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

Huge hinterland holding offered for the first time in a century

first_img The original brick homestead, once the Eden family home, remains on the property.The Eden family no longer live on the land, with a caretaker appointed and residing in the original homestead, a lowset brick home with four bedrooms.Mr Williams said a Town Planning report was being prepared on the land which is zoned both Rural and Rural Residential and encompasses 12 lots with 12 titles.The lots range in size from 1.445ha to 8.288ha with the holding being offered as a whole. “The potential uses could be associated with tourism or an eco type of use, subject to council approval,” Mr Williams said. “Alternatively, someone could come in and potentially utilise the existing 12 titles and sell them off individually. There aren’t many opportunities on Tamborine Mountain to do that.”Tamborine Mountain is a popular destination for locals and tourists, being perched on a picturesque plateau behind the Gold Coast and one hour from Brisbane. Buy a mansion for $5.9m, get a free cruiser Limits and borders keep on site auctions at bay A 30ha holding at 272 Main Western Rd and Esme St, Tamborine Mountain is on the market for the first time in 100 years.ONE of the largest privately-owned properties on Tamborine Mountain in the Gold Coast Hinterland has hit the market for the first time in 100 years.The rare parcel occupies 30.2ha of prime elevated land on North Tamborine and presents an exciting opportunity for a range of interested stakeholders.“A 30ha site in Tamborine Mountain is extremely rare,” said marketing agent Tony Williams of Ray White Special Projects QLD, who is selling the parcel as a whole.“The response locally has been really, really strong because it’s such a well-known property within Tamborine Mountain.”The property, at 272 Main Western Rd and Esme St, has been held for three generations by the Edens, a prominent family on Tamborine Mountain who originally ran a dairy farm. center_img MORE: Tony Smith’s Mermaid Beach mansion sells for record sum More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa7 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day agoA 30ha holding on North Tamborine is 30 minutes from the Gold Coast and one hour from Brisbane.This highly usable land has a gentle gradient from the Western side to the eastern boundary where there’s plentiful access to water from wells and bores.Since the holding was launched last week, Mr Williams said inquiries had been strong with interest coming in from a broad range of stakeholders. “There are groups from in and around the area who have an interest in the blocks individually,” he said.“There are groups looking at it for agricultural purposes. There are also speculators looking at keeping a component and selling the other titles or alternatively selling them all.”Mr Williams said it was impossible to put a price guide on the land which is being offered under an expressions on interest campaign, closing on 2 July at 4pm.“It’s such a unique holding that it’s very difficult to do so [offer a price guide],” he said.“The Eden family have clearly owned it for a very long time so we need to go through a process which is really a market-driven outcome to see where the offers are.”last_img read more

Aguero absent against Potters

first_img Mark Hughes hopes Stoke can follow in the footsteps of three of his former clubs and upset another of his old sides Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday. City have won all but three of their 21 home matches this season, losing to title rivals Chelsea in the Premier League and Bayern Munich and Barcelona in the Champions League. Hughes played for all three clubs, while perhaps more relevantly he is also taking confidence from Stoke’s impressive performance in holding City to a draw at the Britannia Stadium in September as well as wins over Chelsea and Manchester United. Two of Manchester City’s three home losses have come this month, including to Barca on Tuesday, but Hughes does not expect the confidence of Manuel Pellegrini’s side to be affected. The Potters boss said: “They’re able to go from one challenge to another and refocus very quickly. “They’ve got a huge squad of great quality. The difficulty from my point of view is knowing who they’re going to pick on the day. “They’ve been absolutely outstanding at home and averaged a significant amount of goals as well, so it’s a huge task. “But we’ve had really positive results against the top teams this year, beating Chelsea and Manchester United, drawing with City, which very few teams have been able to accomplish, so we were pleased with that performance at the Britannia. “We’ll have to match that and maybe go somewhere a little bit more as well.” Not surprisingly given their Champions League result in midweek, talk of the quadruple has also subsided but boss Manuel Pellegrini insists the players will not be badly affected as they host Stoke in the Barclays Premier League this weekend. Pellegrini said: “They are absolutely clear in their minds that we are fighting for the Premier League. “I don’t think there will be a psychological link between one competition and the other.” One other issue affecting City this week is the scheduling of their FA Cup quarter-final against Wigan for Sunday, March 9, just three days before the game in Barcelona. It has been reported as a hindrance to City but Pellegrini has another point of view. He said: “Maybe it’s better for us to play on Saturday, but also the international players will only arrive on Thursday after they play for their national team, and that’s not good. “So everything has both sides. We don’t have any problems with Sunday.” Pellegrini also confirmed that top scorer Sergio Aguero is due to return to full training next week after four games out with a hamstring injury. The striker has missed four games with a hamstring injury but could be back in contention for the Capital One Cup final against Sunderland on March 2. Midfielder James Milner is available again after his midweek European suspension and captain Vincent Kompany is not affected by a hamstring twinge. Defender Matija Nastasic (knee) is the only other notable absentee. Press Association Manchester City top scorer Sergio Aguero will miss this weekend’s Barclays Premier League clash with Stoke but is poised to return to training next week.last_img read more

Thomas Bjorn to captain Europe for 2018 Ryder Cup

first_imgDenmark’s Thomas Bjorn has been confirmed as Europe’s captain for the 2018 Ryder Cup.He’ll lead the team’s effort to reclaim the trophy from the USA.Bjorn’s played in the event three times – and has been part of the backroom staff on four occasions. He’s the first Scandinavian skipper of the team.last_img