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Community Bank Announces Key Hire: J. Duncan Smith, EVP, Chief Financial Officer

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Soul Takers Acres taking the year off due to COVID-19 caution

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first_img Google+ CoronavirusIndianaLocalNewsSouth Bend Market Facebook Twitter Twitter WhatsApp Previous articleDump truck crashes into Miller’s Flea Market in LaPorte CountyNext articlePandemic having an impact on the race for Indiana Governor Tommie Lee Pinterest (ABC57 News) A popular Kosciusko County attraction is cancelling their 2020 season due to the coronavirus.ABC 57 reports The Soul Takers Acres Haunted House has decided to not open this year due to the pandemic.The Kosciusko County Community Fair made the announcement Monday on their Facebook page, saying they hope to open the haunted house attraction again in 2021.The Fair said the decision was made out of an abundance of caution and not one that was taken lightly, but in the end they felt the possible risks outweighed the reward. By Tommie Lee – August 3, 2020 0 264 Google+ Soul Takers Acres taking the year off due to COVID-19 caution Pinterest Facebook WhatsApplast_img read more

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Japan’s largest thermal power generator boosts investment in offshore wind industry

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first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Reuters:Japan’s power generator JERA Co said on Wednesday it will buy a 49% stake in the Formosa 2 offshore wind project in Taiwan from Macquarie Capital for an undisclosed sum, in a bid to expand its renewable energy portfolio.JERA, a joint venture between Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings and Chubu Electric Power Co, already holds a 32.5% stake in Taiwan’s first commercial offshore wind project Formosa 1, which has 128 megawatts (MW) capacity.The latest investment on the 376 MW project, due to start operation at the end of 2021, will boost JERA’s renewable energy capacity through its equity holdings to 1.2 gigawatts (GW), a step closer to its 2025 renewable target of 5 GW.JERA declined to disclose the size of investment, but its general manager, Ken Matsuda, said the total cost of the Formosa 2 project is expected to be a “few hundred billion yen”.The company is also considering investing in the bigger Formosa 3 project, Matsuda said. “Formosa 3 is still in the early discussion stage and has not been decided, but we are in talks with parties involved with an aim to take a 30-40% stake in the 2 GW project,” Matsuda told a news conference. If agreed and approved by authorities, the Formosa 3 project is expected to start operation over 2026-2030, he added.JERA, Japan’s biggest thermal power generator, is also eyeing investment in offshore wind projects in Japan, Matsuda said. Japanese utilities are stepping up investment in renewable energy projects as they face growing pressure by investors and environment activists to divest coal-fired power plants as well as increasing demand for greener energy from their key customers.More: Japan’s JERA to buy 49% stake in Taiwan’s offshore wind project Japan’s largest thermal power generator boosts investment in offshore wind industrylast_img read more

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Bay Shore LGBT Senior Housing Center Would be 1st for NY

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first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York One day after the U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for same-sex marriages in five additional states, Suffolk County officials and LGBT advocates announced a plan for a gay-friendly senior housing facility they hope will also make history.The facility, which the county said would be built along a depressed stretch of Park Avenue currently lined with several unoccupied properties, would be the first of its kind in the tri-state area, and only the fifth such pro-LGBT senior living complex in the nation.The 55-rental unit property in Bay Shore, they said, would serve two important purposes: prevent housing discrimination against gay, lesbian and transgender couples and brighten up that stretch of Park Avenue.“For many LGBT seniors today…they grew up really with a lifetime of stigma and discrimination,” David Kilmnick, CEO of Long Island GLBT Network, said in a phone interview following a press conference announcing the plan.“Many of them came out later in life and later than many people are these days,” he said. “What happens in retirement homes now and nursing facilities, is that the people they grew up with that supported this culture of discrimination and hostility toward gay people are the ones who are in these retirement facilities now.”Kilmnick was joined by Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone, New York State Assemb. Phil Ramos (D-Brentwood), and several business leaders.Bellone spoke about the strides the county has made in becoming more inclusive over the last couple of years, a stark change from when “Suffolk County was considered a County of intolerance,” he said.“However in the last two and a half years, we have changed the tide and today’s announcement only reinforces the commitment I made to ensure that this county embraces its diversity and serves as a welcoming place for all,” Bellone said.The proposal, if approved by the county legislature on Nov. 18, would give the developer, Westchester County-based POKO Partners LLC the go-ahead to begin planning stages for the property.The complex would be built on the current site of the LGBT Community Center in Bay Shore, Kilmnick said. Eventually, the center would be razed and a new one would be built.Kilmnick said a facility like the one being proposed is important because housing discrimination against same-sex couples is still prevalent on Long Island, though there is currently no data available to demonstrate how pervasive it is.“It’s all about creating the safety net for our seniors as they go through golden years,” he said. “No one should have to be in a closet.”Despite the absence of tangible data, there have been attempts made to shine a light on housing discrimination against same-sex couples.A U.S. Housing and Urban Development report released in June 2013 titled, “An Estimate of Housing Discrimination Against Same-Sex Couples,” found that heterosexual couples received more favorable treatment than gay couples in the online rental housing market.“The primary form of adverse treatment is that same-sex couples receive significantly fewer responses to e-mail inquiries about advertised units than heterosexual couples,” researchers wrote.Although the Fair Housing Act prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex and familial status, as the study notes, it does not make it illegal on the federal level to discriminate against someone based on their sexual identity.However, New York is one of more than a dozen states that includes sexual orientation and gender identity in its housing discrimination law.“This will brighten up the community,” Kilmnick said of the complex.Also, Kilmnick was pleased with the Supreme Court’s decision Monday not to hear the appeals of five states whose gay marriage bans were overturned by lower courts, but noted that the fight for marriage equality and gay rights is far from over, noting that a disproportionate number of gay youths still face discrimination.Still, “it was a good decision,” he said. “It wound up with a positive outcome.”last_img read more

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Humility: The oxygen of strong leadership

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first_imgManagement and leadership have many areas of overlap, but not every function is the same. In our work, we spend a lot of time thinking about management. Our concerns revolve around the day-to-day – we think about things like an upcoming audit or the employee who called out sick on a busy day. Management is the function of processes, systems and performance measures. Management is critical. Leadership is the people function. Leadership is the function that is concerned with inspiring and motivating people rather than directing them. Leadership also matters. Leadership’s objective is to develop the full potential of the team, and the individuals that make up the team. A good manager is also a leader – it is the person who keeps their eye on both the processes and the people with a genuine concern for both. In the best case scenario, the highest level of management leads the team, and the executives are chosen for both their leadership traits and management abilities. In other cases, an organization’s real leader is not the top manager, or even in a management role at all. One of the greatest conflicts between the two functions is the attribute of humility. Humility is a trait that leaders exhibit, which includes a willingness to put others over themselves.  This Harvard Business Review article indicates when a person is promoted to a management position, they become less likely to receive negative feedback.  This reality, coupled with the power that comes with authority can inhibit managers from exhibiting humility necessary to become true leaders. Humility is also misunderstood.  It’s easy to confuse humility with traits that have negative connotations, and people overlook humility as a key leadership characteristic because it is a quiet trait in our loud society. It is the characteristic that makes others willing to follow because the follower knows that the leader has their best interest in mind. A leader also has a team with the potential to become strong leaders individually, because people are encouraged to live up to their individual potential. Here are a few definitions of what humility is and is not. Humility is not self- deprecation.  This is the area where humility most takes on a negative connotation. Humility is often defined as not thinking of yourself above others. However, a humble person can still have strong confidence and take decisive action. A humble person is not someone who thinks poorly of themselves. A humble person is only one who does not place their importance above others, particularly those with fewer resources, influence or authority. Humility is owning mistakes and weaknesses.  A humble person already recognizes their ideas might not be the best and are ok with the reality that they are wrong at times. They also recognize (and hire!) those under them who have strengths in areas they do not. A humble person can apologize to someone junior to them when things do not go well and they are at fault. Humility recognizes the strengths in others. Humility is letting others be who they are. Letting others be who they are goes deeper than being open to new ideas.  A team or department is diverse by nature, and there is complexity in relationships that goes deeper than the things we see on the surface.  A humble leader still manages people by disciplining when necessary, and giving feedback on areas for growth. However, they also let people have their own unique strengths and voice. Humility includes other’s ideas. Because of the reasons listed above, the ideas of others, and not just the person with formal authority, have the opportunity to rise to the top. And this is what makes leaders great. A group of people working with unity can accomplish great things, and when people’s voices matter and the best ideas have the opportunity to flourish the team performs. And often the leader gets the credit, but a good leader gives the credit right back to the team. 186SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Sarah Marshall Sarah Marshall is a consultant in the credit union industry, and can be reached for partnership and speaking opportunities through Your Credit Union Partner. Her background in community development includes … Web: https://yourcupartner.org Detailslast_img read more

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Sony A8H 4K HDR OLED TV Launched in India, Priced at Rs. 2,79,990

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first_imgThe Sony A8H TV has an Ultra-HD (3840×2160-pixel) OLED display, which support HDR up to the Dolby Vision format. The TV also supports various audio formats up to Dolby Atmos, with sound output using Sony’s Acoustic Surface Audio technology. In this television, the screen itself is the speaker, using four drivers for a total sound output of 30W.The television runs Android TV, with 16GB of internal storage for apps and app data. Apart from built-in Chromecast, Google Assistant, and Google Play Store for apps, Apple AirPlay 2 is also supported on the Sony A8H. The TV uses Sony’s X1 Ultimate picture processor, along with the company’s Triluminos picture enhancement technology. The TV has a maximum refresh rate of 120Hz at Full-HD resolution and 60Hz at 4K.Mi TV Stick vs Fire TV Stick Lite vs Mi Box 4K vs Fire TV Stick 4K: Which is the best budget streaming device for TVs in India? We discussed this on Orbital, our weekly technology podcast, which you can subscribe to via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or RSS, download the episode, or just hit the play button below.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – Sony A8H Ultra-HD HDR OLED TV has been launched in India, priced at Rs. 2,79,990 for the 65-inch version. The new OLED TV is the latest in Sony’s premium television range, and has an Ultra-HD (3840×2160-pixel) OLED display, with support for HDR up to the Dolby Vision format. The TV is available now through Sony offline retail stores, major electronics stores, Sony’s online portal shopatsc.com, and Amazon. Although only available in a single 65-inch screen size for now, Sony has mentioned that a 55-inch variant will also be going on sale soon.Sony A8H OLED TV price vs competitionThe Sony A8H OLED TV is priced at Rs. 2,79,990 for the 65-inch version, placing it in the premium segment for televisions in India. The Sony TV goes up against premium competition from brands such as Samsung and LG. In the OLED segment, Sony’s new televisions specifically go up against competition from LG, which has a range of OLED TVs available in India at around the Rs. 3,00,000 price mark.Sony A8H OLED TV specifications and features- Advertisement –last_img read more

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Prisons: The forgotten front in opioid war

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first_imgAnd in the two weeks following their release, former prisoners are 129 times more likely to die from overdose than members of the general population. This is despite the fact that we have robust evidence showing that we can decrease the incidence of relapse, overdose, drug-related health complications like HIV transmission, criminal activity after release and recidivism by offering treatment.And unequivocal data highlights that medication-assisted therapy — that is, treatment with methadone or suboxone — in prisons saves lives. A study published recently in the journal Addiction showed that offering medication-assisted treatment in prisons reduced drug-related overdose deaths by 85 percent in the four-week period following prisoner release and reduced mortality from all causes by 75 percent over the same period.Few other medical interventions have demonstrated such success. Unfortunately, however, the majority of correctional facilities in the United States do not offer programs for people addicted to opioids.Out of the 3,200 U.S. jails, only 23 provide maintenance therapy to inmates. Categories: Editorial, OpinionMultiple leaders across the nation, including Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan and even President Donald Trump, have declared states of emergency in response to the opioid epidemic.Policymakers claim to be battling this public health crisis on all fronts, but one arena continues to be conspicuously ignored: our prisons and jails. Roughly half of all incarcerated individuals suffer from addiction. And if we want to save lives on the streets, we cannot send people out of prisons untreated and abandon them when they are the most vulnerable to overdose.If we’re serious about addressing the opioid epidemic, we have to pay attention to the evidence demonstrating that opioid treatment in jails and prisons is highly effective.And we must act by quickly expanding such treatment to many more facilities around the country. Current programs offering in-facility treatment should guide the nation, serving as examples of how we can provide vulnerable, disenfranchised people with the care they deserve as fellow humans and members of our society.If we claim, whether as a community, a state or a nation, to be fighting the opioid crisis on all fronts, let us not forget one that offers undeniable evidence of a way to save lives. Dr. Justin Berk is a combined internal medicine/pediatrics resident in urban health at Johns Hopkins Hospital.More from The Daily Gazette:Foss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motorists This is a critical public health issue, and the benefits of the therapies we can offer to people with opioid addiction who are currently incarcerated reach far beyond those individuals.Our communities benefit too when we help those suffering from addiction get the care they need to survive and live healthy lives. Skeptics will argue against such treatment by asserting that it is too expensive, or that it will be “diverted“ and used inappropriately, or that the people with addictions who end up incarcerated should have taken more personal responsibility.But these interventions have been shown to be cost-effective.Diversion can be minimized, while treatment could actually improve security.And moralizing arguments against a well-recognized psychiatric disorder are antiquated, demonstrating poor knowledge of evidence-based treatment, if not also little compassion for a vulnerable population. I have seen first-hand that suboxone allows many people to concentrate on their lives instead of their addictions upon their release from jail or prison. And out of the 50 state prison systems, only four offer such treatment.This means that people who are fortunate enough to be part of a treatment program before their incarceration are, upon their entrance to a jail or prison, often taken off their medications and forced to endure cruel, painful and dangerous periods of withdrawal. This is not a problem of resources.Many incarcerated patients currently receive appropriate care for other chronic conditions, including diabetes, HIV, cancer and even more-newly-recognized disorders, like gender dysphoria.Our federal and state corrections systems have the capacity to offer this treatment — a treatment defined as “essential medicine“ by the World Health Organization.The inability to access medical treatment with such established benefits is an unacceptable violation of prisoners’ constitutional right to basic health care.But this is not just an issue of rights, and this is not just about prisoners.last_img read more

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Eni sells 20 pct Nour North Sinai share to Mubadala

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first_imgIllustration purposes only (Image courtesy Eni)Italian energy company Eni agreed to sell 20 percent of its participating interest in the Nour North Sinai Offshore concession, in Egypt, to Mubadala Petroleum.In the concession, which is in participation with Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Company (EGAS), Eni holds an 85 percent stake in partnership with Tharwa Petroleum Company, which holds a 15 percent stake of the contractor’s share where Eni & Tharwa are collectively the contractors.Nour is a block located in the prolific East Nile Delta Basin of the Mediterranean Sea, approximately 50 km offshore in the Eastern Mediterranean, in water depth ranging from 50 to 400 meters, and covers a total area of 739 square kilometers.Eni and Tharwa Petroleum Company are currently carrying out the drilling of the exploration well as foreseen in the first exploration period of the Nour concession.last_img read more

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Leafs, Bruins meet in showdown for third in Murdoch Division

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first_imgIt’s come down to one game for all the marbles between the Nelson Leafs and Grand Forks Border Bruins.Okay, maybe not all the marbles but a chance to stay away from meeting the Beaver Valley Nitehawks in the first round of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League Divisional Playoffs.Nelson Leafs played a solid playoff-style game, combining good defence with timely scoring to edge the Spokane Braves 2-0 in KIJHL action Friday night in the Lilac City.last_img

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Worm Therapy Becoming Trendy

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first_imgTreatment with helminths (roundworms), once considered gross, is actually proving effective.If you can get over the “ick factor” of putting worms in your body, you might take a new look at what many patients are finding: helminths (roundworms) can cure some diseases other treatments can’t. Here’s the bottom line of an article from Medical Xpress:“The risk-benefit ratio is so skewed to the benefit side,” O’Hara said. “Helminths are much safer than any medication I’ve ever put any child on, or any adult. I really do think that this is something more and more physicians need to consider.”Helminth therapy (the preferred term, since “worms” grosses people out) has proven effective for severe food allergies and inflammatory bowel disease. It’s given some patients a new life.Of scientific interest is whether helminths should be classed as parasites. That link is “controversial” the article says, because while some truly do cause harm, there are other helminth species that cause no harm and bring only benefits. What’s the difference in living with other internal organisms, like gut bacteria, that help us digest our food?For creationists, this relatively recent change of opinion may be instructive about original ecology. Instead of classing organisms into simplistic good-and-bad categories, maybe we should take a look at some things as potentially good under the right circumstances. Certainly the Genesis 3 curse caused pain and suffering in many cases, but we shouldn’t assume that some organisms we have been conditioned to consider bad are in fact bad. Another case is maggots, now being used for cleaning wounds. That’s something Hugh Glass knew about and benefited from (to be shown in the upcoming movie, The Revenant, opening Christmas 2015). Don’t rush to get bit by a rattlesnake or stung by a scorpion, but keep an open mind about yucky things in nature. Grasshoppers are good sources of protein, for instance. Each case needs its own evidence. (Visited 37 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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