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Charges filed in fatal mall shooting in Wisconsin

first_imgAPPLETON, Wis. (AP) — Prosecutors have charged a teenager who is still on the run in a fatal shooting at a mall in eastern Wisconsin. According to a criminal complaint filed in Outagamie County Circuit Court on Tuesday, 17-year-old Dezman Ellis and 19-year-old Jovanni Frausto were at the Fox River Mall in suburban Appleton with friends Sunday afternoon and had a chance encounter. The complaint says Ellis was with his girlfriend who used to date Frausto. According to prosecutors, witnesses told police that an argument began between Ellis and Frausto and that Ellis pulled out a gun and shot Frausto.last_img read more

ASC backs out of Steamboat deal

first_imgTriple Peaks, LLC, the company formed by Tim and Diane Mueller, owners of Okemo Mountain Resort in Ludlow, was informed March 27, 2002, by the American Skiing Company of Bethel, ME, that they were not going to proceed with the closing of the sale of the Steamboat Ski and Resort Company in Steamboat Springs, CO.”We are quite surprised and disappointed at this action,” said Tim Mueller. “Contrary to some reports, we have been ready, willing and able to close this transaction for some time. We had accommodated ASC’s request for a temporary postponement, never having an inkling that they were going to breach our agreement. We are presently exploring with our attorneys the best course of action, before formally responding to this outrageous turn of events.””We were looking forward to working with the employees and the community at Steamboat to fulfill its vast potential,” Diane Mueller emphasized. “To have this thrown at us at this time is devastating to us, our employees and the communities involved.”last_img read more

How To: Folly Beach, South Carolina

first_imgThe Road Team has made it to the “Edge of America,” Folly Beach, South Carolina. While we may be far from the Blue Ridge Mountains, we like to celebrate the entire state that the Blue Ridges run through. There is still plenty of adventure to be had on the beach!Starting out as the home of the Bohicket Tribe, settlers became interested in “The People’s Beach.” Nine families moved here, followed by many more and Folly Beach came to be the quirky, bright, little beach town we know now. Center Street is dotted with bars, offices, and surf shops, and acts as the welcome wagon as you drive in from Charleston, South Carolina. Get out beyond the buildings and get personal with dolphins and if you’re lucky, a North American right whale during migration season. Folly beach has the perfect balance between ‘relaxed beach town’ and ‘still a few things to do after 8 pm.’EatFolly Beach lies solidly in the south, and the food reflects that. We dined at many cute beachside cafes and grills all offering dishes with southern flair. If you want laid back and off the main drag, check out Lost Dog Cafe, a staple on Folly Island. Bring your pup (almost all the cafes and restaurants we dined at allowed dogs on the patio), sit outside and order the shrimp and grits. Another option for breakfast is Black Magic Cafe. We ordered a lavender honey latté in the early morning and walked to the beach to enjoy it. To eat like a local, head to Chico Feo for incredible tacos and an eclectic back seating area. If you want to grab a quick bite before enjoying the surf, check out Bert’s Market, open twenty-four hours and selling everything you can think of.Other hot spots:Taco Boy for a quick lunch bite before heading to the pier.Bowens Island for a nicer Lowcountry dinner on your way back to Charleston.The ‘Wich Doctor for anything from pizza to Vietnamese Pho on a Sunday.PlayThis is why we came to Folly! Folly beach is gaining popularity as a solid surf spot on the East Coast. With plenty of different areas to check for waves (The Pier, the Washout, 10th street), you can always find a set that looks good to you.While the Road Team hasn’t delved into the world of surfing (yet), we did head to the other side of the island and put our kayaks in to explore the estuaries between the mainland and Folly Beach Island. We highly suggest heading under the bridge and across the way to the estuaries. We twisted and wound down shallow murky water passing by reeds and floating twigs. This may sound unromantic, but it is actually extremely beautiful, and also the location of our up close dolphin spotting. They frequent the area so your chances are good! If you don’t have kayaks of your own, never fear, you can rent them from Charleston Outdoor Adventures and launch from their private boat dock.There is ample biking, paddle boarding, fishing and straight up beach hanging. Leashed dogs are allowed to hang with you at the beach all day in the offseason. Between May 1st and September 30th, they can join you before 10 am and after 6 pm.The Folly Beach County Park is a great place to relax for the day, away from the ‘bustle’ of Center street. You can grab your bike and beach cruise all the way from the Park to the Washout on the other side of the island. It’s about an 8-mile round trip and you can stop in town each way to grab a refreshment or snack.StayThis classic beach town has slightly lower than expected hotel prices. At just under $200.00, you can get a room at Tides Folly Beach or the Holiday Inn. This is for offseason though, and I’m sure the prices surge once summer gets underway. Luckily, the AirBnB market  is saturated here and if you aren’t picky, you can find rooms for under $100.00If camping is your forte, you run into fewer choices. You can stay at James Island County Park for between $30.00 and $60.00, and take a shuttle to Folly County Park for $10.00 round trip. What we suggest is the trusty Walmart parking lot, which has a separate section for overnight RVs on the right side if you’re looking at the store. Of course, you need a van or vehicle you can sleep in so this option isn’t for everyone. But it’s free, and that’s hard to come by in the realm of beach accommodations.If you have a few days and you’re close to Charleston, South Carolina, push the extra thirty minutes and land yourself on Folly Beach Island. We’ve come back here again and again because the charm is magnetic.There is one way for this tour to be a reality, our sponsors! Sending a thank you shout out to our title sponsor Nite Ize, and all of our other awesome sponsors like Crazy Creek, National Geographic, Sea to Summit, Mountain House, Lowe Alpine, Old Town, Leki, HydraPak, UCO Gear and Wenzel.last_img read more

Financial performance & member loyalty topics of Credit Union Net Promoter Certification

first_img 15SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Jake Foreman Before joining Member Loyalty Group, Jake served as Member Experience Analyst for Idaho Central Credit Union where he managed their Net Promoter program. Jake’s passion for the Net Promoter … Web: Details What is the ROI of my credit union’s Voice of the Member program? This is a question Member Loyalty Group (MLG) hears often from credit union chief executive officers. We hear it so often that understanding the economics and business linkage of your member experience program will be one of the key topics discussed during our next Credit Union Net Promoter Certification course this May 2-3 in New Orleans.Having collected over 2.5 million member surveys in the past 8 years for 90 credit unions, MLG has gained some insights about the link between Voice of the Member programs based on the Net Promoter score and financial performance.We recently compared the performance of our participating credit unions with the industry average performance data for all credit unions over $100M in assets in key financial areas.As the charts below show, those who are actively investing in their Voice of the Member programs continue to outperform the industry significantly in each of the key areas.Gap in ROA has widenedOver the past five years, the average Return on Assets (ROA) for credit unions participating in MLG’s Voice of the Member program has continued to increase.The link between Net Promoter Scores (NPS) and higher ROA becomes clearer as you compare the top performing MLG participants (Loyalty Leaders who score in the top quartile of all participating credit unions) with mid-range and lower performers.  Learn more about how higher Net Promoter Scores are linked to membership growth, checking account penetration, net income and expenses by requesting a complimentary copy of our new report.Our upcoming Credit Union Net Promoter Certification® will also include more in-depth discussions on economics, business linkage and analytics. Consider joining us for this two-day session on May 2-3 in New Orleans!You can also learn more about Member Loyalty Group’s Voice of the Member programs by visiting or contacting us at Promoter, Net Promoter Score, and NPS are trademarks of Satmetrix Systems, Inc., Bain & Company, Inc., and Fred Reichheld.last_img read more

Substance is lacking in today’s discourse

first_imgHere’s what everyone is really saying nowadays. Blah, Blah, Blah, Blah, Blah, Blah,Blah, Blah, Blah, Blah,  Blah, Blah, Blah, Blah.Roy PechtelDuanesburg More from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsSchenectady County warns of possible COVID-19 exposure at Schenectady restaurant, Rotterdam barEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homes Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinionlast_img read more

Reasonable gun control is needed

first_imgWouldn’t it be great if people with slightly different opinions could get over the hyperbole so we can get some real dialogue under way?I think that there are two schools on gun rights. One school is the Second Amendment gives me the right to any weapon imaginable. Making any guns illegal is an infringement on my rights. I have lots of friends who aren’t offended by that. However, when asked if that means they should be able to own a bazooka, an RPG, and be able to mount a .50 caliber machine gun in the back of their pickup truck, they say of course not. See? They’re actually in the group that thinks there are already some reasonable limits. The discussion needs be about what the limits should be. There will be some disagreement on limits. But let’s at least understand that this is where the discussion is. The discussion isn’t let’s sell bazookas at Wal-Mart. For everyone who thinks citizens should have RPG’s and bazookas and .50 cal machine guns and that we should sell them at Wal-Mart, I disagree. I hope reasonableness prevails.While we are at it, let’s drop the “It won’t prevent a bad guy from getting a gun” deflections, too. I can’t name any law that once passed actually eliminated the unwanted behavior. Neither can you. It’s an impossible standard that gets in the way of reasonable dialogue. We legislate safety. We never get 100 percent compliance. Let’s grow up.Glenn GraySchenectadyMore from The Daily Gazette:Schenectady High School senior class leaders look to salvage sense of normalcyFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationTroopers: Schenectady pair possessed heroin, crack cocaine in Orange County Thruway stopEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homes Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinionlast_img read more

Arsenal star Granit Xhaka reveals he’s been suffering with Achilles injury after Switzerland clash

first_img Comment Video Settings Full Screen 1 min. story PLAY 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 CityThough Xhaka has started every match since, he claims that he has been playing through the pain with an Achilles injury.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘I’ve been suffering from Achilles tendon pain for a few weeks now. I felt it during the game,’ he said following Switzerland’s win.‘It hurts now, but it should be okay otherwise.’ Metro Sport ReporterMonday 9 Sep 2019 8:01 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link505Shares About Connatix V67539center_img Xhaka was heavily criticised for his display in Arsenal’s draw with Spurs (Picture: Getty)Xhaka was widely criticised for his performance in the north London derby after a clumsy challenge on Son Heung-min allowed Harry Kane to double Tottenham’s lead.The former Borussia Monchengladbach star defended his display at the Emirates, with Gary Neville one of the many pundits to slam him for his ‘disgraceful’ tackle on Son.Asked about Neville’s strong words following the 2-2 draw, Xhaka told Swiss publication Blick: ‘It’s part of football, there are a lot of people that talk a lot.‘I cannot influence anything and I do not want to. It is not my business. ‘My job is to perform on the pitch.’More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesHe added: ‘I know that I made a mistake in the penalty.‘But nobody talks about the many opportunities we have made, only about the mistakes.’ Arsenal star Granit Xhaka reveals he’s been suffering with Achilles injury after Switzerland clash Arsenal 2-2 Tottenham: Unai Emery press conferenceTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 7:47FullscreenArsenal 2-2 Tottenham: Unai Emery press conference is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.MORE: Chelsea star allays injury fears after being subbed off after eight minutes for Italy Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka claims he’s been playing with Achilles tendon pain (Picture: Getty)Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka has revealed that he’s been suffering with an Achilles problem since the start of the season.The 26-year-old started Switzerland’s Euro 2020 qualifier against Gibraltar on Sunday night but could only manage 74 minutes before being replaced by Ruben Vargas in a comfortable 4-0 victory.Denis Zakaria, Admir Mehmedi, Ricardo Rodriguez, Mario Gavranovic all found the net for Switzerland at the Stade Tourbillon in Sion.Xhaka suffered bruising to his lower back and leg in Arsenal’s opening match of the Premier League campaign against Newcastle and missed their next game at home to Burnley.ADVERTISEMENT Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Governor Wolf Statement on Prison Escapee Robert Crissman

first_imgGovernor Wolf Statement on Prison Escapee Robert Crissman SHARE Email Facebook Twitter July 31, 2015center_img PSA,  Statement Yesterday Governor Wolf was briefed on the manhunt for escaped Armstrong County inmate Robert Crissman and released the following statement:“Pennsylvania State Police are working with the Armstrong County District Attorney’s Office, U.S. Marshals and local law enforcement to find and capture Robert Crissman, who should be considered very dangerous. I ask Pennsylvanians to be vigilant and call 911 if you see anything or believe you have information that may help authorities locate and apprehend this fugitive.”last_img read more

Cuba has political will to further strengthen links with the Caribbean –Ambassador Rodriguez

first_img Share Her Excellency Elena Ramos Rodriguez Cuba’s Ambassador to Dominica Her Excellency Elena Ramos Rodriguez says Cuba has the political will to further strengthen the links with the Caribbean. Ambassador Rodriguez, who was speaking during a press conference ahead of Cuba-Caricom Day celebrations which will be observed on December 8th on Monday, noted various fields in which Cuba has assisted the Caribbean.“Cuba maintains close and excellent relations of friendships, solidarity and cooperation with CARICOM members in different fields. Cooperation has been implemented in the fields of education, training of human resources, health, energy, agriculture and others. Cuba has the political will to expand and further strengthen the links with the Caribbean.”She further highlighted Cuba’s assistance to Dominica in the tertiary education sector.“The Caribbean regional faces political, economic and natural challenges which require a united attention. More than 4072 Caribbean youths have graduated in our country 337 are Dominicans. Presently 2926 Caribbean youths are studying in Cuba, 86 of them are Dominicans,” she said.Meantime Rodriguez says 2304 Dominicans have benefited from the eye care program another initiative of Cuba in assisting and fostering closer ties with the island.Dominica Vibes News Sharing is caring! Share Sharecenter_img LocalNews Cuba has political will to further strengthen links with the Caribbean –Ambassador Rodriguez by: – December 7, 2011 72 Views   no discussions Tweetlast_img read more

IMCA rookie of the year awards new from Ricochet

first_imgBRUSH, Colo. – Awards from Ricochet Race Components are new this season for rookies of the year in two IMCA divisions.Top first-year drivers in each of the five regions for IMCA Modifieds and in national standings for Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods all receive sets of three shock guard covers.The Brush, Colo., company, a four-year IMCA sponsor, again gives the same awards package to Modified regional champions, the national Northern SportMod champions, and to feature winners and champions in the Kupper Chevrolet Dakota Classic Modified Tour and the Arnold Motor Sup­ply Hawkeye Dirt Tour.Ricochet is owned by long-time Modified driver John Hansen and information about the company’s shock guard covers is available on Facebook.Feature winner awards will be presented in victory lane while all other Ricochet awards will be presented during the national IMCA banquet in November.“We wanted to make sure a variety of deserving drivers receive the quality Ricochet shock guards, so adding a couple rookie awards to the program was a great step,” IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder said. “John and his team have been very supportive of IMCA since we developed the program and this is another example.”last_img read more

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