Clorox Wipes Shortage Could Last Until Mid-2021, Company CEO Says

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Gov. Wolf Announces Two New Presumptive Positive COVID-19 Cases, Legislative Action to Aid in Swift Response

first_img March 07, 2020 Gov. Wolf Announces Two New Presumptive Positive COVID-19 Cases, Legislative Action to Aid in Swift Response SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img Press Release,  Public Health Governor Tom Wolf this afternoon confirmed two new presumptive positive cases of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Pennsylvania. Both individuals are from Montgomery County, have mild symptoms, are in isolation at home and were exposed to an area of the United States where COVID-19 is present.“These new cases bring our total of presumptive positive cases to four in Pennsylvania,” Gov. Wolf said. “Even with these new cases, I want to reassure Pennsylvanians that the commonwealth is prepared and responding appropriately and swiftly so that information and resources are available.“I have been coordinating with legislative leaders from both parties, and we have agreed to immediately work toward a package that would provide resources to ensure we are aggressively mitigating the spread of COVID-19.”Resources will help mitigate the spread and strengthen state and local efforts by:Supporting county and municipal health departments;Securing necessary equipment and personnel;Securing personal protective equipment (PPE);Disseminating public health messaging; andSupporting care for seniors, the most at-risk population.“While we anticipate that there will be more Pennsylvanians with COVID-19 in the coming days and weeks, it is important for residents to know the commonwealth is prepared and that they should be, too,” Sec. of Health Dr. Rachel Levine said. “We are working with the health care community and local community leaders across Pennsylvania to keep them informed, consult on patient testing and ensuring they have the resources they need to care for patients. We are prepared to mitigate the spread of this virus in Pennsylvania.”On Friday, the Wolf administration announced the first two presumptive positives – one adult in Delaware County and one in Wayne County. Both have mild symptoms and are in isolation at home.To date, there are more than 105,000 cases worldwide, including more than 3,500 deaths. There are 401 cases in the United States and 17 deaths to date in the United States. The CDC expects cases to continue to be confirmed in the upcoming days and weeks but wants everyone to take action to help prevent the spread of the virus. CDC also said due to the rapidly changing nature of the spread of COVID-19 around the world, it is important for families to be prepared.The Wolf Administration Preparedness ActionsThe World Health Organization first announced the coronavirus outbreak in late January and the Pennsylvania Department of Health has had its Emergency Operations Center set up since February 1. The center allows for a collaborative, concentrated state response, including:Activated of the Department of Health’s Emergency Operations Center to allow for enhanced response coordination;Begun testing for COVID-19 at the state laboratory;Maintained communication and outreach with federal, state and local partners;Provided symptom monitoring for residents returning from areas impacted by coronavirus;Provided health care providers, businesses and education providers with information;Reviewed and adapted current pandemic flu plans to prepare for spread of COVID-19;Increased testing capacity to test 20 to 25 individuals daily;Purchased equipment to increase testing capacity to 125 to 150 individuals beginning the week of March 9.Partially activated the Commonwealth Response Coordination Center at PEMA.Governor Tom Wolf signed an emergency disaster declaration March 6 to ensure state agencies involved in the response have the expedited resources they need to continue to focus on the virus and its possible spread.The Department of Health is providing a daily update via statewide press release.About COVID-19Symptoms of the COVID-19 can include fever, cough and shortness of breath. The symptoms may appear in as few as two days or as long as 14 days after exposure. Reported illnesses have ranged from people with little to no symptoms to people being severely ill and dying. Individuals most at risk for severe symptoms include elderly and those with pre-existing conditions.Pennsylvanians are reminded to:Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol- based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.Cover any coughs or sneezes with your elbow, not your hands.Clean surfaces frequently, such as countertops, light switches, cell phones and other frequently touched areas.Contain if you are sick, you should stay home until you are feeling better.Comments from State Health Secretary“We are making progress to increase our testing capacity to up to 150 specimens a day over the weekend,” Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine said. “This increased capacity allows us to continue to work with clinicians to ensure Pennsylvanians have access to testing. We want individuals who have potential exposure and symptoms to call us at 1-877-PA-HEALTH (1-877-724-3258).“Further spread of this virus throughout the nation will likely occur. We encourage people to prepare for potential life disruptions. The same family emergency plans and kits that we use to prepare for flu or norovirus, and even snowstorms and floods, are important now.“Since the start of flu season, we have encouraged Pennsylvanians to stop the spread of illnesses by washing your hands, covering coughs and sneezes, cleaning surfaces and staying home if you are sick. Those are the same healthy habits you should continue to practice to protect your family and yourself against the spread of this virus.“Individuals who intend on traveling outside of the United States are urged to check the CDC’s and the federal Department of State’s travel guidance. Currently there are outbreaks of COVID-19 occurring within numerous countries across the world. The number of countries seeing new cases has increased significantly over the last week.“As this situation evolves, we will continually update Pennsylvanians through our website, health.pa.gov, our Facebook page and our Twitter account,” Dr. Levine said. “It’s important to remember that the most accurate and timely information regarding this outbreak is available through the Department of Health.”Updated Coronavirus Links: Press Releases, State Lab Photos, GraphicsFind the latest information on the coronavirus here.Photos of the state’s lab in Exton are available for download and use here.Coronavirus and preparedness graphics are available here near the bottom of the page: On.pa.gov/coronavirusMarch 7 press release on the coronavirus:Department of Health Provides Update on COVID-19, No New Presumptive PositivesMarch 6 press releases on the coronavirus:Department of Health Provides Update on COVID-19, Testing Capability at State LabGov. Wolf Signs COVID-19 Disaster Declaration to Provide Increased Support for State ResponseWolf Administration Confirms Two Presumptive Positive Cases of COVID-19last_img read more

EIOPA finalises vision on pan-European personal pensions

first_imgFlexible ElementsGuarantees The paper is the latest step in a European Commission (EC)-led investigation into the potential development of a EU market for personal pension schemes, envisaged as a third-pillar retail product.It takes into account feedback received as part of a consultation carried out last summer on the creation of a standardised PEPP, which in turn built on a preliminary report on PPPs by EIOPA in 2014. Last summer’s consultation and the latest consultation will allow EIOPA to respond to a call for advice by the EC in July 2014.Among responses to EIOPA’s PEPP consultation last summer were a warning of the risk of “regulatory arbitrage” from Brussels-based industry association PensionsEurope. The Dutch government rejected the standardised PEPP idea, while the Dutch Pensions Federation questioned the added value of a PEPP.However, Hans van Meerten, a professor of international pensions law at Utrecht University, flagged new opportunities arising from PEPPs for Dutch pension providers, pension funds and insurers.More recently, investment fund association ICI Global made the development of a pan-European PPP one of its key recommendations in its response to the EC’s call for evidence on the regulatory framework for financial services.It said it was “fully supportive” of the Commission’s work to develop such a product, highlighting the benefits of pooling assets on a cross-border basis for “EU savers and the EU’s capital markets”.EIOPA addressed concerns about regulatory arbitrage in its new consultation paper, noting that avoiding it is one of the reasons why it settled on a standardised PEPP regulated by a complementary second regime rather than harmonising existing Directives.“To achieve a true Single Market for pensions,” it said, “and to overcome barriers to use the efficiency gains of the Single Market and ensuring a high level of consumer protection, it is therefore EIOPA’s view that only a second regime PEPP will be capable of realistically tackling the currently under-developed EU market for cross-border pensions.”Proposed PEPP characteristicsThe supervisory body said research it had conducted, including last summer’s consultation, confirmed its view that a standardised PEPP with a defined set of regulated, flexible elements would be the best way forward. Default “core” investment option It also developed its views on the product, however.It is now proposing PEPP features such as standardised information provision based on the proposals of a key information document (KID) within the PRIIPs (Packaged Retail and Insurance-based Investment Products) framework, and standardised limited investment choices and a single default “core” investment option. The investment elements would be to take into account the link between accumulation and decumulation, according to the consultation document.Industry group Insurance Europe said it welcomed EIOPA’s acknowledgement that a PEPP should be “a true pension product” but questioned the proposed treatment of minimum investment periods and the decumulation phase – “the main characteristics of a pension product”.It said the product envisaged by EIOPA needs to feature minimum investment periods, and the decumulation phase given “appropriate consideration” in the product design.“Otherwise, the PEPP could end up being more like a short-term investment, rather than a long-term pension product,” it said. “Of concern is the link that EIOPA’s advice makes between packaged retail and insurance-based investment products and the proposed PEPP, given that the two are not easily compatible.”Consultation: From PEPP to PPPsEIOPA is now seeking views on whether and how its PEPP recommendations could be applied to personal pension products (PPPs) in general.The aim, it said, was to identify how PPPs – and possible EU-wide frameworks for these – could be developed “so they can contribute to meeting the challenges of an ageing economy, the sustainability of public finances and the provision of adequate retirement incomes and foster increased long-term investment”.EIOPA is asking for feedback particularly in relation to:Governance standards for providersHarmonised basis for product governance rulesHarmonised basis for distribution rulesHarmonised disclosure rulesPossible specific additional capital requirementFurther powers for national supervisorsEIOPA noted that PPPs were one of the priority measures for the European Commission’s Capital Markets Union action plan.,WebsitesWe are not responsible for the content of external sitesLink to “Consultation Paper on EIOPA’s advice on the development of an EU Single Market for personal pension products (PPP)” Pan-European Personal Pension Product (PEPP) Standardised ElementsInformation provisioncenter_img Limited investment choices Switching Cap on cost and charges The European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) has published its final advice on the development of a so-called 2nd regime for pan-European personal pension products (PEPPs) and launched a fresh consultation on the back of the recommendations.The new consultation is on how a standardised PEPP could serve as the basis for an EU market for personal pensions products in general.The advice and related questions for stakeholders are set out in a ‘Consultation Paper on EIOPA’s advice on the development of an EU Single Market for personal pension products’, released yesterday.It marks the first time EIOPA has consulted on its advice, according to a spokesperson.last_img read more

Record-breakers Grant, Daniels provide SU with new gameplan on base paths

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Comments Published on May 3, 2010 at 12:00 pm Contact Mark: [email protected] | @mark_cooperjrcenter_img Lisaira Daniels stole third base against Louisville on April 21. But unlike all the other bases she’s stolen this season, this time the swipe didn’t leave Syracuse head coach Leigh Ross too happy.A bit anxious, the sophomore thought that a certain pitch was ball four and hustled her way down to third base. But her count was wrong. Luckily, she made it in safely.‘I got on the base and I was like, ‘I’m sorry,” Daniels said.There was no reason to be sorry the other 27 times Daniels has stolen a base this season. Daniels, with 28 stolen bases, and Veronica Grant, who has 25 swipes, are part of Syracuse’s game plan to pressure the other team on the base paths. Daniels and Grant hold the top two spots in stolen bases in the Big East this year.Looking to use that to its advantage, the Orange (28-21, 10-8 Big East) will travel to Canisius (30-15, 12-2 MAAC) Tuesday for a doubleheader. It is SU’s last set of nonconference games in the regular season.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBoth Daniels and Grant have surpassed the SU single-season stolen base record of 20, set by their teammate Stephanie Watts last season. Watts is third on the team, with 10 stolen bases this season. She recently moved into the leadoff spot in the batting order, with Grant and Daniels right behind her in the order.That all adds up to one thing: a lot of speed for Ross to play with.‘It’s like we have three leadoff hitters,’ Ross said. ‘I’m able to steal with (Watts), too. She’s fast.’The speed that the Orange has did not get to Syracuse by coincidence. It was a conscious effort on the recruiting trail by Ross to make the Orange dangerous on the bases. Watts is a sophomore in her second year on the Orange. Daniels, a transfer, and Grant, a freshman, are both in their first years with Syracuse. Next season’s recruiting class includes two more burners, Shirley Daniels (Lisaira’s sister) and Kealy McMullen.‘We went for a while with power, and we were like, ‘Let’s get the power numbers back up but have a good mix of speed,” Ross said. ‘There’s speed and there’s ‘real’ speed. I think we’ve got some ‘real’ speed.’For Daniels and Grant, breaking the stolen base record has turned into a friendly competition. Early in the season it was Grant in the lead. In SU’s five early-season tournaments, Grant had 15 stolen bases while Daniels had 12. Since then, Daniels has held a 16-10 advantage to take the lead.It isn’t like Grant has struggled though.‘I hit too many doubles,’ joked Grant, who stole one base in SU’s most recent doubleheader at Pittsburgh.The speed has translated into wins for the Orange as well. Syracuse is 5-1 when both Daniels and Grant steal a base in the same game. It was on full display in a doubleheader against Penn State on April 27. Daniels, Grant and Watts combined to steal seven bases in two games.The Orange jumped on the Nittany Lions early in those games as well. In the first inning of game two, Watts reached base and stole second. After a Grant double, she advanced to third on a wild pitch. Daniels walked and stole second. SU scored two runs in that first inning, leading to a 6-1 win. The aggressive base running from the start of the game was the reason for the Syracuse win.‘Just to see (opposing catchers) throw and putting the pressure on them early is important,’ Ross said.As for Daniels’ blunder-turned-successful steal of third at Louisville, it will turn into a teaching point down the road for Ross. While that steal was not a smart move, Ross thinks that Daniels and Grant will soon be able to steal on their own rather than waiting for her sign.The prospect that Daniels and Grant will have the green light to steal whenever they see fit could be a scary thought for the rest of the Big East. Already at the top of the league in stolen bases, letting them run free may make the Orange running game even tougher to control.Said Daniels: ‘We got a couple more years left. You never know what’s going to happen.’[email protected]last_img read more

Sarah-Jane snatches victory for England

first_img11 Jul 2013 Sarah-Jane snatches victory for England New international Sarah-Jane Boyd is the toast of the England team tonight after she pulled the side through to the semi-finals of the European ladies’ team championship at Fulford, York, with a dramatic singles win on the 21st hole.The cheers rang out from the crowd of spectators who stayed into the evening to follow her crucial match and who watched as she holed the 2½-footer which gave England a 4-3 victory over the Netherlands.“I have never felt so much pressure,” said the 21-year-old from Truro in Cornwall, who is pictured with her celebrating team mates (image © Leaderboard Photography). “It’s for the team and you know everyone is wanting it so much. It was the best feeling I have ever had when that putt went in.”Tomorrow England will play Spain in one semi-final. The other will be contested by Finland and Austria, who caused the upset of the championship so far, when they knocked out top qualifiers Denmark.The quarter-finals started with great promise for England when the team won both the morning foursomes. The lead pairing of Georgia Hall and Hayley Davis were on stunning form, defeating their opponents by 7/5. They had four birdies and an eagle as they swept to victory on the 13th hole. Then, Bronte Law and Lauren Taylor secured the second point in a tight match which ended on the 18th and which kept a large crowd enthralled.It meant England needed just two wins from the five singles – but before long the match turned into a cliffhanger and for much of the afternoon it looked as though the team would fall just short.British champion Georgia Hall was always up in her match and duly secured her point with a 4/3 win. But behind her the rest of the team was faced with a determined charge from the Netherlands, who won three of the remaining games to level the scoreline.Sarah-Jane was also trailing for much of her match and in fact was only ever ahead once – when it counted on the 21st. She was two down after three holes but gradually pulled back, getting to one down after seven and all square after 13.Her opponent birdied the 15th to go back to one up, but Sarah-Jane came straight back with her own birdie on the 16th to square matters again. Hole after hole was then halved, with both golfers producing thrilling golf. On the 20th, for example, the Dutch player conjured up a miracle shot from an awkward stance in a fairway bunker, rifling the ball into the green. Meanwhile Sarah-Jane pitched up stone dead from a swale by the green to secure the half.The decider was the par three 21st, where Sarah-Jane’s tee shot found the green and she two-putted for par, while her opponent’s shot was just short and she failed to get up and down.Sarah-Jane is making her England debut this week, having won the British stroke play and English championships within the last year. England captain Emma Brown commented: “She did really well to hold her nerve, she’s playing in this team environment for the first time and she was very impressive. There was some great golf over the last few holes, it was fabulous.”England results:FoursomesGeorgia Hall (Remedy Oak) & Hayley Davis (Ferndown) beat Charlotte Puts and Ileen Domela Nieuwenhuis 7/5Bronte Law (Bramhall) & Lauren Taylor (Woburn) beat Myrte Eikenaar and Dewi Weber 1 upSinglesHall beat Martien Schipper 4/3Law lost to Eikenaar 1 downDavis lost to Dewi Weber 3/2Sarah-Jane Boyd (Truro) beat Nieuwenhuis at 21stMeghan MacLaren (Wellingborough) lost to Puts 1 down.England tee off against Spain tomorrow at 9.10am. Order of play:Foursomes0910 Georgia Hall & Hayley Davis0920 Bronte Law & Meghan MacLarenSingles1430 Georgia Hall1438 Sarah-Jane Boyd1446 Hayley Davis1454 Lauren Taylor1502 Bronte Lawlast_img read more

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Ebondo, Scorpions move on from tough semis Game 1 loss

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a month agoMan Utd striker Marcus Rashford happy with penalty success

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man Utd striker Marcus Rashford happy with penalty successby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United striker Marcus Rashford was happy to prove the matchwinner against Leicester City.Rashford has revealed what was going through his mind ahead of his first-half penalty yesterday.“There has been a lot of talk [about penalties] but it is all about clearing that out of your head and just getting back down to basics,” Rashford told MUTV.“When it comes down to it, that is all you know, to get to the first team, it is by doing the basics and working hard.“I just try to look at the keeper, especially a keeper like him because he has a good jump and likes to go early. If it is not hard and in the corner, then he has a chance of saving it. But it was a nice feeling to score.” last_img read more

Sunny morning in Delhi

first_imgNew Delhi: It was a bright and breezy morning in the national capital on Monday with the minimum temperature recorded a notch below the season’s average at 17.6 degrees Celsius. The maximum temperature for the day was likely to hover around 34 degrees Celsius. “The city may witness strong surface wind during the day,” an Indian Meteorological Department official said. At 8.30 a.m. the humidity was recorded at 58 per cent. On Sunday, the maximum temperature was recorded a notch above the season’s average at 34.3 degrees Celsius and the minimum was two notches above at 19 degrees.last_img read more

PSBs share in MSME credit dips to 39 in 2018 from 58

first_imgMumbai: Despite the many a policy thrust on helping small businesses like the Mudra and 59 seconds loan schemes, the share of the state-run banks in loan disbursals to the MSME segment has plunged to 39 percent in December 2018 from a high 58 percent five years ago, says a report. According to a report by the Small Industries Development Bank of India (Sidbi), the government’s specialised vehicle to uplift the sector, and credit information company Cibil Transunion, the plunge is due to the asset quality woes plaguing the state-run banks. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscalAnd the loss of the state-run banks has been the gain of private sector banks and non-banking financiers, which in the meanwhile, grew at a much faster clip, leading to an increase in their market share to 33 percent in December 2018 from 22 percent in December 2013, and up to 21 percent from 13 percent, respectively. The report did not quantify the credit disbursals in absolute terms though. It can be noted that the government has been giving a lot of focus to the MSME segment through schemes like Mudra and another one under which loans are passed in just 59 seconds, which was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi last year with much fanfare. Also Read – Food grain output seen at 140.57 mt in current fiscal on monsoon boostThe massive fall in the credit share of state-run banks is striking as normally, government schemes are driven on the back of state-run banks. “Going forward, we expect that state-run banks would be able to claw back some of their lost share as they come out of the prompt corrective action (PCA) framework of the Reserve Bank,” the report said Thursday. The PCA is the special provision wherein the Reserve Bank restricts a lender’s activities due to various reasons including high non-performing assets. From an NPA perspective, the MSME segment showed an improvement in the quarter to December 2018, and Sidbi chairman and managing director Mohammad Mustafa considers this, along with credit growth, as a promising indicator. The overall credit to the MSME segment grew 19.3 percent per annum during the five years ending December 2018, the report said. Managing director and chief executive of Transunion Cibil Satish Pillai said growth of this magnitude needs to be monitored carefully as rapid acceleration in debt build-up may indicate prospective stress in the system. Lenders should monitor their portfolios constantly for loan stacking, leverage and debt build-up, the regulators must keep systemic risks in check, he added.last_img read more