SEPTEMBER 12, 16 “READERS FORUM”

first_imgTHIS IS WHATS ON OUR MIND TODAY!WHAT DO YOU THINK THE REAL ISSUES FACING OUR NATION IN THE NEXT SEVERAL YEARS ARE? EDITOR FOOTNOTE:  “IS IT TRUE” will be posted on this coming Wednesday.Todays READERS POLL question is: WHO WOULD YOU VOTE FOR IF THE ELECTION WAS HELD TODAY FOR DISTRICT #3 VANDERBURGH COUNTY COMMISSIONER?Please take time and read our newest feature articles entitled “BIRTHDAYS, HOT JOBS” and “LOCAL SPORTS” posted in our sections.If you would like to advertise in the CCO please contact us City-County [email protected] County Observer has been serving our community for 15 years.Copyright 2015 City County Observer. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistribute.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img

El Gobernador Wolf a Pennsylvania: Debemos mantener el rumbo, debemos cumplir con la ley

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter El Gobernador Wolf a Pennsylvania: Debemos mantener el rumbo, debemos cumplir con la ley May 11, 2020center_img Español,  Press Release,  Public Health El Gobernador Tom Wolf recordó hoy a los residentes de Pennsylvania que las medidas del estado para detener la propagación de la COVID-19 funcionan y que debemos mantener el rumbo y cumplir con la ley o habrá consecuencias negativas.“Los residentes de Pennsylvania estamos luchando por nuestras vidas”, dijo el Gobernador Wolf. “Luchamos contra este virus mortal de la mejor manera posible y nos sacrificamos de maneras que nunca podríamos haber imaginado. Se trata de un nuevo tipo de heroísmo. En muchos sentidos, un heroísmo tranquilo. Esos actos heroicos merecen cumplirse sin rendirnos y manteniendo el rumbo”.El gobernador reiteró que la reapertura apresurada puede provocar que la COVID-19 se propague, que haya un aumento de casos y muertes y que los cierres se vuelvan a implementar quizás por mucho tiempo más.Las decisiones respecto de la reapertura se basan en el asesoramiento de científicos, profesionales médicos y epidemiólogos del estado. Los factores que informan las decisiones incluyen el recuento de casos, el modelado, la ubicación geográfica, la capacidad de los condados individuales, de las regiones y del estado de realizar el rastreo de contactos y las pruebas. Cada condado se considera individualmente antes de decidir la situación de fase roja, amarilla o verde. Los condados en fase amarilla tienen menor riesgo de propagación del virus. Los condados en fase roja tienen mayor riesgo de propagación del virus.“No puedo permitir que los residentes de un condado en fase roja se enfermen porque sus funcionarios locales no pueden ver el riesgo invisible del virus en su comunidad”, dijo Wolf. “Por lo tanto, no tengan dudas que habrá consecuencias si un condado levanta las restricciones a nivel local cuando el estado aún no le ha dado la autorización”.El Gobernador describió las siguientes consecuencias para los condados que no cumplan con la ley de permanecer cerrados:Los condados no serán elegibles para recibir los fondos discrecionales de estímulo federal que el estado recibe y tiene la intención de brindar a los condados con poblaciones de menos de 500,000 habitantes.Las empresas en los condados que no cumplan con la ley ya no serán elegibles para contar con el seguro de responsabilidad empresarial y las protecciones que otorga. El Departamento de Seguros de Pennsylvania publicó mayor información al respecto más temprano en el día de hoy.Los restaurantes que vuelvan a abrir para cenar en el lugar en los condados que no hayan sido autorizados para volver a abrir correrán el riesgo de perder su licencia de venta de bebidas alcohólicas.Los residentes del condado que reciben la compensación por desempleo podrán continuar recibiendo los beneficios incluso si su empleador vuelve a abrir. Los empleados pueden decidir no regresar a trabajar por motivos de seguridad personal y por la seguridad de los compañeros de trabajo.“Este no es momento de rendirse”, dijo Wolf. “Es momento de volver a dedicarnos a la tarea de vencer a este virus. Tengo la intención de seguir luchando y creo que la inmensa mayoría de mis conciudadanos de Pennsylvania también tienen la intención de seguir luchando. Con esa unidad, sé que podemos ganar”.Ver esta página en inglés.last_img read more

Henry backed to cause havoc

first_img Ulster flanker Henry slots in for his 10th cap in place of the injured Sean O’Brien in Ireland’s starting line-up for head coach Joe Schmidt’s first Six Nations clash on Sunday. Leinster battering ram O’Brien is unlikely to play again this season after undergoing shoulder surgery. Press Association And Munster’s determined blindside dynamo O’Mahony has backed replacement Henry to cause Scotland serious headaches over the ball this weekend. “Chris is an out-and-out openside; he’s dogged, he’s at the coal face as we like to call it, at that first breakdown he’s causing havoc,” said O’Mahony. “He’s a class footballer, so I don’t think there’s any worries of what he’ll bring to it. “He’ll wreck your head if you let him, and he’ll take that as a huge compliment I’m sure.” Talismanic lock Paul O’Connell assumed Ireland captaincy duties in the autumn Test series under new boss Schmidt. O’Mahony has total faith in his Munster team-mate’s stewardship, but challenged his Ireland colleagues to assume more personal responsibility than in the past. “These weeks guys really have to worry about getting themselves right,” said the 19-cap 24-year-old. “We’re looking to get to the stage where we have 10, 12, 15 leaders on the pitch. “If we’re going to be competing for Grand Slams or Six Nations we’ve got to have everyone leading the charge, and everyone’s got to see themselves as a leader in their own right.” Ireland forwards coach John Plumtree admitted Scotland boss Scott Johnson sprung several surprises with his pack selection. Plumtree said Ireland will not alter their approach to accommodate unexpected selections like lock Tim Swinson. But he did concede he has warned his pack to expect the entire back-five of Scotland’s pack to aim to play like loose forwards. “They’ve got some quite good depth there,” said Plumtree. “Their pack was slightly different from what I thought it would be. “But we don’t really have to change too much, because we know they will be coming hard at us with the ball, and trying to make it a real battle at the tackle. “They’ve got a dynamic back-row and two gritty guys in the second row there too, so we’ll have our work cut out. “Tim Swinson is a big carrier, and a pretty physical tackler, so he can cause problems if allowed. “And then they have Richie Gray to come off the bench and he will add an extra element in the last 20 I’m sure.” Former Wellington Lions and Natal Sharks coach Plumtree admitted fans’ fervour in the Six Nations build-up had caught him slightly unawares. Buoyed by that extra backing though, he vowed Ireland are determined to match that zeal when Sunday’s kick-off finally arrives. “It’s been a long time since our last performance, so it’s just great to get back into it,” he said. “It seems as though supporters hype it up more than Southern Hemisphere Test matches and Super 15 rugby. “I’m sure the intensity of the occasion will match that: we’ll definitely be ready.” Chris Henry will mess with Scotland’s minds at the breakdown in Ireland’s RBS 6 Nations opener, according to his back-row colleague Peter O’Mahony.last_img read more

Sinoe County Caucus to Sue Dev. Supt

first_imgThe 5-man Sinoe County Caucus in the National Legislature has said it will prosecute the county’s former Development Superintendent, Sneh Johnson, for corruption.The Caucus has at the same time pardoned Superintendent Romeo Quiah, who was also tangled in the alleged corruption web.The Caucus said the decision to take to court the former Development Superintendent is owing to his “defiance, insubordination, and disrespect to the Caucus and the people of the county.”A senior member of the caucus, Senator, J. Milton Teahjay, told the Daily Observer in an exclusive interview yesterday from Greenville, Sinoe County, via mobile phone that Sneh Johnson had absconded with or misapplied 350 bags of cement and 10 hand pumps, among other items that were given to the county for development by the Ministry of Public Works.“We are prosecuting Sneh Johnson and we will make sure he is punished for corruption,” Senator Teahjay said, adding that “this is what we have agreed upon under the chairmanship of Representative Jeremiah W. N. Macaulay.”“What kind of man is he, who thinks he is untouchable? Because of his defiance, insubordination and disrespect to the people of the county, we will carry him to court.”Mr. Johnson was Assistant Development Superintendent from December 2014 to May 2016.The Senator stated that the Caucus’s decision was reached after holding consultations with the people of the county, and was announced during the induction of the new County Administration.Those who were inducted over the weekend are Superintendent Prosper K. Brown; Othello D. Nagbe, Assistant Superintendent for Fiscal Affairs and Administration; and Moses Tuwleh, Assistant Superintendent for Development.The induction of Mr. Brown over the weekend brings to four the number of superintendents that have served Sinoe since President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s administration began in 2006.In a related development, Senator Teahjay has said that the Caucus has “forgiven” former Superintendent Romeo Quiah for dishonesty. Mr. Quiah previously expressed “deep regret and remorse” prior to the Caucus’s decision to forgive him.According to an investigation, the former superintendent was reportedly responsible for the massive looting at the Executive Lodge of 17 air conditioners and the scrapping of the yellow grader and the 966 front loaders among others. Those items were reportedly valued at over US$120,000.“We have forgiven Mr. Quiah…he has shown remorse, and you should know that only remorse leads to a real apology and change,” Senator Teahjay said.It may be recalled that in 2014, Mr. Quiah’s confirmation at the National Legislature following his appointment as superintendent was confronted with hurdles as Senators chose to postpone the hearing based on a past audit report from the General Auditing Commission (GAC) in which the administration under which Quiah served as Assistant Superintendent for Development did not account for more than US$800K.Many believe that the way in which the Caucus “forgave” Mr. Quiah is to appease the Sarpo ethnic tribe amid growing tension between the Sapo and Kru ethnic groups leading to the 2017 elections.In 2014, because of the election, the ethnic tension built up and resulted to threats, insults and friction among and between the county’s Legislators and local authorities.The reactivation of the Kru 48 sections and the Sarpo six sections worsened the conflict.However, the quick formation of the Sinoe Peace Council, now headed by Dr. Amos C. Sawyer, was able to defuse the emerging ethnic clash. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more