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Long Island Schools Named in ‘Best High Schools’ Report

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Jericho High School was ranked as the top high school on Long Island in U.S. News & World Report’s 2017 rankings—a survey that also included 11 other LI schools in the top 300.Jericho High School was the only LI high school ranked in the top 100, but six others were ranked in the top 200: Garden City High School (No. 157), Great Neck North High School (No. 164), Syosset Senior High School (No. 173), Manhasset Secondary School (No. 177), Great Neck South High School (No. 195), and Cold Spring Harbor High School (No. 196).Five additional schools were ranked in the top 300: Roslyn High School (No. 208), Herricks High School (No. 213), Paul D. Schreiber High Senior High School (NO. 223), North Shore Senior High School (No. 234), and Harborfields High School (No. 247.)U.S. News & World Report, which releases its list of top schools annually, uses a four-step process to identify high performing schools—a scale that includes graduation rates, student performance on state exams, and college preparedness.The publication reviewed more than 28,000 public high schools across the country. All schools in the top 500 were awarded its “gold medal.”Overall, New York State was ranked No. 12, two spots below its neighbor and rival state, New Jersey.Jericho High School came in at No. 11 in the state, No. 67 nationwide and was credited with having a 97-percent graduation rate and an Advanced Placement participation rate of 94 percent.The latest rankings include both charter and magnet schools, though U.S. News & World Report noted that more than 80 percent of the top-performing schools are traditional public schools.LONG ISLAND SCHOOLS IN THE TOP 300:No. 67: Jericho Senior High SchoolNo. 157: Garden City High SchoolNo. 164: Great Neck North High SchoolNo. 173: Syosset Senior High SchoolNo. 177: Manhasset Secondary SchoolNo. 195: Great Neck South High SchoolNo. 196: Cold Spring Harbor High SchoolNo. 208: Roslyn High SchoolNo. 213: Herricks High SchoolNo. 223: Paul D. Schreiber Senior High SchoolNo. 234: North Shore Senior High School – Glen HeadNo. 247: Harborfields High School – Greenlawnlast_img read more

Loan Zone: Why SBA lending may offer growth prospects for credit unions

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Business borrowers really like credit unions—when they use them.In fact, credit unions have some of the highest business-borrower satisfaction rates among all types of lenders, according to the Federal Reserve’s latest Small Business Credit Survey. Satisfaction with credit unions was 76% among applicants for new credit. Among small businesses with existing loans, lines of credit and cash advances, credit unions garnered an 85% satisfied rating, higher than the satisfaction rates for small banks, large banks and online lenders.Despite these figures, only 9% of small businesses sought credit from credit unions last year, according to the survey. And few credit unions are involved in lending programs backed by the U.S. Small Business Administration that cater to small businesses.Only 178 credit unions, or 3%, were active lenders in the most popular SBA program—the 7(a) loan program—in fiscal year 2018. This is the case despite the fact that SBA lending has gained momentum among small businesses in the past five years. The number of SBA loans by all financial institutions increased 30%, and the approved dollar amount of SBA 7(a) loans jumped 42% (from $17.8 billion to $25.3 billion) during that time period, according to SBA statistics. continue reading »last_img read more

Four Sampdoria, three Fiorentina players test positive for coronavirus

first_imgFour Sampdoria players, including one who had previously recovered, and three from Fiorentina have tested positive for coronavirus, the two Serie A clubs announced on Thursday.”During the tests to which the footballers were subjected, three new cases of COVID-19 emerged, with one player testing positive again,” Sampdoria said in a statement.Top clubs in Italy are testing team members and staff as they prepare to return to training facilities this week for individual sessions. Earlier Fiorentina had revealed that three players and three of the club’s staff had tested positive for the virus, taking this week’s tally among Italy’s top flight clubs to eight after Torino announced on Wednesday that one player had the virus.Five Samp players — Omar Colley, Albin Ekdal, Morten Thorsby, Antonio La Gumina and Manolo Gabbiadini — had previously suffered from COVID-19, along with the club doctor.Three Fiorentina players — Patrick Cutrone, German Pezzella and Dusan Vlahovic — also tested positive for coronavirus in March, but have since been given the all-clear.Fiorentina said that the rest of the team will undergo tests on Friday in preparation for the start of training, which will be on a voluntary basis. Topics :center_img On Thursday, the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) met the government’s technical scientific committee to discuss the medical protocol for a potential return to group training.Sports Minister Vincenzo Spadafora said after the meeting he was “hopeful” team training could resume of May 18.”There has been a very important, very in-depth meeting, with many requests from doctors and scientists to the FIGC,” Spadafora said on Facebook.”Now the committee, on the basis of these insights, will draw up its own assessment which will be sent to the Ministry of Health.”last_img read more

Alexandre Lacazette responds to Barcelona transfer rumours

first_img‘It’s flattering,’ said Lacazette.The Frenchman signed for the Gunners in 2017 for a then-club record fee of around £47million.AdvertisementAdvertisementMore: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errorsThe Gunners will not entertain offers for Lacazette this summer but the club’s failure to qualify for the Champions League could push the striker towards an exit.Arsenal must beat Chelsea in the Europa League final to book their place in next season’s Champions League after failing to finish in the top four.MORE: Barcelona suspect Liverpool might try to sign Matthijs de Ligt in summer transfer Metro Sport ReporterSunday 12 May 2019 12:55 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.6kShares Advertisement Alexandre Lacazette has refused to dismiss speculation over a move to Barcelona (Picture: Getty)Arsenal forward Alexandre Lacazette admits he’s flattered by interest in him from Barcelona.The La Liga giants are believed to be keen on signing the Frenchman this summer and view him as a cheaper alternative to Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford.Arsenal are aware of interest from the Catalans and plan to sit down with Lacazette’s representatives at the end of the season to negotiate an improved deal.Lacazette, though, has down little to dampen the speculation refusing to dismiss the links.ADVERTISEMENT#TéléfootAlexandre Lacazette sur l’intérêt du Barça : “C’est flatteur !”— Téléfoot (@telefoot_TF1) May 12, 2019 Comment Advertisement Alexandre Lacazette responds to Barcelona transfer rumourslast_img read more

Quirky Miami home on the market at offers over $1.1 million

first_img2081 Gold Coast Highway, Miami.GOLD Coast home designer Michael Mallon and wife Melinda are selling their quirky Miami home they lovingly built.Building the home was a labour of love for the couple — Mr Mallon teamed up with Tony Thompson Architects to design the ideal home for the site at 2081 Gold Coast Highway Miami.The couple first built a one-bedroom bungalow on the rear of the property in 2001 and then went et about building the three-bedroom home at the front.2081 Gold Coast Highway, Miami.“I have designed it for where it is it is on the Gold Coast Highway,” he said.“There are quite a few features that were put in place because of its location.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North9 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day ago“We have double glazing at the front of the property and there is 10mm thick glass at the top in the solid frame windows that face north.“I purposely turned the home’s back on the south because of the winds and the aspect and there is absolutely no gyprock in the house.“We had Italian renderers work all the way through the house, — it’s their handwriting all the way through it.”2081 Gold Coast Highway, Miami.Mr Mallon, who for past four years has designed homes for up-market harbourside suburbs in Sydney, said the home was completed about 15 years ago, but still had a contemporary feel to it.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:45Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:45 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenRenovation Inspo: Mental Health House00:45 Related videos 00:45Renovation Inspo: Mental Health House00:40Mami house: minimalist & energy efficient00:27Masterpiece home 00:56Interior Design Awards 201700:42Japanese Architecture02:00Dream Home PetershamThe main residence consists of three-bedroom home that features an open plan living and dining area with marble tiles and 3-metre- high ceilings with thatched features.The a self-contained studio-style bungalow that is behind the main dwelling includes an open plan living area with kitchenette and a loft-style bedroom upstairs.2081 Gold Coast Highway, Miami.last_img read more

Buyers on the hunt for quality in Narangba

first_imgInside the home at 40 Coronata Cres, Narangba.“Proximity to the schools and the shops. It’s in the catchment area for Narangba Valley State School — it just ticked the boxes for what they wanted,” she said.Ms Regan said there was a cross section of buyers looking for property in Narangba.“Every property that I’ve sold has been a combination of both owner occupier and investor demand,” Ms Regan said.“I’ve probably got 18 to 20 groups looking still in that investor category and I can’t keep up with the demand at the moment.” The home at 40 Coronata Cres, Narangba.A local agent says there’s been a shortage of listings as quality housing is snapped up in Narangba.The sale of 40 Coronata Cres, Narangba for $595,000 on October 6 demonstrated the strength of demand, said NVRE Agents principal, Kal Regan.Ms Regan said the new owners had been looking for about a year.“As soon as I listed the property, I matched them to the home, although we did have a bit of interest in this property — we had multiple offers,” Ms Regan said.More from newsLand grab sees 12 Sandstone Lakes homesites sell in a week21 Jun 2020Tropical haven walking distance from the surf9 Oct 2019The five-bedroom, five-living-area home offered plenty of space for the family buyer, and its location was perfect for their needs, Ms Regan said.last_img read more

People moves: William Blair EMD hires; Border to Coast board members [updated]

first_imgWilliam Blair Investment Management – Johnny Chen has joined the firm’s emerging markets debt (EMD) team as a portfolio manager. He joins from NN Investment Partners, where he was a portfolio manager responsible for Asian rates and currencies for the company’s pan-Asian and global emerging market debt portfolios. He previously worked at ING Investment Management.In his new role, Chen will focus on Asian sovereign debt markets. The appointment further strengthens William Blair’s emerging markets debt investment capabilities, and follows the appointment of a specialist EMD team, led by Marcelo Assalin and Marco Ruijer in January 2020, from NN IP.Hymans Robertson – The pensions and financial services consultancy has promoted William Chan to lead its DC investment consulting. He joined Hymans Robertson in 2015 after more than 10 years as an investment consultant at JANA Investment Advisers and MLC Implemented Consulting in Australia.In his new role, he will lead Hymans Robertson’s DC investment proposition, portfolio construction and implementation for a broad range of DC clients and under a diverse range of governance models.Over the past three years, Chan has led the DC research area at Hymans Robertson where he has focused his time on researching DGFs, multi-factor equities, ESG funds and pre and post-retirement solutions in the DC marketplace.Chan has also joined the newly formed Pension Advice Taskforce set up by the Personal Finance Society.Danish FSA (Finanstilsynet) — Sean Hove, currently an assistant director of the Danish FSA (Finanstilsynet) has been appointed as the new head of the regulator’s office for investor protection. The FSA said Hove had been in charge of its office for the supervision of medium-sized banks since 2012 and is now taking on this change in responsibilities.Hove has previously worked as a special consultant for Danmarks Nationalbank, the Danish central bank, and the Ministry of Finance. The FSA said he will start work in the new role in mid-March.CEM Benchmarking (CEM) – The company has expanded its UK team with the appointment of Rhijuta Dahal and Joao Barata as investment analysts and David Jennings as a client relationship manager. Dahal and Barata will deliver high quality cost and performance benchmarking analysis, while Jennings will manage an ever expanding portfolio of CEM’s UK and European clients.John Simmonds, principal, said: “The growing need for UK trustees to better understand their costs and generate value for money for their members has significantly increased demand for our peer group analysis and insight. To support this and our continued growth in the UK and Europe, we have moved into a new UK office and bolstered the existing UK-based team with more experts.”Dahal joins from Mercer’s manager research team and Barata was previously an investment analyst at LCP and Mercer. Jennings spent the last 12 years at Lazard Asset Management, managing a range of UK and European pension scheme clients.Achmea – Katharina Maass has been named as fund manager of Achmea’s Innovation Fund as of 1 March. She joins from ING Group, where she worked since 2008. She started as principal investment manager and leaves as senior program manager and lead partnerships global advanced analyst.Prior to ING, Maass worked as investment manager at NIBC Bank. She started her career as strategy consultant at McKinsey.The Achmea Innovation Fund started on 1 October and focuses on fast growing startups in fintech and insurtech aimed at health, mobility, living, undertaking and financial wellbeing.Tabula Investment Management – The fixed income ETF provider has appointed Jason Smith to the newly created role of chief investment officer. He was most recently a senior portfolio manager at Goldman Sachs Asset Management, where he was focused on a variety of fixed income portfolios including rates, inflation, LDI and secured finance. Previously, he was head of portfolio management for the absolute return funds at Barclays Capital.Ahold Pensioenfonds – Sylvia van de Kamp has been appointed as a member of the investment committee of the €5.8bn Ahold Pensioenfonds. Van de Kamp is head of external strategy management at APG Asset Management. She is also a member of the investment committees of the €18.8bn Dutch railways scheme SPF and SPOV, the €4.5bn pension fund for public transport.BNP Paribas AM – Hessel van Beijma has started as senior manager for client relations at BNP Paribas Asset Management. He has more than 20 years of experience in asset management, accrued by several employers including BlackRock. Van Beijma started his career as account manager and risk consultant at Sedgwick (Marsh McLennan) in 1994. Border to Coast, William Blair, Hymans Robertson, Finanstilsynet, CEM Benchmarking, Achmea, Tabula, Ahold, BNP ParibasBorder to Coast Pensions Partnership – The partnership has appointed three new members of its board – Andrew November, John Holtby and Jeffrey Watson. Two existing non-executive directors, Enid Rowlands and Sue Ellis, have also announced their decision to retire from the board.Doug McMurdo, chair of the Border to Coast joint committee and of Bedfordshire Pension Fund, said, “These appointments demonstrate the ongoing close connection between Border to Coast and its 12 local government owners as it delivers on its purpose to deliver sustainable investment returns.”The board will be comprised of three women and four men, with one vacancy left to fill.last_img read more

28-year-old buys house sight unseen – and not for the first time

first_img Ugly duckling no more after massive three-year renovation Designer home and acreage complete with motocross track 13 Dehlia Street, Marsden.A whizzkid real estate investor who bought almost one property a month through COVID-19, has picked up another Brisbane home sight unseen over the weekend bidding remotely from Sydney. MORE: Whizzkid buys almost one property a month during COVID-19 One of two kitchens in the property.Mr Dilleen said he had been eyeing off the Marsden property since it was brought to his attention by real estate contacts, and bought it on Saturday after bidding over the phone for it.“Bidding was good, it was just me and two other people,” he said. “It started at $280,000 and ended up at $309,000. My max price I was willing to go to was $310,000 so I stayed just $1000 under budget.”center_img There are two properties in one.“The downside of auction was that it was an unconditional contract, and I didn’t have much time to do more in-depth pest and building checks. Also I didn’t have finance pre-approval yet either – luckily settlement I negotiated was 90 days to organise it.”The property at Dehlia Street, Marsden was marketed as a large home with an attached granny flat on 947sq m by Rebecca Cuderman of Ray White Marsden.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus8 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market8 hours agoShe described it as having “so much more than meets the eye” with tonnes of potential off the large block close to all amenities.“Freshly painted externally and a fresh coat on the walls internally, you’ll be pleased from the moment you pull up,” was how she sold the property’s features. Eddie Dilleen bought the property for $309,000.He said based on a rental income of $500 per week, it would be an 8.4 per cent yield for a house and granny flat on a 940sq m block.“I was confident it would go for that price as I tried to do as much background research as possible about the other bidders and sellers selling position.”He said all his research and bank valuation came back at around $360,000 to $380,000 for the property. The block is 947sq m.The property is 400m to bus stops, 550m to Pauline Park, three minutes to Marsden State Primary and State High School, three minutes to the recently refurbished Marsden Shopping Centre, 10 minutes from Loganlea Train Station and Logan Hospital, a half-hour drive to Brisbane CBD and 45 minute drive to the Gold Coast.“A little bit of love will go a long way here, the opportunities are endless,” was how it was listed on Mr Dilleen bought almost one property a month while Australia was in the grip of COVID-19, one of many investors scooping up high rental yield homes at a discount now. LATEST REAL ESTATE NEWSlast_img read more

Children in care of grandparents missing out

first_imgONE News 31 Jauary 2012Around 10,000 children are missing out on state financial assistance because they are under their grandparent’s care, says the founder of a trust for grandparents raising their grandchildren. TV ONE’s Close Up last night spoke to pensioners Roger and Teresa Van Kuylenburg who took on the job of raising six of their grandchildren five years ago after the children’s mother was deemed unfit to care for them. The Van Kuylenburgs receive between $162 and $195 per child, per week but the children are not entitled to other benefits they would get if they’d stayed on CYF books or gone into foster care. The children miss out on weekly pocket money of up to $14.20, birthday and Christmas allowances of up to $97.98, and an annual clothing allowance of up to $1645.44 as well as help with school, sports and health costs. Diane Vivian, founder of the Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Trust, told TV ONE’s Breakfast this morning there are nearly 5000 members on the trust’s database. read more

Will You Sign Petition to Rename Broward County?

first_imgWhile the country continues to destroy and remove objectionable history, Broward County is now in the cross hairs.A petition has gained nearly 1,200 signatures, as of Tuesday morning, since it was posted one week ago. The petition’s organizers are hoping to gather at least 1,500 signatures.Broward County is named after former Florida Gov. Napoleon Bonaparte Broward, who served from 1905 to 1908. He is best remembered for draining and developing portions of the Everglades.With the national focus on eliminating racism, a roster of petition signers cited Gov. Broward was an avowed racist segregationist. That was the same reason why in 2017 local leaders removed a monument of him inside the Broward County Courthouse.The statue of the former Florida governor and Broward County namesake Napoleon Bonaparte Broward removed after concerns were raised about his segregationist views in 2017 Courtesy YouTubeThe removal was about the same time Hollywood renamed three streets named after Confederate generals.last_img read more