Benefit To Assist With Medical Costs Is Set For Sunday

first_imgvia Facebook / Lillian Scholeno.FALCONER — A benefit is scheduled to take place this weekend for a life-long area resident who was recently in an accident.The benefit to assist Lillian Scholeno, 22, with medical expenses is from noon to 5 p.m., Sunday at the American Legion on Main Street in Falconer.The $12 cost includes a chicken barbecue dinner with a half-chicken, two side dishes and a roll. There will also be a bake sale, Chinese auction, basket raffles and a 50-50 raffle.Anyone interested in donating a basket or auction item contact Sonya Bingham at 716 720-2020. 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

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40-Year-Old Dies Of COVID In Chautauqua County, Second Death This Week

first_img16 14701- Jamestown9 50 76.90% 369.5 14740- Gerry0 14728- Dewittville0 2.0% Total Deaths 312.2 22 80-897 4 1.2% 14767- Panama0 7 91.8 Symptoms 37 8 19.84% 246.4 440.5 67 14733- Falconer0 5 3.2% 0 20-29423 14722- Chautauqua0 40 0.8% 0.6% 12 1 14724- Clymer1 0.71% 12.62% 0.0 14710- Ashville0 80-8979 542 3 All Ages22 0.0 0 25 14720- Celoron0 2.0% 71 13.65% 14787- Westfield1 3.3% 40-492 16 COVID-19 Cases by ZIP Code of Residence 223.6 1.7% 14718- Cassadaga0 0.0 43 18.9% Zip Code 70-797 41 8 16 0.0% 182.1 4.58% 4.7% 23.10% 197.4 14723- Cherry Creek2 12 44 93.2 Percent 13 68 12.62% 4 Symptoms Known1147 0.1% 1.2% 0.0 0 181.7 363 2 18 14 14048- Dunkirk7 14712- Bemus Point4 6 Yes882 30-39259 Age 100 345 3.71% Number 50-592 14738- Frewsburg4 0.8% 0 3.1% 0.0% 403 1 16 Total 316.2 3 0.9% 14138- South Dayton1 NYS Fatality Rate: 4.86%US Fatality Rate: 1.9%Source: John Hopkins University COVID-19 Tracker 12/9/2020 0.0 14750- Lakewood3 0.8% Percent 189.9 92.7 14752- Lily Dale0 0-390 8 14736- Findley Lake0 14757- Mayville0 70-79153 25 14781- Sherman1 Age Group 14784- Stockton1 2.3% 351.6 0 2.3% 0.4% 14081- Irving4 2 Active Cases 0.8% 288.5 59 0.2% 0.5% Active Case Rate (per 100,000 residents) 0.0 14775- Ripley1 14782- Sinclairville1 42 0.00% 5 14 6 14063- Fredonia8 82 3 0 20 1.03% Fatality Rate by Age Group 290.0 14062- Forestville5 1 13.51% 7 Total Cases 14769- Portland0 1334.1 14726- Conewango Valley0 20 MGN Stock Image.MAYVILLE – A person in their 40s has died from COVID-19 in Chautauqua County.The County Health Department, in an update to the COVID-19 dashboard on Wednesday, announced the 22nd death, the second just this week.Additionally, 59 new cases were reported with nine in Jamestown. Of the 345 cases currently active, 82 are in the Jamestown area.Since the pandemic began, 2,132 cases have been recorded with 1,765 recovering. Health leaders say there ae 19 people hospitalized with a seven-day average percent positivity rate of 6.2 percent.A full breakdown of the daily update is posted below: 17.0% 10 150.9 Number 25 0-19291 246.4 14136- Silver Creek4 272.6 543.5 12.15% Percent of Total Cases 0.7% 50-59281 2132 60-69269 100.0% 25.4% 7.18% 49.9 COVID-19 Cases by Presence of Symptoms at Time of Interview 90+31 1.45% New Cases 206.4 14747- Kennedy0 33 0.9% COVID-19 Cases by Known Age No265 266.1 0 232.8 191.5 14716- Brocton2 Fatality Rate 1.0% 1.2% 0.0% 90+1 0 0.69% 3 9 60-693 1.12% 48 296.5 13 8.86% 1.9% 3.23% 40-49288 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

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Japan’s new energy policy targets carbon emissions, pushes renewables and nuclear

first_imgJapan’s new energy policy targets carbon emissions, pushes renewables and nuclear FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Associated Press:Japan is calling for further efforts to cut carbon emissions by promoting renewables but also nuclear energy despite the 2011 Fukushima reactors meltdowns.The energy white paper, adopted by the Cabinet Friday, said Japan faces an “urgent task” of reducing carbon emissions coming from utilities that have relied heavily on fossil fuels to make up for shortages of cleaner nuclear energy. The call comes as the Fukushima nuclear reactors are slowly being restarted amid lingering anti-nuclear sentiments since the 2011 crisis.Japan wants further development of renewable energy and set a 22% to 24% target while maintaining nuclear energy at around the same level. It also pledged to reduce carbon emissions by 26% from 2013 levels by 2030. So far it has achieved a 7% reduction and is making progress but needs more effort, the paper said. It said the cost of renewables also needs to come down.While the renewables account for 16% of Japan’s energy supply, nuclear energy remained at just 3% in 2017, compared to the target of 20% to 22%, according to the paper. Coal and natural gas accounted for 74%.Before the 2011 quake and tsunami that destroyed the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant’s cooling systems and sent three of its reactors into meltdowns, nuclear energy made up about one-third of Japan’s energy supply.More: Japan plans carbon emission cuts, more nuclear energylast_img read more

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Panamanian President Promotes Use of Panama Canal

first_imgBy Dialogo October 07, 2011 Panamanian President Ricardo Martinelli called on Chilean ports to take advantage of the expansion of the Panama Canal, of which Chile is one of the chief users, at the end of a meeting with President Sebastián Piñera in Santiago. “Chile is one of the most important users of the Panama Canal. May Chilean ports take advantage of the opportunity offered by the Panama Canal expansion,” Martinelli noted in a statement to the press at the end of the meeting. The Panamanian president also characterized Chile as an “elder brother” of his country and highlighted the agreements on cultural cooperation and education signed in the context of this visit. More than a third of Chilean exports pass through the Panama Canal, which is currently undergoing expansion. Later, Martinelli gave a talk at the Santiago headquarters of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), where he explained that the expansion of the Panama Canal will conclude in 2014 and that it will have new, larger locks that will enable it to receive higher-capacity ships, going from 3,200 containers now to 12,000. “Due to this, ports like those of Chile are also going to have to be expanded; they will need to review the general distribution and cost of shipping, which translates into a decrease in the cost of living and the basic basket of goods in all countries,” the Central American president maintained. For his part, Piñera said that “President Ricardo Martinelli is a friend of Chile” and that Panama and Chile have always had “a relationship of trust.” The education agreement signed by the two presidents establishes “cooperation on the development of activities of mutual interest, to the benefit of teachers and students in both countries,” a joint declaration indicated. The second agreement fosters the exchange of cultural cooperation “that seeks to promote cultural relations, acknowledging the importance of the theatrical, visual, and audiovisual arts, literature, and tangible and intangible cultural heritage as tools of integration.” “We’ve signed collaboration agreements that are undoubtedly going to mean progress for our citizens,” President Piñera said.last_img read more

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Argentine President Congratulates the Army

first_imgBy Dialogo January 30, 2012 Argentine President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner highlighted the work of her country’s Defense Ministry and Army “to overcome the difficult situation” arising from the ashes spewed by the Puyehue volcano in the Andes mountain range. The president emphasized that “the Army contributed around 600 personnel, more than 200 vehicles, and water-purification plants for everything that went into the first stage of aid,” she said on January 26, in a videoconference with authorities of the locality of Villa la Angostura, in the province of Neuquén. In order to respond to the emergency originated by Chile’s Puyehue volcano, according to Defense Minister Arturo Puricelli, 574 Army personnel were deployed, and 132 light and general-purpose cargo vehicles, 87 specialized vehicles (ambulances, workshops, communications vehicles, kitchens, water tankers, and road machinery, among others), and six water purification plants were used, among other equipment. Some of the tasks that were carried out in 16 localities in the province of Neuquén and eight localities in the province of Río Negro included water purification and transporting and supplying potable water, distributing firewood and non-perishable food, removing ashes accumulated in the streets, and repairing roofs, among others. Separately, there was also collaboration in fighting various forest fires that occurred in several mountain locations and near Fagnano Lake, in Tierra del Fuego.last_img read more

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5 things every credit union board wants for their 2015 budget

first_img 20SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr by: Kirk DrakeIn my experience there are three things that every board wants.  Less Risk, More Profits, and More Predictability.  The good news is that as financial institutions you are pretty good at all three of those.  That being said – board members should be pushing their management teams to have defined strategies for the following five areas:Mobile Wallet StrategyIntegrated and Holistic IT SecurityContent MarketingData AnalyticsCUFXMobile WalletGoogle Wallet, CurrenC, ApplePay, ISIS, PayPal, AmazonPay.  The world of payments disintermediation is coming.  Smart phones are changing our shopping and payment experience.   Credit Unions board should be a demanding a mobile wallet strategy and plan that enables the credit union to maintain its brand and relevancy with its members.  It should have the ability to create new revenue channels, lower risk, and work for ALL members with SmartPhones. continue reading »last_img read more

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KBC Pensioenfonds splits managing director, CIO roles

first_imgVanbriel told IPE that the pension fund has about €2bn of assets across three schemes. No fundamental changes to its investment policy are planned for the time being. As CIO he will take on responsibility for the fund’s liabilities over the coming year. Termote was previously legal adviser and compliance officer at the pension fund, but took on more responsibility last year. He reports to Hans Verstraete, who heads the board of directors.Vanbriel joined the pension fund from KBC Asset Management, where he had a lengthy career. Most recently he was head of structured and money market funds from October 2013.Before that he was CEO, KBC Fund Management, and before that head of institutional business development. He was chief actuary at KBC Asset Management from 1995-2003. Brussels-based KBC Pensioenfonds has created a dedicated chief investment officer role with its managing director role now solely focussed on governance. Kurt Termote has been appointed managing director, with final responsibility for governance of the pension fund. Luc Vanbriel (pictured) has been appointed to the new role of chief investment officer, reporting to Termote.The reorganisation was implemented in connection with the retirement of managing director Edwin Meysmans earlier this month. He headed the Belgium pension fund for the KBC banking and insurance group for 20 years where his responsibilities included overseeing investments and governance of the pension fund.last_img read more

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​Finland readies solvency safety net to avoid fire sales at pension firms

first_imgWith falling asset prices hitting solvency ratios at providers in Finland’s first-pillar earnings-related pension system, the country’s Ministry of Social Affairs and Health has prepared a bill on the temporary strengthening of pension insurers’ solvency.The idea is that the proposal can be submitted to parliament immediately if average solvency plummets – preventing pension insurance companies from forced sales of equities at depressed prices.The proposal was drawn up on 27 April, the ministry announced.“The proposal will be issued only if the average solvency of institutions for occupational retirement provision decreases substantially due to the deterioration of the financial market situation,” it said. The proposal was put together in co-operation with the central labour market organisations, the Finnish Financial Supervisory Authority (FIN-FSA) and the Finnish Centre for Pensions, the ministry said.Work on the draft followed a report from FIN-FSA on 13 March, that the average solvency of pension institutions was at a moderate level, but threatened to decline if financial market developments continued in that direction, it said.“However, after mid-March, the situation calmed down and the average solvency of pension institutions has remained at a reasonably good level,” the ministry said.Hanna Mäkinen, mathematician at Finnish pensions alliance TELA, commented that although the tumult on global stock markets seemed to have calmed, future prospects were still very uncertain.“That is why it is good to prepare for a very fast-changing situation by preparing a temporary law now,” she said.“In this way, it will be implemented quickly if necessary, if the situation in the financial markets changes significantly so that the average solvency of employment pension insurers decreases substantially from the current level,” Mäkinen said.It was important for their operations that pension insurance companies were able to assess when any legislation would come into force, she said, adding: “For this reason, it is good that the Financial Supervision Authority is publishing information on the average solvency of employment pension insurers more frequently than usual.”TELA, whose members include pension insurance companies and pension funds, said the precautionary bill included three different measures that could be used to strengthen the solvency capital of occupational pension insurers, which would make it possible for the providers to avoid having to sell their investment assets to a significant extent in an unfavourable market situation.“In this way, pension assets’ good long-term return potential would be supported, as well as the financial stability and sustainability of the pension system,” Mäkinen said.The solvency regulation applies to Finland’s private-sector employment pension insurers including pension insurance companies and pension funds, TELA said.Solvency capital at the country’s two largest pension insurance companies, Ilmarinen and Varma, were shown to have fallen by 25% and 30% respectively when the firms reported first quarter results last week, but both firms said ratios remained well above minimum requirements.To read the digital edition of IPE’s latest magazine click here.last_img read more

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Nissen Kaiun Orders Ten Panamax Bulkers

first_imgJapanese marine transportation company Nissen Kaiun has placed an order for ten 82,000 DWT bulk carriers at compatriot shipyards, shipbroking firms indicate.Under the deal valued at USD 270 million, Tsuneishi Zosen Shipbuilding has been hired for the construction of five vessels, while Imabari Shipbuilding has been entrusted with building the remaining five ships.The Panamax newbuildings are slated for completion and delivery by 2020.The latest order has pushed the company’s newbuilding count to 29 ships, which includes six Aframax tankers also being constructed by Tsuneishi Zosen, eight MR2 tankers being built by Japan Marine United, two VLCCs at Mitsui Ichihara, one VLGC LPG and one Panamax bulker at Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and Tsuneishi Cebu respectively and a Handy bulk carrier being built by Shikoku Dockyard.Majority of the ships are slated for delivery in 2018, with the rest being delivered throughout 2019 and 2020.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

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Dominica’s youth embraces good governance and democracy at Caribbean summit

first_img Sharing is caring! Share Share Tweet Sharecenter_img Photo credit: Reinet.netGood Governance and Democracy for the Caribbean region are among matters discussed as the Caribbean Youth Leadership Summit which has just ended in Barbados.President of the National Youth Council Delroy Williams said the summit also discussed the setting up of a commonwealth Caribbean youth council.Williams returned stateside on Friday following the week long summit.“We had a number of youth leaders from across the Caribbean and we looked at strengthening of the regional youth network,” Williams said.Strengthening of the regional youth network and the need for greater networking among young persons were also discussed.Williams said a number of key activities will be held in the coming months to build capacity among the youth councils in the region. Meantime a formal communiqué will be disseminated to the heads of state for raising awareness of youth development programs around the Caribbean.“We are also looking forward to presenting to them a regional constitution for the development of a youth council. That’s one of the ways we see that we can strengthen young person’s contribution towards national development,” he added.Dominica Vibes News LocalNews Dominica’s youth embraces good governance and democracy at Caribbean summit by: – April 5, 2011 22 Views   no discussionslast_img read more

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