Three credit unions ink naming rights deals

first_img 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Credit unions in California, Florida and Hawaii recently signed naming rights deals with college football programs to broaden their brand name recognition with students in an effort to attract a new generation of members.On Sept. 10, CEFCU Stadium – Home of the Spartans at San Jose State University hosted its first football game against Portland State.Last month, San Jose State University and the $5.4 billion Citizens Equity First Credit Union announced a $8.7 million, 15-year deal to rename the 30,456-seat stadium after the Peoria, Ill.-based cooperative. In 2008, CEFCU acquired the San Jose-based Valley Credit Union in a purchase and assumption agreement after the California credit union had been placed into receivership.The Valley name was kept until 2011 when its name was changed to CEFCU. Even though the credit union has been growing its members, deposits and loans by double digits, the San Jose market is very large and CEFCU needed to increase its brand recognition among consumers, CEFCU President/CEO Mark A. Spenny said. continue reading »last_img read more

FLU SERIES Scrambling for vaccine: Some cities using lotteries to ration flu vaccine

first_img Providing easy access to hand sanitizers Eligible residents can add their names to the existing pool of about 1,600 until Nov 12. Next week, health department employees will draw the names. Important as it could be for those chosen, McKim said the drawing will take place without fanfare. To date, 29 states have reported flu cases to the CDC, Gerberding said during a teleconference Nov 9, but the number of cases is well within normal limits. See also: The department announced the same day that it was shipping its available vaccine supply of about 74,000 doses to local health departments and to providers in the federal Vaccines for Children (VFC) program, which helps needy children. The shipments included 42,000 doses for the VFC program and 32,000 doses for health departments. Placing a box of surgical masks as close to the entry as possible “ACIP [the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, which advises CDC] has given us a national standard,” he said. “I don’t have a scientific basis on which to re-prioritize.” After learning of his situation, a retirement home offered Pallotto a dose of its leftover vaccine. The AP reported he would get the shot on Nov 9. A survey of healthcare and home-care agencies in New York showed a need for about 1.4 million doses of vaccine, of which the agencies have received only 460,000 doses, said Robert Kenney, a spokesman for the state’s health department, in a Nov 3 phone interview. “It’s a clue. And we don’t know if it’s going to be a useful clue or not,” she was quoted as saying. Colorado: Following CDC rules, mostly Vaccine doses were to be allocated to health departments on the basis of population. Some counties may offer those vaccines to local long-term care facilities or to healthcare providers for high-risk patients, officials said. The amounts do not include those for New York City, which is receiving its own supply of redistributed flu vaccine from the CDC, the announcement said. Separating patients with respiratory illnesses from other patients California: Honing hygiene practices New York: doses for kids distributed About 1,600 eligible Quincy residents had entered their names for the flu-shot lottery as of yesterday, said Karen McKim, RN, a public health nurse in the city health department. The city received about 1,000 doses from the state and had separately purchased another 300 doses for city employees, she said. Now all 1,300 doses will be used for seniors and the chronically ill. The Mendocino County Public Health Department departed from CDC recommendations to limit the number of people eligible for vaccines, according to a report published Nov 6 in the Ukiah Daily Journal. The county is recommending people ages 70 and older get flu shots, as opposed to the CDC guideline of anybody 65 or older. The county will also tighten its definition for chronic disease, the county’s public health nursing director, Carol Whittingslow, was quoted as saying. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) officials met with Illinois officials last week, but hadn’t given authorization as of Nov 8. A letter from Lester Crawford, DVM, PhD, acting commissioner of the FDA, on Oct 27 indicated FDA was trying to identify flu vaccine sources and would work with Illinois, but emphasized the importance of assuring a safe vaccine and delivery process. Vaccine has proved more plentiful than the situation indicated a month ago in Minnesota, the AP reported on Nov 7. Nursing homes have enough flu vaccine, officials told the AP. Jumps in sales might indicate that flu is emerging, Julie Gerberding told the Associated Press (AP) during the American Public Health Association’s annual meeting in Washington, DC. Within three weeks after the Chiron announcement, the state received an additional 196,000 doses, Calonge said. Those have been distributed according to the CDC guidelines, with eligible residents receiving shots on a first-come, first-served basis, he said. He expressed a concern that straying from those guidelines could lead to liability problems. Sixty-two-year-old Nick Pallotto, who works as Santa Claus each year, entered the limelight when a Colorado Springs, Colo., clinic denied him a flu shot on Nov 6. “We consider this the highest of the high priorities,” McKim said. “There’s going to be so many of us drawing the names, just to get this done. Then we’ll have to alphabetize them all and call them back,” she said. More than 200,000 doses of vaccine reached Colorado before Chiron’s vaccine lots were condemned in early October, Calonge said today. “It was given out in mass flu-vaccination clinics,” and authorities don’t know how many of those doses reached the highest-priority patients. Providing masks to all patients with symptoms of a respiratory illness The shots will go to county health departments, which will determine how to allocate them, a spokesman told the AP One low-risk state resident made national news this week when he tried to obtain a flu shot. Scrambling for vaccine: A sampling of responses (Oct 28, 2004, series article) Quincy public health officials once vaccinated as many as 5,000 people each flu season, but budget woes forced them to reduce that number to about 2,400 people in recent years, McKim said. This year, a number of vaccine doses have been distributed to pediatricians, so the public health department is focusing on the 75-and-older crowd and younger adults with provable, serious chronic diseases. The Florida Health Department said it is receiving 140,000 doses of flu over the next week, according to a Nov 8 AP story. That follows the delivery of 440,000 doses 2 weeks ago, the AP said. Pallotto is too young and healthy to be vaccinated, the AP reported. But his work as Santa brought about 10,000 kids to his lap in 2003, which is why he gets a flu shot every year, he told a reporter. “We have a high senior population and we found it [a lottery] was probably the fairest way to do it,” McKim told CIDRAP News. Florida: Phase two of vaccinating Minnesota: Supplies unexpectedly improved Nov 11, 2004 (CIDRAP News) – Massachusetts residents in at least three communities are hoping to obtain flu shots through the luck of the draw as local health departments seek the fairest way to distribute limited vaccine supplies among those who need them the most. Colorado has an estimated 1.1 to 1.2 million people eligible for vaccination this year, said Ned Calonge, MD, MPH, chief medical officer for the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. Below are glimpses of what’s happening in several other states. At the national level, the director of the CDC has announced a plan to monitor sales of over-the-counter drugs as one way to spot local influenza outbreaks, she told reporters on Nov 7. A month ago most nursing homes in the state lacked vaccine, but enough has since been found to supply all 405 facilities. Officials say that the state has received a total of about 800,000 doses of vaccine. In Massachusetts, local departments are free to develop their own distribution plan, providing they hew to statewide emergency eligibility rules: vaccine can be given to seniors 75 years and older, children 6 to 23 months old, patients with severe chronic illness, and pregnant women, according to a Nov 7 Boston Globe story. Those guidelines are more restrictive than the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta. Redefining eligibility is increasingly common as state and local departments try to stretch vaccine supplies in a time of shortage. In Massachusetts, the Holyoke, Quincy, and Upton health departments are conducting lotteries. Unwilling to watch this flu season unfold with such limited vaccine, governors in two states have announced they will try to buy vaccine from European wholesalers, though neither state has federal approval to make the purchases, the AP reported on Nov 4. New Mexico and Illinois want to import about 400,000 doses combined, the story said. The same story reported that the health department sent a letter to physicians recommending a few simple steps to improve respiratory hygiene in clinics, including:last_img read more

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Electability of governors Ganjar, Ridwan rises amid COVID-19’s ‘electoral incentives’: Survey

first_imgAnies saw his electability rating go down from 12.1 percent in February to 10.4 percent in May, while Sandiaga, formerly Prabowo’s running mate in the 2019 race, garnered only 6 percent of the vote in May compared to the 9.5 percent he got in February.Burhanuddin said regional leaders had more “electoral incentives” amid the COVID-19 pandemic over the past two months as they could show off their policies on managing the health crisis, which subsequently affected politics at a national scale.”Regional figures who lead big populations could use the opportunity as an electoral incentive because they could appear more often in the media, as the only issue that is in the public eye right now is COVID-19,” he said.He said the phenomenon also explained Prabowo’s electability drop. “His position as defense minister doesn’t give him direct control over COVID-19 handling.”Read also: Prabowo keeps a low profile, Gerindra simmers in uneasy alliance with JokowiGanjar and Ridwan are among the regional leaders who have been in the spotlight over their COVID-19 policies.In Central Java, for instance, Ganjar prepared a Heroes Cemetery to bury medical workers who died after handling COVID-19 patients as some locals were opposed to their bodies being buried near their homes. He also distributed aid packages to residents of Central Java who were currently residing in Greater Jakarta because they could not return home due to a mudik (exodus) ban and introduced a community movement program to manage food and security in response to the pandemic in the province.Ridwan conducted massive COVID-19 rapid testing and random swab test sampling on commuter lines and at markets in West Java. He also criticized a number of the central government’s policies, questioning the validity of its COVID-19 data and its decision to raise Health Care and Social Security Agency (BPJS Kesehatan) premiums.In the case of Anies, Burhanuddin said that one of the challenges he faced was that Jokowi’s voters in the 2019 election were apparently still reluctant to support him due to disharmony between the two, which may be good news for the other potential candidates.”Jokowi’s supporters think of Anies as the challenger to the central administration or Jokowi’s policy and vice versa. That’s why the votes of Jokowi supporters are split between Ganjar and Ridwan,” he said, suggesting that Anies would benefit from working on appealing to voters from outside the capital.Responding to the survey, Hendrawan Supratikno of the ruling Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) said discussions on it were still too early because its results would change.He said the PDI-P had prepared 20 possible presidential and vice-presidential candidates of various backgrounds and political parties. “We take the survey as a note,” Hendrawan said.Ganjar, a PDI-P politician, said on Tuesday that it would be up to the party over whether it would nominate him as a candidate, adding that he did not want to think about the race yet considering the current situation.“We will still face the excesses of the [pandemic]; for example, its social and economic aspects,” he said.Topics : Central Java Governor Ganjar Pranowo and West Java Governor Ridwan Kamil are trending upward as potential candidates for the 2024 presidential race, according to the latest published poll, which shows their electability ratings as having risen in recent months.The survey, commissioned by pollster Indikator Politik Indonesia and conducted through phone calls from May 16 to 18, revealed that 11.8 percent of the 181,200 respondents polled from across the country said they would vote for Ganjar if the election were held now, while 7.7 percent said they would vote for Ridwan. The electability ratings of Ganjar and Ridwan increased by 2.7 percent and 3.9 percent in the May survey, respectively, compared to a similar survey conducted by the pollster in February.At least three others, namely Defense Minister Prabowo Subianto, Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan and Gerindra Party executive Sandiaga Uno, saw their electability drop in the latest poll, though they were still listed among the top five most electable candidates – alongside the two governors – for the 2024 presidential race.“The 2024 race will be more competitive,” the pollster’s executive director, Burhanuddin Muhtadi, told The Jakarta Post on Tuesday, noting that no one was currently dominating the headlines.Indikator Politik Indonesia’s survey in February show Prabowo, the erstwhile rival of President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo in the 2019 presidential race, with a strong lead among the top potential candidates with an electability of 22.2 percent. However, the Gerindra chairman only garnered 14.1 percent of the vote in the May survey.last_img read more

New Zealand locks down all nursing homes after virus return

first_imgNew Zealand locked down nursing homes nationwide Wednesday after a 102-day streak without the coronavirus ended, as Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said the outbreak could force her to postpone next month’s general election.Ardern said authorities were scrambling to trace anyone who had been in contact with four Auckland residents who tested positive Tuesday, ending the dream run in which the virus had been contained at New Zealand’s borders.A three-day stay-at-home order for Auckland, New Zealand’s biggest city with a population of 1.5 million, was announced on Tuesday night and went into force at lunchtime on Wednesday. New Zealand had been held up by the World Health Organization as an example of how to contain the disease after recording only 22 deaths in a population of five million and preventing community transmission for more than three months.Ardern said the return of coronavirus was “unsettling” but all efforts were being made to retrace the steps of the Auckland family of four who contracted it from an unknown source.She said the Sept. 19 election may be impacted if the outbreak could not be contained.”We’re seeking advise from the Electoral Commission, just so that we make sure have all options open to us,” she said.”No decisions yet, as you can imagine, have been made.”Ardern’s center-left Labor Party has been riding high in opinion polls and is expected win a second term.The conservative National Party was open to the idea of a delay if conditions meant it was justified.”It’s going to be very difficult to have an election in mid-September when we are now mid-August. It is very little time,” National leader Judith Collins told TV3.Topics : Police in facemasks manned roadblocks on major roads in Auckland to enforce the new measures. Ardern said health officials were also locking down aged care homes across the country because they could act as transmission hotspots.”I realize how incredibly difficult this will be for those who have loved ones in these facilities, but it’s the strongest way we can protect and look after them,” she said.There was panic buying at supermarkets across New Zealand and huge queues at coronavirus testing stations as Kiwis came to terms with the reemergence of a virus many thought had been defeated.last_img read more

Vision of Indonesia 2045 hinges on ‘skilled workforce’

first_imgMoreover, in many regions in Indonesia outside the capital Jakarta, Anton said, people were still not aware that international competitiveness among the Indonesian workforce was lacking. “Therefore, efforts and more discussion at the local government level is also needed,” he said.Despite the current lack of competitiveness, Presidential Chief of Staff Moeldoko told the Post in an interview broadcast on Thursday that he believed Indonesia’s demographic dividend could become a strength if managed properly.“Indonesia must become a new force in Asia. To get there, the government will create a design to manage national talent. These people are the core movers of Indonesia,” he said.In the meantime, the government is now trying to increase productivity among the working-age population.Also speaking in the webinar, executive director of the preemployment card program Denni Puspa Purbasari said the government’s program had so far involved 14.9 million participants, with the majority of the participants reporting skills upgrades.“Ninety-three percent of participants say training taught them new ways or strategies for work, as well as entrepreneurship,” she said, adding that the program had been well targeted as 90 percent of participants were unemployed and 85 percent were from the 18-35 age group.She further asserted the importance of thinking about the preemployment card as a product instead of a program. “We tend to think of a program as a government activity in spending its budget. But it’s more than that. With the preemployment card, consumers can rate training sessions and I believe continuous improvement [in training quality] will take place,” she said.In addition to training for working age groups, children’s health is another important aspect of boosting human capital, according to Connie Ang, CEO of Danone Specialized Nutrition Indonesia.Stunting is one of the key nutritional concerns in Indonesia, with approximately one in three children under 5 being stunted, either as a result of not getting enough food or eating too much of the wrong food.Connie said nutrition had a significant impact on a child’s health and development, both physically and mentally, as well as on general intelligence.“It’s very important to pay attention to not only the quantity but also the quality of food, especially during this pandemic when, because of the economic crisis, many families have started to compromise on nutrition,” she said.The government has indeed prioritized the importance of nutritional intake in reducing the stunting rate, Moeldoko said. The prevalence of stunting in Indonesia has reduced, though it remains high, from 30.8 percent in the 2018 Basic Health Research (Riskesdas) report to 27.67 percent in 2019.Topics : Multiple stakeholders have agreed that collaboration to provide reliable vocational training to produce a skilled workforce is needed more than ever if Indonesia wants to reach its goal of becoming a developed country with an annual income of Rp 320 million (US$21,813) per capita in 2045.As the unemployment rate for graduates of vocational high schools is most alarming, at 8.63 percent according to Statistics Indonesia last year, sociologist from Gadjah Mada University Tadjuddin Noer Effendi cited Germany’s dual vocational education and training (DVET) system as a prime example that Indonesia should follow.“We have a lot of training centers but how many of them are of good quality? The private sector must collaborate with the government, the university and schools, put students into training in companies under the supervision of seasoned mentors,” Tadjuddin told The Jakarta Post on Thursday during the Post’s webinar series Jakpost Upclose: “Human Capital Development and Indonesia’s 2045 vision. Tadjuddin also stressed the importance of systematic reform in vocational training so that people with a low level of education or those who work in the informal sector could also develop skills.An inability to properly identify training needs and a lack of information about the benefits of training, he said, were among the constraints to skills development among people with a low level of educationIndonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Kadin) vice chairman Anton J. Supit said that there was still reluctance or little awareness among businesspeople in the country about taking part in vocational programs.“Not many people consider how important human capital is. They always think that training people is costly. In fact, the DVET would increase productivity and competitiveness,” said Anton, adding that Germany even included its DVET as part of its economic strategy.last_img read more

Autonomous Underwater Maintenance Dredger from C-Job

first_imgC-Job Naval Architects revealed its concept design of an Autonomous Underwater Maintenance Dredger (AUMD) today. The design was presented by the independent ship design and engineering company at the combined Maritime and Port Technology and Development Conference (MTEC) and international Conference on Maritime Autonomous Surface Ships (ICMASS) in Trondheim, Norway.The Autonomous Underwater Maintenance Dredger (AUMD) concept design, developed by C-Job’s Research and Development department, is specifically created for maintenance in port environments.This design is sustainable as it requires significantly less power compared to a conventional dredger, said the company in its release.The AUMD is equipped with a 16MWh battery pack that provides enough power for up to 12 hours of maintenance dredging.Rolph Hijdra, Autonomous Vessels Research Lead at C-Job, said: “When we developed this exciting design, we performed a comparison study with a conventional Trailing Suction Hopper Dredger. This showed that the Autonomous Underwater Maintenance Dredger requires 55% less propulsion power and by submersing the vessel we could reduce the suction head cutting the dredge pump power demand by 80%.”The submersion of the design also increases operability as it mitigates wave motions as she’s capable to remain submerged throughout the dredging cycle. She only needs to surface for repair, maintenance and charging her batteries, said the company.The AUMD features the same hopper volume as the traditional dredger even though the overall length of C-Job’s design has been reduced by 20%.last_img read more

Paul Pogba ‘hungry to come back’ from injury

first_img Loading… “I’m already training and touching the ball,” Pogba, who hasn’t played since December 26, told the United Podcast.“I’ve been frustrated, a long time ago. Now I’m almost there, so I’m just thinking about getting back and training fully with the team and everything.”“You think bad but I’ve never had something like this in my career, so I always take it in a good way. It makes me more hungry to come back and do well. And, yeah, it just shows me as well how much I love football.”Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola has hinted the 27-year-old could leave Old Trafford if he is unhappy at the end of the season.However, the Premier League has been put on hold indefinitely due to the spread of the deadly virus.“You have to be very patient because, well my injury, I don’t know if people really know what happened,” Pogba added.Paul Pogba ‘hungry to come back’ from injuryRead Also: Osimhen joins Mbappe, Neymar in Ligue 1 team of the season“So I had a foot injury, which came in the game against Southampton. It was early this season and so I carried this for a long time, training and trying to be playing with it. After I stopped, I found I had a fracture.“I had a cast on it, a plaster-cast, so it went very well but too well. The bone got bigger and so, when I came back again, I played those two games against Watford and Newcastle, I could feel something again.“So I had to have an operation and now here I am. I don’t feel anything and, hopefully, I’ll be back very soon.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Manchester United star Paul Pogba said he is eager to return from a lengthy spell on the sidelines when football resumes following the coronavirus pandemic.Advertisement The World Cup winner has been limited to just eight appearances for United this season after battling a nagging ankle injury. Promoted Content10 Actors That Started Their Careers On Soaps7 Mind-Boggling Facts About Black Holes7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right Now10 Of The Dirtiest Seas In The WorldBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made7 Mysterious Discoveries From All Around The World8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth10 Characters Who Deserve To Be Official Disney Princesseslast_img read more

ORVC Weekly Report (November 11-30)

first_imgThe ORVC Weekly Report for Movember 11-30.Girls Basketball:  Sydney Keene-JCD and Sydney Willhite-RS.Boys Basketball:  Austin Clark-SC and Austin Halcomb-SR.ORVC Weekly Report (November 11-30)Submitted by ORVC Correspondent Travis Calvert.last_img

Ideye in line for Baggies bow

first_img James Morrison (knee) is also not available for the game at The Hawthorns, while it remains to be seen whether Gareth McAuley (calf) will be ready to feature. Along with Ideye, a host of other players signed over the summer – including Andre Wisdom, Chris Baird, Jason Davidson, Sebastien Pocognoli and former Black Cats man Craig Gardner – could be involved in what will be head coach Alan Irvine’s first competitive fixture with Albion as well. Gardner has told doubters not to judge new boss Irvine so quickly, hailing the Scot as the best coach he has worked with. Irvine’s appointment this summer as the midlands outfit’s head coach drew a negative response from some Baggies fans. It is the 56-year-old’s maiden Barclays Premier League management role, and his first job as a number one since being sacked by Sheffield Wednesday in 2011 with the club mid-table in League One. Gardner said: “The manager has come in and he’s got us going and got us firing straight away, and we’re going to take that into the season. “I think before you judge him you need to watch his training sessions, you need to be in the changing room, you need to really know him; he’s come here and been brilliant. “I’m not just saying that because he’s the manager and he picks the team, he truly has been brilliant. “His training sessions are different class, he talks really, really well in the changing room. He knows what he’s on about, he doesn’t talk for the sake of it. “He’s a top-class coach and he’s a top-class person. “It’s the same with Keith (Downing), Rob (Kelly) and Dean (Kiely) as well, they all know what they’re on about. “On the training pitch we get well-set drills and it’s proper training sessions that relate to proper games. It’s not just ‘go out there and play football’.” Sunderland head coach Gus Poyet is hoping his players return to action still feeing “unbeatable” after last season’s great escape. The Black Cats preserved their top-flight status with a remarkable late run which saw them avoid relegation despite for long periods looking like certainties for the drop. Now Poyet, who has just completed his first pre-season with his squad, is hoping some of the momentum his team established remains as he looks for a much better start than predecessor Paolo Di Canio managed 12 months ago. He said: “The good time we had stopped because the season finished. “But we talk a lot about momentum and there are a few players, the players who have been there at the end of the season that finished playing with the feeling of being unbeatable, practically. “I hope that we take it into this season because it is very, very important that we start well in the Premier League. “If you do not, what happened to us last season can happen and, like I said in the beginning, I do not want to suffer again.” In a bid to avoid a repeat of last season’s struggles, Poyet and sporting director Lee Congerton have spent the summer rebuilding the squad, with Brighton winger Will Buckley becoming the seventh new recruit on Thursday. Perhaps the most eye-catching arrival to date is midfielder Jack Rodwell, who has completed a £10million move from Manchester City, where he endured two injury-plagued seasons. West Brom’s record signing Brown Ideye is in contention to make his competitive bow for the club in their Barclays Premier League opener against Sunderland on Saturday, but fellow summer recruit Joleon Lescott will miss out as he continues his recovery from a knee problem. Press Associationlast_img read more