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Tag: 夜上海论坛HH Financial literacy initiative urges parents to teach kids about money

first_imgThe Vermont Money Smart Child initiative was announced today’as school, State government, business and non-profit officials underscored the need for parents to actively teach their kids about money.Through a three-way partnership between the Vermont Jump$tart Coalition, State Treasurer’s Office, and People’s United Bank, the groundwork has been laid to reach more than 11,000 families with resources parents can use to instruct their children in personal finance. Fifty-seven elementary, middle school and high schools located throughout the state have requested copies of the booklet, ‘How to Raise a Money Smart Child’A Parent’s Guide.’ The schools will distribute the guides to parents this fall.‘It’s important for Vermont’s young people to have the knowledge and skills to manage their personal finances,’ said State Treasurer Beth Pearce. ‘Parents are the best resource to teach their children, but we know it can be difficult for them to begin these conversations because of the personal nature of family finances. Through this initiative, we hope parents will be motivated to share their money management skills and begin a successful dialogue for ongoing conversations about personal finance.’In addition to the distribution of the guide, the partnership will conduct six regional Money Smart Child parent workshops around the state. The free workshops will examine five core areas of financial education; explore how parents can use teachable moments; provide specific parent/child exercises in spending choices, budgeting, credit, and saving; and promote parents supporting one another in working with their children.‘People’s United Bank is committed to supporting programs and activities that enhance the quality of life for all of the local communities we serve,’ said People’s United BankVermont President Michael Seaver. ‘It’s critical that we help prepare the next generation to effectively manage their personal finances and this program will provide practical resources for parents to use in teaching their children.’The Money Smart Child initiative is underwritten by People’s United Bank. The 14-page guide was written by the national Jump$tart Coalition, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the financial literacy of pre-kindergarten through college-age youth by providing advocacy, research, standards and educational resources.‘While our Vermont coalition has worked for years with teachers and schools, this is the first project aimed specifically at assisting parents,’ explained Gregg Mousley, President of Vermont Jump$tart. ‘We are excited by the positive response we’ve received. Teachers routinely communicate to us about the need for more financial education for Vermont’s children. Engaging parents will help further the work that is already going on in our schools.’Today’s announcement was made at Colchester High School. Colchester is the location of one of the six regional workshops. Principal Amy Minor joined State Treasurer Beth Pearce, People’s United Bank Vermont President Michael Seaver, and Jump$tart President Gregg Mousley in answering financial questions from the approximately 50 students present for the announcement. The give-and-take discussion was aimed at modeling the kind of conversations the partnership hopes will be started between parents and their children through the Money Smart Child initiative.‘Colchester High School has offered students instruction in personal finance for 18 years,’ said Principal Amy Minor. ‘As a long-time educator, I know the important role parents play in teaching their children. We are so pleased to be able to distribute guides to our families and host one of the regional workshops.’Other regional workshops will be held in Swanton, Barre, St. Johnsbury, Salisbury, and Ludlow. The partnership will offer the workshops to other Vermont communities interested in hosting a parent event. Schools statewide were offered the opportunity to reserve guides for their families in early May. There are a limited number of printed guides remaining for schools that did not initially request the publication. Schools may contact Vermont Jump$tart via email at [email protected](link sends e-mail). The guide, along with some of the workshop handouts, also are available for viewing on-line by going to the State Treasurer’s financial literacy web pages located at www.MoneyEd.Vermont.gov(link is external). State Treasurer’s Office. 9.15.2011last_img read more

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Tag: 夜上海论坛HH NDAA Indefinite Detention Challenge Shot Down by Appeals Court

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York The U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals sided with the government Wednesday in vacating a permanent injunction sought by several prominent journalists and activists barring the enforcement of a provision of the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which they claim, legalizes the indefinite detention of American citizens on U.S. soil.In a 60-page decision, the court ruled against such an injunction—which had previously been granted, and the provision, Section 1021, ruled unconstitutional by a federal judge—additionally arguing that the case’s plaintiffs, which include Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Chris Hedges, Pentagon Papers whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg and renowned linguist Noam Chomsky, among four others (collectively nicknamed “The Magnificent Seven”), do not have standing.“We conclude that plaintiffs lack standing to seek preenforcement review of Section 1021 and vacate the permanent injunction,” reads Wednesday’s decision. “The American citizen plaintiffs lack standing because Section 1021 says nothing at all about the President’s authority to detain American citizens. And while Section 1021 does have a real bearing on those who are neither citizens nor lawful resident aliens and who are apprehended abroad, the non-citizen plaintiffs also have failed to establish standing because they have not shown a sufficient threat that the government will detain them under Section 1021. Accordingly, we do not address the merits of plaintiffs’ constitutional claims.”The Court of Appeals’ ruling was the latest in what has been a long and hard-fought battle waged by the plaintiffs against the NDAA provision. U.S. District Court Judge Katherine Forrest ruled 1021’s language unconstitutional and had issued a permanent injunction on its implementation in September 2012.Related: NDAA, Indefinite Attention, and the Battle Raging Against the Most Important Law You’ve Never Heard Of“Here, the stakes get no higher: indefinite military detention—potential detention during a war on terrorism that is not expected to end in the foreseeable future, if ever. The Constitution requires specificity—and that specificity is absent from § 1021(b)(2),” wrote Forrest, additionally finding that Section 1021 “appears to be a legislative attempt at an ex post facto ‘fix’: to provide the President (in 2012) with broader detention authority than was provided in the AUMF [Authorization for Use of Military Force] in 2001 and to try to ratify past detentions which may have occurred under an overly-broad interpretation of the AUMF.”The Obama Administration appealed that decision the following day, resulting in the Second Circuit Court of Appeals issuing a stay on the injunction pending the outcome of the government’s challenge. In February, hundreds packed the oral arguments hearing and rallied outside the Thurgood Marshall U.S. Courthouse in opposition of the provision.Lead plaintiff Hedges posted his response to Wednesday’s ruling on TruthDig.com, where he’s a columnist:“This is quite distressing. It means there is no recourse now either within the Executive, Legislative or Judicial branches of government to halt the steady assault on our civil liberties and most basic Constitutional rights. It means that the state can use the military, overturning over two centuries of domestic law, to use troops on the streets to seize U.S. citizens, strip them of due process and hold them indefinitely in military detention centers. States that accrue to themselves this kind of power, history has shown, will use it. We will appeal, but the Supreme Court is not required to hear our appeal. It is a black day for those who care about liberty.”Unreachable by telephone Wednesday, plaintiffs’ attorney Bruce Afran insisted to the Press the viability of his clients’ standing in February.“The journalists are in fact directly within the scope of the law,” he contended. “The journalists are harmed or brought within the statute.”Hedges v. Obama NDAA decisionlast_img read more

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Tag: 夜上海论坛HH New York man has first US anthrax case since 2001

first_imgFeb 22, 2006 (CIDRAP News) – A 44-year-old New York City man has inhalational anthrax—the first US case since 2001—possibly as a result of using African animal hides to make drums, Pennsylvania and federal officials announced today. The PDH said there was no sign of an intentional release of anthrax and no risk that the man would spread anthrax to healthcare workers or others. Inhalational anthrax is not known to spread from person to person. The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, the CDC, the FBI, and the PDH are working on the investigation, the PDH said. Rotz said the CDC reconfirmed the patient’s anthrax diagnosis with additional testing this morning and is running further tests. The agency has assigned physicians who were involved in the 2001 anthrax response to help treat the patient, she added. Rotz said the “hypothesis” that the man contracted anthrax from the hides he works with is based on interviews with him and his wife and work by New York City and Pennsylvania authorities. The drum maker was in fair condition today, according to Dr. Lisa Rotz, a medical epidemiologist with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), who spoke at a teleconference this afternoon. Authorities plan to examine his work and storage area in Brooklyn, N.Y., as well as his home, according to the PDH. Investigators also plan to talk with people who may have had contact with the man’s hides or work area and to contact members of the dance company he performed with. The man collapsed and was hospitalized after performing in a concert in Mansfield, Pa., Feb 16, the Pennsylvania Department of Health (PDH) said in a news release. Blood tests at the hospital indicated possible anthrax on Feb 20, and further testing in a PDH lab confirmed the anthrax diagnosis yesterday, officials said. In response to questions, Rotz said it was not known specifically how the patient brought African hides into the United States. “We’re working with our division of quarantine and the USDA [US Department of Agriculture] to identify how he was able to bring the hides in,” she said. She explained that the USDA regulates importation of hides. “I’m told by the Pennsylvania Department of Health and clinicians treating him that they’re very optimistic and happy with the way he’s progressing,” Rotz said. The concert in which the patient performed was at Mansfield University, the PDH said. The department has sent a team there to talk with people who may have attended the concert, said PDH Secretary Dr. Calvin B. Johnson. “The patient has a history of contact with unprocessed animal hides and recently traveled to Africa, where he purchased unprocessed hides, which were then transported to New York City,” the PDH release said. “The patient makes drums from the unprocessed animal hides. Unprocessed animal hides can be a source of anthrax spores.” CIDRAP overview of anthrax Five people died of inhalational anthrax and another 17 fell ill after someone mailed anthrax-laced letters to several US media outlets and a US senator’s office in 2001. But anthrax disease most commonly occurs as a result of contact with tissues or hides of infected livestock or eating undercooked meat from infected animals. Spores of Bacillus anthracis are found in soil in many parts of the world, and the disease occasionally occurs in US cattle. See also: The last naturally occurring human anthrax case in the United States was a case of cutaneous (skin) disease early in 2001, according to Rotz. The country had not had a naturally occurring case of inhalational anthrax since 1976, she said. The PDH statement listed the patient as being in stable condition at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa.last_img read more

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