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Gov. Wolf: $50 Million in Grants Available to Support Fire and EMS Companies Negatively Affected by COVID-19

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first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Gov. Wolf: $50 Million in Grants Available to Support Fire and EMS Companies Negatively Affected by COVID-19 June 04, 2020center_img Press Release,  Public Health,  Public Safety Governor Tom Wolf announced today that the Office of State Fire Commissioner will be working to enact recent legislation to provide $50 million in direct financial relief to fire and emergency medical service (EMS) companies negatively impacted by the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak.“Since we began taking action to curtail the spread of COVID-19, our state’s fire and EMS companies have seen record-breaking call volume and fewer opportunities to raise funds,” Gov. Wolf said. “These grants will go a long way to support their heroic efforts amid a very difficult public health crisis that has created a financial burden for many of these companies.”“It has become a struggle just to keep the lights on for far too many of the companies that protect our communities,” State Fire Commissioner Bruce Trego said. “I am pleased that our office can help get these funds out to the companies most in need.”Of the $50 million in funding set aside for this new program, $44 million will be made available to fire and rescue companies and the remaining $6 million will go to EMS companies. Though the legislation took immediate effect, the Office of State Fire Commissioner must now establish the protocols for application, review and disbursement of grant funds.In the coming weeks, detailed information about the program and instructions on how to apply will be available online at the Office of the State Fire Commissioner’s website. Companies are advised to check back regularly for updated information.last_img read more

Ray Community Notes: Drumhalla school leading the recycling revolution

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first_imgThe following is the community news and notes from Ray.DRUMHALLA SCHOOL ENVIRONMENTALSt. Garvan’s School Drumhalla are now recycling some items that are not normally recycled. This helps our environment, and helps educate our children and their families of the importance of recycling and have begun recycling Crisp Bags & Biscuit packaging. We have partnered up with Drumhalla School and thanks to Sharkey’s Waste, they have delivered A Bin to Ray Community Centre. All ready now for recycling Crisp Bags and Biscuit Wrappers This bin will hold a huge amount of recycling, so please please get recycling your Crisp Bags and Biscuit wrappers with us. COMMUNITY RECYCLING INITIATIVEThanks to Pauric Mc garvey in Kernans Ramelton who has kindly extended their recycling initiative to the end of October, We are asking the Donegal community to Donate any Unwanted Clothes To Your Local Kernans To Help Support the Ray Community Group   All proceeds from the Community Recycling Initiative of unwanted clothes will go to the Ray Community Centre. All you have to do is to fill as many bags of clothing, shoes, handbags and sheets as possible and bring them to one of the clothes banks located outside Kernan’s stores all across Donegal with the nearest one at Moorfield, Ramelton. So clear out your drawers, recycle, and support a great cause all in one. You can drop off your bags to our centre or if you have lots bags we are happy to call yours and collect. PM us on facebook/Call Liam 086 4519656 to arrange opening times and collections.SOCIAL DANCINGSocial Dancing, Saturdays from 8.30 pm to 10.30 pm, where an enjoyable evening is to be had where you can meet friends, have a cuppa and maybe learn a few steps as well. We are always looking for new people to join and there’s plenty of people there to help even if you’re not twinkle toes. TRIUMPH PERFORMING ARTSTriumph Studio is a fun, confidence building and safe environment where every style is celebrated and every child supported.The 6 week term started 9th October Ages 4-8 years is from 4-5pm and Ages 9-1 8years will be 5-6pm. The first term is €45 for six weeks or pay €8 per class. there are discounts for families or €20 discount for more than two children from one family. Dates for term 1- 9th Oct, 16th Oct,23rd Oct (Closed 30th October), 6th November,13th November and 20th November. For more info PM Triumph Studio on Facebook.WOMEN ON THE MOVEEvery Tues & Thur  6.45pm-7.45pm.MEN ON THE MOVE Every Tues & Thur 8pm-9pm.BUMS & TUMS/CORE STRENGTHENING CLASSEvery Tues & Thur morn 10am-11am.ZUMBA LK Zumba Lk with Ciara starting Wed 2nd Oct 6.15-7pm.€5 per class and pay as you go. all queries PM Ciara on fb page zumba lk.LINE DANCINGWednesdays at 8pm-9.15pm. New Beginners welcome and we look forward to our regulars returning. €5 for adults and €4 for teenagers (13-18yrs)per class. Details contact Eileen on 086 1664332PILATESMondays 6.30- 7.30 pm and Wednesday mornings 10- 11 am. New 6 week block started Monday 21st Oct is €55,  For Drop in rates and more info contact Mary Mc Bride on 087 1259425. ( No Pilates this Wednesday or next week for Halloween break and will return on Monday 3rd)IRISH DANCINGSaturday mornings 10-11am, class are €5. (Closed 2nd Nov)RAY PARENT & TODDLER GROUPCalling all Parents/ childminders/grandparents with babies-preschool age toddlers. Friday mornings 10 am-12 noon. an enjoyable social morning were children play while adults chat over a cupa. any quires call/text Liam on 0864519556.FUNDRAISINGThanks very much to those community members who have been in contact to participate in the weekly Take Your Pick as we need to raise in the region of €20,000 to €30,000 for structural work at Ray Community Centre. The cost is €5 per week and the jackpot has been won on average every 7 weeks over the last 4 years so as well as supporting a good cause you are in with a good chance of winning some cash. If interested contact Fiona on 0872514790 or Liam on 0864519656MONTHLY MEMBERSHIPOur new monthly rate of €30 per month. monthly rate only covers for the Women & Men on the Move, Bums& Tums/Core strengthening class and the Social Dancing on Saturday evenings.NEW CLASSES @ RAYWe welcome new ideas for classes at Ray. If there is a class that you would like to run/have details of tutor please do not hesitate to get in touch with us on 086 4519656 or messaging on our facebook pageCOMMUNITY GARDENWe are looking at the idea of developing our land at the back of Ray Community Centre for a Community Garden. If you are interested in getting involved please contact Liam on 0864519656.VOLUNTEERS NEEDEDAre you free & available to help at some of our events at Ray Community Centre such as funeral lunches, teas etc. The majority of Ray Community Group committee works full-time therefore are not available at short notice and we would like to help out our local community as much as possible for funeral teas etc. If this might suit you, can you let us know by calling Liam 086 4519656TAKE YOUR PICKWinners of €20 each were Hugo Crerand, Pete Burns and Aisling Mc Ateer . New Jackpot for next Sunday the 27th October is €250.RAY COMMUNITY GROUP CONTACT DETAILS& OPENING TIMES Liam 086 4519656 /landline 0749158361 / Ray community centre fb/email [email protected] opening hoursCaretaker Liam Begley availableMon – Thur 9am -1pm & Fri 9am -12noonAdmin/office -Liam Friel availableMon -Thur 5pm -9pm & Fri 5pm -8.30pmCentre can be arranged to be open outside these hours by appointmentOutside office hours queries please leave message and we will return your callRay Community Notes: Drumhalla school leading the recycling revolution was last modified: October 23rd, 2019 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Eureka survives flipgate, will host bowl game Friday

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first_imgNow that the dust has settled, for the most part, throughout the North Coast Section in the wake of Sunday morning’s all-or-nothing coin toss between Cardinal Newman and Eureka High the Loggers, victorious in Sunday’s heads-or-tails finale, can now focus on their quickly approaching NorCal Regional Bowl Game against Menlo-Atherton.The coin-flip, a last-ditch measure taken by the NCS to decide which of the two remaining D-III teams would advance to the state championships after the section …last_img

No suspension for Blues forward as status of injured Sharks remains in question

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first_img(CLICK HERE, if you are unable to view this photo gallery on your mobile device.)SAN JOSE — The availability of Joe Pavelski, Tomas Hertl and Erik Karlsson for Game 6 of the Western Conference Final remains in question as Sharks coach Pete DeBoer did not provide injury updates on the three players Monday or divulge whether any of them would travel to St. Louis.The three players did not finish Game 5 against St. Louis, a 5-0 Sharks loss that put them on the brink of elimination, as the Blues …last_img

Raiders release Antonio Brown

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first_imgALAMEDA – The Raiders reached the end of the line with Antonio Brown Saturday morning, granting his request for a release, and by mid-afternoon the wide receiver had reportedly agreed to terms with the New England Patriots.Brown requested his release Saturday morning on Instagram when he reportedly learned of new fines incurred for behavior this week. An ESPN report said he was informed that his three-year, $50 million contract was voided and his salary would be paid week-to-week.last_img

SA gets tough on traffic crime

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first_imgSouth Africa’s traffic officials will now enforce the points demerit system. (Image: Bongani Nkosi)Habitually reckless drivers will soon be banned from South Africa’s roads in a bid to help reduce fatalities and promote responsible motoring.This was Minister of Transport S’bu Ndebele’s warning as he announced the driver’s licence demerit system at an event in Pretoria on 26 January. It will come into force on 1 April.Drivers will start on a clean slate with 12 points each year. All traffic offences – including speeding, not wearing a seatbelt, drunken driving or jumping a stop street – carry a penalty, and once caught for committing such an offence, a driver will have a set number of points knocked off his or her total.When a driver has lost all 12 points and another one his or her licence will be suspended for a minimum of three months. Losing a further two, in other words having 14 demerits, will lead to a six-month ban.When a driver’s licence is suspended for a third time, it will be cancelled.The system is aimed at encouraging people to respect the rules of the road at all times and therefore reduce accidents. It forms part of the Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences (Aarto) Act, which was approved by Parliament in 1998.“Aarto is about changing the behaviour of South African drivers. Habitual offenders may even find themselves being deprived of the convenience of driving a car,” Ndebele said.“If you want to continue driving a car, you must behave responsibly and considerately. If you don’t, we will take away your driving licence.”Good driving rewardedThe system does not exempt offenders from having to pay fines and, in extreme cases, undergo arrest. For example, someone caught driving 115km/h in a 60km/h zone will be fined R1 250 (about US$165) and get four demerits. Those who drive more than 35km/h over the legal speed limit will be arrested immediately.Responsible drivers, however, will be rewarded. If someone keeps all 12 points during the year he or she will kick off the new year with an additional 12 points plus a bonus point, leading to a total of 25 points.The system has drastically reduced fatalities in countries such as Australia and England over the years, Ndebele noted. “If you go to Australia, if you go to England, [you will see] it has changed the behaviour of drivers. That’s what will happen in South Africa.”At the same event Ndebele announced that the country recorded a total of 1 582 road deaths in its nine provinces between 1 December and 11 January. These figures are noted and discussed annually in an ongoing effort to curb the number of fatalities, which always swell due to heavy traffic during the festive and summer holiday season.Reducing the burden on courtsAarto, which has been allocated R300-million ($39.5-million) to implement, will also help reduce the burden on South Africa’s courts as traffic offences will now be handled within the department under the stewardship of the Road Traffic Infringement Agency. Offenders, however, will still have the option of taking the matter to court to appeal against the rulings.Ndebele said court rolls across the country are currently clogged by traffic charges, and because these take so long to be heard, “the lawlessness on our roads is exacerbated further”.“The implementation of [Aarto] will relieve the burden from the court system and allow the courts to focus on more urgent matters,” Ndebele said. “It will also contribute to more effective and efficient finalisation of road traffic cases.”Taking dangerous drivers off the roads will also have a positive impact on South Africa’s economy as every year the country’s Road Accident Fund spends millions compensating people who have been involved in accidents, Ndebele pointed out.Helping youngsters get their licencesNdebele also announced that government will soon include road safety education in South Africa’s school curriculum. With the help of government, pupils in Grade 11 will be able to get their learner licences and by the time they complete matric they will have their full driver’s licenses.“We will mobilise our learners to come forward for this exciting programme,” said Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga. “As we teach them to respect the rules of the road they will become responsible drivers.”Promise of safe roads during the World CupNdebele has promised 2010 Fifa World Cup visitors to South Africa that they will be safe on the country’s roads. During all major sporting events that South Africa has hosted – including the 1995 Rugby World Cup and last year’s Fifa Confederations Cup and Indian Premier League – only one fatal accident involving a visitor was reported, the minister said.“South Africa has never had as many visitors and road users as we will experience during the 2010 Fifa World Cup. Our obligation is to ensure that all those who use our roads are able to do so safely.“During both international and local events South African road users generally behave well and no major road crashes have been reported. We want to commend them for this and urge them to keep this record,” said Ndebele.last_img read more

Top 5 Web Trends of 2009: Personalization

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first_imgRelated Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#e-commerce#Features#NYT#Recommendation Engines#Trends#web A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Open Web: More Data About You, Better PersonalizationAnother aspect of personalization is the increasing prevalence of open data on the Web. A lot of companies make their data available on the Web via APIs, web services, and open data standards. And as we discussed in the first post in this series, much of that data is structured – allowing it to be inter-connected and re-used by third parties.How does open data lead to personalization? Simply put, the more data about you and your social graph that is available to be used by applications, the better targeted the content and/or service will be to you. There are non-trivial privacy issues about this, however the personalization benefits can be significant.There are a whole host of open data standards on the Web now. They include:Data portability – taking your data and friends from one site to another.OpenID – portable identity; single sign-on.OpenSocial – Google initiative for social networks, enabling developers to create widgets with one set of code; MySpace a member, Facebook isn’t.APML – growing ‘Attention’ standard; Your Attention Data is all the information online about what you read, write, share and consume. Recommendation EnginesMany consumer products on the Web aim to recommend you things that you may like. A couple of years ago, Alex Iskold outlined what he saw as the 4 main approaches to recommendations:Personalized recommendation – recommend things based on the individual’s past behaviorSocial recommendation – recommend things based on the past behavior of similar usersItem recommendation – recommend things based on the item itselfA combination of the three approaches above Amazon is probably still the best example of recommendations on the Web, but an example of something new from 2009 was Netflix launching better personalization features in March. They included new taste preferences, allowing users to (for example) choose between movies that are romantic, suspenseful, or dark. Other additions included a personalized homepage and a feature enabling users to mix and match genres.ConclusionPersonalization has shown slow but steady progress in 2009. It hasn’t been as wild a ride as Structured Data or Real-Time Web, but we consider personalization to be a key facet of the evolving Web.ReadWriteWeb’s Top 5 Web Trends of 2009:Structured DataThe Real-Time WebPersonalizationMobile Web & Augmented RealityInternet of ThingsImage credit: davepatten richard macmanus 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market This week ReadWriteWeb is running a series of posts analyzing the five biggest Web trends of 2009. Our first post was about Structured Data, our second about The Real-Time Web. The third part of our series is on Personalization. Personalization has long been a buzzword on the Internet. With the glut of information on the Web circa 2009, personalization in this era means providing effective filters and recommendations. Ultimately personalization is about websites and services giving you what you want, when you want it. That’s the long-standing dream anyway. Let’s see if the products of 2009 are fulfilling it.Editor’s note: This story is part of a series we call Redux, where we’ll re-publish some of our best posts of 2009. As we look back at the year – and ahead to what next year holds – we think these are the stories that deserve a second glance. It’s not just a best-of list, it’s also a collection of posts that examine the fundamental issues that continue to shape the Web. We hope you enjoy reading them again and we look forward to bringing you more Web products and trends analysis in 2010. Happy holidays from Team ReadWriteWeb!All of the trends that we’re profiling overlap. This is particularly so with personalization, as we’ll see.Filtering the Real-Time FirehosePersonalization is often used to provide an organization layer for users on top of real-time data. As Ken Fromm put it in his primer on the Real-Time Web: “The Internet is shifting from discrete units of websites and Web pages to discrete units of information […] organized in ways that are relevant and personal to each individual, using data gleaned from social graphs as well as recommendation and personalization services that allow users to set their preferences.”If you use a dashboard product like TweetDeck, Seesmic or Peoplebrowsr to use Twitter, then you’re able to group people, keywords and topics. This is effectively personalization at work. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…last_img read more

Minister Bunting Assures Washington of Commitment to Quash Lottery Scam

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first_imgMinister of National Security, Hon. Peter Bunting, has fortified the Jamaican Government’s determination to nail lottery scammers and stamp out the illegal activity, which has affected a number of United States citizens.Minister Bunting gave the administration’s commitment during meetings with various groups and stakeholders in Washington DC, where he is joined by State Minister for Science, Technology, Energy and Mining, Hon. Julian Robinson.Information Minister, Senator the Hon. Sandrea Falconer, in outlining details of the trip at the Jamaica House press briefing on Wednesday, March 13, said Minister Bunting delivered a formal submission to the Senate Special Committee on Aging and met individually with Senators Bill Nelson (Chairman), and Republican Susan Collins.He also met with key staffers of six Senators on the Committee, Senator Falconer said.She informed that Minister Robinson, who is Chairman of the Anti-lottery Scam Inter-ministerial Committee, has done five television and radio interviews, and has also appeared on the widely viewed and influential news and political blog, The Huffington Post.A number of other interviews were scheduled for Wednesday, some of which targeted areas that have been most affected by the lottery scam including Florida, Colorado, Detroit, Baltimore, and Boston.Additionally, Minister Falconer said Jamaica’s Ambassador to the U.S., Professor Stephen Vasciannie, has submitted an op-ed to the Huffington Post, which has twice the circulation of the Washington Post.An op-ed (opposite the editorial page) is an article that expresses the opinions of the writer, who is usually unaffiliated with the publication.Senator Falconer, in the meantime, rejected suggestions that the Government was slow in clamping down on the scam, through which criminals have defrauded a number of American citizens.She said it is this administration that has taken the most decisive steps to curb the illegal activity, noting that within his first month in office, Minister Bunting initiated measures to address the scourge.“The most intense campaign against the lottery scam started in 2012 when we took office. Minister Bunting went on the offensive against lottery scammers, and we have developed a number of programmes,” she stated.In February, Justice Minister, Senator the Hon. Mark Golding, along with Police Commissioner, Owen Ellington; and Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), Paula Llewellyn, made presentations on the lottery scam issue, at the Inter-American Dialogue. This is a Washington forum, which focuses on the Caribbean and Latin American issues.Minister Bunting returned to the island on Wednesday.By Alphea Saunders, JIS Reporterslast_img read more

The quality is there to be seen Steven Fletcher

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first_imgThe Sheffield Wednesday striker believes the Scotland national team can do well in what’s left of the UEFA Nations League campaignThe Scotland national team is fighting as hard as they can to get promoted from the UEFA Nations League C to the B.They are currently sitting in second place of Group 1, tied with Israel in points but with the Israelis winning on head-to-head points.This is why is very important for the Scottish to beat Israel in the next fixture on November 20th.And for striker Steven Fletcher, the quality is there to succeed.“It is a young energetic squad; the quality is there to be seen,” he told the BBC.ScotlandScotland needs a hero: Billy Dodds Manuel R. Medina – September 10, 2019 According to former striker, Billy Dodds his country needs a hero to inspire future generations as the team’s hope to qualify to the EURO 2020 is small.“You don’t understand how good players are until you train with them. You see how high the tempo is, and it’s good.”“It’s nice to be back with these boys,” said the 31-year-old.“They’ve got a good group of young talent there. It’s nice just to be part of it.”“For the young lads, it was a professional performance by them,” he explained.“They [Albania] went down to 10 men early and sometimes that can work in their favor and not in ours, but we did well, we kept the ball, and when I came off it was good to just sit back and watch them passing the ball about; they were very good.”last_img read more