60-69230 14048- Dunkirk5 12 3 70-797 14710- Ashville0 14718- Cassadaga0 33 2.0% 0 0 1 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) 363 14063- Fredonia3 12.72% 0.0% 18.3% 35 50-591 0 80-897 0.6% 14138- South Dayton0 14781- Sherman0 14740- Gerry0 WNY News Now / MGN Stock Image.MAYVILLE – Fifty-seven new cases of Coronavirus were reported by the Chautauqua County Health Department on Wednesday afternoon.According to stats posted on the county’s COVID-19 dashboard there are now 189 active cases with 28 active cases in Jamestown.There are also 960 residents and 11 travelers quarantined.Furthermore, there are 14 people hospitalized and the county’s seven-day average percent positivity rate is 4.0 percent; up from 3.7 percent the day before. Since the outbreak started there have been 1,761 cases of the virus with 1,552 recovered and 20 reported deaths.A full breakdown of the day’s stats are posted below:COVID-19 Cases by ZIP Code of Residence 0.9% 14 0 Age Group 14726- Conewango Valley0 1.7% 0.1% 60-693 40-49224 14081- Irving0 14736- Findley Lake0 14701- Jamestown9 0-390 Age 2 6 25.2% 0.2% 16 83 26 Zip Code 1.9% 2.0% 0.5% 1 16 58 34 3 7 14722- Chautauqua0 4 1 0 14728- Dewittville0 322 0 3 Percent 50-59226 30 49 14784- Stockton1 0.44% 21 0.9% 30-39204 0.4% 0 2.8% 70-79128 0 36 90+26 1 0.2% 25 13.63% 14723- Cherry Creek0 10 31 Total Cases 14769- Portland0 1 17 14752- Lily Dale0 24.78% 0.7% 14738- Frewsburg2 0.5% 7.27% 1.48% Fatality Rate 2.7% 47 Active Cases 14733- Falconer1 8 14724- Clymer0 16 14757- Mayville27 7 14062- Forestville0 2 10 New Cases 14166- Van Buren Point0 0.4% 13 1.14% 1.2% 9 40-491 5 0.0% 1 0.00% 1 14782- Sinclairville2 3 19 2 2 3.92% No196 14767- Panama0 1 11.58% 443 0.1% Number 1.0% 0.8% Percent 0-19240 14136- Silver Creek1 0.45% 0.9% 35 1.9% 2 13.06% 1.1% 4 3 20.16% 14712- Bemus Point2 4.7% 80-8969 0.7% 1.30% 2 3.85% Symptoms 1 14775- Ripley3 Yes595 75.22% 15 10.14% Symptoms Known791 13.06% All Ages20 Total Deaths 2.0% 14750- Lakewood0 20.6% COVID-19 Cases by Presence of Symptoms at Time of Interview 3.3% 14787- Westfield1 14720- Celoron0 14716- Brocton0 28 Percent of Total Cases 7 14747- Kennedy0 5.47% Number 20-29355 90+1 Fatality Rate by Age Group COVID-19 Cases by Known Age
Georgia vegetable growers expected a bad crop year. Many farmers planted early and hadplants freeze in the field, forcing them to replant.Then just as the weather seemed to cooperate, a heat wave moved into the South,speeding up plants’ growth. Instead of spreading out the harvest, it’s all coming to market atabout the same time.”We’re trying to market all the acreage in a compressed marketing season,” said Bill Mizelle, aneconomist with the University of Georgia Extension Service. “This has led to a drop inmany prices.”Squash and zucchini growers are hardest-hit, with prices just over half theirlate-spring levels. “The less than $4 (per bushel) they’re getting hardly coversharvesting costs,” Mizelle said.Other affected crops include cabbage and cucumbers, both with prices aboutthree-fourths of normal.Not since 1992 have vegetable prices been this low. Between those lows, prices setrecord highs. In 1994, for instance, a three-quarter-bushel box of yellow straightnecksquash sold for nearly $15.Low wholesale prices usually get passed on to retail markets, meaning savings forshoppers.Farmers who planted early did so to get a jump on the marketing season. That’s normal, Mizelle said.Early in the harvest, prices are usually higher.”When there is a relatively small amount of anything onthe market, prices go up,” he said. It’s part of the law of supply and demand. With a stable demand, a lowsupply drives up prices. If the supply is high, prices drop.So during an average year, prices start high and then drop as the harvest continues.Early this season, though, very little produce came on the market. That kept prices fairlyhigh, but only for a short time.Mizelle said prices depend entirely on weather and timing. If Georgia vegetables comein early, they overlap with Florida produce. If they come in late, they overlap withvegetables from the Carolinas. Both can drive prices down.The year has started badly for vegetable farmers. And it isn’t likely to get much better.”Unless the weather changes significantly, thiscompressed marketing season will keep prices low,” Mizelle said. “I’m sorry to say it, but 1996 is shaping up as a less-than-exciting yearfor Georgia vegetable growers.”
“Our grocery customers are very excited about the MyBaby platform because, it gives them a comprehensive set of tools that help them engage their consumers in online conversations–to listen and to be heard” said Alec Newcomb, Vice President of MyWebLink.Traditional advertising media are finding it harder to reach the mass audiences of the past. But at the same time, in cyberspace, consumers are gathering in different groups unified by common interests, said Rebecca Roose, Marketing and Account Manager for MyWebLink. “MyWebLink is reaching these audiences on behalf of our clients through innovative products like MyBaby.com.”MyBaby.com differs from other parenting social networking sites by offering the full range of social networking tools such as: local events, blogging, photos and video sharing, recipes, and message boards to Retail Grocers and Consumer Product Goods Companies.Parents can discuss hot topics and products, and rank them using MyBaby.com’s star rating system. They can even invite other parents to play groups so they can stay connected to their favorite members. While MyBaby allows members to communicate easily, the site also makes it easy to ensure privacy by allowing parents to set their privacy settings according to their own personal comfort. They can choose to communicate with the entire community or to have their content viewed by only a few chosen members.Roose said, “As anyone who’s been a parent knows, information and advice are critical, especially when you are a first-time parent. MyBaby gives parents the power and support they’re looking for. At the same time, MyBaby gives our grocery clients the ability to talk more frankly, honestly and directly to their customers than ever before. Plus, the site is full of awfully cute pictures.”The MyBaby.com website is only in the Beta testing stages as MyWebLink gears up for larger grocery retail launches throughout the summer of 2007. Members are encouraged to leave comments by clicking on the “contact” link at the bottom of the screen.For more information about MyBaby.com, please go to www.mybaby.com(link is external)
Image courtesy of Red Bull Content PoolJoin the American Alpine Clubʼs (AAC) Southeast Chapter for its upcoming three-day “Will Gadd: Weekend with a Pro” event from Friday, Nov. 14 to Sunday, Nov. 16, with special guest and world-renowned athlete, Will Gadd.This action-packed weekend event includes a round table discussion at University of Tennessee Chattanooga (UTC), climbing clinics with High Point Climbing School & Guide Service, and a pint night at Rock/Creek to mix and mingle with fellow climbers and Gadd himself.Canadian adventurer and thrill-seeker, Will Gadd, has been climbing, paragliding and kayaking for more than 30 years. He can boast numerous first ascents, world cups, national medals, and world records in ice and rock climbing, as well as conquering some of the most treacherous terrain on earth.Not only has Gadd lived to tell the tale of his adventures, but he speaks and writes professionally about his experiences – about sharing his love for the outdoors with his kids, his emphasis on safety throughout all his adventures, and his drive to get outside as often as he can.“Will Gadd is a tremendous inspiration to outdoor climbers and adventure-seekers everywhere, and weʼre very excited to host him for our weekend event,” said Michael Kidder, AAC’s Deep South Section Chair. “We are thrilled to have him not only attending our exciting weekend event as a guest but to also be on hand in an intimate outdoor climbing setting to provide hands-on instruction, invaluable industry expertise, and sheer inspiration to us all.”The event schedule kicks off with a free round table seminar with climbing industry professionals, followed by two all-day climbing clinics and a social happy hour at local outdoor sporting goods retailer, Rock/Creek. These community events are open to all, and AAC invites everyone in the climbing and outdoor-loving community to join in on any one of the weekendʼs fun-filled activities.SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:Friday, November 14Round Table Seminar: “So You Think You Want to Work in the Outdoor Industry?” 3:00 pm – 6:00 pmUTC University Center, Raccoon Mountain Room, FreeJoin professional climbers Will Gadd, Lisa Rands and Wills Young for a round table seminar at UTC titled, “So You Think You Want to Work in the Outdoor Industry?” This round table seminar is free and open to the public, and all are encouraged to come and participate. The discussion will be moderated by Dr. Andrew Bailey, professor of Health and Human Performance at UTC, and Michael Kidder, American Alpine Associationʼs Deep South Chair.Saturday, November 15Alpine Climbing Skills & Competency Clinic 9:00 AM – 4:00 PMCrag TBD$60-AAC Members; $75 Non-AAC MembersWill Gadd brings a lifetime of expertise and experience to this “Alpine Climbing Skills & Competency” clinic. In partnership with High Point Climbing School & Guide Service, this clinic gives climbers the opportunity to get outside and build upon their alpine climbing and competency skills. The clinic will cover tips and tricks for getting up and down alpine climbs, ranging in scope from understanding rock-fall to alpine speed tactics. This clinic will be tailored to attendees, and participants should have a basic knowledge of traditional climbing gear and some knowledge of snow and ice travel prior to registration.Saturday, November 15 Pint Night @ Rock/Creek 2 North Shore7:00 pm – 9:00 pm, Free“20 Trips of a Lifetime in 60 Minutes”Will Gadd gives an inspirational, fun and fast-paced first-person tour through the hidden world of extreme sports, from the inside scoop on the X Games to Red Bull’s secret marketing strategy. Pint Night guests will enjoy lots of laughs, pictures, video and stories from the edge of the envelope, including setting world records, talk TV shows, and random encounters with danger and celebrity. Mixed into the entertainment are a few basic strategies for managing risk, living dreams, and, of course, how to get sponsored and live large. Pint Night will offer $3 beers and $5 raffle tickets to win valuable prizes.Sunday, November 16 Lead Climbing Skills & Competency Clinic 9:00 AM – 4:00 PMCrag TBD, $60-AAC Members; $75 Non-AAC MembersOn Sunday, Gadd will again bestow his vast knowledge and expertise on climbers participating in AACʼs full-day “Lead Climbing Skills & Competency” clinic. The clinic – hosted in partnership with High Point Climbing School & Guide Service – gives experienced climbers the opportunity to sharpen their lead climbing skills and test their competency at the crag. The clinic will cover how to lead harder and safer, as well as pointers for training, effective tactics, and the psychology of leading safely and enjoyably, Participants should have an understanding of leading at a 5.8 level.Image courtesy of Red Bull Content PoolThis weekend event would not be possible without the tremendous support of our presenting sponsors: UTC, Rock/Creek, High Point Climbing School & Guide Service, and Arcteryx, with additional support from the Crash Pad and the Triple Crown Bouldering Series. Registration for the weekend events is available online at shop.americanalpineclub.org.About The American Alpine Club:The American Alpine Club is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization whose vision is a united community of competent climbers and healthy climbing landscapes. Together with our members, the AAC advocates for American climbers domestically and around the world; provides grants and volunteer opportunities to protect and conserve the places we climb; hosts local and national climbing festivals and events; publishes two of the worldʼs most sought-after climbing annuals, the American Alpine Journal and Accidents in North American Mountaineering; cares for the worldʼs leading climbing library and countryʼs leading mountaineering museum; manages the Hueco Rock Ranch, New River Gorge Campground, and Grand Teton Climbersʼ Ranch as part of a larger lodging network for climbers; and annually gives $80,000+ toward climbing, conservation, and research grants that fund adventurers who travel the world. Learn about additional programs and become a member at americanalpineclub.org.
Bent Creek Road in Pisgah Forest, NC closed for temporary maintenance Mystery killer whale off the coast of Chile is likely to be a new species For many years fishermen and tourists in southern Chile have returned to shore with tales and even pictures of orca whales that looked different from other orcas in the region. But for the first time a team of international researchers have collected genetic samples from the mystery whales known only as “Type D.” Unlike killer whale types A through C; Type D orcas are thought to eat fish instead of marine mammals like seals and are slightly smaller in size. They are so different than other killer whales that they likely cannot breed with them. Scientists are now working in the laboratory to determine if the whales are a new species. If they are, they remain the “largest undescribed animal left on the planet,” according to marine ecologists working on the case. The Pisgah Ranger District has closed a section of Bent Creek Road from Ledford Branch Trailhead to the Blue Ridge Parkway for maintenance. Contractors will be using large trucks and heavy equipment to gravel and grade the road. Work should be completed by the end of March. Avery Creek Road (FSR 477) and Wash Creek Road (FSR 500) from North Mills River Campground to Trace Ridge Trailhead have now reopened. The district has also reopened these seasonally closed roads: Courthouse Creek (FSR 140), Yellow Gap Road (FSR 1206), Wash Creek Road (FSR 5000) from the Trace Ridge Trailhead to the Blue Ridge Parkway, and Headwaters Road (FSR 475 B) from the north end of the road to the Sunwall Trailhead.
16SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Americans don’t like being in debt.Aside from the obvious drawback of having to pay back the money, debt can entail various other problems, from being treated poorly by lenders to failing to understand the terms of a loan.That’s one takeaway from a growing body of complaint data compiled by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The relatively young federal agency, created in 2011 in the aftermath of the recession and financial-market meltdown, has been compiling complaints for just over four years. Debt problems consistently dominate the list of gripes, though the mix is changing.Three types of debt issues are paramount. Mortgages still rank as a sore spot, accounting for 27.4% of the nearly 703,000 complaints received by the bureau since tracking started in July 2011. Those numbers extend through August of this year.The prevalence of mortgage complaints isn’t surprising after the housing bust several years ago. Some of these problems still focus around foreclosures and loan modifications. Other mortgage issues are less obvious, such as consumers complaining that lenders won’t accept anything but the full amount owed or didn’t apply payments properly. continue reading »
In order to improve the quality of hospitality and tourism staff and secondary vocational education in general in the tourism sector, the Ministry of Tourism has published a public call intended for secondary vocational schools to promote, strengthen competencies and raise the quality of human resources.A total of 350 thousand kuna from the program will be available for a wide range of projects, which include the creation of tourism products, promotion and introduction of IT communication technologies and the like. “Tourism is an extremely dynamic industry and that is why we want to encourage young people in tourism to innovate and be creative through such projects from the very beginning of their education. It is especially important to emphasize the importance of practice in education, which is also the best way in which they can further develop their potential. I believe that students will gain new knowledge, experience through their projects and ultimately learn to create new, original offers themselves in order to become part of the success of Croatian tourism in the future.”Said Minister Cappelli on the occasion of the announcement of a public call intended for secondary vocational schools to promote, strengthen competencies and raise the quality of human resources.Grants will be awarded for a new tourism product to strengthen the overall competitiveness of the destination where the school is located. Schools are invited to apply for projects based on connecting public, civil, private sector and science, positive effects in environmental protection, introduction of new technologies, inclusion of strategically defined special forms of tourism (nautical, health, cultural, business, golf, cycling, rural and mountain). , eno and gastro, youth, social, etc.), then for projects created in cooperation with other educational sectors for the purpose of tourism development (IT-electrical engineering and computing, creative, agriculture and food, health and social care, graphic, art, etc. .) and for new forms of promotion such as branding, introduction of IT communication technology (use of social networks, internet), etc.Projects can be submitted by secondary vocational and art schools whose founders are the City of Zagreb, the county or the Republic of Croatia, a each school that applies for the project, applies a team consisting of 1 project leader (professor / mentor) and at least 3 members (students). The amount of requested funds can be a maximum of HRK 20 thousand, if one applicant (school) applies, or HRK 40 thousand if two or more applicants (partners) apply.By the way, from 2009 until 2017, the Ministry of Tourism, through the Occupation Promotion program, allocated a total of HRK 3.168.776,89. As an indicator of the success of the Program itself, last year, out of a total of 15 projects, the three best were selected and awarded a special recognition by the Minister of Tourism at the Days of Croatian Tourism. These are the following projects: “The Art of Chocolate” School of Tourism and Hospitality Split in partnership with the School of Fine Arts Split, “Find Me”, Mechanical Engineering School Osijek and “Meeting Point Sopot”, Secondary Vocational School Vinkovci in partnership with Carpentry Technical School Vinkovci.The public call is open until February 28, 2018, and more information about the program and the necessary documentation for project applications can be found below in the attachment:Attachment: PUBLIC INVITATION to secondary vocational and art schools for the PROMOTION AND STRENGTHENING OF COMPETENCIES OF VOCATIONAL OCCUPATIONS FOR TOURISM 2018
LGPS Central, a £14bn (€16bn) collaboration between nine UK local authority pension funds, has launched its first pooled private equity vehicle.The fund closed on 31 January and raised money from five of LGPS Central’s pension fund clients, after six months of work on assessing the vehicle’s legal structure, obtaining regulatory approvals and building internal systems.Omar Ghafur, investment director for private equity at LGPS Central, said: “Given that we started with a blank sheet of paper, and brought together the various parts of the organisation – investments, finance, legal, operations and compliance – to structure and launch this fund, I’m immensely proud we were able to conclude this process in such a short time frame.”The LGPS Central Limited 2018-19 Vintage Private Equity fund sits on LGPS Central’s new private equity platform, which the company said would aim to raise and invest more than £2bn in the next few years as the pooling of local authority pension assets accelerates. In a statement, the provider said the platform would support annual launches investing in “a mix of fund and direct” private investments “with a view to reducing the high external costs associated with private equity, thereby enhancing risk adjusted returns”.Existing private equity strategies Credit: Paul CosminLGPS Central’s office is in Wolverhampton, EnglandThe new launch caters for future investments into unlisted equities by the local government pension schemes (LGPS) for Cheshire, Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire, Staffordshire and West Midlands. LGPS Central did not disclose how much had been allocated by the five investors.The five funds have existing private equity allocations totalling roughly £1.8bn, or just over 5% of their £34.8bn in total assets.The other four LGPS Central clients not participating in the new private equity fund launch are the pension funds for Derbyshire, Shropshire, Worcestershire and the West Midlands Integrated Transport Authority. The latter two pension funds do not have allocations to private equity.All together, LGPS Central’s nine clients run £44.3bn.
EIAC Championships at Greensburg. Saturday (1-7)BHS results. Emily Gutzwiller All- EIAC 500 freestyle Champion. 200 Freestyle relay (G) (Daulton, Storms, M Poltrack, Gutzwiller) EIAC Runner up. 200 Freestyle relay (B) (E Main, Choi, Rogers, Johnson) EIAC Runner up.Girls Team Results. East Central 85, Greensburg 77, Batesville 69, Connersville 66, South Dearborn 21, Lawrenceburg 4, Rushville 2.The Lady Bulldogs are Batesville is 22-4 on the season (8-2 EIAC), 14-2 non-conference).Boys Team Results. East Central 129, Connesville 75, Greeneburg 43, South Dearborn 40, Batesville 19, Lawrenceburg 14, Rushville 7.Batesville is 6-15-1 on the season (3-6 EIAC, 3-9-1 non-conference).Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach T. J. Greene.
The 34-year-old collected his sixth Premier League winners’ medal on Sunday and marked the occasion by slamming home the decisive goal in the 2-1 win over Swansea. With his contract about to expire, there have been suggestions Ferdinand may take up a lucrative offer from abroad. Outgoing United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has insisted that will not happen, and Ferdinand has said as much now too. Ferdinand told MUTV. “The manager has left the club in great health and we are looking forward. We have a great number of good young players who are eager to win things and be successful and work hard. That is what the manager has instilled in these players. The work ethic has to continue if we are going to be successful. I would like to be part of that.” Rio Ferdinand has dropped the clearest hint yet he intends to sign another contract at Manchester United. With Ferguson standing down in the summer, senior figures in the United dressing room are going to be pivotal in ensuring the transition into the David Moyes era is a smooth one. Now that Paul Scholes has also retired no-one has more experience than Ferdinand, with the exception of Ryan Giggs who has also signed a one-year deal.. Ferdinand has been on top form this season too, underlining why Roy Hodgson wanted him in his England squad for the recent World Cup qualifiers against San Marino and Montenegro. It remains to be seen whether Ferdinand will receive a call on Thursday, when Hodgson is due to announce his squad for the friendlies against the Republic of Ireland and Brazil. If Ferdinand is selected, he will link up with the status of a player who has won as many championships as Kenny Dalglish. Not bad for someone who claims he would have been happy with just one when he arrived at United from Leeds in 2002. “I dreamt of getting one when I turned up here,” he said. “I remember looking at Ryan and the others when I arrived. At that stage they had five, six and seven. I just wanted one. I thought I would be happy with that. But once you get it, you want another. You continue striving to succeed, to achieve things and win trophies. To get six is unbelievable. But that is the main thing at this club, you want to be successful.” Unlike Giggs, and the other home-grown members of the United squad, Ferdinand does have the experience of working for a different club manager. Still, it is going to be a strange situation in the summer when the most familiar face at the entire club is no longer around. “There have been a couple of emotional moments,” said Ferdinand. “The manager’s announcement was like a bolt out of the blue. No-one was expecting it. It disappointed a lot of us but I understand the manager’s reasons.” Press Association