June 06, 2018 Economy, Jobs That Pay, Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that AmerisourceBergen, a global health care solutions provider, has selected Pennsylvania as the location to expand its national headquarters, a move that is expected to create more than 550 new family-sustaining jobs in Montgomery County where the expansion will take place.“This project is so significant not just because one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical distributors is expanding its headquarters here, but because of the magnitude of that expansion,” Governor Wolf said. “This expansion will create more than 550 jobs in IT, management, accounting, and human resources that will provide family-sustaining wages to so many workers in the region and bring a significant boost to the regional economy. Opportunities like this are rare, so to have AmerisourceBergen commit to Pennsylvania for its future growth is truly exciting news. I applaud AmerisourceBergen and welcome them to many more years of success here in the commonwealth.”After evaluating several states as locations for the expansion, AmerisourceBergen selected Pennsylvania for several reasons, including its advantageous location, strong business climate, and talented workforce. AmerisourceBergen will combine two of its offices located in Conshohocken and Chesterbrook and relocate both offices into a new, 400,000-sqare-foot facility in Conshohocken to serve as the new headquarters. The company has committed to investing at least $29.5 million into the project, which is expected to create more than 550 jobs in the next five years at the project site and retain a further 1,902 jobs across the state. The project is also expected to spur further redevelopment and job creation in Conshohocken.AmerisourceBergen received a funding proposal from the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) for $1,659,000 in Job Creation Tax Credits to be distributed upon the creation of new jobs. The proposal also includes an $8 million grant from the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program to assist with facility development and construction costs. 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.AmerisourceBergen is a pharmaceutical wholesale distributor that provides value-driving services and business solutions that improve access to care. The company was formed in 2001 following the merger of AmeriSource Health Corporation and Bergen Brunswig Corporation, and employs more than 21,000 employees at more than 150 locations across the globe.For more information about the Governor’s Action Team or DCED, visit dced.pa.gov, and be sure to stay up-to-date with all of our agency news on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Governor Wolf Announces AmerisourceBergen Selects Pennsylvania for Expansion of National Headquarters, Adding More Than 550 New Jobs SHARE Email Facebook Twitter
Love and Harmony Cruise By Howard CampbellOrganizers of the second Love and Harmony Cruise have long launched their promotional campaign for the March 24-29 gig, but some of their best publicity has come without spending a dime.Ultimate Caribbean Experience“Advertising and marketing has really taken on the same approach as last year, but what we have noticed is that word of mouth has impacted our sales. So, people are recruiting their friends and family to come and be a part of the ultimate Caribbean experience aboard the Love and Harmony Cruise,” said Ronnie Tomlinson, the event’s publicist.Tomlinson told Caribbean National Weekly that the cruise is scheduled to leave Fort Lauderdale on March 24 and make stops in Montego Bay and Georgetown, Cayman.This year’s maiden voyage took place in February/March, and had stops in Miami and Ocho Rios.Targeting dancehall and lovers-rock reggae fansOnce again, promoters are eyeing markets that are strong on dancehall and lovers rock reggae as the main source of clientele.“We are trying to engage lovers of all music especially lovers of reggae and dancehall. Therefore, we know there is a vast array of people who love reggae and dancehall globally, so we definitely take that into consideration this year in our marketing and promotions as well as we target the Caribbean, US, UK and Canada,” she said.Beres Hammond the main featureLovers rock king Beres Hammond is again the mainstay. Vocal quartet, LUST, and deejay Elephant Man are also on the return trip which will have an added attraction for passengers who get restless at sea.“Last year we learned that the patrons loved the idea of playing dominoes and we didn’t have enough dominoes. Therefore, this year we will have the first official domino tournament hosted by Beres Hammond, and a winner will be declared,” said Tomlinson.Larger shipA much larger ship, the Caribbean X Summit, will host Love And Harmony Cruise 2018.Another diverse cast of acts will perform. They include Marcia Griffiths, Beenie Man, Sanchez, Mr. Vegas, Chaka Demus and Pliers, Kevin Lyttle, Rupee, Patrice Roberts and Kerwin Dubois. Comedy duo, Ity and Fancy Cat, are also billed.Brain child of DJ JabbaThe Love and Harmony Cruise is the brainchild of DJ Jabba, best known as a Disc Jockey and sound system selector alongside Bobby Konders in New York. His partner in the venture is Miami businessman Joey Budafuco.Following this year’s event, Jabba said the cruise was 90 per cent booked with most of the fans being Jamaicans who live in the United States. Fans also came from The Bahamas, Bermuda, Haiti, Guyana, Canada, Nigeria and Australia.
MLB’s sign-stealing scandal could be headed for Congress.U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush, D-Ill., on Friday sent a letter to senior members of the Committee on Energy & Commerce to request an oversight hearing into the cheating scandal that has enveloped MLB in recent days. The committee has oversight over major league sports, Rush’s letter states. “I believe it is our ethical and moral imperative to investigate the Major League Baseball cheat scandal fully and to determine the extent to which this cancer has spread,” Rush writes. “I firmly believe that our investigation must also look at the actions taken by Major League Baseball, and the teams that comprise it, to reprimand the individuals who have been implicated.”RIVERA: MLB must be consistent with punishments for sign-stealingThe letter goes on to say that, although MLB and teams have already taken action against guilty parties — such as Astros manager AJ Hinch and GM Jeff Luhnow — the committee must determine whether league officials acted quickly enough and took appropriate action. It also must determine whether there is a “systematic failure” within MLB that has allowed the illegal sign-stealing problem to fester, the letter states.There was no word Friday evening whether the committee plans to take up Rush’s request.This has been a busy month and week in the life of the scandal. On Monday, Hinch and Luhnow were each suspended for a year — and later fired — as punishment for Houston’s illegal sign-stealing in recent seasons. Fallout from the Astros’ case extended to the Red Sox, who parted ways with manager Alex Cora because of his involvement in Houston’s cheating as a bench coach during the 2017 season; the Red Sox are also under investigation by MLB for alleged cheating in 2018. Ripples also extended to New York, where the Mets and new manager Carlos Beltran ended their relationship before it really began after Beltran was named in MLB’s report on the Astros’ cheating for his actions as a player in 2017.Allegations haven’t been limited to the present. On Friday, former Cy Young winner Jack McDowell told a Charlotte radio station that the White Sox used a camera to steal signs in the 1980s, under the direction of Hall of Fame manager Tony La Russa.This wouldn’t be the first time Congress has gotten involved in a growing MLB scandal. Lawmakers most recently played a role during the steroid era, with 2005 hearings that featured memorable testimony from suspected or admitted PED users including Jose Canseco, Mark McGwire, Sammy Sosa and Rafael Palmeiro. The televised hearings helped shift public opinion on the scandal.
Today sees the opening of a two day conference featuring speakers from around the globe on 1916, it’s legacy and it’s impact on the Diaspora.Now in it’s fifth year, the Donegal Irish Diaspora Conference which is hosted by Donegal County Council in association with the University of Massachusetts Lowell’s Centre for Irish Partnerships will take place on Thursday and Friday in Letterkenny Institute of Technology.This conference which has become an important event in the county’s calender will include speakers from all over the world including Sir Tom Devine, Kevin Cullen, Michael Patrick McDonald, Professor Paul Arthur, Dr. Frank Talty, Dr. Breandán MacSuibhne, Dr. Éamonn Ó Ciardha and will be moderated by Victoria Denoon from the University of Massachusetts. Speakers will share their stories and their own research into 1916 and will address the history, experiences and the legacy of 1916 on the Irish diaspora and will focus especially on the profound impact and effect 1916 had on the countries they migrated to and on Ireland itself.The aim of the conference is to provide an opportunity to explore connections for the next period and to consider how our diaspora can play a role. The diaspora is a key resource for Ireland and indeed for Donegal and the impact that these people have had whether from an economic, political or cultural perspective has been considerable.On Thursday morning, Professor Emeritus Sir Tom Devine from the University of Edinburgh will talk about the Easter Rising and the Irish Community in Scotland. This will be followed by an address from Dr. Éamonn Ó Ciardha from Ulster University on ‘1916: The Last Jacobite Rebellion’ and Professor Breandán Mac Suibhne from Centenary College in New Jersey will give a talk on Republicanism in West Ulster, Before and After 1916.On Thursday afternoon, Kevin Cullen, columnist with the Boston Globe will share his own research on ‘Erskine and Molly Childers: A Gunrunning Love Story’ and this will be followed by a panel discussion which will be moderated by Victoria Denoon from the Centre of Irish Partnerships at UMass Lowell. Friday morning will open with an address from Donegal County Council Chief Executive Seamus Neely on ‘Donegal its Diaspora and Opportunities for 2016 and Beyond and this will be followed by an address from Professor Paul Arthur from the University of Ulster who will be exploring the period ‘1916 to 2016: Moment, Memory and Remembrance.This will be followed by an address from author Michael Patrick MacDonald on Irish History and Politics as an Inspiration for Progressive Irish American Politics and Dr. Francis T. Talty from the Centre of Irish Partnerships at UMass Lowell will focus on the Impact of the 2016 American Election on Immigration and Visa Policy.For more information visit www.donegaldiaspora.ieDONEGAL’S IRISH DIASPORA CONFERENCE ON 1916 STARTS TODAY was last modified: May 19th, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)