“As Congress works on the budget, we need to make sure that the programs that make the biggest difference for kids here at home and around the world are fully funded,” said Carolyn Miles, President and CEO of Save the Children. “These programs don’t comprise a large part of the overall budget, but the difference they make in a child’s life is invaluable.”
Save the Children Applauds Investment in Early Childhood Education and International Affairs in President’s Budget Request
”We have seen first-hand the benefits of federal hunger-relief programs like SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly known as food stamps) and child feeding programs that help millions of struggling Americans put food on the table.
The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health (DH) received notification yesterday (March 5) of a total of three additional human cases of avian influenza A(H7N9) respectively in Guangzhou from the Health and Family Planning Commission of Guangdong Province; and in Jiangsu and Shandong from the National Health and Family Planning Commission.
The Secretary for the Environment, Mr Wong Kam-sing, visited the Netherlands yesterday (March 5, Amsterdam time) to exchange views with local officials and experts on environmental issues and see for himself the latest developments of thermal waste treatment facilities in the city.
Following is the speech by the Permanent Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury (Financial Services), Miss Au King-chi, at the 5th Annual Borrowers and Investors Forum on "Initiatives to promote Asset Management and RMB business in Hong Kong" today (March 6):
The Environmental Protection Department (EPD) today (March 6) published the 2012 Emission Inventory for Hong Kong.
Hong Kong: LegCo Panel on Environmental Affairs visits thermal waste treatment facilities in the Netherlands (with photos)
The following is issued on behalf of the Legislative Council Secretariat:
The Immigration Department and the Hong Kong Police Force yesterday (March 5) jointly mounted an anti-illegal employment operation codenamed "Windsand" in Sheung Shui district.
The Advisory Committee on Post-office Employment for Former Chief Executives and Politically Appointed Officials has advised on the proposed self-employment of former Political Assistant to the Chief Secretary for Administration Ms Carmen Cheung Sau-lai after leaving the Government on November 1, 2013. Ms Cheung has proposed to set up a home office to provide communication-related services to clients.
Leader Pelosi.¡ Thank you, Mr. Prime Minister, for inspiring us once again, even though not in a formal speech.¡ It is my honor to join our distinguished Speaker, in absentia, and the Republican Leader Mr. Cantor in welcoming you to the United States Capitol once again.¡ You’re like family coming home.¡ Each visit is greeted with warmth and excitement on both sides of the aisle and on both sides of the Capitol – a sign of our deep respect for you and the people of Israel and the strong alliance between our two nations.
The First Responders Scholarship reflects a 30% tuition discount and is available for all active first responder personnel who enroll either full time in a master’s degree or certificate program in criminal justice or a certificate program in forensic criminology at Iona College.¡ The scholarship is available for all active first responders in the fields of law enforcement, fire safety, military and positions of emergency services personnel, civil air patrol senior members, corrections, probation, parole officers and mid-administrators.
Governor Secures State Resources After Denial of FEMA Funding Appeal; Aid Will Help Local Governments Recover
The relief package will provide much-needed aid for impacted municipalities, including Washington, Brookport, Gifford, New Minden, Diamond, Coal City and East Peoria. All local governments in the nine counties impacted by the historic tornadoes will be eligible for assistance. The counties are: Champaign, Douglas, Grundy, Massac, Tazewell, Vermilion, Washington, Wayne and Woodford.
¡ ¡ ¡ ¡ ¡ ¡ "We are thrilled to present Dervish, one of the premier traditional Irish musical groups,” said Bill Stephan, executive director of the Lied Center. "The performing arts have the power to transport audiences all over the world. Dervish will take Lied Center patrons back to Sligo in northwest Ireland where the incredible artists of Dervish first began their musical careers."
Is it the mother-baby bonding time, something in the milk itself or some unseen attribute of mothers who breastfeed their babies?
• Obtain 209 construction contracts totaling $11.2 million.
Professor Guy Orpen ( Pro Vice-Chancellor for Research ) and Professor Sally Heslop ( Director of the Bristol Doctoral College ) started by highlighting the importance of supporting Bristol’s strong research community, and the role of the BDC, and events such as the Festival of Postgraduate Research, in fulfilling this.
Owner of Sudbury Nursing Home and Day Care Center Sued for Failing to Repair Overflowing Septic System
The complaint, filed in Suffolk Superior Court against Roberta C. Henderson, the Sudbury Pines Extended Care Facility, Inc. and Henderson Houses of America, Inc., alleges that despite the continued failure of the septic system and recent overflows of untreated sewage to the facility’s grounds, she has refused to construct a new sewage disposal system as required by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection ( MassDEP ). Following a joint motion, a preliminary injunction was entered in court requiring Henderson to put interim measures in place to control the sewage overflow.
This is an informational drill only and WKU will maintain normal activities during this test. As part of Severe Weather Awareness Week, the National Weather Service, partnering with Kentucky Emergency Management and Kentucky Broadcasters Association, will conduct a tornado test message that will activate NOAA weather radios and broadcast media statewide.
The initiative, Universal Music U @ Frost, will center around four areas of innovation –the concert experience, the training of performers, the role of the record label, and the building of a worldwide network of young composers, practitioners and consumers who represent the future of classics.
When exposed to noise, three-spined sticklebacks made more foraging errors whereas European minnows tended to socially interact more often with their companion fish or to reduce activity.