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NAFCU celebrates National Small Business Week

first_img continue reading » NAFCU President and CEO Dan Berger is highlighting credit unions’ engagement with small businesses in recognition of the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) National Small Business Week, which began yesterday.“Credit unions are committed to serving and strengthening their communities, and one of the ways they do so is through providing small businesses with necessary capital that stimulates economic growth,” said Berger. “NAFCU looks forward to continuing our partnership with the SBA to find opportunities for credit unions to better serve small businesses through lending.”The SBA kicked off the week with a number of events over the weekend, including a hackathon and national awards ceremonies. All events are scheduled to be broadcast live via the administration’s Facebook page; a workshop on social media tips for small businesses will broadcast today at 10:30 a.m. Eastern. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Readers’ Picks of the Week (October 2-6, 2017)

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Mr. Patrick Joseph “Pat” Monjar

first_imgMr. Patrick Joseph “Pat” Monjar, age 43 of Patriot, Indiana passed away at his home on Saturday, May 23, 2020. Patrick was born on April 8, 1977 in Cincinnati, Ohio the son of Lawrence Joseph “Larry” and Ann Marie (Brady) Monjar. Pat was a 1995 graduate of the Switzerland County High School. He was employed as a bellman and a valet attendant for Belterra Casino & Resort in Florence, Indiana for 15 years. Pat was employed for Dorman Products in Warsaw, Kentucky for three years. Pat enjoyed drawing, music, crafts with his girls, and golf. He loved spending time with his family and friends but most of all time spent building memories with his daughters and their new puppy. He was a loving and devoted father, son, brother and uncle. Pat had a beautiful soul that shown through the moment you met him. He carried his heart on his sleeve. He was so caring and would be there for anyone that needed something no matter how big or small. Pat was easy to talk to and was always there to lend an ear. He didn’t know a stranger. Pat would never burden anyone with his own problems or even ask for help. He was laid-back and just wanted to make you smile. He enjoyed life and kept things simple. Pat was a child of God and prayed for those he loved.Pat will be lovingly remembered by his daughters, Rylee Hope Monjar, age 13 and Rowan Marie Monjar, age 6; his parents, Lawrence Joseph “Larry” and Ann Marie (Brady) Monjar of Patriot, IN; his brother, Michael L. Turner and his wife, Melinda of Patriot, IN; his sister, Emily M. Roberts and her husband, Ryan of Patriot, IN; his nieces and nephews, Courtney D. Tucker and her husband, Chad of Madison, IN, Mikayla S. Beckett and her husband, Cody of Patriot, IN, Alijah J. Hambrick and his companion, Kayla of Miamisburg, OH, Bryce M. Turner of Patriot, IN and Jace A. Hambrick of Patriot, IN; his great-niece and great-nephew, Indi and Wells Tucker of Madison, IN his dear friend, Trina Poore of Sparta, KY and his several aunts, uncles, cousins and numerous friends.He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Harley J. Monjar and Georgia M. (King) Monjar-Sexton and his maternal-grandparents, Thomas J. and Katherine A. (Hess) Brady.Friends may call 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Saturday, May 30, 2020, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana 47043.Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, May 30, 2020, at 1:00 p.m., by Rev. Mike Jones at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana 47043.Interment will follow in the Concord Cemetery, Patriot, Indiana.Memorial contributions may be made to the Mr. Patrick Joseph “Pat” Monjar Memorial Fund c/o Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home. Cards are available at the funeral home or online at www.haskellandmorrison.comlast_img read more

PAHO Chief Urges Caribbean to Expand Mental Health Services

first_img“With reduced contact to friends and family or barriers in access to services and shelters, we’re leaving survivors with nowhere to go. The costs of violence are extraordinarily high, so support to survivors cannot be put on hold.” “It is urgent that mental health support is considered a critical component of the pandemic response. Mental health and domestic violence services are essential services, and we must place emphasis on addressing the gaps that have been laid bare by the pandemic. The PAHO director said the real extent of domestic violence during COVID-19 is likely under-estimated, “as survivors are stuck at home and support and outreach services are interrupted. “Today, I ask countries to take the steps required to ensure everyone can receive the care they need and deserve,” she urged. CMC During the pandemic, she said “many of us have felt fearful of infection or anxiety if we are sick; grief as our loved ones have succumbed to the virus; uncertainty about the future, as jobs and life as we knew it came under threat; overwhelmed by the news and misinformation; and lonely or isolated after weeks or even months of social distancing. Dr. Etienne said the most effective steps are to hire and train more health workers, and integrate mental health and psychosocial support within primary health care systems, “so they’re easily accessible to those who need them most. “Naturally, some of the same concepts apply to domestic violence.These services must be accessible and integrated at the local level; we need innovations to reach and support survivors, and it is paramount to fight stigma. Violence is never acceptable, and survivors of domestic violence should not be blamed.” Dr. Etienne said PAHO has been helping countries to strengthen policies and services, and expand online learning for health workers, “so they know how to identify and support survivors of violence during the pandemic, and some places using novel approaches to ensure survivors of violence can ask for help discreetly, such as through code words or hand signals.” “This pandemic reminds us, like never before, that good mental health is necessary for the wellbeing of individuals and societies,” the PAHO director added. “We are all suffering – especially those affected by pre -existing mental health conditions. We must step up so those living with mental health conditions, as well as survivors of violence, have the resources and support they need. Dr. Etienne said initial research indicates that “as much as a third of patients recovering from COVID-19 can have enduring changes in their mood and suffer from anxiety or depression.” “After months of operating in crisis mode, our health professionals are facing burnout, anxiety and depression,” she added. She said patients who have tested positive for COVID-19 also experience insomnia, delirium or even depression, adding that “many persons are overwhelmed with fear of developing severe illness; others are understandably worried for their lives”. In addition, Dr. Etienne said the region also has the second-highest level of alcohol consumption in the world, stating that emergencies can worsen these conditions. She said mental health illness is a silent epidemic that has affected the Americas well before COVID-19, with depression and anxiety listed as two of the leading causes of disability. “The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a mental health crisis in our region at a scale we’ve never seen before,” the Dominican-born Dr. Etienne said, adding “it’’s a perfect storm in every country, as we see growing needs and reduced resources to address them. WASHINGTON– The director of the Pan American Health Organization Director (PAHO), Dr. Carissa F. Etienne, is urging Caribbean countries to expand and invest in mental health services to cope with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. “Everyone who needs mental health support should feel comfortable asking for help. No one should have to suffer alone and without professional support, especially now. “The Americas have approximately 13 per cent of the world’s population, but 64 per cent of officially reported global deaths,” she said, stating that the pandemic is having a serious impact on health workers, “who are working longer hours than ever before and risking their own lives as hospitals struggle to maintain sufficient Personal Protective Equipment. Dr Etienne noted that coronavirus cases in the Americas have reached almost 11.5 million and over 400,000 people have died.last_img read more

ASA upholds misleading claims against EU Lotto and NRR Entertainment

first_img Submit StumbleUpon Share The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has penalised NRR Entertainment Ltd and EU Lotto Ltd, after complainants challenged claims made in differing advertisements.A website for the latter, www.lottoland.co.uk, stated “PowerBall £169 million,” featuring a number of tick boxes allowing customers to choose to enter draw on either the next Thursday or Sunday, and for one, two, four or eight weeks. Receiving two complaints, it was “believed the jackpot total was subject to change depending on whether it was paid out in a single lump sum or in instalments,” with its misleading nature therefore questioned.Responding EU Lotto stated that “their website, FAQs and terms and conditions referred to the options to take a lump sum or a 30-year annuity. “They were satisfied that an explanation of the jackpot amount, how it was paid out and the difference between the lump sum and 30-year instalment options was explained between the terms and conditions, help and FAQs page, footers on the home page, information on the product pages and the comparator table of Powerball and Mega Millions. “They said they were nevertheless willing to make changes to add further clarity.”Upholding the complaints, the ASA noted a link leading to subsequent pages with relevant information, but questioned how the ad content could be viewed by consumers.The ASA stated: “We considered it was not sufficient to state separately from the ad, via Help and FAQ links, material information that the jackpot value would always be reduced to take account of the tax that would be paid on the official lottery prize; that participants opting for the single lump sum rather than the 30-year term would receive a reduced amount – 60%, of the remaining balance after tax – and that, if the official PowerBall prize was split between more than one winner, the value quoted in the ad would be split in a similar way”Ruling, the advert must not appear again in its current form, with EU Lotto told to ensure prize values or winnings clearly include information regarding any non-optional deductions, as well as information regarding its own pay-out system.NRR Entertainment, trading as Slotty Vegas, also found themselves in hot water, with one individual questioning a claim on the www.slottyvegas.com website.First seen on 13 December of last year, the words “OUR GAMES PAY MORE” were brought under the microscope, due to a potential misleading nature with a question mark also remaining over whether it could also be substantiated.Explaining the comment, NRR Entertainment stated that it referred to a supercharged wins feature, provided information regarding that and the games under question, highlighted 2017 revenue figures both with the feature activated and without and also explained all information is available via a “read more” function on its website.Upholding the complaint, the ASA reminded the firm to not use claims that cannot be substantiated, in addition to stating the ad must not appear again in its current form. Share ASA monitoring sweep marks gambling as the worst underage advertising offender August 26, 2020 Children see one gambling ad for every five by adults in 2018 December 20, 2019 Related Articles ASA places more focus on consumer protection May 20, 2019last_img read more