Panama: More than 1,300 kilos of cocaine seized in Caribbean

first_img PANAMA CITY – Panamanian authorities seized 1,362 kilos (3,003 pounds) of cocaine stacked in an abandoned speedboat in Cocoyé, a beach in the Caribbean, the National Aeronaval Service said on Aug. 20. The alleged narco-traffickers abandoned the speedboat when they saw the police approaching, according to National Aeronaval Service Deputy Commissioner Jorge Yanis. “There were no detainees because the suspects left during the night hours, jumping to the beach and leaving [the narcotics] behind,” Yanis said. Authorities found 57 packages of cocaine in the boat and two other speedboats nearby. Yanis said the narcotics were probably bound for the United States. The seizure occurred after Colombian authorities alerted Panama to a suspicious speedboat departing from the Urabá gulf, in the Colombian Caribbean, which borders Panama. So far this year, Panamanian law agents have seized 22 tons of narcotics. [AFP (Panama), 20/08/2012; Prensa.com (Panama), 20/08/2012] By Dialogo August 21, 2012last_img read more

Brentwood Armed Home Invasion Victim Pistol-whipped

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Suffolk County police are investigating an armed home invasion in Brentwood that ended with a victim being pistol-whipped on New Year’s Eve.Two men, one of whom was armed with a gun, entered a Brentwood Parkway home through a window, demanded money from a victim inside and hit the victim with the gun before fleeing with money at 3:15 a.m. Dec. 31, police said.It was unclear whether the victim was injured. There were neither any arrests nor descriptions of the suspects.Third Squad detectives are continuing the investigation.last_img read more

Creating a sales and service culture

first_imgA sales and service culture is an environment in which everybody at a financial institution is motivated and well-equipped to present products to borrowers that benefit them on an individual level. The institution moves beyond viewing its customers transactionally and encourages its employees to treat all product offerings as personalized opportunities to better serve the people they engage.Products Customers Actually NeedInstead of blindly offering customers the ‘product of the month,’ members of a sales and service culture recognize the importance of individual relationships at the point of sale. All stakeholders at the financial institution are involved in creating relationships, asking questions, finding out what’s important to the customers, and identifying what’s going on in their lives. This allows institutions to encourage their staff to be relationship-oriented instead of forcing them into a sales role, which is a critical distinction for many loan officers at financial institutions. When employees understand that they can offer education and products that benefit their customers in meaningful ways, they are more likely to offer them to everyone.Results Financial Institutions WantFinancial institutions are often reluctant to incorporate non-interest income products into their portfolios out of fear that becoming sales-oriented will drive borrowers away. However, when a sales and service culture becomes a top-down part of an institution’s DNA, offering additional products becomes part of that institution’s commitment to delivering exceptional customer service. Instead of viewing extended coverage products as one-size-fits-all solutions aimed at increasing revenue, financial institutions can tailor their offerings to the individual customer, which leads to improved relationships and increased revenue opportunities. In a true sales and service culture, offering products is the norm, not an anomaly—and neither the loan officers nor the customers are surprised by the open conversation about what products would benefit the borrower. continue reading » 5SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Data breach hit 60 Kimpton Hotels locations

first_imgKimpton Hotels admitted on Wednesday that a data breach affected 60 of its 62 locations this year, after first announcing it would investigate the apparent breach in July.KrebsOnSecurity, which was the first to notify Kimpton of the breach, had originally estimated more than 20 locations were affected.The breach affected cards used at the 60 hotels and restaurants between Feb. 16 and July 7. It is not yet clear how many cards were affected.Kimpton joins a growing list of recently breached hotels, including Trump Hotels, Hilton, Mandarin Oriental, White Lodging, Starwood Hotels and Hyatt. Most of the incidents involved point-of-sale malware.NAFCU continues to push for a strong national data security standard for retailers through the “Data Security Act” (H.R. 2205/S. 961), which would hold retailers to the same standards credit unions already follow under the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act and institute consumer notification requirements. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Co-Lab CU branch of the future concept – Take a virtual tour!

first_img continue reading » In light of accelerating industry trends and the COVID-19 pandemic, we gave ourselves a challenge: Create a unique credit union concept and build our own vision for the branch of the future from the ground up. Introducing Co-Lab Credit Union!The member experience comes first and foremost, and an open, welcoming design allows members to come in and bank on their own terms. The space supports conversational member interactions as well as private conversations, and the space can be quickly reconfigured for different branching models, after hour events, and to adapt to disruptive events such as COVID-19.The digital experience is integrated into the branch environment as well, with touchscreen tables for new member onboarding and ITMs pulled into the center of the branch for more natural digital transactions.The entire branch, including back-of-house, fully supports the wellbeing of members and staff and demonstrates a commitment to the mission of people helping people in every way possible. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Allsop defies high street gloom with £140m sale

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Gabriel Magalhaes left stunned by Mikel Arteta ahead of Arsenal transfer

first_img Coral BarrySaturday 22 Aug 2020 1:27 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link14.2kShares Comment Arteta has swayed Gabriel (Picture: Getty)Arteta is working with a limited transfer budget, but Gabriel will represent a major purchase for the London club.The deal is believed to be worth in the region of £27million, but Arteta was desperate to strengthen a wayward backline.A new centre-back was high on Arteta’s agenda and a new forward is also on the head coach’s check list. MORE: Lyon midfielder Houssem Aouar wants Juventus move over Arsenal and Manchester CityMORE: Arsenal confirm signing of Salah-Eddine from FeyenoordFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page. Gabriel Magalhaes left stunned by Mikel Arteta ahead of Arsenal transfer Gabriel has a host of suitors (Picture: Getty)Gabriel Magalhaes was reportedly left stunned by Mikel Arteta’s persistence during talks about a potential switch to Arsenal.The Lille defender appears set to join Arsenal despite interest from Napoli and a late enquiry from Manchester United.Gabriel was asked by United to hold off on committing to Arsenal, but the player has grown tired of the transfer saga and has made a definitive decision on his future.Italian outlet Corriere Dello Sport claim Gabriel has been massively swayed by Arteta and Napoli are resigned to missing out on the centre-back.ADVERTISEMENTArsenal and Arteta have constantly been on the phone to Gabriel in a bid to complete the transfer quickly.AdvertisementAdvertisementGabriel has been left ‘stunned’ by Arteta’s insistence and it appears the Gunners’ pitch appears to have been decisive.The Brazilian will become Arsenal’s second summer signing after the Gunners secured the signature of former Chelsea attacker Willian last week. Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Abandoned Brisbane riverfront home is squatters delight

first_img MORE REAL ESTATE STORIES SEE WHAT ELSE IS FOR SALE IN MOGGILL Planning a Halloween party? This venue is pre-decorated.But with 10 years’ experience in real estate, Mr Webster has no illusions about the property’s real charm. The property is almost in Bellbowrie and a four minute drive to the Bellbowrie shopping plaza.“It’s the land that people are really interested in,” he said.With 1.14 hectares of riverfront just 20 minutes from the retail hub of Indooroopilly, the sale is being touted as a ‘Riverfront Goldmine’. Home with $14K bathtub for sale There’s more than 400sq m of under roof area in this 1960s house.“This is a house that’s right up my alley,” Brisbane Real Estate Indooroopilly agent Brian Webster said.“I’ve never had a house like this.” Suburbs where back yards are shrinking The block of land was purchased in 1959 and the architecturally-designed house on a suspended slab was built in 1962. An elevated, flood-free ridgetop with views of the Brisbane River was chosen as the home site. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus11 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market11 hours agoOne of two internal stairwells at 128 Weekes Rd, Moggill.While the layout is hard to define there are two bedrooms downstairs with two bathrooms.Upstairs has at least four bedrooms, a lounge area and two further bathrooms.There is a kitchen on each level and two stairwells.The owners lived in the house for the first four years.It was rented out when the family moved to New Zealand and after a couple of years was left untenanted.In the 50 years since then, the house has fallen victim to decay and neglect and is currently uninhabitable. The property is built on a ridgetop overlooking the Brisbane River.A fire started in one of the bathrooms and spread to a wing of the house but caused no structural damage.The property will go to auction on November 2 at 11.30am. FOLLOW DEBRA BELA ON TWITTER This abandoned house at 128 Weekes Rd, Moggill is going to auction for the first time in 60 years.ABANDONED for half a century, this once palatial home has been set on fire, ransacked by squatters and is riddled with graffiti.The skeleton of a Holden Kingswood has trees growing through the engine and the building looks like a haunted school conjured for Stephen King’s amusement. A funky garden ornament at 128 Weekes Rd, Moggill.As interest grows ahead of its November 2 auction and building inspections confirm it is still structurally sound, buyers are testing their nerve. Do they live with the ghouls of 128 Weekes Rd, Moggill and restore its mid-century modernism? Or do they plan to demolish the demons with the house and start afresh?last_img read more

Claims schoolgirls targeted by pimps

first_imgNewstalk ZB 5 September 2013Claims today that schoolgirls as young as 14 in South Auckland are being targeted by pimps offering them money to satisfy clients who like young girls.New Zealand First’s social policy spokeswoman Asenati Lole-Taylor says some of the girls have been hit on while they’re walking to school and they’ve complained to her party.Ms Lole-Taylor says the Government doesn’t want to legislate against street prostitution which she says is failing the community, council and the police.She says South Auckland and Christchurch are the worst hit areas with one councillor in the southern city paying for “no street walker” signs himself for Manchester Street.http://www.newstalkzb.co.nz/auckland/news/nbpol/1934857743-claims-schoolgirls-targeted-by-pimpslast_img read more

Georgetown faces tough test vs No. 12 Seton Hall

first_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNo. 12 Seton Hall (16-5, 8-1) vs. Georgetown (13-9, 3-6)Capital One Arena, Washington; Wednesday, 8:30 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: No. 12 Seton Hall presents a tough challenge for Georgetown. Georgetown has won two of its five games against ranked opponents this season. Seton Hall came up short in a 74-62 game at home to Xavier on Saturday. February 4, 2020 ___For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com Georgetown faces tough test vs No. 12 Seton Hallcenter_img SAVVY VETERANS: Senior leadership has been on display for both of these teams. Omer Yurtseven, Jagan Mosely and Terrell Allen have combined to score 40 percent of Georgetown’s points this season and 48 percent of the team’s points over its last five games. For Seton Hall, Myles Powell, Quincy McKnight and Romaro Gill have collectively accounted for 52 percent of the team’s total scoring, including 63 percent of all Pirates points over their last five.FACILITATING THE OFFENSE: McKnight has made or assisted on 46 percent of all Seton Hall field goals over the last five games. The senior guard has accounted for 21 field goals and 35 assists in those games.SIGNIFICANCE OF 66: Georgetown is 0-7 when its offense scores 66 points or fewer. Seton Hall is a perfect 11-0 when it holds opponents to 66 or fewer points and has allowed 65 points per game over its last three.STREAK STATS: Seton Hall has won its last four road games, scoring 79.3 points, while allowing 71.5 per game.DID YOU KNOW: Georgetown is ranked second among Big East teams with an offensive rebound percentage of 33.7 percent. The Hoyas have averaged 12.3 offensive boards per game. Associated Press last_img read more