Shelter In Place Ordered Lifted After Police Respond To Possible Suicidal Man

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) WNY News Now Image.Related reporting: Police Update Tuesday Evening StandoffKENNEDY – Residents in Kennedy were asked to shelter in place Tuesday night as police responded to a possible suicidal man.Image by Brian James Plaatje / Facebook.Route 394 is closed from Route 62 to Wheelock Road as police work to diffuse the situation.Residents tell WNYNewsNow the man was spotted walking along 394 pointing a gun at vehicles passing by.New York State Police along with the county SWAT team are on scene. The Kennedy Fire Department and Chautauqua County EMS were called to standby at the Kennedy Fire Hall just after 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.New York State Police are on scene and are expected to release more information when it is available.This is a developing story and will be updated.last_img read more

National 4-H Congress.

first_imgMore than 1,300 U.S. teens will come to Atlanta Nov. 26-30 for the 78th National 4-H Congress. “‘Make the Difference,’ the theme of this year’s Congress, tells the story for these young people,”said Susan Stewart, National 4-H Congress director. “Chosen from their history of leadership in communities in 48 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, each of these young people comes to Atlanta with a desire to increase their ability to lead,” she said. Education Programs The youths, ages 14-19, will attend educational programs and cultural events in Atlanta. They will hear from Atlanta media mogul Ted Turner, Paralympic gold medalist and author Scot Hollonbeck and Miss America 2000, Heather French. Town Hall Meeting On the last day of Congress, the youths will have a town hall meeting, hosted by WAGA Fox 5 Atlanta’s Amanda Davis. They will discuss ethics issues for young people. Over the summer, more than 1,000 4-H’ers conducted surveys in their hometowns. The delegates will choose from more than 19 educational programs. The topics will range from investing in the stock market and youth leadership skills to biotechnology in agriculture and finding balance between economics and environment. “Congress delegates will return home better able to ‘Make a Difference’ in their own communities,” Stewart said. “The knowledge gained during their stay in Atlanta will be used to make positive changes in communities across the nation. Atlanta provides an excellent backdrop for the diversity of cultural experience National 4-H Congress offers.” Making Better CommunitiesDelegates will learn community service, too, from a hands on point of view. They will perform community projects around the city including clearing nature trails for wheelchair access for the Cobb County Association of Retarded Citizens, visiting patients at the Veteran’s Hospital, packing food for AIDS homebound patients at Project Open Hand and helping chefs at the DeKalb County Schools’ test kitchen make cookies for needy organizations and shelters. “In 1998, National 4-H Congress delegates spread across Atlanta and participated in a wide variety of projects,” Stewart said. “The youths are encouraged to start similar community service projects when they return to their own communities.” The survey, developed by the North Carolina Extension Service, will reveal the views of more than 2,000 people nationwide. It will help show how youths form ethical standards. At the 4-H Congress town hall meeting, the delegates will discuss what the survey means to them.last_img read more

Weekend Picks: Wintergreen Slide and Splash Bash

first_imgWintergreen Slide and Splash Bash, Roseland, Va., March 14-16Wintergreen Resort is celebrating the end of the ski and ride season with its annual Slide and Splash Pond Skimming Competition. They expand their terrain park to include all of Dobie run for the annual Park Party on Saturday with the Pond Skimming comp on Sunday, March 16 — costumes required!Wintergreen is a year-round resort spanning 11,000 Blue Ridge acres with cascading streams and lush forests.Slide & Splash Bash Schedule of Events:Friday, March 149 am-5 pm Skiing & Riding9:30 pm – 12 am Live Entertainment at The Edge Yankee Dixie local Americana bluegrass folkSaturday, March 159 am-5 pm Skiing & Riding9 am- 4 pm Discovery Ridge Adventure Center Open ext. 818010 am-4 pm Tubing at The Plunge11 am Terrain Park Party Join us the the terrain park9:30 pm – 12 am Live Entertainment at The Edge Yankee Dixie local Americana bluegrass folkSunday, March 16   9 am-5 pm Skiing & Riding9 am – 5:30 pm Mixing up the Tunes outside the Skyline Rental Shop9 am- 4 pm Discovery Ridge Adventure Center Open ext. 81809-11:30 am Pond Skimming Registration Snowsports Desk, ext. 806510 am-4 pm Tubing at The Plunge12-2 pm Pond Skimming Event Start1–3 pm NASTAR Head to Eagle Swoop (ext. 8065) and race against the clock.2:30 pm Pond Skimming AwardsHere’s how to get to Wintergreen.wintergreen resort nightlast_img read more

Video marketing as a key component of your communications strategy

first_img 281SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Eric Budzinski Eric Budzinski is the AVP of Marketing for GrooveCar, Inc. He joined the company in 2015 after building a successful foundation in small business sales and marketing.   Eric can be … Web: www.groovecarinc.com Details Is video marketing part of your member engagement strategy? It should be. Video marketing is quickly becoming the preferred method of communication to reach your membership. Video production is attainable for credit unions of all sizes and a preferable way of communicating with a large portion of your membership.For many years, video production required time, resources, and expenses, which are luxuries that many credit unions, did not have. Use of the medium often involved hiring a professional film crew, working many painstaking months to get the script just right. After all, the shelf life of the corporate video had to be at least a year or more after spending a significant chunk of the budget on it. Once done, it was loaded onto YouTube to live out its days as a link.The scenario is far different today. This once exclusive medium is now the darling of media and communications, as access to creating and viewing media, has vastly improved. Contributing to the popularity is the ease of integration on the Internet and various social platforms. As mobile usage outpaces desktop viewing, video has become increasingly easier way to convey a message on the small screen. Your members find it easier to view information than to read, especially on mobile devices, and that’s where video is outpacing all the other marketing formats. According to Syndacast, 74% of all Internet traffic in 2017 will be generated by video, and that figure will only continue to increase. Cisco Visual Networking Index estimates 80 to 90% of all global internet traffic by 2019 will be due to video sharing, up from 64% in 2014.The appeal of video today is powerful. Studies show that just putting the word “video” in the subject line of an email will increase open rates by 19%, click-through rates by 65% and reduce the dreaded un-subscribes by 26%, as reported by Huffington Post. Social media sites report similar success. According to Twitter, videos and photos get the most retweets, and Facebook video viewership has more than doubled increasing engagement on every level. We live in a very visual world and response rates support this leaving viewers wanting for more.Video media also has incredible benefits in boosting your credit union site’s SEO. Google owns YouTube and because of this, your channel’s videos will help increase its ranking. YouTube videos can boost Internet search abilities, especially when combined with keywords and tags. As far as content goes, this medium really pulls its weight.Video is a very affordable and cost effective platform to connect with younger audiences such as Millennials. Eighty-nine percent of Millennials cannot live without YouTube or digital video, according to Google. This group is shifting away from traditional TV at a very fast rate, preferring online sources to view information and consume content “on demand” and at their convenience.We live in a multi-screen world. People rarely gather around a single device, such as a television, and pay undivided attention. Your members’ interest is simultaneously divided between a television, tablet and smartphone, among other technology. It is crucial to tell your credit union’s story across as many channels as possible, primarily with a mobile first focus. Video is an affordable and engaging way to meet your messaging goals across these platforms. The creation of videos to accompany your marketing efforts is not out of reach. Evolving technology can allow your credit union to directly message your membership with video.It’s time to embrace video as part of your marketing toolbox as traditional methods of messaging don’t always tell the whole story or reach all of your desired membership. Bring the viewer on the brand journey that will prompt them to act. Video is a great way to leverage your brand, educate your members about your credit union, and as a lead generation tool to help convert viewers. Either way, video has evolved into a technology that consistently finds new ways to target members and build that audience connection with your brand.last_img read more

Japanese to study behavioral effects of Tamiflu

first_imgJun 20, 2007 (CIDRAP News) – The company that markets oseltamivir (Tamiflu) in Japan has announced it will launch new studies to explore whether the antiviral drug contributes to adverse psychiatric and neurologic events in teenagers.Meanwhile, experts at an international influenza conference this week in Toronto reported some progress in the quest for new types of antiviral drugs for flu patients, and Vietnam said it was ready to launch a trial of a locally made human vaccine for H5N1 avian flu.Teen deaths prompt new studiesIn aJun 18 news release, Chugai Pharmaceutical Co. said it has received several reports of serious psychiatric or neurologic events since oseltamivir’s 2001 launch in Japan. Though no link between the adverse events and the drug was established, in May 2004 Chugai added information about the reported symptoms to its packing inserts. The company imports oseltamivir from Roche and markets it in Japan.Four months ago Chugai said it received a report of two teenage flu patients who fell to their deaths after taking oseltamivir, the press release said. After the accidents, Japan’s health ministry warned that children with the flu could show adverse behavioral effects, whether or not they were receiving oseltamivir, and advised doctors to avoid prescribing it to teenagers.Oseltamivir, a neuraminidase inhibitor, is used for both treatment and prevention. Because world health experts regard it as the best available drug for combating a potential pandemic flu strain, the United States and numerous other countries are stockpiling it.Chugai said it is examining adverse event reports to determine if any patterns emerge in the patient histories, timing of the drug, or onset of any abnormal behaviors.Also, following Japanese health ministry proposals, Chugai and Roche will immediately conduct new research on the drug’s safety. In preclinical trials, the companies will use rats to gauge the drug’s effects on the brain, the press release said. A clinical research arm of the studies will assess the effect of oseltamivir on subjects’ sleep and look at transport of the drug to the cerebrospinal fluid.Chugai also will proceed with epidemiologic studies of patients treated with oseltamivir, to examine what other drugs they take, their flu symptoms and clinical course, and their medical history. The company said its goal is to use the studies to guide safety measures for the next flu season.A 2006 report by the US Food and Drug Administration concluded it was unclear if neuropsychiatric events in those treated with oseltamivir were related only to the drug, only to the flu, or to both.In previous statements, Roche has said that clinical trials in the United States and Japan showed similar rates of psychiatric symptoms in children with flu who took oseltamivir and in peers who didn’t take it. The company also said US health insurance data showed that patients treated with the drug had a lower likelihood of events such as delirium, confusion, and hallucination than patients who were not treated.Researchers discuss what’s on the antiviral horizonIn presentations at the Options for the Control of Influenza Conference in Toronto yesterday, researchers offered glimpses of potential new antiviral medications, according to a Jun 19 Canadian Press (CP) report.Frederick Hayden, MD, an antiviral expert with the World Health Organization (WHO), said work on new classes of antivirals drugs may eventually make the world less vulnerable to flu than it is now, with only four drugs in two classes available.”The pipeline is not full, but it’s certainly more robust than it was some years ago,” Hayden told CP.Later this week at the conference, researchers will present their work on a new drug, currently called T705, which targets the polymerase protein, a new target for flu antivirals, the CP story said. Hayden said phase 2 clinical trials of the drug will begin later this year.Meanwhile, researchers from the Institute for Cellular and Molecular Biology at the University of Texas at Austin have identified a drug target on the flu virus’s nonstructural protein, the CP report said. Robert Krug, a researcher at the institute, said the lab has screened molecules that could strike the target and have come up with a good “hit,” though development of a drug could take 5 years, even if the work goes smoothly.An advantage of the nonstructural protein target is that it is the same in different virus strains, unlike other parts of the virus, the story said.Vietnam to launch trial of H5N1 vaccineHealth officials in Vietnam said the country was set to launch the first human trial of its own H5N1 avian flu vaccine, Agence France-Presse (AFP) reported today.Nguyen Tran Hien, director of the National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology (NIHE) in Hanoi, told AFP the trial will begin as early as July, with the health ministry’s approval, and should be finished next year. He said researchers will enroll 20 to 30 volunteers for the study.Experts from the United States will provide Vietnam with technical assistance to develop the vaccine, US health attaché Michael Iademarco told AFP. The United States provided $1 million to Vabiotech, a company with ties to NIHE, apparently to support the development of the vaccine, Iademarco said.In the past few weeks, Vietnam has reported five human cases of H5N1 avian flu, with one death, and since early May, bird outbreaks have been reported in 16 of the country’s 59 provinces. The World Health Organization has not yet confirmed the recent human cases in Vietnam, so the official case count for now remains at 93 cases and 42 deaths.See also:Jun 18 Chugai press releaseMar 21 CIDRAP News story “Japan warns against Tamiflu use in teens”last_img read more

A dog’s life in Hackney

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Batik Air takes delivery of first Airbus A320neo

first_img“In the future, the A320neo will be used to expand our business. It could be used on existing routes to increase flight frequencies or on new domestic and international routes,” Batik Air CEO Achmad Luthfie said.Currently, the airline serves to 45 domestic and international destinations with more than 350 flights per day.The company chose the A320neo for its fuel efficiency and for having the same type rating as its predecessor, which means technicians and pilots familiar with A320 family aircraft can easily familiarize themselves with the A320neo.“Batik Air’s Airbus 320neo is supported by an eco-friendly engine. The aircraft is much more efficient in terms of fuel and able to take on longer-haul flights.”According to Airbus’s website, the A320neo provides an additional range of up to 900 kilometers or 2 tons of extra payload. The aircraft model is used by a number of airlines, from German’s Lufthansa to Japan’s ANA, China Southern Airlines and British low-cost carrier EasyJet. (mpr)Topics : Lion Air Group’s full-service carrier Batik Air has received its first Airbus A320neo aircraft at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Banten. The A320neo is increasingly popular with airlines around the world. It is more fuel efficient than earlier Airbus A320 models, with neo standing for “new engine option”.Batik Air has ordered 234 units of the A320 aircraft family from the European manufacturer, according to the company’s press statement. The Airbus A320 family is often compared with Boeing 737 type aircraft.The A320neo delivered on Thursday is Batik Air’s 45th Airbus, as the airline already has 44 A320-200Ceo planes in its fleet. The A320neo is a single-aisle aircraft with 144 economy class and 12 business class seats.last_img read more

Arsene Wenger responds to Bayern Munich rumours and says he ‘misses’ coaching

first_imgThe former Arsenal manager did not distance himself from the vacant Bayern job (Picture: Getty)Former Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has not played down rumours linking him with the vacant manager’s post at Bayern Munich and admits he is keen to return to coaching after over a year out.The Bundesliga champions parted company with Niko Kovac following Bayern’s 5-1 defeat to Frankfurt on Saturday, a result that leaves them in fourth place in the table.Wenger is among a storied list of potential replacements which also includes the likes of Jose Mourinho, Massimiliano Allegri and Ajax boss Erik ten Hag. Advertisement Advertisement Arsene Wenger responds to Bayern Munich rumours and says he ‘misses’ coaching Kovac was given his marching orders after a disappointing start to the season (Picture: Getty)While Ten Hag ruled out taking over Bayern midway through the season, Wenger – who has been out of work since leaving Arsenal in May 2018 – was a little more coy.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTAsked if he’d be interested in the Bayern Munich job, Wenger told beIN SPORTS: ‘I came here to speak about the games and you start very strongly there, putting me straight under pressure!’Probed further on whether he misses management, he continued: ‘Of course! Coaching was my whole life until now and everybody who has coached will tell you the same.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal‘You miss the intensity. There’s some things you miss a lot, and some things you don’t miss. So I enjoyed as well things I don’t miss too much.‘But on the other hand, winning football games, preparing a team for a game, developing players and getting satisfaction and shared emotions is something that you miss.Arsene Wenger asked whether he would be interested in the Bayern Munich job!#beINUCL #beINWenger #FCBayern pic.twitter.com/u9C8VJ60Iq— beIN SPORTS (@beINSPORTS) November 5, 2019center_img ‘So of course yes, I was responsible at 33 years of age and coached until 69 without interruption at top level. So that is 36 years without stopping.‘So on the other hand, even if I miss it, to get a little bit out of that pressure for a year was not too bad for me – people who know me well say I’m more relaxed, it’s true!’More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City Comment Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 5 Nov 2019 5:39 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link248Shareslast_img read more

Governor Wolf Offers Support for Puerto Rico, Thanks City of Philadelphia for Coordinating Relief Efforts

first_img National Issues,  Press Release,  Weather Safety Harrisburg, Pa. – Governor Wolf expressed his support for the people of Puerto Rico today as they begin work to assess damage and recover from the devastating effects of both Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria.“Pennsylvania is proud to be home to more than 500,000 people of Puerto Rican ancestry; Philadelphia alone is home to more than 120,000 who hail from Puerto Rico, many of them with family members on the now-devastated island,” Governor Wolf said. “Our hearts go out to those affected here and in Puerto Rico. We offer our support to our fellow citizens during this extraordinary time. Puerto Ricans have fought and died for our country and now we owe our best to them as they fight to recover. ”Gov. Wolf also thanked the City of Philadelphia, Mayor Kenney, Councilwoman Maria Quinones Sanchez, State representatives Angel Cruz and Emilio Vasquez, and former Philadelphia City Councilman Angel Ortiz for their public effort to garner support and a coordinated relief effort for Puerto Rico and Puerto Ricans living in Philadelphia at a press conference being held later today.“I’d also like to thank the members of my Advisory Commission on Latino Affairs; its members are engaged and involved in relief efforts amid concern for family members living on the island.”Five members of PA Task Force 1 are currently in San Juan, Puerto Rico, including a member of the Philadelphia Fire Department. These task force members are assessing damage and offering their expertise as part of FEMA operations. September 21, 2017 SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img Governor Wolf Offers Support for Puerto Rico, Thanks City of Philadelphia for Coordinating Relief Effortslast_img read more

New apartment sales on the Gold Coast at their highest level in two years

first_imgNew apartment sales on the Gold Coast are at their highest level since 2016.AS new residential towers are skyrocketing on the Gold Coast, so are the number of apartment sales.New data from property consultant Urbis shows almost 300 new apartments sold in July, August and September.Urbis Consultant Lynda Campbell said the figure was a new high for the Gold Coast. “New apartment sales on the Gold Coast are at their highest level since the end of 2016 with 298 sales in the September quarter (of) 2018,” she said. The latest data is part of Urbis’ Gold Coast Apartment Essentials, which is released quarterly.Since its inception in 2013, it has recorded an average of 292 sales each quarter. MORE: Fisherman’s hut going under the hammer Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:51Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:51 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD576p576p432p432p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenStarting your hunt for a dream home00:51center_img New data from property consultant Urbis shows almost 300 new apartments sold in July, August and September.Ms Campbell said this year was already one of the best on record before it had even finished.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa14 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago“Sales for the first three quarters of 2018 have eclipsed total sales for 2017,” she said.A total of 852 sales have been recorded this year to date while 2017 recorded 811.With almost half of available stock sold, Urbis predicted the strong sales rates would continue into 2019.MORE: Why Coast home prices are bucking national trends In the September quarter, two-bedroom, two bathroom apartments were most popular, recording 61 per cent of total sales.However, three-bedroom apartments were increasing their share in the market at 24 per cent.It comes off the back of an increase in larger owner-occupier apartments hitting the market.The latest quarter’s results also show that apartments in medium rise projects have recorded their highest average sale price for the first time at $768,056.This was also 13 per cent higher than the sale price of apartments in High-rise projects during the period.last_img read more