Cattaraugus County Sheriff Alerts Residents Of Telephone Scam

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) Stock Image.LITTLE VALLEY – The Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Department has received several reports of a possible telephone scam during the last few days, according to County Sheriff Timothy Whitcomb.His office “has been receiving calls from area residents who have been contacted by an individual claiming to be from the gas and electric company” informing residents they are eligible for refunds for over paying their utility bills.The caller then asks several prompts that lead to seeking personal information.“We are warning the public this is a phone scam, do not give any personal information to anyone over the phone,” Whitcomb warned. last_img read more

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National Colombian Police and a unit of digital media experts are headed to Brazil’s 2014 World Cup

first_img The 2011 FIFA U-20 World Cup Championship in Colombia was a great challenge for the Colombian National Police. It involved deployment of tactical, technological, logistical and operational capabilities that allowed the institution to conduct and structure the Security Master Plan for the championship, with excellent results in security, trust, and satisfaction among delegations and people that attended this event. Many people praised the Colombian Police’s performance, including Mr. Joseph S. Blatter, President of the International Federation of Football Association (FIFA). Due to the capability shown during the development of major sporting events, the National Police became a benchmark for the security for Brazil’s World Cup 2014. The Colombian Police will participate in the most important soccer tournament in the world, which gathers the best teams and millions of fans. After 16 years, a and three World Cups, [Colombian coach José] Pekerman’s soccer team will arrive in Brazil to encourage more than 42 million citizens, while the institution will deploy a selection of experts and knowledge to accompany and guide the Colombian citizens traveling to the Brazilian host cities where the World Cup will be played. In response to the honorable invitation by the Brazilian Federal Police, the Colombian National Police will support the tricolored team in the World Cup, sending seven officers to serve as part of the International Police Cooperation Center – World Cup 2014 (CCPI) during the tournament. The Brazilian government will authorize those officers to coordinate and serve as liaisons to assist their countrymen’s requirements, becoming the direct link with the Brazilian Police. They will be in the cities where Pekerman’s players will play the first round. By Dialogo June 06, 2014 A Dream Team center_img The National Police’s participation in the World Cup will feature “CUADRANTE EN BRASIL” (#CuadranteBrasil): a mobile application that allows users to promptly obtain information and assistance. With the device, each Colombian soccer fan will have the opportunity learn the photo, location and phone number of the police, which may assist them with any concerns they have. In Colombia, the networking group of the Strategic Communications Office is prepared to maintain 24-hour contact with Colombian nationals in Brazil, as well as update content with those officers that will attend the event to support its success and guarantee the good behavior of the tricolored soccer team fans. It is the first time that the Colombian Police will be part of the World Cup; “being there” is the institution’s commitment to the country and its people. This is the best opportunity to ratify that this is a sport that transcends borders, and certain issues, such as security, have no language or barriers. The mobile application “CUADRANTE EN BRASIL” can be installed on any mobile device (Android, iOS), and has a navigation menu with user friendly content that favors interaction with the police, providing the opportunity to share and deliver security recommendations, information about places of interest, such as police stations, tourist attractions, hospitals, consulates, and public offices. With this application and the group of uniformed personnel in Brazil 2014, the Colombian National Police will obtain the “security cup”, confirming once again the commitment of always “being there”.last_img read more

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How I choose a credit card: A millennial’s perspective

first_imgWhen I was a kid, credit cards seemed like magic: just swipe this card, and you can have anything you want! But when my parents gave me my first credit card in college (“to be used only in emergencies, of course”), I learned the more complicated realities associated with such a tiny piece of plastic. Like almost half of the U.S. population, I carried a revolving balance on my card and it stressed me-the-heck-out! I felt the sting of spending countless hours trying to dispute fraudulent transactions. I also learned how to budget and use rewards in ways that supported my millennial lifestyle including spontaneous travel decisions and buying new tech toys that I don’t really need.Now I’m 31 years old and married. It’s a huge step to move from an individual to couple mindset with credit, and many millennials are making that leap as we stretch into our late 30s. (Remember, Millennial birth years are 1981-1996, which means that many of us have children and some of us are staring down the big 4-0!) For one, I’ve inherited my wife’s credit cards, which means I’m constantly looking for ways to consolidate activity and save. I’m also eyeing my first home purchase, and am more mindful of making credit card payments on time to avoid any negative impact on my credit score. And perhaps the biggest change is that now much of my credit card purchases happen online or on my phone.Most importantly, I am more selective of the cards that I keep in my physical and digital wallet. It’s not just about which card has the lowest rate or the best offers. Here are the three most important factors to me when I’m considering a credit card:What’s my incentive to use this card?I’m constantly bombarded with credit card offers – by mail, email, phone, and even when I’m paying for something at the check-out counter. The offers that stand out are the ones that most closely fit my spending habits – which are constantly changing. For instance, last year my wife and I went on seven trips (including two overseas), so travel points and cash-back on travel purchases were a huge factor in which card we used. This year, we have travelled very little and instead looked for cash-back deals for everyday things like buying a cup of coffee or grabbing an Uber. Finally, if I see that some tangible reward (like a new loyalty status, additional points or a monetary bonus) comes with increased card usage, I’m much more inclined to use that card.The more rewards I can apply to my everyday life, the more likely I am to set that card as the default card in my digital wallet.Can I control the card on my terms?The biggest change in credit cards during my millennial lifetime, was the ability to access my credit cards from my computer or phone. But 24/7 access is table stakes nowadays; what I really want is the ability to control and manage my account. Self-service and transparency are everywhere from self-check-out at the grocery store to splitting the restaurant bill with friends via Venmo, and I expect my credit cards to match the ease I have in the rest of my financial life. For instance, being able to set travel alerts and spending limits or monitor transaction activity in real-time is very important to me. And, of course, in an instance where something does happen to my account where I need support from my credit union, I hope and expect to receive immediate service anytime, anywhere.Having the ability to control my account through self-service tools makes me feel more in control of my life. Does the experience feel personal and…awesome?One of the great ironies of the modern age is that the more digital my interactions become, the more I crave personalized attention. Personalization is about more than just having my name on my card or getting rewards in my inbox. I want my credit card company to know my spending habits and to recommend offers or ways for me to save. For instance, I love going to live music concerts and every so often my credit card issuer will offer a special presale discount or cash-back offer on concert tickets. It’s relevant personalization that makes me feel like my credit card is guiding me towards making better financial decisions…and keeps it fun.Does Your Credit Program Meet the Expectations of Millennials?Many millennials like me are nearing or entering a major transition in our financial lives and credit will play a vital role. We want our financial institutions to have been paying close enough attention to our lifestyles and habits to earn the right to be our partners, helping us navigate that transition with credit products and services that support our financial needs.  14SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Anil Sharma Anil Sharma is the Senior Content Manager for CO-OP Financial Services, a credit union payments technology provider. Web: www.co-opfs.org Detailslast_img read more

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GOP Sen. Rob Portman on joining Johnson & Johnson Covid vaccine trial

first_imgSen. Rob Portman told CNBC on Tuesday that he’s participating in Johnson & Johnson‘s Covid-19 vaccine clinical trial, hoping to underscore the importance of vaccines in ending the pandemic.“The most important thing we can do right now is get these vaccines out and on the market, and we’ve got to ensure people are actually going to get vaccinated,” the Ohio Republican said on “Squawk Box,” while also stressing the need to wear a mask and maintain social distancing as U.S. coronavirus cases spike to record highs. He was wearing a mask during his interview from Capitol Hill.- Advertisement – “These are FDA professionals. These are scientists that are taking extraordinary measures to be sure that it’s safe,” Portman said. “So, I want to encourage everyone to participate in the trials, if you’re comfortable doing that, but certainly to get the vaccine when it’s available.” – Advertisement –center_img “It’s one thing to have the vaccines, which I think will be ready by the end of this year, so really in just a month and a half, but we’ve got to be sure that people are willing to be vaccinated,” Portman added. “So the reason I participated in this trial was because I think the vaccines are so important.”Portman said he enrolled in the trial 12 days ago, before the positive efficacy news from Pfizer and German partner BioNTech last week and Monday’s announcement from Moderna. Data from both the Pfizer and Moderna late-stage trials indicated that vaccines were more than 90% effective in preventing Covid-19.The senator expressed concern about the public opinion polling that showed significant numbers of Americans were skeptical of coronavirus vaccines and therefore may be hesitant to receive them should the Food and Drug Administration clear the vaccine candidates for public distribution.- Advertisement –last_img read more

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Moore adapts to public life

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Dutch cocoa company scheme opts for transfer to Volo APF

first_imgThe Jan Huysman fund had 23% of its portfolio invested in equities in 2016, and had hedged 75% of its interest rate risk. Zoetwaren decided to increase its risk profile in 2015. It gradually reduced the interest rate hedge to 40% and increased the allocation to its return-seeking portfolio to 60%, according to its annual report. The Jan Huysman scheme will be placed in one of the two multi-employer sections of Volo. The chosen section has a similar defensive investment policy. For the time being, the scheme’s participants are the only members in that section.The board’s decision of the fund has been approved by the accountability body and by participants, and is now waiting for the consent of regulator De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB).Before it can complete the transfer, it must also wait for the Dutch parliament to pass the Pensions Act 2017. One of the laws included in the bill – currently in the Dutch senate (Eerste Kamer) – would mean that if a closed pension fund passes to an APF, the employer does not need to sign an executive agreement with the APF.The Sanoma Pension Fund, which signed up to the APF Step in early 2017, is also waiting for this law to be finalised before completing its transfer.The board of Pensioenfonds Jan Huysman Wz said it hoped to have completed the transfer to Volo by the end of the year.BNP Paribas IM, NN IP and Legal & General currently manage the cocoa processor’s scheme’s portfolio. At Volo, both implementation and fiduciary management are performed by PGGM, the asset manager for healthcare scheme PFZW.Jan Huysman Wz is the first client for the Volo APF, and Volo is the last APF to announce its first client. Volo was the fifth APF to come to market, after the funds launched by insurers Centraal Beheer, Delta Lloyd and ASR. Aegon and NN Investment Partners have jointly launched an APF. A Dutch cocoa processor’s pension scheme is to become the first client of the general pension fund (APF) Volo, founded last year by PGGM.The €265m Pensioenfonds Jan Huysman Wz – a closed scheme for employees of cocoa processor ADM – wants to transfer its pension rights to Volo, according to the scheme’s annual report.Pensioenfonds Jan Huysman Wz closed last year. Since then, new pension accrual has been through the confectionary sector scheme bpf Zoetwaren.However, the board decided not to transfer the closed scheme to bpf Zoetwaren because it had a higher risk profile than Jan Huysman. A survey of participants showed that they wanted to keep the current defensive profile, said chairman Raimond Siebesma.last_img read more

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Bernardo: Fernandes deserves Man Utd move

first_img “He will play for one of the best clubs in the world, we will be rivals but I wish him the best. Not against us, obviously, but I wish him the best and I hope everything goes well. “Adaptation always depends on player to player. Changing  clubs and countries is always difficult. Bruno has already played in Italy, returned to Portugal and now will play in England. It will not be the first experience abroad and in a way I think a player with Bruno’s qualitywill adapt well and everything will be fine. Read Also:Bruno Fernandes arrives Carrington for Man Utd medical “I’m glad he comes, we still have a game against United at their home and possibly I will still play against him this year.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content20 “The Big Bang Theory” Moments Only A Few Fans Knew AboutWhat Happens When You Eat Eggs Every Single Day?Which Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually True8 Things To Expect If An Asteroid Hits Our PlanetTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s HystericalYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth? Loading… center_img Manchester City midfielder, Bernardo Silva, is happy for  Bruno Fernandes over his imminent move to Manchester  United. Bruno Fernandes The Sporting CP captain’s transfer to United is set to be  confirmed today. After defeat to United last night, Bernardo was asked  about his Portugal teammate and said: “I am very happy for him because it is a big step for his career. It is a step that Bruno deserved.Advertisementlast_img read more

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CAF Confederation Cup: Rangers thump Pelicans for pre-group stage playoffs spot

first_imgRelatedPosts Aribo sets Rangers goal target Injury blow for Aribo, Leon Balogun Leon Balogun salutes Rangers fans Rangers International Football Club of Enugu have sealed a place in the the pre-group stage playoffs of this year’s CAF Confederation Cup competition.This was after they thrashed AS Pelicans of Gabon 3-1 in the return leg match of the second preliminary round on Sunday at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium in Enugu.The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the Flying Antelopes went through 4-3 on aggregate, having lost 1-2 in the first leg match about two weeks earlier.The hosts came out fighting immediately after the kick-off and fired a warning shot to the Gabonese side after two minutes.This was when defender Semiu Liadi directed his headed effort into the side netting from a Chidera Eze free-kick at the edge of the Pelicans penalty box.But three minutes later, Liadi went into the referee’s book when he tripped goalbound Cruz Ndong Enteghe on the edge of Rangers penalty box.Dertin Amores wasted no effort and planted a left foot kick into the top corner to give Pelicans a shock lead in the fifth minute.Having gone behind so early in the game, the Flying Antelopes poured out in numbers, piling series of attacks into their opponents’ vital area in search of goals.The chances came in trickles but poor decisions in the final third cost them time and again.Their efforts were, however, rewarded in the 19th minute when Ifeanyi George took advantage of a moment of indecision between Pelicans’ defenders and the goalkeeper to head in the equaliser.Rangers grew in confidence, dominant in their play and had an appeal for a penalty kick waved away by the referee when Tope Olusesi went to the ground inside the box under a slight challenge.But the ball came back gloriously to George who fired inches over the crossbar when he should have scored.Both sides went into the half-time break on equal terms with the visitors holding a 3-2 aggregate advantage.Rangers came back in the second period more dominant as highlighted by two quick goals.Nnamdi Egbujuo headed in from a corner kick five minutes after the restart to give the hosts a 2-1 lead and 3-3 on aggregate.Five minutes later, Oluwatoyin Olawoyin made it 3-1 on the night and 4-3 on aggregate for Rangers when he scrambled in the ball during a goalmouth tussle.Coach Benedict Ugwu refreshed his team’s attack early in the second half, leading to the rush of goals, with the introduction of Chinonso Ezekwe for Chidera Eze.He later substituted veteran Bartholomew Ibenegbu for Kenechukwu Agu as the home side pressed for more goals.With 12 minutes left on the clock, Pelicans forward Odile Ombio forced a fantastic save from Rangers goalkeeper Japhet Opubo, following a cross from the right flank.With the 3-1 advantage on the night, Rangers resorted to game management and defended in numbers to contain the now adventurous Pelicans strikers to run away victors at the end of a pulsating encounter. Tags: CAF Confederation CupRangers FClast_img read more

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Update on the latest sports

first_imgUpdate on the latest sports Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditVIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTSSpring Olympics appearing less likelyUNDATED (AP) — Tokyo Olympic organizers are leaning away from starting the rescheduled games in the spring of 2021. More and more the signs point toward the summer of 2021. — Visa has told its global roster of Olympic and Paralympic hopefuls their sponsorships will be extended into 2021 after the Tokyo Games were postponed. The credit card giant’s Team Visa scheme features 96 athletes across 27 sports. They include soccer star Megan Rapinoe, Olympic champion gymnast Simone Biles and 800-meter Olympic champion David Rudisha. Visa had already filmed some promotional campaigns with athletes for the Tokyo Games that will require some reworking.— The executive chairman of Madison Square Garden Company and owner of the New York Knicks has tested positive for the coronavirus. The Knicks announced James Dolan’s diagnosis Saturday night, saying he has been in self-isolation and is experiencing little to no symptoms. Dolan is the first U.S. major pro sports owner known to have tested positive for the virus.— Former All-Star outfielder Jim Edmonds announced on his Instagram page that he went to the hospital to be tested for the coronavirus after displaying some symptoms. The 49-year-old Edmonds sent a video update Saturday night on his Instagram Story saying he was back home after testing positive for pneumonia for the first time in his life, but was awaiting results of tests for the coronavirus.— IndyCar debuted its iRacing league Saturday with a virtual race won by Sage Karam. The field included NASCAR seven-time champion Jimmie Johnson, who is tuning his skills for a possible run at some real IndyCar racing. For now, the professional leagues have turned to simulated esports and IndyCar staged its first event on a virtual version of Watkins Glen in New York. The race had many of the series’ top names and was streamed on YouTube by both IndyCar and iRacing. The race was IndyCar’s attempt to give fans content since sports have been put on hold during the COVID-19 pandemic. — The Spanish league says more than 665,000 euros ($740,000) has been raised for the fight against the coronavirus outbreak with the help of athletes and musicians in Spain. The final tally was announced a day after the athletes and musicians took part in a four-hour online global music festival organized by the league to help purchase medical supplies and support fans confined to their homes. March 29, 2020 Organizing committee President Yoshiro Mori suggested to local television there may be no major change from 2020. Japanese news agency Kyodo reported Mori saying on Saturday that “the games are meant to be in summer, so we should be thinking of a time between June and September.”International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach, after the postponement was announced in Switzerland on Tuesday, left open the possibility of spring dates.The postponed games were to have opened on July 24 and closed on Aug. 9. Mori suggested some decisions could be made as early as this week when the organizing committee’s executive board meets.Any final decision will be made by local organizers and the IOC, and hundreds of sponsors, sports federations and broadcasters.In other news related to the coronavirus pandemic:center_img — The Baltimore Ravens have reached agreement on a one-year contract with defensive tackle Derek Wolfe. The move ends Wolfe’s eight-year run with the Denver Broncos. Wolfe had seven sacks in 12 games last season before going on injured reserve with a dislocated elbow. The 6-foot-5, 285-pound Wolfe fills the void left by the unexpected departure last week of free agent Michael Brockers.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 — Italy’s sports minister is planning to extend the ban on games and competitions in the country through all of April. The current nationwide lockdown is due to expire on Friday but Italian health experts have said the need to try to contain COVID-19 will likely last weeks beyond that.NFL-NEWSAllison leaving Green Bay for DetroitUNDATED (AP) — The Detroit Lions have agreed to terms with wide receiver Geronimo Allison. The 26-year-old has been with division rival Green Bay for the past four seasons. He caught 34 passes for 287 yards and two touchdowns last season. The Lions announced the move Sunday but didn’t announce contract terms.In other NFL news: Associated Press last_img read more

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MBB : Waiters gets back on track with big 2nd half for Orange in win over Red Storm

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Comments NEW YORK — Scoop Jardine stood at midcourt waiting for his cousin. Feet planted with his hands on his hips, a smug grin stretched playfully across his face as the game headed to a media timeout with less than 15 minutes left.All around him, the crowd at Madison Square Garden rose to its feet applauding the 27-point fortress of a lead built by the No. 2 team in the country. Dion Waiters jogged sheepishly toward Jardine, an atypical nonchalance for the typically exuberant sophomore shooting guard.But when he finally reached Jardine, a smile appeared on Waiters’ face. His breathtaking spin move and layup was cause for celebration.‘He’s always got a new celebration for me every time I do something, and the first person I look at on the bench is him,’ Waiters said. ‘He was waiting right there when they called a timeout. That’s priceless.’Waiters was back to his old self Saturday with a 14-point outburst in Syracuse’s (23-1, 9-1 Big East) 95-70 blowout of St. John’s. He attacked the rim and rediscovered his shooting touch against the Red Storm (10-13, 4-7 Big East) to put together one of his most complete games of the season. A week’s worth of spending extra time in the gym paid dividends and helped him snap out a three-game skid in which he made 7-of-28 field goals.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAfter a quiet first half in which he scored only four points on two shot attempts, Waiters demonstrated his ability to take over the game offensively in the second. Beginning with his spinning layup at the 14:32 mark, Waiters hit four consecutive shots to score his final 10 points of the game.‘I think in some of the games he’s had easier shots than tonight, he just hasn’t been making them,’ SU head coach Jim Boeheim said. ‘Over the course of the season, you’re going to have bad nights and you’re going to bounce back from it.’Waiters bounced back with an impressive inside-out performance. He hit 5-of-9 shots on Saturday and was an efficient 2-of-5 from 3-point range.He showed incredible quickness by planting his right foot in the ground on a fast break and spinning effortlessly past God’sgift Achiuwa for a right-handed layup. He showed his showtime ability by running ahead of the pack for a trademark tomahawk slam. He showed range by drilling a pair of 3s, one from the right wing and one from the top of the key, in a span of two minutes.‘There were a couple times I had (the spin move) in the first half, and I just didn’t do it,’ Waiters said. ‘I told myself if I get a fast break or anything like that I’m going to hit him with it. I just tried and it worked.’Syracuse assistant coach Gerry McNamara said when Waiters hits his jump shot it opens up lanes to drive to the basket. Defenders who are already wary of his driving ability must pick their poison if he’s on from the outside.‘He was aggressive. He made his shots,’ McNamara said. ‘When he’s going downhill and attacking the basket, he’s difficult to defend.’In addition to his 14 points, Waiters chipped in four rebounds and four assists. He didn’t register a single turnover, either.As the St. John’s defense began collapsing on him late in the game, a product of his offensive proficiency to that point, Waiters found his teammates open for easy buckets.He found Michael Carter-Williams on a fast break for an uncontested dunk. He faked a drive into the lane and threw a perfect pass to C.J. Fair in the right corner for his first 3-pointer since Nov. 29.On a night where Jardine and Brandon Triche struggled and combined for just 11 points, Waiters stepped in to take control.‘Dion’s an exciting player,’ Jardine said. ‘So when he makes exciting plays and I’m on the bench as a fan, I enjoy watching him.’But as the final minutes melted off the clock, Waiters was the one on the bench as a fan. Standing up on the sideline, he swung a towel over his head and applauded one of SU’s most dominant performances of the season.Arguably the best sixth-man in the country was back.Said Waiters: ‘I felt great.’mjcohe02@syr.edu center_img Published on February 3, 2012 at 12:00 pm Contact Michael: mjcohe02@syr.edu | @Michael_Cohen13last_img read more

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