WhatsApp Pinterest By Brooklyne Beatty – December 9, 2020 2 516 WhatsApp Twitter Facebook (“The Fall of Madoff” by frankieleon, CC BY 2.0) Hundreds of St. Joseph County employees can expect to see an increase in their paycheck soon.Approximately 400 employees from 13 different departments are eligible for one-time “hazard pay” stipends for working during the pandemic. The stipends will either be $600, $900 or $1,500, depending on the employee’s risk of exposure to the virus.Elected officials are excluded from receiving hazard pay.According to the South Bend Tribune, the County Council passed an ordinance establishing stipend amounts last week, and voted unanimously to pass it on Tuesday.The stipends are estimated to cost St. Joseph County about $440,000.The county determines the amount of hazard pay each employee receives by reviewing the following:$1,500 stipends are reserved for employees who are essential to public health and safety, worked in “tight quarters, in very close proximity” to the public and went without PPE for some period of time.Also eligible are employees who interacted at work with someone who tested positive, and those who were infected after being required to attend a large gathering. Google+ Twitter Pinterest Facebook Google+ $900 stipends will go to those who had access to PPE but worked in essential, hands-on jobs.$600 stipends will go to employees who do not quality for the first two tiers, but were unable to work from home and had to be around other employees, vendors and members of the public. TAGScoronavirusCOVID-19hazard payIndianaordinanceSt. Joseph Countystipends 400+ St. Joseph County employees to receive hazard pay stipends IndianaLocalNewsSouth Bend Market Previous articleUPDATE: Missing Elkhart man found safeNext articleBenham Ave open again in Elkhart Brooklyne Beatty
Frank Lampard has revealed his fears for England’s future as young stars struggle for first team opportunities in the Premier League. “I made my West Ham debut at 17 and was a regular a year later. If I was the same age now I wouldn’t be anywhere near the Chelsea or Manchester City sides,” he told The Sun. “Like the other kids I’d have had to go out on loan.” The 36-year-old, who is Chelsea’s all-time leading goalscorer after spending 13 years at Stamford Bridge, acknowledged that coaching facilities are better than ever but there comes a time when players just need games. “If it was my boy I’d think about sending him to Chelsea to have the best coaching from eight to 15 and, if possible, then send him to a club with less resources to try and get him in the first team at 18,” he added. “Rio Ferdinand and I were fortunate we experienced it at a young age. But the kids these days get lost. “There’s a stagnant patch where we hear of these good players of 15 and 16 and wonder where they are at 21.” Lampard highlights Jose McEachran as an example of this after he was widely tipped for big things but was then forced out on loan due to the plethora of top quality midfielders at Chelsea. “He had his moments but I still think he got a bit downbeat about it,” Lampard said. “From being talked up he was always having to go out on loan – and where do you go from there? if the door’s shut, it can stay shut.” Press Association The Manchester City midfielder, on loan from New York City, feels that the influx of top European talent is a major driving force behind the stagnation of home-grown talent. Lampard, who retired from England duty with 106 caps after the World Cup, reflected on his progression through the ranks at West Ham and believes it is a lot different for English prospects today. However, the seasoned midfielder also thinks young players in this country can often get ahead of themselves to make matters worse. “Then there’s the fact these young lads have to focus and keep their heads when they start to earn very good money,” he said. “They have to realise they haven’t made it just because everyone is talking about them at 18.”
By Rawle ToneyGUYANA will open their CONCACAF Women’s U-20 Championship qualifiers tonight at the National Track and Field Centre against Bermuda and the team’s head coach, Dr Ivan Joseph, believes that Guyana’s opening-night opposition will be his toughest challenge. The Lady Jags, as they are more commonly referred to, will play in tonight’s second match of the planned double-header from 21:30hrs, following the Suriname vs St Lucia game at 19:00hrs.“I’ve been involved in the National team over th e past year and if you look clearly from our experiences last year in the qualifiers, we clearly see that Bermuda are the most organised and most talented group in the pool. They’ve got a strong infrastructure, and they have a longer history. This is our first time in the U-20, where we probably have two players with some senior team experience,” Dr Joseph told reporters, at yesterday’s press conference at the Ramada Hotel at Providence.Speaking on the team’s composition, the Canadian said the side is made of players based on the Diaspora, with “probably 80% of our team experiencing their first time in international competition. Our expectation is that this is part of our rebuilding programme, so we’ll be hopeful to place in the top two as we look to build the programme”.In the absence of any local football for the country’s women, Dr Joseph called the selection process “difficult”, adding, “to be honest, I’m assuming that many of the Caribbean nations might be in a similar position where you’re trying to field team … to put together (a team), based on one and two practices, what you think will be an impactful line-up.”The CONCACAF Women’s U-20 Qualifiers will be held July 13-21, where Guyana are placed in Group A along with Bermuda, Antigua and Barbuda, Suriname and St Lucia.Following tonight’s game, Lady Jags will face Antigua and Barbuda on July 15, St Lucia on July 19 and Suriname on July 21.Guyana’s Squad: Tylor White (Oshawa Kicks OYSL), Aneesa O’Brien (FC Durham Academy), Lensey Adolph (Kwakwani FC), Sydney Puddicombe (ANB Futbol Academy), Rylee Traicoff (FC Durham Academy), Jessica Myers (FC Durham Academy), Hailey David (Pickering SC), Jade Vyfhuis (UMSC OPDC), Amanda McKenzie (Fruta Conquerors FC), Kiana Khedoo (North Miss League), Serena McDonald (AJAX FC), Shontel Greene (Foxy Ladies FC), Tori DeNobrega (Pickering SC), Nailah Rowe (FC Durham Academy), Jaida Brooks (FC Durham Academy), Jenea Knight (AJAX FC), Brianne Desa (FC Durham Academy), Siacy Adams (Foxy Ladies FC), Aubrey Narine (Pickering SC), Tiandi Smith (Fruta Conquerors FC).