El Gobernador Wolf anuncia $53 millones para brindar apoyo adicional a proveedores de cuidado infantil

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Economy,  Español,  Human Services,  Press Release En el día de la fecha, el Gobernador Tom Wolf visitó el centro de cuidado infantil en la sede de PSECU en Harrisburg para anunciar que se destinarán $53 millones para brindar apoyo financiero adicional a los proveedores de cuidado infantil que han sufrido durante la pandemia de COVID-19.“Estos fondos ayudarán a los proveedores de cuidado infantil a cerrar la brecha hasta que la clientela regrese”, dijo el Gobernador Wolf. “También los ayudará a afrontar los costos crecientes que han tenido debido a la pandemia, como la limpieza y la desinfección, lo que ayudará a mantener seguros a los 386,000 niños que asisten a nuestros centros de cuidado infantil habilitados, así como a los trabajadores que hacen tanto para cuidarlos”.Teresa Miller, Secretaria del Departamento de Servicios Humanos; George Rudolph, Presidente y CEO de PSECU; y Tonya Bastinelli, Directora del centro de cuidado infantil Bright Horizons en PSECU se unieron al Gobernador para realizar el anuncio.En junio, la Administración Wolf distribuyó $51 millones en Fondos de Desarrollo de Cuidado Infantil de la Ley CARES a proveedores de cuidado infantil que reunían los requisitos. Los $53 millones que se anunciaron hoy también provienen de fondos de la Ley CARES y se distribuirán este mes. En los próximos meses, se distribuirán otros $116 millones de la Ley 24, lo que elevará la suma total de apoyo financiero a $220 millones.Los fondos se distribuyen a través de la Oficina de Desarrollo Infantil y Aprendizaje Temprano (OCDEL, por sus siglas en inglés) del Departamento de Servicios Humanos (DHS), que otorga licencias a proveedores de cuidado infantil en el estado y trabaja con el Instituto de Asuntos Estatales y Regionales de Penn State Harrisburg en un estudio de impacto para comprender los retos que los proveedores de cuidado infantil tienen a la hora de reabrir y reanudar las operaciones en medio de la COVID-19.La OCDEL tiene 7,017 proveedores de cuidado infantil habilitados al 24 de junio y 65 han cerrado permanentemente con respecto a la lista de licencias de febrero de 2020. Según la participación en la distribución de la Ley CARES de junio, un poco más de 100 proveedores adicionales han rechazado los fondos, indicando que tienen la intención de permanecer cerrados.El estudio de Penn State destaca las diversas consecuencias operativas y financieras que los proveedores de cuidado infantil han sufrido y continuarán sufriendo durante la pandemia de COVID-19.Según las conclusiones preliminares del estudio, la distribución de fondos de estímulo en julio es crucial para garantizar que se disponga de una capacidad adecuada en el futuro. Los datos recopilados mediante este estudio se utilizarán para ayudar a determinar la asignación de los $116 millones restantes.“Si bien no sabemos cómo estará la pandemia en una semana, un mes o un año, sabemos que un sistema de cuidado infantil saludable y sólido será fundamental para sobrellevar la recuperación económica que nos espera”, dijo la Secretaria Departamento de Servicios Humanos, Teresa Miller. “Este estudio reflejará las experiencias y los retos que los proveedores de cuidado infantil han sufrido desde que surgió la pandemia de COVID-19 en Pennsylvania y nos permitirá asignar fondos adicionales en base a la manera y el lugar en que nuestros proveedores de cuidado infantil los necesitan más. Esta industria es vital tanto para una economía saludable como para el futuro de nuestros hijos, y no abandonaremos a nuestros proveedores de cuidado infantil que dedican sus vidas a nuestros residentes de Pennsylvania más pequeños, a menudo con bajos salarios y ahora, poniendo en riesgo su salud. Estaremos con ustedes durante los retos que puedan venir”.“Afortunadamente, hemos podido mantener nuestro centro de cuidado infantil abierto durante toda la pandemia de COVID-19”, dijo George Rudolph, Presidente y CEO de PSECU. “Es muy importante porque muchos de los padres que usan este servicio son trabajadores esenciales. Al mantener las puertas abiertas, hemos podido brindar un servicio valioso a nuestros héroes locales y les ha permitido seguir trabajando. Para PSECU, este centro de cuidado infantil representa una de las muchas maneras en que podemos contribuir con la fortaleza y el bienestar de nuestros miembros y la comunidad local”.“El cuidado infantil estable, económico y de alta calidad es una pieza importante de nuestro desarrollo de la fuerza laboral”, dijo el Gobernador Wolf. “De hecho, mi Centro de Comando de Desarrollo Económico y Fuerza Laboral de Keystone lo identificó como uno de los mayores obstáculos para lograr que más residentes de Pennsylvania ingresen a la fuerza laboral. A medida que continuamos recuperándonos económicamente de esta pandemia, necesitaremos disponer de cuidado infantil para que los padres puedan volver a trabajar o para que puedan asistir a programas de capacitación o entrevistas de trabajo. Y, por supuesto, es crucial continuar brindando atención de alta calidad durante los primeros años de vida de los niños que son tan importantes ya que aprenden rápidamente”.View this information in English. July 06, 2020center_img El Gobernador Wolf anuncia $53 millones para brindar apoyo adicional a proveedores de cuidado infantillast_img read more

Slices of island heaven up for grabs in Queensland

first_imgWho hasn’t dreamt about owning an island resort in the Whitsundays? Or maybe a tropical resort at the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef?Or why not do both, with Long Island Resort and Club Crocodile Airlie Beach Resort both listed for sale with vacant possession via an international expressions of interest campaign.Long Island Resort, which has been owned by private investor David Kingston’s Ocean Hotels group for the past 20 years, is expected to fetch between $15 million and $20 million, while Club Crocodile Airlie Beach Resort is predicted to attract between $8 million and $10 million.Read the full story on Commercial NewsMore from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home3 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor9 hours agolast_img read more

Railway station lures buyers to Mango Hill

first_imgThe home at 42 Maryvale Rd, Mango Hill, sold for $583,000.A family home in Mango Hill has sold for well above the suburb median as the local market remains buoyant. The four-bedroom home at 42 Maryvale Rd sold for $583,000, which was more than $72,000 above the median house price for Mango Hill.Ray White Mango Hill marketing agent, Darren Suhle said the home on a 763sq m corner block attracted a lot of interest. “It was your typical family home so it was more the mum and dad with kids looking at this property than investors,” he said. Mr Suhle said part of the attraction was how close the property was to the Mango Hill train station. More from newsLand grab sees 12 Sandstone Lakes homesites sell in a week21 Jun 2020Tropical haven walking distance from the surf9 Oct 2019“Everyone is going crazy for homes close to the railway station,” he said. The Ray White agent said the Mango Hill market had been quite buoyant and he had seen an increase in activity. According to CoreLogic, the median house price in the suburb increased by 3.1 per cent in the three months to the end of January and 11.2 per cent in the past year to sit at $510,450. “At the moment we can’t get enough listings to supply demand,” Mr Suhle said. “The buyers tend to be more local people moving around rather than interstaters or investors. “A lot of people who are coming out from closer to Brisbane never would have come out to the area before the railway station was built. “They are seeing good value for their money out here and they can still commute to the city.”last_img read more

“Renovator’s delights’’ the new in demand property type

first_imgIt needed a fair bit of renovation work, but 184 Annie St, New Farm still attracted a big price. Picture: realestate.com.auThere were 19 registered bidders and according to marketing agent Scott Darwon of Ray White, the highest offer before auction was $1 million.“There was a bidding war between two parties and it sold for $1,340,000,’’ he said.The four-bedroom home was described in its listing as a “diamond in the rough’’.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home4 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor4 hours agoNew Farm is a popular inner city suburb with a median house price of $1.605 million and renovated properties often achieve record sale prices.It was the first time in more than 20 years that the home had been offered for sale. It was on a 354sq m block and had original VJ walls, high ceilings and timber flooring. At 3 Mitta St, Everton Park, the wooden floors are hidden under carpet in the four-bedroom home. 35 Macgregor Tce, Bardon, is described as “full of promise”. Picture: realestate.com.auThe three-bedroom home is said to be “full of promise’’.The original 1930s Queenslander is untouched and original throughout. It has original period features including high ceilings and VJ walls.It could potentially be built-in underneath subject to council approval. The kitchen could do with a bit of modernising at 3 Mitta St, Everton Park. Picture: realestate.com.auIt’s described by its listing agent, Gary Watling, of Harcourts Solutions, as a “new project to call home’’. The house has been held by the same family for 45 years and has not been updated during that time.It sits on 607sq m of land and has high ceilings with wide plaster cornices and double doors which lead from the lounge area to the patio.At Bardon, a home at 35 Macgregor Tce is listed for auction on June 10 through Peter D’Arcy of D’Arcy Estate Agents.center_img 184 Annie St, New Farm sold under the hammer for $1.34 million. Picture: realestate.com.auFancy yourself pretty handy with a hammer?Reckon you could give those contestants on The Block a run for their money?Then maybe your property search should be focusing on a “renovator’s delight’’. ALMOST $1 MILLION FOR THIS RENOVATOR’S DELIGHT There are plenty of properties advertised for sale that need either a little TLC or a massive makeover to transform them.In popular New Farm, a cottage at 184 Annie St attracted strong interest when it went to auction this week.last_img read more

Home in Trinity Park’s Bluewater marina is perfect fit for all buyers

first_imgOwners of 14 Apollo Quay, Trinity Park at Bluewater, Maureen and John Bennett, are selling their home via Cairns Property Shop. June 17, 2017“You can spend a lot of time pottering with the boat without worrying about the lawn.“You can have a barbecue and enjoy a drink on the deck and take in the water views, you can’t get much better than that.”The property’s pontoon can accommodate vessels up to 12m and is the perfect place for kids to skip stones and learn how to cast a line.For those who love the outdoors, especially water sports and golf, Bluewater’s proximity to the Half Moon Bay Golf Club and a variety of quality dining spots are also expected to draw interest in the property.In fact, locals have been known to take smaller boats up to Yorkeys Knob Boating Club for a meal.“You don’t have to take a vehicle,” Mr Bennet said. “It just adds another dimension to going out.” Owners of 14 Apollo Quay, Trinity Park at Bluewater, Maureen and John Bennett, are selling their home via Cairns Property Shop. June 17, 2017Mrs Bennett said the couple had both lived in the home and rented it out while living in a neighbouring house, and listed a practical layout as one of the building’s drawcards.“It is a very large house on a small piece of land and features two outdoor balconies and very reasonably sized bedrooms,” she said.“If there is someone working in the kitchen, you can still be very involved in the life of the family because it is all open. “You can open the doors to the outdoor balcony which leads to the canal and all that is one open room – it’s just lovely.”The pair, who spent some time working in Papua New Guinea as fly-in, fly-out employees said the home’s easy upkeep would suit those working away or couples with demanding careers.More from newsCairns home ticks popular internet search terms3 days agoTen auction results from ‘active’ weekend in Cairns3 days ago“You don’t have great quantities of lawn to mow and gardens to look after but you feel you’re in a green tract,” Mr Bennett said. Owners of 14 Apollo Quay, Trinity Park at Bluewater, Maureen and John Bennett, are selling their home via Cairns Property Shop. June 17, 2017A FAMILY-friendly, low-maintenance home at one of Cairns’ most exclusive addresses is set to go under the hammer next month.John and Maudi Bennett bought the four-bedroom, two-bathroom house at 14 Apollo Quay at Trinity Park’s Bluewater marina five years ago but health issues are forcing the couple to sell up and move closer to Brisbane.An integrated open-plan living area leads out to a canal terrace perfect for entertaining right on the water’s edge, and direct access to a personal eight-metre pontoon provides an easy escape to a day of snorkelling and diving on the Great Barrier Reef.center_img Owners of 14 Apollo Quay, Trinity Park at Bluewater, Maureen and John Bennett, are selling their home via Cairns Property Shop. June 17, 2017Property Shop sales and marketing director Ben Johnston said the state-of-the-art, architecturally designed residence was filled with natural lighting. “It’s really quite an opulent home and there are not many who will go past the gourmet chef-style kitchen with marble benches, ample cupboard and bench space and integrated fridge/freezer, microwave and built in coffee machine,” he said. “There is also split-system airconditioning throughout, a pool, a double garage, side access, and a completely fenced yard to maintain privacy.”last_img read more

This is the Qld house most property hunters wanted to look at this week

first_imgQueensland’s most viewed property this week was at 24 Dobson St, Ascot. Picture: realestate.com.auIt was a contemporary home at 24 Dobson St, Ascot which was the Queensland property most potential buyers wanted to get a better look at this week.New figures reveal the home was the most viewed in Queensland and fifth most viewed in Australia this week on realestate.com.auThe 1920s four-bedroom house is listed Cobey Parnell of Shaw Property Group.It underwent a complete architect-designed rebuild by its current owners. The home has imported oak parquetry and natural marble. 7-13 King Arthur Drive, Sovereign Islands.The seven-bedroom home known as Chateau de Reves, is considered a Gold Coast trophy home.It is the first time the house is being offered for sale. It occupies at 3070 sqm site and has 85 metres of water frontage.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home2 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor2 hours ago7-13 King Arthur Drive, Sovereign Islands.The home was built in 2001 and took three years to complete. Features include imported Venetian Murano glass, an Italian imported timber balustrade and Botticino marble floors.At the cheaper end of the scale a home at 16 Wiltshire Drive, Mudgeeraba was the third most viewed Queensland property this week.The home, listed through Ray White – Robina’s Greg Corcoran, is listed for offers of more than $550,000. 16 Wiltshire Drive, MudgeerabaThe four-bedroom house has a covered entertainment area which opens up to a large swimming pool.The back deck is made of Merbau.A tri-level home at 1 Miriam St, Holland Park West, was the fourth most viewed property in Queensland on realestate.com.au this week.The three-bedroom home which is listed through John Kubatov of Class Real Estate – Bulimba,is seeking offers in the mid to high $600,000s. 24 Dobson St, Ascot. Picture: realestate.com.auIt has traditional cathedral windows with French shutters, hand cut sandstone and travertine security fence. There are five metre high ceilings and custom wall panelling.A stunning mansion on the water at the Gold Coast was the next most popular listing this week.The home at 7-13 King Arthur Court, Sovereign Islands is listed through Paul Arthur of Queensland Sotheby’s International Realty. 57 Castile St, IndooroopillyA home at 57 Castile St, Indooroopilly with a price guide between $3 million and $3.3 million rounds out the top five this week.The home which is listed through, Alex Jordan of McGrath Real Estate Paddington, overlooks the St Lucia Golf Links. 57 Castile St, IndooroopillyIt is on an elevated 708sq m block. Inside is an open plan lounge and dining zone. There is a secluded terrace and a self cleaning, heated swimming pool plus spa. 1 Miriam St, Holland Park WestThe townhome has views of the city skyline. On the lower level is parking and a laundry and a timber staircase which leads to the middle level, which has the living areas.The bedrooms are on the upper level.last_img read more

Gold Coast beach house attracts plenty of interest

first_img16 Elizabeth St, Currumbin Waters.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach Northless than 1 hour ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa21 hours ago“We had six registered bidders and three active bidders he said.“Bidding open at $850,000 before it sold to a family for $910,000.”He said the house offered an exceptional lifestyle in popular Currumbin Waters.“It was a well designed and well thought-out renovation,” he said.“There is nothing left to do but move in and enjoy the property.” 16 Elizabeth St, Currumbin Waters.A QUINTESSENTIAL Gold Coast beach house “superbly renovated” sold under the hammer over the weekend for $910,000.The property at 16 Elizabeth St, Currumbin Waters pulled a crowd of about 40 people according to agent Billy Jaz of McGrath Palm Beach. 16 Elizabeth St, Currumbin Waters.center_img 16 Elizabeth St, Currumbin Waters.On the southern border with New South Wales and set back from the ocean, Currumbin Waters is comprised of affordable residential pockets as well as some industrial property.The relaxed lifestyle and convenient location of the suburb has placed it in high demand with house hunters. CoreLogic data shows house prices in Currumbin Waters have jumped 45 per cent to $654,000 over the five years to September, 2017.last_img read more

These are the homes potential buyers were keener on than any others this week

first_img63 Agnes St, Auchenflower. Picture: realestate.com.auA five-bedroom home at 63 Agnes St, Auchenflower was the property more potential buyers looked at on realestate.com.au than any other in Queensland this week.The two-level colonial home has undergone a contemporary renovation. The property has a swimming pool and a flat backyard, plus the house has a front and side veranda. 63 Agnes St, Auchenflower. Picture: realestate.com.auMore from newsNew apartments released at idyllic retirement community Samford Grove Presented by Parks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus20 hours agoThe second most popular listing in Queensland was a two-bedroom home set for removal at 98 Payne St, Indooroopilly. It is listed for $94,500 which includes moving the home to your own block of land and installing it on new foundations. 1 Wallum Court Buderim. Picture: realestate.com.auThe kitchen has a breakfast bar and there are open plan living and dining areas plus a fireplace.It is listed through Gail Robertson of McGrath – Buderim. 3 Double Bar Court, Arana Hills. Picture: realestate.com.auIt is listed through Tamika Kent and Sam Scott of Coronis – Arana Hills.The fourth most viewed Queensland listing was at Elanora on the Gold Coast.The three-bedroom home at 7 Capano Court, is listed for offers of more than $619,000.It is in a cul-de-sac. It has a purpose built bar and the kitchen has been updated with stone benchtops and gas appliances. 98 Payne St, Indooroopilly. Picture: realestate.com.auIt has a bay window in the main bedroom, polished pine floors and an open front veranda. There are VJ timber walls and timber windows.A brick home at 3 Double Bar Court, Arana Hills was the third most popular listing on realetate.com.au this week.The renovated four-bedroom home is listed for offers of more than $589,000. It has floating floorboards, and an open-plan living, dining and kitchen area. The kitchen has stone benchtops and a large pullout pantry.center_img 63 Agnes St, Auchenflower. Picture: realestate.com.auMany of the character features have been retained, including polished timber floors, intricate vents over the doors and high ceilings. The main bedroom has an ensuite with a bathtub. 7 Capano Court Elanora. Picture: realestate.com.auIt is listed through Daniel Tavener and Ken Jacob of Ray White – Tugun.Rounding out the top five most viewed properties this week is a four-bedroom house at 1 Wallum Court, Buderim which is listed with a price guide of more than $665,000.The home has leafy views toward the coast. It has a wrap around verandas and swimming pool, plus indoor and outdoor living areas. 63 Agnes St, Auchenflower. Picture: realestate.com.auIt is listed through Tim Douglas and Sacha Hennessy of Place – Paddington.last_img read more