COVID: Senators Propose $2k Per Month Payment

first_imgPhoto: PixabayWASHINGTON – Three prominent lawmakers have joined forces to propose monthly payments of $2,000 to U.S. residents during the Coronavirus pandemic.That includes payments for some children. The money would be in the form of a rebate program.The bill is proposed by Democratic Senators Bernie Sanders, Kamala Harris and Ed MarkeyIt’s in response to the worsening economic crisis brought on by the pandemic. However, the legislation has a tall climb on capitol hill, especially in the republican-controlled senate.The payments would be available to residents no matter if they have a social security number.That includes undocumented immigrants who pay taxes but don’t have a social security number. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img read more

UVM to participate in ‘National Roll Call’ on Veterans Day

first_imgAt 3 p.m.  the VCO and SGA will host a Veteran’s Day ceremony in Memorial Lounge in the Waterman Building. Speakers will include  faculty, students and staff and members of the Burlington community. The ceremony will also feature a performance by the UVM a cappella group Zest and a video produced by UVMtv.  The Veterans Collaborative Organization is an SGA-sponsored club that provides services and community for the 77 veterans and 75 dependents of veterans attending UVM.The Remembrance Day National Roll Call is sponsored nationally by the Veterans Knowledge Community of NASPA Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education. NASPA is a 12,000-member association for the advancement, health, and sustainability of the student affairs professionals.Lt. Col. (Ret) Brett Morris, the National Roll Call coordinator, said, “We wanted to rally campus communities across the nation to send a powerful message to the troops currently serving that their peers have not forgotten their sacrifices, or those of the fallen.”### At 2 pm, members of the UVM and surrounding communities are invited to come to Bailey Howe to observe a nationwide synchronized moment of silence.  The moment of silence is taking place at the eleventh hour (Pacific Time) of 11-11-11: the eleventh day of the eleventh month of 2011 ‘ a few weeks after the tenth anniversary of 9-11.  “Many members of our community, no matter what their political views, are looking for ways to understand and honor the sacrifice that so many veterans have made, and to support the troops that are currently serving,” said Little, a junior in the School of Business Administration who served in Afghanistan. “My hope is that people will note and appreciate the readings during the day, and then come to Bailey Howe at 2 p.m. to observe the moment of silence.” He added that the flag display is meant to provide a dramatic visual for increasing awareness of the number of troops who have died in the wars.   “We are proud to be co-sponsoring this event with the Veterans Collaborative Organization,” said Katie Rifken, a senior psychology major and chair of the SGA’s Legislative Action Committee. “To so many of us, these wars are distant events. This is a way for our community to understand the very real sacrifice so many made and to honor these brave men and women.” University of Vermont,On Veterans Day, Friday November 11, members of the University of Vermont community will commemorate the more than 6,200 veterans who sacrificed their lives in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars by participating in Remembrance Day National Roll Call, joining more than 170 campuses across the country.UVM’s Veterans Collaborative Organization and the Student Government Association are sponsoring the event.  UVM is the only Vermont school participating. Beginning at 7 am, 25 UVM students, faculty and staff will read the names of all of the veterans in chronological order, beginning with the first fallen soldier.  Each reader will speak for 15 minutes from a podium in front of the Bailey Howe library.  The reading of the names will take about eight hours to complete. More that 6,000 American flags honoring the fallen veterans will be displayed on the green in front of Bailey Howe.  The Kappa Sigma fraternity will also spread a large canvas near the podium outlining an American flag.  Passersby will be invited to place a hand or thumb-print on the canvas using cans of blue and red paint.  According to Ryan Little, president of the Veterans Collaborative Organization, the National Roll Call both honors those who gave their lives for their country and offers a way for the UVM community to come together over wars that, for many, are remote from their lives. last_img read more

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Vanderbilt’s speed too much for UW in 4-3 loss

first_imgIn its first loss of the season, the Wisconsin women’s soccer team struggled to defend the speedy attack of Vanderbilt, giving up four goals to fall 4-3 in the 2013 season home opener.The Badgers (3-1-1) entered the game undefeated, appearing strong, dynamic and poised despite having six underclassman in the starting lineup. However, a trio of attackers for the Commodores (2-2-1) proved too much for the UW backline as Vanderbilt continued to capitalize on defensive errors and outrun the Badgers’ defense.“The biggest thing was their speed. All three [players] of their top line were extremely fast and we just had a hard time adjusting,” defenseman Alexandra Heller said.Leading the blitz up top for Vanderbilt was sophomore forward Cheyna Williams. Williams tested the young UW defensive unit of redshirt junior Heller, junior Carly Vogel and freshmen Kylie Schwarz and Morgan Taylor, preoccupying the Badgers attention to giving space and time to her teammates.And when Williams managed to break away from the a Wisconsin defenseman, she capitalized, scoring two goals off four shots-on-goal throughout the game.Wisconsin found a way to shut down the Vanderbilt offensive threats, going more than 43 minutes in the middle of the match without giving up a goal. UW even took the lead five minutes into the second half as sophomore Marisa Kresge tapped in a rebounded shot from freshman Rose Lavelle.But the defensive cohesion and maintaining possession began to break down, giving away the Wisconsin lead at the 64-minute mark, with the final blow coming less than three minutes later at the hands of Williams.“I thought Rose [Lavelle] took over the game a little bit and was able to connect some passes and get the ball wide so space opened up a lot,” Wilkins said of her team through the middle portion of the game. “I thought we had to stick to that and I thought we started to panic a little bit and not play as well and gave some balls away that resulted in transitions that caused their goals.”It was a simple game of pass and run that brought the Vanderbilt offensive success, perfectly aligning two through balls in the second half to teammates surging past the backtracking Wisconsin defense.Yet, Wisconsin was not without its own set of opportunities throughout the game. The Badgers notched three goals of their own and vastly outshot Vanderbilt 28-10 in the game.However, it was the Commodores’ quality of opportunities and ability to capitalize that set the two teams apart. While Wisconsin put just eight of its 28 shots on-net, Vanderbilt tested Wisconsin’s goalkeeper nearly every time as its forwards aimed at for back on the net, with seven of its 10 shots on-net.“I think we had lots of opportunities, I mean we scored three great goals,” said sophomore midfielder Kinely McNicoll, who finished the game with a goal and assist of her own. “It came down to a couple of times we couldn’t finish and we could have.”For head coach Paula Wilkins, those three goals should have been enough to secure a victory, but it is more than a mismatched running game that handed her team its first loss. Turnovers and weak transitions by the team as a whole led to those scoring situations where the defensive core was out matched.“A lot of the chemistry stuff comes from team defending … so a group effort, a team effort is something we talked about coming away from this game,” Wilkins said. “We have to make a conscious effort to decide to it.”With the final three non-conference matches up next before UW begins a tough Big Ten season schedule, Wilkins sees getting her team’s defensive play up to the level the offense is finding success offensive to be crucial for Wisconsin moving forward, noting the team has not earned a shutout yet this season.“We have the offensive power to do it, now we need to close up the defending,” Wilkins said.Looking ahead, the players will also use the unique experience against this multifaceted attack as preparation for the conference play to come.“They are probably one of the best attacking teams we have played so far so going ahead we know we have played the top forward,” Heller said.last_img read more

City of Lauderhill Police Department community events Slow Roll and Ride…

first_imgSlow Roll and Ride It’s time for this year’s Slow Roll and Ride your Bike with a Lauderhill Cop.  The City of Lauderhill Police Department will begin its community ride off on Saturday, January 19, 2019 at West Wind Park. You won’t want to miss this fun and interactive community event. Registration begins at 9am and the event is free. For more information, go to the Slow Roll website or call 954-730-3080.The positive energy and community driven atmosphere is what keeps people of all ages coming back while sharing in the Slow Roll experience with their friends and family! We will be giving away bike helmets for children and raffling off a new bike to an attendee.  Coffee with a cop The City of Lauderhill Police Department is also excited to announce its next Coffee-With-A-Cop scheduled for January 17, 2019. This event will be hosted by McDonald’s located at 1140 North State Road 7 in Lauderhill.  Residents will be invited to stop in and sit down with members of the Lauderhill Police Department and chat over a cup of coffee. This event is repeated throughout the year at different locations in the city to bring closeness and strengthen the relationship between the residents and the Lauderhill Police Department.  We hope you can join us for both events. For more information, call 954-497-4700.last_img read more