Governor Wolf Announces Disaster Relief Funding Available for Philadelphia, Delaware County Farms

first_img Environment,  Human Services,  Press Release,  Public Health,  Weather Safety Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today notified farmland owners in Philadelphia and Delaware counties that they are eligible to receive disaster relief funding from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).“This year was unprecedented and unpredictable, with weather conditions that challenged farmers across the state,” said Governor Wolf. “This funding will be crucial to help those producers protect their investments and recoup some of their losses. I encourage anyone eligible in Philadelphia or Delaware counties to apply for this valuable federal relief.”The funding will help with losses caused by disasters that occurred during the 2018 crop year, such as excessive heat and drought. It is the result of a Secretarial disaster declaration and can include emergency loans from the federal Farm Service Agency (FSA).Eligible farmers can apply for loans for up to eight months after a Secretarial disaster declaration, and should contact their local FSA office for assistance. More information on USDA’s disaster assistance program, including county lists and maps, can be found at http://disaster.fsa.usda.gov. Governor Wolf Announces Disaster Relief Funding Available for Philadelphia, Delaware County Farms November 08, 2018center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Welcoming family gem in the heart of Paddington

first_imgUrban views from the property at 51 Tooth Ave, PaddingtonMr Mugnaioni said they had enjoyed entertaining guests out on the deck.“It’s always been a home full of friends and crowds,” he said.‘There’s just such a welcoming feel to it.” The home at 51 Tooth Ave, PaddingtonMr Mugnaioni said buyers would enjoy the north-facing outlook and position of the property.“The view from the back deck looks out over a valley that’s so green and lush,” he said.“There’s always a breeze. It’s very cool in summer.” The home at 51 Tooth Ave, Paddington“We were living locally just around the corner in Bardon while looking for the perfect long-term family home,” he said.The two-level home sits on an elevated 395sq m block. Inside 51 Tooth Ave, PaddingtonMr Mugnaioni said he thought the home would particularly appeal to family buyers. “There’s good separation between the master bedroom and the kids area downstairs,” he said.“And families will love the convenient, inner-city location.“It’s perfectly located within walking distance between the shops and restaurants on Latrobe and Given terraces.”center_img Inside 51 Tooth Ave, PaddingtonMore from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus20 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market20 hours agoOn the lower level of the home there is a two-car garage, bathroom, laundry, two bedrooms and a covered deck.Upstairs on the main level of the home, there is an open plan living and dining area with a stand-alone fireplace, study nook and kitchen which opens out to the covered deck area. On the same level, there is a master suite which also opens on to the deck area through french doors, and an additional bedroom. REAL ESTATE: 51 Tooth Ave, PaddingtonThis Queenslander-style property is a quintessential Paddington home. Mark Mugnaioni said his mother, Chris Mugnaioni, purchased the property at 51 Tooth Ave, Paddington, almost 20 years ago. last_img read more

Mandatory pensions preferable to auto-enrolment, say Irish actuaries

first_imgIreland’s actuaries are recommending that the government make private pensions mandatory for all workers, rather than introduce a UK-style system of automatic enrolment. The Society of Actuaries in Ireland said a compulsory pension system should be developed over the next five years as a way of increasing pensions coverage and making sure individuals have enough in retirement. Bringing in auto-enrolment is potentially wasteful, if the government later goes down the mandatory route anyway, it said. The recommendation is among the conclusions from a working party on pensions policy set up by the society in March 2013.  The aim was to join the debate on whether a mandatory system was better than other methods, such as auto-enrolment, to complement the state pension. The society said it knew auto-enrolment might seem more palatable than a mandatory system in the current economic environment in Ireland.  “However, in our view, a mandatory system is superior to an auto-enrolment regime for a number of reasons,” it said. A mandatory regime was a more effective way of increasing private pensions coverage than auto-enrolment, it said, citing international experience. Also, a mandatory system should be easier to run since there will be no opt-out and opt-in issues, it said. “Establishing the more complex system of auto-enrolment and subsequently introducing the mandatory regime could potentially be a waste of resources,” it added. Because it would take at least five years to bring a mandatory scheme into operation, the society said there was a need to move ahead quickly with decision-making and planning. Last April, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) said in a review of Ireland’s pension system that making it compulsory for private workers to establish a pension was the cheapest and most effective approach to increasing coverage of private pensions. It said Ireland and New Zealand were the only OECD countries that did not have a mandatory earnings-related pillar to complement the state pension at basic level.last_img read more

More Bacolod village execs charged over SAP

first_imgThey were facing charges for violation of Republic Act (RA) 3019 or the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act, RA 6713 or the Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Officials and Employees, and RA 11469 or the Bayanihan to Heal as One Act, according to Chief Master Sergeant Ramiro Gocotano, officer-in-charge of CIDG-Bacolod City Field Unit. BY DOMINIQUE GABRIEL BAÑAGA Earlier this month, the CIDG-Bacolod also charged 11 officials of Barangay Mandalagan before the City Prosecutor’s Office for similar violations./PN BACOLOD City – The village captain of Mansilingan and nine other officials face criminal charges related to the distribution of the emergency cash assistance under the national government’s Social Amelioration Program (SAP). He believed that charges against him were “politically motivated.” Last week, four complainants – Roy Jesus Giua, Benggie Debuyan, Marites Castillo, and Maria Cecilia Tan – lodged a joint affidavit before Assistant City Prosecutor Allan Vir Gumahin.center_img Four complainants reported to the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG)-Bacolod City Field Unit alleging that the selection of SAP beneficiaries in Barangay Mansilingan was manipulated to favor certain relatives and close associates of the respondents. The barangay captain explained that all beneficiaries underwent proper screening, and even sought the help of the city’s Department of Social Services and Development (DSSD) to assign DSWD personnel to screen the beneficiaries. Charged before the Provincial Prosecutor’s Office by the CIDG were Barangay Captain Rodolfo Pico, barangay secretary Edward Menesis, purok presidents Julius Villaflor and Victorious Christally Valenzuela, purok kagawads Gina Gilbor, Amelita Mondejar, Gregorio Beniten, Lourdes Palma and Anabelle Javier, and Mercedes Rory Capunong. Pico, for his part, denied the allegations. He pointed out that he only followed protocols issued of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).last_img read more

Full transcript of Roy Keane’s foul-mouthed attack on Ireland stars

first_img BEST OF 3 Keane branded Arter a ‘f***ing p****’ and a ‘c***’ revealed The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 tense How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions latest Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City silverware REVEALED Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Keane is alleged to have verbally attack Arter and Walters Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT predicted center_img 3 Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos Most read in football scrap Keane was angered by Walters pulling out of training Martin O’Neill, the Ireland manager, revealed Ward’s account does not tally with Keane’s, though two of the country’s legends, Johnny Giles and Liam Brady, want to see the former Manchester United midfielder sacked from his position as assistant manager.You can read the full transcript of Ward’s leaked WhatsApp message below…“So basically lads, Roy was getting on the boys for not training like three days in a row. Johnny’s got a bad knee so he can’t train all the time.“They were at the training ground and him and Harry were just sitting on the bench, just relaxing and icing themselves and stuff. Roy walked over and was like, ‘Why aren’t you lads training?’ and he obviously blatantly knew why they weren’t training because the manager would have told him. And they were like, ‘We can’t do three days in a row’. ‘What are you lot? Professional footballers? That’s a f***ing shambles that is’. They both didn’t say anything and Roy walked off and came back over again, ‘So when are you going to train, I’m sick of people pulling out with injuries, what the f*** is wrong with ya?’ and the lads were like, ‘Listen, we’ve got problems, we do it at our clubs, we can’t do it’. Roy said something under his breath about Johnny and walked off. Read the full transcript of Roy Keane’s alleged foul-mouthed tirade on Ireland stars Harry Arter and Jonathan Walters, explained by Stephen Ward in a leaked WhatsApp message.Though Ward was not present when the alleged incidents took place, during the international break in May and June of this year, he has relayed a version of events concerning the row. gameday cracker Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion “Johnny lost his head, jumped off the bench and walked after him, grabbed his arm and said, “What’s the story Roy? If you’ve got a problem say it to my face, don’t f***ing walk off’ and he was like, ‘I do have a problem, you’re not training, you’re getting soft, it’s no wonder Dyche doesn’t play ya, you’re f***ing always looking for an argument like you are now’ and he was like, ‘No Roy, you are the one trying to cause an argument’, and apparently they were squaring off to each other and having it off and had to be pulled off each other. All the lads were grabbing Johnny away from him… Johnny was going to kill him.“Roy brought up something about when they were at Ipswich, they had like a falling out as well. He said, ‘You’re threatening me again Jon, like you did at Ipswich’, and Johnny was like, ‘Yeah what, are you going to be a s***house again and send me my fine in the post rather than saying it to my face?’ Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? “It blew over for a few days and then they flew out to France and apparently Johnny just text Roy was like, ‘Listen Roy, I’m in room whatever, if you wanna come up, you’ve obviously got something on your mind that p***** you off about me because it’s causing tension in the squad, let’s talk it out’. Apparently Roy just wrote back, ‘Nah, I’m just here to help players. People like you… stay out of each other’s way. You don’t need to reply to this message’, and that was that.“They got back from France and Harry felt his quad in training again. So he wasn’t training. Apparently he was getting treatment in the treatment room and Roy walked in and was like, ‘When are you going to train you f***ing p****?’ and Harry was like, ‘What?’, and he was like, ‘F***ing any chance of you training?’ He explained the situation again and Roy was going off going, ‘You’re a f***ing p****, you’re a c***, you don’t even care, you don’t wanna train’, and Harry was just going, ‘Roy, I’m not speaking to you like this. I’m not listening to you. You’re not the manager. You can’t say anything to me’. 3 SORRY “Apparently Roy was just going mad getting f***ing worse and worse and Harry got up off the treatment bed and walked back to his room. As he was walking back to his room Roy was shouting down the corridor, ‘You’re a f***ing p****, you’re a **** you’ve been all your life’ and that was it really lads.“It didn’t come to blows but basically just Roy was losing his head.”last_img read more