Legislation authored by Representative Peter Welch (D-VT) to support states’ Unemployment Insurance (UI) trust funds gained traction this week as the Obama administration signaled its support for the plan.HR 650, which Welch first introduced in the House last January, would extend for two years an American Recovery and Reinvestment Act provision allowing states to delay paying interest on federal loans to cover shortfalls in their UI trust funds. If signed into law, the legislation would save Vermont $8.4 million in interest payments, according to state officials.Obama is expected to include the provision in the budget he submits to Congress on Monday.‘This legislation provides essential breathing room for Vermont and other states to weather the fiscal crunch created by the recession,’ Welch said. ‘The federal government should partner with the states to ensure that fragile signs of economic recovery are enhanced, not diminished. This legislation does just that, by helping Vermont and other states balance their budgets when times are tough.’Welch first unveiled his legislation at a Montpelier press conference in January 2010 alongside state, business and labor leaders. The Vermont Department of Labor on Friday said the plan would save $3.6 million in 2011 and $4.8 million in 2012.Vermont Secretary of Administration Jeb Spaulding said, ‘Given the pressing need to close a $176 million shortfall in the state’s budget next year, this temporary federal assistance would provide much-needed support when Vermont needs it most.’Passed in February 2009, the Recovery Act delayed interest accrual for state UI trust loans through Dec. 31, 2010. Welch’s bill extends that provision through Dec. 31 2012. Source: Welch’s office. 2.11.2010
By Dialogo June 25, 2015 About 19,000 people received assistance during the USNS Comfort’s scheduled stops in Belize and Guatemala as part of the humanitarian assistance mission Continuing Promise 2015, sponsored by the U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM).The mission’s goal is to provide free medical treatment to 130,000 people in 11 Latin American countries from the U.S. Navy’s Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20). Belize and Guatemala were the Comfort’s first stops during its six-month deployment; from April 9-18, doctors working with the humanitarian mission diagnosed and treated 9,000 Belizeans, while the physicians performed 90 surgeries.“Medical specialists from all fields agreed to perform various operations, from appendices to cysts and even dental care,” said Lieutenant Colonel Ricardo González, the chief of the United States Military Liaision Office in Belize.Belizean authorities had previously consulted with the patients to determine who should receive major surgery from the physicians aboard the Comfort, which made two stops in the country …” one in Independence Village and the other in the village of Hattieville.Doctors and dentists treated about 10,000 people in GuatemalaIn Guatemala, where the hospital ship anchored from April 22 to May 2, physicians treated 10,000 people …” about 900 patients per day …” with the help of 80 interpreters. The Ministry of Health started a publicity campaign in 2014 about the impending visit of the hospital ship, so they could evaluate the needs for major surgery among Guatemalans.One of those to benefit from this program was Melvin Súchite, 29, who had surgery on his right hand 34 months after having a motorcycle accident. Súchite had already been treated twice in Guatemala, but his body continually rejected the plate they placed to help with his hand’s mobility. Therefore, a government hospital in Guatemala referred him to the USNS Comfort.“Thank God, they did an excellent job with the operation, because I can already move my hand without any problems, and it doesn’t hurt,” said Súchite, who spent two days on board the ship and received medication to complete his course of treatment at home.A total of 108 surgeries were performed, said Capt. Sánchez, who was in charge of coordinating cases for the Comfort together with the Guatemalan Ministry of Health. The USNS Comfort also treated some of the victims of traffic accidents, according to Capt. Sánchez. Since March, traffic accidents killed 413 persons and left 1,967 injured in Guatemala.Among the victims was 9-year-old Austin Quiej, who came in search of an operation that would help him recover mobility in his left leg and hand, which he had not been able to use for two months after a traffic accident left him with a fracture that was not treated properly.Gabriela del Cid, Austin’s mother, said that the fracture was to his humerus and that doctors had placed a plate on his left hand, which the USNS Comfort personnel determined prevented him from using his hand because it was not the right size.“On the ship, they treated him and they placed four screws which could be removed later, and they put a plate on his leg so it wouldn’t bother him as he grew, because it will grow along with him,” said the mother. “Austin is left-handed and he can already move his left arm and hand. And the wheelchair they donated to us has helped a lot with his leg, because we had to carry and bring him around in a plastic chair.”Because the Comfort is a moving hospital with all of the accompanying services, those who need major surgery were hospitalized on board the ship and were released up to a day later. During their stay in the floating hospital, patients received …” in addition to medical treatment …” room and board as well as any needed medications.Second visit to GuatemalaThe Comfort first visited Guatemala in 2012, when it cast anchor at the port of Quetzal, to the south of the capital.“This ship has rendered a great service to the Guatemalan people. It has everything that a hospital should have, and more,” said Guatemala’s Minister of Health, Luis Enrique Monterroso, who visited the 1,000-bed hospital ship on April 22.With a crew of approximately 1,000, including civilian and Military medical personnel, engineers, veterinarians, logisticians, and Navy personnel, the hospital ship has completed almost half of its six-month deployment to Belize, Guatemala, Colombia, Dominica, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, and Panama.
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York President Obama slaps hands with 8-year-old Hinna Zeejah of Oceanside.Among the children who joined President Barack Obama for his gun control proposal presentation on Wednesday was an 8-year-old Oceanside resident who penned a letter to the president asking him to stop all these “terrible problems” in the country.Hinna Zeejah, a third-grade student, coolly slapped hands with the president as he sauntered over to a group of children before signing 23 executive orders related to curtailing gun violence.A smiling Zeejah and three others were selected by the White House to join the president during his much-anticipated speech on gun control after he received letters from them pleading that he do something about gun violence following the massacre in Newtown, Conn. last month.“I just wanted to tell you that I feel really sad,” Zeejah wrote in the letter. “Also I feel terrible for the parents who lost their children. Mr. President can we do something which will stop all of these terrible problems?”She continued: “Watching the news all day on Friday one qu(e)stion pop(p)ed in my head, and that question is: ‘Can we stop using guns?’”During his remarks, Obama introduced the third-grader to the audience, which included family members of Newtown victims, and encouraged her not to be shy.“You can go ahead and wave, Hinna. That’s you,” he said to laughter.Zeejah’s mother, Nadia, who joined her daughter on stage with the president, told the New York Daily News that she was skeptical when she first saw the White House invitation. She verified the White House official’s name on the Internet and then happily agreed to attend the event.“I called her back and then we are here,” she told the paper.The president’s use of children and their heartfelt letters didn’t sit well with everybody.Critics of Obama’s proposals to potentially curb gun violence accused him of using children for political gain on the same day the White House criticized the National Rifle Association for releasing a video invoking the president’s daughters.The tough words from both sides didn’t seem to dampen Zeejah’s experience, however.“I felt really happy,” Zeejah told the Daily News before catching a flight back to Long Island.“I love my country,” she wrote in the letter, “and I want everyone to be happy and safe.”
4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,John Best Financial technology service expert John Best crushes the reiterated maxim “thinking outside the box” to tiny particles, leveraging his lofty, yet proven, financial technology “innovativeness” for credit unions nationwide. Recently … Web: big-fintech.com Details Watches are about to be back! Is your mobile app ready for the fun of having your balances and alerts show up on your wrist? Having a “Dick Tracy wrist radio” was always a dream of mine and now, here we are! That said, to be fair, Samsung and others have had a decent offering for some time now, but as usual, Apple waited a bit before releasing their own and has improved upon a number of things.A few weeks ago, Apple made available the ability to start coding in Xcode for the watch. So in typical BIG fashion, we decided to take a stab at what an FI watch app might look like. As you can see, it’s not all that unattractive and I love the idea that I wont have to pull my phone out of my pocket all the time.I can see a big benefit in regards to the Apple Pay product. After using Apple Pay for a bit, I realize it would be so much better if I could wave my wrist at the kiosk. I just wonder how they are going to do TouchID with it?In my mind, the watch is also missing a camera. I didn’t see one in the specs or the kit. The camera would allow for a quick video, Facetime use and scanning QR codes.When I look at the watch, it reminds me very much of the original 3Gs. If we fast forward a few years, I am betting we will see some real design magic in its size, shape and even the materials used.The prototype is available for our subscribers in the BIG website prototype area. It’s a good deal, and we have a bunch of exciting prototypes out there. If you plan on doing any development or just want to get your board or staff excited about a new concept, downloading a prototype and branding could be just the thing.
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SHARE Email Facebook Twitter September 10, 2020 Economy, Español, Press Release A medida que las pequeñas empresas continúan sintiendo el impacto económico de la crisis de salud pública de COVID-19, el Gobernador Tom Wolf pidió hoy a la Asamblea General proporcionar fondos adicionales para apoyar a estas empresas. El gobernador estuvo acompañado por la Alianza Económica del condado de York, funcionarios electos locales y defensores de las empresas.“La pandemia de COVID-19 es una crisis de salud pública, pero también es una crisis económica. Para ayudar a la economía de Pennsylvania a recuperarse de los efectos del COVID-19, es vital que continuemos apoyando a las empresas en Pennsylvania, especialmente porque muchas han asumido trabajo y costos adicionales para mantener seguros a sus empleados y clientes desde la reapertura”, dijo el Gobernador Wolf. “Las pequeñas empresas se han visto afectadas significativamente por los esfuerzos de mitigación de COVID-19 y se necesita más apoyo para fortalecer la economía, por lo que pido a la Asamblea General que apruebe fondos adicionales para apoyar a nuestras pequeñas empresas”.Como parte de su agenda legislativa de otoño, el Gobernador Wolf pide a la Asamblea General que proporcione $225 millones adicionales en fondos federales de la Ley de Ayuda, Alivio y Seguridad Económica del Coronavirus (CARES) en forma de préstamos condonables y subvenciones para pequeñas empresas en Pennsylvania a través del Programa estatal de asistencia para pequeñas empresas de alivio COVID-19. Además, el gobernador propone $100 millones en préstamos condonables y subvenciones para las industrias de la hospitalidad, el ocio y los servicios, incluidos restaurantes y bares, salones y peluquerías.Los fondos de Asistencia para pequeñas empresas estatales para alivio de COVID-19 se desarrollaron en asociación con los legisladores estatales y se asignaron a través del presupuesto estatal, que incluyó $2.6 mil millones en fondos de estímulo federal a través de la Ley CARES, de los cuales $225 millones se destinaron al alivio para pequeñas empresas, incluidas las empresas históricamente desfavorecidas. Miles de empresas han calificado para este programa de subvenciones, que continúa distribuyendo fondos.El condado de York está utilizando una parte de sus $40.5 millones en fondos de la Ley CARES que fueron asignados a los condados a través de la Asamblea General y asignados por el Gobernador Wolf para apoyar aún más a las pequeñas empresas en el condado. El condado creó el Programa de subvenciones YoCo Strong Restart, un programa de subvenciones competitivo desarrollado y administrado por la Alianza Económica del Condado de York y Community First Fund para proporcionar $10 millones para apoyar a las pequeñas empresas y $4 millones para apoyar a las organizaciones sin fines de lucro. Las pequeñas empresas elegibles, incluidas las empresas históricamente desfavorecidas e industrias vulnerables como restaurantes, salones de belleza y peluquerías, venta minorista y más, recibieron subvenciones de hasta $35,000.“Tiempos sin precedentes exigen medidas sin precedentes. Nuestras pequeñas empresas necesitan el apoyo continuo de nuestro estado, y todo lo que se ha hecho hasta la fecha nos alienta. Somos optimistas de las propuestas legislativas presentadas y sabemos que estas decisiones son increíblemente vitales para nuestra salud y nuestra recuperación económica continua”, dijo Kevin Schreiber, Presidente y Director Ejecutivo de la Alianza Económica del Condado de York.“La asignación del estado de $225 millones en apoyo a las pequeñas empresas y su expulsión a través de la red CDFI fue novedosa, y ahora es un modelo que otros estados están emulando como una mejor práctica”, dijo Dan Betancourt, Presidente y Director Ejecutivo de Community First Fund. “Esto se adaptó aquí en el condado de York para garantizar que los más vulnerables y los más necesitados reciban acceso a la financiación de manera oportuna y eficiente”.“Me complace que el gobernador Wolf esté dedicando millones de dólares para ayudar a nuestras pequeñas empresas que se han visto afectadas negativamente por la pandemia de COVID-19. Esta financiación, en forma de préstamos y subvenciones condonables, para la hospitalidad, el ocio y el servicio industrias, incluidos restaurantes y bares, salones de belleza y peluquerías, proporcionarían capital de trabajo para las pequeñas empresas de la Commonwealth que más lo necesitan”, dijo la Representante Estatal Carol Hill-Evans (D-York). “Ahora, nosotros, como legisladores, debemos dejar de lado las diferencias políticas para aprobar rápidamente una legislación muy necesaria que ayudará a mantener a flote nuestras pequeñas empresas.”View this information in English. Gobernador Wolf pide acción legislativa para apoyar a las pequeñas empresas afectadas por COVID-19
Character cottage hits the market close to the bay The home at 15 McDonald Drive, Narangba. Picture: supplied.A sprawling family home set on a fenced corner block with swimming pool, big shed and side access has hit the market in Narangba. Owner Lorraine Stirling said the 1339sq m block at 15 MacDonald Drive was private thanks to Colorbond fencing while the neighbourhood was quiet and friendly. “I will miss the peace and quiet. Even though it’s a corner block, it is quite peaceful, “ she said. Built all on one level, the home has a lounge room and study off the entryway and an open-plan living, dining and kitchen area that opens to the big undercover entertaining area. The kitchen has an island bench, stone benchtops, breakfast bar and stainless steel AEG appliances. The main bedroom has a walk-in wardrobe and ensuite while the three remaining bedrooms have built-in wardrobes. There is also a children’s retreat in the bedroom wing, along with a family bathroom, a separate toilet, a laundry and a walk-in linen closet. 15 McDonald Drive, NarangbaMore from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus10 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market10 hours agoOutside the entertaining area overlooks the inground swimming pool and spa with frameless glass fencing along the deck. “The outdoor area and the pool are my favourite parts of the home,” Ms Stirling said. “We only put in the pool with spa two years ago and we spend a lot of time outdoors. “There is also a good front lawn area for our grandchildren. It’s got the six-foot (boundary) fence, pool fence and artificial grass so it’s safe for children to play.” The property has electronic side gates and a separate driveway that leads to the powered, extra high 9mx6m shed, which can accommodate a caravan, boat or trailer. There is plenty of additional parking space on the driveway. There is also a 5KW solar system, NBN connection and water tanks. The property is on the market through Terry Lucas of Remax Living. 15 McDonald Drive, Narangba MORE NEWS: Check out this incredible Queenslander renovation Robin Bailey sells Queensland home
Norwegian technology startup Allianse Innovasjon has become member of the GCE Ocean Technology Cluster.Allianse Innovasjon (AI) has partnered with several companies to provide a more whole approach to solving technology challenges in the ocean sphere.“For us it was natural progression to apply for membership in the GCE Ocean Technology Cluster, since we already are a contributing part of VIS Ocean Industries,” says founding partner Arnt Dietel.“AI does not believe that individual companies can solve the most complex customer needs within technology by themselves. Therefore, we have formed an alliance of companies that complement each other in terms of experience and technology.”“All projects are managed by the alliances’ internal partners in order to reduce the project risk and increase project success rate. – The company is basically based on the principles of open innovation and alliance theory,” says Dietel. “The AI team has a varied background ranging from banking, subsea design to complex automation of manual tasks.”AI Technology helps companies gain competitive advantage by redesigning and eliminating manual tasks in the client organisation. By doing this the client can refocus on their more value adding core tasks.“Often companies do not know what technologies to combine and experience to apply to innovate the company,” says partner and Head of Technology, Geir Opheim. “Therefore, AI teamed up with the leading automation tools, software developers, machine learning specialists and data gatherers to position their clients for future competitive advantage.”
Stuff co.nz 11 May 2016An Indian couple in their 70s are celebrating becoming parents for the first time, thanks to IVF.Daljinder Kaur, who believes herself to be over 70, gave birth to a healthy baby boy after treatment using donor eggs.She and husband Mohinder Singh Gill, a farmer, have been married 46 years but had not conceived, something which can be seen as a curse from God in their culture.They underwent treatment at a fertility clinic in the northern state of Haryana, India after coming into some money following a family feud.Their baby boy, Arman, was born weighing 4.4lb (2kg) – making Kaur one of the world’s oldest mothers.Kaur does not have a birth certificate, which is not uncommon India, but Anurag Bishnoi, embryologist and owner of the National Fertility and Test Tube Baby centre in Hisar, told the Guardian newspaper that he believed she could be 72.READ MORE: http://www.stuff.co.nz/world/asia/79848120/Indian-woman-becomes-first-time-mother-in-her-70s?cid=app-iPhone