Wyandanch Teen Gunned Down Outside Home

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York An 18-year-old man was shot to death in front of his Wyandanch home early Sunday morning, Suffolk County police said.Eric Meade was standing with a group of people in the front yard of his South 26th Street home when he was shot in the head at 1:20 a.m., police said.Relatives took the victim to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip, where he was pronounced dead.Homicide Squad detectives are continuing the investigation and ask anyone with information on this incident to call them at 631-852-6392 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.last_img read more

COVID-19 Finances: Binghamton financial advisor stresses preparing for the worst while hoping for the best

first_img(WBNG) — While the talk of the town may be the beginning of the reopening process, one Binghamton financial advisor is urging everyone to proceed with caution. Sydlansky stresses that many lenders understand the current situation and will be willing to work with borrowers to adjust their repayment plan. He says believe it or not, you and your lender actually have a common goal. Sydlansky says that since the crisis has meant people are staying at home more many are saving money on things like gas, trips to restaurants, and recreational activities. He says this is not only an opportunity to save money but to take a look at where you can make cuts. If you do end up with an excess amount of cash because you’re spending less money during the crisis, Sydlansky says resist the urge to spend or invest it. With recent talk of a possible second wave of the virus, Sydlansky says the best thing you can do to prepare for the remainder of the crisis is to create and maintain an emergency account. He says the goal should be to have funds to cover three to six months of expenses. If you are unable to set aside that extra cash and find yourself struggling due to the crisis, he says to take a look at ways to reduce your biggest expenses such as car payments, mortgage bills and student loans. “Refill your emergency account. there could be a second wave and we could be doing this all over again in three or four months where the service industry is shut down so I would say prepare for this to happen again,” he says. “Start with something even if it’s 5, 10, 20, dollars out of a paycheck, you’ve got to start somewhere” he says. “Once you get into the habit it will be a lot easier to keep that going.” “I would encourage people to see where their spending has been the last month or two and say ‘wow I’ve been without that cup of coffee and I’ve been without that trip to the movies if I needed to I can cut back on this.'” “You want to learn from a situation like this if you weren’t prepared this time learn what you can do differently in the future,” said Paul Sydlansky of Lake Road Advisors. “Reach out to some of your lenders and see if you can negotiate, see if you can get rates lowered and see if you can get payments skipped,” he says. “Ultimately they’re going to want to work with you to help you out in the short term because they don’t want you to default on that loan or have problems in the long term.”last_img read more

UKGC reviews VIP interaction with new consultation

first_img ASA monitoring sweep marks gambling as the worst underage advertising offender August 26, 2020 Related Articles StumbleUpon UKGC launches fourth National Lottery licence competition August 28, 2020 Share The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has launched a consultation which will review the rules and procedures that are in place for licensed gambling operators when engaging with high-value customers (HVC) and VIP players. In launching the review, the Commission said it recognised the exceptional commercial value that VIP customers hold for licensees and the ‘preferential service’ high-value customers receive from operators such as tailored bonuses, gifts and hospitality.In its statement, however, the UKGC underlined that the incentivisation of VIP players poses two regulatory challenges.Firstly, it noted, VIP customers are heavily engaged gamblers in terms of frequency, spend, and the manner in which they participate in gambling, with some displaying greater ‘at risk’ characteristics for the commission to monitor Secondly, the regulator highlighted the conflicts caused by the ‘disproportionate financial value of HVCs to licensees’, as operators try to balance their regulatory compliance responsibilities with short-term commercial objectives.“We are concerned that these regulatory challenges have not been consistently met by licensees. This has resulted in repeated instances of gambling-related harm and in some cases, failure to prevent criminal proceeds being spent on gambling,” explained the UKGC.The consultation will form part of the UKGC’s assessment of new industry safeguards and standards sanctioned by the Betting and Gaming Council’s (BGC) ‘working groups’ in April 2020.In its new ‘industry action plan’, BGC members have agreed to overhaul operator rules and protocols with regards to VIP engagements by restricting VIP programmes to customers aged 25-plus and enforcing rules that mean all VIP programmes are independently audited with regards to incentives and rewards.Concluding its statement, the UKGC revealed that consumer feedback collected on the subject matter suggested that ‘regulatory requirements that cover all customers are not being tailored and applied effectively to HVCs’. UK gambling adopts toughest online advertising code to protect underage audiences August 27, 2020 Share Submitlast_img read more