D. Jason Lyon Joins Hahn & Hahn LLP

first_img First Heatwave Expected Next Week 3 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Community News Make a comment More Cool Stuff Hahn & Hahn LLP is pleased to announce that attorney D. Jason Lyon has joined the firm as Counsel in its litigation practice group. Mr. Lyon’s practice emphasizes business and personal litigation, employment matters, and land use disputes. Mr. Lyon was previously a litigation associate at Latham & Watkins LLP in Los Angeles.In addition to maintaining his legal practice, Mr. Lyon is actively engaged in the local community. He currently serves as the Senior Warden of the Vestry (governing board) at All Saints Church, Pasadena. In addition, he is the Vice President of the Board of Directors of Young & Healthy, a non-profit providing access to free high-quality healthcare for uninsured and underserved children. Mr. Lyon also has previously held a variety of appointed and elected positions for the City of Los Angeles, including serving as Vice Chair of the Neighborhood Council Review Commission and a term on the East Los Angeles Area Planning Commission.Founded in 1899, Hahn & Hahn LLP remains one of the oldest law firms in California and has grown to be the largest general practice firm in Southern California’s San Gabriel Valley. Now in its second century, the firm retains its century-old tradition of integrity, service and excellence in the practice of law.Hahn & Hahn LLP, 301 E. Colorado Blvd., 9th Floor Pasadena, (626) 683-4342 or visit hahnlawyers.com. Subscribecenter_img HerbeautyWhy Luxury Fashion Brands Are So ExpensiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeauty Top of the News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Business News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. People D. Jason Lyon Joins Hahn & Hahn LLP From STAFF REPORTS Published on Friday, February 17, 2017 | 4:12 pm Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDSlast_img read more

Deputy Doherty says Government has straddled future generations

first_img By News Highland – February 8, 2013 Twitter Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published News RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Pinterest Donegal South-West Deputy Pearse Doherty has said that the Government has straddled future generations with the burden of debt.The Government announced yesterday afternoon that the Promissory Notes for Anglo Irish Bank were gone once and for all.Now instead of paying out 3.1 billion a year, no capital payment will be made now until 2038, with the final payment in 2053.But Sinn Feins finance spokesperson, Pearse Doherty says it’s shameful what the Government has done..[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/pdoc.mp3[/podcast] WhatsApp Facebook Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Twittercenter_img Pinterest Google+ Previous articleStrabane Cllr defends party colleague over lack of funding for townNext articleStrabane singer favourite to represent Ireland at Eurovision 2013 News Highland Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Google+ WhatsApp Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey Deputy Doherty says Government has straddled future generations Facebook LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton last_img read more

Sharp rise in numbers seeking help from MABS

first_img Google+ Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Facebook Sharp rise in numbers seeking help from MABS By News Highland – April 11, 2012 Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic WhatsApp 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firecenter_img Pinterest WhatsApp Twitter Google+ Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal An agency which helps people sort out their finances dealt with a record number of new clients in the first three months of the year.MABS, the Money Advice and Budgetting Service operates at 60 locations across the country. The agency has offices in Letterkenny, Buncrana,  Donegal Town and Derrybeg.The Agency says it regularly deals with around 7-thousand new clients each quarter, but between January and March, it rose to almost 7-thousand-600.The majority of those looking for help were aged between 26 and 40, with the most common problems reported relating to personal loans.A spokesperson for the service told Highland Radio News that specific figires have not been collated for the Donegal service, but the situation locally is broadly in line with the natiional trends. Twitter Newsx Adverts Facebook Previous articleDonegal site will have lowest reserve at next Allsop Space auctionNext articleCouncil criticised for not sending reps to America for St Patrick’s Day News Highland last_img read more

Supreme Court Judgments Now Available In More Regional Languages [Read Judgments in Malayalam, Tamil & Punjabi]

first_imgNews UpdatesSupreme Court Judgments Now Available In More Regional Languages [Read Judgments in Malayalam, Tamil & Punjabi] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK3 Aug 2020 7:51 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court has started uploading the translated version of its judgments in more regional languages.Some judgments delivered by the Court last year and earlier this year are now seen available in Malayalam, Tamil and Punjabi. Mostly the judgments connected to a state is being translated and uploaded in the language of that state. Last year, the Supreme Court had started to make…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Supreme Court has started uploading the translated version of its judgments in more regional languages.Some judgments delivered by the Court last year and earlier this year are now seen available in Malayalam, Tamil and Punjabi. Mostly the judgments connected to a state is being translated and uploaded in the language of that state. Last year, the Supreme Court had started to make its judgments available in regional languages. A separate tab titled ‘Vernacular Judgments’ was added to the home page of the Supreme Court Portal. Initially, the translation was made to six vernacular languages: Assamese, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Odia and Telugu. On finding that the translation is not being made to Malayalam, the Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan had then written to the then Chief Justice of India and Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad requesting that all Supreme Court judgments should be made available in Malayalam also. Anyhow, the Supreme Court is seen to have positively considered this request and is making available the Malayalam version of the judgments in cases related to Kerala.The translation is being done using an indigenously developed software by the electronic software wing of the Supreme Court. However all these regional language versions have a ‘disclaimer’ attached to it it at the end. It states that for all official and practical purposes, the judgments published in English shall be used. It further clarifies that the translated version in regional languages are only for the better understanding of the litigants. Next Storylast_img read more

Roots of Creation Premiere Exciting Video For ‘Struggle’ Remixed By Sublime’s Ras MG

first_imgIt’s been an exciting 2016 for Roots of Creation, powered by the band’s triple album Livin’ Free that debuted at the #1 spot on the Billboard Reggae charts. The album itself featured tons of new material, with additional remixes and reworkings for nonstop enjoyment. The six-piece reggae rockers continue to tear it up on the road as well, and the new music takes on a whole new life in the live setting.Today, we’re excited to premiere the very first music video to accompany the album release. With award-winning director Jeff Pliskin following the band on tour, RoC rocks hard and welcomes special cameos by members of Slightly Stoopid, SOJA, Reel Big Fish, and Tunnel Vision. The song of choice is a great tune called “Struggle,” and this particular version is also the remix created by Sublime’s own Ras MG, who only adds to the energy of the track.Singer/guitarist Brett Wilson goes in depth about the new release: “We are beyond ecstatic to team up with L4LM to premiere Roots of Creation’s first official music video off our new triple album Livin’ Free! Shooting ‘Struggle (Ras MG remix)’ with Jeff ‘Jeffro’ Pliskin (Raised Fist Propaganda) all over the East Coast was an unforgettable experience. The video is a glimpse into the balancing act of having a family and being an independent touring musician. This is real life. No actors. Every time I watch the video it makes me tear up. It’s a reminder of how lucky we are to do what we love as a job, have so much support, and know so many amazing people. It’s also a reminder of how far we have come and how far we still need to travel. All the peaks. All the valleys. The highs and lows of the human experience are amplified on the road. Jeffro captured the emotion of the song and brought it to life visually. The struggle is real. Our fists are raised. RoC has taken Root and is ready to grow!”Watch the new video for “Struggle,” streaming below.For more on the album, you can check out our review here. Roots of Creation will tour all through the month of September, with dates all over the country! Check out the band’s tour schedule here.[Photo by Josh Coffman]last_img read more

Following an anonymous donation, 125-year-old Grotto receives summer revamp

first_imgPhoto courtesy of Barbara Johnston/University of Notre Dame The newly renovated Grotto now includes a more accessible staircase, natural stone pavers, and a designated entrance and exit.The most recent renovations included a wider staircase for improved accessibility to the site, as well as new benches and new natural stone pavers in place of the previous pavement, according to the University’s construction webpage.Christopher Chew, the construction administrator who oversaw the quality assurance, quality control and safety of the project, said the candles previously housed in boxes in the sacristy will now be kept in a new shed built close to the Grotto.While removing the old asphalt in preparation for the placement of natural stone pavers, however, the team discovered a plaque dating back to 1907 buried about a foot underground. Chew said the plaque fits into a diamond-shaped space on the left side of the Grotto, if one is facing towards the Basilica.  Years ago, someone noticed the same diamond shape in the wall, Chew said. “There was a lady who used to [run] a Grotto website, who had noticed it was missing and tried to figure out where it had fallen and disappeared,” Chew said. “She thought it was [from] the 1920s.”He said the plaque most likely fell off the Grotto wall during the 1920s, and was buried at some point in the last hundred years or so. Chew said he isn’t sure what will happen to the plaque at this time, as it is currently in someone else’s hands. In addition to the new natural pavers and widened space between the benches and the Grotto itself, there is now a designated entrance and exit to the site. “We pulled back the kneeling benches,” Chew said. “When you used to go into the grotto, you had to go out the same way. You no longer have to do that.”Marsh and Chew said there were also updates made to the landscaping around the site to enhance the experience of visitors to the Grotto. The surrounding sod is all new, and five trees and different ground shrubs and flowers were added to the site, along with river stones and rocks along the hill, Chew said. “There’s a much more pleasant look to [the Grotto],” Chew said. Both Marsh and Chew said the renovation project is meant to improve the experience of visiting the Grotto for everyone. “I think for visitors who have never been there, it will be a much more pleasant experience and for those who have been there and come back, it will be an even more pleasant experience to have,” Chew said. “I think it’s a much calmer feeling when you go [into the Grotto] versus when we had the asphalt.”Tags: Grotto, Plaque, renovations The Grotto, which is frequented by students, faculty and visitors of the University every day, underwent major renovations over the summer months. The University received a gift from an anonymous benefactor to replace the asphalt pavement and widen the east stairs, Doug Marsh, the principal overseer of the project, said in an email.Marsh said the Grotto has undergone other renovation projects prior to the most recent one this past summer.“The University has carefully cared for the Grotto for its approximately 125 years of existence as one of the most sacred places on our beloved campus,” Marsh said. last_img read more

Mel Brooks to Star in Autobiographical Solo Show

first_img Brooks has two hit musicals to his name—The Producers and Young Frankenstein, both stage adaptations of his classic films. He won three Tony Awards in 2001 for the former. Though few details have been released regarding the performance, audiences can expect anecdotes from Brooks’ life and career in TV, movies and musicals. “What Mel wanted to do,” said producer Kevin Salter, “was to have a platform to tell some of these great stories that he has in an intimate fashion.” Regarding the show’s late announcement (the performance being just days away,) Salter explained to the Los Angeles Times, “Mel works in that live TV way where everything happens quickly.” We’ve seen his work on stage and on screen, but now legendary funnyman Mel Brooks himself will take to the spotlight for one-night-only! The Los Angeles Times reports that the EGOT-er will appear in a one-man autobiographical show at the Geffen Playhouse in L.A. Mel Brooks: Live at the Geffen will play the venue’s Gil Cates Theatre on April 28.center_img View Commentslast_img read more

Propaganda Versus Journalism

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York The disease of the liberal class is the specious, supposedly ‘professional’ insistence on objectivity. Before the rise of commercial newspapers, journals of opinion existed to influence public sentiment via arguments–not to stultify readers with lists of facts. Our oldest universities were formed to train ministers and inculcate into students the primacy of the common good. Labor unions had a vision of an egalitarian society that understood the inevitability of class struggle. Artists from Mark Twain to John Steinbeck sought not only to explain social, political, economic, and cultural reality, but also to use this understanding to fight for a social order based on justice. Movements that defied the power elite often started and sustained these liberal institutions, which were created as instruments of reform. One by one, these institutions succumbed to the temptation of money, the jargon of patriotism, belief in the need for permanent war, fear of internal and external enemies, and distrust of radicals, who had once kept the liberal class honest. And when it was over, the liberal class had nothing left to say.”− from “Death of the Liberal Class” by Chris HedgesThe above is a cynical sentiment, if ever there was one, because it speaks to the failure of the liberal establishment in the past tense. In Death of the Liberal Class, Hedges reserves his venom for those who should know better: the liberal elite who, by design, are supposed to act as a buffer to the establishment; what Thoreau called “counter friction to stop the machine.” Instead, as a nation, we have submitted to the masters of the corporate state by handing them our thoughts. Even those who retain them–the liberal class of clergy, scholars and journalists Hedges speaks of–have either tempered or fully vanquished these thoughts for fear of systematic retribution, which is to say, loss of freedoms and livelihoods. Speaking out against corporate America or the government is to risk losing everything.The indoctrination of an idea or of a complete ideology into the people of a nation happens in one of two ways. The first is by force. Noam Chomsky describes this authoritarian methodology of “consent without consent” as prescribed by the 19th century American sociologist Franklin Henry Giddings, who reasoned that an imperialist agenda–whereby a conquered nation is forced to adopt the ideological systems of the conqueror–could be a noble pursuit. According to Giddings, this validity of consent without consent is rationalized afterward when the conquered people “see and admit that the disputed relation was for the highest interest.” This was the imperialist rationale used in Southeast Asia and Latin America by the United States and in India by Britain. It’s nothing new.But the world no longer buys in to American consent without consent. Our missions abroad have been too transparently imperialistic in the eyes of the world, which is why we are so routinely, yet cautiously, chastised by other nations. Selling wars that were waged abroad in the 20th century relied on this form of posthumous “consent” from people in nations we deigned to conquer. Obtaining consent at home proved far more difficult as Americans began to understand the specious, unconscionable motives behind our “democratic” efforts in Vietnam, in particular. But the rise of anti-war protests had less to do with American sentiment toward the people of Vietnam and more to do with conscription. The era of genuine protest ended with the discontinuation of the draft in 1973.Undaunted, our belligerence has overcome the loss of faith entrusted in us by other nations after World War II and spurred America toward the “go it alone” philosophy adopted over the past few decades. This was best exhibited by George W. Bush’s “you’re either with us or against us” attitude in the months leading to our war in Iraq. Despite having the world’s sympathy after 9/11, America bullied other nations into a tepid alliance in support of our hostilities against Iraq–a country that simply had nothing to do with the terrorist attacks of 9/11, and was ruled by a regime more repressive of Islamic militants than any Western nation in the alliance.Yet bullying the world into complicity was one thing. Gaining support among Americans was a different matter altogether. Americans were not going to be forcibly cajoled into supporting an invasion in Iraq. Thus began an explosion of anti-Islam and pro-war propaganda within the United States concealed in the language of jingoism. “When the resources of violence are limited,” writes Chomsky, “the consent of the governed must be obtained by the devices called ‘manufacture of consent.’”Corporate media fell in line almost immediately with the government narrative after 9/11. Spreading democracy became the euphemism for sacking regimes. Caskets containing the bodies of U.S. soldiers were shielded from public view. The field of battle became known as “theater.” Despite sending our troops into harm’s way for undemocratic purposes, the phrase “support our troops” became ubiquitous and was spoken without irony. Laws that stripped Americans of civil liberties and privacy were passed in the name of “Homeland Security,” which itself has become more than a cottage industry. To wit, the Homeland Security Research Corporation, a D.C.-based research firm, estimates that just the U.S. market alone will “grow from $74.5 billion in 2012 to $107.3 billion in 2020.”Journalists who spoke out against the war, such as Chris Hedges, were smeared and tarred as unpatriotic. Artists who criticized the war, such as the Dixie Chicks, were ostracized and threatened. Americans were whipped into a frenzy by a government that warned of imminent destruction in the homeland by radical Islamists. Officials spoke with urgency about “weapons of mass destruction.” Before anyone could process what was happening, we were at war, overthrowing Baghdad, the capital of Iraq, 1,500 miles away from Afghanistan, where we were told the jihadists had planned 9/11—1,500 miles away from another war we already started and soon forgot. A war that would eventually become America’s longest engagement in “theater.”In his book Crude World, Peter Maas, who was reporting from Baghdad at the time of our invasion, wrote, “President George W. Bush insisted before the invasion that it had nothing to do with oil, that it was about weapons of mass destruction and, to a lesser extent, democracy. He was not being honest.” Maas describes how “in Baghdad, the Ministry of Oil turned into the Ministry of Truth… While most government buildings, including the National Museum, were looted of everything from artwork to computers and light bulbs, after which the remains were often set alight, the Oil Ministry…was untouched.” He quotes a ministry official who told him, “The Americans will not steal the oil but they will control it; they will pull the strings.” And indeed we do; we have.Manufactured consent is essentially the end result of propaganda; the conformity of thought that exhibits itself in a nationalistic dogma. It comes from the repetition of twisted logic delivered through mainstream media channels, logic that somehow turns our authentic subconscious into synthetic reality. Blood for oil under the pretense of spreading democracy. Tax cuts for the wealthy as a way of helping the poorest among us. Corporate campaign contributions protected as free speech. Less regulation as a way to stabilize the financial markets. Bollox, every bit of it.Manufactured consent: backward logic and nonsensical ideas sold as pragmatic solutions to social ills and economic misfortune bought hook, line and sinker by a public pounded into submission by a relentless barrage of misinformation from seemingly credible sources. Robert McChesney, in his introduction to Noam Chomsky’s People Over Profit, observes that “proponents of neoliberalism sound as if they are doing poor people, the environment, and everybody else a tremendous service as they enact policies on behalf of the wealthy few.”Maddeningly, we have so much of the right information at our fingertips. As much as the digital age has given malevolent propagandists the ability to more easily disseminate false information, the same holds true for quality. Unfortunately, great information and quality journalism tend to be crowded out on social media by “listicles,” memes and pictures of cats. The world is complex and therefore the great stories (and there are many) take time to produce and time to digest. And time is slipping away from all of us.last_img read more

‘Hop-Crazy’ & Growing: Long Island Craft Beer Boom Pours On

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Still reeling from losing her job as a florist when the economy tanked in 2007, Lauri Spitz decided to pursue a different career path. She went back to school to become a teacher—a respectable job, of course—but after graduating, she realized educating America’s future generation wasn’t for her.Neither was healthcare; a brief stint at Stony Brook University Hospital was just as unfulfilling. So Spitz sought the advice of a life coach, who posed a simple question: If you could do anything in the world, what would it be?Without hesitation, she replied, “Open a brewery.”That seemingly audacious statement—to open a brewery without the capital to invest in machinery—wasn’t at all surprising, coming from her. Spitz and her moustached husband Matthew had been home-brewing since 2005, even before India Pale Ale (IPA), hops and porter became common beer slang. They loved it. Better yet, they were damn good at it.Nearly 10 years later, the affable Spitz couple is about to do just that. In April, Moustache Brewing Co. will open the doors to its Riverhead brewery and a cozy tasting room.Spitz is expecting a sizeable crowd, made up of friends, family and a burgeoning fan base from the Riverhead Farmers’ Market, where they’ve been doing growler fills on weekends.“This was totally before the craft beer revolution,” Spitz says of their home brewing origins. “We’ve never been ones to just go with the flow. We were just like, ‘Oh shit, we can make our own beer, great!’”Moustache Brewing Co. will become the 15th brewery on LI—the Island’s craft beer market has tripled since 2011—and other hopeful beer entrepreneurs are rumored to be joining the “revolution,” as Spitz and many others call the local craft beer boom. Riverhead alone will have three breweries within walking distance: Moustache, Crooked Ladder Brewing Co. and Long Ireland Beer Co. Oyster Bay Brewing Co. is the newest in Nassau. And surprisingly, several brewers tell the Press, they want more brewers to join their battle against America’s beer giants.Remember folks: this is a revolution.“I think they’re a little worried,” Duffy Griffiths, one of three founders and head brewer at Crooked Ladder Brewing Co., tells the Press. “The biggest market increase has been craft beer.”Indeed, during the first half of 2013, sales of American craft beer jumped 15 percent and volume increased 13 percent compared to the year prior, according to The Brewers Association, a nonprofit trade group. Meanwhile, American beer giants suffered a 1.7-percent drop in volume during that time, according to Bloomberg News Service. These mighty conglomerates are fighting back, however, either by creating their own “craft beers” or by gobbling up successful craft breweries—just as Anheuser-Busch InBev did recently by poaching Pathcogue-based Blue Point Brewing Co., LI’s oldest craft brewery, for a reported $24 million.On a recent Saturday inside the Riverhead Farmers’ Market, Spitz, sporting a Moustache Brewing Co. hoodie, was filling a growler when the tap went dry. About three hours into the day all three kegs of Moustache’s flagship beer, Everyman’s Porter—a delightfully dark beer with hints of chocolate and coffee—were kicked.The journey from turning their home brewing passion into a business wasn’t as smooth as the porter, though. With money tight, the Spitz’s sought donations through a Kickstarter campaign online, which netted more than $31,000 in 30 days. A deal to open a brewery in Bellmore also fell through.But things are rounding into shape. This month, Moustache will add its second pale ale to the menu—One Stop Pale Ale—to join Maiden Voyage, the very fist beer brewed at the brewery. Their winter seasonal, You’ll Shoot Yo’ Rye Out, a scotch ale, is also in the works.“We don’t want to ever lose our home-brew spirit,” Spitz says.Crooked Ladder has drawn rave reviews since opening for business last July. Its intimate tasting room, which offers a full view of the brewery, was packed recently with families and a new generation of beer drinkers.Duffy Griffiths, co-founder and head brewer of Crooked Ladder Brewing Co., has been brewing beer for years. The brewery always has eight beers on taps, including its top-seller, Gypsy Red, a medium-bodied red ale. (Rashed Mian/Long Island Press)Griffiths, the head brewer, says eight beers—ranging from IPAs and brown ales to red ales and porters—are always on tap. Crooked Ladder also has at least 11 other beers, many of which can be found at local bars and restaurants from Wantagh to Greenport. Its top-seller, Gypsy Red, a medium-bodied red ale, is a variation of a recipe Griffiths imagined on his own.When Griffiths was the head brewer at John Harvards in the late ‘90s, “You couldn’t sell an IPA to save your life,” he recalls. Still to this day, some IPAs can be considered annoying and obnoxious from the moment the pale ale hits the lips until its rocky trip down. But Crooked Ladder now brews at least four IPAs.“Now,” Griffiths says, “America is hop-crazy.”Steve Pominski, founder of Barrage Brewing Co. in Farmingdale, which opened Jan. 20, grimaces while recalling some overly hoppy beers he’s tasted. Yet, he describes himself as a “hophead.”One of Barrage’s first brews—Second Avenue IPA—isn’t overly bitter, an accomplishment Pominski strives for. The full-time Long Island Rail Road employee used his garage as his personal brewery before he converted it into a bar—thus the name, Barrage.Barrage boasts a list of brews with eye-catching titles: Red Riding Hood Ale, One Ryed Monkey (our personal favorite), and Honey Buzz, among others.Pominski has had so much early success that it’s been hard to keep up with the orders. The brewery does not have a tasting room, but beer lovers are welcome to visit the space to fill growlers on the weekends. He’s a jack-of-all-trades, handling orders and distribution, though he does get help from his son, who ironically, is a teetotaler.“It’s very daunting,” Pominski says of the microbrewery business. “We’ve already had a couple of trips and stumbles here and there; we can’t keep up, we don’t have enough beer.”The good news is people love his concoctions. Barrage won an online vote for best beer in advance of the Winter Wings and Beer Festival in Rockville Centre in late February, a certificate prominently displayed in Pominski’s office.If it was up to local brewers, there’d be more Pominskis and Spitzes, says Griffiths.“I don’t know one brewer that just wants to drink his beer,” he says. “He wants to go out and try other things, too.”last_img read more

NCUA receives $400 million from Credit Suisse settlement

first_img continue reading » 17SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr The NCUA has received $400 million from Credit Suisse for claims filed in connection with purchases of residential mortgage-backed securities by three corporate credit unions, the agency announced Wednesday.The agency said legal recoveries in connection with the failed corporate credit unions have reached $5.1 billion.Last week, the agency announced that it had recovered $445 million from UBS in connection with similar claims.“NCUA has pursued litigation for nearly six years with the aim of holding responsible parties accountable and reducing the burden of Stabilization Fund assessments on credit unions,” NCUA Acting Board Chairman J. Mark McWatters said.The Credit Suisse settlement are for claims arising from losses that occurred as a result of the purchase of residential mortgage-backed securities by U.S. Central Federal Credit Union, Southwest Corporate Federal Credit Union, and Western Corporate Federal Credit Union.last_img read more