Springfield, mA (WGGB/WSHM) — the heat and humidity will continue today with another Scorcher expected! This is the warmest morning of the summer so far with temperatures ranging from 70-ies, and we will be back in the ‘ 90s times in the day with heat indices between 97-103 degrees.
Warm Tips remain in effect for the Central and Eastern parts of Hampden, Hampshire and Franklin County until 8 PM. In addition to the Air Quality to unhealthy levels of ground-level ozone remain in force for all in the County of Hampden and Central and East Hampshire County until 11 PM tonight.
We may see a few showers this morning, then a weak front will bring in this day an isolated shower or thunderstorm, but most will stay dry during the day. Best chance to see the storm will be Springfield and points East as the front will be a bit more active in Eastern Massachusetts that day.
The front will bring a little relief tomorrow. It will be a little less humid, but still warm tomorrow with highs in the upper 80’s to nearly 90. There is a chance for showers and thunderstorms Wednesday and Thursday with highs in the mid to upper 80’s. Drier air should move in the end of the week to go to next weekend.
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Air Canada’s CEO, Calin Rovinescu was on the right track to receive around $ 12.9 million in total compensation last year, but the value fell by more than half because airline shares were jammed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
On May 4, when the company’s share price closed at $ 17.63 on the Toronto Stock Exchange, the total compensation of the president and CEO was estimated at $ 5.8 million. Air Canada shares closed at $ 16.76 on Monday.
The remuneration of top executives and board members is included in a proxy circular sent to Air Canada shareholders before the virtual meeting scheduled for June 25.
Rovinescu, 64, was entitled to a basic salary of $ 1.4 million last year. The value of its share-based awards fell to $ 1.89 million from $ 3.55 million, and $ 3.5 million in worthless options due to a large decline in share prices. The bonus was also cut by more than half, to $ 1.6 million from $ 3.5 million while the retirement value was $ 875,000.
The CEO releases his base salary until June 30. The total compensation is $ 11.6 million in 2018.
In 2019, Air Canada made a profit of $ 1.4 billion with revenues of $ 19.1 billion. COVID-19 reverses everything with the airline losing $ 1.05 billion in the first quarter ended March 31, in addition to estimates that it will take more than three years to recover from the current crisis.
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(MENAFN – Gulf Times), Spain, yesterday recorded the lowest number of deaths from the daily corona virus since mid-March, when half the population prepared to reduce one of Europe’s tighter shutdowns.
Emergency Health Chief Fernando Simon said in a press conference that the number of daily deaths 143 dropped from 179 on Saturday was the lowest since March 18.
“We continue the downward trend reported in the last few days,” he said.
Overall deaths rose to 26,621 from 26,478 on Saturday and the number of diagnosed corona virus cases rose to 224,390 from 223,578 the day before, the health ministry said.
About 51% of the population will advance to Phase 1 of today’s four-step easing plan after the government decides that the area where they live meets the required criteria.
This will include substantial easing measures that will allow the meeting of up to 10 people and allow people to move around their province.
In areas where cuts, such as the Canaries and Balearic Islands, bars, restaurants and shops will be opened with reduced capacity.
Museums, gymnasiums and hotels will open their doors for the first time in almost two months.
But Spain’s two largest cities, Madrid and Barcelona currently do not meet the criteria for easing and will remain in Phase 0.
Local governments in several regions which have not been fully permitted to enter Phase 1, including Andalusia and Madrid, have been vocal in criticizing the decision.
“This is a blow to the economy, Madrid regional president Isabel Diaz Ayuso said in an interview with El Mundo newspaper yesterday. the long race for health care must go to the next stage.
Cyclists, runners and pedestrians, many wearing face masks, packed bridges and streets around the Rio Madrid park yesterday morning, because the park itself remained closed.
“Madrid is still in Phase 0, we cannot move to Phase 1 tomorrow and I think that’s the right decision. “I don’t think Madrid is ready to move to the next phase,” said David Starton, 53, from Scotland, who has lived in Madrid for 20 years. “It is unfortunate, this is very sad and we only have to install another week of restrictions and locking.
Meanwhile, deaths from the corona virus epidemic in Italy rose 165 yesterday, against 194 the day before, the Civil Protection Agency said when the daily number of new cases dropped to 802 from 1,083 on Saturday.
The total death toll since the outbreak was revealed on February 21 is now at 30,560 the agency said, the third highest in the world after the United States and Britain.
That is the lowest daily mortality rate since March 9, although in the last few weeks of this epidemic, the number of daily deaths tends to fall on Sunday, only to rise again the next day.
For the first time since early March, new cases were below 1,000 with a total number of confirmed cases of 219,070, the third highest global count behind the United States and Spain.
People currently registered to bring the disease down to 83,324 from 84,842 the day before.
There were 1,027 people in intensive care yesterday, down from 1,034 on Saturday, sustaining a long-term decline.
Of those who were initially infected, 105,186 were recovered from 103,031 the day before.
The agency said 1.676 million people had been tested for the virus against 1,645 million on Saturday, out of a population of around 60 million.
Last Monday Italy began to gradually lift the cruel restrictions imposed by the government in early March to contain the plague, allowing people to leave their homes more freely and companies reopening.
James Wallace is a normal person of all appearances. But in his mid-twenties, he was diagnosed with a severe depressive disorder. That’s something he’s talking about in public now.
“Living in these times, it makes the job of depression much easier because we are isolated,” Wallace said.
Wallace knows coronavirus
the times we live can affect anyone, not just the person who is diagnosed with
mental health disorders.
“People who don’t have
the diagnosis is experiencing what I’ve experienced most of my life for some people
so far, “Wallace said.
He shared how he overcame it by focusing on certain aspects of his life such as spiritual, mental, and more.
“I take care of my physique which means to make the heart flow,” Wallace said. “I ride a bicycle every day as much as possible. My emotional health, being aware of that, how I interact with people whether it’s online or on the phone.”
Elizabeth Scrivner is a man
licensed professional counselor at Park Cities Counseling. He believes a lot
people feel different mental states caused by everything that exists
occur because of coronavirus.
“I think most people are in a condition of having anxiety and depression,” Scrivner said.
He suggested you have to take it
some time for self-care away from stressful family life.
“Sometimes you need to
walk around the block, “said Scrivner. “Or sometimes you have to sit there
car, or your bathroom, or your bed or cupboard. “
But most importantly he said to do something to feel you have done something.
“Take your next best step,” said Scrivner. “So, if that means waking up and you stay on your pj or Zoom in half pj, half jacket.”
Scrivner added, “You take one step forward and one step forward and one step back. In the end you start making your way out of there.”
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also says you must be good on your mind. CDC offers tips for dealing with stress during COVID-19 including for pausing, breathing, and paying attention to how you feel.
You must rest
Take time to sleep and exercise.
Reach out and stay connected.
By all means, seek help if overwhelmed or unsafe.
Finding help is important because
You are not alone in this matter.
“Very important for that
remember that there is a purpose for you to be on this planet, “Wallace said. “What
You will go through now not having to define you. “
If you or a loved one are at
need help You can contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255
You can also send the text “CONNECT”
KE 741741 at any time to reach volunteers who are trained and care for the National Crisis
Some other resources are
including below. For more information
just click their name.
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Italian Minister of Education Lucia Azzolina has proposed dividing school classes into half of September to reduce the number in line with the social distance measures needed in the post-lockdown phase of corona virus emergency state.
The minister’s proposed solution involves “half of the students go to school for half a week”, then alternately, with half at home following their lessons through distance learning.
Azzolina, who announced the steps proposed at SkyTG24 on May 2, said: “We cannot bring students back to school with 28-30 people per class.”
The minister also ruled out the possibility of teachers working double shifts, adding that students “have the right to return to school” in September.
Azzolina’s “mixed teaching” proposal caused a storm of controversy on social media, with parents questioning how they should juggle work by caring for children and supervising lessons on the days their children would be at home.
Schools have closed since March 5 and will not reopen until September, with Italian prime minister Giuseppe Conte recently stating that the average age of Italian teachers is among the highest in Europe.
Azzolina recently announced that maturità School leave exams will begin on June 17 at school, in oral format, reports the Italian news agency ANSA.
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UPDATE OF GOALS AGREE HALF YEAR
Approved for distribution by
ANZ Continuous Disclosure Committee 30 April 2020
HALF OF A YEAR ESG
Every year we set environmental, social and public governance (ESG) targets, many of which are aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Our targets reflect our LST priorities and our goals – to help shape the world in which people and communities develop – and support the delivery of our business strategy.
Progress towards our targets is reviewed by the Ethics and Business Committee Responsible quarterly and twice a year by the Ethics, Environment, Social Board and Governance Committee.
We made good progress against the majority
our target and be on track to achieve it. Unless if
On going, on track
if not stated, performance will be on March 31, 2020.1
Note that targets are related to self-exclusion of gambling
have the ability, housing and financial welfare program
has been influenced by the effect of COVID-19 on business.
Get out of the way
Our COVID-19 response
As we continue to focus on our LST priorities, our most urgent task is to support our stakeholders – customers, employees and the wider community – through the COVID-19 pandemic. We have introduced a number of steps, including:
We will continue to work with the banking regulator, and the Australian Financial Complaints Authority, to provide support to our customers and to help manage the social and economic impacts of the pandemic.
Further details about this and other steps are available at https://www.anz.com/shareholder/centre/investor-toolkit/
1. Unless otherwise stated, targets are at the Group level and monetary amounts in this document are reported in Australian dollars. This information has not been independently guaranteed. KPMG will guarantee ANZ’s full year performance against the target in the annual ESG reporting that will be released in November 2020.
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Fair and responsible banking
In line with the expectations of our customers, employees and community, behave fairly and responsibly and maintain high standards of behavior
RepTrak® community sentiment indicators – lead and improve relative to peers.
The ANZ Reptrak® community sentiment indicator has declined to 58.0 (from 58.8 on 30 September 2019). We are ranked 1 relative to peers.
Complete the ANZ customer complaint policy and standards review at the end of 2020 to validate the improvement in our internal dispute resolution process regarding:
– identification and management of systemic problems (Australia).
We continue to review our customer complaints policies and standards and have taken the actions outlined below to improve our internal dispute resolution process. Our internal Assurance, Risk and Audit team will validate improvements and ensure changes are operationally effective and are embedded in the business.
We have begun developing better procedures for the identification, investigation, escalation and reporting of systemic problems.
Develop and implement a gambling self-exclusion capability for consumer credit card accounts by the end of 2020 (Australia).
We have begun the development of a gambling self-exclusion tool for consumer credit and debit cards on the ANZ mobile application. The release date targeted for September 2020 is currently being reviewed.
Continue to allocate specific resources for customer improvement to improve our processes and ensure that by 2020 we have:
Our Australian Retail and Commercial Banking team has restored more than 1.5 million customer accounts and issued a refund of around $ 134 million.2
We provide continuing education programs to share ‘lessons learned’ and to highlight their impact on customers when we fail to do it right. In creating a collective understanding of the root causes of existing remediation, we continue to build mutual accountability for the prevention of future problems.
2. In some cases we make:
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Support household, business and financial practices that enhance environmental sustainability
Funds and facilitation at least $ 50 billion in
2025 towards sustainable solutions for our customers, including initiatives that help improve environmental sustainability, increase access
for affordable housing and promoting financial well-being.
Since October 1, 2019, we have funded and facilitated $ 4.08 billion in sustainable financial transactions (including green bonds, social and sustainability, related and green sustainable loans, renewable energy and low emissions transportation), $ 2.03 billion of which there are in a Class 1 balance sheet limit.3
Encourage and support our 100 largest emission customers in the energy, transportation, building and food, beverage and agriculture sectors to develop, and if necessary, strengthen existing low carbon transition plans, by 2021.
We have analyzed the carbon disclosure of more than 80 of our biggest emission customers and engaged with 47 of them to support them building, or strengthening, low carbon transition plans.
We aim to engage 100 customers by September 2020. This will help us to establish a ‘baseline’ of how our customers respond to climate risks and inform our ongoing involvement with them.
Reducing the direct impact of our business activities on the environment by:4, 5
Scope 1 and 2 emissions have decreased by 29%, following before the reduction needed to meet our 2025 and 2030 targets.
Four wind turbines at Murra Warra Windfarm (linked to our Power Purchase Agreement) have produced 22,734 renewable energy certificates6 since July 2019. Combined with the exchange of solar power at our headquarters in Melbourne, we have increased the use of renewable energy in our operations in Australia by 19%.
Paper consumption has been reduced by 45%.
Our recycling rate decreased by 2% to 65%. Actions that are being taken to improve this include: consideration of additional waste streams (eg plastic and soft glass); installation of new waste signage; and employee education campaigns.
Water consumption is reduced by 17%. A significant reduction of around 20% in water consumption has been achieved with the consolidation of office space in Melbourne.
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Increase the availability of suitable and affordable housing options for all Australians and New Zealanders
Fund and facilitate a $ 1 billion investment
We continue to develop residential supply pipeline through
by 2023 to provide around 3,200 more affordable,
direct engagement with our clients (new and existing),
safe and sustainable homes to buy and
support innovative models to finance new supplies. This
including leading together with the issuance of the first and second bonds
$ 315 million for Commonwealth National Housing
Finance and Investment Company (NHFIC) (Australia).
Provide an interest-free loan of NZ $ 100 million to protect the home for ANZ (New Zealand) mortgage holders.
We continue to promote our interest-free loans to protect homes for ANZ mortgage holders in New Zealand. As of December 31, 2019, 2,160 interest-free home loans (worth NZ $ 7.45 million) were withdrawn.7
Expand availability of financial training support to ANZ first home buyers (Australia and New Zealand).
We are upgrading the skills of our frontline staff to enable them to provide guidance and specific support to first home buyers. More than 5,000 frontline staff throughout Australia and New Zealand have received home loan coach training.
7. We are unable to report results on March 31 because of their impact on our COVID-19 business operations.
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the welfare of customers, employees and the community by helping them maximize
from their money all their lives
Help enable social and economic participation of 1 million people in 2020 through our targeted initiatives to support financial welfare (including financial inclusion, employment and community programs) and banking products and services for small businesses and retail customers.
Build a workforce that is involved, diverse and inclusive by:
The representation of the Women’s Group in Leadership is 33.1% (from 32.5% in September 2019).
We have recruited 95 people from underrepresented groups since 1 October 2019:
Since 2016, we have recruited 829 people from under-represented groups.
To provide feedback on ANZ’s half-year ESG target performance or for any questions about our ESG reporting, please send an email to [email protected]
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Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker announced last week that he would extend the country stay at home until May 30 because the state continues to see an increase in the number of cases of the corona virus, but Monday’s ruling could temporarily stop the restrictions.
Clay County Judge, Michael McHaney rule against Pritzker’s orders, giving a restraining order to temporarily block house-based restrictions which take effect on Friday, according to local reports.
The verdict came after Rep. Republican State Darren Bailey of Xenia filed a lawsuit in the Clay County District Court which claimed Pritzker exceeded his authority and violated the civil rights of citizens. Pritzker on Thursday extended his order at home until May 30 because the highly contagious COVID-19 continued to infect thousands in the state.
Read Pritzker’s complete instructions below as provided by the governor’s office.
Based on data from scientists and health experts and after consulting with stakeholders across the state, Governor JB Pritzker announced that he would sign a modified version of the country stay at home which will take effect on May 1 to continue life-saving progress. made during the past month while also allowing additional occupants in the safest way possible.
In conjunction with today’s announcement, the Governor released modeling today united by top academic institutions and researchers in Illinois who predicted the course of the corona virus in the state over the coming months. At our current trajectory, the state is projected to see peaks or plateaus of deaths per day between late April and early May, but if home stay orders are revoked this week, the model anticipates a second wave of outbreaks in Illinois starting in May, which will snatch tens of thousands of lives and far exceed the capacity of state hospitals.
“Make no mistake, Illinois has saved many lives. By staying at home and maintaining social distance, we have maintained our infection and death rates for March and April, thousands below the projected figure if we did not implement this mitigation strategy, “Governor JB Pritzker said. “I know how much we all want our normal lives back. But this is the part where we have to explore and understand that the sacrifice we make is a circumstance to avoid the worst case scenario working – and we need to keep going a little longer to finish the job. “
STAY AMENDED AT HOME ORDER
Applying mitigation measures is only possible with wide availability and access to COVID-19 testing, tracking and treatment. Data shows that if the country raised mitigation abruptly this week, this would produce a second wave of infections, hospitalization and death.
After consulting with doctors, scientists, and experts in Illinois and around the world, the Governor has announced that he will sign a modified version of a permanent order in the state that will take effect on May 1 and extended until the end of the month. Modified orders will strengthen the country’s social distance requirements while giving residents additional flexibility and providing measurable assistance for non-essential businesses in the safest way.
The new executive order will include the following modifications which are effective May 1:
• OUTDOOR RECREATION: State parks will begin a gradual reopening under the guidance of the Department of Natural Resources. Fishing and boating in groups of no more than two people will be permitted. A list of parks to open on May 1 and additional guidelines can be found on the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, HERE’s website. Golf will be permitted under the strict safety guidelines provided by the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunities (DCEO) and when ensuring that social distance is followed.
• NEW IMPORTANT BUSINESS: Greenhouses, garden centers and nurseries can be reopened as important businesses. These shops must follow the social distance requirements and must require employees and customers to wear face coverings. Animal care services can also be reopened.
• NON-IMPORTANT RETAIL: Retail stores that are not designated as non-essential businesses and operations can be reopened to fulfill telephone and online orders through out-of-store pickup and delivery.
• FACE CLOSURE: Beginning on May 1, individuals will be asked to wear face masks or masks when in public places where they cannot maintain a six foot social distance. Face coverings will be needed in public closed spaces, such as shops. This new requirement applies to all individuals over the age of two who can medically tolerate face masks.
• IMPORTANT BUSINESSES AND MANUFACTURING: Important businesses and factories will be required to provide face coverings for all employees who are unable to maintain a social distance of six feet, and follow new requirements that maximize social distance and prioritize welfare. employees and customers. This will include occupancy limits for important businesses and precautions such as shifts that surprise and only operate important lines for producers.
• SCHOOL: Educational institutions can allow and establish procedures for taking the required supplies or student belongings. Displacement of dormitories must follow public health guidelines, including social exclusion.
The Illinois Department of Public Health will also issue guidelines for health centers and hospitals to allow certain elective surgery for non-life-threatening conditions, starting May 1. Facilities must meet certain criteria, including an appropriate PPE, ensuring sufficient overall space for COVID-19 patients to remain available, and elective surgical patient testing to ascertain COVID-19 negative status.
MODELING COVID-19 IN ILLINOIS
While previous projections relied on data from other countries applied in the United States, the modeling released today analyzed two-month daily data on COVID-19 deaths and ICU use in Illinois.
Top researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Northwestern School of Medicine, University of Chicago, Chicago and Illinois Department of Public Health, together with McKinsey and Mier Consulting Group who work on behalf of the City of Chicago and Cook County, work on this projection as a cohort under Civis Analytics, a data analysis company with experience spanning the public and private sectors.
According to the state model, living in a home order has the effect intended to level the curve in Illinois.
Without staying at home, the model estimates that there will be 10 to 20 times more deaths today and that peak mortality rates and peak resource use will be 20 to 30 times what we would see with mitigation. In addition, this calculation does not account for deaths due to lack of access to health resources, so the actual number is likely to be higher.
If housing orders are revoked this week, mortality and hospitalization rates will begin to increase sharply in mid-May. It is projected that the highest mortality rate and peak resource requirements will be almost as high as if no mitigation actions had been taken. During the current outbreak, the model estimates there will be 5 to 10 times more deaths than we would see if we continued mitigation.
In one of the above scenarios, as much as half of the state population can be infected with COVID-19 at once, which will flood the health care system and result in more deaths.
As a further warning of relaxed mitigation without carefully considering the consequences, the model estimates that the number of infected people may have the same size as when the order was started. Even when hospitalization and death begin to decrease, there are still enough active cases to lead to the second wave. Fortunately, staying at home has prevented a large portion of the population from becoming ill, but that also means that a large portion of the population remains vulnerable to the virus.
Maintaining our current vigilance in controlling this epidemic is very important. The model donated by UIUC and UChicago projects daily death peaks or plains between late April and early May. The median and daily mortality range, within a 95% confidence interval, is illustrated below.
Both of these projections show that after the peak, we must expect deaths to take longer to drop to pre-epidemic levels than is needed to rise, underscoring the importance of remaining in the coming weeks and months.
The howling wind in East New England made it loud outside the homes of people Sunday night to Monday.
North winds blowing up to 45 mph within 30 miles of the coast will take place throughout Monday, taking temperatures that have cooled down in the lower 40s and pushing temperatures “noticeably” to lower temperatures throughout the 30s!
The rain will not be a very heavy Monday through the night, but it will fall steadily and lightly throughout the day, continue to grow and bring the total rain to near an inch all said on Tuesday morning, when only a rush or initial spark occurs. expected to remain.
In the northern mountains, snow continues to accumulate above a height of 1,500 feet by a few inches, and a few inches above 2,000 feet.
Although drier air pockets are moving east to New England from the Great Lakes on Tuesday, turning off rainfall is one thing – getting a decent cleanup is another achievement that will be slower to produce results. There will be some openings on Tuesday in the north and west of New England, but it is likely to bring sunlight in the afternoon farther southeast.
Wednesday must be a brighter day because the high pressure bubble – sunny weather – strengthens above Nova Scotia. This flow of sunny weather from our east will create a land wind that will keep the coastline cool while inland communities rise to 60 degrees.
A storm system that has strengthened through the Ohio Valley Thursday will cross New England on Friday. All this will produce strong winds south Thursday, especially late, transporting lighter air to New England. This system will eventually produce rain or rain with the possibility of thunder embedded on Friday when the temperature is working at a temperature of 60 degrees.
Although this part of the system doesn’t really spell warm weekends after a storm comes in and by itself, there seems to be a shortage of cold air available behind it, so we might be able to reach the 60s this weekend because the weather is improving and enlightening.
At this point, despite the chance of rain growing towards the middle of next week, our First Standby Weather Team looks at the seasonable temperatures in the first half of next week, and we have reflected this in our exclusive 10-day forecast.