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Governor Wolf Appoints Dr. Janet Haas as Honorary Chairwoman of the Pennsylvania Early Learning Investment Commission

first_img May 07, 2018 SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Governor Wolf Appoints Dr. Janet Haas as Honorary Chairwoman of the Pennsylvania Early Learning Investment Commissioncenter_img Education,  Press Release,  Schools That Teach Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today appointed Dr. Janet Haas, M.D. as Honorary Chairwoman of the Pennsylvania Early Learning Investment Commission. Dr. Haas is also the chairwoman and a past president of the William Penn Foundation.“As a medical doctor, Janet Haas is dedicated to improving the lives of young children across the commonwealth,” said Governor Wolf. “The commission will benefit from her tremendous experience working with business leaders as we work to build bipartisan support for increasing our commitment to early learning.”Dr. Haas practices palliative medicine at the Abramson Cancer Center of Pennsylvania Hospital, part of the University of Pennsylvania Health System. She is board-certified in Rehabilitation Medicine and has cared for brain-injured patients at Temple University and Moss Rehabilitation Hospital.Investing in early education is a priority for Governor Wolf. In the 2018-19 budget, the governor is proposing to invest an additional $25 million in state funding, to be matched by $5 million in federal funding, to expand access to high-quality child care, as well as an increase of $40 million for high-quality early childhood education which would allow nearly 4,400 children to enroll in a program.Together with $90 million in funding increases secured over the past three years, this additional investment will more than double the funding for Pre-K Counts programs since 2014-15, and increases funding for Head Start Supplemental Assistance by 64 percent.“There is nothing more important than high-quality education. It unlocks doors to opportunities and to more successful futures,” said Janet Haas, MD, Board Chair of the William Penn Foundation. “I’m pleased to serve with Governor Wolf as Co-Chair of the Early Learning Investment Committee and thank him for his unwavering commitment to expanding early learning opportunities for children in Pennsylvania. I look forward to working with the Commission as we strive to move Pennsylvania closer to the day when every child in our state has access to the high-quality early childhood education he or she deserves.”The Pennsylvania Early Learning Investment Commission is a network of 60 senior business leaders from across Pennsylvania representing 26 counties and nearly every major industry. Commissioners are appointed by the governor to serve as advocates building awareness and support for increased public investments in early learning.Created in 2008 through an executive order signed by Governor Ed Rendell, the commission has helped Pennsylvania become a national leader for engaging business leaders on the issue of early learning.“Janet’s appointment as Honorary Co-Chair of the Commission is testament to her commitment and leadership on this and many important economic and community issues,” said Jack Brennan, Chairman Emeritus and Senior Advisor, Vanguard Group. “By leading the Pennsylvania Early Learning Investment Commission with the Governor, she will effectively and tenaciously work to ensure that Pennsylvania continues to grow its commitment to young children today to ensure a thriving and prosperous future for the Commonwealth.”last_img read more

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General announcement – Cancellation of Fire In Babylon Film at the Stadium

first_img Sharing is caring! Share Share 8 Views   no discussions LocalNews General announcement – Cancellation of Fire In Babylon Film at the Stadium by: – July 4, 2011center_img Tweet Photo credit: my.telegraph.co.ukMonday July 4, 2011 – The General Public is advised that the scheduled film ‘Fire in Babylon’ previously announced to be featured at the Windsor Park Sports for Monday July 4, 2011 has been cancelled.We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience caused.Digicel Dominica Sharelast_img read more

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BMJ article calls for new tax to fund responsible gambling initiatives

first_img YGAM focuses on BAME community engagement with CVR link-up August 21, 2020 Gambling.com maintains momentum against COVID-19 impacts August 19, 2020 Related Articles Submit StumbleUpon According to an article published by The British Medical Journal (BMJ), there should be more emphasis placed upon the revamping of current gambling laws in order to prioritise the funding of problem gambling clinics.The report has called for the introduction of a mandatory tax on the industry which would see additional funds being allocated to industry initiatives and the establishment of further treatment clinics. The proposed tax is set to replace the current tax in place on the gambling industry in which operators and suppliers pay a voluntary levy equivalent to 0.1 per cent of their revenues.The article, entitled Gambling and public health: we need policy action to prevent harm, has suggested that social responsibility initiatives are currently underfunded in the UK, and so the creation of a new gambling tax will help facilitate this. Previously, the gambling charity organisation GambleAware has called for the imposition of a mandatory levy at a higher level to be imposed on the industry – a demand which has been supported by both the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) and the Labour Party. The Sports Minister Mims Davies, however, has recently claimed that the voluntary system does work.The BMJ article suggests a complete overhaul of the Gambling Act 2005, passed under the Blair’ government, to place more onus on the industry in treating said problems. The industry has, however, placed much more emphasis upon initiatives which are tailored towards the treatment of gambling related harms. Through the work of industry charities, there has been increased collaboration with the NHS and others to help direct people to the best suited intervention, with the charity having already commissioned specialist treatment for gambling addiction and Central & North West London NHS Foundation Trust since 2008. Further clinics are set to open later in the year, as well as the availability of problem gambling helplines and advice centres. GambleAware: Engage those with lived experience of gambling harms August 28, 2020 Share Sharelast_img read more

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