first_imgGobernador Wolf: $28 millones para ayudar a la educación superior a reanudar su funcionamiento Education,  Español,  Press Release El Gobernador Tom Wolf está destinando aproximadamente $28 millones de dólares a instituciones de enseñanza superior y a proveedores de educación básica para adultos para ayudarlos a implementar planes de salud pública y seguridad, y ayudarlos a reanudar su funcionamiento en otoño. Los fondos se utilizarán para ayudar a mantener seguros a los alumnos, a los profesores y al personal y ayudar a las instituciones a cumplir con los retos únicos de dictar clases durante la pandemia de COVID-19.“Los alumnos que asisten a instituciones de enseñanza superior y participan en programas de educación para adultos están ansiosos por regresar a clases, y las instituciones han estado planeando durante meses el regreso seguro a las clases presenciales”, dijo el Gobernador Wolf. “Estos fondos ayudarán a estas instituciones, ya sea que elijan continuar brindando instrucción remota, regresar a las clases en persona o emplear un enfoque intermedio para satisfacer las necesidades de aprendizaje de sus alumnos”.La Ley de Ayuda, Alivio y Seguridad Económica por el Coronavirus (CARES) autoriza a los gobernadores a determinar el uso educativo de los Fondos de Ayuda Educativa de Emergencia del Gobernador (GEER, por sus siglas en inglés).El departamento determinó la distribución de fondos basada tanto en la proporción de matrículas totales de cada sector de enseñanza superior como en el número de alumnos con desventajas socioeconómicas que integran las instituciones. Además, se reservaron $500,000 dólares de los fondos totales para brindar ayuda a los proveedores de educación básica para adultos.Los fondos GEER pueden usarse para la reapertura segura de las escuelas ante la presencia de la COVID-19. Puede incluir, entre otros, la compra de equipos de protección, desinfectante de manos/productos de limpieza; equipos o tecnologías para compartir las clases que se dictan en las aulas en Internet; instalación de barreras u otros dispositivos de protección en estructuras de edificios; o la compra de aplicaciones de salud para ayudar en el rastreo de contactos y el monitoreo de los alumnos.Los beneficiarios de las subvenciones recibirán una comunicación directa del Departamento de Educación de Pennsylvania (PDE) con las instrucciones para solicitar la eGrant.“La pandemia de COVID-19 ha tenido repercusiones tremendas en las instituciones de enseñanza superior y en los programas de educación para adultos de la comunidad”, dijo el Secretario de Educación, Pedro A. Rivera. “Las oportunidades de enseñanza superior son clave para una vida mejor y para el bienestar social y económico del estado, y debemos hacer todo lo posible para mantener este camino a disposición de los alumnos. Estos fondos llevarán alivio a nuestras instituciones educativas en un momento de gran necesidad”.Pennsylvania cuenta con casi 300 instituciones de enseñanza superior, que incluyen 14 colegios comunitarios, 14 instituciones estatales, cuatro universidades relacionadas con el estado, así como dos colegios y universidades históricamente afroestadounidenses. Además, hay un sector fuerte de colegios y universidades privadas e independientes. El Departamento de Educación de Pennsylvania (PDE, por sus siglas en inglés) administra fondos estatales y federales para apoyar a 47 proveedores de educación para adultos en todo el estado.View this information in English. August 03, 2020center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

first_imgInside 69A Glenrosa Rd, Red HillOn the first floor of the main home there is a master suite with walk-in-wardrobe and ensuite, plus two additional bedrooms, a bathroom and wraparound veranda. The poolhouse at 69A Glenrosa Rd, Red HillMore from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus20 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market20 hours agoMs Murphy said it was an essential addition to the property.“Before I added it, there was just the pool and a lot of empty space between it and the house,” she said. The deck at 69A Glenrosa Rd, Red HillMs Murphy said the deck was her favourite place to sit and relax.“The view from there is very serene,” she said.“It’s so nice to look out over the gardens, established trees and down to the pool. “It’s just beautiful.” The home at 69A Glenrosa Rd, Red HillOn the ground floor there is an open-plan living, dining and kitchen area and deck that leads down the path to the pool area. Inside the poolhouse at 69A Glenrosa Rd, Red Hill“I knew I needed to put something down there to make the pool a more enjoyable place to be.”In recent months, Ms Murphy added a designed tiled pathway to connect the main residence to the pool house and changed the colour palette to a Hamptons-style grey to “tie everything together.”“It was something I was always wanted to do, and now it’s pulled everything together,” she said. 69A Glenrosa Rd, Red HillLocated just 3km from Brisbane’s CBD is this Hamptons-style home. Owner Karen Murphy purchased the property at 39A Glenrosa Rd, Red Hill, in 2002 and has since completed three major renovations. The home at 69A Glenrosa Rd, Red Hill“The house is completely different to when I bought it,” she said.“I’ve transformed it inside and out, re-landscaped and built the additional pool house.”The stylish pool house, which is separate from the main residence, has a high-pitched roof, large glass windows, a kitchenette and living area, a loft bedroom and overlooks the pool and gardens. last_img read more

first_imgBatesville, In. — The Southeastern Indiana Recycling District reports strong recycling participation for 2017. Residents recycled more than 1.7 million pounds, including 260,000 pounds of electronic devices.Here are the totals by area:Batesville 1.1 million poundsBrookville 285,000 poundsFranklin County 185,000 poundsOldenburg 96,000 poundsCedar Grove 83,000 poundsOn April 7 from 8 to 10 a.m. residents can drop off household hazardous waste at the Franklin County Transfer Station and from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Batesville Recycling Center.For a complete guide of what will be accepted look here.last_img read more

first_imgIndianapolis, In. — Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb has opened the second opportunity for schools to order handheld metal detectors.Since July, 370 school corporations have requested 3,231 of the devices representing 94 percent of public schools. The program has a price tag of $331,720.20 and is funded by the Indiana Department of Administration.Schools that have not ordered the devices can contact Ordering instructions will be provided. The deadline to order is 5 p.m. ET on Friday, October 5.last_img read more

first_img Share West Florida Seals Second Place HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – West Florida (34-23, 14-10) claimed the number two spot in the Gulf South Conference East Division by defeating 10th-ranked Alabama-Huntsville (40-18, 13-10 GSC) 5-1 in the second game of Sunday’s double header at the Chargers softball complex.West Florida’s double header sweep over Alabama-Huntsville is the first time in school history that the Argonauts have swept the Chargers in Huntsville. The sweep also moves West Florida a half a game ahead of Alabama-Huntsville in the conference standings to second place.The top four seed in both the GSC East and West Divisions earn a bid in the GSC Tournament, which begins next weekend in Southaven, Miss. West Florida draws Henderson State, who is third in the West Division, in their first game of the tournament scheduled for Friday beginning at 11:45 a.m.Stay tuned to for a complete recap later this afternoon. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

first_imgSoutheastern, IN— More than $4.3 million through the federal stimulus package is available to local counties and communities to cover COVID-19-related expenses, according to area lawmakers.State Representative Randy Frye said Indiana allocated $300 million in federal funding from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economics Security Act to counties and communities for reimbursement of expenditures related to the pandemic. “Just like many families and local businesses have seen their budgets take a hit from this public health crisis, so too have many of our local governments,” Frye said. “Some of their budgets could not have prepared for the significant spending taking place to help stop the spread of this disease and thankfully, they can recoup some of these unexpected costs.”The funding, allocated based on population, cannot be used to replace lost tax revenue.These counties and communities in Southeastern Indiana are eligible to receive the following amounts:Decatur County $869,298;Franklin County $737,641;Ripley County $925,394;Rush County $540,610;Batesville $216,821;Brookville $81,693;Carthage $28,907;Cedar Grove $4,899;Glenwood $7,689;Greensburg $386,600;Holton $15,378;Laurel $16,157;Milan $60,377;Millhousen $4,282;Mount Carmel $2,595;Napoleon $7,429;New Point $11,128;Oldenburg $21,283;Osgood $51,747;Rushville $196,155;St. Paul $34,520;Sunman $33,514;Versailles $68,294; andWestport $46,654.The Indiana Finance Authority is in charge of implementing guidelines on how each county, city, and town can use the funding, as well as compiling reimbursement requests through accepted documentation including invoices.  Representative Cindy Ziemke stated local townships seeking reimbursement for eligible COVID-19 expenses should coordinate with their county government.last_img read more

first_imgWEST Indies all-rounder Andre Russell has appealed for the dismissal of a one-year ban issued earlier this year for a doping whereabouts violation.The 28-year-old T20 star has at the same time called for a Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission (JADCO) appeal, which seeks to extend his current one-year ban to the maximum two years, to be dismissed. According to reports the cricketer submitted the appeals in two separate filings on March 20 and called for the JADCO appeal against him to be dismissed as there was no basis for it.Russell was hit with a one-year ban in February of this year after being found guilty of negligence in submitting his whereabouts for anti-doping tests on three separate occasions within a 12-month period in 2015.The cricketer’s ban is set to expire on January 30 of next year, but Russell could be out of the game for an additional year if the appeal is successful.The appeal brought against Russell by JADCO is set to be heard by an Anti-Doping Appeal Tribunal on the 8th of May. (Sportsmax)last_img read more

first_imgThe fact that Syracuse schedules games at MetLife Stadium wasn’t the deciding factor for Wayne Williams.But it certainly made the Brooklyn, New York, native’s decision to pick Syracuse easier, the junior nose tackle said Tuesday night. He attended the first two games SU hosted at MetLife Stadium and will suit up for the first time as a player when the Orange (2-1) battles No. 8 Notre Dame (3-0) on Saturday in East Rutherford, New Jersey.That’s the recruiting influence Scott Shafer and Syracuse hope to achieve with these games. By scheduling games against powerhouse opponents close to New York City and the New Jersey area, Syracuse’s MetLife Stadium trips are as much for future teams as they are for the present one. “I think it’s a recruiting opportunity and an area that we want to continue to upgrade, especially right there in New Jersey and New York City,” head coach Scott Shafer said during his weekly teleconference on Tuesday. “I think the kids will be excited to play at MetLife Stadium with that environment and the NFL venue.”As of his Tuesday teleconference, Shafer did not know exactly how many verbally committed or potential recruits are planning to be at the game. He and the SU coaches were going to make phone calls on Tuesday and Wednesday nights to figure out those details, and published a list on Friday including “many of the recruits” that will be in attendance. AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThat list includes eight 2015 prospects — two of which have verbally pledged to Syracuse — and five from the Class of 2016, including four-star offensive tackle Liam Smith. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on September 27, 2014 at 3:19 pm Contact Phil: | @PhilDAbblast_img read more

first_imgOn May 25, childcare employees at the University Park Campus voted to unionize under the SEIU Local 99 group, which represents K-12 and community college employees throughout Southern California. The childcare workers under KinderCare, an American corporation operating for-profit childcare.Employees are hoping to resolve working conditions and enforce stricter teacher-to-child ratio standards. They are believed to be the first KinderCare workers to fully unionize; the company employs around 24,000 people across the United States.Gino Sandoval, a UPC preschool teacher, spoke of the aims of the unionization in a press release, and expressed excitement at the new developments.“We look forward to sitting down with UPC management. We hope they will quickly begin good-faith union contract negotiations so that things can improve,” Sandoval said. “This decision to unite and seek a voice at UPC came out of many late-night discussions amongst ourselves outside of work hours.”Sandoval also spoke of the issues that workers faced at the workplace, including health and safety violations, which prompted the removal of a center director. The exact incidents were not discussed in the press release.“We were concerned about out-of-ratio classrooms and health and safety violations. After an investigation into these critical issues, the former center director was removed. We hoped for improvement after that, but instead witnessed what we felt was ongoing mismanagement.”SEIU Local 99 is a Southern California-based union group that represents around 45,000 employees in public and private organizations that work in the education field. SEIU Local 99 lists its mission to “protect and develop the welfare and interest of our membership.”This development comes in a string of worker’s strikes earlier this year from healthcare workers and cafeteria employees on the Health Science Campus. On the UPC campus, adjunct faculty from both the Roski School of Art and Design and USC International Academy voted to join the Service Employees International Union Local 721.The University did not immediately respond to request for comment.last_img read more

first_imgJen Small / The Badger HeraldFor a team plagued by poor free throw shooting, Wisconsin didn’t act the part in the two overtimes against Iowa Wednesday night.Converting on 13-of-14 from the line after regulation and receiving a deadlock-breaking three pointer from freshman forward Sam Dekker, the Badgers (16-7, 7-3) beat the Hawkeyes (14-9, 3-7) in a double-overtime thriller at the Kohl Center, 74-70.It was Wisconsin’s first win against Iowa since a victory at Carver-Hawkeye Arena Feb. 9, 2011, as the Badgers snapped a three-game losing streak the Hawkeyes. Junior guard Ben Brust led all scorers with 18 points and fifth-year senior forward/center Jared Berggren put up a double-double with 16 points and 14 rebounds to pace UW in a game where both teams shot a lowly 33.8 percent from the field.“We just kept working,” Berggren said. “That was a tough battle out there. [Iowa is] a team that plays hard and they’ve had our number so we just kept fighting. To go two overtimes like that and make some mistakes … we showed some fight and did just enough to find a way to win.”Down nine with 6:18 left to play, Brust hit a clutch three pointer to spark a 11-2 Wisconsin run that tied the game with 1:24 remaining.Iowa’s Aaron White, a sophomore forward who finished the night with 13 points, stole a pass from fifth-year forward Ryan Evans and converted a three-point play of his own to put the Hawkeyes back on top with just 45 seconds remaining in regulation.After a 30-second timeout by Wisconsin head coach Bo Ryan, Berggren missed two shots in the lane, but the ball ended up in the hands of guard Traevon Jackson, as the sophomore pulled up for a clutch cold-blodded three, receiving a friendly bounce from the rim and tying the game at 58-58.“To close that gap before the overtime, it was really gutsy,” Ryan said. “We made some shots and gave ourselves a chance.”After an Iowa timeout, the Hawkeyes set up a play for sharpshooter Josh Oglesby, who ran off a screen and caught the ball on the left wing. The look was clean from beyond the arc, but the shot rimmed in and out, as the Kohl Center breathed a collective sigh of relief as the game headed into the first overtime.Oglesby was quick to get back to work for the Hawkeyes, connecting on his first shot in overtime, giving Iowa a 61-58 lead.But, once again, the Badgers battled back, this time thanks to clutch free throw shooting from Berggren and Jackson. Neither team was able to convert a shot in the game’s final minute, as White missed a jumper and Berggren and senior forward Mike Bruesewitz both missed threes in the final seconds.After not playing any of the first overtime, Dekker was forced to check in after Bruesewitz was called for his fifth foul on a block.“I just had to keep myself mentally into the game,” Dekker said. “I couldn’t get down on myself. Coach said to me a couple times he kept those guys in for experience. Coach turned to me before the tip of second overtime and said to be ready because the guys were getting fatigued.”Dekker wasted little time making his presence and fresh legs felt, as the freshman gathered himself on the catch from a Berggren pass and drilled a three from the right wing.“He was wide open and he stayed loose over on the bench,” Ryan said. “If you watched him while he was sitting over there, bouncing his legs and staying ready.”The three proved to be a spark, as Berggren swatted the next Iowa shot attempt with Brust pulling in the rebound and drawing a foul.Wisconsin went 5-for-6 from the line in the final 31 seconds of the game to hold off an Iowa rally that cut the Badgers lead to just two points with five seconds to go. At that point the Hawkeyes elected to foul Evans, the Badgers worst free throw shooter at just 40 percent entering Wednesday night.But Evans surprised Iowa by calmly sinking both shots of his double bonus, icing any comeback hopes and sending the Badgers to their first win over the Hawkeyes in nearly two years.“They’re as tough as any team in the Big Ten,” Berggren said. “Every team is going to play hard, they showed a lot of fight. It’s a team that’s played extremely hard it was good to just keep fighting and find a way to get it done.”Notes: Wisconsin improved to 178-17 (.913) at the Kohl Center under Bo Ryan, including a mark of 88-10 in conference home games… Berggren’s double-double was his second of the season and just the second of his career… Brust recorded his ninth double-digit scoring performance of the season… The double overtime game was the first since the Badgers beat Eastern Kentucky in the 2005-06 season at the Paradise Jam in the Virgin Islands.last_img read more