Public meeting to discuss Furbearing Animal Hunting & Trapping Seasons, and Gray Wolf Hunting Seasons

Cody – The Cody Region of the Wyoming Game and Fish Department is hosting a public meeting to visit with those interested in proposed changes to Chapter 4, Furbearing Animal Hunting and Trapping Seasons, and Chapter 47, Gray Wolf Hunting Seasons.

The meeting will be held in person at 6 p.m. on Friday, May 21 in the Grizzly Room at the Park County Library in Cody. The public is invited to attend to visit with local Game and Fish personnel and ask questions related to the proposed changes.  

In addition, Game and Fish is hosting several virtual meeting options to discuss regulations. Please visit https://wgfd.wyo.gov/Get-Involved/Public-Meetings for more information.

Written comments on the proposed changes shall be accepted through 5 p.m. June 4 at https://wgfd.wyo.gov/regulations or by mailing: Wyoming Game and Fish Department, Attn: Regulations, 3030 Energy Lane, Casper, WY 82604. Copies of the proposed regulations are available on the department website.

Written comments shall be presented to the Game and Fish Commission prior to the public hearing on July 13-15 in Sheridan. 

– WGFD –

 


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FLHSMV Anuncia el Rediseño de Tres Placas de Matrícula Especiales

May 11, 2021

~ Las placas especiales de NASCAR de Florida, la Universidad de Miami y Conserve Wildlife ahora lucen un nuevo aspecto ~

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – El Departamento de Seguridad Vial y Vehículos Motorizados de Florida (FLHSMV) se complace en anunciar que se han rediseñado las placas especiales de Florida NASCAR, University of Miami y Conserve Wildlife. La entrega de estas placas a todas las oficinas de recaudación de impuestos y agencias de matrículas en todo el estado está actualmente en curso y se espera que se complete para el 12 de mayo.

 

Florida NASCAR

Nascar plate

A partir del 1 de abril de 2021, había 3,360 registros válidos de la placa especial de NASCAR de Florida. Este es el segundo rediseño de la placa desde que fue promulgada por primera vez por la Legislatura de Florida en 2007.

Los ingresos recaudados anualmente por la venta de esta placa se distribuyen a Enterprise Florida, Inc. para ser asignados como se indica en la sección 320.08058(57) de los Estatutos de la Florida.

 

University of Miami

University of Miami Plate

Al 1 de abril de 2021, había 26,948 registros válidos de matrículas especiales de la Universidad de Miami. Este es el segundo rediseño de la placa desde que fue promulgada por primera vez por la Legislatura de Florida en 1989.

Los ingresos recaudados anualmente por la venta de esta placa se asignan a la universidad para la mejora académica, incluidas las becas.

 

Conserve Wildlife

Conserve Wildlife Plate

Al 1 de abril de 2021, había 13,507 registros válidos de la placa de especialidad Conserve Wildlife. Este es el primer rediseño de la placa desde que fue promulgada por la Legislatura de Florida en 1998.

Los ingresos recaudados anualmente por la venta de este plato se distribuyen a la Fundación de Vida Silvestre de Florida, Inc. para programas y actividades de la Comisión de Conservación de Pesca y Vida Silvestre que contribuyen a la salud y el bienestar de los osos negros de Florida y otra diversidad de vida silvestre.

Se anima a los floridanos interesados en comprar estas nuevas placas especiales, o cualquier otra placa especial, a visitar a su recaudador de impuestos local o agencia de placas. Visite nuestra página de ubicaciones para encontrar el armario. Se puede encontrar una lista completa de las placas especiales de Florida en el sitio web del departamento.

El Departamento de Seguridad en las Carreteras y Vehículos Motorizados de Florida (FLHSMV) brinda seguridad y protección en las carreteras a través de la excelencia en el servicio, la educación y la aplicación de la ley. Florida está liderando el camino hacia una Florida más segura a través de la ejecución eficiente y profesional de su misión principal: la emisión de licencias de conducir, etiquetas y títulos de vehículos y la operación de la Patrulla de Carreteras de Florida. Para obtener más información sobre FLHSMV y los servicios ofrecidos, visite https://www.flhsmv.gov, síganos en Twitter @FLHSMV, encuéntrenos en Facebook o síganos en Instagram.


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FLHSMV Announces Redesign Of Three Specialty License Plates

May 11, 2021

~Florida NASCAR, University of Miami, and Conserve Wildlife specialty license plates now sport a new look~

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV) is pleased to announce that the Florida NASCAR, University of Miami, and Conserve Wildlife specialty license plates have been redesigned. The delivery of these plates to all tax collector offices and license plate agencies across the state is currently underway and is expected to be completed by May 12.

 

Florida NASCAR

Nascar plate

As of April 1, 2021, there were 3,360 valid registrations of the Florida NASCAR specialty license plate. This is the second redesign of the plate since it was first enacted by the Florida Legislature in 2007.

The revenue collected annually from the sale of this plate is distributed to Enterprise Florida, Inc. to be allocated as indicated in section 320.08058(57), Florida Statutes.

 

University of Miami

University of Miami Plate

As of April 1, 2021, there were 26,948 valid registrations of the University of Miami specialty license plate. This is the second redesign of the plate since it was first enacted by the Florida Legislature in 1989.

The revenue collected annually from the sale of this plate is allocated to the university for academic enhancement, including scholarships.

 

Conserve Wildlife

Conserve Wildlife Plate

As of April 1, 2021, there were 13,507 valid registrations of the Conserve Wildlife specialty license plate. This is the first redesign of the plate since it was enacted by the Florida Legislature in 1998.

The revenue collected annually from the sale of this plate is distributed to the Wildlife Foundation of Florida, Inc. for programs and activities of the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission that contribute to the health and well-being of Florida black bears and other wildlife diversity.

 

Floridians interested in purchasing these new specialty license plates, or any other specialty license plate, are encouraged to visit their local tax collector or license plate agency. Visit our locations page to find the closet one. A complete list of Florida’s specialty license plates can be found on the department’s website.

The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV) provides highway safety and security through excellence in service, education, and enforcement. Florida is leading the way to A Safer Florida through the efficient and professional execution of its core mission: the issuance of driver licenses, vehicle tags and titles and operation of the Florida Highway Patrol. To learn more about FLHSMV and the services offered, visit https://www.flhsmv.gov, follow us on Twitter @FLHSMV, find us on Facebook or follow us on Instagram.


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230th Sustainment Brigade hosting change of command

SMYRNA, Tenn. – The Tennessee National Guard’s 230th Sustainment Brigade, headquartered in Chattanooga, will conduct a change of command ceremony near the Volunteer Training Site in Smyrna on Saturday, May 15, at 1 p.m.

Col. John Gobel, the current 230th commander who resides in Nashville, will relinquish command to Col. Christopher Patterson who resides in Ooltewah near Chattanooga.

Gobel served as the commander of the 230th Sustainment Brigade since August 2018. During his command, he led his brigade in supporting Tennesseans throughout the tornado response last March, COVID-19 testing and immunizations, and civil disturbance operations.   

Patterson currently serves as the deputy commander and executive officer for the 230th Sustainment Brigade and is the National Program Director of Unified Communications for Sharp Business Systems. He has more than 28 years of military experience.

The 230th Sustainment Brigade is one of 10 sustainment brigades in the Army National Guard. With more than 1,700 personnel across Tennessee, the 230th is responsible for providing maintenance, transportation, and logistical support to all units in the state as well as combat units when deployed.

 

******MEDIA COORDINATION INSTRUCTIONS******

 Media interested in attending must RSVP by calling the 230th Sustainment Brigade at (423) 634-3864 or email Chief Warrant Officer 1 Alana Fields at alana.j.fields.mil@mail.mil. Media will be met at the 8th Avenue Parade Field near building 250 in Smyrna prior to the ceremony. All CDC guidelines will be adhered to.


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Infant Surrendered Safely in Under Safe Haven Act

Infant Surrendered Safely in Under Safe Haven Act

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Danielle Jones
803-898-7248
Danielle.Jones@dss.sc.gov

Infant Surrendered Safely in Under Safe Haven Act

May 11, 2021 – Officials with Prisma Health Greer Memorial Hospital recently accepted an infant surrendered under Daniel’s Law, The Safe Haven for Abandoned Babies Act on Sunday, May 9, 2021.

The Caucasian baby girl was born on May 8, 2021 and weighed 6 pounds, 9 ounces and was safely surrendered at the Prisma Health Greer Memorial Hospital. Under the Safe Haven for Abandoned Babies Act, Spartanburg County DSS took custody of the child.

A permanency planning hearing will be held on June 28, 2021 at 2.00 p.m. in person at the Spartanburg County Courthouse.

For more information on the hearing, please contact the Spartanburg County DSS office at 864-596-3001.

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Editor’s note: This is the third Daniel’s Law safe abandonment this calendar year. A safe abandonment such as this is a perfect time to remind the public that the SC Safe Haven for Abandoned Babies Act provides a safe, legal option to abandonment for babies up to 60 days old. For more information about the Safe Haven Act, commonly known as Daniel’s Law, please click here.  For a listing of crisis pregnancy organizations see the brochure.


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Gov. Ricketts, Fellow Governors Call for Action on the Southern Border

Media Contacts: 

Taylor Gage, 402-471-1970

Justin Pinkerman, 402-471-1967

 

Media Release:

Gov. Ricketts, Fellow Governors Call for Action on the Southern Border

 

LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts joined fellow Governors to call on the Biden-Harris Administration to take action to enforce the nation’s immigration laws and to strengthen the country’s southern border.

 

“This Administration has enticed a rush of migrants to our border and incentivized an influx of illegal crossings by using irresponsible rhetoric and reversing a slew of policies—from halting border wall construction to eliminating asylum agreements to refusing to enforce immigration laws,” wrote the Governors.  “Even officials of our neighbor, Mexico, reportedly conveyed concerns that the shift in U.S. policy is stoking illegal immigration and creating business for organized crime.”

 

Read the full letter by clicking here.


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Free Summer Concert Series Planned for Miller Park Pavilion

Dani Cleveland. Big Wade & The Black Swan Theory. Enjoli & Timeless.

OMAHA, NE, UNITED STATES, May 11, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Omaha Performing Arts, in partnership with City of Omaha Parks and Recreation, Nelson Mandela Elementary School, Minne Lusa and Miller Park Neighborhood Associations and other community partners has announced Music at Miller Park, a FREE community-sponsored outdoor summer concert series that will take place at the Miller Park Pavilion, 2707 Redick Ave this June, August and September. The first concert will be held Saturday, June 5 from 7 to 9 p.m.

“Miller Park is in an area with a rich history of jazz, soul and R&B music dating back to the 1920s. Some may remember the performances of legendary musicians such as Louis Armstrong, Ray Charles and Duke Ellington along North 24th Street,” Gennean Scott, vice president of human capital and inclusion, said. “We’re pleased to bring this concert series to the Omaha community, and we encourage families to come out and enjoy a summer evening immersed in incredible live music and vibrant culture.”

Each concert will feature an opening act and nationally recognized headliners with local roots. The events are also sponsored by the Black Police Officers Association, the Omaha Association of Black Professional Firefighters, and the Minne Lusa House.

Full details for each concert can be found here. Dates and main performances are as follows:

Saturday, June 5, 7-9 p.m.
Enjoli & Timeless
Enjoli & Timeless is an R&B/Soul band that focuses on bringing back the true essence and feel of real R&B music. Known by fans as “The Voice of the City,” Enjoli and her sultry vocals quickly rose to recognition after the release of her debut album, Set the Mood, in 2013. In 2017, Enjoli formed her R&B/Soul band, Timeless. Enjoli & Timeless have opened for artists including Pleasure P, Juvenile, Angela Winbush and CeCe Peniston. The band also toured with the legendary rap artist, Twista.

Saturday, Aug. 7, 7-9 p.m.
Dani Cleveland
Dani Cleveland is a singer/songwriter who loves the arts. She has performed in several stage plays at various area theaters and written scripts for the Resurrection productions at her church, Salem Baptist Church. Additionally, Dani serves on the Music & Fine Arts Council at Salem and has been a part of Salem’s Joyful Noise at the Performing Arts Center. She has lent her melodious, soulful voice to performances with numerous bands throughout the years, including The Last Few & The Chad Stoner Band.

Saturday, Sept. 4, 7-9 p.m.
Big Wade & Black Swan Theory
Big Wade & The Black Swan Theory deliver a show unlike any other, providing timeless music while fusing genres and sounds to provide a unique experience. Big Wade & The Black Swan Theory consists of lead singer and pianist, Lewade “BIG Wade” Milliner and his group of legends in the making. Born in Omaha, the group consists of musicians from all over the country.

Music at Miller Park is free to the public. No tickets are required. Concertgoers are asked to comply with current city, state and CDC COVID-19 safety guidelines. Blankets and chairs are welcomed. Food, beer and wine are allowed. Hard liquor is not permitted. Leashed pets are allowed.

About Omaha Performing Arts
Omaha Performing Arts (O-pa) is steward of two landmark venues – the Orpheum Theater and Holland Performing Arts Center and is a presenter of major performing arts including Broadway, jazz, dance, comedy, family, popular entertainment and more. With a commitment to inclusion and diversity, O-pa serves a growing audience in Omaha and the region through a wide range of education and engagement opportunities.  As Nebraska’s largest arts institution, O-pa is recognized as a leader both locally and nationally. Ticket Omaha is our official ticket provider. Support is provided by the Nebraska Arts Council, Nebraska Cultural Endowment, and National Endowment for the Arts, the City of Omaha and Douglas County. We also rely on corporate sponsors, donors and foundations. For more information, visit: https://o-pa.org/support-the-arts.

Dara Hogan
Omaha Performing Arts
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New Poll Shows Florida Voters Overwhelmingly Support the Seminole Gaming Compact

“Believe Improving Florida’s Economy is State’s Top Priority”

TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, May 11, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — A new poll commissioned by the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association (FRLA), in cooperation with the Seminole Tribe of Florida, shows that likely Florida voters overwhelmingly support the new Gaming Compact by more than 3:1, with 62 percent in favor and only 17 percent opposed, as it nears approval by the Florida Legislature in a Special Session beginning Monday, May 17.

Recently signed by Governor Ron DeSantis and Seminole Tribe of Florida Chairman Marcellus Osceola Jr., the new Gaming Compact is guaranteed to bring $2.5 billion in revenue sharing dollars to the State of Florida in its first five years and billions more in future years.

“The Compact will not just benefit the Seminole Tribe and Florida’s state revenue, it will bring a much-needed boost in Florida tourism – Florida’s economic engine – which recorded its lowest year in more than a decade in 2020, and it will also bring thousands of jobs for Florida’s hospitality industry,” said Carol Dover, President and CEO of FRLA. “We believe that the new casino games will not conflict with Florida’s family-friendly image, which is especially important in Central Florida, as the new casino table games are limited to Seminole Reservations where casino gaming already takes place. Florida’s tourism and hospitality industry is working to rebuild after a devastating year, and we strongly support this Gaming Compact and our friends in the Seminole Tribe who have continued to demonstrate their commitment to the well-being of our great state.”
Since the beginning of COVID, more than 934,000 of Florida’s 1.5 million hospitality workers were furloughed or laid off. More than 10,000 restaurants closed, and hotels have shuttered. Many hotels still remain on the brink of closure as business travel remains down more than 85 percent. The new Compact will bring jobs and provide significant economic impact to help benefit the hospitality and tourism industry as we try to rebuild and recover from 2020.

Other key findings in the poll:
• 73 percent of respondents said they were more likely to support the Compact when they learned that profits generated by the Seminole Tribe are invested back into the state by creating thousands of jobs and billions more in economic impact;

• Voters also indicated by more than a 2:1 margin that they were now more likely to re-elect their state legislator if he or she votes to approve the compact, with 46 percent saying it would be more likely, 20 percent less likely, and 33 percent unsure;

• Floridians are pleased with the direction of the state with 58 percent saying it is headed in the right direction; and

• 60 percent of the voters approve of the job Governor DeSantis is doing – his highest job approval since June 2020.

For more information about the poll and its findings, click here.

About this poll: The poll was conducted by the Tyson Group from May 1st through May 5th, N = 1,000 survey of registered voters in Florida with an additional oversample of N = 100 likely Republican primary voters. Of our N = 1,000 sample, 37% said that they were Democrats and 40% said that they were Republicans. All voters in this survey were reached by live callers on both landlines and cell phones.

About FRLA: The Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association (FRLA) is Florida’s premier non-profit hospitality industry trade association. Founded in 1946 as the Florida Restaurant Association, FRLA merged with the Florida Hotel and Motel Association in 2006. FRLA’s more than 10,000 members include independent hoteliers and restaurateurs, household name franchises, theme parks and suppliers. The association’s mission is to protect, educate and promote Florida’s nearly $112 billion hospitality industry which represents 1.5 million employees. Dedicated to safeguarding the needs of the membership, FRLA provides legislative advocacy to ensure the voices of its members are heard and their interests are protected. The association offers regulatory compliance and food safety training through SafeStaff® and FRLA’s subsidiary, RCS Training. The FRLA Educational Foundation provides industry-developed, career-building high school programs throughout the state.

MEDIA CONTACT: Ashley Chambers
achambers@frla.org

Ashley Chambers
Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association
+1 850-224-2250
achambers@frla.org
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Registration For COVID-19 Vaccination Open for Children 12 to 15 Years of Age

Governor Dan McKee and the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) are announcing that parents and guardians can now register children 12 to 15 years of age to get vaccinated against COVID-19. This follows the announcement from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) yesterday granting an Emergency Use Authorization to Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for children in this age group.

“COVID-19 vaccine is safe and effective,” said Governor Dan McKee. “I’m urging all parents to get their 12- to 15-year-olds vaccinated. This vaccine will help keep kids, families, and our community safe.”

“The Pfizer vaccine was rigorously studied before it was made available to children 12 to 15 years of age, and we are doing on-going monitoring after administering more than 100 million doses to adults in the U.S. over the last five months,” said Director of Health Nicole Alexander-Scott, MD, MPH. “Getting the child in your life vaccinated against COVID-19 is one of the most important things you can do to make sure their summer is healthy and safe.”

Parents and guardians can give consent and make appointments for Pfizer vaccine for children on vaccinateRI.org. (Johnson & Johnson and Moderna vaccine are still only available to be people 18 years of age and older.) It is recommended that children be accompanied by an adult for appointments at the State’s mass vaccination sites. Walk-up vaccination opportunities are also available at the sites at Sockanosset Cross Road (100 Sockanosset Cross Road, Cranston), the Dunkin’ Donuts Center (1 La Salle Square, Providence), and in Middletown (1400 West Main Road, Middletown).

RIDOH will also be working with cities, towns, and school departments to offer clinics in schools. (Schools have already been offering vaccine to students 16 and older.) Additionally, it is anticipated that the large pharmacy chains will start offering vaccine to children in this age group later this week.

Largely because children cannot be vaccinated, and because more contagious variants of COVID-19 are now circulating in Rhode Island, an increased proportion of Rhode Island’s COVID-19 cases are now among children. In clinical trials, the Pfizer vaccine was extremely effective at preventing COVID-19 in children 12 to 15 years of age. The vaccine was 100% effective at preventing COVID-19 infection with symptoms and led to a strong antibody response.

Additional information about COVID-19 vaccine in Rhode Island is available online: https://covid.ri.gov/vaccination


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Community CareLink Partners with Humana to Provide Resources to Persons Experiencing Homelessness

Emergency Room Alternatives for Homeless

Emergency Room Alternatives for Homeless

CCL and Humana pilot program reimagines how emergency responders handle calls from people experiencing homelessness.

What we learn from this pilot program can save our community resources and improve lives by addressing the underlying issues facing people who are experiencing chronic homelessness.”

— Ben Schloegel, CCL CMO

KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI, USA, May 11, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Support from health care company Humana will reinforce a Community CareLink pilot program to rethink how emergency responders handle calls from people experiencing homelessness. This Emergency Room deferment program allows emergency responders to evaluate the person’s medical condition, and if there is not a medical emergency, they are taken to a residential facility where they can benefit from both a stable environment, and treatment for acute issues such as Substance Use Disorder.

The partnership with Humana aims to provide resources and housing to homeless individuals. Benilde Hall provides services for treating substance use disorder, mental health issues and homelessness, so individuals have a better chance to return to the community as responsible, employed and permanently housed contributing members of society. The pilot allows for 60 days at a residential program. Participants’ needs are assessed to provide a pathway to stability and potentially changing their circumstances. The pilot that has been running for 10 months has already assisted 50 individuals deferred to a residential program at Benilde Hall.

“If it wasn’t for Humana, I wouldn’t have good medical care,” said one individual enrolled in Benilde Hall’s program.

“To be able to understand homelessness and ER utilization has been crucial to evaluating what works and what doesn’t work,” said Ben Schloegel, CCL’s CMO. “This can save our community resources and improve lives by addressing the underlying issues facing people who are experiencing chronic homelessness.”

Humana is committed to addressing health disparities in Kansas City as part of its Bold Goal initiative to improve the health of communities they serve by making it easier for individuals to achieve their best health.

“Humana welcomed the opportunity to partner with CCL and Benilde Hall on this innovative approach to helping the homeless in the Kansas City community,” said Jeremy Gaskill, Humana’s central region president. “The findings of this study will help inform future initiatives to improve the wellbeing of the city.”

About Community CareLink

Community CareLink is a Kansas City based technology firm, focusing on addressing the Social Determinants of Health from a community focused perspective.

Liz Gilbert
Community CareLink
lgilbert@communitycarelink.com
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