State Department Of Health Approves Increase In Childcare Group Size

first_imgShare:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) WNY News Now File Image.ALBNAY – The New York State Department of Health has approved an increase in group size for childcare centers around the state.The news was announced late last week that the department will increase group size to 15 children per room where age appropriate.Supporters of the change say it will help ensure childcare availability across the State.The previous recommendation was a maximum group size of 10. The initial changes to group sizes for childcare and day camp programs came as the state continues its fight against the Coronavirus pandemic.last_img

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Mikel Arteta plays down suggestions Arsenal players will want to relegate Watford as ‘revenge’ on Troy Deeney

first_imgAdvertisement The Watford skipper has been openly critical of Arsenal’s players in the past (Picture: Getty Images)Mikel Arteta has played down suggestions that Arsenal’s players will be extra motivated against Watford due to comments Troy Deeney has made about them in the past.The Gunners have nothing to play for going into the final Premier League match of the season – with European qualification now hinging on winning the FA Cup final – while Watford need to better Aston Villa’s result to stay up.But plenty of Arsenal fans are hoping they can have the last laugh over Deeney and Watford and still remember his infamous barb in 2017 when he claimed the side lacked ‘cojones’. Mikel Arteta plays down suggestions Arsenal players will want to relegate Watford as ‘revenge’ on Troy Deeney Deeney has suggested that Arsenal do not like physical battles against him (Picture: Getty)Arteta was not at the club three years ago, but a number of players in the squad were, though Arteta does not believe they will have revenge on the agenda and were not truly affected by the remarks.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTAsked if Arsenal’s players will want to send Watford down after Deeney’s comments, Arteta replied: ‘No, I think revenge, or when you are annoyed and when you want to put things right, it’s probably because you feel that what is being said is right.‘If you don’t feel it is right, then it doesn’t justify the way you approach the game or the way you fight, it doesn’t have to affect you.‘So I think that is a very personal thing.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalProbed on whether Deeney was wrong to say what he did, Arteta continued: ‘I don’t know. Every player is free to say whatever they want, so I cannot comment on every opinion.’On whether his side will be 100% focused on the game despite having nothing to play for, Arteta said: ‘That’s the way we will prepare the game, that’s for sure. We need to know the responsibility we have towards the other clubs as well and the responsibility we have just wearing that shirt in any game. It has to be to win the football game and prepare. Advertisementcenter_img Arteta was speaking at Thursday’s pre-match press conference via Zoom (Picture: YouTube)‘Mentally if you are not ready or your level of implication is not 100% then you have a problem.’Arteta also insists he will name a strong line-up for the match, despite Arsenal’s priority being the FA Cup final now, and feels the club owe it to the other teams in the relegation battle to give their all.He added: ‘I think that is our responsibility. A strong side doesn’t mean that players who have played less participate, for me it’s more about how we approach the game and how you get into that game to win the game. There is no 50:50s, no lack of intensity or anything like that. We can’t do that.’MORE: Future captain? William Saliba given legendary Arsenal shirt numberMORE: Mikel Arteta sends class message to Unai Emery after former Arsenal boss is appointed new Villarreal managerFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Metro Sport ReporterThursday 23 Jul 2020 3:55 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link5.7kShares Commentlast_img read more

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Italy Faces Existential Threat Over Low Birthrate: President

first_imgInternationalLifestyleNews Italy Faces Existential Threat Over Low Birthrate: President by: – February 12, 2020 Share Tweet Sharing is caring! Italy’s growing demographic crisis, with births falling and life expectancy rising, is one reason for its chronically stagnant economy, and the situation is getting worse.National statistics agency ISTAT said there were 435,000 births last year, down 5,000 on 2018 and the lowest level ever recorded in Italy. Deaths totaled 647,000 in 2019, some 14,000 more than the year earlier.“This is a problem that concerns the very existence of our country,” Mattarella said shortly after the data was released. “The fabric of our country is weakening and everything must be done to counter this phenomenon.”“As an old person I am well aware of the falling birth rate,” added Mattarella, who is 78.Italy’s overall population fell by 116,000 to 60.3 million, with a steady rise in migrant and immigrant births helping to offset the declining domestic birth rate.Many other European countries are suffering similar challenges, especially in ex-communist eastern Europe, while Germany has also seen a decline in domestic births partly offset by increased migrant and immigrant births.Birth rates have held up better in France and Britain.Italy’s population had risen virtually every year since World War One, hitting a peak in 2015 at 60.8 million, but has since started to decline.ISTAT said the gap between births and deaths was getting wider, with just 67 newborns last year for every 100 people who died. Ten years ago there were 96 births for every 100 deaths.Life expectancy in Italy has continued to push up, hitting 85.3 years for women and 81 years for men — one of the highest rates in Europe — while the average age in Italy is now 45.7.Successive Italian governments have promised to do more to boost births, but have so far failed to resolve the problem.The current administration has offered lower income couples grants of up to 160 euros ($175) per month to help cover costs during the first year of a baby’s life and also promised young families up to 3,000 euros a year to cover nursery charges. 99 Views   no discussions Share (Reuters) – Italy’s future is threatened by its diminishing birthrate, President Sergio Mattarella said on Tuesday, as new data showed the population had shrunk once again in 2019. Sharelast_img read more

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Allen sees the strength in Anfield

first_imgLiverpool midfielder Joe Allen believes Anfield has once again become a fortress where opposition teams will arrive fearing an in-form Luis Suarez. The Reds have scored 13 goals in their last three matches at home – where they have lost once since February. Suarez has grabbed nine of those goals, including a brilliant four against Norwich in midweek, and is the top flight’s leading marksman with 13 in just nine games – which has extended his goalscoring run to 25 in his last 24 Premier League appearances. “There is nothing that affects Luis, he has been through a lot, just shakes it off and gets on with it,” he added. “It is disappointing to lose someone of Sturridge’s quality of course but we have quality throughout the squad.” Youngster Raheem Sterling marked his 50th appearance for the club with a goal against Norwich on Wednesday and after his first back-to-back league starts since January 2. Earlier in the season there had been talk about the England international, who turns 19 on Sunday, going out on loan to gain more playing time but that will now not be the case. “I thought his finish on Wednesday night was excellent. It probably got lost in and among Luis’ goals and his assist,” said Rodgers. “He knows he’s got to add the numbers to his game in terms of the goals and assists. “We’ve encouraged the front players to take more of a risk and get into the box. “We mustn’t forget that he’s a boy of 18 years of age, who is developing all the time. “The spell out of the team doesn’t do him any harm. He’s learning from very good players here and he knows that when he goes into the side he has the confidence of the manager and his team-mates to go and perform. “Raheem has been in the squad and featured in a lot of the games even if he hasn’t started so certainly at this moment in time we wouldn’t be considering a loan.” Someone who may be loaned out, however, is Sterling’s fellow teenager Jordon Ibe, who coincidentally celebrates his 18th birthday on Sunday. He made his first-team debut last season but has featured in just one Capital One Cup tie this time around. “What a talent he is. He’s 17 years of age and he trains with us in the first-team squad,” added the Reds boss. “He will need a loan period because he needs to get games, he needs to go and get the environment and get playing. “But he’s another one who we really see for the future.” Press Association Only Manchester City, with 29, have scored more home league goals than Liverpool (18) this season and with Saturday’s visitors West Ham not having won at Anfield in the league since September 1963, keeping just two clean sheets in the last 13 league visits, the statistics point to that sequence being extended. “To gain that momentum it strikes fear into the teams coming here,” said the Wales international. “Everyone is going to be talking about Luis and when you see the goals he scored (against Norwich) they know they will not have an easy game coming here – it has that sort of effect. “We really want to get that feeling of being unbeatable at home. Slowly it is coming back. “You have setbacks, that is inevitable but I think we are getting much more consistent. “The away game at Hull (a 3-1 defeat last Sunday) was a bit of a shock because it was a disappointing performance but we have put it behind us, learned from it and set the record straight straight away.” Suarez has assumed the goalscoring responsibility with fellow striker Daniel Sturridge, who has scored nine goals, out until next month with a sprained ankle. Liverpool’s next highest goalscorer in the league is captain Steven Gerrard with three but Allen believes the goals can be found throughout the side – should Suarez decide to share the load. last_img read more

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Listen To Your Children’s Concerns Over Recent Murder of Mother of…

first_imgIn the aftermath of the Asbury Park shooting Tuesday, when Neptune police Sgt. Philip Seidle was accused of shooting to death the mother of his nine children – his ex-wife – Tamara Seidle, in front of their youngest daughter, experts say parents’ and schools’ primary concern should be to help children talk about and cope with the traumatic news.Liz Rudder from CPC Behavioral Healthcare recommends that parents provide a comfortable environment for their children when they are discussing a traumatic event.“The goal is to be honest and open with dialogue,” Rudder said. “Communicating facts without the full detail is recommended.”It is essential to know what happened, but not necessarily the grim, gruesome details of it all.“Reassuring children that they are safe is extremely important,” Rudder said. “It isimpossible to protect kids from everything, especially since news is easily accessible through different outlets.”Shock ripped throughout Monmouth County, as news of the shooting became the lead story of local news outlets and quickly rose to national news prompting schools to take steps to help children cope with the event.Dr. Michael Lake, the Superintendent of Neptune Township School District, has taken a number of measures to ease student trauma. He arranged for a grief counseling team to come into the high school Wednesday morning and a crisis response team will be in school for the remainder of the week. Lake said the team will meet with the administration and provide guidance to students and teachers who are suffering from the crisis.The Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office arraigned and formally charged Philip Seidle Wednesday with first-degree murder, second-degree possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose and second-degree endangering the welfare of a child Wednesday.A judge denied the motion by Philip Seidle’s lawyer to reduce his bail, which is currently set at $2 million with no 10 percent option.He is currently being held in the Monmouth County Correctional Institution without parole and faces a maximum sentence of life imprisonment, or a minimum of 30 years, subject to the “No Early Release Act” requiring him to serve 85 percent of the sentence imposed before becoming eligible for release on parole.As Tamara Seidle was fleeing from her ex-husband, who was driving a 2005 Honda Pilot, her 2012 Volkswagen Jetta crashed into a parked car on Sewall Avenue, according to LeMieux.Philip Seidle got out of his vehicle, pulled out his .40-caliber Glock service handgun, approached the driver’s side of the Jetta and shot his ex-wife multiple times, LeMieux said.“He does this while his own daughter is located in his passenger seat – in his vehicle,” LeMieux told the judge.As Asbury Park police, who responded at 11:26 a.m. to an unrelated motor vehicle accident, arrived at the scene, they watched Seidle shoot multiple times into the car and did not pull their weapons. Seidle then put the gun to his head. At that point, police talked him into letting officers retrieve his 7-year old daughter from the passenger side of his Silver Honda Pilot and bring her to safety.Seidle then moved to the front of the Jetta, firing several more shots through the windshield at Tamara Seidle, and then pointed the gun at his head provoking a 20-to 25-minute standoff with police.He surrendered to police at 11:52 a.m., according to the release. Investigators from multiple departments were at the scene including Asbury Park, Neptune Township, the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office, Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office and the U.S. Marshal’s Service.The case is assigned to Monmouth County First Assistant Prosecutor Marc LeMieux. Monmouth County Detective John Leibfried and Asbury Park Detective Dan Kowsaluk are investigating.The couple, divorced May 27, had nine children together between the ages of 7 and 24.A meeting was held with Township Administrator Vito Gadaleta in hopes of putting together a task force of individuals who will provide financial help and stability for the Seidle children. A township wide fundraising appeal will take place and Neptune police have pledged to help.Lake said the Seidle children were school leaders as they were involved in extracurricular activities including sports, and Mrs. Seidle was a well-known mother at the Neptune Township schools.Not only was Mrs. Seidle involved with the schools, but she was also a “pillar of faith” within the Mother of Mercy Parish community, said the Bishop of the Diocese of Trenton David M. O’Connell, C.M.Tamara Seidle was the coordinator of religious education at the parish in Asbury Park.“Our minds cannot fathom the horror that transpired when Tamara Seidle was shot and killed in front of her own seven-year old daughter on Tuesday morning in Asbury Park,” O’Connell said in a press release.“Tamara had been such a pillar of faith within the community of Mother of Mercy Paris. The broken hearts of all those who knew her and worked with her, both in the parish and across the Diocese, are struggling with unimaginable and inconsolable grief at her loss.”The accused murderer is a 22-year veteran of the Neptune Township Police Department and was first hired as a patrolman in July 1993. He was promoted to sergeant in the Patrol Division in January 2009. He was also a veteran of the United States Navy, serving from March 1986 until his honorable discharge in November 1990.“(Philip Seidle) was an exemplary model of what a police officer should be,” Sofia Guerra, owner and editor at Always Catholic blog, said. “His kind personality, yet commanding presence quelled many disputes at a local hot spot.” Guerra said she is absolutely shocked that this happened, as she has known Seidle as a long time Neptune resident.Connor White, Joey Dominguez and Samantha Caramela contributed to this storylast_img read more

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GARDAÍ INVESTIGATING ATTEMPTED CHILD ABDUCTION IN DUNGLOE

first_imgGardaí are investigating an attempted child abduction in Dungloe and have issued a warning to parents to remain vigilant.  The attempted abduction occurred over the weekend, and the young girl was left terrified after the incident.A black jeep approached the young girl, a woman then got out of the jeep, and tried to entice the child into the jeep. The woman told the child they were going somewhere fun, and asked her did she want to come.Thankfully the young girl was smart enough to decline the approach, and she ran off.She told her parents what had happened, and then immediately informed the Gardai.Gardai have appealed for witnesses that may have seen that vehicle in the Dungloe over the weekend. The vehicle was a black jeep, but the young girl didn’t see the number plate, she said the woman that got out of the jeep and made the approach wasn’t old, and said the woman seemed to be the same age as her own mother.However, Gardaí have said that this wasn’t an isolated incident, and that they’ve received other reports in the Rosses area, about strangers approaching young children, and trying to entice them into the car.Gardaí have appealed to parents to be vigilant when out and about with their children, and to know where they are at all times. GARDAÍ INVESTIGATING ATTEMPTED CHILD ABDUCTION IN DUNGLOE was last modified: June 2nd, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Black JeepChildChild abductiondungloegirlHome-page Newslast_img read more

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The Chelsea v Nordsjaelland quiz

first_imgTest your knowledge by seeing how many of these five questions you can answer correctly.[wp-simple-survey-91]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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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Warburton’s complaints ‘pointless’ – Adkins

first_imgReading manager Nigel Adkins says Mark Warburton is wasting his time by complaining about referees..Warburton has been critical of officials in recent weeks, including after penalty decisions against Norwich and Watford and Tony Craig’s red card at Birmingham.The Brentford boss used his pre-match programme notes to bemoan the current post-match appeals process and outline his ideas for “clear improvements to be implemented”.Recent decisions have angered WarburtonBut Adkins, who has been a league manager for eight years, thinks Warburton is hypersensitive to these issues because it’s his first season in the Championship.Adkins said: “It was interesting reading Mark’s comments before the game.“He’s felt they haven’t been getting the decisions but we should have had three penalties the other night – so it’s across the board.“I think he’s noticing it more as a new manager in this league. Having been a manager for a few years now you realise that that’s what it is. There’s no point complaining about a referee.“It’s pointless talking about it, you have to concentrate on your own performance.”Reading were beaten 3-1 at Griffin Park, with Jonathan Douglas’ late header ending a second-half fightback from the Royals.Douglas climbed over a defender before heading home via the crossbar and Adkins suggested he may have fouled his marker in the build-up.“Every game there’s something to question. Was it a foul or not? The referee hasn’t given it and that’s football,” Adkins said.“You have to look at yourself and your team’s performance. If I’m going to analyse anything it’s the chances we missed.“We were on the front foot and should have put them away.”Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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Is Sharepoint 2010 Cloud Ready?

first_imgIt can get a bit confusing when you start to unravel what Sharepoint 2010 looks like as a cloud offering.Perhaps it’s due to the fact that Sharepoint 2010 is not cloud ready.As Information Week pointed out today, Microsoft hardly gave a nod to cloud computing in its launch that took place on the Saturday Night Live set at NBC Studios.It’s surprising, especially considering the deep commitment that Microsoft says it is making to cloud computing.Information Week’s Doug Henschen points out that Microsoft’s cloud-oriented bundling of Exchange Online and Sharepoint Online never came up today:“But the Business Productivity Online Suite (BPOS) — Microsoft’s cloud-oriented bundling of Exchange Online and SharePoint Online, never came up. “Perhaps that’s because SharePoint 2010 won’t show up as part of BPOS until later this year. Microsoft says BPOS-D will bow by year end; but that’s not hard given that “D” simply means that its conventional Exchange and SharePoint hosted on dedicated hardware. BPOS-S, the true Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) offering, will only reach beta by year end, so look toward mid 2011 for broad availability. Competitors have pounced on the differences between Microsoft’s on-premise and cloud offerings. ‘ “Confusing, isn’t it? But it gets even more contradictory when Microsoft executives say that Sharepoint 2010 is truly a multi-tenant service with its only delay being the roll out of Microsoft’s provisioning and online billing systems.But it really is not multi-tenant ready. According to Information week, a number of functions are handled at the server level or at the SharePoint Farm level.The goal is to make Sharepoint Online identical to the Sharepoint on-premise offering launched today.But it looks like it may be some time before we see that true transparency. Tags:#cloud#cloud computing#news#Products#saas Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting alex williamscenter_img A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

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9 months agoWolves boss Nuno: We’ll learn from Man City defeat

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Wolves boss Nuno: We’ll learn from Man City defeatby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveWolves boss Nuno insists there’s no reason for concern after their 3-0 defeat at Manchester City.The visitors were outclassed – especially after the dismissal of Willy Boly in the 19th minute.But Nuno reasoned, “We showed character, we were brave to stay in the game, always working hard, but we can’t stop all the chances for Man City.“We tried to have speed and to maintain the organisation, then play clearly on the counter attack.“You have to stay compact, knowing the result is going to be difficult. You have to work yourself until the end and my boys did it, so we must look ahead to the next challenge at home.”He continued: “We are learning every day, since last season. What we try is to concentrate on ourselves. We know that we must do better to compete against such a big and fantastic team.“There’s always a challenge for us. We can’t erase the game from our memories, but we’ll try because what is important is the next one.” last_img read more

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