The Dufek and Forrestal intrusions, Antarctica: a centre for Ferrar Large Igneous Province dike emplacement?

May 9, 2021

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first_imgNewly acquired aeromagnetic data indicate the presence of a dike swarm that may have acted as a magma transport and feeder system from the plume impact site up to 3,500 km to the Ferrar Large Igneous Province (FLIP). The Dufek and Forrestal intrusions, cover approximately 6,600 km2, and may form a ponding station between a mantle superplume responsible for Gondwana breakup and the FLIP sills and lavas along the Transantarctic Mountains into Tasmania and New Zealand. Prior to this survey, no feeder dike swarms or sills connecting with the Ferrar have been found in the Pensacola Mountains. Similarities with the Mackenzie dikes and intrusions of Northwest Canada imply that Jurassic dikes may have been emplaced into the pre-existing Ross orogeny trend during doming above a mantle plume. However, our survey area is too small to show the dikes convincingly radiating from a focal point that would indicate the plume position.last_img read more


EU NAVFOR Trains African Mission in Somalia Vessel Protection Detachment Troops

May 4, 2021

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first_img Training & Education EU NAVFOR Trains African Mission in Somalia Vessel Protection Detachment Troops View post tag: African View post tag: Troops View post tag: Trains View post tag: Detachment View post tag: EU December 14, 2011 A team of 24 troops from Uganda, part of the African Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) received vessel protection training from French and Estonian troops in Mombasa onboard FS FLOREAL, which is operating as part of the EU NAVFOR.The training was planned as part of ongoing improvements in capability and to enhance AMISOMs drills in response to a potential pirate attack; the AMISOM team will form a cohort of troops who may embark on the M/V PETRA which provides logistic support for AMISOM shipping en-route between Mombasa and Mogadishu. Training in the pirates’ modus operandi, tactics, rules of engagement, unarmed combat and detention of suspects were carried out onboard the FS FLOREAL before moving to the M/V PETRA for practical drills. The training culminated with the presentation of certificates by the Commanding Officer, Commander Christophe Pasco, to the AMISOM team. The training will allow significant flexibility in the planning for World Food Programme and AMISOM escorts and if the occasion arises, these troops will be able to operate autonomously.EU NAVFOR conducts counter-piracy in the Indian Ocean and is responsible for the protection of World Food Program ships carrying humanitarian aid for the people of Somalia and the logistic support vessels of the African Union troops conducting Peace Support Operations in Somalia. Additionally, EU NAVFOR monitors fishing activity off the coast of Somalia.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, December 14, 2011; Image: eunavforcenter_img Back to overview,Home naval-today EU NAVFOR Trains African Mission in Somalia Vessel Protection Detachment Troops View post tag: Mission View post tag: Somalia View post tag: NAVFOR View post tag: protection View post tag: vessel Share this articlelast_img read more


Ocean City Realtors’ ‘Bubble Mania’ at Air Festival Benefits Pediatric Care

May 2, 2021

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first_imgSyniah McDonald, 9, an Ocean City Primary School third-grader, blows bubbles during Bubbles 4 Autism Awareness Day on Wednesday, April 2. The Ocean City Board of Realtors will host Bubble Mania during the Air Festival on Saturday, Sept. 13, at the Ocean City Municipal Airport.The Ocean City Board of Realtors announces the return of Bubble Mania, its popular and fun family fundraiser 10 a.m to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13 at the Ocean City Municipal Airport.Bubble Mania is a day of family activities that raises funds for the Pediatric Care Center at Shore Medical Center. There will be fun bubble activities for kids of all ages. Food, candy, and beverages will be for sale to raise funds. Children are welcome for a day of bubble blowing fun.The Air Festival is at the Ocean City Municipal Airport (Bay Avenue and 26th Street).  Follow the endless flow of bubbles to find the event. Admission to the Air Festival is free.Bubble Mania 2013 raised $1,166. The funds were used exclusively for the purchase of a Lane Fritz Hi-Leg Chair, commonly referred to as a “Kangaroo Chair” in the Maternity Department at Shore Medical Center. This chair was selected by the Maternal Child unit manager, Jeong Leon.Maria Marinelli, chair of the Bubble Mania Committee says, “We look forward to this fun event each year and ask you to please join us at the Ocean City Municipal Airport during the Air Festival to help raise funds for this worthy cause.”Proceeds benefit the Pediatric Care Center at Shore Medical Center. Shore’s Pediatric Care Center – the first of its kind in New Jersey, was designed to ensure children receive the best care possible in a setting specially designed for kids.  It offers a dedicated and separate Pediatric Quick Care area, Board certified emergency department physicians, highly skilled, specially trained pediatric emergency nurses and onsite neonatologists, who are at Shore 24/7/365 for pediatric consultations. For more information please visit: www.shoremedicalcenter.org.— News release from the Ocean City Board of Realtorslast_img read more


Press release: Family of Ella Kissi-Debrah can apply for fresh inquest

April 20, 2021

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first_imgThe Attorney General, Geoffrey Cox QC MP, has given consent for the family of Ella Kissi-Debrah to apply to the High Court for a fresh inquest into her death.Following the application from Ella’s family, the Attorney General reviewed the case and agrees that it meets the threshold set for applications for new inquests. The Attorney found that there was a reasonable prospect that the High Court would be persuaded to open a new inquest and so he was able to give his permission for the application.These decisions are made as part of his public interest function, independently of Government and strictly on the basis of the evidence.The Attorney General said:“I have received several representations about Ella’s case, and acknowledge the wider interest that has been taken in it. However, I must assess the application based only on the facts of the case, and on whether there is enough new evidence available to merit reopening the inquest process.I have concluded that there is new evidence which may alter the substantial truth of Ella’s death. I am therefore able to give my permission for an application to the High Court to request a new inquest, based on the evidential test being met.”The Attorney General has the authority to decide whether an application can be made to the High Court for a new inquest to be opened. He has no power to order a new coronial inquest himself. A new inquest can only be ordered by the High Court on an application made either by the Attorney or by a third party with the consent of the Attorney.last_img read more


High Peaks nonprofits working with communities to address COVID-19 impacts

April 20, 2021

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first_imgNon-profit organizations in Maine’s High Peaks region are coming together to work with community leaders and funders to address the impacts of COVID-19.The High Peaks Initiative is a collaborative of local, regional and national non-profit organizations working in Maine’s High Peaks. The Betterment Fund encouraged HPI to connect with local communities and identify critical need areas via community leaders who are implementing actionable plans to meet the ongoing challenges.The Betterment Fund Trustees have since approved HPI’s request to direct $24,000 toward several community-initiated, community-led efforts which are addressing immediate needs in food security, safe and healthy outdoor recreation and remote learning. These efforts depend on this immediate injection of funding and can serve as pilots and models for additional needs which may emerge going forward.Individuals and other funders are also making personal contributions to these initiatives.Rangeley restaurants have joined forces to form a non-profit organization to provide prepared meals for homebound community members. Five restaurants are currently providing between 150 and 175 meals per day, seven days a week, for those in need. While meals can be picked up in either Rangeley or Oquossoc villages, an average of 80 meals per day are being delivered to people’s homes. Rangeley Health and Wellness and Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust, both HPI partners, along with many volunteers are helping to deliver meals. Donations are currently being accepted through Skowhegan Savings Bank.Rangeley Health and Wellness is also partnering with the Good Shepard Food Bank to provide staples, fresh produce and non-food items such as paper products and cleaning supplies for local families in need. They are assembling boxes sized for small (1 to 3-person) and large (4 to 6-person) families which can be picked up once a week. The expectation is that these boxes will meet most of the basic needs of the family for one week.In Kingfield, restaurants and schools are partnering with Greater Franklin Development Council to provide support to local families. There are boxes of food which are available to Kingfield Elementary School families with additional boxes for area students and community members during April school vacation week. A GoFundMe page has been launched to build funding to expand on this effort.SAD 58 is assisting students participating in on-line studies, but one of the greatest challenges is internet access. The Betterment Fund is assisting with the purchase of hot spot devices which can ensure that students are connected to Google Classroom and can attend virtual meetings with their teachers using Zoom or Google Meet.Using the Maine Trail Finder website, the Center for Community GIS is helping people find opportunities to be outdoors safely during the current pandemic. Trail use has increased dramatically as homebound individuals and families look for opportunities to be outside for health reasons, both physical and mental. Public safety concerns resulting from overcrowded parking lots, boardwalks, scenic viewpoints and summits are leading federal, state, and land trust trail managers to shut down trails on a near-daily basis. Maine Trail Finder is keeping users educated about open trails, ways to find less popular local trails as well as best practices for keeping everyone safe in the outdoors during these unprecedented and rapidly changing times.The mission of the High Peaks Initiative is to protect important natural resources, secure public access, and support healthy human and natural communities in Maine’s High Peaks. HPI partners include the High Peaks Alliance, Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust, Rangeley Health and Wellness, the Maine Appalachian Trail Land Trust, the Center for Community GIS, The Wilderness Society, the Northern Forest Center, the Trust for Public Land, the New England Forestry Foundation, the Northern Forest Canoe Trail, Maine Huts and Trails, Maine Mountain Collaborative, Longfellow Mountains Heritage Trails, High Peaks Network/Greater Franklin Development Council, and the Appalachian Trail Conservancy.The Betterment Fund was established by William Bingham, 2nd, a resident of Bethel, and focuses on education, health, and conservation. They give top consideration to projects in the Western Mountains region because of Bingham’s lifelong dedication to the area. The concepts of community and collaboration are very important to their grantmaking.last_img read more


Twiddle Announce Red Rocks Date With Stick Figure

March 2, 2021

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first_imgOn Friday, May 4th, 2018, Twiddle will headline Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colorado with Stick Figure and The Hip Abduction. Twiddle has performed the stage twice before, once with The String Cheese Incident in 2015 and once with The Disco Biscuits and Ghostland Observatory in 2016. Twiddle was scheduled to perform Red Rocks a third time in 2017 as a co-headliner, but were forced to cancel when moe. bassist Rob Derhak was diagnosed with cancer.Twiddle’s Mihali Savoulidis Announces Solo Tour and Free Download of New SongTwiddle’s headlining performance at Red Rocks Amphitheatre marks a huge point in their career. With the reggae/roots/dub sounds of Stick Figure and the indie/alt rockers The Hip Abduction, it’s sure to be a huge night of music. Tickets go on-sale at 10am on Friday, December 15 here. For a full list of Twiddle Spring Tour dates, head to the band’s official website.last_img read more


Heating help

January 17, 2021

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first_imgBy Stephanie SchupskaUniversity of GeorgiaWhether it’s finding help to pay the bills or winterizing a drafty house, Pamela Turner has tips on staying toasty when the weather turns cooler.Turner, a University of Georgia Cooperative Extension housing specialist, says there are better ways than relying on stoves, portable heaters or even charcoal grills to keep a home warm.Methods that seem less expensive, such as warming a house using the oven or lighting a portable gas heater, aren’t necessarily going to save money. They may be neither the safest nor the most efficient way to heat your home.“When you use a kerosene or gas heater, you’re introducing particulate matter into your home and running the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning,” Turner said of unvented portable heaters.“The EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) has never said, ‘Don’t ever use these heaters.’ But consumers are advised to leave a window open for ventilation when using an unvented heater,” she said. “You can use an electric heater, which is a safe but expensive source of heat.”In some cases, “people bring grills inside and burn charcoal briquettes for heat,” she said. Burning charcoal in your home is never a good idea. It’s dangerous.Instead of just focusing on added heat sources, consider ways to keep the cold air from coming inside. “See what you can do to reduce heat losses,” Turner said.She offers some tips:1. Winterize your home. “If you can see light around your window, you’re losing a lot of heat,” she said. “Caulking around windows and adding weather stripping to doors will help reduce heat losses. There are organizations in the community that can help homeowners and renters winterize their homes.”2. Turn down your thermostat.3. Invest in a window insulation kit. It helps reduce heat loss by a plastic storm window that’s installed over existing windows.Sometimes improvements aren’t possible, or they aren’t enough. When the weather turns frightful, help is available.“Heating costs should be lower this year,” Turner said, “However, for people living on a fixed income, many will have to make a choice between paying for medication and keeping the house warm.”Several local and federal programs are specifically designed to help people with very low incomes pay their energy bills.“Most of these programs begin providing assistance around the first of December,” Turner said. “Also, utility companies usually have energy assistance programs for people over 65.”The federal Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program helps those who have a household income of less than or equal to 150 percent of federal poverty guidelines.This means if you live alone, you can qualify if you make under $14,700 a year, Turner said. A couple or a single parent with a child can make up to $19,800 and qualify. For a household with four people, the maximum is $30,000.For 2006, LIHEAP estimates it helped 180,000 households with heating and cooling in Georgia. Benefits ranged from $174 to $200 and averaged $197.“To learn if you qualify for energy assistance, contact your local Salvation Army or Community Action Agency,” Turner said.Applicants to these programs generally must provide a copy of their most recent utility bill, a payroll stub or other proof of household income and valid Social Security numbers for everyone living in their home.For more information on energy assistance programs in Georgia, visit LIHEAP online at www.liheap.ncat.org/profiles/Georgia.htm. Or call them at 1-800-869-1150.(Stephanie Schupska is a news editor with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.)last_img read more


Mountain Mama: Anya Hinkle Runs

December 30, 2020

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first_imgAnya and I paddle her green aluminum canoe while our toddlers run their hands along the water’s surface or snack on nutritional food Anya has remembered to bring along (I consistently manage to forget. Anya not only remembers toddler snacks but also beer for the mamas). We met in prenatal yoga class and both enjoy getting out on the river whenever we can coordinate our schedules, and her husband, Gen, graciously sets our shuttle, then bikes home.On one epic toddler canoe adventure, my son, Tobin, wouldn’t stop crying. He kept saying he was “all done.” The red shame of a misbehaving child on public display crept up my neck, turning my face flame red. I tried to console him. I tried to distract him with birds and clouds. Nothing worked.And then Anya sang.ky and anya canoeingHer voice was like listening to liquid sunshine. Tobin stopped whining and from his perch in the middle of the canoe, gazed up at Anya’s long blonde hair in total rapture. I stopped paddling, resting my blade on my lap, feeling myself relax. I wanted to somehow cup my hands and catch the sound to save it for later realizing that an amazing voice is perhaps the best skill in a mama’s arsenal.That’s how I learned that Anya sings. She’s the female vocalist, guitarist, and fiddler for Tellico, an acoustic band infused with an unbridled organic Appalachiacana sound that hit the Asheville music scene a year ago. Before forming Tellico, Anya played with the Asheville-based bluegrass band Dehlia Low. They recorded three independently-released albums together between 2007 and 2010; their fourth album, “Ravens and Crows,” was released on Rebel Records in 2011. Following a successful Kickstarter campaign last fall, Tellico has been busy recording their first album, which will be released in June.I’ve had the pleasure to run and paddle with Anya, and see her on stage. The more time I spend with her, the more I’m inspired not only by her many talents and accomplishments, but also by her unassuming nature and couldn’t wait to interview her.How have your work-outs changed since having a baby?My workouts have acquired a new, enormous, expensive, overbuilt but very light and maneuverable accessory: the Bob stroller. There have been many phases involving Sachi and the Bob throughout her three years, but in contrast to what their advertising photos might like to make you think, she has never consistently liked actually being IN it. When she was really little, much of the time I walked and pushed the empty stroller while she was strapped to my body in her papoose/carrier! I would get a short run in during the periods when she fell asleep if I could gracefully transfer her into the seat without waking her up!Now that she is a toddler, she wants to do everything herself, including running too, which really is pretty great even though I desperately need MY workout! But ultimately I love that she sees that exercise is an important part of our lives and that she wants to run too.Being unable to have as much control over my workouts has freed up my mind to appreciate what’s going on around me a lot more. When I’m out, it’s especially great to see all the different bodies, ages, and ability levels out getting exercise. Running slower allows me to do ridiculous things like running and smiling at the same time. I’ve been amazed by the power of smiling, even when I don’t feel like running at all. Smiling helps me appreciate my body and its efforts more fully.What advice do you have for other parents looking to run with a toddler?I guess my advice (to myself and anyone else that might be reading) is to keep it simple so it happens. I’m opportunistic about running, embracing it when I have the chance and letting it go when it isn’t going to happen. It’s actually a nice way to approach life, if I can actually remember to take my own advice. Plus, sometimes it’s great and sometimes it’s totally epic, so don’t worry too much if there are some fantastically miserable moments.Does running inspire your music?It’s easy to get overwhelmed with life and its contents and just getting out for some fresh air and exercise is a way to feel human again. To look at the sky and remember that I’m a part of this whole big thing, but just a very small part, and that it’s ok, everything will be ok. The things that feel frustrating, or uninspiring, or terrifying, become more manageable after a run. I get ideas and gain some courage, small steps forward to help chip away at that feeling, that heavy dark threatening presence that follows us all around.Going for a run here and there, as often as I can may seem like a small thing. Actually, a few miles at a time can create seismic shifts that happen naturally with the modest but notable effort to get out and lumber around my neighborhood on foot.There have been times that I’ve been interested in monitoring my workouts closely, have had ambitious performance goals (during a number of years racing road and CX bikes), but these days I want to be as unconnected to fitbits and power meters and heart rate monitors and runkeepers as possible. Sometimes I might have a surprising thought, or a snatch of a melody, or a memory come out of nowhere. A window opens. I can feel my brain get all squishy and I know things are working differently up there.Where can readers listen to your music? How can they connect with Tellico?We have a lot of shows in the region coming up, including a special release show on June 5th at the Isis Music Hall in West Asheville and some fun outdoor concerts (NOC, US Whitewater Center, summer concert series in Cashiers, Franklin, Jonesborough, Winston, etc.) and lots of other things that will be a blast. Our website and Facebook page list upcoming shows and have all the info plus music and other fun stuff.last_img read more


42 Mexican Bars on Long Island for Cinco de Mayo Fiestas

December 18, 2020

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first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Cinco de Mayo is on Saturday, which means muchos Mexican-themed, cerveza-fueled fiestas will be held across Long Island to celebrate the national holiday for America’s allies south of the border.Thankfully, there is no shortage of Mexican restaurants to choose from on LI. We love Green Cactus Grill and the region’s many Mexican mom and pop eateries, but Cinco de Mayo calls for an authentic cantina or tequila bar—and not a chain like Chili’s.Here’s more than three dozen independent local Mexican bars that will make great place for a Cinco de Mayo fiesta this Saturday:5 De Mayo Mexican RestaurantIt’s always Cinco De Mayo at this place! 611 Old Country Rd., Westbury. 5demayomexican.comAgave Grill and CantinaCelebrate Cinco de Mayo at one of the few waterfront Mexican spots on LI. 110 Front St, Greenport. agavegrillandcantina.netAzulejos Mexican Restaurant and Tequila BarThe tequila will be flowing at this joint. 368 E Main St., Smithtown. azulejoscuisine.orgBesito Mexican RestauntComplimentary tequila tasting featuring Patrón Tequila 2-5 p.m., enter the raffle to win $500 and have fun all night. Locations in Huntington, Roslyn and West Islip. besitomexican.comBubba’s Burrito BarTechnically, they don’t have a bar yet, but they say they will once they complete their planned expansion. 513 Main St., Islip. bubbasburritobar.comThe CabanaLive music, $4 Tecate cans, $5 Dos Equis pints. 1034 W Beech St., Long Beach. facebook.com/Cabana-Mexican-American-RestaurantCabo Mexican RestaurantThe spiciest Mexican place in downtown RVC. 3A N Park Ave., Rockville Centre. caborvc.netCasa ViejaOne of the most authentic Latin American places around. 1768 Brentwood Rd., Brentwood. facebook.com/pg/Casa-Vieja-RestaurantCaracara Mexican GrillIt’s going to be an extra special happy hour this Friday! 354 Main St., Farmingdale. caracaramex.comChichimecasThis traditional Mexican restaurant and bar will have live music. 169 Main St., Farmingdale. chichimecasrestaurant.comChimichanga Mexican GrillHalf price drinks 4-6 p.m. 600 Portion Rd., Lake Ronkonkoma. chimichangamexicangrill.comCozymel’s Mexican GrillOK, this may be a national chain, but there’s only three total. 1177 Corporate Dr., Westbury. cozymels.comDel FuegoThis place is fire, as the kids say. Saint James, Patchogue and Babylon. delfuegorestaurant.comDon Juans Sombrero Fiesta with $3 beers, $4 Mexican craft beers, 1/2 price apps at bar 5-7 p.m., giveaways and prizes. 4899 Merrick Rd., Massapequa Park. donjuanny.comDon Ricardo’s RestaurantThe lone Mexican joint among downtown Babylon’s many bars does not disappoint. 94 E. Main St., Babylon. donricardos.comEl Coyote LocoGood food, fun times, great for Cinco de Mayo. 3545 Merrick Rd., Seaford. elcoyoteloco.netEscorza’s Mexican RestaurantThe fiesta will include drink specials. 2715 Hempstead Tpke., Levittown. facebook.com/escorzasmexicanrestaurantFax ChixThis Portuguese-Mexican place will do Cinco de Mayo with a twist. 868 Horseblock Rd., Farmingville. faxchixrestaurant.comThe HideawayThis seasonal seaside Mexican eatery reopens just in time for Cinco de Mayo. 364 West Lake Dr., Montauk. thehideawaymontauk.comK PachoCelebrate Cinco de Mayo with some of their 60 varieties of tequila. 1270 Union Tpke., New Hyde Park. kpacho.comLa PanchitaRestaurant by day, nightclub after dark. 67 West Main St., Smithtown. lapanchitagrill.comLuchartos Taqueria & Tequila BarExtra special happy hour this Friday. 119 Main St., Greenport. lucharitos.comMangoes Mexican Bar & GrillHalf price drinks, half price apps 4-7 p.m. 401 Central Ave., Hicksville. mangosmexican.comMargarita’s CaféCan you guess what type of beverages this local chain is known for?East Meadow, Hicksville, Merrick, Smithtown and Wantagh. margaritascafe.comMargarita GrilleAin’t no Cinco de Mayor fiesta like a Hamptons Cinco de Mayo fiesta! 83 Main St., Westhampton Beach. themargaritagrille.comMaria’sLive music, giveaways and authentic food. 211 Smithtown Blvd., Nesconset. marias211.comMercado Mexican Grill & Tequila Bar$3 coronas, $6 Margaritas 10 p.m.-midnight. 1970 Montauk Hwy., Bridgehampton. mercadony.comMesita It may be Friday, but this Mexican restaurant will be running its Taco Tuesday menu plus $5 classic margaritas and DJs. 212B Merrick Rd., Rockville Centre. mesitarvc.comMojito Cafe & LoungeThis trendy spot is built for fiestas. 109D Main St., Port Washington. facebook.com/pages/Mojito-Cafe-LoungePancho’s CantinaCelebrate with their menu of more than a dozen margaritas. 4245 Autin Blvd., Island Park. panchoscantina.comPancho VillaThis place has been having pre-Cinco de Mayo parties, so you the day of will be a big deal here. 311 New York Ave., Huntington and 107 East Jericho Tpke., Huntington Station. panchovillalongisland.comPlaza MargaritasLive mariachi band, special Cinco de Mayo menu, $4 Coronas and Dos Equis, $3 tequila shots, $10 Corona buckets, $7 house margaritas. 2055 Middle Country Rd., Centereach. plazamargaritarestaurant.comQuetzalcoatl Fine Mexican Cuisine & BarFree samples and free shots 5-7 p.m. 296 Main St., Huntington. quetzalcoatlmexrest.comSalsa MexicanaDJ, giveaways and drink specials. 13 North Village Ave., Rockville Centre. salsamexicanarvc.comSeñor NachoHappy hour 4-7 p.m. 31 South Middle Neck Rd., Great Neck. senornachony.comSeñor TacoExtended happy hour 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Holbrook, Mt. Sinai, Wading River and Nesconset. senortacoweb.comSwell TacoThe bar may be tiny, but it lives up to its name. 135 Deer Park Ave., Babylon, and Main Street in Patchogue. swelltacoli.comTocolo CantinaTequila tasting 4-6 p.m., DJ and giveaways all night. 920 Old Country Rd., Garden City tocolocantina.comUnion Cantina Cinco De Mayo Party with complimentary hors d’oeurves, drink specials, live music. 40 Bowden Sq., Southampton. unioncantina.netVerdeThe best Mexican place in Bay Shore will be serving up mind-blowing meals and drinks for Cinco de Mayo. 70 E Main St., Bay Shore. verdekitchen.comViva Juan Mexican RestaurantThese guys know how to throw a fiesta! 280 Middle Country Rd., Ste B, Selden. facebook.com/VIVA-JUAN-II-Mexican-RestaurantViva La Vida Mexican RestaurantThis place has more than 100 types of Mexican tequila to choose from. 1611 Montauk Hwy., Oakdale. vivalavidaoakdale.comlast_img read more


NAFCU launches post-election advocacy with Congress, regulators

December 17, 2020

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first_img This post is currently collecting data… As the 2020 election season ends, NAFCU’s award-winning government affairs team is doubling down on its advocacy efforts to secure even more legislative and regulatory wins for the credit union industry in the coming months. NAFCU President and CEO Dan Berger also has a new op-ed detailing what credit unions can expect under President-elect Joe Biden.“While President-elect Joe Biden begins his transition to the White House, NAFCU is hitting the ground running to ensure policymakers are well informed of the benefits credit unions provide their members and local communities,” Berger said in his CUInsight op-ed. “In fact, we have already been in communication with the Biden campaign to tout the credit union industry and how they can better serve millions of Americans – now, while facing financial hardships and uncertainty in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, and well into the future.“With a Biden Administration now set for the next four years, we can expect some changes in leadership at the CFPB and NCUA as well as a new outlook and approach to financial regulation. However, NAFCU will fight to ensure credit unions, as consumer-centric lenders, are not further burdened by regulations meant to prevent the egregious practices of bad marketplace actors,” Berger added. This is placeholder text continue reading »center_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more