Elder Care Facility Employee Tests Positive For COVID-19

first_imgShare: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) WEST ELLICOTT – A staff member at a senior living facility in West Ellicott has tested positive for COVID-19.Heritage President and CEO, Lisa Haglund, confirmed Tuesday that the test result belongs to a Orchard Grove employee.Haglund released the following statement:The staff member who tested positive is currently in quarantine, and will not return to work at Orchard Grove until further notice. All of our families have been notified. Per New York state mandate, all visitation at Orchard Grove is suspended until further notice. In accordance with HIPPA requirements, no further details will be released. At Heritage, the health and safety of both our residents and staff is of the utmost importance, and we are taking action to reduce the risk of exposure for all. The steps we are implementing are directly tied to the recommendations and guidelines of the CDC, state, local, and federal regulations, and we will adjust these steps if those recommendations change.To date, we consider ourselves lucky to have limited our exposure as a result of the pro-active efforts of our staff working in conjunction with our COVID-19 task force.Heritage has taken multiple steps to help prevent exposure for residents including daily employee and resident health screenings in accordance with CDC guidelines, and no group activities.Our COVID-19 task force has been preparing for this possibility, and we believe our incredible team of caregivers is well trained and ready to support our residents.last_img read more

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Broadway Grosses: Hamilton Remains Box Office Darling

first_img View Comments With the official start of fall comes cooler weather and milder crowds, and though most Broadway shows faced an expected dip in grosses, a select few celebrated an uptick. The gargantuan hit Hamilton seems to never be satisfied, as it hit its highest capacity to date last week and jumped to $1,567,451. There was also The Book of Mormon and Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, with the latter reaching its highest gross since June. Meanwhile, the Deaf West revival of Spring Awakening opened to well-nigh unanimous raves. We suspect forthcoming word-of-mouth and assurance of a production far from the one that closed only six years ago will lead to a more prominent presence on the boards during its limited run.Here’s a look at who was on top—and who was not—for the week ending September 27:FRONTRUNNERS (By Gross)1. The Lion King ($1,758,556)2. Hamilton ($1,567,451)3. The Book of Mormon ($1,489,769)4. Wicked ($1,426,156)5. Aladdin ($1,347,833)UNDERDOGS (By Gross)5. The Gin Game ($321,528)**4. Amazing Grace ($256,284)3. Fool For Love ($239,768)*2. Hand to God ($205,062)1. Dames At Sea ($144,944)***FRONTRUNNERS (By Capacity)1. The Book of Mormon (102.40%)2. Hamilton (101.36%)3. Fun Home (101.01%)4. The Lion King (100.01%)5. Beautiful: The Carole King Musical (100.00%)UNDERDOGS (By Capacity)5. Matilda (70.23%)4. Les Miserables (70.20%)3. Jersey Boys (69.24%)*2. Hand to God (45.68%)1. Amazing Grace (45.61%)* Number based on eight preview performances**Number based on six preview performances***Number based on five preview performancesSource: The Broadway Leaguelast_img read more

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Children’s legal services grants available

first_img Children’s legal services grants available Children’s legal services grants available October 15, 2005 Regular Newscenter_img Applications for 2006 children’s legal services grants were recently distributed by The Florida Bar Foundation to legal assistance providers in Florida.The Foundation expects to distribute approximately $1,151,000.“Children in poverty in Florida have critical needs for legal assistance,” said John Thornton, chair of the Legal Assistance for the Poor Grant Committee. “Often children in foster care do not get the protection and services to which they are entitled unless they have legal representation. A child needing special education may not get that help without an attorney.”Thornton said these grants, although inadequate, help solve those problems.“A growing number of lawyers in Florida are making a difference for children by making contributions to the Foundation’s children’s legal services program and by performing pro bono work,” he said. “New funds from the Kids Deserve Justice license plate are a boost for this program. We are pleased to be able to increase our funding for children in 2006.”Currently, 15 programs receive children’s legal services grants, which assist low-income children with problems involving dependency, foster care, access to special education services, other educational issues, and access to health services.Applicants who are not current grantees must contact Foundation staff for information on submitting a concept paper prior to submitting an application.Grant application packages are available by contacting Andrea Horne at (800) 541-2195, or by e-mail at ahorne@ flabarfndn.org. Applications must be received by the Foundation by October 31 and the Foundation board will award the grants December 9.last_img read more

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The importance of open architecture in credit union technology

first_imgOne of the topics of recent conversation in credit union technology has revolved around the impact Millennials are having on the financial industry. Within the next few years, this tech-savvy group will represent close to 75% of the workforce and is becoming an influential part of the financial world. Keeping pace with the ever-changing face of credit union technology is vital to attracting Millennial members. The credit union industry has had to evolve to be able to offer the tools and technology members demand and what once was thought of as taboo in the industry, credit union APIs are now crucial to satisfying current technology needs and staying relevant. A core data processing system with a robust API allows for credit union open architecture so that you can offer the best-of-breed products that might otherwise be unavailable.Staying RelevantBeing able to offer up-to-date technology and engage with the latest applications is important to staying at the forefront of your competition. For example, industry trends are showing that more and more people, many of them Millennials, are using non-traditional alternative banking tools. Alternative payment options such as Venmo, PayPal, and Applepay are just some of these third-party applications to offer this. FICO recently reported that an estimated 52% of Millennials and 27% of Baby Boomers are using these forms of payment. Having the ability to engage third parties via an API, and being able to offer additional options to your members is a great reason to seek a core processor with open architecture. continue reading » 6SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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Liquidity loans are the only real measure to save entrepreneurs. A measure that everyone is waiting for like a straw of salvation

first_imgPhoto: Francis Desjardins from Pexels Burilović said that we must already think about the financial instruments we can offer to the economy in the future, and it was jointly concluded that we should work on improving the communication of institutions with entrepreneurs, in order to be as informed as possible about the opportunities offered to them.  In this regard, the Croatian Chamber of Commerce has offered all its capacities in order to convey information as directly and clearly as possible to businessmen, points out Burilović and adds: The problem is that there is no cash flow, ie that the tourist market can expect only the first turnover in the spring of 2021, and it should survive until then. Also, it should be emphasized that all previous measures have been focused on preserving jobs, ie employees, and not to the entrepreneurs themselves and the preservation of the company. “As business institutions, we need to see how we can further improve our cooperation, and above all we wanted to convey to you the questions and suggestions of our members. One of the most current topics is loans from Hamag Bicro and HBOR, the allocation of which must be accelerated and simplified because entrepreneurs desperately need all possible means to preserve liquidity. We have a lot of constructive suggestions that we will pass on to you in order to make life as easy as possible for entrepreneurs”, Said the president of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce Luka Burilović. “We can help a lot through our network of County Chambers and business associations and communities. Also, within the Digital Chamber, we have an e-financing module with all tenders, from the EU to local self-government, and offers from all commercial banks. As part of that, we can also put a section with the offer of Hamag Bicro and thus additionally connect digitally”, Concluded Burilović.  This is the biggest help to entrepreneurs, and especially to the tourism sector, which is among the most affected industries, which everyone is eagerly awaiting. Although it seems logical that all sectors are looking for this measure and are waiting for it as a lifeline, so far there has been no major progress on this topic. The measures taken so far are commendable and well-hit, but they will not save entrepreneurs. center_img As they point out from the Croatian Chamber of Commerce, through their County Chambers, they collected the requests of businessmen from all over Croatia and structured them and passed them on to Hamag Bicro. Entrepreneurs, among other things, are looking for extension of loan terms, refinancing of existing liabilities, and torment them and whether they can Hamag Bicro funds used in addition to job preservation grants. The problem is that they receive contradictory answers to these questions from different institutions.  Liquidity loans are a burning problem of the economy and the only real chance for entrepreneurs to survive this year, especially in the tourism sector. Everyone is looking for one thing – not free money, but the opportunity to borrow over HBOR or Hamag Bircoor that the state provides a certain guarantees, so that entrepreneurs can borrow through commercial banks. It is commendable for an open dialogue, but entrepreneurs no longer have to wait, they have been waiting for half a year for concrete steps on this issue, and also banks and leasing companies also want to collect their receivables. This is an extraordinary situation, and we need extraordinary steps, ie urgent concrete decisions. “We communicate all our projects and we are open to all suggestions and suggestions on how to improve and speed up our work, especially when they come from companies. Unfortunately, we had a situation where we received an enormous amount of requests in a short period of time, which burdened our capacities to the extreme. Despite that, next week we will finish processing all requests for the so-called covid loans, of which there were over 5500”, Said the CEO of Hamag Bicro Faithful Vrbanec, noting that, according to their data, Hamag Bicro placed more funds in the corona crisis than all commercial banks and HBOR combined. On this topic, a meeting of the leaders of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce and Hamag Bicro was held at the Croatian Chamber of Commerce, and the main topic of discussion was improving inter-institutional cooperation with emphasis on speeding up and simplifying procedures for granting liquidity loans. last_img read more

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Malmaison opens More-London Bridge hotel

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Race to ready Dubai’s mega Expo despite one-year delay

first_imgArmies of workers in protective masks are racing to complete the mammoth Dubai Expo 2020 site despite the coronavirus that has sickened some employees, forced a one-year postponement, and created a logistical headache.The six-month world fair, a milestone for the emirate which has splashed out $8.2 billion on the eye-popping venue in the hope of boosting its soft power and resetting the economy, will now open its doors in October 2021.But organizers grappling with the complexities of rescheduling the event are intent on delivering the main buildings of the Expo by the original start date. They are keeping the Expo 2020 name and logo, which is emblazed on everything from billboards to aircraft.As well as the onset of the scorching Gulf summer, organizers have had to contend with coronavirus infections and layoffs among a large workforce recruited from across the world.”Of course, the impact of COVID-19 has affected the logistics and the processes of delivering some of the remaining works,” said Ahmed Al Khatib, chief development and delivery officer.But “work continues and some of the pavilions have actually reached a very final stage. 2020 is the year of delivery,” he told AFP during a rare visit to the site, which will be mothballed once the major work is done. Difficult decisions Once a tangle of concrete and dust, the 4.5 square kilometer venue has now risen from the deserts of Dubai. Many of the buildings’ main structures have been completed.The United Arab Emirates pavilion, built in the shape of a falcon in flight, is only a few feathers away from completion, while the adjacent Saudi Arabian pavilion is now a huge window opening up into the sky.Tunnels are open and streets have been paved. The sound system and 5G towers have been installed, and transplanted mango and olive trees are flourishing.Before the coronavirus pandemic, Dubai hoped the largest event ever staged in the Arab world — billed as the “World’s Greatest Show” — would attract some 25 million visitors.It will showcase dozens of pavilions among the 192 participating countries including Israel, despite the Jewish state having no diplomatic ties with the UAE.Since the first “World Expo” was held at London’s Crystal Palace in 1851, global fairs have been used to showcase new ideas and technology as well as serving as nation-branding exercises. With a lavish promotional campaign featuring superstars such as Lionel Messi, Dubai hopes the Expo will be a lifeline for the property, tourism and trade sectors, after years of malaise in the region which has now been aggravated by the global coronavirus-induced slowdown.Chief Engagement Officer Manal AlBayat said the postponement approved in May by the governing Bureau International des Expositions (BIE) had no impact on the “commitment to deliver an Expo that inspires the world”.But as the timeline stretches out, putting pressure on budgets, it has led to layoffs among staff that once thronged the air-conditioned temporary buildings on site.”Very sadly, a number of Expo employees will be leaving us. Of course, the decision was very difficult taken in [the] context of the postponement and it’s difficult because they’re members of the tribe,” said AlBayat, without specifying how many jobs were lost. Daily challenges On the vast Expo site south of the city, the pandemic creates daily challenges, as workers converse and share crane boxes, at a time when the UAE is still registering hundreds of new infections every day.AlBayat said that among the many precautionary measures are a testing facility built on site and awareness sessions held for workers.But like many workplaces in the region, infections have emerged.”We have had some positive cases with our workers as well as with our Expo staff,” she said, declining to say how many. “We ensure that if anyone has tested positive they do not come back until they have tested negative and have been approved by the health authorities to come back to work regardless of whether they are workers or Expo employees”.More than half of the coronavirus cases registered in the six Gulf countries — which now exceed 355,000 and rising — are among foreign workers, who often live in cramped conditions that do not allow for social distancing.Measures to contain the coronavirus pandemic forced Dubai — which attracted 16.7 million visitors last year — to close its doors in March. It is aiming to reopen ahead of the start of the tourist season in September, when the summer heat dissipates.”We believe that Dubai will come back to its number of visitors and we will work closely to achieve the best number of visitors for our Expo,” said Al Khatib when asked whether original goals would need to be revised.”One year of postponement means more… room for improvement,” he added optimistically. Topics :last_img read more

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On “Jobs that Pay” Tour Governor Visits Greiner Packaging, Discusses Apprenticeships

first_img April 26, 2017 Budget News,  Jobs That Pay,  Press Release,  Workforce Development Pittston, PA – Governor Wolf today toured Greiner Packaging in Pittston and participated in a roundtable discussion focused on apprenticeships and manufacturing workforce needs with Greiner employees, student interns, and community leaders. Representatives from the Governor’s Action Team and the Department of Labor & Industry’s Office of Apprenticeship also participated.“Apprenticeship programs such as the one Greiner Packaging has developed are providing access to great career pathways in manufacturing,” Governor Wolf said. “What better way to connect people to jobs that pay than an employer creating a training program that meets its needs for a skilled workforce.“I also see and understand the need for innovative and expanded apprenticeship programs; that’s why I have included an apprenticeship grant program in my 2017-18 budget.”The grant program – both for those leaving the K-12 education system and those transitioning into a new industry sector – can receive training aligned to business workforce needs, so workers are not training just to train, but have a job, a career path established.Greiner Packaging partnered with Luzerne County Community College on its “Gold Apprentice Program,” to train technicians needed to fill the workforce at the packaging manufacturer.“We are extremely honored to have the opportunity to showcase our growth and accomplishments to the Governor and his action team; specifically, through our Greiner Gold Apprentice Program,” David Kirkland, president of Greiner Packaging said. “Our program is unique to the area since students earn a degree whilst getting hands on experience from specially trained mentors. We are proud of our apprentices and excited to be part of their journey towards a successful long-term career at Greiner Packaging.”Governor Wolf’s budget continues to invest in 21st century manufacturing, workforce development and training programs while also implementing new safeguards to ensure taxpayer dollars for economic development projects are spent appropriately and intended outcomes are met.In addition to investments in apprenticeship and manufacturing training-to-career grant programs, Governor Wolf continues to make “jobs that pay” a top priority.Since taking office, his administration has secured over $2 billion in private sector investments in the commonwealth and commitments for the creation and retention of over 200,000 full-time jobs.Over the past two years, the governor has worked to increase the number of residents with college degrees and high-value industry-recognized credentials and to expand economic opportunities for residents and businesses while fighting for a minimum wage increase.Governor Wolf continues to travel the commonwealth to talk to business owners and workers about what the commonwealth can do to help them thrive. In this year’s budget, Governor Wolf is committed to continuing to grow our economy and create jobs.Greiner Packaging Corporation is a subsidiary of Greiner Packaging International and the company’s first U.S. location was established in Pittston to serve as the company’s corporate headquarters. In production since October 2014 with new technologies and state-of-the-art equipment, technologies include thermoforming, extrusion, injection molding, and direct print.For more information about the Governor’s Action Team or DCED visit dced.pa.gov/. On “Jobs that Pay” Tour Governor Visits Greiner Packaging, Discusses Apprenticeshipscenter_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

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ANL Charters Boxship from GSL

first_imgContainership charter owner Global Ship Lease (GSL) has inked a new time charter with ANL, a subsidiary of CMA CGM, for GSL Keta.Built in 2003, the 2,207 TEU containership was previously known as Delmas Keta.The new charter, commencing later this month, is for a period of between seven and ten months at a rate of USD 8,450 per day, up from USD 7,800 per day under the preceding charter.What is more, the company has exercised options to extend the existing charters of the 2002-built, 2,207 TEU Marie Delmas and Kumasi to CMA CGM through December 31, 2019, at a rate of USD 9,800 per day. The company retains additional options, in its favor, to further extend both charters through 2020.“Our success entering into this new charter at a higher rate highlights the firming fundamentals for mid-size and smaller containerships. Furthermore, through both this new charter and the exercise of two options at attractive rates, we are pleased to have further expanded our contracted revenue backlog and consolidated our relationship with the CMA CGM group,” Ian Webber, Chief Executive Officer of Global Ship Lease, said.Earlier this month, CMA CGM decided to charter four boxships from Poseidon Containers. Poseidon Containers recently announced a merger with GSL, aiming at creating a containership charter owner focused on mid-sized and smaller vessels.As of September 30, 2018, Global Ship Lease owned 19 vessels with a total capacity of 85,136 TEU and an average age, weighted by TEU capacity, of 13.7 years. All 19 vessels are fixed on time charters, 17 of which are with CMA CGM.last_img read more

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CHC chief executive resigns. Interim CEO named

first_imgPresident and chief executive officer of helicopter operator CHC has resigned to accept an opportunity outside of the oil and gas industry.CHC said on Wednesday that president and CEO Karl Fessenden would resign from the company on August 2.Dave Balevic, SVP of engineering and operations, will assume the role of interim CEO while the company looks for Fessenden’s successor.Fessenden said: “It has been a privilege working shoulder-to-shoulder with the best team in the business. I want to thank the team and the board of managers for their support.“CHC is in a strong position both financially and competitively in the marketplace, and the course to a bright future is set by continuing to execute our strategy.”John Gremp, chairman of CHC board of managers, added: “On behalf of the board, we thank Karl for his service and many accomplishments during his tenure as CEO. We will always be grateful for his leadership at a critical juncture in CHC’s history. We wish Karl and his family the very best.“[…] we are fortunate to have Dave step in as interim CEO. He has the board’s full confidence and will ensure continuity while we conduct a thorough search for a permanent replacement.”Fessenden was named president and CEO of CHC Helicopter and a board member of its parent company, CHC Group, in February 2015. He came to CHC from GE.Fessenden led multiple global-service business units at GE Energy and GE Aviation. Most recently he directed GE’s integration of the Alstom power-generation business, the largest acquisition in GE’s history.Before that, he managed GE’s $8 billion Power Generation Services unit, the largest industrial-services business at GE. His background includes 15 years in the aviation sector with GE and Pratt & Whitney.As for Balevic, he was appointed to his current position in May 2015, coming to CHC with 26 years of progressive leadership experience at General Electric.During his time at GE, he held roles in aviation, power generation, and oil and gas.Spotted a typo? Have something more to add to the story? Maybe a nice photo? Contact our editorial team via email. Also, if you’re interested in showcasing your company, product or technology on Offshore Energy Today, please contact us via our advertising form where you can also see our media kit.last_img read more

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