17SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,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 As you look back on 2018, you’re probably wondering what to do differently once the calendar flips. One thing you should do is make sure your staff is ready to hit the ground running so they can knock 2019 out of the park. Here are three ways to motivate your employees into the New Year…Make sure everyone is involved: A new year usually means new plans and new goals. The best way to make sure that team goals are achieved is to make sure that everyone is on board. The best way to do that is to loop-in the entire team during the planning process. Giving your employees a voice is a great way to get them to take ownership in the plan so they’ll already know what they need to do before you have to tell them.Discuss personal goals: Having your staff involved in the creation of team goals is fantastic, but if you really want to get an employee excited, talk to them about where they are headed in 2019. If an employee has a good chance at a promotion next year, tell them. It’s a lot easier to be excited about a journey if you know where you’re headed.End the year on a high note: Was your team able to accomplish their goals this year? Yes? Then celebrate that and celebrate each other. A good team is hard to find (just ask Cleveland sports fans). As a leader, you’re probably excited about what the future holds for your team, but don’t get so distracted that you can enjoy this year’s successes.
May 6, 2009 (CIDRAP News) –The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today announced approval of a new influenza vaccine manufacturing facility in Pennsylvania that could be used to produce a vaccine against the novel influenza H1N1 (swine flu) virus. The Sweetwater, Pa., facility is owned and operated by Sanofi Pasteur, which is already the nation’s largest seasonal flu vaccine producer and manufactures the only prepandemic H5N1 avian influenza vaccine for the nation’s Strategic National Stockpile. Officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have said that they are working on a seed strain for a vaccine against the novel H1N1 influenza virus. If pilot trials and production go smoothly, the nation could have a vaccine against the new influenza strain this fall. However, they also said that the decision about whether to use the vaccine would be made separately. Jesse Goodman, MD, MPH, the FDA’s acting chief scientist and deputy commissioner for scientific and medical programs, said in a press release today that increased capacity for influenza vaccines is critical for pandemic preparedness as well as seasonal influenza. “Thanks to strategic investments by the federal government and proactive efforts and engagement by the FDA and the vaccine industry, our nation’s preparedness has come a long way over the last 5 years,” he said. In 2007 the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) awarded Sanofi a $77.4 million grant to retrofit existing vaccine production facilities and keep them ready for 2 years to produce pandemic flu vaccines, with an option to extend the time to 5 years, according to previous reports. Sanofi had said it hoped to complete the retrofitting by late 2010. The company contributed $25 million toward there novation of its existing plant. Jun 20, 2007, CIDRAP News story “Flu vaccine makers get HHS funds to prepare for pandemic” May 6 FDA news release Sanofi will use the new facility to make Fluzone, the company’s egg-based influenza vaccine. It completed construction of the new $150 million, 140,000-square-foot plant injury 2007 and said it had hoped to bring the facility online by late 2008 or early 2009, according to a company press release in 2007. Construction of Sanofi’s new facility was designed to add capacity for 100 million doses of seasonal flu vaccine each year, while the renovation was expected to add production capacity of about 50 million doses each year. When the HHS awarded the contract to Sanofi, it also awarded a similar retrofitting contract for $55.1million to MedImmune, Inc. The department’s goal in boosting capacity at the two plants was to allow them to produce 100 million doses of a pandemic vaccine within 6 months of the start of a pandemic. See also: Jul 20, 2007, Sanofi press release
“I think every game is a test for us. Our idea is that going forwards we are going to be in a position where we can challenge consistently at that level next year. Traditionally for many years Liverpool has been the top team in the city, no question about that. “Obviously last year Everton finished above ourselves but for us it is very important to finish as high as we possibly can. We had a difficult start and didn’t win a game until the end of September but the players and staff have worked very hard. “We just have to maintain the standards we have set in the second half of the season. Last week (a 6-0 win at Newcastle) we had that and for us the idea is to maintain that standard. Whether we win 6-0 or 1-0 the objective will be to win the game. “We have three games left and we want to win every game.” It will be Rodgers’ first experience of an Anfield derby, having seen his side concede a 2-0 lead at Goodison Park earlier in the season. “I am really looking forward to feeling the atmosphere at Anfield. I think all derby matches have an intensity to them,” he said. “As a manager every game is important, derby games in particular, but the concentration has to be controlled. “These games are always intense and there is passion but they are not always the best games. But you have two teams who will be fierce and competitive but who will want to play the game in the right way.” A win for the Toffees – who have not been victorious at Anfield since 1999 – would ensure they finished above their near-neighbours for the second successive season. That would also be the first time that has happened since the Reds returned to the top flight in 1962, but Rodgers dismissed suggestions the match symbolised a power shift on Merseyside. “It is not a benchmark, it is another game to show we have the qualities to compete,” he said. Press Association Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers insists Sunday’s 220th Merseyside derby does not represent a significant landmark in the fortunes of both clubs.