Seven New COVID-19 Cases Reported In Chautauqua County Today, Now 97 Total

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),Way too many NOT WEARING MASKS IN PUBLIC…. wait til they open more places!! Have you been around the ice cream places?! NO MASKS AND SHOULDER TO SHOULDER! MGN ImageUPDATE | Two COVID-19 Related Deaths Reported ThursdayJAMESTOWN – Seven cases of COVID-19 were reported in Chautauqua County today, the highest jump of new cases this week.The county Health Department says the new cases involve a man and woman in their 80s, a woman in her 70s, two women in their 40s, a woman in her 30s, and a woman in her 20s.There are now 20 active cases, with 97 total. Since Wednesday, no new recoveries have been reported in Chautauqua County.On Friday, Chautauqua County Executive P.J. Wendel is scheduled to update the public on the COVID-19 outbreak at a 3 p.m. press conference.Viewers can watch the press conference streamed LIVE on WNYNewsNow’s 24/7 streaming network: WNYNewsNow.com/LIVE, our mobile app, or Facebook page.Meanwhile, the fifth COVID-19 case was reported in Warren County on Thursday.last_img read more

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International Finance Corporation tightens rules on coal plant financing

first_imgInternational Finance Corporation tightens rules on coal plant financing FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Reuters:The World Bank’s private-sector arm has introduced new climate change conditions for its investments in commercial banks to encourage the lenders to wind down support for coal projects in Africa and Asia.The International Finance Corporation (IFC), which owns equity stakes in many large commercial banks in emerging markets, hopes the restrictions will trigger other investors to exit the coal sector.“I think this is an important milestone. If we look historically, our environmental policies and procedures have been adopted by both other development finance institutions and the market in general,” Peter Cashion, head of climate finance in the IFC’s Financial Institutions Group, told Reuters.Under the new rules, in effect since July last year but published on Sept. 17, the IFC will no longer make equity investments in financial institutions that do not have a plan to phase out support for coal. The IFC will also use various conditions attached to its existing and new equity investments to ensure that the banks involved reduce their exposure to coal to zero by 2030.The IFC exerts considerable influence over commercial banks in emerging markets, which often turn to the Washington-based lender for both access to capital and the kind of governance expertise that helps them build credibility among investors.Apart from the IFC’s being a major investor in its own right, its standards are widely adopted by the private sector.[Matthew Green]More: World Bank’s IFC adopts new climate rules to deter lenders from backing coallast_img read more

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Cyberthreat info-sharing bill passes Senate 74-21

first_imgThe U.S. Senate passed the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA) Tuesday afternoon by a vote of 74-21. The bill will now go into conference committee with the House.Three amendments to the bill that were opposed by CUNA were left out of the final package. CUNA was also able to prevent the addition of an amendment in July that would have given supervisory authority over third-party vendors to the National Credit Union Administration.CUNA supports CISA, but has told the Senate that its work must not stop there, urging further action by Congress to establish a strong national data security standard that aligns with the standards financial institutions are already subject to under the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act.A bill introduced by Sens. Tom Carper (D-Del.) and Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), the Data Security Act of 2015 (S. 961) has strong CUNA support. It would create a scalable data standard for entities handling sensitive information that is adaptable for entities of all sizes. continue reading » 13SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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Mitigating PINless debit fraud exposure

first_img 30SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Ann Davidson Ann assists credit unions in identifying areas of risk in their operations and recommends sound loss control measures to help reduce loss exposures.Davidson has over 40 years working with … Web: www.alliedsolutions.net Details Various financial institutions around the country have experienced counterfeit activity resulting from “PINless” debit transactions, some of which have led to losses in excess of $100,000. PINless debit authorizations involve purchases under $50.00 that do not require consumers to key in a PIN or supply a signature at a point-of-sale device (POS). As EMV technology continues to be adopted by merchants, more and more of them will choose to enable PINless debit transactions, to offer consumer convenience and reduced interchange fee costs, and fraudsters are taking full advantage.When a merchant allows PINless debit transactions, fraudsters can more easily use stolen card information, since they are not being asked to supply a PIN or any other authentication when making these types of purchases. An account holder’s card may be used multiple times prior to the fraudulent activity being detected. So fraudsters make numerous PINless transactions and walk away with big rewards. Here are steps you should take to help mitigate PINless debit fraud exposure:Confirm that your card processor’s fraud monitoring system recognizes and is paying special attention to PINless debit transactions at the POS, especially recurring transactions at the same location. Make sure you are not one of the many financial institutions that haven’t signed up for their card processor’s program to monitor PINless debit authorizations.See if your financial institution can decline all debit authorizations that are conducted without a PIN, and consider disallowing these transactions if this option is in fact permissible.Check that all networks used for PINless debit authorizations are in place with your card processor, so that you can monitor PINless debit authorizations. Ensure your fraud monitoring system has strategies in place to help address any uptick in PINless debit fraud exposure. Connect with you card processor to make sure they have velocity parameters in place for transactions requiring PINless debit authorizations.Consider blocking and reissuing cards that may have been impacted by a data breach, as this card data could potentially be compromised. Confirm your fraud monitoring system is identifying “chip PINless” authorizations and confirm strategies are in place to monitor and prevent PINless fraud exposure on these cards.Understand your card association’s PINless debit network liability rules, since Visa and Mastercard do not apply the same zero-liability program benefits to PINless debit.Understand the Durbin rights and how PINless debit transactions are routed. Read articles about how your account holders could be affected by PINless debit fraud.Educate your account holders! You will likely see a large decrease in risk exposures if your account holders know what they can do to protect themselves. Your financial institution should continue to learn about PINless debit fraud so that you can fully understand the risks and take actions to help mitigate this type of debit card exposure. This content was previously published in Allied Solutions’ Risk Alert newsletter. Click here to sign up for this email list.last_img read more

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China warns UK: ‘Dumping’ Huawei will cost you

first_img“Now I would even say this is not only disappointing – this is disheartening,” Chinese Ambassador Liu Xiaoming told the Centre for European Reform, adding that Britain had “simply dumped this company”.”The way you are treating Huawei is being followed very closely by other Chinese businesses, and it will be very difficult for other businesses to have the confidence to have more investment,” he said.As Britain prepares to cast off from the European Union, fears over the security of Huawei have forced New York-born Johnson to take sides in the rivalry between the United States and China.In Beijing, the foreign ministry cast Britain as “a relatively small place” that was becoming subservient of the United States. “Does the UK want to maintain its independent status or be reduced to being a vassal of the United States, be the US’s cats paw?” Chinese foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said. “The safety of Chinese investment in the UK is being greatly threatened.”Chinese moneyBritain has become increasingly reliant on Chinese imports. Some 9% of all goods imported into Britain in 2018 – worth 43 billion pounds ($54 billion) – came from China, double the proportion from 15 years earlier.But British companies have also invested increasingly in China. Between 2013 and 2018, they more than doubled their investment position in the world’s No.2 economy to 16 billion pounds, according to official British data.By contrast, Chinese investment in British companies stood at 1.8 billion pounds in 2018 – far below that of the United States, which is the biggest single foreign investor in Britain.Trump identifies China as the United States’ main geopolitical rival, and has accused the Communist Party-ruled state of taking advantage over trade and not telling the truth over the novel coronavirus outbreak, which he calls the “China plague”.Washington and its allies say Huawei technology could be used to spy for China. Huawei has denied this.”We convinced many countries, many countries – I did this myself for the most part – not to use Huawei, because we think it’s an unsafe security risk, it’s a big security risk,” Trump told reporters in the White House Rose Garden on Tuesday.”I talked many countries out of using it: if they want to do business with us, they can’t use it. Just today, I believe that UK announced that they’re not going to be using it.”Britain has said that its ban on Huawei is motivated by its own security concerns and by worries that supplies of Huawei gear could be interrupted by US sanctions.It denied that Trump alone was responsible for the Huawei ban. Asked about the comments, British Health Secretary Matt Hancock said: “Well, we all know Donald Trump, don’t we.” Topics : China warned British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Wednesday that his decision to ban Huawei from the 5G network would cost Britain dearly in investment, casting the move as the result of politicized pressure from US President Donald Trump.Hours after Johnson ordered Huawei equipment to be purged from the nascent 5G network by the end of 2027, Trump claimed credit for the decision and said that if countries wanted to do business with the United States they should block Huawei.But China, whose $15 trillion economy is five times the size of Britain’s, warned the decision would hurt investment as Chinese companies had watched as London “dumped” the national telecoms champion.last_img read more

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Gobernador Wolf: El Centro de Comando de Opioides presenta un plan estratégico, una hoja de ruta para combatir la epidemia

first_imgGobernador Wolf: El Centro de Comando de Opioides presenta un plan estratégico, una hoja de ruta para combatir la epidemia SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Español,  Press Release,  Substance Use Disorder Han pasado más de dos años desde que el Gobernador Tom Wolf firmó la primera declaración de desastre por 90 días para empoderar a los organismos y los socios estatales en su lucha colectiva contra la epidemia de opioides. Desde esa fecha, la declaración se ha renovado 10 veces. La más reciente fue el 22 de mayo. Si no fuera por las iniciativas centradas y dedicadas de los miembros del Centro de Comando de Opioides del Gobernador Wolf, creado mediante la declaración de desastre, la reciente pandemia podría haber paralizado los esfuerzos para combatir la crisis de opioides. Sin embargo hoy, el Centro de Comando de Opioides presentó su plan estratégico que destaca los logros actuales y proporciona una hoja de ruta para el trabajo constante destinado a ayudar a las personas con trastorno por consumo de sustancias tóxicas.“Al aprovechar las diversas fortalezas y habilidades que se reúnen a través del Centro de Comando de Opioides, hemos podido dar grandes pasos para salvar vidas y reducir los resultados negativos para quienes sufren de un trastorno por consumo de sustancias tóxicas”, dijo el Gobernador Wolf. “Agradezco profundamente a todos los que participan de estos esfuerzos cruciales”.Este plan estratégico tiene por objeto continuar los logros del Centro de Comando de Opioides, así como implementar nuevas políticas para eliminar los obstáculos y desarrollar iniciativas adicionales tendientes a abordar la necesidad siempre cambiante de apoyo y recursos. Se consultó a las partes interesadas durante todo el proceso de desarrollo del plan para comprender los retos únicos que enfrentan las comunidades en Pennsylvania y los desarrolladores del plan analizaron la información periódicamente para supervisar la eficacia y determinar las necesidades según las áreas.Si bien los opioides siguen siendo una gran amenaza para la salud y la seguridad públicas, gran parte de las respuestas indicaban la necesidad de incluir otras sustancias que comúnmente se usan de manera indebida. Por consiguiente, el alcance del Centro de Comando de Opioides se ha ampliado más allá de los opioides para abarcar otras tendencias emergentes urgentes, como el uso de estimulantes y polisustancias, y otras que causan preocupación.El plan, que está disponible aquí, incluye cinco áreas de metas: prevención, rescate, tratamiento, recuperación y sostenibilidad.La prevención implica reducir el riesgo del uso indebido de sustancias a través de la educación y limitar la disponibilidad de sustancias adictivas, así como continuar los esfuerzos para reducir el estigma que produce el trastorno para que se vea como una enfermedad y no como una falla moral.Los esfuerzos de rescate se definen como el establecimiento de métodos sostenibles para aportar medidas que salvan vidas y aumentar el acceso a los servicios que reducen los daños.El tratamiento significa promover el acceso y reducir los obstáculos que enfrentan las personas, y apoyar a los profesionales que tratan a quienes sufren un trastorno por consumo de sustancias tóxicas.La recuperación implica la promoción de servicios de apoyo para personas en recuperación. Y la sostenibilidad incluye el trabajo que implementa políticas y regulaciones a largo plazo para sustentar las otras cuatro metas de prevención, rescate, tratamiento y esfuerzos de recuperación.“Incluso en medio de una pandemia nacional, la crisis de opioides ha continuado, y de alguna manera se ha convertido en un reto”, dijo la Secretaria de Salud Dra. Rachel Levine. “Nuestro compromiso para abordar la crisis de opioides sigue siendo firme para ayudar a las personas con la enfermedad de la adicción. Queremos que los afectados sepan que tienen ayuda a su disposición, que el tratamiento funciona y que la recuperación es posible”.“En nuestro carácter de Departamento de Programas de Drogas y Alcohol, nuestra meta principal es garantizar que todos los residentes de Pennsylvania tengan la oportunidad de vivir vidas saludables y libres de sustancias tóxicas”, dijo la Secretaria del DDAP, Jen Smith. “Mediante el desarrollo del Centro de Comando, el Gobernador Wolf ha brindado personal y recursos cruciales para ayudar a apoyar nuestro objetivo en medio de la epidemia de opioides. Esta hoja de ruta será un activo invaluable a medida que continuamos atravesando la epidemia y el aumento del uso de estimulantes”.View this information in English.center_img July 06, 2020last_img read more

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Stylishly renovated home new to the market in Mount Gravatt East

first_img57 Kentish St, Mount Gravatt EastThe three bedrooms have built-in robes and fans and the new bathroom has floor to ceiling tiles. The house has timber floorboards throughout, split-system airconditioning to the living areas, LED lighting throughout and new plumbing and electrical wiring. 57 Kentish St, Mount Gravatt EastTHIS Mount Gravatt East home has been redesigned and renovated to suit modern, and is new to the market. The property at 57 Kentish St has three bedrooms, one bathroom and a spot to park the car. The new open plan living area includes the kitchen and dining space and a lounge room. More from newsDigital inspection tool proves a property boon for REA website3 Apr 2020The Camira homestead where kids roamed free28 May 201957 Kentish St, Mount Gravatt EastThe kitchen has stone benchtops, stainless steel appliances and white cabinetry. A servery window and French doors in the kitchen open out to the big entertaining deck at the back of the home. center_img 57 Kentish St, Mount Gravatt EastThe home is set on a fenced 615sq m block with landscaped gardens and lawn. The Mount Gravatt East home is being marketed by Isa Kural from Ray White — Holland Park.last_img read more

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Teen sexting: One in five asked to send nude pics

first_imgNewsHub 28 October 2017Family First Comment: Disturbingwww.PornInquiry.nzAlmost one in five Kiwi teens have been asked for nude, or nearly nude pictures, in the last year.But only 4 percent of people between the ages of 14 and 17 have sent them.Martin Cocker from Netsafe says the figure surprised him.“A lot of people are being pressured to do it, yes, a lot of people know somebody who’s done it, but only a small percentage of young people have actually done it.”The survey also found 40 percent of respondents know someone who’s sent an explicit picture.Mr Cocker says that figure cannot be brushed off.“If you think of a large school, one child in every class has done it – there’s a lot of opportunity for that to go bad. It’s not insignificantly small at 4 percent at all.”Almost a third of respondents said they’ve felt pressure to engage in the behaviour.READ MORE: http://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2017/10/teen-sexting-one-in-five-asked-to-send-nude-pics.htmlKeep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.last_img read more

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Low birthweight ‘linked to autism’, says US study

first_img Share HealthInternationalLifestylePrint Low birthweight ‘linked to autism’, says US study by: – October 17, 2011 Babies born underweight are known to be prone to a variety of cognitive problems.Babies born weighing less than 4lb (1.8kg) could be more prone to developing autism than children born at normal weight, a study suggests.Writing in Pediatrics journal, US researchers followed 862 New Jersey children born at a low birthweight from birth to the age of 21.Some 5% were diagnosed with autism, compared to 1% of the general population.But experts say more research is needed to confirm and understand the link.Links between low birthweight and a range of motor and cognitive problems have been well established by previous research.But the researchers say this is the first study to establish that these children may also have a greater risk of developing autism spectrum disorders.The babies in the study were born between September 1984 and July 1987 in three counties in New Jersey.They all weighed between 0.5kg and 2kg or a maximum of about 4.4lb.At the age of 16, 623 children were screened for risk of an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Of the 117 who were found to be positive in that screening, 70 were assessed again at age 21.Eleven of that group were found to have an autism spectrum disorder.From these results, the researchers calculated an estimated prevalence rate of ASD of 31 out of 623 children, which is equal to 5%.Jennifer Pinto-Martin, professor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing and director of the autism centre where this research was conducted, said: “Cognitive problems in these children may mask underlying autism.“If there is suspicion of autism or a positive screening test for ASD, parents should seek an evaluation for an ASD. Early intervention improves long-term outcome and can help these children both at school and at home.”Dig deeperBut Dorothy Bishop, professor of developmental neuropsychology at the University of Oxford, said it was important to put the findings in perspective.“The association looks real, but nevertheless, most low birthweight children don’t have autism, and most children with autism don’t have low birthweight.”Georgina Gomez, action research leader for The National Autistic Society, said more research is needed to confirm the link between low birthweight and autism and better understand why babies born underweight may be more prone to developing autism. “Low birthweight has been linked to a range of motor and cognitive problems and often goes hand-in-hand with premature birth and birthing complications.“It is important to dig down further to try to understand the biological processes and events that could explain this proposed connection.”BBC News Share Tweetcenter_img Sharing is caring! Share 20 Views   no discussionslast_img read more

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Brinn adds awards in IMCA partnership pact through 2019

first_imgBAY CITY, Mich. (Dec. 5) – Two IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modified series champions will earn Brinn transmission rebuilds each year as part of a new agreement covering the 2015-2019 race seasons.The top drivers in point standings for the Kupper Chevrolet Dakota Classic Tour and for the XSAN Hawkeye Dirt Tour both receive transmission rebuilds from the Bay City, Mich., manufacturer.Brinn will give $50 product certificates to top five place finishers at 30 IMCA special events in 2015. Those drivers will be entered in a post-season drawing, with the winner also receiving a new Brinn transmis­sion.Product certificates will be mailed from the IMCA home office after official results from specials are received. Recipient of the transmission for 2014 was Ryan Roath of Phoenix, Ariz., runner-up in the Sept. 20 Desert Classic main event at Canyon Speedway Park.Also new to the Brinn program is a Predator transmission to be awarded to the pole starter at the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s Saturday night main event. All 33 qualifiers for that event and the 12 Harris Auto Racing Race of Champions starters again receive $50 product certificates. Brinn is the most recent marketing partner to ink a five-year pact with IMCA. The new agreement takes Brinn through its 17th season of sponsorship. Informa­tion about the complete line of Brinn products is available by calling 989 686-8920, at the www.brinninc.com website and on Facebook. “The new agreement with Brinn solidifies our relationship for the next five years and demonstrates their com­mitment to IMCA racing,” said Kevin Yoder, director of marketing for IMCA. “Adding a second transmission giveaway at our biggest event of the year is going to make starting on the pole in Boone that much more lu­crative.”last_img read more

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