Ahoy! Get a Sneak Peek of Peter Pan Live!’s Allison Williams & the Pirate Crew

first_img View Comments We’re counting down the days until Peter Pan Live! airs on NBC, and these gorgeous photos of stars Allison Williams, Christopher Walken, Christian Borle and the dastardly (err, drunk?) crew of pirates are definitely making the wait much more bearable! We can’t wait to see these gorgeous sets and costumes live on TV…and tweet incessantly about them all night long, of course. Check out these preview shots of the new musical, then see Peter Pan Live! December 4.last_img

Garden City Workplace Shooting Victim Identified

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Nassau County police taped off the area where a gunman opened fire inside an East Garden City office Wednesday killing one and injuring another. (Rashed Mian/Long Island Press)Nassau County police identified the victim of an East Garden City office shooting this week as Zachariah Yong Jae Shin, a 25-year-old Whitestone, Queens native fatally shot by a gunman who’s now the target of a massive manhunt.Shin, an employee of Savenergy on South Street, was allegedly killed by 63-year-old Sang Ho Kim, described as a disgruntled vendor for the lighting fixture company, who allegedly opened fire inside the office around 10 a.m. Wednesday, also injuring the firm’s owner, John Choi.Choi is currently being hospitalized after suffering a gunshot wound to the head, according to David Lee, who co-founded The Korean American Public Affairs Committee with Choi.Lee described Shin as a “very lovely boy,” who got to know Kim through his boss. Earlier this year, Lee said, Kim performed a renovation job at Shin’s family apartment in Queens but did “a lousy job” and requested more money for the work. Police haven’t said if Shin was targeted.“I don’t believe it,” Lee said of the shooting, which occurred just south of Roosevelt Field Mall, sending shockwaves through Garden City’s busy shopping and business district.The slaying sparked a large police presence in the area and has now spread to upstate New York where authorities from more than a dozen police agencies including the FBI have been trying to determine Kim’s whereabouts.Police in Putnam County discovered Kim’s white Honda Pilot near a wooded area but he was not inside the vehicle at the time. The search is ongoing.Sangho Kim has been identified as the suspect who allegedly shot two people inside a Garden City office Wednesday.“The motive here appears to be work-related,” Chief of Department Steve Skrynecki told reporters at a news conference Wednesday. “It seems to be over some bad business deal.”Choi, known as a very religious man, offered to help Kim through a tough time after the pair met at a church in Queens, Lee noted.The relationship between the two soured after the Savenergy CEO eventually decided to part company, Lee said.“He’s such a good man,” Lee said, adding that giving Kim a second chance “brought [Choi] a nightmare.”Choi, who is unable to talk but communicates through writing, suffered a gunshot wound to the head, but the bullet didn’t pass through, Lee said. He said Choi “looks ok” and his friend’s condition was described to family members as “not a life and death situation.”“It’s really a wonderful wonderful miracle,” he said. “We believe God saved him.”Nassau police is asking the public to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS if they have any information on Kim’s whereabouts.last_img read more

Empower your growth hackers with self-serve data

first_img 30SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Olga Zakharenkava Olga Zakharenkava is the VP, Demand Marketing at Doxim, a leading provider of cloud-based customer engagement solutions for credit unions and wealth management firms. Find out more at www.doxim.com Web: www.doxim.com Details Credit unions today recognize that their existing data is a goldmine of opportunity for growth, but many face organizational or architectural roadblocks to moving from data to analysis to insight. A recent Capgemini study found that the top three reasons data wasn’t being put to good use were that data was siloed or inaccessible, that it took too long to analyze data sets, and that financial institutions had a shortage of skilled personnel to analyze data. So, how can your credit union take better advantage of its existing data? Here’s one all-in-one solution: invest in a modern enterprise business analytics solution with self-serve capabilities and an interface that is easy for business users to manipulate. By analyzing data precisely when you need insights and cutting out the analyst or IT middleman, your teams will design products more intelligently, identify the right offer for each member segment to market more effectively, and close the deal more reliably. With the right toolset in their hands, your staff across multiple departments can become much more productive and transform into true “growth hackers” for their respective lines of business and for your credit union as a whole. Let’s see how easy-to-use, accessible analytics fuels the energy of everyday heroes.LendingGrowth hackers in a lending department don’t just rely on renewals and brand loyalty to bring in new loans. Using their access to business analytics, they can probe information like ACH data for patterns that indicate loans at other financial institutions, then dig a bit deeper. How much is the member paying biweekly or monthly to the other institution? How long has the payment been going on? Armed with this information, lenders can work with marketing to create campaigns that anticipate a renewed mortgage or new car loan, and get offers into member inboxes in a timely fashion. Members appreciate the personalized attention to their upcoming needs, and the credit union grows share of wallet – a true win/win solution.MarketingCredit union growth owes a lot to successful marketing, and successful marketing relies heavily on data. At a growth-minded credit union, marketers aren’t satisfied with sending one-size-fits-all product offers to their member base – they are always looking for ways to make their offers more timely, relevant, and targeted. Marketers with access to business analytics don’t have to wait for IT to pull segmentation lists for campaigns. They can analyze demographic data, product data, and responses to previous campaigns to build their lists. And post-campaign, they have the tools to determine ROI and make adjustments for next time. SalesFor a credit union sales team, hacking growth means keeping an eagle eye on the sales funnel to keep the leads flowing and make sure they get closed in good time. Using business analytics, this team can detect and resolve bottlenecks in the funnel, and observe and respond to patterns in the way opportunities flow through the sales process.They can also identify and reward top sales performers, and figure out who might need a bit of additional coaching to contribute more effectively to credit union growth. And they can review channel data to figure out which channels are selling most effectively, so they can push the warmest leads to these channels and close more business. FinanceAt data-driven credit unions, the CFO uses business analytics on a daily basis to keep tabs on how the organization is functioning, and to make projections about how to help it grow. Unlike CFOs at less technologically adept institutions, she doesn’t have to manually pull and collate data from multiple systems, or wait on several other teams battling with spreadsheets, so she has more time to put her financial acumen to work. Outside of the reporting process, an executive dashboard that gives at-a-glance data about channel efficacy, branch sales rates, and other business-critical metrics keeps her updated in real time, and contributes to more informed decision making at leadership team meetings, on everything from staffing levels to new product launches. Turbocharge Your Growth by Mining Your Existing DataThe truth is, you already have the data your organization needs to grow rapidly. Unfortunately, chances are good your credit union isn’t making use of this data effectively – we often see credit unions only analyzing and acting on a subset of the data that is available, or dealing with processes that are so manual and cumbersome that most departments aren’t getting timely access to the insights that would help them drive growth. Self-serve business analytics can eliminate these headaches and help your organization compete effectively. To get started with business analytics, you’ll want to build a business case based on a data gap analysis, working department by department to identify where actionable insights could build efficiency and profitability. From there, it’s a matter of selecting the right tool and starting with low-hanging fruit, so your team can experience the benefits of being a data-driven organization right from the start. You’ll experience benefits like reduced costs, increased operational efficiency, and yes, rapid growth. 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Debit card fraud rising – Is your credit union ready?

first_img 36SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr A growing number of debit cards are being compromised at ATMs and at merchants these days, analytics and data science expert FICO reports.In fact, the number of cards compromised at U.S. ATMs and merchants rose 39 percent in the first six months of 2017, compared to the same period in 2016.FICO has also tracked a 21 percent increase in compromises of ATMs and point-of-sale (POS) devicesin the US in the first six months of 2017, compared to the same period in 2016. continue reading »last_img

Michael Essien reveals Jose Mourinho was worried he would leave Chelsea for Arsenal before Real Madrid move

first_imgMichael Essien reveals Jose Mourinho was worried he would leave Chelsea for Arsenal before Real Madrid move Michael Essien made 35 appearances during his loan spell at Real Madrid (Getty Images)‘I joined my teammates on the pitch but some of them had heard the news that I was going to Madrid. Some of them also asked what was going on so obviously I had to tell them. ‘I explained to them that this deal came up and I had to return to the hotel to finish the paperwork. So in coming back to pick my boots I had to tell them goodbye.‘After the ceremony we went back to the dressing room where I properly wished them goodbye. I just took my shin pads and boots and that’s it. 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 City‘I said bye to everyone including [Roman] Abramovich and he wished me good luck and then I went back to the hotel. The next day I was on a plane to Madrid.‘I went to Madrid with just my boots, shin pads, a pair of jeans and a shirt and my Chelsea tracksuit. ‘I got to the airport Jose was there waiting for me. He greeted me and I went to the hospital to undergo my medical and the next day I started training.’AdvertisementFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page. Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 19 May 2020 10:53 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2.3kShares Advertisement Jose Mourinho and Michael Essien won the Premier League together at Chelsea (AFP via Getty Images)‘We started talking and he said, ‘I heard you’re on your way to Arsenal’. But I told him it’s not true. I had not heard anything from Arsenal. Then he said don’t go to Arsenal, come to me and I asked him where, and he said Real Madrid so I told him I’m ready.‘It was the last day of the transfer window and he said okay give me your agent’s number. I told him I’m ready even if it means I have to leave in the midst of the Super Cup game and he said Lassana Diarra was supposed to move to Russia so if he accepts to go then they will process my transfer and I told him, ‘okay, I’m waiting, just chilling in my room’. He said give me a couple hours I’ll call back and I said cool.‘My agent called after a few hours and said what happened and I told him I spoke to Jose about moving to Madrid and said he gave Jose my number. He told me to relax because Madrid will come and I just said okay.‘Lassana accepted to move to Russia so then we had to change our plans because we were about to leave the hotel to the stadium to play Atletico Madrid. Real Madrid were doing their with my agent and I was in the bus as we were about to leave to the stadium. Michael Essien joined Real Madrid on a loan deal from Chelsea (Real Madrid)‘It was even going and my agent called me and said, ‘where are you?’ and I told him we’re on our way to the stadium. ‘He said come back to the hotel I’m coming there. He said he had to send some fax to some people so I had to shout at the bus driver to stop like some mad man.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘All my teammates were looking at me like, ‘Michael what’s going on?’. I told them I needed to get off the bus and I’ll see you guys later.‘So anyway the bus stopped and I went back to the hotel to wait for my agent. My agent came and sent the fax and thankfully everything got finalised on time. ‘I told him I have to go to the stadium because at least I had to pick my boots so we got to the stadium but then they had finished the match. Jose Mourinho made a last-ditch attempt to sign Michael Essien from Chelsea (Getty)Michael Essien has revealed that Jose Mourinho was worried that Arsenal would sign him from Chelsea before his surprise loan move to Real Madrid.Essien joined Chelsea in a £24.4 million deal from Lyon in 2005 and played a key role in Jose Mourinho’s midfield as he won the Premier League title in his first season at Stamford Bridge.The Ghana international spent seven seasons at Chelsea before he was reunited with Mourinho at Madrid for the 2012-13 campaign.But before Essien’s switch to the Spanish capital, Mourinho mistakenly believed that the midfielder was heading to Arsenal and was desperate to convince him to move to La Liga.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘I was with Chelsea in Monaco for the Super Cup and a strange number called me but I didn’t want to answer it but my cousin who was in the room with me that day told me to pick it up,’ Essien said in an Instagram live with Carol Tshabalala.‘The number kept calling so I picked and as soon as I said hello and another hello came from the other end and I realised who was on the phone so I told my cousin it’s Jose Mourinho. 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Santos mulling LNG trading JV with ENN

first_imgImage courtesy of SantosAustralia’s Santos said it has entered discussions with ENN to establish an LNG trading joint venture in order to tap into the increasing LNG demand in the Chinese and international markets. ENN, one of the largest natural gas distributors in China, holds a 10.31 percent share in Santos and already has a strategic relationship with the Australian LNG player, agreed in June last year.Under the strategic relationship, the companies will focus on the joint investment in gas exploration and liquefied natural gas (LNG) production in Australia and Papua New Guinea.The new joint venture between Santos and ENN aims to provide both companies increased access to LNG markets and provide Santos access to ENN’s Zhoushan import terminal in China which is expected to be commissioned in the second half of 2018. the facility will have a 3 mtpa import capacity.A definitive JV agreement is expected in the second quarter of 2018, Santos said in a statement.last_img read more

At least 19 killed in Mexico gang clash

first_img“The state attorney general, inconjunction with the public safety office and Mexican Army, launched anoperation to investigate and locate armed groups that staged a confrontationthat left 19 people dead yesterday in the town of Madera,” authoritiessaid. (AFP) Authorities say at least five armed clashes have occurred in the Madera community so far this year. AFP MEXICO City – A gang battle in thiscountry has left at least 19 people dead in the northern state of Chihuahua,officials said Saturday.center_img At least five armed clashes haveoccurred in the Madera community so far this year, local authorities have said.last_img

Heating assistance available for low-income families

first_imgPrintBatesville, In. — The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) promotes initiatives to keep families safe and healthy through the winter months. The program can bridge the gap during a crisis, pay energy bills or provide minor weatherization-related home repairs.Indiana law prohibits investor-owned and municipal utilities from disconnecting customers during the winter months. The law does not apply to bulk fuel providers, water utilities, sewage disposal and telecommunications services.Program statistics show $1.7 billion was spent to help less fortunate families in the United States.For more information look online here.last_img

Phelan takes Hull post

first_img Phelan said: “I’m extremely pleased to be at this football club. “I want to work hard and channel all of my energy into helping the staff, the players and everybody associated with the club. “I’m looking forward to working with Steve and hopefully I can bring with me some of the things I have learnt over the years to help us improve.” Phelan spent five years as assistant to Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United before leaving the club when Ferguson retired in 2013. He moved on for a brief spell as assistant manager at Norwich but left shortly after the departure of boss Neil Adams last month. Last Saturday’s abject 3-0 home defeat to Newcastle was Hull’s third in a row and left them third from bottom of the table. And Bruce was left frustrated in the January transfer window as only one of his stated targets – Dame N’Doye – arrived to bolster his side’s survival battle. Bruce said: “I’m delighted to welcome Mike to the club. Mike brings a wealth of experience to the position having worked with Sir Alex at Manchester United for many years. “I’ve known Mike for a long time and he is a good person who will undoubtedly add something different at the training ground.” The 52-year-old will link back up with his former Manchester United team-mate Steve Bruce for the weekend trip to Manchester City. Phelan’s arrival comes with the club deep in a Premier League relegation battle and speculation over Bruce’s own future starting to grow. Hull have confirmed the appointment of Mike Phelan as the club’s new assistant manager.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

“Grim Reaper” Lawyer Stalks Jacksonville Beachgoers

first_imgJACKSONVILLE BEACH, Fla. — Beachgoers this Fourth of July weekend were haunted by the morbid specter of a rather morbid sight on Jacksonville Beach.They were greeted by an attorney dressed as none other than the Grim Reaper.Daniel Uhlfelder, an attorney based in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, donned on the garb of the symbol of death as a way to spread awareness that Florida is still battling the deadly coronavirus, despite the state’s phased reopening.“I talked to some millennials in their 20s who wanted to talk about why I was doing this, why they may disagree with certain parts of it,” he told First Coast News.Friday’s stop was part of his “Florida Grim Reaper Tour,” which he launched back in May around Phase 1 of reopening. He started in the Florida Panhandle to beaches all over South Florida.According to his Twitter page, Uhlfelder’s scythe-wielding persona is his way speaking out against Gov. Ron DeSantis’ handling of the global pandemic, as well as his attempt at fighting “misinformation and warn people about the dangers of COVID-19 as Florida becomes [an] epicenter.”“I tried a social media campaign, I tried suing the governor to close the beaches and do a stay at home order,” he said.“We have to take this into our own hands, unfortunately, because our leaders aren’t doing the right thing,” Uhlfelder told USA Today back in May.At Jacksonville Beach some were not happy to see Uhlfelder dressed in black robes mingling among the bathing suit clad beach goers. In fact the police had to intervene in a dispute between him and another man per his request.“I had a very good open discussion with a lot of people, but then there are some detractors that are just trolls,” he said. “But they don’t bother me, so.”Story continues below.Florida has seen a growing trend of positive COVID-19 cases with numbers surpassing the state’s initial peak back in April. Over the past two weeks alone, July 2 marked the 10th straight day where the number of newly reported coronavirus cases was more than 5,000.last_img read more