Pennsylvania Recognized for Business Ranking Improvement after Advances in Business Development and Education

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter July 12, 2017 Pennsylvania Recognized for Business Ranking Improvement after Advances in Business Development and Educationcenter_img Economy,  Government That Works,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced today that Pennsylvania has earned national recognition on the state’s economic climate, jumping 10 spots overall from the year prior, most notably earning recognition for the commonwealth’s advancements in education.“Working with the legislature, over the last few years I have prioritized and secured historic increases at all levels of education and Pennsylvania’s rankings underscore the importance of the significant advancements we’ve made in education,” said Governor Wolf. “Businesses are looking for an educated workforce to draw from and a location that offers its employees a great place to educate their children, and we are doing just that in the commonwealth.”Pennsylvania rose 10 spots overall in CNBC’s America’s Top State for Business 2017, with the significant advancements in categories of Education, Technology and Innovation, and Business Friendliness.The commonwealth earned the following rankings for 2017:No. 23 overall, increasing 10 spots from 2016No. 10 in Education, increasing 11 spots from 2016No. 10 in Technology and Innovation, increasing two spots from 2016No. 5 in Access to Capital, increasing seven spots from 2016Additionally, the commonwealth advanced seven spots in Business Friendliness and increased eight spots in the Economy category.“I’m extremely proud that Pennsylvania continues to climb in the field of technology and innovation,” said Governor Wolf. “The commonwealth is a place where entrepreneurs and researchers can feel supported to nurture new ideas and take risks.”Click here to view the full report: America’s Top States for Business 2017.last_img read more

South Sudan police trained to deal with cattle rustling

first_imgMass cattle raiding is a major threat to peace and security in South Sudan .In a bid to find a sustainable solution to this, South Sudan National Police Service officers recently completed a training course in Malou, Bor County in order to more efficiently blot out the vice.The just graduated trainees in the newly created police unit, the Livestock Patrol Unit are now awaiting to be deployed.They recently completed an eight-week training course in Malou, Bor County.During the training the trainees were taught various skills for better dealing with cattle rustling.last_img read more

Sat Telecommunications Ltd goes beyong providing just Cable TV and Internet: Operation Youth Quake to receive the CCTA Award for a second time

first_img Sharing is caring! LocalNews Sat Telecommunications Ltd goes beyong providing just Cable TV and Internet: Operation Youth Quake to receive the CCTA Award for a second time by: – July 11, 2011 Photo credit: ubs-europe.comRoseau, Dominica –July 11th, 2011, Through the generosity of the Caribbean Cable and Telecommunications Association (CCTA), Operations Youth Quake is the recipient of a grant of the association’s 2011 Community Charities Program, for a second time.Operation Youth Quake was nominated for the grant by SAT Telecommunications Limited a member of the CCTA and a cable and telecommunications provider for Dominicans.The Operation Youth Quake was chosen as a grant recipient because of the outstanding service and assistance it provides to the community.The cheque will be presented by Miss Earlene Labassiere, representing for SAT Telecommunications Limited on July 12th, 2011, at 8:30am, on the premises of Operation Youth Quake, located at Savanne Park.The CCTA Community Charities Program, established in 1993, has awarded nearly $190, 000.00 to Caribbean Charities during its existence. THe program originally awarded ten grants per year. However, over the years interest in the program has grown substantially. All 19 of the 2011 nominees were worthy organizations, so the association’s board of directors voted unanimously to award grants to all.The 19 grant recipients were nominated by the following cable and telecommunications operators: Bermuda Cablevision: BVI Cable TV; Cable Bahamas; Cable Television of Aruba; Caribbean Cable Communication Holding Ltd of Anguilla; Choice Cable TV of Puerto Rico; Colombus Communications Grenada; Innovative Cable TV St. Croix; Innovative Cable TV St. Thomas-St. John; Liberty Cablevision of Puerto Rico; St. Lucia Cabletelevision; St. Maarteen Cable TV; SAT Telecommunications of Dominica; Telecable of the Dominican Republic; TV Distribution Systems of Curacoa; The Cable of St. Kitts; WestStar TV Limited of Cayman Islands and Cable and Telecommunication Network of St. Maarteen.Formed in 1983, the Caribbean Cable and Telecommunications Association represents cable and telecommunications providers throughout the Caribbean, and the programmers, software and hardware suppliers that support their operations.Press ReleaseSAT Telecommunications Limited Share Tweetcenter_img Share Share 30 Views   no discussionslast_img read more

A call issued for citizens to get back to ‘order’

first_imgDr. Leon ColymoreA strong call is being issued for citizens in Dominica to get back to the ‘order’ that God established in the earth, in order to see prosperity.The call came from Dr. Leon Colymore, a minister and founder and CEO of the World Outreach Ministries (WOMB), a nonprofit organization that assist churches, pastors, and Parachurch organizations by maximizing resources and networking the mind, body, and spirit. Dr Colymore will be the featured speaker at a three-day seminar on the topic ‘Divine Order’, which will be held at the New Wing of the Dominica Grammar School from November 14th to 16th from 7:00pm.Dr Colymore believes that because man has deviated from God’s Divine Order, this has caused a lot of unrest in the world today; a problem that many top experts cannot solve or get answers to.“Divine Order is a topic that we are dealing with because men have strayed away from the order that God had established in the earth. You see today in the world there is economic instability, unemployment, social unrest, there are so many problems that the world is faced with right now, people do not know what to do. Just look at the bigger nations in Europe, they don’t have the answers, but God has the answer. And God wants to bring us back to the place where we go back to his original plan that he established when he made the earth. We see that when God established order, he established authority, government, law, rule and order. We need to get back to that.”Recent data shows that authority or the rule of law is now becoming a big issue for many governments around the world. Record shows increased changes in government’s leadership, the rule of law and their respective constitutions while grappling with the many societal problems affecting nations.Dr Colymore said that the seminar will speak directly to leaders and those placed in authority. “We are also looking at the whole concept of Government. We need to realize that Government is very important. Do you know that Government really is a ministry of God? God made them His ministers in the earth to put laws in place, to put us under control and to establish law and order. And during the seminar we will look at the concept of law, and why Government is there in the earth to keep us in control so that we can leave healthy pleasing lives. In fact the Bible says that when the righteous rule, we will have peace in the earth.” Dr Colymore said that while the head of the family and the family itself is responsible for the decrease in order at the home, citizens have a personal responsibility to take control of their lives and be good citizens.“The family is critical to the earth, we have marriage; male and female, and then out of marriage you have a family and in the family you have children. The family is the psychological, the emotional, educational and the social incubator for development. After you have the family, you have the community followed by the nation or the society. Everyone comes from a family and if we could get ourselves back in order, that’s what God would want. But also too, we’re looking at the personal order in our lives. Every human being must get themselves in order. The Coordinator for the Seminar, Mr. Hansel Valerie is encouraging Dominicans to turn out in large numbers at the event which promises to leave a lasting impact on the lives of the participants.“There is a focus on the spiritual aspect of order, however the order that we speak of comprises order in society, not only order in the church but order in the home, the family, the workplace, in government, in the secular sector. It is open to everyone and anyone who has a desire to develop or inform himself, or has a desire for personal growth and personal development. We would encourage as many people as possible to attend.”Persons wishing to register may contact Mrs Kathleen Cornelius at the Dominica Grammar School or Mr. Hansel Valerie at 4482217. A contribution fee of $20.00 is required.Dominica Vibes News Share 17 Views   no discussions Share LocalNews A call issued for citizens to get back to ‘order’ by: – November 9, 2011center_img Share Sharing is caring! Tweetlast_img read more

Man jailed for flashing ‘private parts’ to Boracay tourist

first_imgThe 22-year-old suspect Micheal Jhun Carbajosa of Barangay Botongon, Estancia, Iloilo was arrested after he allegedly exposed his “private part” in front of an Israeli national at the Bulabog Beach in Boracay Island, Malay, Aklan on Monday. NOEL CABOBOS/RADYOTODO/88.5FM/PN MALAY, Aklan – Aman landed in jail for allegedly flashing his “private parts” to an Israelinational in Boracay Island here.          Gettinguncomfortable with Carbajosa’s presence, the Israeli national asked the suspectto leave but the latter instead stood in front of her, allegedly took off hispants and started the indecent exposure. The Israeli then shouted for help,forcing Carbajosa to panic. She said thesuspect insisted to join her but she refused, saying she wanted to be alone. The suspect triedto run away but bystanders in the area pursued him – causing his arrest. “It’s not thefirst time that indecent exposure of this kind happened, but perhaps the firstof its kind in a sense that it happened in a broad daylight and within a placeteeming with people. This apparently shows the alarming temerity of someindividuals here in exposing sexual arousal,” a religious leader said. “Thereis really a need for the church to focus more on value formation with specialreference on fighting one’s sexual thoughts.” center_img According topolice investigation, the female complainant – whose name was withheld – wasdoing her morning yoga exercise at the Bulabug Beach when Carbajosa approachedher and asked some of her personal details. “The threat toour visiting tourists, especially women, is really, clearly present and we haveto do something about it,” he added.    The 22-year-oldMicheal Jhun Carbajosa of Barangay Botongon, Estancia, Iloilo was charged withgrave scandal for indecent exposure. Carbajosa was nowdetained in the custodial facility of the Bureau of Jail and ManagementPenology.(With a report NoelCabobos/RadyoTodo/88.5FM/PN)last_img read more

Ulster win puts pressure on Tigers

first_img “Often in the Heineken Cup if you miss out on your opportunities it can come back to bite you late on. It was good to get that just before half-time and the second half just built on that. “Our defence has been outstanding when you think how many points we have scored over the last few weeks and we have only conceded one penalty. The players deserve a huge amount of credit for that. “We have worked on our defence in the last few seasons because if you want to compete against the best teams at the end of tournaments like this, your defence has to be your starting point.” “We knew we had to get five points to build some pressure on Leicester,” said Humphreys. “When we mapped out the season we said we wanted to be top of the table in the Heineken Cup at the end of round four and we are sitting well at the moment. “The pressure is now on them and we can sit down and relax when we watch their game on Sunday. “We would have probably taken four points before the game, so to come away with five means that is two jobs very well done over the last two weekends. “We have played against Benetton Treviso enough over the last few seasons to know what a threat they can be. We talked about replicating what we did last week, getting off to a good start and putting them under pressure. “We probably made too many mistakes in the first half but we were more clinical in the second half. Then we took the chances when they came along and I am delighted to get the five points.” However, Humphreys admitted the win was not quite as comfortable as the scoreline suggests. He said: “It was a pretty surreal experience with the fog and not many of us had seen conditions like it before. The Luke Marshall try just before half-time was crucial because we had had a few chances before that and missed out on them. Press Association The result saw Ulster win their opening four matches for the first time in their Heineken Cup history to move the 2012 runners-up seven points clear of the Tigers at the top of Pool Five. Ulster ran in four tries in Italy, with s econd-half scores from Craig Gilroy, Robbie Diack and Jared Payne accompanying a late first-half effort from Luke Marshall. Ulster director of rugby David Humphreys believes his side’s 35-3 bonus point victory over Benetton Treviso has heaped all the pressure on Leicester Tigers ahead of their fourth-round clash with Montpellier on Sunday.last_img read more

New York Gov. Cuomo: “Shocking” Data Reveals that Most New Coronavirus Hospitalizations Are People Staying Home

first_imgHe added that state health officials initially thought a high percentage of hospitalized people would be essential employees, explaining, “Much of this comes down to what you do to protect yourself. Everything is closed down, government has done everything it could, society has done everything it could. Now it’s up to you.”New York State’s hospitalization rate has continued to decline, according to the governor, although he said it is doing so at a “painfully slow” rate. About 600 infected people are still entering the hospitals there every day.“I was afraid that it was going to infect my family no matter what I did. We’re past that,” Cuomo said at a press conference on April 13, when the initial thinking was that isolation would slow the spread of the virus. “If you isolate, if you take the precautions, your family won’t get infected.”Cuomo cautioned that the daily statistics, including the number of deaths, will likely end up being much higher than what has been reported, and that the state has been documenting at-home deaths.“I think that the reality is going to be worse,” Cuomo warned. Most of New York State’s new COVID-19 hospitalizations are actually from people who were staying home and not going outside, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday.The preliminary data that led to his announcement comes from 100 New York hospitals and involves about 1,000 patients, he said during his daily briefing.Specifically, 66 percent of new admissions were from people who had been sheltering at home, with the second highest number being from nursing homes, with 18 percent.“If you notice, 18 percent of the people came from nursing homes, less than 1 percent came from jail or prison, 2 percent came from the homeless population, 2 percent from other congregate facilities, but 66 percent of the people were at home, which is shocking to us,” Cuomo said.“This is a surprise: Overwhelmingly, the people were at home,” he added. “We thought maybe they were taking public transportation, and we’ve taken special precautions on public transportation, but actually no, because these people were literally at home.”Courtesy: New York StateHe continued to say that almost 84 percent of the hospitalized cases were people who were not going to work through car services, personal cars, public transit or by walking, and a majority of them were either retired or unemployed.Overall, nearly 73 percent of the admissions in New York were of people over age 51.Gov. Cuomo says the data shows that those who are hospitalized are mostly from the downstate area in or around New York City, are not working or traveling and are not essential employees. In addition, a majority of the cases in the city are minorities, nearly half of them being African American or Hispanic.Courtesy: New York Statelast_img read more

Ronaldo magic denies Spain in six-goal thriller

first_imgCR7 scores sensational free kick to complete hat-trickSochi, June 16: Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat-trick as Portugal and Spain drew a thrilling World Cup Group B game 3-3 in Sochi.In the Friday night match, Ronaldo’s last goal was a spectacular free kick, just when it looked as if two goals from Diego Costa and a volley from Nacho Fernandez would give Spain a winning start to their World Cup campaign, just two days after Fernando Hierro replaced Julen Lopetegui as coach, Xinhua reported.Despite Ronaldo’s late goal the Spanish can take heart that the change of coach doesn’t appear to have had any negative effects on their play and both sides look much stronger than both Iran and Morocco, who played each other in Group B earlier in the day.New Spain coach Fernando Hierro decided to play Costa in attack, while Koke partnered Sergio Busquets in midfield and Nacho Fernandez was given the task of stopping his Real Madrid clubmate, Cristiano Ronaldo.Portugal meanwhile fielded an attacking line up with Ronaldo, Goncalo Guedes and Bernardo Silva in the starting 11.The game was only 4 minutes old when Ronaldo scored from the penalty spot after drawing a foul from Nacho, though TV replays implied it was the Portuguese striker who had looked for the contact.Spain began to dominate possession but failed to turn that into chances until the 23rd minute when Costa won a high ball, twisted and turned and then beat Rui Patricio with a low shot.A minute later Isco hit the bar from 25 yards and Spain were clearly on top, with their mobile midfield quintet causing Portugal problems with their pace and mobility as Iniesta shot just wide in the 35th minute.However, on the stroke of halftime a dreadful error from Spain keeper David de Gea allowed Ronaldo to put Portugal back in front with a left foot shot from outside of the penalty area, which the keeper should have easily saved.The second half began with a similar pattern to the first with Spain dominating possession and they were level 10 minutes after the break after Sergio Busquets nodded a Silva free kick across goal for Costa to score his second of the night from close range.Three minutes later Spain were ahead when Nacho’s volley from outside the area went in off the post and in the 69th minute Thiago Alcantara replaced Iniesta, moments before Costa fired wide from a low Jordi Alba cross as Spain continued to move the ball fluidly.Portugal substitute Ricardo Quaresma hit a shot over the Spain bar and a run from Ronaldo had De Gea struggling as he came off his line, but Spain looked as if they were going to hold on until Ronaldo produced a moment of magic with an 87th minute free kick which left De Gea rooted to the spot. IANSlast_img read more

Giroud gives Arsenal PL opening win

first_img(BBC) – Substitute Olivier Giroud headed in a dramatic late winner as Arsenal fought back to beat Leicester City in a thrilling start to the 2017-18 Premier League season.The Gunners trailed 3-2 with seven minutes to go before Aaron Ramsey and Giroud swung the game back in the home side’s favour at a euphoric Emirates Stadium.Alexandre Lacazette headed the Gunners ahead 94 seconds into his top-flight debut, only for Shinji Okazaki to nod in an equaliser just two minutes later.Vardy then slid the visitors ahead from Marc Albrighton’s cross, before Danny Welbeck drew Arsenal level at the end of a pulsating opening half.Leicester took the lead again when Vardy headed in Riyad Mahrez’s corner before Arsene Wenger made an inspired double substitution which sparked Arsenal’s comeback.Substitute Ramsey smashed in an angled drive – from a corner which was won after Mesut Ozil handled in the build-up – before Giroud showed athleticism and strength to meet Granit Xhaka’s corner.Arsenal started the new Premier League season having won just one of their previous five opening matches – all of which were also home fixtures.In the build-up to yesterday’s game Wenger repeatedly stressed the importance of beginning with a positive result against Leicester – and the Gunners appeared to have listened to their manager as they made the dream start.Lacazette, who arrived for £45,6M from Lyon, was perfectly placed to take advantage of Wes Morgan misjudging Mohamed Elneny’s cross, flicking in a low header to become the fastest-scoring debutant in Premier League history.last_img read more

MLAX : Lerman struggles while Lamolinara impresses in net; Faceoffs still a work in progress for SU

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Comments Published on February 12, 2012 at 12:00 pm Contact Ryne: rjgery@syr.educenter_img Matt Lerman walked to the sideline with his head down, ripping his helmet strap off along the way. A moment earlier, the Syracuse goaltender missed an easy save from nearly 20 yards out and the frustration was starting to set in.With just seconds remaining in the first quarter, it seemed Maryland wouldn’t have time to add to its early lead. But the Terrapins snuck a desperation shot by Lerman with just one second remaining.‘At the end of there, there were definitely a few where I thought I should have had them, and I felt bad that I let my teammates down and got into a little hole there,’ Lerman said.Lerman struggled in his two quarters of action in Syracuse’s scrimmage against Maryland on Sunday in the Carrier Dome. The sophomore and frontrunner to open the season as the team’s starting goalie registered just two saves and allowed six goals in the Orange’s 11-9 win over the Terrapins in its third preseason scrimmage. Lerman seemed a split-second late on Maryland’s shot attempts, and SU went into the break trailing by four goals.Dominic Lamolinara stepped in for Lerman in the second half and gave SU an impressive performance in net, making five saves and surrendering just three goals to keep Syracuse within striking distance. Neither Lerman nor Lamolinara saw action in the Orange’s 11-10 loss to Canisius in its second scrimmage of the day.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSU head coach John Desko said he will continue to look at the goalies and their play this week before deciding a definite starter for the season opener against Albany.‘We’re going to stay with our goalies, but I think Dom played well, and especially in the first half against Maryland, the difference was the goalies,’ Desko said. ‘So we’re going to continue to evaluate.’Lamolinara said he was motivated to beat Maryland, the school he transferred from this season.‘I wanted to go out there, and I didn’t want to go out with a loss,’ Lamolinara said. ‘So I played to try to prove myself to get some playing time, and I wanted to also beat them as well.’Syracuse wins crucial faceoffs late against MarylandRicky Buhr stepped into the faceoff X with the game on the line.After SU midfielder Bobby Eilers tied the score at 9-9 with 49 seconds left, Buhr entered and knew the team that gained possession would be in the driver’s seat with a chance to win the game.‘I went into that faceoff thinking, ‘I got this. I got this guy’s number right now. He’s feeling a little intimidated. I’m feeling very confident,” Buhr said. ‘And the only thing I was really thinking about was just getting that ball out.’Buhr chased after the loose ball off the faceoff before being taken down by Maryland for a penalty that gave the Orange the ball and control of the game. SU scored on the possession to move ahead with 16 seconds left, and Buhr added another goal to finish the Orange’s 11-9 victory.Syracuse looked overmatched on faceoffs through three quarters against the Terrapins on Sunday. The Orange won just 5-of-13 faceoffs in the first 45 minutes of action and entered the final quarter trailing by one. But Buhr came up with a huge performance in the final 15 minutes, leading SU as it won 6-of-8 faceoffs, including the final two with less than a minute left.The troubles from last season appeared to carry into this matchup with Maryland right out of the gates.Chris Daddio lost the first faceoff of the game and could only watch as the Terrapins sprinted down the field for a goal 11 seconds in.For Desko, the early issues on faceoffs outweighed the strong finish for the Orange.‘We’re not facing off well, individually or as a unit,’ Desko said. ‘We got better as the game went on, but we have to get better there.Following Buhr’s crucial play to give the Orange possession after Eilers’ goal, Syracuse took a timeout with 35 seconds left. Then SU started its late-game possession, which ended with a goal by Kevin Rice to give the Orange a 10-9 lead.Then it was up to Buhr to preserve the lead and prevent the Terrapins from getting any desperation chances as the clock expired.And he rose to the occasion, scooping up the faceoff and racing down the field to score with seven seconds left, capping the 11-9 victory.‘It definitely felt really great because it was my first goal in any scrimmage or game, and it was definitely the one that sealed the deal in that game,’ Buhr said.rjgery@syr.edulast_img read more