Heroes Bill/Cares Act - Coalition of the private sector on the island supports new version of federal economic stimulus package
The project proposes $ 1,236 billion in additional funding for nutritional assistance and a supplemental 15% increase to the maximum benefit for PAN beneficiaries. The Coalition for Food Safety, the Association for Retail Trade (ACDET) and the Chamber of Marketing, Industry and Food Distribution (MIDA) showed their support for the Chamber President, Nancy Pelosi and the Democratic Caucus of the House by including the critical provisions to address food security in Puerto Rico in the new version of the bill called Heroes ("Heroes Act"), a comprehensive economic stimulus bill for the recovery of COVID-19) and urged that the Senate consider the approval immediate of the legislative piece.
The new version of the Heroes Bill provides an allocation of $ 1,236 billion in additional funds for nutritional assistance and a supplemental increase of 15% to the maximum benefit of the Nutritional Assistance Program (NAP for its acronym in English) for Puerto Rico, in the fiscal year 2021. In addition, the recent piece of legislation gives Puerto Rico access to the PANDEMIC-EBT, a special nutrition fund for families with school-age children who study from home during the crisis.
TOTE Puerto Rico Named Area’s Best Employer
TOTE Maritime Puerto Rico, LLC (“TOTE Puerto Rico”), a premier carrier in the domestic maritime industry, today announced its representative company’s fourth consecutive, first place ranking in the annual Kincentric and GFR Media “Best Employer” award for small companies.
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TOTE Celebrates National Truck Driver Appreciation Week
TOTE Commends America’s truckers for keeping our nation’s economy moving and enabling industry leading turn times at TOTE terminals.
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Women of Influence 2020 - Alyse Lisk
TOTE congratulates the Jacksonville Business Journal 2020 Women of Influence honorees – including our own Alyse Lisk , Senior Vice President of Technology and Operational Excellence. In this role, she is responsible for ensuring operational excellence throughout the TOTE organizations – including TOTE Services, Inc., TOTE Maritime Alaska and TOTE Maritime Puerto Rico – with a focus on continuous improvement by leveraging technology, people and process.
Read Alyse's advice for the next generation of women looking to lead in logistics here.
Halloween is an exciting time of the year for kids and to help ensure they have a safe holiday, here are some helpful tips:
- Make sure your child can see! Masks and costumes should not block their vision.
- Use the buddy system, children should trick or treat in groups, not alone.
- Remind children to wait until home to eat candy (Or after it has been checked by a responsible adult).
- See and be seen. Reflective tape, flashlights, or glow sticks make children visible to drivers.
The National Safety Council offers these tips for motorists on Halloween evening:
- Watch for children walking on roadways, medians, and curbs.
- Enter and exit driveways and alleys carefully.
- At twilight and later in the evening, watch for children in dark clothing.
- Discourage new or inexperienced drivers from driving on Halloween.
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