Teresa Giudice’s Boyfriend Luis ‘Louie’ Ruelas: 5 Things to Know

first_img“Excited to reveal my new boyfriend,” Teresa wrote alongside a photo of the pair at a football game over the weekend. In the snap, Ruelas, 46, has his arm around the Bravo star’s waist.According to a source, the twosome’s romance is “very new, but they are happy.” The news comes two months after Teresa and Joe, 48, finalized their divorce. The duo, who share daughters Gia, 19, Gabriella, 16, Milania, 14, and Audriana, 11, announced their separation in December 2019.“They are supporting each other 100 percent as they each pursue their happiness,” another insider told Us in September. “Joe is in Italy for now, and Teresa is in New Jersey. Their primary focus is and will remain their four beautiful daughters.”- Advertisement – Officially moving on! Nearly a year after calling it quits with ex-husband Joe Giudice, Teresa Giudice has a new man in her life, Us Weekly can confirm.The 48-year-old Real Housewives of New Jersey star spoke out amid reports that she’s dating Luis “Louie” Ruelas on Monday, November 9.- Advertisement – “I’m actually seeing a lawyer,” he said on The Wendy Williams Show on October 9. “She’s helping out a lot out here, it’s good because I have a lot of things going on out here and she’s putting together a lot of deals for me. We’ve been seeing each other, you know what I mean? I wouldn’t say that we’re boyfriend, girlfriend, but we’re kind of like hanging out a lot.”Joe added that his split from Teresa “wasn’t really my choice,” noting that the distance was too much.“The distance, you know what I mean, and then how’s it going to work?” he said. “I’m over here, she’s over there [in New Jersey]. There’s no way it’s going to work, no matter where I’m at. What am I going to do, pull the kids out of Jersey bring them over here? It just won’t work.”After several months apart amid the coronavirus pandemic, Joe reunited with daughters Gia and Milania in Rome earlier month.“We’re back,” the Rutgers student wrote on Friday, November 6, via Instagram Stories.Scroll through for more details on Teresa’s new man: Joe and Teresa’s 20-year marriage came to an end after he was ordered by a judge to return to his native Italy following his 41-month prison sentence. Both the former construction business owner and Standing Strong author served time behind bars after they pleaded guilty to fraud. RHONJ fans saw Teresa pull the plug on her marriage during season 10 of the Bravo series.The reality TV personality isn’t the only one with someone special in their life. Joe revealed last month that he is dating too.- Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more

Men responsible for unwanted pregnancies

first_imgAllen Muchmore wrote about the 45th anniversary of Roe v. Wade which finally put a name on the huge problem of women dying from botched back-room abortions. That led to the pro-choice and pro-life movements.He agrees that a woman has a right to choose if she has a baby or not. He goes on to say he believes that she only has that right before conception, not after she becomes pregnant. I hate to disagree, but some men can be very persuasive and if the woman isn’t aware of her ovulation cycle (most women aren’t unless they are trying to conceive) it’s very easy to get pregnant.The medical term for “unborn baby” is “fetus” and not considered a person until it is breathing on its own. Terminology not withstanding, I think Mr. Muchmore, like most of the men I’ve encountered, some of whom used to stand outside the Planned Parenthood clinic on Union Street with their signs, miss the point. Immaculate conception historically only happened once.As for the rest of us, I know with absolute certainty how conception works. My mantra for decades has been” “If you kept it in your pants boys, we wouldn’t have all these issues. And for those of you who think it’s the woman’s responsibility to provide birth control, you’re wrong. And for those of you who think if someone flirts with you, they get what they deserve, you’re wrong. Men are responsible for unwanted pregnancies because as stated earlier, we can’t do it alone.”HOLLY RUSSOGlenvilleMore from The Daily Gazette:Foss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homes Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion How can we justify killing the unborn?last_img read more

Government defends policy to raise BPJS Kesehatan premiums amid backlash

first_imgTopics : The government has defended its decision to raise Health Care and Social Security Agency (BPJS Kesehatan) premiums after concerns were raised that the move conflicted with a recent Supreme Court ruling and ignored the exacerbated financial struggles of low-income people during the pandemic.Finance Ministry budget director general Askolani said on Thursday that the policy aimed to improve the national healthcare system, adding that raising premiums would help the agency improve its services and standards amid mounting debts.“We respect the Supreme Court ruling, but we should understand that the policy will provide us with comprehensive health protection for the long-term,” Askolani told reporters during a livestreamed media briefing. “The government is doing its best to provide a sustainable healthcare system.” The government first raised BPJS Kesehatan premiums last year by around 100 percent, but the Supreme Court annulled the move in a judicial review ruling in March as it contradicted a number of prevailing laws.Read also: BPJS Kesehatan books deficit below 50% of 2019 projectionThe judicial review petition was filed late last year by individuals grouped in the Hemodialysis Patients Community, joining activists and members of the public who also protested against the increase, which they argued was too high.President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo then issued on May 5 a Presidential Regulation (Perpres) No. 64/2020 on health insurance that will again increase the premium for first-class services to Rp 150,000 (US$10.11) per month per person from Rp 80,000 starting in July, as well as almost double the cost for second-class services from Rp 51,000 to Rp 100,000.center_img The government will increase the third-class service premium from Rp 25,000 to Rp 42,000 but will also increase its subsidies. Third-class participants would only need to pay Rp 25,000 this year and Rp 35,000 next year as the government is earmarking Rp 3.1 trillion to subsidize the hike.BPJS, which provides health coverage for over 223 million people, has been struggling with cash flow problems for years, regularly booking claims far exceeding the premiums it collects.BPJS president director Fachmi Idris said on Thursday that the new premiums would help the company repay liabilities that are already in default to hospitals and balance its financial position this year.The agency has carried over a total of Rp 15.5 trillion in missed payments from last year to this year, of which Rp 4.4 trillion remains unpaid, Fachmi said during the same briefing.“The new policy will help us settle the missed payments of 2019 and hospitals’ cashflow could improve,” Fachmi added.Read also: Jokowi raises BPJS Kesehatan premiums, againHowever, the government’s decision to raise premiums has raised eyebrows among lawmakers.“There is an ongoing crisis right now and many individuals have lost their jobs,” said Gerindra Party politician Obon Tabroni as quoted by kompas.com. “The public’s access to health care should not be made complicated with a hike. People are suffering.”Ruling Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) politician Ribka Tjiptaning added as quoted by Reuters: “This proves the government is insensitive. People are losing their jobs, yet they ask for higher BPJS premiums.”last_img read more

Australia’s worst-hit state ‘flattening’ virus curve

first_imgHe said success would depend on people respecting the lockdown rules. “That’s what’s terribly, terribly challenging.”The virus has ravaged Victoria’s aged care homes, with more than 100 residents dying since early August and almost 2,000 active infections linked to the facilities.Elsewhere in Australia, most regions are enjoying relaxed restrictions as they continue to report few or zero new cases of COVID-19.Only New South Wales state has been consistently detecting significant numbers of cases since an outbreak emerged in mid-July after an infected Melbourne man visited a packed Sydney pub.Premier Gladys Berejiklian said the country’s most populous region remained “on high alert” due to small but persistent numbers of cases that could not be traced to any known source.”Whilst numbers have remained stable in New South Wales for the past month, we can’t be assured of that moving forward,” she told reporters in Sydney.Berejiklian urged people to wear masks in public to prevent the spread of COVID-19, hinting face coverings could become mandatory if voluntary take-up did not improve.Australia has recorded just over 22,000 cases of coronavirus to date, with 352 deaths from the virus. Topics : Australia’s worst-hit state of Victoria appears to be curbing a virus outbreak after a week of tougher restrictions, authorities said Wednesday, with new cases falling in recent days even as fatalities topped records.Victoria state Premier Daniel Andrews announced 410 new cases and 21 fatalities — marking Australia’s deadliest day so far — but said the state “certainly” seemed to be flattening the curve.”If you look at the average over the last seven days, we are seeing [numbers] come down,” he told a press conference.center_img The state has reported around or below 400 new daily cases for four consecutive days, raising hopes that an outbreak centered on Melbourne has been contained after numbers soared above 700 in recent weeks.Authorities last week introduced an overnight curfew and shut down non-essential businesses in Australia’s second-biggest city until at least September 13 — the toughest rules imposed in the country since the pandemic began.Andrews cautioned that cases could again rise.”But with compliance up… and these measures in place, our experts remain firm in the view that this will drive the numbers down,” he said.last_img read more

Governor Wolf Announces 30 New Jobs with Expansion of AMES Reese, Inc. in Lancaster County

first_imgGovernor Wolf Announces 30 New Jobs with Expansion of AMES Reese, Inc. in Lancaster County Economy,  Jobs That Pay,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that AMES Reese, Inc., a manufacturer of powdered metal component parts, will expand operations and create 30 new jobs at its current site in East Lampeter Township, Lancaster County.“Today I am pleased to announce that AMES Reese has renewed its commitment to Pennsylvania and will be increasing its manufacturing presence in Lancaster County,” said Governor Wolf. “This project highlights a great level of cooperation at the local and state levels, with multiple partners coming together to help AMES expand its physical presence, and provide the necessary training to new and current employees to make sure they have the skills to excel and fill the company’s needs.”As part of the expansion project, HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College, is offering a new Apprenticeship Training Program supported by the Lancaster County Workforce Development Board that will provide both existing and new employees with the higher-level skills needed in powdered metals parts production.AMES Reese plans to construct an 86,600-square-foot, two-story building on its current owned site. The new building will be situated adjacent to its existing building and will provide the needed space and ceiling height to meet AMES’ growing business demands. This expansion will allow AMES to install larger and higher efficiency furnaces and presses with higher tonnage, giving the capacity to manufacture much larger parts. AMES has committed to making an investment of several million dollars in the project, and retaining 60 jobs and creating an additional 30 full-time positions.“The Lancaster County facility AMES Reese plans to construct will be one of the most modern powdered metal plants in the United States,” said Henry Trabal, Executive Vice President, AMES Reese. “A key to our success will be in the ability to train and develop a workforce with the skills we need. We appreciate the cooperation and support we have received on the local and state levels, and are excited to begin an apprenticeship program in coordination with HACC that will include a specific module in our technology”.AMES Reese received a funding proposal from the Department of Community and Economic Development that includes a $150,000 Pennsylvania First Program grant and $90,000 in Job Creation Tax Credits to be distributed upon the creation of the new jobs.The project was coordinated by the Governor’s Action Team, an experienced group of economic development professionals who report directly to the governor and work with businesses that are considering locating or expanding in Pennsylvania, in collaboration with the Economic Development Company of Lancaster County.“AMES Reese has a long history in Lancaster County, and being in the powdered metals industry, brings unique needs and opportunities to the area,” said Lisa Riggs, President, Economic Development Company of Lancaster County. “The team at AMES has been a great partner throughout this project, and we appreciate the commitment they bring to their new facility and this community.”AMES Reese, Inc. was founded in 1996 when parent company AMES Group purchased the former Reese Metal Products Corporation in East Lampeter Township. AMES is involved in the manufacture and sale of powdered metal component parts, primarily for the automotive industry. AMES Reese serves as the Logistics Center for the company’s North American market, and also as the North American Headquarters for AMES Group. AMES Reese works with a large number of distributions and sourcing platforms to manufacture its products for both U.S. and European markets. More information about open positions can be found at http://www.ames-powder-metal.com/company/work-with-us/.For more information about the Governor’s Action Team or DCED, visit dced.pa.gov. May 11, 2017center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

More Than 350 Organizations Support Governor’s Child Care Budget

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Budget News,  Human Services,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – In a message to Governor Tom Wolf and members of the General Assembly, more than 350 organizations and child care providers asked for a final budget to avoid further cuts to aid for working families and move closer to the investment proposed in Governor Wolf’s budget.“For thousands of Pennsylvanians, child care assistance is the lifeline that allows them to work and provide for their families,” Governor Tom Wolf said. “As we work towards a final budget agreement, we cannot lose sight of investments that support working families. By taking a balanced approach, we can address the long-term deficit and continue to support these programs.”According to their message, over the last several years, child care line items have seen net decreases, including a significant $20 million cut in state funds in FY ’16-’17. In Governor Wolf’s budget proposal, it included a $35 million increase for child care to begin to reverse this trend. However, the House responded with another $28 million cut to FY ’16-’17 levels.The complete message and list of organizations:To: The Honorable Members of the Pennsylvania Senate The Honorable Members of the Pennsylvania House The Honorable Tom Wolf Governor of PennsylvaniaAs organizations concerned with access to high quality early childhood programs, we thank you for your interest in supporting early learning programs.Over the last several years, child care line items have seen net decreases, including a significant $20 million cut in state funds in FY ’16-’17. In the Governor’s budget proposal, he included a $35 million increase for child care to begin to reverse this trend. However, the House responded with another $28 million cut to FY ’16-’17 levels. We urge the cuts be restored and serious consideration given to the governor’s requested increase.Increased funding for child care is needed for many reasons, including:The child care subsidy waiting list is nearly 13,500 children and some families have now waited over a year. These families have been determined eligible and are working, in training, or in school. They have had to piece together child care arrangements for their children. Child care is a program that works for working families. It is not a free program. Parents pay approximately 8% of their income as a co-pay. With a looming $3 billion deficit, we should want to keep families working and paying taxes.Child care payment rates haven’t increased in a decade. As we continue to invest in pre-k, providers are unable to support their programs for infants and toddlers at the existing rates. Base rates are what pay for basic costs like rent, utilities, insurance, staff salaries – all of these costs have increased while the state’s rates have remained stagnant.The child care workforce is underpaid and reliant on public benefits. The average wage for a teacher working in a child care program is just $9.42/hour, making many eligible for public benefits themselves. Low pay creates high turnover rates and a lack of qualified, quality staff.Appropriately funded child care programs are the foundation of our state’s Pre-K system.  Our STAR 3 and STAR 4 providers offer high-quality early learning experiences, similar to those delivered in other pre-k settings. Child care also serves infants, toddlers, preschool, and sometimes school-age children. They operate between 10 and 12 hours per day, 12 months a year. But our state reimbursement rate fails to recognize and support those costs. Expansion of our state’s pre-k programs relies, in part, on a sufficient supply of high-quality child care facilities.Finally, the budget moved forth by the House alleges that cuts to child care are an attempt to reduce administrative costs for the subsidy program by moving the program from Child Care Information Services (CCIS) to County Assistance Offices (CAOs). We believe this is unlikely to produce the cost savings suggested. Subsidy administration is more than eligibility determination; it requires a range of support services to meet federal Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) requirements.Evidence of efficiencies in the system can be seen from when the TANF child care subsidy system was moved from the CAOs and unified with the low-income working families program under CCIS agencies in 2007. In the first year, CCIS agencies saved $42 million through coordinated system efficiencies and reductions to administrative overhead as well as by identifying waste, fraud and abuse. Finally, CCIS consolidation improved parent counseling and referral, leading more children to enroll in reliable, regulated, and high-quality child care. To continue to pursue system efficiencies and administrative cost reductions, DHS and OCDEL are preparing to issue a RFA that would consolidate a number of services including CCIS and The Regional Keys.Looking to the 2017-18 state budget, we urge you to make the necessary investments so that children and families can receive high-quality child care. Specifically, we ask that you restore cuts to child care proposed by the House and consider increasing the investment above the current fiscal year towards the Governor’s $35 million proposed funding increase.Thank you for taking time to consider this correspondence.Sincerely,A Childs First Step, PhiladelphiaA Child’s Nest, FolcroftA Child’s World Day Care Center, RankinA Mother’s Touch Center for Child Development, SharonA State of Play, PhiladelphiaA+ Schools, PittsburghAa to Zz Child Care and Learning Center, HersheyABC Academy, CarbondaleABC Academy, LeechburgABC Kiddie Kampus, PittstonAdja Little Sunshine Family Childcare, PhiladelphiaAdventure Alley Children’s Learning Center, PhiladelphiaAkira Academy Preschool, PhiladelphiaAll About Kids Early Learning Center, HarrisburgAll Kids are Special, New KensingtonAll My Children Learning Center, SoudertonAllies for Children, PittsburghAmazing Kidz Academy LLC, PhiladelphiaAmy Elliott Family Child Care Home, ShippensburgAnd Academy, LeechburgAnd Still I Rise Youth Development Program, PhiladelphiaAnn Casger’s Day Care, MifflintownAppleseed Learning Center, LeechburgApril Bell, VandergriftArtisan Child Care Center, LLC, AllentownAunt Di’s Child Care Services, PhiladelphiaBarb’s-Care-A lot, HarborcreekBarbie’s Lil Schoolhouse, PittsburghBASD-Miller Heights Child Care, BethlehemBeautiful Beginnings Childcare Center, Inc., PhiladelphiaBegin With Us Child Care and Preschool, Inc., AltoonaBeth Shalom Early Learning, PittsburghBethlehem Area School District Child Care, BethlehemBloom Early Education Centers, Inc., SwoyersvilleBright Horizons at Lancaster Laboratories, LeolaBright Ideas Childcare and Preschool, Inc., AltoonaBright Star Learning Center, New CastleBuilding Blocks, MalvernBuilding Bridges Daycare, LLC, ReadingBullfrogs and Butterflies, New BrightonButler County Children’s Center, Inc., ButlerButler County Early Care Education Council, ButlerCapital Area Head Start, HarrisburgCare-A-Lot Learning Center, PhiladelphiaCareer & Workforce Development Center, PittsburghCatholic Social Services – Casa Del Carmen, PhiladelphiaCCIS Carbon County, Jim ThorpeCCIS of Blair/Huntingdon Counties, AltoonaCCIS of Bucks County, DoylestownCCIS of Columbia, Montour and Northumberland Co, SunburyCCIS of Lackawanna County, ScrantonCCIS of Westmoreland County, GreensburgCCP, HarrisburgCentral Westmoreland Career & Technology Center, New StantonChanging the World Family Child Care LLC, PhiladelphiaChelten Child Development Center, DresherChild Advocates of Blair County, AltoonaChild Care, JeannetteChild Care Consultants, YorkChild Care Information Services of Berks County, ReadingChild Care Information Services, Inc., BethlehemChild Care Services, Mt. PleasantChild Development and Family Council of Centre County, Inc., State CollegeChildren Central, LanghorneChildhood Enrichment Therapy, TraffordChildren of the Ark Day Care, LewistownChildren R Cherished Preschool & Childcare, WilmerdingChildren’s Aid Society, ClearfieldChildren’s Museum of Pittsburgh, PittsburghChildren’s Village, PhiladelphiaChildspace Mt Airy, PhiladelphiaChildspace Too Day Care Center, PhiladelphiaChinatown Learning Center, PhiladelphiaChrist Church Preschool, MediaChrist Cornerstone Academy, SteeltonClearfield County League of Social Services, Inc., HydeColleen DiStefano Family Daycare, BensalemCommunity YMCA of Eastern Delaware County, LansdowneCook, GreensburgCoordinated Child Care Services of NEPA, Wilkes-BarreCounty Angel Kisses, IndianaCrafton Children’s Corner, PittsburghCreative Beginnings, PhiladelphiaCreative Beginnings, RockledgeCreative Garden, LLC, PunxsutawneyCreative Kidz Daycare, PhiladelphiaCreative Learning Center of the LV, Inc., EastonCreative Learning Environments Inc., AstonCreative Play Day School, ToughkenamonCreative Pre School and Day Care, Inc., SharpsvilleCressman’s Family Child Care, DanvilleCuddle Zone Learning Center, AllentownDanville Child Development Center, DanvilleDar Al-Huda Early Learning Academy, PhiladelphiaDay Nursery Association, ScrantonDelaware Valley Association for the Education of Young Children, PhiladelphiaDELCO Early Learning Center, Drexel HillDevelopment of Greatness, PhiladelphiaDianne Irwin Family Day Care Home., MeadvilleDiscount School Supply, PittsburghDiscover the World Children Center, Inc., SayreDixon Learning Academy, PhiladelphiaDonnetta’s Family Daycare, PhiladelphiaDougherty’s Daycare, New CastleDouglas Academy, West HomesteadDreamers & Achievers Childcare & Preschool, PitcairnDrueding Center, PhiladelphiaEarly Foundations, PhiladelphiaEach One Teach One Family Cent, GreensburgEducation Law Center, Philadelphia/PittsburghEducational Building Blocks, Inc., YorkElizabeth Miller Consultant, LewistownElizabeth Porter, SayreEpiscopal Community Services, PhiladelphiaEvangel Heights Child Dev Center, SarverFamily Child Care Provider, ChambersburgFamily Matters Child Care, PhiladelphiaFederation Early Learning Services, PhiladelphiaFirst Bethel Kings School Kids, Bethel ParkFirst Presbyterian Church Child Care Center, LevittownFlexible, PittsburghFoulkeways Child Care Center, GwyneddFoundations for Learning Preschool, BedfordFranklin County Democratic Women’s Club, ShippensburgFriends Schoolhouse, State CollegeGan Chabad, PhiladelphiaGettysburg’s Growing Place, GettysburgGoddard School of King of Prussia, King of PrussiaGoing Places, MeadvilleGood Shepherd Daycare, Glen RockGrace Trinity, PhiladelphiaGreat Expectations, LatrobeGreater Pittsburgh Coalition Against Violence, PittsburghGrow and Learn Centers, Inc. dba A Child’s Nest, FolcroftGrowing Moments LLC, PhiladelphiaHansel & Gretel Early Learning Center, HarrisburgHere We Grow Daycare, PhiladelphiaHeavenly Made Creations Family Child Care, PhiladelphiaHilltop Community Children’s Center, PittsburghHoly Trinity Preschool, WallingfordHomewood Brushton Family Support, PittsburghHoneyland Child Care Center, Willow GroveHouse Hosanna, PittsburghHugs Away From Home, VeronaHUGS Daycare, HarleysvilleIn The Beginning Place, HarrisburgIndiana County Child Day Care Program, Inc., IndianaIndiana School District, IndianaInspiration Station Early Learning Center, Camp HillJC Academy of Excellence, PhiladelphiaJean Garnett Family Child Care Home, CroydonJennersville YMCA Early Childhood Learning Center, West GroveJennifer Nartic, West NewtonJennifer Reitz Family Daycare, PunxsutawneyJeremiah’s Place, PittsburghJust Like Home Group Daycare, ChesterKencrest Services, PhiladelphiaKiddie Garden Day Care, PhiladelphiaKids Academy, HarrisburgKids Connection Learning Center, LLC, Sharon HillKids First, AltoonaKids Land Childcare Center, PhiladelphiaKidz R’SPECIAL Day Care, PhiladelphiaKim Sass’s Family Day Care, CurwensvilleKimberly Roy Family Day Care, PunxsutawneyKinderCare Education, North HuntingdonKinderCare Education, LanghorneKinderCare Education LLC, HarrisburgKingdom Seeds Child Care, PhiladelphiaKochenderfer Christian Day Care, LebanonKozy Kastle School Age Program, AthensKristina Garner Family Child Care Home, WashingtonLackawanna Human Development Agency, Inc., ScrantonLancaster Early Education Center, LancasterLancaster-Lebanon Intermediate Unit, LebanonLatrobe Kinder Schull, LatrobeLearn N Play Daycare, LLC, BathLearning Ladder Academy, LLC, MohntonLearning Laughing and Growing Childcare, PhiladelphiaLehigh Valley Children’s Centers, Inc., AllentownLene’s Daily Child Care, Inc., PhiladelphiaLi’l Bucks Partners in Learning, JamisonLife Ticket Church, HerndonLil’ Bits FCCH, PhiladelphiaLititz Christian Early Learning Center, LititzLittle Einsteins Early Learning Center, PhiladelphiaLittle Hands Childcare, DuboisLittle Learners Literacy Academy, PhiladelphiaLittle Munchkins Learning Center (LMLC, LLC.), ConshohockenLittle People Country Club, EastonLittle People Day Care School, ScrantonLittle People, Little Stars Early Learning Center, PhiladelphiaLittle Peoples Child Care LLC, CurwensvilleLittle Stars of Tomorrow, Sharon HillLorna Family Childcare Home, ButlerLoving Hearts Daycare, MiddleburgLoving Hearts Daycare, SelinsgroveLuthercare for Kids Lancaster, LancasterLVCC’s Early Learning Center, AllentownMaria Pena Family Child Care Home, PhiladelphiaMemorable Moments, PhiladelphiaMiddlecreek Area Community Center, Beaver SpringsMillennium Daycare, JermynMiss Marty’s Pre School, PhiladelphiaMission Committee of Wayne Presbyterian Church, WayneMontgomery County Court Child Care Center, NorristownMontgomery Early Learning Centers, NarberthMoppets on Mulberry, TowandaMrs. Connie’s Family Child Care, LLC, Philadelphia, PAMt. Ararat, PittsburghMt. Top Kids, Mountain TopMy First Child Day Care Home LLC, AllentownNat’s Day Care, PhiladelphiaNeshaminy Kids Club, LanghorneNIA Learning Center, Inc., PhiladelphiaNorma De Hoyos Day Care 2, ReadingNorth Penn YMCA, HarleysvilleNortheastern Childcare Services, ScrantonOak Lane Day Care, West ChesterOaks Early Learning Center, OaksOlde City Day School, PhiladelphiaOnce Upon A Time Early Learning Center, WashingtonOne Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh, PAOtterbein Early Education Center, Mount WolfPanda Preschool & Daycare, BurnhamParent Infant Center, PhiladelphiaPast Your Bedtime Childcare, PhiladelphiaPenn Pals Child Care Center, JeannettePennsylvania Academy of Pediatrics, MediaPennsylvania Child Care Alliance (PENN SACCA), MountvillePennsylvania Child Care Association, LemoynePennsylvania Council of Churches, HarrisburgPennsylvania Head Start Association, HarrisburgPennsylvania Home-Based Child Care Providers Association, ClearfieldPennsylvania Partnerships for Children, HarrisburgPeople for People ECDC, PhiladelphiaPittsburgh Association for the Education of Young Children, PittsburghPittsburgh Public Schools, PittsburghPNC Bank, New KensingtonPocono Services for Families and Children, TobyhannaPre-K Kids Learning Center, New CastlePre-School Power, PhiladelphiaPrecious Life, NorristownProdigy Learning Center, PhiladelphiaPublic Citizens for Children and Youth, PhiladelphiaQueen Lane ‘Montessori School, PhiladelphiaRebecca Fite Home Day Care, LewistownRenee’s Child Care, PhiladelphiaRetikis Open Arms Child Care, HarrisburgRhonda’s Daycare, FarrellRising Sun Children’s Center, PhiladelphiaRoaring Spring Blank Book Co, Roaring SpringRosebuds Lil Explorers Early Learning Center, CoatesvilleSally’s House Family Child Care, Morton, PA 19070Sayre Child Center, BethlehemScott Family Day Care, PhiladelphiaScranton Lackawanna Human Development Agency, ScrantonSettlement Music School/Kaleidoscope, PhiladelphiaShady Lane School, PittsburghShane’s Friends, PhiladelphiaSharis Mu’Min’s Family Childcare, PhiladelphiaSign Say Learning Center, Fairless HillsSmall Wonders In-Home Childcare, LLC, NorristownSmall World Early Learning and Development Centers, PittsburghSmartKids, HoustonSnyder Union Mifflin Child Development, Inc., MifflinburgSonshine Child Care Inc., CleonaSonshine Christian Academy, Drexel HillSPIN Inc., PhiladelphiaSpring Garden Academy, PhiladelphiaSt. Gabriel’s Good Shepherd Learning Center, DouglassvilleSt. James Lutheran Church Child Care Center, GettysburgSt. John’s Daycare, NazarethSt. Joseph’s Hill Lutheran Church Day Care, BoyertownSt. Paul Children’s Center, ChambersburgSt. Paul’s Child Development Center, DouglassvilleSt. Paul’s Christian Preschool, State CollegeStay N Play Day Care, Homer CityStepping Stones Preschool, Columbia Cross RoadsSteps to Success, Inc., LeolaStreet Family Day Care, PittsburghSun Bright Childcare, PhiladelphiaSunoco, SayreSunrise USA LLC, ColumbiaSunshine Corners Daycare, StrasburgSweet Pea Patch, EdinburghTamaqua Child Care, TamaquaTamila, Inc., dba Little Wonders Day Care Center, PhiladelphiaTEKStart, PittsburghTender Care Learning Center, CranberryTender Care Learning Center, Lower BurrellTender Care Learning Centers, MurrysvilleTender Care Learning Centers, PittsburghTender Years Family Child Care, PhiladelphiaTerri Lynne Lokoff Child Care Foundation, King of PrussiaThe Believing Children Academy, PhiladelphiaThe Bear and The Bean’s Play Care, MechanicsburgThe Children’s Center, Volunteers of America, AllentownThe Cuddle Zone Learning Center, AllentownThe Goddard School, King of PrussiaThe Goddard School, WayneThe Goddard School, West ChesterThe Growing Place Child Care Centers, KresgevilleThe Growing Tree, East StroudsburgThe Integrated Care Corporation, LigonierThe Kreig Institute for Early Childhood Education, MoosicThe Learning Center, PittsburghThe Learning Station, State CollegeThe PACT Program, JeannetteThe Pooh Day Care Center, Mount CarmelThe Torre Academy, PhiladelphiaThe Whole Child Learning Center, ElversonThird Street Alliance, EastonTick Tock Early Learning Center, AvondaleTina’s Lil Busy Bodies, PhiladelphiaTiny Hearts Family Day Care, PhiladelphiaTiny Tiles Kingdom Daycare LLC, MonessenTiny Tot Child Development Center, RochesterTiny Tots Childcare & Learning Center, Mount UnionTiny Tots Childcare & Learning Center, Shade GapTiny Tots Learning Center Inc., QuakertownTMCS, GreensburgToday’s Child Learning Center, LansdowneTots Yearn To Learn Montessori, PhiladelphiaTracy Catherman, WellsboroTreana’s Little Castle Learning Center, PhiladelphiaTrinity Cooperative Day Nursery, SwarthmoreTrinity Playgroup, Philadelphia, PaTwylia Bullock’s Child Care Center, RomeU-Haul, DarraghUNC-Bellevue Center, ScrantonUnion Church Child Care, McKees RocksUnited Neighborhood Centers, ScrantonUnited Way of Columbia County, BloomsburgUnited Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey, PhiladelphiaUnited Way of Lancaster, LancasterUnited Way of Pennsylvania, HarrisburgUnited Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania, PittsburghUniversity of Pittsburgh Office of Child Development, PittsburgUsha Ramamurthy Family Child Care Provider, MechanicsburgValley Points Family YMCA, New KensingtonVilla Day Care Center, Inc., ShenandoahVision Childcare, MarsWarwick Child Care Center, Inc., ExtonWee Care Day Care, New EagleWelles Group Child Care Home, ChesterWestmoreland Community Action, GreensburgWhole Child Learning Center, ExtonWilkes University, Wilkes-BarreWillie Wee Learning Center, BristolYMCA of Greater Pittsburgh, PittsburghYou’re SomeBoddie Special, PhiladelphiaYWCA Child Care Adams Commerce Center, GettysburgYWCA of Greater Pittsburgh, PittsburghYWCA of York, York More Than 350 Organizations Support Governor’s Child Care Budgetcenter_img June 20, 2017last_img read more

Hilario extends Chelsea stay

first_img “It feels really good to sign a new contract for another year at the club, I’m very proud,” Hilario told chelseafc.com. “I’m really pleased to be part of this great squad and I’m looking forward to working once again with Jose Mourinho.” The goalkeeper, who has made 39 appearances for Chelsea, is one of four goalkeepers in Mourinho’s squad, alongside Petr Cech, Mark Schwarzer and Jamal Blackman. Hilario made his debut against Barcelona in October 2006, keeping a clean sheet in a 1-0 Champions League win. The Blues confirmed the new deal for the 37-year-old, who signed in May 2006 under Jose Mourinho after leaving Nacional, following a period of uncertainty over his status. Hilario was named on Chelsea’s list of released players at the end of the 2012-13 Barclays Premier League season, but this week travelled to the United States for the club’s pre-season tour as part of a 25-man squad. Portuguese goalkeeper Henrique Hilario has signed a one-year contract at Chelsea to take his spell at Stamford Bridge into a seventh season.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

15th Annual Victor Macedo Memorial Cycle Race set for Sunday

first_imgTHE Flying Stars Cycle Club will organise the 15th edition of the Victor Macedo cycle road race on Sunday beginning with a roll start at 07:00hrs from Macedo’s residence, Peter Rose Street, Queenstown.The expected large turnout of cyclists will get the green flag on Homestretch Avenue from where the seniors and juniors will proceed to Long Creek on the Linden/Soesdyke Highway before turning back to finish at the place of origin, while the veterans, pre-juniors and mountain bikers will turn back at the top of the hill just past Splashmin’s Fun Park and finish on Homestretch Avenue.The first eight finishers overall as well as the top four juniors, the first three pre-juniors and the top three mountain bikers will be rewarded with cash prizes and trophies for their efforts.Ten prime prizes will be on offer during the course of the race.The event is being sponsored by Macedo Transportation Services in collaboration with Floyd Macedo, a former cyclist who was very competitive during his time.The defending champion for the event is Stephano Husbands who clocked three hours 11 minutes .70 seconds last year.The winning junior last year was Raphael Leung, while Junior Niles won the veterans’ category, Adelie Hodge was the first juvenile to cross the finish line and Ozeda McAulley was first among the mountain bikers.last_img read more

Update on the latest sports

first_imgMLB-BASEBALL ROUNDUPMajor league teams try to ramp up the competition in campUNDATED (AP) — Major league teams are working out in mostly empty ballparks, mindful the long-awaited start to the season is barely a week away and fans won’t be coming. So teams are trying as best they can to ramp up the competitiveness of summer camps conducted in isolation. Several teams announced upcoming exhibition games, including Houston at Kansas City, Kansas City at St. Louis, and Cleveland against Pittsburgh. The Milwaukee Brewers will play intrasquad games for several nights starting Tuesday and are dubbing them the Blue and Gold World Series, a nod to manager Craig Counsell’s alma mater, Notre Dame. Also in MLB: The change comes less than two weeks after owner Dan Snyder launched an organizational review amid pressure from sponsors to make a change. FedEx, Nike, Pepsi and Bank of America all lined up against the name, which was given to the franchise in 1933 when the team was still based in Boston.A new name for one of football’s oldest franchises must still be selected and it’s unclear how soon that will happen. Native American experts and advocates have long protested the name they call a “dictionary-defined racial slur.” More than a dozen Native leaders and organizations wrote to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell last week demanding an immediate end to Washington’s use of the name.Goodell, who has fielded questions on the topic for years, said he supported the review. BRAVES-NICKNAMES Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditREDSKINS-NICKNAMEWashington NFL team dropping ‘Redskins’ name after 87 yearsWASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington NFL team is shedding the “Redskins” name effective immediately. Braves say they won’t change name but studying chop chantATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves say they have no plans to follow the lead of the NFL’s Washington Redskins and change their team name. The tomahawk chop chant used by Braves fans is under review, however. The team said in the letter it is seeking input from the Native American community, fans, players and former players as it examines the fan experience, including the chant. The Redskins announced Monday they will change their name and Indian head logo.The Braves say they have established a “cultural working relationship” with the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians in North Carolina and formed a Native American Working Group. The name came with the team on its move from Milwaukee to Atlanta in 1966. The name was adopted in 1912, when the team was based in Boston. UNDATED (AP) — The NHL says 43 players tested positive for the coronavirus from June 8 through the end of the league’s optional workouts.That number announced Monday includes 30 who tested positive at team facilities and 13 the league is aware of who tested positive outside the league’s protocols for its Phase 2.The NHL opened Phase 3 Monday with the start of training camps for the 24-team playoffs, scheduled to open in two hub Canadian cities — Toronto and Edmonton, Alberta — on Aug. 1. Players had until Monday evening to elect to opt out of competition without penalty.All players who tested positive self-isolated. The NHL is not sharing names of the players who test positive or the teams involved.VIRUS OUTBREAK-COLLEGE SPORTS The Washington Mystics star said in a statement Monday that the independent panel of doctors the league and union agreed upon to decide whether players should be medically excused deemed her not to be “high risk, and should be permitted to play in the bubble.” Had Delle Donne been medically excused, she would have earned her entire salary for the season. Now, if she chooses not to play, the defending WNBA champion Mystics wouldn’t have to pay her.Delle Donne has battled Lyme disease since 2008. The disease is not included on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s list of underlying conditions that could put someone at an increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19.Delle Donne’s new teammate Tina Charles also was waiting for a decision from the medical panel. If both players miss the season, the Mystics would be down to 10 players on the roster.NFL-LIONS-OKUDALions sign 1st-round pick Okudah, Swift, Cephus, Huntley’ ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions have signed first-round pick Jeff Okudah.The Lions also announced Monday that they signed second-round selection D’Andre Swift along with fifth-round picks Quintez Cephus and Jason Huntley.Detroit drafted Okudah, a former Ohio State standout, with third overall pick and made him the highest-drafted cornerback since Shawn Springs was selected from the same school by Seattle in 1997. The Lions are hoping he becomes a game-changing talent to help a defense that ranked No. 31 in the league last season.LAKERS-RONDO INJUREDLakers G Rajon Rondo breaks thumb in practice, out 6-8 weeks — Charlie Blackmon has returned to the Colorado Rockies after recovering from the coronavirus. The All-Star outfielder was the first major league player known to have contracted COVID-19. Blackmon says he’s trying to regain his physical fitness and hopes to be ready for the start of the pandemic-delayed season July 24. Blackmon says he was fortunate not to get too sick from the virus. He says he was only ill for 36 hours and it wasn’t as bad as the flu he came down with a couple of years ago. — Hard-throwing St. Louis Cardinals reliever Jordan Hicks has opted out of playing this season, citing pre-existing health concerns. The 23-year-old Hicks was diagnosed in high school as having Type 1 diabetes. Hicks, who routinely throws over 100 mph, is recovering from Tommy John surgery on June 26, 2019. The right-hander’s availability for this season was uncertain. Hicks had been taking part in workouts at Busch Stadium, leading up to the Cardinals’ opener on July 24 at home against Pittsburgh.VIRUS OUTBREAK-NBAWestbrook tests positiveLAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Russell Westbrook of the Houston Rockets says he has tested positive for coronavirus, and that he plans to eventually join his team at the restart of the NBA season. Associated Press Westbrook made the revelation Monday on social media. As recently as Sunday, the Rockets believed that Westbrook and James Harden — neither of whom traveled with the team to Walt Disney World near Orlando last week — would be with the team in the next few days. In Westbrook’s case, that now seems most unlikely.WNBA-DELLE DONNEWNBA MVP Delle Donne says league denied her medical waiverNEW YORK (AP) — Elena Delle Donne’s request to be medically excused from the WNBA season has been denied, according to the league’s reigning MVP.center_img July 14, 2020 LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rajon Rondo has broken his right thumb in practice with the Los Angeles Lakers in Orlando. The veteran point guard will be out for six to eight weeks. Rondo has been a key backup during his second season with the Lakers, who signed him shortly after adding LeBron James to the roster in July 2018. Rondo is averaging 7.1 points, 5.0 assists and 3.0 rebounds in 48 appearances this season, including three starts. He has been a regular presence on the floor late in close games, with coach Frank Vogel trusting his veteran leadership and playmaking.VIRUS OUTBREAK-NHLNHL says 43 tested positive —The Patriot League has joined the Ivy League and called off fall sports because of the pandemic. The league’s 10 Division I schools will not compete this fall in football, soccer and women’s volleyball. The Ivy League announced a similar decision last week. VIRUS OUTBREAK-NFL-FACE SHIELDSNFL comes up with face shields for helmetsUNDATED (AP) — With NFL training camps set to start at the end of the month, the league believes it is one step closer to addressing player safety amid the coronavirus pandemic. It has come up with face shields for the players’ helmets. The face shield was designed by Oakley, which already provides visors for the players. SEC weighs football seasonUNDATED (AP) — Southeastern Conference athletic directors met in person Monday at league headquarters in Alabama to discuss the prospects for a football season with COVID-19 cases spiking throughout much of the South.SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey said in a statement afterward that it’s “clear that current circumstances related to COVID-19 must improve.” The Big Ten and Pac-12 have said they would only play conference schedules this fall in football and other sports. Sankey said SEC leaders “believe that late July will provide the best clarity for making the important decisions ahead of us.” The group met in the large Kramer-Moore Conference room to allow for social distancing. Other groups and individuals participated by videoconference.Among topics discussed were possible scheduling options for holding athletic competition this fall, along with game management at events.In other developments: Update on the latest sports The union’s medical director had suggested that players wear face masks to help control the spread of the virus, but players shot down that idea. The face shield has received a better response than the mask suggestion.VIRUS OUTBREAK-CHICAGO MARATHONChicago marathon canceledCHICAGO (AP) — The Bank of America Chicago Marathon has been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. In a statement Monday, marathon organizers and city officials cited the challenge of staging the large-scale Oct. 11 event while COVID-19 concerns endure. As of Sunday, Chicago’s health department reported 55,184 confirmed cases of the virus and 2,682 deaths due to complications from COVID-19. Chicago’s event typically draws about 45,000 runners and wheelchair athletes, and more than one million spectators. Mayor Lori Lightfoot says she is personally disappointed at the cancellation. The Boston Marathon and New York Marathon have also been canceled because of the pandemic.OBIT-KEN CHURCHJockey Ken Church, winner of over 2,000 races, dies at 90UNDATED (AP) — Ken Church, who rode over 2,000 winners during a 20-year career that included four mounts in the Kentucky Derby, has died at age 90. Church was diagnosed with pneumonia a week ago at the retirement facility where he lived in Reno, Nevada, and was taken to a hospital. His daughter, Debbie Anderson, says he contracted COVID-19 there and died. Church’s best finish in the Kentucky Derby was fifth place in 1950 aboard Oil Capitol. The Canadian-born jockey won five straight races in one day at Chicago’s old Washington Park on June 10, 1952.last_img read more

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