Positive COVID-19 Tests Recorded In Chautauqua County Schools

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),Where’s the other 2 positive cases at? Pexels / Pixabay Stock Image.UPDATE: There are no positive COVID cases in the Dunkirk public schools, as previously reported, according to the District’s Superintendent.Dunkirk City School District Superintendent Michael Mansfield said in a social media post that human error caused two positive test reports, but the actual number of infections remains at zero as of Wednesday afternoon.Mansfield apologized for any concerns the accidental report may have caused and is taking measures to make sure the mistake is not repeated. ORIGINAL:JAMESTOWN — Two Chautauqua County school districts have reported through the state COVID-19 report card they have four positive cases among students or those close to students.The Jamestown Public School District has been notified by the Chautauqua County Department of Health that two members of the Jamestown community have tested positive for COVID-19. Two more cases were confirmed for School 7 in Dunkirk.Jamestown reported the positive tests are for two sibling students who attend by distance learning only, and have not been physically present at Jamestown High School.“We appreciate our community’s efforts to work together to keep our students and staff safe by wearing face masks, maintaining social distancing and continuing frequent hand washing while on any school property,” said JPS Superintendent Dr. Kevin Whitaker. “The health and safety of our school community remains our number one priority.”Students or staff that exhibit possible COVID-19 symptoms are asked to contact their health provider and stay home from school.  Possible symptoms include  fever over 100 F, chills, cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, muscle aches, vomiting or diarrhea, or loss of taste or smell.No other information was available regarding the Dunkirk positive test results.last_img read more

Consumers say mobile apps are worth switching for

first_imgAlthough most consumers are remaining loyal to their financial institution (FI), the reasons cited by those who are switching are changing.According to SNL Financials’ early 2015 survey of nearly 5,000 smartphone users, just 11 percent admitted to changing their primary checking account to a new FI in the previous 12 months. This means 89 percent of consumers are demonstrating some degree of loyalty to their current FI.This was especially apparent for seniors (ages 67 and up) and baby boomers (ages 48 to 66), who switched at a rate of just 4 percent and 6 percent, respectively. Notably, rates were significantly higher for young adults ages 18 to 25 and 26 to 35, who switched at rates of 19 percent and 16 percent, respectively.The survey found consumers are increasingly giving consideration to an FI’s mobile application offering in deciding whether to switch. In fact, 26 percent of those who changed FIs did so in search of an improved mobile app experience. continue reading » 32SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Inside Marketing: Accounts ‘grow up’ with kids

first_img 4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Just as children’s interests and preferences evolve with each passing year, the new Discovery Youth Accounts launched by First Service Credit Union are designed to offer progressive themes, features, and options as young members grow up.The youth accounts are offered in three tiers: Adventurer for children through age 10, Voyager for ages 11 to 14, and Navigator for ages 15 to 18. Accountholders “level up” automatically. All accounts offer free online and mobile access so children and teens, rather than their parents, can set their own savings goals and make deposits.A new feature to be added this year will give Voyager accountholders the option to set up webpages to seek contributions for savings goals from family and friends. And Navigator members have the option to open a checking account with a debit card, with special safeguards that prohibit overdrafts.The $600 million Houston credit union previously sponsored a youth savings program with online content from a vendor offering rewards in the form of prizes. First Service CU decided to design its own program to more effectively appeal to young members across the age spectrum and incentivize behaviors that could make a positive difference in their futures rather than just awarding movie tickets after a certain number of deposits, says CUES member Mike McWethy, executive vice president of the 56,000-member credit union. continue reading »last_img read more

Prepare yourself now for the future of work

first_img continue reading » With talk of robots taking over jobs in the not-so-distant future, people find themselves wondering how to ensure they don’t become obsolete.The answer is simple: Stretch your skills, knowledge, and approach to work.“To be ready for tomorrow, we need to stretch today,” says Barbara Mistick, who delivered a keynote address at the CUNA HR & Organizational Development Council Conference. “If people stretch today, it gives them a much better chance for the future.”Mistick explores the future of work her new book, “Stretch: How to Future-Proof Yourself for Tomorrow’s Workplace,” which she co-authored with Karie Willyerd.The book examines steps people can take to prepare for the new world of work, where technology will play a vital role. Mistick encourages employees—and credit union leaders—to consider five transitional behaviors: 10SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Making cities last

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China warns of racism in Australia, issues travel warning as row escalates

first_imgSince Australian borders are closed to all non-essential inbound and outbound travellers because of the pandemic — with no date set for them to reopen — the advice from Beijing is largely symbolic.Australian Trade Minister Simon Birmingham told the ABC’s Radio National on Monday that there had been racist incidents.”But I think the idea that Australia, in any way, is an unsafe destination for visitors to come to is one that just does not stand up to scrutiny,” he said.The anti-discrimination commission in New South Wales — Australia’s most populous state — said last week that there had been an increase in enquiries related to the pandemic and racism against people of Asian backgrounds.The group said instances included people being bullied for wearing a face mask, spat at and harassed in public on their way to work, while they exercised or at the supermarket.Anti-Discrimination NSW said it had also heard from people who have experienced violent race-related acts like their car window being smashed and racist language written across cars and private property.The relationship between Beijing and Canberra has become increasingly troubled as China has become more assertive in flexing its growing military, economic and diplomatic power in the Asia-Pacific region.In response to calls for an independent inquiry into the origins of the pandemic, the Chinese ambassador in Canberra had threatened a widespread consumer boycott of Australian products — a warning followed up by a bar on imports from four major Australian beef producers.And then in May, China imposed an 80 percent tariff on Australian barley over dumping allegations, a move set to cost at least Aus$500 million (US$350 million) a year, according to five of the nation’s grain growers.An editorial published by the nationalist Chinese state-run Global Times warned the travel alert “may just be the tip of the iceberg”.”If Australia wants to retain the gain from its economic ties with China,” it said, “it must make a real change to its current stance on China, or it will completely lose the benefits of Chinese consumers.” China stepped up the war of words again last week by telling its citizens to avoid the country altogether over safety concerns.”Recently, there has been a lot of discrimination against Chinese and Asian people in Australia,” said foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying at a regular press briefing Monday.”Many Chinese in Australia have been insulted or even injured…[and] graffiti or words with racist connotations against Chinese have appeared in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and other Australian cities.”On Friday, China’s culture and tourism ministry had advised against travel to Australia due to increasing racism linked to the coronavirus. Topics :center_img Beijing warned Monday there has been “a lot of discrimination” against Chinese people in Australia, escalating a diplomatic row just days after telling its citizens not to travel there.Tensions between Australia and China have been mounting on a number of fronts, and Beijing reacted with fury to recent calls for an independent investigation into the origins and spread of the coronavirus pandemic after it first emerged in central China late last year.Read also: Australia, China tensions rise over coronavirus inquiry calllast_img read more

Mikel Arteta confirms talks to keep Dani Ceballos at Arsenal next season

first_imgMikel Arteta confirms talks to keep Dani Ceballos at Arsenal next season Advertisement Advertisement Dani Ceballos is becoming a key player at Arsenal (Picture: Arsenal FC via Getty Images)Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta wants to keep loanee Dani Ceballos at the club and has confirmed that talks are ongoing with Real Madrid over the midfielder’s future.The 23-year-old has spent the season on loan in north London and has been growing in influence at the club, especially since the arrival of Arteta as manager in December.Ceballos has made 14 Premier League starts for the Gunners, four of which have come since the restart in June, including all three of Arsenal’s recent wins without conceding a goal.Arteta is thoroughly impressed with his countryman’s development, commitment, passion and influence, so much so that he wants to keep him around for longer than just one season.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘Yeah, we are talking to the club, obviously we don’t own the player,’ said the Gunners boss. ‘He’s not in our hands so the clubs will need to have a communication and see what we can do.‘I’m really happy with him, the way he’s evolving and I love how much he likes to play football – the passion he puts into every training session, and in every game, you just have to see his celebrations.‘Whether he’s on the pitch or on the bench, the way he celebrates shows how much he puts in and he throws his life into it.‘And again I’m really happy with him, I think he’s evolving in the right way and he’s becoming a really important player for us.’ Arteta is keen to keep working with Ceballos (Picture: CameraSport/Getty Images)Ceballos has not scored a Premier League goal as yet, but he netted the winner in the FA Cup quarter-final against Sheffield United last month, securing a semi-final clash with Manchester City.What deal could be done to keep him at Arsenal is unclear, as he has previously stated his ambition to return to Real Madrid and fight for his place there.More: 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 CityAnother loan contract could be the answer, while Arteta says that swap deals are likely to be more prevalent this summer than usual, although whether Real would want any Arsenal players is very questionable.‘We have to be open to different situations as you mentioned,’ said Arteta.‘And I think the market will give us the opportunity to do certain deals like this, but at the moment I cannot comment on any of that.’Arsenal are looking to continue the run of form that has seen them pick up three straight Premier League wins over Southampton, Norwich and Wolves when they meet Leicester at the Emirates on Tuesday night.MORE: Arsenal make U-turn in discussions with Saint-Etienne after ‘angering’ William SalibaMORE: Mikel Arteta bans Matteo Guendouzi from Arsenal first team training after Edu meetingFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Comment Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 7 Jul 2020 10:09 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link3.4kShareslast_img read more

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s father drops Arsenal exit hint

first_imgPierre-Emerick Aubameyang has not yet agreed a new contract with Arsenal (Reuters)Arsenal fans fear Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will leave the club this summer following an Instagram post by the striker’s father on the final day of the Premier League season.Aubameyang has less than a year remaining on his current deal with Arsenal and the Gunners risk losing their leading striker on a free transfer next summer if he fails to agree a new contract.Earlier this week, reports claimed that Arsenal are set to offer the 31-year-old a deal worth £250,000 a week to stay at the club.But following Arsenal’s 3-2 victory against Watford on Sunday, Aubameyang’s father, Pierre-Francois, posted a cryptic message in which he stressed that his son ‘must make the right decision for the rest of your career’.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘My son, who wouldn’t be proud to have a son like you. Bravo, bravo, bravo,’ Aubameyang Sr posted on Instagram.‘You really are a scorer. Every season you respond with your efficiency, last season 22 goals, this season 22 goals. I can only congratulate you and tell you once again my pride. Advertisement Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang ended the Premier League season with 22 goals for Arsenal (Getty Images)‘We must make the right decision for the rest of your career.‘They speaks a lot in the press, they do not know that we are Bantu and that there is a hierarchy the decision is taken after the advice of the wise man who is your father.‘We will be set very soon, sleep peacefully my son, your father watches the grain. I love you.’ Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s father played key role in negotiations with Arsenal in January 2018 (Instagram)Aubameyang’s father also made a similar reference to ‘watching the grain’ shortly after the striker had secured his move from Borussia Dortmund to Arsenal in January 2018.‘I am never far, because it is very important to accompany your children and to take care of the grain, I harvest what I have sown,’ Aubameyang’s father posted on Instagram shortly after his son’s arrival at Arsenal.‘A big thank you to Michael Zorc, to the president and to the whole Dortmund family without forgetting the fans for allowing the improvement of this seed, thank you again for all.’More: 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 CityAubameyang, meanwhile, narrowly missed on winning the Premier League Golden Boot.Jamie Vardy picked up the award with his 23 goals for Leicester City, but Aubameyang came close as he scored twice in Arsenal’s 3-2 win over Watford.The 31-year-old finished the Premier League campaign on 22 goals.Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page. Metro Sport ReporterSunday 26 Jul 2020 8:58 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link5.3kSharescenter_img Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s father drops Arsenal exit hint Advertisement Commentlast_img read more

Governor Wolf Announces Launch of Joint PennDOT, Turnpike Papal Visit Travelers’ Website

first_img September 14, 2015 SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Governor Wolf Announces Launch of Joint PennDOT, Turnpike Papal Visit Travelers’ Websitecenter_img Infrastructure,  Papal Visit,  Press Release,  Transportation Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today announced that the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and the Pennsylvania Turnpike launched a detailed travelers’ website to assist people headed for the historic visit by Pope Francis to Philadelphia Sept. 26 and 27.The site at www.papal511.com is linked both to PennDOT’s 511PA site and the Turnpike’s travelers’ information site.“With enthusiastic crowds expected to converge on Philadelphia, this site will offer up-to-the-minute information to assist visitors and make their experience as enjoyable as possible,” said Governor Tom Wolf. “This site reflects the hard work my administration has put in supporting and preparing for the Pope’s visit. We hope this site will be a useful tool for both residents and visitors to be informed and prepared to travel during this important visit.”The site’s home page offers options to see information about real-time traffic conditions on highways in the Philadelphia region and details on how to reach the papal venues or take diversion routes for those who are merely traveling through or around the region. The site is accessible from both desktop and mobile interfaces.Inside pages have health tips for visitors and information on which highways and streets are closed, the latest information releases pertaining to the visit and color coded maps showing how traffic is flowing.“I urge visitors and through travelers to avail themselves of this resource to keep abreast of changing conditions during the visit,” said PennDOT Secretary Leslie S. Richards. “Knowing what is going on will help visitors and travelers make good decisions so their experience during this special time will be top-notch.”Turnpike Chief Executive Officer Mark Compton said that the site will be helpful for anyone traveling in southeastern counties and surrounding areas, including those not bound for Papal events.“This web site will be an indispensable tool for those who may just be passing through during the pope’s visit,” Compton said. “In addition to the latest traffic conditions, it details the alternate routes for anyone who may need to travel to other destinations during this historic visit of Pope Francis to Philadelphia.”For more information, visit www.papal511.com.last_img read more

New BNY Mellon solutions group to meet ‘second wave’ OCIO needs

first_imgBNY Mellon Investment Management has launched a new platform offering portfolio management and investment advisory services for investors worldwide seeking outsourced investment management, with inquiries from European institutions contributing to the decision behind the move.Historically BNY Mellon provided outsourced chief investment officer (OCIO) services – the North American equivalent to fiduciary management – via its banking entity, but its asset management and wealth management arms have now set up BNY Mellon Investor Solutions, an investment advisor registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission, to offer these services.In a statement, BNY Mellon Investment Management said the new group “combines an open-architecture approach with the proprietary investment capabilities of BNY Mellon’s eight specialist investment firms, alongside the full spectrum of advisory services from BNY Mellon Wealth Management, and the custodial and servicing capabilities from BNY Mellon Asset Servicing”.Todd Gibbons, chief executive officer of BNY Mellon, said: “BNY Mellon Investor Solutions brings together the full power of our collective enterprise to meet the ever-evolving needs of investors by providing an integrated investment offering — needs that have only been amplified in the current environment.” The $11bn (€9.85bn) Investor Solutions platform is being led by Jamie Lewin, former head of product strategy and performance management for BNY Mellon IM, with reporting to Catherine Keating, a member of BNY Mellon’s executive committee and CEO of BNY Mellon Wealth Management. Jamie Lewin, head of BNY Mellon Investor SolutionsLewin said trends in demographics, the outlook for lower interest rates to prevail for longer, growing capital market and macro uncertainty, and a constantly changing regulatory environment were making for a “complex world” that European institutions were looking for help to navigate just as North American organisations were.“They’re reacting to the same changing fundamentals,” he said. “What is true for the US is certainly, we think, as true for Europe and we’re seeing that with inbound inquiries from European institutions seeking us out for outsourced services.”To read the digital edition of IPE’s latest magazine click here.center_img Catherine Keating, CEO of BNY Mellon Wealth Management‘Second wave’Asked why BNY Mellon had launched the group at this particular time, Keating explained it was because it anticipated a “second wave” in the OCIO market.“We think the first wave really focussed on the outsourced part,” she told IPE. “It was organisations that decided, either because of their size or focus, that they didn’t have the ability or desire to manage some of the investments in-house so they outsourced.“Today we see a second wave starting and these are investors who’ve already decided they’re going to outsource or may already have outsourced, but now are focussed on the outlook – much lower for much longer – and are looking for a broader set of resources to address that,” she added.“They’re looking for economists, asset class specialists, fundamental and quantitative tools, and for technology and risk analytics that can guide them every day.”She said they were also looking for a firm ”that knows them so well it’s as if they’re sitting in their office with them”.Applicable in EuropeThe new group is targeting investors worldwide, including in the UK and the rest of Europe.last_img read more