continue reading » To lay the groundwork for expanding its business services, Elevations Credit Union asked existing business members what they wanted most from their financial institution. Their top priority was making banking easier.The $2 billion Boulder, Colorado, credit union responded to those concerns on three fronts: expanding its team of experienced business lenders, introducing new deposit and loan products, and launching a new digital banking platform.The digital banking system with mobile and desktop access, developed with business partner Q2, Austin, Texas, lets businesses view account balances, transfer funds between accounts, pay bills, deposit checks, view check images and statements, originate ACH debits and credits, and send domestic wire payments.That suite of functionality comes close to the offerings from big banks like Chase and Wells Fargo at an affordable price for a credit union, and it delivers on business members’ expectations for the same type of mobile access they enjoy for their personal accounts, says CUES member Ken Bauer, VP/business banking. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
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Helpline calls have risen in Argentina, Colombia and Mexico, but the real extent of domestic violence during the COVID-19 pandemic is likely under-estimated, as survivors are stuck at home and outreach services are interrupted, Etienne said.”With reduced contact to friends and family or barriers in access to services and shelters, we are leaving survivors with nowhere to go,” she warned.Coronavirus cases in the Americas have reached almost 11.5 million and more than 400,000 people have died as a result of the pandemic, the WHO regional director said.The region continues to carry the highest burden of the disease, with 64% of officially reported global deaths despite having 13% of the world’s population. The biggest drivers of the case counts are the United States and Brazil, she said.But there are increasing cases in the Caribbean, and new infections are rising in Peru, the Dominican Republic, Jamaica, the Bahamas and Trinidad and Tobago.Topics : Etienne called on governments to expand mental health services and prioritize mental health as part of their response to the pandemic.Many people are stressed by fear of developing the severe illness caused by the novel coronavirus, while doctors, nurses and health workers are working longer hours than ever before and risking their lives in hospitals, she said.Attention must be paid to rising domestic violence, Etienne said.”Ongoing stay-at-home measures, coupled with the social and economic impacts of this virus, are increasing the risks of domestic violence – home is not a safe space for many,” she said. The COVID-19 pandemic is causing a mental health crisis in the Americas due to heightened stress and use of drugs and alcohol during six months of lockdowns and stay-at-home measures, the World Health Organization’s regional director said on Tuesday.The pandemic also has brought a related problem in a surge in domestic violence against women, Carissa Etienne said in a virtual briefing from the Pan American Health Organization in Washington.”The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a mental health crisis in our region at a scale we’ve never seen before,” she said. “It is urgent that mental health support is considered a critical component of the pandemic response.”
Bermuda-registered company Avenir LNG has collected USD 110 million through a private placement with Stolt-Nielsen Limited, Golar LNG Limited and Höegh LNG Holdings Limited.The private placement of 110 million new shares, at a par price of USD 1 per share, represents the first step in the capitalisation of Avenir.The placement was split in two tranches, with tranche A consisting of 99 million new shares that were subscribed for by Stolt-Nielsen (49.5 million shares), Golar LNG (24.75 million shares) and Höegh LNG (24.75 million shares). This tranche has closed.Tranche B consisted of 11 million new shares and was placed with a group of institutional and other professional investors on November 8. It was scheduled to close on November 13, 2018.Stolt-Nielsen will hold 45% of the shares, each of Golar LNG and Höegh LNG will hold 22.5% while the remainder will be initially held by the subscribers in tranche B.The company’s shares will be listed on the N-OTC list with effect from November 14, 2018.At the beginning of October 2018, Stolt-Nielsen, Golar LNG and Höegh LNG announced a combined investment commitment of USD 182 million in Avenir LNG Ltd and a contemplated subsequent equity raise in the company.The parties explained that the investment would be contributed as cash and equity-in-kind and would partly fund the construction of four 7,500 cbm small-scale LNG carriers currently under construction at Keppel Singmarine in Nantong, China, two 20,000 cbm small-scale LNG carriers on order from Sinopacific Offshore Engineering in Nantong, China and 80% ownership in an LNG terminal and distribution facility under development in the Italian port of Oristano, Sardinia.
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Iloilo City Fire Station and BFP Regional Office 6 temporarily closed for disinfection. IAN PAUL CORDERO/PN He said over a hundred BFP personnel were exposed to Patient 144. “I am a preparing a complaint,” said Treñas. That same day, Patient 144 cut short her quarantine at the hotel where she was initially taken. She proceeded to the BFP regional office. Treñas said he had to seek help from the Department of Interior and Local Government Region 6 and Police Regional Office 6. The now Patient 144 was taken to the St. Therese-MTCC Hospital, one of the city government’s identified quarantine facilities. * These personnel must submit themselves to contact tracing procedures. Yesterday Mayor Jerry Treñas issued Executive Order No. 91, Series of 2020 placing the two BFP offices under extreme ECQ. BY IME SORNITO and RUBY SILUBRICO ILOILO City – The regional and city offices of the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) on Macario Peralta Street here were placed on a three-day extreme enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) beginning yesterday. A personnel of BFP-Iloilo City tested positive for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Where was Patient 144 between 4 p.m. and 9 p.m.? Thus, said the city’s chief executive, he would be filing a complaint against the regional office led by Senior Superintendent Roderick Aguto. It would be submitted to the Western Visayas inter-agency task force on COVID-19 and the national task force./PN * The Iloilo City COVID-19 Task Force shall extract specimens from these personnel for testing. This 26-year-old female personnel, who had a history of travel to Cebu City, was immediately placed on quarantine, said Chief Inspector Melanie Habawel, city fire marshal. According to the mayor, the city government team was given a runaround for hours on Sunday right after the RT-PCR test result was released at around 4 p.m. On June 6, the personnel underwent reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) test. The result was released just this June 13 around 4 p.m. Substations of the BFP in various districts of the city have been put on alert. For the time being, they would be the ones to respond to fire calls. The three-day extreme ECQ would end on June 20 at 11:59 p.m. unless extended. During this period: After the RT-PCR test result was released on Sunday, June 13, it was when Patient 144 was taken to the St. Therese-MTCC Hospital. * All BFP regional office and city office personnel on active duty from June 9 onward shall be on 14-day quarantine (home or facility-based). * The BFP regional and Iloilo City offices should be decontaminated. But getting the patient to the hospital was not as easy as it seemed, revealed Mayor Treñas. He criticized BFP-6 for not acting soon enough to turn over the patient to the city government team tasked to bring her to the hospital. According to Fire Inspector Mary Angelie Bolocon, public information officer of BFP Region 6, Patient 144 was subjected to both rapid test and RT-PCR on the same day, June 6, but the result of the rapid test was released much earlier, on June 9. It was already around 9 p.m. when BFP was able to produce Patient 144, said Treñas. “For those who have transactions with our office, we could not accommodate you for now,” said Habawel. The fire bureau personnel got stranded in Cebu due to the community quarantine there. She managed to return to Iloilo City only on June 5 and was brought to a downtown hotel for the required 14-day quarantine.
The decision to bring the Open Championship back to Northern Ireland was influenced by overwhelming evidence of the region’s huge appetite for golf, organisers the R&A has revealed. He also made clear he had no security concerns about bringing the tournament to Northern Ireland during its oft-volatile marching season. Referring to numerous recent reports predicting the move, Dawson joked that the announcement was “just about the world’s worst kept secret”. “We couldn’t be more excited about bringing the Open back here to one of the world’s truly great links courses and we have every confidence that Royal Portrush will prove to be an excellent venue in absolutely every way,” he said. “Golf enjoys passionate support in Northern Ireland and indeed throughout Ireland, and we expect there will be huge interest in the championship from the many thousands of golf fans here.” Joining Stormont’s political leaders at the clubhouse at Royal Portrush, which this week is hosting the Amateur Championship, Dawson added: “This a wonderful golf course which will challenge the world’s top golfers. “It’s been more than 60 years since the Open was played here and it’s been too long and we are very, very excited about it coming back.” The spectacular course on the scenic Causeway coast last staged the Open in 1951 – the only time it has been played outside England and Scotland. The major could now return to Portrush as early as 2019. Press Association Mr Dawson said the date would only be confirmed once the necessary approvals to undertake the course changes were obtained. “There are planned course enhancements and infrastructure development which will require ratification by the club’s members and by the planning authorities, and so we will not be able to announce a date for the first event until these permissions are in place. “2019 is the earliest it can be but it maybe that we have to wait a year or two longer than that.” Golf fans in Northern Ireland have long held an aspiration that one day the tournament would return but only in recent years had that ambition started to look realistic. Four major championship victories by local superstars Rory McIlroy, Graeme McDowell and Darren Clarke between 2010 and 2012 added a real impetus to the campaign to bring the championship back, with all three lobbying on behalf of the course. Dawson joked that the “badgering” by the famous trio was not the deciding factor. “I don’t think their badgering had any great influence, although we had the craic, as they say, about it several times,” he said. “I think their performances, however, on the golf course and the staging of the Irish Open here was something of an eye opener in terms of just the strength of the fan base for golf in Northern Ireland and Ireland altogether. “I think that certainly was part of it, as well as the wonderful golf course here and the great support and welcome we have been receiving from the Northern Ireland Executive and the club. So it’s a lot of things coming together.” While the R&A initially expressed concerns on whether Portrush had the infrastructure required to stage a major championship, those doubts were largely set aside by the successful staging of the Irish Open. Massive crowds that braved the rain and descended on Portrush from across Northern Ireland and beyond two years ago made it the first ever sell-out of a regular European Tour event. During past decades of violence in Northern Ireland, hosting the Open would have been unthinkable. While the peace process has transformed the region, sporadic public disorder still has a tendency to flare in mid-July, the week before the Open slot, as a result of loyal order parading disputes around the traditional ‘Twelfth of July’ commemorations. In recent years trouble has been confined to small parts of Belfast – more than 50 miles from Portrush. Mr Dawson said the R&A would not have decided to return to Portrush if it had any security concerns. “The history here has caused some reputational damage here over time, I think everyone knows that, but we are very happy that that’s in the past,” he said. “Like every other Open venue we work closely with the police, we take strong advice on security matters and behave accordingly, and it is obviously a prime motivation for us to make sure that the championship is conducted safely for everyone concerned and we will be continuing to work with police here as we do everywhere else to that end. “Other than that I have nothing to say about it – if we thought there was a security problem here we wouldn’t be making this announcement.” The R&A envisage Royal Portrush hosting the tournament on a regular basis in the future. The Northern Ireland Executive has ploughed millions of pounds into efforts to bring high-profile sporting events to the region, most recently £4million to host the start of the Giro d’Italia cycling race in May. But helping to secure the return of the Open will undoubtedly be regarded as the power-sharing administration’s biggest coup yet in terms of attracting sporting showpieces. Both the Executive and R&A confirmed they would be investing millions to get Portrush up to scratch for the Open. But they insisted the return on the investment would far eclipse that initial outlay, with each hosting of the tournament estimated to generate £70million for the local economy. Stormont’s First Minister Peter Robinson said landing the Open was tangible proof of the progress Northern Ireland had made since the dark days of the Troubles. “We are a society that is being transformed,” he said. “This provides people with the knowledge this is what peace and stability looks like. From an Executive point of view this just wouldn’t have happened, these men wouldn’t have dreamed of coming here 20 years ago. “This shows the new Northern Ireland, a confident Northern Ireland in a new era and this provides people with the hope of what normality looks like.” Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness hailed the announcement as “out of this world”. “I think the changes that have happened, the political and security transformation of recent years has certainly sent a very powerful message to the world and to the R&A about our ability to handle these sorts of amazing occasions,” he said. Confirming that Royal Portrush has been added to the Open rota, with 2019 a potential date for its long-awaited return to major golf, R&A chief executive Peter Dawson cited the record-breaking attendance at the 2012 Irish Open at the venue as both an “eye opener” and “tipping point” when it came to deliberations about taking the tournament across the Irish sea for only the second time in its history Dawson said the vision became a reality when architects confirmed that a partial course redesign, required to accommodate the Open’s infrastructure demands, was workable.
“It was a pleasure coming here. I think all the members are proud of themselves for assisting in this project, I think it was a great experience as well….”, the words of Golden Jaguars’ striker, Vurlon Mills, who was among six team members assisting in the construction of a house being built by Habitat For Humanity Guyana Inc. (HFHGY)The partnership between the Guyana Football Federation (GFF), via the Golden Jaguars, and HFHGY saw the team members, last Saturday, assisting in the laying of boards for the floor of the house owned by Ms. Lynette Cambridge at Farm, East Bank Demerara.The work was supervised by the on-site contractor and HFHGY’s staff,including Nakasi Fortune, Volunteer Programme Assistant.The collaboration, the first of its kind with HFHGY, is part of the public relations programme being pursued by the GFF as a lead-up to the 3rd round matches of the Scotia Bank-CFU 2016 Caribbean Men’s Cup Championship scheduled for Suriname (Oct 8) and the Leonora Stadium, Guyana (Oct 11).The other team members who participated in the HFHGY partnership were Andrew Nestor, Cash London, Pernel Schultz, Colin Nelson and Daniel Wilson.Habitat for Humanity mobilizes local leadership and resources to help people access decent and affordable homes. Typically, volunteers and home partners work together to build or renovate houses. In this process, Habitat forgoes making a profit on loans through interest, putting value instead on meeting human needs.The Golden Jaguars will today journey to the mining town where they will be featured in a caravan in the Town after which they will head to the Mackenzie Sports Club ground for a light training session. Today’s activity kicks off at 16:30 hrs and all are invited to meet and interact with the players and also watch them train.
Liam Kearns side came out on top by a single point in a thrilling game against Derry at Kingspan Breffni Park in Cavan.The game ebbed and flowed throughout – Tipp were 5 points up with around 10 minutes to go only to 2 points down in time added on having conceded 1-4 without reply.However late points from Portroe’s Kevin O’Halloran – who also got Tipp’s goal – and a brace from Ballyporeens Conor Sweeney saw Tipp edge the win by a single point 1-21 to 2-17 The Premier will now face Galway in the All Ireland quarter final in Croke Park next Sunday….while the hurlers are in the All Ireland semi-finals…..so Tipp now very much a dual county!!Meanwhile Clare are also through the last 8 of the senior football championship thanks to their 2-12 to 1-9 victory over Roscommon – the Banner will face Kerry in Croke Park.