18 Jan
2021

City BPU Fundraiser Nets $18,000 For St. Susan’s Center

first_imgImage by Justin Gould/WNYNewsNow.JAMESTOWN — The 21st Annual Cents for St. Susan’s Campaign, by the Jamestown Board of Public Utilities, raised $18,399.15 to help fund the soup kitchen.“We are grateful to these wonderful donors and to the Jamestown BPU for its efforts to raise funds for our soup kitchen,” said St. Susan Center Executive Director Bonny Scott-Sleight. “This year’s challenges led us to a new method of providing meals, serving approximately 157 people a day. We made and packed carry-out meals for our guests and it has worked well. I want to extend heartfelt thanks to those contributors who assisted us in meeting our goal of feeding all who come to St. Susan Center for our help.”During the 21 campaigns, the BPU has raised $253,335.54 for St. Susan’s.BPU and St. Susan Center personnel were on hand for the announcement, to thank major sponsors for going above and beyond this year, to help the soup kitchen financially during the Pandemic. Such donors included: Judy and Steve McAllaster at the $3,000 level; KeyBank at the $2,000 category; and Kwik-Fill and Chautauqua Chemicals Co., Inc. at the $1,000 level. Sponsors of $500 included; Boyles Motor Sales, Century 21/Turner Brokers, Dan and Connie Evans, Falconer Printing and Design, Inc., FreedMaxickAccountants, Heritage Ministries, The Legend Group with Lou Deppas, National Fuel, Northwest Bank, Shults Auto Group, Slone-Melhuish Insurance, Weinberg Financial Group, and Wright, Wright and Hampton Attorneys.BPU General Manager David L. Leathers thanked the sponsors as well as those people in the community who donated.“We appreciate so much the continued, noteworthy support of our major sponsors to the BPU fund drive,” Leathers said. “Our annual campaigns are one way in which we can assist our local residents and customers. We are pleased that we surpassed the $18,000 level, thanks to these incredible people and companies as well as to members of the public who mailed in checks to help us this year.”BPU Communications Coordinator Becky Robbins, who organizes the drive, said “Although we were unable to conduct a regular campaign due to Coronavirus restrictions, we feel more than fortunate that we were able to provide a little more than $18,000 to St. Susan Center. Thanks to all contributors who made that happen.”The bulk of this year’s gifts came from the major sponsors, according to Robbins, but redeemable soda cans and bottles brought in nearly $1,000 and a coin canister in one local restaurant totaled $970. 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)last_img read more

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16 Dec
2020

Shoreham Crash Leaves Woman Dead

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 38-year-old Ridge woman was killed when the minivan she was riding in crashed in Shoreham on Thursday.Suffolk County police said Grace Quinones, 20, also of Ridge, was driving a Dodge Caravan northbound on Randall Road when she lost control and crashed into a tree north of Whiskey Road at 1:15 p.m.Quinones was airlifted to Stony Brook University Hospital, where she is listed in critical condition. Her passenger, Deidre Bifulco, was pronounced dead at the scene.Seventh Squad detectives impounded the vehicle, are continuing the investigation and ask anyone with information about this crash to call them at 631-852-8752.last_img

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20 Sep
2020

Roger Stone asks court to delay prison sentence for health reasons

first_imgRoger Stone is once again seeking to delay the start of his prison sentence.The Broward resident is mounting a last-ditch bid to get a federal appeals court to put off the 40-month prison sentence he is facing after being convicted of trying to thwart a congressional investigation into alleged ties between the 2016 Trump campaign and Russia.Attorneys for Stone asked the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday for an emergency stay of U.S. District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson’s ruling last week putting Stone, 67, under house arrest at his Fort Lauderdale home.Stone’s lawyers are asking the D.C. Court of Appeals to allow Stone to report to prison on September 3rd. He currently has until July 14th to surrender.Stone’s lawyers claim his health is at risk if he has to report to prison next week. In a social media post on Monday evening, Stone said that he viewed the latest legal action as a longshot, but that he was determined to pursue every option in the court system even as he seeks a pardon from Trump.“I recognize that the chances are overwhelming that the appeals court will remand the matter back to Judge Jackson,” Stone wrote on Instagram, “but it is vitally important that the American people see all of the false claims in her most recent ruling and I want the president to know that I have, in good faith ,exhausted all of my legal remedies and that an only an act of clemency by the Presideny [sic] will provide Justice in my case where I was charged on politically motivated ,fabricated charges and was denied a fair trial with an unbiased judge,an honest jury and uncorrupted and non political prosecutors.”Trump has said Stone shouldn’t be concerned that he’ll be sent to prison, but the president has also predicted that his longtime confidant will be exonerated in the legal system. The president has strongly hinted that he’ll provide a pardon or commutation if necessary to stop Stone from being jailed.last_img read more

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30 Aug
2020

BtoBet prioritises player prop portfolio for Euro 2020

first_imgShare BtoBet grows LatAm portfolio with GlobalBet deal August 12, 2020 Related Articles BtoBet grows Nigerian presence with Booster99 deal August 26, 2020 Submit StumbleUpon BtoBet refines African SMS payment options with Tola Mobile  August 20, 2020 Share BtoBet is pushing on with its plans for Euro 2020 – a perfect “hunting ground” for player acquisition and revival – by providing bookmakers with a boosted sports betting package including more options for betting on star players and their statistics.This package, said the industry supplier, has been designed to reflect today’s punters want for more data and analytical information to increase their engagement through in-play.Davide Ruggeri, the firm’s Head of Sports, said that there is an ever-growing pool of players more interested in betting on the star players and their statistical performances rather than on the teams. He explained: “For most of them it’s a far more engaging and enjoyable betting experience and in-play player props aim to take this experience to a whole new level.”Player prop markets, including those supplied through the BtoBet platform, allow sportsbook customers to bet on individual players markets in real-time. This is part of a diverse offering with a focus on in-play events with a “higher incidence of occurence” than goals.Ruggeri added: “Keeping in mind that the upcoming Euro is also a perfect hunting ground when it comes to player acquisition and revival, operators should offer a diverse offering to create compelling new player-focused experiences that occur throughout the entire 90 minutes which eventually puts their brand on a higher level to the competition.”To download ‘The Euro 2020 Challenge: Retaining your market share’, click HERE.last_img read more

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