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Governor Wolf Announces New Funding to Prepare Northwest Pennsylvania Students for Manufacturing Careers

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first_img May 23, 2019 Education,  Jobs That Pay,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced the approval of new funding for the West Middlesex Area School District to provide students with the skills they need to attain family-sustaining manufacturing careers after they graduate. The grant will come from Governor Wolf’s Manufacturing PA initiative.“Strengthening our workforce can only happen when we look at every stage of a Pennsylvania worker’s life – even before they graduate high school,” Governor Wolf said. “West Middlesex Area School District’s program is vital for getting students engaged with manufacturers and setting them up for successful manufacturing careers when they graduate. We’re proud to support a program like this that will bring young workers into the manufacturing workforce in Northwest Pennsylvania.”The $105,731 grant will support the school district’s manufacturing co-op program that pairs students with local manufacturing companies. Students will gain working experience with the manufacturer, and upon graduation from the co-op program, will be offered a position within the company. For the first few years of the program, the school district plans to enroll five students each year, with the goal of increasing that number in the future. By providing students with key skills and working experience and placing them directly in the manufacturing workforce, this program will help bridge the age and skills gap facing many manufacturing businesses in Northwest Pennsylvania.“The West Middlesex School District is thrilled to receive this financial support to assist our graduates in finding employment in our region with local manufacturing companies,” said Emily Clare, principal of West Middlesex Area School District. “We look forward to building partnerships that will help us revise curriculum to meet the needs of the local workforce. Thank you to the DCED for believing in our project; we are excited to get started.”The Pennsylvania Manufacturing Training-to-Career grant is designed to provide funding for training programs to help unemployed and underemployed individuals, as well as those with barriers, to gain the skills they need to gain employment in the manufacturing sector. Eligible applicants include technical and trade schools, universities, and nonprofit organizations that develop new and innovative training programs and partner with two or more manufacturers.The Training-to-Career grant is part of Governor Wolf’s Manufacturing PA initiative that was launched in October 2017. This initiative ensures that training leads not simply to any job, but to careers that provide higher pay and opportunities for advancement. Working with DCED’s strategic partners, including Industrial Resource Centers (IRCs), Pennsylvania’s colleges, universities, technical schools, and non-profit organizations, this initiative fosters collaboration and partnerships to accelerate technology advancement, encourage innovation and commercialization, and build a 21st century workforce.In the 2019-2020 Executive Budget, Governor Wolf proposed the new Statewide Workforce, Education, and Accountability Program (SWEAP) to provide workforce development opportunities for Pennsylvanians from birth to retirement. SWEAP will expand access to early childhood education, increase investments in schools and educators, and further partner with the private sector to build on the PAsmart initiative. Through SWEAP and PAsmart, the governor is calling for an additional $4 million to help Pennsylvania manufacturers train workers and $6 million to expand career and technical education for adults.For more information about the Wolf Administration’s commitment to manufacturing, visit the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) website or follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and YouTube. Governor Wolf Announces New Funding to Prepare Northwest Pennsylvania Students for Manufacturing Careerscenter_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

This suburb is outpacing Brisbane’s apartment market successfully

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first_imgGreater Springfield’s first apartment tower, Park Avenue is already out performing its Brisbane counterparts.A development in Ipswich has set a new benchmark, outpacing Brisbane’s CBD apartment market.While median rents in Brisbane’s CBD suffered over the past 12 months, Greater Springfield has stabilised and Park Avenue has set a new standard for urban design.Park Avenue, a $200 million project, is part of an eight stage development masterplanned by Plus Architecture.Now complete, stage one is being touted as not only a major milestone for Greater Springfield but an overwhelming success story for the satellite city with the valuations underpinning presales maintained across all 66 apartments.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this homeless than 1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor7 hours agoGreater Springfield’s first apartment tower, Park Avenue.Delivering rental returns of more than 6 per cent, Park Avenue is outpacing the Brisbane CBD apartment market, which according to Place Projects’ January 2017 report, The Road Ahead for Inner Brisbane’s Rental Market — is experiencing a downturn in rental prices.The report showed median rental prices for two-bedroom apartments saw the strongest fall in values over the past 12 month period, decreasing by 5.2 per cent to $550 per week.Over the same period, one-bedroom apartment rents fell by 4.8 per cent while median rental prices for three-bedroom apartments decreased by 2.6 per cent.The project will see 605 apartments delivered across Springfield Central in the coming years.Springfield Land Corporation chairman Maha Sinnathamby said: “Park Avenue represents an exciting next step in the evolution of Greater Springfield, as an alternative to the Brisbane CBD, with greater housing and work choices, highly-evolved infrastructure and significant government investment”.Plus Architecture director Danny Juric said: “Buyers and tenants alike are continuing to seek out well-appointed residences in high amenity locations with direct access to infrastructure, transport and employment”.last_img read more

Talgo couchettes commissioned

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first_imgFROM March 1 German Railway put into service the first of a small fleet of Talgo couchette cars on its InterCityNight services. Some of the initial vehicles were tested in the formation of the Berlin – Bonn service during February.The cars are laid out with a series of alcoves with pairs of seats staggered on each side of a central gangway (PP6 2.96 p6). At night the seats in each alcove convert to form a single berth, and a second berth folds down from the wall above them. Open storage lockers are provided for each passenger, and the berths are screened off by curtains.The design concept is similar to that of traditional Pullman sleeping cars, and will be a welcome alternative for budget-conscious passengers who wish to lie down to sleep rather than use reclining seats. olast_img read more

Property values rising across the Gold Coast

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first_imgHome values are increasing across the Gold Coast.THE Glitter Strip’s property market is starting to shine again as home values gradually rise.New CoreLogic figures released this week show property (house and unit) values on the Gold Coast have increased 1.9 per cent in the three months ending in October to $529,112.It was one of the best performing regional markets behind Launceston (3.1 per cent), Illawarra (3 per cent) and the Mackay, Isaac Whitsunday region (2.5 per cent).The results were revealed as part of CoreLogic’s Home Value Index, which showed a 1.2 per cent rise in national dwelling values over the month.It marks the fourth straight month of rising values.CoreLogic research director Tim Lawless said it was a positive sign for all markets. MORE NEWS: Why one villa sold before auction The data is good news heading into the new year.“It’s becoming increasingly clear that the housing market rebound is gathering pace … off the back of lower mortgage rates and improved access to credit, as well as an improvement in affordability relative to the market peak several years ago and consistently high demand via population growth,” he said.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa9 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day ago“Demand for housing is responding to stimulus measures, including mortgage rates that are now lower than anything we have seen since the 1950s and improved mortgage serviceability tests following APRA’s decision to adjust the minimum interest rate serviceability rules in July this year.”The recent gains come after months of declining housing values across the country, with the national index dropping 8.4 per cent between October 2017 and June 2019.The Gold Coast managed to buck the trend with values holding relatively steady during the period. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:50Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:50 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenTop tips for sellers in Spring00:50center_img MORE NEWS: Queensland’s eye-watering sales of 2019last_img read more

DDA and DFC team up on early preparations for Dominica’s World Creole Music Festival 16!

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first_img Sharing is caring! 71 Views   no discussions Discover Dominica Authority and Dominica Festivals Committee under the guidance of DFC Chairman and DDA CEO Mr. Colin Piper and DFC Events Director Natalie Clarke-Meade commence early preparations towards the 16th edition of Dominica’s World Creole Music Festival 2012. “It is always good when a project’s logistics can be managed early. WCMF 15th edition’s success was because of pushing early and people definitely saw and felt the difference. Through these tough economic times, the Government of Dominica continues to support cultural assets of Dominica in funding the staging of this event for the 16th edition. DFC along with support of organizing sponsor DDA and Headline sponsor DIGICEL and many key partners will endeavor to create yet another success in 2012.” Looking towards an early launch date, the general public helped to choose this year’s tagline through voting on WCMF website. ‘Homage to Jeff Jo’ our fallen Cadence-Lypso Creole Ambassador who passed away shortly after giving a stellar performance at his favorite festival 2011 and ‘Sweeter at Sixteen’ head up the popular vote. DFC thanks you our loyal public for choosing with your heart. The October 26-28, 2012 event plans to draw large crowds on all three nights of what is seen in the region as a mélange of Creole genres music festival from the French West Indies, St. Lucia, St. Martin, Antigua and Dominicans returning from the various Diasporas in the region, UK and the USA. DFC events coordinator, Mrs. Natalie Clarke-Meade says, “I look forward once again to partnering and receiving the high level of support from DFC’s many important stakeholders and corporate sponsors as I was privileged to work with in 2011. To this end DFC has already received confirmation of DIGICEL…the bigger…better network’s headline sponsorship and willingness to partner closely on many aspects of production this year.” DFC also seeks to engage other local companies big and small in making commitment in cash and in-kind to sustain the staging of this exciting 16th edition. DFC Chairman Colin Piper says, “This is the time for all companies to carve their niche in the WCMF. You are encouraged to pick the areas you feel will return the most value for money and discuss with us. We certainly are open to the ideas that you are willing to support in cash or kind that will make the festival more convenient and comfortable for the patrons; and continue to allow the festival to be more attractive for visiting patrons.”“This will be a fantastic continuation from last years,” the DFC Event Directors says. “Sponsors an partners all played a part in ensuring that patrons were more comfortable; they provided support in branding the food court with tents and other paraphernalia and worked closely with the DFC to ensure that the actual event was better executed. The media was also key and very instrumental in getting the word out to the many patrons who turned out on all three nights. They also worked closely with us on the nights of the festival, conducting their business in a very orderly and organized fashion, as they collected information to prepare their stories and for content which is key in an international event of this kind”, Mrs Clarke-Meade explained.The 16th annual Dominica World Creole Music Festival is owned and presented by the Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica through the Ministry of Tourism. It is produced and managed through Discover Dominica Authority and the Dominica Festival Committee Secretariat. Headline sponsor 2012 is telecommunications company DIGICEL… the bigger, better network. Press Release Share Tweetcenter_img Share LocalNews DDA and DFC team up on early preparations for Dominica’s World Creole Music Festival 16! by: – July 3, 2012 Sharelast_img read more

China’s ambassador to Israel found dead

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first_imgHe did not comment on the cause of death of ambassador Du Wei, who was 57 years old and became ambassador to Israel in February, according to the embassy’s website. “As part of the regular procedure, police units are at the scene,” the spokesman said. Israel’s Channel 12 TV, quoting unidentified emergency medical officials, said initial indications were that Du died in his sleep of natural causes. (Reuters) JERUSALEM – China’s ambassador to Israel was found dead in his home in a Tel Aviv suburb on Sunday, an Israeli police spokesman said. Du Wei speaks during a news briefing in Kiev, Ukraine August 30, 2019. REUTERS/VALENTYN OGIRENKO/FILE PHOTOlast_img read more

Conte: ‘Inter keep dropping stupid points’

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first_img Loading… Promoted Content5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksNothing Compares To Stargazing Places Around The World8 Shows That Overstayed Their WelcomeTop Tastiest Foods From All Over The World7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made10 Irresistibly Cute Albino Animals That Will Make You DayTop 10 Tiniest Phones Ever Made2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?Birds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right Now Conte was asked why Inter are so incredibly inconsistent within a single match? “It’s difficult to explain. We have to be better at dealing with certain situations. I also think experience can build up in Serie A, with Inter, and bring improvements as time goes on. At the moment, we end up struggling too easily. “Verona barely had a shot on goal in the second half, we conceded through a throw-in and ball across to a player on the edge of the box. “I don’t want to say too much, as people love to claim I always criticise, criticise, criticise. I don’t, I just want to help everyone improve and move forward. “The media love to tear me to shreds, that’s how they have fun. I’ll make my considerations at the end of the season, so will the club and the players. If I have something to say, I’ll say it to the club. read also:Marotta: ‘Conte still angry with Inter players’ “We all want to win, but it’s about understanding how close or far away we are from winning. Some see it one way, some in another.” Christian Eriksen struggled to get into the side in his first months at San Siro, but has played regularly since the resumption. In Verona, he was back on the bench, but Conte claims it’s not really a tactical issue. “If you look at the numbers, Inter have more possession and have scored more goals than any other side since the lockdown ended. So it’s about how you look at it. We improved our domination of the match and of territory, but the result is what ultimately counts and we threw away three points with Bologna, two against Verona. “The lads are giving their all, we have strengths, but also some weaknesses. “As for Eriksen, he has played regularly since the restart, he is growing and I am trying to put him in a context that suits him. Borja Valero did very well again tonight, so we have to rotate the squad and keep everyone in good shape.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Antonio Conte felt Inter ‘deserved to win’ but couldn’t fault his players after the 2-2 draw against Hellas Verona, despite knowing the Nerazzurri keep ‘dropping points in a stupid fashion’. Inter were up 2-1 after having started the second half in a perfect manner, but Miguel Veloso equalised to keep one point in Verona. Darko Lazovic stunned Inter after only two minutes and Verona kept the lead until half-time, before Antonio Candreva inspired the Beneamata’s comeback, scoring once and forcing an own goal by Federico Dimarco in the second half. Conte was happy to see his team respond with ‘determination’ and praised Verona for keeping the intensity during the game. “In terms of effort, hunger, determination, I have no complaints. Let’s not forget, we played against a Verona side that keeps a high tempo and makes that its greatest strength. I think tonight Inter replied blow for blow,” the coach told Sky Sport Italia. “There is the usual regret, that we conceded a goal five minutes from time on a throw-in. These are situations that are disappointing because you drop points along the way and they add up. We deserved to win the game.” The Nerazzurri have dropped an incredible 20 points from leading situations in Serie A this season. “We’re doing important work and I focus on that. I think you can see the results of the work we’re doing. The fact we lost 20 points should push us to reflect and continue improving. “We’re well aware that we dropped points in a stupid fashion throughout the season, otherwise we’d be talking about a very different campaign.” Lukaku was replaced by Lautaro Martinez in the 77th minute and Conte admitted he took him off because of a problem. “He had a problem in his back and also the adductor, we hope it’s nothing serious and just a knock.”last_img read more

Ireland chase historic victory

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first_img After both Ireland openers exited inside the first four overs the 34-year-old left-hander remained thereafter to hit an unbeaten 116 from 132 balls. It was Joyce’s second ODI century after he scored 107 for England against Australia six years ago. It gave Ireland something to defend and they got off to the perfect start with the ball as Pakistan’s top order folded. Johnston kickstarted the collapse when he had Imran Farhat well snapped up by Kevin O’Brien low at second slip before Murtagh struck twice in the next over. He trapped Nasir Jamshed in front without scoring before Mohammad Hafeez, the centurion from Thursday’s tied game, feathered through to wicketkeeper Gary Wilson. Ireland’s tails were up and while Stirling dropped Misbah-ul-Haq at first slip, Kevin O’Brien made no mistake when Asad Shafiq nicked Johnston’s next ball into a now-expectant cordon. Pakistan were reeling a 17 for four and it could have been even worse when Malik edged his first ball between keeper and slip. Misbah and Malik began to look more assured in a 43-run stand before the skipper offered back a catch to Alex Cusack and leave Ireland on the brink of an historic success. Earlier, Joyce was thrust into action almost immediately as Paul Stirling, who hit his second consecutive century against Pakistan on Thursday, failed to trouble the scorers. Stirling spooned a leading edge to mid-wicket off Junaid Khan and when skipper William Porterfield chased at debutant Asad Ali soon after Ireland were in early trouble at four for two. Misbah had sent them in on a tricky wicket, changed from the run-filled surface used in the opener, and Ireland initially plodded along as ball regularly beat bat. Ali’s first international spell of seven overs returned four maidens at a cost of just nine runs, but Joyce and Niall O’Brien nevertheless steadied matters in a watchful 65-run stand from 120 balls. Joyce and Kevin O’Brien finally got the innings rolling when they took 53 from the powerplay, taken at the start of the 34th over. Joyce was dropped on 61 when Hafeez juggled four times at gully and Pakistan were made to pay as nine boundaries came in the five-over restrictions – one more than Ireland had managed until then. But when the field dropped back O’Brien picked out Nasir Jamshed in the deep after hitting 38 from 48 balls. Ireland then lost momentum but Joyce remained assured and brought up his century by swatting Abdur Rehman, who took four for 48 in his first international match since be was banned for testing positive to cannabis, over the ropes. Ireland ripped through Pakistan’s top order as they sought to claim a first-ever series win against a full-member nation in the second RSA one-day international in Dublin. After Ed Joyce’s unbeaten century helped the Irish post 229 for nine their bowlers went to work on a green-tinged pitch offering seam movement. New-ball pair Trent Johnston and Tim Murtagh made full use as they reduced Pakistan to 74 for five after 25 overs. It could have been even better for the hosts with Shoaib Malik, unbeaten on 23, surviving a missed chance from his first ball. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

WBA boss Tony Pulis envious of strength in depth at former club Stoke’s disposal

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first_img The Baggies boss has been impressed by the Potters and Mark Hughes’ squad building ahead of Saturday’s game at The Hawthorns. Pulis managed Stoke between 2002 and 2005, before returning 12 months later for a seven-year stay. Hughes succeeded him in 2013 and, having guided the Potters to ninth last term, has them 10th this season, just one point off the top six. “When you look at the three (forwards) they’re playing and then you look at the bench – (Mame Biram) Diouf’s not playing, (Peter) Crouch is not playing (Jonathan) Walters is not playing” Pulis told a press conference. “You go on and on and on. “They’ve got a real strong squad. They finished in the top 10 last year and have added to that. “They’ve put a strong squad together so we know it will be a tough game. “I look forward to it, hosting my former club – results have shown than this year there’s not a big a gap as their normally is.” The Baggies will assess Jonas Olsson and Victor Anichebe’s hamstring complaints while Salomon Rondon and James McClean serve the final game of their bans, meaning Saido Berahino could start after eight straight games as a substitute. Albion’s squad is thin without the quartet and Pulis wants to strengthen in a transfer window which he expects to be full of big spending at the top and bottom of the Barclays Premier League. “It’s as competitive as it’s ever been,” Pulis, who has long been trailing QPR’s Matty Phillips, said. “Everyone will be trying to strengthen in the window to finish in the top half where they want to be or to make sure they are outside of the bottom parts where it’s important for clubs.” West Brom boss Tony Pulis is envious of former club Stoke’s embarrassment of riches.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more