Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Four people have been injured in as many alleged drunken-driving crashes on Long Island over the Labor Day weekend as of Sunday, including two cases on the East End that suspects walked away from unharmed.Nassau County police arrested 25-year-old Elan McDonald of the Bronx for allegedly crossing into the opposite lane of traffic on Merrick Avenue in Westbury and striking a Jeep Cherokee head-on at 12:37 a.m. Saturday, authorities said.The 42-year-old man driving the SUV, his 38-year-old passenger and a 22-year-old woman riding with McDonald were all hospitalized along with the suspect, who was charged with vehicular assault, driving while intoxicated and reckless driving.Then at 8:24 p.m. Saturday, Southampton Town Police said 30-year-old Brian Mitchell of Floral Park crashed into a fire hydrant, bushes and a tree on Bellows Pond Road. He was also charged with DWI and traffic violations.And shortly before 2 a.m. Sunday, 35-year-old Ayala Inocente of Riverhead was stopped for speeding and found to have crashed into a parked car and fled the scene in Riverside, Southampton police said. She was charged with DWI, leaving the scene of an accident and traffic violations.Those cases followed a crash on Pulaski Road in Greenlawn on Friday night that left 52-year-old Karen Labarbera of East Northport critically injured after a DWI suspect crashed into her motorcycle, Suffolk County police said.Connie O’Hara, 51, of Huntington, was charged with DWI in that case.
There comes a time in many organizations where employee enthusiasm takes a dip. It could be after a major milestone or achievement where staff feels content and comfortable. Or, it could be due to low office morale caused by a variety of potential factors. Before your staff hits a rough patch and excitement takes a plunge, take these three actions to prevent office disengagement.Team transparencyWhether you lead a team of 5 or 25, keeping an open line of communication and transparency between you and your employees is critical. Ask your team for their feedback and touch base about what’s working and what’s not. Creating this transparency generates trust and helps staff members feel they not only have a voice, but also that what they communicate is valuable. When you are transparent and communicative, you are opening the door for employee action and enthusiasm by demonstrating your willingness to be approachable and receptive.Employee empowermentEvery team member regardless of his or her role within the company should feel encouraged and inspired. To create this office culture, leaders must work with their team to create a vision for the company. Once this vision is established, communicate to your team the role each employee will play in making it a reality. When employees understand their value and that they are needed to meet the company goals, they will have a sense of pride that will drive them to succeed. Empowering your team to work together toward a common objective will lead to increased engagement and excitement.Interesting incentivesYou know your team has the potential for success and the tools necessary for strong job performance. So, don’t lose your trust in their abilities. Sometimes when apathy appears, it’s time to take it to the next level and offer some real office perks. If your company can’t afford to provide monetary incentives, find other ways to get them going. Hold office contests to encourage friendly competition where winners receive a coffee gift card or an afternoon off. Incentives not only promote a more fun work environment, but also demonstrate your desire to maintain a connected and ambitious team. 40SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Wendy Moody Wendy Moody is a Senior Editor with CUInsight.com. Wendy works with the editorial team to help edit the content including current news, press releases, jobs and events. She keeps … Web: www.cuinsight.com Details
Image source: Carteret CountyTrailing suction hopper dredge Ellis Island has been working non-stop this week on the beach nourishment project in Carteret County, NC.According to the county officials, Great Lakes Dredge & Dock has just completed the Pine Knoll Shores portion of the project.Now, the contractor will fully transition to Salter Path. Sand for this portion of the project will be delivered through the 6th temporary submerged pipeline of the project (a.k.a. “Line 6”).“And lastly, our final transition to West Emerald Isle is planned for April 8th and will take approximately two weeks to complete – weather & mechanical dependent of course,” the county said in the update.Under the contract for the phase II of the Post Florence Renourishment Project, GLDD will dredge approx. 1,995,000 cubic yards of sand from the Offshore Dredged Material Disposal Site (ODMDS) associated with Morehead City Federal Navigation Project, pumping the sand along 9.5 miles of Carteret County shoreline.West Emerald Isle (EI), Salter Path (IB), Pine Knoll Shores (PKS), and West Atlantic Beach will receive 345,000 cy, 140,000 cy, 990,000 cy, and 520,000 cy of sand, respectively.
The West Palm Beach Police department is reporting that an armed robbery suspect was shot and killed after he attempted to rob two people at gunpoint.The incident occurred around 10:48 p.m. Friday, along the 600 block of 37th Street.Authorities say two men were sitting in a parked vehicle when the armed suspect approached them and attempted to rob them.The two men in the vehicle, however, decided to fight back. A struggle ensued and one of the men from the vehicle was able to get ahold of the suspects weapon. The suspect was then fatally shot.Investigators say they are still reviewing the incident. If you have any information about this shooting, you are asked to call West Palm Beach Police at 561-822-1900.