first_img September 18, 2020 Pennsylvania First Lady Frances Wolf Sends Letter to Federal Government Urging for the Continuation of Child Nutrition Programs First Lady Frances Wolf,  Press Release The letter received bipartisan support from 17 other first spouses across the countryFirst Lady Frances Wolf and 17 other First Spouses and Partners sent a letter to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Congressional Leadership, urging both federal entities to continue to work together to further extend and fully fund child nutrition program operations throughout the entire 2020-21 school year. The letter was also signed by:First Partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom, CaliforniaFirst Gentleman Marlon Reis, ColoradoFirst Lady Tracey Quillen Carney, DelawareFirst Lady Dawn Amano-Ige, HawaiiFirst Lady MK Pritzker, IllinoisFirst Gentleman Dr. Ted Daughety, KansasFirst Lady Britainy Beshear, KentuckyFirst Lady Lauren Baker, MassachusettsFirst Lady Gwen Walz, MinnesotaFirst Lady Lisa Bullock, MontanaFirst Lady Tammy Snyder Murphy, New JerseyFirst Lady Kristin Cooper, North CarolinaFirst Gentleman Andy Moffit, Rhode IslandFirst Lady Pamela Northam, VirginiaFirst Lady Trudi Inslee, WashingtonFirst Lady Kathy Evers, WisconsinFirst Lady Jennie Gordon, WyomingTogether, the signatories represent over 30 million children across the country.“Hunger is not a partisan issue; it is everyone’s issue. When we look at how many other state leaders were willing to put their names on the dotted line, we get a glimpse of how many other children and families are struggling to get food,” stated First Lady Wolf. “We understand that the parties we have written to have taken steps to continue these feeding programs, and we thank them for their effort. However, as we cannot see the end of the pandemic, when families financial situations will be back to normal, or when our education system will stabilize, it is imperative that we plan to assist our residents for as long as we can.”In late August, the USDA announced the extension of nationwide waivers that allow schools and community partners to continue serving meals to all children at no charge until the available funding runs out, or as late as December 31, 2020.While the actions of the USDA throughout the pandemic, including this most recent motion, have helped tremendously with feeding children and families across the nation, recent food insecurity statistics remain alarming. According to Feeding America research, more than 54 million people, including 18 million children, may experience food insecurity this year, marking a 46 percent increase in general food insecurity rates and a 64 percent increase in child food insecurity rates compared to pre-COVID-19 statistics.Without Congressional action, the USDA’s authority to extend school feeding waivers and other crucial feeding programs will sunset on September 30, 2020, leaving families, schools, and community partners without the tools and resources they need to feed kids during this pandemic.Share Our Strength, an organization that works to end hunger and poverty in the United States and abroad through campaigns like No Kid Hungry, has also been advocating for the extension of these critical waivers alongside more than 1,300 national and state-based organizations working to feed children and their families.“Schools and community organizations need child nutrition waivers extended through the end of the academic year so they can plan and prepare their meal programs. And, with anywhere from 14 million to 17 million children not getting the food they need because of the pandemic, kids need the certainty of a nutritious meal,” says Lisa Davis, Senior Vice President of Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign. “Our nation’s First Spouses and Partners, who are fierce champions for children in their states, understand the scope of the hunger crisis this pandemic has caused in their communities. They know that extending child nutrition waivers through the entire 2020-2021 school year is critical to getting our nation back on the path to ending hunger.”View the full text of the letter to Sec. Perdue and the USDA.View the full text of the letter to Congressional Leadership.center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

first_imgTGS has developed EIQ TGS Data Loader in collaboration with EnergyIQ.According to TGS, companies can now automatically blend data with proprietary customer data in an enterprise well master data management platform for advanced analysis and decision making.The EIQ TGS Loader processes the most up-to-date and complete data by automatically accessing and processing TGS web services. This data is matched, validated and blended with other proprietary and third-party sources within a PPDM gold compliant data model to create the most trusted version all available data in a single repository. The data is then provided in a 10/12/14 digit format for consumption by enterprise, interpretation, and analytics applications, TGS explains.Carl Neuhaus, Vice President – Well Data Products of TGS, said, “We are excited to partner with EnergyIQ to make access to the largest geoscience database in the industry even faster. Customers are now able to further shorten cycle times by seamlessly integrating interpretation-ready data into their daily workflows and analytics tool.”“Our collaboration with TGS provides a new product for our mutual customers to gain advantage in the market. Our customers can now blend their TGS subscription data with in-house and other data sources, ensuring they have access to the best data that is fit for purpose across the business,” said Steve Cooper, EnergyIQ President. “The most trusted data will be available to help make better and faster decisions.”last_img read more

first_imgCristiano Ronaldo scored a brace, including an unstoppable long-range goal, to give Juventus a 2-1 win over Olympique Lyonnais in the Champions League on Friday.However, it was not enough as the French side reached the quarter-finals on away goals. After both sides converted contentious penalties in the first half, Ronaldo struck from out of the blues on the hour but Lyon clung on for a 2-2 aggregate draw, which sent them to next week’s Final Eight tournament in Lisbon.They will meet Manchester City in a one-legged quarter-final.The defeat left Juventus coach Maurizio Sarri in an uncomfortable position as the Champions League title eluded the Turin side for another season.Although Juventus have won Serie A for nine seasons in a row, they have not been able to get their hands on the Champions League trophy since 1996 when they won it for the second time.Despite continuing the domestic run, Sarri failed to give Juventus the flamboyant touch the club had been looking for as well as missing out on their main goal. It was an uphill struggle for Juve from the moment they conceded an away goal in the 12th minute, albeit in controversial circumstances.Rodrigo Bentancur appeared to get the ball cleanly off Houssem Aouar but referee Felix Zwayer pointed to the spot and chose not to look at the incident on the pitchside monitor.Dempay converted with a cheeky Panenka-style penalty which sent Wojciech Szczesny the wrong way.Ronaldo saw a free kick palmed away by Anthony Lopes but it was another controversial penalty which provided the hosts with their equaliser.Miralem Pjanic’s free kick struck Depay’s elbow in the wall and, although his arm was close to his body, the referee gave another penalty, again without consulting the pitchside monitor. Ronaldo converted.Juventus seemed to be making little progress after halftime until Ronaldo found space for a shot and blasted the ball past Lopes from 25 metres on the hour.After that, it became almost a Ronaldo one-man show as he set up a chance which Gonzalo Higuain headed over, then headed over himself and drilled a free kick into the wall.But even he could not find the winner.RelatedPosts Pirlo not out to copy anyone after Juventus’ comfortable opening win Aguero could be out of action until November, Guardiola says Juve’s Pirlo gamble makes new Serie A season the most open for years Reuters/NAN.Tags: Cristiano RonaldoJuventusOlympique LyonUEFA Champions Leaguelast_img read more

first_imgWhen voting ends, the highest vote-getters in each division will be placed onto their division’s rosters for All-Star Weekend.Which players can fans vote for the final four spots at All-Star Weekend?Atlantic DivisionPlayerTeamPatrice BergeronBoston BruinsRasmus DahlinBuffalo SabresDylan LarkinDetroit Red WingsAleksander BarkovFlorida PanthersMax DomiMontreal CanadiensJean-Gabriel PageauOttawa SenatorsSteven StamkosTampa Bay LightningMitch MarnerToronto Maple LeafsMetropolitan DivisionPlayerTeamTeuvo TeravainenCarolina HurricanesNick FolignoColumbus Blue JacketsNico HischierNew Jersey DevilsBrock NelsonNew York IslandersMika ZibanejadNew York RangersClaude GirouxPhiladelphia FlyersKris LetangPittsburgh PenguinsT.J. OshieWashington CapitalsCentral DivisionPlayerTeamJonathan ToewsChicago BlackhawksCale MakarColorado AvalancheJamie BennDallas StarsRyan SuterMinnesota WildMatt DucheneNashville PredatorsDavid PerronSt. Louis BluesPatrik LaineWinnipeg JetsPacific DivisionPlayerTeamRyan GetzlafAnaheim DucksClayton KellerArizona CoyotesJohnny GaudreauCalgary FlamesRyan Nugent-HopkinsEdmonton OilersDrew DoughtyLos Angeles KingsTomas HertlSan Jose SharksQuinn HughesVancouver CanucksMax PaciorettyVegas Golden KnightsHow can fans vote for the Last Men in at NHL All-Star Weekend?The polls will open on the NHL’s website and mobile app. Fans can select as few as one player per ballot and as many as four players per ballot. Each fan may cast a maximum of 10 ballots in a 24-hour period between the time voting opens on New Year’s Day and when it closes on Jan. 10.The NHL’s annual All-Star weekend takes place from Jan. 24-25 at the St. Louis Blues’ Enterprise Center in St. Louis, Mo. The last spot in the Atlantic Division is up to you!Last Men In returns January 1. #NHLAllStar— NHL (@NHL) December 30, 2019Dubbed ‘Last Men In,’ voting will open to the public on Jan. 1 at 12 p.m. ET via the NHL’s website and mobile app, and closes Jan. 10 at 11:59 p.m. ET.The 2010s: Crosby named NHL Athlete of the Decade | NHL All-Decade TeamWhat is the Last Men In vote?This is the second straight season in which the NHL has conducted its Last Men In vote — in which fans can select the final four players to participate in All-Star Weekend.Between Jan. 1 at 12 p.m. ET and Jan. 10 at 11:59 p.m. ET, fans can select as few as one player per ballot and as many as four players per ballot. Each fan may cast a maximum of 10 ballots in a 24-hour period between the time voting opens on New Year’s Day and when it closes on Jan. 10.How does the Last Men In vote work?The league’s hockey operations department selected 31 players — one from each team — who did not make the original All-Star rosters as candidates for the Last Men In vote. Fans will be able to vote for these players between Jan. 1 at 12 p.m. ET and Jan. 10 at 11:59 p.m. ET. On Monday, the NHL released the full All-Star rosters for each of its four divisions in anticipation of All-Star Weekend on Jan. 24-25, but one spot on each team remains vacant.For the second consecutive season, the league will allow fans to select those final four players from a list of 31 determined by the league’s hockey operations department. The highest voted players in each division (each NHL team will have one candidate) will be added to their respective team’s roster.last_img read more