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first_imgJan 23, 2007 (CIDRAP News) – There’s no standard playbook on communicating with the public during an influenza pandemic, but the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is working to educate public health officials and businesses about how to tailor successful messages.In a conference call for clinicians today, Barbara Reynolds, a CDC public affairs specialist and crisis communications expert, said that engaging the public during a pandemic will be a different problem than those encountered in any other type of crisis because communicators will be enlisting the public’s help in reducing illness and death.The three most important components to include in messages to the public or employees in the event of a pandemic are empathy, some type of action to take, and respect, she said.Communicators need to show empathy within the first 30 seconds of a crisis message, she said. “If not, they won’t hear your message because they’re so overwrought with their emotions,” said Reynolds, who traveled to several Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) district offices last year to train employees on pandemic crisis communications. She has also served as a risk communication consultant for several other countries and authored books on the topic.During a pandemic, a public health communicator’s job is to help people manage their emotions so that they can still function and not be “hopeless or helpless,” Reynolds said.She outlined several mistakes to avoid, such as:Mixed or late messages. When it’s critical to send a message quickly, “Don’t worry about grammar or punctuation,” she said.Paternalism. “It’s not reasonable to tell people to not be afraid. Address that they are afraid, then give them information that may help alleviate that fear,” Reynolds said.Ignoring rumors or myths. The longer rumors are allowed to circulate, the more likely they are to take hold.Power struggles between government agencies, which erode pubic confidence in crisis response.Communities and businesses should be planning their communications strategies now for scenarios such as the first H5N1 avian flu outbreak in poultry on US soil, she said.Withholding information during a pandemic is risky, Reynolds said, because honesty and openness during a crisis help build the public’s trust. “Consider what it means to withhold, and question why you’re doing it, and if it’s being done for reasonable reasons,” she said, adding that news reporters are more likely to interpret events themselves when they have fewer facts and less background information.From her experience in Hong Kong during the 1997 H5N1 outbreak in humans and from observing other health crises, Reynolds said she developed a concern about stigmatization of people, animals, and even products. Public health communicators should be careful not to unnecessarily or unconsciously link people or things to specific health threats.During a question-and-answer session, a financial services communications employee asked Reynolds how to combat pandemic influenza “fatigue” in employees. “Don’t expect everyone to have a high level of interest,” she said, adding that companies should make sure their employees know where to get information about pandemic influenza. “Sometimes they have other concerns, such as who’s on ‘American Idol’ or paying off credit cards after the holidays,” she said.Another audience member asked Reynolds about the role of blogs and other information sources during a pandemic. “One of the things we have to be humble about is we’re competing to get information out. Credibility is more important than ever,” she said.Blogs and other social networking sites might be useful for helping people feel connected if social distancing measures are needed to reduce the spread of the disease, she said. Blogs and Web sites might also be useful for people mourning the loss of loved ones if funerals are prohibited or discouraged in the name of social distancing.last_img read more


first_imgJamie Redknapp slams Matteo Guendouzi and tells Arsenal star he isn’t a ‘big player’ Coral BarryThursday 25 Jun 2020 6:14 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link370Shares ‘I don’t like the messages you hear about him. There’s a couple of times Arteta has had to leave him out of the squad. ‘At 21 years of age because you’re not doing things correctly? That shouldn’t be happening and that suggests there’s something wrong at the club.’Arteta was quizzed about Guendouzi’s absence, but the coach refused to go into detail about why he axed the youngster.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘Squad management. Whatever internal issue we have, we deal with it privately,’ he said.‘The needs of the team and the needs of the football club are always the same, put the best players on the pitch that are 100 per cent focused to win the game.’It is not the first time Arteta has snubbed Guendouzi after the pair clashed when he was first appointed Arsenal manager in December. MORE: Mikel Arteta speaks out after Matteo Guendouzi is dropped for Southampton vs Arsenal clashMORE: Matteo Guendouzi dropped from Arsenal squad to face SouthamptonFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page. 🗣 “He acts like he’s a big player and he’s not” Jamie Redknapp on Mattéo Guendouzi being dropped pic.twitter.com/m3MMWcSmtT— Football Daily (@footballdaily) June 25, 2020 Commentcenter_img Advertisement Guendouzi was slammed by Maupay )Jamie Redknapp has told Matteo Guendouzi to stop acting like he’s a ‘big player’ after the Arsenal midfielder was dropped by Mikel Arteta.The Arsenal boss left Guendouzi out of his 20-man squad that took on Southampton on Thursday after he grabbed Neal Maupay by the throat following the Gunners’ defeat to Brighton.Maupay claimed Guendouzi taunted Brighton throughout the game and Redknapp slammed the young Frenchman ahead of Arsenal’s clash against Southampton.‘He can definitely play, make no mistake about it – he’s got talent,’ Redknapp said on Sky Sports.ADVERTISEMENT‘He acts like a big player and he’s not yet. You’ve got to earn the right to be a big player. I think you’ve got to produce performances. AdvertisementAdvertisement‘I remember we did the game at Southampton with Tony Adams and we did some analysis on him – not tracking runners and not working hard enough. ‘At that age you should be learning the ropes and doing everything you can to become a big player. Advertisementlast_img read more


first_imgImage source: Ports AmericaPort Newark Container Terminal LLC (PNCT) has secured $298 million in bond proceeds that will be used to refinance existing debt and finance its future terminal development project. The project will expand the terminal footprint by 17 percent to 309 acres and increase the terminal capacity to 1.3 million container lifts (2.3 million twenty-foot equivalent units or “TEU”).This capital development program includes the expansion and improvement of the terminal yard and construction of a new gate facility, as well as upgrading, deepening and expanding berths.“Additionally, PNCT has ordered four new gantry cranes capable of servicing ultra-large container vessels and will continue with the expansion of its straddle carrier fleet,” the company said in their release.The terminal development project is expected to be completed by 2019.[mappress mapid=”24761″]last_img read more


first_imgUPDATE: Batesville PD chief Stan Holt says that the original call came in as an apartment fire.When firefighters arrived on scene they knew of one child in the apartment.Firefighters were able to rescue the child and got it to the hospital in stable condition.Nine families have been displaced because of the fire, and the American Red Cross is on scene helping the families.BATESVILLE, Ind. — An active structure fire on Walnut Street between Pearl and Boehringer Streets have prompted several road closures.A one block radius around the building has been established for road closures.Batesville, Morris, Greensburg, Sunman, and Oldenburg Fire Departments are currently on scene.WRBI will have more details as they become available.last_img


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first_imgRelatedPosts Club’s server collapses over ticket demand for first Bundesliga game in 11 years Fulham keen on Lookman loan deal Bayern Munich fans undergo Super Cup coronavirus tests Wasteful Bayern Munich were made to sweat for a 3-2 win at Paderborn that sent them top of the Bundesliga on Saturday.The climb on the table came after RB Leipzig went down 3-1 at home to Schalke 04 for their first loss of the season.Bayern squandered a bagful of chances, hit the woodwork and conceded two goals in the second half in an inconsistent performance that put a damper on their league lead.The Bavarians went in front through Serge Gnabry in the 15th minute after a sensational start that saw them hit the post and create chance after chance.Remarkably top scorer Robert Lewandowski managed to somehow miss a completely open goal from 10 metres, firing wide.Gnabry then set up Philippe Coutinho 10 minutes after the restart for their second goal but instead of scoring again it was the hosts who came alive with Kai Proeger’s powerful volley in the 68th.Lewandowski got on the scoresheet with his 10th league strike when he chipped keeper Jannik Huth in the 80th to restore their two-goal cushion.But a sensational 30-metre missile from Jamilu Collins four minutes later renewed the hosts’ hopes and set up a nervous finale.Bayern are top on 14 points, one ahead of Leipzig who were caught on 13 by Schalke in third after a fourth straight win.Schalke went ahead with a powerful Salif Sane header in the 29th and doubled their lead through Amine Harit two minutes from halftime.Rabbi Matondo’s solo effort essentially killed off the game with Emil Forsberg grabbing Leipzig’s 200th league goal seven minutes from time.Schalke and Leipzig were joined on 13 points by Borussia Moenchengladbach, 3-0 winners at Hoffenheim, and Bayer Leverkusen, who beat Augsburg by the same score.Borussia Dortmund, on 10 points, host Werder Bremen later on Saturday. Reuters/NAN.Tags: Bayern MunichBundesligaRB Leipziglast_img read more


first_img Press Association Both Manchester clubs have been defeated in night games at Everton in the past two campaigns and Martinez acknowledges it is a setting which seems to bring out the best of fans and players alike. “It reverts back to a proper, classic environment to enjoy your football,” he said. “The special feeling that (a game under the) floodlights brings to Goodison is quite unique and that’s when all the players look forward to playing those sort of games.” Martinez may have only been at the Everton helm since the summer but he already appreciates the bond that exists between the club and their supporters. He added: “We rely on our fans and that’s why when you play at home you look forward to playing at a full capacity Goodison. “As a player you really enjoy playing with that support that we get as a home team. I did feel in the second half against Chelsea it was a real advantage to play in front of your fans and we want to replicate that. “If you look at all the results that we had last season at home they’re quite impressive and that goes down to the chemistry between the players and the fans, and that’s quite unique. It’s something everyone looks forward to being involved with on Monday.” The fans of Monday night’s visitors do not seem quite as content, though. Newcastle brought in just one recruit this summer, striker Loic Remy, which frustrated the Magpies supporters concerned at a slump in form which almost cost them their Premier League status last term. That feeling of unease was only heightened when they were thumped 4-0 by Manchester City in the first game, however Martinez, who has been a fierce critic of the summer transfer window’s current set-up, claims Alan Pardew still possesses plenty of talent in his ranks. “As I’ve mentioned many, many times the transfer window ‘circus’ allows people to have perceptions of teams that are wrong,” said the Everton boss. “They made their business early with the loan of Remy and after that they didn’t sign anyone. It seemed from the outside that they didn’t do good business but the reality is the squad has been strong since January. They made a lot of good signings and that group of players are settled. “I see a really good balance between experience and organisation but then a real threat with the likes of Remy, (Papiss) Cisse, (Hatem) Ben Arfa, (Yohan) Cabaye. “You’re talking about top, top footballers who are in a good moment in their careers and full internationals. “You take away the Manchester City game and they’ve been performing at a very, very good level so it would be foolish for anyone to underestimate the potential of this Newcastle side.” Roberto Martinez is hoping the “special” environment of playing an evening game at Goodison Park will help preserve the Barclays Premier League’s only remaining unbeaten record when his Everton side host Newcastle on Monday. The Toffees have turned their home into a fortress in recent years and have compiled a run of just one solitary defeat in 25 league games at Goodison Park, a streak which stretches back to March 2012. The Goodison effect was particularly prevalent two weeks ago as a raucous crowd helped roar Martinez’s men to a 1-0 victory over Chelsea and, after suffering the first defeat of his short reign in the Capital One Cup at Fulham in midweek, the Spaniard expects the atmosphere on Merseyside to once again play a part in aiding his side’s bid to get back on track. last_img read more


first_img Monk, put in charge for the “foreseeable future” following Michael Laudrup’s dismissal, watched Wayne Routledge give his side the lead just after the break before Nathan Dyer and Wilfried Bony completed a handsome 3-0 win. Kenwyne Jones missed two excellent first-half chances while the superb Craig Bellamy rattled the crossbar for the visitors. It may take time for the role to become a good fit for Monk, who, perhaps understandably, did not always look comfortable with the attention focused on him and regularly sought counsel from the likes of Alan Curtis and Pep Clotet in the dug-out. But he will not care one jot after claiming such a valuable three points, which moved the club he has served for a decade four points clear of the relegation zone and into the top half of the Premier League table. And ex-Swansea managers Rodgers and Martinez, now in charge of Merseyside heavyweights Liverpool and Everton respectively, had provided Monk with astute guidance as he prepared for his first game in charge. “I spoke to Brendan, I spoke to Roberto and I spoke to (Wolves boss) Kenny Jackett. All people who have been here,” he said. “The support I have had here has been magnificent. “They gave me advice which I will keep to myself, but they are guys at the very top of their game and when they are giving you good advice and wishing you well and giving you little bits and bobs it can only help.” Laudrup has indicated he will take legal action against Swansea over his dismissal, while chairman Huw Jenkins stated in his programme notes that the Dane lost his job because he feared the club’s principles were being eroded. Monk was clear on what he believes Swansea’s principles to be, but was keen to stress Laudrup’s time in south Wales will never be forgotten. “For me, with Michael, I have massive respect for him,” he said. “You don’t do something like finishing ninth and winning the first major honour in the club’s history without earning massive respect and we will never forget that. “We will always respect him and have him in our minds but in terms of the fact he has gone then I suppose we do have to move on, but we never forget people who have brought stuff to the club.” On Jenkins’ comments he added: “The first principle here is hard work. That was the first words I said to the players. “It is the only way you get where you want to get. That is the main principle we have always had here, and the style of play. “But you have to understand it and implement it every single day and I told the players when they come into training everything else stops, it’s about hard work what is going on in there. “That’s what I did this week, I did not give them time to think about what else was going on or what anyone has said. We wanted it to be quick, sharp and intense. But the players know that.” The game had been goalless at the break but Swansea led when Pablo Hernandez’s pass caught Fabio out of position and Routledge slotted home. Dyer then got away from Declan John to head in a Routledge cross, before Bony powered in his 17th goal of the season. Cardiff, who missed the chance to record the first league double in this fixture, have now lost four of the five Premier League games Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has taken charge of. They remain 19th, three points adrift of safety and with an inferior goal difference to all the sides above them. And Bluebirds boss Solskjaer admitted the defeat had been painful. “It hurts, of course, I hate losing, especially in games like this,” he said. “As anyone with Cardiff in their heart knows, there is nothing worse than losing this game. “Every goal there is something you can point your finger at. The first goal was disappointing as we were just a split second late in all our decisions. That sets the tone for the rest of the half.” Head coach Garry Monk has revealed how advice from Brendan Rodgers and Roberto Martinez helped him guide Swansea to a resounding south Wales derby victory over Cardiff. Press Associationlast_img read more


first_imgThe state’s proposed $93.2 billion budget for the upcoming fiscal year, which starts on July 1, arrived on Gov. Ron DeSantis’ desk Wednesday.On Tuesday, the governor warned that he plans to use his line-item veto power in order to make cuts to the budget, due to a loss in tax revenues amid the pandemic.He explained that such cuts could help keep lawmakers from having to revisit the budget before the election.“There’s going to be a lot more vetoes, there’ll be a lot of red,” DeSantis said during a news conference Tuesday.Lawmakers passed the plan on March 19 for the fiscal year that starts July 1.The budget (HB 5001) includes $690 million for Everglades restoration and water projects, as well as $500 million for teacher-pay increases, both of which are priorities to DeSantis.Another $100 million would go to the Florida Forever land-conservation program, while $50 million would be reserved for the Visit Florida tourism-marketing agency and three-percent across-the-board pay raises for state employees.Gov. DeSantis promises a lot more vetoes in the Florida budget this year, comparing it to the Red Wedding from Game of Thrones.So … who’s gonna be the one to tell him? pic.twitter.com/UwWU3OORnG— The Recount (@therecount) June 16, 2020 The largest portion of the budget, $39.36 billion, would go toward health and human services programs.Additionally, the budget would boost Medicaid payment rates for nursing homes, and provide additional money to the state Agency for Persons with Disabilities.It also includes $10 million for the Agency for Health Care Administration to hire a contractor who can assist with a Canadian prescription-drug importation program.At the end of the legislative session, Republican leaders put $300 million in reserves to brace against any economic slowdown from the coronavirus.DeSantis plans to move millions of unspent dollars in an economic development program called the Job Growth Grant Fund from the current year to the upcoming year’s general revenue.A May report from the Legislature’s Office of Economic & Demographic Research said the state’s revenue collections in April were more than $878 million below estimates, largely due to the decline in tourism. Figures for May have not yet been released.last_img read more


first_imghighlights Mark Ramprakash has been batting coach of England since 2014.England will take on Australia in five Tests in the 2019 Ashes after World Cup.Trevor Bayliss’ contract ends after the end of the Australia series in September. Bayliss’s assistant Paul Farbrace, begins work as Warwickshire’s sporting director next week. An ECB spokesman said: “We will finalise the coaching set-up for the Ashes in the next couple of weeks. Mark Ramprakash will not be part of the coaching set-up for the Ashes.” London: Mark Ramprakash will leave his role as England’s batting coach amid reports Graham Thorpe is ready to take the job in time for this year’s Ashes. Ramprakash had worked with England since 2014 and was focusing on the Test team while Thorpe worked regularly in the one-day set-up. Former Middlesex and Surrey batsman Ramprakash was contracted until the end of the forthcoming season but has been ousted following the arrival of new director of men’s cricket Ashley Giles. Ramprakash, whose last England assignment was the 2-1 Test series defeat against the West Indies, tweeted the news on Friday. “I’ve just been informed that I will not be involved in the Ashes series,” the 49-year-old wrote. “It’s been a huge privilege to support the team over the last 5 years. I’d like to wish all the staff & players the very best of luck for the future.” Ramprakash is the second senior member of the backroom team to leave ahead of head coach Trevor Bayliss’ departure at the end of his contract in September.  For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more