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

Governor Wolf Announces Support for 17 Municipal Stormwater Projects in Pennsylvania Counties in Chesapeake Bay Watershed

first_img June 29, 2017 Environment,  Press Release York, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced the approval of funding to support 17 municipal stormwater projects in Pennsylvania’s portion of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed.“The convenience we all enjoy with pavement comes with a tangible cost: increased runoff pollution in our local waters,” said Governor Wolf. “I’m pleased to support the municipalities—towns, cities, and other large land owners—striving to meet the stormwater challenge in Pennsylvania.”DEP is ramping up its work on implementation of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) permit program, which incorporates more stringent stormwater management requirements. About 1,000 municipalities around the state must meet new requirements; approximately 340 are in the 43 Pennsylvania counties in the Bay watershed.“To make the greatest, most timely impact with our resources,” said Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Patrick McDonnell. “This funding targets projects in our Bay watershed counties with the highest pollutant loads. Collectively, the projects will remove 396 pounds of phosphorous, 2,800 pounds of nitrogen, and almost 800,000 pounds of sediment from local waters.”Projects are funded through the EPA Chesapeake Bay Implementation Grants Program, a vital part of Pennsylvania’s progress in cleaning up its local waters and thereby benefiting the Bay.Earlier today, Secretary McDonnell acknowledged the projects in-person at an event at the York County Prison to showcase the county’s model approach to stormwater management.The prison project—converting stormwater basins to bioretention basins—was one of 19 projects chosen last year for EPA grant funding. Led by the York County Planning Commission, it reflects the county’s outstanding teamwork approach to municipal stormwater management.“The County of York and 43 municipalities are working together to clean up impaired streams through their MS4 [stormwater] permits,” said Felicia Dell, director of the York County Planning Commission. “Together we’ve developed a regional plan that identifies best management practices and collectively funds and constructs them. The municipalities should be lauded for their vision and spirit of cooperation.”The complete list of projects approved includes:Altoona City: St. Therese of the Child Jesus rain garden phase 2 ($55,349)Blair Township: Edgewood Drive stormwater basin retrofit ($100,000)Carlisle Borough: Urban stormwater park native wetland plantings ($200,000)Denver Borough: Denver Memorial Park rain gardens and streambank restoration ($38,220)Duncansville Borough: Duncansville Memorial Park bioretention, rain gardens, and permeable pavement ($200,000)East Lampeter Township: Mill Bridge Campground riparian buffer stream restoration ($199,610)Goldsboro Borough: Stream restoration between South York and Water Streets ($86,290)Mechanicsburg: Northside stormwater basin retrofit ($164,381)Mount Joy Borough: Rotary Park vegetation swale ($64,633) and Pink Alley stormwater basin retrofit ($40,422)Lancaster Township: Kensington Club stormwater basin retrofit ($200,000)Lemoyne Borough: Streambank restoration at Harrisburg Academy ($176,700)Paradise Township: BMC Paradise Truss Plant retrofit ($142,082)Paxtang Borough: Paxtang Parkway rain garden ($72,000)Rapho Township: Lefever Road stormwater basin retrofit ($161,360)Spring Grove Borough: Campus Avenue stream restoration phase 1 ($185,000)York: Memorial Park Poorhouse Run streambank restoration ($200,00) SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img Governor Wolf Announces Support for 17 Municipal Stormwater Projects in Pennsylvania Counties in Chesapeake Bay Watershedlast_img read more

Sergio Aguero sets date for Manchester City return

first_imgRead Also: Barcelona, Suarez part ways, nears Atletico switchBut Aguero expects to be back well before then as he bids to make up for lost time. The Argentine has entered the final year of his contract with City and it remains to be seen if he opts to stay for another season beyond that.Aguero’s absence is just one of a number of headaches Guardiola has had to contend with going into this season.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Promoted ContentMagnetic Floating Bed: All That Luxury For Mere $1.6 Mil?9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo12 Countries With Higest Technology In The WorldGreatest Movies In History Since 19828 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth7 Truly Incredible Facts About Black HolesBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do8 Most Expensive Mistakes In The History Of Mankind5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top But Aguero is understood to be confident of being available again after the international break next month, barring any unforeseen setbacks. Aguero has yet to train with City’s first team squad but he hopes to be back doing some work with the group soon.center_img Sergio Aguero believes he could be back for Manchester City within a month. Pep Guardiola said last Friday that he expects to be without City’s all-time leading scorer for up to a further two months following knee surgery in June.Advertisement City’s first game after the international break is at home to Arsenal on Oct. 17 and Aguero is thought to be targeting that or the West Ham match a week later for his comeback.Aguero’s prolonged absence has been an untimely blow for Guardiola and the striker was sorely missed last month when City crashed out of the Champions League at the quarter-final stage for the third successive season.Historically, Aguero has always taken some time to get back up to speed after lengthy lay-offs, which Guardiola pointed at when suggesting it could be as long as two months before the 32-year-old was going again.last_img read more

Oscar not leaving Blues

first_imgOscar has told French media that he has had contact with Paris St Germain this summer but has no plans to leave Chelsea. The 22-year-old Brazilian is the latest Stamford Bridge star to be linked to PSG, with Eden Hazard heavily rumoured to have been high on Laurent Blanc’s summer wishlist before he confirmed his commitment to Chelsea. Fellow Brazilian David Luiz also recently sealed a big-money move to the French capital. Press Associationcenter_img Oscar, who has played a key role for the hosts in the World Cup so far, has now followed in the footsteps of Hazard in publicly declaring he wants to stay at the London club. “I had contact with PSG, it’s true but it did not go further,” he is quoted as saying by L’Equipe. “The next season, I will stay at Chelsea.” last_img read more

Krabbenhoft finds niche

first_imgJEFF SCHORFHEIDE/Herald photoEven themost casual of fans are aware of several things about University of Wisconsin?smen?s basketball team this season: That Wisconsin has been ranked in the top 25for most of the season, that head coach Bo Ryan does a mean ?Soulja Boy? danceand that junior forward Joe Krabbenhoft has emerged from behind the scenes tobecome one of UW?s most prominent players.Prior tothe 2007-08 season, Krabbenhoft spent the majority of his playing time belowthe radar, contributing at key moments with fundamentals rather than flair andletting his substance and consistency speak for themselves. But since thedeparture of the team?s top two scorers last season ? Kammron Taylor and BigTen Player of the Year Alando Tucker ? Krabbenhoft has inherited one of theleading roles among the team.?I?ve hadto step up as a leader after Alando [Tucker] left.? Krabbenhoft said. ?He wouldbe the one taking shots, making plays, and now I?m stepping up and taking them.?Krabbenhofthas certainly been stepping up. He is fifth on the team in scoring with 7.9points per game, second in rebounding with 6.7 per game, shooting 78 percentfrom the line and 50 percent from the floor and has lead the team in eachoffensive category in at least one game this season. Week after week, he isfilling up the stats sheet, and week after week he provides a substantialperformance, improving in all aspects of the game since his sophomore season.Ryan valuesKrabbenhoft?s versatility and attributes his success to his diligence on andoff the court.?He justcomes every day, and I don?t know what else you can say.? Ryan said. ?There arejust some people who come out and give a great effort every day. The resultsmay vary, but it?s that effort that can help [win games].?Personalimprovement on the part of Krabbenhoft has been responsible for his growingsuccess. ?[My] confidence has gotten better, and I?ve slowed my game down. I?mconcerned with getting better, playing my hardest. I just want to improve.?The 6-foot-7-inchforward from Sioux Falls, S.D., has always had a reputation for being a hardworker and places heavy importance on a strong work ethic to improve hisskills. In high school he earned first-team all-state selection as a senior,led hometown Roosevelt High School to a third place finish at the statetournament and was named Gatorade state player of the year. He first suited upfor the Badgers in the 2005-06 season as a freshman and was later named to theBig Ten all-freshman team.?You?ve gotto take advantages of opportunities to prove what you have learned, how faryou?ve come.? Krabbenhoft said. ?I feel good.?Despite thenational attention he has received as of late, Krabbenhoft feels the main goalis success within the team, and that is where his focus is concentrated.?Thethought of winning the Big Ten Championship, a National Championship, FinalFour, all those that are out there in front of us keep me motivated,?Krabbenhoft said. ?Game by game, we want to win every game and add up thosewins. We want to be considered the best team at Wisconsin.?A minor editing error in the original article was corrected on Feb. 22, 2008.last_img read more

Regent University crowned champions at 2018 PUSAG Games

first_imgPUSAG Games is an annual sporting event that brings together teams from various Private Universities in Ghana to compete in various sporting activities. It is organized by the Private Universities Students Association of Ghana (PUSAG), the umbrella body for students in private tertiary institutions in Ghana.This year’s edition of the PUSAG Games was held from the 2nd to 7th of April at Paa Joe Stadium, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi. It had Access Bank as its title sponsor and Universal Merchant Bank (UMB), as well as Startimes.The 2018 PUSAG Games and Festival saw various Private University teams from across the country battle it out in various sporting activities including basketball, volleyball, table tennis and other track and field events.Four-Time Champions:  The Regent University football team led their group and tactically defeated the other teams all through to the finals, with Winston Martin Odame-Labi as the captain and Gideon Aidoo as the head coach. Regent University men’s football team emerged victorious in the final match by defeating their opponent Valley View University 4-3 on penalties to lift the trophy for the fourth time.Regent University men’s volleyball team were crown champions while their female team emerged as second runner-up. The male Volleyball team defeated Presbyterian University to lift the trophy.The Basketball team did not make it to the finals, however, their efforts did not go unrewarded, and they came third in the men’s basketball competition.In all, the Regent Sports Team won gold medals in Football men and Volleyball men, silver medals in Volleyball women and bronze medals in Basketball men. The Sports Team later presented the cups to the President of the University. Receiving the Cup on behalf of the institution; the President of the University, Prof. Nicholas N. N. Nsowah-Nuamah congratulated the team for their salient performance, and for maintaining the good name of the institution during the games.The Regent Community congratulates our gallant sports men and women once again!last_img read more

Five keys to the San Francisco Giants’ best stretch of baseball this season

first_imgMILWAUKEE — The 2019 San Francisco Giants haven’t spent a single day above .500 and have dwelled in the National League West cellar for nearly two full months.Yet after securing their seventh win in their past eight games on Friday, the Giants are suddenly one of the hottest teams in baseball and confident in their ability to make a second half run.What’s changed for a team that coughed up a six-run lead to the Baltimore Orioles to fall 12 games below .500 on the final day of May? Since June …last_img read more

Horse racing in South Africa

first_imgHorse racing is a hugely popular sport in South Africa, with regular racing taking place around the country. The sport in South Africa enjoys a long and rich history that can be traced back to 1797. The first recorded race club meeting took place five years later in 1802.The national horse racing body is known as the National Horse Racing Authority and previously operated under the name of The Jockey Club of South Africa. It was founded in 1882. (Image: Vodacom Durban July)Brand South Africa reporterHorse racing is a hugely popular sport in South Africa, with regular racing taking place around the country. The sport in South Africa enjoys a long and rich history that can be traced back to 1797! The first recorded race club meeting took place five years later in 1802.The national horse racing body is known as the National Horse Racing Authority and previously operated under the name of The Jockey Club of South Africa. It was founded in 1882.Racing in South Africa is controlled by two bodies: Phumelela Gaming and Leisure Limited, and Gold Circle. Phumelela controls racing in the Free State, Northern Cape, Eastern Cape and Gauteng, while Gold Circle has the reins in the Western Cape and Kwazulu-Natal.There are three major races that stand out above the rest, one in each of the three biggest cities in the country. Turfontein in Johannesburg hosts The Summer Cup, while Cape Town’s star attraction is The J & B Met. Durban’s primary event is The Vodacom July, which was first run in 1897 at its present home, Greyville.Saftote controls the big-money betting industry. It is the banner under which Phumelela and Gold Circle work their totalisator. The betting system is controlled by the Maryland, USA-based company that designed it. All tote equipment has been given the South African Bureau of Standards’ stamp of approval.There are three major races that stand out above the rest, one in each of the three biggest cities in the country. Turfontein in Johannesburg hosts The Summer Cup, while Cape Town’s star attraction is The J & B Met. Durban’s primary event is The Vodacom July, which was first run in 1897 at its present home, Greyville. (Image: Vodacom Durban July)Horse racing tracks in South AfricaEASTERN CAPEArlington Race CourseSchoenmakerskop Road, Walmer, Port ElizabethTel: (041) 366 1666Fairview Race CourseDraaifontein Road, Greenbushes, Port ElizabethTel: (041) 372 1859FREE STATEVaal Race CourseAscot Road, ViljoensdrifTel: (016) 457 6000GAUTENGNorth Rand Training CentreOlievenhoutbosch Road, Randjesfontein(011) 314 1954Turffontein Race CourseTurf Club Street, Turffontein, JohannesburgTel: (011) 681 1500KWAZULU-NATALClairwood Turf Club89 Barrier Lane, Merebank, DurbanTel: (031) 469 1020Greyville Turf Club150 Avondale Road, Greyville, DurbanTel: (031) 314 1651Scottsville Race Course45 New England Road, PietermaritzburgTel: (033) 345 3405NORTHERN CAPEFlamingo Park Race Course78 Boshoff Road, KimberleyTel: (053) 843 0011WESTERN CAPEDurbanville Race CourseBowlers Way, Durbanville, Cape TownTel: (021) 975 2524Kenilworth Race Course (Regional office)Rosmead Avenue, Kenilworth, Cape TownTel: (021) 700 1600Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

Grammy 21 Colors 18″/45cm 7pcs Remy Clips In Human Hair Extensions 70gr With Clips For Highlight, to wait a long time for delivery was very pleased when I received it

first_imgSummaryReviewer Nathalie DuboisReview Date2017-12-05 23:12:15Reviewed Item Grammy 21 Colors 18″/45cm 7pcs Remy Clips In Human Hair Extensions 70gr With Clips For Highlight (#60 Platinum Blonde)Rating 4.0 / 5  stars, based on  9  reviewsPrice£19.99 Very happy with my purchasefab. Less hair than expected – definitely need at least 2 packs. Good quality very shiny but they are thin i doubled mine up stictched them because my hair is fine and only wanted them for the sides because my hair doesn’t grow there , i put silver shampoo on them to make them more ashey colour and came out lovely, they are great for fine hair or if your going to curl them they look thicker but if you have thick hair and keep them straight they may be to thin and wouldn’t look good. Key specs for Grammy 21 Colors 18″/45cm 7pcs Remy Clips In Human Hair Extensions 70gr With Clips For Highlight (#60 Platinum Blonde):Material: human hair. Cheap, effective, safe and fun.Can Be Treated & Styled (washing, strengthening, cutting, curling, dyeing, etc.) like your own hair; to ensure the best looking, and you could do a test with a few strands and see what happens. (To ensure color match you may also email pictures taken in outdoor natural lights to us.)Adds instant length and volume. We recommend that you buy 2-3 setsYou can wash and let the human hair extensions air dry until damp, then spray with heat protectant and wait till completely dry to avoid the fried hair after curling or straightening the hair.Standard 7 Pieces total 70g with clips ***1 pcs – 8″/20 cm double wefts (3 clips each) ***2 pcs – 6″/15 cm double wefts (2 clips each) ***2 pcs – 4″/10 cm double wefts (2 clips each) ***2 pcs – 1.2″/3cm double wefts (1 clip each)Comments from buyers“Arrived early, not very thick., Not quite I expected, great costumer services, Good value for money!” Lovely really happy: ) they would be even better if they. Lovely really happy 🙂 they would be even better if they were abit thicker. Good quality very shiny but they are thin i doubled mine up stictched them because my hair is fine and only wanted them for the sides because my hair doesn’t grow there , i put silver shampoo on them to make them more ashey colour and came out lovely, they are great for fine hair or if your going to curl them they look thicker but if you have thick hair and keep them straight they may be to thin and wouldn’t look good. Arrived early, not very thick. . Healthy feeling, with good length. However very thin and not as thick as expected. Arrived way earlier than expected and good for the price. Not quite i expected, great costumer services. The colour is lighter than it looks on the picture. Great costumer services, tiffany resolved my problems straight away. Lovely really happy: ) they would be even better if they. Lovely really happy 🙂 they would be even better if they were abit thicker. To wait a prolonged time for supply was pretty happy when i acquired it. Although i experienced to wait around a very long time for shipping was very delighted when i received it. Very happy with my purchasefab. To wait a prolonged time for supply was pretty happy when i acquired it. Although i experienced to wait around a very long time for shipping was very delighted when i received it. Arrived early, not very thick. . Healthy feeling, with good length. However very thin and not as thick as expected. Arrived way earlier than expected and good for the price. Less hair than expected – definitely need at least 2 packs. Not quite i expected, great costumer services. The colour is lighter than it looks on the picture. Great costumer services, tiffany resolved my problems straight away. last_img read more

Seriously, Facebook, What Is Up With These Obnoxious, Sexist Ads?

first_imgSpanish! Okay. I took it in college, but don’t remember much. Then comes this one: Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Then here comes her friend: Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… Here’s another, but this time she’s selling solar panels in Massachusetts: Remember when Facebook was going to reinvent media and advertising? Its grandiose promise was that Facebook could deliver targeted ads with pinpoint accuracy, delivering ads that were perfectly aligned with people’s interests. As Mark Zuckerberg famously intoned in 2007, “Once every hundred years, media changes.”If that’s the case, how come it’s now 2013 and my Facebook homepage is littered with ads that remind me of the cheap one-column ads you used to see in the back pages of “men’s magazines,” back in the day? Why am I getting all these crappy, annoying ads featuring women with enormous breasts urging me to learn a second language or buy solar panels?It’s not just me. My buddy Lonn Johnston yesterday posted a copy of one of these obnoxious big-boob ads, because apparently they’re popping up in his feed too.The problem isn’t the boobs, per se. I’m sure Lonn likes boobs as much as I do. But it’s the cheesiness. It’s all so low-rent and tacky.Adding a touch of irony is the fact that Facebook’s chief operating officer, Sheryl Sandberg, is a brainy accomplished woman who has just penned a book called Lean In, which is all about empowering women with a new brand of can-do, you-go-girl feminism. Sandberg has launched an organization and a website, Lean In, where women are urged to share stories that “paint a picture of the shared struggles and obstacles we all face.”All well and good. And today is International Women’s Day, for what that’s worth, and Google is celebrating this with a doodle about women from around the world.Meanwhile, here are some of the ads I’ve seen on Facebook over the past few weeks. The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos French! Awesome. I could learn to pronounce croissant the way the cool academic types in Cambridge do. But I’m starting to notice a trend here. More of same here: Lean In? You BetchaThis gives new meaning to the phrase “lean in,” right? But seriously, what is this crap doing on Facebook? And what’s next, ads for X-ray specs and Charles Atlas muscle-building programs? Ron Jeremy male enhancement pills? Look, I’m no prude. I get that Facebook needs to make money. I get that they’re under pressure. God knows, all of us who work in ad-supported businesses are searching for some kind of silver bullet, and in our search we’re all trying a little bit of everything.But this stuff is just so cheap and inauthentic. And how does it square with Sheryl Sandberg’s mission to empower women? I don’t want to make too big a deal of this. I realize Sandberg doesn’t personally sell the ads or approve each one. But the contrast is a bit jarring.I’m guessing Sandberg wrote her book because she intends to run for public office at some point, and that her global campaign (launched with A-list book parties like this one hosted by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg) is about raising her own profile and introducing herself to a wider audience. This is a woman who at age 27 was Chief of Staff to the U.S. Treasury Secretary. She’s still young (43) and her ambitions surely go way beyond playing second fiddle at a social networking company.But while she’s still at Facebook, and since she’s so committed to empowering women, maybe Sandberg could do something about these ads. Not even out of any kind of feminist crusade, but just because, well, they’re stupid and obnoxious and a throwback to a kind of moronic advertising that long ago became obsolete.  Related Posts Tags:#Ads#Facebook#Lean In#Mark Zuckerberg#Sheryl Sandberg dan lyons A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Auditlast_img read more

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