Binghamton announces $100,000 partnership to support local meal programs

first_imgThe partnership aims to support community meal programs and efforts to reduce food insecuirty. A number of Binghamton’s black churches and community soup kitchens serve hundred of low-income families. BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — Binghamton Mayor Rich David announced a $100,000 partnership with CHOW and several area churches Thursday. “Get involved,” he says. “All of [the] churches behind us could use volunteers. If you can’t serve food or cook the food yourself, give a donation.” Mayor David has also committed to funding community meal programs in 2021 also. Binghamton will allocate $55,000 in federal community development block grant funds to support capital upgrades to community kitchen facilities at seven local black churches. Change Coalition Founder Jamar Johnson says change is here.last_img read more

‘At risk’ children should be identified before birth – study

first_imgOneNews 21 July 2014Information gathered during pregnancy checks should be used to identify “at risk” or “vulnerable” children before they are born and determine the level of support a family should receive, child development researchers say.The authors of the Growing Up in New Zealand study have identified 12 family and environmental prenatal factors they say increase the chance of children having poor developmental outcomes.The factors include teenage pregnancy, poor maternal health, the mother’s relationship status and financial stress.Identified risk factors1. Teenage pregnancy2. Mother with no formal secondary school qualifications3. Maternal depression4. Poor maternal physical wellbeing in late pregnancy5. Mother smoking regularly/daily during and after pregnancy6. Mother with no current partner7. Reporting highly stressful money problems8. Living in a decile 9 or 10 NZDep 2006 area9. Mother actively seeking work but not currently working10. Living in public rental accommodation11. Having two or more persons on average per bedroom12. Being in receipt of an income tested government benefithttp://tvnz.co.nz/national-news/risk-children-should-identified-before-birth-study-6033214last_img read more

Newcomers WNT Young Veterans defeats Club Olympia

first_img 32 Views   no discussions Tweet Share NewsSports Newcomers WNT Young Veterans defeats Club Olympia by: – June 4, 2011 Sharecenter_img Sharing is caring! WNT Young Veterans. Photo credit: dominicavolleyball.comIn their first game of the 2011 season newcomers on Thursday 2nd June, the Waitukubuli National Trail Young Veterans, made light work of 2010 Second Division Champions, Club Olympia of St. Joseph in straight sets.The vets took an early 15 – 8 lead in the first set and never looked back to win the set at 25-14. They went on to take the second set 25 -19.Club One attempted a comeback in the third set leading by as many as 6 points. However, they could not hold on as the vets proved to be too much rallying to win the set 25-20.By: Robert Guiste,Dominica Volleyball Association Sharelast_img read more

Citing Texas Hold ‘Em, Booker places all his chips on Iowa finish

first_imgDES MOINES — New Jersey Senator Cory Booker says he’s taking a gamble that he’ll be among the top three candidates when the Iowa Caucus results are announced.“We’ve said from the beginning that this is our state, that this is going to be the determining factor for us,” Booker told Radio Iowa. “…We’re playing to keep here in Iowa, kind of Texas Hold ‘Em in some ways.”Iowans who watched seven of the Democratic Party’s other 2020 presidential candidates debate in December saw Booker’s first campaign ad. He’s spending far more to buy time on Iowa TV stations this month.“I’m going to confess we have taken a risk in Iowa by pushing a lot of our resources that we might need to continue on into getting up on TV to compete with those people who are millionaires or who have more resources than us,” Booker said.Booker has not joined former competitor Julian Castro in criticizing Iowa’s role as the first voting event in the 2020 presidential selection process. Booker just launched “Black Americans for Cory” with a gathering of about 50 women in Des Moines and he said Iowa’s minority voters may be the deciding factor on February 3rd.“In a Caucus where the difference between finishing fifth and second is probably going to be a few thousand votes, those who appeal to the Sudanese community or can appeal to the Latino community, the black community, if you can generate support in those communities,” Booker said, “it’s the diversity that swings the hinge one way or the other.”Booker has been urging voters to pick the candidate who is best able to motivate Obama-level turn-out among diverse communities. Booker’s duty as a U.S. Senator to sit as a juror in the expected impeachment trial for President Trump will take him off the Iowa campaign trail. He is also unlikely to meet Friday’s deadline for a strong enough showing in public opinion polls to be included in next week’s televised candidate debate in Des Moines.Booker returns to Iowa today with events scheduled in North Liberty and Mount Vernon.last_img read more