Ashville Resident Tests Positive For COVID-19

first_imgShare:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window),How irresponsible this article is…,Ignorance is NOT bliss in this portion of life. STAY ALERT,STAY ALIVE. Use common sense,and for God’s sake, abide by the mandates……they’re ESSENTIAL for life or death reasons MAYVILLE – Another person in Chautauqua County has tested positive for COVID-19, the novel Coronavirus.Public Health Director Christine Schuyler says the person resides in the Ashville area and had recent travel to New York City.“At this point, it’s not about the actual travel by car or where people are coming from. What really matters is what people do when they arrive and how we interact,” said Schuyler.  “The guidance for social distancing and hygiene are the same for Chautauqua County residents whether they live here year-round or seasonally. When everyone adheres to these commonsense pandemic rules, we slow and limit community spread of illness.”Officials say it is very likely that the county we will have more confirmed cases in the coming days. It is their goal is to identify new cases quickly and prevent or limit secondary exposures to ensure public health and safety. There are 14 people in a mandatory quarantine, who have a confirmed case or are in a household with a confirmed case, there are 9 people in a precautionary quarantine, who have travel history to a CDC watch country or a proximal contact of a confirmed case of COVID-19; and 40 people are under mandatory isolation, because they exhibit symptoms of the virus and are awaiting lab testing.Public health nurses are continuing their epidemiological investigations to identify the close contacts of those with confirmed cases of COVID-19.  Once identified, they notify the close household and proximal contacts of their potential exposure to COVID-19 and they are placed under the appropriate level of quarantine to monitor for symptoms.“We are aware that many full-time Chautauqua County residents are concerned about seasonal residents, most of who own homes/property and pay property and school taxes in Chautauqua County, returning from areas outside of the County during this pandemic,” officials said. “As of today, there is no travel ban on in-state or interstate travel.  Although Governor Cuomo requested New Yorkers limit non-essential travel, at this time there is no shelter-in-place or lock-down order.  This means that residents who winter in warmer areas and residents who summer here are free to travel to their homes in our community.  The County’s COVID-19 Response Team is working collaboratively with seasonal communities such as the Chautauqua Institution, Lily Dale, and campgrounds to ensure precautionary messages are shared with residents. “All New York counties, states, and the nation as a whole are dealing with the effects of the COVID-19 virus.In Chautauqua County, health experts expect everyone, full-time or part-time residents, to be aware of and practice the basic precautions:Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.Avoid close contact with people who are sick.Stay home when you are sick.Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash can. Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.Put distance between yourself and others: abide by social distancing measures and maintain 6 feet of separation from those you must be in close contact with.Get a flu shot for yourself and your family members at a local pharmacy. This will not prevent COVID-19 but it will prevent you from getting flu, keeping you healthy and out of the hospital.Individuals with questions or concerns regarding Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) or travel related questions are encouraged to call the New York State Department of Health Coronavirus Hotline 24/7 at 1-888-364-3065. For locally-specific information, County residents may also contact the Chautauqua County Department of Health and Human Services at 1-866-604-6789 during normal business hours. MGN Imagelast_img read more

Mole cricket time

first_imgBifenthrin, carbaryl (Sevin 20B) and imidacloprid (Bayer Advanced Lawn Product) are a few of the chemicals that control mole crickets. Always read and follow label recommendations. Visit your local home and garden center to select a mole cricket control pesticide or call a landscape industry professional to make a mole cricket control application.For more on pests in Georgia turfgrasses, see the University of Georgia turfgrass team website at www.GeorgiaTurf.com. Recent rains and warm weather have mole crickets out in full force, wreaking havoc in lawns. Mole crickets damage turf by feeding on plant roots, stems and leaves. And, they tunnel through the soil. Their feeding is not considered as damaging as their tunneling, however, significant feeding injury does occur in pastures.Emerge from soilAs temperatures warm, adult mole crickets emerge from the soil and begin to feed and mate. Flights begin in March and continue into May and June. During these periods of mating populations in an area can increase significantly in a very short period of time. Eggs are laid in clutches of about 40 eggs per clutch and a single female may lay as many as 10 to 12 clutches. The eggs hatch into small nymphs that look much like the adults but are smaller and lack wings. Nymphs grow throughout the summer until fall when they begin to change into adults. Adults can do considerable damage in the spring, but the most serious injury usually occurs late in the season (August-October) when the mole crickets are large and very active.However, before you invest time and money to treat for this pest, make sure it’s really mole crickets that are causing your lawn problems. Do this before you treat Homeowners can test their lawns for mole cricket using dish soap. Dissolve 2 tablespoons of liquid dishwashing detergent in 2 gallons of water. Pour the solution over an area of approximately 4 square feet. Count the number of mole crickets that emerge (observe area for 4 to 5 minutes). Repeat this in several different locations in your lawn. If an average of 2 or more mole crickets is flushed per site, your lawn needs treatment. Regardless of the pesticide you chose, some simple steps can help make treatment more effective.It’s best to apply insecticides as late in the day as possible because mole crickets are most active at night and heat and sunlight affect the effectiveness of pesticides. Also, unless the label instructs otherwise, irrigate thoroughly after application to move the pesticide from the foliage down to the soil surface.Use water in the fightYou can also use irrigation to manipulate mole crickets and improve your pesticides effectiveness. Allow the soil to dry out for several days and then irrigate thoroughly in the evening. Apply the insecticide the next afternoon. Mole crickets are sensitive to soil moisture and will move into the ground to find comfortable conditions if the upper soil surface is dry. Irrigation will bring them back up to resume feeding the following night, making them much easier to control.Timing the application of your mole cricket insecticide can be as important as choosing the right product, and late June is the ideal apply mole cricket insecticides. The nymph population increases throughout June and almost all eggs that are going to hatch will have done so by July. While time of peak egg hatch varies from year to year, precise timing of control efforts is not necessary. Delaying application until late June ensures that all of the current generation has hatched. Small nymphs spend more time at or near the surface than larger nymphs do and are relatively easy to kill.Timing is everythingAlmost any of the routinely recommended materials will provide good control of young crickets. As summer goes on and the crickets grow, activity and damage increase and the crickets become harder to kill. By late August or early September, control may be difficult to achieve.For early season (June-July) treatment of most home lawns, many mole cricket control products will do a good job. For late season (August-October) mole cricket control, treat with a bait formulation since mole crickets search actively for food in the late summer and early fall. last_img read more

Taking iPhone Photography to the Next Level with Olloclip

first_img Gear pile ready to be loaded in the chopper bound for Tantalus Hut. View toward the surrounding peaks of the Tantalus Range and Provencial Park. LaSportiva will offer hiking shoes this spring featuring new Gore-Tex Surround technology. Lake Lovely Water The new Olloclip lens accessory for smartphones and tablets is taking the digital photography world somewhat by storm. The lenses are sleek and well made, easy to implement and use, and come with functional lens covers and mini lens-cleaning cases. And for the hundreds of thousands of photographers who utilize iPhones and other smartphones on a daily basis — you’ve now got a high-quality option to up, or at least change, your game. OCEU-IPH5-FW2M-RBFrom macro to wide angle to fisheye, options exist for almost every device and every photographic purpose. Explore the intuitive Olloclip website for all the details.To thoroughly test the Olloclip, we took 4-in-1 iPhone Lens to Squamish, British Columbia, for some climbing and gear testing with LaSportiva, Gore-Tex and Altus Mountain Guides. The Olloclip held up as well as the new Gore technology debuting this spring…although unlike the shoes, we did try to keep it out of the mud. The last wildflowers of the season.center_img Heli landing pad at the Tantalus Hut. Near the Red Army Basin of the Tantalus Range. To help introduce the Olloclip to the outdoor-photography world, the company had a fine-art photo exhibit hailed as the smallest show in the world, in Huntington Beach, Calif., during the U.S. Open of Surfing in July. Check out the video featuring our friend, action-sports photographer Chris Burkard.–To view more of  Aaron Bible’s digital photography, check him out on Instagram at @ahbible.last_img read more

Credit union training & development at the heart of excellence

first_img 9SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Wendell Fountain Dr. Wendell V. Fountain has been President/Principal Consultant of Fountain & Associates Business & Management Consultants since 1984. Wendell is a credit union strategist, speaker, and author. He has … Web: www.wendellfountain.com Details Employee training and development are the cost of doing business. If you expect excellence from credit union personnel, then you must give them the tools with which to provide excellent member service. Quality is derived and delivered from those whom have been properly prepared to excel at member service. Training and development (T&D) is at the heart of excellence. Every credit union employee should have an individual development plan (IDP), and it should be reviewed and revised accordingly on at least an annual basis. In larger credit unions, this is a responsibility of the human resource (HR) department. Smaller organizations rely on supervisors and management personnel to monitor the need for T&D.The best place to start is in the member complaint arena by asking a simple question. With what thing(s) are members dissatisfied? The answer to that question is quintessential to a T&D starting point. Hopefully, all credit unions have a way of tracking member satisfaction levels. There are fundamental and preliminary steps to be taken. For example, you will need the answers to the following questions cited below.Who can provide the training required and will an outside vendor/consultant be needed?Who should be involved in the training and what level(s) of employees/team members need the training?How much time will the training take?How will the employees/team members be scheduled?What is the cost for the training?How will the effectiveness of the training by measured?There are many types and approaches to training. They include computer-based (CBT), online training, on-the-job (OJT), job rotation, and even formal classroom training which can be conducted in-house in a classroom format by an internal professional who possesses the knowledge and skill needed. Another source may be external professionals from a college, university, technical institute, or even an outside vendor/consultant who possesses the specific skills and ability expected and required. When deciding upon the type or approach to training, the two key components of consideration are cost and effectiveness. Training should never be done for the purpose of just checking a box. When Employees-team members are in training, they are not producing, except perhaps in the case of OJT, which is a part of the overall cost. OJT is usually very effective because of the hands-on nature. In this instance, a person is actually shown how to perform a function and then performs it themselves. Job rotation is especially applicable to management trainee positions, because an employee-team member gets to spend time in various departments. This vastly improves the knowledge of the depth and breadth of how the organization interrelates. There are other types of training which could prove to be apropos. They include conference attended sessions on a specific topic or even satellite delivered information. In both of these instances most of the training experience is one-way communication.Other than technical training, there is no training more important than teaching credit union tellers to (1) smile when the member approaches, (2) make eye contact, (3) call that member by name, and (4) thank them with sincerity for their business. The same holds true for a member service representative (MSR) in a branch or taking calls in a call center. The member should be able to feel that they are the most important person in the world at that moment in time. For example, even though the employee-team member may be physically located at a distant or remote location, that person is working for one of the owners of the credit union–the member. We are taught in telephone etiquette to smile before taking the next call. That smile helps create a fruitful environment for a quality transaction. This is just one more reason that training and development is critical to the success of a credit union. (For a more in-depth discussion on T&D, please read Chapter Eight of The New Emerging Credit Union World: Theory, Process, Practice–Cases & Application).last_img read more

FFIEC consumer compliance revision has CUNA support

first_img 2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr CUNA supports revisions by the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) to the Uniform Consumer Compliance Rating System (CC Rating System).In a letter sent Tuesday, CUNA said it appreciated that the FFIEC’s revisions reflect the regulatory, examination, technological, and market changes that have occurred since the initial establishment of the current rating system.CUNA supports the shift to a risk-based, tailored-examination focus as opposed to the current focus on transaction testing. The CC Rating System, which has been in place since 1980, is a supervisory policy for evaluating financial institutions’ adherence to consumer compliance requirements.“We greatly appreciate the rulemaking’s premise that ‘the CC Rating System [was] not developed to set new or higher supervisory expectations for financial institutions and their adoption will represent no additional regulatory burden,’” the letter reads. “We lament that any change in a standard must certainly create some sort of regulatory burden therefore, and thus, we urge the agencies (for credit unions, the CFPB and NCUA), to follow this statement with fervor. continue reading »last_img read more

Singas Beats Scotto in Nassau DA Primary

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas fended off Democratic primary challenger Michael Scotto, a former Manhattan prosecutor from Port Washington, in the most-watched race Thursday.Singas will now go on to face Republican Hempstead Town Supervisor Kate Murray in the general election.“Tonight, we took a huge step towards making sure Nassau continues to be one of the safest counties in America,” Singas said.In other key primary races across Long Island, the party nominees also thwarted their challengers.Across the county line, Democrats in the Town of Islip chose Thomas Licari, a political newcomer, over challenger Rick Montano, a fiery former county lawmaker, by a margin of 113 votes, according to the Suffolk County Board of Elections’ unofficial results. It wasn’t immediately clear how many absentee ballots are left to be counted. The winner will try to unseat Republican Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter on Election Day.On the East End, the primary for the GOP line in the Riverhead Town Supervisor race was too close to call. Councilwoman Jodi Giglio, the Republican nominee, beat the incumbent, Sean Walter, by a 29-vote margin, according to the early tally. That race will reportedly be decided by absentee ballots.And back in Nassau County, Mayor Reginald Spinello kept the GOP line away from his challenger, Glen Cove City Councilman Anthony Gallo.last_img read more

Gov. Wolf to Legislature: Provide Support to Front-line Workers in Life-Sustaining Industries

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Gov. Wolf to Legislature: Provide Support to Front-line Workers in Life-Sustaining Industries September 17, 2020center_img Economy,  Press Release,  Public Health Governor Tom Wolf called on the General Assembly to provide additional funding for the COVID-19 Hazard Pay Program to support front-line workers risking their health to continue working in life-sustaining industries during the COVID-19 pandemic.“Pennsylvanians who work front-line, essential jobs during this pandemic deserve our gratitude and our respect, but even more, they deserve compensation for their hard work. The COVID-19 Hazard Pay Grant Program was created to keep front-line employees working in vital industry sectors and to compensate workers appropriately for the additional hazards their jobs entail during a pandemic,” Gov. Wolf said. “The overwhelming response we received for this program shows a clear need for additional hazard pay funding, and so I am calling on the General Assembly to allocate additional and much-needed funds so that we can further support workers who put their health on the line to keep life-sustaining services operating for all of us.”As part of his fall legislative agenda, Gov. Wolf is calling on the General Assembly to provide an additional $225 million in federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding to the state’s COVID-19 Hazard Pay Program, a reimbursement-based grant that was announced in July to help employers provide hazard pay to employees in life-sustaining occupations during the COVID-19 pandemic.The Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED), which administered the program, received more than 10,000 applications totaling nearly $900 million, of which more than 5,000 businesses requesting $300 million were eligible. Of those, 639 employers were awarded $50 million, supporting a $3 per hour increase in pay for 41,587 workers across eligible industries.“The COVID-19 Hazard Pay Grant Program is one way we can give back to employees in critical industries, because we know that these workers didn’t stop when COVID-19 appeared in the commonwealth. They continued to show up and help each and every day. From health care to food retail and manufacturing, security, and transportation — these are just a few examples of the industries and the people being helped by these grants,” Davin said. “However, it can’t be overlooked that thousands of Pennsylvania businesses applied for and deserved this funding. There is immense need for more resources, more assistance, more grant dollars — and the Wolf Administration is committed to finding additional avenues of support for Pennsylvania’s front-line workers.”The governor was joined at a news conference today by the Harrisburg Regional Chamber and CREDC, as well as business advocates, business owners and elected officials.CREDC is a DCED Certified Economic Development Organization (CEDO), which allows it to administer DCED loan programs, including the COVID-19 Hazard Pay Program. CREDC applied for the program on behalf of 25 local employers. Of those 25, three Harrisburg-area employers were awarded hazard pay funding for their employees — Facility Concierge Services, a commercial service; Mom Foods Inc., a small grocery store; and Eisenhower Inc., a convenience store.“I want to thank the Governor for responding to the overwhelming need to add more funding to hazard pay,” said state Representative Patty Kim (D-Dauphin). “Saying ‘thank you’ with signs and social media posts are nice, but compensating workers for the risk and stress they endured is absolutely the right thing to do.”Gov. Wolf also supports the Heroes Fund, in the bi-partisan Federal HEROES Act, which would provide $200 billion in hazard pay to life-sustaining workers.Ver esta página en español.last_img read more

This Wamuran home is perfect for entertaining

first_img19-21 Eureka Court, WamuranThe living areas flow onto the outdoor entertainment area, which has a wet bar.The backyard offers plenty of grass while the two large sheds have space for cars, boats, caravans and trailers. 19-21 Eureka Court, WamuranALLISON and Chris Tucker are proud of the home they have created at Wamuran.The couple bought the property at 19-21 Eureka Court, which sits on a 3200sq m block, four years ago.Since then, they have put their own personal touch on it, transforming the house into their dream family home. 19-21 Eureka Court, WamuranTheir biggest renovation they say was the kitchen.“We designed it ourselves,” Mrs Tucker said.It is much more modern with stone benchtops and an induction cooktop.Mrs Tucker said it was the hub of the home. 19-21 Eureka Court, WamuranMore from newsLand grab sees 12 Sandstone Lakes homesites sell in a week21 Jun 2020Tropical haven walking distance from the surf9 Oct 2019“We love to cook,” she said.“We also love the pool and spa – we added (those) as well.”She added that they have hidden the heated spa from neighbours with a wall and plants.“We’ve set that up so it’s got a very private space there,” she said. 19-21 Eureka Court, WamuranThe home has four bedrooms, all of which have built-in wardrobes while the master bedroom has an ensuite.The kitchen and living areas are open but there is a separate media room, study and children’s retreat. 19-21 Eureka Court, WamuranMrs Tucker said it had been the ideal home for their two children and two dogs.“It’s a big home that accommodates a family really well,” she said. “There’s plenty of space for growing children. 19-21 Eureka Court, Wamuran“It’s also very private because the backyard has hedges and trees.”She said they would miss the home but it was time for a new adventure.“I hope the new owners love it as much as us,” Mrs Tucker said.last_img read more

Brisbane skyhome with killer bath tub views sells for $6m plus

first_imgImagine watching Riverfire from this epic bath tub?FORMER BRW rich-lister James Rice and his wife Elise have sold their spectacular Brisbane skyhome to an international buyer for more than $6 million.Designed by award-winning architect Justin O’Neill, the sprawling 670 sqm luxury apartment in New Farm spans two levels and offers some of the best views in the city — even from the bath tub. The master suite at 10/170 Bowen Tce, New Farm, is exceptionally large.Also on the first floor is a second living room, a media room, the kitchen, dining and main living area — all of which open on to an outdoor area, and a bar and wine cellar.Other features include a powder room on the first level, a dedicated laundry on the second level and a six-car garage.“A six car garage! In New Farm, there are only a handful of properties that offer that,” Mrs Hackett said. Mrs Hackett said the home attracted multiple offers and had more than 13,000 views online before going under contract after six weeks. The formal dining area of the apartment.The extravagance begins as soon as you exit the private lift, which opens out on to a floor plan that includes walls of glass and Travertine stone floors.The main bedroom has an oversized walk-in wardrobe with sensor lighting, a built-in entertainment unit and a larger-than-life ensuite with views that can be enjoyed from a statement, circular stone bath.Imagine watching Riverfire from that tub! The kitchen and living area.Records show the property last sold for $6.15 million in March 2017, but Mrs Hackett would not disclose whether it had resold for more than that.The deal settles in September. The city views from the apartment are spectacular.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus12 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market12 hours agoMrs Hackett said the buyers were also impressed by the views, the size of the apartment and its location — especially its proximity to Howard Smith Wharves.“After the inspection they went to ARC Dining and had a couple of bottles of wine,” she said.center_img Riverfire as seen from the apartment at 10/170 Bowen Tce, New Farm. The view from the apartment at 10/170 Bowen Tce, New Farm, which has sold for more than $6m.She said the apartment sold to an expat couple who planned to use it for a few months a year.“It’s quite a big apartment for just two people,” Mrs Hackett said.“But it suited everything they were looking for.“Apartment living for expats is very much ‘the norm’ and there are two full levels so the option for children is there.” The view from the bath tub in the master ensuite. The view from the top level of the apartment at 10/170 Bowen Tce, New Farm.Selling agent Sarah Hackett of Place Estate Agents described the property at 10/170 Bowen Terrace as one of Brisbane’s most “unforgettable” homes. RELATED: Amazing waterfront homes for every budgetlast_img read more

New ferry service coming

first_img Share 93 Views   2 comments Sharing is caring! LifestyleTravel New ferry service coming by: – January 27, 2012 Sharecenter_img PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – The Trinidad and Tobago government says it will back a fast ferry service for the Eastern Caribbean being established by a Barbados-based group, Transport MinisterDevant Maharaj has said.Speaking after the weekly Cabinet meeting on Thursday, Maharaj said that the a team had been appointed to negotiate with Fast Caribbean Ltd on the proposal that government regards as being an important step in deepening the regional integration movement.“Fast Caribbean Ltd, Barbados-based consortium, will charter from owners Montrose Global a 112-metre wave piercing catamaran similar to those operating on the Trinidad and Tobago route,” Maharaj said, adding that a minimum capital start up of US$12 million was required for the service.He said that the private sector team was proposing to raise some US$20 million.“What the government is contributing to this is forming part of the negotiations. It includes how they would like to see our fuel price locked in at a particular rate, facilities at the Port Authority, requests in terms of fuel and lubricant duties and tariffs, corporate tax concessions. The government of Trinidad and Tobago is facilitating. We are not putting in any cash,” Maharaj said.He told reporters that the company had already agreed to provide 100,000 seats annually at a special price of US$10 a ticket but that the average price for a seat would be between US$25 and US$35.“This fast ferry proposal which the team would be reviewing proposes to launch the service in 2012 and it would be headquartered in Port of Spain,” Maharaj said, insisting that the Kamla Persad Bissessar coalition government would not be putting any cash into the venture.According to Maharaj, under the first phase of the project, the ferry will service the islands of Grenada, St Vincent and the Grenadines, St Lucia and Barbados.The catamarans would leave the Port of Port of Spain at 6 a.m. and arrive in Barbados (the last stop on its route) at 6 p.m (local time).Maharaj said once commercial viability is achieved additional routes would be added.Foreign Affairs Minister Surujrattan Rambachan said the ferry would help promote tourism, while Trade Minister Stephen Cadiz said it would bring cheaper freight charges for businesses in the region.Nation News Share Tweetlast_img read more

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