Berkshire Bank participates in World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

first_imgColonie Senior Services, Colonie, NY – Fri., July 6 at 11:30 am Ava Dorfman Senior Center, Rome, NY – Mon., June 18 at 10:00 am Berkshire Bank,Vermont Business Magazine Berkshire Bank, with offices in southwestern Vermont, will once again participate in World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on Friday, June 15, by hosting free informational seminars at local senior centers and libraries across its footprint.  World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) is acknowledged annually in June as a call-to-action for communities to address the issues surrounding the physical, emotional, and financial abuse of elders. Elder financial abuse is defined as a crime that deprives the resources and independence of elders through the misuse of assets and exploitation of financial control. “According to the National Center on Elder Abuse, approximately 1 in 10 Americans 60 years of age or older, have experienced some form of elder abuse, and only 1 in 14 cases of financial exploitation are ever reported. Developing programs to educate friends, families and elders in our communities on how to work together to safeguard their finances and personal information is the first step to address and prevent elder abuse”, stated Tami Gunsch, EVP Retail Banking.To help older individuals and their caregivers protect themselves or their loved ones from financial abuse, Berkshire Bank is offering the following free seminars to the public: Rockville Public Library, Vernon, CT – Thur., June 14 at 1:00 pm Webster Senior Center, Webster, MA – Fri., June 15 at 10:00 am Hudson Area Library, Hudson, NY – Fri., June 15 at 12:00 pm Cheshire Senior Center, Cheshire, MA – Wed., June 27 at 1:00 pmcenter_img West Springfield Library, West Springfield, MA – Fri., June 15 at 2:00 pm Hamilton Senior Center, Hamilton, NJ – Mon., June 18 at 10:00 am Providence House, Brighton, MA – Tue., June 19 at 2:30 pm Vermont Veterans Home, Bennington, VT – Fri., June 22 at 1:00 pmPrior seminars were held earlier this month in Stephentown and Rome, NY.Senior centers and libraries are welcome to contact Berkshire Bank at volunteer@berkshirebank.com(link sends e-mail) to schedule an Elder Abuse Awareness seminar.   About Berkshire BankBerkshire Bank, America’s Most Exciting Bank®, is recognized for its entrepreneurial approach, relationship customer experience and distinctive culture. With $11.5 billion in assets, Berkshire provides business and consumer banking, mortgage, wealth management, investment and insurance services through 114 full service branch offices throughout New York, Connecticut, Vermont, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Massachusetts, including Commerce Bank, a division of Berkshire Bank. Berkshire Hills Bancorp (NYSE: BHLB) is the parent of Berkshire Bank. Berkshire Bank was named one of Massachusetts’ Most Charitable Companies by the Boston Business Journal in 2017. To learn more, visit www.berkshirebank.com(link is external), call 800-773-5601 or follow us on: Facebook(link is external), Twitter(link is external), Instagram(link is external) and LinkedIn(link is external).  Berkshire Bank is the official bank of NESN’s Boston Bruins coverage(link is external), the Pan-Mass Challenge(link is external) and the community partner of Boston Seasons at City Hall Plaza(link is external).Source: Berkshire Banklast_img read more

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Should your data vaulting solution be encrypted?

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr The FFIEC states that when using a managed service provider the credit union has to ensure they are protecting data in transit to avoid a data breach/leakage. continue reading » by: Robin ReminesData Vaulting (or sometimes known as remote backup service (RBS) is the process of sending data off-site, where it can be protected from hardware failures, theft, and other threats. Many credit unions are now using data vaulting as an effective way to ensure rapid recovery of critical systems in the event of a crisis. Even though the data is stored offsite, keeping the data safe is still the responsibility of the credit union regardless of the method or strategy used.So – should your data vaulting solution be encrypted? Short answer – YES. And lets look at why.Well, for starters, it’s required (err, recommended) – To foster adequate data and media handling the data vault provider should:Have proper application configurationSecure data storage and/or processingAdequate access and integrity controlsAppropriate encryptionAdequate key management for encrypted data; and Sufficient data retention.last_img read more

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In Memoriam

first_imgIn Memoriam Virginia Q. Beverly, Jacksonville Admitted 1965; Died August 17, 2010 Mark A. Berlin, Delray Beach Admitted 1979; Died August 3, 2009 Dennis Xavier Crowley, Quincy Admitted 1982; Died November 18, 2010 Thomas P. Evans, Tampa Admitted 1951; Died October 27, 2010 W. Crosby Few, Atlanta Admitted 1960; Died November 6, 2010 Morris S. Finkel, Ft. Lauderdale Admitted 1976; Died November 25, 2010 Robert R. Gilbert, Aventura Admitted 1952; Died November 7, 2010 Howard Watson Green, Jr., Atlanta Admitted 1986; Died October 22, 2010 Steven Harris Gruber, Coconut Creek Admitted 2003; Died November 21, 2010 Laura McHale Homer, Weems, VA Admitted 1968; Died November 13, 2010 Sanford Perry Keziah, Jr., High Point, NC Admitted 1971; Died November 14, 2010 William J. Kiernan, Jr., Tampa Admitted 1981; Died October 31, 2010 Robert Graham Lambert, Jr., Gainesville Admitted 1989; Died April 2, 2010 Bennett M. Lifter, Miami Admitted 1950; September 27, 2009 Patrick M. Magill, Orlando Admitted 1977; Died September 28, 2010 Tracey Katherine McPharlin, Ft. Lauderdale Admitted 2001; Died November 6, 2010 William G. Miller, Jr, Ft. Lauderdale Admitted 1950; Died November 11, 2010 Andrew G. Pattillo, Jr., Ocala Admitted 1953; Died November 2, 2010 Howard N. Pelzner, Weston Admitted 1954; Died November 9, 2010 Stuart M. Rapee, Aventura Admitted 1963; Died November 19, 2010 G. Don Ritter, Ocala Admitted 1962; Died November 19, 2010 Laura B. Seder, Norwich, CT Admitted 1987; Died November 18, 2010 John M. Scheb, Sarasota Admitted 1950; Died November 17, 2010 Michael L. Shepherd, Chicago Admitted 1972; Died September 9, 2010 Joel L. Shoobe, Paramus, NJ Admitted 1980; Died November 13, 2010 Marshall B. Wood, Jr., Palm Beach Gardens Admitted 1948; Died October 17, 2010 January 1, 2011 In Memoriam In Memoriamlast_img read more

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Sarah Bacon’s Olympic journey

first_imgSarah Bacon’s Olympic journeyAugust 29, 2019Jump to CommentsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via EmailPrintAfter a successful summer of competition for Team USA, Gophers diver, Sarah Bacon, has her eyes set on the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, Japan. Bacon began making headlines in mid-July at the FINA World Championships in Gwangju, South Korea. She won silver on the 1-meter springboard, making her the first American female diver to medal in an Olympic or world championship event since Laura Wilkinson in 2005. That was only the beginning. Bacon also competed for Team USA at the Pan American Games in Lima, Peru. There she won another silver medal in the synchronized 3-meter alongside her partner Brooke Schultz. It was the first time Schultz and Bacon had competed together in four years, and with only two days to prepare prior to the event, they were forced to regain their chemistry at a rapid pace. “I think we had two full practices before we started the event, so it was really quick,” Bacon said. “We kind of just threw it together and we did it.” That wasn’t the end of her success at the Pan-Am Games. Bacon also won gold on the 1-meter springboard. While the first place finish on 1-meter was her goal, she took pride in a different accomplishment.“I think the more exciting thing is that we were able to go first and second, me and Brooke [Schultz], both on 1-meter,” she said. “That was huge for the USA, we were really happy about that.”  Moving forward, Bacon will use an Olympic redshirt this upcoming season to focus on training and securing a spot in the 2020 Olympics. While the FINA World Championships are an Olympic qualifier, the 1-meter is not an Olympic event. Currently, the US has not filled any individual or synchronized spots in the 3-meter. Bacon plans to increase her training schedule to “two-a-day” practices to secure one of the vacant spots and prepare for 2020.“The first qualification was world championships in South Korea, and me and Brooke Schultz, we didn’t have the best meet, we didn’t get those spots. Hopefully we can at World Cup, we’re not worried, we think we’re going to get them,” she said. “That’ll be the next step, World Cup, get our spots and then keep training for 2020.” As Bacon prepares for the World Cup, she will also continue to restore her confidence in the 3-meter. “I haven’t done as much because I got shoulder surgery not even a year ago and I was still working on coming back from that. I was doing a lot more 1-meter before I could start doing 3-meter,” Bacon said. “I haven’t done as much 3-meter dives as I have 1-meter dives, so, a little bit less confident on 3-meter in those events. But, hopefully within the next year my shoulders will be great and I’ll be able to keep doing 3-meter more.”Bacon finished fifth in the 3-meter at the Pan-Am games, an improvement from her showing at the FINA World Championships. As her training intensifies, she’ll continue to improve on the event as she looks toward the 2020 Olympic Games. “I don’t think I’ve ever been more excited in my diving career looking forward as I am right now,” she said. “Really exciting stuff to come.”last_img read more

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AZCREW examines workplace strategy at its April lunch

first_imgWe live in a data-driven world. Despite the significant number of quick decisions, we make based on of data on a daily basis, step into most offices today and you’ll discover that decision-making and change are a lengthy process.Companies are changing the way they are designing their office space as people are working differently. Technology is playing a role in that space utilization.AZCREW, the leading organization for senior-level executive women in the Metro Phoenix commercial real estate field, will examine workplace strategy at its April luncheon. The event is April 16 at the Phoenix Country Club, 2901 N. 7th St.April’s speakers:• Rae Laser, Smart+Connected consultant for Steelcase. Laser specializes in the space measurement solutions, IOT (Internet of Things), scheduling tools, and collaboration technologies for Steelcase. Rae has been with Steelcase since December 2017 and has 5 years industry experience.• Anne Garbayo is leading a Workplace of the Future at APS, designed to transform how the company defines and uses space. Garbayo has a rich and varied career at APS, which includes work on several key initiatives such as helping to establish a customer experience team.• Devon Martin is a strategic account manager with Steelcase, where she has worked for more than 11 years. She develops, coordinates and executes an effective workplace strategy to help her clients energize their workplace.AZCREW’s April lunch begins with networking at 11:30 a.m. The program starts at noon. Member registration is $45; non-member pre-registration is $65. Lunch is included. Registration ends April 11. Register here.last_img read more

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Study: Green Space Around Schools May Boost Mental Abilities

first_imgThe New York Times:NEW YORK — Putting more green space around an elementary school may help students develop some mental abilities, a study suggests.Researchers tested students repeatedly over the course of a year on attentiveness and working memory, which is the ability to keep something in mind temporarily for performing a task. Overall, students whose schools were surrounded by more green space improved more than pupils from schools with less green space.The study tracked more than 2,000 students in 36 primary schools in Barcelona, Spain. The pupils were in the second to fourth grades when the study began.…Sally Augustin, a psychologist in La Grange Park, Illinois, who uses research on how people react to their surroundings to consult on design of buildings, products and services, said the results made sense to her.Read the whole story: The New York Times More of our Members in the Media >last_img read more

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ITM Power fuels Orkney Islands’ first zero emission vehicles

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Kenworth and Toyota to develop zero emission trucks

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Cargotec to Deliver Siwertell Loaders for Illichevsk Port (Ukraine)

first_imgCargotec has secured an important order to deliver three stationary Siwertell SBL 1600 loaders for installation at a grain terminal in the Ukrainian port of Illichevsk. The belt-type loaders, which are designed to handle vessels of up to 100,000 dwt, each have a grain loading capacity of 2,000t/h. It will be possible to use two loaders simultaneously to provide efficient, environmentally friendly grain loading services.Ola Jeppsson, Siwertell Sales Manager at Cargotec, says this is an important breakthrough into the Ukrainian grain market for Cargotec. “The Black Sea region in general and Ukraine in particular is a hub for grain export and it has many new bulk export facilities at the planning stage. The Illichevsk terminal is the first grain terminal in the region using Siwertell equipment. This order will improve our chances of winning further contracts.”Illichevsk Grain Port chose the Siwertell system because it represents an excellent technical solution at a reasonable price. “The system will be designed to minimise dust and eliminate spillages,” notes Mr Jeppsson.The new loaders will be delivered in pre-assembled sections suitable for shipping. Delivery is scheduled for the end of 2014. The final mechanical construction work, electrical installation, testing and commissioning will be carried out on site under the supervision of Siwertell engineers.Cargotec offers a wide range of Siwertell grain handling products; loaders, unloaders and bulk terminal solutions. All of these are tailor-made to address customers’ particular needs and all offer exemplary levels of efficiency and safety with minimal environmental impact.Caption: Siwertell ship loaders are based on screw, aeroslide or belt conveying technologies that offer high capacity and environment-friendly loading.[mappress]Cargotec, December 2, 2013last_img read more

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Capsized Trawler Adrift in Shipping Lane off South Africa

first_imgSouth Africa’s charity National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) issued a warning that a large fishing vessel capsized and has been floating in a shipping lane some 9.8 miles south off Cape Point since May 1.Smit Amandla Marine, the company contracted to respond to maritime emergencies off of the South African coast, has warned that the vessel’s hull is made from fiberglass and cannot be detected by radar.NSRI Simonstown have attached life-jacket strobe lights onto the wreck in an effort to make the wreck more visible to passing traffic.NSRI says it is yet unknown what vessel this is or where it originated. A Marine Biologist who is an NSRI Hout Bay volunteer and who accompanied NSRI Simonstown suspects that, judging by barnacle growth on the wreck, she may be about two months old.The Smit Amandla tug will tow the capsized vessel away from the coast today.last_img read more

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