United Way of Long Island Luncheon Honors Supporters

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Hundreds of people attended the United Way of Long Island’s Live United Celebration Luncheon, where honors were bestowed upon supporters at Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury on Thursday.Hosted by Linda Armyn, senior vice president of corporate affairs for Bethpage Federal Credit Union, which sponsored the event, and Paul Fleishman, vice president of public affairs for Newsday, the luncheon celebrated the dedication and support of the organizations and individuals that share the nonprofit group’s vision.“By Living United as one community, we have the power to make dreams possible, and transform the lives of Long Islanders of all ages,” the United Way of Long Island said on its website. “From giving the youngest among us the tools to succeed in school, to helping our hardworking neighbors achieve financial independence, and encouraging everyone to lead a healthy lifestyle—we are energizing the future of our region for generations to come.”The event began with a networking hour and the opportunity to win top-tier items and experiences before a formal lunch and program highlighting the work of their honorees and partners. Honorees included Katherine Heaviside, president of Epoch 5 Public Relations, who was named the Anthony J. Stupore Memorial Live United Volunteer Champion, awarded to those with a “distinguished history of volunteer service and a profound commitment to fulfilling United Way of Long Island’s mission of advancing the common good.”PSEG Long Island was named Corporate Champion for “their ability to mobilize and enhance the community. They embody the action of give, advocate and volunteer.”Also honored was TWU 252, which received the Elena M. Perez Memorial Live United Pioneer Vision award for demonstrating “an innovative approach to philanthropy and long-term commitment to creating a better future for all Long Islanders.”The event was sponsored by Astoria Bank, Bank of America, Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment, Citi Community Development, Fortunoff, Island Outreach Foundation, Magnacare, NawrockiSmith, Newsday, Deloitte, IBEW Local 25, IBEW Local 1049, Leviton Manufacturing Co., Inc., Main Street Financial Group, Northwell Health, Safelite Autoglass, Santander Bank, Thomas & Liza GIlmartin, Thomas N. Gilmartin, President/TriState Capital Bank and Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.From left to right: Dr. David Gates, Village of Hempstead, Elena Dundon, Local 338, Pat Edwards, Citi Community Development and Whyett Benn, Citi (Photo by David Goldberg).From left to right: Richard Brandenstein, Fusco, Branderstein & Rada P.C., Ellen Redmond, IBEW Third District and Erin McCabe, Fusco, Branderstein & Rada P.C (Photo by David Goldberg).From left to right: Matt Croce, Enterprise, Janelle Prudfoot, Enterprise, Anthony Bellina, Enterprise, Henry Hong, Enterprise, Ashley Lazo, Enterprise and Vinny Fallacaro, Enterprise (Photo by David Goldberg).From left to right: Elizabeth August, Howard Dickstein, Stephanie Verdone, Dillon Topal and Sara Pace, all of GEICO (Photo by David Goldberg).From left to right: Delores Frederick, EPIC Long Island,/South Shore Child Guidance and Dr. Kishore Kuncham, Freeport Public Schools (Photo by David Goldberg).From left to right: Humera Qazi and Caitlin Ziegler, both of KPMG LLC (Photo by David Goldberg).From left to right: Rick Wertheim, United Way of Long Island,l Deb Wertheim, United Way of Long Island and Matthew P. Benazzi, East Coast Electric (Photo by David Goldberg).From left to right: Kathleen Caputi, Epoch 5 Public Relations, Cathy DeAngelo, Jefferson’s Ferry and Lynn Bishop, Epoch 5 Public Relations (Photo by David Goldberg).From left to right: Diane Traynor, YMCA of Long Island, Theresa Regnante, United Way of Long Island, Anne Brigis, YMCA of Long Island and Juan Vides, Tech ACS/Bethpage Federal Credit Union (Photo by David Goldberg).From left to right: Howard Dickstein, GEICO, Eric Schonhoff, Enterprise and Todd Stockton, Enterprise (Photo by David Goldberg).From left to right: GEICO Volunteers Armghan Chaudhry, Claudia Gordon, Deja Alexis and Nicole Stringer (Photo by David Goldberg).From left to right: Lauren Tschinckel, Deloitte, Rosemary Muscali, LIVE and Sandra Viola, Deloitte (Photo by David Goldberg).From left to right: Brian O’Sullivan, Jessica Larsen-Abate, Neal Galloway, Luis Mercado, TWU, Robert Itchcow and Tom Callogy of TWU Local 252 (Photo by David Goldberg).From left to right: Cathy de Pasquale, Flushing Bank and Patricia Tiffany, Flushing Bank (Photo by David Goldberg).From left to right: Jan Barbieri, Child Care Council of Nassau, Inc. and Melissa Passarelli, Docs for Tots (Photo by David Goldberg).From left to right: Mary McNamara and Nicole Zerillo of AHRC Nassau (Photo by David Goldberg).From left to right: Dave Daly, Karen Kemp Smith and Jeff Weir of PSEG Long Island (Photo by David Goldberg).From left to right: Linda Leonard and Fran Karliner of Long Island Crisis Center (Photo by David Goldberg).From left to right: Tim Juliano, Astoria Bank, Michael Rosenbaum, Berdon LLP and Robert Ward, Merrill Lynch (Photo by David Goldberg).From left to right: Mary Flaiban, TWU 252, Michael Riordan, Suffolk Transportation Service, Terry Hind, TWU 252 and Terry O’Halloran, Suffolk Transportation Service (Photo by David Goldberg).From left to right: Kevin Harvey, IBEW Local 25, Victoria Schneps-Yunis, Schneps Communications, Dr. Kishore Kuncham, Freeport Public Schools and John Guadagno, IBEW Local 25 (Photo by David Goldberg).From left to right: Nancy Leghart, Long Island Alzheimer’s Foundation, Tor Cohen, Long Island Alzheimer’s Foundation, Jenifer Cona, Esq., Genser Dubow Genser & Cona LLP and Melissa Negrin-Wiener, Esq., Genser Dubow Genser & Cona LLP (Photo by David Goldberg).From left to right: Rosemary Olsen, Village of Hempstead Housing Authority, Ellen Redmond, IBEW, Third District and Cara Longworth, Empire State Development Corp. (Photo by David Goldberg).From left to right: Anne Buda, Angels for Warriors, David Calone, Jove Equity Partners LLC and Rogerlyn Velez Esq., Angels for Warriors (Photo by David Goldberg).From left to right: Epoch 5, Katherine Heaviside, Pat Edwards, Citi Community Development and Merrill Zorn, Zorn’s of Bethpage (Photo by David Goldberg).last_img read more

Kanye is crazy like a fox

first_img 25SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Heather Anderson Heather Anderson is co-founder of OmniChannel Communications, a marketing company that serves fintech and asset/liability management firms. Previously, she was executive editor of Credit Union Times. She has more … Web: www.omnichannelcommunications.com Details To the untrained eye, Kanye West is a trainwreck. Okay, he is a trainwreck. But what do people do when they see a trainwreck? They give it their full attention. They can’t look away.If you’re Kanye West, that’s a good thing, because eyeballs are his currency. After meeting President Trump in the White House on Oct. 11, Kanye followed with a bonkers social media rant about mind control and then flew to Africa to donate shoes and money to an orphanage. As a result, Kanye’s Google search trends 30-day ranking topped out at 99 out of 100 on Oct. 12 He scored a perfect 100 on Sept. 30 after his SNL performance.For context, a newly pregnant Meghan Markle only scored an 82 this week using the same measures. The death of billionaire Paul Allen only produced a score of 73 for the Seahawks owner.Many of you will shake your heads and assert that he’s not getting the right kind of publicity. You’re wrong.According to the YouGov website, which ranks the popularity and fame of politicians, celebrities, technology, business and just about anything you can think of, Kanye is the 123rd most popular musical artist, but he’s the 9th most famous. Fifty-two percent of people have a negative opinion of him. That’s not surprising, but what is a shocker is that twenty-three percent have a positive opinion. That’s the same or more than his contemporaries. Only 21% have a positive opinion of Trey Songz. Only 18% like Lupe Fiasco. Only 14% like A$AP Rocky. Who are they?Exactly. Compare him to Jay-Z – perhaps you’ve heard of Jay-Z? He’s only the 473rd most popular musical artist and the 39th most famous. Thirty-seven percent of people have a negative opinion of him and 32% have a positive opinion. He’s a little better liked – not a lot – and not nearly as famous. And he’s Beyonce’s husband!Beyonce, by the way, slays everyone in these rankings because of course she does. And Beyonce and Jay-Z are some of the richest people on Earth.So surely Kanye is broke, right?Nope. According to Celebrity Net Worth, which released new numbers on Kanye this week, the 41-year-old is worth $250 million. And that’s just Kanye’s money, that’s not Kardashian money. How is that possible? Because Kanye does more than just rap. He’s also the producer of some of today’s most popular acts, a smart real estate investor and a fashion designer.Yes, but those shoes. Nobody buys them, right?Wrong. Adidas’ market cap has skyrocketed since Kanye released his first pair of Yeezys, from $15 billion in 2017 to its most recent measure of nearly $45 billion. Kanye alone can’t take credit for the leap, but he is definitely a material part of Adidas’ rebranding effort that increased American sales.But this Trump thing. This in the nail in the coffin, right?Wrong again. Remember, this is Kanye who said slavery was a choice. He stole Taylor Swift’s moment in the sun during the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards. He blurted out that “George Bush doesn’t care about black people” during a live TV fundraiser for victims of Hurricane Katrina in 2005. For crying out loud, he was handcuffed, thrown into an ambulance and rushed to the hospital for a psychiatric evaluation two years ago.With each stunt, the media declared Kanye’s brand dead. And each time, they’ve been wrong. That’s because Kanye can get away with it. Crazy has always been a big part of his brand. It’s the same reason why a recent CNN poll revealed that nearly half of Americans believe Trump will win re-election in 2020, very close to the same numbers Obama had eight years ago. How can that be? Because like Kanye, Trump has always been contemptible. There’s really nothing he can do to hurt his image. Heck, if he got impeached it would only make him the most famous president in history.No wonder Trump and Kanye admire each other. People don’t fall from grace because they do something offensive. They lose favor they’re exposed as a fraud, caught doing something that is the exact opposite of who they claim to be.The lesson here is to be authentic. Authenticity trumps everything.Like it or not, that truth supports Kanye’s claim that he really is smarter than all of us. last_img read more

Hollands Spoor refurbished

first_imgMay 23 saw the completion of a key stage in an ongoing rebuilding programme undertaken by Netherlands Railways and the city authorities at Den Haag Hollands Spoor, as the station’s main hall and passenger subway were officially re-opened following comprehensive refurbishment. This phase of the Hollands Spoor programme has cost 25m guilders; restoration work on the station exterior, platform renewal and the construction of a large bicycle shelter incorporating retail outlets are scheduled for completion in spring 1998. Under the direction of architect Theo Fikkers, modern materials including pink granite, stainless steel and wood have been employed to renovate the hall, dating from the station’s construction between 1888 and 1893. Local artist Josephine Sloet has produced tile pictures for the walls, installed above new shops and a ticket office with screen-free counter.Work on the tunnel linking the hall with Holland Spoor’s platforms has included widening from 5m to 10m, and raising the roof by 1m under the platforms to permit indirect lighting. To let more light in, lift shafts leading to platform level incorporate yellow glass similar to that used in the historic canopies above. oThe historic fabric of Den Haag Hollands Spoor now has a modern feel following refurbishment worklast_img read more

Record number support Safe Passage at recent event

first_imgLawrenceburg, In. — A record number attended the 4th annual Bash Before the Stash at the Lawrenceburg Event Center on June 1 to support efforts to curb domestic violence. Through sponsorships, donations and ticket sales, over $40,000 was raised for Safe Passage, the nonprofit domestic and sexual violence shelter that provides emergency shelter, intervention and prevention programming to Dearborn, Franklin, Ripley, Ohio, Switzerland and Jefferson Counties.Anytime Fitness hosts the special event with all proceeds going to Safe Passage   John Spence, owner of 21 Anytime Fitness facilities, is on the board of Safe Passage, and spearheaded this successful fundraiser with support from his staff and business partners Michael Gelfgot and Christian Slater. Adding this latest amount, Anytime Fitness has raised over $130,000 for Safe Passage by hosting the past three Bash events all at the Event Center. Organizers noted that final numbers aren’t in yet, and could go much higher due to a Brees Dream Foundation match that will be submitted.Although Safe Passage serves six counties, this is a major fundraiser for the Dearborn County support services. The organization has a satellite office in downtown Lawrenceburg with a fulltime case manager and is where weekly support group meetings are held.Jane Yorn, executive director of Safe Passage, was overwhelmed with the response from Anytime Fitness and the community. “We are so pleased with the support of the county either by attending this event, decorating a table, sponsoring it or providing an auction item. Dearborn County is our top service county of the six we serve so it’s wonderful to see the community support our life-saving work. “ She added, “Anytime Fitness puts on a first-rate event, and the time and energy they donate to make it successful is just humbling. We at Safe Passage feel very blessed to have such a caring partner in the community.”  The money raised from the Bash will go to prevention programming and support services for victims and their children.This year, the host invited local businesses to decorate tables to show their support and to expose more people to their organization or business. There was a beach theme and the guests enjoyed seeing the impressive creativity from the many local organizations. WLWT TV broadcaster Sheree Paollelo (an East Central alum) once again emceed the program. A personal story from a domestic violence victim about growing up in a violent family received a standing ovation. A live auction featuring eight items and a silent auction with over 30 baskets/packages helped raise money for Safe Passage. The audience met the challenge to raise enough money that evening to purchase a leased vehicle from Haag Ford for Safe Passage. It is used primarily to transport clients for various needs.Since the nonprofit was established in 1997, Safe Passage has helped free 12,000 victims and their children from a lifestyle of domestic violence. No fees are charged for shelter or outreach services, and much of the funding comes from private donations and fundraisers. Safe Place, a sexual assault crisis center and service provider, is a division of Safe Passage and was added to the services this year.For more information about Safe Passage, Inc. click here.last_img read more

Cricket News Jofra Archer included in England squad for Ashes opener against Australia in Edgbaston

first_imghighlights New Delhi: Jofra Archer, who played a major role in England’s World Cup victory with 20 wickets, has been included in the side for the opening Ashes Test against Australia starting on August 1 at Edgbaston. The England side also sees the return of Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler and James Anderson, who were all rested for the one-off Test against Ireland which England won by 143 runs. The side, though, sees the omission of Jack Leach, who won the Man of the Match award for his knock of 92, which was achieved in remarkable circumstances after the No.11 batsman was promoted to open the batting. Archer qualified to play for England during the series against Pakistan. A strong performance saw him been fast-tracked into the side for the World Cup. Archer produced some stunning spells and bowled with pace and accuracy to end with 20 wickets in the tournament, the most by an England bowler in the history of the World Cup. The tall, lanky pacer was tasked with bowling the super over during the final against New Zealand at Lord’s and although the super over ended in a tie, England won the match as they had scored more boundaries.Also Read | World Cup Final: When ‘Lords’ wanted to see English smileNow, in an interview to BBC Sussex, Archer revealed that he had to battle excruciating pain on his knee and he had to take painkillers on a regular basis in order to go through the tournament. The England team management apparently wanted to rest Archer but losses to Sri Lanka and Australia in the middle of the campaign saw their knock-out chances dim and he had to play through the injury, which he sustained against Afghanistan at Old Trafford, Manchester.Also Read | England will be at the heart of a special ICC Cricket World Cup: Michael VaughanIt was pretty excruciating. I’m fortunate it’s settled quickly. It was pretty bad. I couldn’t do it without painkillers, which was from the Afghanistan game onwards. I couldn’t get a week’s rest in during the tournament because of how close the games were. I only ever needed a week to 10 days,” Archer said.The squad also sees the return of Stokes, who played a massive role in England’s win against New Zealand at Lord’s. The left-hander smashed 85 and then hit 15 runs in the super over along with Buttler as England won the game on boundary count. Stokes was restored to his position as Joe Root’s deputy after being stripped of the vice-captaincy following a late-night brawl in September 2017. He was subsequently cleared on a charge of affray last year, with Jos Buttler acting as vice-captain.England squad for 1st Ashes Test:    Joe Root (Yorkshire, capt), Moeen Ali (Worcestershire), James Anderson (Lancashire), Jofra Archer (Sussex), Jonny Bairstow (Yorkshire), Stuart Broad (Nottinghamshire), Rory Burns (Surrey), Jos Buttler (Lancashire, wk), Sam Curran (Surrey), Joe Denly (Kent), Jason Roy (Surrey), Ben Stokes (Durham), Olly Stone (Warwickshire), Chris Woakes (Warwickshire). England won the one-off Test against Ireland by 143 runs.James Anderson missed the Test against Ireland due to a side strain.Jofra Archer picked up 20 wickets in the 2019 World Cup.center_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

NEED TO KNOW: Sumner County election deadlines and district maps …

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Thank you for your input. +2 Vote up Vote down Turkeyleg · 228 weeks ago I’ll say one thing, when the republiecons gerrymander they do it right! I wonder, when the state reps come to town, do they stay on their own turf or do they wander over to the others ground to make speeches and stuff? Report Reply 2 replies · active 227 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down JustMe · 227 weeks ago Too bad the “republiecons” don’t demand “safe spaces” like the special snowflakes of the democrat side. Oh, sorry. Hope that didn’t hurt your feelings. Wait…was that a microaggression? I can never keep up on all these new ‘woe is me’ things the democrats/progressives/liberals come up with. Report Reply +1 Vote up Vote down turkeyleg · 227 weeks ago Mr Trump is that you? Report Reply +4 Vote up Vote down Terry Deschaine · 227 weeks ago After witnessing and participating in the legislative forum two Saturday’s ago at the donut shop in Wellington, I came away more frustrated than ever. Sen. Abrams, Rep. Kelly and Rep. Hoffman were there to “listen” and discuss issues brought forward by their constituencies in attendance. It became very evident by their responses that they were not there to listen to the issues and respond in a positive, or even encouraging manner. They were there to try to convince us why we were all wrong and that we didn’t possess the factual information that they were privy to. It was so obvious by their responses that they have no intention of actually representing, or even trying to represent those who elected them to office. In my opinion, there were several instances where they actually “talked down” to us. I feel confident that the vast majority in attendance came away with the same opinion as I did. I hope there are serious, qualified candidates that run against these three legislators who would represent the interests of those who sent them to Topeka. Report Reply 1 reply · active 227 weeks ago -2 Vote up Vote down turkeyleg · 227 weeks ago Sorry to say but Koch puppets are like that. Sad, isn’t it. If one wants to see the future for Kansas all one has to do is look at Louisiana. You will see just what a far right republiecon legislative body will leave. Massive debt, massive uninsured, massive people living in proverty. Then lets not forgot how they trashed the public education system. The poor democrat Gov now and his are trying to straighten it all out. That will take decades. Pretty good republiecon scam, trash the state, give the money to the billionaires and then move on like nothing happened and let someone else clean up their mess. Kansas won’t be to far behind them. If the democrats in Kansas are smart they’d not even run a candidate for Gov in 2018. Let the republiecons clean up their own mess. Cuz whoever is the next gov is going to have to raise taxes. Let the pubs have it, then we can rip them for raising taxes like the republiecons are doing to that poor democrat gov in Louisiana. Report Reply Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Kansas State election season is fast approaching. There is still plenty of time to launch a campaign and file for the party primaries coming up on August 2.Those Kansas State and County Democrats and Republican party candidates who wish to appear on the Kansas State primary ballot on August 2 must file by noon, June 1.  All third party candidates or Independent candidates must file nomination petitions by noon, August 1 if they want to be in the general election.Candidates for national and state offices, for state legislature and for judicial offices must file at the Secretary of State’s office in Topeka. Candidates running for county offices must do so at the Sumner County Courthouse. More 2016 Candidates Filing Information can be found here.The list of Sumner County races for state senator/representatives and countywide races in the 2016 election include:•State Senator 32nd District – Steve Abrams, Republican.•State Representative 79th District – Ed Trimmer, Democrat.•State Representative 80th District – Kasha Kelley, Republican.•State Representative 82nd District – Pete DeGraaf, Republican•State Representative 116th District – Kyle Hoffman.•County Commissioner 2nd District – Jim Newell (see district boundaries below).•County Attorney – Kerwin Spencer.•Register of Deeds – Jessica Anderson.•County Clerk – Debra Norris.•Sheriff – Darren Chambers.•Various township and committee members.The following are maps of legislative boundaries in Sumner County for the state representatives and county commissioners. Click on the picture for a larger versions of the map.State Representative boundaries Sumner County:Sumner County is divided into four state representative districts. The green portion is the 116th District represented by Kyle Hoffman. The blue portion is the 80th District by Kasha Kelley and the pink portion is represented by Ed Trimmer. There is also a sliver on the northeast edge that is represented as the 82nd District by Pete DeGraaf. As one can tell by the map: Hoffman represents everything north of 50th Street until Hoover Road south of U.S. 160 and Meridian and Seneca Road north of U.S. 160. Kelley represents most of the southern half of Sumner County and the Avon township. Trimmer has Belle Plaine and Oxford in his district.State Representative boundaries 80th and 116th District Wellington:Wellington is divided almost down the middle. Basically, C Street is the dividing line. Hoffman’s 116th District lies west of C Street and Kelley’s 80th District is east of C Street. Trimmer nor DeGraaf have any representation in Wellington.State Representative boundaries 79th District:Ed Trimmer’s 79th District stretches into Cowley County and includes the Sumner County townships of Harmon, Belle Plaine, Palestine, Gore and Oxford. Kelley’s district goes south and west of the 79th District. Hoffman’s is west and DeGraaf has a sliver to the north.State Representative boundaries 81st District: Pete DeGraaf’s 81st District is mostly in Sedgwick County. However, a small part of it slips into Sumner County that mostly covers the northeast tip.County Commissioner 2nd District:Jim Newell’s Sumner County Commissioner District encompasses the southwest corner of the county including the townships of Dixon, Ryan, Osborne, Downs, Jackson, Caldwell, Bluff, Morris, Chikaskia, Falls and parts of Wellington.County Commissioner 2nd District – Wellington:Newell’s commissioner district includes everything west of Washington Street within the Wellington City Limits.Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more