WNY News Now File ImageJAMESTOWN – One of Chautauqua County’s largest medical providers will be receiving more than ten million dollars in federal aid to help with costs associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.Congressman Tom Reed announced in total three area hospitals will receive funding from the Health and Human Services’ Provider Relief Fund.These payments total over $20 million in relief with $10,076,498 going to UPMC Chautauqua Hospital, $5,000,000 to the Brooks-TLC Hospital System, and $5,000,000 for the Ira Davenport Memorial Hospital.“We care about supporting our hospitals and health providers because their work has never been more essential to the health and safety of our communities,” said Reed. “We will continue to work with local providers and HHS to ensure much-needed relief flows to our region and access to critical health care services is maintained.” The funds, which target safety-net hospitals which treat patients regardless of their insurance status or ability to pay, were allocated in the CARES Act and the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act. Share: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)
However, unless they get contaminated, the most noticeable effect time has on eggs is a drop in the protein quality. The usually high-quality protein deteriorates slightly over time, Bramwell said. “And the white, the albumen, gets thicker,” he said, “as moisture is lost out of the pores of the shell.” “Look on the carton for a ‘sell by’ or ‘use by’ date,” said Keith Bramwell, an Extension Service poultry scientist with the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. “Eggs, as long as they’re kept cold, are safe to eat for about three weeks after that date.” Many shoppers, Bramwell said, don’t even know the date is there. “It kind of sneaked up on shoppers,” he said. “The date was added without much fanfare. But it’s important to know.” Hen decides date That date, he said, is 30 days after the eggs were packed. And many processors pack them the same day the hen lays them. “At the farm, the eggs are washed, inspected and cooled within minutes of laying,” he said. “Processors keep them cold until they’re shipped to stores in two or three days.” Eggs’ purpose, and its consequence And just to be sure they’re safe, always eat eggs thoroughly cooked. For fried or scrambled eggs, including omelets, cook them until the white and the yolk are firm, Andress said. Though it’s hard to check the temperature of some egg dishes, she said, that’s the best way to check for doneness. Cook custards, puddings, casseroles and other soft egg dishes to 160 degrees to make sure they’re safe. “We used to think cooking eggs, especially hard-cooking eggs, kept them safe longer,” Andress said. “Now we know that cooking eggs shortens their storage life to just three or four days.” A University of Georgia scientist said there is an easy way to keep fresh eggs safe: keep them cold. So even if you stocked up on eggs during the recent sales for Easter, you can keep using them for another month or more. How long is safe? Elizabeth Andress, an Extension Service food safety scientist with the UGA College of Family and Consumer Sciences, said you should treat eggs like any perishable food. “Get them from a refrigerated case at the grocery store into the refrigerator at home as quickly as possible,” she said. Though many refrigerators have a built-in egg compartment in the door, that’s not the safest place to store them. “Every time someone opens the door,” Andress said, “the eggs warm up a bit and lose a little bit of moisture.” Keep them in the foam or pasteboard carton in the coldest part of the refrigerator, she said. The carton provides an added layer of protection. She also advises against washing eggs before storing them. Washing removes a thin protective layer on the shells that keeps moisture in and helps keep bacteria out. And cook them completely That’s important because of the basic purpose of eggs, Bramwell said. Eggs are created to support a chicken embryo with nutrients, water and oxygen. “That’s perfect for bacteria, too,” he said, “if the temperature is warm enough.” Tests show that more than 99.9 percent of eggs don’t contain any bacteria, he said, when they leave the processor. But improper handling can contaminate them later. “If the eggs are kept cold, and that means 40 degrees or colder, any bacteria that might be in the egg can’t grow,” Bramwell said. “So grocery stores and shoppers need to keep fresh eggs cold, too.” Other effect time has on eggs Treat eggs carefully
“Hold your nose; we’re gettin’ near Palmerton!” Dan Kunkle was talking about a factory town in Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Gap, where the Appalachian Trail (A.T.) descends from the Kittatinny Ridge to cross the Lehigh River. It was impossible to hold your breath for the entire car ride past it, but we tried anyway, because the place “stank real bad.”However, my chat with Dan was no joke. He was telling how he and other locals took the region’s biggest environmental liability and built an asset.A CONTROVERSIAL MOONSCAPEI experienced my first big hike in the Gap on a day in the 1970s when the air was clear. I didn’t know why the mountain we were climbing was bare; I just thought it was cool. Void of vegetation, nothing blocked the view. It was as if we were above treeline but without the high-altitude wheeziness or plantlife. Since I’d never known anyone to be outraged or shocked about the condition, I thought all was fine.However, things were very wrong. For almost a century, smelting at the Palmerton Zinc Factory emitted sulfur dioxide (which became sulfuric acid smog) and tons of zinc, lead, cadmium, and arsenic every year. Vegetation died; soil washed away. What remained, including 449 acres of National Park Service (NPS)-managed land around the A.T., couldn’t support life because it was heavily dusted with metals. In 1983, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) designated the scene as a National Priority Superfund site.Palmerton residents, though, felt the EPA could keep its super-polluted judgment; their loyalties remained with the factory. They were grateful to the New Jersey Zinc Company for their town, hospital, school, borough hall (now doubling as a hikers’ hostel), and prosperity. Plant employees even refused to let their grassless yards be tested for fear of further tarnish to the company’s reputation. An unforeseen ecosystem collapse did not represent the company they knew.Through mergers and provisions in the Superfund law, a media giant that never smelted zinc–CBS Corporation Inc.–became responsible for the cleanup. Thousands of acres of steep slopes needed fixing, most with high winds and eroded soil. The site sat for years.Then, in the late 1990s, EPA engineers spread and seeded manufactured soil on an 800-acre section. Although vegetation grew, 60 miles-worth of expensive and undesirable switchback roads had to be built to get it done. The site sat again.Meanwhile Dan Kunkle, a school teacher, and his cohorts were looking for a place to build an environmental education center. Eventually, they acquired toxic land within CBS’s liability area for the Lehigh Gap Nature Center. A team of area residents along with John Dickerson, retired from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, hatched a plan for CBS to get something growing on the Center’s piece of the moonscape. They wanted to spread warm-season grass seed with a crop duster. The project was ambitious in that it needed experts to try something they didn’t think would work, yet it was simple in that it gave control to nature.Dan quit his 28-year teaching job, gave up his tenure and full pension, and took on a 70-hour-per-week workload to keep the mountain-healing dream alive. “Somebody had to do this full time or it would fall apart,” Dan said. Amid strong skepticism, he convinced CBS to try. The seed was scattered, nature chipped in some rain, the mountain turned green, and the community smiled.Still, the A.T.-crossing ridgeline, east and west of Lehigh Gap, remained barren. Eventually, the National Park Service used 70 fenced-in acres near the trail to give 15,000 seedlings protection from hungry deer.COLLABORATION SUCCESSCharlie Root, the site’s original remedial project manager, described his experience with the Center as uniquely collaborative. Plus, he said, “One of the most satisfying outcomes at any of my sites in my 20-year career at EPA is to have an actual environmental education center on a site where people can actually come in and see the progress we’ve made and learn about Superfund and environmental science at the same time.”The Center is A.T.-accessible via the Woodpecker Trail. Hiking north, after crossing the river and then under power lines on the re-ascent, orange blazes on the right take you a half-mile to the building. There you can see historic photos of the factory and the moonscape, get some water, and maybe even meet Dan.The work is still not done. Even the educators are learning as they conduct research to watch nature’s reaction. Still, their story is a shining example of how people can care enough to heal mountains.
Jerry Lawson, former lead singer of The Persuasions, drops his first solo record at age 71.If Jerry Lawson has seen the show Glee, or either of the Pitch Perfect movies, I have to imagine that he thought to himself, “Been there, done that.”Long before kids across the county were stricken with a cappella fever, Jerry Lawson had already retired after forty years as the front man and arranger for The Persuasions, one of modern music’s premiere a cappella groups.Lawson, a native of Florida, developed a love for music early in life. He was singing in church by the age of six, deejaying in his uncle’s juke joint, The Two Spot, as a teenager, and he doubled as both star wide receiver and trumpet player in high school, snagging touchdowns for four quarters and then marching with the band during half time.A move to New York after high school brought about the creation of The Persuasions in 1962. Forty years and twenty albums later, Lawson retired from the music business and headed to Arizona and a job working with disabled adults. Soon thereafter, though, Lawson was back to playing music at jazz clubs around Phoenix and soon started singing with Talk Of The Town, an a cappella group based out of California. Jerry and Talk of the Town even ended up being featured on NBC’s The Sing Off.All of that led to this year’s Just a Mortal Man, Lawson’s first solo release. Backed up by a band for the first time on a recording, Lawson’s voice has never sounded better, and this collection of tunes serves notice that Jerry Lawson deserves mention in any conversation about great singers in American history.I recently chatted with Jerry about the new record, wine, and the difference between recording with an a cappella group versus working with a band.BRO – You retired from The Persuasions in 2002, but you never really left music. She’s a tough mistress to quit, right?JL – Well, when you’re born with it, it doesn’t leave you. Of course, without my manager, Julie, it probably would have ended because nobody would have known how to find me! But, yeah, I have been singing since I was six, as far as I can remember. I started doing solos in my church, New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, in Apopka, Florida. Since leaving The Persuasions, I have been busy with a variety of recording, arranging, and producing projects and performing with jazz trios, R&B bands, and even some a cappella.BRO – You have been in the music business for over fifty years, but this is your first solo record. Why now?JL – You’ll have to ask God that one! I supposed I could have left The Persuasions much sooner, but I really wanted to be the one lead singer who didn’t leave their group to go solo.BRO – How is this project different than you a cappella work of the past?JL – Well, there’s the obvious in that it’s not a cappella! I’ve gone from no instruments to some great musicians and great arrangements. I didn’t have to teach the parts to anybody because they had charts! Also, I chose all the material for The Persuasions, but all but three songs for this project were chosen for me. Eric Brace (Grammy nominated producer) had a great idea of the material that I’d love. He knew I love lyrics and love to tell a story through song.BRO – We are featuring “Wine” on this month’s Trail Mix. What’s the story behind the song?JL – That song makes me laugh, because I sure did my share of drinking. I liked the song when I first heard it, but Peter Cooper, who wrote it, would have to tell you the story behind it.BRO – Speaking of wine, I am a cabernet sauvignon guy. How about you?JL – Well, I grew up in my uncle’s juke joint, so I started out on homemade brew. But I haven’t had a drink in sixteen years. Before I quit, I liked Hennessy and vodka.Jerry Lawson will be in Washington, D.C., at Blues Alley for two shows on July 7th.For more information on Jerry, his long career in music, or how you can get a copy of Just a Mortal Man, check out Jerry’s website. Also, check out the work the good folks at Red Beet Records are doing while you are at it.And, of course, be sure to take a listen to “Wine” on this month’s Trail Mix.
By Dialogo March 20, 2009 I have one little history about that event â€œEarth Hour,â€ yesterday, every year, allover the planet. Could it help the planet, of course, but there is something more deep in that fact that we need to figure out. For mine thinks, itâ€™s one point the view very restrict where weâ€˜ll see the results that experiment lights years after. The idea is The Earth Hour is one away to sent a signal of the life to universe, If you donâ€™t believe about this point than you need to look for information from, NASA, the ALMA complex (Chilean Andes), The AOS (Array Operations Site – Tibet), believe or not something are happening more than you can think. North American, Japanese, and European scientists live and work together daily in the world’s highest space laboratory, located more than 5,060 meters above sea level in the Chilean Andes, where the ALMA complex, the most advanced radio astronomy observatory in the world, will be installed. The AOS (Array Operations Site) is the second highest building in the world, in the Llano de Chajnantor, at the end of a railroad station located a few feet below the mountains of Tibet, an ALMA representative explained to EFE. It is an oxygenated and pressurized area; allowing employees to work in a safe and comfortable environment, despite its altitude of over 5,000 meters, where breathing and moving are difficult tasks because of the low oxygen concentration. The almost total lack of humidity in this northern region of Chile, approximately 1,650 kilometers from Santiago, is one of the conditions that facilitate observation of the millimeter and sub millimeter wavelengths released by galaxies and stars, but it also makes lips and throats extremely dry, increasing the need for constant hydration. The thin atmosphere is aggravated by brutal temperature differences, from -10 degrees Celsius at night to almost 30 degrees Celsius during the day, characteristic of the world’s driest deserts, such the Atacama Desert, and of very high mountains, such as the Andes. Any visit to the AOS is preceded by a medical checkup in order to guarantee that the individual is in sufficient physical condition to ascend to such elevations, making that individual accountable for anything that may happen due to such circumstances. The buildings are equipped with 30 SPF sunscreen dispensers located near all exterior doors, and bottles of water are available throughout all buildings for both workers and visitors. Workers currently building equipment for the observatory have to carry small oxygen cylinders and cover themselves well with sunscreen to protect themselves from harmful ultraviolet rays, which are more dangerous at an altitude of 5,000 meters. The AOS will also house the world’s most powerful computer, the Correlater, which will receive signals from the 66 antennas which will create ALMA’s radio telescope, and after this process the signals will be sent to the second technical building in the complex, located 2,900 meters away, via a fiber optic connection. The Atacama Large Millimeter/Sub millimeter Array (ALMA) is the largest global scientific project created by European, North American, and Japanese partners, in cooperation with the Republic of Chile. ALMA will offer the ability to study the origin of the cosmos through the observation of the millimeter and sub millimeter wavelengths released by the particles which form galaxies, planets, and stars. In radio astronomy, visible light and optical observation of the sky are replaced by the analysis of another type of wave, which, for the first time in history, will provide information on the age of the universe, the activity of the sun, and the formation of galaxies.
continue reading » Has your credit union had a hard time hiring and retaining a Chief Information Security Officer? Is your current IT team unable to keep up with your security needs?CISOs are in high demand. Finding someone qualified, experienced, and dedicated enough for the job is a highly competitive endeavor. And competition can get costly.So, what are smaller credit unions to do?Part-time CISOs Are “a Thing”To be honest, many small- and midsized credit unions don’t even need a full-time CISO. They still need the benefit that a CISO provides, but their security needs are less demanding than those of their larger counterparts. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
Economy, Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf’s Middle Class Task Force met at Edinboro University in Erie County today to hear from northwestern Pennsylvanians about how to improve the lives of middle class workers and their families. The task force consists of leaders from business, labor, education and workforce development.“The middle class families of Pennsylvania need to be heard – from our rural communities to our largest cities – to tell us about their experiences and how we can work together to create jobs that pay and support business expansion,” said Governor Wolf. “This task force has repeatedly heard from companies that cannot find skilled workers and people who cannot find jobs. Meetings like this are starting to bridge that divide by helping industry, workers, educators and workforce development leaders come together to offer solutions and share information.“It is important the people of the northwest have a voice in this process as we develop recommendations to improve Pennsylvania’s middle class, help businesses and workers, and grow the economy.”The governor appointed a diverse panel of four chairpersons to lead the task force:Gene Barr, Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry President and CEO;Rick Bloomingdale, AFL-CIO President;Dr. Sue Mukherjee, Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Assistant Vice Chancellor;Susie Snelick, Pennsylvania Workforce Development Association Chairperson.Local job seekers and students joined the business, labor, educators, and workforce development experts from the community for an open conversation at the meeting.“Our American democracy has been one of upward mobility through hard work and, for generations, millions of Pennsylvanians have made a better life for themselves by going to college,” said Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Interim Chancellor Dr. Karen M. Whitney. “Colleges and universities are drivers of economic and social mobility that play a vital role in Pennsylvania’s economy—providing employers with highly skilled, highly educated employees. By working together with business and industry, we can provide the academic programs that match both employees needs and the interests of students. It’s a win-win for students and the Commonwealth.“From our perspective, there is a compelling partnership between the 14 state universities and the Governor’s Middle Class Task Force as we all look for ways to better meet the needs of hardworking Pennsylvanians.”This is the fourth of six regional meetings the task force is holding around the commonwealth. The recommendations will be presented to the governor later this year.The Wolf administration is supporting the task force with representatives from the Departments of Community and Economic Development, Education, and Labor and Industry. SHARE Email Facebook Twitter November 03, 2017 Governor Wolf’s Middle Class Task Force Holds Roundtable Discussion in Northwestern Pennsylvania
The Gold Coast’s heavy lifestyle focus was expected to deliver strong gains as southern buyers look to get into the market. Picture: Nigel HallettTHE Gold Coast could edge out Brisbane when it comes to capital gains because of its heavy lifestyle slant, according to property analysis firm CoreLogic.CoreLogic research head Tim Lawless said that signs were emerging of subtle growth in Gold Coast values.“We suspect that Gold Coast growth will likely have been stronger than Brisbane growth,” he said. “That’s probably the result of strong demand for lifestyle properties, especially among Sydney investors who have been priced out of New South Wales.”.“But the Gold Coast may not be as big a benefactor of those Sydney investors as Melbourne, which is more appealing for many of them because of the stronger economy.”According to the latest CoreLogic Home Value Index, capital growth to April 30, 2017 forBrisbane-Gold Coast was 0.6 per cent in the month, 1.1 per cent over the quarter, 1.2 per cent for the year to date and 3.4 per cent year-on-year. CoreLogic doesn’t break the Gold Coast off on its own but includes it as part of the greater Queensland capital city region.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North8 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day agoSun, sand, and surf may not just be a good formula for tourism but also for the Gold Coast’s real estate market as buyers priced out of southern capitals look for somewhere to sink their savings. Picture Glenn HampsonThe median price across Brisbane to the Gold Coast was $495,000 for all dwellings, with houses at $541,500 and units at $403,500.Mr Lawless expected to see historic low rates continue to support the housing market and investment demand.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:47Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:47 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Trackdefault, 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 Rate1xFullscreenMonthly Core Index : April00:47“Affordability constraints are very much evident across Sydney, and to a lesser extent Melbourne which would be progressively impacting on housing demand. Additionally, investment related demand is likely to ease due to the changed regulatory environment and tighter lending and servicing policies from the banking sector.”The coming week is expected to be a very interesting one for the property sector with the Reserve Bank board set to meet today and keep the cash rate target at 1.5 per cent, and the Federal Government set to deliver its Budget on May 9 – with housing affordability a focus.– With Aidan Devine
Parque on Oxford by Velocity Property GroupVelocity Property Group managing director Brendon Ansell said the three bedroom townhomes would feature large terraces, luxurious master bedroom suites, contemporary chef’s kitchens, media rooms and large, open plan living, dining and kitchen layouts. Parque on Oxford by Velocity Property GroupEleven luxury townhomes in one of Brisbane’s most sought-after suburbs will be launched to the market today.Parque on Oxford at Taringa is being developed by Velocity Property Group, with townhomes starting from $995,000. Each townhome will also include a basement wine cellar.“We have been creating luxury apartments and town homes for empty nesters and downsizers for many years and the consistent number one desire for town home living is abundant storage,” Mr Ansell said.“The Parque on Oxford town home floor plans reflect years of feedback from clients who want to use their space for the things they love – and a wine cellar is increasingly popular with many people. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus19 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market19 hours ago“The flexibility of the design means that the space can alternatively be a large storage room for professionals or a young family.” The townhomes will feature updated fretwork and breezeblocks and will start from 200sq m.They will come in two or three storeys with the option for an internal lift.Each residence will also have a two-car private garage with visitor parking on site, and solar power systems/storage units to reduce energy costs.They are expected to be particularly popular with downsizers looking for a home without the maintenance. Buyers will also have access to the developer’s move-in concierge and ongoing maintenance service.The launch of Parque on Oxford marks stage two of Velocity’s ongoing development of the Taringa site. Last year, the developer launched 41, 43 and 45 Ellerslie Crescent – three luxury, north-facing homes featuring superb views.. Stage two will see the townhomes designed in collaboration by the buyer and builder, with purchasers able to customise their home using a choice of colour palettes for finishes and fixtures.The location is also expected to be a key drawcard for buyers, with the development close to Toowong’s river walks, the University of Queensland at St Lucia, a range of public transport options, Perrin Park, and retail, cafe and dining options at Taringa, Toowong, Indooroopilly and Milton. Taringa is also just 5km from the Brisbane CBD, and is considered a high demand market. The median house sales price is $920,000, according to the latest data from CoreLogic.
Batesville, In. — With what seemed like the flip of a switch, the severe weather season of 2019 began Thursday afternoon. The storms left thousands without power, toppled trees and property damage according to the Indiana State Police.A suspected tornado damaged a farm in the Brownstown area and reports of hail were received from New Salisbury in southern Indiana and the Angola area in northern Indiana.The strongest cell in the system reportedly began in Evansville and raked a path through Jackson, Bartholomew, Jennings, Ripley and Franklin Counties. Storm scientists from the National Weather Service are trying to determine if the damage was caused by straight-line winds or a tornado. Some storm spotters did report rotation.Damage reports were received from Franklin, Ripley and Jennings Counties.This is a developing story.