December 18, 2017 Education, Human Services, National Issues, Press Release, Weather Safety Harrisburg, PA – With thousands of people fleeing the aftermath of natural disasters earlier this year in the southeastern U.S. and Puerto Rico, Governor Tom Wolf today announced the release of a new resource guide from the departments of Education, Health and Human Services to help school districts and communities welcome and assist those who have been displaced.“After hurricanes devastated portions of the southeastern U.S. and Puerto Rico, communities across Pennsylvania have been opening their arms to help those who have lost everything,” said Governor Wolf. “That spirit of compassion is part of the fabric of our commonwealth and this new resource guide gives schools and local organizations the information they need to help the evacuees to get back on their feet.”Nearly three months after Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico, electricity is still out in some areas and thousands of businesses are closed, forcing tens of thousands of people to leave the U.S. territory, including thousands of students sheltering in Pennsylvania.“Many of the people fleeing Puerto Rico and other devastated areas are children who have lost everything,” said Education Secretary Pedro A. Rivera. “Those children need and deserve a good education and schools across the state are up to the challenge. This guide provides a one-stop-shop of information about resources to help those school districts as well as the students and their families.”The Department of Education created the School Resource Guide for Disaster Evacuees in collaboration with the departments of Human Services and Health. The guide provides information for students from pre-kindergarten to postsecondary education on a wide range of topics from the Homeless Education Assistance and Pre-K Counts programs to nutrient, health care and the state university system.“This guide is a perfect example of the Wolf administration coming together to help individuals in need – a true testament to a government that works,” said DHS Secretary Teresa Miller. “As more displaced individuals enter the commonwealth, we must ensure that they have access to high-quality services and supports during this stressful transition.”“Pennsylvania stands ready to help families of evacuees,” Acting Health Secretary and Physician General Dr. Rachel Levine said, “Pennsylvania has resources through our Women, Infants and Children (WIC) programs, as well as through our State Health Centers to make sure evacuees stay healthy.”The School Resource Guide for Disaster Evacuees is available online and has distributed to local education agencies across the commonwealth. The guide is available in both English and Spanish, and includes pamphlets that may be distributed to students and their parents.A second toolkit, which will include information from additional state agencies and will support Pennsylvanians outside of the school system, is forthcoming. That toolkit will include information on enrolling children in school, finding disaster assistance, feeding programs, or health information, as well as other community and state supports. Governor Wolf Announces Resource Guide to Help Evacuees from Puerto Rico and Other Devastated Areas SHARE Email Facebook Twitter
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Indian Amateur Boxing Federation sends its proposal to International Boxing Association to form a national boxing body
The Indian Amateur Boxing Federation (IABF) sent a proposal to the International Boxing Association (AIBA) and its ad hoc committee in India on Wednesday, seeking recognition to run the sport in the country, as Mail Today had reported on Tuesday.A former IABF official said the proposal has been sent to the AIBA and ad hoc committee members Kishen Narsi and Jay Kowli. “IABF secretary general Rajesh Bhandari sent the IABF’s proposal to form a federation to the AIBA president C.K. Wu and Narsi and Kowli on Wednesday. The IABF is very much interested in running boxing in India and is also keen to hold fresh election as per the AIBA rules,” the official told Mail Today.The IABF was first suspended by the AIBA in December 2012 after alleged manipulation in election, and was later disbanded in March 2013. A new body – Boxing India was elected in September 2014 but the AIBA provisionally suspended it earlier this week, citing political infighting. The world body had appointed a five-member ad hoc committee in June to govern Indian boxing.Also read: Boxing India stands suspended, says AIBA Three parties – the IABF, BI and a group of former international boxers, including the 1994 Asian Championships gold medallist Rajkumar Sangwan – are in talks with the ad hoc committee to forward their case to the AIBA to form a national federation.”Its past notwithstanding, the IABF wants to go as per the AIBA regulations. We are not talking about retaining our posts. There will be a fresh election, open to all, and anyone can get elected. I don’t think anybody, including AIBA will have a problem with that,” said the official.advertisementWhen the AIBA formed the ad hoc committee it asked Narsi to submit a detailed report about the boxing scenario in India and to also find a group to form the federation. The ad hoc committee is planning to hold a meeting with all the stakeholders in the month end where it will discuss the progress and also the way forward as per the AIBA directive.