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A new fire station will be built to the south of the Prairie Village Community Center.With the adoption of a memorandum of understanding between Consolidated Fire District No. 2 and Prairie Village Monday, the two entities set the stage for the construction of a new fire station next to the city’s police department and community center.The Prairie Village City Council voted in favor of approving an agreement to sell .9 acres of the municipal ground property to the fire district for $275,000 for the new building. Fire Chief Tony Lopez told the council that the district’s intent was to construct a facility with a 50-year lifespan that would become a fixture on the municipal campus to the southwest of the community center building.As part of the agreement, the fire district will have to design a reconfiguration of the city parking lot so as to preserve the current number of parking spots. With the new fire station will also come a special traffic signal where the fire trucks will exit the station onto Mission Road. The signal would be triggered to halt traffic when an emergency vehicle from either the fire department or the police department were exiting the lot.“Quite frankly, this is likely long overdue,” said Assistant City Administrator Wes Jordan of the emergency traffic signal.CFD2’s Jeff Scott told the council the district would be kicking off the design of the project with architects later this week and hoped to have preliminary drawings back within a month. Members of the city council will serve in advisory role in the design process to ensure a cohesive aesthetic on the municipal ground campus.The new fire station will replace the facility at 9011 Roe Avenue, which is nearing functional obsolescence (it can barely contain the department’s 105-foot ladder aerial trucks). One member of the council asked whether moving the fire station from the Roe Avenue location north to the municipal grounds would reduce response time in the southern part of the city. Lopez responded that, since Overland Park terminated its contract with the district for coverage of the area bordering Prairie Village, its call load from that station has dropped significantly, and that the municipal ground location would put the new station in the center of the highest call volume area.Lopez noted that the district planned to hold on to the 9011 Roe Avenue property to give the district options for service extensions in the future should the Meadowbrook land developments greatly alter call patterns.The new station will replace the outdated facility at 9011 Roe Avenue.
by. Jeff RandelStrategic thinking is not a detached process that happens once or twice each year at the all-managers meeting or your strategic planning session. Strategic thinking is a daily exercise where managers lean toward more than only what is required for the day; in its place, managers make choices today knowing full well the decision’s weight and effect on your credit union and its stakeholders in six months, one year, and three years.So, how can credit unions develop strategic thinkers and leaders? How can you foster strategic thinking? Build some or all of the following practices into your leadership actions and systems at your credit union:Take your strategic vision and direction to the troops. Once your board of directors and executive team establishes a set of strategic objectives, share these goals throughout your credit union. If one of your objectives states your credit union will deliver measurable, world-class service, your colleagues need to comprehend this wide-ranging approach in order to remain focused and integrate it into their connections with your members and fellow professionals.Expect and allow managers to set aside regular time for strategic thinking and innovation. Provide external and strategic intelligence to your leaders who influence the business of your credit union and members. Ask your managers to think beyond the day to day, discuss internal matters, and generate innovative solutions that produce long-term benefits for your credit union. Dedicate time for your managers–as a group–to deliberate what’s next and relevant for your credit union, allowing them to develop products, services, and processes that contribute to your credit union’s strategic success. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
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This now places Saint Lucia at a 100 percent recovery of all COVID-19 cases. Among the 15 cases Saint Lucia recorded were individuals who fell within the category of high risk by virtue of some being elderly as well as living with chronic illness. Six Eastern Caribbean countries deemed safe for travel – CDC In the context of this we all need to be reminded that the threat of COVID-19 still exists and will continue to be with us for a while. Some of the national protocols include: stay at home as much as possible, unless it is for food or medical purposes, avoid mass crowd events and social gatherings, practice social distancing and good personal hygiene. Large scale public health and social measures have been implemented in an effort to break transmission of COVID-19 when in country transmission was noted. The face mask or scarf may be used for source control by reducing potential exposure risk from infected persons during the “pre-symptomatic” period. This measure will support current efforts to protect the health and safety of our citizens. Although, hardware stores are opened in an effort to facilitate household emergencies and increase water storage capacity, the public is reminded that we are still on national scale down. Only leave your house for essential goods. The public is also advised against going to public places with flu-like symptoms including fever, coughing and sneezing. The affected region includes Dominican Republic (4,964), Haiti (47), Barbados (75), Jamaica (196), Cuba (1087), Dominica (16), Grenada (13), Trinidad and Tobago (114), Guyana (63), Antigua and Barbuda (23), Bahamas (60), Saint Vincent and Grenadines (12), Guadeloupe (148), Martinique (163), Puerto Rico (1,252), US Virgin Islands (53), and Cayman Islands (61). The Department of Health and Wellness will continue providing regular updates on COVID-19. Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… Some of the measures that have been instituted include school closure, national zoning to manage population movement, the closure of non-essential businesses, travel restrictions, the partial national shutdown and instituting a 24-hour curfew. Saint Lucia has modified its testing strategy by testing an increased number of samples from community respiratory clinics; this would assist us in the assessment of COVID-19 locally. You may be interested in… As of April 22, 2020, Saint Lucia has a total of 15 confirmed cases of COVID-19. However for the face masks to be effective in reducing infection, they must always be used as recommended. These include: – regular hand washing with soap and water or alcohol based hand sanitizer where soap and water is not available. – cover mouth and nose with disposable tissues or clothing when coughing and sneezing. – avoid close contact with anyone showing symptoms of respiratory illness such as coughing and sneezing. – seek medical attention and share your travel history with your health care provider if you have symptoms suggestive of respiratory illness either during or after travel. The measures recommended to guide individual risks include the use of masks, the testing, isolation, treatment and care of sick persons and the adoption of hygiene and other infection prevention measures. Saint Lucia continues on the partial shutdown and on a 10 hour curfew from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. We remain at a very critical position in the implementation of the national response to the COVID-19 threat. It is with the benefit of this information we note the necessity of conducting a risk assessment to arrive at evidence based approach in relaxing measures while ensuring the capacity to detect and manage a possible resurgence in cases moving forward. The public must note that many of these measures need to be sustained in an effort to achieve low COVID-19 levels in country. As seen in many of the more developed countries, even with an apparent decrease in the number of cases and the flattening of the curve, there have been periods of resurgence in their cases. St. Lucia records more cases of COVID Oct 16, 2020 Oct 15, 2020 When measures are relaxed and persons become more socially engaged this provides an opportunity for smaller epidemic waves which are characterized by low level transmission. To date, all of the positive cases of COVID-19 in Saint Lucia have recovered, with the remaining two cases who were in isolation receiving negative COVID-19 test results and since discharged from hospital. Everyone is asked to note that as essential services are made available to the public the guidelines for social distancing need to be adhered to at all times in the interest of the health and safety of the public. Oct 15, 2020 We continue to advise the public to focus on the maintenance of standard recommendations to prevent the spread of infection. When visiting the supermarket or public places refrain from touching items unless you intend to purchase them. We need to adopt behavior patterns moving forward in this new COVID-19 environment. Ministry of Health, Castries – As of April 21, 2020 the WHO reported a total of 2, 397, 217 confirmed cases of COVID-19 globally with 162, 956 deaths. There are now 893, 119 confirmed cases in the region of the Americas. They too recovered well with no complications or needed critical care. CMO says Saint Lucia at critical stage of COVID-19 outbreak Laboratory testing for COVID-19 continues to be conducted both locally and with the support of the Caribbean Public Health Agency Laboratory. Oct 16, 2020 Another recommendation which the public is asked to adhere to is the use of face mask or scarf when going to public places such as the supermarkets. More deaths from COVID-19 recorded in CARICOM countries,… Saint Lucia records 100 percent recovery of COVID-19Saint Lucia has recorded a total of 26 confirmed cases of COVID-19 to date. The last case recorded on Tuesday, August 18, was a 32-year-old female who travelled from the United States. She has recovered fully—both clinically and with negative tests. Presently all of the recorded cases of COVID-19 have recovered and…September 4, 2020In “General”Saint Lucia records first COVID-19 case in over a monthStory via CMC – St. Lucia recorded its first positive case for more than a month while Jamaica and Haiti recorded deaths from the coronavirus (COVID-19) over the last 24 hours. The health authorities in Jamaica said six additional COVID-19 related deaths and 196 new cases had been recorded in…October 12, 2020In “General”14 April update – 11 of Saint Lucia’s 15 COVID-19 cases have RecoveredAs of April 14, 2020, Saint Lucia has a total of 15 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Follow-up tests were also conducted on the confirmed cases in care and to date a total of 11 of the confirmed 15 COVID-19 patients have recovered. Presently there are 25 persons in quarantine and…April 15, 2020In “General”Share this on WhatsApp
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Designed specifically for the heavy lift and logistics industries, and barge owners in particular, the Seaforth BWTS is a portable treatment solution housed in a 20 ft shipping container.The Seaforth system is designed to complement existing barge ballasting operations. It does this through the treatment of the sea-going ballast intake or discharge using a mobile deck mounted solution.This ensures that existing barge equipment, such as portable deck mounted ballast pumps and load out/in operations, remain largely unchanged.Each system can treat up to 500 cu m of ballast water per hour which provides more than enough capacity for typical heavy lift sea-going ballasting operations, which usually have a pumping requirement of approximately 200-300 cu m per hour.The system also has the in-built capability of treating multiple ballast tanks at once via auto flow balancing technology.To minimise the risk of non-compliance, the Seaforth system incorporates continuous monitoring technology to automatically re-circulate ballast water that does not meet the necessary discharge criteria.For larger projects, where higher flow rates are required, multiple Seaforth units can be controlled remotely.The portability of the Seaforth system enables one unit to be shared between a number of vessels, or a number of operations, which provides a more flexible and cost efficient method of compliance than with a permanently retrofitted system.The Seaforth system utilises off-the-shelf treatment technology. This ensures that BWC is not reliant on just one technology or one manufacturer to build the ballast water treatment system, giving the company the flexibility to use all the available U.S Coast Guard-approved technologies.BWC plans to provide more than just a BWTS by providing trained operators, compliance documentation and engineering support. Coupled with Malin Group’s expertise in the heavy lift sector, the group can offer a complete turnkey ballasting solution.The company is also working on other modules, including a Seaforth 100 type, which has a treatment capacity of up to 100 cu m per hour for smaller units, and Bute – a simplified version of the system.Being part of a large group, finance and expertise has not proved to be a problem in designing and building units and BWC also has the backing of Scottish Enterprise.Malin Group’s managing director, John MacSween noted: “The IMO Ballast Water Management Convention will enter into force in September 2017 leaving many barge owners with a real headache around compliance. In the current depressed freight market, the cost for outfitting every barge with a complaint, on board system is, in many cases, prohibitive, and in some, impossible. Our system offers an alternative means of compliance and allows owners to buy time and either defer or remove significant portions of capex altogether.”www.ballastwatercontainers.com