Cattaraugus County Reports Three New COVID-19 Deaths On Monday

first_imgShare: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) CDC Stock Image.LITTLE VALLEY – Three new deaths linked to COVID-19 were reported in Cattaraugus County on Monday afternoon.The County Health Department says the deaths involved a 70-year-old man, a 84-year-old man and a 89-year-old woman.The three, health leaders say, developed respiratory failure and were unable to overcome their illness despite aggressive medical treatment.Since the outbreak began there have been 53 deaths linked to the virus in Cattaraugus County. In the county’s latest COVID-19 update, 19 new cases were reported with 477 active.Of the cases, 42 are hospitalized. The county’s seven-day average percent positivity rate is 10.2 percent.To date there have been 2,664 COVID-19 cases in the county with 2,135 recovering.last_img read more

Ricky Williams talks about career, new position

first_imgRICKY WILLIAMSFootball enigma Ricky Williams will be making a return to the gridiron for the 2013 season….sort of.This fall he will be joining the Longhorn Network as a pre-game analyst for The Longhorn Network and he will be working as a part-time coach at the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio.“I’m excited to be an analyst. It’s good to talk about football again,” Williams said. “I’m looking forward to it and it’ll be good to be back.”Born Errick Lynne “Ricky” Williams, Jr., the former American football running back played 11 seasons in the NFL and one season in the Canadian Football League after following a stellar college sports career.After he was recruited to the University of Texas, the San Diego native joined the Texas Longhorn football team from 1995 to 1998 and became a two-time All American at the school. The Texas Tornado shattered or tied numerous long-standing records, holds or shares 20 NCAA records, and won the coveted Heisman Trophy.His spectacular accolades in college caught the attention of the National Football League. Williams became the fifth pick in the first round of the 1999 NFL Draft by the-then New Orleans Saints head coach, Western Pennsylvania native, Mike Ditka.Ditka believed so firmly in Williams’ abilities to be able to turn the failing Saint’s franchise around that he traded all of the Saints’ 1999 draft picks to the Washington Red Skins to secure Williams. Later that year, he and Ditka posed on the cover of ESPN The Magazine as a bride and groom.No Limit Sports headed by music mogul Master P a.ka. Percy Miller negotiated Williams’ contract. The document was incentive driven and Williams received an $8 million signing bonus with salary incentives that ranged from $11 million to $68 million if all of the incentives—albeit impossible to reach—were attained. Williams fired  No Limit Sports.Williams managed two 1,000 yard seasons in 2000 and 2001 and in the year 2000 he rushed for 1000 yards and scored nine touchdowns in 10 games. He missed the Saints’ last six games and the playoffs because of an injury. The Saints finished their 2000 regular season with a 10-6 record and won the franchise’s first playoff game against the St. Louis Rams.Williams’ most successful time with the New Orleans Saints came in 2001 when he rushed 1,245 yards and caught 60 passes for 511 rushing yards.Still, it wasn’t enough to resurrect the New Orleans Saints dismal record. Ditka was fired for the Saints’  somber performance.“I was a high-level athlete and I was honored that Ditka picked me. I thought I deserved it and I thought I should have been the first pick,” Williams said.Although he felt blessed to be chosen by the New Orleans Saints, Williams found NFL football a totally different animal than college ball.“At the University of Texas they cared about the players and at the NFL I felt like a piece of meat,” Williams explained. “People worship athletes but they don’t get up to achieve what the athletes achieve on the field.”After spending three years with the Saints, Williams was traded to the Miami Dolphins in 2002 for four draft picks, including two first-round draft picks.During his first season with Dolphins, Williams was the league’s leading rusher with 1,853 yards, a First Team All-Pro and a Pro Bowler. At the end of 2003, Williams tested positive for marijuana use and was slapped with a $650,000 fine and a four-game suspension because he violated the NFL’s substance abuse policy. Before the start of training camp in 2004, Williams announced his subsequent retirement from professional football. He was ineligible to play for the 2004 season and thus enrolled at the California College of Ayurveda and traveled abroad to such places as India to study the holistic medicine.“I had never practiced yoga before,” explained Williams who became a professional yoga instructor in 2005 and a licensed massage therapist. “With yoga the physical stuff like my shoulder and knee pain disappeared.” The Dolphins finished the 2004 season with a 4-12 record.last_img read more

What Is the Future of Gamification? [Survey]

first_imgTags:#gaming#web Since Seth Priebatsch’s keynote at this year’s SXSW, excitement about adding a “game layer” to the world – liberating games from their traditional place on a computer screen and imposing game-like, social and situational constraints onto the real world (largely through mobile apps) – has positively erupted. There’s been considerable interest from businesses across industries, educators, social innovators and techies alike.Latitude Research (which partnered with ReadWriteWeb last year on a study about kids and future Web technology) has launched a new study on The Future of Gaming – they want to hear fresh perspectives from both game enthusiasts and non-gamers. What do you think the role of games will (or should) be in the future? Can they motivate and inspire people to reach personal or societal goals? Can they bring together online and offline experiences in meaningful ways.So far, we’ve heard people talking about games in terms of social discovery and community, as a means to improve on traditional education techniques, and as a civic engagement tool. People also want games to motivate and enable – to help them reach their ideal selves – by making things like healthier habits or better money management seem more attainable and enjoyable.Here’s how a few of our The Future of Gaming participants have told us they have or would like to see games applied:Health“I would love for games to improve my performance. Track my inputs and set goals for them and alert me of how I am doing compared to others. One major goal I would love to gameify would be fitness.” – Christian A., Studio Director at Toy StudioScreenshot of Health Month, an online social health game.Finances“Right now having games help with health, activity, and entertainment in general is working well for me. Going forward I’d love to have games track progress with money management and stress relief.” – Jon R.Politics“Politicians are even using games to communicate. North Carolina governor Beverly Perdue, in the midst of controversy over state budget cuts, posted a game on her website that asked players to decide what jobs and services to cut, or what taxes to raise, in order to balance the budget. (Of course, the game didn’t include any modeling of the possible effects of those cuts or taxes beyond the immediate balance sheet!).” – Caroline R.Education“I really think that, as education moves online, we need to be harnessing the power of computers to provide immersive interactive experiences for students. Gaming has really pushed my thinking forward in that regard.” – Ted C., Instructional Designer at Samuel Merritt UniversityWhat are your thoughts?Click here to participate in Latitude’s 10-minute survey on the future of gaming.Guest author Kadley Gosselin is a writer for Latitude Research (@latddotcom), an international research consultancy helping clients create engaging content, software and technology that harness the possibilities of the Web.*Winners are determined by Latitude. Gift cards will be issued to winners by email within 8 weeks of entry, via the contact information collected at the end of the survey. One entry per person; duplicate entrants will be disqualified.To learn more about working with Latitude, contact: Brian Conry, Director of Sales, at [email protected], and visit us on the Web here. For general inquiries, contact: [email protected] Commons-license photo by enfad. 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App guest author 1 Related Posts center_img 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People… 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex…last_img read more

Why You Need Relationships BEFORE You Need Relationships

first_imgRelationships are the foundation of sales, which is what the post  Sales Is, Was, and Always Will Be Relationships is all about. A comment on that post reads, “99 percent of my cases are: trying to build relationships based on the value I provide in my ‘cold’ sales pitch—and not vice versa. My sales pitch is only valuable if there is a need, pain, or if I can create a demand. No value, no relationship.”The problems here are many, and they are serious.Low Level of ValueYou do not create a high level of value with your “cold” sales pitch. The value your product creates is Level 1 value, and it is the very lowest level of value you create, regardless of how wonderful your product is.Pitching isn’t what builds relationships either. Caring is.When you lead with your pitch, you are establishing yourself as a vendor, not a consultative salesperson, and certainly not a trusted advisor. We don’t get to decide whether our clients believe that we are their trusted advisor; our clients decide whether we have that level of relationship based on our behavior.The Only Two Things You Need to Be a Trusted AdvisorsYou need two things to be a trusted advisor: trust and advice.Relationships are built on trust, and advice is built on your business acumen, your situational knowledge, and your ideas about what your dream clients should be doing now and how they should be doing it.If the only value you create is solving an existing need or pain, then you cannot easily occupy the role of strategic partner.One of the keys to creating and sustaining relationships of value is to create value before claiming value. One of the ways you create value is by sharing your ideas with your dream client long before they have an established need. If you do this work well, you create the case for change, helping your dream client proactively address potential issues before they harm their business.All things being equal, relationships win. All things being unequal, relationships still win. Your job in sales is to make all things unequal and create a strong preference for you and your offerings. But you can’t wait until your dream client has an established need to be known. You must be known for the value you create, and have built the relationships that create a preference in complex, B2B sales. Free Webinar Series! Create a culture of value creation. Signup for this free webinar! In three, short, power-packed webinars, you will learn what you need to do to create a culture of value creators who create and win new opportunities. Download Nowlast_img read more

Lopez drops 34 on Nets, D-Lo gets 17 in Lakers’ win

first_imgBrooklyn Nets center Tyler Zeller, right, goes for the ball as Los Angeles Lakers center Brook Lopez, left, yells during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Nov. 3, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ryan Kang)LOS ANGELES — Brook Lopez hit six 3-pointers and scored a season-high 34 points against his former Brooklyn teammates, and rookie Kyle Kuzma had 21 points and 13 rebounds during his first career start in the Los Angeles Lakers’ 124-112 victory over the Nets on Friday night.D’Angelo Russell had 17 points, seven rebounds and seven assists in his first game against the Lakers since they traded him to Brooklyn last summer in the four-player deal that brought Lopez and Kuzma to Los Angeles.ADVERTISEMENT Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:48NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games MOST READ CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Pacio’s road back to title shot starts vs compatriot Doliguez Read Next John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s weddingcenter_img Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Lopez, the leading scorer in Nets history, had 23 points in the second half and added 10 rebounds while the Lakers stayed comfortably ahead of Brooklyn, which has lost four straight. Jordan Clarkson added 19 points and Brandon Ingram had 18.Allen Crabbe scored 25 points for the Nets in the opener of a five-game road trip, and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson added 21.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutLopez had spent his entire nine-year NBA career with the Nets before the trade, becoming the top scorer in franchise history while leading the Nets in scoring during each of the past five seasons. But the 7-foot North Hollywood native will be a free agent next summer, and Brooklyn shipped him home after he put up 20.5 points per game last season.While most Staples Center fans paid attention to the still-popular Russell’s return, Lopez calmly posted his biggest offensive game yet for his new team He hit four 3-pointers in the third quarter, and punctuated the performance with a series of ferocious dunks in the final minutes. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion “I would say it ruffled a few feathers, but you control what you can control,” Russell said of Johnson’s comments. “He’s in a position to say what he wants, so I’m going to do what I can do.”KUZMA’S STARTBall got more attention during the summer, but the Lakers’ most impressive rookie has been Kuzma.The University of Utah product took another big step in his ascendant career with the Lakers, who appear to have a steal in the player Brooklyn selected with the 27th overall pick and then immediately traded to Los Angeles.Given his first chance to start after Larry Nance Jr. broke his hand in Portland on Thursday night, Kuzma responded by scoring 17 points on 7-of-8 shooting in the first half.TIP-INSNets: Russell is only 20 months older than Ball. … Lopez returns to Brooklyn on Feb. 2.Lakers: Nance will be sidelined for four to six weeks after surgery on Friday. He had started Los Angeles’ first eight games, making steady contributions on both ends of the floor. … Ball had six points on 3-of-15 shooting and seven assists.UP NEXTNets: Visit the Phoenix Suns on Monday. D-LO RETURNSRussell was the No. 2 pick in the 2015 draft and the cornerstone of the Lakers’ rebuilding project under former bosses Jim Buss and Mitch Kupchak. When owner Jeanie Buss replaced the duo with Magic Johnson and Rob Pelinka last year, Russell was shipped off to Brooklyn four months later along with high-priced center Timofey Mozgov, who had five points in his return.Before his return game, the 21-year-old Russell declined to criticize Johnson or the Lakers, saying he enjoyed his time in LA. He was greeted largely by warm cheers during pregame introductions.“I went through a lot while I was here,” Russell said. “Their job is to do what they can do best for the organization, and for me to move on, that’s what they felt was best. Can’t complain about that.”Johnson made the deal to clear Mozgov’s onerous contract off the books for the Lakers’ pursuit of top-tier free agents next summer, but also to clear a path for rookie Lonzo Ball, his preferred choice as the team’s new point guard and cornerstone. After the trade, Johnson also made comments that appeared to be critical of Russell’s leadership ability.ADVERTISEMENT Lakers: Host the Memphis Grizzlies on Sunday before heading out on an East Coast road trip. LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

Jim Harbaugh’s Michigan Practice Playlist Features AC/DC, KISS, And His Surprising Favorite Song

first_imgHead coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines (L) jogs off the fiedl with his brother Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh (R) following halftime of the Michigan and Maryland Terrapins.COLLEGE PARK, MD – OCTOBER 03: Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines (L) jogs off the fiedl with his brother Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh (R) following halftime of the Michigan and Maryland Terrapins game at Byrd Stadium on October 3, 2015 in College Park, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)Like many teams, Jim Harbaugh’s Michigan Wolverines listen to music during practice. Harbaugh’s inclusions in the playlist include many of the rock staples you’d expect from a 51 year old football coach. You have some AC/DC, some KISS, both very standard. The playlist also includes Jim Harbaugh’s favorite song, which doesn’t strike us as something you’d play to get players pumped for practice.What music does Jim Harbaugh play at #Michigan practices?— Ben Fidelman (@bfidelman) September 6, 2015 Gordon Lightfoot’s song does have plenty of references to the Midwest. The shipwreck motif is a bit strange, but we probably shouldn’t question Harbaugh’s methods. The man rebuilt Stanford, he can play some Lightfoot if he wants.last_img read more

Statistics Canada says wholesale sales gained 15 per cent in July

first_imgOTTAWA – Statistics Canada says wholesale sales rose 1.5 per cent to $62.4 billion in July boosted by the building material and supplies subsector as well as the food, beverage and tobacco group.The agency says sales were up in five of the seven subsectors, representing 86 per cent of total wholesale sales.The building material and supplies subsector posted the largest gain in dollar terms for the month as it increased 4.8 per cent to $9.0 billion.The food, beverage and tobacco subsector rose 2.4 per cent to $12.2 billion.Sales in the miscellaneous subsector fell 1.3 per cent to $8.0 billion.Overall wholesale sales were up 2.1 per cent in volume terms.last_img read more

TransCanada going ahead with expansion of Nova Gas reports Q3 profit up

first_imgCALGARY – TransCanada Corp. says it will go ahead with a $1.5-billion expansion of its Nova Gas Transmission Ltd. System as the latest expansion of its natural gas network.“With today’s announcements, we are now advancing $9.1 billion of financially secured growth projects on the NGTL system over the 2018 and 2022 period,” said TransCanada CEO Russ Girling on an earnings call Thursday.“Looking forward, customer demand for access to our systems remains strong and we continue to work with industry on options to connect growing Western Canadian gas supply to markets across North America,” he said.The latest spending plan on the NGTL system includes about 197 kilometres of large diameter pipeline, three compression units, meter stations and associated facilities.The pipeline company said applications for approvals to construct and operate the facilities are expected to be filed with the National Energy Board in the second quarter of 2019. It expects to have construction of the segment completed in 2022.TransCanada also continues to work on the $6.2-billion Coastal GasLink pipeline that it said it would go ahead with in early October after Shell-led LNG Canada officially gave the go-ahead for its massive gas export facility in Kitimat, B.C.In the U.S., TransCanada is pushing forward on its controversial Keystone XL pipeline that faces several court and regulatory challenges.A Montana court is considering a challenge to the presidential permit awarded to the pipeline, with a decision expected in early December.The Nebraska Supreme Court was hearing oral arguments Thursday on a challenge to the route approval through the state, with a decision expected in late December or early next year.Permitting for the project through the Bureau of Land Management and other federal agencies is expected early next year to allow for the start of construction next year, said Paul Miller, president of liquids pipelines, on the earnings call.“We continue our construction planning and preparation in anticipation of resolution of these legal and regulatory hurdles to prepare us for a start of construction in 2019. But we’ll have to reflect on the rulings that do come down from the courts as well as the federal agencies.”TransCanada reported third-quarter profit of $928 million or $1.02 per share, up from $612 million or 70 cents per share in the same quarter last year. Revenue totalled $3.16 billion, down from nearly $3.20 billion a year ago.Analysts had forecast profits of 78 cents per share, according to Thomson Reuters Eikon.Companies in this story: (TSX:TRP)last_img read more

Magna reports Q3 profit and sales up trims forecast for full year

first_imgAURORA, Ont. – Magna International Inc. trimmed its outlook for the year in its latest earnings results but says overall volumes in the auto industry remain strong.The company’s expectations of total light vehicle production from North America have dropped by about 400,000 vehicles since the start of the year to 17 million, including 200,000 from last quarter, but are still favourable, said Vince Galifi, Magna’s chief financial officer on an earnings call Thursday.“They are healthy volume levels. Sure it’s come off a bit, but some of them are at really good levels. The macroeconomic environment in the United States is still very favourable.”The forecast for European production was lowered to 22.5 million from 22.6 million.The company is also seeing some slowing in the Chinese market, with an expected dip of about six per cent next quarter compared with last year.So far tariffs on steel and aluminum as well as on Chinese exports have not had a dramatic impact, but could get worse said company CEO Don Walker.He said his expectation would be that steel and aluminum tariffs would be gone by the end of the year but that there is much that remains unknown.“There is a lot of moving pieces here. If they remain longer, it will make more pressure to the supply chain, we’re going to have more discussions with our customers.”The company, which reports in US dollars, said tariffs cost it about US$8 million in the quarter. If tariffs remain into next year costs could go to $15 million, said Galifi.“That impact could be about $15 million a quarter, but again what happens if the tariffs go to 25 per cent, if the U.S. tariffs go away, the retaliatory tariffs go away, there’s a whole bunch of open questions at this point.”The Aurora, Ont.-based company said Thursday it earned $554 million or $1.62 per share for the quarter ended Sept. 30, up from $512 million or $1.38 per share a year ago.Revenue totalled nearly $9.62 billion, up from $8.86 billion in the same quarter last year.Magna International Inc. reported its third-quarter profit grew compared with a year ago as revenue also climbed higher, but the auto parts maker trimmed the outlook for the year.In its outlook, the company now expects total sales between $40.3 billion and $41.4 billion this year, down from between $40.3 million and $42.5 billion.Magna also lowered its profit expectations for 2018 to between $2.3 billion and $2.4 billion, compared with its earlier forecast of between $2.3 billion and $2.5 billion.Companies in this story: (TSX:MG)last_img read more

School District 60 School buses cancelled for Monday

first_imgFor updated on school buses in School District 60, you can watch their school bus status page here: District 59 has not yet announced if busses will be running in the South Peace on Monday. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – School District 60 has cancelled all school buses for Monday, February 4 due to the extreme cold.An extreme cold warning remains in place for the B.C. Peace and the District has announced busses will not be running on Monday, February 4.  Schools will still be open.The temperature is expected to drop to minus 33 overnight Sunday into Monday morning with the wind chill making it feel more like minus 43.last_img read more