Economy, Education, Energy, Environment, Infrastructure, Innovation, Jobs That Pay, Round-Up, The Blog, Workforce Development We all know the jobs of tomorrow will require new technical and manufacturing skills. And Pennsylvania is prime to meet the demands of tomorrow’s economy. That’s why this month, Governor Tom Wolf continued to highlight how new workforce training and education programs can help bridge the skills gap.ApprenticeshipsFrom innovative workforce training centers to an 150-year-old company, Governor Wolf continued to create new partnerships that will enable more employers to develop specialized training programs, raising the total number of registered apprentices to 15,201 statewide. Governor Wolf also announced statewide efforts to employ more veterans in the utility workforce.Computer Science EducationOver the next decade, 71 percent of new jobs will require computer science skills. This month, Governor Wolf proposed establishing computer science standards across the commonwealth to ensure all students have the skills necessary for emerging high-demand jobs in technology.Job CreationGovernor Wolf applauded national and international companies, such as Berkshire Hathaway GUARD in Wilkes-Barre, Alpla Inc. in Northampton County, and Highwood USA in Luzerne County, on their plans to expand in Pennsylvania and together create more than 400 Pennsylvanian jobs.ShellFinally, an update from Western PA: Shell Chemical’s ethane cracker plant in Beaver County began official construction in November.Highlights from November 2017Governor Wolf Announces Creation of 285 New Jobs Through Expansion of Berkshire Hathaway GUARD Headquarters in Wilkes-BarreGovernor Wolf Announces New Approvals for Low-interest Loans to Support 23 Small Business Projects and Nearly 400 New JobsGovernor Wolf’s Middle Class Task Force Holds Roundtable Discussion in Northwestern PennsylvaniaGovernor Wolf Announces Expansion of Highwood USA, Creation of 58 New JobsGovernor Wolf Announces New Effort to Bolster Solar Energy in PennsylvaniaWolf Administration Teams with PUC and Utilities to Highlight Efforts to Grow Veterans in the Utility WorkforceGovernor Wolf Announces New Project Approval for Pipeline Investment Program Project to Create Jobs and Bring Natural Gas Energy to More Than 115 PropertiesGovernor Wolf Announces Approval for 227 Community Improvement, Transportation, and Environmental Protection ProjectsGovernor Wolf Announces New Solar Grant Program and Approvals of Solar Energy and Building Pennsylvania ProjectsCommunity Development Projects Announced for Allegheny, Montgomery CountiesGovernor Wolf Announces New Approvals Supporting Seven Business in Our Sites Projects Statewide, Projected to Create More Than 3,300 JobsGovernor Wolf Proposes ‘Computer Science For All’ Standards for PA SchoolsGovernor Wolf Announces Creation of 59 New Northampton County Manufacturing Jobs Through Expansion of Alpla Inc.Governor Wolf Visits Appvion Spring Mill, Highlighting the Importance of Apprenticeships in Rural AreasGovernor Wolf’s Middle Class Task Force Stops in Montgomery CountyGovernor Wolf Tours Western Pennsylvania Laborers’ Education and Training CenterPennsylvania Remediates Three Former Industrial SitesPennsylvania Establishes New Apprenticeship ProgramPennsylvania Revives Solar Initiatives to Boost Clean Energy JobsHighlights from Instagram Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf By: The Office of Governor Tom Wolf SHARE Email Facebook Twitter November Jobs That Pay Update: Preparing PA for Tomorrow’s Economy November 30, 2017
June 17, 2019 First Lady Frances Wolf, Press Release, Women’s Rights Harrisburg, PA – In celebration of the 100th anniversary of Pennsylvania’s ratification of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote, First Lady Frances Wolf is encouraging women in Pennsylvania to wear white on Monday, June 24 to honor the suffragettes who did the same to support the “Votes for Women” movement. Supporters can also wear the women’s suffrage colors of purple and gold as part of the commemoration.“One hundred years ago, our suffragettes wore white to show their support for granting women the right to vote,” said First Lady Wolf. “As Pennsylvanians, we can all be proud of our role in women’s suffrage and we can participate in this celebration by showing our pride and donning the colors of women’s suffrage to honor this day in history, and setting the stage for the national centennial of the 19th Amendment in 2020.”Today, the state debuted pa.gov/women-vote to serve as the destination for learning more about the state’s women who were integral in the suffrage movement, serve as a gathering place for suffrage events, and tell the story of suffrage’s Quaker roots.Also on June 24, the Pennsylvania Department of State will display the original ratification document and host a public celebration from 11:00 AM 1:00 PM in the State Capitol Rotunda in Harrisburg with Acting Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar. The Capitol will be lit in the suffrage colors of purple and gold from June 21-24.The state also has created a logo for organizations to use to mark all efforts to celebrate the centennial of women’s suffrage. The logo features the Justice Bell, which toured the nation celebrating the achievement of suffrage for women in 1920. Pennsylvania is home to the Justice Bell at the Washington Memorial Chapel in Valley Forge National Park. The PA 100th Anniversary of Suffrage logo is available for download.The Pennsylvania General Assembly voted to provide women the right to vote on June 24, 1919. It became law nationally on August 26, 1920 after 36 states had ratified the 19th Amendment. Three-quarters of the states are required to ratify amendments to the U.S. Constitution; 48 states existed at the time.First Lady Wolf is also reminding Pennsylvanians to register to vote. She is encouraging eligible citizens to take advantage of the quick and convenient Online Voter Registration. The state’s OVR application can be found at register.votesPA.com.Women’s suffrage centennial events will take place across Pennsylvania through the anniversary of the 19th Amendment’s full ratification in 2020. Participants are encouraged to share photos on June 24 using the #PAWomensSuffrage100 on social media to mark the occasion.For more information about the national centennial celebrations and history of women’s suffrage, visit pa.gov/women-vote, the PA Commission for Women, and Drexel University’s Vision 2020 National Women’s Equality Initiative. SHARE Email Facebook Twitter First Lady Frances Wolf Kicks Off Commemoration of 100th Anniversary of Women’s Suffrage
Aerial view over the Whitsundays. Photo : Daryl; WrightThe house has sweeping verandas to soak up the views, with a barbecue on the upper deck for alfresco dining. The upper level has two master bedrooms with their own en-suite and spa.On the lower ground level there is a further two generous bedrooms.The Vue features a modern, well-equipped kitchen with a range of quality appliances, a pool, and many other features. “There’s a limited supply of high end holiday rental homes on Hamo, so The Vue’s popularity generates in excess of $200,000 a year in rental income annually and our family are still able to holiday there at least three times a year,” he said. The view from The Vue“We have been going to Hamilton Island for the last 20 years as we love boat cruising and the tranquillity of the Whitsundays, so it’s been perfect to have a home to come back to after a few days on the water,” Mr McMahon said.“Hamilton Island truly is a great escape and it’s even better in reality than in your dreams. We have been privileged to own a home on Australia’s most prestigious holiday island.”More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus15 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market15 hours agoWhen not in use by the family, who are keen boating enthusiasts, the stunning three-level modern residence has been listed on various holiday booking sites. The house can sleep 10 guests.It has four bedrooms and three bathrooms, and sits on a 1161sq m block overlooking the Hamilton Island Marina and out to the Coral Sea.It is listed for sale with Ray White Whitsundays, with agent Anita Edgar labelling it one of the “most secluded and private luxury homes” on the tropical island. Andrew and Jenni McMahon of Panorama Developments have listed their stunning Hamilton Island holiday home.THEY are behind a number of luxury residential projects in Melbourne — a city known for its unpredictable weather.So it probably shouldn’t come as a surprise that when they are not building skyscrapers, they are relaxing at their holiday home on laid-back Hamilton Island in the Whitsundays.But the time has come for property developers Andrew and Jenni McMahon of Panorama Developments to sell their incredible home-away-from-home and investment property, The Vue.
Share Sharing is caring! Share Share Tweet LocalNews Dominica’s newest service club: Rotary Club of Portsmouth by: – July 6, 2012 26 Views no discussions The Rotary Club of Portsmouth, Dominica’s newest service club, announced on Thursday, that after just five months in operation, it is well on its way to starting several community service projects. With a growing membership and a strategic location in Portsmouth, the club is poised to make a difference in the northern half of Dominica. Having been officially formed on February 2nd 2012, the Rotary Club of Portsmouth is Dominica’s second Rotary Club. The Rotary club of Dominica (in Roseau) has been in existence since 1975 and has undertaken a multitude of projects and fundraising activities over the years. It is well known for the VOSH Missions, which through the years have provided eye tests and eyeglasses to persons throughout Dominica. The Rotary Club of Portsmouth has been in the making for some time. Finally, in 2011, the ideas and discussions came to fruition when three members – Daniel Hopkins, Lise van de Kamp and Hans Schilders – of the Rotary Club of Dominica decided to form a club in Portsmouth.These three members met with four other individuals to finalise the club’s constitution and by-laws. The club’s popularity spread, and soon several individuals became new club members. The Club’s aim, like all other Rotary Clubs, is to provide humanitarian service, to encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and to help build goodwill and peace in the world.Weekly meetings are held and all relevant committees have been established. The Club is now commencing plans to undertake its first projects, along with the necessary fundraising activity. The Club looks forward to welcoming individuals as prospective members or friends of Rotary International. For more information about the club, interested persons should contact Dan Hopkins at (767) 285-5757 or Hans Schilders at 616-3002. Press Release
* can meet surge demand duringpeak-hours According to Councilor Ely Estante, vice chair of the Committee on Transportation in the Sangguniang Panlungsod, Transit Ex listed the following benefits of this transport system: * affordable, flexible fares ILOILO City — A company from Boston,USA is proposing a cable car or automated electric vehicles (pods) transportsystem in this southern city. * reduce traffic congestion / removetraffic from the streets * provide parking relief * system can be expanded as required Traffic congestion has long been aproblem in this city. While streets are narrow, the volume of vehicles has beenincreasing. Compounding the problem are illegally parked vehicles and driversand pedestrians that do not follow traffic rules and regulations. * network operates 24/7 A cable car transport system runs oncables. The pods or cabins, hauled above the ground by means of cables, movefrom station to station allowing passengers to get in or out. Estante said Transit X would conduct aproject presentation to the city council. The schedule of this, however, is yetto be determined./PN * improve safety in publictransportation * proven technology One cable car or pod can accommodatefive persons/passengers, according to Transit X. Transit X sent an unsolicited proposalto Mayor Jerry Treñas for a privately-funded high capacity solar-powered 24/7automated pod network connecting this city to municipalities in Iloiloprovince. All it would ask from the citygovernment is a guarantee of right-of-way and air rights, he said. Transit X also proposed a five percentshare to the city government from the gross revenue, said Estante. “Waaygastuson ang city, sila tanan magasto. Ang obrahon sang syudad is to identify areas nga butangansang ila poste para angtan sang ila cable cars,” said Estante. * significant tourist potential * no public funding
Seymour, IN—INDOT maintenance crews will begin chip sealing a 10-mile section of S.R. 258 in Jackson County on Monday, July 1, weather permitting.Lane closures with flaggers will be in effect from S.R. 58 to the bridge over the east fork of the White River, west of S.R. 11/Seymour, while work is completed.Chip seal extends the service life of a roadway by three to five years and lowers maintenance costs. As a cost-effective preservation technique, $6 to $14 in taxpayer expenditures is saved for every $1 invested in road preservation. Chip seal is also completed much quicker than a complete asphalt resurfacing and can typically be completed with only lane closures/restrictions.
SOUTH Africa captain AB de Villiers has been ruled out of the home ODI series and away Test series against Australia because of a persistent elbow injury. He will have surgery early next week and will need eight to ten weeks of recovery time.“AB has failed to come through his fitness test this morning,” Mohammad Moosajee, SA team manager said. “Although the physio strapped his elbow while he was batting and he did have some relief with some shots, the elbow pain has not gone away completely.“When the initial injury was discovered, the issue was that he was having impingement with certain shots. With that in mind, we advocated a period of rest, he has seen the physiotherapist for treatment, he received some bio-kinetics and rehab, and also saw an elbow specialist for the infiltration of cortisone.In most cases, you get resolving of symptoms within six weeks. This did not take place, so we gave him an extra week to see if it would recover.This morning, he had a couple of throw-downs. The elbow was strapped and he had some symptom relief. He probably felt about 80% better than without the strapping. But knowing AB, the complete cricketer that he is, he wants to make sure none of his shots are restricted.With that in mind, we decided on surgery and to give him adequate time to recover so he doesn’t hamper his career going forward.“The recovery is anything between eight to ten weeks and we are hopeful he will recover for the Sri Lanka series in December.”de Villiers will sit out the five home ODIs – beginning on September 30 – and the three Tests in Australia in November, one of which will be South Africa’s maiden day-night fixture. He also missed the two Tests against New Zealand in August and the one-off ODI against Ireland because of the injury.Moosajee clarified that de Villiers’ injury was not a tennis elbow, a condition that former cricketers Graeme Smith, Jacques Kallis and Sachin Tendulkar had suffered from during their careers.He said that the workload for top players was a concern and Cricket South Africa was looking into how to manage them better.“In any sportsman’s life, he is going to encounter some form of injury. There is no doubt that sometimes it’s overload or overuse,” Moosajee said. “But the load of cricket there is, is something CSA is looking at seriously.“Generally, our season is eight to nine months. Most of the guys go and play in the IPL as well. We need to make sure the guys are injury-free, that they have no niggles before we release them, and we need to make sure we restrict them from playing in the other leagues if they are carrying a niggle, or if workload dictates that they need a rest.”Rilee Rossouw will remain with the ODI squad for the series against Australia, while Faf du Plessis is likely to lead the Test squad in Australia. “Faf has led the team; he will do the same in the ODI series against Australia,” Moosajee said. “And I have no doubt he will carry on for another series.” (ESPN cricinfo)
ANDREW Flintoff announced yesterday that he would apply for the post of England head coach once Trevor Bayliss’s contract expired in 2019.Speaking on his podcast Flintoff, Savage and The Ping Pong Guy, England’s 2005 Ashes hero said he would put his name up for the job “if they want me to do it”.“I’m talking with my heart, yes (I’ll apply), I want to do it one day,” said Flintoff.Bayliss is set to step down at the conclusion of Australia’s Ashes tour of England and Wales in 2019, when his contract runs its term.If Flintoff does apply, it will be the second time he would have thrown his hat in the ring. He had applied for the position in 2014 when Peter Moores was reappointed.“We spoke about it (in 2014) and I was serious, but I had to think if I’d be better than the person they’re choosing,” he said. “I knew I wouldn’t be better than Peter Moores, so after a half an hour conversation I withdrew, but also said if Moores doesn’t get it, put me back in the hat.”Flintoff also went on to reveal that a clerical error nearly cost him his initial interview with officials from the England and Wales Cricket Board.“I thought that I would have a crack at this, I wrote an email, three weeks past and no reply. (I found out) the ECB thought it wasn’t me despite me having one email all my life.”Flintoff became the poster boy of English cricket after inspiring his country to victory in the 2005 Ashes with a series of heroic performances with both bat and ball. However, injuries cut his international career short and he wore national colours for the final time in 2009, retiring at the end of that year’s Ashes series aged 31.Flintoff has spoken openly about suffering from depression and acknowledged that he went through a period where he hated cricket after retiring from the sport.It came as no surprise then that Flintoff said that he would, as a coach, emphasise on the mental side of the game rather than focus on skills.“A coach’s job now is to get players feeling the best they can be to perform, as a coach or mentor, that’d be my greatest asset,” he said.“When I look back now, I should’ve spent more time on my head, I spent all the time in the gym and practising, but I should’ve spent more time focusing on my mind.”Speaking on the recently-concluded Ashes, which Australia won 4-0, Flintoff said: “For the first time in a long time, Australia have become Australia again, they were ruthless. England have gone back to England, back to the way they were in the 1990s, soft.”
MACKENZIE High School (MHS) won the bragging rights as they topped Christianburg-Wismar Secondary School ‘Multi’ 324-238 points when they squared off on Independence Day, Sunday, in a rain-affected showdown in athletics at the Mackenzie Sports Club (MSC) ground.Junior national athlete, Deshanna Skeete, running for the Mackenzie High School, emerged as the most outstanding athlete of the championship with 30 points, while Christianburg-Wismar Secondary’s Shaquka Tyrell was also in brilliant form, accumulating 28 points as they were the Champion Female Athletes, while Russell Payton of Mackenzie High School scored 26 points to be the Outstanding Athlete while Christianburg-Wismar Secondary’s Tristan Clarke gained 25 points to be among the best at the Championship.Rolling back a rivalry which started in the mid 1970’s, both schools were keen on showing the talent that, over the years, made them the powerhouses in track and field in the mining town. From then to now, the Upper Demerara / Kwakwani District 10 has emerged as the most dominant in the history of the National Championship and the pivotal roles, played by both MHS and Multi, cannot be denied and some of those athletes who were outstanding through those years were on hand to witness the battle of the titans and among them were former athletes, Michael Goodluck of Mackenzie High and Sandra Baird of the Christianburg-Wismar Secondary ‘Multi’ School. Also present were the Amateur Athletics Association of Guyana (AAG) President Aubrey Hutson and Region 10 Member of Parliament, Audwin Rutherford.While Mackenzie High School won the championship, the two competing schools were rewarded with a smart television and $100,000. (Joe Chapman)
When the UW women’s soccer team plays at home, it’s hard to stop them. Thursday night was no different. Wisconsin defeated Loyola-Chicago 3-0 to move to 4-2 in six home games this year. “We are always happy to get a win at the McClimon,” head coach Paula Wilkins said. “It is a big confidence booster [to get a victory], especially against a team like Loyola.”Right away the Badgers came out firing on all cylinders, scoring two goals in the first 17 minutes of play off the foot of junior forward Tricia Krombach.”It was fun [to score two goals], but I have to give credit to my team,” Krombach said. “I was just the person who ended up being in front of the goal.”After jumping out to an early 2-0 lead, the Badgers held the Ramblers scoreless in the first half. Further, the Wisconsin defense did not allow Loyola-Chicago to post a shot on goal. In the second half, UW continued its swarming defensive play. It held Loyola-Chicago scoreless once more to extend its shutout streak to two games, but not before junior Sherri Ferron capped the Badgers’ dominant night with a goal of her own in the game’s final minutes. “A two-goal lead is the scariest lead in all of soccer,” Wilkins said. “One goal gives them a momentum change, and then you have to battle back. I was very proud at the end for Sherri to be calm and collected and finish.” While the Badgers scored three goals for the first time since Sept. 7 against UC-Santa Barbara, the key to victory was the team’s defensive play. Wisconsin was able to shut down sophomore Cynthia Morote-Ariza, the Ramblers’ offensive leader and record-holder for goals in a season.”The whole team has been concentrating on it, realizing that we needed to work on our play defensively,” junior goalkeeper Jamie Klages said, who picked up her fifth shutout this season. “We also realized we needed to work on scoring goals, so this week has turned out well so far in both of those categories.”Further, after allowing two quick goals to Penn State late in the first half last Friday, the Badger defense has held its opponents without a goal over its last 232 minutes of play. However, the goal by Ferron was the first second half goal for the Wisconsin offense in its last six games.This weekend, Wisconsin travels to Champaign, Ill., for a Big Ten matchup with the University of Illinois (7-4, 2-2). The Illini, who also will face Northwestern at home on Friday, are currently sixth in the Big Ten standings. The Badgers sit in eighth.Illinois enters the weekend after an impressive 6-0 victory over Iowa at home. Through five games at home this season, it is 4-1 at home.”We just need to stay focused,” Klages said of the upcoming matchup. “It is a hard place to play; they have a lot of people behind the goal and all that kind of stuff. Playing consistent and hard for 90 minutes is what we have to do to come away with a victory.”The keys to victory for the Badgers will be securing a first half lead and scoring two or more goals. The Illini are 6-1 when leading at the half and 7-0 when their opponents score fewer than two goals in the match. Leading the way offensively for Illinois is senior forward Ella Masar with six goals in 11 games. Overall, in 11 games this season, the Illini have outscored their opponents 27-12.”We need a strong collective effort defensively,” Wilkins said. “Illinois has some great attacking personalities with Chichi Nweke and Masar up front. We need to make sure we keep numbers in front and do well one v. one and then get numbers to attack.”