Innovation, Jobs That Pay, The Blog The DCED Marketing Office is always looking for new opportunities to showcase Pennsylvania’s innovation, imagination, and legendary can-do spirit. We know it’s these unique qualities that set Pennsylvania apart from other states and ultimately drive the achievements of our economy and communities. That’s why I was delighted to see some new annual rankings recently published by Business Facilities. In those rankings, Pennsylvania placed in the top 10 in five distinct and important categories. Our excellent scores are evidence of the work we do every day to help businesses and communities thrive.Infrastructure Upgrades – No. 5We are proud to be ahead of the curve with infrastructure upgrades, which are not only essential to our communities and public safety, but are important for businesses to be successful and efficiently move products and services to market. We earned this ranking based on our investment and dedication to enhancing roads, bridges, dams, water and sewage treatment facilities, ports, airports, rail systems, fiber networks, energy pipelines, and electric transmission systems.Manufacturing – No. 6It’s no secret that Pennsylvania is a leader in manufacturing. It’s part of our legacy that continues to shape our future. If you take a look around your home, chances are you own many products made in Pennsylvania. Food, clothing, machines, plastics, and more are produced here. Our manufacturers and manufacturing workforce of more than 563,000 are the backbone of our economy and contribute to our quality of life.STEM – No. 6When it comes to STEM jobs — jobs in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math — Pennsylvania ranks sixth in the nation. This recognition is significant because we see science and technology as driving forces behind our economy. Just take a look at what’s happening in places like Pittsburgh, where we’re leading innovation in robotics and self-driving car technology. Or Philadelphia, where new high-tech smart fabrics are being created for everything from monitoring vital signs to storing energy. The list goes on. As a state, we offer a wealth of resources, including our nearly 300 institutions of higher education, to train and grow our future STEM leaders.Biotechnology – No. 7With more than 1,000 research, testing, and medical labs and an excess of 2,300 life sciences establishments, Pennsylvania is a leader in the life sciences and biotechnology. This past June, we joined 15,000 biotechnology and pharma leaders at the BIO International Convention in San Francisco, where we promoted the Keystone State as a life sciences leader and featured companies like Inovio Pharmaceuticals, which recently announced it will be the first to test an experimental vaccine in humans to combat the Zika virus. This is just one example of the many innovations resulting from Pennsylvania’s innovation ecosystem.Exports – No. 10Exporting offers innovative companies an opportunity to grow by expanding the sale of their products or services in international markets. They also help drive our economy. In fact, Pennsylvania exported $39.4 billion in goods and services in 2015. Our top export industries include chemicals, transportation equipment, computer and electronic products, machinery, and primary metals. In 2013, over 15,600 Pennsylvania companies were exporters – of which 89 percent (or nearly 14,000) were small or medium-sized companies with fewer than 500 employees. Exports are a true Pennsylvania success story and another example of how we are leading other states nationally and globally.I am proud to live and work in Pennsylvania, and it’s great to see that others are noticing our accomplishments, too. If you’re interested in seeing a full list of Pennsylvania’s accomplishments, visit our Awards and Rankings page, and follow us on Twitter (@PADCEDnews) for even more PA success stories. SHARE Email Facebook Twitter SHARE TWEET August 03, 2016 Business Facilities’ Best of the Best: How Does PA Rank? By: Amy Zecha, Executive Director for Marketing at the Department of Community & Economic Development Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf
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The Post-Conviction Justice Project at the Gould School of Law announced Wednesday it would expand its outreach to include juvenile offenders sentenced to life in prison without possibility of parole.The project, which started in 1981, aims to provide legal representation to deserving individuals while giving law students an opportunity to become skilled and ethical advocates, according to the Post-Conviction Justice Projects’ website.The project initially represented women serving life sentences in prison, particularly those who have a history of intimate partner battering. On Wednesday, the program has decided to stretch its scope to include juvenile offenders sentenced to life in prison.The PCJP agreed to represent 12 juveniles. Law professors Heidi Rummel and Michael Brennan, who co-direct the project, will supervise the 16 Gould students working on the cases, according to a statement.According to law student Michael Hart, the project provides an opportunity to experience advocacy’s impact on the law.“Our clients are so hopeful and doing the best they can to make their lives worthwhile,” Hart said in a statement. “Being a part of the Post-Conviction Justice Project has allowed me to make a difference in people’s lives.”Rummel said the high potential for juveniles to change their behavior provided a good reason for taking on the new cases.“We have taken on this issue because children are different than adults, and deserve to be treated differently in our criminal justice system,” Rummel said in a statement. “They are impulsive, vulnerable to peer pressure and often victims of their life circumstances. But most importantly, they have a much greater capacity to grow and change.”The program’s new focus on juveniles comes on the heels of Gov. Jerry Brown’s approval of the Fair Sentencing for Youth Act, which allows juveniles sentenced to life without parole to petition to be re-sentenced to life with the possibility of parole.The bill applies to 300 juvenile offenders currently serving life terms without parole, but they will have to meet stringent criteria to be eligible for re-sentencing. Following re-sentencing, they are required to convince the parole board that they are suitable for parole.The juveniles represented by the Gould students expressed hope about the new law.“I was overwhelmed with joy when I heard that Gov. Brown signed the Fair Sentencing for Youth Act,” Elizabeth Lozano, an incarcerated 16-year-old said in the statement. “It gives me hope — for me and for future generations of children in California who will no longer be thrown away.”Rummel echoed similar sentiments about the law’s potential to change the lives of these juveniles.“It’s very difficult for juveniles to face a sentence to die in prison,” Rummel said. “The Fair Sentencing law gives them hope that they are not beyond redemption — if they work hard and rehabilitate, they might have a chance to go home.”Though Gould is adding to its program’s scope, Brennan said the program plans to remain focused on its original goal of supporting women.“We will continue to represent women who have a history of abuse and women serving life terms,” Brennan said. “But the opportunity to represent juveniles sentenced to life without parole is a relevant opportunity to expand our client base and practice in a developing area of the law.”
“I think we have enough goal threat in this team but we have to put our chances to bed,” Arsenal boss Arteta when asked specifically about Pepe’s performance in his post-match press conference.Pepe madness pic.twitter.com/70EdR9oW0b— Karim (@Piateknique) February 27, 2020Arsenal fans were frustrated as well with many feeling that he tried to do a little too much. I’d say that’s too much of show off right there.— Hairy Macancheese (@macncheese065) February 28, 2020 Beautiful nonsense— jamil (@SidiMilu) February 28, 2020 Decision making is bad, should have shot or pass.— ɭeo (@afc_al) February 28, 2020 waay too much— Karim (@Piateknique) February 27, 2020 Arsenal winger, Nicolas Pepe is undoubtedly a technically-gifted player and a talented dribbler who isn’t shy of trying to beat opposition defenders.That’s what drove Arsenal to sign the player from Lille last summer for £72m.More average performances than good so far this season have left the patience of Arsenal fans to the Ivorian’s on-pitch antics a little thin.Improved performances under new manager Mikel Arteta appeared to have got fans of the Gunners warming up to him.Those feelings of frustration with the young winger returned fully during Arsenal’s Europa League exit at the hands of Olympiacos on Thursday night.With Arsenal 1-0 down at home on the night and looking for a goal to take them ahead on aggregate in the 74th minute, Pepe controlled a ball on the left, beat one man and entered the box,He then twisted and turned four times in the box, spurning a number of chances to cut the ball to a teammate – there were three of them in the box with him.After the fourth turn, the defenders crowded around Pepe and got it clear for a corner.This piece of play visibly frustrated strikers, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazaette who were hoping for a cutback.See the sequence below: