February Jobs That Pay Update: A Bold Budget for a Stronger Pennsylvania

first_img Economy, Infrastructure, Jobs That Pay, Minimum Wage, Round-Up, SWEAP, The Blog It’s been a busy month for Governor Tom Wolf as he travels the commonwealth to highlight his proposed plan for the 2019-20 Pennsylvania budget. The governor stopped at schools, businesses, and rallies fighting for the right for every Pennsylvanian to have proper job training and a good career that provides a family-sustaining wage.Building the ‘Strongest Workforce in the Nation’His goal for the budget is to create the ‘Strongest Workforce in the Nation,’ an ambitious goal that he believes Pennsylvania can achieve through minimum wage increases, continuing investments in education and career training, and by creating the Keystone Economic Development and Workforce Command Center. Creating jobs that pay has been the cornerstone of Governor Wolf’s governance through his first four years and it continues to be a big part of his mission today.Fighting for Fair WagesRaising the minimum wage is an important issue for the governor. During the budget address, he highlighted the importance of raising the wage to $12 an hour with a 50 cent incremental increase until reaching $15 an hour in 2025. Pennsylvania has been at $7.25 an hour since 2009 and since then 29 states including our neighboring states have raised the wage floor for their workers.Investing in Education and Career TrainingThe PAsmart initiative has proved to be a success for the Wolf Administration as millions of dollars have been given to schools and businesses as direct investments in teachers, students, and Pennsylvania’s future workforce. A new website for the initiative has been created as a one-stop website to consolidate Pennsylvania’s education, training, and job search tools for people pursuing an education or career in the commonwealth.Governor Wolf will continue to travel the state to push for the advancement of Pennsylvania’s workforce and to pass legislation that will benefit the hardworking people of the commonwealth, their families, and their businesses.Highlights from January – February 2019Gov. Wolf Announces $121 Million Investment in Water Infrastructure Projects in 20 CountiesGovernor Wolf Proposes Minimum Wage Plan to Boost Paychecks of One Million WorkersGovernor Wolf Outlines Plan to Restore Critical Pennsylvania InfrastructureGovernor Wolf Announces Investments in 50 Multimodal Projects to Improve Safety, Mobility, Local EconomiesGovernor Wolf’s Budget Goal: Create ‘Strongest Workforce in the Nation’Governor Wolf Announces New PAsmart Apprenticeship Grants to Boost Northwest PA’s IndustriesGovernor Wolf, Pittsburgh Penguins Announce PAsmart Grant to Expand Science and Technology EducationGovernor Wolf Announces New Loan Approvals to Help Small Businesses Expand and Create JobsWolf Administration Launches Website with Career Resources for Every WorkerGovernor Wolf: Bold Workforce Development Plan Will Benefit Lancaster CountyGov. Wolf Announces $1.5 Million in PAsmart Job Training Grants in Southwest PennsylvaniaGov. Wolf Leads Rally to Raise the Wage in PennsylvaniaGovernor Wolf Announces Continued Growth of Tech Sector Through Expansion of Lucas SystemsGovernor Wolf Announces $10 Million to Expand STEM and Computer Science in SchoolsGovernor Wolf Announces 51 PAsmart Job Training Grants in South Central and Southeast PennsylvaniaGov. Wolf, Sen. Corman Announce Action on Long-Awaited Transportation Connection in Centre CountyGovernor Wolf Creates Keystone Economic Development and Workforce Command CenterHighlights from Instagram February 19, 2019 February Jobs That Pay Update: A Bold Budget for a Stronger Pennsylvaniacenter_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Homes with parking for the plane

first_imgAiry veranda and a pool are among the creature comforts. Huge space for plane parking.Its 18m by 18m hangar is “capable of hangaring up to four aircraft”, according to its listing by Minus The Agent Sales, plus it has an office on the mezzanine level above.About the same distance west of Brisbane was 17 Jamieson Road, Churchable — a 16.19 hectare property that has a classic four bedroom Queenslander, two granny flats, a hangar and its own 640m runway. Great spot to fly home to.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus12 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market12 hours ago Homes with parking for the plane are priced from as much as $1.2m at 152 Shiptons Flat Road, Cooktown, in Far North QLD to as low as $484,000 an hour from Brisbane CBD.When you’re mad about airplanes, you could be living the dream from as little as $484,000 for a four bedder with parking for the airplane just an hour’s drive from the CBD.While some people hunt down how many car parks a home might have, aviation enthusiasts search for hangars and airstrips, and these Queensland homes deliver in bucketloads priced from as low as under half a million dollars to as much as $1.2m. Breathtaking location.At the top end of the lifestyle homes with hangars — at the top end of the state — was an 84.9 hectare property that has its own airstrip, aircraft hangar with accommodation, machinery shed and house.The Far North Queensland property at 152 Shiptons Flat Road, Cooktown, was billed as a “once in a lifetime opportunity for the aviation enthusiast” priced at $1.2m. The house is just five minutes drive from Gatton. Wide open space to fly into at 15 Continental Court, Gatton.An hour’s drive west of Brisbane’s CBD is a four bedder on a large 2,345sq m block that comes with ample parking for small airplanes — in fact it has two hangars.The property at 15 Continental Court, Gatton, is in the Gatton Airpark Estate with the agent Matt Kark of LJ Hooker Gatton describing it as being “very handy to take advantage of the aviation lifestyle”. Next door at 13 Continental Court, Gatton, there’s a bespoke home with a hangar that can take four small airplanes.The three bedroom bespoke house at 13 Continental Court, Gatton, is also for sale, priced at $825,000 and it too has a hangar to stash the plane.This one’s on a 2,680sq m block and also has a quirky “cattery” attached to the laundry for the feline babies to play in. It has a classic Queenslander plus two other granny flats.For enthusiasts wanting things on a grander scale, there’s always Merribinda which comes with its own airstrip, hangar, sheds, pool, four bedder and stables at 4 Allan Road, Blenheim.The 41.68 hectare property was priced at $775,000 and according to a listing by agents Julie McGlinn and Noel Thornberry of Gatton & Laidley Real Estate, it “was originally a small crop farm producing potatoes and sweet potatoes”. The dream home of aircraft lovers at 152 Shiptons Flat Road, Cooktown.The home is just six years old but it’s the massive aircraft hanger that’s the star attraction with 324sq m under roof — about 252sq m of that in a lockup hangar that’s self-contained with 72 sqm of further covered space next to it.Then there’s the runway — an 1,100m all weather grass airstrip with an overshoot that takes it to 1,600m total, with two wind socks, located just a 150km flight from Cairns Airport. Loads of room to play. Millionaire selling ‘rarely utilised’ beachfront pad It has two hangars to park all those aircraft in your asset list.Five minutes drive from Gatton, you can taxi to your airplane parking straight off the estate’s 750m grass airstrip. If you don’t have that airplane yet, that’s some serious storage space or as Mr Kark states the hangars could be rented out to other enthusiasts. Room to park the plane at 4 Allan Road, Blenheim.The property has mango trees that are over 60 years old that still produce “hundreds upon hundreds of mangoes each year”, they said, as well as a Moreton Bay fig, Norfolk Pine and Poinciana.Located just under an hour 20 minutes from Brisbane CBD, it’s set up for horses and aircraft with a 15m by 12m hangar and a 684m grass runway that can alternatively be used as a “quarter mile racetrack for horses”. An enthusiast’s dream at 17 Jamieson Road, Churchable.Agent Aneta Fuller of First Prestige Realty Brisbane described it as being a “great set up for aviators” and comes with two granny flats and a swimming pool.The property also has seven water tanks, electric hot water, 20 5kv solar panels, a dam and the owner is willing to negotiate on specialty machinery that’s on site. Puts a new spin on the workday commute. MORE: Star puppet Agro making a move Checking out which one to take for a spin today.Agent Alli Paterson of Property Shop Cairns described it as being in a “rarely available and highly sought” location, 20 minutes from Cooktown, 2km from the infamous Lions Den Hotel and 22km from Archer Point beach.“Live here full time or rent out the house for an income while you fly in for the weekend on a fishing trip and stay over in the two bedroom apartment,” was how Ms Paterson marketed it. FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOK Imagine having a theme park in your backyardlast_img read more

Melville Hall Airport upgrade described as a step in the right direction.

first_img Share LifestyleLocalNewsTravel Melville Hall Airport upgrade described as a step in the right direction. by: – July 15, 2011 Share Sharing is caring! 31 Views no discussionscenter_img Share Tweet Approach to Melville Hall airport in northern Dominica. Photo credit: andersssvensson.sePresident of the Dominica Hotel & Tourism Association Simon Walsh says, the recently completed upgrade to the Melville Hall Airport which includes night landing capability is a step in the right direction.The DHTA has been an advocate for improved accessibility into Dominica, as they note it is a necessity if the tourism sector is to reach its full potential where all stakeholders can benefit.“We’ve been saying that the biggest challenge to the growth of the tourism industry is air access. There is a lot of talk and usually politically motivated talk about air access and international airport, but the most important thing is that we increase the capacity and the number of seats coming into Dominica and we need to do that quickly. We need a short term plan that will bring in more flights into Dominica, so the upgrade of the airport is a step in the right direction.”Mr Walsh commended the effort made at upgrading the airport which is now more attractive and professional. He also noted the extension of the runway as a step in the right direction.“Anyone travelling through the airport has got to recognize the fact that the experience at the airport now is a superior one than it was five years ago. It is a much more attractive airport, more professionally looking and is a nice place to travel through now on a small scale ofcourse. The extension of the runway is an important step in the right direction” he said.While Mr. Walsh applauds the capability for night landing, he says there must be proper marketing and promotion to create a demand, which will cause the airlines to schedule late flights into Dominica.“People think that if you build it they will come, like the movie says; “if you build it they will come but its not true. You have to market it, you have to be out there promoting it, there has to be a demand for it and the airlines have to see that they can make money doing it. We have proved that we have the night landing capability, now we have to prove that there is a demand for that and the airlines will fly. If there’s going to be a profit for the airlines they will fly, if you don’t have the capacity or capability to do it, you can’t promote it, you cannot expect that the airlines will ever take you seriously.”He concluded, “overall the upgrade is certainly a step in the right direction and the introduction of Air BVI a nineteen-seater which comes into Melville Hall three times per week from St. Martin which is an “excellent hub to be using.”According to a press release issued on July 4th by the Discover Dominica Authority, “Three times weekly, North American and European travellers wishing to visit Dominica can connect on the same day with non-stop service to Melville Hall Airport, Dominica (DOM) via BVI Airways from Princess Juliana International Airport, St. Maarten (SXM). Passengers on flights arriving into St. Maarten on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays before 5:00PM can connect into Dominica on BVI Airways flight 206 departing Princess Juliana International at 6:00PM. Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

Lady Cardinals Get ‘W’s’ Against Lady Cougars

first_imgSt. Louis Cardinals 7th Grade Volleyball team recorded their first official win of the season against the South Decatur Cougars. 25-18, 25-24 Kate Weber led the team with 8 points followed by Hope Kroen & Mary Hunter 7 points, Sylvia Eckstein 2 points and Izzy Price, Megan Raab & Allie Savage 1 point each. “The girls worked well as a team to push forward for this win. The Cardinals had their best defensive and offensive play this season,” stated Coach Jennifer Meer. Isabelle Wonnell, Maggie Beiser, Lilly Schebler and Ingrid Tuveson covered the court well to keep the Cardinal strong on defense. Olivia Freeland and Catherine Streator were big at the net to keep the Cougars on their toes.St. Louis Cardinal 8th Grade Volleyball Team defeated the South Decatur Cougars. 25-12, 25-11 Regina Gerstbauer served up 12 points which included 4 aces followed by Elizabeth Gigrich with 8 points includes 5 aces, Ellie Cornett 6 points, Chelsea Robertson 4 points, Lilly Wonnell and Ava Allen with 2 points each and Faith Tekulve 1 point. The offense was led by Gigrich and Robertson with a kill each and Audrey Beiser with an attack.Courtesy of Cardinals Coach Jennifer Meer.last_img read more

Ireland trail Afghanistan by 120 runs after day two of Test in India

first_imgIRELAND trail Afghanistan by 120 runs with nine second-innings wickets remaining after day two of their one-off Test match in Dehradun, India.Having started the day on 90-2, the Afghans were bowled out for 314, Rahmat Shah top-scoring with 98 and Stuart Thompson taking 3-28.Ireland lost William Porterfield for a duck in the second ball of their innings and ended the day on 22-1.Andrew Balbirnie is 14 not out and Paul Stirling eight not out at the close.Skipper Porterfield was caught by Ikram Ali Khail off the bowling of Yamin Ahmadzai.After bowling out Ireland for 172 on the opening day, Afghanistan took control on the second day at the Rajiv Gandhi Stadium, building up a first-innings lead of 142 runs.Rahmat Shah and Hashmatullah Shahidi (61) put on a partnership of 130 for the third wicket and Asghar Afghan produced some power hitting to score 67 with the help of six fours and four sixes.In addition to Thompson’s three-wicket haul, Andy McBrine, debutant spinner James Cameron-Dow and George Dockrell took two wickets apiece.Thompson believes Ireland can still win the contest despite Afghanistan’s strong position after day two.“There are still three days to play in this Test, and a lot of time to bat,” said the Irish all-rounder.“If we can put on some big partnerships – the two lads tonight looked set so if they can kick on and we bat for a long time then we can go past them and get a big lead.”The two teams are playing their second Test match, with Ireland in their first overseas game, following last May’s five-wicket debut defeat against Pakistan. (BBC Sport)last_img read more

Reis wins Global Auto Spares golf tourney

first_imgVETERAN Clifford Reis continued his winning drive to emerge winner in his flight and overall champion of the Global Auto Spares inaugural golf tournament last Saturday at the Lusignan Golf Course.Noticeably, rookie Eureka Giddings registered her entry in the winners’ row, placing a definite second.The tournament was played in two flights. Winners in the 0 –14 flight were Aleem Hussain (70/10), and Roy Cummings (74/12).In the 15 – 28 flight, winners were Reis (64/26); Giddings (71/28) and Shanella Webster (74/15).The grounds were in fine condition, and the new LGC member and owner of Global Auto Spares, Hardeo Ganpat and his wife were on hand to congratulate the winners and express their delight in supporting the Lusignan Golf Club. Meanwhile, Reis, CEO of Banks DIH, took full advantage of the conditions to maintain his great performance.In the special awards area, Minister Ronald Bulkan came out of a long absence to provide an excellent drive and win the Nearest The Pin (some 6ft) prize. Parmanand ‘Max’ Persaud also came to the fore in his unique area of the Longest Drive, being one of the club’s golfers with a huge drive; he recorded a 310 yards drive.Hussain took away two prizes, obtaining the Best Gross for the day, along with his flight win. Meanwhile, a packed and exciting series of tournaments are set for the next few weeks at the Lusignan Golf Club, starting with the Assuria Insurance Companies inaugural Open Golf Tournament on Saturday, April 27th at 12:30 p.m., to be followed each weekend by a tournament sponsored by MTV, RRT, Banks DIH, Torginol Paints, Macorp, El Dorado, Kissoons and a grand AMCHAM Open on June 15th.In the spirit of generosity and rejoicing of the Easter season, LGC, in partnership with the Shafura Hussain (charitable) Foundation of Albouystown and New Trend Auto’s Rudy Ramalingum, began distributing kites to children in the Albouystown community. President Hussain indicated that some 200 kites would be given over the period, Easter Saturday to Tuesday, to kids in the Albouystown community and at the Lusignan ground during the kite-flying excitement that normally takes place there on Easter Monday and Tuesday.The public is invited to spectate free of charge at all the tournaments identified. For more information on how you can be a part of these or other activities at the LGC, and get FREE golf lessons to learn the game, or how to become a member, please call 645-0944 or visit our facebook page at lusignangolfclub.last_img read more

Kitted out – Some esports team jerseys will be in FIFA 18

first_imgAfter the release of the demo last week there were some more grand reveals about the forthcoming edition of EA’s FIFA franchise. FIFA 18 will be the first title to feature a handful of esports team jerseys in the game.Official jerseys from the likes of Fnatic, Vitality and Team Liquid will be available to use in the game, as the game publisher looks to push further with its esports agenda.Most of these announcements came through Twitter, and there could potentially be more on the way. Another team, Hashtag United, a popular YouTube football team with a number of FIFA players on its books, will also have its kits in the game.We’re very happy to announce that this year’s #ASRoma eSports kits will be available on @EASPORTSFIFA Ultimate Team! ??? #FIFA18 pic.twitter.com/cIX77eDDcT— AS Roma eSports (@RomaeSports) September 15, 2017To our knowledge, this is the first time that a FIFA title has included non footballing team kits in its game. The kits will be available in FIFA 18’s Ultimate Team mode, and the full game is due out on September 29th.We’ll be interested to see what else EA Sports has planned in esports teams for this year’s FIFA title, as rumour has it there will be some serious push on this side. We expect there’ll be a number more pro football clubs signing up players, especially in the Premier League, and more tournaments and leagues to boot.Last year’s FIFA Interactive World Cup saw its prize pool increased 100% from the year prior, which is testament to EA looking to progress the game’s somewhat nascent esports scene. This year could well prove a turning point for FIFA esports, though getting strong viewership numbers for pro matches and tournaments will remain a significant challenge. Esports Insider says: FIFA 17 sold an estimated 6.91m copies in its first week of retail. FIFA 18 is likely to be similarly huge. In terms of getting the word of esports out there, and moreover publicising some of the teams in the space, this is a major move to bring it to a massive new audience.last_img read more

NFL Draft 2019: Nick Bosa makes case to be No. 1 pick

first_imgBosa would help Arizona and he knows it. He’s just making his case and he has a good argument.And also, if Bosa doesn’t go No. 1, he will likely go No. 2 to the 49ers and Arizona will have to face him twice a year, every year for at least five seasons. That might be a good deterrent, as well. “They already have a QB,” Bosa wrote in a text to ESPN. “A QB can be hit or miss. If you don’t take me I’ll be sacking Kyler Murray & if u do pick me you’ll have one of the best Dlines/(Front 7) in the NFL.”Spoke to Nick Bosa over the phone a couple of days ago I asked him what’s his case for #1 to Steve Keim: “They already have a QB..A QB can be hit or miss..If you don’t take me I’ll be sacking Kyler Murray & if u do pick me you’ll have one of the best Dlines/(Front 7) in the NFL.”— ig: josinaanderson (@JosinaAnderson) April 25, 2019Bosa is considered by many to be the No. 1 prospect in the 2019 draft class but reports have been rampant in recent months saying the Cardinals have zeroed in on Murray. Related News NFL Draft 2019 rumors: Patriots, Packers, Bills all exploring moving up The reason being is because of the apparent fit between Murray and new Cardinals coach Kliff Kingsbury, who runs a similar offense to the one at Oklahoma.However, as Bosa said, the Cardinals already have quarterback already in Josh Rosen. Players can have success quickly in Kingsbury’s offense, so saying Murray should be taken because he’ll pick up Kingsbury’s offense doesn’t really hold water.But, the Cardinals don’t exactly need a ton of help on the pass rush as they finished in a tie for fifth last season in the NFL with 49 sacks as a team. But, Bosa is a complete defensive end who plays the run well and Arizona gave up more rushing yards (2,479) than any team last year.center_img NFL Draft 2019: Tom Brady sends future players inspirational message Nick Bosa believes he should be the No. 1 pick.The former Ohio State defensive end thinks the Cardinals should take him No. 1 over quarterback Kyler Murray.last_img read more

DeMar DeRozan calls himself ‘sacrificial lamb’ of Raptors’ run

first_img“Honestly, I don’t think I even said this — I probably said it to my own inner circle — but if it wasn’t for all the years and groundwork that I did before then, none of them things would’ve been possible,” DeRozan said. “Yes, I fought, I sacrificed, I pushed the limits to where I had to be the sacrificial lamb.”You just have to sit back and understand, like, you know, you are the reason so many things was even possible.” Related News “I had to be the sacrificial lamb” @DeMar_DeRozan is still rooting for the Raptors in the Finals but explains why he was so hurt when the trade went down. Season finale of “Take It There” with @TaylorRooks https://t.co/CNL1gyPDtm pic.twitter.com/WKUtzvow29— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) June 4, 2019DeRozan, who turns 30 in August, averaged 21.2 points, 6.0 rebounds and 6.2 assists in his first season with San Antonio.The Spurs made their 22nd straight postseason appearance but were eliminated by the Nuggets in the first round.Meanwhile, the Raptors and Warriors enter Wednesday’s Game 3 matchup tied at 1-1 in the title series. Draymond Green’s late-season success keyed by 25-pound weight loss, improved self-control DeRozan doesn’t hold a grudge but said he did face some hard feelings in the aftermath of the deal.”More hurt,” DeRozan continued, “because, you know, being invested from 19 to — I was what, 28? Everything you learned was from there. Everything you gained was from there.”So for that to be gone like that, when you least expect it, it just throws you off guard. You know, we human at the end of the day, and it definitely hits you.”center_img Raptors star Kawhi Leonard reportedly suing Nike over logo dispute DeMar DeRozan wants to see his former team stop the Warriors from extending their championship streak, though he can’t help but feel a little used by the Raptors.The veteran guard left Toronto for San Antonio last July as part of the trade that saw Kawhi Leonard join the Raptors, but DeRozan called himself the “sacrificial lamb” for the team’s playoff run to the NBA Finals in an interview with Bleacher Report.last_img read more

Brankovic won 17th Place at the European Championships

first_imgSenior national team member of BiH in speed skating (short track), Edin Brankovic, failed to win a placement in the final race at the European Championships in Turin, as announced by the Alliance of Skating Sports BiH.“He had an outstanding performance on the second day of the competition in the semi-final race at 1500 m, but in a very strong competition, and even though it was close, he failed to enter the finals. His placement in this tournament is the 17th place in the competition of 47 best speed skaters of Europe, which represents an extraordinary result. Also, the placement of our team member enabled the Alliance of Skating Sports of BiH to have two representatives next year at the European Championships,“ as stated from the Alliance.After the end of the European Championship, Edin will briefly go to Sarajevo, and then travel again to continue preparations in the Belgian Hasselt, where he will train with the world-renowned coach Pieter Gysel and perform at the World Cup, which will be held in Dresden (Germany) from the 3rd to 5th of February and Minsk (Belarus) from 10th to 12th of February this year.“Those performances and preparation are aimed to prepare Edin for successful qualification and going to the Winter Olympics in 2018 in South Korea,” as said from the Alliance of Skating Sports BiH.(Source: klix.ba)last_img read more