Can You Escape This Room in 60 Minutes?

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Players trapped inside a dark, mysterious room uncover strange objects and hidden messages that might contain the clues to help them escape—but will they make it out in time?The heart-pounding challenge is what draws countless players to Puzzle Break, America’s first “escape room” experience, located right here on Long Island. Escape artists seeking to test their mental might can choose from one of four different challenges to see if they have what it takes.“‘Escape the Lost Temple’ is perfect for ages 8 and up and great for birthday parties, team-building events and even just a night out with friends or family,” says Maria Reyes, the general manager of Puzzle Break Long Island. “When you come and play, you’re  going to love being transported into the world that we’ve created as your group races against the clock to locate and replace the goddess’s stolen artifact, break the curseand ‘Escape the Lost Temple.’”“Escape The Lost Temple,” one of the more exciting challenges, features cool special effects that transport challengers into another world. What sets it apart from the rest is that the story, the hieroglyphics and most everything that the team will uncover while trying to escape is true to historical form. It is based on Etruscan history and is historically accurate.Besides being a fun night out, the games also serve as an excellent team-building activity for the next corporate, off-site, or private event, or for team gathering. Teams of adventurers will join forces to find hidden clues, solve puzzles, and unravel a mystery before the 60 minutes run out.There is no age limit. Contestants can bring their 80-year-old grandmother or their 8-year-old nephew and still have a blast. There are also in-room game masters in all of the games to provide hints if asked, and to ensure that everyone is having fun and understands what’s going on.Puzzle Break also offers three other challenges: “Escape from 20,000 Leagues,” “The Grimm Escape,” and “Escape the Midnight Carnival.” Each can include up to 10 to 12 players.Tickets are $30 per person. Puzzle Break Long Island is located at 180 Michael Dr., Syosset. For more information, reach them at 516-307-0888 or puzzlebreakli.com.last_img read more

Massive data breach could affect every federal agency

first_img 8SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr by: Ken Dilanian And Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar,  Associated PressWASHINGTON (AP) — China-based hackers are suspected once again of breaking into U.S. government computer networks, and the entire federal workforce could be at risk this time.The Department of Homeland Security said in a statement that data from the Office of Personnel Management — the human resources department for the federal government — and the Interior Department had been compromised.“The FBI is conducting an investigation to identify how and why this occurred,” the statement Thursday said.The hackers were believed to be based in China, said Sen. Susan Collins, a Maine Republican.Collins, a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, said the breach was “yet another indication of a foreign power probing successfully and focusing on what appears to be data that would identify people with security clearances.”But in Beijing Friday, the Chinese Foreign Ministry dismissed the allegations.A spokesman for the ministry, Hong Lei said at a regular news briefing that Beijing hopes the U.S. would be “less suspicious and stop making any unverified allegations, but show more trust and participate more in cooperation.”Beijing routinely dismisses any allegation of its official involvement in cyberattacks on foreign targets, while invariably noting that China is itself the target of hacking attacks and calling for greater international cooperation in combating hacking.“We know that hacker attacks are conducted anonymously, across nations, and that it is hard to track the source,” Hong said. “It’s irresponsible and unscientific to make conjectural, trumped-up allegations without deep investigation.” continue reading »last_img read more

NCUA to accept ‘good faith efforts’ for CDD compliance

first_img continue reading » 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Acknowledging implementation concerns related to the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network’s (FinCEN) customer due diligence (CDD) and beneficial ownership provisions, NCUA Chairman J. Mark McWatters said “NCUA examiners have been instructed to accept a credit union’s reasonable and good faith efforts to comply with the new rule throughout 2018.”McWatters’ comments were published in a Letter to Credit Unions Monday that coincided with the NCUA’s issuance of examination procedures to field staff for Bank Secrecy Act/Anti-Money Laundering (BSA/AML) rules. However, McWatters stressed that the NCUA’s acceptance of “good faith efforts” would not protect credit unions from possible FinCEN penalties.FinCEN has twice extended a limited exemption for the CDD rule; the exemption for covered financial institutions is now set to expire Sept. 8, but FinCEN stated this exemption “may be extended, modified or revoked.” The exemption pertains to the rule’s beneficial ownership requirements for certain products that automatically rollover and renew.One of the CDD rule’s requirements is to identify and verify the beneficial owner(s) of legal entity accounts, subject to certain exceptions. Previously, a credit union was only required to know the identity of each of its legal entity customers but not necessarily its beneficial, natural person owners.last_img read more

Gov. Wolf Encourages Pennsylvanians to Download and Share COVID Alert PA App, More than 70,000 Downloads Since Launch

first_imgGov. Wolf Encourages Pennsylvanians to Download and Share COVID Alert PA App, More than 70,000 Downloads Since Launch Press Release,  Public Health Governor Tom Wolf is inviting all Pennsylvanians to download and then share the free COVID Alert PA app with friends, family, and coworkers in the commonwealth. Since the app launched on Tuesday, there have been more than 70,000 downloads. The COVID Alert PA app notifies users if they may have been exposed to COVID-19 without revealing their identity or location.The app can be found in the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store by searching for “covid alert pa.”“Thanks to the tens of thousands of Pennsylvanians who have already downloaded the free app,” Gov. Wolf said. “Now, I ask that you share the app with all those you know because the more people who download it, the more effective it will be in helping us unite against COVID. Please download the app and then encourage those you know to do the same and use their phones in the fight.”COVID Alert PA is a free, voluntary mobile app developed by the Pennsylvania Department of Health in partnership with NearForm, UPenn, and MIT Lincoln Laboratory using the Apple and Google Exposure Notification System. The app’s features include an interactive COVID-19 symptom checker, opt-in for alerts for potential exposures to the virus, updates on the latest public health data about COVID-19 in PA, and advice for what to do if you have a potential exposure to COVID-19.The app is designed with privacy at the forefront. The app does not use GPS, location services, or any movement or geographical information. It will never collect, transmit, or store personal information. In other words, it is completely anonymous.Here’s how COVID Alert PA works:The app uses anonymous Bluetooth low energy proximity technology to know when your phone is within 6 feet of another phone with the app for 15 minutes or more.When an app user confirms a positive COVID-19 test result in the app, it will check to see if it matches any of the anonymous Bluetooth close contact interactions your phone has had over the last 14 days.If there is a match, COVID Alert PA may send an alert after taking into account the date, duration of exposure, and the Bluetooth signal strength (which is used to estimate how close your phone was to the phone of the person having a positive test result).Find more information on the COVID Alert Pennsylvania app here. SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img September 24, 2020last_img read more

People moves: Former UK pensions minister joins LCP

first_imgLCP, LOIM, PASA, PTL, Asset Management Exchange, APG, GAM, PostNL, Danica Pension, Achmea, Morningstar, Kempen, Patrizia, Schroders, Man Group, BlueBay, AXA IM, AFMLane Clark & Peacock (LCP) – LCP has announced that former pensions minister Steve Webb is to join the firm as a partner. He joins from Royal London Asset Management where he has been policy director since 2015. At LCP he will work closely on the firm’s client service offering to help adapt it for the future in the context of an ever-evolving regulatory environment. He will also help the firm spearhead campaigns to assist the wider pensions industry stay apace with change and member needs. The appointment comes as the firm positions itself for future growth.Lombard Odier Investment Managers (LOIM) – Alexis Maubourguet has been hired to launch an uncorrelated absolute return strategy for institutional clients, due to go live in early 2020. Maubourguet was formerly a volatility portfolio manager at Argentière Capital, where he launched and managed its relative value opportunities fund. Maubourguet will leverage his past experience by providing clients with a new strategy, called 1798 ADAPT (Acyclical Diversifying Alpha via Parameters Trading), which aims to benefit from dislocations on derivatives parameters (volatility, correlation, dividends), both structural and occasional, across asset classes (equity, FX and commodity).Pensions Administration Standards Association (PASA) – The independent body dedicated to driving up standards in pensions administration, has named Paul Sturgess as board director, effective from 1 January. He replaces Tracy Weller who stepped down on 31 December 2019 after three years in the position. Sturgess was previously PASA membership and funding committee chair. He is managing director benefits at RPMI and has more than 38 years of experience in the pensions industry across both defined benefit and defined contribution occupational schemes.PTL – The independent trustee and governance services provider has appointed Steve Longworth as client director. He joins PTL with 25 years of experience in pensions, having spent time on both trustee and corporate clients at several pension consultancies. He is a qualified actuary and most recently worked for KPMG, and before that for PwC, Deloitte and Mercer.Richard Butcher, PTL’s managing director, said: “Professional trusteeship is an increasingly demanding and dynamic part of the pensions industry, and we have ambitious plans to become the leading firm in this space.” He added that the firm grew by more than 20% in its last financial year and is already exceeding its targets for this year.“Steve is the first of four imminent new hires at client director level, which we will be announcing in the coming months,” Butcher said.Asset Management Exchange (AMX) – JP Morgan’s former head of liquidity product development has joined AMX, a $9.5bn institutional platform for investors and asset managers, as head of product, where she will lead a team of four product specialists. Kerrie Mitchener-Nissen was at JP Morgan for 13 years, most recently as head of international product development, a role in which she was responsible for setting and executing the product strategy for the global liquidity line of business.AMX was launched in February 2017 by Willis Towers Watson, and aims to standardise, centralise and streamline investing.APG – Jaap van Manen, supervisory chair at Dutch asset manager and pensions provider APG, has stepped down “for personal reasons”. His role has been temporarily taken over by Pieter Jongstra, the current vice chair of the supervisory board (RvC). At the start of 2019, Van Manen succeeded Bart le Blanc, who had stepped down six months earlier. He has chaired the committee developing the code for corporate governance in the Netherlands.Gaston Siegelaer has been appointed as product specialist for quantitative strategies, tasked with co-ordination between APG’s fiduciary department and its portfolio managers of quantitative investment products. He has been an independent pensions consultant during the past years, and will keep working for fintech firm Vive as an adviser on financial robotics. Prior to this, Siegelaer has worked at (Willis) Towers Watson, pensions regulator De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB) and pure play asset manager Robeco.Pensioenfonds PostNL – Caspar Vlaar has joined the board of the €9.4bn Dutch pension fund PostNL following a nomination by the company’s central works council (COR). He succeeded Ron Harmsen who completed three four-year terms. Vlaar is also a trustee at the €11bn pension fund of telecoms giant KPN. He is employed by the organisational consultancy Linxx.Kempen – The asset manager has appointed Peter Ruesink as fiduciary manager and director of its client solutions team. He will focus on serving institutional fiduciary clients on strategy and data science. During the past five years, Ruesink worked at Allianz Global Investors, where he was responsible for institutional clients in the Benelux. Prior to this, he was head of investment solutions at Aegon Asset Management. He also worked at ABN Amro and Mercer.GAM Investments – Giovanni D’Alesio has been hired as head of research for GAM’s alternative investment solutions business, effective 13 January. Based in London, he will be responsible for leading the firm’s external fund manager research team and managing portfolios that combine external managers and other investment exposures, including betas, factors and alternative risk premia. The team employs a disciplined and risk-focused process to identify and combine talented managers across asset classes and investment styles, blending high-conviction qualitative views with proprietary quantitative modelling tools.D’Alesio was formerly a partner and head of investment origination at Capital Generation Partners, where he led a team focused exclusively on sourcing and monitoring active investment opportunities across equity, fixed income, hedge funds and real assets for the multi-billion dollar business. Prior to that, he spent eight years at Italian fund of hedge funds Unifortune Asset Management, most recently as head of research, where he was responsible for all research and due diligence on hedge funds across a wide spectrum of strategies. He was also a member of the firm’s investment committee.Länsförsäkringar — Swedish pensions and insurance group Länsförsäkringar has appointed Mathias Collén as the new chief executive officer of its unit-linked insurance subsidiary Länsförsäkringar Fondliv. He replaces the business’ most recent CEO Tua Holgersson, who left the company in autumn 2019 to head up Swedish insurance firm Bliwa Livförsäkring. Collén has worked for Länsförsäkringar for nearly six years, and became head of the life insurance business unit in May last year – a title he will continue to hold. Before working in that role, he led corporate business at Länsförsäkringar Stockholm, having been a Skandia employee earlier on. Collén will begin work in the new role on 1 February.Danica Pension – Poul Kobberup has been promoted to CIO of Danica Pension, with effect from yesterday (15 January). He is replacing Anders Svennesen, who has been CIO of both Danica Pension and Danske Bank’s wealth management unit up to now. Svennesen will now concentrate solely on wealth management, the company said, focusing on new product development within investment and capital management. Kobberup has worked at the Danske Bank pensions subsidiary for four years, having been investment director for illiquid assets until now. In his new role he is taking responsibility for all investment activity at the firm.Achmea IM – Renier Brenninkmeijer and Daniëlle Schuurmans have started as director business developement and associate director business development, respectively, at Dutch asset manager Achmea Investment Management. Brenninkmeijer joined from asset manager Robeco, where he has been responsible for institutional marketing. Schuurmans worked as an investment risk manager for operational due diligence at asset manager PGGM.AFM – The Dutch communication supervisor Authority Financial Markets said Gerben Everts would step down as a trustee as of 12 May. His responsibilities at the AFM include capital markets, asset managers and accountants. Everts, who joined the board in 2012, was also tasked with the supervisory preparations for new foreign players moving to the Netherlands following Brexit. He is to remain chair of the international working group assessing vulnerabilities in accountancy.Morningstar – Ron Bundy has been hired to lead the evolution and growth of Morningstar’s global indexes business. He joined the firm in December as managing director, Morningstar Indexes. He was most recently CEO of North America benchmarks and head of strategic accounts for global index provider FTSE Russell. Prior to Russell’s 2014 acquisition, Bundy served as CEO of the Russel Index Group, where he grew a U.S.-centric business 20-fold into a truly global operation.BlueBay Asset Management – The specialist fixed income manager has appointed Mihai Florian as senior portfolio manager to further develop BlueBay’s emerging market debt illiquid corporate credit strategies through co-investment opportunities and new closed-ended investment strategies. The role is a new role and comes as BlueBay plans to this year launch new EM illiquid corporate credit investment strategies.Before joining BlueBay Florian was a founding partner for the credit strategies at Helios Investment Partners, an EM private markets investment manager. Other former roles include head of Structuring for fixed income, currencies and commodities for EM at Bank of America Merrill Lynch.Patrizia – The real estate investment firm has appointed Alberto González de las Heras as its new head of asset management South-West Europe. Based at the firm’s Madrid office, he now oversees the asset management for France, Italy, Portugal and Spain, with responsibility for managing around €4.55bn in assets.González de las Heras, who joins from Meridia Capital in Spain has a proven 20-year track record in pan-European real estate management, including in markets such as Germany, Slovakia, Belgium and the Czech Republic. He reports to Rikke Lykke, head of European asset management and regional head DACH/CEE.Schroders – The asset manager has appointed a deputy head of credit for Europe as the firm continues to grow its global credit capability in response to clients’ evolving investment needs. Julien Houdain has assumed the newly-created role and will be based in London. He will report into Patrick Vogel, head of credit for Europe.Houdain will manage the recently launched Schroder ISF Global Credit Income Short Duration fund, and will work alongside Vogel and the credit team on Schroders’ credit strategy. He joins from Legal & General Investment Management where he was most recently head of global bond strategies, having joined the asset manager in 2007.In November, Schroders announced it had hired Saida Eggerstedt as head of sustainable credit, another newly-created role which entails working in partnership with Schroders’ Sustainability and Fixed Income teams.Man Group  – Robert Furdak has been appointed to the newly created role of chief investment officer for environmental, social and governance (ESG) as the asset manager seeks to bolster its broader commitment to responsible investment. Based in Boston, Massachusetts, Furdak will report to Sandy Rattray, Man Group CIO. Furdak most recently served as co-CIO of Man Numeric, the firm’s fundamentally-driven quantitative investment business, as well as chairman of Man Numeric’s investment committee and head of Man Numeric’s US/Global group. AXA Investment Managers – Effective 16 January, Godefroy de Colombe is the firm’s new global chief operating officer, joining from Direct Assurance, AXA’s P&C e-insurance business where he was CEO. Based in Paris, he will be a member of the AXA IM Management Board reporting to Gérald Harlin, executive chair of AXA IM.last_img read more

Ad Hoc Marine Designs Unveils New CTV

first_imgAd Hoc Marine Designs Ltd (AHMD) has designed a new class of the catamaran crew transfer vessel (CTV). Source: Ad Hoc Marine Designs AHMD designed the new 24m South Class range of the catamaran CTV collaboratively with Due South Ltd. They can also have varying duties, payloads and speeds designed to suit individual customer requirements, Ad Hoc Marine Designs said. According to the company, the design began with the original South Cats range designed and produced by South Boats (Isle of Wight) founder Clive Jeffrey. center_img “We have always remained close friends and it seemed only natural to join forces together again to continue the close working relationship to create the mk II South Class of CTVs at AHMD.” “I’ve known John Kecsmar (naval architect, AHMD) since we first met in the late 80s at FBM Marine where we worked very closely together,” said Jeffrey. The new South Class range of CTV catamarans is available in a range of lengths and workboat codes carrying up to 12 or 36 technicians under the HS-OSC code. last_img read more

Middle School Aqua Trojans Win Against Red Devils

first_imgThe SDMS AquaTrojans are a perfect 3-0 as they traveled to Richmond Middle School and defeated the Red-devils on Tuesday night. The boys won 106-37 and the girls were victorious 142-15.Individual winners include Elise Doan-200 Freestyle, 100 Freestyle;Grace Crane-200 IM, 100 Breaststroke; Jackson Ketcham-200 IM, 500 Freestyle; Mackenzie Schantz-50 Freestyle, 100 Butterfly; Troy Shumate-50 Freestyle; Noah Arnold-1 meter diving, 100 Butterfly; Jacob Weber-100 Freestyle, 100 Breaststroke; Liz Warren-500 Freestyle; Hannah Weber-100 Backstroke; and Andrew Strimple-100 Backstroke.SDMS won all six relays and are 17/18 on the year. SDMS will travel to Lawrenceburg on Tuesday next week to take on the Tigers from Greendale.GO AQUATROJANS!!!!!!Courtesy of Aqua Trojans Coach Brandon Loveless.last_img read more

Osimhen will join Tottenham if Kane leaves, agent of Lille striker gives condition

first_img At the start of the month, Telefoot claimed Lille had received an offer for the 21-year-old striker, who had been linked with Liverpool and Chelsea. Le 10 Sport reported that Liverpool were leading the race for Osimhen and on Boubakary Soumare, who is believed to be interesting some of the world’s biggest clubs. However, according to Les Cahiers du Football editor Abdellah Boulma, the £75m bid, plus bonuses came from Jose Mourinho at Spurs. And that suggestion is starting to carry some weight after Osimhen’s agent Ariyo Igbayilola revealed that the striker would not consider a move unless Kane left the north London club. Igbayilola told The Cable: “We told Mourinho that if he wants Victor, will Harry Kane be leaving?Advertisement Nigeria international, Victor Osimhen, will only sign for Tottenham if Harry Kane leaves the club, according to the Lille striker’s agent. Loading… “If Harry Kane is still playing for Tottenham will Victor play? Because he will always be benched for him. “Kane is their number one striker and he is the captain of England, all these will always work for him in the club but at Victor’s detriment. “He needs a club where he will always play full games week in, week out. Not to be kept on the bench.” read also:Arsenal chiefs identify Osimhen as Aubameyang’s replacement Kane has also been the subject of much speculation, with Manchester United and Real Madrid believed to be interested parties, after the England man recently warned that he will not simply stay at Tottenham “for the sake of it”. Teddy Sheringham this week offered some advice to Kane and thinks the striker is at a “crossroads” in his career. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty Penny2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemWhat Are The Most Delicious Foods Out There?7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The World6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes7 Reasons It’s Better To Be A VeganWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?A Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of Art13 kids at weddings who just don’t give a hootCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Waylast_img read more

Monday Night Spotlight shines at Stuart Speedway on July 2

first_imgSTUART, Iowa – The spotlight shines on three IMCA divisions at Stuart Speedway’s Monday, July 2 Monday Night Spotlight special.IMCA Modifieds run for $1,000 to win in a feature that doubles as a 2018 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifier and Harris Dash at the Clash qualifier. IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods both run for $700 to win.IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing national, regional and Iowa State points, but no track points will be given. The Monday Night Spotlight program will be broadcast by IMCA.TV and concludes with the 12th Dirt Dominator race.Pit gates and the grandstand open at 5 p.m. Hot laps are at 7 p.m. with racing to follow.Spectator admission is $5 for adults and free for kids 12 and under. Pit passes are $25 and hot dogs will go for $2.More information is available by calling 515 238-6945.last_img read more

Graham: No regrets over Swans exit

first_img The 28-year-old left the Liberty Stadium to join Sunderland in January, before linking up with the Tigers on loan during the summer. Graham had not scored since leaving south Wales, until he popped up to grab the opener in Hull’s 1-1 draw against the Swans on Monday night. Hull striker Danny Graham insists he has never regretted leaving Swansea, and hopes he can now reward the faith of Tigers’ boss Steve Bruce after ending his goal drought against his former employers. His previous goal had been for Swansea in the Capital One Cup against Chelsea on January 9, his previous Premier League goal had been on New Year’s Day against Aston Villa. Graham’s far-post strike ended a run of 30 goalless games in all competitions, and a 1,626-minute barren spell in the Premier League. By contrast, Graham scored 21 goals for Swansea in a season and a half, but felt he had to leave as his “face didn’t fit” in Michael Laudrup’s set-up, the striker having been brought to the club by Brendan Rodgers. And, despite his travails over the last 11 months, he never pondered what might have been with Swansea, who won the Capital One Cup to secure a Europa League place just weeks after Graham left. “I never regret anything in football,” he said. “You have your ups and your downs and you take it, that’s how it is. It is easy when the goals are flying in and stuff, but I made that decision and I stand by it. “The move was down to the amount of games I was playing. “I waited my time and then I got back in the team in January and scored four in four games. Then I didn’t play against Everton away and he (Laudrup) played (winger) Nathan Dyer up front. I thought then my face didn’t fit with the new manager. “I felt in my own mind it was time to move on. I was 27 at the time and I want to play football, I don’t want to sit around, even though I sat around for a few months waiting for my chance and felt I took it when it came. It was basically down to that.” But Graham could not speak highly enough of the support he has received from Bruce and his Hull team-mates during his time at the KC Stadium. “He’s been very good for me since the moment I walked into the club. He keeps reminding me how good a player I am, even though I haven’t scored for a while,” he said. “That makes a difference. It shows he has faith in me which is great. “But it is not just him, it is the other players, the coaching staff and the fans. Everyone has been great so I would like to thank them. “I think you would start doubting yourself if you were not getting those reassurances, but everybody who has been around me, not just the players but my family and everything, have been superb. I have got the goal and I hope we can put this to bed and move on.” Sunderland have the option of recalling Graham from his loan in January should his goal mark the start of a productive spell. But the former Watford, Middlesbrough and Carlisle man hopes to get the chance to continue with the Tigers. “At the minute it is out of my hands,” he said. “I have not spoken to anyone at Sunderland, I have not spoken to the new manager, obviously it was Paolo (Di Canio) who sent me out on loan. “At the minute I am just concentrating on doing well for Hull. As I said the manager showed a lot of faith in me in the time I have been here and I want to repay that. “I think it is a season-long loan, but if there is an option then we will have to see what happens.” Press Associationlast_img read more