continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr A little while ago, NAFCU blogged about the NCUA’s business continuity planning guidance and the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council’s (FFIEC’s) 2007 Pandemic Planning Guidance. In light of the spread of Covid-19 a.k.a. the coronavirus, the FFIEC updated its Interagency Statement on Pandemic Planning (the guide), identifying “actions that financial institutions should take to minimize the potential adverse effects of a pandemic.” In a related press release, the federal financial institution regulators encouraged financial institutions, including credit unions to continue meeting the financial needs of members affected by coronavirus.The guide begins with a discussion of the unique challenges presented by a pandemic in comparison to other disasters. The guide then explains how to incorporate pandemic risk into a credit union’s business continuity management, including the business impact analysis, the risk assessment, and risk monitoring and testing. Let’s briefly touch on each phase:The Unique Challenges of a PandemicIn order to effectively serve members, it is important to tailor a credit union’s traditional business continuity plan (BCP) to address the unique challenges posed by a pandemic. The guide explains that a credit union’s BCP should provide for:
Stuff co.nz 25 May 2016Family First Comment: Once again, the link between marijuana and P.A meth-smoking grandmother will be on curfew for four months as a result of her offending.Karen Haupapa previously pleaded guilty to cultivating cannabis, possessing methamphetamine and having three glass pipes which are used to smoke the class A drug.During Wednesday’s hearing, Judge Chris Sygrove said police executed a search warrant at Haupapa’s New Plymouth address on February 10.Officers found two “healthy” one metre high cannabis plants, along with 41 cuttings, growing in pots in a shed on her property.Inside the house, a small leather bag containing 0.26 grams of methamphetamine and a glass pipe were seized. Two more pipes were found in a caravan near the house.Sygrove said Haupapa admitted the drugs were for her personal use and that she had paid $150 for the meth.READ MORE: http://www.stuff.co.nz/taranaki-daily-news/80372319/methsmoking-gran-sentenced-on-drugs-charges
Batesville, IN—On Sunday afternoon, August 18th, 2019, the Ripley County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a vehicle accident involving injuries located on SR 129 at the intersection of CR 1100 north near Batesville.Arriving on scene deputies found that a 2011 Ford Fusion being operated 16-year-old Cassandra Kramer of Greensburg had been traveling west on CR 1100 north when it failed to yield at the intersection of SR 129 colliding with a 2015 Chevrolet Silverado being operated by 60-year-old Gerry Burnett of Holton as he traveled south on SR 129.The impact caused the Silverado to roll coming to rest on it wheels as the Fusion continued off the west side of SR 129 striking a lawnmower being operated by 64-year-old Thomas Miller of Batesville before coming to rest on the west side of the road.Kramer and a passenger were not injured and released from the scene.Burnett, along with his passenger, 58-year-old Wanda English Burnett, also of Holton, had to be extricated from the vehicle before being transported to Margaret Mary Health by Batesville EMS for treatment of nonlife-threatening injuries.Miller received minor injuries and was released at the scene.The accident is currently under investigation by the Ripley County Sheriff’s Office who were assisted at the scene by the Batesville Police Department, Batesville Fire & EMS.
CLEAR LAKE — The City Council in Clear Lake tonight will consider awarding the contract for improvements to North 32nd Street, which could lead to major development on the east side of the community. McKiness Excavating of Mason City submitted the lowest, responsive, responsible bid for the project for just over $1.75 million.City Administrator Scott Flory says it will create some economic development opportunities for the community. “It’s going to open up a significant area for future economic development there. Obviously it’s proximity to Interstate 35, the 194 interchange. We think it’s got terrific potential there for Clear Lake for a lot of things.”Flory says the improvements to North 32nd Street will start about 375 feet north of the intersection of State Highway 122, which is the intersection where Kwik Star is located. He says the project includes pavement removal; sanitary sewer mains & manholes; water main improvements; storm sewer; street lighting; and 1625 feet in length of Portland Cement Concrete, 37 feet wide and eight inches thick.City officials are working on a preliminary development agreement and letter of intent for a large-scale hotel & conference center that possibly could be placed in the area of the North 32nd Street project.The council meets tonight at 6 o’clock at City Hall.