Unsettled Weather Continues, But Will Memorial Day Weekend Be Dry?

first_imgDamp and dreary weather will continue this week as several low pressure systems move through. In addition to the occasional rain, we also will be dealing with some coastal flooding.A Coastal Flood Advisory is in effect Thursday night (between 7-10pm) as we enter a new moon phase along with steady onshore winds. Tides will run around 1 foot above normal which will cause some road closures in the usual areas on the island. The surf will also be increasing. Waves run up to 4-6 feet on Thursday as the low pressure system moves offshore.THURSDAYWidespread heavy showers and t’storms are expected Thursday morning.Computer models show another round of showers and storms on Thursday. (Courtesy:tropicaltibits.com)We could still see a few showers in the afternoon. Temperatures will be in the mid 60s.Computer models shows the heaviest rain gone but a few spotty showers remain. (Courtesy:tropicaltibits.com)MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND.Memorial Day Weekend may not be 100% dry, but it will be much nicer. Some sunshine will return by Friday and temperatures will climb into the 70s with a drier westerly breeze.Computer models shows a drier Friday. (Courtesy:tropicaltibits.com)The sunniest day will be Saturday as high pressure briefly builds in. Temperatures will climb into the 70s inland but southerly wind could keep us slightly cooler.Clouds will return on Sunday as the next low pressure system moves our way. Temperatures will be in the upper 60s on Sunday and possibly well into the 70s on Memorial Day. More showers and possible t’storms are expected during the day on Sunday and even Memorial Day.Computer models show more rain for the 2nd half of the Memorial Day Weekend. (Courtesy:tropicaltidbits.com)It is too early to determine if the timing and duration of the rain for the 2nd half of the weekend but we will keep you posted.last_img read more

Press release: Foreign Secretary hails agreement to support ban on chemical weapons

first_imgFurther information For journalists Email [email protected] Chemical weapons are an affront to human dignity and have no place in the 21st century. The international community has quite rightly come together today to strengthen the ban on chemical weapons and prevent impunity for their use. The UK has led the diplomatic efforts to secure this action. We look forward to working with all countries who are members of the Chemical Weapons Convention to implement the decisions taken today, and we will continue to push back on any efforts to undermine the ban on these vile weapons. Follow the Foreign Secretary on Twitter @BorisJohnson and Facebook* Follow the Foreign Office on Twitter @foreignoffice and Facebookcenter_img The special session of the Conference of States Parties in The Hague has today agreed that the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) will immediately start work to help identify those responsible for chemical attacks in Syria. This is very important because it fills a crucial gap left when the United Nations Security Council was prevented from renewing its own investigation in November.This initiative has been led by the UK, and championed by the Foreign Secretary, who spoke at the special session on Tuesday and personally lobbied Ministers from 25 countries as part of the diplomatic effort. 82 countries voted in support of the proposal tabled by the UK at the Conference of States Parties.Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said: Media enquiries Follow the Foreign Office on Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn Boris Johnson hails agreement to support ban on chemical weaponsNotes to Editors: Following the vote today, 27 June 2018, the OPCW’s work to uphold the ban on chemical weapons has been enhanced. It can now support countries in meeting their obligations to uphold the chemical weapons convention and arrangements have been made to attribute responsibility for chemical weapons attacks in Syria, filling the gap left after the ending of the OPCW-UN Joint Investigative Mechanism mandate in November 2017.last_img read more

Which bakery and café chains are opening their seating areas?

first_imgPatisserie ValerieNumber of stores (1/1/2020): 75Opening seating areas? NoIt is currently reviewing the situation. GreggsNumber of stores (1/1/2020): 2,050Opening seating areas? NoGreggs currently has no plans to open seating areas. SubwayNumber of stores (1/1/2020): 2,577Opening seating areas? NoStores are currently not offering a dine-in service, and are open only for order and collection services via the Subway app or in-store takeaway services.“By closing the dine-in areas, the franchise owners were able to create more space in their stores to make social distancing easier to implement,” said the business. From Saturday 4 July, cafés, pubs and restaurants can open their dining areas to customers.‘Super Saturday’, as it has been dubbed, has been welcomed by a foodservice industry desperate to recover from the financial damage done during lockdown.But opening dining areas to the public brings with it huge challenges, so it is understandable that even some of the country’s largest bakery and café chains have decided not to do so.Here are what some businesses are doing from 4 July: Caffè NeroNumber of stores (1/1/2020): 819 (total Nero group)Opening seating areas? YesCaffè Nero is opening 400 stores for eat-in from 4 July. The stores will open with protocols in place to ensure its employees and customers remain safe and in accordance with government advice and social distancing guidance. The stores will offer coffee and other items such as pastries alongside an initially reduced food menu.“We’ve seen high demand since we’ve started opening for takeaway and our teams are excited to welcome customers back properly,” said founder and CEO Gerry Ford.“We have prioritised protecting the health and wellbeing of our people and our customers in setting these stores, while also providing safe, friendly community spaces as the country starts to reopen. We have taken clear steps and followed government guidelines to ensure that is the case”. Pret a MangerNumber of stores (1/1/2020): 400Opening seating areas? YesPret is opening the seating areas in all its shops in England from 4 July, with more limited capacity.The business is taking a number of steps to support social distancing in the seating areas and keep customers and staff safe, including:· Tables will be spaced one metre apart· Tables will allow a maximum of four people to sit together· Tables and chairs to be sanitised after every use· Only tables that have been vacated by customers can be cleared· Staff should wear a face mask when working in the seating area· Handwashing must be carried out after any front-of-house duties have been completed and before moving on to a different task· Trays are to be sanitised or washed in the dishwasher after each use.center_img Gail’s LimitedNumber of stores (1/1/2020): 58Opening seating areas? Yes (outside only)From 4 July, Gail’s is opening its outside seating areas CostaNumber of stores (1/1/2020): 2,787Opening seating areas? NoHas re-opened more than 1,100 stores operating as take-away only.The business said it is continuing to review how to safely expand its services in line with government guidelines. Birds BakeryNumber of stores (1/1/2020): 65Opening seating areas? NoNo current plans to open any seating areas but is reviewing the situation. Coopland & Son (Scarborough)Number of stores (1/1/2020): 173Opening seating areas? YesCooplands’ estate comprises 161 shops across Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and the North East, many of which have been open during lockdown. It also has 12 cafés that have been closed.From 4 July, the company is opening two café sites, in Cottingham and Hull City Centre, to customers for dining. The remaining 10 café sites are set to open over the following few weeks.The following steps have been taken to maximise safety for customers and staff:All customer are asked to follow one way systems and stand on circles on the floor to keep a safe distance from others. An entry and exit system for customers using arrows has been introducedLifts are for one person or same family or bubble use onlyPerspex screens have been fitted along the servery. Self-service is not available as staff will be serving customers directly from behind a counterCustomers are encouraged to pay cashlessReduced numbers of tables to ensure social distancing between themAll contact surfaces to be sanitised at least once a hourStaff will be ensuring a two-metre distance between each other, and where this is not possible additional PPE will be worn. Staff serving food at the tables and clearing tables will be wearing face shields. Staff will only clean tables once the customers have leftAll customers will have to provide contact details for track and trace purposes. These will be securely stored for 21 daysAll staff will be wearing disposable gloves when preparing foodAll cafes have had an individual Covid-19 risk assessment completed and a safe system of working devisedAll staff have been informed of the risk assessment and received appropriate training to ensure theirs and the customers safetyCounter serving staff will be hand sanitising after each customerThere will be automated hand sanitising dispensers as the customers enter the café, which all customers will be encouraged to use.last_img read more

Donut Eat The Brown Donuts: Phish Wrangles Animals, Covers Beatles, Neil Young On “Cinnamon” Night

first_imgAs Phish’s 13-Night “Baker’s Dozen” run rolls on at Madison Square Garden, the question of what will be played–and what sort of outlandish covers will be busted out–has begun to embody the majority of the pre-show chatter each night outside of the World’s Most Famous Arena. At this point in the game, there is zero doubt in any fan’s mind that this is the pinnacle of Phish; an historic summer that will be discussed for years and decades to come. While Friday night’s “Double-Chocolate”-themed show (while still “miraculous” at times) may have showed a few signs of fatigue, the band came out in full force for Saturday’s “Cinnamon Glazed” gala and glazed on in dignified fashion. Mirroring the words and beautifully chaotic essence of Woodstock, an announcement rang over the PA throughout the arena pre-show; “WARNING, DO NOT EAT THE BROWN DONUTS!”Although we all love our a cappella openers and having our four favorites huddled at the front of the stage, it was a pleasant surprise to see the band hold their positions on stage and jump straight into an enormous “Llama” opener, marking only the second Gamehendge bust-out of the tour. Before the bouncing arena could catch their breath, Trey Anastasio kicked things up a notch with the infamous “duhhhh duhhh, duhhh duhhh” guitar intro, continuing along the path to the land of Lizards with “Wilson,” which garnered some brief but interesting improv.Watch the show-opening “Llama” below, courtesy of LivePhish:Just as “Wilson” came to a halt, the band powered through a standard “Stealing Time from the Faulty Plan,” with Mike Gordon hammering away on his Modulus as the band patiently worked their way through what’s become a favored heavy hitter off of 2009’s Joy. With Gordon once again keeping things rolling and taking charge, the band hopped into a bubbly “Ya Mar”, telling everyone what “IT” is; this crazy show of life that we’ve all gotten the gracious invite to.Next up was “Tela”–as if night 7 wasn’t already spoiled enough with first-set Gamehendge tunes. With Page McConnell leading the way, the wind from beyond the mountain swept across the Garden, and the second Saturday of Baker’s Dozen provided no time for “piss breaks” or chitter-chatter between jams.As the beauteous closing lyrics rang throughout the arena, McConnell took a stand and started up the sample for “The Birds” from the Chilling, Thrilling Sounds of the Haunted House, making a statement that the boys from Vermont are here to attack, and there is absolutely no turning back. A quick run through “The Line” and “Water in the Sky” gave fans a brief moment to catch their breath, and out of nowhere “Vultures” came moving in from the depths of the Phish catalogue for the song’s first appearance of the year.A blissful “Train Song” followed, with Phish showcasing their tear-jerking harmonies over the relative rarity, before effortlessly flowing into “Horn.” Finally, the band brought the first set to a close with a rare and thrilling cover of The Beatles‘ “I Am the Walrus,” making just its fourth-ever Phish appearance. As a beautiful Saturday first-set came to a close, it was hard to ignore a major theme of the set, ANIMALS! Whether Phish thinks we’re a bunch of animals for following this grandiose journey, or the City has turned into a zoo, this wild ride shows no signs of slowing down.Phish returned from the break with a set-opening “Blaze On,” marking yet another 20+ minute jam that will go down one of the best versions to date. The band took their time to patiently navigate through an adventurous and groovy rendition of the song, reaching multiple fiery hot peaks and resoundingly claiming its crown as the jam of the night. Trey Anastasio let it all hang out as lighting designer Chris Kuroda continued to blow minds, tilting his moving light rig back and forth as Phish’s center of gravity tilted throughout the evening.Watch the second set-opening “Blaze On” below, courtesy of LivePhish:Next, Phish glazed on into a powerfully dark “Twenty Years Later,” allowing Jon Fishman to take the lead as he crashed on his cymbals before fizzling out into a bold and interestingly-placed set two “Alumni Blues”>”Letter to Jimmy Page”>”Alumni Blues.” With Trey belting out “I’m ALLLLLLRIGHT” as the band played follow the leader with “HE’S ALRIGHT,” Anastasio took an extended pause before the band brought the bouncy rager to a close.For the remainder of the set, Phish delivered one of the most elegant one-two punch combos yet of their perfectly planned and completely insane 13-night run at the Garden. An immaculate “Meastick” brought any fan sitting to their feet, and the band took the jam out for a walk, with screeching guitar solos accompanied by McConnell’s synth-heavy licks, before dropping into a poignantly powerful “Dirt” that left this particular fan with tears on his cheeks. “Harry Hood” continued the blissful track, bringing another mondo second set of Baker’s Dozen to a close. After a continuous pattern of “Mountain Jam” teases and jams, it would have been a crime wrong to not include that during the intro to “Hood”–but Trey dropped in a bold tease of the Allman Brothers classic that had the sold-out arena howling at the top of their lungs.For the encore, Phish turned to its second consecutive Neil Young cut in the encore slot, covering an appropriately-placed “Cinnamon Girl” for just the fourth time ever, and the first since 1997. The boys absolutely nailed it and continue to prove that there is nothing that can get in their way at this monumental moment in rock and roll history. If you are lucky enough and have a ticket in hand for the last six shows of Baker’s Dozen, tie your shoes up tight and get ready for what is sure to be an unimaginable peak of this golden age for Phish.Hot Takes:Repeat Watch: Still no repeats and by this point in the run I think we can all agree that there will be NO repeats over the remaining six shows. Every song is getting taken out for the ride of its life and this trend will surely continue.Today’s Donut: Cinnamon Glazed [“Don’t eat the brown donuts” PSA announcement from Woodstock movie; “Cinnamon Girl”]We Tired Yet?: It’s the second Sunday of the run, and although the back and legs may have some aches, the best of the best is still yet to come!SETLIST:  Phish | Baker’s Dozen Night 6 | Madison Square Garden | New York, NY | 7/29/17SET 1: Llama, Wilson > Stealing Time From the Faulty Plan > Ya Mar, Tela, The Birds > The Line, Water in the Sky, Vultures, Train Song > Horn, I Am the WalrusSET 2: Blaze On > Twenty Years Later > Alumni Blues > Letter to Jimmy Page > Alumni Blues > Meatstick > Dirt > Harry HoodENCORE: Cinnamon Girl[Cover photo via Dave DeCrescente]last_img read more

Germ season

first_imgWhether a child’s been back at school three weeks, three days or three hours, germs are multiplying. And with the added stress of a new school year, children are more likely to get sick.“It’s important to keep children’s stress under control and to teach them strategies for handling stresses when they come up,” said Diane Bales, a Cooperative Extension human development specialist with the University of Georgia College of Family and Consumer Sciences.The body’s reaction to stress is to send out a hormone known as cortisol. While cortisol helps the body handle stress, it also temporarily suppresses the immune system.“Some children tend to get sick more easily when they go to school for the first time or move to a different group of children,” she said, “because they’re exposed to different germs.”In the face of snotty-nosed children and mounting stress, helping a child stay healthy may seem impossible. But Bales said parents can take steps to keep illnesses manageable. And when children do get sick, she has simple tips on keeping them nourished.Illness prevention starts with “good, regular, hand washing on the part of both adults and children and good cleaning practices to cut down on the spread of germs,” she said.While clean hands and surfaces may help reduce illnesses, it’s not the only factor. A healthy child starts with parents who help them build healthy bodies at home.“Good nutrition, regular physical activity and adequate rest are all important,” she said. “Good nutrition is essential for providing a child’s body everything it needs to stay healthy. Including a variety of fruits and vegetables, whole grains, lean meats and low-fat dairy products is important.”When a child does get sick, she still needs to eat. Bales unravels the food mystery with a few simple tips based on common childhood illnesses.Colds. “A child with a cold needs to drink lots of fluids, especially water and juice, so he stays hydrated,” she said. Other good foods include soup, yogurt, ice cream and applesauce. “It’s fine to give your child milk if she wants it.”Fevers. “Children lose lots of fluids during a fever, so it’s important to keep them hydrated,” Bales said. “Encourage your child to eat small amounts of light foods, but don’t force her.” Call a doctor if your child’s fever stays high or persists for more than 24 hours.Vomiting. “When your child is vomiting, don’t give him any fluids or foods,” she said. “Offer him some fluids about an hour after he has quit vomiting.” After a few hours have passed with no vomiting, Bales suggests small portions of mild foods such as bananas, rice, applesauce and toast.Diarrhea. “One of the biggest risks is dehydration,” she said of diarrhea. “Offer your child fluids over and over. Try diluted juice or sports drinks if she won’t drink water.” When a child has regular diarrhea – three times in three hours – an oral rehydration solution “helps restore the balance of electrolytes in your child’s body.”Sore throats. “Warm liquids are best because they’re soothing to the throat,” Bales said. Warm liquids include soup, tea with honey and hot chocolate. For children who push aside warm liquids, cold liquids such as Popsicles, ice cream, frozen yogurt and milkshakes may also help.If your child is still sick after 24 hours, call the doctor.“It’s very important to call your child’s doctor if you have any questions,” Bales said, “or if your child doesn’t seem to be getting well.”last_img read more

VOSHA cites communications company for willful safety violations, $217,000 in penalties

first_imgThe Vermont Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited Advanced Digital Communications, Inc. for six alleged willful violations following an investigation of the company’s vehicles, equipment and safety procedures. VOSHA was notified of alleged safety hazards and sent a letter to the company with instructions to respond to the allegations and provide the corrective action taken to abate the safety hazards. Advanced Digital Communications’ response stated that the company corrected all alleged safety hazards. Further information from employees indicated that the hazards were not corrected and employees continued to be exposed to serious hazards during the workday.  Based on this information VOSHA conducted an inspection of their Vermont Worksite.   Advanced Digital Communications is home based in Tewksbury, Massachusetts and had approximately 30 employees installing and repairing cable communications lines throughout the State of Vermont. The investigation revealed that the Company failed to correct hazards by operating company vehicles with defective equipment; cracked windshields, inoperative brake lights, back-up lights and directional signals, missing windshield wipers and missing or expired state vehicle inspections certification.The company was also cited for not providing employees with safety equipment such as first aid items, eye protection and traffic control warning devices. VOSHA manager Robert McLeod said, “VOSHA issues willful citations when there is evidence of the intentional disregard of the Occupational Safety and Health Act or plain indifference to its requirements.”The agency said it issues serious violations when there is substantial probability that death or serious physical harm could result from a hazard that the employer knew or should have known about. The conditions found exposed employees to the risks of crushing injuries, falls, severe trauma, fractures and electrocution.  “Safety and health standards must be adhered to in order to protect employees from injuries and illnesses,” said Van Belanger, VOSHA Chief Compliance Officer.30last_img read more

India’s largest utility says additional coal imports unlikely this year due to lower demand, renewables

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Argus:India’s state-controlled power utility NTPC is unlikely to seek any more imported coal during the current 2020-21 fiscal year ending 31 March.The move follows projections of weaker electricity consumption given the Covid-19 pandemic and increased government efforts to discourage coal consumers, including utilities, from buying seaborne cargoes. “In this scenario, I do not think we will be issuing any coal import tenders at least in this fiscal year,” an NTPC official told Argus.The utility, which accounts for about a quarter of India’s installed coal-fired power generation capacity, had earlier decided to defer receipts of most of the seaborne coal it has already tied up. The utility has still to take delivery of about 1.72mn t[onnes] of imported coal from a total 6.35mn t it contracted over 2019-20 and 2018-19, which should be enough to meet any short-term requirements, the official said. The decision may further weigh on India’s receipts of seaborne coal this year. The country’s coal imports were down by 1.54mn t from a year earlier to 10.11mn t last month, according to shipping broker Interocean. This was the fifth consecutive month of annual falls, although the rate of decline was much smaller compared with the second quarter of this year.NTPC’s move underscores issues about sustaining the pace of recovery in national coal consumption, given the weak outlook for the country’s economic and industrial activity despite a partial easing of the national Covid-19 lockdown. Average coal-fired output in July was only 3GW lower against the previous year at 105GW. This was a significant recovery from 97GW a month earlier and 82GW in April when output fell by 25GW and 39GW on the year, respectively.But firm renewables output weighed on the possibility of a stronger recovery in coal use. Overall national power output reached parity with a year earlier at 146GW in July. But coal’s share in the mix was squeezed by a 3GW annual increase in hydropower output, which rose to 24GW.Even NTPC is planning to boost its renewables plans in line with the country’s drive to reduce its dependence on coal for electricity generation. The utility now wants renewables to account for at least 30pc of its projected installed capacity of 130GW by 2032, up from 25pc planned earlier, the company said yesterday. It reported a 5.9pc drop in profit from a year earlier in the April-June quarter to 29.49bn rupees ($395mn) because of weaker power generation. NTPC’s plan to sharply increase its renewables capacity is ambitious as only 1.7pc of its current generation capacity of 62.91GW is based on renewable energy, while about three-quarters of its projects under construction are coal-fired power plants.[Saurabh Chaturvedi]More: India’s NTPC unlikely to buy imported coal in 2020-21 India’s largest utility says additional coal imports unlikely this year due to lower demand, renewableslast_img read more

1st NY Ebola Case Prompts Mandatory Quarantine, Officials Urge Calm

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Dr. Craig Spencer (Facebook)One day after a New York City doctor became the first in the state to be diagnosed with Ebola, officials ramped up their efforts to calm nerves of New Yorkers fearful of the disease, while also taking the dramatic step of issuing mandatory quarantines at local airports for travelers who may have been exposed to the disease in West Africa.The anxiety over Ebola also reached Suffolk County, where health officials announced that they will be conducting daily monitoring of two people who recently traveled to Guinea, and who are the parents of a student who attends John Pearl Elementary School in Bohemia. An alert prompted some parents to pull their kids out of classes on Friday. The parents have decided to keep their child out of school for 21 days, the maximum incubation period for the disease, school officials said.“This child has had absolutely no symptoms of Ebola nor do the relatives,” school officials said on a statement posted on its website. “The parents have kindly taken this step to help calm the concerns of other parents and to ensure that there is no interruption in the education of the other students at the elementary school. We are all very grateful for the enormous sensitivity and consideration this family has shown the Connetquot Central School District community. Our school community should make every effort to show this family our appreciation.”The parents were evaluated by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control after arriving at John F. Kennedy International Airport, but displayed no symptoms and were allowed to go home, Suffolk health officials said. The Suffolk County Department of Health Services will conduct daily monitoring of the couple until the 21-day incubation period expires, officials said.“There are currently no reports of any individual in Suffolk County who has displayed any symptoms of Ebola,” Suffolk County health commissioner James L. Tomarken said.In New York City, the push for calm began in earnest Friday afternoon when Mayor Bill de Blasio told New Yorkers “there is no cause for alarm.”“New Yorkers need to understand the situation is being handled and handled well,” de Blasio said during a press conference. “It cannot be transmitted through casual contact,” he added, “it cannot be transmitted in airborne fashion.”Gov. Andrew Cuomo also wasted no time. Before most New Yorkers settled in to work, he had already appeared on NBC’s “Today Show,” CNN’s “New Day,” and CBS “This Morning.”Later in the day, Cuomo took the MTA’s 1 train for a public appearance with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to announce increased screenings at John F. Kennedy International and Newark Liberty International airports—two of five airports in the country that have been screening passengers arriving from Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone.The stepped-up measures include a mandatory 21-day quarantine for anyone who came in direct contact with Ebola patients or medical personnel in any of the three Ebola-stricken West African nations.“The steps New York and New Jersey are taking today will strengthen our safeguards to protect our residents against this disease and help ensure those that may be infected by Ebola are treated with the highest precautions,” Cuomo said.Meanwhile, the city deployed a team of medical detectives to find anyone who may have came in contact with Dr. Craig Spencer, the 33-year-old diagnosed as the state’s first Ebola patient. He had recently arrived home from treating Ebola patients in West Africa. He had reported feeling fatigued and recorded a high fever. Officials retracted an earlier statement that said Spencer’s temperature was 103 degrees; it was actually 100.3.Spencer had returned through JFK airport on Oct. 17. He went through proper screening methods at the airport but displayed no symptoms until Thursday, officials said. Between that time, he had traveled on the subway and went bowling.Officials spent most of the day reminding people that the only way to contract Ebola is through direct contract with a patient or their bodily fluids. It is not an airborne disease. Such patients are only communicable once they’re showing symptoms of the virus.The state on Friday also launched an 24-hour information help-line to answer public health questions. The number is 1-800-861-2280. If anyone requires medical attention, officials urge them to call their health care provider or 911.last_img read more

The 4 most powerful salary negotiation tactics

first_imgHow to ask for more money – and actually get it.by: Robin MadellIf you find yourself feeling queasy at the thought of negotiating your salary, you aren’t alone. Research from Salary.com reveals that around one-fifth of candidates don’t counter the first number on the table after they receive a job offer. In fact, a poll by the Society of Human Resource Management found that nearly 80 percent of those surveyed expressed that they didn’t like to discuss money or negotiate employment terms.Female candidates are even more affected by this apprehension. According to Linda Babcock and Sara Laschever, authors of “Women Don’t Ask: Negotiation and the Gender Divide,” 2.5 times more women than men feel “a great deal of apprehension” about negotiating. Babcock and Laschever also found that while 46 percent of men report “always” negotiating their salary, only 30 percent of women do so.That’s a shame, because you might be leaving a lot of money on the table. “The worst thing that can happen when you push for more is that they say ‘no,’” says Anne Devereux, chief strategy officer at Lantern and founder of Parlay House. “But if you do it with grace, they will respect your courage and persistence – and if you don’t ask, you will never know what could have been.”To avoid the remorse of bypassing this crucial last step of your job search, here are four strategies for successful salary negotiation: continue reading » 6SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

NCUA awards $2M in grants to 203 low-income credit unions

first_img continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr The NCUA awarded $2 million in grants to 203 low-income credit unions, funding from the agency’s Community Development Revolving Loan Fund (CDRLF). CUNA strongly supports full funding for the CDRLF, and successfully fought to restore funding when the fund was zeroed out for fiscal year 2018.Grant awards ranging from $1,300 to $20,000 were made to credit unions in 42 states and the District of Columbia. Forty-four credit unions are first-time grant recipients. Twenty-eight are minority depository institutions. A total of 243 credit unions made grant requests of $2.5 million in this year’s grant round.The NCUA made awards in three categories:Digital services and security: 141 grants totaling $1,251,670;last_img read more