Reopening Phase Orders Updated to Include 10 Additional Counties Moving to Yellow and 16 to Green on June 5

first_imgReopening Phase Orders Updated to Include 10 Additional Counties Moving to Yellow and 16 to Green on June 5 Press Release,  Public Health Governor Tom Wolf and Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine today signed amended yellow phase orders to include 10 counties moving to the yellow phase at 12:01 a.m. tomorrow, June 5. The counties include Berks, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Lackawanna, Lancaster, Lehigh, Northampton, Montgomery and Philadelphia.In addition, the governor and the secretary signed amended green phase orders to include 16 counties moving to the green phase at 12:01 a.m. tomorrow. The counties include Allegheny, Armstrong, Bedford, Blair, Butler, Cambria, Clinton, Fayette, Fulton, Greene, Indiana, Lycoming, Mercer, Somerset, Washington and Westmoreland.With these orders, there are no counties in the red phase. In total, on June 5, there will be 34 counties in the green phase and 33 in the yellow phase.Gov. Wolf’s Process to Reopen Pennsylvania includes details of each phase of reopening.Yellow PhaseAs regions or counties move into the yellow phase, some restrictions on work and social interaction will ease while others, such as closures of schools, gyms, and other indoor recreation centers, hair and nail salons, as well as limitations around large gatherings, remain in place.The purpose of this phase is to begin to power back up the economy while keeping a close eye on the public health data to ensure the spread of disease remains contained to the greatest extent possible.Work and Congregate Setting RestrictionsTelework Must Continue Where FeasibleBusinesses with In-Person Operations Must Follow Business and Building Safety OrdersChild Care May Open Complying with GuidanceCongregate Care and Prison Restrictions in PlaceSchools may provide in-person instruction only in accordance with Department of Education guidanceSocial RestrictionsStay-at-Home Order Lifted for Aggressive MitigationLarge Gatherings of More than 25 ProhibitedIn-Person Retail Allowable, Curbside and Delivery PreferableIndoor Recreation, Health and Wellness Facilities and Personal Care Services (such as gyms, spas, hair salons, nail salons and other entities that provide massage therapy), and all Entertainment (such as casinos, theaters) Remain ClosedRestaurants and Bars May Open Outdoor Dining, in Addition to Carry-Out and Delivery (effective 6/5/2020)Green PhaseAfter a county transitions to the yellow phase, we will closely monitor for increased risk, such as significant outbreaks. If overall risk remains mitigated for 14 days, we will transition the county to the green phase.The green phase eases most restrictions by lifting the stay-at-home and business closure orders to allow the economy to strategically reopen while continuing to prioritize public health.While this phase will facilitate a return to a “new normal,” it will be equally important to continue to monitor public health indicators and adjust orders and restrictions as necessary to ensure the spread of disease remains at a minimum.Work and Congregate Settings RestrictionsContinued Telework Strongly EncouragedBusinesses with In-Person Operations Must Follow Updated Business and Building Safety RequirementsAll Businesses Operating at 50% Occupancy in the Yellow Phase May Increase to 75% OccupancyChild Care May Open Complying with GuidanceCongregate Care Restrictions in PlacePrison and Hospital Restrictions Determined by Individual FacilitiesSchools Subject to CDC and Commonwealth GuidanceSocial RestrictionsLarge Gatherings of More Than 250 ProhibitedRestaurants and Bars Open at 50% OccupancyPersonal Care Services (including hair salons and barbershops) Open at 50% Occupancy and by Appointment OnlyIndoor Recreation, Health and Wellness Facilities, and Personal Care Services (such as gyms and spas) Open at 50% Occupancy with Appointments Strongly EncouragedAll Entertainment (such as casinos, theaters, and shopping malls) Open at 50% OccupancyConstruction Activity May Return to Full Capacity with Continued Implementation of ProtocolsThe latest business guidance can be found here.The Governor’s amended yellow phase order can be found here.The Governor’s amended green phase order can be found here.The Secretary of Health’s amended yellow phase order can be found here.The Secretary of Health’s amended green phase order can be found here.Ver esta página en español. June 04, 2020center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Survey shows ‘voracious’ appetite for high-yield debt in EMEA region

first_imgInstitutional investors in Europe and the Middle East (EMEA) have a “more voracious” appetite for high-yield corporate debt than those on a global level, but they lag when it comes to alternatives, according to a survey by Allianz Global Investors (Allianz GI).For the fourth year, the asset manager has surveyed hundreds of institutional investors across the world on their attitudes to risk, portfolios and asset allocation.This year, the report covers 755 investors across 23 countries representing more than $26trn (€23trn) in assets under management.It is split by region, with 250 respondents in the Americas, 250 in the EMEA region and 255 in Asia-Pacific. One-third of the respondents for the EMEA were pension providers, with insurance companies the next biggest category (27%).According to AllianzGI, the study shows global investors have hardly changed their risk-management strategies since the financial crisis in 2008, yet investors in the EMEA have.The use of duration management in the EMEA increased by 15 percentage points compared with pre-crisis levels (43% to 58%).Diversification approaches – by geography and by asset class – remain prevalent, however.“This is understandable,” according to AllianzGI, “given that institutional investors in the EMEA region consider market volatility to be among the biggest investment concerns, along with monetary policy and the low-yield environment.”EMEA investors are less concerned about market volatility than institutional investors globally (36% versus 42%), but they view the low-yield environment as a greater challenge than do their global peers (29% versus 24%).In terms of asset allocation, equities are the preferred asset class for investors in the EMEA, as they are globally, although with a strong home-region bias.High-yield corporate debt is the second most attractive asset class among EMEA investors.“This highlights the thirst for yield in the region and hints at the increased risk EMEA investors are willing to stomach for performance,” AllianzGI said.“To further underline this trend, they have a larger appetite for private equity than their global counterparts (19% versus 12% globally).”The asset manager said that, despite this, investors in the EMEA region lagged the rest of the world when it came to investing in alternative assets.Corporate high-yield debt was one of the three top asset classes EMEA investors said they would go long on/buy, selected by 28% of respondents.The asset class did not make the top three list for investors globally.As concerns alternatives, 65% of institutional investors in the EMEA invest in this asset class compared with 74% worldwide.AllianzGI said it was interesting that fewer EMEA investors than globally believed alternatives could help as a source of diversification (18% versus 25%).Another finding of the survey was that institutional investors primarily incorporate ESG principles into the way they invest for ethical reasons.The desire to minimise risk was more of a driver for this for EMEA investors than worldwide (by 2%), while the “demand of corporate policy” was less of a factor.In terms of threats to portfolio performance, European institutional investors were most concerned about event risk, according to AllianzGI.It suggested this could be due to concerns about terrorist attacks, as well as the upcoming EU referendum in the UK.,WebsitesWe are not responsible for the content of external sitesLink to AllianzGI RiskMonitor reportlast_img read more

Outdoor kitchens to steal your vote this season

first_imgIf you think your right to a BBQ should be set in stone, 429 Brisbane Corso, Yeronga, may be the home for you.Aussies go to the polls today and while the thought of numbering every box may be enough to make your stomach churn, the humble democracy sausage always gets the popular vote.But if you would prefer to toast your right to tick or flick a politician over a beer and a snag in the privacy of your own home, with not a single pollster in sight, then these outdoor kitchens should be enough to fire up the most cynical voter. MORE:Interest rate to drop to 0.75 per cent Classic feel at 3 Belgrade Place, Carindale.First up is 3 Belgrave Place at Carindale, a sprawling luxury house with five bedrooms on a 800sq m block.It has two kitchens that are perfect for cooking up a banger — an indoor one with a huge bench, a breakfast bar and a suite of luxury appliances and an outdoor one that perfectly suits the Queensland climate (and we are not talking about the state of the polls).More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus13 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market13 hours agoOverlooking the pool, this entertaining space has plenty of space to lounge around after you embrace your democratic right to feast on a frankfurter.Listed with Nick Foster of Ray White Carina, the property is for sale by negotiation. FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK 429 Brisbane Corso, Yeronga, was built for entertaining.But if you feel your right to barbecue should be written in the Constitution, then of corso you should check out 429 Brisbane Corso at Yeronga.Dad jokes aside, this architecturally-designed house has six bedrooms and is on a 1019sq m riverfront block. Spread over three levels, this house has three kitchens including a formal kitchen finished with granite benchtops and plenty of cabinetry storage. A walk-in pantry leads in to a second chef’s kitchen with commercial-grade, Liebherr and Gaggenau appliances and a full, stainless-steel cooking station with a servery. Outside there is a wraparound terrace with a built-in, outdoor kitchen, perfect for entertaining friends, family and fellow pundits. It is listed for sale with Sarah Hackett of Place Bulimba. Loads of room for a party at 18 Gordon St, Hendra.In Hendra, Ray White Ascot agent Leigh Kortlang is making her pitch for 18 Gordon St — a four bedroom “entertainer’s delight” on a 405sq m block.Spread over two levels, the updated house has an indoor kitchen with stainless-steel appliances and a five-burner gas cooktop and an outdoor kitchen with an Apollo Premium barbecue, sink, fridge, dishwasher and storage overlooking the pool, spa and poolside retreat. It is also listed for sale. MORE: Buy a house, get a free holiday MORE: Heading for the hillslast_img read more

Restored Queenslander snapped up in Townsville post-election

first_imgMore from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020BEFORE The ‘no hoper’ house with wannabe gangster graffiti She also added she would opt not to do it again. The outside of 152 Francis Street in West End before it was renovated.The house underwent more than a cosmetic facelift, with solar reflective roofing, new electrical wiring and plumbing throughout. Agent at Ray White Geaney Property Group Sally Ireland who sold the property said the house pulled in plenty of attention post-floods.“It went to market just after the floods so it was bad timing,” Ms Ireland said. “Post-election a lot of people pulled their hands out of their pockets and the house received multiple offers.” AFTERThe buyers Debbie and Dennis Barnes said they have bought the house to be their forever home.“It wasn’t even in the area that we were looking in and it was out of our price range but as soon as we walked in we thought it was perfect,” Ms Barnes said. “Nothing needed doing to it and we could just move in straight away.“We looked at a few other places but they just needed too much work, so we crunched the numbers and bought it.” BEFORE READ MORE AFTERThe owner and brains behind the renovation wanted to remain anonymous, but said she was inspired by home renovation shows, Selling Houses Australia and Better Homes and Gardens. This original Queenslander in Townsville’s West End has been snapped up post-election after an incredible transformation.THIS original Queenslander at 152 Francis Street in West End has been snapped up post-election after an incredible transformation.In just four-months, this house had an additional bedroom, a new roof, timber flooring and all it’s finer details restored.READ MORE Townsville residents sitting on property gold last_img read more

BTAO to reroute traffic for Bacolaodiat

first_imgPHOTO BY BACOLOD CITY PIO The BTAO chief noted that there willbe 160 traffic enforcers to be deployed during the occasion. BACOLOD City – The Bacolod TrafficAuthority Office (BTAO) will implement a simultaneous road closures and trafficrerouting during the kickoff of the 15th Bacolaodiat Festival on Jan.31.  Oddette Ong-Gomez, chairperson of theBacolaodiat Festival 2020, the event will run until Feb. 2. The conferment will be held on Feb. 1at the BGC./PN “There will be a total road closure at4 p.m. the activity will be finished,” said Acebuche. BTAO chief Police Lieutenant ColonelLuisito Acebuche said there will be initial road closures at 3 p.m. alongcircumferential Road, in Barangay Villamonte along Lopues East – two hoursbefore the motorcade starts from the New Government Center. Acebuche advised the public motoriststo take alternatives routes. He also advised commuters to expect roadcongestion.    One of the highlight of thecelebration is the declaration of the city to Megaworld Corporationchairman and chief executive officer Dr. Andrew L. Tan as“Adopted Son and Honorary Mayor of Bacolod City. The motorcade will start at the BGC,and it will pass going to the downtown area until they reach the Lacson Stripat the North Capitol Area. There will be several activities linedup in the two festival sites at Lacson Tourism Strip and at BGC.last_img read more

Late Model prize becomes Cooney’s second national rookie of the year award

first_imgShawn Cooney’s IMCA Late Model national rookie of the year eagle will do double duty as a bookend trophy. He’d also earned top honors for first-year drivers in the Mach-1 Sport Compact division five years ago. At right is IMCA President Brett Root. (Photo by Bruce Badgley, Motor­sports Photog­raphy)DES MOINES, Iowa – Shawn Cooney admits that it took about a week for it to sink in that he’d really won his first IMCA Late Model feature.Now he’s enjoying the satisfaction of earning national rookie of the year honors for the second time.Cooney, 20 years old and from Des Moines, Iowa, led all first-year drivers in the Late Model divi­sion with 669 points, good for 12th place in the 2018 national standings. His first win came on Aug. 10 at Marshalltown Speedway.“I didn’t believe I’d done it for about a week,” said Cooney, son of two-time national champion Todd Cooney. “I had told my dad I wanted to beat him in a race we both finished, and I was able to beat him, Darrel DeFrance and other amazing Late Model drivers.”“It was a pretty out-of-this-world feeling,” he continued. “I grew up watching a lot of these guys and to be able to race with them and win was incredible.”IMCA’s 2013 national Sport Compact rookie of the year – and now the fifth driver to earn IMCA’s top rookie award in different divisions – Cooney raced a Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod before tak­ing the big step to a Late Model.“I always thought I’d race a Late Model but to be 100 percent honest, I never thought I’d get the national rookie of the year award, or get my first feature win in my rookie year,” he said. “Late Mod­els were a whole new ballgame. There is so much respect in this division and all the Late Model guys are so good at what they do. They flew by me at the start of the season.”Cooney made 22 starts at Marshalltown or Benton County Speedway and was 14th in his first Deery Brothers Summer Series outing on Memorial Day at Boone Speedway.“I could always ask my dad when I had questions but he told me to do what I thought was right. said Cooney. “He’s taught me as much as he could but we have different driving styles. He’s al­ways encouraged me to figure out things for myself.”Wins-1                    Top Five Finishes-3           Starts-23HIS CREW: Dave Saffel, Mike Doland, Curtis Glover and Jake Murray.HIS SPONSORS: Terry May, Dynamic Drivelines and Alan’s Seamless Gutters, all of Des Moines; and KS Engineering of Albert Lea, Minn.last_img read more

Jefferson County jailer tests positive for COVID-19

first_imgMadison, IN—According to Sheriff David Thomas, on Wednesday, April 22, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department received lab confirmation that one of our jail officers tested positive for COVID-19. The officer last reported for duty on the evening of Wednesday, April 15.During the COVID-19 screening process in our COVID-19 Checkpoint, the officer was found to meet criteria devised by the jail medical staff and based on CDC recommendations which denied him access into the facility. The officer was immediately sent home without ever entering the facility. The jail officer did not have close contact with any inmates or jail staff for more than 48 hours prior to his presentation of symptoms according to Sheriff Thomas.The Jefferson County Jail is taking extra precautions to keep staff and inmates safe.  This includes all the officers wearing gloves and masks as necessary and all areas are being cleaned often and in accordance with CDC recommendations.  They also have multiple handwashing stations available to workers and inmates and hand sanitizer.The Sheriff has also waived all medical co-pays for any inmate who may present COVID-19 symptoms.  According to Sheriff Thomas, officials are screening all new book-ins and quarantining them for 14 days prior to transferring them to the cell blocks.last_img read more

Sevilla sign striker Hernandez on three-year deal

first_imgRelatedPosts Bayern Munich fans undergo Super Cup coronavirus tests EPL: Gunners gun for West Ham scalp EPL: Newcastle hammer West Ham away Spanish side, Sevilla, have signed Mexican striker, Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernandez, from West Ham United on a three-year deal on transfer deadline day, the two clubs announced on Monday. Financial details of the transfer were not disclosed but British media reported the La Liga club paid around eight million pounds ($9.82 million) for the 31 year-old who had less than a year left to run on his contract with the London club. “West Ham United can confirm that striker Chicharito has joined Spanish Primera Division club Sevilla on a permanent basis,” the Premier League club said in a statement. It added: “The Mexican’s transfer ends a two-year stay in east London, `during which he scored 17 goals in 63 games in Claret and Blue.” The Mexico international, who also played for Manchester United and Bundesliga side Bayer Leverkusen, is no stranger to La Liga, having played for Real Madrid on a season-long loan in the 2014-15 season. Hernandez is the 14th recruit of the close season for Julen Lopetegui’s Sevilla, who are third in the league standings after three games.Tags: Javier ‘Chicharito’ HernandezSEVILLAWest Ham Unitedlast_img

FL woman who threw drink at GOP Rep. Matt Gaetz gets jail time

first_imgA Florida woman is going to jail for throwing a drink on GOP Representative Matt Gaetz in June of this year.Amanda Kondrat’yev, 35, was sentenced last Monday to 15 days in jail, 100 days of probation, and a $500 fine.The incident was captured in a now-viral video.In the video, Rep. Gaetz is seen leaving his “Won’t Back Down” town hall meeting in Pensacola before he is hit directly in the chest with what appeared to be a red slushy. Kondrat’yev, who was holding a sign which said, “Gaetz – wipe the blood from your hands, A+ rating – NRA, save our kids vote Gaetz out in 2020,” was detained at the scene.Kondrat’yev reportedly ran as a Democrat in 2016 for the seat that Gaetz won representing the state’s 1st Congressional District but withdrew from the race.Gaetz appeared at Kondrat’yev’s sentencing hearing, asking for jail time, according to her attorney.Kondrat’yev’s plead guilty to assault on a member of Congress in August.She is scheduled to begin her sentence on Dec 2.last_img read more

Kingsmead and Queen’s Park Oval outfields rated poor

first_img… Boards have 14 days to respondTHE outfields at Kingsmead and Queen’s Park Oval have been rated poor by the ICC match referees who oversaw the washed-out Tests between South Africa and New Zealand in Durban, and West Indies and India in Trinidad.The ICC said the officials – Andy Pycroft in Durban and Ranjan Madugalle in Trinidad – had expressed concerns in accordance with clause three of the Pitch and Outfield Monitoring Process. The match referees’ reports have been forwarded to the concerned home boards, the WICB and Cricket South Africa, which now have 14 days to respond. CSA’s response, the ICC said, will be reviewed by ICC general manager, cricket, Geoff Allardice, while match referee David Boon will assess the WICB’s reply.Then, as per the rules, the grounds will either receive a warning or a fine not exceeding US$15 000, along with “a directive for appropriate corrective action”. A repeat offence over the next five years would draw a fine not exceeding US$30 000.In all, 11 sessions out of 15 were lost to a wet and soft outfield at Kingsmead, while in Port of Spain, West Indies and India were able to play only one session across five days.It was the first Test played in Trinidad in August, which is the wet season there, and rain had hampered preparations in the days leading up to the match but during the game itself there was largely sunshine.However, with there not being enough covers at the ground to protect the bowlers’ run-ups or the outfield, and no super sopper available either, the outfield did not recover enough to allow play. The draw meant that India, who needed to win the Test to retain their No.1 Test ranking, lost the top spot to Pakistan. The Trinidad & Tobago Cricket Board had already said it would investigate the reasons behind the washout.The Durban Test was also scheduled in what is traditionally the off-season in South Africa, during the winter. Rain forced the players off the field around lunch on day two, and the big damage was done to the outfield that night, when the ground took 65mm of water. Here, too, the covers did not protect large parts of the field, and the super sopper was made to stop operating for fear it would do further damage to the soft patches that persisted into day five despite no more rainfall.There were concerns over the Kingsmead outfield being underprepared even before the match began, as it had been relaid in June following complaints from South Africa and New Zealand that the surface was too hard during the limited-overs games played there last year.Similar comments were levelled at Centurion, the venue of the upcoming second Test, but the SuperSport Park outfield was relaid in April once the season ended; work could not get underway at Kingsmead till the Comrades Marathon – for which it is the ending point – was completed on May 29.last_img read more