Robert Coles, emeritus professor of psychiatry, examines literature’s contribution to the development of our moral character, delving into the works of Raymond Carver, Ralph Ellison, Flannery O’Connor, and others.
In part 2 of our talk with National Association of State Credit Union Supervisors President and CEO Lucy Ito, we really dig into a couple of our industry’s key issues. First up is the ever ‘popular’ RBC2 decision. Even though our interview occurred just before the decision last week, Lucy still provided NASCUS take on it. Definitely compelling.We also discussed another controversial topic: marijuana business banking. Lucy provided some extremely insightful thoughts on how credit unions can help serve this trending business — no matter your perspective. She puts it in perspective quite clearly. And, lastly, we talk about the NASCUS Summit Conference taking place in New Orleans right now loaded with fantastic speakers — one of which happens to be State Banker Supervisors President and CEO John Ryan. You’ll find out why he’s there. Enjoy! continue reading » 2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
“I cannot rule out a broader lockdown,” North-Rhine Westphalia’s premier Armin Laschet told German television ZDF on Sunday.Outbreaks in recent weeks have occurred in nursing homes, hospitals, institutions for asylum seekers and refugees, in meat processing plants and logistics companies, among seasonal harvest workers and in connection with religious events, RKI said.The 2.88 rate is a jump from 1.06 on Friday, based on RKI’s moving 4-day average data, which reflects infection rates one to two weeks ago.Based on a 7-day average, infection rates have risen to 2.03, RKI said, adding that an accurate reading for long-term patterns will take a couple of days.The spike in infections is mainly related to local outbreaks including in North Rhine-Westphalia, RKI said. North-Rhine Westphalia was one of the regions most vocal about urging Merkel to ease lockdown restrictions.A high 7-day incidence rate was observed in the towns of Guetersloh and Warendorf, North Rhine-Westphalia. Further outbreaks were detected in the cities of Magdeburg, in Saxony Anhalt and the Berlin district of Neukoelln, RKI said.In total, Germany has reported 189,822 laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 cases and 8,882 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported, RKI said.In an interview published on Sunday, Bundesbank President Jens Weidmann told German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung that the economy had passed the worst of the crisis caused by the coronavirus outbreak and was now expected to recover gradually. Topics : Germany’s coronavirus reproduction rate jumped to 2.88 on Sunday, up from 1.79 a day earlier, health authorities said, a rate showing infections are rising above the level needed to contain the disease over the longer term.The rise brings with it the possibility of renewed restrictions on activity in Europe’s largest economy – a blow to a country that so far had widely been seen as successful in curbing the coronavirus spread and keeping the death toll relatively low.To keep the pandemic under control, Germany needs the reproduction rate to drop below one. The rate of 2.88, published by the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) for public health, means that out of 100 people who contract the virus, a further 288 people will get infected. Chancellor Angela Merkel had favored maintaining lockdown measures for longer but gradually eased restrictions in recent weeks following pressure from regional politicians to reboot the economy.Already, the country is grappling to get people to adhere to isolation rules in places where they have been imposed. Over the weekend, authorities in Goettingen needed riot police to enforce quarantine measures.In North-Rhine Westphalia, more than 1,300 people working at a slaugterhouse in Guetersloh tested positive for coronavirus, up from 803 infections on Friday.As a result, North-Rhine Westphalia has put 7,000 people under quarantine and closed kindergartens and schools close to the abattoir.
Press Association “We still give Danny a bit a of stick, a bit of banter, and I think he’d feel uncomfortable if we weren’t doing that,” he said. “At the same time when we need to gee him up we do. “The work he does for us as a team is great, he just needs one to deflect off him and go in the back of the net. “Maybe the goals aren’t coming because he’s working too hard for us and he finds himself in positions where he’s retreated to help the midfield, not in positions in the box where he can nick the tap-in. “That’s credit to him because he’s rolled his sleeves up but I’m sure he’d like a goal too. “It would be brilliant for Danny to nick one at Swansea. He’s well-liked there and had a very good time there.” If Graham’s barren streak does persist, Bruce is close to giving Matty Fryatt his chance in the Premier League. Fryatt managed only five appearances last season due to an Achilles injury and was sent on loan to Sheffield Wednesday early in the current campaign. But he is back now and eager to push his claims. Bruce said: “I’ve never really seen Matty play because he missed a year with his Achilles, but thankfully going to Sheffield has done him a bit of good and he’s come back into the fold.” Hull captain Curtis Davies expects Swansea to put Barclays Premier League points ahead of European ambition when the sides meet on Monday evening. And Davies is certain which way Laudrup will be leaning. “I would probably say they’re not really as interested in the Europa League game as they are in the Premier League,” said the central defender. “As much as I think if they get it right Swansea have a chance of winning the Europa League, especially with the way they play their football, their main concern is probably to get through our game. “Whoever is fit or whoever is not they will be patching them up and then look at the European game. “The Premier League is the bread and butter for them and they will want to impress here as well as the Europa League.” The trip to the Liberty Stadium represents a return to familiar surroundings for on-loan Tigers striker Danny Graham. His goal drought – which totals 13 matches for Hull but 30 in all, including the end of his Swansea stint and a disappointing time at Sunderland – is fast becoming a concern. Davies admits he has not escaped some good-natured ribbing from team-mates on the subject but remains a firm fan of the 28-year-old’s all-round contribution. Swansea host the Tigers just three days before their final Europa League group match at St Gallen, with qualification to the next stage not guaranteed for Michael Laudrup’s side. The Swans have a number of injury problems to manage, particularly up front, and may need to prioritise in certain areas with two matches in swift succession.
The National Hurricane Center is reporting that area of low pressure that is currently moving through the Central Bahamas now has a 60% chance of development which could lead to the formation of a tropical depression.The system is moving west-northwestward at around 15 mph and is expected to stay off of the east coast of Florida, however, heavy rain, thunderstorms, and gusty winds with the possibility of isolated flooding Monday night through Tuesday. This weather report is brought to you by Newman Windows and Doors: Simply the best in Hurricane Coverage and Code Red Roofers. The roofers that respond.Get up to the moment Hurricane information by visiting our Storm Central page here:Storm Central