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El Gobernador Wolf agradece a los bancos de alimentos de Pennsylvania por ayudar a los necesitados SHARE Email Facebook Twitter June 23, 2020 Español, Press Release, Public Health El Gobernador Tom Wolf agradece a los bancos de alimentos, agricultores, voluntarios y otros en todo el estado por ayudar a alimentar a las familias de Pennsylvania durante la pandemia. El Gobernador visitó hoy el Centro de Alimentos de Emergencia de East York del Banco de Alimentos del condado de York, que proporciona alimentos a aproximadamente 2,000 familias cada martes de 4 p.m. a 7 p.m.“La red de bancos de alimentos de Pennsylvania está ayudando a proporcionar comidas frescas y nutritivas para las familias de Pennsylvania a medida que el estado reabre de manera segura”, dijo el Gobernador Wolf. “Quiero agradecer a todos los voluntarios, agricultores, productores de alimentos, organizaciones sin fines de lucro y empresas que están donando y apoyando a los bancos de alimentos en todo el estado”.El Banco de Alimentos del condado de York ha proporcionado 2.4 millones de comidas y los voluntarios han donado más de 4,000 horas para distribuir alimentos en modalidad drive-thru, walk-thru y pop-up en sitios en todo el condado desde que comenzó la pandemia de COVID-19.“Estamos muy agradecidos de que el Gobernador Wolf haya elegido dedicar tiempo de su agenda ocupada para visitar el Banco de Alimentos del Condado de York y ver de primera mano nuestras operaciones”, dijo Jennifer Brillhart, Presidenta y CEO del Banco de Alimentos del Condado de York. “Nuestro personal y voluntarios han estado trabajando duramente para satisfacer la creciente demanda de alimentos debido a la pandemia de COVID-19 y estamos increíblemente agradecidos por el apoyo del Gobernador Wolf y del Departamento de Agricultura de Pennsylvania por brindarnos los recursos para satisfacer las necesidades cruciales”.La Administración Wolf ha invertido en varias iniciativas para abordar la inseguridad alimentaria, que incluyen $50 millones a través del Programa Farmers to Families Food Box (programa de cajas de alimentos que van directo de los agricultores a las familias) del Departamento de Agricultura de los Estados Unidos para comprar los excedentes de leche y otros productos lácteos, pollo, cerdo y productos frescos de los agricultores de Pennsylvania que perdieron los mercados para sus productos debido a la pandemia de COVID-19, y $40 millones en fondos a través de la Ley Federal de Ayuda, Alivio y Seguridad Económica por el Coronavirus (CARES) para apoyar la industria láctea de Pennsylvania y los programas de seguridad alimentaria, luego de meses de incertidumbre y pérdida debido a la pandemia de COVID-19.Específicamente, $15 millones brindarán una oportunidad para que los productores de productos lácteos reciban pagos de ayuda directa y $5 millones se destinarán a reembolsar a los agricultores que donan productos lácteos a través del Sistema de excedentes agrícolas de Pennsylvania (PASS, por sus siglas en inglés). Este programa del Departamento de Agricultura ayuda a los productores de alimentos a donar alimentos inocuos a los bancos de alimentos y recibir un reembolso por los costos de cosecha, procesamiento, envasado y transporte de los alimentos donados.Se usarán $15 millones adicionales para otorgar subvenciones en efectivo a los condados para la compra y la distribución de alimentos a personas de bajos ingresos a través del Programa Estatal de Compra de Alimentos y $5 millones se destinarán al programa PASS para reembolsar a la industria agrícola los costos involucrados en la cosecha, el procesamiento, el envasado y el transporte de alimentos que donan al sistema de alimentos de caridad.Quienes asisten a los bancos de alimentos pueden obtener alimentos hasta el 25 de junio sin proporcionar elegibilidad financiera bajo el Programa de Distribución a Hogares por Desastre, a través del Programa de Asistencia Alimentaria de Emergencia (TEFAP, por sus siglas en inglés). El Departamento de Agricultura estima que en 2020, se distribuirán $80 millones en alimentos a través del sistema de alimentos de caridad de Pennsylvania en los 67 condados, utilizando la asignación estatal de fondos federales TEFAP. Encuentre más recursos de seguridad alimentaria disponibles aquí.“Me enorgulleció conocer a los voluntarios del Banco de Alimentos del Condado de York y agradecerles por sus esfuerzos para ayudar a nuestros vecinos necesitados”, dijo el Gobernador Wolf. “Son un ejemplo del espíritu de las comunidades que ayudan a las familias a tener la comida en su mesa a medida que todos trabajamos juntos para avanzar con seguridad en Pennsylvania”.View this information in English.
Manager Manuel Pellegrini has hinted the England number one is ready to commit himself to the club and fresh terms could even be finalised within the next day. Hart, 27, has reportedly been in discussions with the club over a possible new five-year deal since the summer. His present contract, worth a reported £80,000 per week, is due to expire in the summer of 2016. The Chilean said: “Joe is having a very good season. The arrival of Willy Caballero was very important for the club, for Joe, for Willy, for everyone – because he is a very good goalkeeper. “I think the best way for players to have high performance is when they have important competition. I think that was very useful for him and I am very happy about that.” City will be without their influential captain, Vincent Kompany, for the visit of Everton. The Belgian missed the midweek trip to Sunderland with a hamstring injury and is facing a battle to be fit for next week’s decisive Champions League trip to Roma. It is merely the latest of a long series of muscular injuries to have affected the 28-year-old in recent seasons. He missed the draw at QPR and an international last month with a calf problem and had spells out last season with a thigh and groin injuries. Pellegrini accepts that problems will occur because of the ferocity with which Kompany plays, but is hopeful issues can be controlled. He said: “Vincent, maybe in the way he plays, is more exposed to having injuries because he plays always with 100 per cent intensity and he works every day in the same way. “But we hope for the same that happened last season – he will manage those injuries. They are important injuries but not very long injuries.” The former Shrewsbury trainee has been in fine form this season, underlining his status as first choice for club and country after a spell out of Pellegrini’s side last year. Pellegrini, speaking on Friday at a press conference to preview Saturday’s home clash with Everton, said: “I always said it is important for this club to keep Joe with us. “He is a very good goalkeeper and not only a very good goalkeeper, he is a very important player for the squad also. So – maybe – in the next day you will have good news.” Asked if that meant within 24 hours, Pellegrini said: “I can’t say exactly the amount of hours, but the next day.” Hart has recovered well after a testing spell a year ago. He was axed by Pellegrini in favour of then number two Costel Pantilimon in October 2013 after a series of high-profile mistakes. He did not regain his place until December and even then continued to sit out domestic cup games. He went on to finish the season well, but Pellegrini still decided to increase the competition for his place by signing a new goalkeeper in Willy Caballero from his old club Malaga in the summer. Hart has responded to the challenge from the Argentinian by producing some fine displays and Pellegrini is pleased with the current situation. Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart is poised to sign a new contract with the Barclays Premier League champions. Press Association
Wisconsin is delaying its renovation of the south end-zone seating area inside Camp Randall Stadium due to uncertainty caused by the pandemic.The project was scheduled to begin after the 2020 football season and completed by the start of the 2021 schedule.“We are obviously operating in a time of great uncertainty,” athletic director Barry Alvarez said in a statement. “Given our construction timeline and the timing around when decisions had to be made, we felt it was best to be prudent and delay the project for a bit.’’The renovation includes enhanced seating options such as loge boxes and club seats as well as access to indoor and outdoor hospitality clubs and climate-controlled amenities and premium food offerings.Wisconsin’s renovation of the Kohl Center is on a different timeline and hasn’t been delayed at this point. The San Francisco 49ers and Giants are teaming with a health care company to distribute hundreds of thousands of cloth masks throughout the Bay Area to help stop the spread of the coronavirus.The two teams announced the plan Thursday to work with Dignity Health and their flagship radio station KNBR on the initiative to support Governor Gavin Newsom’s campaign advocating wearing masks in public.The teams will each produce masks co-branded with Dignity Health’s logo that will be distributed at no charge to fans, workers on the front lines of the pandemic and community organizations. The Giants masks are currently being distributed with the baseball season scheduled to start next week. The 49ers masks are set to be distributed starting next month.The initiative will start with 200,000 masks and could reach 500,000 if there is demand.“If we want to get back to the ballpark and get life back to life as normal this is a simple step,” 49ers CEO Jed York said about wearing masks. The Latest: Pacers’ Malcolm Brogdon wearing mask at practice ___Michigan State University is temporarily reducing salaries for athletic department employees under contract who make at least $100,000 to cope with the loss of revenue related to the COVID-19 pandemic.The move announced Thursday will cost Hall of Fame basketball coach Tom Izzo just under $250,000 and football coach Mel Tucker a little more than a quarter million dollars based on a 7% cut in pay for employees making at least $500,000.Michigan State athletic Bill Beekman will reduce his $750,000 salary by 10%. Athletic department employees who make $100,000 to $149,999 will have their salaries reduced by 2%. The pay cuts will begin Sept. 1 and will end Aug. 31, 2021.___ AAC Commissioner Mike Aresco says the testing protocols will apply throughout the regular and bowl seasons. More operational protocols are still being finalized, as are testing protocols for other sports. ___A top-division Russian soccer game has been called off after nine people at FC Sochi tested positive for the virus.The Russian Premier League says Sochi’s game against Tambov will not take place as scheduled on Thursday. The league hasn’t said how many of the nine are players.There was no mention of whether the game could be rescheduled. The league is scheduled to finish its season next Wednesday. The coalition includes the top health officials from 30 of the country’s largest metropolitan areas, including virtually every major league city. It noted that testing should not replace the quarantine of those diagnosed with COVID-19, and recommended that players and staff cooperate with contact tracing. Teams should report clusters of three or more positive cases that occur within a two-week period.___Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont said he’s reluctant to allow UConn’s football team to travel to states with high coronavirus infection rates this fall.UConn, which is scheduled to play its first season as an independent after leaving the American Athletic Conference has road games scheduled at Virginia, Mississippi, North Carolina and San Jose State. Lamont said should the team travel to a state where infection rates remain high, Husky players would be subject to Connecticut’s 14-day quarantine rule upon their return to Storrs.“Gov. Lamont has done a tremendous job leading our state through this difficult time,” UConn athletic director David Benedict said in a statement. “We will continue to consult with his team and follow the guidance of state and public health officials to find the best path forward.” He also says he intends to carry a message on the back of his jersey though he declined to say what it will say.___A coalition of health department leaders in major American cities cautioned Major League Baseball to avoid risky behavior when the season resumes next week.In statement issued by Executive Director Chrissie Juliano, the Big Cities Health Coalition made some recommendations about procedures to follow when the baseball season resumes July 23. They range from proper handwashing stations to only traveling on charter flights. “It is critical that the local public health status of COVID-19 be considered when determining if professional sporting events should take place in the jurisdiction, with or without spectators,” Juliano wrote. “We all want to see our teams back on their respective fields, but, frankly, this should not come at the expense of the health and safety of the people in their organizations and our community.” The Mid-American Conference will delay the start of its fall Olympic sports, including men’s and women’s soccer and women’s volleyball, to Sept. 3. The conference football season is also scheduled to begin that day. The conference said the decision will provide more time to provide for a safe return to competition.___The Cancun Challenge basketball tournament for men and women has been moved from Mexico to Melbourne, Florida, because of the coronavirus.The games will be played at Eastern Florida State College. Details on the fields and schedule will be released later. Last year’s event was held in late November.___ Brogdon was a late arrival in Orlando, Florida, after announcing June 24 that he had a positive test. He returned to practice for the first time Wednesday and intends to wear the mask until games start.“I feel really good,” Brogdon said. “My conditioning is not where I want it to be, of course. It’s not NBA shape. But I’ve heard people say I look more in shape than they thought I would. I will definitely be in shape by the time games start.”Coach Nate McMillan said the decision is entirely up to Brogdon.“He doesn’t have to do that,” McMillan said. “But we haven’t really thought about it (spreading) because of all the testing we have go through.”Brogdon also is coming back from a torn quad muscle in his thigh he suffered March 4. The Pacers had listed Brogdon as week to week when the season was suspended in mid-March. ___The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference has suspended fall sports, becoming the third Division I league to postpone its football season.Following fellow FCS conferences the Ivy League and Patriot League, the MEAC announced it would not have competition in the fall and consider trying to make up the schedule for those sports in the 2021 spring semester.The MEAC is comprised of 11 historically black colleges, though its membership is in flux. Earlier this year, Florida A&M and Bethune-Cookman announced they would be leaving the MEAC and joining the Southwestern Athletic Conference next year. MEAC-power North Carolina A&T has announced it will be moving to the Big South in 2021.___ Associated Press Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Indiana Pacers guard Malcolm Brogdon, one of the NBA players who tested positive for COVID-19, says he has been wearing a mask at practice for two reasons: To help get in shape and to make his teammates comfortable he won’t spread the disease. The Miami Dolphins say they’re prepared to play with or without spectators this season, but they will not allow fans to attend their home preseason game or training camp, and there will be no tailgating during the regular season.The changes were made because of the coronavirus and announced Thursday.Stadium capacity for regular-season games will be determined later. Social distancing will be required if spectators are allowed, and fans and stadium employees will be required to wear masks when not eating or drinking.“Things are changing week to week, and we are still more than two months away from our first scheduled regular-season home game,” Dolphins CEO Tom Garfinkel said in a statement. “So we’ll wait and work with local authorities, and make the determination about fans or no fans based on the data as we get closer. … We’re ready for any scenario.”___ ___Organizers of the Cancun Challenge are moving this fall’s Thanksgiving week college basketball tournament to the campus of Eastern Florida State College in Melbourne, Florida.They’re hoping the new venue will help keep athletes, coaches, staff members and fans safe as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to rage. The arena is located six miles from Kennedy Space Center and seats approximately 1,500 fans.Last fall organizers announced the field would feature men’s teams from Clemson, Illinois State, Mississippi State and Purdue on Nov. 24-25 and women’s teams from Florida State, Houston, Iowa, Northeastern, Purdue, Toledo, Southern California and VCU on Nov. 26-28. Tennessee was added to the women’s field later.Final details about hotels, travel packages, teams and schedules have not been finalized, organizers say, and fans are being asked to wait to book trips until more details are available. ___The Big East Conference has joined several other leagues in deciding to play only conference opponents during the fall sports season, if it’s able to play at all.The basketball-focused conference announced the decision Thursday. The Big East still hasn’t decided whether it will conduct a fall season and championships.The league said in the coming weeks, it will continue to monitor COVID-19 conditions across the country and in Big East communities and will provide further updates on dates and formats “as appropriate.” All decisions regarding fall conference competition will be guided by health and safety concerns and will be made in accordance with NCAA actions and policies.The sports affected are men’s and women’s soccer, men’s and women’s cross-country, volleyball and field hockey. The Big East’s plans for the 2020-21 winter and spring sports seasons remain unaffected at this time. July 16, 2020 The Big East’s members, located in eight of the country’s top 36 largest media markets, are Butler, Connecticut, Creighton, DePaul, Georgetown, Marquette, Providence, St. John’s, Seton Hall, Villanova and Xavier.___The American Athletic Conference will require all its schools to test football players for COVID-19 at least 72 hours before competition.The announcement Thursday by the American comes ahead of the expected release of recommendations from the NCAA.The Power Five conferences — ACC, Big Ten, Big 12, Pac-12 and SEC — have been working toward a minimum standard for testing throughout major college football. Though the Big Ten and Pac-12 announced last week that they would play only conference games this football season to help minimize potential disruptions caused by COVID-19, other FBS conferences have not yet decided on scheduling formats for the coming season, which appears to be in peril because of the surging pandemic. Sochi last month won a game 10-1 against FC Rostov after a virus outbreak forced Rostov to send a team of youth and academy players. Another club, FC Orenburg, forfeited two games following an outbreak at the club and has since been relegated. Another game was postponed last month after three virus cases among Dynamo Moscow players.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports