Rundown: Your To-Do List for October

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York BE AWAREOctober is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. There is still much to be done in the battle against this terrible disease. Awareness is key. So use this month as that added little nudge to educate yourself and your loved ones, if you haven’t already, about the value of early detection and treatment, and support those Long Islanders whose lives have been forever altered. Participate in awareness-related walks and other activities that are taking place throughout the month, or visit your local breast cancer nonprofit and volunteer to help.last_img

Stand on the right, walk on the left

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr This guide to DC shows visitors how to live local and get the most out their time in The District during CUNA’s Governmental Affairs Leigh Anne TerryNext week, credit union leaders and advocates will descend on Washington, DC, for CUNA’s annual Governmental Affairs Conference. The nation’s capital offers access to key decision-makers in Congress, a genuine melting pot of cultural and culinary experiences, and an abundance of historical monuments and museums. With so much to do, how do you choose? Here are a few insider tips to help you make the most of your visit.How To Master DC’s Public Transportation SystemIf you take nothing else from this post, remember the following phrase: “Stand on the right, walk on the left.”This is the rule of thumb for escalators throughout the DC Metro system. This simple social contract keeps the flow of people moving.Other tips:Don’t stop at the bottom of an escalator, doing so creates a potentially dangerous “clot” of people to pile up behind you. Walk far enough into the station so you’re clear of the crowd before stopping to gain your bearings. continue reading »last_img read more

Why your credit union web design needs to keep the thumb in mind

first_imgMobile website developed for PennEastFCU.orgFollow the laws of design Fitts’ Law supports the need to accommodate the thumb. This law says that “the time required to move a pointer to a target decreases with shorter distances and larger targets,” which means the distance between a user’s pointer and interactive elements should be kept to a minimum. In other words, when designing your credit union’s mobile website, put interactive elements near the bottom of mobile screens to provide easy access for the thumbs. Ideal navigation placement, according to UXMagAs you’re building out the bottom navigation of your credit union website design, here are some additional tips to keep in mind: Try to have 3-5 buttons in your navigation menu. More than five makes navigation too complex and hard to tap. Don’t make the user scroll through a long list of navigation items.  Make sure your navigation menu easily helps visitors to identify their current location within the site. Use icons to communicate actions on the navigation menu and make sure users can recognize the icons quickly. Also include short text labels to clarify your buttons.Make sure the icons are big enough to be easily tapped.  So design with the thumb in mind and your visitors will navigate your mobile credit union website with ease—we just wish we could also promise they’d have clean teeth while doing so… For more tips on successful credit union website design, check out these award-winning insights. In late 2015, mobile web traffic had just passed desktop for the very first time. Fast forward three years, and you can see this event was not just a significant milestone but also a very accurate foreshadowing for the world’s current state of mobile obsession. Up to 70% of web traffic takes place on mobile devices, and more people now own a cell phone than a toothbrush (we’re not sure how to feel about that…)Mobile-friendly is the name of the game these days, and in order to come out on top, your mobile website needs to provide a seamless experience for visitors. The data proves that such an experience is expected by today’s user, as 57% say they won’t recommend a business with a poorly designed mobile site. Optimize site navigationSo how do you make sure your credit union website design provides a positive experience for members? One of the most important features to consider is site navigation. If visitors can’t find the information they are looking for quickly and easily, they’re (a) not going to be pleased, and (b) not going to stick around for long. Hence why you need to think about what makes for an intuitive navigation experience on a mobile device, as it’s very different from what works best on desktop. For instance, if you want happy mobile visitors, your navigation menu shouldn’t be at the top of the phone screen. Make sure the thumb can reachOn a desktop computer, users can navigate their mouse all over the screen with easy wrist movements. Contrast that with mobile devices, where Steven Hoober found that 49% of people are using just one thumb to get things done. That means the thumb is now the mouse—and it doesn’t have quite the same range of motion. The thumb can’t even reach certain parts of the upper half of the screen, and the larger the phone, the harder it is to reach the top of the screen (and mobile devices only seem to be getting bigger). Thumb reachability, according to UXmovementThese limitations make it clear that your navigation menu needs to reside at the bottom of your credit union website design within easy reach of the thumb, even with a one-handed grip. The less the user has to move their thumb to get there, the better. While many credit union mobile apps already implement this bottom navigation design, most mobile credit union websites are behind the times and unknowingly complicate the user experience.But it doesn’t have to be that way. Here are examples of bottom navigation on mobile websites we’ve developed for two credit unions: Mobile website developed for   Learn more about this website design.center_img 5SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Derik Krauss Derik is a cofounder of BloomCU, an award-winning website design agency for credit unions. His agency’s design work has received recognition from CUNA (Diamond Award),, and others. He … Web: Detailslast_img read more

CDC sees early-season signs of Tamiflu resistance

first_imgDec 12, 2008 (CIDRAP News) – With this year’s US influenza epidemic barely getting started, there are already signs of increased viral resistance to oseltamivir (Tamiflu), the most widely used antiviral drug, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said today.In its flu surveillance report for Nov 30 to Dec 6, released today, the CDC said 45 of 46 influenza A/H1N1 viruses tested so far have shown resistance to oseltamivir.All the H1N1 viruses were susceptible to zanamivir (Relenza), the other antiviral drug in the neuraminidase inhibitor class, the agency reported. All tested influenza A/H3N2 and B viruses were susceptible to both oseltamivir and zanamivir. Sixty-three percent of all the viruses tested came from only two states.The CDC said all the H1N1 viruses also were susceptible to the adamantanes (amantadine and rimantadine), the older class of flu antivirals. However, 5 of 5 H3N2 viruses tested were resistant to the adamantanes (which do not work against type B viruses). The CDC has been recommending against using the adamantanes since January 2006 because of high resistance rates in H3N2 viruses.With only three states reporting more than scattered flu cases so far, the CDC said it’s too early to assess how common resistance to either class of drugs will be.”Limited data on antiviral resistance, as well as the uncertainty regarding which influenza virus types or subtypes will circulate during the season, make it too early to make an accurate determination of the prevalence of influenza viruses’ resistance to oseltamivir or the adamantanes . . . nationally or regionally at this time,” the report said.Increased H1N1 resistance to oseltamivir cropped up during the last flu season in the United States and a number of other countries. By the end of the season, 10.9% (106 of 969) of H1N1 viruses tested had shown the mutation associated with resistance, the CDC reported in May. All the isolates remained sensitive to zanamivir.After the resistance problem emerged last winter, the World Health Organization said there was no evidence that the resistant H1N1 viruses caused more severe illness or spread more easily than susceptible H1N1 viruses.In its update today, the CDC said only Hawaii, Massachusetts, and Texas reported local flu activity in early December. Another 24 states, with Washington, DC, and Puerto Rico, reported sporadic cases, and 23 states reported no flu activity.In addition, only 1.3% of patient medical visits reported through the CDC’s Outpatient Influenza-like Illness Surveillance Network were due to flu-like illness, which is well below the national baseline of 2.4%, the agency said.The CDC said it has tested 36 isolates so far to determine how well they match up with the strains used in this year’s flu vaccine. The 20 H1N1 and 3 H3N2 isolates tested were all found to be similar to the corresponding strains in the vaccine.Of the 13 type B isolates tested, 4 belonged to the Yamagata lineage, the type used in the vaccine. However, the other 9 B isolates—8 of which were from one state—belonged to the Victoria lineage, the CDC said.The agency said “limited to no protection” may be expected when the circulating and vaccine strains belong to different lineages. However, it said the data available so far must be interpreted cautiously because so few isolates were tested and most of them came from only two states. Also, the report said, the results may not correlate with clinical protection conferred by the vaccine because the testing involves ferret serum.The B strain in the seasonal vaccine was changed from the Victoria lineage to the Yamagata lineage for this season. The switch was prompted by a mismatch last year, when most of the type B viruses in circulation were of the Yamagata lineage.See also: CDC flu surveillance report for Nov 30 through Dec 6 flu surveillance report for the week ended May 10 1 CIDRAP News story “Europe says Tamiflu-resistant virus seen in 9 countries”Feb 14 CIDRAP News story “WHO advises total makeover for 2008-09 flu vaccine”last_img read more

In 2019, 56 new hotels, camps and marinas were categorized

first_imgAccording to the categorization data, we entered the 2020 tourist year with a total of 784 hotels. During 2019, a total of 56 new hotels, camps and marinas were categorized in Croatia. 43 new hotels opened More than 3.000 new campsites In 2019, the Ministry of Tourism categorized 43 new hotels with 3.948 beds while 26 hotels increased capacity and / or category. 26 new hotels are categorized with high category with four and five stars. The largest number of new hotels is categorized in Split-Dalmatia County (13), Primorje-Gorski Kotar County (6), the City of Zagreb (6) and Istria County (5). In the continental counties in 2019, a total of 5 new hotels were categorized.  50 2 * hotels with 3.963 accommodation units and 7.974 beds. In the 3 * categorization we have 313 hotels, 20.266 accommodation units and 39.965 beds. The first two marinas with 5 anchors opened  In 2019, three new marinas were opened with a total of 774 berths, of which two marinas received the 5 anchor quality category. One new marina is categorized in Primorje – Gorski Kotar County (Cres), Dubrovnik – Neretva County (Dubrovnik) and Istria County (Medulin), while the marina in Rovinj, which offers 192 berths, has increased its quality standard to 5 anchors.  In 2019, the Ministry of Tourism also categorized 10 new campsites with a total of 3.252 campsites, of which 4 new high-category campsites with 4 and 5 stars. The largest number of new campsites is categorized in Zadar County (4 campsites with 485 campsites) and Istria County (2 campsites with 280 campsites), and 2 new campsites in 2019 were opened on the continent (Krapinske toplice and Vrhovine in Lika). In addition to the new campsites, 9 more campsites in 2019 increased the number of stars (2) or increased capacity (7). According to the Ministry of Industry and Trade, the continuation of the positive trend of investing in Croatian tourism is expected in 2020, especially due to the plan to adopt two laws that will contribute to improving the investment climate, the Law on Unrated Construction Land. Of the Republic of Croatia and the new comprehensive law on maritime domain and seaports with a plan for referral to the procedure of the Government of the Republic of Croatia in 2020.            Categorization 2019 – A total of 784 hotels, which have 62.614 accommodation units and 122.568 beds “The Government of the Republic of Croatia has recognized the importance that tourism has for progress, demographic sustainability and increasing living standards in local communities. Therefore, from the beginning of the mandate, we place emphasis on strengthening the quality of the tourist offer and extending the activities to the whole year. In the past few years, we have achieved exceptional results in the form of tourist traffic, but more importantly, the revenues from tourism are constantly increasing and we are attracting an increasing number of investments. The opening of new hotels, camps and marinas in 2019, most of which are categorized by the highest quality standards of 4 and 5 stars, is proof that we have set a quality framework for sustainable development of Croatian tourism that will encourage attracting guests of different interests and increase consumption through most of the tourist year” said Tourism Minister Gary Cappelli. The largest number of new facilities, as many as 30, are categorized with a high category, ie with four and five stars. In 2019, the Ministry of Tourism, which carries out the categorization of catering and tourist facilities from the groups: hotels, camps and nautical tourism ports, categorized 36 hotels, camps and marinas that increased their capacity and / or increased the category or number of stars / anchors.  Also, according to the categorization, we have 22 Heritage Hotels, 2 Diffuse Hotels, 20 Integral Hotels and 4 hotels of special standard. In the 4 * category we have 329 hotels, which have 29.719 accommodation units and 57.636 beds, while we have a total of 5 44 * hotels, with 6161 accommodations. units and 12.075 beds. Cappelli: Emphasis on strengthening the quality of the tourist offer and extending activities throughout the year Photo: Pixabay.comlast_img read more

El Gobernador Wolf Firma Proyectos de ley en Respuesta a la COVID-19 para Reforzar el Sistema de Atención Médica, los Trabajadores y la Educación y Reprogramar las Elecciones Primarias

first_img March 27, 2020 El Gobernador Wolf Firma Proyectos de ley en Respuesta a la COVID-19 para Reforzar el Sistema de Atención Médica, los Trabajadores y la Educación y Reprogramar las Elecciones Primarias SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img Bill Signing,  Español,  Press Release,  Public Health El Gobernador Tom Wolf firmó cuatro proyectos de ley hoy para luchar contra la pandemia de la COVID-19 en Pennsylvania que refuerzan el sistema de atención médica, beneficia a los trabajadores y las escuelas, y reprograma las elecciones primarias de 2020 para el 2 de junio.El gobernador firmó el Proyecto de ley 1232 de la Cámara de Representantes, que proporciona $50 millones a la administración Wolf para la compra de equipos e insumos médicos para hospitales, establecimientos de enfermería y servicios médicos de emergencia para satisfacer las necesidades urgentes de los pacientes y el personal.“Este fondo permitirá a Pennsylvania obtener más camas, ventiladores y otros equipos de protección personal que nuestro sistema de atención médica necesita debido al aumento repentino de pacientes”, dijo el Gobernador Wolf. “El estado y nuestro sistema de atención médica se están movilizando lo más rápido posible para proporcionar a los trabajadores médicos los equipos que necesitan para brindar atención a los pacientes”.El gobernador también firmó el Proyecto de ley 751 del Senado, que exime a las escuelas de la obligación de estar en sesión al menos 180 días, prevé la continuidad de los planes educativos, garantiza el pago de salarios de los empleados escolares durante el cierre y otorga al Secretario de Educación la autoridad para prescindir de las evaluaciones de los maestros a los estudiantes y las evaluaciones estandarizadas. El Departamento de Educación previamente anunció la cancelación de todas las pruebas de PSSA, los exámenes Keystone y el Sistema Alternativo de Evaluación de Pennsylvania para el año escolar 2019-20.El gobernador firmó el Proyecto de ley 422 del Senado, que reprograma las elecciones primarias de 2020 del 28 de abril al 2 de junio y realiza otros cambios en el proceso electoral, incluso algunos debido a la emergencia por la COVID-19. El proyecto de ley mejora el proceso de la Ley 77 de 2019 para permitir que los condados comiencen a procesar y tabular las boletas de votación por correo a partir de las 7 a.m. el día de la elección, en lugar del cierre de las elecciones a las 8 p.m. Asimismo, la medida permite que los condados consoliden temporalmente los sitios de votación sin la aprobación del tribunal y facilita otras normas con respecto a la ubicación y la dotación del personal para los lugares de votación de modo que las primarias respondan a las preocupaciones del condado debido a la posible escasez de trabajadores para el proceso electoral y de lugares de votación apropiados.“Postergar las elecciones primarias de este año como lo han hecho varios estados es lo mejor para los votantes, los trabajadores de los comicios y los funcionarios electorales del condado”, dijo el Gobernador Wolf. “Felicito a la Asamblea General por actuar rápidamente sobre esta legislación crucial. El Departamento de Estado continuará trabajando con los funcionarios electorales locales con el fin de garantizar que Pennsylvania tenga una elección justa y accesible”.El gobernador recordó a los votantes la nueva opción de votar por medio de una boleta que se envía por correo en lugar de ir a un lugar de votación el día de las elecciones. Ya más de 215,000 votantes registrados se han inscrito para la boleta de votación por correo o en ausencia, aproximadamente el 78% utiliza la nueva aplicación en línea del estado. Esos votantes no necesitan presentar nuevas solicitudes a pesar del cambio en la fecha de las elecciones primarias.El gobernador también firmó el Proyecto de ley 68 de la Cámara de Representantes, lo que simplifica la solicitud de la compensación por desempleo para los trabajadores afectados por la pandemia de la COVID-19. El proyecto de ley exige que el Departamento de Trabajo e Industria (Department of Labor and Industry) suspenda el un período de espera de una semana y los requisitos de búsqueda de empleo y registro de trabajo para quienes realicen el reclamo debido a la emergencia por desastre, proporciona alivio automático de los costos de los beneficios para los empleadores cuya cuenta se cobraría de otro modo durante la emergencia por desastre, aumenta los plazos y permite planes de pago sin intereses, y otorga al secretario la capacidad de adoptar disposiciones de carácter temporal para garantizar el cumplimiento de la ley federal.El gobernador firmó el Proyecto de ley 1578 de la Cámara de Representantes que realiza cambios técnicos en la divulgación de las tarifas en las declaraciones y en las presentaciones de ofertas públicas de comunidades, cooperativas y condominios planificados y permite hacer enmiendas correctivas a los estatutos de las comunidades, cooperativas y condominios planificados mediante el uso del procedimiento actual para hacer enmiendas correctivas a las declaraciones .El gobernador vetó el Proyecto de ley 1100 de la Cámara de Representantes.Visite la Guía de respuesta a la COVID-19 del estado para obtener las guías y los recursos más recientes para los residentes de Pennsylvania o la página de Internet dedicada al coronavirus del Departamento de Salud de Pennsylvania para obtener la información más actualizada sobre la COVID-19.Ver esta página en inglés.last_img read more

Family of renowned Australian golf coach takes ‘putting green’ house to auction

first_imgMental coach Sean Lynch in action at the Australian Masters golf in Huntingdale with then amateur golfer Jason Day who is now an Australian professional golfer, PGA Tour member and former World Number 1.The move to Nudgee Beach happened in 2014, with Ms Takis recovering from cancer.“I found it really calming here; everything in my whole life changed,” she said.More from newsFor under $10m you can buy a luxurious home with a two-lane bowling alley5 Apr 2017Military and railway history come together on bush block24 Apr 2019“We have the water right across the road and it’s good if you have dogs, and we have three.” SEE WHAT ELSE IS FOR SALE AT NUDGEE BEACH The most recently renovated back deck overlooks the pool area.The front putting green used to be a traditional l-shaped veranda, part of which has since been built in to create a hallway beside the master bedroom. They have been renovating the house ever since, with a new kitchen, bathrooms, new floors downstairs, a fresh coat of paint, airconditioning, an inground pool and back deck. >>>FOLLOW THE COURIER-MAIL REAL ESTATE TEAM ON FACEBOOK<<< The master bedroom with walk-through dressing room to the ensuite, and access to the putting green veranda.“We are all golf mad,” Ms Takis said.Her son, Nudgee College student Harry Takis, won the Quest Community Newspapers Sporting Spirit award last year and is training to become a pro golfer and the family regularly host overseas amateur golfers who are keen to learn the mental game from Sean Lynch.“What am I going to miss? Probably everything. It’s a big sacrifice for me to move to a golf course.”center_img Original stairs have been stained and restored while new flooring has been laid downstairs.“The back deck and the painting of the outside were the last things we did.” A new pool with water feature allows for relaxed living, but Nudgee Beach is just across the road.“We kind of did it slowly but it’s been finished for about six months,” she said. Behind the white fence and carport, 26 O’Quinn St, Nudgee Beach is designed for privacy. But Challie Takis, the partner of Australian golf coach Sean Lynch, is selling their Nudgee Beach home to get closer to the sport at the centre of the family.“We are moving to the golf course,” Ms Takis said.“Our backyard is on the (Virginia) Golf Course.” Sharpen your putting strokes at home with your very own custom-made putting green veranda.WITH a putting green on the front veranda, and the Virginia Golf Club nine minutes up the road, some would say 26 O’Quinn St is already a perfect drive.last_img read more

St Bede’s parents High Court action ‘stinks of self-entitlement’

first_imgStuff 23 March 2015Schoolboys will be schoolboys, but parents can be their own worst enemies.Bravo to St Bede’s College Rector, Justin Boyle, for standing firm on the school’s code of conduct. Breaching airport  security, by illegally taking a ride on a luggage carousel into the secure area is no trifling matter.The two roguish rowers who did so at Auckland Airport on Friday, should count themselves lucky that the police and Aviation Security let them off with a stern warning.But as ambassadors of the school, competing in an elite sporting regatta, their feckless actions blatantly breached the school’s code of conduct, which they and their parents willingly signed up to.Sidelining these carousel clowns from the Maadi Cup was the only credible option for Justin Boyle. In his 13 years as rector of St Bede’s his firm but fair leadership style has been his unwavering trademark.Highly-respected for his zero-tolerance approach on bullying and drugs, Boyle has insisted that the school community plays by the rules, and those who fall foul of the rules face clear consequences.His decision to axe the  carousel riders from the school’s Maadi Cup rowing team is entirely consistent with the school’s  values, and more-importantly, fully in accordance with the code of conduct. read more

Egypt opens Rafah crossing on Thursday

first_imgThe Egyptian authorities opened the Rafah crossing on Thursday for one day only so that Palestinian travelers stranded in Egypt could return to the Gaza Strip. A source at the Gaza Interior Ministry told Anadolu News that the crossing will be open from one direction for one day only. He also said that Egyptian authorities allowed the entry of 20 trucks carrying cement into the Gaza Strip.rnknmvnfpnrlast_img

Fortune amazed at Greenwood’s ability to use both feet

first_img Loading… He’s on it. He’s just a natural. He’s an unbelievable finisher. He’s the real deal. “I’m walking through the building at the Aon Training Complex and there’s a computer room where the analyst team work. “Mason was in there, looking at games and how he can do better. He’s on it. He’s just a natural. He’s an unbelievable finisher. He’s the real deal.” And boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is clearly impressed with him, and believes that he is starting to look more like a “man”, having filled out since the season was delayed in March. The Norwegian said: “Mason is a young boy. He’s still 18 and this lockdown period has done him all the good in the world. “At his age, they do develop and fill out and Mason’s looking more and more like a man, so definitely it will help him. read also:Fortune aiming to become Manchester United manager “Sometimes early on you could see he was a kid. “Now in training he can use his strength better and he has done really well over the three or four weeks we have been training now. “And his quality in front of goal has always been there and now he has muscle to push defenders away.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Mason Greewood has been so impressive in Manchester United training, that Quinton Fortune was left asking “are you okay?”center_img The South African is now assistant coach of the Red Devils’ Under-23 side – and worked with Greenwood for much of last season. And the talented teenager blew Fortune, 43, away with his skills and two-footedness. The former United full-back told UTD Podcast: “There’s not many players in world football that are able to go both ways like Mason does. Equally, left and right foot, he’s ridiculous. “I thought he was left-footed and then he takes penalties with his right! And I’ve seen him take a free-kick with his right foot, his left foot. “I’m like ‘what’s wrong with you!? Just pick one! Are you okay?’” Greenwood, 18, has scored 14 goals in 39 appearances in what has been a remarkable breakthrough season. And Fortune, who played 126 times himself for the Red Devils, believes that the sky is the limit for the striker. He continued: “This is how amazing Mason is and why he’s a little bit different.last_img read more