Economy, Infrastructure, Jobs That Pay, Port Development, Round-Up, The Blog, Transportation, Workforce Development As the fall season kicks into gear, Governor Tom Wolf continued to increase workforce development for dislocated workers, invest in small businesses, and expand broadband access to more than 9,000 currently unserved rural Pennsylvanians.Strengthening the WorkforceGovernor Wolf built on his PAsmart initiative by announcing more than $17.5 million in grants to help dislocated workers in Pennsylvania learn new skills and get in-demand jobs. In addition, the governor announced new apprenticeship opportunities in manufacturing and electrical, plumbing, and HVAC careers.Enhancing ConnectivityThis month, Governor Wolf announced more than $78.4 million in funding for infrastructure and community revitalization projects, including the reopening of the First Bank of the United States and more than 42 multimodal projects across Pennsylvania.Enhancing connectivity across the commonwealth, the governor announced plans to expand broadband to more than 9,000 currently unserved rural Pennsylvanians. Governor Wolf also announced the launch of a new feasibility study on adding passenger rail service between Altoona and Pittsburgh, acknowledging the continued interest in this service.Putting Pennsylvanians to WorkGovernor Wolf announced investments that will create more than 600 new jobs in fields ranging from gene therapy to aluminum manufacturing.The governor also announced funding for small business projects that are expected to create and retain more than 250 full-time jobs across the Keystone State, further supporting Pennsylvania’s middle class.Highlights from September – October 2018Wolf Administration: New Grant Program is an Investment in Pennsylvania Dairy Industry, FarmersGovernor Wolf Announces More Than 350 New Projects to Improve Water Infrastructure, Promote Community Development, and Protect the EnvironmentGovernor Wolf Announces Broadband Expansion to Over 9,200 Rural Homes and BusinessesGovernor Wolf Announces New Review of Feasibility of Added Passenger Rail Service in Western PennsylvaniaGovernor Wolf Announces Investments Supporting Seven Economic Development Projects in York CountyGovernor Wolf: $17.5 Million in Grants Will Help Workers Learn New Skills, Get In-Demand JobsGovernor Wolf Introduces “Ready to Start” Task Force to Focus on Needs of Youngest PennsylvaniansGovernor Wolf Announces Expansion of Hydro, Creation of 60 New Jobs in Schuylkill CountyPennsylvania Announces First Grants Funded by Volkswagen Settlement to Reduce Air PollutionGovernor Wolf Announces Funding to Open First Bank MuseumGovernor Wolf Announces Funding for 42 Multimodal Projects Aimed at Strengthening Jobs, Accessibility, and Commerce StatewideGovernor Wolf Announces Airgas to Expand Presence in Pennsylvania, Creating 30 New Bucks County JobsGovernor Wolf Announces Six New Small Business Projects in Five Counties, Enabling Expansion and Jobs CreationWolf Administration Announces New State Investments to the Port of ErieGovernor Wolf Announces New Apprenticeship Opportunities for the Skilled Trades in Allegheny CountyGovernor Wolf Announces Funding to Renovate Historic Scranton Building, Expand Training for PhysiciansGovernor Wolf Announces Spark Therapeutics to Expand in West Philadelphia with New Facility, 500 New JobsGovernor Wolf Announces Projects to Receive $2.8 Million for Community RevitalizationWolf Administration Announces New Advanced Manufacturing Training Opportunities for Workers in Southwestern PennsylvaniaGovernor Wolf: New Apprenticeships for Electrician, Carpentry, Plumbing, and HVAC Technician Careers in the Harrisburg AreaHighlights from Instagram October 17, 2018 SHARE Email Facebook Twitter October Jobs That Pay Update: Strengthening PA’s Workforce and Enhancing Connectivity
Ivory Coast were more impressive in the early exchanges before a modest crowd in a stadium overlooking the Suez canal, a major shipping link between the Red Sea and the Mediterranean.Algeria goalkeeper Rais Mbolhi finger-tipped a Gradel shot on to a post and Kodjia wasted a chance from close range after a cutback in 38 celsius (100 fahrenheit) heat.Serge Kanon was the next Ivorian to squander an opportunity to put the two-time champions in front, stabbing the ball wide from inside the six-yard area.Against the run of play, Algeria went ahead when Feghouli connected with a Ramy Bensebaini cross and his snap shot flew past Sylvain Gbohouo.Algeria had a great chance to go further ahead early in the second half when Bounedjah was fouled by Gbohouo, but he blazed the penalty against the crossbar and over.The Ivorian Elephants were playing much better than in previous matches and equalised just past the hour mark, ending a 422-minute run by Mbolhi without conceding a goal in Egypt.Crystal Palace flier Wilfried Zaha created the goal with a surging run down the middle from the centre circle before passing to Kodjia, who scored with a shot from just inside the box.Share on: WhatsApp Algeria. photo via @CAF_OnlineSuez, Egypt | AFP | Africa Cup of Nations title favourites Algeria defeated the Ivory Coast 4-3 on penalties in Suez Thursday to the relief of Baghdad Bounedjah and set up a semi-final showdown with Nigeria.The quarter-final finished 1-1 after extra time with Sofiane Feghouli giving Algeria a 20th-minute lead that was cancelled by Jonathan Kodjia on 62 minutes.In the shootout, Youcef Belaili struck the woodwork when he had a chance to clinch victory for Algeria, then Ivory Coast captain Serey Die hit the same post and his team were eliminated.Forward Bounedjah missed a penalty in the second half of regular time and was visibly upset by his failure, fearing it would cost Algeria a first last-four place since 2010.Algeria retained the team that started a last-16 demolition of Guinea, a result which confirmed the belief of many rival coaches that the Desert Foxes are the team to beat.Ivory Coast coach Ibrahim Kamara changed two of the side that began an unimpressive 1-0 win over Mali in the first knockout round.Midfielder Ibrahim Sangare and forward Max-Alain Gradel were selected to start in place of Jean-Philippe Gbamin and off-form Nicolas Pepe.This was the eighth Cup of Nations meeting between the countries with Ivory Coast holding a 3-2 lead and two matches drawn.
When Grand Forks head coach and GM Nick Deschenes dealt most of the team assets to contenders prior to the B.C. Hockey roster deadline in mid-January critics pounced on the Bruins skipper like vultures on road kill.The vultures were even more critical of Deschenes after the Bruins were first pounded 11-0 by Murdoch Division power Castlegar Rebels and 15-zip by the defending Kootenay International Junior Hockey League champion Beaver Valley Nitehawks following the deals.But Deschenes may have the last laugh as the hard-working Bruins — which ice one of the youngest rosters in the entire league — have been anything but a pushover of late.Unbelievers need only ask the top two teams in the KIJHL as Castlegar needed a late Jamie Vlanich goal to squeak out a 2-1 win over Grand Forks and Nelson had to rally past Grand Forks for a 4-2 decision Saturday at the NDCC Arena.“This is a developmental league, and even if it means moving a player within the league, sometimes making a trade allows the player to play more games or play in a better situation which can only further their career,” Deschenes recently told The Nelson Daily.“I told our players whether it’s Junior A or Junior B, they’re going to get that chance.”The fire sale started when the 7-35-0-3 Bruins struck a deal with the Nelson Leafs over the Christmas break for Connor Gross, who just happened to be the Bruins leading scorer at the time.Luke Jones and Connor Kidd followed in another deal with the Creston Valley Thunder Cats. Deschenes attempted to deal two other Bruins but those players decided to remain with the Bruins.“For me my job here in Grand Forks is player development,” said Deschenes, who got a late start on recruiting after accepting his current position in August.“I’m committed to these guys here in this dressing room and want nothing but the best for them.”The commitment is starting to pay off as, even though Grand Forks is well out of the playoff race, the team has been playing some of its best hockey of the season.“Whenever your facing adversity there’s always the opportunity to better yourself and this year for us has been one learning experience after another,” Deschenes explained.“Now we’re severe underdogs in these games so now how do we respond . . . how do we play.”The Bruins, fifth in the Murdoch Division and long since been eliminated from the post-season, have seven games remaining in the regular season.Since the roster deadline Deschenes has been able to assess affiliate call-ups as well as allow the remaining Bruins the chance to gain quality ice time filling roles created by the trades.The strategy appears to be working as the Bruins continue to be a dangerous team to play against down the stretch.“We’re not in the business to hold guys back and understand there may come certain repercussions,” Deschenes said.Which is something the vultures can chew on for the remainder of the season.
Giants disrespected Bumgarner with contract offer, says ex-teammate WASHINGTON — At the beginning of the week, Bruce Bochy talked about savoring his time during his final visit to the nation’s capital as the San Francisco Giants manager.Bochy, however, did not make it to the end of Thursday’s 4-2 loss in the Giants’ series finale against the Washington Nationals. Neither did starting left fielder Brandon Belt.Related Articles How Madison Bumgarner …
Bam-Hutchison describes her most memorable moment as the day she met Nelson Mandela, more than 10 years ago. In the same week that she received her award in London, the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco) awarded its 2008 Prize for Peace Education to South Africa’s Institute for Justice and Reconciliation, for a project managed by Bam-Hutchison until 2005. Author and community development strategist June Ban-Hutchison’s achievements, in spite of living and struggling through the apartheid education system, have finally been recognised on the world stage. “It felt like a night at the Oscars, with over 800 people including celebrities applauding me in one of the world’s most powerful capitals,” Bam-Hutchison said after the awards ceremony. Bam-Hutchison was a leading anti-apartheid activist on the Cape Flats and a teacher during the Soweto uprisings. 14 November 2008 “It was a thrilling week of achievement and work recognition for me, as I have studied and specialised in history education for probably 20 years or more,” Bam-Hutchison said. The GG2 Leadership and Diversity Awards showcase achievements by members of minority groups, attracting a diverse and powerful audience of high achievers. “He stood up tall and dignified and bent over to greet me and to thank me for my role in fighting apartheid,” she recalled. “His hand was huge and warm. I’ll never forget that moment of silent respect and recognition, and the warm twinkle in his eyes and smile.” Bam-Hutchison recently received the prestigious Achievement through Adversity Award from British First Lady Sarah Brown at the 10th annual GG2 Leadership and Diversity Awards in the UK. “I did not consider myself a celebrity like that. Come on, this is Ainsley Harriott!” The project, Turning Points in History, saw the publication of the first new South African history book for secondary schools since 1994. Celebrity chef Ainsley Harriott presented Bam-Hutchison to Britain’s First Lady and the audience. “He then led me off the stage and walked with me to take me to the television team for a backstage interview. He told me how honoured and pleased he was to have met me. Article first published in The South African. Republished here with kind permission.
Real Madrid Bale criticised by Toshack for failing to learn Spanish during Real Madrid stint Chris Burton 04:29 5/31/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(6) Getty Real Madrid Gareth Bale Primera División The Wales international has hinted at a summer move, with a fellow countryman and ex-Blancos boss questioning the effort he has put in over five years Gareth Bale has faced criticism from former Real Madrid manager John Toshack for failing to learn Spanish during a five-year spell at the Santiago Bernabeu.Having moved to the Spanish capital as part of a record-breaking transfer in 2013, the Wales international has now hinted that he could soon be heading for the exits.He admitted after a match-winning performance in the Champions League final that he will be weighing up his options this summer as he seeks to find a starting berth “week in, week out”. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now If he is to leave Madrid, then the 28-year-old will depart with a Liga title and four Champions League crowns under his belt.He has failed to win over everybody, though, with fitness issues proving problematic and fellow Welshman Toshack questioning how much effort Bale put in to adjusting to new surroundings.He told Cadena SER: “He is a different player from his team-mates.”He doesn’t like to speak to the press, and it’s very sad that with all the time he has been in Spain, he doesn’t know how to speak the language.”If you are going to play in another country, at least you have the obligation to try.”People will always think better of you if you make the effort.”Toshack, who has taken in two spells as Madrid boss during his coaching career, has also supported Zinedine Zidane’s decision to drop Bale at times.He may be a superstar performer with a ‘Galactico’ profile, but his struggles to steer clear of the treatment table have proved frustrating for all concerned.Toshack added: “If you put yourself in Zidane’s situation you have to understand it.“If you analyse the injuries you see that they are not normal.“Bale would undoubtedly be a starter if he did not have those injury problems.” Bale, who has been heavily linked with a move to Manchester United, was able to end the 2017-18 with 39 appearances across all competitions.A stunning brace off the bench against Liverpool in the Champions League final also took his goal return to a healthy 21 – his best return for Madrid since hitting 22 in his debut campaign.
Twitter/@BriceMarichMichigan quarterback commit Brandon Peters is one of the top passers in high school football, and the following highlight shows why. Peters, a four-star recruit out of Avon, Ind., finished with 381 yards and four touchdowns, none more impressive than his second.#Michigan commit, QB Brandon Peters throws his second TD pass to give Avon their first lead at 21-14 in the 2Q pic.twitter.com/pU5UIcLEsU— Brice Marich (@BriceMarich) August 28, 2015Peters’ three other scores showed his impressive touch near the end zone.Brandon Peters throws a beautiful pass for the TD. Avon now tied with Ben Davis 7-7 with 2:11 left in the 1st pic.twitter.com/o90TJx0yXz— Brice Marich (@BriceMarich) August 28, 2015#Michigan commit, QB Brandon Peters throws his third TD pass of the first half! Avon leads Ben Davis 28-21 pic.twitter.com/BK4GesEw6j— Brice Marich (@BriceMarich) August 29, 2015#Michigan commit, QB Brandon Peters scores his fourth TD of the game. Avon leads 35-28 with 9 minutes left pic.twitter.com/r6SvvKocgJ— Brice Marich (@BriceMarich) August 29, 2015#Michigan commit, Brandon Peters adds to his touchdown total throwing a great pass to give Avon the 35-28 lead pic.twitter.com/9sKHHHswLY— Brice Marich (@BriceMarich) August 29, 2015Ultimately, Peters and Avon were outlasted by Ben Davis, led by another Michigan commit, four-star running back Chris Evans, 49-42. The two repped their future school after the game.#Michigan commits, Brandon Peters and Chris Evans throwing up the pic.twitter.com/ziSRYnUoVP— Brice Marich (@BriceMarich) August 29, 2015Michigan fans have a lot to look forward to.
Plans are well advanced for this year’s staging of the Prime Minister’s Youth Awards for Excellence and Jamaican Youth in Concert, scheduled to take place on Sunday, March 24, at Emancipation Park, New Kingston.Nearly 30 young men and women, 15 to 24 years old, will be honoured for achievement in sports, agriculture, academics, leadership, journalism, arts and culture, youth in service, entrepreneurship and international achievement.Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller, will present the awards at the event, being held under the theme: ‘Youth on a Mission…Project 2062’.Speaking at a Jamaica Information Service (JIS) Think Tank on March 19, Producer of the event, Gregory Simms, said an exciting programme has been arranged in tribute to the young Jamaicans, who are making valuable contributions to national development in various spheres.He explained that the awards component will feature all the pomp and pageantry befitting the occasion. For the Youth in Concert segment, Mr. Simms said there will be performances from the National Dance Theatre Company (NDTC), Jamaica Youth Theatre, Jamaica Youth Chorale, the Company Dance Theatre, Christopher Martin and Kevin Downswell.“We have collected a fine array of performers and they represent what is best in Jamaican art,” he said, adding that there will also be some surprises.Mr. Simms said the youth awards programme seeks to motivate and inspire the country’s young people and to show them that they are “a meaningful and relevant part of the Jamaican demography and they have valid ideas that can inform policy.”Meanwhile, former youth honouree, Jaevion Nelson, said the award programme was instrumental in his personal growth.A graduate of the University of the West Indies and the University of Wales in Swansea, Mr. Nelson was the 2005 awardee in the category of International Achievement. He was the second person to receive the honour after 1998 Scripps National Spelling Bee champion, Jody-Ann Maxwell.“When I looked at the profiles of nominees… I thought, well, I must be worthy, I must be doing something good for my country and so I should continue doing,” he said.Mr. Nelson, who is Executive Director of the Jamaica Youth Advocacy Network, said his experiences and opportunities expanded after he won the award. Some of his experiences include lobbying United States foreign policymakers on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, on issues relating to youth sexual and reproductive health, and human rights issues. He is also a columnist with the Gleaner newspaper.Mr. Nelson said the staging of the awards is important, to show young Jamaicans that they too, can make a meaningful contribution to the development of the country.“It is important that young people look at others in their community and say: ‘this is somebody who I can emulate’. I did that when I was young,” he said.The awards show is scheduled to start at 4:00 p.m. and persons are being asked to be seated by 3:30 p.m.By E. Hartman Reckord, JIS Reporter