Share: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) WNY News Now / MGN Stock Image.MAYVILLE – Twenty-two new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Chautauqua County on Thursday.The Chautauqua County Health Department says of the new cases 10 are in Dunkirk, three at in Fredonia and Forestville, two are in Silver Creek and Bemus Point, with one in Cassadaga and Falconer.There are now 153 active cases with 21 people hospitalized, that number down four from yesterday’s update.There are currently four active cases among employees of and 14 active cases among residents associated with Tanglewood Manor; 23 employees and 75 residents associated with this outbreak have recovered; one resident has died. The Chautauqua County Health Department is also investigating a cluster of cases in the North County, which were the result of a private event. At least 23 cases have been linked to the private event; 4 cases are active and 19 have recovered.So far 984 people have recovered from COVID-19 in the county, with 1,152 cases total and 15 related deaths.
In another symposium segment, key legislators and agriculture leaders will discuss value-added agriculture. The discussion will be moderated by the Georgia Department of Industry, Trade and Tourism. The main goal of the symposium is to get people thinking about ways to increase farm incomes. “Growers must be innovative and progressive at times like these,” he said. “They must be willing to get closer to the consumer.” “Any way to bring dollars back into the rural economy needs to be explored,” Hudson said. The symposium will be at the Tifton Rural Development Center. Fees are $50 before Nov. 30 and $150 after. To register, call the UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center at (229) 386-3416. Or go to www.ugatiftonconference.org. Georgia Gov. Roy Barnes will speak Dec. 14 about the state’s commitment to the future of a healthy agriculture. Growing new crops, processing old ones and using smarter marketing strategies and new technologies are a few ways to boost farm incomes. One such opportunity is in developing nutraceutical crops, or crops with health benefits. Georgia farmers are facing a crisis. Crop prices are nearing some of the lowest levels ever as expenses keep climbing. Farmers are caught in a price squeeze they may not be able to overcome.The solution involves higher prices or lower costs. But most economists don’t expect the costs to improve. So farmers need to consider “value-added” opportunities for their farms.Trying to find ways to add dollars to rural economies, scientists, farmers and farm policymakers from Georgia and around the world will meet at the first “Symposium on Value-added Agriculture” Dec. 13-14 in Tifton, Ga.”Commodity agriculture is in trouble,” said Randy Hudson, coordinator of the emerging crops and technologies program in the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. “Without federal support, most commodities are losing money for our producers.”Farmers must be empowered to produce and market beyond the farm gate,” Hudson said. “The economy of Georgia is heavily dependant upon a healthy and prosperous rural Georgia. The family farm and a profitable agricultural system are vital for rural economic growth.”The SolutionsHow can you add value to farm crops? Duane Acker, chair of the Iowa Agricultural Finance Corp., will talk about successes and failures of value-added ventures. Almost all Georgia crops have some nutraceutical value, he said. Through technology, the part of the plant that contains the health benefit could be extracted and marketed as a separate product.The SupportAt the symposium, Mark Drabenstott, vice president of the Center for the Study of Rural America at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, will brief participants on the state of commodity agriculture. “It is estimated that the current nutraceutical market is about a $5-billion annual industry,” he said. “In the next five years it could be as much as $20 billion.” “These national leaders will lay the groundwork of the value-added arena today,” Hudson said.
On the Move Alan M. Grunspan joined Carlton Fields in Miami as a shareholder. Additionally, Niall T. McLachlan, David J. Smith, and Jason R. Alderman joined the firm. Scott K. Hewitt was named partner in the Tampa firm Mandelbaum, Fitzsimmons & Hewitt. Hewitt’s practice areas include labor law, employment litigation, civil rights, and insurance litigation. Mark Wallace and Terry Nelson joined Akerman Senterfitt in Washington, D.C. Wallace, who focuses on federal and state government relations, joined as of counsel. Nelson joined the government relations practice as a consultant. Stephanie Toothaker joined Blosser & Sayfie in Ft. Lauderdale as a partner. Toothaker focuses on land use law and government relations consulting services. David C. Carter joined McCumber, Inclan, Daniels, Valdez, Buntz & Ferrera as of counsel in the Jacksonville office. Carter practices in the areas of nursing home, medical malpractice, and general liability defense. Fernando L. Aenlle-Rocha joined White & Case in Los Angeles, CA, as a partner. Aenlle-Rocha focuses on white collar defense, business crimes investigations, healthcare fraud and abuse, and complex civil litigation. Manuel A. Fernandez was named managing partner of Stroock & Stroock in Miami. Mara Shlackman announces the formation of the Law Offices of Mara Shlackman with offices at 101 Southeast 21st Street, Ft. Lauderdale 33316; phone (954) 523-1131; fax (954) 523-1250; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. The mailing address for the firm is PMB 309, 757 Southeast 17th Street, Fort Lauderdale 33316. The firm concentrates in the areas of appellate practice and litigation support. Alysia Wolfskeil joined the Law Offices of Kathleen A. Paparella as of counsel. Wolfskeil practices primarily in the area of family law and estate planning. Patricia L. Willis was promoted to vice president of labor relations for Spirit Airlines. Marc Bergoffen joined the Washington, D.C. office of Goulston & Storrs as an associate in the real estate practice group. Bergoffen focuses on commercial real estate. Aurora I. Medina joined Rosenthal & Levy in Port St. Lucie. Medina concentrates in representation of claimants in workers’ compensation matters. Bradley Paul Rothman joined Phelps Dunbar in New Orleans as an associate in the regional insurance and reinsurance practice group. Will Spillias was appointed chief attorney of the Division of Rehabilitation and Liquidation, Florida Department of Financial Services. Brian D. Leebrick was elected shareholder in Barron, Redding, Hughes, Fite, Fensom, Sanborn & Kiehn. Leebrick concentrates in the areas of condominium and real estate development, banking law, real estate litigation, and commercial transactions. David N. Stern was named partner in McKenna, Long & Aldridge. Stern practices in the areas of commercial litigation, creditors’ rights, and bankruptcy. Rachel D. Gebaide was named a partner in Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed in Orlando. Gebaide practices in the areas of commercial litigation, general litigation, and labor and employment law. May 1, 2005 On the Move May 1, 2005 On the Move
2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Former NCUA Chairman Debbie Matz has been elected to the Mutual of Omaha Bank Board of Directors, according to board Chairman/COO Jeff Schmid.Matz stepped down from the NCUA board in April, after serving since 2009. It was her second stint on the board, having served from 2002 to 2005.Among other positions in and out of government, Matz served as Executive Vice President/COO of the Andrews Federal Credit Union in Suitland, Md.She also served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration of the Department of Agriculture and worked on Capitol Hill for more than a decade. continue reading »
“To make technological break-throughs, we need to reconstruct the mental model we have about technology. We can’t look at technology based on how it affects what we do, in our daily lives or in the credit union industry. There are concepts people have heard of, understand somewhat, but still view them through today’s lenses, instead of a view to the future.” Google Solutions Architect Loren Hudziak gave a historic example of this concept to the 350+ credit union attendees during the 2017 CSCU annual conference.“Medical student Roger Bannister was the first person in recorded history to run the mile in under four minutes. Up until he did it in 1954, most people thought the four-minute mark was impossible to break. They thought the human body couldn’t physically go that fast – that it would collapse under the pressure. They thought ‘No-one could run a mile in less than four minutes.’ ‘It was impossible.’ It was a physical feat for Roger, but more importantly it broke a mental model that this was impossible. Once it was recognized that a four-minute mile was possible, Roger’s record was broken 49 days later, and now it is expected of even high school runners.”A specific example Hudziak gave is the way people view the cloud. “5% of all organizations are on the cloud today. We have a mental model about how we manage IT, and the cloud is a new and different model for computing. Benefits include paying only for what you need, and the ability to expand as needed. Another benefit is security. Some people still naively think that having systems in-house is safer than processing in the cloud. But the truth is that most individual IT systems are far less protected than that provided by cloud vendors. Ransomware and malware are becoming rampant in in-house IT systems, but cloud vendors have multiple methods to thwart these types of attacks.” continue reading » 14SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
It can be an easy thing to look around your office and identify employees and behaviors you deem less than positive. What can be more difficult is reflecting on yourself and deciding if you are, in fact, the negative one in the office. Whether you work at a large corporate company or a smaller, more intimate one, a “Debbie Downer” can really bring the down the office as a whole. It’s time for some self-reflection … are you the “Debbie Downer” in your office?You drudge up the pastWe all go through challenges at work and that is okay, just as long as we learn from them and move forward. You are the office Downer if you constantly bring up past issues and rehash them with the team. No one likes to be remembered when things were amiss, especially if everyone has since moved on. So, leave the past behind and find new sources of inspiration.You view every mistake as catastrophicWe’re not robots, we’re human. Therefore, we will make mistakes along the way. It’s true some missteps are bigger and more serious than others, but the key to getting past them is not overreacting. You are the office Downer if you treat a colleague’s error as much worse than it actually is. More than likely, your coworker feels badly about their mistake. So, there is no sense in rubbing it in, as that will only make them more discouraged.You’re being avoidedWhen someone at work (or say, a friend outside the office) is bringing others down, there’s a good chance they will start to be ignored. Have you noticed that you really don’t have many friends, or you once did and now they’re suddenly scarce? It could be because of your negative outlook. At work if you’re the “Debbie Downer” you’re like a dark cloud over an otherwise happy and enthused team. If that is the case, you may notice others interacting with you less in an attempt to avoid your pessimistic cycle. 24SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,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
12SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Gen Z and the millennial generation are not one and the same. In fact, though Generation Z doesn’t have a clearly defined “birth period,” they’re younger than Millennials and are often referred to as the “Post-Millennial” generation. They’re the group that was born from around 1996 to the mid-2000’s, and they’re coming of age. Fast. Like Millennials, they’ve grown up in the age of media, but they have a very different set of needs and desires when it comes to advertising. If your credit union isn’t focusing on them, you’re losing an opportunity to anticipate the future of consumer behavior. So what are they looking for, and how can you capture their attention? We’ll tell you.Make it visualNever has a generation had more opportunities to be distracted, overstimulated or overscheduled than Generation Z. They’ve grown up with content everywhere, especially visual communication, and it’s how they prefer to interact. From gifs, to memes, to video, this group likes to keep it artistic and engaging. They don’t like to see a lot of text or whitespace, and they respond to visually engaging and creative content. Because of this, Generation Z has very high expectations, and in order to reach them, your credit union needs to break through the clutter with content that is visually engaging and entertaining. Utilize visuals like gifs, memes and video. Otherwise, most Gen Zers won’t give your credit union’s content a second glance. continue reading »
On Friday, the Chinese foreign ministry said it was “firmly opposed” to the recommendation. “We urge the US to abide by market principles, stop its wrong practices of using national security as a catchphrase and politicizing commercial matters, as well as stop unfairly suppressing Chinese enterprises,” spokesman Zhao Lijian said.Wariness The recommendation came just five days after President Donald Trump’s administration formed an interdepartmental body to formally review national security concerns related to foreign telecommunications companies involved in the United States.In September 2019 two senators, Democrat Chuck Schumer and Republican Tom Cotton, asked the FCC to consider banning China Telecom and another company, China Unicom, from the US market over national security concerns.The statement Thursday did not explain specifically what China Telecom had done to spark the recommendation that it be ousted.It said the company has inaccurately reported to US authorities where it stores its US records and how it manages cybersecurity. It also made specific reference to an undertaking by China Telecom in 2007 to the Justice Department, the FBI, and the Department of Homeland Security to keep accessible for law enforcement all records of its US business, and to cooperate with and not disclose any investigations, wiretaps and subpoenas.US national security officials have displayed increasing wariness of Chinese telecommunications firms and technology. Washington has banned Huawei, the world’s largest provider of telecoms equipment and a leader in the new 5G technology, from supplying US government systems and has strongly discouraged use of its equipment by the private sector.US intelligence believes Huawei equipment could be compromised by Chinese intelligence, and Washington has pressured allies to find other providers as well.The US Justice Department has also issued indictments against a number of Chinese it accused of participating in hacking operations and commercial secrets theft under the Chinese government’s auspices.Topics : If approved, the move could mean China Telecom’s hundreds of millions of phone and internet customers — it is China’s second largest mobile phone operator — could lose connectivity with or through the United States.The agencies making the recommendation — which also included the Justice Department, the Commerce Department, and the US Trade Representative — said China Telecom is vulnerable to “exploitation, influence and control” by Beijing.The agencies also made the recommendation based on “the nature of China Telecom’s US operations,” which they said allow Chinese government actors “to engage in malicious cyber activity enabling economic espionage and disruption and misrouting of US communications.”The recommendation has to be decided upon by the FCC, but will almost certainly involve the White House, where it could be weighed amid ongoing trade negotiations with Beijing. The United States has threatened to cut off Beijing-controlled China Telecom from serving the US market because of legal and security risks, announced the Justice Department.A recommendation by the government’s top departments, including Defense, State and Homeland Security, said the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) should “revoke and terminate” all authorizations for the Chinese giant’s US subsidiary, China Telecom (Americas), to provide international telecommunications services to and from the United States.”The Executive Branch agencies identified substantial and unacceptable national security and law enforcement risks associated with China Telecom’s operations, which render the FCC authorizations inconsistent with the public interest,” the Justice Department said in a statement Thursday.
The Religious Affairs Ministry has allowed Muslims to hold wedding vow exchange ceremonies – a legal requirement to register the marriage – outside the local religious affairs offices (KUA) as the government eases COVID-19 restrictions.The ministry had previously allowed such ceremonies to be held only at the KUA offices and with no more than 10 people attending.The ministry issued a circular on marriage service guidelines during the COVID-19 outbreak on Wednesday. “According to the circular, the bride and groom are allowed to hold the ceremony at their house, at the mosque or in meeting halls,” the ministry’s Muslim community guidance director general, Kamaruddin Amin, said in a statement on Friday.Read also: From raincoats to video calls, COVID-19 adds unusual wrinkle to typical Indonesian weddingsHe added that the number of people attending such ceremonies at a home or at a KUA office would remain limited to 10 people, while ceremonies held in mosques and meeting halls were limited to 20 percent of the room’s capacity, though not exceeding 30 people.”We hope marriage services can still be conducted while preventing or minimizing the risk of COVID-19 transmission,” he said, adding that marriage services would be conducted under strict health protocol.Couples could submit their marriage applications online through the website simkah.kemenag.go.id, by phone call, email or in person at the local KUA office in their area.Topics :
Arsenal view Luiz as the ideal replacement for Koscielny (Picture: Getty)Martin Keown agrees with Collymore that Arsenal would be making a huge mistake in signing Luiz this summer.‘If I was at Arsenal and had the ear of Unai Emery, I would be advising my manager not to sign David Luiz,’ the former Arsenal defender told the The Daily Mail. ‘Walk away from this deal. This is not the defender for you. It’s too high risk.‘Yes, Arsenal want a centre back, but is Luiz the answer to their prayers? I don’t think so.More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves‘The way the 32-year-old plays, he would be exposed in that Arsenal defence. He would not get the same protection that he enjoys at Chelsea, where N’Golo Kante patrols in front of the back line.‘In possession, Luiz is a wonderful passer, but he makes mistakes when playing as part of a back four.‘He has a tendency to lose his marker and is one of those all-or-nothing players — if he doesn’t win the ball in a challenge, then congratulations because you’re in.’MORE: Man City fear Leroy Sane knee injury could be serious as Bayern Munich move is scuppered Ex-Liverpool star Stan Collymore has slammed Arsenal’s transfer move for David Luiz (Picture: Getty)Stan Collymore has hit out at Arsenal for taking the ‘lazy option’ in signing David Luiz from Chelsea this summer.Arsenal have been looking to bring in an experienced centre-back following Laurent Koscielny’s move to Bordeaux and the north London club have reportedly agreed an £8million deal with Chelsea for Luiz with just hours remaining of the transfer window.The 32-year-old defender trained away from Chelsea’s first-team this week in a bid to force through a controversial move to the Emirates.Luiz would be the fifth player to join Arsenal this summer, with Dani Ceballos (loan), Gabriel Martinelli, Nicolas Pepe and William Saliba – who has been loaned back to Saint-Etienne – also putting pen to paper with the Gunners.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityArsenal had also been linked with Juventus’ Daniele Rugani and Leipzig’s Dayot Upamecano in recent days, but eventually opted for a player closer to home – and former Liverpool striker Collymore has criticised the club’s ‘woeful’ decision.‘Luiz. Really?’ Collymore said.‘At a time Arsenal should be aiming for premium defensive talent, scouring the world for a genuine leadership figure, who they can mould into an Arsenal dependable.‘They take the lazy option, look five miles away and decide on a 32 year old part liability? Woeful!’ Metro Sport ReporterThursday 8 Aug 2019 11:12 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2.8kShares Comment Arsenal taking the ‘lazy option’ with ‘woeful’ David Luiz signing, says Stan Collymore Advertisement Advertisement