Governor Wolf Tours Universal Pasteurization Company and PRA Health Sciences on “Jobs that Pay” Tour Stops January 04, 2016 Economy, Jobs That Pay, Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf made two “Jobs that Pay” tour stops. Both the Universal Pasteurization Company and PRA Health Sciences are Governor’s Action Team (GAT) projects. The Governor’s Action Team is a group of experienced economic development professionals that serve as a single point of contact for companies looking to establish new business operations in Pennsylvania or companies considering retention and/or expansion of existing Pennsylvania operations.In April, Governor Tom Wolf announced that Universal Pasteurization Company, LLC, (“Universal Pasteurization” and “UPC”), a provider of high pressure processing (HPP) and cold storage services to domestic food manufacturers, would establish a facility in East Whiteland Township, Chester County — a move that will create more than 50 new jobs.“The creation of over 50 new jobs for this area represents progress in the type of pro-business and pro-manufacturing climate we are working to create and continue in Pennsylvania,” said Governor Tom Wolf. “It showcases what happens when government works with the private sector to support robust business growth.”Universal Pasteurization entered into a lease of a 170,000-square-foot facility located at 8 Lee Boulevard, which Governor Wolf toured today. The company received a funding proposal from the Department of Community and Economic Development, including $102,000 in job creation tax credits and a $22,950 WEDnetPA grant to train its workforce.PRA Health Sciences, a leading global contract research organization (CRO), strives to move drug discovery forward, helping to develop life-saving and life-improving drugs. PRA has more than 11,000 employees working in more than 80 countries providing comprehensive clinical development services across all phases.PRA Health Sciences is expanding its presence in Pennsylvania. Employees recently relocated from Horsham and Fort Washington facilities to PRA’s new modern Class A+ office space in Blue Bell, now the company’s largest office worldwide. PRA currently has more than 1,000 employees in Pennsylvania and is looking to add additional staff. To date, PRA has invested nearly $4 million dollars in the Blue Bell expansion project.“I’m excited to celebrate this growth of new jobs and growth of Pennsylvania’s economy,” said Governor Wolf. “The life science industry is a major driver of economic growth for the commonwealth and we’re all witnesses to this today with PRA’s expansion project.”The project is expected to create at least 250 new full-time jobs by the end of 2016, and will retain 1,150 existing employees. The facility includes state-of-the-art shared tenant conference space, staff workplace benefits, and a fitness center. With 148,000 square feet the building can accommodate approximately 860 PRA employees.The company received a $750,000 Pennsylvania First grant, $750,000 in Job Creation Tax Credits, and a $112,500 WEDnetPA grant from the Department of Community and Economic Development.Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf SHARE Email Facebook Twitter
Our Sports ReporterGUWAHATI: Mohammedan Sporting and BSF shared points as the quarter final league match in the Independence Day Cup at Nagaon which ended as 1-1 draw.In another quarter final league match in separate group OILFC defeated Minerva Punjab by a solitary goal at the same venue today. All four teams are qualified for the semis which are slated for Friday.
Consul General of Mexico Carlos García de Alba spoke about his role in diplomacy and the impact of a Trump presidency on U.S.-Mexico relations with a group of students and faculty Wednesday evening. The event was organized by AEM Jóvenes Los Angeles, an international organization that helps Mexican businesspeople and professionals achieve success in the United States. Consul of Cultural Affairs Andrés Webster and Vice President for Strategic and Global Initiatives Anthony Bailey were also present. García became the Consul General of Los Angeles in June. He started his career 30 years ago and has since worked in Canada, Italy, Indonesia, El Salvador, Dallas, France and Ireland. Throughout his career abroad, he has continued to travel back to Mexico on a regular basis.In response to a question about how the consulate’s strategy has changed due to the result of the presidential election, García said that Mexico was ready to work with Trump but would wait to make any guarantees until he made several important decisions, such as appointing a cabinet. “We still don’t know if he has the intention of moving forward with the wall, deporting people working here and more,” García said. “In the meantime, the consulate is working as hard as possible on a daily basis. If he really starts deporting people, you can imagine the kind of emergency we will face in the coming months.”García added that Trump’s outspoken claims that he would deport all 11 million undocumented immigrants working in the U.S. would hurt the economies of both countries if they were acted upon. “If President Trump decides to deport them, I don’t see the Americans doing [the Mexicans’] jobs,” García said. “My only wish is that both countries keep working hard, [because] there is a huge connection between them. I hope that everything will keep moving smoothly.”García brought up the importance of diplomacy in the modern era, and the efforts that Mexico is making to reach out to other nations. According to García, Mexico has 73 embassies around the world.“It’s still not enough,” García said. “According to the United Nations, there are now 208 nations around the world.”García said the consulate has two main jobs: protection and documentation. The consulate serves to protect Mexicans living abroad, as well as providing them with identification, passport replacements, notary services and more.He added that promotion has become a major part of his job. One way the consulate is encouraging promotion at USC is through “La Carte de la México,” which President C. L. Max Nikias is set to sign later this week. This document proposes that the consulate brings a prestigious Mexican, particularly some kind of artist, to speak about Mexico every year. The consulate offers internships to students who are interested.García also addressed the Mexican diaspora, the second largest diaspora in the world. He said that out of the 125 million residents of Mexico, roughly 10 percent permanently live abroad. Furthermore, 97 percent of those people live in the United States, making the relationship between the two countries that much more important.“There is not a single state in the U.S. with fewer than 10,000 Mexicans,” García said.García also spoke about the ways that immigration from Mexico has changed over time. From 1850 to 1950, just over 4,000 Mexicans were moving to the United States each year. In 1980, 2.5 million crossed the border to the United States. However, García said that Mexican immigration to the United States has slowed down dramatically in the last five years. He added that the profile of Mexican immigrants has changed greatly in the last 20 to 25 years.“Historically speaking, Mexicans coming to the United States were from four states in central and western Mexico,” García said. “After 1980, almost everybody started moving to the United States. Almost every single state in Mexico had this transfer of migrants.”Today, 47 percent of immigrants from Mexico are women, meaning that more families are migrating together. Approximately 1 million Mexican immigrants in the United States are professionals and executives. However, García brought up that many undocumented immigrants who come to the United States from Mexico face issues working and earning a living. “When you are a worker in the U.S. with no papers and you are not getting paid enough, you can ask your boss to be paid,” García said. “Many [people without papers] are scared to ask because they could get deported. Even when you don’t have papers, you have rights, [and] many people don’t know that.”
The glorious revival of Accra Hearts of Oak appears to be on track after thumping Berekum Arsenals 3-1 at the Accra Sports stadium.The Phobians were languishing menacingly at the drop zone at the end of the first round of the 2012-13 league season but with nine points at stake in the opening second round, Hearts have grabbed seven, with Arsenals becoming their latest victims.Romeo Abban opened the Hearts account early in the first half with Esme Mends increasing the tally to two later in the second half. But former Hearts player, Douglass Nkrumah who was regarded as surplus to Hearts’ requirements and subsequently sold out proved a mouthful as he got the Berekum side back into the game with a perfectly taken penalty kick.Minutes later Mahatma Otoo justified why he earned a maiden Black Stars call–up with a sumptuous finish late in the game.Elsewhere, Medeama recorded an impressive 1-0 victory over Kumasi King Faisal at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium to consolidate their position on top of the league table.Berekum Chelsea also beat Liberty Professionals 2-0 at home in what could be described as a sweet revenge for the former league Champions. Chelsea fell heavily in the first leg tie succumbing 5-0 to the Dansoman based side. Their 2-0 victory keeps their title ambitions alive and hope leaders Medeama will slip up.In Cape Coast, Ashgold attempted an audacious comeback after conceding three goals early in the game to Ebusua Dwarfs but the Obuasi based side were only a goal shy in that attempt with the game ending 3-2 in favour of Dwarfs.Wa All Stars ended the fairy tale run by league debutants Amidaus FC when they pummeled them 3-0 at home.New Edubiase also beat Kpando Hearts of Lions by two goals to nil.The game between Kotoko and Real Tamale United has been postponed. Scores at a glanceHearts of Oak 3–1 Berekum ArsenalsKing Faisal0–1 MedeamaBerekum Chelsea2–0Liberty ProfessionalsEbusua Dwarfs 3–2 AshgoldNew Edubiase 2–0Heart of LionsWa All Stars 3– 0Amidaus FC