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Chautauqua County Executive Pushes Businesses To Plan For Life After COVID-19

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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) Photo: PexelsMAYVILLE – Chautauqua County Executive PJ Wendel is urging county businesses to look to the future and develop plans on how they will reopen after COVID-19.“Thanks to the great efforts of the Chautauqua County Health Department and the tremendous cooperation of our residents, the infection rate of COVID-19 in Chautauqua County continues to remain low,” said Wendel. “We should remain optimistic when we really look at our current situation.”“As we continue to reduce the infection rate in our County and abide by social distancing measures, I believe we need a plan for the future and to urge New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo to allow us to gradually reopen our County’s communities and economy,” said Wendel. “In a concerted effort with Senator Borrello and Assemblyman Goodell’s regional plan for reopening this is an effort to be proactive. I will be sending a letter to our businesses throughout our County asking them to look at their operations and preemptively develop plans on how they would operate once the Governor decides we can reopen. These plans would include the implementation of necessary protocols to still protect businesses’ employees and customers from the spread of COVID-19.”Wendel says that the county will be committed to: Assessing its community readiness based on local data and indicators;Developing industry specific plans for the step-by-step easing of community mitigation measures;Requiring compliance with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)’s  COVID-19 guidance for all businesses;Continuing to focus on safety for employees and customers including social distancing, the use of face coverings or other protective equipment as appropriate for the industry; cleaning and disinfecting commonly touched surfaces; and not working when ill;Continuing robust COVID-19 public health surveillance and response work through robust isolation and quarantine measures, contact tracing of cases, health education, and increasing mitigation measures as necessary;Focusing on low risk business sectors first, such as manufacturing, professionals, office staff; andPhasing in other business sections as the situation continues to improve.“As we plan for the eventual reopening of our communities, I can assure you that we will continue our COVID-19 surveillance and response work,” said Christine Schuyler, County Director of Health and Human Services. “In the event that monitoring shows increased transmission of COVID-19 or a strain on our public health or healthcare systems at any step of loosening community mitigation measures, I will advise of the need to tighten mitigation measures as appropriate.”Businesses are asked to submit their reopening plans electronically to New York State Senator George Borrello at borrello@nysenate.gov, Assemblyman Andrew Goodell at goodella@nyassembly.gov ; and CCHEALTH@co.chautauqua.ny.us, fax to (716) 753-4640 or mail to Chautauqua County Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health; HRC Building, 7 N. Erie Street; Mayville, NY 14757.As of Wednesday, Chautauqua County has two active COVID-19 cases, both of which are in mandatory isolation. Officials say there are no COVID-19 hospitalizations and only one new lab confirmed case in Chautauqua County in the last six days. In addition, they say there’s been a dramatic drop in the number of people who are in quarantine and isolation.Officials add over 600 people who have been tested, with 96 percent testing negative; and Chautauqua County has one of the lowest positive test percentages (4 percent) in the entire State of New York.“These statistics provide some good news for Chautauqua County,” said Wendel. “They show we are on the right track to preventing the spread of COVID-19 in our County and can provide residents with some reassurance that the social distancing efforts they are taking are working. However, it is important that we do not let our preventive efforts fall to the wayside now. We all still need to remain diligent and focused on continuing to minimize the spread of COVID-19.”Residents are reminded to continue to wear face coverings and practice social distancing. It is also important for individuals to practice appropriate respiratory hygiene by not touching their faces, washing their hands frequently, using hand sanitizer, cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched surfaces, and staying home when they are sick.Healthcare providers should also continue to refer individuals with COVID-19 symptoms for testing. This includes hospitalized patients, nursing home and adult care facility residents, healthcare workers, individuals with chronic health conditions, individuals who are immunocompromised, and other essential workers.Throughout the pandemic, officials say there’s been 28 confirmed cases, including one new case of a female in her 20’s; 23 recovered cases, three deaths, 43 cases under quarantine/isolation orders by the Public Health Director and being monitored. Not all of those being monitored are confirmed to have COVID-19 but have either shown symptoms, are awaiting results, or have risk factors; and 620 negative test results to date.“Thanks to the great efforts of the Chautauqua County Health Department and the tremendous cooperation of our residents, the infection rate of COVID-19 in Chautauqua County continues to remain low,” said Wendel. “We should remain optimistic when we really look at our current situation.”last_img read more

U.S. Centers for Disease Control Study Cholera in Haiti

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first_img DNA tests show that the strain of cholera that has led to the deaths of more than three hundred people in Haiti is closely related to a strain from South Asia, U.S. health experts said. The so-called “DNA fingerprint” shows that several cholera samples taken from Haitian patients are identical to one another, and out of all known strains, they are most similar to one from South Asia, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Health officials said that the findings do not prove anything, but the news could give strength to rumors that members of the United Nations peacekeeping force from Nepal brought the cholera. This, in turn, could worsen tensions leading into elections at the end of November. “Although these results indicate that the strain is not Haitian, cholera strains can move among different areas due to trade and global travel,” Haitian Health Minister Dr. Alex Larsen said in a statement. “Therefore, we will never know the exact origin of the strain that is causing the epidemic in Haiti. This strain was transmitted by contaminated food or water, or by an infected person,” he added. More than 4,700 people have been sickened in the cholera outbreak, the first in Haiti in decades. Health officials fear that it will continue to spread, due to the fact that many people have been living in camps since January’s earthquake, without reliable access to clean water. By Dialogo November 03, 2010last_img read more

Gangs force sex trade on underage girls

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first_imgAuckland Now 12 Sep 2012Underage Maori and Pacific Island sex workers are caught up in illegal prostitution in Auckland, the head of a prostitute support service says.Debbie Baker, from Streetreach, which encourages women to leave prostitution, told Police News that 14 to 16-year-old girls were being pushed into prostitution by gangs to pay off debts.They were so scared of the gangs they would never admit the connection to police, she said.Baker gave examples of one girl who was forced to have sex at Black Power pads around the country to pay off drug debts, and another who was taken from Tauranga to Auckland to work in a brothel.The girl was locked in a room and Baker said she never saw any of the money for the whole time she worked there.It was very difficult for police to uncover the gang’s influence because girls were too scared to acknowledge it.“This fear is often far stronger than the fear they feel for police or other government agencies, as they are often threatened or stood-over, making it even harder for Police and other authorities to prove what’s going on,” Baker said.Acting area commander for Manurewa Inspector Richard Wilkie said police in South Auckland were doing all they could to address the problem of underage prostitution.There were regular stings of popular hangouts like Northcrest and Hunter’s Corner and as a result he said they were picking up fewer people than in previous months.Wilkie said police intelligence suggested gangs were the main force behind the illegal trade.http://www.stuff.co.nz/auckland/local-news/7654574/Gangs-force-sex-trade-on-underage-girlslast_img read more

Yobo: It’s early to raise fears over Iwobi’s abilities

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first_img The 23-year-old joined the Liverpool-based outfit in a deal worth £40 million, having made 148 appearances for his boyhood club Arsenal. Nonetheless, the wideman has failed to find his best form so far at Goodison Park, with three goals in 22 appearances across all competitions to show for his performances. Yobo, however, has no concerns over Iwobi, claiming he simply needs more time to adapt to life at his new club in the wake of his injury worries. “Arsenal is a club he knew too well because he came through the academy and he understands the structure of how they play – a style he knows,” Yobo told Goal.Advertisement “Moving to Everton was a good move for him because he wanted more game time. Unfortunately, it takes a longer time to settle down in a new environment because only a few players move to another club and settle immediately, “In between him adapting, he had a number of good performances for Everton. He was getting familiar with how Everton play and was becoming one of the key figures in the team before his injury. “After his injury, it also took him time to break into the team because Everton also have other good players as well, all that happened before Coronavirus ensured the league was suspended. “I think we should be patient with him because we can’t doubt his talent. He has unbelievable talent and work rate. read also:COVID-19: Everton using Zoom to keep tabs on Iwobi, others “I know he is going to achieve more with Everton, it is just the timing of everything happening to him. He will surely come good.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Alex Iwobi will go on to enjoy a fruitful Everton career, Joseph Yobo believes, saying it is too early to raise fears over his abilities. Promoted ContentTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way9 Most Epic Movie Robots We’ve Ever SeenHere Are The Top 10 Tiniest Mobile Phones On The Planet!14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right NowBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your BodyWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?The Best Cars Of All TimeBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love WithThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World Loading… last_img read more

No. 6 Women of Troy face No. 18 Baylor Lady Bears

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first_imgAfter dropping a match to crosstown rival UCLA this past weekend, the USC women’s tennis team looks to get back to its winning ways today against Baylor. The match will be the Women of Troy’s last non-conference contest  before USC flies out to face Colorado in Boulder, Colo. for the first official match of Pac-12 conference play. The No. 6 Women of Troy (9-3) fell to No. 3 UCLA, 5-2, on their home court last Friday. Though the loss was disappointing, it was an improvement from the last time these two teams matched up this season, when the Bruins swept the Women of Troy, 4-0, in the quarterfinals of the Intercollegiate Tennis Association National Team Indoor Championships in Charlottesville, Va. on Feb. 8.USC’s top-ranked doubles pair, made up of juniors Zoë Scandalis and Giuliana Olmos, fell to UCLA’s top doubles pair, Robin Anderson and Jennifer Brady, 8-6. But Scandalis, ranked the 30th-best singles player in the country, beat No. 3 Anderson in singles play by a score of 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (6-1). Scandalis was named the Pac-12 Player of the Week on March 5 for her strong play the week before.Scandalis played on court one against UCLA in place of junior Sabrina Santamaria, whose season was recently cut short by an ACL tear. Santamaria also previously paired with senior Kaitlyn Christian on court one in doubles, after the duo won the national championship together last year. USC is still adjusting to the loss of Santamaria and will look to work out the kinks in the lineup against Baylor today.The Baylor Lady Bears come into Marks Stadium ranked as the No. 18 team in the country, sporting a 9-4 record. The Lady Bears are led by doubles pair Victoria Kisialeva and Blair Shankle, ranking as the 42nd-best tandem in the country and owning a 9-1 record in match play so far this year. On the singles side, 38-ranked Kiah Generette leads the Lady Bears with an 8-3 individual record.Some members of USC’s women’s team were spectators at Marks Stadium on Sunday, when the men’s squad took on Baylor’s men’s team. The Trojans were able to pull off a 5-2 win over the 12th-ranked Bears.The Women of Troy’s only other losses this season also came at the ITA National Team Indoor Tournament at the hands of the Florida Gators, ranked No. 2 in the country according to the most recent ITA poll. The Women of Troy did come away from the tournament with a signature win over Alabama, however, currently ranked fourth in the nation. Other notable wins for USC in the early season include a victory over No. 24 Texas as well as No. 16 Cal.Though Cal and UCLA are both a part of the Pac-12, those matches are considered non-conference matches as they happened in tournaments and not standard conference play.Along with USC, UCLA and Cal, Stanford will be an early-season contender for the conference championship. Stanford is ranked ninth in the country and doesn’t play USC until hosting the Women of Troy on April 5. After going undefeated in Pac-12 play last year, the Women of Troy look to repeat as undefeated conference champions before heading into the NCAA Tournament.USC’s match against Baylor begins at 1:30 p.m. today at Marks Stadium.It will be the last match at home for the Women of Troy until March 28, when they return from a series of Pac-12 road trips to host Oregon.last_img read more

Verla May Stewart, 93, Mayfield: May 6, 1920 – Jan. 30, 2014

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first_imgVerna StewartVerna May Stewart, age 93, died Thursday, January 30, 2014 at McAlester Nursing Center in McAlester, OK.  Verna was a life long Wellington and Mayfield resident until 2000 when she moved to McAlester to be near her daughter.Verna May (Dawson) Stewart was born on May 6, 1920 in Mayfield, KS to Benjamin Harrison Dawson and Bertha Helen (Beatty) Dawson.Verna married William Edgar Stewart II on January 23, 1943 in Riverside, CA.  He preceded her in death on January 6, 1975.She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Edgar; one daughter, Barbara Jean Stewart; one brother, Alvin Dawson; and one sister, Mildred Prather.Survivors include her two children, E. Leon Stewart and his wife Bobbie of Wellington and Maxine Davidson and her husband Bruce of McAlester, OK; sister-in-law, Colletta Dawson of Wellington; 10 grandchildren, Felica (Dale) Arnhart of Dustin, OK, Forrest (Kristi) Kirkes, Lee (Carrie) Kirkes, Joi (Butch) Rankin all of Hartshorne, OK, Richard Davidson of Tulsa, OK, Corby (Julie) Hibbs of Wellington, Mike (Viviana) Tucker of Virginia, Titus Stewart, Shay (Cristina) Stewart, and Caleb Stewart all of Wellington; great grandchildren, BreAnn (Cory) Goshe of Hartshorne, OK, ChyAnn Vaughn of Edmond, OK, Craig (Ashton) Kirkes, Holly (Tyler) Kitchell, Austin Kirkes, Paige Kirkes, Jaegar Adams, Kaleb Adams all of Hartshore, OK, Bridgett Armhart of Destin, OK, Deric (Kylei) Hibbs, Briawna (Trevor) Bain, Abigayle Hibbs, and Chloe Hibbs all of Wellington, Madison Tucker, Tanner Stewart, and Tatum Stewart all of Wichita, Sheadyn Stewart, Loudyn Stewart, Gage Stewart, and Greyson Stewart all of Wellington; great great grandchildren, Jake Kitchell, Kaedynce Kirkes, and Corbin Goshe all of Hartshorne, OK, Corbin Hibbs, Avrei Hibbs, Ashton Hibbs, Braylen Hibbs, and Brantley Hibbs all of Wellington.Funeral Services will be held at Frank Funeral Home on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 1:30 P.M.  Pastor Dan Floyd will officiate.  Interment will follow the service at the Osborne Cemetery in Mayfield, KS.Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday, February 5, 2014 from 1 to 8 p.m. The family will be present to greet friends from 6 to 8 p.m.A memorial has been established with the Mayfield Community Building Fund.  Contributions can be left at the funeral home.Frank Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.To leave condolences or sign our guest book, please visit our website at www.frankfuneralhome.netlast_img read more