Gov. Wolf Thanks Pennsylvanians for Their Part to Slow the Spread of COVID-19, Centre County to Move to Green May 26, 2020 Press Release, Public Health As part of a COVID-19 briefing, Governor Tom Wolf today thanked Pennsylvanians, including the Pennsylvania National Guard, for the many contributions to the pandemic response. He also announced that Centre County will move to green on Friday.“I personally want to thank our National Guard members and their families for their work, especially during these trying times,” Gov. Wolf said. “Just like other families across the commonwealth, I know our military families are facing new challenges. Some are overcoming these challenges while coping with one parent being away from home due to a deployment to a COVID-19 site. That’s really showing the strength of these dedicated, courageous Pennsylvanians.”He also thanked Pennsylvanians for their contributions that helped to move us toward a broader reopening of the state.“We’re able to make this progress toward safely reopening our economy because people are taking precautions and keeping themselves and their communities safe – whether it is a person wearing a mask or a business changing their operations to protect employees and customers,” Gov Wolf said. “I thank each and every one of you for doing your part.”On Friday, Gov. Wolf announced eight additional counties will move to yellow and 17 to green, effective at 12:01 a.m., this Friday. All remaining counties in red are expected to move to yellow by June 5 at 12:01 a.m.The counties moving to yellow on Friday include Dauphin, Franklin, Huntingdon, Lebanon, Luzerne, Monroe, Pike and Schuylkill.The 17 counties moving to green, also on Friday, include Bradford, Cameron, Clarion, Clearfield, Crawford, Elk, Forest, Jefferson, Lawrence, McKean, Montour, Potter, Snyder, Sullivan, Tioga, Venango and Warren. Centre County is eligible to move to green on May 29, so county officials chose to vote today to decide to move ahead and Centre will now be the 18th county to move to green on Friday.Counties that remain in red on May 29 and are expected to move to yellow by June 5 include Berks, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Lackawanna, Lancaster, Lehigh, Northampton, Montgomery, and Philadelphia.The Wolf Administration released Summer Camp Guidance on Friday in the form of frequently asked questions for parents, summer camp operators, public bathing places, part-day school-age programs, and other entities that provide necessary child care and enrichment and recreational activities for children and youth during the summer months. This guidance is especially helpful as most counties are moving to yellow or green.“Because of our collective commitment to actions that reduce COVID-19 spread, several counties will be moving into the green phase on Friday,” Gov. Wolf said. “We’re continuing to ramp up testing and contact tracing across the state to help ensure we can identify cases and eliminate outbreaks even as we reopen our economy.Ver esta página en español. SHARE Email Facebook Twitter
Rises in Italy’s retirement age were established by the so-called ‘Fornero’ law in 2011, named after the then-labour and welfare minister Elsa Fornero. The law dramatically changed state pension provision and limited pension expenditure, but has been heavily criticised since. It was instrumental in building confidence among foreign investors that Italy would not default on its sovereign debt. Since its introduction, however, opposition parties have promised to scrap the law.Italy currently spends the equivalent of 16% of its GDP on pension payments every year. It is the highest spender on pensions in the European Union after Greece, and pensions are the largest item of expenditure on Italy’s balance sheet.Silvia Dall’Angelo, senior economist at Hermes Investment Management, said: “The sustainability of Italian debt is very narrow. Debt is at 132% of GDP, the second largest figure in the EU after Greece. The only way to sustain this is to run a primary surplus. The country cannot afford the luxury of diverging from its commitment to keep public expenditure tight.”She added: “The sustainability of debt dynamics relies crucially on containing expenditure on state pensions. It would be quite irresponsible to raise expenditure, yet anti-establishment parties who claim to be ‘fresh’ forces seem to rely on the old bad habit of promising unhealthy expenditure rises.”According to some estimates, halting the planned retirement age increases would cost the country €140bn in total by the year 2040. A recent study from the Italy’s finance ministry found that pension expenditure would rise to 17% of GDP when the country’s generation of baby boomers retired, while EU estimates put the figure at 20%.“All this means there isn’t much leeway to raise pension expenditure further,” added Dall’Angelo.Right-wing parties expected to form a coalition next year have made various pledges to improve pension benefits. The Northern League has promised to scrap the Fornero law, while Silvio Berlusconi’s Forza Italia party has pledged to raise base pension benefits to €1,000 per month.Meanwhile, a provision contained in the expenditure law allows workers nearing retirement to withdraw all their defined contribution pension savings. Previous attempts have been made to allow workers easier access to private pension savings in order to encourage take up of private pension plans.However, the measure under discussion would spell the “end of complementary pensions”, according to a scathing article by Alberto Brambilla, chairman of Itinerari Previdenziali, a pension think-tank. Italy’s parliament in session in 2015Credit: Presidenza della Repubblica Italian lawmakers are debating changes to state pensions that could undo the efforts made to stabilise the country’s public finances at the peak of the euro-zone debt crisis.With a general election taking place in the first half of next year, political parties are promising to lower the state pension age and increase pension benefits. Such promises, if maintained, would mean higher public spending that could put Italy’s debt dynamics back in the danger zone, according to experts.Last week the Italian Senate voted in favour of a measure to exclude workers in certain sectors from planned rises in retirement age, which reaches 67 years in 2019. The measure would exclude 10% of employees due to retire in 2019, including 14,600 workers in 15 different sectors such as nurses, teachers and employees of the building sector.The provision is contained in the 2018 ‘legge di bilancio’, the law that sets the items and limits of government expenditure for the coming year. The law has passed to the Chamber of Deputies, the Italian parliament’s lower house.
NewsHub 24 August 2018There has been a sharp increase in the number of people committing suicide, new statistics show.The coroner revealed on Friday 668 people died by suspected suicide from July 2017-June 2018. It’s the fourth year in a row the number has increased, and 10 percent more than the previous year’s figure of 606.“It’s a tragedy to see the number of self-inflicted deaths increase again,” said chief coroner Judge Deborah Marshall.“We need to keep talking about how to recognise the signs that someone may want to take their own life. If someone expresses thoughts and feelings about suicide, take them seriously.”The Mental Health Foundation said in a statement it is “deeply saddened” by the increase. It said Māori continue to be disproportionately represented in the statistics.“Today we will take some time to reflect on the loss of each person who died by suicide this year,” MHF chief executive Shaun Robinson says.“I know from my own experience that these are deeply personal tragedies and my deepest and most heartfelt condolences go out to all those who have lost someone to suicide.“If you know someone who is grieving, reach out to them today. Check in and ask how they are and how you can help. News like this can be especially overwhelming if you have recently lost someone to suicide.”READ MORE: https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/lifestyle/2018/08/statistics-show-sharp-rise-in-number-of-suicides.html
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Familiaran explained that the lastperson that had check up in the afternoon of Feb. 10 was only classified as aperson under monitoring (PUM). BACOLOD City – The number of patientsunder investigation (PUIs) for the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in thiscity is down to only one as of Tuesday, the City Health Office said. “In fact, after reassessment andreevaluation by our infectious consultants, the patient was sent home as PUM,”the vice mayor noted. The resolution dated Feb. 10 citedthat it is the intention of the local government officials and functionaries ofthe said city to ensure the safety, health, and well-being of the constituencyand the visiting tourists and guests during fiestas and celebrations. On the other hand, the SangguniangPanlungsod of Bago City, Negros Occidental has passed a resolution deferringthe celebration of the 54th Charter Day anniversary of Bago City slated on Feb.11 to 19. According to Vice Mayor El CidFamiliaran, who chairs the city’s inter-agency task force against the2019-nCoV, there were eight (not nine as earlier reported) PUIs recorded inseveral hospitals here. “Of the eight that were quarantined,seven of them were already discharged in the hospitals after the results of theconfirmatory testing from the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM)turned out negative,” he said. The same resolution also cited thatthe Department of Health issued an advisory stating that with the ongoingthreat of the spread of the 2019-nCoV strongly urging the public to avoidattending, participating in, and organizing events that draw a huge number ofattendees thus recommending the cancellation of such planned big events or massgatherings until further advise./PN
Example of a “Fractured Quilt”Greensburg, In. — The Art on the Square Gallery and the Decatur County Arts Connection presents the display, “Quilted” through the end of February. All the works have been produced by the Tree City Quilt Club.The public is invited to a free “Second Friday” Wine and Cheese Reception hosted by the Gallery, February 9 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.The show includes exceptional and imaginative examples of Fine Arts Quilting using original patterns of hand and machine quilting, appliqué, hand dyed fabrics, embroidery, and other intricate techniques. The show has been organized by Nancy Derheimer, Judy Glore, and Margaret Parker. “Of special new interest this year are fractured quilts made by the Club members dividing themselves into groups of 4 or 5 with each group taking one original drawing and crafting it using their own fabric choices. The quilters then met again, cut up the quilts into pieces, mixed up the pieces and sewed them back together! The result is what is called a “fractured quilt”, said Nancy Derheimer, quilter.Featured Artists include, JoAnn Baldwin, Dottie Bilbrey, Rose M. Colllins, Kathy Denny, Nancy Derheimer, Judy Glore, Rita Hellmich, Donna Hermesch, Nancy King, Sue Koors, Janet Meyer, Alice Rust, Jean Schoettmer, Jean Shultz, Jan Wantz, Susan Wilson, and Alice Woodhull. Most of whom created the iconic and exquisite “Decatur County Barn Quilt”, a special Indiana Bicentennial offering that is on permanent display at the Decatur County courthouse.The ongoing “Gallery Night Out” painting opportunities are held each month. The public is invited to bring family and friends of all ages and abilities to a fun evening at the Gallery on Tuesday, January 16th from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Participants are encourage to bring their favorite beverages and snacks to enjoy during the evening. “We will be creating in easy acrylic painting and techniques either “Happy Snowman” or “Cardinal on a “Winter Branch”, said Judy Glore, instructor and President of the Decatur County Arts Connection. “No prior painting experience is needed and all supplies and professional instruction will be provided for a $25 fee and you leave the evening with a finished painting.”, said Margaret Parker, instructor and officer of the Decatur County Arts Connection. Register by calling 812-663-8430 and indicate the Snowman or Cardinal. Sample paintings are on display in the Gallery window or on the Facebook page ‘Art on the Square Gallery” or the website. Other times, dates, and subjects can be arranged for small groups for the Gallery Night Out classes.Art On The Square Gallery is located at 114 E. Washington Street in Greensburg on the North Side of the Town Square with regular gallery hours, Wednesday to Friday from 11 A.M. to 3:30 P.M., and Saturday from 11:00 A.M., to 2:00 P.M., closed Sunday, Monday & Tuesday. Exhibits will be on display throughout the year with monthly special shows. For more information call 812-663-8600.Art on the Square Gallery is a subsidiary of Decatur County Arts Connection, Inc. a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization promoting arts events and activities through creation, exhibits, and education for the community’s enjoyment and growth. Become a financial supporter or the arts events sponsored by the Gallery by joining us as a Patron. Forms will be available and donations are tax deductible. “Supporting the Decatur County Arts Connection and the Art on the Square Fine Arts Gallery and their programs financially will ensure that the arts stay strong in our community. The Gallery has been serving the community for almost 10 years and looks to expand its programming opportunities in the future with your support”, expressed Fred Craig, local fine arts photographer and VP of the DCAC..Our catch phrase is: Express yourself through Art.
LONGDALE, Okla. – Ken Schrader and Kenny Wallace return for IMCA Night specials on Wednesday, May 4 at Longdale Speedway and Thursday, May 5 at Outlaw Motor Speedway.Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modified features each evening pay $1,000 to win and are qualifying events for the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot.IMCA SportMods race for $500 to win and IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars for $400 to win each night. All applicable points, including local track points, will be awarded in all three divisions at both shows.Wallace won ahead of Schrader in last year’s Modified event at Longdale. The NASCAR stars finished 2-3 behind Danny Womack the next night at Outlaw.Longdale opens the pit gates and grandstands at 5 p.m. both days. Hot laps are at 6 p.m. and racing starts at 7 p.m.Spectator admission is $15 for adults, $12 for military personnel and seniors, $5 for kids ages 6-12 and free for five and under. Pit passes are $35.More information is available by calling 580 886-5375 and at the www.longdalespeedway.net website.Pit gates and the grandstand at Muskogee open at 4 p.m. Hot laps are at 6:30 p.m. and racing starts at 7:30 p.m.Admission to the grandstand is $15 for adults, $8 for military personnel and seniors, $5 for kids ages 6-12 and free for five and under. Pit passes are $30.More information is available by calling 918 625-6200 and at www.outlawmotorspeedway.net.
Press Association Fulham boss Martin Jol would jump at the chance to sign Emmanuel Frimpong on loan again next season. “It is quite a nice position to be in, to get a loan player you don’t have to pay a transfer fee. It is a good way of doing things.” Frimpong joined Arsenal at nine-years-old and impressed during his progression through the youth ranks, helping the Gunners to FA Youth Cup glory in 2009. He made his debut for the north London club in August 2011, but two serious knee injuries, plus a lack of discipline on and off the pitch, have hampered his progress. The Ghanaian was sent off during his first full appearance for Arsenal and was involved in a tunnel bust-up with Samir Nasri when the Gunners played Manchester City last season, but Jol has no problem with the midfielder’s attitude. “We spoke about (discipline),” Jol said. “In my day you could tackle, but now you have to stay on your feet. “I was impressed with him from the start. Two years ago I saw him and he is the type of player you would like as a manager because he is versatile and he has got this mentality. “But he can play as well, he is an Arsenal player. He is one of the few players who has been at Arsenal since a young age. “I think Sunderland away would suit him. His fitness is getting better and better. He did well when he played for us against Norwich. He is fully fit now so I can play him from the start if I want to.” Frimpong has made only one appearance for the Cottagers since he arrived on a six-month loan from Arsenal, but it appears the combative midfielder has made quite an impression on Jol. The 21-year-old, who looks set to start at Sunderland on Saturday, is due to return to the Emirates Stadium this summer, but Jol would like to keep the Ghanaian for longer. “He is on loan at the moment and it would be quite expensive to take him (permanently), but if there was an opportunity to take him on loan again, I would probably do that,” the Fulham manager said.
The 27-year-old produced two ineffectual performances on his return, but h as now scored four in his last five appearances and, with City fighting in four competitions, momentum could be building at a critical time. “He is one of the main players for the team – we need the best Sergio Aguero week in, week out,” right-back Zabaleta, who is also finding his way back to fitness after a knee injury, said. “There is a still a long season to go and this is a crucial period for the team. We know we are involved in the four competitions. “Hopefully he can continue in this way and be 100 per cent fit until the end of the season. If he continues being that clinical, I am sure we will have a lot of chances to win games.” City actually made a sluggish start against a Palace side without a goal in their four previous league games. Damien Delaney headed an early chance at Joe Hart and shot over after a mistake by the goalkeeper and Scott Dann also had a free header. But once City had taken the lead through Fabian Delph’s long-range strike in the 21st minute – for which Wayne Hennessey might have done better – they did not really seem in danger. Aguero doubled the lead before the break and then tapped in a third after 68 minutes. He might have completed a hat-trick after breaking from inside his own half late on, but selflessly passed up the chance to allow Silva to complete the scoring. Zabaleta, who racked up his 200th Premier League appearance on his 31st birthday, said: “It was a great day, especially because I also came back for a Premier League game. I’ve been a long period without a game in the Premier League. Press Association “I am very happy for the performance of the team. It is three important points after we dropped two points last game against Everton. It is a huge win.” Palace boss Alan Pardew was not too disappointed with his side’s performance, although the result continued their recent slide. The Eagles remain eighth in the Premier League, but have not won a top-flight match since December 19 and now lost three in succession. “I can’t remember a team playing so well here and getting that scoreline,” Pardew said. “We didn’t do much wrong, we played well. It’s hard to take but there were a lot of things I was pleased with.” One of the encouraging aspects was the return of striker Connor Wickham to the starting line-up for the first time in almost a month, but Pardew has not ruled out signing another forward before the end of the month. “Maybe we do need to bring another striker in,” he told TV reporters. “That would give us all a boost I think. “We will just have to see how it goes but five games without a goal is a statistic we don’t want.” The prolific striker struck either side of half-time and set up David Silva as title-chasing City eased to three Barclays Premier League points in the snow at the Etihad Stadium. It was the latest encouraging sign that Aguero’s form is returning after his most recent injury setbacks, with hamstring and heel problems ruling him out after netting five against Newcastle in October. Pablo Zabaleta hopes there is plenty more to come from Sergio Aguero after his fellow Argentinian’s double in Manchester City’s 4-0 defeat of Crystal Palace.
London: There were too many saves for Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea to even remember. Everyone else was certainly counting: Eleven. The most by any goalkeeper in a Premier League match this season. And they were all in the second half to thwart a Tottenham comeback. The Spaniard’s virtuoso goalkeeping performance protected a 1-0 victory in the Premier League on Sunday after Marcus Rashford’s first-half strike, giving United a sixth successive victory in all competitions since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer replaced Jose Mourinho. “I said to David at halftime, ‘You might have to make a save here, you have to keep your concentration,'” Solskjaer said. “He didn’t have to keep his concentration because he was never allowed to relax. He is a fantastic goalkeeper. I think he’s the best in the world.” Few would dispute that on Sunday as De Gea was masterful with his hands and feet, particularly frustrating efforts by Harry Kane and Dele Alli to equalize. “I don’t even remember some of them,” De Gea said, when asked for his favorite save. Rashford helped out his teammate. “The near-post save from the corner was the best one,” the striker said, alongside De Gea. Read More | Lionel Messi scores ‘monstrous’ 400th goal, Barcelona extend advantageThat was in the 70th minute when Christian Eriksen’s corner was turned in at the near post by Toby Alderweireld and De Gea’s instinctive reaction saw the ball cleared with his left foot. Read More | Sunil Chhetri greater than Lionel Messi? India end 55-year pain”De Gea was unbelievable, and all credit to him,” Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino said. “We weren’t clinical. And sometimes with less opportunities you score, but there’s no complaints.” The only goal came in the 44th minute at Wembley Stadium after Tottenham defender Kieran Trippier gave the ball away. Paul Pogba sent a long, high diagonal pass to Rashford who controlled the ball with one touch and then sent it low beyond goalkeeper Hugo Lloris. By passing his first significant test, Solskjaer strengthened his bid to keep the manager’s job into next season. In particular, he got the better of Pochettino, who has been considered the favorite to be hired as Mourinho’s permanent successor. Although still third in the standings, Tottenham has now lost back-to-back league home games and top-scorer Harry Kane limped off at the end. United is yet to rise from sixth under Solskjaer but the record 20-time English champion is now only behind Arsenal on goal difference and six points adrift of Chelsea in the fourth and final Champions League place. And the mood has been transformed at United since Mourinho was fired and former fans’ favorite Solskjaer was brought in on loan from Norwegian side Molde. “The manager brought some happiness, the players are playing well and the team is very strong now,” De Gea said. “This is the real Manchester United.” For all the Latest Sports News News, Football News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.