Governor Wolf’s Week, January 8 – January 14, 2017

first_imgLike Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf The Blog,  Weekly Update This week, Governor Wolf was joined by members of his administration and the General Assembly to announce that Pennsylvania received a $25 million federal investment to improve rural healthcare and hospitals.Governor Wolf and PennDOT also announced that $33 million in federal funds were made available to improve 51 alternative transportation projects across the Commonwealth.Combatting the opioid epidemic is a top priority for the governor. This week, he was able to tour and host roundtable discussions at Centers of Excellence in Bethlehem and Connellsville.Governor Wolf continued his “Jobs that Pay” tour at Jyoti Natural Foods in Sharon Hill. He also made several job creation and business expansion announcements for Allegheny and Delaware counties, Indiana County, and Luzerne County.Governor Wolf’s Week, January 8 – January 14, 2017Monday, 1/9/17On “Jobs that Pay” Tour, Governor Wolf Visits Jyoti Natural Foods in Sharon HillGovernor Wolf Highlights Importance of Career, Technical Education at PA FFA Mid-Winter Convention during 101st PA Farm ShowTuesday, 1/10/17Ahead of Future Winter Storms, Governor Wolf PennDOT Stress Safety, PreparednessGovernor Wolf Announces 51 PennDOT Projects Statewide to Improve Transportation AlternativesGovernor Wolf Announces New Jobs in Luzerne County with Establishment of American Paper Bag FacilityGovernor Wolf Announces Creation of 392 New Jobs in Allegheny and Delaware Counties with Expansion of SAPWednesday, 1/11/17In Bethlehem, Governor Wolf Hosts Roundtable to Discuss State Efforts to Battle Opioid EpidemicThursday, 1/12/17Governor Wolf, Treasurer Reese Consolidate Investments to Cut Millions in Wall Street FeesGovernor Wolf Announces $25 Million Federal Investment in Pennsylvania’s Rural Health SystemGovernor Wolf Announces Business Fee Exemptions for Military Veterans and ReservistsFriday, 1/13/17In Connellsville, Governor Wolf Hosts Roundtable to Discuss State Efforts to Battle Opioid EpidemicGovenror Wolf Announces New Jobs with Expansion of Core-Mark Holding International in Luzerne CountyGovernor Wolf Announces 50 New Jobs with Gordon Sinclair Expansion in Indiana CountyGovernor Wolf Congratulates Pittsburgh-Based American Robotics, Inc. for U.S. Department of Defense Designation as a New Advanced Robotics Manufacturing Innovation HubHighlights from The BlogFour Ways Governor Tom Wolf is Cutting Costs and Streamlining GovernmentWATCH: How to Save a Life with NaloxoneHow Pennsylvania Will Fight to Protect Health Insurance and Treatment for Substance Use DisordersGovernor Wolf and PennDOT Announce Funding for 51 Alternative Transportation Projects (Round-Up)Governor Wolf and Treasurer Reese Announce Cuts in Wall Street Fees by Consolidating Investments (Round-Up)Highlights from TwitterHere in PA, I will never sign any bill that forces women to undergo unnecessary, intrusive medical procedures. -TW https://t.co/QUo9hFhxxB— Governor Tom Wolf (@GovernorTomWolf) January 10, 2017 By: Eryn Spangler, Press Assistant Medicaid Expansion has given 63,000 in PA access to addiction treatment. We can’t allow them or any PA’ians to undergo a lapse in care. https://t.co/ue83wKF9B1— Governor Tom Wolf (@GovernorTomWolf) January 12, 2017 SHARE Email Facebook Twitter January 13, 2017 Governor Wolf’s Week, January 8 – January 14, 2017last_img read more

Credit Union partners to help local schools

first_imgThe USC Credit Union has recently partnered with Yoobi, a classroom supply company that donates to a local school after one of their items is purchased.The partnership is the brainchild of alumna Samantha Paxson, who is currently on the board of the USC Credit Union and is the chief marketing officer of CO-OP Financial Services. Paxson, who graduated from USC in 1997 with a dual degree in broadcast journalism and social sciences, stated that her background in journalism has been a major influence on how she has approached her own career and how she pursues potential partnerships like the one with Yoobi.“What I’ve gained from my journalism degree and all of that background is the idea of storytelling,” Paxson said. “I’m very passionate about storytelling and the intersection of storytelling, creativity, innovation and purpose.”According to Paxson, when she first heard about Yoobi’s products and their philanthropic aims, she immediately thought about how they could benefit the USC community.“It got me thinking, — USC is in a community that is surrounded by several underprivileged schools, and the Yoobi mission is very much aligned with the Credit Union mission. I talked to the CEO of USC Credit Union [Gary Perez] and said, ‘There might be a partnership opportunity here.’”When she brought this idea to Perez, Paxson said that her main selling point for the partnership was the positive impact it would have on the local community.“We talked about being able to impact the grammar schools, the elementary schools that are directly in USC’s neighborhood, by being able to generate these classroom packs that Yoobi donates to kids in need,” she said.The Credit Union plans to incentivize the purchasing of Yoobi products by giving discounts to members. The partnership is currently being finalized and Paxson estimates that it will be available to students at the bookstore and online at the USC Credit Union’s website by early next school year.“Not only are you buying something that you need for your school supplies, but you’re also helping the local community and the local elementary schools ensure that they have the right tools,” Paxson said. “Teachers, on average, pay out of pocket $500 a year to get the supplies for their students. This is a way that they don’t have to do that.”The initiative is currently being tested by CO-OP Financial Services and their member credit union in addition to the USC Credit Union and Yoobi. The program will initially start with five local schools. In addition to school supplies, Paxson said that Yoobi will also give local schools financial planning kits that will help teach schoolchildren basic financial skills.“When they buy Yoobi school supplies, not only will school supplies be given to the surrounding elementary schools, but financial literacy kits called ‘money mammal’ kits will also be delivered,” Paxson said. “So we’re helping to give the community within USC the USC footprint to help them in their whole lives going forward.”The hope is that these skills in financial planning will not only help elementary schoolchildren immediately, but also later in life.“Our goal was not only to help [local students] with their educational supplies but their financial wellness,” Paxson said. “If we can help them build saving strategies at this age, by the time they’re 18 years old our hope is that they go to college and that it will improve the community as a whole.”Correction: A previous version of the article said that the financial literacy kits were called “money manual” kits. They are called “money mammal” kits. The Daily Trojan regrets the errorlast_img read more

Cristiano Ronaldo meets Michael Jordan: ‘We made history’

first_imgWe made history A post shared by Cristiano Ronaldo (@cristiano) on Jun 23, 2019 at 3:34pm PDT The Juventus star has been on a family holiday in the French Riviera ahead of beginning preseason with the Serie A champions.Ronaldo, a five-time Ballon d’Or winner, is regarded as one of soccer’s greats, while Jordan — a six-time NBA champion and five-time MVP — is arguably the greatest basketball player ever. View this post on Instagram Ronaldo, 34, posted an image alongside Jordan on Instagram, simply writing: “We made history.” Greats of their respective sports, Cristiano Ronaldo met with Michael Jordan on Sunday.last_img

DONEGAL ORANGEMEN TO TAKE PART IN ‘ARDOYNE’ PROTEST AGAINST NATIONALIST RESIDENTS

first_imgDONEGAL Orangemen will lead the Fermanagh 12th march in Irvinestown today – and bring it to a halt in protest at the refusal of the North’s parades commission to allow a march through a nationalist area in north Belfast.A parade will be allowed through Ardoyne this morning, but a return leg will be banned.There are fears of widespread violence this weekend as a result. However the Orange Order says it will have controlled protests; stopping parades for six minutes in solidarity with its north Belfast lodges.The lodges from Donegal, Leitrim, Cavan and Monaghan will head the parade of 100 lodges and 70 bands in Irvinestown. They will stop the parade as part of the protests across the six counties.   DONEGAL ORANGEMEN TO TAKE PART IN ‘ARDOYNE’ PROTEST AGAINST NATIONALIST RESIDENTS was last modified: July 12th, 2014 by John2Share 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)last_img read more

Library budget has no fees more books

first_imgFort Vancouver Regional Library managers plan to spend $60,000 on a Freegal downloadable music contract that allows users to download MP3-compatible music at no cost: Three songs per week, a maximum 156 per year — to keep for a lifetime.“This will be quite popular,” predicted Melinda Chesbro, FVRL content management director.She expects the Freegal service to become available in Clark County branches by June.It’s already in use in the Multnomah County Library system, which has a handy FAQ website: http://www.multcolib.org/services/tech/freegal/.A tentative 2011-12 operating budget adopted Monday by the Fort Vancouver Regional Library District includes plenty of new carrots for customers, without a stick in sight.That includes no late fees on books.At their daylong retreat session at the Cascade Park Community Library, FVRL board members heard how managers intend to boost collections of popular hard-copy books and electronic databases and introduce a slew of digital services starting in June, thanks to $3.31 million from a property tax bump approved by voters last year.The new offerings will include downloadable e-books, audiobooks, streaming video and music — as many as three songs a week, for lifetime use.About $1.76 million of the levy dollars from a property tax increase in effect this year will go to restore all operating hours and days at branch libraries that were reduced in early 2009. Those changes will come May 1 (the new downtown Vancouver Community Library opens with seven-day service in July).last_img read more