OTM issues latest tranche of shares to sweeten long-term listing deals

first_imgProperty portal OnTheMarket (OTM) has issued a further 220,319 ordinary shares to distribute to several estate agents in return for signing long-term deals.Based on the current share price, the stock is worth £209,300 and will go live on the London AIM stock exchange on Thursday.The new listing will value the company at £61 million. OTM’s share price has been sliding dramatically over the past either weeks after hitting a high of £1.40p a share in late February and sinking to a current price of 95p, a drop of a third.The issue of the shares is part of a concerted campaign this year by OTM to sign agents up to long-term deals and is part of a range of offers available to sweeten ‘paid-for’ listing agreements.War chestOTM has plenty of shares to give away – this latest tranche is part of a war chest of over 36.4 million ‘recruitment shares’ at its disposal.“Such equity issuance alongside long-term listing agreements enables agents to support the only major agent-backed portal with a view to creating a fairly-priced alternative to Rightmove and Zoopla and to share in any increase in the value of the company,” says OTM.Since it listed on AIM in January 2018 OTM’s agency branch base consisted almost entirely of paying contracts but since then its growth strategy has been predominantly to offer free listings under short-term introductory trial offers, with a view to conversion to full-price contracts “when the value of the portal has been demonstrated”.OnTheMarket OTM April 1, 2019Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » Marketing » OTM issues latest tranche of shares to sweeten long-term listing deals previous nextMarketingOTM issues latest tranche of shares to sweeten long-term listing dealsSeveral hundred thousand new shares have been issued this morning by the portal to be distributed to agents.Nigel Lewis1st April 20190751 Viewslast_img read more

Strike mooted at Batley

first_imgReports are surfacing that staff at Fox’s Biscuits’ Batley site will ballot for industrial action, following their rejection of a 1.5% pay offer, with additional performance-related bonuses.However, a source said that at a recent meeting with union members, the Bakers, Food and Allied Workers’ Union (BFAWU) representative did not get the support for industrial action that he wanted. “We’ve offered employees a 1.5% pay increase guaranteed, with an additional 0.5% if Fox’s achieves its yearly targets, and additional bonuses if the firm exceeds them,” said a spokesperson for parent firm Northern Foods. “The BFAWU has asked for a flat 3% increase, but in reality workers could earn upwards of 3% with our offer.”  The proposed wage increases would take effect from April, to coincide with the new tax year. “All other unions across our other sites, including Uttoxeter, have accepted this offer,” he added.A BFAWU representative was unavailable for comment.>>Bakery sales up at Northern Foodslast_img read more

News story: UK’s largest companies pledge hundreds of millions of pounds to tackle climate change

first_img Tesco [email protected] Top businesses across the UK have today announced significant pledges worth hundreds of millions of pounds to tackle climate change, marking the government’s first ever Green GB & NI Week.Around 30 of the UK’s largest companies, from financial services to high street retailers, have unveiled plans to help cut emissions, from installing solar panels on office roofs to provide power for thousands of homes, to overhauling fleets of diesel trucks.The UK is already a world leader when it comes to tackling climate change, cutting emissions by more than 40% since 1990 – more than any other G7 country on a per person basis – while growing the economy. Through the modern Industrial Strategy, the government will continue to maximise the advantages for UK industry from the global shift to clean growth by leading the world in the development, manufacture and use of low carbon technologies and services. The number of ‘green collar’ job opportunities could reach 2 million by 2030 as part of this drive.Energy and Clean Growth Minister Claire Perry said: Coca-Cola London Eye [email protected] Make your own pledge. Deloitte [email protected] The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy today announced up to £7 million funding to encourage smaller businesses to scale up energy efficiency projects to be launched in spring 2019.Through the modern Industrial Strategy, the government is building an economy that works for everyone: HSBC pledges £250 million investment in solar parks and wind farms, while the John Lewis Partnership commits to overhauling 500-strong fleet of diesel trucks moving to a greener, cleaner economy is a key part of the government’s modern Industrial Strategy Company Contact HSBC UK Pensions Scheme [email protected] The Clean Growth Grand Challenge is at the heart of the modern Industrial Strategy. KPMG [email protected] Barratt Homes [email protected] Justin Laney, Partner & General Manager of Central Transport, John Lewis Partnership, said: Renewables have become a mainstream, cheap power source for the UK, generating 30% of our electricity a year. Half of this comes from wind alone, which powers more than 14 million homes annually, reducing the UK’s carbon emissions by over 25 million tonnes a year.During this year, the UK has generated record levels of solar and offshore wind, went 3 days without using coal for electricity generation, launched its nuclear sector deal and set a target of all new cars and vans being effectively zero emission by 2040. And today’s significant boost shows that more and more businesses are now seizing the opportunities presented by this ‘clean-growth’ revolution.It follows pledges made earlier this month as part of Green GB Week, including: backing businesses to create better, higher-paying jobs in every part of the UK boosting productivity investing in skills, industries and infrastructure for the future It comes just days after the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) published a report warning about the devastating effects of global warming. The government responded yesterday (Monday 15 October) by seeking advice from the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) about setting a date for achieving net zero greenhouse gas emissions. As part of the government’s modern Industrial Strategy, it is committed to growing a clean, green economy in which both business and the environment can thrive.Today, companies in the low-carbon heating sector will announce significant further investment in the industry, with companies including Engie, Vattenfall, SSE and Metropolitan committing more than £320 million of investment to stimulate growth in low carbon heating schemes for towns and cities across the UK, matching government funding.Russell Picot, Chair of the Trustee Board, HSBC Bank Pension Trust (UK) Limited, said:center_img Amazon [email protected] We have been pioneering the adoption of long-distance biomethane trucks in the UK and scaling this up to our entire heavy truck fleet will deliver significant environmental and operational benefits. 5 biomethane trucks produce the same emissions as one diesel lorry and they are also much quieter, helping reduce not only greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution but also noise pollution in our cities. Renewable energy infrastructure can provide attractive risk adjusted returns for investors seeking predictable cash flows derived from real assets over the long term. The investment characteristics of inflation linked assets such as these are well suited to provide the income required to meet our long-term pension liabilities. energy giant SSE committed to reducing the carbon intensity of electricity generated by a further 50% by 2030 based on 2018 levels – 75% down on 2016 levels Kingfisher, which owns B&Q and Screwfix, will help their customers cut water and energy use in their homes by 50% by 2025 Marks & Spencer has pledged to make all of their packaging widely recyclable by 2022 Admiral Group [email protected] Government has launched a virtual pledge wall, in association with sustainable business media brand edie, showcasing a growing list of sustainable business commitments. Launched as part of edie’s purpose-driven Mission Possible campaign, the pledge wall enables organisations of all industry types and sizes to post new sustainability and energy commitments at any time. EDF Energy [email protected] Other significant pledges announced today (in alphabetical order): Lidl [email protected] Admiral Group will get 100% of its future controlled energy contracts from green sources, all water cups will be changed from plastic to paper and all hot food cartons will be recyclable and biodegradable in all on-site canteens Amazon announced that it has signed a deal to power its UK buildings with 100% renewable energy as well as planning to deploy up to 20MW of large-scale rooftop solar systems on 10 of its fulfilment centres in the UK over the coming 18 months, generating the equivalent amount of electricity required to power over 4,500 UK homes Barratt Developments will reduce construction waste intensity by 20% per annum (tonnes per 100m2) by 2025 and they will procure renewable energy for 100% of non-landlord supplied offices by the end of October 2018 Coca-Cola London Eye will light up green to signal the start of Green GB Week and its support for the mission Deloitte has already targeted the highest sustainability standards in their new London headquarters – and they pledge to apply the same principles to all future UK office fit-outs EDF Energy, the UK’s largest producer of low-carbon electricity and the biggest supplier of electricity by volume in Great Britain, have committed to electrifying their own fleet, currently around 1,500 vehicles, by 2030, double the objective set by the government by that same deadline and saving up to 45.5 metric tonnes of CO2 a year as a result Hargreaves Lansdown will save hundreds and thousands of pieces of paper by transferring more investments and pensions between providers online HSBC UK Pensions Scheme will invest £250 million into the UK’s thriving renewable energy infrastructure, investing in solar parks and wind farms around the country John Lewis Partnership will revolutionise its 500-strong fleet of John Lewis & Partners and Waitrose & Partners delivery trucks, turning their current diesel lorries into bio-methane clean machines by 2028 cutting emissions by over 80% and saving more than 49,000 tonnes of CO2 every year – equivalent to the carbon footprint of just over 6,000 UK households KPMG will replace all single-use plastic cups in every hot drinks dispenser with compostable or paper cups, saving 3 million plastic cups per year- and will continue to take steps to remove single use plastic across all UK offices Lidl and Tesco have launched their brand new zero-deforestation soy policies – setting out how zero-deforestation commitments will be implemented by 2025 – almost half of all tropical deforestation since 2000 was driven by global soft commodities like soy and palm oil Notes to editorsFor further information about each of the individual pledges, photos, case studies and spokespeople, please contact the press offices below: Hargreaves Lansdown [email protected] John Lewis Partnership [email protected] Governments cannot confront this unprecedented global challenge alone. We need businesses around the world to step up to the mark and today our largest companies are leading the way, making significant pledges worth millions to cut emissions while continuing to grow the green economy. Today I’m calling on all businesses, from family farms in Herefordshire to banks in the Square Mile, to take action to mark our first ever Green GB Week. Whether it’s getting rid of plastic cups or installing solar panels – everyone business can play their part.last_img read more

The Shed: Manhattan’s New Multi-Arts Performance Building Set To Open Spring 2019

first_imgThe Shed, as it has been bluntly named, is a new, soon-to-be-opened multi-purpose arts center located in the industrial Hudson Yards neighborhood of Manhattan. The 200,000-square-foot modular building is scheduled for a grand opening this coming spring on April 5th, and hopes to offer New Yorkers with a wide range of entertainment and artistic-based programming for its inaugural season in 2019.The Shed’s artistic director and chief executive, Alex Poots, recently shared details on what New Yorkers and tourists can expect out of the massive new performance space in its first year. The Shed’s 2019 schedule will feature over a dozen exhibitions, performances, and lectures from both well-established and emerging artists. The new venue hopes to be more than just another music or performing arts center, as it looks to include a rich diversity of programming including theatrical productions, dance, visual art, poetry, film, classical and pop music. The building itself will feature a pair of column-free galleries, a 500-seat theater which can be subdivided into multiple spaces, rehearsal rooms, and the McCourt space which can be covered with a moveable shell. The Shed cost an impressive $475 million to build, with $75 Million coming from former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg alone. Anyone else got that kind of cash laying around? Didn’t think so.The Shed NYC – Interior Design Plans[Video: Dezeen]“We wanted this to be a building that could bring parity across pretty much all art forms,” Poots mentioned in a new report with the New York Times. “People like opportunities, not instructions.”The main headline one is presented with when visiting The Shed’s website is a mission statement reading, “Made to commission, produce, and present the full spectrum of performing arts, visual arts, and pop culture.” According to The Shed’s 2019 schedule, 12 Years A Slave director Steve McQueen will present the first in a series of concerts called “Soundtrack of America” for the venue’s opening day. Other scheduled events and exhibitions to take place this spring and summer include “Reich Richter Pärt,” an art installation by Gerhard Richter and music by Steve Reich and Arvo Pärt; An “Open Call” project, which presents various works from 52 emerging artists from around the city; A kung fu musical titled “Dragon Spring Phoenix Rise”; And a theatrical concert performance courtesy of Björk.New Yorkers and inquiring tourists can visit The Shed’s website for more info on what to expect in its inaugural year.[H/T New York Times]last_img read more

Surprising facts about millennials and money

first_imgSome people label millennials as entitled and lazy, but when it comes to work and finances, this is hardly the case. A new Credit Karma study finds that millennials are doing a good job of managing their money and their careers.“The Credit Karma Millennial Report proves that, in spite of their negative reputation, millennials are actually much wiser with their finances than we often give them credit for,” said Bethy Hardeman, chief consumer advocate at Credit Karma. “Survey findings from all parts of the country prove millennials are following in the footsteps of generations before them: saving for the future is top-of-mind, loyalty with employers who offer fair pay is a priority, and hitting life’s traditional milestones is important to them.”Here are the results of Credit Karma’s analysis of more than 1,000 millennials. continue reading » 15SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Former NYPD Lawyer Lawrence Byrne, Long Island Native Whose Brother Was Killed by Drug Dealers, Dies at 61

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Lawrence Byrne, the NYPD’s former deputy commissioner for legal matters, died on Sunday at age 61. The Long Island native had suffered a heart attack a few days earlier and died at a Manhattan hospital.Byrne’s brother, Edward, a rookie NYPD officer, was killed while on duty in 1988, and Byrne spent his life honoring his memory and shaping police policy.“We send our condolences to his family and share in their grief,” Sgt. Edward Riley, an NYPD spokesperson, said in a statement. “The Byrne family is one with a tradition of service to the NYPD, and one that has already borne the burden of the line of duty death of Larry’s brother.” Edward was killed by drug dealers at age 22. The murder made national headlines; President Ronald Reagan called to offer the family his condolences, and George H.W. Bush carried Edward’s badge during his 1988 campaign for president.Byrne testified to ensure that the four Queens men convicted in his brother’s murder remained in prison when they were up for parole. Each year on Feb. 26, the day of his brother’s death, he attended a vigil at the site of Edward’s murder in Jamaica, Queens.“Commissioner Byrne was a good friend and a fierce fighter, especially when it came to his hero brother’s memory,” the New York City Police Benevolent Association wrote in a statement. “He worked tirelessly to ensure that his brother’s killers – and all cop-killers – never escaped justice. We will carry on that fight in his name.”Byrne was the NYPD’s deputy commissioner for legal matters from 2014 to 2018, when he retired and returned to a private law practice. In those four years, he led a team of about 100 lawyers in the police department’s legal bureau and defended the NYPD on some of the most controversial cases in that time.Visitations for Lawrence Byrne are scheduled for Thursday at Chapey & Sons Funeral Home in Bethpage. A funeral mass is scheduled for Thursday at St. James Church in Seaford.Sign up for Long Island Press’ email newsletters here. Sign up for home delivery of Long Island Press here. Sign up for discounts by becoming a Long Island Press community partner here.last_img read more

Twitter hilariously interprets Trump’s latest lies about election rigging as his concession speech

first_imgAnd even though the president tried desperately to take back the words, deleting the post and instead tweeting “RIGGED ELECTION. WE WILL WIN!” in the eyes of many Twitter users, it was too late.  xHe only won in the eyes of the FAKE NEWS MEDIA. I concede NOTHING! We have a long way to go. This was a RIGGED ELECTION!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 15, 2020- Advertisement – Let me say it again for the people with the cheap seats: Trump led us into a pandemic leading to more than 245,400 deaths. The racist-in-chief can claim as many times as he wants that a brief election results error in one Michigan county somehow equated to millions of faulty ballots, but the simple truth is that Dominion Voting Systems, the election tech company linked to the error, didn’t trigger school closings throughout the country or send wide swaths of the American population into quarantine. The president’s mismanagement of the coronavirus did.RELATED: COVID-19 news: One-half of U.S. deaths could have been avoided; still no mask for Donald RELATED: Researchers attribute at least 700 deaths directly to Trump’s disease-ridden rallies- Advertisement – CNN’s Jake Tapper tweeted: “Everything after ‘He won’ is a lie. But those first two words are accurate!” Writer Frederick Joseph tweeted: “He had me at ‘He won…’” And in answering screenwriter and former Republican David Weissman’s question asking why Trump even wants a job he doesn’t do, blogger Jeff Shuey summarized the exiting president’s time in office. “He never wanted the job. He just wanted the perks. He’s golfed over 300 days. #TrumpConceded by failing … again. He is a failed @potus He is a failed human,” Shuey tweeted.xTrump conceded to Biden.This is the morning he finally surrendered in defeat, via tweet, of course. He admitted he lost the election with two ostensibly simple words:He won. An inane retraction followed an hour later. #TrumpConceded pic.twitter.com/1CVWsW8nkW— Stephanie Kennedy (@WordswithSteph) November 15, 2020Fox News commentator Jesse Watters, of the show “Watters World,” obviously begs to differ as evidenced in video Trump included with his perceived concession tweet. Apparently missing the part when Trump led us into a pandemic leading to more than 245,400 deaths, Watters said something “just doesn’t feel right” about Biden being president. “Joe Biden didn’t earn it. He didn’t really even campaign. He thought he was going to lose. You could see it. He ran a losing campaign. So 10 days after the election, how’s he ahead,” Watters asked.- Advertisement – The Georgia run-off is January 5th. Request an absentee ballot by Nov. 18. Early in-person voting starts Dec. 14. And REGISTER TO VOTE here by Dec. 7.And give $3 right now to rip the Senate majority from Mitch McConnell’s cold dead hands. – Advertisement –last_img read more

Biden racks up endorsements as Sanders goes on the attack in US presidential race

first_imgTwo former presidential rivals endorsed Joe Biden on Friday in the latest sign that the Democratic establishment is coalescing around the former vice president to stop the candidacy of Bernie Sanders, who ratcheted up attacks on his rival ahead of crucial contests next week.Former Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and John Delaney, a former Maryland congressman – both onetime 2020 candidates – backed Biden, as did a slew of other Democratic officials in states soon to hold nominating contests.Sanders, who is desperate to regain some momentum after Biden’s strong ‘Super Tuesday’ showing this week, launched a full-throated attack on his rival, assailing Biden over his record on trade, abortion, gay rights and Social Security. Topics : At a news conference in Phoenix, Arizona, on Friday, Sanders dug deep into Biden’s 40-year record. He criticized Biden for having opposed the rights of gay people to serve in the US military and for voting against federal funding for abortions, stances the former vice president has since rejected.”I was there on the right side of history, and my friend Joe Biden was not,” Sanders said.Sanders also lambasted Biden for supporting trade deals he said had been “a disaster for Michigan” and accused Biden of trying in the past to cut Social Security, the government-run pension and disability program.Biden, who denies ever advocating cuts to Social Security, snapped back in a tweet on Friday: “Get real, Bernie. The only person who’s going to cut Social Security if he’s elected is Donald Trump. Maybe you should spend your time attacking him.”The exchange reflects mounting tension between the two White House hopefuls. The race became a tight two-way contest after US Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and billionaire former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg ended their White House bids after disappointing showings in the Super Tuesday primaries.Sanders, 78, said he would support Biden, 77, if he becomes the Democratic nominee but insisted that only he, not Biden, could “energize the American people” enough to beat Trump.Warren’s exit meant that what had been hailed as the most diverse field of candidates in US history narrowed to a race for the nomination between two white, septuagenarian men. Tulsi Gabbard, a congresswoman from Hawaii with virtually no chance of winning, is the only other remaining Democratic candidate.On Friday, the Democratic National Committee, which oversees the party’s presidential debates, released new qualifying thresholds for the next debate in Arizona on Mar. 15. Candidates will need at least 20% of delegates awarded so far, essentially excluding Gabbard, who has won less than 1 percent.Biden’s Super Tuesday turnaround benefited as the Democratic Party establishment began mobilizing this week to try and stop Sanders, a democratic socialist. Former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg and US Senator Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota dropped out of the race and endorsed Biden.The former vice president said at a private campaign event on Friday that his campaign had raised about $22 million over five days.Biden also received endorsements on Friday in other states with upcoming primary contests, including from Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan in Washington state, and Ruben Gallego, an Arizona congressman.Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Senator Dick Durbin of Illinois are expected to soon announce endorsements of Biden, according to a source familiar with the matter. Illinois and Arizona vote on March 17, along with Florida and Ohio.center_img The pair contest six Democratic nominating contests on Tuesday, including the big prize of Michigan, with 125 of the 1,991 delegates needed to win the nomination at stake.Sanders, a US senator from Vermont who was until recently the front-runner in the party’s race to face Republican President Donald Trump in November, now trails in delegates. A big win for Biden in Michigan would deliver another major blow to Sanders’ hopes of becoming the nominee.Ahead of Michigan’s primary, the state’s lieutenant governor, Garlin Gilchrist II, backed Biden, as did part of the state’s United Food and Commercial Workers Union, and former US Senator Carl Levin.Four other states will hold primary elections on Tuesday: Idaho, Mississippi, Missouri and Washington state. North Dakota will hold caucuses.last_img read more

Arsenal offer Reiss Nelson on loan in £65m bid for Crystal Palace ace Wilfried Zaha

first_imgAdvertisement Comment Arsenal offer Reiss Nelson on loan in £65m bid for Crystal Palace ace Wilfried Zaha Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterMonday 22 Jul 2019 11:59 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link7kShares Wilfried Zaha is keen on a move to Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Arsenal have raised their bid for Crystal Palace forward Wilfried Zaha by offering £65million plus Reiss Nelson on loan.The Gunners have been frustrated in their pursuit of the Ivory Coast winger and have had two bids rejected by the Eagles.Palace have already made £55m from Aaron Wan-Bissaka’s move to Manchester United and are under no financial pressure to sell Zaha, who they value at £90m.Arsenal had offered the likes of Carl Jenkinson, Mohamed Elneny and Calum Chambers in previous discussions with Palace but the Independent claim they’ve now offered highly-rated youngster Nelson.ADVERTISEMENT Nelson has been offered on loan (Picture: Getty)Nelson thrived last season on loan at Hoffenheim and had been expected to form part of Arsenal’s first team squad this term.AdvertisementAdvertisementThe report claims Arsenal’s new bid is around £55m up front, as well as £10m further in add-ons.Palace are understood to have rejected the proposal as they want a far larger fee for Zaha and they also want any player coming the other way to move permanently.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalArsenal are willing to let Jenkinson move to south London permanently and Palace remain keen on the £5m-rated full-back.Zaha is keen on a move to Arsenal and is a boyhood Gunner.The forward informed Palace of his desire to leave at the end of last season and he’s frustrated by the club’s valuation of him.MORE: James Milner slams Joris Gnagnon for ‘disgraceful’ challenge on Liverpool youngster Yasser Laroucilast_img read more

Grupos de defensa celebran los fondos asignados por el Gobernador Wolf a la discapacidad intelectual/autismo

first_imgGrupos de defensa celebran los fondos asignados por el Gobernador Wolf a la discapacidad intelectual/autismo June 16, 2020 Español,  Press Release,  Round-Up El anuncio del Gobernador Tom Wolf sobre la distribución de $260 millones en fondos de la Ley CARES a los proveedores de servicios que brindan apoyo a los residentes de Pennsylvania con discapacidades intelectuales y autismo fue recibido con elogios por los grupos de defensa.“Saldremos de la crisis de COVID-19 más fuertes si continuamos cuidándonos mutuamente, y eso incluye a los residentes de Pennsylvania vulnerables”, dijo el Gobernador Wolf. “Estos fondos ayudarán a garantizar que los residentes de Pennsylvania con discapacidad intelectual o autismo reciban la atención de alta calidad que merecen, incluso en medio de la pandemia de COVID-19. También apoyará a los trabajadores de Pennsylvania que han dedicado sus vidas a cuidar a estas personas y a llevar tranquilidad a las familias de estas personas”.Richard Edley, Presidente y Director Ejecutivo de la Asociación de Proveedores de Rehabilitación y Comunidad (RCPA, por sus siglas en inglés):“En estos tiempos, esta administración ha demostrado tener la flexibilidad necesaria tanto en la administración de políticas como en el apoyo financiero, y eso realmente ha hecho un mundo de diferencia para los proveedores y las familias. Estos fondos adicionales son absolutamente cruciales porque los retos que enfrentan estos organismos no desaparecerán simplemente cuando termine la pandemia”.Cherie Brummans, Directora Ejecutiva, Alianza de Proveedores de Servicios Comunitarios:“La Alianza de Proveedores de Servicios Comunitarios apoya y aprecia la asignación de fondos de la Ley CARES, ya que este alivio es crucialmente importante para mantener los servicios que se brindan a algunos de los ciudadanos más vulnerables de Pennsylvania”.Sherri Landis, Directora Ejecutiva, The Arc of Pennsylvania:“The Arc of Pennsylvania agradece al Gobernador Wolf y a la Secretaria Miller por su liderazgo en la asignación de fondos de la ley CARES para que las personas con discapacidades intelectuales y del desarrollo continúen recibiendo el apoyo y los servicios que necesitan para vivir y desarrollarse en la comunidad. Los $260 millones de dólares son un salvavidas para las más de 50,000 personas con I/DD y sus familias que viven en la comunidad y reciben servicios y apoyos basados en la comunidad. Desde el brote de COVID-19, el sistema basado en la comunidad ha brindado incansablemente los servicios de soporte vital a las personas en sus comunidades”.Mark Davis, Presidente y Director Ejecutivo de Defensa y recursos de Pennsylvania para el autismo y la discapacidad intelectual (PAR, por sus siglas en inglés):“El Gobernador y los legisladores en ambas cámaras han mejorado la vida de decenas de miles de las personas más vulnerables de nuestro estado, al igual que los Profesionales de Apoyo Directo (DSP, por sus siglas en inglés) que brindan la atención vital a las personas con ID/A. Nuestros miembros y las familias a las que sirven están enormemente agradecidos.Patrick DeMico, Director Ejecutivo, The Provider Alliance:“Hoy nuestros miembros están siendo notificados sobre estos fondos esenciales. Estamos extremadamente agradecidos con el estado por reconocer los incansables esfuerzos de quienes apoyan a las personas con discapacidad intelectual y autismo. Todos han enfrentado retos y dificultades para mantener los servicios para brindar la atención y el apoyo necesarios durante la pandemia. Nuestro agradecimiento a todos los que han luchado con nosotros y a nuestros socios en el gobierno por obtener su apoyo y comprensión de las complejidades y retos que enfrentan las personas con discapacidades. Agradecemos y aplaudimos al Gobernador Wolf, al liderazgo del DHS y a nuestros legisladores por su apoyo y sus medidas en nuestro nombre”.View this information in English.center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more