ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading » Sarah Vega, recently named as the new president/CEO of the Cooperative Credit Union Association, has decided to remain at her NCUA post.At CCUA’s recent Annual Convention, the board announced its selection of Vega as the new President and CEO of the Association. Vega has reconsidered her acceptance of CCUA’s offer and has instead decided to remain in her position as Chief of Staff to Chairman J. Mark McWatters.“Sarah is passionate about credit unions throughout the country and excited about the bi-partisan manner in which the NCUA Board is operating,” the CCUA said in a press released. “She feels that there is unfinished business at the agency and wants to continue in her role in the completion of the work that the chairman has begun.The CCUA board of directors will immediately begin meeting to resume the search process and looks forward to identifying a qualified candidate for the president and CEO position, who will lead the Association into the future.
Villa Vista Zamask in Istria, Villa Sreser from Peljesac, Villa Falcon Rook from Konavle and Villa Vadedija near Zminj were declared the best in the selection of the Best European Holiday Home (BEHH) last night in Brussels. Thus, Croatia became the absolute winner by winning awards in as many as four of the eight categories – the best family house (Falcon Rook), the most original house (Vista Zamask), the best house on the coast (Peljesac Sreser) and the best wellness house (Vadediji Zminj). The BEHH award is organized by the European Holiday Home Association for the third year in a row. The ceremony was attended by representatives of the largest European companies dealing with family accommodation (such as AirBnB, Novasol, Interhome and HomeAway).Photo: Danijela Čavlović, Deputy President of the Family Tourism Association of the Croatian Chamber of CommerceCroatia had as many as 12 finalists out of a total of 64 in eight categories, which is an excellent result considering that tourist countries such as France and Italy had only 2 representatives in the finals of this competition. Only Great Britain had more finalists than the Republic of Croatia, which in the end won three awards. A total of 18 countries from Europe participated in the selection.”This is an exceptional success of Croatian family accommodation and a confirmation that this sector is developing in the right direction, and that Croatia is increasingly moving towards the title of the most beautiful and most desirable European destination. The growing recognition of accommodation in the household, which according to the latest figures is 92.000, proves the importance of specialization of the offer, branding of the destination and education of the host, on which the Family Tourism Association at the Croatian Chamber of Commerce is working intensively.. ”, Said Danijela Čavlović, Vice President of the Family Tourism Association of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce, who was involved in choosing the best European accommodation as the only Croatian representative and also took the awards on behalf of the winners in Brussels.By the way, the Croatian Chamber of Commerce became a member of the European family accommodation organization EHHA in March 2017 and is actively involved in its work.
Mr. Eric Randall Huntington, age 71, of Versailles, Indiana Entered this life on October 12, 1948 the loving son of Russell George “Ping”, Sr. and Emma Elizabeth (Whisman) Huntington. Eric was born in Milan Indiana, raised in Friendship and was a 1967 graduate of South Ripley High School. After graduation Eric worked at Anchor Glass and later joined the United States Navy on April 12, 1968, completing basic training in Great Lakes Illinois and rose to the rank of Fireman Apprentice spending two years in San Diego California and was honorably discharged on January 5, 1970 at the Naval Air Station North Island, San Diego, California receiving the National Defense Service Medal. Eric transferred to the Reserves and was discharged on April 11, 1974 at Great Lakes, Illinois. Eric met the love of his life Belinda Sue Hunt and were united in marriage on November 19, 1974, at the Dillsboro United Methodist Church sharing 45 years together until his passing. Eric retired in 2002 after working 30 years for Cummins engine company in Columbus and their sister company Holset in Madison Indiana. After retirement he enjoyed painting with Beth and Barney Adams Construction in Versailles. Eric is best known for his love of cars, notably his 1970 LS6 454 Chevelle which he restored along side his friends and family, he finished it in 1982 and loved driving it to car shows and cruises around the area. He was very proud that he drove it to Charlotte, North Carolina and was able to win Sensational 70 at the 2004 Goodguys Event. Eric enjoyed restoring classic cars, attending and racing at the drag strip, attending car shows and cruise ins, classic rock but most of all he loved spending time picking on and harassing his family and friends. He was a member of the Bear Creek Baptist Church and Brown Township American Legion Post No 247 in Friendship. Eric’s last act of kindness was helping nearly 150 people by being an organ donor. Eric died on Saturday, March 14, 2020, at 12:25 a.m. at the Christ Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio.A LOVING FAMILYEric will be missed by his loving wife of 45 years, Belinda Sue Hunt Huntington of Versailles, Indiana; his beloved daughters, Angela “Angie” Stowasser and her husband Brett of Sunman, Indiana, Erin Williams and her husband Eric of Vevay, Indiana; his adoring grandchildren, Alexa Marie Stowasser, Bowe Huntington Williams, and Otto Collis Williams; his brother, Russell George “Bud” Huntington, Jr. and his wife Brenda of Versailles, Indiana; his brothers in law, Randy Hunt and his wife, Rhonda of Fort Branch, Indiana, Bruce Hunt and his wife, Kim of Dillsboro, Indiana; several nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives. He was preceded in death by his father, Russell George “Ping” Huntington, Sr., died January 21, 2000, his mother, Emma Elizabeth (Whisman) Huntington, died May 10, 1998, his sister, Jeanette Huntington Thayer, died January 11, 2020, his father in law, Purda Hunt, died March 25, 2018, his mother in law, Hazel Hunt, died January 9, 1996, and his brother in law, Delmer W. Thayer, died April 4, 2014.FUNERAL CEREMONYFuneral services will be conducted Thursday, March 19, 2020, at 7:00 p.m., by Pastor Sherman Hughes at the Bear Creek Baptist Church, 953 Friendship Road in Friendship, Indiana. Interment will be private at a later date in the Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 1415 North Gate Road in Madison, Indiana.VISITATIONFriends may visit Thursday from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at the Bear Creek Baptist Church, 953 Friendship Roadin Friendship, Indiana.MILITARY HONORSA final salute with military honors will be conducted on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at the Bear Creek Baptist Church in Friendship by Brown Township American Legion Post No. 247 in Friendship, Indiana.MEMORIAL EXPRESSIONSMemorial contributions may be made to the Friendship Volunteer Fire Department or Dillsboro Volunteer Fire Department or the Donor’s Choice. Cards are available at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre’s of Madison and Hanover or at the church. Online condolences, www.morgan-nay.com
Leinster have the chance to shrink Connacht’s six-point lead at the top as they host the Ospreys at the RDS, where there’s a 3pm kick-off.Later this evening, Munster take on the Newport Gwent Dragons at Thomond Park at 7.35pm.Tipperary’s Tommy O’Donnell starts for the province at openside while his fellow Premier County native Dave Foley is among the replacements for the meeting with the Welsh team.
Click here if you’re unable to view the photo gallery on your mobile device.The Oakland Raiders pulled out a 17-10 win over Cincinnati Bengals at the Coliseum in Oakland, bringing their record to 6-4, tied with the Kansas City Chiefs for first place in the AFC West. The Raiders take on the New York Jets next Sunday at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey.Raiders quarterback Derek Carr completed 25 of 29 passes for 292 yards, had a 3-yard TD run and a 3-yard rush for a touchdown with one …
Brand South Africa continues to leverage off the potentially positive role that can be played by South African diaspora through its Global South Africans (GSA) initiative. Through targeted engagements with Global South Africans, Brand South Africa has enlisted the talent, experience and credibility of South Africans in the diaspora and strengthened its network of citizens living and working abroad. Over the month of June, we reached out to GSAs in Paris, London and Washington DC, with the aim of encouraging social cohesion and nation brand advocacy among our fellow compatriots.GSA Activation “BRAAI and BAT”, ParisDuring a recent investment roadshow to Europe, Brand South Africa reached out to GSA’s based in France and established relations with South Africans in Paris (SAiP) who have spearheaded the establishment of Le Kraal Isibaya (LEKA), a French registered association based in Paris with the aim of addressing the South African community’s social needs and promoting projects within France. As part of Brand South Africa’s efforts to ensure continuity of engagements with GSAs globally, the organisation partnered with Le Kraal to host a GSA Activation “BRAAI and BAT” during Youth Month. This activation served to strengthen relations with GSAs as it enabled Brand South Africa to reach out to the broader GSA community based in Paris and surrounds thanks to the partnership with Le Kraal. South African Youth Day Celebrations, LondonIn the United Kingdom, Brand South Africa partnered with Kasiluv Entertainment to host the South African Youth Day Celebrations in London. This year’s celebrations were intended to mark not only Youth Day, but to also recognise and celebrate 25 years of South Africa’s democracy. The activation attracted families from across the country, and served to strengthen the identity and sense of belonging of the South African community living in the UK. GSA Network “Play Your Part” Event, Washington DCSouth Africans living and working in the Beltway Region of the USA were invited to attend a GSA network “Play Your Part” event in Washington DC in partnership with Embassy of South Africa. The theme for this event was guided not only by the key messages emanating from President Ramaphosa’s State of the Nation address, but was also driven by Brand South Arica’s mandate to communicate positive stories by tapping into South Africans in the diaspora as brand ambassadors. GSAs from Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia came to the event, and it is hoped that such events will continue to bring together Global South Africans of all races, gender and creed.
IBM has announced a new major ecosystem drive for its Watson Internet of Things (IoT) platform, which includes a $200 million innovation center in Munich, Germany for startups to develop and trial IoT devices in a controlled environment.The American computing giant will make the innovation center its global headquarters for the Watson IoT platform. Over 6,000 clients already use the platform, and the firm has just announced a host of new integrations with Visa, Bosch, and SNCF.See Also: 5 predictions for artificial intelligence in 2017Avnet, BNP Paribas, CapGemini, and Tech Mahindra will start to work on new IoT developments inside the IBM center. Major telecoms provider Vodafone will work on IoT devices and platforms in the building and it will be a central location for EEBus, a European standards organization.“The Internet of Things is all about connections –not only between things, but also between people and crucially, companies,” said Harriet Green, General Manager, IBM Watson IoT, Cognitive Engagement and Education.Collaboration with IBM teams“One of the central pieces of IBM’s strategy is to invite our clients and partners to join us in our Watson IoT center by collocating their research, design and development teams alongside our IBM teams.Together we are building a new global IoT innovation ecosystem that will explore how cognitive and IoT technologies will transform industries and our daily lives,” she added.The company already has BMW on its list of Watson IoT clients and expects to have more big names “collocate” with them in the near future. Related Posts Follow the Puck Tags:#Avnet#BNP Paribas#Capgemini#IBM#Internet of Things#IoT#Tech Mahindra#Watson#Watson IoT Small Business Cybersecurity Threats and How to… Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Internet of Things Makes it Easier to Steal You… David Curry
Alex Mallari is among the newcomers who have taken the lead for NLEX’s turnaround this season. —Sherwin VardeleonANTIPOLO—Yeng Guiao hasn’t had this kind of a view for quite a while.The NLEX coach is looking down on almost everyone for the first time this PBA season, and the Road Warriors take the first of two shots to nail down a big quarterfinal advantage in the Governors’ Cup with a win over TNT KaTropa Wednesday at Ynares Center here.ADVERTISEMENT Weather permitting, tip off is at 7 p.m. and Guiao knows exactly what’s in store for his Road Warriors if they win.“That’s the good thing with our situation right now—we know what we need to do to get a top four slot,” Guiao said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingThe Texters, meanwhile, will play for the first time in eight years with Ranidel de Ocampo no longer part of the squad after dealing the veteran forward to Meralco in a trade that also involved Phoenix.TNT got Justin Chua, who Meralco first shipped to the Fuel Masters. LATEST STORIES Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim NLEX is tied for the lead with idle Barangay Ginebra at 7-2 and Guiao had said that he thinks the magic number for a top four slot—and a twice-to-beat privilege—would be eight wins.“It will be tough. But who knows? We could get lucky again in one of our last two games,” he said.Aaron Fuller has proven to be exactly what the doctor has ordered to resuscitate NLEX. Then there’s Guiao’s genius of tweaking the local lineup to get the players he wants.“I think the players just jelled earlier than I anticipated,” Guiao said as Larry Fonacier, JR Quiñahan and Alex Mallari have come to fore and are immediately playing with impact for the Road Warriors.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games MOST READ Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Can Pacquiao wangle a rematch now? NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information.
When Your Child Was in the HospitalYour child has epilepsy. People with epilepsy have seizures. A seizure is a sudden brief change in the electrical and chemical activity in your brain. The doctor gave your child a physical and neurological examination and did some tests to find out why.What to Expect at HomeIf the doctor sent your child home with some medicines, it is because more seizures could occur. The medicine can help your child avoid having seizures, but it does not guarantee that seizures will not occur. The doctor may need to change the dose of your childs seizure drugs or add new medicines. This may be because seizures happen even when your child is taking the medicines, or because your child is having side effects.Activity and LifestyleYour child should get plenty of sleep and try to have as regular schedule as possible. Try to avoid too much stress. You should still set rules and limits, along with consequences, for a child with epilepsy.Make sure your home is safe to help prevent injuries when a seizure takes place.Keep bathroom and bedroom doors unlocked. Keep these doors from being blocked.Younger children should not take a bath without someone present. Do NOT leave the room without taking your child with you. Older children should only take showers. See also: Bathroom safety – childrenPut pads on sharp corners of furniture.Place a screen in front of the fireplace.Use nonslip flooring or cushioned floor covers.Do NOT use freestanding heaters.Avoid letting a child with epilepsy sleep on the top bunk.Replace all glass doors and any windows near the ground with either safety glass or plastic.Most children with seizures can lead an active lifestyle. Plan ahead for the possible dangers of a certain activity. Activities should be avoided if a loss of consciousness or control would result in an injury.advertisementSome safe activities include jogging, aerobics, moderate cross-country skiing, dancing, tennis, golf, hiking, and bowling. Games and playing in gym class or on the playground are generally okay.Supervise your child when they swim.Your child should wear a helmet during bike riding, skateboarding, and other similar activities. See also: Preventing head injuries in childrenChildren should have someone to help them climb on a jungle gym or perform gymnastics.Ask your child?s doctor about your child participating in contact sports.It should be easy for a student to carry and take seizure medicines at school. Teachers and others at schools should know about your child?s seizures and seizure medicines.Your child should wear a medical alert or ID bracelet. Tell family members, friends, teachers, school nurses, babysitters, swimming instructors, lifeguards, and coaches about your childs seizure disorder.Seizure MedicinesDo not stop giving your child any seizure medicines without talking with your child?s doctor. Do not stop giving your child seizure drugs just because the seizures have stopped.Tips for taking seizure medicines:Do not skip a dose.Get refills as soon as you can before the medicine runs out.Keep seizure medicines in a safe place, away from young children.Store medicines in a dry place, in the bottle that they came in. Throw away all old bottles.If your child misses a dose:Have them take it as soon as you remember.If it is already time for the next dose, skip the dose that you forgot to give them and go back to the schedule. Do not give a double dose.If your child misses more than one dose, talk with the child?s doctor or nurse.Alcohol and illegal drugs can change the way seizure drugs work. Be aware of this potential problem in teenagers.The doctor or nurse will need to check your child?s blood levels of many seizure drugs on a regular basis.Understand that seizure drugs have side effects. If your child started taking a new drug recently, or the doctor changed your child?s dose, these side effects may go away. Always ask the child?s doctor about any side effects. Also talk to your childs doctor about foods or other medications that can change the blood levels of anti-seizure drugs.How to Respond to a SeizureOnce a seizure starts, there is no way to stop it. Family members and caregivers can only help make sure the child is safe from further injury and call for help, if needed.When a seizure occurs, the main goal is to protect the child from injury and make sure the child can breathe well. Try to prevent a fall. Help the child to the ground in a safe area. Clear the area of furniture or other sharp objects. Turn the child on their side to make sure the childs airway does not get obstructed during the seizure.advertisementCushion the child?s head.Loosen tight clothing, especially around the child?s neck.Turn the child on their side. If vomiting occurs, turning the child on their side helps make sure that they do not inhale vomit into their lungs.Stay with the child until they recover, or professional medical help arrives. Meanwhile, monitor the child?s pulse and rate of breathing (vital signs).Things to avoid:Do NOT restrain (try to hold down) the child.Do NOT place anything between the child?s teeth during a seizure (including your fingers).Do NOT move the child unless they are in danger or near something hazardous.Do NOT try to make the child stop convulsing. They have no control over the seizure and are not aware of what is happening at the time.Do NOT give the child anything by mouth until the convulsions have stopped and the person is fully awake and alert.Do NOT start CPR unless the child has clearly stopped having the seizure and is still not breathing and has no pulseWhen to Call the DoctorCall your child?s doctor if your child has:Seizures that have been happening more oftenSide effects from medicationsUnusual behavior that was not present beforeWeakness, problems with seeing, or balance problems that are newCall 911 if:A seizure lasts more than 2 to 5 minutes..Your child does not wake up or have normal behavior within a reasonable time after a seizure.Another seizure starts before your child returns to awareness after a seizure ends.Your child had a seizure in water or appears to have inhaled vomit or any other substance.The person is injured or has diabetes.There is anything different about this seizure compared to the person?s usual seizures.ReferencesFoldvary-Schaefer N, Wyllie E. Epilepsy. In: Goetz C, ed. Textbook of Clinical Neurology. 3rd edition. Saunders. 2007: Chap 52.Mikati MA. Seizures in childhood. In: Kliegmann RM, Behrman RE, Jenson HB, Stanton BF, eds. Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics. 19th edition. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2011:chap 586.Trescher WH, Lesser RP. The epilepsies. In: Bradley WG, Daroff RB, Fenichel GM, Jankovic J, eds. Neurology in Clinical Practice. 5th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Butterworth-Heinemann; 2008:chap 71.Review Date:9/6/2012Reviewed By:Luc Jasmin, MD, PhD, Department of Neurosurgery at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, and Department of Anatomy at UCSF, San Francisco, CA. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc.
The security situation in Jammu and Kashmir has improved in the first half of this year compared to the corresponding period of 2018, Minister of State for Home Affairs G Kishan Reddy said on Wednesday.Net infiltration has reduced by 43 per cent and local recruitment has declined by 40 per cent in Jammu and Kashmir, G Kishan Reddy said in a written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha.”Terrorist initiated incidents have declined by 28 per cent. Actions initiated by the security forces witnessed an increase of 59 per cent and have resulted in 22 per cent increase in neutralisation of terrorists,” G Kishan Reddy said.The MoS for Home Affairs also informed the Upper House that due to concerted and synergised efforts of security forces, 126 terrorists have been neutralised in Jammu and Kashmir since January till July 14.However, during these operations, 75 security forces personnel have also been martyred, which include the 40 security forces personnel killed in Pulwama attack, he added.G Kishan Reddy also said that the government has taken various measures such as strengthening of security apparatus, strict enforcement of law against anti-national elements, and intensified cordon & search operations to effectively deal with the challenges posed by terrorist organisations in the state.Forces have kept a close watch on persons who attempt to provide support to terrorists and initiate action against them, he said.Reddy further stated that the government is always open to talks within the framework of the Constitution of India for a peaceful resolution of the Kashmir issue.advertisement”In order to bring about overall development for the benefit of people of Jammu and Kashmir and to bring the Kashmiri youth in the mainstream, the Prime Minister has announced a package of Rs 80,068 crores,” Reddy said.”This package consists of 63 major development projects in road sector, power generation and transmission, health infrastructure, establishment of 2 AIIMS, IITs, IIMs and tourism related projects etc.””Training and employment opportunities for the youth of Jammu and Kashmir are also provided under many schemes such as HIMAYAT and PMKVY. In order to mainstream the youth, special emphasis is being given to Watan Ko Jano program, student exchange program, sports as well as civic action program of CAPFs,” he said.ALSO READ | Pulwama terror attack on CRPF indigenous, Pakistan was not involved, claims Imran KhanALSO WATCH | Donald Trump offers to mediate on Kashmir dispute, India denies claim