Officers Released After Not Guilty Plea

first_imgShare: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),This Goes to Show you How Corrupt, The Buffalo Police are & The People as well to Support someone who Shoved an elderly Man to the Ground..I understand that the safety of the response team ,but c,mon..Use Some Common sense here ! What Damage Could he have Done to this Man! It’ Went VIRAL..they Will make an Example! Sorry !,Is this the entire video?? I heard that there was more prior to what we have seen that includes the man defying what he was told to do. Doesn’t make it right that he was pushed to the ground but if there is more video, let’s see it.,Unless he hit them or had a gun there was no excuse I don’t get you people who think like this Aaron Torgalski (left) and Robert McCabe (right).BUFFALO – Two Buffalo Police officers plead not guilty to second-degree assault after allegedly shoving a 75-year-old man to the ground during a protest this week.A crowd of fellow police officers and supporters cheered outside the courthouse Saturday as Robert McCabe and Aaron Torgalski walked out.Both were suspended after video surfaced of them shoving the man to the ground, causing his head to bleed. The incident happened after curfew during a Black Lives Matter protest outside city hall.While some have called for the police officers to be fired, McCabe and Torgalski remain suspended without pay. Both face a felony hearing July 20, due to the age of the man. They were released without bond. New York Governor Cuomo said he was sick to his stomach when he saw the incident on video.Over 50 officers resigned from the emergency response team on Friday.Buffalo’s Mayor Byron Brown said that’s because they felt pressured by the police union.last_img read more

FARC Members Voluntarily Appear Before Authorities

first_img After the information was verified, it was decided that the former guerrilla would be integrated into the Program of Humanitarian Attention to the Demobilized, headed by the National Government. A 22-year-old woman known as ‘Alicia’ or ‘La Gomela’, who was a member of the FARC’s 42nd Manuel Cepeda Vargas Company, voluntarily surrendered to authorities during a military search and control operation conducted by the 20th Airborne Infantry Battalion General Manuel Roerga Serviez on September 10 in the urban areas of Villavicencio (Meta department). The surrender was made at the Andes municipality, where soldiers from the 4th Brigade received the guerrilla, who confessed that he was a member of the FARC’s ‘José Antonio Galán’ group. Brigadier General Emilio Enrique Torres Ariza, 7th Brigade Commander, ratified that FARC members were invited to appear voluntarily at military units of the jurisdiction and enroll in the government’s Program of Humanitarian Attention to the Demobilized. So far in 2013, 28 FARC members have voluntarily appeared before the authorities, and have stated that the military offensive operations conducted by the 7th Brigade against the FARC, the demobilization campaigns and the abuse that FARC leaders perpetrated against their subordinates, were decisive factors in leading them to escape from this illegal armed group and start a new life with their families. By Dialogo September 16, 2013 In a separate instance, another FARC member, who was involved in criminal activity in Antioquia department, escaped from his terrorist cell and voluntarily surrendered to military units in the area, stating he was willing to return to a life of freedom. last_img read more

Delinquencies are increasing: What it means for you

first_img 7SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr The auto loan industry is massive and chances are that if you are a financial institution, you are also in the auto loan lending game. For the first time in first-quarter history, open auto loans have surged past $1 trillion per market research firm, Experian Automotive. Due to their findings, they have advised lenders to “keep a close eye on delinquency trends to ensure the market remains healthy.” Should consumers keep making timely monthly payments, the market has a greater chance of maintaining affordable financing options. While auto loans can offer profitability for a financial institution, there are also some downfalls and risk when it comes to the lending industry. In recent years, the auto-loan industry has seen a rise in delinquencies. And, of course, this is never a good thing for financial institutions.When borrowers can’t afford to or don’t make their auto loan payments on time, it can take a toll on a lender’s bottom line. According to the Q4 2016 Industry Insights Report by TransUnion, the auto delinquency rate reached 1.44% to close 2016, a 13.4% increase from 1.27% in Q4 2015. Auto delinquency is at its highest level since the Q4 2009 reading of 1.59%. But, these trends are not limited to the auto industry; delinquencies are on the uptick when it comes to credit cards as well. So, what does this mean for financial institutions? It means that no matter how diligent or conservative your lending practices may be, it is inevitable that some borrowers will default on their loans. continue reading »last_img read more

COVID-19 isn’t putting veterinary services on ‘paws’

first_imgBINGHAMTON (WBNG) — Local veterinarian offices are adapting to the coronavirus pandemic, making sure operations are safe for you and your furry friends. “We’re still doing as much as we can with the time it takes to get it done this way,” said Dr. Wittner. As for whether or not she was worried about her veterinary clinic being shut down, Dr. Wittner says “I was really not worried that veterinarians weren’t going to be able to function, because this is a needed service.” Dr. Wittner says overall numbers may be down due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but she has noticed a new trend. Veterinarian and co-owner Diane Wittner says the process may take longer, but it’s an effective measure to keep business going. “We’re trying to reserve supplies for non-elective things only, rather than elective,” said Wittner. “In some ways, we’re seeing more illness, injuries, disease states because I think with people home they’re actually noticing it more.” Fur and Feathers Veterinary Care in Binghamton is offering drive-up services, so your pet can be cared for without you having to leave the car. Dr. Wittner and her fellow employees ask that if you have recently felt sick, or have been exposed to someone who was sick, you have someone else drop off your pet. So if your pet is feeling rough, these services are readily available. “Like” Nicole Menner on Facebook and “Follow” her on Twitter. For now, Fur and Feather Veterinary Care is only seeing injured, sick or emergency patients. “They [customers] pull into the lot and call our office number, one of our assistants will go out to the car to collect the patient, we take wet wipes with us. After our exam we can get on the phone, can talk to people about what we found and what we would recommend,” said Dr. Wittner. last_img read more

Matthews Subaru donates over $5500 to Meals on Wheels of Western Broome

first_imgFor more information, visit their website. VESTAL (WBNG) — Matthews Subaru donated $5567 to Meals on Wheels of Western Broome as a part of their annual “Share the Love” event.  Meals on Wheels of Western Broome provides meals and daily contact to older adults and individuals in need. Meals on Wheels America supports more than 5,000 community-based programs across the country and is the oldest and largest national organization to do so.  The goal of Meals on Wheels is to address senior isolation and hunger. The organization has over two million staff members and volunteers. Matthews Subaru has donated to Meals on Wheels for the past 11 years along with three other charitable partners. From November 2019 to January 2020, Subaru donated $250 for every new vehicle sold to the customer’s choice of participating charity.last_img read more

Bank Indonesia to provide liquidity for banks involved in loan restructuring

first_imgThe authority projected that 7.8 million borrowers might apply for the restructuring worth Rp 1.11 quadrillion at 110 banks.Sunarso, the president director of state-owned Bank Rakyat Indonesia (BRI), which has restructured loans of 1.4 million MSMEs totaling Rp 101 trillion as of April, conceded that the program would affect its revenues and liquidity. He expressed hope that the government’s fund placement could help relieve the bank’s liquidity problems this year.Banks had agreed to sell Rp 43.9 trillion worth of their government bonds to the central bank, Perry noted, adding that their liquidity remained “ample” to support economic recovery.Fitch Ratings director for banks Gary Hannify also told The Jakarta Post recently that the country’s 12-largest banks had ample liquidity as reflected in the liquidity coverage ratio of about 180 percent at the end of 2019.“We believe that lower loan growth together with various relief measures introduced by the central bank should help mitigate any potential pressure on funding and liquidity as a result of the coronavirus,” he said. “We expect these ratios to continue to be maintained with a satisfactory buffer throughout 2020.”BI has lowered the reserve requirement ratio (GWM) for banks that provide loans to export-import companies, small and medium businesses, and other prioritized sectors to provide more liquidity. The policy was expected to boost the banks’ liquidity by Rp 117.8 trillion.The central bank held its benchmark interest rate at 4.5 percent on Tuesday as it sought to maintain financial system stability over boosting higher economic growth.It also announced purchases worth Rp 22.8 trillion in government bonds in the primary market as of May 14 and planned to buy an estimated Rp 150 trillion with lower yields than the market rate to help finance its economic recovery program.“We are committed to supporting the government in financing the fiscal deficit and we are willing to share the burden of economic recovery,” Perry assured.Topics : “Overall, banks still have a lot of government bonds they can [use as underlying assets in] repos with the central bank in order to meet their liquidity needs for MSMEs’ credit restructuring,” Perry told reporters in a livestreamed news conference.“Only a small number of banks own very few bonds and thus the government’s needs for fund placement will be very small,” he added.The government has allocated Rp 87.59 trillion for fund placements in certain banks to support the MSMEs loan restructuring program. The fund placement is a part of the government’s national economic recovery (PEN) program worth a total of Rp 641.17 trillion to soften the impact of COVID-19 on small businesses as well as state-owned enterprises (SOEs).The loan restructuring program is regulated in Financial Services Authority (OJK) Regulation No. 11/2020, which instructs financial institutions to provide relief for debtors affected by the pandemic. According to OJK data revealed earlier this month, 88 banks have provided 3.88 million borrowers with loan restructuring worth Rp 336.97 trillion. Bank Indonesia (BI) will help provide liquidity for local banks involved in a credit restructuring program for micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) as a part of its efforts to support the country’s economic recovery.BI Governor Perry Warjiyo said Tuesday that banks could use sovereign debt papers they held as underlying assets for repurchase agreements (repo) with the central bank to get fresh funds.Indonesian banks owned Rp 886 trillion (US$59.77 billion) in government bonds and could transact Rp 563.6 trillion worth with the central bank should they need liquidity. The remaining Rp 330.2 trillion is reserved for banks to maintain their liquidity needs.last_img read more

Humble brick and tile style a solid investment

first_imgThe home at 14 Payne St, Clontarf.A SOLID three-bedroom home has sold before auction in Clontarf as the spring selling season kicks off in the area.Marketing agent Jonathan Gordon of Ray White Redcliffe said 14 Payne St sold for $463,700 in the first week it was marketed. “It sold to investors who saw it online and thought it was just what they were looking for — a solid brick and tile property,” he said. “The home attracted a lot of interest. We had about 11 inspections in the first week. “Interest was driven by a combination of the property being a good, solid house, which represented a solid investment, and also the timing. More from newsLand grab sees 12 Sandstone Lakes homesites sell in a week21 Jun 2020Tropical haven walking distance from the surf9 Oct 2019The home at 14 Payne St, Clontarf.“The spring selling season is upon us now and things are starting to heat up.”Mr Gordon said buyers were an even mix of investors and owner-occupiers. “It had a good sized yard and was a good size internally, which appealed to families,” he said. The local agent said the Clontarf market was performing well. “It’s a really good area because it’s so close to the bridge for those who work off the Peninsula,” he said. “The whole area is growing a lot and more people are moving to the area.”last_img read more

Today show host Karl Stefanovic and pregnant wife Jasmine buy stunning Noosa beach pad

first_imgThe Stefanovics will be spending plenty of time on this back deck.Mike Hay and Rachel Sellman of Century 21 Conolly Hay Group negotiated the sale of the property, which has views of the ocean from every room, modern appointments and a resort-style pool.Mr Hay also declined to comment on the sale.The property is only 200m from a dog-friendly beach, where the couple can take their pooch, Chance the Yapper.The ocean views from the pool at the Sunshine Beach house. It’s no secret the Stefanovics are fans of the Noosa region, having celebrated New Year’s Eve with family there this year, when they were spotted together on the beach.The couple has also just been revealed as the new tenants of a harbourside home on Sydney’s north shore, with a home cinema, wine cellar and private dock.Property records show they are paying an estimated $2900 a week for the $5.75 million, four-bedroom house. Home security fears spike due to COVID-19 This home has a floating bedroom above its pool Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 3:08Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -3:08 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenHow will COVID-19 compare to other market downturns03:08 Karl Stefanovic kisses wife, Jasmine, on the beach in Noosa earlier this year. Picture: BACKGRID Australia. MORE: Home security fears spike due to COVID-19 Karl and Jasmine Stefanovic at a function earlier this year. Picture supplied.The stunning four-bedroom, four-bathroom home is in one of Sunshine Beach’s most expensive streets — Seaview Terrace, where a home down the road is on sale for $20 million.The beach pad will be the perfect place to relax with a newborn baby, with Jasmine, 36, due to give birth to the couple’s first child in a matter of weeks. Stefanovic declined to comment about the purchase when contacted by The Courier-Mail, but a source close to the Today show host said he had always wanted a home in Queensland for the future and planned to spend as much time there as possible when the new baby arrived.center_img Tom Offermann Real Estate principal Tom Offermann said the area — North Sunshine Beach — had the appeal of being bordered by Noosa National Park, and a beautiful beach that finished at Lions Head, a rocky outcrop on the border of the National Park.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus9 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market9 hours ago“Since COVID-19 lockdowns began, we have sold properties very close by at 9 Kiamba Ct and 3 Maher Terrace, and just down the same road from the house Karl bought is 46 Seaview Terrace, which is on two allotments and formerly owned by Pat and Lara Rafter and now available for $20 million,” Mr Offermann said.Karl Stefanovic and his pregnant wife Jasmine have bought this house in Sunshine Beach. ‘Self-iso specials’ spruiked amid outrage Karl Stefanovic and his pregnant wife Jasmine have bought this house in Sunshine Beach.TELEVISION host Karl Stefanovic and his heavily pregnant wife, Jasmine, have forked out $3.6 million for a luxurious beach house in their home state, where they plan to spend a lot more time this year.The Queenslanders are the latest high-profile couple to invest in Noosa, which continues to attract cashed-up buyers from across the country and around the world. RELATED: Inside Karl Stefanovic’s insane waterfront mansion Karl and his ex-wife Cassandra Thorburn sold their waterfront home in Sydney’s Mosman in August last year.It was listed for three weeks with a $9 million-$10 million guide, but sold for a price understood to be above $9 million. Karl Stefanovic and wife Jasmine at the second round match between Ash Barty of Australia and Polona Hercog of Slovenia in the 2020 Australian Open. The view from inside the Sunshine Beach house.The couple settled on the property months before they announced their split and eventual divorce in 2017.Karl returned as co-host of Channel 9’s Today show this year after a controversial departure in 2018.last_img read more

Work fears if cannabis legal

first_imgTwo thirds of construction industry members worried about the effects of cannabis law reformStuff 11 August 2019Family First Comment: “As soon as you use the word ‘legal’ the perception is that it’s OK to do it.”Anyone knows that – except the Government and the Druggie Foundation.Construction industry figures say recruitment of the already under-resourced sector will worsen if cannabis is legalised.A Civil Contractors NZ annual report highlighted legalised cannabis as an issue looming over the sector with two thirds of nearly 90 respondents saying it would negatively impact their business.Civil Contractors NZ chief Peter Silcock said businesses were already struggling with staff recruitment “due to substance abuse” and legal weed would “make it even harder”.Founder of workplace drug testing company Workcare, Karl Hardy, “100 per cent” expected to see drug related recruitment issues worsen in the event of legalisation.“As soon as you use the word ‘legal’ the perception is that it’s OK to do it.”Around 70 per cent of its positive tests results were for cannabis, he said.New Zealand has a construction worker short fall in the tens of thousands while also plagued by a housing shortage, particularly in the main centres.Managing director of Robert Lax Max recruitment, Pat Quin, believes the industry is right to be concerned, specifically about cannabis. He said companies could face legal challenges if staff are dismissed over a failed test that may relate to cannabis smoked weeks prior.READ MORE: up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.last_img read more

3 nabbed for illegal gambling

first_imgPolice chanced upon them playing tong-its around 12:30 p.m. on March 23,it added. Recovered from the suspects were P440 cashand a set of playing card. They were Mary Cris Sara, 29; NrixoLibo-on, 59; and Victor Villarin, 47, a police report showed. Quintin Salas, Jaro district. center_img ILOILO City – Police arrested threepersons engaging in illegal gambling in Barangay  They were taken to the Jaro policestation. Charges will be filed against them./PNlast_img