24th COVID-19 Death Reported In Chautauqua County Today

first_img5 19.08% All Ages24 7 18 68 14775- Ripley1 14726- Conewango Valley0 15.9% 18 440 14781- Sherman2 Percent 70-797 2.3% 1.2% 13.46% 4.5% 0.7% Percent of Total Cases 369.5 20 0.4% 557.7 191.7 20-29492 409 0.0% Active Case Rate (per 100,000 residents) 395.5 2 17.1% 208.1 2 23 11 0.4% 566.4 3.4% 20.42% 14081- Irving1 25.3% 1.0% 12.45% 218.7 14063- Fredonia9 New Cases 109.3 25 MAYVILLE – A new COVID-19 related death has been reported in Chautauqua County.The County Health Department’s COVID-19 Dashboard reported the death, the 24th since the pandemic started, involving a person in their 80s.Additionally, 43 new cases of the virus were reported with 385 active.There are 36 people hospitalized in the county with the seven-day percent positive rate at 9.0 percent, up from 8.2 yesterday. There are now 2,578 cases total with 2,169 recovered.A full breakdown of today’s update is posted below:COVID-19 Cases by ZIP Code of Residence Total Cases 9 14716- Brocton3 80-898 14136- Silver Creek1 43 246.4 14723- Cherry Creek0 70-79187 100.6 6 646.8 2578 19 167.5 2 2.6% 384.6 244.8 0.0 0 182.1 1.7% 14738- Frewsburg1 8 0.8% 60-693 370.4 14728- Dewittville0 Symptoms 252.1 2.3% 3.49% 2 278.0 4 0 58 14701- Jamestown10 19 100.0% 37 21 21 Age Group 14740- Gerry0 Age 14720- Celoron0 1 14710- Ashville0 60 0.6% 90+35 12.45% 0.9% 50-59369 14048- Dunkirk8 0.93% 653 2.2% 3.9% COVID-19 Cases by Known Age 31 Number 33 88 0.7% 14750- Lakewood0 Yes1243 Symptoms Known1562 1.4% 0.00% 0-19350 1.36% 0.54% 7.25% Fatality Rate 8 4 193.6 12.57% 14767- Panama0 50-592 10 80-8990 13.58% 0.8% 14722- Chautauqua0 Active Cases 452.9 14757- Mayville0 197.4 181.7 59 30-39324 35 1000.6 239.1 Percent 8 297.0 9 12 14733- Falconer0 6 5 Zip Code Fatality Rate by Age Group 0.93% 1.9% 25 383.0 Total 43 385 40-49347 40-492 0-390 14718- Cassadaga0 0.3% 4 48 2 99.7 233.0 0.8% 95 3.7% 1.4% 14787- Westfield1 5.71% 14062- Forestville2 14138- South Dayton0 5 21 14782- Sinclairville0 33 16 14769- Portland1 14724- Clymer1 1 Number 276.7 3 COVID-19 Cases by Presence of Symptoms at Time of Interview 79.58% No319 117 0.2% 31 5 Total Deaths 381.2 14747- Kennedy0 101 105.5 1.3% 14736- Findley Lake0 4 0.58% 37 8.89% 14712- Bemus Point2 14784- Stockton0 3.74% 0.2% 60-69321 90+2 96 NYS Fatality Rate: 4.86%US Fatality Rate: 1.9%Source: John Hopkins University COVID-19 Tracker 12/9/2020 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

Person Fatally Hit by LIRR Train in Central Islip

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A person was struck and killed by an eastbound Long Island Rail Road train in Central Islip late Tuesday night.The victim was hit shortly before 11 p.m. by the 9:15 p.m. train from Penn Station due in Ronkonkoma at 10:37 p.m., according to the LIRR.Service was temporarily suspended on the Ronkonkoma Branch while investigators were on the scene but was restored in time for the Wednesday morning rush hour commute.MTA Police are continuing the investigation into the cause of the death.last_img

Protect your investment in top execs

first_img 18SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr The process of recruiting and developing a top-performing executive is a major investment. Losing that executive to a competitor after this outlay has really begun to pay off can be a serious, long-term blow to morale, productivity and financials.Supplemental executive retirement plans can protect a credit union’s investment in top talent and help recruit the best candidates. In fact, the “R” in SERP could easily stand for “retention” and “recruitment” in addition to “retirement”—but only if the SERP is designed carefully. A good SERP protects the credit union’s interests while providing a meaningful incentive for executives.Maybe that sounds like a tall order. But as the average CU asset size continues to grow, and as competition increases for leadership talent, more and more credit union boards are looking to SERPs as an essential element of executive compensation packages.The Ripple Effect of a Top Executive’s Abrupt DepartureUnfortunately, credit unions often wait to engage an executive benefits firm to help set up SERPs for their leadership team in the difficult aftermath of a top executive’s departure. continue reading »last_img read more

A hurricane season of destruction, disaster and recovery

first_img 15SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr While the victims of Hurricane Harvey are just beginning the struggle to get back on their feet, a new wave of devastation is again headed our way, this time in the form of Hurricane Irma. “Credit unions in the path of Hurricane Irma are being advised to take precautions as the storm bears down on the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. mainland,” the NCUA advised. While strong and sometimes violent storms are not unfamiliar to our southern most residents, a storm of this magnitude will no doubt leave another wake of destruction to contend with, and the recovery from this disaster will be another pull on many resources. This is the very reason we spend so much time talking and formulating the crucial disaster recovery plan for credit unions.On a positive note, Credit Unions in Houston are slowly coming back to life. However, the road to recovery will likely be a long one. The National Credit Union Foundation reported there are approximately 600 credit union branches and roughly 6,000 employees and volunteers that have been affected by the storm. Some individual credit unions are doing what they can with their personal resources to assist their staff.For example, in a real display of the Credit Union Difference, some CU’s in Texas are providing child care and hot lunches while their employees work through the arduous task of rebuilding and recovering. Reports of credit unions setting up employee assistance funds and giving extra weeks of PTO are signs of CU’s supporting their employees as they help each other remove carpet and furniture, find new housing and clean up after the storm. The credit union community as a whole has donated over $500,000 to The National Credit Union Fund to provide general aid to those in need. continue reading »last_img read more

CDC says delay of Chiron flu vaccine not a problem

first_imgAug 27, 2004 (CIDRAP News) – Close to half of the nation’s influenza vaccine doses will be shipped later than expected this fall, but everyone who wants a flu shot should ultimately be able to get it, federal health officials said today.Chiron Corp. announced yesterday that it is delaying release of its flu vaccine doses until early October because some lots of vaccine didn’t meet sterility standards. The company said it expects to ship 46 million to 48 million doses, down from the 50 million doses predicted previously.But Julie Gerberding, MD, MPH, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), said today the CDC still expects that about 100 million doses of vaccine, more than ever before, will be available this year.”Those who are used to receiving their shot in early October may not get it then,” Gerberding said. But, “The bottom line is that right now we’re expecting to have enough flu vaccine so that everybody who needs flu vaccine can have it. . . . For folks who are trying to plan for their immunization, the best thing is to stay tuned to messages from your local health officers and your clinician.”The other flu vaccine manufacturers are expected to deliver their product on schedule, Gerberding reported. Chiron and Aventis Pasteur are each expected to produce roughly half of the projected 100 million doses, while MedImmune is likely to supply about 1.5 million doses of the intranasal vaccine FluMist, she said.Chiron anticipates shipping 40 million doses in October, and MedImmune also will deliver its doses in October, according to Gerberding. After shipping a few doses this month, Aventis anticipates delivering 15 million to 20 million doses in September and the rest in October, she said.”We’re confident that we’ll be able to get vaccination programs started on time with the doses that we do have,” Gerberding commented.Neither Chiron nor Gerberding revealed exactly what caused the problem with the Chiron vaccine, produced in Liverpool, England. The company announcement said “a small number of lots” failed to meet sterility specifications. “While ongoing internal investigations into the root cause of the variance indicate no widespread issues with the manufacturing process, Chiron has delayed releasing any Fluvirin doses until it has completed additional release tests,” the announcement said.Gerberding said Chiron officials told her they “have identified the problem, they’re fixing it, and they’re taking extra steps to make sure they have a safe product before they ship it.”Chiron said its planned “late-season delivery” of 2 million Fluvirin doses for the CDC stockpile for the Vaccines for Children program remains on schedule. Those doses are in addition to the 46 million to 48 million produced for general distribution.Gerberding said the vaccine lots affected by the sterility problem don’t include any pediatric vaccine. “We’re not expecting a decrease in total predicted doses available for children at this time,” she said.In response to a question, she said Chiron’s vaccine production problems, to her knowledge, were not related to thimerosal, a mercury compound used as a preservative in most flu vaccine doses. The CDC predicted in May that 6 million to 8 million doses of thimerosal-free flu vaccine would be produced this year for people concerned about the preservative.Gerberding said flu vaccine delays are nothing new. “As recently as 2001 we had some shipments that were delayed until October. . . . We’ve been here before, we’ve done this before, and we’ve handled it.”The CDC, she noted, recommends flu vaccination for people aged 50 and older, those who have a chronic medical condition or weakened immunity, those who expect to be pregnant during the flu season, children aged 6 to 23 months, healthcare workers, and people in close contact with others in the foregoing categories.last_img read more

Papua residents flee homes over fears of armed criminal group: Police

first_imgAhmad went on to say that the residents had voiced their unease over the presence of the KKB, which has reportedly terrorized the villagers.Read also: Military locate base of armed criminal group operating in Papua’s Intan Jaya“According to the villagers, they wanted to take refuge in Timika because of the unease in their villages caused by the presence of the KKB. The group has occupied their villages and harassed them, even demanding food at gunpoint,” Achmad said, as quoted by kompas.com.The police have been verifying the identities of the villagers, who will be evacuated to downtown Timika by bus. The villagers will also be provided with food, Achmad said.Security authorities previously reported that armed groups had been shooting at Indonesian Military (TNI) and police guard posts. The residents’ access to basic needs, such as food and health care, has reportedly been impeded the KKB occupying roads.Authorities also claimed the residents were still traumatized from their previous encounter with the armed group in November 2017, when it blocked access into and out of several villages. (ars)Topics : As many as 790 people have fled their homes in mountainous areas around the Freeport mining site to take refuge at the Tembagapura Police headquarter in Timika, Papua, on Friday over fears of an armed criminal group (KKB), the police have claimed.Papua Police spokesperson Sr. Comr. Ahmad Mustofa Kamal said in a statement issued on Saturday that the residents, comprising 100 children, 370 women and 320 men, came in groups from three villages, namely Longsoran, Batu Besar and Kimbeli.The spokesperson added that residents from Banti village might also take refuge at the police office.last_img read more

Shopping: Changes in consumer behavior force retailers to adapt

first_imgConsumer habits have rapidly changed since emergency measures were launched in mid-March to slow down the spread of COVID-19, prompting retailers to introduce new ways to engage with their customers.Roy Mandey, chairman of the Indonesian Retailers Association (Aprindo), said in Jakarta on April 16 that most of the association’s members saw a fourfold increase in transactions using apps or other delivery services as visits to physical outlets dropped.“The changing customer behavior is, of course, directly impacting our modern retailers,” Roy said, noting that transactions had plunged by 80 to 85 percent at nonfood retailers and by 30 to 40 percent at food retailers since the large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) policy was imposed on April 10. In response to the changing behavior, Roy went on to say, the bigger retailers increased hires or outsourced additional forces to support their in-house delivery services, whereas smaller retailers opted for partnerships with existing online delivery services.“Visits to modern retail stores still dominate, but because members of Aprindo now have distribution channels via phone apps, [these] are increasing during this COVID-19 [pandemic],” Roy said, emphasizing that, despite the shift to online-based services, the majority of consumers still chose to shop offline, mostly to ensure the quality of fresh produce they bought.Aprindo, which groups about 150 local and national retail companies with a total of around 45,000 outlets across Indonesia, is the largest association of the country’s retailers.A member of Aprindo, retail chain Hypermart, recently launched a novelty called the “Park & Pickup” feature. It allows customers to order their groceries via WhatsApp or the Hypermart online store and pick up their orders at the parking lot. “No need to get out of the car, because our staff will deliver the goods to the car,” Danny Kojongian, corporate communication director and corporate secretary of PT Matahari Putra Prima, the parent company of Hypermart, said on April 8, as quoted by kompas.com. Payments can be made using electronic payments to promote contactless shopping, although in-cash payment was still available, he noted.Recent studies have documented similar trends in the shift of consumer behavior, with conclusions suggesting that some consumer preferences formed throughout the pandemic are likely to remain in force even after the health crisis subsides, while other changes are reversible.According to a report published by McKinsey & Company this month – titled Reimagining food retail in Asia after COVID-19 – around half of the respondents have switched from their regular grocers during the pandemic, but 98 percent of them plan to go back.The top three factors for these consumers switching stores are: the new designation is closer to home (60 percent), the previous store has a lot of out-of-stock items (44 percent) and the consumer’s preferred brands have sold out (32 percent), according to the study.The study also showed that, aside from store location and availability of products, cleanliness will be among the most important factors for consumers when choosing a grocer in the next four weeks, as the bar chart below indicates.Although in-store visits are declining due to the large-scale social restrictions, the study suggests that grocery stores may benefit in the long run, as more consumers prefer groceries over restaurant dine-ins for their meal options in “a trend that could linger,” the study says.The same view is presented by a different report published by Mintel, a market intelligence agency. The report, titled How COVID-19 is impacting food and drink markets in Southeast Asia, indicates that “even after the current situation calms down, given the scale of the outbreak, and depending on the duration of lockdown measures, the pandemic is likely to leave an indelible mark on consumer lifestyles”.“This presents huge opportunities for grocery retailers to better engage with consumers through measures that bring added value and convenience in order to encourage more consumers to shop online now and continue the habit once cautionary measures lift,” Mintel’s Asia Pacific food and drink analyst Tan Heng Hong writes in the report. He pointed to behavior such as vigilance around immunity and hygiene, dependence on online grocery shopping and the habit of at-home cooking, as those that will stick around.Tech companies in online delivery services, including for grocery shopping, have seen a spike in demand in recent weeks.“We are seeing a corresponding uplift in our deliveries business such as GrabFood, GrabExpress, GrabFresh powered by HappyFresh, GrabMart, etc,” a Grab Indonesia spokesperson told the Post via a written statement on Friday, adding that GrabFresh, Grab’s grocery delivery service, had seen an increase in transactions, especially after the announcement of the recent social restrictions.Online delivery services, contactless shopping and cashless transactions will be a major theme for the future retail landscape, if it is not one already, with major chain stores already seeing customers opt for those services when made available.Based on data provided by Youtap Indonesia, an e-money service, one of its business partners, McDonald Indonesia, saw an increase in noncash transactions for its drive-thru services since the first week of the pandemic announcement and had now seen a fourfold increase with the average daily transaction value that surged by around 170 percent, according to a press release published on Friday.Topics :last_img read more

George Floyd, a ‘gentle giant,’ remembered in hometown Houston march

first_imgTopics : Democratic US Representative Sheila Jackson Lee, who represents portions of Houston where Floyd was raised, told the crowd that she would introduce police reform legislation in Congress on Thursday in honor of Floyd.Mayor Sylvester Turner, who is black, said he understood marchers’ pain and told them they were making an impact.”People that are in elected office and positions of power – we are listening,” Turner said. “It’s important for us to not just listen, but to do. I want you to know your marching, your protesting has not gone in vain. George did not die in vain.”Houston has so far largely escaped the violent protests, with some attributing that directly to the legacy of Floyd himself.”The people who knew George the best help set the tone for Houston. They knew what he was about. He truly was a gentle giant, a sweet guy,” said David Hill, a Houston community activist and pastor at Restoration Community Church, who knows the Floyd family. George Floyd’s hometown of Houston held a memorial march for him on Tuesday, where attendees recounted a “gentle giant” whose legacy had helped the city largely avoid the violent protests seen elsewhere in the United States.The mayor’s office said 60,000 people gathered downtown to honor Floyd, who died after a white police officer pinned his neck under a knee for nearly nine minutes in Minneapolis on May 25.. Floyd’s death has ignited protests across the country.Floyd lived most of his 46 years in Houston’s historically black Third Ward neighborhood, located about a mile south of the park where the march began. He moved to Minneapolis in recent years for work.center_img The memorial march was organized by well-known Houston rappers Trae Tha Truth, who was a longtime friend of Floyd’s – and Bun B, who worked directly with Floyd’s family for the event. Houston’s mayor and police chief attended.”We’re gonna represent him right,” Trae Tha Truth, whose given name is Frazier Thompson III, told the crowd of several hundred people gathered for the march. “We are gonna tear the system from the inside out.”He added: “George Floyd is looking down at us now and he’s smiling.”After a prayer, the marchers exited the park and began to walk toward City Hall.last_img read more

LNG Canada unaffected by pipeline, trade issues

first_imgFinal investment decision by the LNG Canada project will not be affected by Canada’s oil pipeline nationalization issues as well as trade tensions with its neighbor to the South, the United States. In an interview with Bloomberg, Shell-led LNG Canada’s chief executive officer Andy Calitz said the conditions for the project to go ahead in 2018 are good.Initially, the FID has been delayed in 2016, however, Calitz said the conditions are quite different now, as the project has become more competitive. He noted that a 6 percent reduction in the costs of gas unit delivery to Asia from the proposed facility in Kitimat.Canada’s government has agreed to buy the Trans Mountain pipeline from Kinder Morgan in May, for a consideration of $4.5 billion Canadian dollars ($3.47 billion).However, the Canadian Federal Court of Appeal nullified the approvals of the project at the end of August. It has since then ordered the National Energy Board to review its recommendations on the project in the next 155 days.In addition to the pipeline issue, Canada is facing trade tensions with the United States and is working to stay as a member of the North American Free Trade Agreement.Neither of these issues would affect the LNG Canada project according to Calitz. An additional positive for the project is the fact that it is not required to tie up long-term buyers.One unknown still remains, as the project requested duties exemption on some 140 steel modules that will be fabricated in China and delivered to Canada for the project. A decision by the Federal Court of Appeal is expected by the end of the month.The proposed project includes the design, construction and operation of a gas liquefaction plant and facilities for the storage and export of LNG, including marine facilities.The plant will initially consist of two LNG trains each with the capacity to produce at least 6.5 million tons per annum (mtpa) of LNG, with an option to expand the project in the future to four trains.A joint venture by Fluor Corporation and JGC has been selected to provide the engineering, procurement and construction work on the project.LNG Canada project is led by the Hague-based Shell with other partners being PetroChina Canada, Diamond LNG Canada, a Mitsubishi Corporation unit and Kogas Canada LNG.Earlier in May, Malaysian energy giant Petronas has agreed to buy a 25 percent stake in the project from Shell. LNG World News Stafflast_img read more

T&T CONCACAF Under-20 chances suffer another blow

first_imgSAN JOSE, Costa Rica (CMC) – Trinidad and Tobago’s chances at the CONCACAF Under-20 Championship suffered yet another blow when they went down 1-0 to hosts Costa Rica in their second Group C game here Wednesday.Randall Leal’s second-half goal was enough to deny the Trinidadians the three points they desperately craved, especially after they were held to a 1-1 stalemate by Bermuda in their opening game last Sunday.As a result of the defeat, T&T sit third in Group one with a single point. El Salvador, who thrashed Bermuda 3-1 in the other game on Wednesday, top with six points.Costa Rica are second on three points with Bermuda bottom with a single point.Both T&T and Costa Rica failed to make any inroads in the first half, leaving the contest on even keel at the break.However, the hosts took the lead nine minutes following the resumption when Leal unleashed a superb long range volley to beat goalkeeper Denzil Smith.The goal proved decisive as Trinidad failed to find an equaliser for the remainder of the contest at the Estadio Nacional.Bermuda, meanwhile, proved no match for El Salvador and trailed 1-0 at half-time through a Roberto Dominguez 21st minute strike.After the break, Fernando Castillo (65th) and Josue Rivera (67th) scored in the space of three minutes to put the game out of reach and Mazhye Burchall’s 75th minute stunner was only consolation for the Bermudans.Winless Antigua and Barbuda were scheduled to be in action in Group A yesterday against Canada in the first game of the double-header.last_img read more