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
LocalNews Tourism is sensitive business – labour commissioner by: – March 19, 2012 Tweet Sharing is caring! Share Labour Commissioner Matthew Leblanc.Labour Commissioner of Dominica, Matthew Leblanc has described the tourism sector as sensitive business which he believes is “indeed critical” to the development of Dominica.Leblanc who was the featured speaker at the 3rd Bi-Annual Meeting of the Dominica Hotel and Tourism Association last week, deliberated on “Labour Laws and its effects on Tourism Stakeholders”.According to Leblanc, while efforts are being made to promote Dominica’s tourism product, their efforts might be “futile” if stakeholders “do not work together in the creation and sustenance of the enabling environment”.“The tourism association can’t do it alone, we need on board all the hoteliers, restaurant owners, bar attendants, bar men, secretaries, receptionists and the security officers,” he said as everyone must get involved.“We need everyone to be sensitized to be educated and to develop and nurture the culture of a high quality service that we could speak of a product that is unique, that is distinct, that is special and that is superior because those who do it do it in an environment that is healthy, sane, humane and understand the purpose for which they do it”. He also explained the importance of good working conditions and respect for employees which will provide a “decent” environment.“For us at Labour Administration work is a question of human dignity that must be based on conditions of social justice, mutual respect and we believe that decent work will generate decent income for decent persons in decent communities and we will have decent families and a decent country. So it is very important for us to promote labour laws, labour policies and labour regulations and to encourage the strict adherence as much as possible to the law”.Leblanc also noted that employees should be treated as an equal human being although his role is different from that of the employer.“The one who works is also a human being and it is understood and promoted that one who is employed is an equal human being he just has a different role and his role he must conduct and carry out in an atmosphere that is equal. No longer can we consider ourselves as employers as the capitalist as those who have the bank accounts and the business establishment as superior to the worker”.He believes therefore that employers should “partner with the worker, respect the worker, and acknowledge the importance of the result of the work of the worker”.Matthew also noted that employees and employers alike should “honor the work of those who fought so hard to ensure that persons were treated as humans in the workplace”.Dominica Vibes News Share Share 136 Views one comment
The 49ers are one of the NFL’s most popular teams largely because they’ve had more success than most in the league. For that, San Francisco has an amazing run in the 1980s, plus an extra Super Bowl title in the ’90s, to thank.Now San Francisco is chasing yet another Super Bowl in its first title game appearance since the 2012 season. Should the 49ers win Super Bowl 54 against the Chiefs, they will join the Patriots and Steelers as the teams with the most Super Bowl championships. MORE: Future Super Bowl locationsBelow is the 49ers’ Super Bowl history, which includes a 5-1 record in the big game.How many Super Bowls have the 49ers won?The 49ers have tasted victory in the Super Bowl five times.Below is a quick review of all five of their Super Bowl wins.Super Bowl 16: 49ers 26, Bengals 21San Francisco’s first Super Bowl appearance was a success. Led by eventual Super Bowl MVP Joe Montana, the 49ers build a 20-0 lead in the first half against the Bengals. Though Cincinnati made a second-half push, outgaining San Francisco 356-275, it was plagued by four turnovers.The 49ers needed just a couple Ray Wersching field goals in the fourth quarter to hold off the Bengals for their first title, which came in coach Bill Walsh’s third season.Super Bowl 19: 49ers 38, Dolphins 16What was a tight game in the first quarter quickly turned into a disaster for the overmatched Dolphins. The 49ers pounded their opponent in their second Super Bowl to the tune of 537 total yards to just 314 for Miami. Montana again was named Super Bowl MVP.The 1984 49ers followed a 15-1 regular season with this blowout win in the Super Bowl, making them, in our estimation, the second best Super Bowl-winning team in NFL history.Super Bowl 23: 49ers 20, Bengals 16After three straight seasons in which the 49ers lost in the playoffs, they returned to the big game in what would become Walsh’s final year as coach. To win the Super Bowl, Montana threw a touchdown pass to John Taylor with 39 seconds to play. Wide receiver Jerry Rice, who caught 11 passes for 215 yards and a touchdown, was named Super Bowl MVP.After one of the best Super Bowls in NFL history, Walsh announced his retirement in the locker room. He left the 49ers with three Super Bowl victories and 10 wins in 14 postseason games. Defensive coordinator George Seifert was promoted to replace him, and San Francisco would go on to win its fourth Super Bowl the following year and cement itself as the team of the 1980s.MORE: Where Walsh ranks among Super Bowl-winning head coachesSuper Bowl 24: 49ers 55, Broncos 10Denver never had a chance in this game. The blowout began in the first quarter, and at one point in the third, the 49ers had a 41-3 lead over the Broncos before John Elway finally got Denver on the board with touchdown. Montana, who passed for 297 yards and 5 touchdowns for a passer rating of 147.6, was named Super Bowl MVP for the third time.Just behind the 1984 49ers, we ranked this San Francisco squad as the third best Super Bowl-winning team in NFL history.Super Bowl 29: 49ers 49, Chargers 26This was Steve Young’s moment to shine, and he took advantage. All the QB did was throw a Super Bowl-record six touchdown passes and win the game’s MVP award as San Francisco blew out San Diego.The 49ers won their division again the next year and made a few more playoff appearances under Steve Mariucci after Seifert left before the 1997 season, but they did not return to the Super Bowl until 201249ers Super Bowl appearancesThe 49ers have appeared in six Super Bowls and have won five.Below are all of their appearances, including their latest, which also happens to mark their only loss in the big game.SeasonSuper Bowl opponentResultRegular-season recordHead coach1981BengalsW, 26-2113-3Bill Walsh1984DolphinsW, 38-1615-1Bill Walsh1988BengalsW, 20-1610-6Bill Walsh1989BroncosW, 55-1014-2George Seifert1994ChargersW, 49-2613-3George Seifert2012RavensL, 34-3111-4-1Jim HarbaughSan Francisco, of course, has had many chances to increase its number of Super Bowl appearances. The 49ers have lost in the NFC championship game nine times.When is the last time the 49ers played in the Super Bowl?Sandwiched between two losses in the NFC championship game, the 49ers reached Super Bowl 47 in coach Jim Harbaugh’s second season, 2012.In what was turning into a blowout in favor of the Ravens, especially after Jacoby Jones returned the second-half kickoff 108 yards for a touchdown to give Baltimore a 28-6 lead, Super Bowl 47 turned into a classic. The 49ers stormed back with 17 unanswered points in the third, and they had a chance to steal the win in the last minute but ran out of downs in the red zone.The Ravens held on for a 34-31 win. Which team has won the most Super Bowls?The 49ers remain stuck in a tie with the Cowboys with five Super Bowl victories apiece, but both are one behind the Patriots and Steelers.Including New England’s win over the LA Rams last year to draw even with Pittsburgh, below are all the NFL teams that have won two or more Super Bowls.RankTeamSuper Bowl winsT1Patriots6T1Steelers6T349ers5T3Cowboys5T5Packers4T5Giants4T7Raiders3T7Broncos3T7Redskins3T10Ravens2T10Colts2T10Dolphins2
=== Big Ten Tournament scores from ThursdayNebraska 69, #21 Maryland 61Ohio State 79, Indiana 75Minnesota 77, Penn State 72 (OT) KANSAS CITY — Talen Horton-Tucker hit five 3-pointers and scored 21 points and fifth-seeded Iowa State shot past fourth-seeded Baylor 83-66 in the quarterfinals of the Big 12 tournament on Thursday. The Cyclones (21-11) also had key contributions from Marial Shayok who had 18 with four 3-pointers, Lindell Winginton with 16 points and Tyrese Haliburton with 13. This is Iowa State coach Steve Prohm.Prohm says it was a good win for his teamIowa State will face top-seed Kansas State in today’s semifinal round, as K-State beat TCU 70-61. The other semifinal will have ten-seed West Virginia face Kansas. West Virginia upset 7th-ranked Texas Tech 79-74 on Thursday, while Kansas beat Texas 65-57. MASON CITY — The NIACC women’s basketball team continues their preparations for the national tournament next week in Harrison Arkansas. Lexi Jones is a freshman from Rockwell.Jada Buford is a freshman from Brooklyn Park Minnesota who says she didn’t have any interest in playing basketball at the college level.Kelcie Hale is a freshman from Earlham in central Iowa who says the Lady Trojans have a chance of being successful in the national tournament.Mandy Willems is a freshman from Ackley who was named three separate times as the national player of the week and was the Region XI tournament most valuable player.The second-seeded Lady Trojans will face 15th-seed Wayne County Community College of Michigan next Tuesday at 3 o’clock in their opening round game at the Pioneer Pavilion on the North Arkansas College campus. You can hear that game on KGLO starting at about 2:45 with the pre-game. CHICAGO — Nicholas Baer made five of Iowa’s 12 3-pointers and scored 17 points, helping the Hawkeyes pull away from Illinois for an 83-62 victory on Thursday in the second round of the Big Ten Tournament. Iowa shot 52 percent from the field in dominating Illinois, as the Hawkeyes assisted on 25 of 31 made baskets. This is Iowa head coach Fran McCafferyThe Hawkeyes went 12 for 23 from beyond the arc and turned 15 Illini turnovers into 24 points. Sixth seeded Iowa now advances to face third seeded Michigan in the quarterfinals.Joe Wieskamp scored 13 points for Iowa, and Tyler Cook finished with 12. Tip off is set for around 8:30 from the United Center. == SUNDAY– Iowa men’s basketball — Big Ten championship (if win Saturday) — pre-game 1:30, tipoff 2:30– Men’s basketball — SEC championship — 11:45– Men’s basketball — American Athletic Conference championship — 2:00– Men’s basketball — NCAA Selection Sunday — 5:00 === Big Ten Tournament quarterfinals today11:30 AM — Ohio State vs. #6 Michigan State1:55 PM — Nebraska vs. #19 Wisconsin6:00 PM — Minnesota vs. #13 Purdue8:25 PM — Iowa vs. #10 Michigan THIS WEEKEND ON AM-1300 KGLO:== FRIDAY– Minnesota Twins spring training baseball vs. Baltimore — 12:00– Iowa men’s basketball — Big Ten quarterfinals vs. Michigan — pre-game 7:30, tipoff 8:30 == SATURDAY– Iowa men’s basketball — Big Ten semifinals (if win Friday) — pre-game 1:30, tipoff 2:30– Men’s basketball — SEC semifinals — 11:45 AM– Men’s basketball — Pac 12 championship — 9:15 PM
SAT, NOV 7AFC BOURNEMOUTH 0NEWCASTLE UNITED 1GOAL: NEWCASTLE: PEREZ 27.Ayoze Perez secured Newcastle United’s first away win of the season to take the Magpies out of the Barclays Premier League relegation zone. Perez scored from Newcastle’s only shot on target, with Adam Federici failing to stop his tame effort.The result was very harsh on adominant Bournemouth, who were denied by a string of brilliant saves from Newcastle goalkeeper Rob Elliot.MANCHESTER UNITED 2WEST BROMWICH ALBION 0GOALS: UNITED: LINGARD 52; MATA PEN 90.Jesse Lingard scored his first goal for Manchester United to take the club into fourth place in the Barclays Premier League. Lingard curled home from the edge of the box early in thesecond half to give the hosts the lead.Juan Mata then made the win safe from the penalty spot late on after Anthony Martial was fouled by Gareth McAuley, who was sent off.NORWICH CITY 1SWANSEA CITY 0GOAL: NORWICH: HOWSON 70.Norwich City ended a run of four Barclays Premier League defeats as Jonny Howson’s goal earned a narrow victory over Swansea.The midfielder tapped in his first goal of the season after Dieumerci Mbokaniheaded a corner back across goal.Swansea hit the bar through Gylfi Sigurdsson’s clever scooped attempt from Wayne Routledge’s cross.STOKE CITY 1CHELSEA 0GOAL: STOKE: ARNAUTOVIC 53.Jose Mourinho’s troubles increased in his absence with Chelsea’s manager powerless as his Barclays Premier League champions slumped to another damaging defeat. Mourinho was forced to watch from Chelsea’s team hotel as he served a one-match stadium ban for his behaviour towards match officials in the 2-1 defeat at West Ham in October. And his team suffered a seventh defeat thanks to Marko Arnautovic’s acrobatic 53rd-minute finish.SUNDERLAND 0SOUTHAMPTON 1GOAL: TADIC PEN 69.Southampton extended their unbeaten run in the Premier League to six games as Dusan Tadic’s penalty left Sunderland in the relegation zone. Ronald Koeman’s side bettered exchanges at the Stadium of Light and both Jose Fonte and Steven Davis saw efforts cleared off the line after half-time.The pressure told when Yann M’Vila fouled Ryan Bertrand and Tadic struck a fourth league goal of the season.LEICESTER CITY 2WATFORD 1GOALS: LEICESTER: KANTE 52; VARDY PEN 65. WATFORD: DEENEY PEN 75.Jamie Vardy scored for a ninth successive Barclays Premier League game as Leicester beat Watford to go level on points with Manchester City and Arsenal at the top of the table.Vardy got Leicester’s second with a penalty after he was tripped by Watford goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes. The Brazilian had already gifted Leicester the lead, somehow letting N’Golo KantÈ’s tame shot slip through but a Troy Deeney penalty gave Watford hope.WEST HAM UNITED 1EVERTON 1GOALS: WEST HAM: LANZINI 30. EVERTON: LUKAKU 43.West Ham moved up to fifth in the Premier League despite having to settle for a point at home to Everton. Manuel Lanzini put the Hammers ahead with a superb curling finish after Victor Moses’ shot was blocked.But Romelu Lukaku ran on to Gerard Deulofeu’s perfect pass to level and extend his run of scoring against West Ham to seven successive games. Winston Reid headed over for the Hammers and Lukaku went close late onbut neither side could force a winner.SUN, NOV 8ARSENAL 1TOTTENHAM 1GOALS: ARSENAL: GIBBS 77. SPURS: KANE 32.Arsenal wasted the chance to go two points clear at the top of the Barclays Premier League after coming from behind to steal a draw in the North London derby. With Manchester City held by Aston Villa earlier in the day the Gunners could have gone top but after Harry Kane gave Spurs a 32nd minute lead to take his tally to six goals in four games. But substitute Kieran Gibbs levelled for the Gunners with 13 minutes remaining.ASTON VILLA 0MANCHESTER CITY 0GOALS: NONE.Bottom club Aston Villa held leaders Manchester City to a goalless draw in Remi Garde’s first game as manager. Displaying a new-found defensive solidity, the hosts restricted City well although Raheem Sterling should have scored with a close-range header. Fernando saw a late header hit the bar for the visitors, while substitute Fabian Delph’s low shot rolled just wide.LIVERPOOL 1CRYSTAL PALACE 2GOALS:- LIVERPOOL: COUTINHO 42. PALACE: BOLASIE 21, DANN 82Jurgen Klopp suffered his first defeat as Liverpool boss with Scott Dann handing Crystal Palace three valuable points. Dann nodded in the winner nine minutes from time after the ball bounced up to him in the area.The visitors had taken the lead through winger Yannick Bolasie, who shot home from inside the box after the Reds failed to clear the ball Philippe Coutinho curled in Liverpool’s goal three minutes before half time following Adam Lallana’s flicked pass.
2 Pope didn’t feature at the World Cup, but was in the squad Burnley goalkeeper Nick Pope will discover the full extent of his dislocated shoulder injury on Monday.Pope, an England World Cup squad member, was injured during the early stages of the Clarets’ 1-1 Europa League draw in Scotland on Thursday. Dyche also confirmed that Republic of Ireland winger Robbie Brady had been withdrawn after 42 minutes against Montpellier after feeling a tight hamstring.Brady had only previously played 45 minutes in pre-season as he steps up his recovery from knee surgery in December.“It was a very minor thing in his hamstring so we took him off immediately,” Dyche said.“He’s been out for a while, so we don’t want any secondary injuries if we can help it.”Burnley play the return leg of their Europa League second qualifying round tie against Aberdeen at Turf Moor on Thursday. “He [Pope] sees the specialist tomorrow,” Dyche told the official club website after Sunday’s 0-0 friendly draw with Montpellier.“It’s a definite dislocation, we know that, but it’s the grading of it and how the specialist views it.“Once he’s seen the specialist, we will have a much better view.“We will wait and see on that and we have no timescales at the moment.” Pope was substituted early on 2