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first_imgVermont Business Magazine During the spring of 2016, the Vermont Legislature approved an additional one million dollars in funding for the Child Care Financial Assistance Program in State Fiscal Year 2017. This increase will allow the Department for Children and Families’ Child Development Division (CDD) to make changes that will benefit child care providers and families in Vermont. This will include an increase in the amount paid for infant care when the changes take effect August 21.”We are very grateful to the Vermont Legislature for this increase,” said CDD Deputy Commissioner Reeva Murphy. “It will allow us to make several changes that will benefit child care providers, parents and children in Vermont. In particular, this increase will help us begin to address the rates the State pays for infant care, an area that is challenging for both parents and providers.”The following changes will take effect on August 21, 2016:1. The rates the State will pay for infant care will increase.The rates the state currently pays for infant care-one of the costliest types of child care-are below the rates most child care providers charge. Parents have to pay the difference between the state rate and the providers’ rates. This limits access to quality infant care for families who can’t afford to pay the difference.An across-the-board increase in the rates paid for infant care will help reduce the gap between what the state pays and what child care providers charge.* The rates paid for infant care in registered family child care homes will go up by 3 percent* The rates paid for infant care in 4-star rated licensed centers will move from the 75th percentile of the 2008 VT Child Care Market Rate to the 75th percentile of the 2009 VT Child Care Market Rate2. The income guidelines used to determine eligibility will move from the 2014 Federal Poverty Guidelines (FPG) to the 2016 Federal Poverty Guidelines.Vermont currently uses the 2014 federal poverty guidelines to determine eligibility. The move to the 2016 poverty guidelines will make more families eligible for assistance and may also provide a slightly higher benefit to those participating.* The 2016 FPG for a family of four is $24,300* The 2014 FPG for a family of four is $23,8503. Increase the maximum income for eligibility from 200 percent of FPG to 300 percent of FPG.Families whose incomes are above the FPG still get child care assistance based on a sliding fee scale. This means that as their incomes go up, the amount of assistance they get goes down-to a minimum 10 percent benefit for families with incomes at 200 percent of FPG. This change will extend the 10 percent benefit to families with incomes between 200 to 300 percent of FPG.The child care provider rate schedule as of August 21, 2016 is available online at: dcf.vermont.gov/sites/dcf/files/CDD/Docs/ccfap/CCFAP_Rate_Schedule_Effective_August_2016.pdf(link is external)Source: Department of Children and Families 8.12.2016last_img read more

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first_imgNEW ORLEANS – Joey Bosa is one of the few players that got away from Nick Saban’s recruiting machine.Offered a scholarship by Alabama’s head coach when he was just 15 years old, Bosa obviously was impressed.“They were my first offer so I was kinda star struck almost,” Bosa, Ohio State’s star defensive lineman, said Monday afternoon. “I fell in love with them pretty quickly. Their whole staff was awesome to me. We had a pretty close relationship. I was pretty close to committing there but I gave it some time and ended up here.”Bosa, a sophomore from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, said he visited Tuscaloosa “two or three times.”“I always loved it when I went there,” he said. “I was 15 and I didn’t take any other visits. My question in my head, how could it get better than this? Me and my dad both asked ourselves that.”Instead of jumping on the Alabama bandwagon, though, Bosa and his family held back from committing.“We needed to take some time and finish this process and here’s where I ended up,” he said.When asked how he told Saban he wasn’t coming to Alabama, Bosa laughed.“I didn’t,” he said. “I just didn’t tell him yes.”Saban and company missed out on a talented, 6-foot-5, 295-pound defensive lineman who was a unanimous All-America pick this season. He has 50 tackles, including 20 for loss and 13.5 sacks, and was the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year.According to Ohio State linebacker Curtis Grant, Bosa has a motor that never stops on the field.“He’s an animal,” Grant said. “He brings a lot to the defense. He is a dynamic player. I don’t know what else to say about him. He plays his heart out each and every Saturday.”Bosa’s biggest play this season was forcing a Penn State fumble in the second overtime, allowing the Buckeyes to escape with a victory. Defensive coordinator Luke Fickell likes to move Bosa around to free him up and avoid double teams.That has Alabama offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin’s attention. He’s also noticed the energy with which he plays.“First off, Bosa is an issue,” Kiffin said. “Very long, strong player. Relentless. Effort player, so we have to know where he is. They do a really good job of moving him around. I think that’s missed. People talk about his numbers and what a good player he is. He’s a great player but they do a great job of moving him so it’s difficult.“He’s inside. He’s right. He’s left. He’s off the ball. He’s on the ball. So I feel like what they’ve done with him on defense is kind of what people do on offensive guys, skilled guy. They move him around, make it hard to find and they’ve done a great job with that.”Alabama running back said he didn’t know who Bosa was until receiver Amari Cooper returned from some awards shows and told him.“He was at the award (shows) and was telling me how big he was, and how he filled out his whole suit,” Yeldon said. “I watched film on him. He’s good. He does the right technique all the time. We have to focus on him and the whole d-line to get us going.”Bosa might be relentless on the field, but he said he’s not a high-intensity guy before games.“I’m motivated enough personally and for my team, so I don’t need to get riled up,” he said. “Definitely before a game I am the most calm person in the whole locker room. I like staying focused and not blowing all my energy. When I am calm and not all worked up, I play my best.”Given its status as a 9-point underdog in Thursday’s Sugar Bowl, Ohio State will need its star defensive player at his best.last_img read more

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first_imgThe Brazilian midfielder left Anfield for Barcelona in a £130.5m deal back in January 2018 but struggled to establish himself at the Spanish giants.He’s spending this season on loan at Bayern Munich, who have the option to turn the deal into a permanent one for €120m at the end of the season.There are doubts whether that will happen, though, according to Sport, with Coutinho having failed to reignite his career in Bavaria so far.And should the Bundesliga side decide not to exercise their option, Barça are ‘preparing for the possible scenarios’ should he return to the Nou Camp, with it almost ruled out that he’ll stay at the club.Embed from Getty ImagesSeveral clubs, including Liverpool, are ‘interested’ in his situation, with it stated that they would ‘value his signing’ should he be set for a move away.Barcelona are also evaluating the option of using Coutinho as part of a big-money move for another player, such as Neymar, with PSG director Leonardo, a known admirer of the midfielder.That is likely a better option for Barça to explore, with it doubtful Liverpool would be genuinely interested in bringing Coutinho back in future.While they could do with a creative midfielder of his ilk and he played his best football under Jürgen Klopp, there seems to be little desire to try and get him back for a second spell, particularly given what they’d have to pay to make it happen.Comments that have come out of the club have hardly been positive about the idea either. Captain Jordan Henderson has openly stated that Coutinho’s time at Liverpool was over when asked abouut it, while CEO Peter Moore was hardly effusive about the Brazilian either.Then there’s Coutinho’s stance to consider too. It’s likely he would turn down the chance, especially after the reports his family were never truly happy living on Merseyside.Those are all major reasons why the possibility of a return to Anfield seem remote at best. There’s reasons it’d make sense, sure, but there’s far more showing why it won’t happen than why it will.This latest suggestion instead feels more like Sport trying to push Liverpool as potential bidders to ramp up interest rather than there being any genuine interest from Anfield.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameIf You Like to Play, this Strategy Game is AddictiveForge of Empires – Free Online GameUndo聽多多 Hearmore.asia1969年前出生的香港居民現可免費試戴頂尖的歐洲助聽器聽多多 Hearmore.asiaUndoRaid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadEven Non-Gamers Are Obsessed With This RPG Game (It’s Worth Installing!)Raid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadUndoCoworking Space | Search AdsThe cost of shared office in Hong Kong might surprise youCoworking Space | Search AdsUndoHero WarsGetting this Treasure is impossible! Prove us wrong!Hero WarsUndo熱門話題小心會長過頭…網友推爆:「真的長得超誇張!」熱門話題UndoCNN with DBS BankWhat Banks Did To Help Corporations Mitigate Future CrisesCNN with DBS BankUndoDating.comFind out where single guys are hanging out in Tung ChungDating.comUndoGrepolis – Online Free GameGamers Around the World Have Been Waiting for this Game! Already 35 Million PlayersGrepolis – Online Free GameUndo Liverpool have once again been named as suitors for Philippe Coutinho should he leave Barcelona as expected this summer.last_img read more

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