60-year-old woman struck, killed by falling debris from NYC building facade

first_imgiStock(NEW YORK) — A 60-year-old woman was killed after she was hit by debris that fell from a building in New York City.A preliminary investigation by the Department of Buildings found that the woman was struck by falling debris as she walked by a residential building on 49th Street and 7th Avenue in the Midtown neighborhood of Manhattan Tuesday just after 10:45 a.m., according to the department.She suffered trauma to her head and was unconscious by the time emergency responders arrived and was pronounced dead at the scene, city officials said.Engineers from the New York City Department of Buildings went to the scene to perform a “full structural stability inspection” of the building to ensure safety, Abigail Kunitz, deputy press secretary for the department, told ABC News in a statement.“This is a tragedy, and the family and friends of the victim are in our thoughts,” Kunitz said. “No pedestrian should be at risk from dangerous facade conditions.”The department received a permit to begin masonry repair work on the building’s facade on the penthouse and roof in July 2019.A complaint against the building was made in January regarding a sign being removed from the side with no permits or protection for those on the street, adding that there was debris on the ground, city records show.A thorough investigation will be conducted on the incident, Kunitz said. Whether scaffolding should have been placed around the building will be included in the investigation.The victim’s identity was not released. The medical examiner will determine the cause of death.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Boldly expressing gratitude for essential workers – with a twist

first_img 44SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Karen McGaughey Karen McGaughey is passionate about helping business leaders align their cultures and brands and cultivate highly engaged employees. She is responsible for guiding overall strategy and large-scale change efforts for … Web: https://www.strumagency.com Details News not to miss: One credit union CEO’s sudden realization of missing a moment to share gratitude with all employees, members and community partners led to a partnership to give a simple, inspiring campaign away free to every credit union in the U.S. and Canada. Read on.Shell shock is subsiding for thousands of credit union leaders as they make their way through their first phase of COVID-19 emergency response planning and execution. As the fog of crisis begins to clear, credit unions note their employees’ tremendous dedication and acts of kindness in helping struggling members and small business owners. It’s truly a defining moment for credit unions everywhere as their staff delivers essential help across their communities.This new way of working is challenging for many credit union employees. Remote teams are less engaged and feeling connected is tough. Days of isolation can be stressful and people aren’t always appreciated as worried members vent frustrations and share their disappointment about economic losses and health, to a general fear of the future, and even simple day-to-day inconveniences.In the midst of this unfolding crisis, stories of caring, responsive service and kindness are coming in from staff, generous members, and local community heroes stepping in—not just those on the front lines of the healthcare crisis. Essential help shows up in many places that are inspiring and encouraging in small ways.This got one credit union CEO, Brice Yocum, at Tucoemas Federal Credit Union in Visalia, California thinking about the essential work being done by his team and so many others in their community. “I had to remind myself amidst the constant flow of actions we’ve taken, that our employees are among those resilient essential workers. They’re adapting, showing up every day and fighting to help our members in distress,” explains Yocum. “I am filled with tremendous gratitude watching them help members and each other. These acts of selflessness and can-do attitude encouraged me to recognize this tailwind of optimism and hope in our communities.”Yocum decided he had to immediately do something to recognize people fighting to make a difference. “I called Karen McGaughey, the leader at Strum Agency who is managing our current strategic branding program to see what creative ideas their team might come up with to tackle this moment in time and help us honor deserving people all around us.”This led to the development of a gratitude campaign our team called, “&Essential”. The goals were simple: no products, no selling, just pure gratitude. Yocum adds, “The word essential means ‘absolutely necessary; extremely important.’ At Tucoemas that meant to show up, get things done, make sure the front-liners can take care of our members and our community in this crisis, as we rise up together.”Josh Streufert, Creative Director/Principal for Strum stresses, the &Essential campaign message and tone is built around the truth that essential workers, “are more than just their job. They are mothers and fathers, friends and colleagues, community volunteers, caregivers and much more.”From the local restaurateur serving meals to healthcare workers, the church providing childcare for law enforcement, to credit union staff teaching senior members how to use the ATM and online banking, our communities are filled with essential workers deserving of our thanks. Yocum adds, “It means being the person behind another person and providing a critical backbone of support. As our design emphasized, it’s not just about us, but about the whole essential community, all across our state and our country.”“What could happen if we gave it away to others?”We called Brice after he launched the campaign and asked if he’d be willing to partner with us and share out the &Essential gratitude campaign with every credit union for free so others could take the idea and make it their own. We’re always better together.CEO Brice was totally game. “It’s a great opportunity to share why credit unions are cooperatives who believe that people can truly make a difference together. We’re trying to unite people around us by showing how much we care about those making a difference,” he says.Tucoemas FCU and Strum decided the idea was worth sharing with everyone to pay it forward.To use the campaign, you can download the free artwork from Strum here. There’s a range of artwork for social media templates, t-shirt gift artwork, stickers and more. Use it any way it benefits your communities, members and your staff.last_img read more

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Crystal gazing

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Pogba drops big Man Utd stay hint

first_img The French midfielder, a target for Real Madrid and former club Juventus, played the full 90 minutes as United beat Leicester 2-0 to seal a third-place finish in the Premier League and ensure they will be playing in Europe’s elite tournament next season. read also:Neville blasts Pogba for giving away penalty against West Ham And from his social media activity, Pogba appears to be planning to be at the club next season and is looking forward to returning to Champions League action with the Red Devils. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthWhat Happens When You Eat Eggs Every Single Day?Who Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?7 Reasons Why You Might Want To Become A VegetarianWorld’s Most Delicious FoodsPortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D Graffiti11 Items You’ve Been Using Wrong Your Whole LifeBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way Advertisement Loading… Paul Pogba has hinted he expects to stay with Manchester United and play in the Champions League next season.last_img read more

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Root excited to work with new coach and hopes Test cricket will be priority

first_imgJOE Root is eager to begin working alongside a new England coach with Gary Kirsten still the firm favourite to succeed Trevor Bayliss.Kirsten was initially thought to be out of the picture, due to the touring demands of the job and his recently-agreed role with Welsh Fire in the Hundred, but the England and Wales Cricket Board have been willing to remove both hurdles.England are open to allowing assistant coaches to take an expanded role to allow the top man a less prohibitive schedule and the ECB may be tempted to use a vacancy in the Hundred to appoint an aspiring English coach such as Marcus Trescothick.Kirsten, who had a fine track record with South Africa and India, could be appointed as early as next week if talks continue to go smoothly, while two members of Bayliss’ backroom team – Chris Silverwood and Graham Thorpe – have shown interest in stepping up to the top job.The experienced Graham Ford has also been linked, but reports suggest former England captain and current Surrey chief Alec Stewart has now withdrawn.As Test captain, Root is not directly involved in the process, with director of cricket Ashley Giles in charge of making the appointment, but he has run the rule over the candidates and likes what he has seen.“I’ve been made aware of who has been going in for interview and some of those candidates are really exciting. You look at the list and I’m thrilled with the names involved,” he said.“There’s a lot of noise around certain individuals but the group have all done special things and could bring good things to English cricket. Ashley has got an exciting but difficult decision to make. That’s not my pay grade.“The sooner the better but ultimately I think Ash is just desperate to make the right decision.“One thing you always want from a new coach is a bit of energy and a slightly different way of going about things. Trevor did a brilliant job managing English cricket but I’m sure whoever comes in will want to put their stamp on it quite early.“Personally I’m looking forward to Test cricket being slightly more of a priority than it has been for the past few years.” (PA Sport)last_img read more

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