Gov. Wolf Announces Online Vehicle Sale Process, Construction Restart Date, PLCB Curbside Pick Up

first_img Economy,  Press Release,  Public Health Governor’s Business AmendmentHealth Secretary’s Business AmendmentOnline Car Sales GuidanceUpdated Industry Operation GuidanceUpdated Industry Operation FAQGovernor Tom Wolf announced three actions including online sales of vehicles, which will be enabled by the signing of SB 841, restart of construction projects statewide starting Friday, May 8, and curbside pickup of wine and spirits at select Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board locations.“Over the past six weeks, Pennsylvanians have come together like never before to halt the spread of COVID-19,” said Gov. Wolf. “It has not been easy, but it has paid off. Today, we are taking small steps toward a degree of normalcy. We are allowing curbside pickup of phone orders at PLCB stores and auto sales will be allowed to take place online. On May 8, construction will resume statewide.“I want to caution that we will not be resuming operations as they were in February. We’re going to continue to take precautions that limit our physical contact with others, and we will closely monitor this to see if it can be done safely.”These limited steps forward will be closely observed in the coming days and weeks to ensure that they do not result in a rapid increase in COVID-19 cases, in which case the governor will use his authority under the emergency disaster declaration to resume restrictions to protect public health and safety.Vehicle Sales May Be Conducted OnlineThe governor will sign Senate Bill 841 later today that approves qualified Pennsylvania notaries public to perform remote online notarizations, which will allow auto dealerships to conducted limited car sales and leasing operations through online sales, as a notary is required to complete the transaction. Auto dealerships may continue to remain open for certain activities, such as repairs to passenger and commercial vehicles and sales of auto parts, but in-person car sales or leases are still considered non-life sustaining and remain prohibited at this time.Construction With Strict Guidelines Resumes Friday, May 8Public and private residential and non-residential construction may resume statewide starting Friday, May 8, in accordance with safety guidance that will be issued by the administration shortly. Construction projects already deemed life-sustaining may continue while adhering to social distancing, personnel limits and other guidance as announced by the administration.PLCB Begins Limited Curbside PickupThe Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) today began accepting orders by phone for curbside pickup at 176 locations. Phone orders can be placed between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m., or until reaching a store’s maximum order capacity each day. Curbside pickups will be scheduled from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. within a few days of order placement. Callers will be guided through each store’s unique inventory. There is a limit of six bottles per order, and credit cards are the only accepted form of payment. At pickup, customers will be required to present identification before the order is delivered.The PLCB website lists the stores offering curbside pickup. PLCB anticipates expanding the service at more locations in the future. The PLCB website, FineWineAndGoodSpirits.com, is also increasing order capacity.Curbside sales at Fine Wine and Good Spirits Shoppes will serve as a guide to determine whether certain other non-life-sustaining businesses may be able to resume limited operations through curbside pickup, which is currently only permitted for life-sustaining businesses that offer food and pharmaceuticals.The Administration will monitor the implementation of curbside pickup including the safety of the supply chain to determine if broader curbside pick up can be done safely and effectively to provide goods and services, while still limiting the amount of person to person contact not just at retail locations but throughout the supply chain.For the most up-to-date information on COVID-19, Pennsylvanians should visit https://www.pa.gov/guides/responding-to-covid-19/.View this information in Spanish. April 20, 2020 Gov. Wolf Announces Online Vehicle Sale Process, Construction Restart Date, PLCB Curbside Pick Upcenter_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

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Miami-Dade students continue to shine on National Assessment

first_imgMiami-Dade County Public Schools students continue to turn in remarkable achievement, as revealed by National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) results released on April 10. More than 6,700 students in 161 Miami-Dade County schools participated in the 2017 grades 4 and 8 NAEP administration. NAEP is the gold standard and compares M-DCPS students’ performance to the Nation and other large urban districts. “Miami-Dade County Public Schools’ students continue to surpass the nation on standardized assessments, including NAEP-TUDA,” said Schools Superintendent Alberto M. Carvalho. Impressive achievement“Miami-Dade’s results for what is widely considered the Nation’s Report Card, suggests that academic standards, instructional rigor, and student achievement continue to move on an upward trend in our school district. This is an impressive achievement that our School Board, students, teachers, employees and the entire community can celebrate.” Notable gains in 4th Grade Reading and MathMike Casserly, Executive Director of the Council of Great City Schools said, “Miami-Dade County Public Schools continues its remarkable track record of reform and improvement on the Nation’s Report Card. Particularly notable are the gains the District saw in fourth grade Reading and Mathematics, which place the system among the highest performing in the nation.” Additionally, Casserly indicated that Miami-Dade was one of four TUDA districts to defy the national trend on the growing gap between the highest and lowest performing students. With a disproportionately high population of English Language Learners, M-DCPS fourth grade students demonstrated remarkable performance in comparison to the nation and other large urban districts.Nationally, M-DCPS fourth graders ranked #1 in Reading, and #2 in Mathematics. Miami-Dade along with the other two Florida Trial Urban District Assessment (TUDA) districts significantly outscored the nation, large city sample, and all other TUDA districts in both Reading and Mathematics, in Grade 4.Grade 4 M-DCPS students, overall and for all subgroups, scored higher than the national public school and large city samples in both Reading and Mathematics.In M-DCPS’s fifth year of participation in the national assessment, M-DCPS Hispanic students continue to shine, achieving higher Reading and Mathematics scale scores in all tested grade levels than both the national public school and large city samples. Significant growth was seen in Reading and Mathematics scale scores for fourth grade students in the District from 2009 to 2017.M-DCPS was the only TUDA district to exhibit significant scale score growth from 2015 to 2017 in Grade 4 Mathematics.In Grade 8, M-DCPS students outscored the large city sample in Reading and matched them in Mathematics.About NAEP and TUDA  NAEP provides an essential measurement of student achievement in the United States. In mathematics, reading, science, and writing, student achievement is reported for selected urban districts as well as for the nation and the states.The assessments administered in TUDA are exactly the same as those given nationally in main NAEP, using identical administration procedures. The assessments follow the subject area frameworks developed by the Governing Board. Like the national and state main assessments, TUDA does not provide individual scores for the students or schools assessed. TUDA districts can monitor their progress over time in the selected subject areas at grades 4 and 8. In addition to comparing to the national public results, TUDA district results are also compared to results from large cities nationwidelast_img read more

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DStv Compact delivers more value with two new SuperSport channels

first_imgEveryone wants it, you’ve got it! From Tuesday, the 23rd of February 2016, the world’s best football leagues – the Barclays Premier League (EPL) and La Liga – and the Euro 2016 will be available to DStv Compact subscribers in all their HD glory, at no extra cost.“One of MultiChoice’s key priorities is to put our subscribers’ needs at the heart of everything we do and since these have been tough economic times for everyone, we realised that our subscribers could use some good news.“We’re excited that we can now deliver the best football action in the world to our Compact subscribers while ensuring that this development doesn’t negatively impact them financially,” Mr. Cecil Sunkwa-Mills, the General Manager of MultiChoice Ghana said.SuperSport will launch two new sports channels, SuperSport 11 (DStv channel 211) and SuperSport 12 (DStv channel 212), which will be dedicated to showcasing the EPL and La Liga respectively on the DStv Compact bouquet.  This means that all Compact football fans will now be able to enjoy the biggest games of the season including this Saturday’s match (28 February) on SS11 between long-time rivals, Arsenal and Manchester United!More football excitement continues on SS12 in the Spanish league where Lionel Messi, Neymar, and Luis Suarez are leading what’s possibly the world’s most potent attack for Barcelona this football season. Can Barça claim their 24th La Liga crown against Cristiano Ronaldo and Real Madrid this season? Watch as the two football teams test each other’s mettle on the 3rd of April when they meet in the first El Clasico derby of 2016 at Barça’s Camp Nou.In the meantime, Compact subscribers can also feast their eyes on other exciting Spanish matches, including Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid on 27th February, Barcelona vs Sevilla on 28 February while Valencia will take on Atletico Madrid on 06 March. Catch the games, plus highlights, magazine programming, pre-match discussions and panel shows on SS12. As part of MultiChoice Africa’s ongoing efforts to improve our products and offering, DStv Compact subscribers can look forward to even more exciting sport and entertainment this year. The Euro 2016 tournament which will kick off on 10 June until 10 July on the new SuperSport channels will keep our football loving subscribers enthralled while they wait for the next season to start in August 2016.To further our efforts to ensure that our DStv Compact subscribers continue to enjoy this great offering at a price they can afford – the DStv Compact’s monthly subscription rates, stays at the current rate of GHS160. New customers can also buy the much talked about DStv Explora Decoder for GHC499 only discounted from GHC999 to record, pause and rewind live TV and well as access highlights on the Explora Catch Up service and Box Office Movie Rental.Alternatively, buy a fully installed Zapper decoder for GHc299 discounted from GHc399 and get an additional 2 months subscription to the Access Bouquet with an option to upgrade your bouquet especially to the Compact when desired. Existing customers can also get an extra view decoder with either the discounted Ghc499 Explora decoder (from GHC999) or add on an extra Zapper decoder for your Extra view, for just GHc149 discounted from GHC199.–last_img read more

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