Four New COVID-19 Cases Reported In Chautauqua County Saturday

first_img4 new cases today of a male and female in their teens, and two males in their 20s; WNY News Now / MGN Stock Image.MAYVILLE – Four new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Chautauqua County on Saturday.The Chautauqua County Health Department released the following statistics:38 active cases, continue to recover under orders of the Local Health Official per NYS Public Health Law including: 428 cases under quarantine/isolation orders by the Public Health Director and being monitored.  Not all of those being monitored are confirmed to have COVID-19 but have either shown symptoms, are awaiting results, or have risk factors; To date: 129 recovered cases; 7 deaths; 174 total confirmed cases; and 17,925 negative test results.center_img 0 persons hospitalized* in Chautauqua County as of 7/9/20. The number of persons in Chautauqua County hospitals diagnosed with COVID-19, regardless of residency 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)last_img read more

Spandau Ballet’s Gary Kemp & More Set for The Homecoming

first_imgA crackling hotbed of visceral tension will soon hit the London stage! Founding member of Spandau Ballet’s Gary Kemp, Keith Allen and more will star in Harold Pinter’s The Homecoming in the 50th anniversary year of modern classic. Directed by Jamie Lloyd, the production will play a limited engagement November 14 through February 13, 2016 at the West End’s Trafalgar Studio 1. A gala night is scheduled for November 23.Along with Kemp as Teddy (The Bodyguard) and Allen (Smack Family Robinson) as Sam, the cast will include Gemma Chan (Humans) as Ruth, Ron Cook (The Ruling Class) as Max, John Macmillan (In The Red and Brown Water) as Joey and John Simm (The Hothouse) as Lenny.When Teddy returns from America to introduce his wife Ruth to his family in London, they discover a claustrophobic and brutal household where his father Max, brothers Lenny and Joey and Uncle Sam live in a state of mutual loathing and festering resentment. Theirs is a motherless, compassionless and lawless home where Ruth immediately becomes the centre of attention. Pinter’s sinister masterpiece simmers with suspense and rings with savage humor as Ruth navigates her way between the roles of predator and prey in an incisive battle of wills.The production will feature design by Soutra Gilmour, with lighting design by Richard Howell and sound by George Dennis. View Commentslast_img read more

Penelope Skinner’s Linda Set for MTC

first_img Linda Related Shows Penelope Skinner(Photo: Bruce Glikas) View Commentscenter_img Manhattan Theatre Club will present the American premiere of Penelope Skinner’s Linda next year. The production, helmed by MTC Artistic Director Lynne Meadow, will begin performances on February 3, 2017 at New York City Center – Stage I, where it will open officially on February 23.This marks a return to MTC for Skinner, whose play The Ruins of Civilization recently received its world premiere. The new play follows Linda Wilde, a senior executive who pitches a new concept that could change the way the world looks at women of a certain age. As the potential for her success escalates, so do the stakes as she fights to maintain her carefully considered life, including her career, marriage and parenthood.Additional information, including cast and creative team, will be announced at a later date. Show Closed This production ended its run on April 2, 2017last_img read more

Guatemala Creates Military Unit to Combat Narco-trafficking

first_imgThe Ninth Squadron will be deployed in the Departments of Escuintla and Suchitepéquez The Eighth Squadron will be based in the Departments of Izabal, Chiquimula and Zacapa The First Squadron will be stationed in six zones of Guatemala City The Second, Third, and Fifth Squadrons will be based in the Department of Guatemala, and stationed in ten other zones of Guatemala City The Central American nation has emerged as a key transshipment point for South American drug trafficking organizations. Nearly 90 percent of the cocaine that reaches the United States comes through Mexico and Central America, according to the United Nations International Narcotics Control Board. The Fourth Squadron will patrol the Departments of San Marcos and Quetzaltenango Guatemala’s Ministry of Defense recently approved the formation of a nine-squadron unit to combat narco-trafficking and other criminal enterprises throughout the country: The Colombian National Army’s Seventh Division recently neutralized two bombs placed by a school, allegedly by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia’s (FARC) 36th Front. The devices could have injured civilians or Troops conducting patrols in the area. The Fourth Squadron will patrol the Departments of San Marcos and Quetzaltenango The Seventh Squadron will patrol the Departments of Huehuetenango and Quiché The Colombian National Army’s Seventh Division recently neutralized two bombs placed by a school, allegedly by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia’s (FARC) 36th Front. The devices could have injured civilians or Troops conducting patrols in the area. The improvised explosive devices (IEDs) contained about 8 kilograms of explosives and were found planted along a trail some 50 meters from the La Hondonada School and two residences in the mountainous area of El Roble, in the Department of Antioquia. Soldiers didn’t allow students to attend classes while they dismantled the explosives. The improvised explosive devices (IEDs) contained about 8 kilograms of explosives and were found planted along a trail some 50 meters from the La Hondonada School and two residences in the mountainous area of El Roble, in the Department of Antioquia. Soldiers didn’t allow students to attend classes while they dismantled the explosives. By Dialogo February 11, 2015 Colombian Army neutralizes two bombs left near a school by the FARC The Seventh Squadron will patrol the Departments of Huehuetenango and Quiché The Ninth Squadron will be deployed in the Departments of Escuintla and Suchitepéquez The Central American nation has emerged as a key transshipment point for South American drug trafficking organizations. Nearly 90 percent of the cocaine that reaches the United States comes through Mexico and Central America, according to the United Nations International Narcotics Control Board. Colombian Army neutralizes two bombs left near a school by the FARC Antioquia has been a frequent target of attacks by the FARC, the country’s largest guerrilla group that uses proceeds from narco-trafficking to fund its criminal organization. Guatemala’s Ministry of Defense recently approved the formation of a nine-squadron unit to combat narco-trafficking and other criminal enterprises throughout the country: The First Squadron will be stationed in six zones of Guatemala City The Second, Third, and Fifth Squadrons will be based in the Department of Guatemala, and stationed in ten other zones of Guatemala City The Eighth Squadron will be based in the Departments of Izabal, Chiquimula and Zacapa Antioquia has been a frequent target of attacks by the FARC, the country’s largest guerrilla group that uses proceeds from narco-trafficking to fund its criminal organization.last_img read more

Striving for a company culture employees love

first_imgThis is placeholder text 13SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Dave Adams Dave Adams is  President / Chief Executive Officer of CU Solutions Group. The  CUSG office is located in Livonia, Michigan.Mr. Adams joined the Michigan Credit Union League in August of … Web: www.CUSolutionsGroup.com Details In 2019, Josh Levine wrote a book called, “Great Mondays – How to Design a Company Culture Employees Love.”First of all, many of us don’t love Mondays as much as the rest of the week. And as leaders, we should all understand that contributing to a great culture is among our most important responsibilities. Of course, it’s safe to say that everyone wants to work in an environment where there is purpose, passion and fulfillment, even on Mondays.And with remote work being more the norm during the COVID-19 pandemic, fostering a great company culture can take on some challenging and unique dynamics.Josh Levine asks the question, “Can anyone actually love what they do for work?” And he answers that question by saying, “Not only can people be passionate about what they do professionally, but should find work into which they can throw themselves.”In the credit union industry, I believe that leaders and staff alike find meaning and purpose and job satisfaction in ways that few other companies or industries provide. Especially in tough economic times this is true. Realizing how much people need affordable and trusted financial services can be a great motivator.But what are the elements of a great corporate culture and which ones should be emphasized in this particular environment that requires social distancing and work from home?Mr. Levine points out that workplace culture is one of the single biggest contributors to a company’s financial performance. Since 2009, organizations listed on Forbes’s “Best Places to Work” list did better than the S&P 500 by 84 percent, and since 1998 earned almost three times the cumulative stock market return of the FTSE Russell 2000. On the flip side, the 30 lowest-rated public companies on Glassdoor.com underperformed the market by nearly 75 percent.Factors like engagement, adaptability and the length of tenure are all influenced by culture. Great Mondays lays out six key components of company culture – purpose, values, behaviors, recognition, rituals, and cues. Obviously, not one formula will work for every credit union or credit union organization. But the framework is a good foundation for a plan to improve the culture. Great company culture enables employees to feel seen and supported and it empowers them to bring their whole selves to work and make choices that will help them grow professionally, according to Levine.And when it comes to fostering a team commitment to improving culture, a great quote by Antoine de Saint Exupery provides this guide: “If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up the men to gather wood, divide work, and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea.”So, perhaps the first step in creating an improved company culture is to let the whole team know why this is a priority and engage all of them in shaping the vision for what is in it for them. And none of us should think of this exercise as “creating a culture.” The culture is the environment that employees work in, how they perceive management, whether they feel respected and listened to and how much they yearn for the vast and endless sea. So, the exercise needs to be about improving what already exists.In looking at Levine’s six key components of company culture, I found myself wondering which ones are particularly important in the current environment. And much like considering all facets of a credit union operation, it’s nearly impossible to improve everything simultaneously as opposed to setting priorities. It’s the same for elements of culture. Setting priorities and focus on areas most in need of improvement is a second key building block.And drawing from the St. Exupery quote, it’s important to note that while leaders, and the CEO in particular, have responsibility for culture, improving it is really everyone’s job. Levine points out that, “every choice, action, and conversation affects company culture.”At my company, MCUL & CUSG, our plan has long included a section called, “Culture Drivers.” It encompasses the internal planning, communication, technology, HR and support efforts that help all divisions and product managers achieve success. But having a framework for objectives and goals in these areas is just an important first step. Executing to achieve improvement and true culture enhancements is where the real work lies.Levine’s first three components are about creating the vision for the culture, while the second three are about bringing the culture to life. Together, all six components create a system for taking an active role in the outcome of how people feel and are engaged in the organization. It is a system for designing a culture that employees love.The first three are purpose, values and behaviors. The purpose describes why an organization exists beyond making money. The values are shared beliefs about what is most important when conducting business and behaviors are the choices made by employees that are guided by purpose and values.The last three are recognition, rituals and cues. Recognition describes programs that encourage behaviors that bring the culture to life. Rituals are recurring group activities that build and strengthen relationships. And cues are the reminders that help employees and leaders stay connected to the future.For credit unions and their support organizations, in the current environment, purpose, values and behaviors are on full display. But in plans, they could be better codified and reinforced. From a priority standpoint, during the COVID economy, it seems logical that more emphasis should be put on recognition, rituals and cues because employees are, and feel less connected to the team and there is risk that they might also feel less appreciated and less mindful of what the future holds in terms of the meaning of their work.In a virtual world, it can be more challenging to provide recognitions, awards and appreciation to staff at all levels. But video conferencing allows for virtual awards ceremonies, group conversations for what is going well and who is contributing in extraordinary ways. The team just needs to structure and commit to a process for the recognitions, rituals and cues described by Levine.Robert McNamara said, “Brains, like hearts go where they are appreciated.” As humans, we all have a need for positive reinforcement and managers are in a unique position to seize opportunities for well-timed recognitions and expressions of gratitude.As I talk with leaders about the valuable leadership lessons that they have learned, one that most often comes up is that they wish they had shown more empathy and compassion with their employees. I can relate to this over my career journey. Humanizing a culture by encouraging all leaders to be authentic, vulnerable, humble and empathetic matters more than any other facet of culture improvement.One challenge with recognition programs is that they can tend to be driven top-down and overly controlled by senior management. These can have an important impact, but Levine also encourages the pursuit of peer-to-peer recognitions even if they are informal in nature. For instance, on group zoom calls, if a leader encourages employees to mention something they have observed in excellent work by peers, this informal process can be powerful. For most of us, getting a compliment from a peer is more powerful and authentic than a formal award recognition.Levine defines a ritual as a recurring group activity designed to build and strengthen relationships. On a personal level, these are things like poker night and thanksgiving dinner. But in our credit union employee world, especially during COVID, these rituals can be our zoom calls. In the case of my company, every two weeks, we have an all-staff call and every two weeks we have a leadership call. We have begun to alternate between information updates versus meetings addressing set topics and/or allowing for social discussion.While the social discussion can sometimes feel forced, it serves an important purpose of helping staff and leaders to feel more connected and appreciated beyond the typical accountability for performance.Structured virtual rituals will hopefully soon give way to more traditional in-person meetings. But until that can happen again, we can learn from the efficiency and effectiveness of these zoom calls for certain ritual purposes. Levine calls these “explicit big group rituals” that are run by the company. He also lists explicit small group rituals, emergent small group rituals and emergent big group rituals as considerations. The latter two come about in less structured ways by employees themselves as opposed to formal management actions. Read the book to explore the possible relevance to your credit union.The final component for a great culture is called cues. Levine suggests that most companies have a few cues in place, even if they don’t realize it. Wall-sized mission statements are one example. So, most contemporary offices have mission statements, value statements, goal achievements and other cues around the office or on the website.But again, in this work from home environment that we find ourselves in, the notion of improving cues should be considered as a priority. If employees are no longer roaming the halls and interacting in person, what might we do to replace those cues in a virtual world? That is the priority to solve for.Certainly this can be done with the company website. But internal virtual newsletters and videos and communications become more important for putting these cues in front of our teams. Again, cues are defined as the physical and behavioral reminders that help employees, managers, and leaders stay connected to the future, or what we’re striving to accomplish.As we work with our teams to improve culture, one thing is certain. That is, our work world is being transformed in ways that we’ve never seen before. We’ve been forced to embrace and understand how a remote work culture can be more effective and efficient than the old model. Using Josh Levine’s framework of six components of purpose, values, behaviors, recognition, rituals and cues is a great way to structure this important process for helping us all love our work environment. And as our employees feel passion and meaning in their work, it will surely translate into the member service excellence that we all strive for.center_img This post is currently collecting data…last_img read more

Oneonta High School pushes fall sports season to spring

first_imgMackey said they will move forward with the three-sport spring season laid out by the New York State Public High School Athletic Association. Mackey also said he believes at least one of the other league members will make a similar announcement soon. Oneonta Athletic Director Jerry Mackey said it was a difficult decision, but at this point they felt it was the only one to make. “We will advocate as much as possible to get that schedule in place somehow. If we have to make an individual schedule and find people,” said Mackey. “It was not an easy decision and we were hoping we could hold off long enough that maybe some other schools would be willing to do it with us or the section or league would kind of go in together,” said Mackey. “I had dialogue with all those AD’s and all those superintendents, but their timing wasn’t the same as ours and they don’t have a current situation in their town like we do.” Hang in there ‘Jackets athletes. Unfortunately we are announcing the postponement (NOT Cancellation) of Fall sports. We know many of you have put in tremendous work and we will await word from our league & section as we lobby for the preserving of all 3 HS seasons later in the yr— Oneonta Athletics (@Jacketspride) September 3, 2020center_img ONEONTA (WBNG) — The Oneonta Athletics Department has postponed the fall sports season. Fall sports will be played next spring. Governor Cuomo’s guidance gave permission for all sports to begin practicing on September 21. For now, Mackey said they will not have any school sanctioned practices. Mackey said a lot of factors played into this including busing issues, the referee component, and the current spike in COVID-19 cases in Oneonta. He said the state of the area wasn’t the only reason, but it was the ultimate push. “”We do embrace what Mr. Zayas (NYSPHSAA Executive Director) has said. We do want our kids out there we do want them active we do want them playing stuff but we need to do it safely and for our district for a lot of reasons, we’re not there yet,” said Mackey.last_img read more

Review of passenger rights in the event of a COVID-19 pandemic

first_imgPhoto: Ivan Dorotić / Source: Vizkultura.hr According to the guidelines of the European Commission, the Ministry of Tourism has prepared Guidelines on Passenger Rights during the COVID-19 epidemic. Side dish: Instructions on passenger rights during the COVID-19 epidemiccenter_img The document refers to the rights of passengers for travel in a package deal, reservation of accommodation, transport – air, sea, rail, bus. last_img

Making up for lost prime

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‘I was kidnapped’: Govt critic Ravio Patra files pretrial motion against police

first_imgIndependent researcher Ravio Patra has filed a pretrial motion against the Jakarta Police for the latter’s move to detain and accuse him of inciting riots through a WhatsApp message following an alleged hacking of his account in April, citing some irregularities during the arrest.The outspoken government critic says he was arrested on April 22 around Menteng, Central Jakarta, by “unidentified men” while he had been on his way to a “safe house” around midnight, a few hours after his WhatsApp account had returned from being hacked.Ravio said there were no officers wearing uniforms or showing their identities when the strangers told him to follow them; therefore, he refused to obey to their orders. “I don’t think it was an arrest. I feel I was kidnapped, because no one showed me their identity or any assignment letter or arrest warrant. I refused to follow strangers,” he said on Thursday.However, he eventually decided to follow them after one of the men flashed a firearm.“I surrendered. I squatted and they dragged me to the Jakarta Police headquarters, where I was taken to the police’s violent crimes subdirectorate. An hour after that, we went back to my room, where they searched my belongings without showing me a search warrant.”Read also: The curious case of Ravio Patra: Why Indonesian cyberspace is a dystopian nightmare Apart from the pretrial motion, Ravio has also pursued other legal efforts, such as reporting the arrest to the Indonesian Ombudsman, the National Human Rights Commission (Komnas HAM) and the police’s internal affairs division (Propam), among other institutions.He also reported the alleged hacking to the police and requested information from cellular operators and WhatsApp.The Criminal Law Procedures Code (KUHAP) allows law enforcement officials to arrest a person allegedly committing a crime based on “sufficient preliminary evidence”. The Constitutional Court has defined preliminary evidence as comprising a minimum of two pieces of evidence, as stipulated in Article 184 of the KUHAP – one of which is an arrest warrant.Law enforcement officials should note the reason for the arrest in the document, including a brief description of the criminal act allegedly committed. They also must provide a copy of the arrest warrant to the family of the arrestee.To date, Ravio claimed, police had yet to show any documents to him or his family regarding his arrest.Police had also yet to return his confiscated belongings, such as a laptop, smartphones and books.Read also: Law enforcement should learn restraint from Ravio Patra case, Mahfud MD saysRavio claimed police investigators had questioned him without proper procedures, in which he was forced to sign two investigation reports (BAP) without legal counsel. One of the BAP stipulated his name as a suspect.”I signed four copies of documents with my name as a suspect. I still asked for legal counsel after that, but they refused.”Era Purnama Sari of the Indonesian Legal Aid Foundation (YLBHI), who has accompanied Ravio since the arrest, said he needed to be accompanied by a lawyer during interrogation, because the charges against him carried a prison sentence of more than five years.She went on to say that the police had hindered lawyers from meeting their client.“The police asked for a power-of-attorney letter from Ravio, but he couldn’t give it, since he was detained. […] We met Ravio at around 5 p.m. that day. This means they had blocked Ravio’s access to contact anyone for around 12 hours,” Era said.Era accused the police of “acting against the law, ranging from arresting and questioning him without legal assistance twice as well as searching his personal belongings, which includes changing his e-mail passwords.”Read also: Intimidation of government critics raises concerns about freedom of speechAndi Muhammad Rezaldy of the Commission for Missing Persons and Victims of Violence (Kontras) asserted Ravio’s case was not the only one in Indonesia, saying hacking had become common practice of “terror against government critics” apart from arrests without proper procedure.A recent case is that of students and professors at Yogyakarta’s Gadjah Mada University (UGM) and Indonesian Islamic University (UII), whose social media accounts were hacked following a planned online discussion about the constitutional mechanism for removing a president from office. They also received death threats and other forms of intimidation.Tempo newspaper editor-in-chief Budi Setyarso reported on Sunday that his Instagram and Facebook accounts had been “hacked” while he was moderating an online discussion with Ravio and the dean of the UGM School of Law.Topics :last_img read more

Arsenal given boost as Alexandre Lacazette is cleared to play against Rennes

first_imgAdvertisement Comment Lacazette was sent off in Arsenal’s defeat to BATE Borisov (Getty Images)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 City‘To suspend the Arsenal FC player Alexandre Lacazette for two (2) Uefa competition matches for which he would be otherwise eligible for serious rough play.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘Lacazette has already served the two-match suspension following Arsenal FC’s Uefa Europa League matches – round of 32 second-leg match against BATE Borisov on February 21, and round of 16 first-leg match against Rennes on March 7.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Advertisement Arsenal given boost as Alexandre Lacazette is cleared to play against Rennes Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 12 Mar 2019 4:43 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link37Shares Alexandre Lacazette is available for Arsenal vs Rennes on Thursday (Getty Images)Arsenal have been given a boost as Alexandre Lacazette has been cleared by UEFA to play against Rennes in the Europa League on Thursday evening.The French striker had been serving a three-match ban following his red card in the first leg of Arsenal’s defeat to BATE Borisov last month.But UEFA has now confirmed that Arsenal have won their appeal, meaning that Lacazette has already served a two-match suspension and will be available for the fixture against Rennes at the Emirates Stadium.A statement from UEFA read: ‘The appeal lodged by Arsenal FC has been partially upheld.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more