Trans-equatorial migration of Short-tailed Shearwaters revealed by geolocators

Trans-equatorial migration of Short-tailed Shearwaters revealed by geolocators

first_imgUntil recent decades, details of the migratory movements of seabirds remained largely unknown owing to the difficulties in following individuals at sea. Subsequent advances in biologging technology have greatly increased our knowledge of seabird migration and distribution, particularly of highly pelagic species. Short-tailed Shearwaters (Ardenna tenuirostris) (~500 g) have been studied extensively during their breeding season but our understanding of their movements outside this period remains poor. Here, we present the first tracks of the trans-equatorial migration of Short-tailed Shearwaters from a colony on Great Dog Island, Tasmania, Australia. Data were obtained from global location sensors (GLS loggers or geolocators), which enable the estimation of location twice per day based on ambient light levels. After breeding, tracked Shearwaters flew south of the Antarctic Polar Front to a previously unknown stopover site, where they remained for several weeks, before travelling rapidly northward through the western Pacific Ocean to coastal waters off Japan. Short-tailed Shearwaters spent the bulk of the northern hemisphere summer, either in this region or further north in the Bering Sea, before returning south through the central Pacific to their breeding sites. Our results, for the first time, describe in detail the complete migration of this long-lived seabird, reveal individual variation in timing and distribution, and describe the environmental characteristics of their key non-breeding habitats.last_img read more

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Bees Double Up El Paso

first_img Written by Tags: PCL/Salt Lake Bees Robert Lovell FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmail(El Paso, TX) — Justin Bour and Jose Rojas homered as the Bees doubled up the Chihuahuas 6-3 in El Paso.Salt Lake improves to 58-and-77 on the season. The Bees return home tonight to begin a series with Reno to close out the season. August 30, 2019 /Sports News – Local Bees Double Up El Pasolast_img

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Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch to Receive 2017 Champion of Youth First Award

first_imgFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch to Receive 2017 Champion of Youth First AwardYouth First, Inc. will honor Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch at its 10th Annual Breakfast of Champions event on Tuesday, October 17th at 7:00 am at St. Vincent Manor in Evansville. Crouch will receive the Dr. William Wooten Champion of Youth First Award.Through her public service career and personal pursuits, Lt. Governor Crouch has focused on improving opportunities for Hoosiers. Having witnessed Youth First’s continued success strengthening youth and families, Suzanne became a champion for expanding the organization’s evidence-based prevention model.Proud to have been born and raised in Evansville, Suzanne is a vibrant leader and passionate community advocate with a heart for serving others, especially those challenged by disabilities. She receivedthe 2012 Public Policy Award from the ARC of Indiana for her work with people with disabilities and was named Legislator of the Year in 2011 by the Indiana Association of Rehabilitation Facilities.Before becoming the 52nd Lt. Governor of Indiana, Suzanne served as State Auditor. Prior to that, she served as the State Representative for House District 78, which encompasses parts of Vanderburgh andWarrick Counties. She previously held the offices of Vanderburgh County Auditor and Vanderburgh County Commissioner.The media is invited to attend the Breakfast of Champions. Suzanne will be available for interviews and photos immediately following the event (approximately 8:30 am). Media is asked to RSVP to JanaPritchett ([email protected]) by Monday, October 16th.About Youth First, Inc.:Youth First’s mission is to strengthen youth and families through evidence-based programs that prevent substance abuse, promote healthy behaviors, and maximize student success. Youth First partners with 59 schools across 7 countiesto provide 39 Master’s level social workers who assess needs, develop and implement prevention plans, and connect students and their families to community resources. Youth First also offers afterschool programs involving parents andcaregivers to strengthen families. For more information about Youth First, please visit www.youthfirstinc.org or call 812-421-8336 www.youthfirstinc.org or call 812-421-833last_img read more

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Outgoing Gov. Chris Christie appoints former Councilwoman Mason to Hoboken Housing…

first_imgHOBOKEN — Outgoing Gov. Chris Christie’s office sent out a press release Wednesday afternoon listing one of his last sets of appointees to various boards. On the list was the appointment of former Hoboken Councilwoman Beth Mason as the state representative to the seven-member unpaid board that oversees Hoboken’s low-income subsidized housing.While Mason does not currently hold elected office in Hoboken, she has been a significant donor to statewide Democratic campaigns for the last few years.The housing authority has gone through bouts of controversy, as our recent cover story showed.While the seats on the HHA board are unpaid, some members have seen the position as a way to gain political power, while others see volunteering there as a way to help the city’s most vulnerable residents.While the news was just released, watch this weekend’s Hoboken Reporter for more on this and many other breaking stories. ×last_img read more

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Detailed guide: Maintaining records of staff, customers and visitors to support NHS Test and Trace

first_img amusement arcades art fairs betting shops and bingo halls casinos cinema clubs providing team sporting activities concert venues facilities for use by elite and professional sportspeople (including sports stadia) heritage locations and attractions open to the public (including castles, stately homes and other historic houses) hotels and other guest accommodation provided on a commercial basis, including in bed and breakfast accommodation, boats, campsites, caravans, chalets, guest houses, holiday parks, hostels, motels, pubs, sleeper trains and yurts indoor sport and leisure centres, including gyms outdoor swimming pools and lidos museums and galleries music recording studios open for public hire or other public use public libraries theatres ask every customer or visitor (over the age of 16) to provide their name and contact details keep a record of all staff working on their premises and shift times on a given day and their contact details keep these records of customers, visitors and staff for 21 days and provide data to NHS Test and Trace if requested display an official NHS QR code poster so that customers and visitors can ‘check in’ using the NHS COVID-19 app as an alternative to providing their contact details adhere to General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) Hospitality venues have additional requirements and must also take reasonable steps to refuse entry to anyone who refuses to participate. What is reasonable will depend on the type of venue and context in question. The venue should satisfy themselves that they have done all that could reasonably be expected to refuse entry.Failure to comply with any of these requirements could result in fixed penalty fines.This guidance provides further instructions on how to fulfil these requirements.NHS Test and TraceNHS Test and Trace is a key part of the country’s ongoing COVID-19 response. If we can rapidly detect people who have recently come into close contact with a new COVID-19 case, we can take swift action to minimise transmission of the virus.NHS Test and Trace includes dedicated contact tracing staff working at national level who work closely with local public health experts. Local public health experts include Public Health England (PHE), health protection teams and local authority public health staff.You can read further information on how NHS Test and Trace works.The purpose of maintaining records and displaying an official NHS QR posterBy maintaining records of staff, customers and visitors, and displaying an official NHS QR poster, you will help NHS Test and Trace to identify and notify people who may have been exposed to the virus.You must register for an official NHS QR code poster and display one at every entrance to your venue.The NHS COVID-19 app has a feature that allows users to quickly and easily ‘check in’ to your venue by scanning the code. In England, you do not have to ask people who choose to ‘check in’ using the official NHS QR code to provide their contact details. If there are 2 or more positive cases who have been in a venue on the same day, a message will be sent to the relevant app users with the necessary public health advice.In addition to maintaining and sharing records where requested and displaying an official NHS QR code poster, you must also continue to follow other government requirements and guidance to minimise the transmission of COVID-19. This includes maintaining a safe working environment and following social distancing guidelines.Sectors that this guidance applies toThere is a higher risk of transmitting COVID-19 in premises where customers and visitors spend a longer time in one place and potentially come into close contact with other people outside of their household.To manage this risk, establishments in the following sectors, whether indoor or outdoor venues or mobile settings, must request contact details from staff, customers and visitors, and display the official NHS QR code poster: This privacy notice is intended for designated venues only. A full list of organisations within scope in these sectors can be found in annex A.This requirement applies to any establishment that provides an on-site service and to any events that take place on its premises. It does not apply where services are taken off site immediately, for example, a food or drink outlet which only provides takeaways. If a business offers a mixture of a sit-in and takeaway service, contact information only needs to be sought for customers who are dining in.This could be asked for at the counter, rather than the point of entry, when servers can more easily ask the customer whether they are dining in or taking away.If you have multiple points of entry you will need to ensure that you have a system that meets the legal requirements. This may mean adapting the way that customers and visitors circulate in your premises.Multi-use premisesIf your business contains several individual venues, then you as the wider venue are still required to collect details of staff, customers and visitors at the main entrance.If your business is within a larger venue then you are only required to collect details of customers, visitors and staff in addition to the main entrance if you are a hospitality service, for example a cafe within a museum.Other types of businesses are not required to collect details, when they exist within a larger premises in scope.CinemasFood and drink sold in cinemas will be considered a takeaway service, and there is no requirement to refuse custom to people who do not provide their contact details or check in with the NHS QR code.Venues with open-plan dining areasSome venues might have communal or open-plan dining areas such as food courts. In this situation, the responsibility lies with the legal owner of the space, who is liable for these requirements.If your business operates within a food court, where food and/or drink is sold and consumed solely in communal dining areas, then you as an individual business owner within the food court are not required to collect details of customers, visitors and staff. However, the legal owner of the wider venue is required to collect visitor details at a designated entrance to the food court. Where an outlet has their own seating area, the legal owner of that outlet is responsible.Workplace canteensWorkplace canteens which are open only to staff at that workplace are not required to collect the details of their staff who visit the canteen.If a workplace canteen may be accessed by members of the public however (for example, anyone who is not an employee), then this venue would be required to collect the details of customers, visitors and staff.Heritage sitesThe requirement to collect contact details does not apply to unstaffed, unticketed heritage sites that are open to the public (for example, ruins or prehistoric sites) or archaeological and historic sites which are not open to the public.Further education settingsIf a venue within a further education college is open to the public, such as a café or swimming pool, then that venue is required to collect details of customers, visitors and staff and to display an official NHS QR code poster.These requirements are not applicable to these venues when they are accessed by students only.Community centres and village hallsCommunity centres and village halls, which may host a variety of social, cultural and recreational activities, must collect information for all activities and events taking place within the venue. This should be collected by the person who hires the space. The venue must also display an official NHS QR code poster which can be used for every activity that takes place there.Places of worshipPlaces of worship, including when the venue is used for events and other community activities, are not included in these regulations but are still strongly encouraged to maintain staff, customer and visitor logs and to display an official NHS QR code poster. Consent should still be sought from individuals entering your establishment.Information to collectVenues must ask every customer and visitor (over the age of 16) for the following details (unless they have ‘checked in’ using the NHS COVID-19 app): How NHS Test and Trace will take steps to minimise transmissionUsing the information you provide from your record of customers, visitors and staff, NHS Test and Trace will take steps to minimise transmission of COVID-19 by notifying individuals of their potential exposure to COVID-19. Depending on how they checked into a venue, this will either be via a text message or a notification in the NHS COVID-19 app.This will not be an instruction to self-isolate. Individuals will simply be notified of potential exposure and reminded of the importance of following the public health advice around washing hands regularly and maintaining social distancing. The venue will not be named. If more than 4 people who tested positive visited the same venue on the same day, we will encourage people to book a test. If a staff member, customer or visitor tells you they have tested positive for COVID-19, you should tell them to stay at home and self-isolate as soon as possible (along with the rest of their household) and encourage the individual to inform NHS Test and Trace of their recent contacts. It is against the law to use the information you have collected to contact people.If you need support to manage an outbreak in your establishment you should contact your local health protection team or environmental health department at your local council to report the suspected outbreak.Registration with the ICO first fixed penalty: £1,000 second fixed penalty: £2,000 third fixed penalty: £4,000 any further penalty notice: £10,000 community centres youth and community centres village halls Recording customer details: how we use your informationTo support NHS Test and Trace (which is part of the Department for Health and Social Care) in England, we have been mandated by law to collect and keep a limited record of staff, customers and visitors who come onto our premises for the purpose of contact tracing.By maintaining records of staff, customers and visitors, and sharing these with NHS Test and Trace where requested, we can help to identify people who may have been exposed to the coronavirus.As a customer/visitor of [insert name of business] you will be asked to provide some basic information and contact details. The following information will be collected: Every organisation or sole trader who processes personal information, including for the purposes of contact tracing for COVID-19, must be registered with the ICO and pay a data protection fee unless they are exempt. If you are unsure whether you need to register, please contact the ICO via their helpline on 0303 123 1113, or visit the ICO website.The cost of the data protection fee depends on the size and turnover of the business, but for most businesses it will cost £40 or £60. The registration form will take around 15 minutes to complete.The ICO has published its own detailed guidance on collecting customer and visitor details for contact tracing.Annex A: full list of settings in scopeHospitality: Local contact tracers may contact you from a different phone number or ask you to call them back. If you are unsure if the telephone number is genuine, check with your local council. More information can be found on your local council website.Contact tracers will never: call you from 0300 013 5000 send you an email containing a template spreadsheet and a secure link to upload your logbook to the secure Egress system barbers beauticians (including those providing cosmetic, aesthetic and wellness treatments) dress fitters, tailors and fashion designers hairdressers nail bars and salons skin and body piercing services sports and massage therapists tattooists ask you to dial a premium rate number to speak to them (for example, those starting 09 or 087) ask you to make any form of payment or purchase a product or any kind ask for any details about your bank account ask for your social media identities or login details, or those of your contacts ask you for any passwords or PINs, or ask you to set up any passwords or PINs over the phone disclose any of your personal or medical information to your contacts ask about protected characteristics that are irrelevant to the needs of NHS Test and Trace provide medical advice on the treatment of any potential coronavirus symptoms ask you to download any software to your PC or ask you to hand over control of your PC, smartphone or tablet to anyone else ask you to access any website that does not belong to the government or NHS The UK is currently experiencing a public health emergency as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. It is therefore critical that organisations take a range of measures to keep everyone safe.Venues in hospitality, the tourism and leisure industry, close contact services, community centres and village halls must:center_img restaurants, including restaurants and dining rooms in hotels or members’ clubs cafes, including workplace canteens bars, including bars in hotels or members’ clubs public houses close contact services, including hairdressers, barbershops and tailors community centres, libraries and village halls Leisure and tourism: hospitality, including pubs, bars, restaurants and cafés tourism and leisure, including hotels, museums, cinemas and amusement arcades the names of all customers or visitors a contact phone number for each customer or visitor date of visit and arrival time and departure time the name of the customer or visitor a contact phone number for each customer or visitor. If a phone number is not available, you should ask for their email address instead, or if neither are available, then postal address date of visit, arrival time and, where possible, departure time the name of the assigned staff member, if a customer or visitor will interact with only one member of staff (for example, a hairdresser). This should be recorded alongside the name of the customer or visitor Close contact services: The person responsible for the organisation is liable. This could be the owner, proprietor or manager with overall responsibility of the organisation, business or service.How records should be maintainedTo support NHS Test and Trace, you must hold records for 21 days. This reflects the incubation period for COVID-19 (which can be up to 14 days) and an additional 7 days to allow time for testing and tracing. After 21 days, this information must be securely disposed of or deleted. When deleting or disposing of data, you must do so in a way that does not risk unintended access (for example shredding paper documents and ensuring permanent deletion of electronic files).Records which are made and kept for other business purposes do not need to be disposed of after 21 days. The requirement to dispose of the data relates to a record that is created solely for the purpose of NHS Test and Trace. All collected data, however, must comply with the General Data Protection Regulation and should not be kept for longer than is necessary.General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)The data that you collect is personal data is and must be handled in accordance with GDPR to protect the privacy of your staff, customers and visitors. This section sets out the steps you can take to comply with GDPR.You need to explain to people why you are collecting this data but this does not mean that you have to inform every customer or visitor individually. You might, for example, display a notice at your premises or on your website setting out what the data will be used for and the circumstances in which it might be accessed by NHS Test and Trace. A template privacy notice can be found in annex B. You may need to offer some people additional support in accessing or understanding this information, for example, if they have a visual impairment or cannot read English.In places of worship, where this is not a legal requirement, consent to collect the data should still be sought from individuals.Personal data that is collected for NHS Test and Trace, which you would not collect in your usual course of business, must be used only to share with NHS Test and Trace. It must not be used for other purposes, including marketing, profiling, analysis or other purposes unrelated to contact tracing, or you will be in breach of GDPR.You should make your staff aware of what they should and shouldn’t do with customer information. You must not misuse the data in a way that is misleading or could cause an unjustified negative impact on people, for example to discriminate against groups of individuals. Misuse of data in this way is a breach of UK GDPR.Appropriate technical and security measures must be in place to protect customer contact information, and the ICO has produced guidance on this. These measures will vary depending on how you choose to hold this information, including whether it is collected in hard copy or electronically. We would prefer you to record and protect information electronically, but we understand this might not be possible.When information should be shared with NHS Test and TraceNHS Test and Trace or Public Health Officers will ask for these records only where it is necessary. For example, when two or more people who later tested positive for COVID-19 visited your premises on the same day.If you are asked to provide these records you must share them with NHS Test and Trace straight away. You are legally required to share this information as soon as possible – you must not delay. If you do not have customer, visitor and staff logbooks to share, or if you do not share these promptly, then this will be reported to your local environmental health officers to investigate further.Once details have been provided, NHS Test and Trace will use this information to let people know that they may have been exposed to COVID-19. Depending on the number of people who tested positive, we may advise them to book a test. It is very important that you do not inform your customers or visitors yourself or this may put you in breach of GDPR.You will be provided clear instructions to follow if you are contacted by NHS Test and Trace. You will not automatically need to close your establishment, but will be given guidance with public health advice and support to follow.If you are contacted by NHS Test and Trace, contact tracers will: Annex B: template privacy notice The government has published the COVID-19 Response – Spring 2021 setting out the roadmap out of the current lockdown for England. This explains how restrictions will be eased over time.From 12 April 2021 some businesses are permitted to reopen.The rules on what you need to do when a group enters your venue have changed. You must ask every customer or visitor to scan the NHS QR code using their NHS COVID-19 app, or provide their name and contact details, not just a lead member of the group.This is to ensure that everyone receives the necessary public health advice in a timely manner. Local authority run services: Recording both arrival and departure times (or estimated departure times) will help reduce the number of customers or staff needing to be contacted by NHS Test and Trace. We recognise, however, that recording departure times will not always be practicable and this is not required by law.All designated venues must also keep a record of all staff working on the premises on a given day, the time of their shift, and their contact details. This covers anyone providing a service or activity including volunteers. Venues must keep these records of staff, but staff can choose to check in using the NHS QR code poster in addition, if they wish.No additional data should be collected for this purpose.In England, you do not have to request details from people who check in with the official NHS QR code poster, and venues should not ask people to do both. Venues must not make the specific use of the NHS QR code a precondition of entry (as the individual has the right to choose to provide their contact details if they prefer).If you are a hospitality venue, you must ask for contact details from anyone who hasn’t scanned the official NHS QR code and you must refuse entry to any customer or visitor who chooses to neither provide their contact details nor scan the official NHS QR code.You should satisfy yourselves that individuals who are checking in using the official NHS QR code have done so – you may do this by asking the individual if they have scanned the code or ask to view the person’s screen to show the venue check-in screen if you still have reason to believe they haven’t done so.Many organisations that routinely take bookings already have systems for recording their customers and visitors – including restaurants, hotels, and hair salons. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, more organisations have implemented an ‘advanced booking only’ service to manage the numbers of people on the premises. These booking systems can serve as the source of the information that you need to collect. Customers or visitors can still scan the official NHS QR code if they wish, to help remind them where they have been if asked by NHS Test and Trace.You should collect this information in a way that is manageable for your establishment. If not collected in advance, this information should be collected at the point that visitors enter the premises. If possible, this information should be recorded and stored electronically, for example through an online booking system. However, you must make sure that there is a method of checking in that does not rely on the customer using a smartphone or other technology in order not to digitally exclude people without access to these technologies. You must therefore ensure that there is also a way for an individual to provide their contact details if they do not own a smartphone or have access to digital routes. If you are keeping a paper record, this should be out of public sight and stored securely.Most venues will not be required to conduct a data protection impact assessment (DPIA) under the General Data Protection Regulations. The Information Commissioner’s Office has produced a DPIA guide and other guidance to help you minimise data protection risks.You must not use this data for any other purposes other than for NHS Test and Trace, unless you would already collect it for another business purpose. For example, you must not use data collected for NHS Test and Trace for marketing purposes. Misuse of data in this way would constitute a breach of UK GDPR.Displaying an official NHS QR code posterDesignated venues must display an official NHS QR code poster at their entrance. It’s quick and simple to use for both businesses and users, and enables customers and visitors to scan the NHS QR code when they arrive by using the NHS COVID-19 app. Organisations must have a system for individuals who do not have a smartphone or the NHS COVID-19 app to provide their contact details.If an app user chooses to use the QR code check-in feature, you should not ask for their contact details.Official NHS QR code posters can be generated online.Organisations can find out more about NHS QR codes and how to generate them on the NHS COVID-19 app website.The NHS COVID-19 app is only able to scan official NHS QR code posters.In England, if you’re currently using your own QR code system to collect contact details, you should now switch to the official NHS QR code system. By supporting the official NHS system, you’ll be protecting your staff, customers and visitors.If you use any other QR code system at your venue, you must ensure that it does not show any NHS or NHS Test and Trace logos. You should also explain to your customers and visitors that you are using more than one QR code system in your venue. Unofficial QR codes will not work with the NHS COVID-19 app, can cause confusion for visitors, and could result in them missing important public health advice. If you do not have access to a printer, you can display your QR code poster at your venue using digital signage, for example, a TV screen or iPad.If someone does not wish to share their details, provides incorrect information or chooses not to scan the NHS QR codeHospitality venues must take reasonable steps to refuse entry to a customer or visitor who does not provide their name and contact details or who has not scanned the NHS QR code. What is reasonable will depend on the type of venue and context in question. The venue should satisfy themselves that they have done all that could reasonably be expected to refuse entry.Venues in other settings do not need to refuse entry but should strongly encourage customers and visitors to scan the official NHS QR code poster or provide their contact details in order to support NHS Test and Trace. They should advise customers and visitors that this information will only be used where necessary to help stop the spread of COVID-19.If in the rare case that a customer or visitor becomes unruly, you should follow your own security procedures. This may include calling the police if you feel the individual poses a risk to yourself or others.The accuracy of the information provided will be the responsibility of the individual who provides it. You do not have to verify an individual’s identity for NHS Test and Trace purposes, and we advise against doing so except where organisations have a reasonable suspicion that customer or visitor details are incorrect. You may refuse to allow entry if you have reason to believe the details are inaccurate.Exempt visitsYou do not need to ask for contact details or check scanning of the NHS QR code if the person is a police officer or emergency responder on duty.You do not need to ask for contact details for people whose visit is for the sole purpose of making a delivery or collection by supplies or contractors, including food or physical goods.You do not need to ask for contact details for those under the age of 16. If an individual says they are under the age of 16, you should not ask for identification unless you judge this to be false.If someone does not have the mental capacity to provide their contact details, hospitality venues should not refuse entry (where they are normally required to do so). Businesses will not be in breach of the requirements if they have reason to believe someone can’t provide the details for disability reasons and don’t ask for them as a result.Hospitality venues should not deny entry to homeless people who are unable to provide a contact number or email address.Failure to complyCollecting contact details and maintaining records for NHS Test and Trace is a legal requirement and failure to comply is punishable by a fine: The venue/establishment as the data controllers for the collection of your personal data, will be responsible for compliance with data protection legislation for the period of time it holds the information. When that information is requested by the NHS Test and Trace service, the service would at this point be responsible for compliance with data protection legislation for that period of time.The NHS Test and Trace service as part of safeguarding your personal data, has in place technical, organisational and administrative security measures to protect your personal information that it receives from the venue/establishment, that it holds from loss, misuse, and unauthorised access, disclosure, alteration and destruction.In addition, if you only interact with one member of staff during your visit, the name of the assigned staff member will be recorded alongside your information.NHS Test and Trace have asked us to retain this information for 21 days from the date of your visit, to enable contact tracing to be carried out by NHS Test and Trace during that period. We will only share information with NHS Test and Trace if it is specifically requested by them.For example, if another customer at the venue reported symptoms and subsequently tested positive, NHS Test and Trace can request the log of customer details for a particular time period (for example, this may be all customers who visited on a particular day or time-band, or over a 2-day period).We may/will [delete as necessary] require you to pre-book appointments for visits or to complete a form on arrival.Under government guidance, the information we collect may include information which we would not ordinarily collect from you and which we therefore collect only for the purpose of contact tracing. Information of this type will not be used for other purposes, and NHS Test and Trace will not disclose this information to any third party unless required to do so by law (for example, as a result of receiving a court order). In addition, where the information is only collected for the purpose of contact tracing, it will be destroyed by us 21 days after the date of your visit.However, the government guidance may also cover information that we would usually collect and hold onto as part of our ordinary dealings with you (perhaps, for example, your name, date of birth and phone number). Where this is the case, this information only will continue to be held after 21 days and we will use it as we usually would, unless and until you tell us not to.Your information will always be stored and used in compliance with the relevant data protection legislation.The use of your information is covered by the General Data Protection Regulations Article 6 (1) (c) – a legal obligation to which we as a venue/establishment are subject to. The legal obligation to which we’re subject, means that we’re mandated by law, by a set of new regulations from the government, to co-operate with the NHS Test and Trace service, in order to help maintain a safe operating environment and to help fight any local outbreak of corona virus.[Venue/establishment, please add text on whether or not you transfer personal data outside the UK, the EU or to anywhere else (if known).]By law, you have a number of rights as a data subject, such as the right to be informed, the right to access information held about you and the right to rectification of any inaccurate data that we hold about you.You have the right to request that we erase personal data about you that we hold (although this is not an absolute right).You have the right to request that we restrict processing of personal data about you that we hold in certain circumstances.You have the right to object to processing of personal data about you on grounds relating to your particular situation (also again this right is not absolute).If you are unhappy or wish to complain about how your information is used, you should contact a member of staff in the first instance to resolve your issue.If you are still not satisfied, you can complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office. Their website address is www.ico.org.uk.[Please insert the data protection officer details or whoever is in charge of data protection duties of your venue/establishment.]We keep our privacy notice under regular review, and we will make new versions available on our privacy notice page on [your venue/establishment website]. This privacy notice was last updated on [date you created or updated this privacy notice].last_img read more

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European Commission’s €1.85 trillion pandemic recovery plan stresses green infrastructure

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享BusinessGreen:A sweeping €1.85tr stimulus strategy to rebuild Europe’s economy from the wreckage of the coronavirus crisis has been unveiled by the European Commission today, promising a green infrastructure spending blitz to help put the continent on a path towards net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.The Commission promised to place its Green Deal ambitions to deliver a ‘climate neutral’ economy and establish the bloc as a world leader in digital technologies at the forefront of its sweeping package of financial proposals, which include a fresh €750bn investment plan, a restructured EU budget for 2021-27, and a re-drafted list of priorities for 2020.The proposed stimulus package calls for a “renovation wave” of buildings and infrastructure in support of the Green Deal, as well as investments in circular economy efforts, renewable energy projects, clean hydrogen infrastructure, green transport networks, and an enhanced Just Transition Fund for workers.The Commission said it wanted to “harness the full potential of the EU budget” to boost the economy and secure its long-term future in the midst of a deepening recession, proposing a new ‘Next Generation EU’ funding instrument that would see it borrow €750bn to channel into EU programmes. In addition, to making funds available “as soon as possible to respond to the most pressing needs”, it is seeking to restructure the EU’s 2021-27 budget to bring forward €11.5bn of spending to be used in 2020.These measures, backed by “targeted reinforcements” to the upcoming EU budget, would bring the total financial firepower outlined by the Commission today to €1.85tr, it said.In the immediate term, the proposed recovery plan still requires approval from the EU Council and Parliament. The Commission said it would be seeking “rapid political agreement” by July in order to “get the economy back on its feet and build for the future.”[Michael Holder]More: ‘Investing in our future’: EU touts green infrastructure blitz at heart of €1.85tr recovery plan European Commission’s €1.85 trillion pandemic recovery plan stresses green infrastructurelast_img read more

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Millennials: Not one-size-fits-all

first_img 2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Brenton Peck Brenton Peck is a Director on the program team at the Financial Health Network, where he helps organizations structure and execute projects that improve the financial health of their business … Web: https://finhealthnetwork.org Details The financial lives of Millennials–many of whom are now entering their prime earning years–have been shaped by one economic crisis after another. Coming of age during the Great Recession, millions of Millennials- myself included – saw their employment opportunities and, in some cases, their family’s savings and wealth, decimated alongside plummeting assets. The crisis of ‘08-’09 was supposed to be a once-in-a-lifetime economic event to overcome. But here we are … again. The Covid- 19 pandemic has wreaked havoc on the U.S. economy, destroying millions of jobs, businesses, and livelihoods, and furthering the threat to long-term financial health for many Millennials.It is easy to bucket us Millennials into one group based on our joint experiences, but it’s essential to understand the nuances within this generation; as employers, as community leaders, and as financial institutions. Millennials are a diverse group with different financial health needs. When disaggregating millennials, you will find that 14% of this generation is Black, 21% Hispanic, 6% Asian American, and 56% is White. We cannot consider Millennials to be a monolithic group.Even with the growing diversity among this group, we are not immune to the financial health disparities based on race, geography, and gender that have been seen in other generations. For example, our research finds that Black and Latinx young adults have less savings, more debt, and are less confident in their ability to achieve long-term financial goals compared to their White and Asian American peers. Furthermore, the enduring racial wealth gap has denied Black and Latinx families the ability to build long-term opportunities for generations to come.So how do you approach a group as diverse as Millennials?See Beyond the HeadlinesFirst, understand what they’re facing. Even amidst a global pandemic, the net worth of the richest Americans continues to climb while the bottom half struggles. The quick recovery from the pandemic- induced stock market plunge in March has benefited the most affluent households, while simultaneously displacing more than 40 million Americans who are currently out of a job. It’s reasonable to assume that the hardest economic fallout – especially for Millennials and people of color – will be realized over the coming months.Broadly, Americans’ household wealth and savings rates have reached a record high as the highest- paying one-third of jobs have almost fully recovered from the recession. These topline numbers are misleading, however, as the top is pulling up the bottom, as opposed to the other way around. New data from the Fed takes a comprehensive look at the pandemic’s impact and disparities by age and race. As is often the case, younger people (i.e., Millennials) have less than their elders (i.e., Boomers), and the gap has widened. Given that Millennials are the largest workforce in the country (~72 million people), it is telling that they currently control less than 5% of the U.S. wealth.Beyond the headlines, Covid-19 has magnified inequality. Job losses and the economic impact of the virus is having a disproportionate impact on younger people and people of color. Furthermore, Black and Latinx Americans are more likely to live in viral hotspots and face other social conditions that increase financial and physical vulnerabilities.Help Close the Racial Wealth DivideAs noted above, Millennials represent the most racially and ethnically diverse group in the workforce. Decades of systemic racism have left Black and Latinx communities more vulnerable to the effects of crises like Covid-19. We see this vulnerability in the precariousness that characterizes the financial lives of many Black and Latinx young people and prevents these populations from generating sustainable income and building wealth. For example, Black millennial households earn about $0.60 on the dollar compared to their white counterparts. Black college graduates owe more student debt and are more likely to be unemployed. Their financial health needs require a unique approach.Policymakers, business leaders, and communities across America have turned their attention to addressing issues of systemic racism and racial inequality, rightfully so. To improve Millennial financial health, we must get serious about closing the racial wealth divide.Take a Stand for Financial Health EqualityWe are at a pivotal moment in our country and younger Americans have been at the center of proposing change and driving more equitable opportunities for all. Millennials are accustomed to diversity. We have a heightened sense of connectivity and interrelationships between different kinds of people. We have been afforded the tools necessary to loosen our deep-seated prejudices and biases.Millennial voices are being heard in all pockets of influence and our concerns with racial and wealth inequality need to be addressed. In addition to what is commonly instituted through DEI classes, this generation is pushing financial health equity forward and we’re drawn to organizations leading this charge. For credit unions, that means it’s time to lead.Life choices, debt burdens, technology adoption, and expansive connectivity have shaped our lives in different ways. The oldest millennials are nearing 40, traditionally their prime earning years, yet many are struggling financially. Many are resistant to change. Many distrust the financial system.Credit unions that want to engage Millennials must be cognizant of their diversity. A one-size-fits-all engagement approach will certainly fail. Credit unions that want more millennial members need to understand our unique needs. Segment the market and speak to me, not us. Build greater trust by embracing financial inclusion. Create more opportunities for those historically disenfranchised. And above everything else, be a financial health provider for all.last_img read more

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Chinese tourists welcome to extend their stays: Bali deputy governor

first_img“Our immigration will be more flexible toward Chinese tourists who overstay their visits,” said the deputy governor.Moreover, Tjokorda said he would do his best to prevent discrimination against Chinese tourists, in light of the coronavirus.“By installing thermal scanners in the airport, as well as other methods, we hope the public will stop worrying about the virus, which could lead to discrimination against Chinese tourists in hotels or other places in Bali,” he said. Bali has prepared anticipatory measures against the spread of the coronavirus by implementing a monitoring system, which has been used since the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) outbreak in the early 2000s. The Bali administration has allowed Chinese tourists in the island to extend their visas despite the government’s travel restrictions to prevent a coronavirus outbreak. Bali Deputy Governor Tjokorda Oka Artha Ardhana Sukawati said he welcomed Chinese tourists with open arms if they felt safer in Indonesia.The Chinese tourists in Bali did not have to return to their country because of the temporary restrictions, he added. “We believe that the government will be able to handle the coronavirus case properly so that the relationship between Indonesia and China, especially in the tourism sector, will be able to return to its previous state,” Tjokorda said as quoted by Antara, adding that the province, also known as the Island of the Gods, would hold mass prayers at Pura Batur temple in Bangli, hoping for an end to the outbreak.Meanwhile, Chinese Consul General in Denpasar Gou Haodong said he felt touched by the Bali administration and the public’s friendly attitude toward Chinese residents in light of the coronavirus outbreak. He also appreciated the Indonesian government’s efforts to protect the country. “We hope for everyone’s support if the Chinese government picks up the Chinese tourists to return to the country,” Haodong said. (dpk)Topics :last_img read more

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Arsenal blow as Atletico Madrid offer Thomas Partey to Liverpool in deal for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

first_imgArsenal blow as Atletico Madrid offer Thomas Partey to Liverpool in deal for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain Advertisement Comment Metro Sport ReporterSunday 10 May 2020 11:27 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.6kShares Advertisement Thomas Partey is expected to leave Atletico Madrid this summer (Picture: Getty)Arsenal’s hopes of signing Atletico Madrid star Thomas Partey have suffered a blow after the La Liga giants offered the midfielder in an exchange deal for Liverpool ace Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, according to reports.Mikel Arteta is keen on signing a defensive midfielder and Partey is rumoured to have made Arsenal his first choice destination.Partey’s dad appeared to reveal as much in April but Partey’s agency quickly shut down the claims.Nevertheless, Partey’s £45m release clause means he’s a viable target for a host of Premier League clubs and Arsenal had been willing to offer Alexandre Lacazette in a swap exchange move.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTHowever, the Sun claim Atletico are the aggressors in the deal and that it’s the La Liga giants that have initiated talks with Liverpool over Partey. Oxlade-Chamberlain is valued between £35-£45m (Picture: Getty)They believe they can use the midfielder as a makeweight in a deal to sign Oxlade-Chamberlain, with the 26-year-old facing an uncertain future at Anfield.The former Arsenal star has battled back from a career-threatening knee injury to regain his place in Arsenal’s squad but he’s made no secret of his desire to sample football abroad.Atletico’s preference remains to keep Partey and they’d be willing to double his £65,000-a-week wages for him to sign an extension.But his release clause poses a looming problem and it’s clear Atletico are trying to control the situation before it’s taken out of their hands.MORE: Bernd Leno tips Arsenal star Gabriel Martinelli to become ‘world class’ under Mikel Artetalast_img read more

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European Champions Cup final postponed

first_img “EPCR remains committed to completing the 2019⁄20 Heineken Champions Cup and Challenge Cup season,” it said in a statement. https://twitter.com/IndoSport/status/1242384044135981056/photo/1 Read Also: World Athletics call on IOC to postpone Tokyo 2020 “And it is planned to reschedule the quarter-final and semi-final matches, as well as the Marseille finals, in line with fixtures in the professional league competitions, subject to advice from government and local authorities.” Domestic competitions across Europe, which has become the epicentre of the virus, have already been put on hold. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… The Champions Cup and Challenge Cup semi-finals and finals have been postponed due to the coronavirus, European rugby chiefs announced on Tuesday. Saracens beat Leinster to lift the Champions Cup last seasons The finals of the two competitions were due to have been played on the weekend of May 22⁄23 in the French city of Marseille. The quarter-finals had already been postponed. Tournament organisers European Professional Club Rugby said it was working with leagues and unions to restructure the conclusion to the season.Advertisementcenter_img Promoted ContentBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemPortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D GraffitiYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime7 Reasons It’s Better To Be A VeganA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This DayWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayWhy Do Americans Consider Him To Be The Best President?10 Phones That Can Work For Weeks Without Recharging20 Facts That’ll Change Your Perception Of “The Big Bang Theory”last_img read more

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