Gov. Wolf: State to Distribute $51 million in CARES Funding to Support Child Care Providers

first_img May 20, 2020 Bucks$2,359,600Adams$436,200Union$166,600 Westmoreland$842,500Mifflin$224,200Montour$71,000 Category 5 Child Care Centers (licensed capacity 138-596)$16,500 – $51,600$18,500$20,693 Berks$1,216,500Schuylkill$307,400Susquehanna$139,000 Provider TypeRangeMedianAverage Group Child Care Homes$2,000 – $7,700$2,800$3,064 Erie$1,011,700Mercer$253,900Carbon$88,200 Category 2 Child Care Centers (licensed capacity 39-61)$4,100 – $20,800$5,650$6,594 Luzerne$924,400Perry$244,700Wyoming$81,000 Distribution by county:Distribution by County Lebanon$791,400Crawford$220,500Juniata$47,500 Washington$519,300McKean$200,700Sullivan$8,600 Philadelphia$11,146,700Centre$502,800Clarion$194,300 Grand Total $51,346,300OCDEL has continued to pay child care providers with CCW, Pre-K Counts, and Head Start State Supplemental Assistance Program enrollments during the closure period. OCDEL recognizes that providers have or will experience increased costs associated with additional staffing, cleaning and sanitation to ensure a safe environment for children. This funding is being provided to support the continuum of child care business operations that are so very necessary to Pennsylvania’s parents.The attestation form and process for the CARES Act funds for child care providers can be found here.Visit the PA Department of Health’s dedicated Coronavirus webpage for the most up-to-date information regarding COVID-19.Additional resources for citizens and DHS providers related to COVID-19 are available here.Ver esta página en español. Montgomery$3,587,200Northumberland$461,200Elk$179,300 Delaware$2,603,800Beaver$450,100Bradford$167,900 Family Child Care Homes$1,700 – $4,300$2,100$2,235 Northampton$1,098,400Clearfield$304,000Tioga$137,900 School Age Only$2,700 – $16,900$3,000$3,306 Monroe$560,600Huntingdon$203,600Cameron$22,400 York$1,448,500Indiana$322,300Greene$154,000 Lackawanna$697,800Bedford$206,200Fulton$38,700 Category 1 Child Care Centers (licensed capacity 8 -38)$2,300 – $12,800$3,500$4,020 Economy,  Press Release Governor Tom Wolf today announced an initial distribution of $51 million of funding from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding to support child care providers around Pennsylvania. Distributed in partnership with the General Assembly, this initial funding will reach nearly 7,000 child care centers.“Child care providers are the backbone of our economy in many ways,” Gov. Wolf said. “Without their work, children would miss out on an introduction to education that helps them throughout childhood, adolescence, and adulthood, and parents and guardians may have to stay home or not pursue education themselves. I cannot understate how valuable this work is to local communities and the commonwealth as a whole, and as Pennsylvania reopens, we need a robust and healthy child care system.”Pennsylvania received $106 million in funding to support child care providers through the CARES Act that will be distributed to providers in two waves. The first wave of $51 million will be distributed to all eligible, licensed child care providers and is designed to help providers preparing to reopen as counties move to the yellow phase. The remaining funding will be allocated following the completion of a study by the Department of Human Resources (DHS) Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) and Penn State Harrisburg’s Institute of State and Regional Affairs assessing the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Pennsylvania’s child care providers.“Child care providers allow parents and guardians to go to work knowing their children are being cared for a in a safe, nurturing, and educational environment. Without their service, we cannot have a fully functional economy, and we are committed to helping them weather this tumultuous period,” said DHS Secretary Teresa Miller. “This CARES Act funding allows us to support child care providers who are undoubtedly feeling the current strain on their businesses so they can continue to be a resource for families around Pennsylvania.”Funds will be distributed to eligible, certified child care providers through regional Early Learning Resource Centers (ELRCs). OCDEL determined eligibility for funding and amount of award based on the type and size of provider, number of active enrollments in Child Care Works (CCW) subsidized child care, child care capacity, and licensure status. A base payment is set by licensure type and capacity and providers can receive additional funding for CCW enrollments and if they operate in a county determined to have moderate or acute capacity issues. Twenty-seven counties in Pennsylvania can be considered moderate or acute child care deserts based on capacity of licensed child care providers compared to projections from census data on the number of children needing care. Providers suspended for a tax lien, welfare fraud or providers whose licenses have been revoked or not renewed were disqualified from receiving CARES funding.Funding award ranges for the first round of funding are: Allegheny$4,222,400Butler$478,600Clinton$187,600 Cumberland$856,200Wayne$227,000Pike$72,500 Lancaster$1,503,500Blair$351,700Somerset$156,600 Fayette$613,000Lawrence$205,200Potter$33,900 Category 3 Child Care Centers (licensed capacity 62-92)$6,500-$36,700$8,000$9,767 Dauphin$1,379,500Armstrong$310,300Snyder$143,300 Franklin$813,900Jefferson$220,700Warren$68,700 Chester$1,866,700Cambria$369,200Columbia$162,000 Gov. Wolf: State to Distribute $51 million in CARES Funding to Support Child Care Providers SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Category 4 Child Care Centers (licensed capacity 93-137)$9,700 – $42,800$11,600$13,906 Lehigh$1,876,500Lycoming$421,500Venango$163,200last_img read more

Michael Jordan, NBA players react to death of David Stern

first_imgI will never EVER forget when you called my name on stage and I shook your hand. My dream came true!!! Thank you for your commitment to the beautiful game of basketball that has changed so many young adult/kids lives and more importantly your vision to make our game become WORLDWIDE was a vision only you could make happen! You did just that. Making our game the greatest sport in the world! Was a honor to know you personally. Rest In Paradise David Stern! My prayers goes to your family and friends throughout this difficult time! 🙏🏾💪🏾👑A post shared by LeBron James (@kingjames) on Jan 1, 2020 at 3:34pm PST View this post on Instagram “Every member of the NBA family is the beneficiary of David’s vision, generosity and inspiration,” Adam Silver said in statement released by the league. “Our deepest condolences go out to David’s wife, Dianne, their sons, Andrew and Eric, and their extended family, and we share our grief with everyone whose life was touched by him.”Several current and former NBA players reacted to the news Wednesday, including Hornets owner and six-time NBA champion Michael Jordan. His full statement via his manager:”Without David Stern, the NBA would not be what it is today. He guided the league through turbulent times and grew the league into an international phenomenon, creating opportunities that few could have imagined before. His vision and leadership provided me with the global stage that allowed me to succeed. David had a deep love for the game of basketball and demanded excellence from those around him — and I admired him for that. I wouldn’t be where I am without him. I offer my deepest sympathies to Dianne and his family.”Some of the league’s greatest players also offered their condolences on social media. Longtime NBA commissioner David Stern died Wednesday afternoon a few weeks after suffering a brain hemorrhage. He was 77.Stern served exactly 30 years as commissioner before passing the job to Adam Silver in 2014. Stern held the title of commissioner emeritus until his death.center_img PHOTOS: David Stern through the years The game changed in so many ways under David Stern’s leadership and vision. He demanded the best of everyone because he gave it himself. #Respect Thank you Commissioner. RIP 🙏🏾 pic.twitter.com/veT9GQfrdC— Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) January 1, 2020I can not put into words what the friendship of David Stern has meant to me but many others. He changed so many lives. David was a great innovator and made the game we love what it is today. This is a horrible loss. Our hearts are with Dianne & their family. RIP my friend. @NBA pic.twitter.com/mbnneqm18s— TheBillRussell (@RealBillRussell) January 1, 2020RIP Mr David SternThe best commissioner to ever do it. pic.twitter.com/SgO0hMX3Ia— SHAQ (@SHAQ) January 1, 2020Very sad day for basketball. We saw David Stern a lot in the 90s and I found him to be kind, thoughtful and almost always the smartest person in the room. He was an innovator who helped grow our sport into a global game and his impact will never be forgotten. RIP, Commissioner. pic.twitter.com/FzlJwnJmrK— Scottie Pippen (@ScottiePippen) January 1, 2020The NBA owes David Stern a debt of gratitude. His courage, innovation intelligence, tenacity & his ability to manage our league that has become a global success. He charted a path for modern-day basketball. We all benefited from his vision and strong beliefs. #ripdavidstern— Isiah Thomas (@IsiahThomas) January 1, 2020Today I lost a friend and a mentor. They say it takes 3 generations for you to create a true legacy, #davidstern did it in one. God speed and test in peace my friend pic.twitter.com/NJQ5S3PKZU— Dominique Wilkins 🏀 🧢 (@DWilkins21) January 1, 2020RIP David Stern🙏🏾! Shaking your hand on June, 26, 2003 was a dream come true ❤️ pic.twitter.com/ZCT7naJPcU— DWade (@DwyaneWade) January 1, 2020Sad news. We lost a legend! RIP David Stern— Dirk Nowitzki (@swish41) January 1, 2020Thank you David Stern! You changed everything and we’re eternally grateful. Rest In Peace. Lots of love to the Stern family.— Steve Nash (@SteveNash) January 1, 2020Will never forget the words you spoke this day! “With the 7th pick” changed my life forever. Thank you and your family for your leadership and commitment to growing the game of basketball around the World. Forever grateful. RIP Commisoner Stern! pic.twitter.com/o7S4IT54NQ— Stephen Curry (@StephenCurry30) January 1, 2020The league wouldn’t be what it is today without you. The entire NBA family and fans around the world will miss you. 💔 #2009DraftdayRIP David Stern🙏🏾 pic.twitter.com/tnSYMsTnjp— James Harden (@JHarden13) January 1, 2020The game lost a leader today. Extending my prayers to David’s family and loved ones in this time of grief 🙏🏾 pic.twitter.com/TgNKlyAKZi— Chris Paul (@CP3) January 1, 2020Today the #NBAFamily lost a legend, a leader that changed our game for the better. A father, a husband, a friend.RIP #DavidStern, you will forever be missed. 🙏🏼 pic.twitter.com/0dColRyTOT— Pau Gasol (@paugasol) January 1, 2020RIP Commissioner Stern 🙏🏿 Thank you for everything you did for the game. Shaking your hand in 2003 will always be one of my most cherished memories. Sending my love and prayers to the Stern family during this time ❤️ pic.twitter.com/8cjos50OHP— Chris Bosh (@chrisbosh) January 1, 2020Damn. RIP Commissioner. 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻 https://t.co/r5xtwpvJIO— Kevin Love (@kevinlove) January 1, 2020Th NBA and my family would not be in our position if wasn’t for one of the greatest Commissioners in professional sports. RIP David Stern. The game thanks you and will miss you.— Karl-Anthony Towns (@KarlTowns) January 1, 2020Prayers up for David Stern and his family!!— Isaiah Thomas (@isaiahthomas) January 1, 2020RIP Commissioner Stern, very sad to hear the news. You did great things for the game of basketball. Someone I always admired. #NBAFamily— Al Horford (@Al_Horford) January 1, 2020Rest In Peace David Stern 🙏🏽 https://t.co/nJ5Krv6Bke— CJ McCollum (@CJMcCollum) January 1, 2020RIP David Stern, it was a honor to shake your hand on draft day https://t.co/3VU1hG5Kfs— Tristan Thompson (@RealTristan13) January 1, 2020last_img read more

Who is Arsenal academy star Bukayo Saka?

first_imgAs Arsenal’s senior side continue to make progress under head coach Unai Emery, putting together an impressive 18-game unbeaten run, the next generation of talent at Emirates Stadium is beginning to turn heads.Freddie Ljungberg’s Under-23s and Ken Gillard’s Under-18s continue to develop, with Academy chief Per Mertesacker impressed by the level of talent currently on show at Hale End.Goal continues to track the progress of Arsenal’s emerging stars of the future. With the likes of Emile Smith Rowe and Eddie Nketiah both considered first-team prospects, and Reiss Nelson making a name for himself on loan at Hoffenheim, who will be the next starlet to be blooded by Emery? Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! Bukayo Saka – Arsenal Under-23sBukayo Saka is the latest prodigious youngster to come off Arsenal’s talent conveyor belt, with the teenage having stepped off the bench to make his senior debut against Vorskla in the Europa League.The 17-year-old has turned in consistent performances for the U23s this season and won a penalty in the recent Checkatrade Trophy match against Forest Green Rovers after beating more than four defenders with a skilful run.Joe Willock, who scored twice in that game, told Arsenal Player that Saka “is one of the most talented players we have in the team” before describing him as “fast” and “if you play to his strengths he’s unstoppable at times,” – high praise for a winger who has contributed to 11 goals for the youth teams this season, which works out as a goal every 79.5 minutes.Born and raised in London, Saka is of Nigerian descent and has represented England at youth level where he currently plays for the Under-19s. He recently scored just three minutes into his debut in a 4-0 win over Moldova, finishing Stephen Walker’s through ball to score the third goal for England.A direct, tricky left winger who is one of the youngest players in the U23 set-up, Saka remains highly regarded by his coaches at Hale End and there is a growing belief that he could be close to making more first-team appearances if his performances continue on the same level for the youth teams.“Bukayo is a great talent and played very, very well today,” Ljungberg told Arsenal Player after the 4-0 win over Liverpool in September.“We’ve given him 15 minutes here and 20 minutes there to help him get used to the tempo, the speed and strength of opponents, and he’s taken it in his stride. He’s just going to get better and better, keep his head down and keep on working.”Bukayo SakoSaka scored against Chelsea in the recent 5-4 thriller in Premier League 2 and has been one of Arsenal’s best performers at youth level alongside Xavier Amaechi, Tyreece John-Jules and Smith Rowe.He’s still a raw talent but will benefit from playing at left-back in his long-term development, a position that the Gunners will look to strengthen in over the coming seasons.Other academy talking points Bayli Spencer-Adams scored twice as Arsenal U18s beat Fulham in the Premier League Cup. Ben Cottrell – who turned 17 last month – has impressed for the Under-18s this season on the flanks and provided an assist against Fulham last weekend. He’s reportedly attracting interest from Borussia Dortmund and Marseille. Joe Willock scored a brace as Arsenal U21s beat Forest Green Rovers 3-1 and progressed to the knockout stages of the Checkatrade Trophy. Eddie Nketiah scored twice as Arsenal U23s were beaten 5-4 by Chelsea at Boreham Wood’s Meadow Park.Premier League 2 resultsArsenal 4-5 ChelseaArsenal 0-0 EvertonLeicester 1-2 ArsenalBlackburn 0-0 ArsenalU18 Premier League resultsArsenal 4-0 FulhamSwansea 1-3 ArsenalArsenal 4-2 ReadingArsenal 2-1 West Ham Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

FIFA Brings Top Players Together To Fight Ebola

first_imgTop international football players are joining forces with world football’s governing body FIFA, the Confederation of African Football and health experts to raise global awareness and promote simple preventative measures in the fight against Ebola.Video: 11 players, 11 messages, 1 goal – Together, we can beat Ebola.The “11 against Ebola” campaign, featuring Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo, FC Barcelona’s Neymar Jr, Chelsea’s Didier Drogba and Bayern Munich’s Philipp Lahm among others, promotes 11 simple health messages selected with the help of doctors and health experts from Africa, the World Bank Group and the World Health Organization who are tackling the outbreak in West Africa.Underneath the slogan “Together, we can beat Ebola” and the hashtag #wecanbeatebola, players share each message with the help of animated films, radio content, banners, posters and pictures in a multimedia campaign launched on Monday, 17 November.Each health message, such as “Report unusual illnesses” and “Cook meat properly”, has been chosen to improve public understanding about how the virus spreads, and to provide clear information that can be used to reduce the chances of the virus spreading in affected communities.FIFA Chief Medical Officer Prof. Jiří Dvořák, MD said: “We doctors have experienced the power of football when it comes to prevention and health, while successfully implementing the ‘FIFA 11 for Health’ programme in 15 African countries as part of the medical legacy of 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa. Now we are using the same system to tackle Ebola, by presenting simple educational messages to prevent the spread of the disease through the voices of football stars – ‘When football talks, everybody listens’.”The popularity of football and its top players has proven to be a powerful way to connect with a wide audience and to transmit public health messages. This is the first emergency health campaign of its kind implemented by FIFA. The world governing body of football has achieved positive results with previous public health awareness campaigns such as the FIFA 11 for Health, which recruited top players to promote simple health messages for children around the world.Neymar Jr said: “It is so important that we get the right information to those affected by the Ebola outbreak. We all hope this positive campaign will improve people’s understanding of the Ebola virus and help us to reduce the chances of it spreading. Let’s all get behind this campaign to help our brothers and sisters in the worst-hit regions. Together, we can beat Ebola.”FIFA President Blatter said: “The popularity of football gives us a unique platform to reach all communities. We hope that football can play its part and that this campaign against Ebola can make a real difference on the ground as the world comes together to fight the virus and to help those living in affected communities.”According to the World Health Organization, as of 9 November, a total of 14,098 confirmed, probable and suspected cases of Ebola virus disease have been reported in six countries. There have been 5,160 deaths. Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone have seen the highest number of cases.Download posters, pictures and banners featuring the players and their messages at www.fifa.com and share them in your community with the hashtag #wecanbeatebolaThe 11 against Ebola messages1. Report unusual illnesses: please report any unusual illnesses or deaths in your community. 2. Know the symptoms: do you have a fever with a loss of appetite, headache, fatigue, pain, vomiting, bleeding or diarrhoea? Know the symptoms of Ebola. 3. Seek immediate medical help: please seek urgent medical help if you have a fever with additional symptoms. 4. Avoid body contact: avoid direct, skin and body contact with anyone suffering from Ebola. 5. Wash your hands and disinfect: wash your hands regularly and disinfect anything touched by suspected or confirmed Ebola sufferers. 6. Wear proper protection: wear gloves and proper protective clothing if you are caring for an Ebola sufferer, and get the right instruction for the use of protective clothing. 7. Cook meat properly: cook all meat and animal products thoroughly before consumption. 8. Always practise safe sex: use protection if you are having sex with anyone recovering from Ebola. 9. Avoid contact with wild animals and bats: wild animals and bats can carry the Ebola virus. Avoid them. 10. Do not touch the dead: avoid direct contact with dead Ebola victims or anyone who has died from a strange disease. 11. Seek help for safe burials: please seek help from local authorities to bury any victims of Ebola or strange diseases.Source:FIFAlast_img read more


first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement VANCOUVER, Jan. 3, 2019 – Thunderbird Entertainment Group Inc. (TSXV : TBRD) (“Thunderbird” or the “Company”), is pleased to announce it has reached a distribution deal for the first three seasons of Kim’s Convenience with distributor Yoon & Company, who have already confirmed a Cable TV release in Korea early 2019. This high-profile partnership follows other major distribution deals for the award-winning Canadian series, including with Netflix for global streaming rights, and with Amazon for VOD rights in the United States and United Kingdom.Kim’s Convenience is the funny, heartfelt story of the Kims, a Korean-Canadian family running a convenience store in downtown Toronto. It’s a comedy that is real, colourful and urban—a diverse landscape of people and places, with the Kim family at the heart of it all.  The series stars Paul Sun-Hyung Lee as Appa, Jean Yoon as Umma, Simu Liu as Jung, Andrea Bang as Janet, Andrew Phung as Kimchee and Nicole Power as Shannon.“If you miss when Modern Family was good, try this” – New York Times“All of us at Thunderbird are thrilled by the continued international interest and acclaim that Kim’s Convenience has been receiving – with our Yoon & Company distribution deal being the latest example,” remarked Jhod Cardinal, Director of Distribution, Thunderbird Entertainment. “The wit, charm and heart of the series is connecting with audiences regardless of where they live, or what language they speak.” Season three of Kim’s Convenience is scheduled to premiere in Canada on CBC Television on January 8, 2019. A fourth season has also been green-lit. The series is based on the award-winning play by Ins Choi, who co-created the series with Kevin White. The series is produced by Ivan Fecan, who is also the executive producer along with Choi and White.“Kim’s Convenience has proven popular with fans at home in Canada and now around the world through our successful global streaming partnership with Netflix,” says Fecan, who is Thunderbird’s Executive Chair of the Board. “We are thrilled that this new agreement will enable Thunderbird to share this heart-warming, character-driven comedy with new audiences in Asia.”About Thunderbird Entertainment Group Inc.Thunderbird Entertainment Group is a Vancouver-based global multiplatform entertainment company with offices in Vancouver, Los Angeles, Toronto, Ottawa and London. Thunderbird creates award-winning scripted, unscripted and animated programming for the world’s leading digital platforms, as well as Canadian and International broadcasters. Thunderbird’s vision is to produce high quality, socially responsible content that makes the world a better place.  The Company develops, produces and distributes animated, factual and scripted content through its various divisions, including Atomic Cartoons, Great Pacific Television, Thunderbird Productions and Thunderbird Releasing Limited.Thunderbird Social Media LinksFacebook:  www.facebook.com/tbirdent Twitter: @tbirdentInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/tbirdent/ Website:  www.thunderbird.tv LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With: Advertisement Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Atleo surfaces says he had enough of Ottawa

first_imgAPTN National News PORT ALBERNI, BC–Former Assembly of First Nations national chief Shawn Atleo has surfaced in his home territory.Atleo made an appearance at the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council’s annual general assembly in Port Alberni, B.C., the Ha-Shilth-Sa newspaper reported Tuesday.This is the first reported appearance of Atleo at a public event since his May resignation from the post of national chief. At the time, Atleo said he was resigning because he had become a “lightning rod” in the controversy raging over the Harper government’s proposed First Nation education bill.Atleo was paid tribute and wrapped in a blanket during a ceremony at the general assembly, the newspaper reported. Atleo also addressed the assembly, saying he had enough of Ottawa, according to the report.“Six years in Ottawa. That was enough,” said Atleo, according to Ha-Shilth-Sa. “Six winters in Ottawa, that was enough…I’m really happy to be home. I’m very happy to be home.”Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council’s vice-president Ken Watts told the assembly the organization wanted Atleo to know he still had support.“Whatever (his) choices are in life and whatever (he’s) been through, we always stand behind A-in-chut and the amazing work that he has done on behalf of our people,” Watts reportedly said.Atleo has maintained a low public profile since his resignation. He is now living in Nanaimo, B.C., and recently spoke to a Simon Fraser University master’s class. The former national chief also took some time off in the U.S. where he travelled alone on a motorcycle.While Atleo may be trying to distance himself from his time in Ottawa as national chief, events may still keep his name in the spotlight.The federal government recently filed a document in Federal Court that appears to show a secret agreement between Atleo, Aboriginal Affairs Minister Bernard Valcourt and Prime Minister Stephen Harper on the contents of a bill for First Nation education. The document, which contains the signatures of the three men, was filed as part of an ongoing court case over the bill launched by the Assembly of First Nations of Quebec and Labrador (AFNQL).The emergence of the document forced the AFNQL to rethink its legal strategy. Senior AFN staff and the AFN chiefs’ executive were not aware of the document’s existence and it has raised more questions around the backroom machinations behind the education bill.The bill, called the First Nation Control of First Nations Education Act, still remains in limbo. The AFN rejected the bill following Atleo’s resignation.Atleo is still the chair of the National Indian Brotherhood Trust and his term expires in 2015.The next national chief for AFN will be elected in Winnipeg this December.news@aptn.ca@APTNNewslast_img read more