Long Island Man Accused of Stabbing NJ Woman Before Jumping in Train’s Path

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 44-year-old Centereach man allegedly stabbed his ex-girlfriend to death in New Jersey Thursday and then jumped in front of a Manhattan subway train, authorities said.Arthur Lomando, who was identified in multiple reports as an ex-NYPD officer, fatally stabbed 48-year-old Suzanne Bardzell in the driveway of her Bergen County home, authorities said. The pair had been estranged, according to reports.Bergen County Prosecutor John Molinelli said on Twitter that Lomando “threw himself in front of NYC subway” and was taken to Harlem Hospital Center, where he was treated for severe injuries to his head and legs. The Bergen Record reported that Bardzell was already dead by the time police arrived to the scene.Lomando confronted Bardzell shortly before 3:30 p.m. as she pulled into her driveway, The Record reported. He allegedly shattered the driver’s side window and stabbed her multiple times with “a very large machete type of knife,” Molinelli said, according to The Record.The prosecutor was also quoted as saying that Bardzell had recently filed for an order of protection against Lomando.Bardzell reportedly had two sons from a previous marriage, both in their teens.The Bergen County Prosecutor’s office did not return a call for comment.last_img read more

New year, new you, new credit union

first_imgThe first few weeks of a New Year are an exciting time. The trick becomes keeping that excitement and determination alive in February, March and beyond. By starting 2015 with a few New Year’s resolutions for your credit union, you can help ensure its success not only this year, but for years to come. These are just a few ideas for your credit union. What others do you have? 7SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Mark Arnold Mark Arnold is an acclaimed speaker, brand expert and strategic planner helping businesses such as credit unions and banks achieve their goals with strategic marketing insights and energized training. Mark … Web: www.markarnold.com Details Live your plan. Most credit unions go through some sort of annual strategic planning process in the third or fourth quarter. Odds are, your credit union invested a lot of time, money and energy in the strategic planning process. Unfortunately, many times strategic planning meetings end with the best of intentions and then simply gather dust on the shelf for another year.Ways to make this resolution work: Your strategic plan is only as good as your implementation. For example, you may front-end load the strategic plan with way too much stuff in the first quarter of the New Year. The reality is that most of these things cannot be accomplished so quickly. Another example — develop many great ideas during your strategic planning process, then fail to assign persons responsible and timelines to those initiatives. For every actionable item in your strategic plan, make sure the right people are in charge of steering it and that they are aware of the time frames involved in doing so. Kill the status quo. This is perhaps the deadliest of foes that most credit unions will face. Like any other creature of habit, credit unions are highly susceptible to falling into a rut. If you allow this to happen, your competition will gladly step up and pioneer new ways to develop and introduce innovative financial products and services for members.Ways to make this resolution work: Don’t be afraid of change! Yes, change is difficult and full of anxiety. The opposite of change, however, is stagnation. Fish don’t want to live in a stagnant pond and neither do your members. Keep up with what is new in the industry. Read relevant magazines, trade journals, blogs and social media platforms. Connect with your peers, both inside and outside the credit union industry. And don’t be afraid to take new ideas and thoughts to your executive management team. As great a job as they do, they don’t have all the answers and it’s going to take every voice at your credit union to produce the kind of change evolution requires. Well, it’s finally here – 2015. A new year beckons, full of promise and opportunity. A lot of people kick off this time of year with resolutions. Most of these resolutions are personal, things like getting in better shape, saving more or pursuing some new hobby or activity.If people can have resolutions for the New Year, then why not your credit union? After all, the first few weeks of the New Year are a great and fresh time to start your year off on the right foot, either as a person or as a credit union. Following are resolutions your credit union might want to consider in 2015.Live your brand. This should crack everybody’s top-five list of resolutions. Your credit union’s brand is the single most important asset it has. And it’s not even listed on the balance sheet. If you are failing to live up to your brand, your credit union is breaking its promise to every existing and potential member.Ways to make this resolution work: Reinforce with your staff, every day in some way, the importance of living the brand. Hold them accountable to the brand and highlight employees who do a good job living the brand in such a way that their peers can see it.last_img read more

New awards for the Dubrovnik Gardens of the Sun.

first_imgDubrovnik Gardens of the Sun once again won international awards this year, which is the best indicator of excellence, as well as confirmation of the leading position in the field of family and wellness tourism in Europe.As part of the renowned 2017 World Luxury Spa Awards, the Dubrovnik Gardens of the Sun resort won the award for the best luxury spa resort in Croatia (Best Luxury Resort Spa), and the best spa in the destination (Luxury Destination Spa). The World Luxury Spa awards are given for high quality standards within the luxury wellness segment, and are part of the world-renowned organization World Luxury Awards, which awards prizes for impeccable service and facilities in the hotel industry.”In recent years, we have invested a lot in the development of the spa concept, as well as the improvement of the overall wellness experience in order to exceed the expectations of our guests and maintain the position of the best SPA resort in the region. These awards are a confirmation that we are on the right path, and I congratulate my staff on their success and continuous work and effort.”Said on this occasion the general manager of the resort, Christian Larss Kreković and adds that the Resort for the second year in a row won recognition in the prestigious competition 2017 Junior Design Awards – a silver award for best family hotel (Best Family Hotel, UK & Worldwide).By the way, Dubrovnik Gardens of the Sun, a luxury five-star resort, is located on the coast in Orašac near Dubrovnik and is part of the prestigious group The Leading Hotels of the World. In addition to luxury accommodation in 201 rooms within the hotel and 207 residences, the resort offers an award-winning spa, sports center, 16 different bars and restaurants, a beach and three outdoor pools, and one of the best conference centers in the region.Related news:Dubrovnik Gardens of the Sun has joined The Leading Hotels of the Worldlast_img read more

Charging stations for electric vehicles on highways put into operation

first_imgOf the first 16 HEP filling stations on motorways, 12 were set up in cooperation with INA, and are located at the Ljubeščica, Vukova Gorica, Brinje and Lepenica Sjever rest areas, and at motorway entry / exit points in Goričan and Sesvetski Kraljevec. With this, we have put Croatia on the European map of electromobility and joined the network of electric charging stations on the trans-European transport network, said the President of the Management Board of Hrvatska elektroprivreda Frane Barbarić. and added: “Our ultimate goal is to provide Croatian citizens and all tourists and our guests with a safe long-distance electric car ride. To this end, as part of international projects, we will set up a total of 57 filling stations on Croatian motorways and other roads. With the completion of the currently active projects, HEP’s network, together with the already installed filling stations in Croatian cities, will have more than a hundred filling stations. ” HEP’s fast charging station in Brinje, with a capacity of 50 kW, was set up as part of the NEXT-E project, and like other HEP charging stations on motorways, it supports charging all available and upcoming types of electric vehicles on the market, HEP points out. Upon completion of the project, HEP’s network will have over 100 electric charging stations On the occasion of the National Day of Nikola Tesla, HEP marked the commissioning of the first 16 charging stations for electric vehicles on motorways by opening a fast charging station at the Brinje rest area. Investments in the installation of HEP filling stations on motorways are co-financed from European Union funds within the EAST-E and NEXT-E projects. As part of these projects, HEP is working with partners from the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia, Hungary and Romania to create a new network of 309 charging stations, which will enable uninterrupted driving of electric cars through six Central European countries. The new electric charging stations will enable citizens and tourists from European countries to drive an electric car and reach all tourist destinations in Croatia. “Electric vehicle drivers have at their disposal a wide range of products and services at our retail outlets, and while their cars are full, their time can be shortened with coffee or a meal at our Fresh Corners. For us, customers come first and that is why we are committed to improving our products and services every day, and we see a step towards electromobility as an opportunity for the company.”, Said Sándor Fasimon, President of the Management Board of INA. For the first time, the network of electric charging stations enabled electric car owners to drive from the border with Slovenia and Hungary to the Adriatic Sea, and the Republic of Croatia to connect to the network of charging stations for electric vehicles on the Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T).  The remaining four filling stations are located in Vrbovsko, Čavle, Delnice and Fužine, in the immediate vicinity of the A6 motorway. In total, more than 30 charging stations for electric cars on highways in the direction of the sea, but also in the direction of Lipovac on the continent, will be installed at rest areas near INA retail outlets. Photo: Pixabay.com RELATED NEWS: FIRST PORSCHE DESTINATION STATION FOR CHARGING ELECTRIC CARS IN CROATIA INSTALLED IN ESPLANADElast_img read more


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CA braces for aftershocks of 7.1 earthquake

first_imgCalifornia Governor Gavin Newsom is requesting federal assistance after Friday’s magnitude 7.1 earthquake.Newsom has placed California’s Office of Emergency Services on its highest alert.OES Director Mark Ghilarducci told reporters they have significant reports of fires, mostly as a result of gas leaks or gas line breaks near the epicenter just outside Ridgecrest in Southern California.No fatalities or serious injuries have been reported.Emergency officials are bracing for strong aftershocks.The White House says President Trump is being kept up-to-date on the latest 7.1quake by several teams as he and the First Lady vacation at Trump’s Bedminister golf course in New Jersey.Related content:New 7.1 magnitude earthquake rocks Southern Californialast_img