Watch a Preview of Governor Wolf’s Budget Address

first_imgLike Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: SHARE Email Facebook Twitter February 06, 2017 Budget News,  The Blog,  Videos On Tuesday, February 7th at 11:30 AM, Governor Tom Wolf will deliver his biggest policy speech of the year — the 2017-2018 Budget Address.Watch this preview from Governor Wolf, and make sure you tune in for the full 2017-2018 Budget Address live this Tuesday at 11:30 AM on Facebook Live or Pennsylvania – Tomorrow at 11:30 A.M., I’ll present my 2017-2018 fiscal year budget proposal for Pennsylvania.And, I will continue to take a different approach to moving Pennsylvania forward.For many years, our commonwealth has faced multi-billion dollar deficits. When faced with these challenges, the previous administration slashed funding for schools and our most vulnerable while using shifty accounting maneuvers that only worsened our short fall in the long run.We’re not going to do that. We’re not going to give Harrisburg another free pass while asking the middle class to make more sacrifices. Here’s what I’m going to do instead:Protect our historic investments in education and continue to increase funding for our schools.Get rid of red tape, do away with unnecessary bureaucracy in Harrisburg, shrink the size of our government, and eliminate waste.Make sure seniors and individuals with disabilities receive the quality services they need to thrive.Continue to dedicate resources to battling the heroin and opioid public health crisis that is devastating families throughout the commonwealth.And grow our economy by training our workforce and funding job creation initiatives that work.By cutting government waste and bureaucracy, we can and we will secure investments in Pennsylvania’s future. I hope you’ll tune in tomorrow at 11:30 AM to hear more. Thank you. Watch a Preview of Governor Wolf’s Budget Address By: The Office of Governor Tom Wolf   SHARE  TWEETlast_img read more

UK offshore helicopter study wins award for innovative contribution

first_imgThe results of a joint project by Robert Gordon University (RGU) and Step Change in Safety into the body sizes of UK offshore workers on board various helicopter crafts has received an award for outstanding contribution to ergonomics.RGU said on Thursday that the three-month study was a response to a mandate from the Civil Aviation Authority to ensure offshore workers were sitting adjacent to windows through which they could make an emergency escape.The project involved measuring the shoulders of a 75,000 strong workforce to establish how many were designated as ‘XBR’ or ‘extra broad.’With these figures, the team would be able to advise seating logistics which maximized the probability of successful escape following concerns about window egress in an emergency situation.After the project was completed, the team was awarded the William Floyd Award from the Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors, for outstanding and innovative contributions to the field. The study was led by Arthur Stewart, from RGU’s School of Health Sciences.Stewart said: “[…] we were able to discover that approximately 3% of offshore workers had a shoulder breadth exceeding 55.9cm, reaching XBR status, and we could then examine the safety implications of their seat positioning within the different models within the helicopter fleet.”Stewart collaborated on the project with Emily Taylor, a senior business analyst from Step Change in Safety, who oversaw a range of aspects of the work, including being the central liaison with industry stakeholders such as the CAA and helicopter operators.Her work also included the marketing and promotion of the scheme directly to the workforce and licensing of equipment required.Taylor added: “Collaboratively, we identified a specific issue, created a simple more sustainable solution which was easy to roll out, with minimal disruption to the user and the sector.”Also playing a key role was RGU’s graduate Robert Ledingham from Survitec oversaw logistics for the study and organized a number of training events for measurers.Ledingham said: “Being able to continue the work I undertook during my Masters of Research project and apply the findings to a real-world health and safety application was a rare and fortunate opportunity of which I am proud.”The team accepted their award at an event held at Birmingham’s Hilton Metropole Hotel which hosted the 2018 Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors Annual Conference last week.last_img read more

Sergeant-major parents ‘just as bad’ as over-protective mums

first_imgWaikato Times 18 Nov 2011A parenting expert has hit back at social commentator Celia Lashlie’s claims that over-protective mothers are the reason many young men kill themselves behind the wheel. Parent Inc presenter John Cowan says “sergeant major” parents are just as bad. His comments come after Mrs Lashlie yesterday said many teenage boys were being killed on the roads because their mothers smothered them and refused to let them discover the consequences of their own actions. And while John Cowan agreed there was some truth to Mrs Lashlie’s comments, he said children also rebelled against parents who were too strict. “The flipside is the sergeant-major parents who are too strict and set too many rules, those kids don’t get space to think either. Parenting is hard and there are lots of ways to get it wrong. There is no silver bullet for any parent, it is basically engaging in their wold, teaching by example, nurturing and setting limits.” Mrs Lashlie’s comments sparked a flurry of online comments. read more

Football Friday-Week #5 (9-20)

first_imgWRBI Area Football Friday Games for Week #5-(9-20).On The Radio & On The Web-The Batesville Bulldogs host The East Central Trojans.Kickoff at The Dog Pound will be at 7.  Jerry Stenger and Jeff Miller will have the call of the game.  WRBI’s Countdown To Kickoff at 6.We will keep you up to date with our other area games.Greensburg hosts South Dearborn.Connersville at Rushville.Milan at North Decatur.Saturday’s games.Franklin County vs. Lawrenceburg at Lucas Oil Stadium-Indy.South Decatur at Tecumseh.last_img read more

Parma offer chance to right irritating Sassuolo draw

first_imgInter Milan assistant manager, Cristian Stellini , has said there’ll be no underestimating Parma. “We analysed that match and realised that the experience will be very valuable for us to avoid making the same mistakes against Parma. We need to be sharp and cool-headed in front of goal if we are to achieve victory. read also:Valencia interested in loan move for Chelsea goalkeeper “When we drew with Parma earlier this season, we created our own problems, so we must be up to the task. We must be smart enough to recognise the opportunities and take them, with the right attitude throughout the match. “We have to take it one game at a time and have been doing a lot of psychological work with the players, as this end to the season is a whole new experience for everyone.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Inter need victory to stay in touch with Serie A leaders Juventus. “This is an important game, coming after a pretty irritating draw with Sassuolo,” Stellini told Inter TV.Advertisementcenter_img Loading…last_img read more

Botafogo confirm interest in Mikel

first_imgRelatedPosts Mane double eases Liverpool to win over 10-man Chelsea EPL: Chelsea, Liverpool in cagey duel Chelsea sink Brighton to make winning start Botafogo’s commercial and marketing vice president, Ricardo Rotenberg, has confirmed that the Brazilian club was interested in signing former Chelsea ace, John Obi Mikel.He, however, revealed that despite his affection for the Nigerian star, the experienced defensive midfielder would not be joining up with the Serie A side as the club is satisfied with their transfer dealings ahead of the new season. With the 2020-21 Brazilian league season set to kick-off in August, Botafogo looked to add more international spice to coach Paulo Autuori’s team and were for a while linked with the African duo of Mikel and ex-Barcelona powerhouse Yaya Toure.Mikel, one of Nigeria’s most decorated footballers ever, has been a free agent after ending his association with Trabzonspor during the onset of the coronavirus pandemic in Turkey.But the former Super Eagles skipper and Botafogo couldn’t reach an agreement during negotiations with the Lone Star proceeding to sign Ivory Coast’s Samuel Kalou and Japan’s Keisuke Honda instead.Rotenberg insists that the two-time Campeonato Brasileiro Série A champions have a lot of respect for Mikel but that they have concluded their dealings in the international transfer market.“Obi Mikel is no longer looking to come to Botafogo, regardless of the salary issue,” he told TF Channel, as per GazetaEsportiva. “We have already brought two foreigners who played a long time in European football, one Asian and the other African. We’re satisfied.“Obi Mikel is no longer interested in Botafogo, despite being a great player and incredible personality. I liked him a lot, but he won’t come.”Tags: BotafogoChelseaJohn Mikel ObiRicardo Rotenbeglast_img read more

Peace can’t rule out West Brom sale

first_img Press Association The Hawthorns chief remains committed to the Baggies but would be open to offers. Albion have announced pre-tax profits of £14.7million for the year ending June 30, 2014 and are looking for fresh investment. West Brom chairman Jeremy Peace has refused to rule out selling the Baggies to the right buyer.center_img They are believed to have spoken to contacts in the City after the new TV deal, worth more than £5billion to the Barclays Premier League, was signed last week. The Baggies have sent their Annual Report to shareholders and Peace has revealed his views. He said: “I said then that I was open to proposals regarding investment in the club and would not stand in the way of a new owner, providing they convinced me their intentions for the club were in keeping with its traditions and values and their ability to deliver on them was realistic. “Nothing has changed in that regard. The recent announcement of a new and record media rights deal for the Premier League from season 2016-17 is sure to mean that there is once again huge interest in the brand. “It was only right and prudent, in my view, that at such a moment we should present the club to the investment market. “I am happy to continue as we strive to deliver Premier League football whilst growing the club within our means. “But equally if there was someone out there willing and capable of taking the club further forward, I would be willing to step aside and negotiate a change of ownership providing it was an investment that was right for the club.” The club’s financial statement revealed an income of £86.8million, even though overall staff costs continued to increase to £65.5million which represents more than 75 per cent of turnover. Peace added to the club’s official site: “The club continues to fight its ground in an increasingly competitive market.” last_img read more

Grant misses 2nd half against Maryland, expects to play versus Virginia

first_img Published on February 25, 2014 at 12:32 am Contact Stephen: | @Stephen_Bailey1 Facebook Twitter Google+ COLLEGE PARK, Md. — Jerami Grant did not play the final 22:01 of No. 4 Syracuse’s 57-55 win at Maryland on Monday night due to a sore back.Grant, who finished with four points in 13 minutes, said he experienced similar pain in the Orange’s loss to Duke on Saturday, but this time he was unable to return to the court after halftime.“It’s fine,” Grant said. “I’m not sure when it happened, but it’s just a little injury. I’ll be back. I’m fine.”Grant said he expects to play in SU’s game against No. 12 Virginia on Saturday, and asked to re-enter the court at the Comcast Center late in the game as the Terrapins rallied back to nearly upset the Orange in the final moments.“He wanted to go in in the last 30 seconds and I said it was a little late,” SU head coach Jim Boeheim said with a smile.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“He just told me to rest. He already knew we were going to win the game,” Grant said.Boeheim said Grant has experienced similar soreness in his back before and been able to play full games soon after.In his absence on Monday, point guard Tyler Ennis became more offensive-minded and finished with a team-high 20 points.He said there are a number of adjustments SU needs to make when it’s without the hyper-athletic 6-foot-8 forward.“We’ve got to help on rebounding,” Ennis said. “He’s a big piece of our team, so whenever you lose someone like that it’s going to be a little bit different.”Luckily for the Orange, it has five days before traveling to face the Cavaliers in its next game. And for Grant and the rest of his tired teammates, that means time to rest.Said Boeheim: “We’re going to the whirlpools. We’re going to spend a lot of time there. We need a couple days to take it easy and then get back.” Commentslast_img read more

Tyron Smith injury update: Cowboys tackle (ankle) out Week 5 vs. Packers, report says

first_img Jalen Ramsey trade rumors: Jaguars turned down two first-round picks for star cornerback Tyron Smith is likely going to be missing some time.The Pro Bowl left tackle suffered a right ankle injury in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s 12-10 loss to the Saints when he was rolled up during a sack of quarterback Dak Prescott. Smith needed to be carted off the sideline. Related News Mitchell Trubisky injury update: Bears QB has dislocated left shoulder, report sayscenter_img The Tyron Smith injury. He’s been since spotted riding on a cart.— Warren Sharp (@SharpFootball) September 30, 2019Smith was standing and walking in the locker room, but will return to Dallas in a protective boot with what Cowboys owner Jerry Jones called a high ankle sprain.#dallascowboys LT Tyron Smith left the locker room with a walking boot on his right leg. Jerry Jones called it a high ankle sprain.#DALvsNO— Joe Trahan (@JoeTrahan) September 30, 2019According to NFL Media, which cited an unidentified source, Smith received good news after his MRI exam Monday. He’s expected to miss Sunday’s game against the Packers but hasn’t been ruled out for Week 6 against the Jets. A definitive timeline for his recovery has yet to be finalized, though it’s typically 4-6 weeks for a high ankle sprain.Smith, who has missed games each of the past three seasons, was replaced by former Patriots tackle Cameron Fleming against the Saints. Fleming will likely continue to fill the void if Smith’s absence is extended.The Cowboys (3-1) are next slated to host the Packers (3-1) in Week 5 action.last_img read more

ThurstonTalk Opens Freelance Business Writer Position

first_imgFacebook90Tweet0Pin0 ThurstonTalk is expanding it’s writing team. Join our 25 paid, professional writers as a freelance business writer.ThurstonTalk publishes positive stories about people, businesses and organizations doing good things in communities around Thurston County. Our stories are published online and distributed via social media to over 41,000 Facebook followers. Our platform reaches more than 300,000 viewers each month – people that want to know about great things happening around us.Job Requirements:Proven experience creating error-free articles on deadlineAbility to interview and interface with local business ownersInterest in writing featured business articles on specific topicsFlexibility to conduct interviews during regular business hoursCapacity to create 6 – 10 business articles per monthSkills to snap quick photographs during interviews to submit with storiesInitiative to pitch story ideas on a monthly basisSincere passion for sharing the positive stories happening in our communityTo apply:Submit a resume in Word format to 200 words (or less) about why you love your community.Please address any questions to are due by noon on Monday, August 17.last_img read more