Another day, another data breach

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading » As faithful readers of the blog know, when I start with a sentence reporting the latest data breach uncovered by Krebsonsecurity, it means that a massive number of credit and debit cards have once again been stolen by hackers. According to the website, a popular underground store selling credit and debit cards is offering to sell more than 5.3 million new accounts belonging to cardholders from 35 states. It now appears that this treasure trove of information was stolen from the Hy-Vee Supermarket chain, which apparently has hundreds of stores in the Midwest.On August 14, the company announced that because it “takes the security of payment card data very seriously,” it wanted to make its customers aware of an investigation it was conducting into a “security incident” that focused on payments made at affiliated gas stations, restaurants, and supermarkets.Since the supermarket chain is based in the Midwest, hopefully this will not impact your members; it does, however, give me the opportunity to once again point out obvious points that so many of our policy makers refuse to acknowledge or act on.last_img read more

Spotting elder financial exploitation red flags

first_imgElder financial exploitation and elder fraud are rising at an alarming rate and continue to be serious crimes in the United States. With no signs of dissipating, it is just a matter of time before an incident happens in your customer base, if it has not happened already.While each state defines elder financial exploitation a bit differently, in general, it is when someone illegally or improperly uses or steals a vulnerable senior’s or disabled person’s money or property. These crimes can result in significant loss of financial resources for the victims and often greatly impact their quality of life.An increase in financial crime and fraud against the elderly is expected to continue to climb as the baby boom population (those born before 1964) age. According to the National Council on Aging, this heartless crime is most likely under-reported due to the victims’ fear, shame and embarrassment. NCOA estimates the cost of elder financial abuse to older Americans up to $36.5 billion annually.A recent American Bankers Association Foundation research study found that older Americans hold 70% of the deposited wealth in the United States. What’s now being referred to as the “Age Wave,” 10,000 baby boomers are turning 65 every day until 2030, creating an even larger pool of potential victims for fraudsters and scammers. These crimes can be a financial nightmare for seniors, leaving some destitute and despondent. continue reading » 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

3 questions with CO-OP Financial Services’ Todd Clark

first_imgCUInsight Publisher & CEO Lauren Culp is joined by Todd Clark, President & CEO of CO-OP Financial Services for a quick interview with just 3 questions…(0:30) What is your company doing to support credit unions and their members during the COVID-19 crisis?(3:39) How do you think that COVID-19 might affect credit unions and the way that we do business in the long-term?(8:57) What tips do you have for staying sane during trying times?You can learn more about CO-OP Financial Services’ response to the COVID-19 crisis here. 2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Lauren Culp Lauren Culp is the Publisher & CEO at CUInsight.com.She leads the growing team at CUInsight, works with organizations serving credit unions to maximize their brand and exposure, connects … Web: https://www.cuinsight.com Detailslast_img read more

CFPB extends sunset date for the GSE patch

first_imgOn October 20, 2020 the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) finalized a rule extending the expiration date of certain “temporary” qualified mortgages (QM) also called the government sponsored entity (GSE) patch. This type of QM had a sunset date of January 10, 2021. Rather than extend this deadline to a specific date, this rule is effective until the bureau finalizes additional changes to the ATR/QM rule, or when the GSEs exit conservatorship, whichever occurs first.As background, the Dodd-Frank Act and section 1026.43 of Regulation Z require credit unions to make a reasonable, good faith determination that a borrower has the ability to repay (ATR) any consumer credit transaction that is secured by a dwelling, with some exceptions (e.g. home equity lines of credit). This involves consideration of eight specific underwriting factors. If a loan meets certain criteria, it is a QM and is considered to be in compliance with the ATR requirements. Currently, there are four types of QMs in the regulation:General QM, where the debt-to-income ratio is capped at 43%;Small creditor portfolio QM;Small creditor balloon-payment QM; andTemporary QM, which must be eligible to be purchased by Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac (the GSE patch)Note – a fifth category of QM was added by statute in 2018 and has not been implemented into the regulation. This post is currently collecting data… This is placeholder text continue reading »center_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

What are the paradoxes around innovation?

first_imgThis is placeholder text continue reading » This post is currently collecting data… ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrcenter_img In this video, Linda Hill discusses several paradoxes that exist having to do with innovation, including fostering the need to experiment and discover while still meeting deadlines. Hill is the Wallace Brett Donham professor of business administration at Harvard Business School and the co-author of Collective Genius: The Art and Practice of Leading Innovation. The video is republished with permission from SarderTV.last_img read more

Do This: Long Island Events June 25 – July 1

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Art ReceptionCome celebrate the visionary creations of the many faculty and staff members of the Gold Coast Arts Center with an eye-opening, multi-dimensional inaugural reception that transcends mediums, styles and skills. Gold Coast Arts Center, 113 Middle Neck Rd., Great Neck. goldcoastarts.org  Free. 6 p.m. June 25.Art BenefitAn opening reception for the 14th Annual Benefit Art Show at the Fire Island Lighthouse, featuring local artists displaying their nautical artwork in the Fire Island Lighthouse Keepers Quarters. Exhibit runs through July 19. All artwork for sale. Robert Moses State Park, Robert Moses Causeway, east of Field 5, Fire Island. fireislandlighthouse.com Free. 6 p.m. June 25.Jeff RossFresh off his latest standup special, Jeff Ross Roasts Criminals: Live at Brazos County Jail, the Roastmaster General is back on the road and bringing his funny act to Long Island. The Newark-native is best known for his brutal Comedy Central roasts of celebrities including Justin Bieber, Charlie Sheen, Donald Trump and many more. Read our interview with “the meanest man in comedy” HERE. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $52.50. 8 p.m. June 25.This Life We LiveIn 2009, four veterans of other groups met at a jam session in Long Island City and formed a metal band that has gone on to amass “fellow crows,” as they like to call their fans (no, not the Night’s Watch). Their latest EP Novena was released on iTunes in May. Warming up the crowd are Thorn Constellation and Thracian. Revolution Bar and Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville. revolutionli.com. $10. 8 p.m. June 25.Mary Higgins ClarkThis No. 1 New York Times bestselling author will speak about and sign her new novel The Melody Lingers On. The latest from the “Queen of Suspense” is a thrilling novel about missing billions, a disgraced financier and those determined to learn the truth at any cost. Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington. bookrevue.com. Price of Book, 7 p.m. June 25.Andrew “Dice” ClayThe controversial comic from Brooklyn who was once banned from MTV because of his infamous “adult nursery rhymes” remains popular despite his critics. He claims to be the first comedian to sell out Madison Square Garden two nights in a row. Die-hard fans can still recall his stirring role in the cult classic film, The Adventures of Ford Fairlane. New recruits to “The Dice Man” will know his recently released autobiography, The Filthy Truth. Come see why he unabashedly calls himself the “Undisputed Heavy Weight King of Comedy.” He has scheduled five back-to-back performances. Governor’s of Levittown, 90 Division Ave., Levittown. Govs.govs.com $55. Various times, June 25-27.Huntington Summer Arts Festival KickoffOpening weekend of this summer-long festival includes the Huntington Men’s Choir on June 25, The Rad Trads jazz ensemble on June 26 and a special performance by The Chapin Family, including Harry’s daughter, Jen, his brothers Tom and Steve, and their daughters and son. Various events run through Aug. 9, including a special all-day celebration of John Coltrane’s jazz on July 5 featuring his son Ravi Coltrane in concert. The Chapin Rainbow Stage, Heckscher Park, Huntington. huntingtontonarts.org. Free. Various dates and times. Sandcastle ContestsWeekly sandcastle contests will be held every Thursday starting June 25 through Aug. 27. Sand sculptors may use sand, water, and any other natural materials native to the beach. Prizes in various categories awarded each week. Hither Hills State Park, Montauk Hwy., Montauk. nysparks.com Free. Registration 9:30-10:30 a.m. Every Thursday at Hither Hills State Park’s beach house.Survey Says!This six-member band from Blairstown, N.J., has performed pop/punk/ska for the past three years. With over 200 shows in North America under their belt, their latest album, Observations of the Human Condition, released last year, gives fans more energetic jams to follow. Opening the show are Lila Ignite, Lucidity, Listen Close, Wait For It and O.B.S. Amityville Music Hall, 198 Broadway, Amityville. clubloaded.com. $12, $14 DOS. 5 p.m. June 26.H20Their first song back in 1994 was just a side project. Six albums later, with a seventh to be released this year, the New York City-born hardcore punk band is still kicking. That may not last forever, though. Some fans speculate Was Here will be the band’s final album. With such an impressive record, bringing a key definition to the term “melodic hardcore,” H20 must be caught while they’re still touring. How can you pass them up? Supporting acts include Cruel Hand and Breakdown. Revolution Bar and Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville. revolutionli.com $25. 6 p.m. June 26.Quarter HorseOriginating out of Stony Brook, the band simply identifies itself as “six guys who have been playing together for some time.” Over the years, the old friends have performed a combination of rock, folk, alternative, country, blues and jazz. With special guests Soundswell and Funkin’ A. 89 North Music Venue, 89 North Ocean Ave., Patchogue. 89northmusic.com. $10. 7:30 p.m. June 26.Action BronsonAfter suffering a leg injury in the kitchen, this chef-turned-rapper comically blended his love for food into his rhymes. The Queens-raised artist also touches on subjects such as sports and gambling. His second album, Mr. Wonderful, dropped in March earlier this year. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com. $35-$55. 8 p.m. June 26.Merle HaggardHe may be 78 years old, but age won’t stop Merle Haggard from performing his legendary country songs on tour this summer! As his website biography says, “When a Merle Haggard song plays, it can make an innocent-as-apple-pie grandma understand the stark loneliness and self-loathing of a prisoner on death row.” In addition to his solo hits, Haggard has performed with other country music greats, such as Willie Nelson. Any fan of country music should catch this show, where Haggard will be playing many of his classics, including “Mama Tried,” “Fightin’ Side of Me” and “Workin’ Man Blues.” NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $59.50. 8 p.m. June 26.Soul AsylumOriginating from Minneapolis, this Grammy-winning alternative rock band is bringing their “The Fly Over Tour” to Long Island. Soul Asylum has been topping the charts since 1990 with their hits “Runaway Train,” “Somebody to Shove,” “Black Gold,” “Misery” and many more. Will they play fan favorites “Without A Trace,” “99%” and “The Sun Maid” for Press music critic Zack Tirana? Only one way to find out, dear Grave Dancers. (See what happened there!?) Only one way to find out. With special guests The Meat Puppets. Suffolk Theater, 118 East Main St., Riverhead. sulfolktheater.com $49. 8 p.m. June 26.MaseBrought to fame by Sean “Diddy” Combs, Mase has been rapping with his slow-flow style since 1993. On top of being signed on “Diddy’s” Bad Boy records, the rapper/songwriter’s single, “Only You,” was No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Dance Singles Sales chart. After two brief hiatuses, the rapper is back again, bringing his rhymes to LI. The Emporium, 9 Railroad Ave., Patchogue. theemporiumny.com. $20, $28 DOS. 10 p.m. June 26.Jim JefferiesThis actor, writer and stand-up comedian is bringing us his darkest comedy. Jefferies, most recognized from his television show Legit, does not have any boundaries in his standup. His brutally honest approach on social issues is refreshing, whether you agree with him or not, and he certainly doesn’t run from the truth. The Freedumb Tour. The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. thespaceatwestbury.com. $39.50. 7:30 p.m., 10:30 p.m. June 26.Beer, BBQ and Blues FestMusicians including Rob Europe, Joe Allegue, Kirsten Thien, Chuck Columbo and the Hiro Suzuki Band take the stage for this inaugural weekend-long festival of blues, barbeque and beer at one of Long Island’s pioneering craft breweries. Greenport Harbor Brewing Co., 234 Carpenter St., Greenport. greenportharborbrewing.com Free. 11 a.m. June 27-5 p.m. June 28.BeerfieldsMore than 100 craft breweries—including many from Long Island—and three stages of musical performances all at one outdoor venue. Artists include reggae stars Collie Buddz and John Browns Body, Dumpstaphunk and some of the best local bands on LI, including Oogee Wawa, Groundswell,The Offshore Regulars, Soundswell and Shinobi Ninja. Pennysaver Amphitheatre at Bald Hill, 55 South Bicycle Path, Farmingville. beerfieldsny.com $60, $75 DOS. 4 p.m. June 27.For TodayChristian metal core band, For Today, channel their religious beliefs through hardcore and metallic songs. Their fourth full-length album reached No. 15 on the Billboard Top 200, having sold 14,700 units in only one week. The band has performed alongside Devil Wears Prada, As I Lay Dying, August Burns Red and much more. Opening the show are Gideon, Silent Planet, More of Myself To Kill and Critical Era. Revolution Bar and Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville. revolutionli.com $16, $18 DOS. 4:30 p.m. June 27.The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To DieThis Connecticut band’s style can only be defined by their self-described genre: “Independent rock, memo, not real, maximalism.” During their “We Are Only Going on Tour to Get Hot Dogs” tour, audiences will witness unforgettable performances while hearing some of the band’s greatest hits such as “Heartbeat in the Brain,” “Getting Sodas” and “Picture of a Tree That Doesn’t Look Okay.” Warming up the crowd are Spraynard, Soda Bomb and To Sail Beyond The Sun. Amityville Music Hall, 198 Broadway, Amityville. clubloaded.com $12, $15 DOS. 6 p.m. June 27.Marc MaronThe American comic, podcast host, writer and director has interviewed comedians and celebrities from the late Robin Williams to President Barack Obama (who went viral when he said the N-word). Since 2013, Maron has been starring in his own self-titled television series. His stand-up routine has been described as self-revelation and cultural analysis, which includes his own relationships with his family, girlfriends, and various stand-up comedians he has befriended. Warming up the crowd is Mike Lawrence. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com. $19.50-$37.50. 8 p.m. June 27.Happy Together TourFeaturing a legendary lineup of iconic `60s bands, the show’s headlining act will be Flo and Eddie of The Turtles, known for their smash hit, “Happy Together.”  The tour will also feature The Association, Mark Lindsay (former lead singer of Paul Revere & the Raiders), The Grass Roots, The Buckinghams and The Cowsills. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $39.50- $69.50. 8 p.m. June 27.Los StraightjacketsLos Straitjackets are most notably recognized for their unique live performances. As time has passed, their live shows have become more elaborate and tight with instrumentation. Each member dons a luchador wrestling mask, while a horn section compliments the band’s raw surfer style music. After numerous performances on Conan, the band has gained a cult following that continues to grow. YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts, 37 West Main St., Bay Shore. boultoncenter.org $30-$35. 8 p.m. June 27.The PitchforksDuke University’s own musical act, The Pitchforks, were founded in 1979, making them the oldest acapella group on campus. From opening up for Ben Folds to appearing at professional sports arenas, the group has accomplished much, on top of releasing 15 albums. No instruments required, as The Pitchforks provide everything needed for a great show by simply unleashing their vocal talents. Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center, 76 Main St., Westhampton Beach. whbpac.org $5. 8 p.m. June 27.‘Celebrate America’ Fireworks Show ***POSTPONED TO MONDAY, JUNE 29***What better experience than to sit upon your favorite blanket amongst a vast group of onlookers, snacking on treats with your loved ones, sharing laughs, and staring up above into a sky painted with colorful fantastical explosions of light and sound that conjure images of Revolutionary War battles, a raging sea, true, original patriots? Not much, fellow dreamers and vision-believers. Not much. Wow. Come commemorate our nation’s independence with a fireworks show you will remember for a long, long time, and bask in the glory that is our hard-fought independence. Eisenhower Park, Hempstead Tpke., East Meadow. nassaucountyny.gov/parks Free. 9:30 p.m. June 27.Summer Camp Cinema Film FestivalAlthough Halloween is months away, fans of horror, sci-fi and action movies will love this cinematic extravaganza, which kicks off with a double feature of The Mist and Creepshow. Based on the work of Stephen King, The Mist takes place in Maine after a storm. After a father and son head to the local grocery store, a thick fog rolls in, trapping those inside. Horrible creatures start to reveal themselves, but the real terror hasn’t even begun. Creepshow is for the horror movie aficionado, and features five short but terrifying films! Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. Check out CinemaArtsCentre.org $9 members, $13 public. 10:30 p.m. June 27.A River Between UsTake a journey to the Klamath River, where 300 miles of polluted waterway have been fought over by communities and activists. Restoring the river has been one of the biggest restoration projects in American history. Following the screening will be a panel discussion featuring Christopher Gobler, professor of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences at SUNY Stony Brook University, and Marshall Brown, founder of Save the Great South Bay, Inc. Read all about Gobler and other local environmentalists’ efforts to combat the harmful effects of brown and red tides HERE. Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. Check out CinemaArtsCentre.org. $10 members, $15 public. 10 a.m. June 28.Gary HoeySince he was 16 years old, Gary Hoey has been progressing in his guitar playing by devoting his time to music. Whether that included cutting high school classes or teaching guitar lessons, it has certainly payed off. His blues-rock artistry has been included in feature films and even caught the attention of Ozzy Ozbourne. Hoey continues to expand with his latest release, Deja Blues, an album consisting of original blues songs. YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts, 37 West Main St., Bay Shore. boultoncenter.org $35-$40. 7 p.m. June 28.Mother (and Me)This one-night-only performance stars the writer of the show, Melinda Buckley, whose story focuses on two women who are losing everything they’ve ever been—in very different ways—as they both lose each other. Bay Street Theater, 1 Bay St., Sag Harbor. baystreet.org $20. 8 p.m. June 29.Emily Skinner: Broadway Her WayThis Grammy Award nominee takes the audience on a musical journey through the best of the Great White Way, leaving them breathless with laughter and moved by the potency of spectacular theater music. John W. Engeman Theater, 250 Main St., Northport. engemantheater.com $45. 7 p.m. June 30.Brian Wilson with RodriguezTo celebrate the release of his 11th studio album, legendary producer, songwriter and performer Brian Wilson is continuing his “No Pier Pressure” Tour on Long Island. As a multi-award-winning artist with The Beach Boys as well as through his solo career, Wilson is touring with folk singer Rodriguez, who is the opening act of the tour. Fellow Beach Boys members Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin will be joining him at the show, which will feature performances of songs from each decade of Wilson’s career, including “California Girls,” “In My Room” and “God Only Knows.” And former Beach Boys Al Jardine and Blindie Chaplin. Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, 1000 Ocean Pkwy, Wantagh. jonesbeach.com $22-$195.00. 7:30 p.m. June 30.DispatchThe Lexus Pop-Up Concert Series Powered by Pandora is hosting an intimate show with Dispatch before they rock Madison Square Garden in July as part of their summer tour. Chad Stokes, Brad Corrigan and Pete Francis have been performing together since 1996 and are sure to put on an epic show for this lucky audience. Most famous for their legendary 2004 concert in Boston, the band will be performing some of their classics, such as “The General,” “Mayday” and “Two Coins” in addition to more recent songs off of their 2010 and 2012 albums. This exclusive live performance is free to Pandora listeners. The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. thespaceatwestbury.com Free for Pandora listeners. 8 p.m. June 30.Shania TwainRecord-breaking artist sensation Shania Twain is back! The country artist is known for her hits “Any Man Of Mine,” “You’re Still The One” and her most popular “Man! I Feel Like A Woman!” Twain will be performing around the country as part of her Shania Rock This Country Tour. We;re thrilled to have her in our neck of the woods. Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, 1255 Hempstead Tpke., Uniondale. naussaucoliseum.com $74.50-$149.50. 7:30 p.m. July 1.Compiled by Chuck Cannini, Kyla Stan, Nicholas Semelak, Kaitlin Gallagher, Timothy Bolger & Zachary B. Tirana IIIlast_img

The Killing Season: A&E Series Investigates Long Island Serial Killer Case

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Filmmakers unearthed previously unreported information about the unsolved Long Island Serial Killer case in The Killing Season, a new documentary series—and its creators hope it will help advance the ongoing investigation.The documentarians tracked down one of the victim’s boyfriends, who gave a rare interview shedding new light on one aspect of the case. And while weeding through internet speculation, they found evidence that someone using a local law enforcement agency’s computer posted online the identity of a sworn officer that the user suggested was the killer.“A lot of this wasn’t necessarily to find the killer, but to weed away the speculation,” said Josh Zeman, who teamed up with fellow documentarian Rachel Mills in the series. “Why was there so much speculation? Because there was so little transparency from law enforcement. And the one time we need transparency from law enforcement is when there’s a serial killer on the loose.”The series’ debut comes less than a month before the sixth anniversary of police discovering the first of 10 sets of human remains along Ocean Parkway in Gilgo Beach and neighboring beaches. Police have identified six of the victims, who were found to be sex workers, but have neither made any arrests nor officially named a suspect. Police also do not believe Shannan Gilbert, who authorities were looking for when they found the remains, was murdered, although her family disagrees.The case was also recently subject of the two-hour series debut of the new Investigation Discovery series People Magazine Investigates, which revisits high-profile unsolved crimes nationwide, although that show simply rehashed the facts of the LISK case for a national audience without any new revelations.In The Killing Season, besides interviewing the victims’ loved ones and local journalists—including this reporter—filmmakers rely heavily on members of Websleuths, an online community of amateur detectives dedicated to helping police solve mysteries. The series also explores parallels between the LISK case and the so-called Eastbound Strangler, who killed four sex workers in Atlantic City, as well as other unsolved serial murder cases nationwide. LISK is featured prominently in the first, second and eighth episodes.“They are connected, just not in the way we might all think,” said Zeman.The series explores how police agencies routinely fail to share information with one another, as evident by the notoriously under-utilized Violent Criminal Apprehension Program (ViCAP), an FBI database designed to help catch America’s most violent offenders. Or, more specifically to the case at hand, how disgraced Suffolk Police Chief James Burke, who was recently sentenced to federal prison for corruption, refused to let the FBI help solve the Gilgo case.Such revelations may be eye-opening to viewers accustomed the fact that investigators have warrantless access to private citizen’s personal information, buttressing the widespread belief that crimes can be solved in a half hour like on TV.“There are more broken systems at play than people ever knew,” Mills said. “It’s extremely fractured. And I feel like most of us are completely unaware of that fact.”The eight-episode season of Killing Season debuts with back-to-back episodes 9 p.m. Saturday on A&E.last_img read more

Mothers and Babies Perinatal Network holds flu shot clinics

first_img“Babies are more likely to have complications such as pneumonia which can result in hospitalization and even death,” said Reome-Nedlick. Clinics like the one at Mothers and Babies look to reduce that risk. “Just introducing something as simple as touching a grocery cart they can be exposed to the flu virus,” she said. The Health Department telling 12 News that this can lead to serious complications and even death in infants. That’s why Mothers and Babies Perinatal Network is partnering with Lourdes Hospital to offer flu shot clinics, the first one taking place today. “By protecting yourself against the flu and avoiding getting the flu yourself you won’t be able to pass it on to other people in the community,” Reome-Nedlick said. “For a kid who’s a six month old and was just born they don’t have that immunity to fight off the virus,” said Nicole Shipos, Clinical Nurse Leader at Southern Tier Occupational Health. “We’ve seen a rise of the flu becoming more prevalent here in the Southern Tier and decided this would be a good opportunity to help protect as much of the public as we can,” said Mothers and Babies Office Manager Dawn Wesko. center_img “Us getting the flu shot can prevent the transmission to somebody who is more susceptible to the disease,” she said. BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — Broome County Health Department officials say it’s not too late to get a flu shot. “Even though we’re almost in February it’s still a good time to get your flu vaccine,” said Broome County Public Health Representative Chelsea Reome-Nedlick. “Flu is still circulating widely in Broome County and New York State,” she said. Shipos says simple things like trips to the grocery store are enough to put little ones at risk. If you don’t get the flu shot to protect yourself, officials say do it to protect others who may be more vulnerable. Health care professionals say babies are particularly vulnerable when it comes to getting the flu. The second clinic will be held at Mothers and Babies Perinatal Network Headquarters 457 State Street in Binghamton.last_img read more

Vestal soccer star has “once in a lifetime” signing day

first_imgVESTAL (WBNG) – Vestal senior Emilia Cappellett won’t be able to finish her senior year at Vestal in person. “It was heartbreaking, I still don’t think it hit me yet,” said Cappellett. Family and friends watched in person and over the computer as Emilia signed her national letter of intent to play soccer at Elon University. Then, the team captain and four-year varsity starter was greeted with a birthday parade. Capping off a truly special 18th birthday and signing day. “It’s amazing. I couldn’t be more thankful for my friends and family,” said Cappellett. “She’s always had the fire, she’s always put everything out there and I knew by her senior year she could go anywhere she wanted,” said Vestal soccer coach Gina Baldwin.center_img “I saw the signs from up the street and had to pull over. I was like, what the heck is happening,” said Cappellett. So, her dad made sure to give her a special send-off. On the day of her 18th birthday, Emilia was given a surprise signing right in her front yard. “It feels great that I am committed to such a great program and I am so excited for the next four,” said Cappellett. “Like” Jacob Seus on Facebook and “Follow” him on Twitter. “This is once in a lifetime and when I look back on this, it definitely sticks out.”last_img read more

Food Distribution operation in Windsor feeds over 500 families

first_imgWINDSOR (WBNG) — The Food Bank of the Southern Tier held a food distribution operation in Windsor Friday morning. Windsor Central High School provided the venue for the operation. For the first time residents in windsor got food from the Nourish NY program, this includes fresh dairy and fresh produce. This is the second time the highschool has hosted a Food Bank Distribution operation. “To be able to have our staff volunteer here and to be able to give back in some way and being able to host and help out with the distribution is a great opportunity for us and it brings us great joy.” said Jason Andrews the Superintendant of Schools in Windsor. Officials from the highschool said they’re fortunate to be apart of a supportive community. The operation was contactless, drivers were asked to remain in their cars, keep their windows rolled up and pop the trunk. Volunteers would then load boxes into their trunk. More than 500 families pre-registered to get meals to go. The schools food service department has now served 75,000 meals to children in their area, todays operation they say is an example of the need not only in windsor, but across broome county and the southern tier.last_img read more