Local Governments Could Face $10,000 Fine For Not Enforcing COVID-19 Orders

first_imgImage by Kevin P. Coughlin / Office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo. Share: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) ALBANY — Under a new directive issued by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, local governments could face a $10,000 per day fine for not strongly enforcing his executive orders or Department of Health emergency regulations.Cuomo issued a statement late Friday requiring all local governments in COVID-19 “hot spots” to establish a framework for reporting their enforcement activities and setting specific consequences for failure to enforce the State Department of Health Emergency Regulations and the Governor’s Executive Orders related to social distancing, mask compliance, and capacity limitations.If local governments do not enforce these legally binding requirements, they will be in violation of the order and can be subject to fines, Cuomo warned.center_img “The Commissioner of Health will issue a Section 16 order to the local governments advising them that they have to step up the compliance, that it is the law and if the local governments don’t step up the compliance, they will actually be in violation of the law and they can be fined. I have asked the local governments many times to actually do the compliance,” Cuomo said. “Compliance is not public education—it is enforcement. People know what the rules are and they’ve heard them every day. Local governments have to do enforcement. Whether or not it fits with their political agenda really is pointless. It’s the law and their job is to enforce the law.”Failure to adhere to the order can result in penalties of up to $10,000 per day, pursuant to Section 12-b of the state Public Health Law.last_img read more

12 Questions For The Last Five Years Film Star Jeremy Jordan

first_img Who is the best friend you met while shooting The Last Five Years? I met a lot of great people, but it’s a tie. Richard LaGravenese, who was the director and adaptor, was incredibly collaborative and helped me to feel like I really was a part of this movie. Georgia Stitt, who was our musical director, is just an amazing person and I loved being around her. And then Kurt Deutsch, who was our producer and produced the album. He’s helped me a lot with my own music, so that’s been great. What is your favorite memory of working with Anna Kendrick? After we shot “If I Didn’t Believe In You,” which was towards the end of the run. Anna was kind of quiet and we got along great, but we just didn’t have enough time together to get really close. But after we finished shooting that scene, we came together and shared a really big hug, and it was a tender connection moment. It meant a lot to me. Which Valentine’s Day movie is the best to take a date to? This is the one, clearly. If you have a great relationship, The Last Five Years strengthens it. If you have a crappy relationship, then it makes you look at all the crappy stuff that’s going on and take a second look at it. Ditch that zero and find yourself a hero! See The Last Five Years in theaters and on demand February 13. Which scene were you most excited to see on the big screen? The most surprising scene for me was “The Schmuel Song.” We had no idea how it was gonna turn out. We threw it together at the last minute, but we put a lot of heart into it and it turned into one of the best moments. What was the worst filming location? We were in Harlem, that’s where our apartment location was, and we had a problem on the last week of shooting. We had all our stuff out on the street, and during a lunch break, somebody didn’t lock the costume truck. A thief opened the truck, grabbed a giant armload of costumes and ran off with them. And they were all mine. I lost about 90 percent of my costumes and it was pretty horrible. Plus, I was planning on stealing some of those pants myself! What was the best filming location? Staten Island! Who goes to Staten Island? But we were filming our “Summer in Ohio” stuff—all of our Ohio things were filmed on Staten Island—at this beautiful lake lodge. There’s a Boy Scout camp there and they have this beautiful lake and a pier, it was gorgeous. It was fun and we went fishing! What was the easiest song to sing? Vocally, “Goodbye Until Tomorrow / I Can Never Rescue You.” That was vocally the easiest. Although emotionally? Not so much. What is your favorite line in The Last Five Years? For me, the line “If I didn’t believe in you I wouldn’t have loved you at all” is my favorite. It holds a lot of personal meaning to me. Before I met my wife [Ashley Spencer], I’d tell myself that I had to find the perfect woman. But there is no such thing as perfection and all you have to do is believe in someone. When you find that person, that you can’t help but no matter what believe in them and love them and always go back to them, then that’s the person that you love for the rest of your life. And if you don’t find that, then it’s not really the best that it could possibly be.center_img What was the toughest song to sing? Oh man. “The Schmuel Song,” just because of the theatricality of it. I was constantly out of breath and it was 95 degrees inside that apartment during the summer, and I was wearing a Christmas sweater and props everywhere. It was a pain in the butt. View Comments Which scene were you nervous to watch on the big screen? Any scene that I’m in, because I just look at myself and cringe and say, “Is that what I really look like? That’s unfortunate.” Which scene was your favorite to shoot? The “Shiksa Goddess” scene. It was so random and silly and stupid and fun. When we threw open the doors and all my past girlfriends were there, and it was so silly and weird with the making out and stumbling, it was a chance to have fun and be silly and youthful. I don’t usually get to do a lot of that kind of stuff. Which scene took you the longest to film? The “A Miracle Would Happen” scene. We had to film that one over the course of the shoot because we were in a bunch of different locations. After playing “Moving Too Fast” on a loop and eating our weight in prosciutto, The Last Five Years movie is finally, officially hitting the big screen on February 13, starring Jeremy Jordan and Anna Kendrick. (And if movie theaters aren’t your thing, it’s available on demand, too!) To celebrate the release, we asked Jordan, who plays on-the-rise author Jamie, 12 questions about the movie we were dying to know, including what song was “a pain in the butt” to shoot and which costume he wanted to steal.last_img read more

Tiler Peck Fills in for Sis-In-Law Megan Fairchild at On the Town

first_img Show Closed This production ended its run on Sept. 6, 2015 View Comments Peck previously appeared on Broadway previously as Gracie Shinn in The Music Man. Her regional credits include Young Marie in Susan Stroman’s Little Dancer at the Kennedy Center. Her film credits include Ballet 422, A Time for Dancing, Geppetto, Donnie Darko and more. In addition to Fairchild, On the Town stars Tony Yazbeck, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Clyde Alves, Alysha Umphress, Elizabeth Stanley, Jackie Hoffman, Michael Rupert, Allison Guinn, Phillip Boykin and Stephen DeRosa. While Fairchild is on vacation, Peck will play the role at the following performances: March 3 at 7pm, March 4 at 2pm and 8pm, March 14 at 2pm and 8pm, and March 15 at 3pm.center_img Related Shows Love-struck sailor Gabey will have his eye on new Miss Turnstiles this March. New York City Ballet principal Tiler Peck is stepping into the role of Ivy Smith in On the Town for six performances only. Peck (who is married to An American in Paris leading man Robert Fairchild) is filling in for her sister-in-law, fellow New York City Ballet principal dancer Megan Fairchild. On the Townlast_img read more

Long Island New Year’s Eve 2014 Events

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York When thinking of New Year’s Eve parties, people often think of the world famous Times Square ball drop. But there are dozens of events on Long Island to ring in the New Year without the stress of getting into Manhattan. From afternoon family fun to late night galas, venues across both counties will be toasting to resolutions for the coming year and singing Auld Lang Syne for the year gone by.The All Star Family Happy New Year’s Eve PartyUnlimited bowling (min. 6), champagne. The All Star, 96 Main St., Riverhead. theallstar.com $25 (Children), $40 (Adults) 4:30-7:30 p.m. Dec. 31.Family New Year’s Eve PartyThree-course meal or finger foods, dessert, meet-and-greet, champagne and sparkling cider, Holiday Express Train Ride and Yo Ho Holiday Light Show. Bayville Adventure Park, 8 Bayville Ave., Bayville. bayvilleadventurepark.com Lunch – $29.95 (Adults and Older Children), $18.95 (Children under 12). Dinner – $33.95 (Adults and Older Children), $22.95 (Children under 12) 12:30-3 p.m., 5:30-8 p.m. Dec. 31.Kosher Komedy New Year’s EveComedians, four course dinner, champagne, raffle. Brasserie HaLevi, 600 Central Ave., Cedarhurst. brasseriehalevi.com $95 plus service charge, tax and gratuity. 8:30 p.m.-1 a.m. Dec. 31.NYE at the  BrokerageChampagne, comedy show. The Brokerage Comedy Club, 2797 Merrick Rd., Bellmore. brokerage.govs.com $40-$75. 7:30 p.m., 10:15 p.m. Dec. 31.New Year’s Eve GalaCocktail reception, Live music, dinner, champagne. CM Performing Arts Center, 931 Montauk Hwy., Oakdale. cmpac.com $75. 8 p.m. Dec. 31.New Year’s at East Islip LanesFamily Party (3 – 7) – $24 per person (dinner, bumper bowling). Evening Party (9- 1) – $41 (adults), $31 (children 12 and under), (buffet, champagne, bowling). East Islip Lanes, 117 E. Main St., East Islip. eilanes.com 3-7 p.m., 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Dec. 31.Third Annual New Year’s Eve PartyFree champagne toast at midnight. The Emporium, 9 Railroad Ave., Patchogue. theemporiumny.com $15. 9:30 p.m. Dec. 31.NYE at Governor’s Comedy ClubComedy show, champagne. Governor’s Comedy Club, 90 Division Ave., Levittown. govs.govs.com $40-$75. 7:30 p.m., 10:15 p.m. Dec. 31.52nd Annual New Year’s Eve PartyBlack and White Masquerade, five course dinner, dancing. Gurney’s Inn and Spa, 290 Old Montauk Hwy., Montauk. gurneysmontauk.com $145 per person, $540 per couple with overnight accommodations and party packages. 7 p.m. Dec. 31.Champagne and ChandeliersHotel Indigo, 1830 West Main St., Riverhead. hotelindigo.com $150 per person, $495 per couple premium package plus tax and fees9 p.m.-2 a.m. Dec. 31.New Year’s EveWatch the new movie, Unbroken, the ball drop on big screen and toast champagne. Island 16: Cinema de Lux, 185 Morris Ave., Holtsville. showcasecinemas.com $20.15. 9:30 p.m. – 12:15 a.m. Dec. 31.New Year’s at Lombardi’s on the Sound.Great Gatsy-styled gala. Lombardi’s on the Sound, 44 Fairway Drive, Port Jefferson. lombardisonthesound.com $140. 8 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Dec. 31.Fishes & Butterfly Wishes Family New Year’s EventDinner, Crafts for Kids, champagne. Long Island Aquarium and Exhibition Center, 431 East Main St., Riverhead. longislandaquarium.com $60 (Children and Seniors), $55 (Children and Senior Members), $95 (Adults), $85 (Adult Members), Free (Children 2 and under) 6:30-11 p.m. Dec. 31.NYE at McGuires Comedy ClubComedy show, champagne. McGuires Comedy Club, 1627 Smithtown Ave., Bohemia. mcguires.govs.com $40-$75. 7:30 p.m., 10:15 p.m. Dec. 31.New Year’s Eve Bash 2015Cocktail Hour, drinks, champagne, DJ. The Meadow Club, 1147 Route 112, Port Jefferson Station. themeadowclub.com $95. 8:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Dec. 31.New Year’s Eve 2015 Holiday PartyDinner, champagne. Monsoon Asian Kitchen and Lounge, 48 Deer Park Ave., Babylon. monsoonny.com $100 per person, $50 for open bar only. Dec. 31.Mr. Beery’s Annual Happy New Year 2015Champagne, food, drinks. Mr. Beery’s Pub and Music Night Club, 4019 Hempstead Tpke., Bethpage. $30. 11 p.m.-2 a.m. Dec. 31.Mulcahy’s New Year’s Eve partyOpen bar, DJ, buffet. Mulcahy’s Pub and Concert Hall, 3232 Railroad Ave., Wantagh. muls.com $35. 9 p.m.-12 a.m. Dec. 31New Year’s PartyThe Nest Bar and Lounge, 382 East Meadow Ave., Suite A, East Meadow. thenestbar.com 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Dec. 31.New Year’s Eve at Ocean RestaurantFive course dinner, champagne. Ocean Restaurant, 333 Bayville Ave., Bayville. thecrescentbeachclub.com $59 plus tax and gratuity. Dec. 31.Dark Star OrchestraContinuing the Grateful Dead Experiences – Cosmic New Year’s 2014-15. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $64.75-$145.25. 8:30 p.m. Dec. 30, 31.Leather and Lace Presents NYE Ball of ConfusionAlternative dance party, DJ. Revolution Bar and Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville Revolutionli.com $15 advance tickets. 8 p.m. Dec. 31.New Year’s Eve PartyFamily games and activities. Safari Adventure, 1074 Pulaski Rd., Riverhead. thesafariadventure.com $16 (children), $10 (toddlers), $3 (adults), plus tax. 5-8 p.m. Dec. 31.Rock ‘n Glow New Year’s PartyThree hours of bowling, champagne. South Levittown Lanes, 56 Tanners Lane, South Levittown. kpsearch.com Twilight Family Party (5 -8) – $30 per person or $150 per lane (6 people). Moonlight Family Party (9:30 – 12:30) – $35 per person or $170 per lane (6 people)5-8 p.m., 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Dec. 31.Stephanie O’s New Year’s Eve Dance PartyDancing, champagne. The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. thespaceatwestbury.com $69 (Banquette Seating), $49 (General Admission) 9:30 p.m. Dec. 31.New Year’s Laugh, Dine, and Dance!Comedy show, DJ, champagne. Suffolk Theater, 118 East Main St., Riverhead. suffolktheater.com $45. 6:30 p.m. (Bar and Restaurant), 8 p.m. (Show) Dec. 31.7th Annual New Year’s Laughin Eve 2015 Comedy ShowTheatre Three, 412 Main Street, Port Jefferson 6 p.m., 8 p.m. Dec. 31.Family New Year’s Eve PartySkate rental, pizza, countdown. United Skates of America, 1276 Hicksville Rd., Seaford. unitedskates.com $20. 5:30- 8:30 p.m. Dec. 31.Great Gatsby GalaVilla Lombardi’s, 877 Main St., Holbrook. villalombardis.com $135. 8 p.m.-12 a.m. Dec. 31.Celebrate NYE with O El AmorChampagne, masks, first drink on the house. 89 North Music Venue, 89 North Ocean Ave., Patchogue. 89northmusic.com $30. 9 p.m. Dec. 31.last_img read more

What we can learn from successful PPP lenders on how to serve small businesses

first_imgAfter analyzing Treasury Department data on the number of jobs saved by credit union lending and publishing an overview of the top cooperative lenders by state, and nationally, for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), we spoke at length with five credit unions of various sizes and geographic regions to learn how the program has helped their institutions strengthen business relationships and how cooperatives can support small businesses moving forward.A History of Serving Small BusinessesOne thing all five credit unions have in common is a history of offering business services, specifically loans and deposit accounts.Mountain America Credit Union ($11.0B, Sandy, UT) has offered business loans for over 25 years and business deposit accounts since 2002. With roughly 60,000 business members and over 9,000 commercial loans, one of the largest credit union PPP lender notes that they have seen many repeat borrowers over the years. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »last_img read more

Red Cross to host blood drive in honor of essential workers, other updates

first_imgFor a map detailing where cases are located, click here. He says he is working to get the state government to allow larger numbers at graduation ceremonies. Graduations June 10 Broome County coronavirus update In total, 607 cases have been reported. Red Cross blood donation Red Cross staff ask people who are interested in donating blood to make an appointment. Coronavirus numbers Those who donate blood will receive a $5 Amazon giftcard that is sent via email, a Red Cross reusable bag and a save around coupon book. There are 70 active cases of the coronavirus in Broome County. 48 people have died from the virus and 489 recovered. Garnar says the current limit of 150 people, imposed by the state, at a ceremony is too small and unrealistic for students and their families. The county executive says its important that graduations are under local control. The county announced two more deaths from the coronavirus Wednesday. One victim, a Willow Point Nursing Home resident, was a female in her 90s. The other was a male in his 70s. (WBNG) — The American Red Cross of Broome County will host a blood drive dedicated to essential workers during the pandemic. The blood drive will be held at Traditions at the Glen at 4101 Watson Blvd. in Johnson City from 1 to 6 p.m. Thursday. Broome County Executive Jason Garnar says he is asking schools to submit proposals for graduation ceremonies.last_img read more

Trump appears at Veterans Day event

first_imgMr Trump has yet to concede the election to his Democratic rival. US President Donald Trump has made his first official public appearance since the election was called for Joe Biden.He attended a ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia for Veterans Day.- Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img

Governor Wolf: More than 10,000 Patients Registered for Medical Marijuana Program

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Human Services,  Medical Marijuana,  Press Release,  Public Health Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf and the Pennsylvania Department of Health today announced that 10,135 patients have registered to participate in the medical marijuana program, with 1,188 certified by a physician to participate.“Patients have started to receive their medical marijuana identification cards, bringing us one step closer to getting medication to patients in the next four months,” Governor Wolf said. “Our grower/processors are well underway, and our dispensaries are approaching the point where they will be ready to open their doors.  Patients who are desperately waiting for this medication will soon find relief.”To date, the Department of Health has approved eight grower/processors to begin operations:Cresco Yeltrah, Jefferson County;Franklin Labs, Berks County;GTI Pennsylvania, Montour County;Ilera Healthcare, Fulton County;Pennsylvania Medical Solutions, Lackawanna County;PurePenn LLC, Allegheny County;Standard Farms, Luzerne County; andTerrapin Investment Fund, Clinton County.In order to become operational, the grower/processors underwent several inspections from the Department of Health. The facilities also are fully integrated with the seed-to-sale tracking system. The grower/processors will now be able to begin accepting seeds and clones to grow medical marijuana.“We have four grower/processors in the final stages of their inspection process,” Acting Health Secretary and Physician General Dr. Rachel Levine said. “We have been working with them to make sure they are meeting all of the standards set out by the regulations and their facilities are safe and secure. At this time, we do not foresee any issues with the remaining facilities that would prevent them from becoming operational.”Physicians continue to register to participate in the program. To date, 550 have registered and of those, nearly 250 have completed the training to become certified practitioners. A fifth continuing education provider, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, has been approved.“Physicians play a critical role in this medically-focused program,” Dr. Levine said. “The response has been encouraging from the medical community as more doctors are becoming educated on how medical marijuana can help their patients.”The Medical Marijuana Program was signed into law by Governor Tom Wolf on April 17, 2016. Since that time, the department has:Completed the Safe Harbor temporary guidelines and Safe Harbor Letter application process, as well as approved more than 300 applications;Completed temporary regulations for growers/processors, dispensaries, physicians and laboratories, all which have been published in the Pennsylvania Bulletin;Issued permits to grower/processors and dispensaries;Developed the Medical Marijuana Physician Workgroup;Approved four training providers for physician continuing education;Approved two laboratories to test medication before it is delivered to patients;Launched the Patient and Caregiver Registry; andContinued to work with permittees to ensure they will be operational within six months.The Medical Marijuana Program became effective on May 17, 2016, and is expected to be fully implemented by 2018. The program will offer medical marijuana to patients who are residents of Pennsylvania and under a practitioner’s care for the treatment of a serious medical condition as defined by the Medical Marijuana Law.Questions about the Medical Marijuana Program can be emailed to RA-DHMedMarijuana@pa.gov. Information is also available on the Department of Health website at www.health.pa.gov.For more information, follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Governor Wolf: More than 10,000 Patients Registered for Medical Marijuana Programcenter_img December 27, 2017last_img read more

Pension fund for Dutch architects transfers property into Achmea funds

first_imgThe scheme transferred its stake in a retail centre with parking garage to Achmea’s Dutch Retail Property Fund.According to Van Vledder, the Pensioenfonds voor de Architectenbureaus will receive preference shares in the investment funds. He added that it concluded a three-year contract with the asset manager.The chairman of the investment committee said the pension fund wanted to reduce the “relatively large” proportion of direct real estate in its 8% property allocation.Previously, it placed 40% of its property holdings in the two Syntrus Achmea funds, including several retail objects.Van Vledder said the architects’ scheme planned to divest the three remaining office assets with a combined value of €20m in its discretionary property portfolio.He added, however, that the Pensioenfonds voor Architectenbureaus was still keen to increase its holdings in residential property, as the prospects for direct and indirect returns in this segment were improving.The scheme’s overall returns on real estate have been flat over the last two years.Syntrus Achmea Real Estate & Finance said its Residential Fund managed €670m in assets, its Retail Property Fund €600m. The €4bn pension fund for architects’ staff in the Netherlands has placed €95m of its discretionary property holdings in Syntrus Achmea Real Estate & Finance funds to reduce the complexity of its portfolio and increase the liquidity of its assets. Roeland van Vledder, chairman of the scheme’s investment committee, said: “Moreover, this allows us to improve control and spread our risks.”He made clear the main aim was not to increase results, “as the stake in the investment funds would generate comparable returns”.He said the pension fund placed 14 residential housing objects and a retail asset – valued at €85m in total – in Achmea’s Dutch Residential Fund.last_img read more

Veritas, Estonia’s LHV back new €70m Baltic private equity fund

first_imgShe added that Veritas did not usually back inaugural fund launches, but that Livonia was “very well connected within the local economies.”She added: “Building regional champions instead of country-specific winners makes a lot of sense. Economic growth in the Baltic region is among the strongest in Europe and the fundamentals are in good shape.”Kristo Oidermaa, portfolio manager at LHV Pension Funds Oidermaa added that the fund commitment fit well into its existing strategy, allowing it to benefit from growth in the Baltic market.“Our investment strategy has a small home bias and we regard all three Baltic countries as our home markets,” Oidermaa said. “Over the last few years, we have considerably increased our allocation of alternative assets, with commercial real estate and timber and now private equity funds.”Kaido Veske, co-founding partner of Livonia Partners, said that the fund would focus on mature companies with a track record of up to 5 years and an annual turnover starting at €5m, but up to €40m.He added that the fund is looking for companies with an export focus and which were undercapitalized, and that while earnings volatility in the region would still be higher than elsewhere in Europe, the countries in question also boasted higher growth than Europe as a whole. Finnish pensions insurer Veritas and LHV Pension Funds, Estonia’s second largest pension fund manager, are among six investors committing €70m to a pan-Baltic private equity fund.Domiciled in Latvia, the Livonia Partners-managed fund will invest €3-15m of equity and mezzanine capital per investment in up to 12 small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) active largely in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. The first investments will be made in the next few months, with the possibility that firms in adjacent countries could also receive funding.Livonia Partners Fund I will acquire a blend of majority and minority stakes, acting as a hands-on investor and holding the stakes for around 5 years. Though it has a generalist mandate, the fund’s initial focus will be on manufacturing, business services and consumer companies, reflecting the management team’s experience.The €2.8bn Veritas has committed €5m from its private equity allocation. Ilona Karpinnen, portfolio manager, private equity, Veritas, told IPE: “Livonia fits well into our private equity portfolio, as European small and mid-market buyouts are the backbone of our private equity programme.last_img read more