Prince Charles: Germany and UK ‘a force for good’ together

first_imgThe Prince of Wales has been addressing a remembrance ceremony at the German parliament, marking the country’s National Day of Mourning for victims of war. Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall are the first members of the Royal Family to attend the ceremony in Berlin.- Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img

Business Facilities’ Best of the Best: How Does PA Rank?

first_img 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: read more

Governor Wolf Announces More Action to Manage State Budget and Meet Commitments to Schools, Providers

first_img Budget News,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today announced he will monetize a major state asset to manage the state budget and ensure that payments can be made to schools, health and human services providers, and other governmental entities. As specified in the governor’s February budget, the commonwealth will begin accepting proposals to execute a lease-leaseback arrangement for the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex & Expo Center. This arrangement would allow the commonwealth to retain control of the property, while also using its value to protect school districts and other entities that rely on funding from state government.“The failure to finalize and responsibly balance the budget means I must take action to make sure the Commonwealth can honor the commitments approved on June 30 by the General Assembly,” Governor Wolf said. “This further action will mean we can make our complete payments to local school districts and providers of human services, treatment programs, child care and other important services that Pennsylvanians rely on. Pennsylvanians, especially our kids and most vulnerable, should not bear the consequences of House Republicans’ inaction.“I continue to urge the House to pass a commonsense shale tax to address the structural deficit.”The commonwealth will retain ownership and control of the property. This plan will also continue the commonwealth’s commitment to the facility by dedicating additional funds to improve the property over the term of the agreement as the commonwealth continues to own and highlight the facility for Pennsylvanians and visitors from throughout the country.Under this arrangement, the commonwealth will lease the Farm Show to a private entity for 29 years for the fair market value of the property of approximately $200 million. At the same time, the private entity will lease back the facility to the commonwealth for the same term with annual rental payments based on a negotiated interest rate.The review process for proposals will involve multiple agencies, including the Department of Agriculture.This is the latest step by Governor Wolf to manage state finances and ensure the commonwealth can meet its commitments. This announcement follows his actions last Wednesday. SHARE Email Facebook Twitter October 09, 2017center_img Governor Wolf Announces More Action to Manage State Budget and Meet Commitments to Schools, Providerslast_img read more

Luxury car dealer sells up-market Ascot home for less than he paid for it a decade ago

first_imgThis home at 50 Pringle St, Ascot, has sold for $2.1m.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus19 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market19 hours agoAfter going through six real estate agencies and two failed auctions, the couple has finally found a buyer through Tom Offermann Real Estate — Noosa Heads.The couple bought the five-bedroom, executive home for $2.135 million in 2007, at the height of the property boom.They have just sold it for $2.1 million. SIXTIES PAD SELLS JUST BEFORE AUCTION DOMINO’S HEAD’S NEW HOME A STUNNER LENDING CRACKDOWN A GAMECHANGER Greg Willims also owns this home in Palm Avenue, Ascot. Greg Willims has sold his property at 50 Pringle St, Ascot. Photo: Liam Kidston.BRISBANE luxury car dealer Greg Willims and his wife Susanne have finally sold their former residence in up-market Ascot — for less than what they paid for it a decade ago.Mr Willims, who is dealer principal at Bentley Brisbane, has been trying to offload the three-storey pad at 50 Pringle Street since late 2014. GET THE LATEST REAL ESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO YOUR INBOX HERE The indoor pool and spa in the home owned by Greg Willims at Palm Ave, Ascot. Inside the home at 50 Pringle St, Ascot, which has sold.That’s well short of the $2.49 million the house was last listed for.Mr Willims sold much of his luxury car empire, which included 23 outlets focused on brands such as BMW, Volvo, Mercedes-Benz and Lamborghini, to Autosports Group in 2015. The kitchen in the home at 50 Pringle St, Ascot.That same year, he shelled out $6 million for the couple’s current home — a mammoth nine-bedroom, 10-bathroom mansion just a few blocks away in Palm Avenue.The opulent home has crystal chandeliers, a library and a pool house, to name but a few of its features. Greg and Susanne Willims have sold their Ascot home. Picture: Elise Searson.last_img read more

‘Phone thieves’ nabbed

first_imgResidents Gerald Dela Torre and RodolfoGanzon were accused of stealing a cellular phone. The suspects were detained in the lockupcell of Police Station 2. Charges will be filed against them./PN BACOLOD City – Police arrested two theftsuspects on 15th Lacson Street in Barangay 7 here. center_img Prior to their arrest, a 13-year-oldminor complained to the police that her phone was stolen.last_img

Police search for tips in death of Kentucky woman

first_imgColumbus, In. — Investigators from the Columbus Police Department are trying to figure how a Lexington, Kentucky woman ended up dead on the side of I-65 in Bartholomew County.Police confirmed the woman is Araceli Jaimes Macedo, 21. Her body was found on the shoulder of the northbound lanes of Interstate 65 near the 64.5 mile marker on Monday, September 17.The investigation into her death is ongoing.  Anyone with tips or information in regards to this case is urged to contact the Columbus Police Department at 812-376-2600.  Tips and information can be left anonymously.last_img read more

Two Broward Poll Workers Test Positive for Coronavirus

first_imgTwo Broward County poll workers, including one who checked and handled voters’ driver licenses on primary day, have tested positive for coronavirus, according to health officials.The poll workers were on duty for all nine days of early voting at a site in Weston, as well as at two precincts in Hollywood on primary day, which was on March 17.One of them was a poll worker at the David Park Community Center in Hollywood. As one of the eight workers at that location, he handled peoples’ driver licenses and scanned them as part of the voter check in and identification process.A total of 61 people voted at that location.The same worker was a poll deputy at the early voting site at the Weston Branch library, where people voted from March 7-15. His job there was to direct voters outside the polling place.Another individual was on duty at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center in Hollywood. That person served as the precinct clerk, a position which typically does not involve contact with voters.Peter Antonacci, the county’s Supervisor of Elections, says the early voting site and the two neighborhood voting locations had hand sanitizer available, with signs encouraging people to use it.last_img read more


first_imgThe following incidents were reported in the USC Department of Public Safety crime/incident summary between Thursday, May 31, and Tuesday, June 5.Crimes against a personAt 8:33 p.m. on June 1, DPS officers responded to a report of a combative patient at the Keck Hospital and upon their arrival two nurses said he struck them and another patient several times without provocation.  The officers stood by while the nurses administered medication to the patient, then they cleared the scene without further 7:45 p.m. on May 31, a student was arrested and booked by LAPD officers after punching an undercover officer in the face during an encounter at 3:37 p.m. on May 31, a suspect pulled off a screen and climbed through an unsecured window to gain entry at 2340 Portland St.  The suspect removed five containers of collectible coins and fled on foot when a resident returned home and confronted him. DPS officers responded and conducted a search, but were unable to locate the suspect.At 2:56 p.m. on May 31, DPS officers responded to a report of a suspect with a possible gun threatening a non-USC female at the Earyl Childhood Training Center and detained him for investigation.  No gun was found and a witness said she believed the suspect was simulating a weapon.  During questioning, the suspect made statements about wanting to harm himself and others, so the officers transported him to the Southwest station to be evaluated by a mental assessment team.  LAPD officers then transported the suspect to LAC+USC Hospital for psychiatric care.Crimes against propertyAt 1:20 p.m. on June 4, a suspect smashed the rear passenger side window of a car at 929 21st St. to gain entry and removed a GPS unit, a cell phone device, a passport and two vehicle keys.At 12:49 p.m. on June 3, DPS officers responded to a report of three juveniles carrying two locked bicycles near the Carol Little Building and detained them for investigation.  The officers were unable to locate the owners of the bikes to determine if a crime had been committed, so the juveniles were released to their guardians and the bikes were impounded at the DPS office.At 7:41 p.m. on June 1, a suspect pulled off a screen and opened an unsecured window to gain entry at 2108 Portland St.  The suspect removed a microwave oven and a toaster.Miscellaneous incidentsAt 3:40 a.m. on June 4, DPS officers responded to a report of a suspect prowling near the University Park Health Center and detained him for investigation. The officers found no evidence of a crime having been committed, but they determined that the suspect had no legitimate business on campus.  The suspect was then advised against trespassing on university property and released.At 12:49 a.m. on June 4, DPS officers cited a non-USC male for jaywalking at Jefferson at Figueroa.At 11:06 p.m. on June 3, DPS officers responded to a report of two suspects loitering at 23rd Street and Portland Street. When they detained them for investigation, they found one of the subjects to be intoxicated and unable to care for himself.  The suspect was arrested and  transported to Metropolitan Detention Center for booking.  The second suspect was questioned and released.At 8:24 p.m. on June 3, DPS officers on routine patrol observed a suspect panhandling outside Spudnuts and detained him for investigation. The officers found the suspect to be intoxicated and unable to care for himself. He was arrested and transported to the Metropolitan Detention Center for booking.At 7:32 p.m. on June 3, DPS officers responded to a report of a lost and disoriented non-USC female at the Hoover Child Development Center. When they contacted her she said that she lives in a safe house in the area.  The officers were able help her locate the house and they dropped her off after a caretaker confirmed that she lived there.At 4:41 p.m. on June 3, DPS officers responded to a report of a non-USC female refusing to leave the Radisson Hotel after failing to pay her hotel bill.  The officers advised  her that she must leave the premises and she complied without further incident.At 6:19 p.m. on June 2, DPS officers on routine patrol observed a non-USC male who appeared to be under the influence of a controlled substance staggering along the sidewalk near Starbucks and detained him for investigation. The officers found him in possession of drug paraphernalia that contained heroine residue. He was arrested and transported to the Southwest station for booking.At 11:08 a.m. on June 2, DPS officers responded to a student who reported that a child was alone outside 1205 30th St. after being dropped off to visit a relative who was not home. LAPD officers responded to take custody of the child and she was subsequently released to family members.At 12:48 a.m. on June 2, DPS officers responded to an intoxicated non-USC male who passed out in front of the Delta Chi fraternity house.  The male was unresponsive when contacted by the officers, so an LAFD RA unit was requested.  RA Unit #15 responded and examined the male. He was transported to California Hospital for medical treatment.At 8:09 p.m. on June 1, DPS officers responded to a fire alarm that was accidentally activated by a child who was playing with a pull station in Bovard Auditorium.  No smoke or fire was found. FMS personnel responded to reset the alarm and cleared the building for reentry.At 1:12 p.m. on June 1, DPS officers detained a non-USC male who was observed drinking an alcoholic beverage at a bus stop near Adams Boulevard and Normandie Street. He was subsequently arrested, cited and released by LAPD officers who responded to the scene.At 12:59 p.m. on June 1, a staff member reported that he discovered an IV needle in a restroom stall inside the Keck Hospital.last_img read more

Tyus Battle continues maturation process as freshman season nears conclusion

first_img Published on March 16, 2017 at 5:49 pm Contact Connor: | @connorgrossman As a byproduct of that, there’s a lot that goes into a 20-point performance from Battle too. Where Andrew White might get to that number by exclusively hoisting 3s, Battle’s ability to score almost anywhere on the court is what makes him so good.Only one of his seven 3-point attempts fell through on Wednesday, but he compensated by crashing the paint as aggressively as he has all season. Battle converted three and-1 layups against the Spartans, and the visitors weren’t committing soft touch fouls on the freshman.Battle attacked three UNCG defenders under the basket to draw his first and-1, coaxed 6-foot-8 R.J. White into hacking him from behind as he laid in a second and-1, and the third came on that highlight-reel jump move.“Those are moves I thought he would always do,” freshman Taurean Thompson said, “but his confidence is getting up. He’s always been the person that could score a couple and get going.“It was real good seeing that move from him.”Battle readily acknowledged there are some moves, for whatever reason, he won’t unveil at the beginning of a game. He has to build up to them, get in a groove and just react. It’s a process Battle’s expedited as he’s accrued more experience, but there’s still a way for him to go.Thompson thinks his fellow freshman still relies too heavily on his jump shot. Battle knows he’d be better served to drive the paint even more than he’s started to. Syracuse coaches just want him to have the confidence to shoot more.All together, there’s plenty for Battle to work on. As he reacts accordingly, his ceiling is only getting higher.“He’s getting better this year,” head coach Jim Boeheim said. “He’ll get better. They all do.” Comments With two defenders closing in on his path to the basket, Tyus Battle didn’t have to think about his next move. He just reacted, improvising a jump move between Jordy Kuiper and Kyrin Galloway to plant himself under the basket for an and-1 layup.Even the freshman was impressed with his own ad-libbing. He slapped the ball with one hand after the whistle and dropped a sly grin toward the Syracuse bench. Battle can’t draw an explanation for everything he does on the court, and that’s OK.The Orange doesn’t mind in the slightest.“That’s how you’re supposed to play basketball,” Battle said. “You’re supposed to react to what the defense is giving you and just try to make the right play.”For the dynamic 6-foot-6 guard, that could mean going up for a quick 3 on the first possession of the game. It could mean zipping a half-court pass for a transition layup, or leaping between two defenders blocking his way to the paint. Battle’s shown he can do all of the above, and he did it all in top-seeded SU’s (19-14, 10-8 Atlantic Coast) 13-point win over eight-seeded UNCG (25-10, 14-4 Southern) on Wednesday night. As Syracuse extended its season at least another game — coming at home against Ole Miss at 11 a.m. on Saturday — there’s no reason to think Battle’s maturation won’t continue.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textHe tallied 20 against the Spartans, scoring at least that many points in three of the last four games. But more important, as the Orange prepares to lose up to three of its best players for a second year in a row, Battle’s fortified himself as SU’s best hope for next season.The ball will be in his hands more than ever, an exciting possibility for a player as multi-faceted as Battle is.“I don’t think he has one in particular,” Tyler Lydon said of Battle’s best attribute. “I think he has a few. His athleticism, his skill set, his ability to score, his mindset and everything.“There’s a lot that goes into him.”center_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more