first_img May 02, 2016 SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Government That Works,  Press Release,  Voting & Elections Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf and Secretary of State Pedro A. Cortés today pointed to the success of the state’s online voter registration (OVR) system as a factor in the efficient handling of last week’s Primary Election.“Online Voter Registration has been a tremendous success in both its appeal to voters and in increasing efficiencies for our 67 county elections bureaus,” Governor Wolf said. “My administration remains committed to working with the legislature and partners to improve and expand access to voting for all Pennsylvanians, as our commonwealth is stronger when more people participate and have their voices heard.”The OVR site logged more than 358,000 users from the time it launched in August 2015 through the March 28 primary registration deadline. Of those 358,000, just over 200,000 were eligible citizens applying for new voter registrations, while about 157,000 made updates to their existing voter registration, such as a change of name, address or party affiliation.On the final day to register before the primary, the site drew 56,000 users.Upon the launch of OVR, Secretary Cortés said the system would make voter registration more convenient, accessible and secure for eligible citizens. He also predicted that, as in other states, OVR would improve accuracy, increase the integrity of the voting rolls and save time and money for county election offices.“Having more accurate voter rolls means fewer electors who must use a provisional ballot,” Cortés said. “That decreases the time voters wait in line. It also facilitates the counties’ work in tallying the final vote counts.”Cortés said county election directors across the state have confirmed they are already reaping the benefits of OVR.“In this presidential election year when so many Pennsylvanians were registering or changing their registration, the fact that so many last-minute applications were filed online was a great help to the counties,” Cortés said.The OVR system was a hit with the public from the first day. In less than a week, the system tallied its first 5,000 users. During the final days before the registration deadline, the numbers climbed by thousands per day.In March, the Department announced that OVR applications had surpassed paper submissions for the first time.The online system, which is available in English and Spanish, is more secure for applicants because the form is transmitted directly to the appropriate county voter registration office for processing. The latest protocols in data security have been built into the system and are constantly monitored and updated.The Department added a feature in March that allows users to upload signatures electronically if their record cannot be matched to a signature on file with the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. The OVR system employs the same technology used by financial institutions for online banking transactions that require digital signatures.To learn more about online voter registration, check the frequently asked questions at votesPA.com.# # #center_img Governor Wolf and Secretary of State Pedro Cortés Applaud Success of Online Voter Registrationlast_img read more

first_imgGov. Wolf Visits Lancaster Health Center to Thank Staff and Provide an Update on Testing and Contact Tracing Healthcare,  Press Release,  Public Health Governor Tom Wolf today visited Lancaster Health Center, a federally qualified health center, to thank staff for their work to ensure the community’s most vulnerable receive care during COVID-19 and year-round.“Here at Lancaster Health Center, workers have gone out of their way to reach minority and vulnerable populations,” Gov. Wolf said. “That includes the Latino community through targeted bilingual outreach and advocacy tailored to Hispanic culture. This has been key during this pandemic because it has allowed all Pennsylvanians access to COVID-19 care and testing.”In addition to thanking center staff, the governor focused on the successes the state is seeing in COVID testing and contact-tracing. The state has already met its testing goal for July and is working to shift testing sites to areas with more need or where there has been a recent increase in cases.The governor encouraged all Pennsylvanians to get a test if they think they have symptoms of COVID-19 or have been exposed to someone with the virus. A map of testing locations is available on the Department of Health’s website.Department of Health secretary Dr. Rachel Levine joined the governor and detailed what happens after a person tests positive for COVID.“When an individual tests positive for COVID-19, the result is reported to the Department of Health and our case investigation begins,” Dr. Rachel Levine said. “We work to begin the investigation within 24 hours of receiving the reported positive case.”Case investigators work to conduct an interview with persons who test positive to find out:Risk factors and where the person may have been exposed.Demographic and clinical information about the disease status of the individual, including information on age, sex, race, ethnicity, place of residence and how long they have had symptoms.The close contacts of the person. Close contacts are defined as anyone who was within six feet for more than 15 minutes while the person who tested positive was infectious.“After all of this information is collected, it is put into the department’s disease surveillance system and the work of the contact tracers begins,” Dr. Levine said.Gov. Wolf and Sec. Levine were joined by Lancaster Health Center representatives, including president and CEO Alisa Jones, chief medical officer Dr. Anne-Marie Derrico and patient care coordinator and RN Nicole Eby De Rodriguez.“Lancaster Health Center is part of a larger movement of Federally Qualified Health Centers, which are community-based, non-profit organizations that provide comprehensive primary health care to patients in their community,” Alisa Jones said. “FQHCs are created by individuals in a community coming together with a mission to improve access to primary medical care in an underserved area. Every Community Health Center is different, but they all care for patients in a community-oriented, culturally welcoming setting.”“From the very beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Lancaster Health Center was prepared to be here with – and for – our community,” Dr. Anne-Marie Derrico said. “We implemented a COVID-19 Response Plan that protects the health and safety of our patients and staff, embraced telehealth as a means to reduce significant health disparities affecting vulnerable patients and community members, opened our doors as the first COVID-19 testing site in Lancaster City, initiated county-wide contact tracing and education to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in our community, and launched a grassroots marketing and social media campaign to reach out to our non-English speaking neighbors who didn’t have a primary healthcare provider.”“As a registered nurse and patient care coordinator at Lancaster Health Center, I’ve experienced first-hand the importance of making contact calls and COVID-19 follow-up calls to check on the health of our patients who were recovering from home, particularly our Spanish-speaking patients,” said Nicole Eby De Rodriguez.“As the first health center in Lancaster to begin contact tracing, the concept was unfamiliar to many in our community, especially those receiving the call. I recognized immediately that our grassroots care and warm approach activated familiarity and ease with families, which solidified trust and opened up the conversation, a critical component of contact tracing.”Ver esta página en español. July 24, 2020center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

first_img30 Stewart Avenue Wooloowin was built circa 1918, the year WWI ended. Picture: Realestate.com.auTHESE Brisbane homes, built when our Diggers went to war, are looking for new owners after lasting 100 years by morphing with the times.The homes, built between 1914 and 1918, have stood the test of time with the help of numerous owners that have made changes to ensure they last across generations.Riverfront mansion for saleThe most crucial trades post DebbieGet The Courier-Mail’s free real estate newsletter direct to your inbox 97 Peary Street, Northgate, was built around 1915.The most expensive WWI home currently on the market in Brisbane is 97 Peary Street, Northgate, which was built around 1915 and now has a price tag of $1.495 million.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 2:08Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -2:08 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenDream Home: Buderim02:08 Related videos 02:08Dream Home: Buderim00:32Mediterranean style mansion with wine cave02:10Dream Home: Manly01:31Lana’s Dream Home: favourite rooms01:19Dream Home: Buderim Qld01:36Dream Home: BrookfieldAgents Janelle McKenna and Lisa Pearse-Sargeant of Ray White Ascot were marketing it as a “gracious colonial”.97 Peary Street, Northgate, was on the market for $1.495m.“The property has been meticulously maintained and boasts original period features such as French doors, original leadlight, polished timber floorboards, ornate fretwork and soaring ceilings.”The four bedroom home was set for inspections from 6-6.30pm this Thursday and 2-2.30pm on Saturday.80 & 82 Bunya Street Greenslopes Qld 4120. Picture: Realestate.com.auMore from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home5 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor5 hours agoAnother home built during WWI was at 80-82 Bunya Street, Greenslopes – an 844sq m double block with bags of potential.According to agent John Savvas of LJ Hooker Ashgrove, the Greenslopes “farm house” was built in 1916.80 & 82 Bunya Street Greenslopes is a 1916 home on an 844sq m block. Picture: Realestate.com.au“Located in the heart of Greenslopes this home has 10 foot ceilings, gorgeous coloured glass casement windows, VJ walls and stunning polished timber floors all waiting to be revamped and showcased.”The home was scheduled for inspections from 12-12.30pm this Saturday.147 Park Road Yeerongpilly Qld 4105: Built 1917, looking at offers over $879,000. Picture: Realestate.com.auA four bedroom WWI home at 147 Park Road Yeerongpilly, has also seen many changes – with still more potential for upgrades including using the high pitched roof for an attic or viewing platform.The property, which was available for offers over $879,000, was built in 1917 and named Lillypilly by the original owners, according to agent Jane Elvin of LJ Hooker Annerley/Yeronga.147 Park Road Yeerongpilly Qld 4105: Built 1917. Picture: Realestate.com.au“The current owners have called this property their home and have lovingly maintained and enjoyed everything on offer for the past 12 years. With a passion for their gardens the new owner will reap the fruits of their work with avocados, custard apples, mangoes, bananas and a host of other fruits and herbs sure to be the envy of your friends.”30 Stewart Avenue Wooloowin Qld 4030: Circa 1918. Picture: Realestate.com.auA five bedroom home built in 1918 – the year that WWI finally came to an end – was on the cusp of becoming a centenarian, but has been transformed for the 21st century in the Hamptons style.The property at 30 Stewart Avenue, Wooloowin, was “utterly beautiful” according to agents Kim Olsen and Susan Hollands of Richardson & Wrench Clayfield.“Meticulously renovated and extended, this home is a testament to quality in every luxurious detail.”The home was expected to be open for inspection from 1-1.30pm this Saturday.last_img read more

first_imgVersailles, In. — Wednesday at 11 a.m. Indiana State Police say a car driven by Gary Gibbs, 37, of Greensburg crossed the center line of U.S. 50 eastbound near Gas Light Drive in Versailles causing a collision with a another car driven by Sally Houzanme, 42, of Tell City.Houzanme was extricated by the Versailles Fire Department and flown to University Hospital in Cincinnati with serious injuries. Her condition is not klnown. Gibbs and a passenger, Rhonda Hanely, 30, of Greensburg, were transported to Margaret Mary Health in Batesville with minor injuries. As required by law, Gibbs submitted to a blood test while at the hospital.U.S. 50 was closed for about one hour during the investigation.last_img read more

first_imgVISTA, Calif. – Third-year sponsor Total Power has renewed a contingency award program benefitting drivers in two premier IMCA series.Champions of both the Arnold Motor Supply Dirt Knights Tour for Modifieds and the Deery Brothers Summer Series for Late Models receive 12V batter­ies and custom hold downs from the Vista, Calif., manufacturer.Gift certificates valued at $50 will also be awarded at each event in those series, and at another 30 special events for IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods and Smiley’s Racing Products Southern SportMods.“Total Power could not be any happier with the working relationship we’ve established with IMCA,” said Kenny Pariza. “We are privileged and proud to be part of their contingency program. “Drivers can call any time, we aim to please.”Special events gift certificates are mailed from the IMCA home office within a week after official race results are received while series champion awards will be presented during the national banquet.Information about Total Power batteries, accessories and parts is available by calling 760 908-7458, on Facebook and at the www.totalpower-racingbatteries.com website.“There is nothing worse than a dead battery to derail a great night at the track, and Total Power batteries have been the trusted starting source for a long time,” observed IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder. “Their partnership with two of IMCA’s most followed series’ is a great way showcase their support.”last_img read more

first_imgAurora, IN—Hillforest Victorian House Museum takes on the nostalgic feeling of Christmas past as the 1855 home is adorned in traditional holiday greenery and decor.  Hillforest was home to industrialist and financier Thomas Gaff and his family from 1855 to 1926 and is a prime example of Italianate architecture. The home was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1992 and has been open as a house museum serving the touring public since 1956. Located at 213 Fifth Street, Aurora, Indiana, Hillforest offers visitors a glimpse of the lifestyle of a wealthy family living in the Victoria era.  Guided tours featuring the Christmas decorations are available Tuesday – Sunday from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.  November 20 – December 29.  Last tour begins at 4:30 p.m.   Hillforest will close Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.A Peppermint Tea for kids and adults is scheduled Saturday, November 23 at 11:00 a.m.  Guestx will tour Hillforests Christmas exhibit , enjoy a peppermint themed tea, and make a fun craft to take home.  Reservations are required.  Cost:  Adults $25, Hillforest members $20, kids 12 and under $15. On Sunday, December 8, Hillforest will host its annual Victorian Christmas Open House from 1:00-5:00 p.m.  Featured are costumed docents, holiday refreshments, and periodic entertainment.  Admission is 14-up, $10, Students 7-13, $4, and children 6 and under is free.  Hillforest is offering Downton Abbey followers a special experience with the Return of the Downton Abbey Holiday Teas scheduled December 3, 5, and 7 beginning at 1:00 p.m.  The event includes a tour of the museum and Downton inspired three-course tea served in the elegant Hillforest parlors.  Cost is $30.00 for Hillforest members and $35.00 for non-members.last_img read more

first_imgRelatedPosts COVID-19: NCAA to revoke erring airlines licence over non-compliance FRSC to Schools: We’ll arrest, prosecute drivers who flout COVID-19 rules Sanwo-Olu: We’re committed to fulfilling promises to Lagosians Juventus are reportedly considering selling star man Cristiano Ronaldo in order to raise cash for life after Coronavirus Disease. As one of the world’s most affected countries, Italy and the Serie A have been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. There has been no football in the top flight since March 9 when most games were played behind closed doors. The lack of action has caused a number of financial constraints, and clubs have been forced to take action across Europe. Juventus have already lowered the wages of players and coaching staff significantly, with the figure believed to be around a 70 per cent cut. But Italian outlet Il Messaggero reports that the Old Lady could even resort to selling Ronaldo and could demand as much as £62.5 million for the 35-year-old in order to balance the books. There are not thought to be any club currently interested in making a bid. Juventus released a statement explaining why they had to come to the decision to hand players and coaches a pay cut. The statement read: “Juventus Football Club S.p.A. announces that, due to the current global health emergency is preventing the performance of the sporting activity, it has reached an understanding with the players and the coach of the First Team regarding their compensation for the residual portion of the current sport season. “The understanding provides for the reduction of the compensation for an amount equal to the monthly payments of March, April, May and June 2020. “In the coming weeks, personal agreements with the players and the coach will be finalised, as required by the current regulations. “The economic and financial effects of the understanding reached are positive for about EUR 90 million for the 2019/2020 financial year. “Should the current season’s matches be rescheduled, the Club will negotiate in good faith with the players and the coach conditional increases of compensations according to the actual resumption and finalisation of official competitions. “Juventus would like to thank the players and the coach for their commitment at a difficult time for everyone.”Tags: CoronavirusCOVID-19Cristiano RonaldoJuventusSerie Alast_img read more

first_img McNally’s revelation raised rumours Neil Lennon could trade Celtic for Norwich, but this nervy victory may keep Hughton in post just that little bit longer. A circumspect first half left the hosts the more frustrated with the deadlock at the break. Dutch midfielder Leroy Fer would have harboured most of the Canaries’ annoyances all on his own, after missing the half’s only clear-cut chance. Fer’s chance was positively gilt-edged in fact, the 24-year-old failing to tuck away Martin Olsson’s threatening cut-back. Nathan Redmond sent Olsson in behind Kyle Naughton on Norwich’s left flank, and his accurate cross begged for a finish from the penalty spot. The onrushing Fer could not quite arrive in the box quickly enough though, failing to capitalise on a completely static Tottenham defence. Spurs struggled for rhythm and pace throughout the half, the visitors as much at fault for their midfield shortcomings as Norwich merited praise for continually hassling them off their stride. Joseph Yobo’s hefty clearance handed Ricky van Wolfswinkel a chance to terrorise the poorly positioned Michael Dawson on the cusp of the Spurs box. Robert Snodgrass’ cool finish earned manager Chris Hughton yet another stay of execution at Carrow Road as Norwich tip-toed past Tottenham 1-0 in the Barclays Premier League. Instead he dallied and was dispossessed with little more than a whimper. So out of sorts and hesitant before the break, Van Wolfswinkel somehow managed to leave his meekness in the changing rooms. Straight from the second-half kick-off the Dutchman produced a telling contribution that sparked the counter-attack for the opening goal. Sneaking up on Bentaleb, Van Wolfswinkel picked the green Spurs midfielder’s pocket before releasing Bradley Johnson. Snodgrass immediately picked a smart diagonal run in behind the Tottenham defence and Johnson slid him the perfect ball. Scotland international Snodgrass latched onto the pass, steadied himself and buried the ball past the helpless Lloris, making a mockery of Norwich’s first-half profligacy and indecision. Van Wolfswinkel’s goalless run since August is not over, but at least he found the wherewithal to produce a telling contribution. The Norwich goal sparked an inevitable Spurs reaction, but Chadli wasted acres of space with a poor cross, before Rose spoiled a fine 50-metre break with a loose pass. Adebayor then bustled past Canaries centre-backs Bassong and Yobo, muscling a fine opening. But John Ruddy raced off his line to slide onto the ball and deny the Togo striker. Lennon and Adebayor’s one-two sent the rangy Spurs forward through on goal again, but once more Ruddy was equal to the challenge. Spurs boss Sherwood threw Roberto Soldado into the mix, and the switch to a two-man strikeforce almost paid immediate dividend. Adebayor played Soldado through on the inside-right channel, but the Spaniard hit only side-netting. The former Valencia striker had another clear opening moments later, but headed Lennon’s pinpoint cross wide of goal. Chadli headed back across goal with no team-mate in attendance, then Adebayor could not direct the winger’s cross to trouble Ruddy. Tottenham’s increasing threat cranked up the tension, and Ruddy was forced to deny Chadli at point-blank range. Norwich were not to be denied though, and rallied once more in the closing 10 minutes. Johnson struck the bar from a firecracker free-kick, before Lloris parried the follow-up from Redmond. Gary Hooper raced clear and squared the ball across the empty net, but no yellow shirt could provide a finish. Press Association Glaswegian midfielder Snodgrass fired the Canaries to just their second win in 12 league clashes, with goalkeeper John Ruddy producing a string of first-class saves. Chief executive David McNally has admitted Norwich would be “delinquent” not to keep eyes and ears open for a replacement for embattled boss Hughton. last_img read more

first_imgBrendan Rodgers’ former Swansea colleague Neil Taylor says he does not envy young British managers following the sacking of the Liverpool boss. But he feels Liverpool’s decision to sack Rodgers and probably go foreign, with Jurgen Klopp and Carlo Ancelotti among the early front-runners to land the Anfield job, paints a bleak picture for ambitious British managers. “This is modern football and I don’t envy young British managers coming through,” Taylor said. “I am shocked because it seemed like they had a long-term plan at that football club. “Brendan is a good manager and whether they changed their train of thought that they needed to bring someone in to have immediate success I don’t know. “They gave him money to spend this summer and maybe they felt they haven’t started well enough this year. “But the key for young managers is they’ve got to be given time to build their own team.” In the 2013/14 season, fuelled by the brilliance and goals of Luis Suarez, Rodgers almost steered Liverpool to their first English title for 24 years. But Liverpool failed to hit those heights again after Suarez’ departure to Barcelona in the summer of 2014 and Rodgers came under increasing scrutiny before his three-year reign was ended in the wake of Sunday’s 1-1 draw away to Merseyside rivals Everton. “I think it all goes back to the year they didn’t win the title,” Taylor said. “They were very close to it and if they’d won it then maybe Suarez and Raheem Sterling stay and it’s a different story. “Daniel Sturridge has had some long injures as well and any football club losing those players would be in quite a lot of trouble. “When you lose three players like that what are you supposed to do as a manager? “As a manager you’ve got to manage expectations, but you also need a little bit of realism in football.” But Taylor has no doubts that Rodgers will return better for his Liverpool experience and land another big job sometime in the future. “I’m disappointed for him but he’s had three good years at a big club and has gained loads of experience as a manager,” Taylor said. “Sometimes your name has to fit as well and maybe Brendan’s didn’t. “I feel for him, but I’m sure he’ll get another good job and move on quickly from this.” Taylor worked with Rodgers as the Northern Irishman won promotion with Swansea from the Championship and established them in the Premier League before he moved on to Liverpool in 2012. The Wales defender considers Rodgers a fine manager and believes he will soon find another job following his departure from Anfield on Sunday evening. Press Associationlast_img read more

first_imgAuthorities in Texas are currently searching for a 4-year-old girl who was reportedly kidnapped after carjackers knocked her stepfather unconscious.The incident occurred Friday night near Greens Road and Highway 59.The girl’s stepfather Vence, told police that he, his 2- year-old son, and the missing child, Maleah Davis,  were on their way to pick up Maleah’s mother at Bush Intercontinental Airport around 9:00 pm Friday when he was forced to pull over after hearing a popping noise coming from the vehicle.When he pulled over, three men in a 2010 blue Chevrolet crew cab pickup truck also pulled over behind his vehicle.The men then got out of their vehicle and approached the vehicle Vence was in and began speaking with him.At one point, one of the men reportedly made a comment about Maleah:“One of them makes a comment saying that Maleah looks very nice, looks very sweet,” detective Mark Holbrook said.That’s when one of the men reportedly hit Vence over the head, knocking him unconscious.Vence told authorities that after that point, he was in and out of conscious, however, he does recall waking up in the suspect’s vehicle on Saturday around 6:00 pm with Maleah and the 1-year-old in tow. He then woke up again on the side of Highway 6 with the 2-year-old. Maleah was nowhere to be found.After attempting to flag down passing vehicles for help with no success, Vence then walked to the hospital with his 2-year-old where he received treatment and reported the 4-year-old missing. It was 11:00 pm.Meanwhile, Maleah’s mother also reported her family missing around 6:00 pm Saturday after not being able to get in contact with them from the airport and ultimately having another family member pick her up.Authorities are now asking for the public’s help in locating Maleah and filling in the gaps in the story.2/2: Photo of assault victim, Mr. Darion Vence, who is Maleah’s stepfather, stated he was unconscious for almost 24 hrs. Detectives ask anyone who saw Darion or Maleah after 9 pm Friday (May 3) to 6 pm on Sat to contact HPD Homicide 713-308-3600 or @CrimeStopHOU at 713-222-TIPS. pic.twitter.com/nuZHA1EQPY— Houston Police (@houstonpolice) May 5, 2019 Maleah is described as an African-American female with black hair and brown eyes. She stands 3 feet tall and weighs 30 to 40 pounds.She was last seen wearing a pink bow in her hair, a light blue zip jacket, blue jeans and gray, white and pink sneakers.It was also reported that Maleah has had several brain surgeries in the past due to a loose piece of skull and requires constant care.last_img read more