Rep. Chu Statement on Omnibus Spending Bill

first_img Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Herbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Things You Should Never Share With Other PeopleHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Brutally Honest Reasons Why You’re Still SingleHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyRemove Belly Fat Without Going Under The KnifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Signs You’re Not Ready To Be In A RelationshipHerbeautyHerbeauty Today, the House voted 316-113 to pass a $1.1 trillion bill to fund the government through 2016. The omnibus spending bill provides appropriations for all government agencies at the higher levels agreed to in the Bipartisan Budget Agreement that replaced much of the Sequester and includes health coverage for 9/11 first responders, a two-year delay of the ACA “Cadillac Tax”, funding for environmental programs, and more. Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27), who voted for the omnibus, released the following statement:After long bipartisan negotiations, I am glad that we were able to do the right thing for our constituents and country and vote to keep the government open without the destructive and partisan policy riders that some wanted. The Production Tax Credit and the Solar Investment Tax Credit will help us move towards the clean energy commitments necessary to slow global warming. And the three year extension of Land and Water Conservation Fund will help ensure our stewardship of our environment. For California, this bill will mean an additional $1.2 billion in funding for Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund projects and $100 million for western drought response – double the amount in last year’s bill. And I am particularly excited that the final omnibus included language from my bill, the CREED Act, that will extend the Small Business Administration’s successful 504 loan refinancing program, allowing thousands of small business owners to free up more capital for growth and hiring.“I am deeply disappointed that this package includes a provision to lift the crude oil export ban, a policy I strongly oppose and voted against this year. But while this bill was not perfect, it offers much needed assurance that we can keep our government functioning while also supporting a number of priorities that will help families, economy, and our environment. I applaud our leadership for their work and hope to continue this bipartisan cooperation in the year ahead.”The FY 2016 Omnibus Appropriations bill passed both the House and Senate chambers on December 18, 2015, and now awaits the President’s signature. Community News Subscribe EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Make a comment More Cool Stuff Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Community News Top of the News center_img Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Government Rep. Chu Statement on Omnibus Spending Bill Published on Friday, December 18, 2015 | 12:24 pm faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * First Heatwave Expected Next Week 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Business News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Record Growth Continues In USI Graduate School Enrollment

first_imgFor the seventh consecutive semester, the University of Southern Indiana has seen record-setting growth in its graduate enrollment. At 1,537, graduate student numbers are up 6.1% from last year, much of which can be attributed to the continued success of The Romain College of Business’ online MBA program. USI currently offers a total of 13 master’s programs and two doctoral programs.“Our graduate programs, including our highly-successful MBA program, are prime examples of how we are innovating to meet the needs of our community, the region and beyond,” said Dr. Ronald S. Rochon, USI president. “A dual AACSB accreditation in business and accounting places our business college in an elite category shared by less than 2% of business schools worldwide. That’s a distinction that highlights the quality of the academic offerings we provide.”USI also welcomes the most academically well-prepared freshman class in its history. These 1,585 first-time-in-college students boast an average 3.44 GPA on a 4.0 high school scale. “USI has become a campus of choice for students who have high academic standards and goals,” said Rochon. “We focus on providing a high-quality education in an environment that is nurturing and prepares our students for all aspects of their lives.” The University has seen sustained growth in four-, five- and six-year graduation rates, another indicator of student quality and success.In a highly competitive marketplace, overall USI enrollment for the 2019 fall semester, at 10,734, is down by 2.6% from 2018. This includes students in undergraduate and graduate degree programs and 2,044 students enrolled in dual credit including USI’s College Achievement Program (CAP) in 27 high schools across Indiana. CAP continues to be an important tool in enabling many students to graduate college in four years or less. Transfer enrollment stands at 509 students in 2019, compared to 519 in 2018.Students at USI represent 91 Indiana counties, 42 states and 69 countries. In-state students make up 80% of the student body, while out-of-state enrollment, including international students make up 20%. Minority and international students are at a record high at 15.4%.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Syracuse buries UMass-Lowell with depth in Colgate Nike Classic

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ HAMILTON, N.Y. — As field temperatures approached triple digits at Beyer-Small ’76 Field, Syracuse’s depth was tested.It came through for the Orange (2-1-2), though, as SU pressed and subbed heavily in its 4-0 victory over UMass-Lowell (2-3) Friday in the Colgate Nike Classic.“Our game was to press them 100 percent as long as we could,” SU midfielder Emma Firenze said. “Our coaches said we were going to rotate a lot of players to keep the pace.”Firenze was one of seven players to come off the bench in the first half as she joined forward Maya Pitts at the forefront of SU’s four-goal outing. Pitts registered four shots and used her speed and agility to stretch the UMass-Lowell back line while fellow strikers Alexis Koval and Sheridan Street each came off the bench and recorded a shot.Pitts entered the match for Alex Lamontagne at 20:40 of the first half and immediately took hold. On the first offensive possession after she entered, Pitts rushed down the left wing and sent a through ball for Firenze that skimmed just out of reach.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“We had to get fresh legs in. I think the bench did a really good job coming in and making an impact,” Pitts said. “We definitely had the space to shoot, so if I saw I had an open shot, I wanted to take it. There were just so many shots open that we had to take our advantages.”At 23:57, Pitts took a shot from straight on that was turned aside by River Hawks’ goalkeeper Jill Carlson. Three minutes later – one minute before Jackie Firenze scored to make it 1-0 – Pitts took another shot that sailed wide.“She gives us something that we don’t have in other spots,” head coach Phil Wheddon said of Pitts. “She’s strong, powerful, she looks for the goal. She’s hungry to score.”Because of the heat, after Firenze’s goal, the referees chose to take a water break. But after the short break, Syracuse couldn’t muster much production in the final third. Especially in the final ten minutes of the half, SU couldn’t connect on any combination plays.But Syracuse took full advantage of the halftime break. The Orange didn’t come onto the field until the halftime clock hit 0:00, and didn’t come off its bench until the referee blew his air horn twice.“You really have to play feet and try to get your breath when you can, and when you do get subbed off, hydrate,” Pitts said. “In the second half I think we all came out hydrated and refreshed and came out strong.”In the first five minutes of the second half, SU forward Stephanie Skilton scored twice, putting the game out of reach.SU didn’t make any substitutions before Lamontagne’s goal to extend the lead to 4-0. Emma Firenze and Pitts came on in the 66th and 71st minutes, respectively, and Koval came on to relieve Skilton with less than eight minutes remaining in regulation.Syracuse’s bench recorded 26 percent of the shots the team took and gave its starters much-needed breathers in the first half.“We had to be sensible on a very, very hot day to rotate those players to make sure we have some energy left for Sunday’s game (against Vermont at 11 a.m.),” Wheddon said. “And all of our players know they’re going to contribute at some point.” Comments Published on September 5, 2014 at 7:49 pm Contact Josh: [email protected]last_img read more

Lampard makes sentimental return as Chelsea change tack

first_imgFrank Lampard at Chelsea. photo via @ChelseaFCLondon, United Kingdom | AFP | Frank Lampard has accepted the challenge of taking over Chelsea just one year into his managerial career as the return of the club’s record goalscorer to Stamford Bridge was confirmed on Thursday.Chelsea’s latest managerial search following Maurizio Sarri’s move to Juventus has seen a change of tack, with sentiment backed over a stellar coaching CV.In response to Sarri’s sour relationship with the Chelsea support, Roman Abramovich has turned to a fans’ favourite to ease the Londoners through what could be a difficult season of transition.That decision is a risky one for both. Lampard lacks experience and could see his burgeoning reputation as a coach burned at a club where no manager has lasted long under Abramovich.However, his appointment hints at a change of approach by the Blues.Lampard’s one campaign at Derby led the Rams to the brink of a return to the Premier League, only to fall short in the Championship play-off final against Aston Villa.But his season in England’s second tier showed a willingness and ability to develop young players, including some of Chelsea’s academy products, that made him a perfect fit for the current state of affairs at Stamford Bridge.– Midfield goal machine –As a player, Lampard joined Chelsea just before the wave of Abramovich investment swept the club into its most successful era.He scored an incredible 211 goals from midfield and won three Premier League titles, the Champions League and Europa League among a 13-trophy haul.Yet Chelsea are no longer the Premier League’s big spenders.Abramovich’s interest has wained since his UK visa was not renewed last year and even the riches of a Russian billionaire have been overtaken by Abu Dhabi’s backing of Manchester City.Indeed, it is unlikely Chelsea will be able to spend anything on new recruits this summer as they serve a two-window transfer ban.And their best player of recent times has also gone after Eden Hazard completed a 100-million euro ($114 million) move to Real Madrid. The transfer ban, coupled with the loss of Hazard, should temper expectations and presents an opportunity for the kind of culture change the club’s hierarchy have wanted for some time.John Terry, who made his debut in 1998, remains the last Chelsea academy graduate to become a first team regular.Lampard used his Chelsea contacts to take Fikayo Tomori and Mason Mount on loan at Derby last season where both excelled.Other returning loanees such as Tammy Abraham and Reece James are also expected to get their chance as Chelsea plug the gaps in their squad.“The transfer ban is probably not what the club wanted but for us it is exciting,” said Abraham when playing for England at the recent European under-21 championship.“There will never be a better time to play the youngsters. This year is the most important year for us. It is now or never.”Should Chelsea’s youth finally be given a chance, 19-year-old England international Callum Hudson-Odoi might also be more likely to extend his contract beyond 2020, despite interest from Bayern Munich.Lampard’s assistant, Jody Morris, also has extensive knowledge of the Chelsea youth system, having been a key figure at the club’s academy prior to joining Lampard at Derby last summer.Petr Cech, another familiar face of Chelsea’s rise under Abramovich, has been appointed the new technical and performance advisor.Chelsea described one of the former goalkeeper’s primary tasks as to “facilitate strong links between our men’s and academy teams.”However, the history of Abramovich’s time in charge suggests patience is not one of his virtues.Chelsea finished 26 points behind City last season and only stumbled into the top four thanks to the faltering form of Tottenham, Arsenal and Manchester United.Without Hazard, Lampard and a young squad will need time to rebuild. Whether Abramovich will for once be happy to forgo instant success for a longer term approach remains to be seen.Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

8/14 – Red Bank Water Pressure Could Be Impacted Temporarily by…

first_imgBy John BurtonRED BANK — Borough workers will be conducting fire hydrant flow testing Thursday evening into early Friday morning on a portion of Broad Street.The testing will be done on Broad Street between Monmouth and West Front streets between 10 p.m. and 2 a.m.The testing may  affect water pressure in the area, but it is necessary to determine available water supply for building fire-protection systems, according to borough’s fire protection sub-code official .last_img