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) Image by Storm Hartmann / WNY News Now.JAMESTOWN – Police in Jamestown are once again warning the community about a suspicious incident where two men approached students walking to school.Jamestown Police say the men approached, then followed, students who were walking to Lincoln Elementary School along Front Street on Thursday.The men, police say, also tried to engage in conversation with the students.When the kids got to school, they immediately notified the principal. This is the second incident in the last week where students were approached by men in the Jamestown area.Police say last Friday two men in a white van approached students at Ring Elementary School on Jamestown’s northside.Anyone who may have information on either incident, or know the identity of the men, is asked to contact the Jamestown Police Department at 483-7537.The Jamestown Public School Administration and the Jamestown Police encourage parents and guardians to talk to their children about the importance of not talking to strangers, or if any stranger approaches them, to report it immediately to a trusted adult.
Whatever your interest in turf grasses, the 55th annual Southeastern Turfgrass Conference will have it covered at the Rural Development Center in Tifton, Ga., May 7-8. The conference will open at 1 p.m. May 7 with a tour of the turf plots at the University of Georgia Coastal Plain Experiment Station. The day will end with a tour of the Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College turf nursery.The second day will open at 8 a.m., with morning sessions of interest to anyone working with turf grasses. Among the topics: the future of Southeastern water supplies, the potential for genetic engineering in turf and highlights in turf research.The afternoon will include ornamentals and golf and sports turf topics. The Georgia Sod Producers will also have an educational program. The final sessions in each group will be at 3:30 p.m.A $75 fee (or $50 if you sign up by April 20) will cover materials, lunches, breaks and other costs.ABAC Ag ClassicEarly arrivals may want to play in the ABAC Ag Classic golf tournament, which begins at 8:30 a.m. May 7 at the Springhill Country Club. The cost is $125 per person or $500 per four-person team. Proceeds will go to the Larry D. Allen Agricultural Leadership Scholarship at ABAC.To learn more about the conference program, lodging or other details, contact the county Extension Service office. Or call the UGA Tifton Campus Conference Office at (229) 386-3416.For more information on the tournament, call Ed Seagle at (229) 386-3449, or e-mail him at email@example.com.
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 43-year-old Seaford woman died after she crashed her car on the Wantagh State Parkway in Wantagh on Thursday morning.New York State police said Amy Giunta was driving her Cadillac DTS northbound “at a high rate of speed” when she crashed into the woods south of the Southern State Parkway shortly before 9 a.m.The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.Witnesses told investigators that the victim was speeding before crossing the lanes of the roadway, driving onto the shoulder and hitting a tree.Northbound lanes of Wantagh parkway were closed at Sunrise Highway for two hours while investigators were on the scene.
3SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Today, it’s largely bigger banks and issuers participating in the latest digital wallets, namely Android Pay and Samsung Pay. In partnership with our financial institution (FI) clients, TMG is already working to change that.Our market-leader positioning with digital-wallet enablement has paved a quick and easy path to access for our card-issuing clients. In fact, more than 75 percent of our FI clients are live or have a project underway with at least Apple Pay, if not also Samsung Pay and Android Pay.In a recent exclusive client webinar, our digital and product teams asked nearly 75 attendees if they plan to implement the latest digital wallet solutions. For both Samsung Pay and Android Pay, 86 percent of respondents said they plan to make the solutions available to their cardholders. continue reading »
For a map detailing where cases are located in the county, click here. Senior athletes Schools in the Southern Tier have been asked to create a showcase of their student athletes that will be displayed at the Broome County Forum Theater at 236 Washington St. in Binghamton. In total, 567 cases of the virus have been reported. (WBNG) — Broome County officials are looking to recognize high school senior athletes amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The “STAR Project”, or Southern Tier Athletic Recognition Project aims to showcase senior athletes that could not play their sport this season due to the coronavirus. Showcases will be viewable from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. once available. A specific start date was not announced. There are 116 active cases of the coronavirus in Broome County. 44 people died from the virus and 407 people have recovered. Coronavirus numbers Broome County June 2 coronavirus update The showcases consists of a photo and some text describing the senior athlete. The county says this project has been in the works for “weeks” and a few slideshows have already been received by county officials.
Danny Mills names his combined XI for the North London derby – and only two Arsenal players feature Advertisement Advertisement There was no place for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in Danny Mills combined XI (Picture: Getty)Danny Mills believes that Spurs have the edge in Sunday’s north London derby against Arsenal as he has named all but two of their players in his combined XI from both sides.Spurs slumped to a shock 1-0 defeat to struggling Newcastle United at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Sunday and that result means they are two points behind Arsenal after three games.Arsenal were also beaten at the weekend but Unai Emery’s side received praise for their performance despite going down to a 3-1 defeat to league leaders Liverpool at Anfield.Sunday’s derby at the Emirates is expected to be a tight affair although Arsenal might be the slight favourites given Spurs appear to be having issues both on and off the pitch.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTNevertheless, Mills still thinks that Spurs are far superior to their rivals as Dani Ceballos and Nicolas Pepe were the only Arsenal representatives in his combined XI.Danny Mills has selected his combined North London Derby XI ahead of the clash at The Emirates on Super Sunday.— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) August 27, 2019 Mills selected an all Spurs back five featuring Hugo Lloris, Kyle Walker-Peters, Toby Alderweireld, Jan Vertonghen and Danny Rose. Vertonghen is yet to feature for Spurs this season with Davinson Sanchez preferred.In midfield, he picked Harry Winks and Christian Eriksen alongside Ceballos, although Eriksen, like Vertonghen, has been on the periphery during Tottenham’s start to the season, making two substitute appearances in three games. Tottenham were surprisingly beaten by Newcastle United last weekend (Picture: Getty)Up front, Mills opted against including last season’s joint-golden boot winner Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, instead choosing Harry Kane as his central striker with Heung-Min Son and Pepe flanking him on the wings.Another Sky Sports pundit, Paul Merson, disagrees with Mills, though as he thinks Arsenal will run out comfortable winners at the weekend.‘I think Arsenal will win the game quite comfortably, 4-1. I think they will rip Tottenham to shreds,’ he said. ‘The Man City game has covered over the cracks at Spurs I think.’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 CityAhead of the first north London derby last season, former Spurs boss Tim Sherwood picked an all-Tottenham XI in his combined team, yet Arsenal went on to win the clash at the Emirates 4-2 to make a mockery of his selection. Tim Sherwood’s combined XI between Arsenal and Spurs last seasonArsenal supporters will be hoping that their team can prove Mills wrong by bouncing back from their defeat to Liverpool with another emphatic win against Spurs.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 28 Aug 2019 10:06 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.2kShares Comment
34 Barracuda Court, Palm Beach.There are five bedrooms. An office area has timber floors and there is a media lounge room and a family room which has a gas fireplace.The main bedroom on the ground floor has a walk in wardrobe, spa ensuite, deck access and water views. 91 Elliott St, Hawthorne. SuppliedThere is a fireplace and opening glass sliders lead to an outdoor entertainment area, where there is a 15m lap pool with a marble water feature and spa, a fire pit, and a separate custom-built pavilion. Rounding out the top five most viewed homes this week is a palatial home at 20 Priestley Rd, Bridgeman Downs. The four-bedroom home, which is listed through Sarah Hackett of Place Bulimba is on 10,000sq m of land. 34 Barracuda Court, Palm Beach.It is listed through Katrina Walsh of Harcourts Coastal – Broadbeach and is in a cul-de-sac.The two-level home has 47 metres of waterfrontage and sits on a 1085sq m block. 19 Newcomen St, Indooroopilly. Picture: realestate.com.auIt has traditional ornate cornices and timber floor boards plus 2.6 metre high ceilings. FROM FRYING PAN TO $2M FIRE SALE The fourth most viewed Queensland property this week was a house at 91 Elliott St, Hawthorne which is listed through Emil Juresic of NGU Real Estate.The five-bedroom home is about 350 metres from the Brisbane River. Inside are double height ceilings voids, floor-to-ceiling doors and windows, a floating staircase, blackbutt timber flooring and custom-built bench seating. 71 Moreton St, New Farm. Picture: realestate.com.auThe second most viewed listing was a house at 71 Moreton St, New Farm which is already under contract. The four-bedroom home is a renovated 1920s Queenslander which was extended in 2015.The first half is the traditional section of the home with a central corridor and bedrooms off to both the left and right. The main bedroom has a fire place. The courtyard links the old and new parts of the home, it features the original fireplace which opens to the outdoors.The home was listed through Ivo Kornel of Belle New Farm.The third most popular home in Queensland on realestate.com.au this week was a 19 Newcomen St, Indooroopilly which is listed with a price guide between $620,000 and $680,000.The four-bedroom home, which is listed through Jonzun Lee of McGrath Estate Agents, is on a 625sq m block walking distance of bus stops and Indooroopilly State School. 34 Barracuda Court, Palm Beach.A WATERFRONT mansion was the home most potential buyers wanted to look through this week.The most popular Queensland listing on realestate.com.au this week was the house at 34 Barracuda Court, Palm Beach which is scheduled for auction on December 2. 20 Priestley Rd, Bridgeman DownsThe home itself is 970sq m. It was completed in 2010, has 3.5 metre ceilings, a home office and a formal lounge and dining room. GET ALL OF THE LATEST REAL ESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO YOUR INBOX 34 Barracuda Court, Palm Beach.There are multiple formal and informal living spaces.Outdoors is an entertainment deck with all-weather privacy screens, ceiling fans, outdoor heaters, a television and exposed observation deck.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
1 Skandia Court, NewportTHIS modern home is an entertainer’s paradise – which is exactly why Greg Rose bought it.Having moved to the area from interstate for work, Mr Rose was looking for a place he could invite new friends.The contemporary home at 1 Skandia Court, Newport, ticked all the boxes. 1 Skandia Court, NewportMore from newsLand grab sees 12 Sandstone Lakes homesites sell in a week21 Jun 2020Tropical haven walking distance from the surf9 Oct 2019An open kitchen, dining and living area is at the heart of the home, which flows into the alfresco dining area.It overlooks a swimming pool and lush trees from neighbouring properties. This was Mr Rose’s favourite part of the home. 1 Skandia Court, Newport“The house just suits what I like – it ticked a lot of boxes for me,” Mr Rose said.“I’ve lived here just over three years now after moving up from Melbourne.”The five-bedroom home sits on a 637sq m block. 1 Skandia Court, Newport“I love the outdoor entertaining area – I’ll have a few friends come over and we sit around with music on in the background,” Mr Rose said.Two of the home’s five bedrooms have ensuites and walk-in wardrobes while the remaining three have built-in wardrobes. 1 Skandia Court, NewportThe property also has a soundproof media room, a double remote garage with internal access, ducted and zoned reverse-cycle airconditioning, security screens and doors and a 4000L water tank.Mr Rose has also added ceiling fans and re-landscaped the backyard since moving in.He was going to miss the home but since his beloved dalmatian Ella died late last year, he said it had become much too big for him.He was hoping to downsize and retire.“I’ll probably stay in the area because I love it so much,” Mr Rose said.“I like the Peninsula living.”
“Continued growth in the longevity risk transfer market is inevitable.”Kessler said innovation was behind the growth, with larger transactions becoming easier to structure and pension schemes reducing costs by accessing reinsurance markets directly.Reinsurers transact only with other insurance companies or banks, which means longevity swaps from defined benefit (DB) schemes are intermediated.This changed in the Europe in 2014, with two UK deals that saw direct transactions with reinsurers, either via sponsor insurance companies or insurance cells.Earlier this year, Kessler told IPE that Prudential expected the use of insurance cells instead of transitional mediation to become the new norm for longevity swaps.At the time, Kessler said Prudential had not seen any deals come through using the traditional process – and warned that UK schemes were continuing to flood the global reinsurance market.This allows pension funds to save on costs and benefit from better pricing by avoiding price averaging, which occurs when intermediary insurers or banks engage with several reinsurers to spread credit and counterparty risks, as well as exposure limits.Four of the five deals in 2014 used this process. The spread of longevity risk transfers outward from the UK and North America across other European markets is inevitable, according to a US reinsurance provider.Prudential Financial, a US reinsurance firm, said it expected the nearly $250bn (€224bn) longevity reinsurance market to almost double in five years, fuelled by the spread of the market over the continent.Speaking at the International Longevity Risk and Capital Markets Solutions conference in Lyon, Amy Kessler, head of longevity reinsurance at Prudential, said the market was expanding.“Globalisation is just beginning, with activity spreading quickly from the US, the UK, Canada and the Netherlands to France, Germany, Switzerland, the Nordics, Australia and beyond,” she said.
On the same panel, Hubertus Theile-Ochel, managing partner at Munich-based alternatives boutique Golding Capital Partners, urged investors to make alternatives part of their strategic asset allocation, “even if it is just a small allocation to start their learning process”.He urged a change in the way fees were charged when investing in alternatives, suggesting fees based on actual invested capital rather than on committed capital were the solution.However, Marcus Klug, CIO at Austria’s Bundespensionskasse, the pension fund for civil servants, pointed out he was “looking at alternatives much more opportunistically”, rather than allocating a fixed sum annually.“We are waiting for the right investment to [come along]”, he noted, adding that alternatives were a “very broad area which cannot be thrown into one basket”.Currently, the €700m Bundespensionskasse, mandatory for most civil servants who started work after 1999, has a 12% share of alternatives.Dietmar Lehmann, CIO at Germany’s €3bn VolkswagenStiftung, which is run independently of the carmaker, told delegates he was “rather sobered and disillusioned by active management”.He explained his dissatisfaction by saying: “There is always one excuse or another why the strategies did not work in the end.”He added that a renewed attempt by the foundation employing active management in the small-caps segment was failing, even after a change of manager.Lehmann said: “We have swapped the manager after three years, but the new one is also not living up to expectations a year after hiring.” Pension investors must accept that risks within the alternatives space are no longer being adequately compensated, but should nevertheless continue to invest in such asset classes, according to the chairman of the board at Germany NSN Pension Trust.Speaking at an event for institutional investors in Vienna last week, Thomas Friese said the “bitter pill” of lower returns needed to be swallowed.“Also, in the alternatives space, the best times are behind us,” Friese added, but nevertheless stressing it remained “important to be invested in this segment”, even where investors were not being adequately compensated for the associated risks.At the end of 2015, NSN Pension Trust, the former pension fund for Nokia-Siemens Networks and now responsible for pensions for Nokia’s German staff, had allocated approximately 20% of its €1bn in assets to alternative investments.