At the beginning of the year, we debuted an Impact Map to highlight the Foundation’s programs, projects, and Credit Union Development Educators (CUDEs) in each state. The Impact Map displays to credit unions and credit union professionals what their state is involved in when it comes to Foundation programs and initiatives, such as Biz Kid$, Experiential Learning programs, Non-Prime Auto Lending, Development Education (DE) projects and participants, and more.We have just released the second phase of the Impact Map, which is a “by program” feature to offer a different way to showcase the impact we are having across the United States. When viewing our Impact Map, you can now choose which way you would like to view how we are making a difference – either by state or by program.The “Browse by program” feature provides an interactive way to see which states are using specific Foundation programs, grants, or training’s. For example, if a credit union organization wanted to see which states have participated in the Enhanced FiCEP Program, they could click “Financial Counseling” on the right, and see the highlighted states on the map. Users can also click the “read more” below the map to learn more information about Financial Counseling. continue reading » 4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Two nurses and an aide were arrested for endangering an 81-year-old resident of a Uniondale nursing home who died after they allegedly neglected to respond to the patient’s ventilator alarms, authorities said.The registered nurses, 42-year-old Sijimole Reji of Smithtown and 57-year-old Annieamma Augustine of West Hempstead, and a certified nurse’s aide, 41-year-old Martine Morland of Freeport, pleaded not guilty Wednesday at Nassau County court to charges of endangering the welfare of a vulnerable elderly person or an incompetent or physically disabled person and willful violation of health laws.“These allegations paint a picture of blatant neglect that ultimately resulted in the death of a patient,” said New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.Prosecutors said the victim—a wheelchair-bound, ventilator-dependent resident of A. Holly Patterson Extended Care Facility whose identity is being kept confidential—became disconnected from her ventilator and was unable to breathe on the morning of Dec. 20, 2015.Although the nursing staff is required to respond to ventilator alarms like the one that went off at the time, the trio ignored it for more than nine minutes, authorities said. By the time they responded, the victim was unresponsive and unconscious. She died the following day at Nassau University Medical Center.Judge James Darcy released all three without bail. None still works at the facility. They face up to seven years in prison, if convicted.
IMO’s Marine Safety Committee (MSC) has adopted revised safety requirements for passenger vessels in the event of flooding caused by an incident.The revisions to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) chapter II-1, relating to subdivision and damage stability, follow a substantive review of SOLAS chapter II-1, focusing in particular on passenger ships.As a basis, these changes used a series of EU and EMSA funded cooperative research projects conducted by academics, shipyards, ship operators, owners, classification societies and ship design consultants over several decades.Additionally, the review has taken into account recommendations made following the investigation into the 2012 Costa Concordia incident.The amendments raise the ‘required index R’, the damage stability requirement representing the ship’s capability to remain stable and afloat in the event of flooding after a collision. The requirement is based on a probabilistic damage stability methodology for passenger ships that was developed in the partially EU funded research project HARDER and mandated in SOLAS2009.The revised requirements were a part of a list of amendments set for adoption by IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) which meets from 7-16 June.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, has just released the latest update on their Marsh Lake Ecosystem Restoration Project, located near Ortonville, Minnesota.Contractors for the St. Paul District’s restoration program built up the ice thickness to create a crossing site for hauling excavated soil, an effort that saves nearly seven miles per trip.The restoration plan includes rerouting the Pomme de Terre River to its historic channel and constructing a drawdown structure and a fish passage at the Marsh Lake Dam.At less than 5 percent of the average cost for a habitat restoration project of this size, this project is expected to provide significant returns in environmental and habitat restoration benefits.The Corps is working in partnership with the Upper Minnesota River Watershed District, as its non-federal sponsor, as well as other external stakeholders such as the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, to ensure the project’s success.[mappress mapid=”24896″]