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New York State Expands COVID-19 Travel Advisory List By Ten

first_imgMGN ImageALBANY — Governor Andrew Cuomo has added 10 more states to his travel advisory list.Cuomo announced on a Tuesday conference call 10 more states were added to the coronavirus travel advisory, which requires incoming travelers from these states to self-quarantine for two weeks upon arrival.The new states are Alaska, Delaware, Indiana, Maryland, Missouri, Montana, North Dakota, Nebraska, Virginia, and Washington, making 31 states total after Minnesota was removed from the list.The full updated list of states on the travel advisory: AlabamaAlaskaArkansasArizonaCaliforniaDelawareFloridaGeorgiaIndianaIowaIdahoKansasLouisianaMarylandMississippiMissouriMontanaNebraskaNew MexicoNevadaNorth CarolinaNorth DakotaOhioOklahomaSouth CarolinaTennesseeTexasUtahVirginiaWashingtonWisconsinThe advisory quarantine applies to all people who arrive from a state with a positive test rate higher than 10 per 100,000 residents overnight a seven-day rolling average or a state with a 10% or higher positivity rate over a seven-day rolling average.People caught violating the advisory risk civil penalties of $2,000 to $10,000. 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)last_img read more

The importance of boundaries in leadership (and life)

first_imgOn a recent Wednesday night, I was attending a parent association meeting at my children’s school to talk about upcoming events. These meetings have historically run long; sometimes going until 9:30 p.m. or later. I go to bed at 9:30 on weeknights, so the day after these meetings, I always wake up feeling tired and sluggish. Before long, these meetings were negatively impacting my week. I realized I have a choice in this situation—I could continue staying until the meeting ends and feel tired and frustrated each time, or I could come up with a better solution that worked for me. So instead of feeling obligated to stay until the end of the meeting, I created a boundary: for weeknight meetings, I would leave by 8:30 p.m. No exceptions. I let the president of the parent association know ahead of time, and at the next meeting, I collected my things at 8:30, said goodbye, and headed home.  Boundaries are an essential part of leadership. Without boundaries, our days become a haze of activities without any focus. We end up feeling busy all day without accomplishing anything of value.Are there any boundaries you need to create in your life?I like to think of it this way:Boundaries create structureStructure creates freedomBoundaries allow you to focus and work at your peak. The purpose of boundaries is to protect your time and energy so you can work at your best. So you can be your best. Below are some examples of leadership boundaries that can help protect your time and energy:Closing your door to work on an important projectTelling your employees you are not available for the next two hours so you can work on a projectTaking a lunch break every day to give your brain a restNot accepting a meeting request without an agendaProtecting the first half hour of your workday to get focused and review your priorities for the dayLeaving the office no later than 6:00 each dayNot checking email on weekendsNot working at all on vacation (this is a boundary I am implementing in a couple weeks!)When you don’t have boundaries, everyone else’s emergencies become your emergencies. You find yourself reacting to everyone else instead of focusing on what is important to you and your success. Below are some of the personal and work boundaries I’ve put into place to protect my time and energy:Prioritize my to do list and focus on two high priority activities a daySchedule productivity sprints (blocks of time in my calendar) to focus on one thing at time (typically these sprints are between one and two hours each)Close my email and put my phone out of sight when I am doing a productivity sprintGo to bed by 9:30 p.m. on weeknightsNo weeknight meetings after 8:30 No alcohol on weeknightsNo work after 6:00 p.m.Phone stays in the kitchen at night (not in the bedroom)Maximum of one alcoholic beverage at a dinner or event (unless it’s a really long event like a wedding, where I allow myself two glasses)You may be thinking; does she have any fun? Yes, I do. What these boundaries do is ensure that my energy is at its peak. I facilitate leadership programs and speak in front of people at least three times a week, and feeling rested, energized, and at the top of my game is vitally important for my business and the results my clients get. Having a glass of wine on a Tuesday night may not seem like a big deal, but it results in me not sleeping as well that night and feeling groggy in the morning, which undermines my performance. That boundary is a structure I use to keep myself at my peak. Having structures also cuts down on the decisions you have to make, which frees up mental space and energy. As humans, we make thousands of decisions every day—everything from what to wear to who to hire. Having boundaries and structures in place keeps you from having to make simple decisions that drain your energy. Some CEOs create structures to simplify their lives as much as possible. Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, and Don Tyson, former CEO of Tyson Foods, wear the same outfit every day, as did the late Steve Jobs. This is one less choice they need to make each day. An important part of leadership is being able to keep yourself—and your team—focused. In today’s world, it’s challenging to keep your mind focused on what’s important. Without boundaries, you end up wasting your hours and ultimately your days. Developing boundaries creates the structures you need to keep your leadership—and your life—on track. 31SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Laurie Maddalena Laurie Maddalena is a dynamic and engaging keynote speaker and leadership consultant. She writes a monthly online column for next generation leaders for CUES and has published articles in Credit … Web: www.envisionexcellence.net Detailslast_img read more

Wenger happy with patient Arsenal

first_img Press Association In the build-up to Podolski’s first goal just before half-time, City striker Nikica Jelavic went down under Mikel Arteta’s challenge inside the Arsenal half. It looked a foul on first viewing and while replays were less conclusive, Bruce was furious no free-kick was given. “The first goal, you have to say, it’s a typical Arsenal goal,” he said. “Sometimes you hold your hand up and say it’s a real quality goal. “But the big turning point in the game, we’re talking about a refereeing decision again. “I think everybody in the ground expected a free-kick to be given, we didn’t get it and again, a bit of quality from Arsenal – it’s a terrific finish from Podolski – and after playing really well we’re 2-0 down at half-time.” The Tigers had chances before that, with strikers Nikica Jelavic and Shane Long both threatening while Tottenham loanee Jake Livermore hit a post. Bruce said: “We had a real few chances, they really haven’t threatened our goal at all for 35 minutes, and then within seven minutes of half-time the game’s over. “(Long’s) was one where I don’t think he was expecting it to come to him, but we’ve had two or three. The keeper’s made a wonderful save from Jelavic, James Chester’s had a chance over the bar, Jake Livermore’s hit the post. “So we’ve had our opportunities and you hope you can take one. We haven’t and as I said, the first goal from Arsenal was a wonderful piece of football and then the second one, the whole game-changer for me, is that decision. “That’s wrong, that I’m talking about a referee’s decision.” Long was withdrawn at half-time and Bruce explained: “He’s got a whack to the back of his calf. He’ll be touch and go for the weekend, I would have thought.” Bruce also revealed forward Sone Aluko’s absence from the matchday squad was due to a hamstring injury. Hull started brightly at the KC Stadium but Aaron Ramsey gave Arsenal a 31st-minute lead and Lukas Podolski’s double secured a 3-0 win for Wenger’s men. That ensured they would hold on to fourth place in the Barclays Premier League ahead of Everton and Wenger said: “It was a big win. Arsene Wenger praised a patient performance from his Arsenal side as they saw off Hull to remain on course for Champions League qualification. “The first half was very physical, played at a very high pace, our defenders needed to be very strong on crosses in the air. “We looked dangerous when we went into their half and took advantage of that. “In the second half, when we scored the third goal we controlled the game completely.” Ramsey’s goal capped an impressive first league start since Boxing Day for the Welshman, while Wenger was also able to recall Mesut Ozil for his first appearance since March 11 following hamstring trouble. And the manager said: “We were having problems scoring goals away from home and (Ramsey) and Ozil give us a cutting edge in the final third that makes us much more dangerous. “Ozil has always the timing of the pass, the incisiveness of his passing helps you turn quickly from defence to attack. “Football is down to quality of the players and you could see that today.” Opposite number Steve Bruce was encouraged by his side’s performance but bemoaned missed opportunities and what he saw as a game-changing decision by referee Jon Moss. last_img read more

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