Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York It’s that time of year once again, Long Island! When all of your favorite shops and department stores slash prices on everything from clothing and cutlery to electronics and house wares just in time for the coming holiday season!Known as Black Friday, infamous for its amazing deals and early store hours, this special sales celebration now extends into Thanksgiving, too (!!), and has been dubbed Gray Thursday!What does this mean for all you sale-hungry consumers? It means more time to shop! It means more chances to spend! It means more time to pay homage to our corporate overlords! It means more time to snag that uber-special gift for yourself or a loved one! It means heaps upon heaps of delicious, mouthwatering, home-cooked bird with all the trimmings, some great conversation between family members, and then, after one round of dessert (or before it), a second round in the form of spectacular deals and absolutely ahhh-mazing prices!!Here are just some of the many, many sites offering once-in-a-lifetime savings and deals, along with some of the many Long Island stores throwing open their doors and ushering in this corporate overlord spectacular (!!):Kohl’s The mega-department giant Kohl’s will be opening at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day! So right after you scarf back some of that steaming stuffing, mashed potatoes and bird, hop on over and rummage through sale after sale after glorious sale on everything from jewelry, clothing and kitchenware to HD television sets, gaming consoles, cameras and coffeemakers—all priced to go! There are more than 500 deals to be had at “The Absolute Hottest Price Meltdown!” with up to 75 percent—yes, that’s right, 75 percent (!!)—off select items, in-store only!Click Here For Some Of Kohl’s Amazing Black Friday Deals!Macy’s Macy’s Black Friday and Gray Thursday mega-deals exist online and in-store, with “Black Friday” specials beginning Thursday and running through Saturday! Discounts will include men and women’s apparel, dining and handbags, beauty and kitchen savings, jewelry and so much more!They’ve even got an entire Holiday Gift Guide!Click Here To Check Out Many Of Their Black Friday Deals!JCPenny JCPenny will be opening at 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving! Don’t want to worry about navigating all those early-morning and all-day crowds? No worries! JCPenny has also made its meg-deals available online!Click Here To Check Out Many Of JCPenny’s Black Friday and Gray Thursday Uber-Deals!And of course, don’t forget about Cyber Monday, when Santa and all his elves and reindeer move online!Check Out All JCPenny’s Cyber Monday Deals Here!Tanger OutletsWhen Long Islanders think “savings” many immediately think “The Outlets.” With locations in Deer Park and Riverhead, Tanger is going all out this year with a mega-“Moonlight Madness & After Thanksgiving Sale” kicking off at 6 p.m. Thanksgiving Night and beginning again bright and early at 6 a.m. on Black Friday, with the savings continuing through the whole weekend!Check Out Tanger Outlets’ Moonlight Madness, After Thanksgiving Black Friday and Weekend Savings Deals HERE!Walmart The retail goliath is boasting “10 Days Of Savings” in celebration of Black Friday and Gray Thursday, offering super deals on countless items beginning Gray Thursday, Through Black Friday and Weekend Event and Cyber Monday! The prices will be slashed in-store as well as online, with specials galore whether you brave those colder temperatures and fellow shoppers or decide to simply sit back with your friends and relatives over a hearty drumstick and shop, shop, shop from your iPad!Click Here To Check Out All Of Walmart’s Black Friday and Gray Thursday Mega-Deals!Best Buy Searching for a new flat-screen plasma TV, gaming system, iPod, iPad, computer, camera, video camera or countless other electronics devices, movies, CDs and games? Best Buy has got you covered this Gray Thursday and Black Friday all right, offering savings, savings, savings and deals you may have to stuff some of that homemade stuffing in your pocket and munch on it once you hit the aisles to take advantage of!The electronics supergiant’s doors open at 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving, re-open at 8 a.m. on Black Friday and close at 1 a.m. Saturday morning! Ohhh yeahhh!! Wowzler, uber-mondo gecko!!Click Here To Check Out Besy Buy’s “Black Friday DoorBusters”!Micro Center Though closed on Thanksgiving Day, colossal computer and electronics superstore Micro Center is slashing back prices on everything from laptops, desktops and external hard drives to iPads, tablets, cameras, memory cards, video games and countless other computer-related accessories and equipment, both online and in-store as part of the Black Friday sales celebration!Check Out Micro Center’s Black Friday Mega-Deals Here!Target Ever-exotic megastore Target (“Hey, it’s French!) will be offering Gray Thursday and Black Friday deals on everything from TVs, video games and electronics to toys, kitchenware and women’s clothing, clearing it all out! Target is touting “100s of doorbusters” and “1,000s of deals”!Click Here To Check Out Target’s Black Friday Deals!Check Out All The Amazing Black Friday Mega-Deals At Target In Levittown Here!Old Navy Old Navy opens with super-savings and deals at 4 p.m. on Thanksgiving! That means you can even maybe get some shopping in even before family dinner, toss back some bird, then head right back out! The clothing superstore will stay open pretty much from that time till midnight on Black Friday, then re-open again at 7 a.m. Saturday! That day’s shopping spans until 11 p.m. that night!Check Out Old Navy’s Black Friday Mega-Deals Here!Kmart Kmart offers shoppers the opportunity to skip Thanksgiving altogether, opening at 6 a.m. and staying open straight on through till midnight on Black Friday! So, you can either shop, shop, shop and just brown bag some peanut butter and jelly sandwiches or a salami and chee bagel or hit the store just as the sun comes up and take a turkey gobble-gobble break around din-din time, then hit it again!Click Here To Check Out All Kmart’s Amazing Gray Thursday & Black Friday Super Sales Deals!Want even more of the best deals? Of course you do! So head on over to the mall!Westfield Sunrise Mall Westfield Sunrise Mall in Massapequa will be open at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving, so eat that meal quick so you can head right on out and hit as many of the stores under its one roof as you possibly can! It reopens at 6 a.m. Black Friday, closes at 10 p.m., then reopens again on Savings Saturday at 8 a.m. till 10 p.m. So will its sister mall, Westfield South Shore mall in Bay Shore. http://www.westfield.com/southshore/So shop, shop shop, shop, shop!Roosevelt Field MallThe shopping citadel where Charles Lindbergh departed from on his historic trip across the Atlantic Ocean will stay open even later than Sunrise Mall, opening on Thanksgiving at 6 p.m. till 1 a.m.!! Then, you might as well just take a lil nappler in your car in the parking lot because it reopens at 6 a.m. on Black Friday! Shop shop shop till 10 p.m., take another lil breakler, and return with all your friends and family on Savings Saturday at 8 a.m. for deals, deals, deals till 10 p.m.!!Can you say happy happy happy camper!? We sure can! Double, triple, quadruple wowzler!!Sam Ash & Guitar CenterFor all you diehard Zack Tirana fans out there who’d like to pick up something for the gonzo music critic, Sam Ash and Guitar Center will also be slashing back prices and offering deals throughout the Gray Thursday and Black Friday celebration—two spots you might want to consider visiting instead of slurping back candied yams and slippery cranberry slivers. (He’s made no secret around Press headquarters that he’s on the hunt for a Boss Flanger pedal, a nice Martin acoustic, JagStang, Les Paul Junior and home recording system this year.)Check Out Guitar Center’s Mega-Insane Black Friday Deals Here!Check Out Sam Ash’s Insane Mega-Black Friday Deals Here!
Three months after examiners from the National Credit Union Administration lost a thumb drive containing names and account numbers of a credit union’s members during an audit, the federal regulator said it will reimburse the credit union for its costs in the breach, Bank Info Security reported.The NCUA said its board approved payment of up to $50,000 to Palm Springs Federal Credit Union, which was being audited on Oct. 20, 2014, when the drive went missing. The credit union notified its members on Oct. 30 that the drive, containing member names, addresses, Social Security numbers and account numbers, had been lost.But weeks after the breach, the NCUA still hadn’t publicly acknowledged that its personnel had lost the drive. However, the agency’s chairwoman, Debbie Matz, said NCUA was considering whether it should require credit unions to encrypt consumer data before it’s shared with examiners — a proposal that wasn’t received well by credit unions.In its statement about the breach-related payment, NCUA finally took responsibility for the breach. “As a result of a failure to follow longstanding agency policies on securing sensitive data, a thumb drive given to an examiner was lost during an examination of Palm Springs Federal Credit Union,” the NCUA said, adding that it was taking “appropriate action with staff involved” and would improve training and adopt additional safeguards to avoid any repeat. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
THE Athletics Association of Guyana (AAG), in a press release issued yesterday, stated that the entity is not bankrupt but simply experiencing “cash flow issues”, when responding to allegations that the body did not fund a team to the South American Senior Championships because the AAG was bankrupt.The missive also explained that the “AAG did not have to attend” the South American Senior Championships, which was one of several factors being deliberated in deciding on whether to fund a team or not.“Decisions made by the AAG may not find favour with everyone, and that is a fact we are prepared to accept,” the release read.Guyana was represented last weekend at the South American Senior Championship by Winston George, Jenea McCammon and Owen Wilson, after the athletes were able to fund their own air fare to the meet. George went on to win gold in the men’s 400m in a time of 45.42 seconds.Following the discovery that the athletes were paying for themselves, AAG president Aubrey Hutson had told Chronicle Sport that “we don’t have money”.The release said the athletes made a “bold step to represent Guyana”.The press release, issued by the AAG General Secretary, Mayfield Taylor-Trim, was in response to recent claims in sections of the media that the Association was bankrupt after hosting South American Junior Championships earlier this month.“The Athletics Association of Guyana (AAG) has found it prudent to respond to the widespread falsehood. There is a big difference between “cash flow issues” and “bankruptcy”. We have made and will continue to make wise and prudent financial decisions in the dispensation of our mandate to our athletes,” Trim said.According to Trim, notwithstanding the Association’s attendance at the meet being expendable, the Association still intended to have representatives present at the meet in a “show of solidarity with CONSUDATLE” since of the 13 CONSUDATLE member federations, 11 attended the South American U-20 Championship in Guyana.“We therefore decided that we should attend to maintain our fraternity and friendship in South America,” she said.“Considering the facts stated, the AAG offered the athletes, who were willing to find their own airfare, the opportunity to compete in Paraguay. Winston George, Jenea McCammon and Owen Adonis took up the offer.”Further he noted that there still remained several upcoming events which were mandatory for the AAG to attend, including next month’s World Youth Championship in Nairobi, Kenya; Pan American Juniors in Lima, Peru, and the World Championship in London August 4-13.“The AAG must maintain funds in the coffers to participate in international competitions.”Notwithstanding, the ensuing financial situation, there remains“The AAG was happy for the opportunity to host the South American U-20 Championship, an event that will be remembered with joy. The IAAF, CONSUDATLE and the Guyana athletics family congratulated us on a job well done.“We would like to take this opportunity to thank President Granger and the Government of Guyana, the National Sports Commission, the Guyana Olympic Association, all of our sponsors, our fans and most of all our athletes for the pride and joy they brought us.”