4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,John Pettit John Pettit is the Managing Editor for CUInsight.com. John manages the content on the site, including current news, editorial, press releases, jobs and events. He keeps the credit union … Web: www.cuinsight.com Details For those of you traveling to #CUNAGAC in Washington D.C. this weekend, the last thing you want is to get sick. Between flu season and the global worry of coronavirus, take as many precautions as you can whether you’re traveling by plane, train or automobile. Here are a few ways to stay healthy on your trip to D.C….Hydrate: When you’re traveling, it seems like you’re always on-the-go, so make sure you keep your body hydrated. Studies have shown that drinking water helps boost your immune system, and most of us probably don’t drink enough water on a normal day, so it’s important to ABDW. Always. Be. Drinking. Water. Just make sure you know where the restrooms are located. Also, don’t be scared to have a glass of OJ with breakfast. Vitamin C can be your best friend when you’re exposed to a lot of germs.Wash your hands: Washing your hands is always a good idea when you’re traveling and anytime you’re going out in public. You really can’t wash your hands too often, but when you’re on the go, you don’t always have a chance. Keep some travel-size hand sanitizer around and use it often. If you’re using airport bathrooms, it’s not a terrible idea to wash your hands before and after you go. And although you may feel like a weirdo, it’s a good idea to use paper towels if you have to touch any doorknobs when you’re leaving a public restroom.Don’t eat anything sketchy: I love eating at hole in the wall restaurants, but unless I’ve heard great things about a place, I use precautions when eating in a city I’m less than familiar with. You’ll probably be fine, but even a tiny chance of getting sick is a huge deal when you’re on the road. It would really be a bummer to successfully avoid everything that’s going around and then get taken down by food poisoning. Just be mindful of your food choices.Bring a surgical mask just in case: Some of you might think that this is overkill, but if you’re sitting in close proximity to someone who’s coughing on your flight, you’re going to be glad you brought a couple of disposable surgical masks along.Be safe, have fun and see you all at #CUNAGAC!
October 24, 2019 Gov. Wolf’s Lead-Free PA Initiative Advances with $2.5 Million in HUD Lead Abatement Funding SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced today that Pennsylvania received a $2.5 million federal Housing and Urban Development grant for targeted outreach and evaluation of lead in hundreds of homes in the state’s most high-need areas. The grant will be administered by the Department of Health’s Lead Hazard Control Program.“We are focused on protecting Pennsylvania’s children from the long-term effects of lead poisoning,” Gov. Wolf said. “This grant will allow us to target outreach to homes with the highest need so we can mitigate lead hazards and reduce exposure for children and families.”The Department of Health will work with eight vendors located in high-need areas to conduct outreach, identify housing in need of lead hazard control services and partner with certified lead professionals to identify and reduce lead hazards for families who meet HUD eligibility criteria.The target areas were identified because they have greater numbers of older housing units, young children and low-income residents. Those areas include Blair, Cambria, Chester and York counties; Bethlehem, Harrisburg, Johnstown and certain ZIP codes in Philadelphia. Housing units selected to receive lead hazard control services will be addressed based on the greatest need. Households with children having an Elevated Blood Lead Level will be prioritized; households with children under age six will be second priority, and all other households will receive consideration based on funding availability.The state, counties and local municipalities apply for the HUD grants independently. Montgomery, Delaware, and Bucks counties; Harrisburg and Lancaster also received grants, totaling nearly $20 million.Gov. Wolf announced his Lead-Free Pennsylvania initiative in August to focus on testing and abatement. Components of that announcement included the governor calling on the legislature to increase access to blood testing for children in alignment with federal guidelines, increasing local response efforts, and planning for training of more certified lead abatement professionals.“My Lead-Free PA initiative will continue to focus multiple agencies’ efforts on how we can reduce lead poisoning and exposure, blood test all children, train more lead abatement certified professionals, and remove the hazard of lead from Pennsylvania’s aging housing stock,” Gov. Wolf said.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention named October 20-26 National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week. Gov. Wolf issued a proclamation for the state.The departments of Health and Human Service have updated online resources for families to access information on lead testing, lead poisoning and lead remediation. That information is available at on.pa.gov/lead.
Richie Gustin was the $10,000 IMCA Modified winner at Marshalltown Speedway’s 12th annual World Nationals. (Photo by Bruce Badgley, Motorsports Photography)By Joyce EiseleMARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (Sept. 14-15) – Richie Gustin took the lead at the drop of the green and 50 laps later took home the biggest share of green from Marshalltown Speedway’s 12th annual World Nationals.Gustin outran Jordan Grabouski for Saturday’s $10,000 IMCA Modified payday.The outside pole starter was fast from the onset, getting the lead back after Grabouski enjoyed a brief stay at the front of the field, and then pulling away after the final restart with two laps to go.Already on the ballot for the 2019 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational, Gustin got the victory ahead of Grabouski, Cayden Carter, Tim Ward and former World Nationals winner Benji LaCrosse.Terry Phillips, who’d won ahead of Gustin at last year’s World Nationals, was sixth.Friday night feature winners at Marshalltown were Jeff Mueller in the IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, Chanse Hollatz in the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks and Austin Luellen in the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods.On Saturday, Damon Murty topped the Stock Car main, Dylan Nelson paced the Hobby Stocks and Jared VanDeest led the way to the Northern SportMod checkers.Sept. 14 Feature ResultsStock Cars – 1. Jeff Mueller; 2. Kyle Brown; 3. Damon Murty; 4. Todd Reitzler; 5. Dave Atcher; 6. Shawn Havel; 7. Steve Meyer; 8. Aaron Stolp; 9. Tyler Pickett; 10. Jason See; 11. Curt Hook; 12. Jeff Wollam; 13. Travis Van Straten; 14. Cody Frerichs; 15. Kyle Pfeifer; 16. Kyle Frederick; 17. Dustin Griffiths; 18. Nate Michonski; 19. Tom Cannon; 20. Kyle Everts; 21. Scott Rice; 22. Kellie Drury; 23. Jesse Ely; 24. Mitchell Stankowski.Hobby Stocks – 1. Chanse Hollatz; 2. Dylan Nelson; 3. Eugene Nicklas; 4. Kyle Parizek; 5. Leah Wroten; 6, Garrett Eilander; 7. Aaron Rudolph; 8. Ryan Wells; 9. Rowan Mason; 10. Jack Phillips; 11. Bryce Sommerfeld; 12. Max Leonard; 13. Kenzie Ritter; 14. Jacob Floyd; 15. Jamie Coady; 16. Josh Saunders; 17. Mike Kimm; 18. William Klosterman; 19. Seth Janssen; 20. Eric Knutsen; 21. Brady Bencken; 22. Chad Krug; 23. Jim Ball; 24. Ben NewhouseNorthern SportMods – 1. Austin Luellen; 2. Jared VanDeest; 3. Curtis Van Der Wal; 4. Lance Borgman; 5. Ethan Braaksma; 6. Jake McBirnie; 7. Blaine Webster; 8. Johnathon Logue; 9. Travis Hansen; 10. Kyle Olson; 11. Jordan Bartz; 12. Gage Neal; 13. Dusty Masolini; 14. Chase Rudolf; 15. Kevin Goben; 16. Jason Doyle; 17. Garrett Nelson; 18. Ryan King; 19. Tom Lathrop; 20. Duane Peterson; 21. Thomas Egenberger; 22. Cory Rose; 23. Jason Hall; 24. Colton Nelson.Sept. 15 Feature ResultsModifieds – 1. Richie Gustin; 2. Jordan Grabouski; 3. Cayden Carter; 4. Tim Ward; 5. Benji LaCrosse; 6. Terry Phillips; 7. Cody Laney; 8. Mike Mullen; 9. Kelly Shryock 10. Chris Abelson; 11. Tom Berry Jr.; 12. Darin Duffy; 13. Ronn Lauritzen; 14. Ethan Dotson; 15. Shawn Strand; 16. Kenny Wallace; 17. Aaron Benson; 18. D.J. Shannon; 19. Joel Rust; 20. Kyle Strickler; 21. Brian Mullen; 22. Kurt Kile; 23. Jacob Murray; 24. Johnny Whitman.Stock Cars – 1. Murty; 2. Brown; 3. Pfeifer; 4. Mueller; 5. Van Straten; 6. Havel; 7. Frederick; 8. Meyer; 9. Atcher; 10. Pickett; 11. Andrew Borchardt; 12. John Oliver Jr.; 13. Mike Schmidt; 14. Harley Simon; 15. See; 16. Kodiak Wirtz; 17. Cannon; 18. Frerichs; 19. Stankowski; 20. Hook; 21. Eric Zwirschitz; 22. Stolp; 23. Reitzler; 24. Rice.Hobby Stocks – 1. Nelson; 2. Knutsen; 3. Hollatz; 4. Andrew Burg; 5. Rudolph; 6. Parizek; 7. Wells; 8. Daniel Ayers; 9. Coady; 10. Mike Kincaid; 11. Mason; 12. Krug; 13. Kevin Derry; 14. Nicklas; 15. Bryan Keeney; 16. Klosterman; 17. Jeremiah Andrews; 18. Andy Peck; 19. Austin Jahnz; 20. Phillips; 21. Zack Smidt; 22. Saunders; 23. Leonard; 24. Sommerfeld.Northern SportMods – 1. VanDeest; 2. Braaksma; 3. McBirnie; 4. Logue; 5. Jason Ebert; 6. Bartz; 7. Rose; 8. Borgman; 9. Travis Peterson; 10. Masolini; 11. Nelson; 12. Cody Schroeder; 13. Nate Whitehurst; 14. Austin Howes; 15. Egenberger; 16. Rudolf; 17. Robert Moore; 18. Hansen; 19. Ryan Lemieux; 20. Dustin Lynch; 21. Lathrop; 22. Brandon Tharp; 23. Hall; 24. Cory Van Zante.