CUNA continues relief push after Durbin repeal out of CHOICE

first_imgCUNA President/CEO Jim Nussle said he is disappointed with the removal of Durbin amendment repeal language from the Financial CHOICE Act, but pledged that CUNA, the leagues, and credit unions will continue the offensive in the push for regulatory relief. House Republicans decided to remove the Durbin repeal language from the bill prior to its consideration on the House floor, which could be in early June.“While we are disappointed that the Durbin repeal language was removed, it is important to keep in mind that there are a number of provisions in the CHOICE Act that would provide relief to credit unions, and that is the ultimate goal of our Campaign for Common-Sense Regulation,” Nussle said. “While the CHOICE Act did not represent the right opportunity to address our concerns with the Durbin language, we will continue to urge Congress to consider whether government-imposed price controls on the payments system—or any transaction, including retail transactions—are appropriate.“We look forward to the House considering the CHOICE Act and to future Senate consideration of legislation that would provide meaningful regulatory relief for credit unions,” Nussle added.The Durbin amendment requires the Federal Reserve to limit fees charged to retailers for debit card processing. continue reading » 12SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Roche boosts Tamiflu supply, addresses resistance

first_imgSep 11, 2009 (CIDRAP News) – Officials from Roche today said the company is producing Tamiflu (oseltamivir) at near-capacity levels and is collaborating on dozens of research studies, focusing on groups such as pregnant women who are at higher risk of complications from pandemic H1N1 flu.At a media briefing today, Roche executives also addressed news of antiviral-resistant novel flu cases and concerns about the availability of pediatric suspension Tamiflu in light of the disease’s heavy burden on children.Also today, the European Union approved Tamiflu use in a pandemic setting for children ages 6 to 12 months and for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding, the Roche officials said. In April the United States issued emergency use authorization for Tamiflu in children younger than 1 year old.David Reddy, Roche’s pandemic taskforce leader, told journalists that since 2004 Roche has boosted its Tamiflu production capacity from 28 million to 400 million courses per year. The company is currently making 33 million courses per month to meet the pandemic flu demand.He said that as of July, governments had about 270 million courses in their stockpiles and that Roche has 110 million more stockpiled “It’s unprecedented for a company to maintain this type of emergency capacity,” he said.Roche has been fielding questions about the supply of pediatric suspension Tamiflu, he said. He said knowing that it takes 25 times more production capacity to make the pediatric liquid suspension, Roche foresaw the need for oseltamivir options for children and has focused more on developing and ramping up production of pediatric-dose capsules that were approved by the US Food and Drug Administration in 2007.However, the liquid suspension is often a better option when a child or adult can’t swallow pills. Reddy said some healthcare providers recommend mixing the medication with food for those who are unable to swallow intact capsules.So far the company has received 23 reports of oseltamivir-resistant pandemic H1N1 cases, Reddy said, adding that such reports are expected and that no significant clusters or community-level spread of the strains has been reported. Thirteen of the resistant cases were in people who receive postexposure prophylaxis, he noted, saying that it’s possible some patients of those patients were already infected with the virus.Even when patients show mild symptoms, Reddy said, they should receive the treatment dose rather than the prophylactic dose, in accordance with recognized antiviral guidelines.Roche currently has 43 studies in progress with research collaborators, Reddy said. Many focus on vulnerable populations, such as obese or immunocompromised patients, and some of the trials are evaluating the benefits of combination treatment with other antivirals, such as zanamivir (Relenza), he added. Other studies are evaluating the effect of longer-duration or higher-dose treatment on viral shedding.Businesses are still showing strong interest in obtaining the drug for their employees, Reddy said. An employer stockpiling program that the company unveiled in 2008 is still enrolling participants, he said. For an annual fee, companies can secure a supply of Tamiflu, which will be stored, secured, rotated, and kept current by Roche. If and when the company requests its supply, Roche will guarantee delivery within 48 hours in most instances.GlaxoSmithKline also offers an employer stockpiling program for zanamivir. Both drugs have shown to be effective against the pandemic H1N1 virus.last_img read more

Ivana Kolar: Year-round tourism is the most important task for the further development of our tourism at all levels

first_imgHe was in yesterday  a conference on year-round tourism was held in the hall of the Sheraton Hotel “Can Croatian Tourism 365?” – Step 2, in addition to numerous regional and Croatian experts and leading figures in tourism, the topic of year-round tourism in Croatia and the key challenges it brings have been updated. The problem of high seasonality and the challenge of extending the season and launching tourism in the interior is not unique to Croatia, it is shared by all countries in the Mediterranean. By sharing knowledge, experiences, best practices and ideas, we can certainly achieve more. Therefore, for the first time, we gathered tourism ministers from the region at a conference panel to discuss the challenges of tourism development, the similarities in tourism potentials and strategies of our countries and opportunities for cooperation, said conference organizer Ivana Kolar. “In Slovenia, the seasons are not a problem. Nevertheless, we have indirectly indicated these challenges within the new Strategy for Sustainable Growth of Slovenian Tourism for the period until 2021. The basis for the development of tourism 365 is a new vision of development, a new geographical and a new production organization of Slovenian tourism. We started from the ground up – from our differences from others and set ourselves the goal of becoming a green, active, healthy destination for a 5-star experience. We want to become a destination that builds its identity on an exceptional culture and cultural heritage. As we have already said, no one in tourism succeeds alone! Therefore, we connect with neighboring countries and countries in the wider region. Together we can create tourism products for guests from remote, overseas markets”, Emphasized Zdravko Počivalšek, Minister of Economic Development and Technology of Slovenia. Blendi Klosi, Albania’s Minister of Tourism and Environmental Protection, noted:  “Albania is becoming a sought-after and reliable tourist destination. Year after year, the figures show a double-digit increase in the number of foreign tourists in Albania. But tourism development figures are not our goal. Our goal is the development of elite and year-round tourism. To meet these goals, we have taken a number of initiatives. Here are four strong destinations that will ensure extended tourism throughout the year. What do we need besides the individual efforts of each country in our region? We need to establish a joint tourist offer. We need to work together in distant markets”.The Minister of Sustainable Development and Tourism of Montenegro, Mr. Pavle Radulović, emphasized the following: “TThe conference is very relevant, not only in the case of Croatia but also in the case of other destinations in our region, including Montenegro. The competitive advantage of the destinations of our region lies in the richness and diversity of natural and cultural resources, which could together represent our integral tourist product. Each of our destinations should create an integral-selective tourist product based on the specifics of each country individually, in order to meet different tourist needs. The conference offered a quality overview of this challenge for our destinations, but also ideas in which direction future action should be directed. “.  Unfortunately, neither the Minister of Tourism nor the Director of the CNTB appeared at the conference. Is this some hidden message they want to send regarding the main topic of the conference “Can Croatian Tourism 365? “We don’t know, but it is certainly not serious not to appear at the mentioned conference, especially because it is an extremely important topic, as well as the arrival of as many as three foreign tourism ministers from the region.LUKA BURILOVIĆ, HGK: WE NEED TO KNOW IN WHICH REGION WE AIM AT WHAT FORM OF TOURISM AND THEN SYSTEMATICALLY INVEST IN IT”Tourism brings in almost 17 percent of GDP and that is why we need to approach this sector with special care. A new strategy for the development of tourism after 2020 awaits us. Two years will fly by in the blink of an eye, so we need to define new directions and niches of the Croatian economy as soon as possible. In order to extend the pre- and post-season, it is crucial to develop special forms of tourism and maximally adjust the offer to the type of guests we want to attract. We need to know in which region we are targeting what form of tourism and then systematically invest in it.The work of all branches of Croatian tourism has already shown results, since revenues from tourism grew in the first quarter of 2018 by 14 percent. Arrivals and overnight stays increased by 19 percent and 24 percent, respectively, in the first 5 months of this year, while in the high season they stabilized and achieved lower growth rates. But our goal should be to brand our specialties and systematically raise the quality of the offer, and not just increase the number of overnight stays and arrivals. This must be the direction of Croatian tourism in the future in order to achieve sustainable and balanced development, reduce the burden on infrastructure and increase revenue”, Said the President of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce Luka Burilović, adding that these problems within the Croatian Chamber of Commerce are working on health, cultural and adventure tourism communities, 4 associations and communities of nautical tourism and the Group of unique and luxury hotels under the brand Stories.”I believe that year-round tourism is the most important task for the further development of our tourism at all levels, from strategic to operational. I believe that one day we will be able to connect the whole of Croatia and see the potential for development and connection of the coast and the interior, both the hinterland and continental Croatia. Tourism 365 must be developed on the coast, where we are the best, but also on the continent, where there are conditions for it. We are a strong and successful tourist country. We can be even better, but only if we want to. For that we need united destinations with a common vision of development, new products and creative experiences and even higher quality of our services and the entire offer. We can draw strength from the many potentials offered by nature, culture, sports and health. We don’t just depend on nice weather. But we depend on our comfort or willingness to take new steps“Concluded Ivana Kolar and invited all participants to the next conference related to tourism 365, which will be held in April 2019 on the topic of cultural tourism.,”In Slovenia, the seasons are not a problem. Nevertheless, we have indirectly indicated these challenges within the new Strategy for Sustainable Growth of Slovenian Tourism for the period until 2021. The basis for the development of tourism 365 is a new vision of development, a new geographical and a new production organization of Slovenian tourism. We started from the ground up – from our differences from others and set ourselves the goal of becoming a green, active, healthy destination for a 5-star experience. We want to become a destination that builds its identity on an exceptional culture and cultural heritage. As we have already said, no one in tourism succeeds alone! Therefore, we connect with neighboring countries and countries in the wider region. Together we can create tourism products for guests from remote, overseas markets”, Emphasized Zdravko Počivalšek, Minister of Economic Development and Technology of Slovenia.last_img read more

Urban retreat

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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette name their most skillful team-mate

first_img Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop struggling Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterFriday 17 Apr 2020 3:38 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link7.2kShares Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette have hailed Nicolas Pepe (Picture: AFP via Getty Images)Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette both agree that Nicolas Pepe is Arsenal’s most skillful player.The Ivory Coast international has been criticised in some parts for failing to make a big impact since his £72million transfer from Lille but he has at least done enough to convince his team-mates that he has the talent to succeed in the Premier League. And Aubameyang and Lacazette waxed lyrical about the 24-year-old winger’s silky footwork.Asked who was the most skillful player at the club, both agreed: ‘Nico.’ADVERTISEMENT PLAY Manchester United captain Harry Maguire by Metro Read More Skip Read the latest updates: Coronavirus news liveLacazette continued: ‘Nico, there are some days… like in Dubai a few days ago, he took the ball and tap, tap, tap, nuts [nutmegs], come back one player went like… AdvertisementAdvertisement‘On the floor!’ Aubameyang chipped in. Asked by Wright if they can laugh at the person who gets ruined in training, Aubameyang laughed: ‘Of course! We have to. It’s bad, but…’ Read More 1/1 About Connatix V67539 Read More Comment Top articles Read More Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE SPONSORED Skip Ad Video Settings Advertisement / Coming Next Read More Full Screen ‘It’s normal,’ Lacazette added with a smile.Wright was in no doubt over who his most skillful team-mate was.‘Mine was obviously Dennis [Bergkamp],’ Wright said. ‘Dennis was amazing.’Is Nicolas Pepe Arsenal’s most skillful player?Yes0%No0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your resultsFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette name their most skillful team-mate 1 min. storylast_img read more

None of your new signings can lead, Owen tells Lampard

first_img read also:Lampard gives injury update on Werner ahead of Liverpool cracker “I would have signed all those players [Chelsea have signed] if I was sporting director, really good young players, but I’m not sure who the leader of the team is. “[N’Golo] Kante’s a great player but he’s so quiet. [Mateo] Kovacic, I know he’s quite quiet, so all of a sudden who is the leader in the backline? “I think Frank has built a good group of players here but if he looks at it, where’s his JT? Where’s his Frank? Where’s his Drogba?” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has been told none of his new signings can be considered leaders. That is the opinion of Owen Hargreaves, who believes his side lack anyone with authority in the dressing room. “I just think back to those great Chelsea teams,” Hargreaves told Premier League Productions. “[Petr] Cech, John Terry, [Claude] Makelele, Frank, [Didier] Drogba. The whole spine of the team was flawless, leaders.Advertisementcenter_img Promoted ContentCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s HystericalPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your Body12 Flicks That Almost Ended Their Stars’ CareersWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?This Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s Hysterical7 Mysterious Discoveries Archaeologists Still Can’t Explain7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseThe Funniest Prankster Grandma And Her Grandson10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoTop 9 Scariest Haunted Castles In EuropeDid You Know There’s A Black Hole In The Milky Way?last_img read more

Norwich complete Redmond signing

first_img He added: “I know that there is only one football club in this city and it has an excellent fan base. The people around the football club and in the city that I have spoken to so far have attracted me to this club so much, it’s made me realise just how much this club means to the people of this city.” Redmond came through the Birmingham Academy and played under Hughton when he was manager at St Andrew’s, which included a run in the Europa League for the Championship club. The winger, who featured for the England under-21s in this summer’s European Championship, is looking forward to linking up with his old manager again, this time in the top flight. “He was very influential on my career at Birmingham. He gave me the chance to play and the chance to express myself every time that I stepped on to the field and I feel like on the bigger stage he will do exactly the same thing,” Redmond added. “I would probably say I have played some of my best football under him so far. “Last season was a good one for me in terms of goals and assists and just general performances. “Hopefully I can continue the form that I left off with last season at Birmingham.” Norwich have confirmed the signing of winger Nathan Redmond from Birmingham on a four-year-deal. The 19-year-old, who joins for an undisclosed fee, is the Canaries’ third signing of the summer following the arrivals of Ricky van Wolfswinkel and Javier Garrido. Speaking on his move to the Barclays Premier League side, Redmond told “I’m very happy. It looks like a fantastic club, I’m just looking forward to getting started now.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

National Beach football trials on today

first_imgTHE Guyana Beach Football Association (GBFA) will this afternoon stage the first ever trials to select a National Beach football squad to begin preparations for the CONCACAF preliminary World Cup qualification,set for Florida early next year.Appointed Head Coach, Abdullah Hamid and his Technical team will select a squad of 20 players from the trials which begin at 15:00 hrs today at the Bay Rock Beach Soccer facility in Wismar.The GBFA has invited 25 players from the inaugural 12-team national league,which was played earlier in the year, to participate in the trials in order to gain selection on the 12-man team that will be travelling to the USA.The players who will be on show today are: Royal Youths – Shane Luckie, Shaquille Fraser, Marvin Sullivan and Tshekedri Whitehead; Silver Bullets – Tony Gilbert, Gishawn Freeman, Kellon Major and Michael Wilson; Cool Runnings – Jermaine Grandson, Keon Sears, Deon Charter, Kennard Simon, Travis Bess and Rodwyn Fraser, KK Warriors – Rayan Scott, Cordel Johnson and Ethan Sparman; Attention Family – Trevorn Archabol, Jamal Haynes and Jahshawn Moore; Hi Stars – Michael Peters and Leonard Peters; Spartaboss – Sheldon Sheppard; Alexander Village – Randolph Wagner and from NC, Deshawn Joseph.The 20-man squad will continue preparation training at the Bay Rock facility every Sunday leading up to the competition to be played next year between January 29th and February 5th.(Ras Wadada)last_img read more

MBB : GET YOUR SHARE: Behind season-high 34 assists, SU cruises to win over Morgan State

first_img Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on December 19, 2010 at 12:00 pmcenter_img Rick Jackson could only imagine a night like this.The senior played 119 games in his Syracuse career before SU’s matchup with Morgan State Monday. But this performance by the Orange, he said, had only occurred in fantasy. Syracuse’s near-perfect ball movement and superior finishing ability caught even SU’s star forward by surprise.‘I mean I pictured that in my dreams,’ he said. ‘But I didn’t think that would happen tonight.’Jackson and the Orange treated the 16,031 people in the Carrier Dome to a show of fast break alley-oops, flashy passes and wide-open threes in its 97-55 romp over Morgan State. Jackson and sophomore James Southerland led Syracuse with 18 points — a career high for Southerland — to power the SU attack. And Syracuse registered a season-high 34 assists on its 39 field goals.‘That’s pretty good,’ Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim said. ‘That’s a lot of assists. That’s real good. Everybody looked for each other today; everybody was unselfish moving the ball. … Everybody passes the ball.’AdvertisementThis is placeholder textWhether it was Southerland or Jackson or any of the other SU players putting the ball in the hoop, chances were the bucket came on a dish from a teammate. Twelve Orange players recorded at least one assist. Dion Waiters dished out eight, Brandon Triche dropped seven dimes and Scoop Jardine and Jackson both finished with four.Those four players combined to turn the ball over three times, and SU only turned the ball over 10 times as a team.The Bears hung with the Orange for the first eight minutes of action. But on Syracuse’s first possession after Southerland checked into the game, Jackson caught the ball in the high post and found the sophomore in the corner for an open three.He drained the shot, sparking a 15-2 run that included another three by Southerland and four passes by Triche and Waiters that set up two dunks and a layup by Jackson, and a bucket by Baye Moussa Keita.‘We’re starting to click on offense,’ Waiters said. ‘We know where each other’s cutting when we have the ball. All we have to do is hit the open man, spread out and you get shot ready if he has the ball.’From that point on, SU never trailed by less than 11 points. The Orange finished the first half with 16 assists on 19 field goals and only five turnovers.Morgan State tried to crawl back into the game to open the second half, but Syracuse squashed those hopes with a 7-0 run to put the lead back at 54-36. After that, the Orange tacked on a multitude of exclamation points.Southerland drained a 3 on his first shot of the second half to put him over his previous career high of 10 points. He added to that total on a two-handed dunk after a no-look, underhand bullet pass from Jardine.The sophomore left the game to a standing ovation from the SU crowd.‘I felt like everything went well,’ Southerland said. ‘Rick (Jackson) was doing a good job inside which made the team collapse more and gave me a lot of open shots.’And with all the ball movement and fast break opportunities, nearly everyone had their moment in the spotlight. Jardine was on the receiving end of a fast break feed from Triche — throwing down a left-handed dunk. Brandon Reese came off the bench with more than five minutes left and scored four points. Boeheim emptied his bench with more than two minutes left, giving all the walk-ons some time on the court.For Jackson, the impressive performance turned in by the Orange was no longer a thing of fantasy. On Monday night, it became a dream come true.‘Just for that to happen, that’s a great feeling,’ he said. ‘Just to get everybody out there and have these type of games and everybody have a great game is a great feeling.’zjbrown@syr.edulast_img read more

Fast reaction: 3 takeaways from No. 11 Syracuse’s 21-4 win over Binghamton

first_img Published on February 10, 2018 at 3:06 pm Contact Charlie: | @charliedisturco Facebook Twitter Google+ No. 11 Syracuse (1-0) scored faster than two minutes into its season opener on Saturday against Binghamton (0-1) and never looked back en route to a 21-4 win. The Orange scored 13-straight goals and held Binghamton scoreless for nearly 27 minutes.Here are three takeaways from Syracuse’s blowout win.Syracuse offense thrives in season openerThe biggest question entering the season was whether Syracuse’s offense could still produce despite the losses of All-Americans Sergio Salcido and Nick Mariano, as well as its quarterback, Jordan Evans. Nearly 60 percent of total points from the starting offense came from those three. But against Binghamton, Syracuse struck not even two minutes in and never looked back.Jamie Trimboli started things off for the Orange, cutting into open space and finishing with ease. That started a run of 13-straight SU goals. By the end of the game, 12 different Syracuse players had scored.Brendan Bomberry led the Orange with five goals of his own, and fellow attackers Stephen Rehfuss and Nate Solomon added three and two, respectively. The Syracuse offense made a statement on Saturday.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textNo Ben Williams, no problemDanny Varello spent last year learning under two-time Tewaaraton Nominee Ben Williams, trying to shape himself into a dominant faceoff specialist. And on Saturday, he dominated at the faceoff X.Varello won five-straight faceoffs to start and by half, he and Seth DeLisle had won 15-of-17 faceoffs. Before being subbed out, Varello was 15-of-17 and DeLisle 4-of-6. A season ago, when Binghamton and the Orange played in the Carrier Dome, faceoff specialist Austin Macchi had won 12-of-20 against Williams. On Saturday, he finished 3-of-15. The other Binghamton players finished 2-of-14.After SU scored to take a 17-4 lead, head coach John Desko put in Nick Martin to take faceoffs. He finished 3-of-3 before being replaced with Nate Garlow.Every faceoff specialist Desko opted with found instant success. There seemed to be little-to-no struggles in SU’s first game replacing Williams.Defense impressesFor most of the game, Syracuse’s defense wasn’t needed. Because of the Orange’s success at the faceoff X, Binghamton rarely had offensive opportunities. But when the Bearcats did, BU was often shut down by the Orange.For 27 minutes, the defense held Binghamton scoreless. And by halftime, it had allowed just two goals — both of which started from Syracuse turnovers — on just eight shots. Binghamton got more offensive opportunities as time went on, and found more success, but it was too little, too late.Oftentimes, the defense picked off Binghamton’s passes. The Bearcats tried passing the ball around to find an open look, which rarely came. When it did, Dom Madonna and eventually, backup goalie Drake Porter, were there to make the stop.Madonna allowed just four goals through three quarters before being subbed out. Porter and Willie Klan III finished the game without allowing a goal in the fourth. Commentslast_img read more