Gobernador Wolf: El estado continúa la reapertura gradual: 16 condados más listos para pasar a la fase verde el 5 de junio

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Gobernador Wolf: El estado continúa la reapertura gradual: 16 condados más listos para pasar a la fase verde el 5 de junio Español,  Press Release,  Public Health Con más del 80 por ciento del estado en alguna fase de reapertura, el Gobernador Tom Wolf anunció hoy que 16 condados adicionales darán un paso más y entrarán en la fase verde a partir de las 12:01 a.m. del 5 de junio. Los condados incluyen Allegheny, Armstrong, Bedford, Blair, Butler, Cambria, Clinton, Fayette, Fulton, Greene, Indiana, Lycoming, Mercer, Somerset, Washington y Westmoreland.Los primeros 18 condados pasaron hoy a la fase verde. Estos incluyen Bradford, Cameron, Centre, Clarion, Clearfield, Crawford, Elk, Forest, Jefferson, Lawrence, McKean, Montour, Potter, Snyder, Sullivan, Tioga, Venango y Warren.Ocho condados pasaron hoy a la fase amarilla. Estos incluyen Dauphin, Franklin, Huntingdon, Lebanon, Luzerne, Monroe, Pike y Schuylkill.Los condados que permanecen en fase roja y que se espera que pasen a la fase amarilla para el 5 de junio incluyen Berks, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Lackawanna, Lancaster, Lehigh, Northampton, Montgomery y Philadelphia.Con más de la mitad del estado listo para estar en fase verde el 5 de junio, esta semana el Gobernador presentó una orden actualizada para los condados que pasan a la fase verde con el fin de darles a las empresas y los residentes un panorama más claro de lo que está permitido en esa fase de reapertura. La orden incluye estos aspectos destacados:Las reuniones grandes de más de 250 personas están prohibidas.Los restaurantes y bares abren al 50% de su ocupación.Los servicios de cuidado personal (que incluyen peluquerías y barberías) abren al 50% de su ocupación y solo con cita previa.La recreación en interiores, los centros de salud y bienestar, y los servicios de cuidado personal (como gimnasios y spas) abren con una ocupación del 50%. Se recomienda enfáticamente la implementación de citas previas.Todos los entretenimientos (como casinos, teatros y centros comerciales) abren al 50% de su ocupación.La actividad relacionada con la construcción puede volver a su capacidad total con la implementación constante de protocolos.Las visitas a prisiones y hospitales pueden reanudarse sujetas al criterio de la institución/del centro médico. Los visitantes que interactúan con residentes y pacientes deben ser diligentes con respecto a la higiene. Dada la importancia crucial de limitar la exposición a la COVID-19 en los hogares de ancianos, los hogares de cuidado personal y centros de cuidado prolongado, las restricciones a las visitas se mantendrán vigentes en primera instancia.También se actualizaron las preguntas frecuentes respecto de las empresas y están disponibles aquí.El Gobernador Wolf también brindó más opciones a los condados que están en la fase amarilla al permitir los restaurantes con servicio al aire libre a partir del 5 de junio y ofreció una guía sobre campamentos de verano para proveedores, padres y cuidadores.La guía sobre campamentos de verano incluye información sobre qué tipos de programas para niños están permitidos durante la reapertura gradual, la situación de los parques públicos y el funcionamiento de las piscinas comunitarias, y la situación de los deportes organizados en equipos.El estado continúa usando las métricas basadas en riesgos de la Carnegie Mellon University, junto con la capacidad de rastreo de contactos y de la realización de pruebas, y una reducción sostenida en las hospitalizaciones a causa de la COVID-19 para tomar las decisiones sobre los cambios en los condados. Se siguen considerando los 50 nuevos casos por cada 100,000 habitantes, pero no son el único factor decisivo.Para ver los datos actualizados sobre los recuentos de casos y los datos demográficos, la preparación de los hospitales y las pruebas, vea el Panel de datos de COVID-19.A medida que más condados y residentes disfrutan de las restricciones más flexibles, el Gobernador resaltó la necesidad de equilibrar la reanudación de las actividades con los bajos recuentos de casos y asumir la responsabilidad personal al usar una máscara o elegir mantenerse alejado de las multitudes para reducir la probabilidad de entrar en contacto con portadores de COVID-19.“Si tomamos los simples pasos de usar una máscara, quedarnos en casa cuando estamos enfermos e implementar las tácticas del distanciamiento social, podemos ayudar a eliminar la propagación de la COVID-19 y hacer una gran contribución para que nuestro estado retome su rumbo”, dijo el Gobernador Wolf.View this information in English.center_img May 29, 2020last_img read more

Climate change: PRI develops ‘inevitable policy response’ forecast

first_imgOne of the main parts of the IPR work is a “Forecast Policy Scenario”, which the project partners say is primarily aimed at demonstrating latent risk in investor portfolios. It is said to differ from climate scenarios in that it does not work back from a pre-defined target temperature, but works up from probable policy and technology developments.Speaking on the conference panel, Jason Eis, executive director at consultancy Vivid Economics, emphasised that a forecast was not a hypothetical future scenario but “a hard-nosed business planning tool to really prepare corporate action, corporate investments and also investor action and investor decisions for what is likely to happen in the future”.According to the project organisations, the forecast of an IPR provided an alternative to the widely used International Energy Agency (IEA) “New Policies Scenario” as a business planning case for investors, regulators and companies.Critics of the IEA NPS see it as a ‘business-as-usual’ scenario that is out of line with the ambition of the Paris Agreement goals. According to the Forecast Policy Scenario, there will be an acceleration of policy announcements related to climate change in 2023-25, coinciding with a stocktake of all announced policy agreements that is foreseen under the Paris Agreement.Other developments forecast by the IPR work include a ban on internal combustion engine cars in “first mover countries” by 2035, and carbon pricing of $40-60 per tonne of carbon dioxide by 2030, also for first movers. Sharon Hendricks, chair of CalSTRS, the US public pension fund for teachers in the state of California, said the IPR was “critical”.“This work helps us on the policy level because ultimately as board members we’re not investors – we direct our staff, we have lots of policies that guide us and it’s the board’s job to modify and change policy,” she said.“I would say the biggest thing we’re talking about right now is making sure our policies include language around the materiality of climate change and making sure we are thinking about that in terms of the risk and returns of our portfolio”.The PRI released five papers last week, one explaining the Inevitable Policy Response, one covering the policy forecasts themselves, another providing “a unique meta-analysis of public corporate support” for the low carbon transition, another focusing on renewable energy, and another on the need for a just transition.Modelling results about the impact of the forecasted policy scenario are due to be released from later this month. Investors should be braced for governments to act forcefully but in an uncoordinated fashion on climate change within the next five years, according to the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI).The organisation last week released major research papers related to modelling the financial impact of what it has called the ‘Investable Policy Response’ (IPR).Introducing a panel dedicated to the IPR work at the PRI’s annual conference, Sagarika Chatterjee, director of climate change at the PRI, said: “Signatories around the world are very concerned that markets are not pricing in climate risks and investors tell us that they believe it’s not about if governments will act but when, how and with what impact.”The project is a collaboration between the PRI, Vivid Economics and Energy Transition Advisors, with contributions from 2° Investing Initiative, Carbon Tracker and the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment.last_img read more

LSU coach Ed Orgeron once showed up at a recruit’s house at 4 in the morning, and it worked

first_imgLSU coach Ed Orgeron has developed a reputation not only as an excellent football coach, but also as an excellent recruiter.That’s no surprise considering his team’s string of success on the recruiting trail. But apparently the Tigers coach wasn’t afraid to get unorthodox with his methods early in his LSU tenure. (Again: no surprise coming from someone who once held a live worm in his mouth and reportedly drank anywhere from eight to 10 energy drinks a day). The latest tale from the legend of Coach O: He once showed up at a prospect’s home at 4 a.m. for a recruiting visit, and that player ended up choosing the Tigers.MORE: Orgeron, once ridiculed, now unapologetically perfectThe story comes from K’Lavon Chaisson, a four-star linebacker from the 2017 recruiting class. The Houston native was considered a heavy lean toward Texas and Tom Herman (who, you’ll remember, was LSU’s first choice ahead of Orgeron before he took the Texas job). As Chaisson told Pro Football Talk, Orgeron — coming off a 6-2 interim stint in 2016 — showed up at his doorstep at 4 a.m. and accompanied him to the airport, pitching him to LSU the entire way. “Man, he came to my house at 4 in the morning knocking on the door while everybody’s asleep. He made sure he got his visit in. And I was like, ‘Coach we’ve got to head to the airport. We’ve got to be there for (a 6 a.m. flight).’ And he literally followed me to the airport and walked me all the way through TSA and was like, ‘Bro, we got to have you. Please. Please.’ He was like, ‘I know what to do with you. I’m telling you, we’re going to the best of duos.'”MORE: Orgeron’s voice is quintessentially Cajun, a product of his deep Louisiana rootsConfirmed by @S4CKGURU — Coach O is a legend #gotigers @ProFootballTalk @Coach_EdOrgeron @LSUfootball pic.twitter.com/OCYX6Lvpsy— Chris Simms (@CSimmsQB) March 1, 2020Orgeron’s words, of course, rang true. Chaisson was an SEC All-Freshman selection in 2017, an All-SEC selection in 2019, a member of only the second 15-0 team in modern football history and, now, a potential first-round selection in the 2020 NFL Draft.Another oddly fascinating story from Orgeron — and yet more proof LSU made the right choice for its head coach.center_img “I was going to take my talents to Texas, and he kind of wasn’t having that. He set up a home visit. I was on the way to Florida for an official visit. And I was like, ‘Coach we don’t have time for a home visit. I’m about to head out.’last_img read more