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first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter August 06, 2020 La Administración Wolf destaca los mayores esfuerzos para ampliar la disponibilidad de pruebas COVID-19center_img Español,  Press Release,  Public Health El Gobernador Tom Wolf y la Secretaria del Departamento de Salud de Pennsylvania, la Dra. Rachel Levine, destacaron hoy los esfuerzos en curso para expandir las pruebas en Pennsylvania para garantizar que cada residente de Pennsylvania que desee una prueba pueda obtener una.“Si queremos mitigar la propagación de este virus muy contagioso, debemos seguir entendiendo cómo está afectando a Pennsylvania. Lo que es más importante, mejorar el acceso a las pruebas ayuda a los residentes de Pennsylvania que desean y necesitan hacerse la prueba de COVID-19”, dijo el Gobernador Wolf. “Las pruebas también nos brindan datos críticos para comprender dónde se encuentra la enfermedad en nuestras comunidades para que podamos tomar las medidas proactivas necesarias para detener la propagación y continuar protegiendo al público”.La Administración Wolf continua trabajando para aumentar aún más las pruebas en Pennsylvania. Esto incluye asociaciones establecidas con Walmart y Quest Diagnostics, que proporcionan acceso directo en muchas comunidades, incluidas las zonas rurales.La administración también continúa trabajando con laboratorios en todo el estado con el fin de mejorar la capacidad de prueba en Pensilvania, particularmente a medida que vemos retrasos nacionales significativos en la recepción de resultados de las pruebas debido a que otros estados experimentan mayores aumentos de casos.“En Pennsylvania, estamos comprometidos a garantizar que las pruebas sean accesibles, disponibles y adaptables”, dijo la Secretaria de Salud, Dra. Rachel Levine. “Al trabajar con nuestros socios, incluidos Walmart y Quest Diagnostics, estamos ayudando a garantizar que cualquier persona que necesite hacerse la prueba de COVID-19 en Pennsylvania pueda hacerse la prueba. Las pruebas, junto con el uso de una máscara, lavarse las manos, mantener el distanciamiento social y el rastreo de contactos son herramientas esenciales para reducir la propagación de COVID-19 en Pennsylvania”.Se lanzaron nueve sitios de prueba el 5 de agosto de Walmart autoservicio. Estos nueva sitios nuevos se suman a los sitios de autoservicio existentes de Walmart en Clarion, State College, New Castle y Edinboro.“Walmart se complace en ayudar al Gobernador Wolf con pruebas COVID-19 confiables y oportunas a través de un cómodo autoservicio”, dijo Jamie Reilly, Director Regional de salud y bienestar de Walmart.Pennsylvania ha realizado el noveno número total más alto de pruebas para COVID-19 en el país, según los Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades. Desde el comienzo de la pandemia, se han completado más de 1.6 millones de pruebas, lo que equivale al 13 por ciento de la población de Pennsylvania.En el apogeo de la primera ola en abril, la capacidad de pruebas en todo el estado se limitó a menos de 8,000 pruebas por día. Pennsylvania tiene un promedio de más de 22,000 resultados de pruebas por día, a partir del sábado 1 de agosto, y está evaluando aproximadamente el 4 por ciento de la población cada mes.Los sitios e información de prueba más actualizados están disponibles en el Departamento de Salud. Se siguen agregando sitios de prueba.Para ver el mapa actualizado de los sitios de pruebas del Estado, visite los sitios de pruebas virales COVID-19 de Pennsylvania.View this information in English.last_img read more

first_imgGJ Gardner display home at The Surrounds, Helensvale.Villawood Properties executive director Tony Johnson said builders had shown enthusiasm to display their new home designs at The Surrounds, not only demonstrating confidence in the community, but also the region’s housing market. “Builders have been attracted to The Surrounds for many of the same reasons as buyers: it’s a location that is unrivalled given its accessibility and the associated benefits of the surrounding amenities, infrastructure and public transport,” he said. “Our builders will be showcasing their innovative, contemporary homes, designed for the Queensland lifestyle by maximising indoor and outdoor entertaining spaces. GJ Gardner display home at The Surrounds, Helensvale. GJ Gardner display home at The Surrounds, Helensvale.The designs place a high emphasis on quality living by delivering space for everyone in the family to live and grow. “The stylish homes feature four and five bedrooms designs and are a mix of single and double-storey layouts.” The Surrounds will cover more than 60ha and feature about 620 residences, 20ha of green space, including a central park with barbecue areas and playgrounds for all ages, and a leisure centre with lap pool, kids’ pool, cafe, and gymnasium. GJ Gardner display home at The Surrounds, Helensvale.Builders include Aston Milan, GJ Gardner, McCarthy Homes, McDonald Jones, Metricon, Plantation Homes, Porter Davis, Simonds Homes and Stylemaster. More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North3 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa22 hours agoConstruction of GJ Gardner, Porter Davis, Metricon, Stylemaster and Plantation Homes’ displays is now complete, with the remaining homes expected to reach completion within the coming weeks. GJ Gardner display home at The Surrounds, Helensvale.ONE of the Gold Coast’s biggest display home villages is being built at Helensvale in further proof the city’s northern corridor is booming. A total of 31 homes from 10 builders will be on show at the village which is set to open its doors next month at Villawood Properties’ $500 million community at Helensvale — The Surrounds. last_img read more

first_img Tweet Share Share EducationLocalNewsPrimarySecondary Social Assistance Program initiated by the Ministry of Education to continue says Minister by: – July 11, 2011 52 Views   no discussionscenter_img Sharing is caring! Share Minister for Education & Human Resource Development Hon. Petter St. JeanIn an exclusive interview with the Honourable Minister for Education Mr. Petter St. Jean he indicated that the Social Assistance Program initiated by the Dominica Labour Party Administration will continue to meet the needs of the less fortunate among us.Every year the Government provides assistance to the less fortunate students in obtaining necessities for the new school term.According to the Minister because of his Government’s belief that every child has a right to education as well as the ability to learn this Social Assistance Program is very essential in meeting that goal. However, the program was implemented specifically to assist the disavantaged and financially challenged families in our society.“The Labour Party Administration believes in the principal of inclusion, we believe also that the masses must be catered for. Aas it relates to education specifically, we are convinced that every child can learn and as such no child should be left behind, hence we make provision for every Dominican child to be at an institution of learning. And having created universal access at secondary education we recognise that there are a number of challenges; one of these being the fact that there are some disadvantaged families that cannot adequately provide for the needs of their children. In that regard the Government has a Social Assistance Program within the Ministry of Education where we seek to ease the financial burdens of the poor and average Dominican family” he said.Mr. St. Jean also higlighted the four main areas in which the Ministry provides this assistance to disadvantaged families, the implementation of the Transfer Grants, Transportation System, National Textbook Scheme and School Uniform Allowance.“First of all we have what you call a transfer grant; that is the Government provides $500.00 for the children who are moving from Primary to Secondary School and we major on those who have financial difficulties. The objective is that these individuals would be assisted in the provision of the basic supplies and uniforms for their children. Secondly we recognize that having created access there are families that face the added challenge of getting these children to the school plants and so we intiated back in 2006 the school transportation system. Right now we have national coverage covering all of the education districts, not every village but every education district. We focus on the areas that are far from the school plants and the Government contracts fifty-one bus drivers, private bus drivers and in addition to that we have ten large size buses that ferry our children to and from the various schools.  We pay for the transportation of these children on a monthly basis thereby assisting the families to the extend that the monies what would have been spent on transporting those children they can use them for other purposes within the family.”Mr, St. Jean also emphasized the importance for students to be properly attired for school and as well well equipped, hence the reason for the implementation of the National Textbook Scheme and the School Uniform Allowance.  We also recognize that some parents have the challenge of providing the necessary textbooks that are used and so in addition to the National Textbook Scheme we have a facility where these disadvantaged families can access assistance for the provision of textbooks to the tune of $200.00 per child. Additionally, we are of the view that in order for students to do well they must have the basic needs and schools place an emphasis on being well cladded in the school uniform. Realizing the challenge the Government of Dominica through the Ministry of Education provides for again disadvantaged financially challenged families a school uniform allowance” he said.The Minister also reminds the public that the School Uniform Allowance is not open to all but caters for the disadvantaged and less fortunate among us.“I need to emphasize that this program specifically targets disadvantaged families. It is not a free and open for all. We are providing for those families that have serious financial difficulties and we want to ensure that their children can get to school and do well because we believe fundamentally that education is not a privilege it is a right of every Dominican child” he said.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

first_imgOSGOOD – Community members have organized an event that honors our veterans. Honor Flight the Movie will be shown at the Damm Threatre on Wednesday, August 27 at 6:30 p.m.Veterans of World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War are encouraged to attend the free event and a ticket is not required.Honor Flight is a documentary about four living World War II veterans and a Midwest community coming together to give them the trip of a lifetime. Volunteer’s race against the clock to fly thousands of veterans to Washington, DC to see the memorial constructed for them in 2005, nearly 60 years after the War.That film can become a reality for local veterans.Organizer Lila Neal commented, “This program is just an opportunity to say thank you to them and fly [veterans] to Washington completely free so they can view these great memorials. It’s done in their honor and a little payback for them.”They are the reason why you and I are living in this wonderful country of ours and have the freedom we’ve got. It’s because of these veterans and all the sacrifices they’ve made in the past and what they continue doing today.”After the film there will be a Q&A session with a board member of the Indianapolis Honor Flight hub and veterans and their families can learn about upcoming flights and how to get involved. The trip to Washington, DC is completely free for veterans.Honor Flights are generally for veterans in their 80’s and 90’s and it’s often the first time they’ve been thanked for their service.“I have always felt, even as a kid, that the veterans never got the thank you that they really deserve,” Neal said.Neal added she hopes to see as many veterans attend the event as possible.last_img read more

first_imgI am sure you have heard of the exploits of Jose Conseco or Francisco Rodriquez.  Conseco shot off one of his fingers while cleaning his gun.  He is now the subject of every late night comedian’s jokes.  One of these comedian’s said that Conseco could no longer be part of the Top 10 list because he could only count to 9.  Jose, during his playing career, left some doubt as to just how smart he was.  Some of you might remember his attempt to catch a fly ball which eventually hit him in the head and bounced over the fence for a home run.Rodriquez decided to walk barefoot outside the baseball compound in Arizona where his team was holding Spring Training.  Evidently, Francisco forgot that the main plant growing in the desert is a cactus.  It was not reported how long he had to pick needles out of his bare feet.Johnny Quinn, an Olympic bobsledder, locked himself in the bathroom at his team’s complex during the Winter Olympics.  After exhausting his possibilities of getting out, he simply stepped back and ran through the door.  The maintenance man reported that the door had a perfect body shaped hole in it.  You decide which of these 3 wins the “dumb or dumber” award.last_img read more

first_img The versatile defender will link up with the Bavarian club this summer in order to nail down a first-team spot and further his career. Angha, 19, has spent three years with the Gunners, making his first-team debut in the Capital One Cup fixture against Coventry last September before then appearing off the bench in the 2-1 Champions League defeat against Olympiacos. Arsenal have announced Swiss defender Martin Angha has signed a pre-contract agreement with Bundesliga side Nurnberg. Press Associationlast_img

first_imgIt has been more than eight years since Arsenal last won a trophy – a drought Theo Walcott believes the current squad can bring to an end this season. Arsene Wenger has won three league titles and four FA Cups during his time at the Gunners helm, although there has been nothing added to that trophy collection since 2005. It is a stick often used to beat the north Londoners with, but maybe not for much longer. Press Associationcenter_img Despite missing a host of first-team players through injury, Arsenal opened up their Champions League campaign with a 2-1 win at Marseille on Wednesday. That was a club record 10th successive win on the road, highlighting why Walcott believes that barren run may soon be coming to an end. “I think we’ll push on and we can definitely challenge this year, for sure,” he said. “There is so much belief in this team at the moment and I think it’s showing. We just need to make sure we get that home form going now, the away form is absolutely fantastic. “It’s 10 successive wins away from home, someone told me in the dressing room. It’s a record. I didn’t know that until after the game. “To be part of a team that has done that, in the amount of years that Arsenal have existed, is a great honour and a great achievement for everyone. “It just shows how good and how talented these players are. “We haven’t got the biggest squad in the world and we’ve got a lot of injuries, which doesn’t help, but the players that are playing and contributing and the players that aren’t playing as well, it’s important that everyone is focused. “We’ve got to stay fit, which is crucial as well – we don’t want to lose any more players. “As soon as the players come back there is going to be more competition for places as well. That’s only going to be a good thing for Arsenal.” last_img read more

first_imgWorld number one Rory McIlroy has won the Golf Writers Trophy for the second time in three years following a stunning season that saw him claim two major championships and play a leading role in Europe’s Ryder Cup victory. Previous two-time winners include Nick Faldo, Padraig Harrington, Tony Jacklin, Sandy Lyle, Bernhard Langer and Annika Sorenstam. The only players to win it three times are Seve Ballesteros and Lee Westwood. Germany’s Martin Kaymer finished runner-up following his wins in the US Open and the Players Championship, with Europe’s victorious Ryder Cup team voted into third place. McIlroy said: “First of all I’d like to say a huge thank you to the members of the Association of Golf Writers who have felt me worthy to receive this honour, I really do appreciate it. “To win it for the first time in 2012 felt like a great achievement but to win again in 2014 is testimony to what has been a truly fabulous year for me.” Press Associationcenter_img The 25-year-old was the overwhelming choice for the prestigious award following votes cast by members of the Association of Golf Writers. In addition to his victories in the Open Championship and the US PGA Championship, McIlroy also won the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational and the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth. The Golf Writers Trophy was first awarded in 1951 and is given to the European who has made the most outstanding contribution to the sport during the year. last_img read more

first_imgSteve McClaren admitted new striker Aleksandar Mitrovic was lucky not to get sent off seconds into his Newcastle debut in their 2-2 draw against Southampton at St James’ Park. And amid suggestions of a later elbow by Mitrovic on Maya Yoshida which went apparently unnoticed by Pawson, McClaren will be well aware of his need to curb his new striker’s enthusiasm if he is to get the best from him this season. McClaren, who claimed no knowledge of the second alleged incident, said of the first: “We were quite fortunate he did not get a red there and there would have been no complaints if he did. “I don’t know if he got that much contact but I’m just saying with the present rules of the game… I think in the olden days those kinds of challenges were 10-a-penny. “That’s what he (Mitrovic) is. He certainly doesn’t hold back. He wanted to come on and impress. He’s only a young lad and you can see how strong and direct he is. He is going to be a player.” Mitrovic’s dramatic introduction certainly energised the home fans on a day in which it was another new signing, Gini Wijnaldum, who went the right way about stealing the show when he netted Newcastle’s second in the 48th minute. Wijnaldum, the pick of the home performers, finished off a fine cross from Gabriel Obertan just seconds after Yoshida had been denied a second for Southampton at the other end when his close-range strike was beaten out by Tim Krul. Graziano Pelle had opened the scoring for Saints in the 24th minute before Papiss Cisse bundled an equaliser just before half-time. The visitors salvaged a point through substitute Shane Long in the 79th minute. McClaren added: “I didn’t quite know what to expect and I was absolutely delighted with what I saw – I thought for 75 minutes the team were excellent. We have learned so much and can we get better? Most definitely.” Press Association Erwin Koeman admitted his own satisfaction with a point after Thursday night’s Europa League exertions were tempered by two golden opportunities spurned by striker Sadio Mane in injury time. The acting boss said: “We had some big chances in the last 10 minutes but you have to score to win games so it is mixed feelings that we have. “It is not a bad start but if you are professional and you get the chance to win you have to win. Ten minutes before the end I thought okay, we are happy with a point, but if you see the last 10 minutes then we have to be disappointed.” The Serbian made an instant impression upon replacing Papiss Cisse in the 75th minute, launching a scything challenge on Matt Targett which earned him a yellow card from referee Craig Pawson. Mitrovic’s actions drew criticism from Saints assistant Erwin Koeman – standing in for injured brother Ronald – who insisted: “I don’t think he (Mitrovic) touched him, but if he did then Matthew was in hospital, I think.” last_img read more