the production process at the factory directly, thanks to the MoU.”The government-to-government MoU also allow Philippine representatives to make direct appointments or bidding for Pindad’s products,” he said.Manila had ordered two strategic sealift vessels from state-owned shipbuilder PT PAL, as well as two NC-2121 medium cargo aircraft from state-owned aircraft manufacturer PT Dirgantara Indonesia.”We have a deal with the Indonesian government to buy military equipment we’ll use, while at the same time, we will work to develop our defense industry with other suppliers from Indonesia,” Elefante said.Defense Ministry Director General for Defense Potential Bondan Tiara Sofyan, who accompanied Elefante on his visit to Bandung, said the government would support Indonesia’s strategic defense industries.“We will seize every opportunity. Hopefully, such an MoU for logistics and defense cooperation can support Indonesia’s defense industries to export their products, especially to the Philippines,” said Bondan. (dpk)Topics : The undersecretary expressed particular interest in Pindad’s armored personnel carriers (APC), such as the Anoa and Komodo, as well as in the Harimau medium battle tank recently developed by the weapons manufacturer.Elefante, however, admitted that the 30-ton medium tank might not be suitable for the country. “Our bridges can’t hold vehicles of such weight.”He went on to say that other vehicles manufactured by Pindad had the potential to complement the country’s defense systems.Read also: Indonesia grows muscles as arms manufacturer The Philippine National Defense Department has expressed interest in buying combat vehicles from Indonesia’s state-owned weapons manufacturer PT Pindad.”If our end user is interested, we will get [the combat vehicles] from Pindad and other [Indonesian] industries,” the department’s undersecretary for finance and material, Raymundo Elefante Elefante, said during a visit to Pindad’s factory in Bandung, West Java, on Friday.The visit was a follow-up to a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between the two countries on logistics and the defense industry.last_img read more

Syracuse racks up five individual wins at the Cornell Marc Deneault Invitational

first_img Published on February 17, 2018 at 9:38 pm Contact Eric: [email protected] UPDATED: Feb. 18, 2018 at 1:26 a.m.Syracuse had its final meet of the indoor regular season on Saturday and the Orange ended it with a bang at the Cornell Marc Deneault Invitational, racking up five wins and having the top collegiate runner in an additional two events.Tia Thevenin won the women’s 60-meter hurdles finals with a time of 8.44 seconds. Aviana Goode not only won the long jump with a distance of 5.83 meters but also placed second in the high jump at 1.65 meters. In the women’s 60-meter dash, Eunice Boateng finished third in the finals with a time of 7.53 seconds, the best time of all collegiate runners. Imani Clark placed fifth, followed by Justice Richardson in sixth and Victoria Parker in eighth.On the men’s side, top performances came from Jamil Adams and Jalen Racine who finished first and second, respectively in the 300-meter dash. Adams’ winning time was 36.05 seconds. The men also fared well in the mile run, where Simon Smith won with a time of 4:11.24. Andy Paladino finished third, Dominic Hockenbury finished seventh and Jared Lautenslager finished ninth.Syracuse men also dominated the 60-meter hurdles, with Angelo Goss placing second as the top collegiate runner at 7.90 seconds and Matt Moore finishing .005 seconds behind him in third. Another win came from the men’s distance medley team of Philo Germano, Pascal Bastien, Nathan Henderson and Aidan Tooker, who placed first with a time of 9:52.35.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textIn the women’s 800-meter run, Hannah Loder was the top Orange runner, finishing eighth with a time of 2:24.57. In the women’s mile run, Kayli Jones placed ninth with a time of 5:24.32 while Ryley Higgins finished shortly behind her in eleventh. In the 3000-meter run, Olivia Elston and Kelsey Potts finished fifth and sixth respectively, with Elston recording a time of 10:18.78.In the men’s 60-meter dash, Kashif Miller qualified for the finals and placed seventh with a time of 6.91 seconds. Randall Johnson placed fifth in both the high jump (at 1.95 meters) and the long jump (at 6.87 meters). In the long jump, Pascal Bastien placed right behind him in sixth. The men’s top runner in the 800-meter run was Sam Somera who placed 20th with a time of 2:04.81. In the 3000-meter run, it was Matt Cavallaro, who finished 16th with a time of 9:11.78.Syracuse will travel to Clemson and run in the ACC Indoor Championships this Thursday through Saturday.CORRECTION: In a previous version of this post, Aidan Tooker was misnamed. The Daily Orange regrets this error. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Construction to Begin in 2021 on New Rumson-Sea Bright Bridge

first_imgBy Philip Sean Curran Overall, the entireproject is expected to cost around $80 million, all of which is funded throughthe federal government. The largest chunk of that total is the new bridgeitself at an estimated $63 million.  Editor’s Note, April 1: The first community stakeholders meeting has been scheduled for Weds., April 10 from 10 a.m. – noon at the Sea Bright Beach Pavilion, 3rd floor, 1097 Ocean Ave. in Sea Bright. RSVP to Martine Culbertson, Community Involvement Facilitator at 856-795-8485. The current bridge, whichwill be demolished after the new one opens, was built at a time when bridgeswere designed to have a service life of about 50 years, Ettore said. Demolition of the oldstructure will take about six months, Ettore said. The county intends to havea series of information sessions in the fall and again in the early part of2020, said Thomas A. Arnone, Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders director. “In final design, thereare elements that are yet to be determined,” he said. “And that dictates whenthe project can be bid and how long it will take to construct.” “The county has done a really good job of including both towns in the process from the beginning,” said Thomas S. Rogers, Rumson borough administrator. “At some point, obviously, the traffic’s going to have to be diverted over to the new bridge, so there will be a closure. But the county has assured us that closure would take place in the off-season.” The plan is to replace thecurrent bridge, built in 1950, that spans the Shrewsbury River. Deemedstructurally deficient, the old bridge on Rumson Road is safe to drive over andinspected annually, but it is has outlived its useful lifespan, according tothe county.   “So we’re obviously wellbeyond that,” he said of a bridge that was deemed functionally obsolete anddowngraded to a 15-ton low-carrying capacity.  The new bridge project isin the final design phase, county engineer Joe Ettore said. The freeholders last weekgave the green light to the right-of-way acquisition process, Ettore said. Itis not clear yet whether all or some of the property will be bought by thecounty.  James Barry, who owns a gym in the building on that property, said he supports having a new bridge, so long as it does not mean businesses have to close. “The physical construction(of the bridge) does not require the complete acquisition of that property,”Ettore said. “That’s really a matter of negotiations with the property owner.” Construction of a newcounty bridge connecting Rumson and Sea Bright is slated to start in the springof 2021 and take an estimated 24 months to complete, in a federally funded jobscheduled to avoid disrupting Shore traffic.  “Federal authorization toreceive funding is anticipated by fall 2020,” Arnone said. Like the current bridge,the new bridge will have one lane of traffic in each direction, but will featurewider sidewalks and shoulders and be located on the south side of the currentstructure. As part of the project, the county will look to acquire needed right-of-way,including negotiating with the owner of a property on Ocean Avenue in SeaBright where a Dunkin’ is located.  The old bridge will remainopen during construction, Ettore said. The transition from the old bridge tothe new one will not happen during the peak beach season, when anywhere from10,000 to 15,000 vehicles travel the bridge daily. This article was first published in the March 28-April 3, 2019 print edition of The Two River Times.last_img read more

Mallard’s Team of the Week — Nelson U15 Boys Selects

first_img“It was a very challenging weekend for us due to the number of players that we had missing with injuries or other commitments,” said coach Kerry Dyck.“Even though it was a small tournament, with only local teams, I was very proud of the effort and result, given the adversity the boys had to overcome to achieve it, and that we were playing up an age,” Dyck added.Dyck said this was the third tournament this season where we had to play up at U16, and in those three events we came away with one silver medal and two golds.Mallard’s Source for sports is a firm believer of giving its best at all times and would like to honour the Nelson Selects U15 Boys as Team of the Week.The team includes coach Kerry Dyck, Thomas Baxter, Ernesto Archambault, Liam Jones, Jacob Erickson, Blake Markin-Hellekson, Keanu Tromans, keeper Bradey Sookero, Ezra Foy, Jesse Thurston, Jahmal Truth-Verville, Aidan Mushumanski, Josh Yasek, and Jaden Dyck. It was a golden moment for the Nelson Selects U15 Boys at the inaugural Kootenay South Eye of the Storm tournament in Castlegar.Nelson Selects, playing up a division, outlasted their U16 rivals 5-3 to claim the gold medal in the U16 Boy’s Division Sunday in the Sunflower City.last_img read more

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