What surprises will be revealed at the State of the City…

first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Surprise?….No, I think the Kat is already out of the bag. Reply TAGSHighland ManorMayor Joe KilsheimerState of the City Previous articleApopka Christmas Parade promises joyful sounds and a Merry ChristmasNext articleConstruction program opens doors for inmates seeking fresh start Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your name here December 9, 2017 at 12:12 am Reply 10 COMMENTS Mama Mia December 8, 2017 at 7:07 pm I don’t know about these so-called “surprises”…sometimes I don’t like surprises, as they give me anxiety. I hear the mayor laughing under his breath and Commissioner Velazquez laughing low- key too on the audio, about these surprises to come. If Santa Claus makes an entrance at the state of the city address, the surprise is fine….but otherwise, I am leery of their surprises! The last time they surprised us residents…..we got an increase on our water, sewer, and re-use utility bill annually for the next 5 years…… December 11, 2017 at 10:30 am Reply Reply Mama Mia Reply Mama Mia December 11, 2017 at 10:32 am Reply Reply Mama Mia December 11, 2017 at 10:17 am A storm is moving in right now. I hear the thunder. Hope there’s not a tornado warning. Lightning back toward Eustis, and very keen lightning…. the thunder is getting louder now. Band of possible tornado threats, and a storm of heavy rain, lightning, and nickel sized hail was shown earlier on tv and it was way north of Apopka moving west toward the east….now the heavy rain has started here right now, and my dog is getting concerned and worried….our chandelier is flickering on and off….the winds are picking up quickly…I don’t know if this is going to be bad or not…it is coming up so quickly…. Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate It is nuttier than a fruitcake for Mayor Kilsheimer to give his State of the City address at Highland Manor at the early-bird hour of 8 am…..why not have it at a different time? Working people are heading to work, or already at work, at that time of day on a weekday, and others that are older, or retired, don’t care to crawl out of their warm beds to head out into the cold, way before 8 am, and to get up in time to allow for getting dressed, have breakfast, and then to head out to go to the Highland Manor, fighting the traffic of those heading to work, to hear the mayor’s starry-eyed visions of “a quality- of- life improved Apopka” or what I like to refer to as “his lot of hot air” speech. Like most things, it depends on who you ask.Apopka Mayor Joe Kilsheimer will attempt to answer that question when he delivers the State of the City address on Tuesday, December 12th at 8AM at the Highland Manor, 604 E. Main Street in Apopka.“It’s a look-back and a look-ahead,” said Kilsheimer. “It sums up the past year and tells residents what to expect in the coming year.”Kilsheimer announced the State of the City at Wednesday’s City Council meeting and promised “surprises”. Those surprises will not be known until Tuesday when Kilsheimer takes the stage and delivers this historic speech. The content, surprises, and announcements will be unveiled then.This is the second State of the City address delivered by Kilsheimer, who is also the author of the speech. Last year he spoke for 35 minutes, laying out his accomplishments while in office and his vision for the future. The approximately 5,000-word address touched on several issues including business in Apopka, municipal government, public safety, city finances, grants, economic development, The City Center, The Highland Manor, growth, education, and even the environment. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Mama Mia Mama Mia Why the Highland Manor anyway? Is this the location of where the first micro-brewery in Apopka will be, there at Highland Manor? If so, the mayor didn’t have to amend the liquor laws for that there, as they already serve alcohol there…… December 8, 2017 at 10:56 pm The Anatomy of Fear Maybe I will come to the State of the City address. Maybe I will cut the mayor off in his speech at 4 minutes, and tell him his time is up…..or do like Randy Travis, the country singer, in his drunken rant to the cops on his arrest video… and tell the Mayor, like Randy Travis told the cop, ” I reckon you outta just shut up” …..lol Mama Mia December 8, 2017 at 9:52 pm December 11, 2017 at 10:20 am I wanna know how many houses is enough ? traffic jams everywhere , having to wait at traffic lights until they have changed two or three times to get through them , car wrecks ,no parking places ,when is it going to end ? and now a couple of thousand more homes going up out near Kelly Park Rd . that will impact the city. Is someone getting a kick back ??? Reply Joe King What’s he gonna tell us, how he is going to save us if he is re-elected from all the carp he had pulled getting us in this situation he caused, Now after all these years trying to besmirch our good reputation and bring in bars that we don’t need or want, their are enough eating establishments in the city that serve alcohol with food , no bars needed. Mama Mia James1958 December 10, 2017 at 11:35 am I’ll pass on his speech…..not worth to me! Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter December 9, 2017 at 6:01 am Please enter your comment! What is the state of Apopka? Why did the mayor not give his State of the City address at City Hall council chambers? Oh, I guess it is going to be soooo long and rambling, on and on forever…..Oh well, the spirits within the walls of the old McBride Home will hear his speech, if no other people do, other than maybe those early bird people out and about searching for 7 am alcohol, and a handful of his faithful cronies, or those running for council seats themselves…… Reply You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Reply last_img read more

Press conference held after fourteen men arrested following Michaels Barr’s funeral in Strabane

first_img Previous articleMan described in court as Donegals number one drug supplierNext articleRyan Rainey sign’s a new deal with Wolves admin Twitter Homepage BannerNews Google+ WhatsApp WhatsApp Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Facebook 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Facebook Google+ Twittercenter_img By admin – May 5, 2016 Press conference held after fourteen men arrested following Michaels Barr’s funeral in Strabane Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Pinterest Following the arrest of fourteen men after a paramilitary style funeral in Strabane Superintendent Mark McEwan of the PSNI said their response was ‘appropriate and proportionate.’They were arrested after a police operation following the funeral of Michael Barr in Strabane who was shot dead in Dublin on April 25.Speaking at a press conference in Strand Road police station this afternoon Superintendent McEwan said there had been ‘a public commentary’ indicating that Michael Barr was connected to what he described as ‘a violent republican dissident group the New IRA.’He said the police carried out an operation in line with that and following’ a paramilitary style display’ 15 men were arrested for terrorist related offences.Defending the operation the Superintendent said that the police would act where they suspected ‘criminal activity.’He said that sometimes police gathered evidence to be used later and other times they acted.He said: “Every police operation has to be sensitive to the community.”Denying that today;s operation was in response to political pressure Superintendent McEwan said: “We don’t respond to political pressure but we are cognizant of it just as we are cognizant of the feelings of the wider community.”It is believed that the six of the men arrested are from the Derry area, five from Tyrone and three from Dublin.They are being held in Musgrave Street in Belfast for questioning. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry last_img read more

JCA hosting biennial art exhibition

first_img Published 3:00 am Saturday, August 1, 2015 Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson By Secrets Revealed Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Book Nook to reopen On Saturday night, Aug. 8, the Johnson Center will host the Sock Hop at The Studio from 7 p.m. until. The Fabulous Shades will be the featured band.“Most members of the Shades are from Troy so they have a large fan base,” Pritchett said. “They play danceable music from the 1960s and 1970s and that’s the kind of music that is perfect for sock hopping. So, we invite everyone who loves the sixties kind of music and loves to dance or just sit and listen to join us for the Sock Hop at the Studio on August 8.Sips on the Square will have a cash bar at the Sock Hop.Tickets for the Sock Hop are $20 or $15 for Johnson Center members. Tables for eight are $150 and may be purchased at the Johnson Center for the Arts at 300 East Walnut St. or by calling 334-670-2287.The Johnson Center for the Arts is open from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Wednesday through Friday and until 3 p.m. on Saturday. Admission is free. Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day You Might Like Bush Memorial holds last Day of VBS (photos) MESSENGER PHOTO/COURTNEY PATTERSONBush Memorial Baptist Church held its final day of The Journey Off the Map Vacation Bible School Friday,… read more This Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s… Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Email the author “Celebrating Contemporary Art in Alabama: The Biennial 2015” opens at the Johnson Center for the Arts today as one of the art center’s most popular exhibitions.A variety of media by 43 top Alabama arts will be featured in the Johnson Center’s fourth biennial exhibit and will fill all eight galleries of the art center.“We are extremely pleased to have the artwork of 43 of Alabama’s top artists on exhibit under one roof,” said Vicki Pritchett, Johnson Center executive director. “The featured artists are current and past recipients of prestigious Visual Arts and Fine Crafts Fellowships from the Alabama State Council on the Arts. Several of the artists have received the award more than one time. This is a very prestigious group of artists.” Latest Stories By Jaine Treadwell JCA hosting biennial art exhibition Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Sponsored Content Skip “It is always fun to meet the artists and interesting to hear them talk about their artwork and their inspiration for it,” Pritchett said. “These 43 participating artists are not just highly recognized here in Alabama but all around the country. We are honored to have them here and are expecting ‘Celebrating Contemporary Art in Alabama: The Biennial 2015’ to be a very popular exhibit.”Pritchett said the exhibition is sponsored in part by the Alabama State Council on the Arts with support from the National Endowment of the Arts.“With their support, we are able to bring outstanding art exhibits like this to the Johnson Center,” she said. “We are most appreciative of ASCA’s support.”The opening reception for “The Biennial 2015” will be the culminating event of a fun-filled arts weekend sponsored by the Johnson Center for the Arts. Print Article The artists are from 15 Alabama counties and represent a wide variety of media and themes.“Media in the exhibition run the gamut from paintings and sculptures to photography, installations, textiles, forged metal, clay and basketry,” Pritchett said. “The exhibit features three local artists, Walter Black, Duane Paxson and Larry Percy along with 40 other artists, most of whom have exhibited at the Johnson Center previously.”The artists will be honored at an opening reception from 2 until 4 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 9 and the public is invited.last_img read more

Hayley Jane Welcomes Members Of Twiddle, moe., & More At The Adirondack Independence Music Festival

first_img***Tickets Are On Sale Now!***Brooklyn Comes Alive is now offering single day tickets, as well as a ticket payment plan for as low as $30/month. When checking out, just select “Monthly payments with Affirm” as your payment method. To find out more about ticketing, VIP options, and lodging, head to the festival website.[cover photo by Marcy Duniga] Hayley Jane & The Primates had an action-packed performance at The Adirondack Independence Music Festival in Lake George NY on Sunday. Their 75-minute set welcomed a multitude of special guests, including members of Twiddle, moe., Mike Gordon Band, and Funky Dawgs Brass Band. The first surprise of the set came during “Mama” and “Man Acrylic,” featuring Mike Gordon Band percussionist Craig Myers. Later on in the set, Mihali Savoulidis of Twiddle and Vinnie Amico of moe. came through for an extended version of “I Can Do It,” which you can watch in the video below. To close the set, Funky Dawgz Brass Band saxophonist Tommy Weeks added flavor to “Make It Alright.”Setlist: Hayley Jane & The Primates | The Adirondack Independence Music Festival | 9/3/17In My Mind, We Found Out, Garden Of Eden, Mama*, Man Acrylic*, Lose You, Cosmic Katrina, I Can Do It**, Hurricane Jane, Make It Alright***, Madeline > Creatures*w/ Craig Myers on percussion**w/ Mihali Savoulidis on guitar and Vinnie Amico on drums***2/ Tommy Weeks on saxophoneHayley Jane brilliantly heightens the energy when she joins a band as a special guest, and that was proven continuously throughout the day at The Adirondack Independence Music Festival. Hayley Jane joined Barika for an improvised version of Rob Base‘s “Joy And Pain,” Gratefully Yours for a soulful rendition of “Tennessee Jed,” and closed out the festival with Twiddle for a cover of “What I Got” by Sublime.Check out Twiddle’s set below, as uploaded by edmund.edwards:Hayley Jane is hosting a sold-out music/yoga retreat called “Unleash Your Wild Woman” this weekend in Vermont. Hayley Jane and The Primates perform next at Wormtown Music Festival in Greenfield MA. The band’s new album, We’re Here Now, drops on September 29th.For fans of Hayley Jane and Vinnie Amico, don’t miss them at this month’s Brooklyn Comes Alive on September 23 & 24. Hayley Jane will lead a tribute to female rockers of the 1990s, dubbed Bitch!, where she’ll be backed by Tim Palmieri, Chris DeAngelis, and Adrian Tramontano from Kung Fu and Richard James of Pink Talking Fish. Hayley Jane will also join Jason Hann (String Cheese Incident) and Todd Stoops (RAQ, Electric Beethoven) for a wild drum-and-keys project, dubbed Oktopus.Brooklyn Comes Alive Announces Supergroup Formations, Daily LineupsVinnie Amico will participate in a tribute to the Allman Brothers Band, alongside his bandmate Al Schnier, Scott Sharrard (Gregg Allman Band), Nate Werth (Snarky Puppy, Ghost Note), GAB bassist Brett Bass, with special guests Eric Krasno (Lettuce, Soulive), Rob Compa (Dopapod), Roosevelt Collier, Brandon “Taz” Niederauer, and more. Vinnie and Schnier will also be teaming up with Mike Gantzer, Dave Loss, Evan McPhaden, and Rob Houk of Buffalo’s Aqueous for an unforgettable set of moe. songs, Aqueous songs, and choice covers, dubbed “moe.queous.”Inspired by the vibrant musical communities of Brooklyn and New Orleans, Brooklyn Comes Alive is set to take place across three venues in Williamsburg, Brooklyn (Brooklyn Bowl, Schimanski, Music Hall of Williamsburg) on September 23rd and 24th. The unique homegrown event puts the focus on the musicians, curating dream team collaborations, tributes, and artist passion projects for two full days of incredible music both new and old.The 2017 lineup is set to include hand-selected band lineups featuring all-star musicians like John Scofield, George Porter Jr. (The Meters), Bernard Purdie, Joel Cummins, Ryan Stasik, and Kris Myers (Umphrey’s McGee), Aron Magner and Marc Brownstein (The Disco Biscuits), Mike Greenfield and Jesse Miller (Lotus), Jason Hann (String Cheese Incident), Alan Evans (Soulive), Cyril Neville (Neville Brothers), Henry Butler, Jon Cleary, Michael League, Chris Bullock, Robert “Sput” Searight, and Bob Lanzetti (Snarky Puppy), Jennifer Hartswick and Natalie Cressman (Trey Anastasio Band), and scores of others!last_img read more

Five Things to Consider When Buying Your First Server

first_imgWhether you are a small office or a global enterprise, a server is the lifeblood of your business – that’s why finding the right one is essential. As your business expands, you may be considering server options to help your employees collaborate, share tools and information. Maybe you’re concerned about data that needs to be secured, or you’re thinking about what type of solution you will need in the long run. Choosing the best server for you and your business can seem like a difficult process, but really, it’s a lot simpler than you think.First, ask yourself, “What are my business goals? What type of IT solution do I need to address my requirements? How will this server benefit me?” Essentially, consider how will you be using this server. Some common uses for servers are web hosting, email, and print. If you can align your business and IT requirements, you do not have to worry about being held back as your business grows.To help get you started in your search, here are 5 tips to consider when you start looking at servers:1. What Server Fits Best for You?In order to answer this question, you must ask yourself some simple, but important questions during your server selection such as, “What business goals do I want my server to accomplish? How much office space do I have available?” Servers come in different shapes and sizes that are categorized into racks, towers, and modular. Always keep in mind that one size does NOT fit all.Rack Servers are designed to be installed within a rack chassis that holds multiple servers on top of each other. These are great if you want to be prepared to scale your business and want to consolidate IT.Tower Servers are built for stand-alone operations and occupy the least amount of floor space. They can fit underneath or on top of a desk. These also make great first servers because they offer plenty of power and are similar to a desktop computer. However, they do take up more room when it comes to expanding.Modular Servers allow for multiple servers to be housed in a given chassis and offer shared IT resources to manage dynamic workloads.2. How Will You Be Utilizing Your Server?You’ll need to know what primary tasks you’ll be performing and then determine what hardware you’ll need to consider so you get the most out of your server.Will you be needing to print and/or use email, or do you have databases or business applications? The type of applications will determine the type of processor, memory, and storage capacity you’ll need.Another piece to think about is having hot-swappable components in your server. We live in a world where we are always on the go and can’t afford to have server downtime. Having hot-swappable hard drives or power supplies will allow you to replace a piece of hardware without the need to power down. You can continue to run the server and keep working without interruption.3. What is Your Budget?Servers are available in a range of price points depending on the specificity of your workload. It’s up to you to determine what workload to run on your server. Make sure you consider your business long-term. In the long run, a more efficient server will reduce your total cost of ownership. Consider a server that will be able to adapt to your growing needs and future technology changes. Having scalability offers potential savings, plus you’ll have the most up-to-date hardware.For example, one-socket servers are great for a small or growing business. Did you know, according to a Gartner analysis, “By 2021, dedicated x86 single-socket servers will be able to address 80% of the workloads in use in enterprise data centers, up from 20% in 2018.[1]” These servers will be able to complete your tasks at a high-performance level.4. Are You Anticipating Future Growth?Speaking of scalability, think about how many people access the network now and, how much space and power you use today. Then think about how much that will change in the next 6 months, a year, or even 5 years. You want your server to be able to grow with you and adapt to your needs.Why should you consider a product that is easily scalable? Because it will impact your total cost of ownership and business. Scaling late in the game may require the need to purchase more servers than originally expected. The same goes for with the software that’s available. If you don’t have a way to handle these updates and increases, you may lose efficiency and the quality of service may suffer. You want something that will grow with you and not hold you back.5. How Will You Protect Your Data?Security is a huge risk for all businesses. You can’t afford to leave your data vulnerable to security breaches, cyber threats, and other vicious virtual attacks. The average total cost of a data breach in the United States is $8.19 million.All Dell EMC servers are designed to be cyber-resilient and come with built-in security programs so you can easily automate.<span style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” data-mce-type=”bookmark” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>Your server plays a critical role in your business and selecting the right one can play a major role in your business growth and IT goals. If you seek reliable, affordable, and scalable servers, consider the one or two-socket Dell EMC PowerEdge rack or tower servers.Contact your small business technology advisor for more information at 877-BUY-DELL.Follow us and join the conversation on Twitter @DellEMCServers. [1] Tony Harvey, “Use Single-Socket Servers to Reduce Costs in the Data Center”, December 5thlast_img read more

Cops: Parents Left Children Home Alone Without Food, Heat for 6 Days

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Suffolk County police Wednesday arrested two parents who allegedly left their four kids, including a 4-year-old, home alone without food or heat for nearly a week while they disappeared to a nearby hotel, police said.Tulio Ayala, 34, and Maria Ayala, 31, were charged with four counts of endangering the welfare of a minor for leaving their children unsupervised at their Central Islip home on Dow Street from Feb. 7 to Feb. 12, police said.The absent parents were nabbed after concerned Central Islip Public Schools officials learned that the children—ages 4, 8, 13, and 15—were home alone without food or heat, police said.Investigators later discovered that the couple was staying at a nearby hotel, police said.They were both scheduled to be arraigned Thursday at First District Court in Central Islip.The children were released to a family member, police said.last_img read more

Cablevision Sued Over Wi-Fi Hotspots

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Cablevision System Corp.’s Optimum Wi-Fi Hotspots are putting customers’ electronic devices’ security at risk, slowing Internet speeds and increasing electric bills, a Brooklyn man claimed in a federal lawsuit filed last month.Paul Jensen filed the suit July 16 against the Bethpage-based cable company, which he alleged didn’t get his permission before allowing fellow subscribers to log on to the Web when they’re within range of his residential Optimum Smart Router signal, according to court papers. Cablevision called the action “frivolous.”“Cablevision never obtained authorization from its customers to use the customers’ household routers to broadcast additional Wi-Fi hotspots that are available to the public,” the suit claims. “As a result of this unauthorized use, Cablevision is…externalizing its costs for this project onto its customers…compromising the speed of the customers’ Internet access and…subjecting its customers to increased security risks.”Comcast, the nation’s largest cable company, is reportedly facing a similar lawsuit filed by the same attorneys representing Jensen: Joseph Bates of Arkansas-based Carney Bates & Pulliam, PLLC; Gillian Wade of California-based Milstein Adelman, LLP; plus Brian Ku, Louis Mussman and M. Ryan Casey of Florida-based Ku & Mussman, P.A. They are seeking class-action status in both cases.Cablevision, the fifth-largest cable company in the country, suggested that the suit is a jobs program for the legal team in a statement to Courthouse News, which first reported the suit.“Our customers love having access to Optimum WiFi both in and out of the home, and this frivolous lawsuit appears to be the result of plaintiffs’ attorneys looking for something to do,” Cablevision said in the statement. “For more than 40 years, privacy and security have been of paramount importance to Cablevision, and all Optimum Wi-Fi access points provide both convenient and secure wireless broadband connections for our customers.”Aside from allegedly making it easier for hackers to gain access to their customers’ electronic information in violation of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, Jensen’s suit also claims that tests show Cablevison’s Wi-Fi hotspots saddle customers with increased electric bills.“Engineers at Speedify, a technology company offering services to increase customers’ Internet connection speeds, have run tests on routers supplied to residential customers, which broadcast secondary Wi-Fi networks—exactly like those Cablevision supplies to its customers to establish its Optimum Wi-Fi Hotspots,” the suit said. “The test established that such devices do use more electricity than routers that only emit one Wi-Fi network, even if no one ever connects to the second Wi-Fi network, and thus the engineers concluded that companies engaging in such practices externalize millions of dollars in costs onto their unsuspecting customers in order to establish these Wi-Fi networks.”The suit was filed several months after Cabelvision launched Freewheel, a Wi-Fi-only voice, text and data service that offers an alternative to cell service providers—although the only device option currently available is a Moto G smartphone.Cabelvision has until Sept. 18 to file its initial response to the complaint with the court. The case is before Judge Leonard Wexler at Central Islip federal court.last_img read more

How To Remove A Cabinet Drawer With Alure Home Improvements

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Sponsored Content Brought To You By Alure Home ImprovementsAre you wondering how to remove your cabinet drawer? Well, wonder no more! Thanks to Doug Cornwell, chief operating officer of Alure Home Improvements, you will quickly learn all you need to know about how to properly remove a cabinet drawer. And, just as important, he’ll instruct you on the right way to put it back.You think it’s easy? Maybe it used to be, but not since progress made the life of the cabinet drawer far more complicated. Today, many modern drawers—especially those in higher-end cabinets and fancy furniture—have a pair of under-mounted drawer slides that are fully concealed in order to showcase the quality of the wooden drawers’ construction. These slides glide along tracks, also known as runners, which hold the slide’s rollers into place to promote smooth-running action.The old drawer assemblies didn’t rely on these advancements.“The way drawer runners are made today a lot of them are bottom-mount,” Cornwell explains.“You used to be able to just tilt it and pull it out,” he adds. “These actually have a connection underneath.”In this recent installment of Alure Home Improvements’ “60-Second Fix: How To Remove Your Cabinet Drawers,” Cornwell begins by reaching under the fully extended drawer with both hands.As the video shows, underneath the drawer are two orange locking devices. They are positioned on each runner near the front of the cabinet drawer. Their purpose is to prevent someone from unthinkingly opening the drawer so fast it slides all the way out and spills its contents on the floor by your feet. If it’s a kitchen drawer filled with knives, that removal can be a little dicey. So there’s a reason drawers have adopted this technology. But mastering the technique may take a few more moments of your precious time than you ever thought you’d spend on thinking about cabinet drawers.Thankfully, given his expertise, Cornwell makes it seem like a no-brainer. He tells you to grab these devices, grasp their handles in your fingers, and release their spring latches.“Once you click them,” he says, “that releases the drawer.”Click here to learn more about Alure Home ImprovementsTo return the drawer to its original position in the cabinet, first line up the two notches at the end of the drawer so the slides can rest snugly on the track runners.“Slowly push the drawer back in,” he says with a smile. “Push it all the way back in until she clicks—and then you’re locked on track.”last_img read more

Branch staff take center stage amid transformations

first_img continue reading » For many financial institutions, the teller line is no longer a line and a teller is no longer a teller.Technology, consumer preferences, and design changes have altered the way members obtain services at their credit union branch. And front-line employees have had to up their service game to keep pace, according to a recent CUNA Councils webinar.“Branch staff have to take center stage and be the member’s advisor,” says Jamie Eads, director of retail staffing at Bancography, a firm that offers branch planning, network optimization, and retail staffing services.Most institutions are shifting to the universal associate methodology, where front-line employees have a breadth of expertise on the vast majority of their credit union’s products and services. 2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Are credit unions as safe as banks right now?

first_img continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Every financial crisis comes with its share of conspiracy theories and fake news, but there’s one rumor I’ve been hearing over and over again over the last few weeks. There’s this idea that credit unions aren’t as safe as banks, and unfortunately, this is something people love to repeat. And it’s been growing in the wake of the current crisis.Let’s skip right to the point: credit unions are just as safe as banks — regardless of what your coworker or your cousin has to say about it.However, there are definitely some differences to be aware of.Credit Unions vs. Banks: How Your Money Is InsuredThe first thing to know and understand about banks and credit unions is that both insure your funds on deposit up to certain limits. When it comes to accounts with a regular bank, your funds are insured up to limits by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, which comes with government backing. With credit union accounts, on the other hand, funds are insured by the National Credit Union Share Insurance fund, which also has backing from the U.S. government.last_img read more