COVID-19 Cases Rise After Chautauqua County Leaders Report 102 New Infections

first_img80-8914 142 12.53% 0.8% 0.3% MAYVILLE – The number of active COVID-19 cases rose Tuesday as the Chautauqua County Health Department reported 102 new cases of the virus.In an update to the county’s COVID-19 Dashboard, health officials reported 680 active cases, with 185 of them in the greater Jamestown area.The number of those hospitalized increased by one, to 51.The seven-day average percent positivity rate is up from 10.8 percent to 11 percent. Since the pandemic began 4,199 cases have been recorded, with 3,483 recovering and 36 related deaths.More information released by the county health department is posted below:COVID-19 Cases by ZIP Code of Residence 13.57% 102 COVID-19 Cases by Presence of Symptoms at Time of Interview 0.00% 727 100.6 1.0% 14784- Stockton0 15 13 Active Case Rate (per 100,000 residents) Active Cases 0.3% 40 0 14736- Findley Lake0 0.8% 14733- Falconer1 95.8 12.38% 0 Symptoms Known3097 0.7% 26 163 14136- Silver Creek6 14062- Forestville2 No739 1100 2 3.93% 14701- Jamestown21 489.6 465.6 New Cases 26.2% 0-390 14718- Cassadaga0 16 14782- Sinclairville1 14757- Mayville0 4 76.14% 472.0 1.7% 394.2 30-39547 3.7% 14767- Panama0 0.0 2.3% 21 0 70-79280 35 3.2% 144 3 Total Cases 43 0.3% 3.9% 562 0.86% 6.67% Total 14723- Cherry Creek0 6 14775- Ripley0 12 497.4 3 0 169.4 91 100.0% 14787- Westfield4 4.23% 19 290.4 0.0 14728- Dewittville0 0.7% 0-19526 Fatality Rate by Age Group 10 Percent 14750- Lakewood3 192.3 40-493 2.1% 6 156 0.3% 3 165 Percent of Total Cases 646.6 14781- Sherman1 3 0.8% 14740- Gerry0 13 14710- Ashville0 14138- South Dayton0 0.4% 14063- Fredonia18 13.03% Number 12 28 14724- Clymer0 Zip Code 713.8 23.86% 2.7% 90+3 8 34 73 32 Symptoms Age 2 35 14712- Bemus Point0 17.3% 50-592 1570.7 70-7911 2.6% 0.0 12.38% 51 Number 1.2% 80-89146 90 67 49 21 All Ages36 133 246.4 143.6 60-69520 30 0.7% 502.5 18.27% 60-693 115 92.7 3.4% 1.0% 14081- Irving1 548.6 14722- Chautauqua0 71 50-59635 0 14716- Brocton2 COVID-19 Cases by Known Age 14726- Conewango Valley0 0.0% 14738- Frewsburg0 109 16 592.3 185 96 524.5 Yes2358 2 109.3 14769- Portland1 Age Group 351.6 1 40-49570 5 16 90+71 1.69% 13 12 14747- Kennedy3 Percent 0.0 0.5% 0.31% 2.2% 4199 233.0 338.2 3.48% Fatality Rate 454.3 13.4% 14720- Celoron0 14048- Dunkirk38 3.9% 0.53% 691.9 316.2 20-29767 0.58% 30 Total Deaths 680 9.59% 1001.6 1.6% NYS Fatality Rate: 4.06%US Fatality Rate: 1.7%Source: John Hopkins University COVID-19 Tracker 12/29/2020 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

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Ahna O’Reilly on Her Tarot Talents, Fairy Tale Past and ‘Wild’ Robber Bridegroom Role

first_img Show Closed This production ended its run on May 29, 2016 Age: “A lady never tells.”Hometown: Palo Alto, California, although she spent part of her childhood in France and calls herself a “lover of all things French” on social media.Current Role: Rosemund, the beautiful, naive girl who falls hard for the title character in the off-Broadway musical The Robber Bridegroom.Stage Cred: Although new to the New York stage, O’Reilly has dozens of Hollywood credits under her belt, including notable roles in the films The Help and Jobs as well as many TV guest spots on shows including How I Met Your Mother, The Vampire Diaries and CSI: NY. The Robber Bridegroom Related Showscenter_img View Comments Ahna O’Reilly photographed in the Maple Restaurant & Lounge at the Night Hotel Times Square.(Photo by Caitlin McNaney for Broadway.com)last_img read more

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Chicken feed add-ins

first_imgBy Stephanie SchupskaUniversity of GeorgiaIn recent years, poultry farmers and the U.S. ethanol industry have been in an economic fight over corn, which is used to feed flocks and make biofuel. But there could be a viable solution. Biofuel leftovers can be turned into chicken feed.“Biofuels are just another competitor for corn,” said Amy Batal, a poultry nutritionist with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. “There’s so much demand, and many people have been freaked out that there are not enough supplies of corn.”Ethanol demand has driven corn demand in the U.S., which produced 6.5 million gallons of ethanol in 2007, according to the Renewable Fuels Association.Mixing in algaeCompanies are now looking to use the oil in algae to make biodiesel and hope to feed the remaining algae meal to poultry and other livestock. Batal’s research will determine if it is a feasible feed additive.Biofuel byproducts like algae meal can be added to chicken feed, but first nutritionists like Batal have to make sure they are safe for chickens. And in the case of algae, that they won’t make the meat taste like seaweed-wrapped sushi.“If they use it, we have to know how it will affect not only performance but also if it will affect palability of the diet, pellet quality and can it flow through a feed mill,” she said.She also wants to determine if and how algae might affect chicken meat and eggs. For example, “if you feed them too much fish meal, chickens can have a fishy taste,” Batal said.Ethanol leftoversAlongside her algae research, Batal works with more common corn-based ethanol and biodiesel byproducts like glycerin and distiller’s dried grains.Distiller’s dried grains have been around since whiskey was first brewed. Due to the ethanol industry, there is a lot more of it now. It’s an acceptable feed because it has protein, fat and phosphorus, Batal said. Currently, 80 percent of distiller’s dried grains goes to feed cows, 8 percent goes to swine and 6 percent to poultry.The problem with the grain, she said, is that its quality can vary, and it isn’t always available. But recent improvement in shipping straight from ethanol plants to feed mills has helped.Biodiesel byproductBatal is also studying the use of pure-grade glycerin which can be used in cosmetics and soaps. The kind she is studying ranges in consistency from clear and water-like to dark and solid.“What we’ve found is there’s pretty much no one in the poultry industry using glycerin commercially,” she said. But as more companies are making biodiesel, the glycerin glut is increasing. “If they can get a handle on the variability of glycerin and the price drops you may see glycerin in some poultry diets,” she said. “Our studies have shown that it’s relatively safe depending on what it has in it.”She’s found that glycerin may be used in small amounts as a partial fat replacement in broiler diets. Too much of it will keep chicken feed from forming into pellets, though, the preferred form for chickens.In the case of both distiller’s grains and glycerin, Batal said that poultry producers should always test the products before they add them to feed. There will likely be more byproducts from alternative fuels to use in the future, she said.“A lot of the ethanol industry is not mature,” she said. “They’re still making modifications to make more money, which affects their byproducts.”(Stephanie Schupska is a news editor with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.)last_img read more

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Trail Mix | Peter Cooper

first_imgPeter Cooper has worn many hats in Nashville. He’s a professor at Vanderbilt University, teaching a class on the history of country music. For years he wrote about music for The Tennessean. He now works at the Country Music Hall of Fame Museum and remains a tremendous songwriter and singer who has written some of the best music I have heard in the last ten years.I came across Peter’s works a number of years ago through my good friend Eric Brace, founder of Red Beet Records. Cooper and Brace have collaborated on a number of projects for Brace’s label and, to me, they both personify all that is right about a city that so often gets music oh so wrong.Cooper deserves mention among the ranks of Nashville’s best songwriters, troubadours too often unsung, like Tommy Womack and Will Kimbrough, Kevin Gordon and Jon Byrd. To this list I must add a name I didn’t know until I got Peter Cooper’s most recent record, Depot Light: Songs of Eric Taylor, which releases tomorrow.As the title would suggest, Cooper has recorded an entire record of Eric Taylor’s songs. Admittedly, I was unfamiliar with Taylor’s work, but – as is often to case when I open up a record by Peter Cooper or anyone else supported by Red Beet Records – I discovered a previously unknown gem. Eric Taylor is a powerful songwriter, and Cooper’s renditions of his songs only leave me wanting to delve deeper into the original material.I recently chatted with Peter about the gravity of recording another songwriter’s work, why Eric Taylor’s song resonate with him so, and carny life.BRO – What about Eric Taylor’s music prompted you to do a whole record of his work?PC – It’s all in the songs, which are absolute narrative masterpieces. It’s not that I wanted to somehow raise the profile of these songs or pay tribute to Eric. That’s a selfish project. I just wanted to sing these songs and hope that maybe someone will mistake them for my own.BRO – Got a particular lyric of Eric’s that really turns you inside out?PC – Eric doesn’t ever take a line off, so every lyric of every song carries enriched language and weight of emotion. I’m always compelled when he writes about fathers and sons, and there are two in particular on Depot Light that turn me inside out. One is “Charlie Ray McWhite,” which is about a grown son searching for his father, a drifter. The song opens with the son explaining, “He was coughing cold and crazy in the rain/Wish I’d had the sense to ask his name/When I think back on it now, it crossed my mind/But the man I was looking for was nearly twice the size.” So, he was actually in his father’s presence, he just didn’t recognize him because his expectations were of a stouter man, not this sadsack. Eric told me the song was true, except for the end, where the father has died. In reality, Eric was in Florida and found his father, but they soon began arguing and the reunion was a bust. The other father and son song I love is the title track, “Depot Light.” In that one, we don’t even realize it’s about a father and a son until the last line of the song. The narrator just offers details about a conversation at a train depot with a man who trades in low-level thievery: “The all night waitress, she just talks too much/So he steals her spoon and her coffee cup.” At the end, Eric writes, “If she’d come home, boy, I’d take her back,” which doesn’t reveal the characters’ identities. The very last verse line is nearly a repeat, with one word changed: “If she’d come home, son, I’d take her back.”BRO – Is there a different pressure in recording a collection of someone else’s tunes when compared to recording your own?PC – In some sense, there’s very little pressure in recording Eric Taylor’s songs because they’re all stunners. I mean, Roseanne Barr could sing these songs and it’d choke me up. But, in truth, there was a heavy sense of responsibility in doing this album. The responsibility wasn’t to Eric, it was to the songs themselves. The performances had to be up to the level of the material.BRO – We are featuring “Carnival Jim & Jean” on this month’s mix, which is a dark carny song. On a lighter note, if you had a job at the carnival, what would it be?PC – I love that song. It’s a song of desperation, yet in a way it’s the funniest thing on the album. I like how Jean’s hectoring of Carnival Jim cuts close to home: “You say the smell of cotton candy’s ’bout to make you sick/You won’t do no better without me.” If I had a job at the carnival, I’d like to work at the booth where people try to shoot basketballs into those small rims. I’d like to hector junior high hotshots who miss. I’d be like a cross between Bobby Knight and Don Rickles. Big fun, at the expense of hopeful young people.Peter’s calendar is rather quiet for the rest of 2015, with just one show remaining between now and the end of the year. You can catch Peter, along with a collection of songwriting chums, at The Bluebird Cafe in Nashville on December 17th.  Cooper will also be returning to Jammin Java in Vienna, Virginia, on January 23rd, with his good friend Eric Brace.For more information on Peter and the new record, surf over to his website or go bother the fine folks at Red Beet Records.last_img read more

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Binghamton fire, police investigating Truesdell Street house fire

first_imgThe Binghamton Fire Department says the house is a total loss. A Binghamton Police officer was transported to the hospital for smoke inhalation during the fire. Binghamton Police are unable to comment on the officer’s condition. BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — The Binghamton fire and police department are investigating the cause of a fire that occurred at 8 Truesdell St. Dec. 10.center_img Headline: Police officer hurt in early morning house fire in Binghamtonlast_img

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Into the twilight zone

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SOE Ministry appoints Bukalapak cofounder as new Telkom director

first_imgThe State-Owned Enterprises (SOEs) Ministry has appointed e-commerce unicorn Bukalapak cofounder Fajrin Rasyid as a director of state-owned telecommunication firm PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia (Telkom), as the company eyes a digital business expansion.Fajrin, who held the position of president in Bukalapak, has replaced Faizal R. Djoemadi as the state enterprise’s digital business director effective on June 19. “I’m very thankful for the trust given to me. Now is the time to make a greater contribution to the advancement of Indonesia and focus on developing Indonesia’s telco industry with Telkom,” Fajrin said in a statement.Following his departure, Fajrin planned to hand over his daily functional duties and responsibilities as Bukalapak’s president to the company’s board of directors and management, the e-commerce firm said in a statement on its website.SOEs Minister Erick Thohir said in a statement that Fajrin was the best fit to lead Telkom’s digital business development because of his track record and achievements in the digital sector especially in the post-COVID-19 economy.“With bigger challenges ahead, every member of Telkom’s board of directors has a certain key performance index they need to follow and they should be ready to be dismissed when they fail to fulfil it,” said Erick.Fajrin founded Bukalapak in 2011 with his partner, Achmad Zaky. Before taking on the role of president, the Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB) alumnus was the chief financial officer (CFO) of the e-commerce platform. He also previously worked in consulting firm Boston Consultant Group (BCG).Bukalapak currently has 92 million users, around 6 million sellers on its platform, as well as 5 million online-to-offline partners known as Mitra Bukalapak after more than 10 years of operation.Topics : “Fajrin’s appointment is in line with our plan to develop our digital platform and services, so we need to have a board of directors member who is competent in that field,” Telkom president director Ririek Adriansyah said during a virtual press briefing on June 19.Telkom announced earlier this year that the company would transform its business strategy to focus more on digital services, following criticism from State-Owned Enterprises Minister Erick Thohir in February about the company’s overreliance on its cellular operator subsidiary Telkomsel, which contributes 70 percent of its income.The firm has then been striving to develop various digital services based on smart platforms, such as cloud, big data and the internet of things (IoT).Fajrin said he hoped he could use his experience in the start-up business to contribute to the development of Telkom.last_img read more

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Additional risk does not pay off over very long term, study shows

first_imgThe PKZH, for example, changed its approach to adjusting the equity allocation in early 2014, no longer linking it solely to the funding ratio but also to market trends.Now the allocation is increased in rising markets and decreased in falling ones to allow the Pensionskasse to participate in bull markets regardless of its funding status.For Scherer, the main problem is that the expected returns have dropped considerably from 5.67% in 2000 to 2.17% in 2014.He said not all trustees had “accepted this changed world yet” and warned that “realistic expectations” on returns would remain relatively low in the coming years, based on several indicators.He added that “the only certain thing about long-term prognoses is that they are uncertain”.Similarly, Heinz Zimmermann, a professor at the University of Basel, said many Swiss pension funds performed their long-term calculations on a “wrong basis”.For longer periods, analysts should use the root mean square (or quadratic mean) and not the arithmetic mean, he said at a recent PPCmetrics conference in Zurich.He said there was no certainty, only “reduced uncertainty” in long-term prognoses with better calculations.He also noted that, with cumulative returns, the volatility increases over time along with the return, and that, while mean reversion exists, it is “too weak to counteract this volatility over time”.Scherer said it was difficult to take mean reversion into account, as it was almost impossible to say what the mean was.According to Zimmermann, the strength of the prognosis is best over a horizon of 5-6 years.The academic predicted an average equity return of 7% over several years, while Scherer said he was convinced the risk premium would remain positive over the long term. The Swiss pension funds with the highest share of so-called “risky” assets – including equities, private equity and other alternatives – also produced the lowest average performance, according to a controversial study by local consultancy PPCmetrics.Among the schemes included in the study were the CHF14.6bn (€11.9bn) pension fund for the city of Zurich (PKZH), the CHF5.2bn multi-employer fund Profond and the CHF8.8bn Aargauische Pensionskasse (APK) for the canton of Aargau.Hansruedi Scherer, a partner at PPCmetrics, told IPE the consultancy’s comparison had been well founded and based on data published by the Pensionskassen themselves between 2008 and September 2014.However, he acknowledged that the data became skewed where Pensionskassen changed their strategies “massively” in recent years or followed ALM strategies “too strictly”.last_img read more

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Housing industry warns against migration cuts

first_imgStrong skilled migration helped population growth leading to a boom in residential building, according to HIA. Picture: AAP Image/Troy Snook.The housing industry’s peak body has warned against dramatic cuts to migration levels, predicting it would cause economic shockwaves and impact state coffers.Housing Industry Association principal economist Tim Reardon warned against “whip-lash changes to migration strategies for fear of adversely impacting employment, wealth creation and revenue necessary to supply infrastructure and services”.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus15 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market15 hours agoHe said cuts to migration would weaken the economy.“The economic growth over the past decade has been built on the back of strong growth in skilled migration. This population growth has led to a boom in residential building,” he said in a statement.“The building and construction industry now employs one in ten workers in and supplies at least one in five of every dollar of revenue to the states.“A dramatic change in migration intake can create economic shocks to industries, including the building industry.”The HIA called on the Government to ensure a high level of skilled migration made up any intake.“Tighter Visa requirements and punitive taxation regimes imposed on foreign investors last year are continuing to shift migration and investment away from Australia, toward our major trading partners. Governments should be cautious of thinking that migration and investment can be switched on and off.”last_img read more

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Ronaldo’s girlfriend Georgina sunbathes in new country home

first_img Promoted ContentWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?11 Greatest Special Effects Movies Of All Time2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty PennyBrother Creates A Phenomenal Dress For His SisterBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesThis Is Why Plus-Size Models Should Always Be An InspirationWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?A Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This Day10 Actors That Started Their Careers On Soaps Cristiano Ronaldo and Georgina Rodriguez are on lockdown together in Madeira But Ronaldo has made sure his family stay in shape while on lockdown due to the global outbreak of coronavirus. He posted a video of himself and Georgina doing brutal hill sprints outside of their new temporary home. And the former Manchester United ace came up with an ingenious way to get his kids involved with his home workouts. Ronaldo and his family had been staying in a luxury seven-story mansion in Funchal that overlooked the Atlantic Ocean. Cristiano Ronaldo’s girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez stripped down to her bra as she soaked up the sun during lockdown. The Juventus ace and his family are staying at a £3,500-per-week rented home near a quiet fishing village in Madeira. Georgina Rodrigue left little to the imagination as she sunbathed in her bra Rodriguez showed she is enjoying the privacy of their new country home as she sunbathed in her underwear. The former Gucci shop worker, 26, shared a snap of herself wearing a bright red bra with her 17.5million followers. After catching some sun rays, Georgina showed off her cooking skills as she whipped up a carrot and oatmeal cake.Advertisement Read Also: Video: Ronaldo uses his kids as weights during home workoutsBut Ronaldo, his four kids, missus Georgina, mom Dolores and brother Hugo have moved to a more private spot.On Wednesday, the five-time Ballon d’Or winner visited the club museum of former side Clube Desportivo Nacional.Alongside the images, the 35-year-old wrote: “It’s always good to come back home.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… last_img read more

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