Governor Wolf Announces 680 New Jobs with New FedEx Ground Mid-Atlantic Distribution Facility in Northampton County

first_img Jobs That Pay,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced today that FedEx Ground will establish a distribution center in Allen Township, Northampton County, a move that is expected to create 680 new full-time and part-time jobs.“Pennsylvania is steadily rebuilding its reputation as the best state to do business in, thanks in part to our unparalleled public-private partnerships,” Governor Wolf said. “The significant investment FedEx is making in Pennsylvania by establishing a new mid-Atlantic distribution facility that is expected to create 680 new jobs is just one example of the type of success that is happening all throughout the commonwealth.”FedEx Ground has purchased 253 acres in Allen Township, Northampton County, and will construct an 800,000 square-foot distribution center and related structures as part of a new Mid-Atlantic hub. FedEx Ground will invest more than $227.5 million in the project, and is projected to create 282 new, full-time jobs over the next three years and also anticipates creating 398 new, permanent part-time jobs. In addition, the company is expected to retain 1,652 existing employees statewide.FedEx Ground received a funding proposal from the Department of Community and Economic Development that includes a $1,130,000 Pennsylvania First Program grant, $846,000 in Job Creation Tax Credits to be distributed upon creation of the new jobs, and $126,900 in WEDnetPA funding for employee training.The project was coordinated by the Governor’s Action Team, an experienced group of economic development professionals who report directly to the governor and work with businesses that are considering locating or expanding in Pennsylvania in collaboration with the Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation.FedEx Ground is a wholly owned subsidiary of FedEx Corporation. FedEx Corporation has more than 340,000 employees worldwide, and FedEx Ground has nearly 80,000 employees in the United States and Canada.For more information on FedEx, visit www.fedex.comFor more information about the Governor’s Action Team or DCED visit www.newpa.com.# # #Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf SHARE Email Facebook Twitter May 20, 2016center_img Governor Wolf Announces 680 New Jobs with New FedEx Ground Mid-Atlantic Distribution Facility in Northampton Countylast_img read more

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Ørsted Issues Green Senior Bonds in Taiwan

first_imgØrsted has issued green senior bonds in Taiwan for the purpose of raising green financing for its investments in the local offshore wind sector.Ørsted has completed the pricing of new unsecured green senior bonds of nominal TWD 12 billion (circa EUR 342.6 million) in total comprising a 7-year TWD 4 billion fixed-rate tranche and a 15-year TWD 8 billion fixed rate tranche.Both tranches have settlement on 19 November, the company said.“We are very pleased with the completion of this historic transaction which is an important step in the financing of the Changhua 1 & 2a project. We are proud to help develop the local financial market with respect to green financing and this underlines our commitment to Ørsted’s activities in Taiwan,” said Ørsted CFO Marianne Wiinholt.The transaction marks the first-ever green TWD bond to be issued by a foreign corporation in Taiwan, Ørsted said.BNP Paribas and Bank of Taiwan are the Mandated Lead Arrangers alongside Deutsche Bank and CTBC as arrangers on the transaction.The original article was updated on 6 November.last_img read more

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‘Christmas Bird Count’ December 17 through January 5

first_imgConnersville, In. — The Indiana Audubon Society is inviting nature enthusiasts to participate in the National Audubon Society Christmas Bird Count (CBC), the longest-running citizen science survey.  From December 14-January 5, birders will take place in this 119-year-old tradition, many rising before dawn to participate.This year, the Audubon Christmas Bird Count will mobilize over 72,000 volunteer bird counters in more than 2,500 locations across the Western Hemisphere. Indiana hosts over 50 individual count locations each year.  The Audubon Christmas Bird Count utilizes the power of volunteers to track the health of bird populations at a scale that scientists could never accomplish alone. The tradition of counting birds combined with modern technology and mapping is enabling researchers to make discoveries that were not possible in earlier decades.Birders of all ages are welcome to contribute to this fun, nationwide citizen science project, which provides ornithologists with a crucial snapshot of our native bird populations during the winter months. Each individual count is performed in a count circle with a diameter of 15 miles. In most count circles, some people also watch feeders instead of following routes.To sign up or for more information about a count in the Indiana area, visit www.indianaaudubon.org/bird-counts.  There is no fee to participate and the quarterly report, American Birds is available online. Counts are open to birders of all skill levels, and often sponsored by individual Audubon chapters.To learn more about the Indiana Audubon Society and to search for programs near you, visit them on the weblast_img read more

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Youth Worker Cafe highlights top youth issues

first_imgGreensburg, IN—The Decatur County United Fund hosted the Decatur County Youth worker Café Tuesday at the Decatur County REMC.  The Indiana Youth Institute presented the State of the Child 2020 demographic date information to the crowd.   The data presented was on overview of state statistics reported from the Department of Education for Decatur County as well as correlated information against State and national data. Decatur County ranked 29th overall for child well being.  The largest issues for the area continue to be a lack of mental health options for youth and a lack of early education options.  The data was presented by Sarah Micich, Director of Data and Research at IYI. The Decatur County United Fund hosts three Youth Worker Cafes per year.  Joane Cunningham stated that the intent of the cafes is to gather all of the individuals and agencies in the community that works with the youth of Decatur County including schools and not-for-profits.  The events are free but do need to register in advance as there is a lunch provided.  The next Youth worker café will be held on May 14 at the Decatur County REMC.  To review the snapshot information on any county in Indiana from IYI, click here.last_img read more

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Clarke: Red cards should not mask win

first_imgWest Brom manager Steve Clarke hopes his side’s almost perfect away performance does not get overshadowed by the three red cards dished out at Southampton. Press Association He added: “The performances have been okay by and large. We have become a little bit of a reactive team, where we wait to the game happens and then we go chasing it. We do that quite well but we spoke about getting the first goal, we did that and from there we controlled the game. “It was almost a perfect away performance. The three front players were great, not just causing Southampton a problem but defensively they worked hard for the team, closed the game down at the right times. The shape of the team was good – something we’ve worked on this week. It is nice when it pays off.” Clarke had not seen a replay of Fortune’s sending-off before speaking to the media, but agreed with Madley’s decision to send off Ramirez and Fox. “They tell me Marc pushed him and his hand caught him in the face so if that is the case we will take the punishment,” he said. “I thought the other two red cards were clear as well, although it is a shame when a game finishes 10 against nine.” Southampton manager Mauricio Pochettino had also not seen the incidents back but could not have missed his side’s woeful display. The performance was the worst since the Argentinian replaced Nigel Adkins at the helm in January and brought an abrupt end to a six-match unbeaten streak. “From my point of view we just didn’t start in the game,” Pochettino said. “We didn’t really get into the game at all. We didn’t feel comfortable, especially when we conceded the first goal in the sixth minute. Then we became a bit fearful of their attacking strikers, who were quite fast, strong and physically fit. “From that point on we were uncomfortable and never really got into the game. I think we had a bad day but, then again, the good days, the good victories and bad days give me a lot of information as a manager so I have learned a lot.” center_img The Baggies headed to St Mary’s with just three wins in 14 league games but returned to form in style, with Marc-Antoine Fortune, Romelu Lukaku and Shane Long all scoring in a 3-0 win. The three points saw them set a new club record for Premier League points (48) and wins (14), although it is referee Robert Madley’s top-flight debut that stole the show. The Yorkshireman sent off Saints pair Gaston Ramirez and Danny Fox as well as West Brom’s Fortune – something manager Clarke hopes does not draw attention away from his side’s fine performance. “I think the win is the most important topic,” he said. “We’ve been scratching around for a win a bit recently.” last_img read more

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Mackay not daunted by task ahead

first_img The acquisitions of Danish striker Andreas Cornelius, Tottenham defender Steven Caulker and Sevilla midfielder Gary Medel have each raised Cardiff’s record outlay, while John Brayford and Simon Moore have been brought in from Derby and Brentford respectively. Tan has made it clear he expects to see a return on his investment, with Mackay still looking to make further additions to his squad. But the Scot is comfortable with the pressures that go with his level of expenditure. “He (Tan) has expected results from last summer,” he said. “When I was offered the job, it was a three-year plan. His task for me was to be promoted last summer. That’s expectation, that’s pressure, so I have had that. Football managers are under pressure every week.” He added: “I’ve broken the transfer record three times, but it’s where we are as a club. “It’s not about looking back, it’s about making sure we keep striving to push forward. “The club has come a huge distance in a short space of time relatively with help from a lot of people over a long period to get us to this point. Press Association The Bluebirds will make their Barclays Premier League bow at West Ham on Saturday, 51 years after their last top-flight outing. Malaysian businessman Tan vowed to back his manager in the transfer window after the club secured promotion back in April, and he has been true to his word. “But as far as myself and my staff are concerned we want to keep striving and make the club better in terms of facilities, the staff we bring in and the players we bring in and we have to try and get the best players here. “I won’t apologise for that and I will take my time and do it in the way I think is best for this football club. It was never going to be about quantity this summer, it was always going to be about quality. “That takes patience and it takes being criticised (for a lack of activity early in the summer), that’s fine because at the end of the day I know exactly what I want and how I want to go about it.” Mackay is set to hand 18-year-old full-back Declan John a full debut with Andrew Taylor suspended, while Cornelius is doubtful after picking up a knock in training last week. But Caulker and Medel, who trained with his new team-mates on Friday, are in line to make their Cardiff debuts against the Hammers. Chile international Medel arrives with a reputation as an uncompromising midfielder, having been sent off seven times in 90 games for Sevilla in La Liga. But Mackay is confident he has landed a man who will be an integral part of his Cardiff side, and believes he can be an important presence at Upton Park. He said: “He is very experienced for someone who has just turned 26. “He’s got over 50 caps for Chile. He’s played in the Boca Juniors v River Plate derby, one of the most frenetic derbies in the world. “He has played in La Liga against top, top players. In February Xavi came out and asked Barcelona to try and buy him so that is pedigree for you. “I believe he also thinks he should be on the top stage as well and that’s important. “It’s important to have players that think they belong standing in the middle of Upton Park in the Premier League. “He’s a leader and an organiser and we are delighted to get him because we worked very hard on it.” Cardiff have also submitted a planning application to local authorities for phase one of the planned development of Cardiff City Stadium. If successful the process will add a second-tier to the ground’s Ninian Stand and increase the capacity to approximately 33,000. Cardiff manager Malky Mackay has no problem dealing with the expectations of owner Vincent Tan after breaking the club transfer record three times this summer. read more

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AFCON 2019: CAF Inspectors to Visit Hosts Cameroon

first_imgCameroon, as well as being hosts, will be the defending champions having won the 2017 title earlier this year in Gabon.Speaking in Yaounde, Tchiroma cautioned the media to stop sending out negative signals which he said undermine Cameroon’s ability to stage this event.He warned that such an “unjustified attitude” had led some countries to think they could step in for Cameroon to host the 2019 event, and said that sending out misleading allegations is “unacceptable, a betrayal and an act of hostility” against their fatherland.Last month, Cameroon’s Sports Minister Ismael Bidoung assured the public that Cameroon would be ready on time.Tchiroma reiterated this, and stated that the Cameroonian government, in collaboration with the Cameroon Football Federation (Fecafoot) will work closely with President Paul Biya as well as the Prime Minister, other companies and partners who he said are all committed to providing a good standard of infrastructure by their deadline.“The mission will visit each of the sites selected for the event and inspect all infrastructure involved in the organisation of the event in terms of sport, hotel, roads, airport, hospitals, and telecommunications.“Each time there is an assessment, it will be followed by a general report on future deadlines,” said Tchiroma.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram A Confederation of African Football inspection team will visit Cameroon for eight days from August 20 to assess the country’s progress as it prepares to host the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.Cameroon government spokesman Issa Tchiroma Bakary announced the details, saying organisers should not worry.“This inspection mission, like those that will follow throughout the process towards the deadline of the event, is not aimed at sanctioning,” said Tchiroma.“On the contrary, it is an opportunity for any changes and consultation in order to ascertain the state of preparedness and to readjust as necessary the strategy for the full success of the event,” he added.The 2019 tournament in Cameroon will feature 24 teams instead of 16 for the first time in history and will be held in June and July rather than January and February.last_img read more

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Feverish loyalty should be rewarded

first_imgLet’s be honest; there hasn’t been a busier man in Southern California over the past month than new Athletic Director Pat Haden.For a man thrust into the responsibility of reinvigorating a program that has lost some of its prestige and luster the past year, the former Rhodes Scholar has taken the bull by the horns — so much so that Google News can’t even keep track of all his recent exploits.There was the emptying of a certain trophy case in Heritage Hall, the overdue pink slip sent to Deudeaux Field — even the appearances he made at the football team’s first fall practices should be applauded. Because, unlike his predecessor, what drives this man to show up isn’t the obligation of the job or a chance for a candid photo-op, but rather his passion for the university, which runs much deeper than simply pride in the athletic program.But for a man who has put the word loyal back in loyalty, I have one final request for the student body.August around these parts doesn’t exude strong sentiments for college basketball, and that’s understandable. But although Haden has excelled in his first 30 days on the job, my offer for the former USC quarterback couldn’t come a second too soon.I’ve heard that students here get a bad rap for being self-absorbed and even greedy at times, but if ever a university needed a campaign for that M.O., I don’t mind being the poster child right now.When you think of the most dominant men’s basketball programs across the country, names like Duke, Kansas, UNC and Michigan State are likely the first to pop up.What do they all have in common?Aside from the plethora of national championships, Hall of Fame-bound coaches and a community that embraces them through thick and thin, the answer is: a vibrant student section.There is no better recipe on a Saturday night to drive college populaces from the fraternity kegs towards the arena turnstiles than a culture built on banner raisings and monumental moments in March.However, one glance at USC’s basketball history and selling USC fans on the Galen Center isn’t that simple.Though I can’t complain that the university has put its first foot forward in recent years — allowing students to enter the Galen Center with just a simple flick of their I.D. cards — it’s time for an upgrade for loyalty.Although last year’s season was marred by the actions and inactions of men who no longer are associated with USC, hidden beneath the ugliness of scandal was the beauty of unity and school pride.Despite resting in the wake of Mike Garrett’s self-imposed one-year postseason ban, never was home court advantage so evident on this campus as it was inside the Galen Center last February during home games against Cal and UCLA.Say what you will about the noise inside the Coliseum during marquee games or the rabid fans that took to the stands of the McDonalds Swim Stadium last fall to cheer on the back-to-back NCAA champion men’s water polo team; what took place last year in the Trojan Fever section was astonishing, uncommon and, best of all, reward-worthy.I grasp the concept “You get what you pay for.” But given the enthusiasm shown last year, the seats given to USC students during the basketball season is a subtle slap in the face.The Galen Center is a palace of a sports arena, with great P.A. sound, H.D. scoreboards and comfort most sports fans would revel in. And yet the entire student body is relegated to watching the game going north to south, through the backside of a glass backboard.Traditionally at most universities, the area behind and around the basket is reserved for the band, cheerleaders and members of the community. But at USC, this domain of about 1,200 seats belongs to the students.There’s no point crying over spilled milk, but my advice for Haden and recently appointed Associate Athletic Director J.K. McKay is that if you don’t want that milk to go sour anytime soon, let the Trojan Fever spread to the sidelines.Angelenos might squirm at the idea of sharing elbow space with snot-nosed 20-somethings, but it’s time to go back to rule No. 1 of business ethics: Cater to the needs of the paying customer.And despite the deep pockets of some of the Trojan followers that reside in Los Angeles, the paying customer I am speaking of are the thousands of students that pour tuition money into this university each semester. You know, the people these games are played for in the first place.In Durham, N.C., you can smell the sweat of Kyle Singler. In Chapel Hill, N.C., students can hear the verbal diarrhea spewing from Roy Williams as he chastises an official over a blown call. In East Lansing, Mich., Michigan State’s students don’t have an entire section, they lay claim to most of the entire lower bowl.Even across the way in Westwood, where they play second fiddle to USC in academic rankings and Gauntlet showdown victories, UCLA students hold one distinct advantage when it comes to the hardwood: a much better viewing experience.This plea for an upgrade might easily fall on deaf ears, especially since Haden has more on his proverbial plate than hot dog eating world champion Joey Chestnut.But if ever there were a man that could sympathize with this 1,200-word loyalty-themed violin solo, it’s our athletic director. Look no further than his 34-year marriage to his wife, or his undying love for this school at a time when it hasn’t been easy to exhibit that type of affection.So Mr. Haden, if your tenure of restoration is to continue down your current path of excellence, remember the process of maintaining a relationship with the student body — one which is based on trust and loyalty.Who knows, a small act of good faith could go a long way.The ball is in your court.“For The Love Of The Game” runs Wednesdays. To comment on this article, visit dailytrojan.com or e-mail Dave at dulberg@usc.edu.last_img read more

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Gabriela Knutson wins both matches despite Syracuse’s 5-2 loss to No. 9 Virginia

first_imgKnutson and doubles partner Valeria Salazar cruised to a 6-1 win early in the match. In just 28 minutes, the pair took care of Virginia’s Stephanie Nauta and Victoria Olivarez. They commanded rallies, forcing Nauta and Olivarez to huddle between points and regroup. Most points ended quickly, often with Virginia’s Stephanie Nauta and Victoria Olivarez scurrying to trace down Knutson’s well-placed shots near the sidelines.Knutson said Salazar helped set up her points well, which helped the duo get SU’s only doubles win. That, she said, made her both positive and aggressive heading into singles play, both of which she’d need. Her opponent, Nauta, entered Sunday as the No. 63 singles player in the country.In the first set tiebreak, Knutson missed the last point of the set. She responded by spinning her racquet in the air. On its way down, it slipped through her hands, clicking on the floor below. She moaned in frustration as the the racquet lay at her feet.“We all lost doubles points, so I was really disappointed,” she said. “That’s why I started out a little slow in singles, lost.”But after that, she turned it on. In the second set, she cruised to a 6-1 win. Her volleys were well-timed and her serve was powerful. Even her short game acted as an effective change-up to her power strokes. She dropped a few slow volleys that nearly stopped when they landed in Nauta’s box. She followed her second set win with a 6-4 win in the third.Knutson said she instinctively crept up to make aggressive shots. In her doubles match, she and Salazar scaled down the court. Knutson stayed 10 or 15 feet from the net for a rally of back and forth volleys on multiple occasions, making for a game that was at times more akin to pickle ball than tennis.In the team’s postgame huddle, Limam told his team that Knutson’s aggressiveness and ability to take control of the last set is something that, despite the loss, each player could take from the match.“Gaby was a stud today,” Limam said. “She played very good tennis against a very good player for Virginia. It was a very good way to finish the day.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on February 21, 2016 at 5:54 pm Contact Matthew: mguti100@syr.edu | @MatthewGut21center_img When Gabriela Knutson was battling in her third set, players and coaches from both teams flocked to court two to see the final match of the afternoon. With each winning point, Knutson drew more cheers. The teams’ match had already been decided, but Knutson was affixed to one thing: winning hers.“I didn’t really focus on what other people were doing,” Knutson said. “I was really concentrated on my match, so I just hoped that my teammates were going to also win.”But for the most part, Knutson’s teammates didn’t win. Syracuse (7-1, 1-1 Atlantic Coast) dropped two of three doubles matches to the No. 9 Virginia Cavaliers (5-3, 2-0) in its first loss of the season on Sunday. The Orange never quite got off its sluggish start in doubles, dropping four singles matches en route to losing to the Cavaliers 5-2. With the loss, Syracuse drops to 0-3 versus Virginia since joining the ACC.But despite the loss, Knutson, a 5-foot-9 freshman, won in both her doubles and singles matches and provided her teammates something to build on in the week ahead.“She’s an all around player,” Syracuse head coach Younes Limam said of Knutson. “She can finish points at the net, she can also dictate at the baseline, and she needed to do that today. I think she was tested and she responded extremely well.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textlast_img read more

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Irish getting ready to move to Bordeaux

first_imgThe Ireland squad will hold another training session this morning in Versailles – before re-locating to Bordeaux ahead of Saturday’s clash with Group E top-seeds, Belgium.Jonathan Walters remains the only fitness concern for Ireland manager Martin O’Neill, who could be tempted to unveil a new formation in training today ahead of the show-down with a Belgian side that will be desperate to bounce-back from the disappointment of their opening round loss to Italy.Last night, tournament hosts France booked their place in the knock-out stages in dramatic fashion.,  Les Bleus left it right up until the last moment to finally break-down a stubborn Albanian side in Marseille, but injury-time goals from Antoine Griezmann and Dimitri Payet secured a stunning 2-0 victory that put the hosts through with a game to spare.There’s a further three matches taking place today.England and Wales will go head-to-head in Lens in their Group B contest at 2pm.The focus then switches to the second round of matches in Group C.Northern Ireland will seek to revive their hopes of reaching the knock-out stages as they face the Ukraine from 5 o’clock.And the late game today will see neighbours Germany and Poland both looking to register back-to-back wins from 8pm.last_img read more

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