El Gobernador Wolf agradece a los bancos de alimentos de Pennsylvania por ayudar a los necesitados

first_imgEl Gobernador Wolf agradece a los bancos de alimentos de Pennsylvania por ayudar a los necesitados SHARE Email Facebook Twitter June 23, 2020center_img 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.last_img read more

Best commits future to Ulster

first_imgRory Best has signed a new two-year IRFU contract to remain with Ulster until 2016. After making his Ireland debut in 2005 he has racked up 70 caps, scoring his eighth try in Joe Schmidt’s side’s agonising 24-22 defeat to New Zealand in November. Best said the warmth and respect of supporters and the Ireland and Ulster set-ups combined to convince him to stay at his home province. He initially missed out on selection for the British and Irish Lions’ summer tour to Australia, but Dylan Hartley’s ban for his red card in the Aviva Premiership final led to him being called up as a replacement. And Best admitted the backing he received after his initial Lions disappointment left a lasting impression. He said: “I am pleased to have signed for a further two years. “It is a massive honour to play for Ireland and Ulster. “The support that I received when I missed out on the initial Lions squad was a massive factor in me making the decision to stay. “That made me feel very special and underlined to me that Ulster is more than a team, it is a community and a rugby family. Press Association “I want to keep playing for Ireland for as long as I can and to try and win a few more things in the green jersey.” Rugby director David Humphreys said Best will continue to be a pivotal player for Ulster. He said: “Rory Best is the cornerstone of the Ulster Rugby team and leads by example. “You would struggle to find anyone who is more committed on the rugby field, nor someone who is more passionate about playing for his province. “He has represented Ulster for the best part of a decade now and he has achieved some of the highest honours that the game has to offer. “He will be a key player in our team as we continue to build and improve in the coming years and I am delighted that he has signed this new contract.” The 31-year-old hooker is the latest Ireland star to reject a lucrative move to France, after Donnacha Ryan and Conor Murray committed their futures to Munster. Best made his Ulster debut in November 2004 and has since made 143 appearances, scoring 12 tries. last_img read more

Commission releases terms for master lease

first_imgUSC took another step on Wednesday toward obtaining day-to-day control of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.The university, along with the Coliseum Commission, the stadium’s nine-member governing body, released a list of terms outlining modifications to the existing lease, which was enacted in 2008.Agreement · According to the term sheet, the university would be allowed to sell naming rights for the Coliseum as long as the name includes “Memorial Coliseum.” – Carlo Acenas | Daily TrojanThe 16-page terms sheet outlines major provisions that would be included in an amended lease. If agreed upon, the term sheet would be transferred into an amended lease document subject to the commission’s vote.“We are moving toward entering into a long-term master lease with USC, where USC would be the master tenant at the Coliseum and be responsible for operating and maintaining the stadium,” said L.A. County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky, a member of the commission. “In exchange for this long- term lease, USC will be obligated to undertake several tens of millions of dollars in improvements to the stadium that the Coliseum desperately needs.”Under the proposed list of terms, USC will have the exclusive right to manage the Coliseum, the adjacent Los Angeles Sports Arena, as well as other facilities around Exposition Park. It will also hold first refusal rights to lease the 88-year-old facility and be afforded the opportunity to extend the deal as far as 2054.In 2007, the university lobbied for control of the publicly-owned venue before eventually agreeing upon the current 25-year lease that stipulates that the university annually gives eight percent of ticket sales and $1.8 million to the commission provided the commission supports upgrades to the stadium.The commission, however, acknowledged in June it would be unable to make nearly $60 million in necessary renovations, breaking the terms of the original lease, which has led USC to seek day-to-day operational control of the facility.“Primarily, we believe this facility needs to be improved,” said Tom Sayles, USC’s senior vice president for university relations. “The Coliseum currently has the obligation to make those improvements. We are willing to invest the money to make those improvements.”Under the released terms, USC will be responsible for completing a list of renovations by the end of 2021. The exact cost is unknown.“The Coliseum is at a crossroads,” Yaroslavsky said. “We can either make it a functioning, viable venue for athletic events, or we can make it a museum piece. We don’t want this to become like the Roman Colosseum. We want this to be the 21st century Los Angeles Coliseum.”To help pay for the renovations, the school would be given the option to sell the naming rights of the stadium to a corporate sponsorship provided “Memorial Coliseum” is included in the name.Under the terms of the master lease, USC can also make the Coliseum available to no more than one NFL team for up to four seasons, and outside of football season, the commission can reserve eight days to hold public events such as graduations or Fourth of July celebrations.“What we want to make sure is that the public can continue to have access to this venue,” Sayles said. “They would have the right to come in and utilize the facility for a period of time.”Coliseum Commission Vice President Don Knabe said he was optimistic about successful negotiations between the university and the commission.“At the end of the day, hopefully we can negotiate the terms that are fair to both, fair to the public and preserve this wonderful facility for many years to come,” Knabe said.last_img read more