Finding ourselves drifting through August here in the States, there’s a definitive undercurrent of planning that happens as we all try to enjoy a little more summer. For parents, it means grabbing the required items for “back to school.” For kids and school-age athletes inspired by the 2016 Olympics, it means enduring rigorous conditioning in immense heat and humidity as they prepare for the start of their seasons.For many in the workforce, it means taking into account the goals we want to accomplish by the end of the year; reprioritizing, organizing and developing strategies to meet them.We know that reducing clutter is one of the most effective ways to promote momentum, but often taking the time to recognize where it is most hindering—and addressing it—seems daunting. Especially paperwork. It’s insidious in that it starts out as an integral driver to most operations (from permission slips to transcripts to admittance forms) but once it’s delivered its main offering—the data—paper’s shelf life in an organization can long outlast its usefulness, and actually increase risk in terms of retention requirements.It gets in the way (literally) of getting important work done. And it increases costs. continue reading » 8SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
Boxing legend Mike Tyson once famously said “Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the mouth.” Sound familiar for your community bank or credit union strategic plan?For most credit unions and community banks, this thought is extremely poignant when thinking about your strategic plan as it existed pre-coronavirus. More than likely, you had what you thought was a functional strategic plan that was serving your goals at some level until earlier this year when it took a vicious right uppercut from the coronavirus.So, there lies your community bank or credit union strategic plan, flat on the mat with the ref working into his ten-count. What are you going to do?Think like another great boxer (albeit from the world of fiction). Rocky Balboa remarked “… it ain’t about how hard you hit. It’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward; how much you can take and keep moving forward. That’s how winning is done!” 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 27-year-old man was shot dead in his hometown of Central Islip in the early morning hours of Labor Day, Suffolk County police said.Marcus Bohannon was walking south on Lowell Avenue Islip when he was shot at the corner of Ash Street at 12:45 a.m. Monday, police said.Bohannon was found lying in the street. He was pronounced dead at the scene after neighbors called police when they heard shots fired.Homicide Squad detectives are continuing the investigation and ask anyone with on this case to call them at 631-852-6392 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.
The captain emphasized a need for trust and respect between a community and its law enforcement, especially when addressing the need for changes to be made. TOWN OF DICKINSON (WBNG) — The Broome County Sheriff’s Office spoke on police reform Wednesday, a topic sweeping the nation. “We have to demonstrate to New York State that through our policies and procedures, and the way we handle everyday calls for service, that we’re being held to a higher standard,” she said. Recently Governor Andrew Cuomo has made a push for police reform across New York State, signing new legislation that will create more transparency and add requirements for police departments and sheriff’s office to go through. “[New York State is] tying the hands of law enforcement, leaving them impotent and (the police) have no power,” Newcomb said. “Ultimately how that’s going to result is anarchy in the streets.” “That’s not to say that there’s not room for change,” she said. “There’s always room for growth, there’s always ways to make things better.” However, Newcomb expressed concern over this legislation, and whether the Governor should’ve looked at policies a little closer. Newcomb added the BCSO hasn’t had many occurrences of excessive force issues, and cited the rigorous accreditation process the office goes through. Captain Kate Newcomb has been with the office since 1992, but in 2020 she knows change is coming. But Newcomb understands that paper isn’t the end all, be all. “Nothing can remain static. We all have to evolve and change,” Newcomb said. The captain told 12 News Sheriff David Harder met briefly with Broome County Executive Jason Garnar to open a dialogue about police reform, and change that could be made in our area.
Parlour says Arsenal need investment (Picture: DAZN)‘They need to send money,’ Parlour told Premier League Productions before Wednesday’s 2-1 win against Liverpool. ‘This summer is going to be really important that they do spend money. ‘But the problem that they do have is if you’re not playing European football, what player is going to want to go to Arsenal? ‘That’s the big dilemma facing Mikel Arteta in the transfer window.’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 CityAfter playing a 3-4-3 system in the north London derby, Arteta stuck with the formation for his side’s 2-1 win against Liverpool at the Emirates on Wednesday. Parlour believes the three at the back system suits Arsenal’s players and believes the Spaniard will stick with it moving forward. ‘I was a little bit shocked when they played Wolves that they went man-to- man really,’ said Parlour.‘They played three at the back as well so I was a little bit surprised when he did change it but certainty Kieran Tierney – who is going to be a top player on that left hand side – he has that energy to get up and down to defend as well. He’ll be important.‘Hector Bellerin it suits him on the right hand side. I think he might look at it [the system]. William Saliba will be coming into the club [too].MORE: Jamie Carragher makes huge claim over John Stones’ future during Manchester City’s clash with Bournemouth Advertisement ‘What player is going to want to join Arsenal?’ – Ray Parlour reveals Mikel Arteta’s ‘big dilemma’ this summer Mikel Arteta wants to invest in his squad (Picture: Getty)Arsenal hero Ray Parlour says Mikel Arteta has a ‘big dilemma’ on his hands this summer if the club are unable to offer players European football next term.The Gunners are battling for a Europa League spot and Wednesday’s 2-1 win against Liverpool has put Mikel Arteta’s men to within three points of Wolves in sixth.Arteta has been promised funds to invest in his side this summer but the level of his spending will be determined by where Arsenal finish and a fourth season outside of the Champions League will prohibit the Spaniard from spending big.How Arsenal finish the season could decide Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s future, as the Gabon international is pushing for a contract of £250,000-a-week and is keen on playing European football next term.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTBut Parlour believes it the club will have even bigger problems in the recruitment department if they’re unable to offer potential new signings European football. Comment Sean KearnsThursday 16 Jul 2020 12:26 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link743Shares Advertisement