Western New York’s COVID-19 Infection Rate Continues Uptick

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) Image by Justin Gould / WNY News Now.JAMESTOWN – More than two-dozen cases of COVID-19 were reported between Chautauqua and Cattaraugus Counties over the weekend, this as the virus’ infection rate continues to rise in the region.New York State Health leaders on Sunday announced that the region’s COVID-19 positivity rate reached 4.8%, the highest rate of all 10 regions in the state.This as Chautauqua County announced 18 new cases over the weekend, 10 on Saturday and eight on Sunday. Local health leaders are expected to release more details in an update today.Meanwhile, Cattaraugus County reported 11 new cases over the weekend with six on Saturday and five on Sunday. Governor Andrew Cuomo is expected to announce a new strategy to combat micro-clusters during a press conference sometime Monday.last_img read more

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Brazil to Invest 37 Million Reais in Border Security Plan

first_imgBy Dialogo December 15, 2011 The Brazilian federal Ministry of Justice has signed terms for the adhesion of 11 states of the federation to the Strategic Border Plan, which is going to enable access to 37 million reais in resources for investments in security. The plan is being coordinated by the Justice Ministry, in association with Defense, and aims to curb trafficking in weapons and drugs from neighboring countries. All the states involved have already submitted integration proposals, which are being analyzed by the National Secretariat of Public Safety (SENASP), an agency that coordinates federal actions with the states. The strategic plan will rely on action by the Armed Forces and other security agencies. Currently, two ongoing operations are taking action against illicit activities in the country’s border regions: Operation Sentinela and Operation Ágata. According to the Justice Minister, bordering countries have responded positively to Brazil’s plans to fight the trafficking of drugs and arms. He also stated that he has met with representatives of the Justice and Interior ministries of the Mercosur countries, a framework within which important agreements have been signed with the objective of border security. One such example is the agreement between Paraguay and Argentina. The document of adhesion to the strategic plan was signed by representatives of the following states: Acre Amapá, Amazonas, Pará, Rondônia, Roraima, Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul, Paraná, Rio Grande do Sul, and Santa Catarina.last_img read more

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Payments group urges action on CUNA-backed breach bill

first_imgThe Electronic Payments Coalition, of which CUNA is a member, wrote to U.S. House leadership Tuesday to urge advancement of data security and data breach notice legislation.The Data Security Act of 2015 (H.R. 2205), addressed in the letter and strongly supported by CUNA, passed the House Financial Services Committee in December by a 46-9 vote. H.R. 2205 has also been referred to the House Energy and Commerce Committee, where it has not been considered.“It is time to protect consumers’ personal data by putting in place a national security standard,” the letter reads. “That is why we ask Congressional leadership to engage both the Energy and Commerce Committee and the Financial Services Committee to enter into a constructive dialogue with each other to advance comprehensive data security and breach notice legislation that works for all interested parties.”H.R. 2205, sponsored by Reps. Randy Neugebauer (R-Texas) and John Carney (D-Del.), contains the principles that CUNA believes must be present in any data breach legislation. continue reading » 10SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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Caterers are seeking an extension of CES support for job preservation

first_imgThe data of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce show that caterers recorded a turnover at the level of 10 to 30 percent of what was realized in the same period last year. Due to the difficult situation of the Association of Hospitality Services, the Croatian Chamber of Commerce sent a letter to the Ministry of Tourism of the Republic of Croatia to extend assistance measures for accommodation and food preparation and serving for July for those with a drop in turnover of more than 50 percent. Boban added that the quick reaction of the Government of the Republic of Croatia should be commended, which very effectively implemented a number of health measures aimed at preventing the spread of the infection and adopted a number of economic measures to preserve jobs and liquidity of companies engaged in hospitality, but the current situation measure necessary. “As Croatia is being promoted as a tourist country, and caterers in this period generate most of their income from tourists, which according to eVisitor data in the first five months of 2020 decreased by 80 percent compared to the first five months of last year, it is clear why such dataand “, said the president of the Association of Caterers of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce Dražen Boban. Since the beginning of March 2020, the catering sector has recorded an extremely large decline in turnover, and the continuation of operations did not bring even an approximate level of turnover in May and June 2019. Photo: Pixabay.comlast_img read more

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English Partnerships snubs millennium shed

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Ten Dominican students earned masters degrees at Midwestern State University.

first_img Sharing is caring! Share EducationLocalNewsTertiary Ten Dominican students earned masters degrees at Midwestern State University. by: – May 23, 2011 Share Tweetcenter_img 89 Views   no discussions Ten Dominican students earned degrees at Midwestern State University’s May 2011 Commencement exercises last Saturday. The ten were part of a group of 30 Caribbean students who also walked the stage. In an eventful weekend for the graduates, the legendary Mighty Sparrow topped off the busy calendar with a concert at the Outdoor Education Center. Mighty Sparrow wowed the crowd of over 300 to a frenzy showing the energy of past years.Iana George, Rowena Peter and Marinette Joseph earned master of business administration degrees. George earned a baccalaureate degree two years earlier and the Peter and Joseph three years prior in the same discipline.Samantha Julien earned a master’s degree in education.Celine Letang and Amey Prosper both achieved cum laude honors and both earned bachelor of business administration degrees in accounting.Hillius Ettinoffe earned a bachelor of science in computer science.Sheldon Hilliare and Shanelle McIntyre earned their bachelors of science degrees in biology.Keynote speaker, Joan Underwood, Antiguan Ambassador to South America, reminded the graduates and the attending crowd of over 300 to be cognizant of the social contract with the region as they develop economically and professionally. Almost 150 Dominican students have earned degrees from Midwestern since 1995 and sixty-five students are currently enrolled, making it the second largest contingent from the Caribbean.  Twenty new students from Dominic will be accepted to Midwestern State University in August 2012, and will be part of the over1000 who have been recruited in the 18 year history of the program.  The Government of Dominica provides support to individual students and in the program.Dominica Vibes News Sharelast_img read more

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Ceferin: European competitions will finish in August

first_img “In principle the idea is to stay in the same cities. There are problems with three cities, we will have to talk about it later, but we hope that they can be played in the 12 planned cities, or at least in nine, 10 or 11 of them.” France has terminated sporting activity until September which puts in doubt how PSG and Lyon will play their remaining Champions League matches this season. “We have an idea but we have to wait for the executive committee of UEFA to confirm the dates,” he told beIN Sports. “I can say that the European season will be finished, if everything is as it is now, in August. “As things look now, I’m sure that we can finish the European season and this means UEFA competition.” Even though several nations have cancelled their domestic divisions, they are still required to finish the European campaign and play qualifiers for the 2020/21 season. “I think the majority of leagues will finish the season. The ones who will not, it’s their decision but they will still have to play qualifiers if they want to participate in UEFA competition,” he said.Advertisement Read Also:La Liga clubs get nod to train with 14 players from May 18 “Everyone has to play their [European] knockout matches,” Ceferin stated. “And if you can’t play in your own country, you will have to do so at a neutral venue. “I don’t understand why the French authorities do not allow a match to be played behind closed doors in France.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin is confident that the Champions League and Europa League will be completed by the end of the summer. Ceferin was unable to give specific dates for those games but feels they will be wrapped up by August.center_img Loading… Promoted Content10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year8 Weird Facts About Coffee That Will Surprise YouEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show YouCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?Top 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All TimeA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Animelast_img read more

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Mee desperate for Dyche to stay

first_img Press Association “He has brought a lot of lads’ games on in his time here so obviously we definitely want to keep hold of him,” the Burnley defender said of Dyche, who has been at Turf Moor since 2012. “He has not just taken the selfish route, and bought loads of players. He’s worked with the people upstairs and done really well. “It’s been a good couple of years for the club to expand.” The Clarets are five points from safety with four matches to go – the first of which is at West Ham on Saturday. After a strong start to the season, the Hammers are guaranteed to stay up and Mee hopes that can play into Burnley’s hands at Upton Park. “West Ham have had an up-and-down season,” Mee said. “They started off really well, now they are flying round mid-table so we will look to go there and hopefully take advantage of them switching off until the end of the season.” West Ham have won just one of their last 13 matches, but Burnley have hardly been on a sparkling run of form themselves. Despite spending just £4.5million since promotion, Burnley still have a fighting chance of staying in the Barclays Premier League. Dyche’s achievements have not gone unnoticed. He has been linked with a number of positions, but Mee hopes the 43-year-old remains at the club – irrespective of where they finish the season. Ben Mee is desperate for manager Sean Dyche to stay at Burnley this summer. Dyche’s men have failed to win their last five matches and their goal drought stretches back to their last victory at Manchester City on March 14. But Mee is convinced Burnley can get the requisite points to stay up from their remaining matches against West Ham, Hull, Stoke and Aston Villa. “It will be a massive challenge for us but we are looking forward to it – we still have that belief,” Mee said. “The games coming up are massively winnable and we will look to do that, definitely.” last_img read more

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USG Senate passes diversity resolution

first_imgThree cheers · Students celebrate Tuesday evening in the Ronald Tutor Campus Center after the Undergraduate Student Government Senate passes the campus climate diversity resolution with an 11-1 vote. – Joseph Chen | Daily TrojanThe Undergraduate Student Government Senate passed the Campus Climate resolution, postponed two weeks ago and introduced nearly a month ago, at its meeting Tuesday night. The passing vote was nearly unanimous, with Sen. Jacob Ellenhorn voting against, and ended with a resounding “Aye!” from Sen. Alec White.The Rosen Room in the Ronald Tutor Campus Center was filled with posters placed by enthusiastic students, such as “I FIGHT ON TO SEE CHANGE,” “CHILDREN OF THE RESOLUTION” and “#diSCriminationLivesHere.” The room was also packed to the point that some students had to be moved to another room to watch the procedures livestream.USG President Rini Sampath, who was an active participant during the evening, said that this victory is by no means conclusive.“This is just step one of a larger advocacy process,” Sampath said. “We’re making sure that our University is able to implement these diversity initiatives and make our campus climate better.”Sampath said that the next step will come on Nov. 23, during a scheduled meeting with Provost Michael Quick that she hopes will be “productive” and “beneficial for the student body.”The intricate process of passing the resolution took place more in the offices of USG than at the actual meeting, during prolonged meetings in which senators and USG directors debated and compromised on each of the amendments.Right before the vote, Sen. Bulk Lao commented on the effort that went into this initiative.“We worked really hard,” Lao said. “We went to a meeting at 10 p.m. all the way to midnight on a Sunday, working on this resolution. So people have put a lot of time and effort into this.”The vote on the resolution was preceded by heated debate.One discussion focused on the proposed $100 million to be allocated for scholarships and tenured faculty positions for underrepresented communities. Sen. Giuseppe Robalino wanted to change the amendment in an effort to remove this specific sum from the resolution.“Today, actually, I was at a scholarship luncheon … and I had the opportunity to meet my donor of my scholarship,” Robalino said. “I shared with him the particular provision in this resolution regarding the $100 million. His response was … that the number was not an appropriate number and that it was too high, and this is someone who is donating millions of dollars to USC.”Sampath responded by mentioning George Lucas, who has recently donated $10 million to the School of Cinematic Arts for diversity-related scholarships.“There are other donors. If you ask George Lucas, he’s probably going to have another perspective,” Sampath said. “I don’t think that the argument of donors having an issue is really going to strike this down as it stands, because it is pretty evident that we do have donors and trustees that are ready to invest in the diversification and the strengthening of our underrepresented communities at USC.”Another point of argument was a provision of the resolution that asked for greater enrollment of minority faculty and students. Sen. Chris Fong had an issue with the wording of the amendment, fearing that the word “enrollment” could lead to racial quotas and affirmative action.“I do agree that we should recruit underrepresented students, and [for] the ones we do have we should make an effort to retain,” Fong said. “But by saying you will ‘enroll, hire and appoint’ based on race, I think that that’s where we have these implications of racial quotas and affirmative action.”Director of Community Affairs Brianna Thorpe responded, arguing that there are de facto quotas in place and that removing this provision from the resolution would maintain the status quo with few underrepresented minorities in positions of authority.“After that diversity ‘quota’ is met, then who gets the job?” Thorpe said. “If you are between a black male who has just as [many] qualifications as maybe the white heterosexual male, who is going to get that job? And we know that answer … there aren’t a lot of blacks and Latinos that are in these high positions.”Other points of contention were the creation of vice deans of diversity in different schools and the increased funding of resource centers. The main argument against these measures from senators and members of the floor was their financing. In every case, those in the majority argued that it could be accomplished given the University’s successful fundraising campaign and the possibility of better allocating resources.The Senate also unanimously passed the College Affordability, Student Service Assembly and Bicycle Coordinator resolutions.last_img read more

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