Schumer Announces Additional Pandemic Relief Funds For New York State

first_imgShare:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window),That’s all well and good but Cuomo will just stick it in his pocket like all the rest!,Free money again sure just keep handing it out and our taxes will just keep going up Senate Democrats / CC BY 2.0 NEW YORK – New York’s Senior Senator says the state will receive $2 billion in additional pandemic relief funds from the federal government part of an agreement with the incoming presidential administration.Senator Chuck Schumer (D) announced on Thursday the funding will be provided from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.Schumer, who will likely become the new majority leader in the U.S. Senate, says the agreement was reached with the incoming Biden administration.“President-elect Biden is laser-focused on America’s economic recovery, and this recovery begins with tackling the costs states and local governments have incurred in managing the pandemic,” Schumer said. “For New York, the costs have been huge and will take years to overcome entirely, but achieving my goal of 100% FEMA cost share to New York will mean a sigh of relief for all New Yorkers because these critical dollars will help protect essential services and workers while we deal with badly burdened budgets that have been gut-punched by COVID.” The money will be directed to help with the local costs borne by the pandemic and closed budget gaps made worse by the pandemic. The current policy allows for 75 percent of COVID-related expenses covered by a federal disaster relief fund.The deal means all expenses will be fully reimbursed within the coming months.last_img read more

Odds & Ends: Amazon Renews Bernadette’s Jungle & More

first_img Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Amazon Renews Bernadette Peters’ Mozart in the JungleReady for more Bernadette Peters binge-watching? Amazon has renewed Mozart in the Jungle, which stars the Tony winner and self-confessed doganizer, for a third season. Led by Gael García Bernal and Lola Kirke, the show is set to begin production later this year and will continue the story of the talented musicians who perform and live with passion under the baton of their spirited conductor. This time they’ll apparently be taking their fabulous frolics to Europe…we can’t wait!LaChanze & Lindsay Mendez Team UpTony winner LaChanze (The Color Purple) and Wicked alum Lindsay Mendez are the latest Main Stem faves to board the all-star lineup of Inspirational Broadway. They will join Billy Porter, Norm Lewis, Telly Leung and many more singing Great White Way, gospel, pop and rock classics with a “stirring and spiritual twist.” The one-night-only concert will benefit Broadway Inspirational Voices’s outreach programs and is set to take place on February 15 at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill. Note that previously announced participants Renee Elise Goldsberry and Eden Espinosa have withdrawn owing to scheduling conflicts.Casting Set for London’s The TruthAs promised, we’re keeping an eye on this production—it has legs. Tanya Franks (EastEnders), Alexander Hanson (Stephen Ward), Frances O’Connor (Tom & Viv) and Robert Portal (Around the World in 80 Days) have been tapped for Florian Zeller’s The Truth. Directed by Lindsay Posner, the new version by Christopher Hampton will play a limited engagement at London’s buzzy Menier Chocolate Factory (Broadway’s The Color Purple revival originated there) from March 10 through May 7. Opening night is set for March 16. The show follows two couples. Friendship, suspicion, deceit….and the truth. Note that Zeller’s The Father, again with a translation by Hampton, is about to return to the West End and begin performances on Broadway.A Beautiful Birthday for Carole King & Barry Mann!All three current casts of Beautiful (Broadway, tour and the West End) joined together to create the below fun “Happy Birthday” video for Carole King and Barry Mann; the pair were both born on February 9. A some kind of wonderful way to celebrate, indeed! Bernadette Peters(Photo by Bruce Glikas) View Commentslast_img read more

2019-20 Ambassadors

first_imgNearly 40 University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) Ambassadors are ready to welcome back students, faculty and staff for another school year on both the Athens and Tifton campuses.The CAES Ambassador program is designed to help CAES students develop leadership and professional skills by representing the college at events, helping with activities such as Orientation 2.0, and speaking about topics related to agriculture, the environment and student opportunities at CAES.Students are expected to be knowledgeable about CAES, their respective campuses and UGA overall. At the same time, CAES Ambassadors gain leadership and communication skills through professional development training, said Pam Cummins, director of student recruitment for the Athens campus.“Our college is fortunate to have a successful ambassador program which has been assisting CAES with recruitment and public relations for more than 30 years,” Cummins said. “CAES Ambassadors also participate in professional and leadership development to further each one toward success after graduation.”For third-year agricultural communication major Grace Dodds, serving as an ambassador allows her to represent an incredibly diverse and talented student body.“I came from a high school where agriculture is not typically a topic of discussion, but being a student in the college has taught me the importance of agriculture and the role I want to play in the industry in my future career,” Dodds said. “But this college means more to me than just that. I am surrounded by fellow students who have diverse backgrounds such as mine and who are very talented and bright. It is an honor to be able to serve a student body like that of CAES.”Below is a list of CAES Ambassadors for the Athens and Tifton campuses:AthensJulie Bacon, agricultural communication major from Reidsville, GeorgiaKatelyn Bickett, agricultural communication major from Chickamauga, GeorgiaCourtney Cameron, agriscience and environmental systems major from Valdosta, GeorgiaBlake Carter, agribusiness major from Glennville, GeorgiaReaganne Coile, agricultural communication major from Bogart, GeorgiaEdith Copeland, agribusiness major from Fort Valley, GeorgiaJared Daniel, agribusiness major from Bogart, GeorgiaMaggie David, agricultural communication major from Statesboro, GeorgiaGrace Dodds, agricultural communication major from Columbus, GeorgiaKristen Dunning, agricultural communication major from Dallas, GeorgiaZion Eberhart, biological science major from Ellenwood, GeorgiaCarter Henry, agribusiness and applied economics major from Valdosta, GeorgiaKenna Hills, animal science and dairy science major from Evans, GeorgiaNicole Hofland, agricultural engineering and agriscience and environmental systems major from Suwanee, GeorgiaMorgan Jones, animal science major from Americus, GeorgiaHunter Manning, biological science major from Rome, GeorgiaTristan Melton, biological science major from Dawsonville, GeorgiaAmelia Payne, biological science major from Euharlee, GeorgiaLindsay Smith, biological science major from Lithia Springs, GeorgiaTristan Smith, agribusiness major from Harrison, GeorgiaHamp Thomas, agricultural and applied economics major from Summerville, GeorgiaKelly Tims, biological science and entomology major from Canton, GeorgiaJackson Wadsworth, agribusiness and applied economics major from Monroe, GeorgiaRebecca Wallace, agricultural communication major from Alpharetta, GeorgiaJake Williams, biological science major from Dublin, GeorgiaMakayla West, biological science major from Comer, GeorgiaTiftonMary Mikelyn Brurton, agribusiness major from Homerville, GeorgiaMakenzie Cioffi, agricultural education major from Augusta, GeorgiaEthan Cobb, agribusiness major from Lavonia, GeorgiaLauren Dubberly, agriscience and environmental systems major from Statesboro, GeorgiaMarlyn Grantham, agricultural education, Columbus, GeorgiaKameron Landeen, agriscience and environmental systems major from Homerville, GeorgiaMakenna Mabrey, agricultural education major from Baldwin, GeorgiaShelby Sangster, agriscience and environmental systems major from Pineview, GeorgiaLindsey Stone, agricultural education major from Lakeland, GeorgiaNicole Taylor, agricultural education major from Tifton, GeorgiaJosh Thrift, agricultural education major from Alma, GeorgiaFor more information on how to become involved in the CAES Ambassador program, please visit the Athens campus CAES Ambassadors website or the Tifton campus CAES Ambassadors website.last_img read more

Champlain Bridge scheduled to reopen October 9, party planned

first_imgThe Lake Champlain Bridge Community (LCBC), the grassroots group responsible for planning the Grand Reopening Celebration, has chosen the weekend of October 15-16, 2011 as the dates for the celebration. The Lake Champlain Bridge is scheduled to reopen on Sunday, October 9, 2011 according to Vermont and New York transportation officials. In the event the bridge does not open as planned, celebration events will be postponed until the spring of 2012.Launched in early April, the official website for the celebration provides information on proposed events, the latest news on celebration activities and how to become involved. Many events are planned for the two-day celebration, including a grand parade that is reminiscent of the parade held in 1929 during the opening festivities for the ‘original’ bridge. The LCBC is inviting people who were present at the 1929 celebration to participate as grand marshals, riding in circa 1929 vehicles, many of which will be provided by the Automobile Enthusiasts of Vermont. In keeping with the spirit of the first bridge’s opening celebration, there will be a boat flotilla, organized by the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum and in cooperation with Canal Corps. It is hoped that the schooner ‘Lois McClure’ will be available for tours.  Also on tap are bicycle tours of nearby historic sites and areas surrounding the bridge, a 5K footrace, a Saturday night street dance and concert, and an ecumenical service on the bridge at dawn on Sunday.  Also on Sunday there are plans for a farmers’ market and a car show featuring vintage vehicles. The LCBC is inviting performers (many of them locally-based)’musical, dance, speakers, and re-enactors’to entertain throughout the weekend, and there will also be opportunities for local food and craft vendors to participate. To close the weekend celebration, the LCBC is planning a spectacular fireworks display over the lake.  The LCBC welcomes anyone interested in participating in the celebration.  There are many ways to be involved, whether as a volunteer, sponsor, vendor, performer, or parade participant (the LCBC is encouraging towns, schools, and organizations to enter floats), and a committee has been set up to develop ways area students can become involved.  The LCBC is encouraging anyone interested in participating to go to www.champlainbridgecommunity.org(link is external) for further details and contact information, or call 802-759-2000.Event Fundraising All funding to promote and host the celebration events will be raised from corporate and private donations. No public monies from the states of Vermont or New York are being made available. If you’re interested in donating or sponsoring an event, email LCBC at info@champlainbridgecommunity.org(link sends e-mail). An official program will be published by the Addison Independent, with a portion of the proceeds going to LCBC to help fund the celebration. For details on advertising in the guide, contactjanes@addisonindependent.com(link sends e-mail). About the Lake Champlain Bridge Community Members of the Lake Champlain Bridge Community include area residents, representatives from local business, historical sites, local governments, and chambers of commerce. The Community can be found on the Web at www.champlainbridgecommunity.org(link is external). Soruce: Crown Point, N.Y./Addison, Vt. ‘ May 9, 2011 ‘ The Lake Champlain Bridge Community The website can be found at: www.champlainbridgecommunity.org(link is external). Photos: VBM file March 2011last_img read more

Combined Military Team Support Beyond the Horizon – Panama 2015

first_imgFrom the start, the exercise was set up to fully support the priorities and goals of the Panamanian Government and especially the Panamanian Ministry of Health (MINSA). MINSA identified the areas where the clinics were set up throughout Ngobe Bugle as their areas of greatest need where additional medical services could make the biggest impact. While the medical detachment brought 49 doctors, nurses, and other health professionals to provide general medicine, dental care, ophthalmological services, and pharmaceutical expertise, MINSA brought providers for general medicine, pharmaceuticals, dental care, nutrition, health education, immunizations, infant massage, physical therapy, and ultrasound. They also provided personnel for triage, screening, and traffic control. U.S. Army South (ARSOUTH), a SOUTHCOM component, also provided other supporting elements, such as translators from the Illinois National Guard and Military Information Support Operations and Civil Affairs from the U.S. Army Reserve. “Operation Beyond the Horizon was a challenge for each and every Soldier of our outfit. We saw a large volume of patients (more than 5,000 in 9 days of clinic visits) that required basic to advanced diagnoses capabilities,” said Captain Dave McVicker, MOARNG nurse practitioner. Beyond the Horizon is a U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM)-sponsored exercise involving engineering and medical projects in Central and South America and the Caribbean each year. These exercises involve various governmental agencies on both, the U.S. side and those of the partner nations. Additionally, non-governmental agencies often volunteer personnel or other resources. This year, in addition to other projects, the Missouri Army National Guard sent a medical detachment to set up general medicine clinics in three locations throughout the Ngöbe-Buglé indigenous community in western Panama. The goals of the project were multifold and included supporting the Government of Panama and providing a lasting benefit to the people of Panama while also increasing the operational experience of U.S. Forces. While the U.S. and MINSA medical teams worked relentlessly to provide high quality and heartfelt care to the indigenous people of the Ngöbe-Bugle tribe, the exercise support team from Army South worked diligently to ensure logistics and administrative requirements were met. Panamanian security forces and governmental representatives directed their efforts to support security and other requirements as they came up. In total, over 5,000 patients were seen and treated, and the MISO and CA team worked in the background before and during the clinic with the assistance of the U.S. Embassy and MINSA. By Dialogo July 23, 2015 That training is worth it. In many operational environments, MISO and CA work mostly independently. However, it was decided that they would work side by side on this occasion under the guidance of ARSOUTH Inofrmation Operations Chief Ray Alfaro and Major Melanie Kirchhoff, the MISO team lead for the mission. For both team missions, significant preparation of the area of operations is required beforehand to attain quality effects. CA requires time to attain and build relationships with NGOs that come to fruition during critical mission points. MISO requires equal time periods to build relationships and repeat important messaging for meaningful responses from the population. This is a challenging process for MISO and CA teams in the Army Reserves. “They did a great job coordinating all the sites, coordinating operations between our leaders and host nation leaders, and helping with translating as well as logistical challenges,”said Cpt. McVicker. A combined team of Military Information Support Operations (MISO) and Civil Affairs (CA) successfully supported a medical detachment from the Missouri Army National Guard (MOARNG) and the Panamanian Ministry of Health in information and civil-military operations before and during BTH-Panama 2015. When a mission like BTH takes place, the training and operational experience is invaluable, but critically altered if enough lead time isn’t built into the mission plans. “We were able to achieve a high degree of satisfaction of our time spent in Panama because the ground work was laid well before we arrived,” said Cpt. McVicker. The MISO and CA unit got the word out that we were going to be there and the people showed up. Not just patients but the MINSA staff also,”he added. MISO and CA team leaders decided before the event that in order to conserve and share resources, their teams would work in teams composed of one MISO Soldier, one CA Soldier, and one Panamanian Police Officer. That way, they could have two teams and provide forward coverage before the clinics started, coverage during the clinics, and follow up with key leaders/key communicators after the clinic ended in a staggered schedule. It was highly successful! ARSOUTH laid communications equipment on vehicles and dedicated force protection assets that were instrumental in the successful execution of the mostly autonomous mission schedule. “Operations, such as Beyond the Horizon, help solidify our belief that we can operate in a challenging environment and make a difference for the people who need our care,” said Cpt. McVicker.last_img read more

Broome County Sheriff reminds drivers to be sober this holiday

first_imgThe sheriff’s office says they will be on the lookout for impaired drivers this holiday season. “Well, the holiday season is upon us now. People are going to be trying to go out and have a good time,” said Broome County Sheriff David Harder. “Be merry, but use your heads, let’s not drink too much so you get arrested for DWI or you get in an accident and hurt yourself.” Sheriff Harder says if you’ve had too much to drink, order a taxi or share a ride. You should also call a friend, he said. They say the amount of drunk drivers on the road increases during the holidays. BROOME COUNTY (WBNG) — The Broome County Sheriff’s Office is reminding individuals to drive sober with holiday travel reaching its peak.last_img read more

In Delaware County, First Lady Frances Wolf Discusses Efforts to Battle Opioid Epidemic

first_imgIn Delaware County, First Lady Frances Wolf Discusses Efforts to Battle Opioid Epidemic Press Release,  Public Health,  Substance Use Disorder Chester, PA – Today, First Lady Frances Wolf joined Department of Human Services Secretary Ted Dallas and Jason Snyder, special assistant on Centers of Excellence, on a tour of Community Hospital, which is part of Crozer-Keystone Health System in the city of Chester. At Community Hospital, which has been selected as a center of excellence, First Lady Wolf, Secretary Dallas, and Jason Snyder discussed the Wolf administration’s efforts to battle the opioid epidemic. The 2016-2017 budget included $20.4 million for Centers of Excellence which serve as central, efficient hubs around which treatment revolves. These centers will have navigators to assist people with opioid-related substance use disorders through the medical system, and ensure they receive behavioral and physical health care, as well as any evidence-based medication-assisted treatment needed.“People from every community in Pennsylvania are suffering from the effects of the opioid epidemic,” said First Lady Frances Wolf. “It is absolutely critical that we continue to battle the stigma surrounding substance use disorder and encourage anyone suffering from this disease to seek help. I am thrilled at the work of Community Hospital and all of the centers of excellence are doing to curb this public health crisis.”“As we know, the opioid epidemic does not discriminate and affects every Pennsylvanian in some way,” said Secretary Dallas. “We are excited to have Community Hospital as a location for the COE program, providing quality services to individuals in need.”In late September, Governor Wolf addressed a joint session of the General Assembly to outline a set of shared, specific legislative goals that would help tackle the opioid and heroin crisis. Together with Republicans and Democrats in both the House and Senate, Governor Wolf made a commitment to prioritize helping the victims of substance use disorder and the communities that have been devastated by this terrible disease.During the fall session, we made real progress in helping the victims of substance use disorder and the communities that have been devastated by this terrible disease. The governor and legislators made significant achievements toward fighting this epidemic by passing five major bills that will strengthen the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program, restrict the number of pills that can be prescribed to minors or in emergency rooms, establish education curriculum on safe prescribing, and create more locations for the drop-off of drugs among other important initiatives.If you or someone you know is suffering from substance use disorder, help is available. Please visit pa.gov/opioids or call 1-800-662-HELP.Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf December 21, 2016center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Friday people roundup [updated]

first_imgKAS Bank – Sikko van Katwijk has been appointed as chief executive, succeeding Albert Röell, who is to become executive chairman at KPMG, after almost 11 years at the helm. At KPMG, Röell is to succeed Jan Hommen, the former executive chairman of ING Group. Van Katwijk has been a member of the managing board of KAS Bank since 2009 and responsible for commerce, operations and network management. Janus Capital – Preben Oeye has joined Janus Capital International as a senior sales director for the Nordic region, reporting to Jamie Wong, senior vice-president and head of institutions for the EMEA. Before taking up the role at Janus Capital, Oeye was at Mercer, where he was responsible for the distribution of the company’s fiduciary services and relationship management in the Nordics. Before then, he worked at bfinance and Fidelity Investments.Northern Trust – Sunil Daswani has been appointed by Northern Trust to the newly created role of head of international securities lending across the EMEA and Asia-Pacific (APAC). He started working at Northern Trust in 2002 and has held a number of roles in London and Hong Kong. In addition to his new responsibilities, Daswani will continue to oversee Northern Trust’s transition management sales and relationship management teams across EMEA and APAC. Dane Fannin and Mark Snowdon are taking on the newly created roles of head of securities lending, APAC, and head of Northern Trust’s capital markets client-servicing team in APAC, respectively. Before this appointment, Snowdon was a senior sales and relationship manager in Northern Trust’s London office. Fannin, meanwhile, will keep his existing responsibilities as head of the APAC trading desk alongside his new role. Neuberger Berman – Javier Nuñez de Villavicencio has been hired by Neuberger Berman to lead its client relationship management and business development activities in Spain and Portugal. Based in Madrid, he will report to Dik van Lomwel, head of EMEA and Latin America at the investment manager. Nuñez de Villavicencio previously spent more than a decade at BNP Paribas Investment Partners in Madrid, where he was head of Spain and Portugal. Mirae Asset Global Investments – Tatiana Feldman, SungWon Song, Malcolm Dorson and Michael Dolacky have been hired as investment analysts as the firm expands its global equity research team in the US. Feldman is a senior investment analyst focusing on global emerging markets ex Asia and was an investment analyst with INCA Investments before joining. Song, who will focus on the global healthcare sector, worked at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Dorson, who will work on global emerging markets ex Asia, worked at Ashmore Group. Dolacky, who will focus on the global healthcare sector, joins from Senzar Asset Management. Robeco, Russell Investments, APG, Siaci Saint Honore, Towers Watson, KAS Bank, KPMG, Janus Capital, Mercer, Northern Trust, Neuberger Berman, BNP Paribas Investment Partners, Mirae Asset Global InvestmentsRobeco – Mark Barry has been appointed head of institutional business in London with immediate effect. He joins from Russell Investments, where he was managing director of institutional business. Barry will be responsible for developing Robeco’s relationships with a wide range of institutional clients across the UK market. He currently services UK institutional clients, mainly in fixed income, private equity, low-volatility equity strategies and emerging market equity.APG – Dick Sluimers is to resign as chief executive of Dutch civil service pension fund next year, having worked for APG and ABP for 25 years. He said he would dedicate himself to various advisory and management activities once he stepped down. APG has not yet decided on his successor. Siaci Saint Honore – Thierry de la Noue has joined consultancy Siaci Saint Honore in Paris, in the role of investment consultant. De la Noue joins from Towers Watson in Paris, where he was head of investment consulting. last_img read more

AP3 investment chief dies after short illness

first_imgLindeborg was promoted to the role of CIO in 2015 to replace Kerim Kaskal, becoming deputy to CEO Kerstin Hessius at the same time. He joined AP3 in 2009 as head of strategic asset allocation and was promoted to head of asset management in late 2014.Before joining the buffer fund, Lindeborg was head of tactical asset allocation at DNB Nor, a company where he also served as portfolio manager upon joining in 2001.He began his career at Skandia Liv and spent 11 years within the group, working in its banking and asset management divisions and latterly as a strategist for four years. He moved to DNB from Skandia. Mårten Lindeborg, the chief investment officer and deputy CEO at Sweden’s AP3, has died after a short illness, the buffer fund announced yesterday. It expressed its “deep regret and profound sorrow”.“Mårten has been an important, dear colleague and an appreciated leader at AP3,” it said in a statement. “We send our heartfelt sympathies and condolences to his family.”last_img read more

Iloilo MICE campaign kicks off

first_imgEvents with 300 to 999 delegates willbe catered to an airport reception with cultural performers and welcome bannerson arrival date for bulk arrivals of the delegates at Iloilo InternationalAirport, welcome leis to VIPs and speakers, special MICE accommodation andgroup tours land transport rates from Iloilo MICE Alliance members, specialdiscounts for delegates from major malls and department stores, incentivediscount from participating restaurants and convention discount for airfare. Accreditation will ensure that onlyquality services are offered to clients, she said. ILOILO City – With the tagline “Meetyou in Iloilo”, the Department of Tourism (DOT) is launching today the IloiloCity MICE (meetings, incentive travels, conferences/conventions,exhibitions/events) campaign. Gracing today’s launching are, amongothers, Sen. Franklin Drilon, DOT secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat, DOTundersecretary Arturo Boncato Jr. and DOT assistant secretary Maria Rica Bueno. The launching this morning will be atthe Iloilo Convention Center at the Iloilo Business Park in Mandurriaodistrict, in cooperation with the Tourism Promotions Board and MICE Alliance. In line with the promotion of Iloiloas MICE destination, Catabtas called on tourism enterprises to seekaccreditation with DOT. On the other hand, the Iloilo MICEAlliance came up with attractive incentives for convention delegates. Events with 1,000 to 1,999 delegateshave additional incentive of DOT information desk set-up at the venue andprovision of promotional materials/brochures during the event. Iloilo has both domestic and directinternational flights to other major hubs in the country and abroad, thusmaking it an excellent MICE destination, Drilon said recently. DOT Western Visayas director Helen Catalbassaid the campaign aims to position Iloilo as a preferred MICE destination. The targets of the campaign are topassociations and corporations in the Philippines, travel managers and eventorganizers. The long-term goal is to boost thelocal economy and increase tourist arrivals, she said. “Iloilo City as MICE destination willnot only benefit the city but also neighboring provinces,” said Catalbas. For 2,000 and above delegates, thereis an added benefit of discounted rental fee of function rooms in any IloiloMICE Alliance member. Also supporting the Iloilo City MICECampaign is the Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority./PNlast_img read more