Governor Wolf Announces $2.4 million in Business-Education Partnership Program Grants

first_imgGovernor Wolf Announces $2.4 million in Business-Education Partnership Program Grants Press Release,  Results Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf, in conjunction with the Department of Labor & Industry (L&I), today announced 19 recipients of Business-Education Partnership (BEP) Program grants totaling $2.4 million.“This funding supports the ‘Educator in the Workplace’ initiative which connects classroom learning with relevant business practices,” Governor Wolf said. “Partnering teachers with business leaders to integrate subject material with relevant work standards will help better prepare students for 21st century careers.”In November 2016, the Pennsylvania Workforce Development Board recommended a portion of the Workforce Investment and Opportunity Act discretionary monies from fiscal year 2015-16 be used to fund the Business-Education Partnerships program. These partnerships connect local businesses with school districts to promote job opportunities and career pathways to increase awareness of in-demand technical careers.The Business-Education Partnerships connect schools, employers and students to provide career-related experiences and exposure opportunities through soft-skills development, internships, workplace shadowing, and career mentoring, all with the goal of engaging more students in the need for technical skills required by employers.A total of $2.4 million WIOA state set-aside dollars were available for the grants and each of the 22 local Workforce Development Boards (LWDBs) were encouraged to apply.“Labor & Industry is proud to administer this funding to encourage students interested in exploring career and technical education opportunities,” said L&I Secretary Kathy Manderino. “Providing Pennsylvania’s young people with a solid first work experience puts them squarely on the path to future success.”For a full list of winners and grant amounts, www.dli.pa.gov/Businesses. April 05, 2017center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Tables turn on Ray White power couple now selling own home

first_imgTHE tables have turned on real estate power couple Julie and Errol Munro, who are selling their Kirwan family home.No strangers to counselling others through the selling process, the Ray White Townsville principals recently turned the spotlight on their own home as well as each other.For four intense weeks, the couple were forced to not only test their skills as agents but their marriage, as they scrubbed, dusted, decluttered and staged their Kirwan home at 7 Hawkhurst Place.7 Hawkhurst Pl, Kirwan“We know that when a property is presented in a pristine fashion, the amount of energy that went into the home will be reflected in the attention the home will get from buyers,” Julie Munro said.“We’re super neat people, but our house had corners with dust that we didn’t even realise was there during the three years we lived in the home. Not to mention getting rid of all the items around the house that we never used,” she added.“Errol and I would counsel each other on the things that needed to get done but those four weeks were very testing for our marriage as we had to challenge each other as real estate agents but also as a married couple.”7 Hawkhurst Pl, KirwanThe end result speaks for itself, with the house pristinely presented and the Munros stronger together than ever before.“It’s certainly been an eye opener and taught us a lot of things. It’s also definitely made us sympathise with our clients more than ever,” Julie Munro said.“But in the end we, as all sellers, hope that our efforts will pay off.”Handy tips for getting your home sale-ready…More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 2:23Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -2:23 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenHandy tips for getting your home ready for sale02:22The three-bedroom, two-bathroom home is now on the market for offers over $600,000 and open for inspection tomorrow from 1pm7 Hawkhurst Pl, KirwanDesigned for entertaining and family living, the home overlooks the Willows Golf Course from both the open-plan living area and the vast outdoor entertaining space that will delight any master chef.“We’re only selling because our life circumstances have changed and we’re now building a home to suit our new lifestyle,” Julie Munro said. “We bought this house with the vision that our family would grow and that we would occupy the entire home. But that hasn’t happened for us.”“So to replace a growing family, we’ve gone into small business and as a result we’re never home as we’re always working. So our needs have changed dramatically,” she explained.“We absolutely love what we do and we loved living in our home but recognise that it’s time to let someone else enjoy this beautiful property.”last_img read more

Westport man arrested following high speed pursuit

first_imgScott County, In. — A report from the Indiana State Police says a Westport man was arrested following a pursuit on I-65 in Jefferson County Thursday.Troopers responded to reports of a reckless driver around 2 p.m. Callers told police there were passengers were hanging out of the windows and displaying offensive gestures to other motorists.When troopers attempted to stop the vehicle driven by Paul Clinton Barger, 27, he sped away. Barger then evaded police by making unsafe lane changes and passes in the emergency lane.After taking the Memphis exit, Barger attempted to reenter the interstate when he crashed and overturned.Barger has been charged with resisting with a vehicle, resisting law enforcement, possession of a legend drug, operating while intoxicated with endangerment and reckless driving.Indiana State Police, Austin Police Department, Scottsburg Police Department, Scott County EMS and the Clark County Sheriff’s Department assisted.last_img read more

Barcelona edge out Real Madrid in thrilling Miami Clasico

first_img(REUTERS) – Barcelona drew first blood against Real Madrid ahead of the new season with a 3-2 victory in a pulsating Clasico friendly on Saturday in Miami.The historic rivals will meet again twice in August in the Spanish Super Cup and this International Champions Cup match set the entertainment bar high, with Barcelona maintaining their 100 per cent record in pre-season.“Physically we are in good shape, the team is winning, we just have to correct our errors,” Barcelona midfielder Sergio Busquets told Premier Sports.“We’re happy for the win, it was a lot of fun for the fans because there were a lot of chances, although the players suffered in the heat and humidity.”While Barcelona beat Juventus and Manchester United, Madrid’s defeat means they end their pre-season tour of the United States without a victory.“I don’t care much about the defeat, it always hurts but right now it’s not the important thing,” said Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane.“It’s pre-season. The results haven’t gone as hoped for but it will not change anything. The important thing is to be ready for Aug. 8 (when Madrid face Manchester United in the European Super Cup).”Madrid were missing Cristiano Ronaldo, still on holiday, but both teams were close to full strength.Ernesto Valverde, getting a taste of Clasico drama early in his career as Barcelona manager, selected Neymar despite speculation swirling over the Brazilian’s future at the club.However, it was stalwart Lionel Messi who opened the scoring after just three minutes, firing home with the help of a deflection, before Ivan Rakitic doubled the lead with a powerful drive from Neymar’s low pass.The sell-out crowd at the Hard Rock Stadium were in for a thrilling night and Madrid fought their way back into the game with Mateo Kovacic drilling home expertly, before Marco Asensio equalised in the 36th minute after a lightning break.After a prolonged halftime break with music, lights and fireworks shows more akin to the Super Bowl, the game restarted at the same hectic pace.Gerard Pique sent Barcelona ahead again in the 50th minute by flicking home Neymar’s curling free-kick, and it proved to be the match-winning goal.It was the first time the teams met in a friendly since 1991 and only the second time outside of Spain. Given its success, the spectacle is likely to be repeated.Barcelona lifted a trophy after the game but Valverde will be focused on ensuring they can impose themselves in the same way when these teams meet in two weeks at Camp Nou, this time with real silverware at stake.last_img read more

WBB : SU doomed by poor offensive performance in loss to Hoyas

first_img Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ It was a start that Syracuse could not afford to have against its conference rival. Eight minutes in and the Orange had already thrown the game away.Twelve consecutive missed field goal attempts and eight turnovers allowed No. 18 Georgetown to build an insurmountable 16-1 lead right out of the gate.The poor shooting and lack of ball security that have plagued Syracuse throughout the season reached new heights, as the Orange was dominated in nearly every facet of the game in a 69-42 loss to Georgetown in Washington, D.C., at McDonough Arena on Sunday. Syracuse coughed up the ball a season-high 30 times and the Hoyas benefited, scoring 38 points off those turnovers. SU also scored a season-low 42 points.‘We just threw the ball away and they shot the ball especially well,’ Syracuse head coach Quentin Hillsman said. ‘They are the lowest shooting team in the conference, and they made some shots with some kids who don’t normally make shots. You’ve got to make shots.’Georgetown entered the game shooting a measly 35.4 percent on the season, last in the Big East. But as SU turned the ball over more and more throughout the game, the Hoyas got easy looks in transition and erased any offensive deficiencies.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textGU shot the ball unexpectedly well, shooting 25-of-60 (41.7 percent) from the field and 50 percent on 24 attempts from 3-point range. Sugar Rodgers led all scorers with 23 points on 9-of-17 shooting.With the Orange already down by 15 with 7:40 left in the first half, the mistakes began to mount and snowball out of control.After La’Shay Taft missed a 3-pointer, Shakeya Leary grabbed the offensive rebound, but the ball was stolen away. Rodgers, the Big East’s leading scorer, hit a 3 on the Hoyas’ ensuing possession, giving them their largest lead to that point. The Orange turned the ball over on four consecutive possessions following Leary’s turnover and the Hoyas’ lead grew to 31-10.The Orange gave up the basketball 19 times in the opening stanza, and Georgetown led 41-13 at the break.‘When you turn the ball over, you don’t have very good court balance,’ Hillsman said, ‘so we started turning the ball over and not getting our court balance and that hurt us some in the game.’With the Orange struggling to keep possession, SU made just four field goal attempts in the first half. As the Hoyas’ lead grew larger, Syracuse looked to get back in the game by shooting jump shots, which strayed far from the Hillsman’s philosophy to get the ball inside.The switch to an unfamiliar game plan failed to produce positive results, and SU was never able to get back into the game in the second half.Elashier Hall and Taft shot a combined 0-of-18 from the field for the Orange. Iasia Hemingway and Kayla Alexander paced SU with 14 and 13 points, respectively.The Orange shot just 15-of-60 from the floor, and despite outrebounding the Hoyas 45-35, SU yielded nearly just as many second-chance points as its opponent. Hillsman said it wasn’t as much what the Hoyas were doing defensively, but rather that the Orange struggled to make the most of its opportunities.‘We got some really good looks, we just didn’t make shots,’ Hillsman said. ‘I thought that we got some good looks at the rim, and we weren’t able to make those shots.’adtredin@syr.educenter_img Published on January 15, 2012 at 12:00 pmlast_img read more

Serena Williams Pulls out of Miami Open

first_imgWilliams has now withdrawn from two consecutive WTA events, after her retirement from last week’s tournament in Indian Wells with a viral illness.She last claimed the Miami title in 2015, beating Spain’s Carla Suárez Navarro in the final.Her last Grand Slam win arrived at the 2017 Australian Open, moving her one behind Margaret Court’s record of 24 Grand Slam singles titles.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Eight-time champion Serena Williams has withdrawn from the Miami Open because of a knee injury. American Williams reached round three on Friday with victory over Sweden’s Rebecca Peterson, only the seventh match she has completed in 2019.The 23-time Grand Slam winner was set to face Wang Qiang in the last 32 but the Chinese 27-year-old now gets a bye.“I am disappointed to withdraw from the Miami Open due to a left knee injury,” said Williams, 37.last_img read more

Vladimir Guerrero discusses Angels jersey No. 27 issue, and Hall of Fame

first_imgTEMPE, Ariz. — There are two No. 27s in Angels camp these days.Vladimir Guerrero, last month elected to the Hall of Fame, has been in uniform as a guest instructor. His presence allowed for revisiting the question that has gotten new life ever since Guerrero said last month he’d go into the Hall representing the Angels, a first for the franchise.A number retirement ceremony by the Angels would seem an obvious event, except for the fact that Mike Trout is currently wearing No. 27, the same number Guerrero wore.“I know who wears No. 27 and he is doing a fantastic job wearing it,” Guerrero said Sunday morning, with Angels broadcaster Jose Mota as his interpreter. “It might be a different story if the person wearing it was not as good as he was. It might be easier for the team. I am very proud of what Mike Trout has done wearing 27, and to me it’s not an issue at all.” There is precedent for the team to retire 27 for Guerrero, yet still allow Trout to wear it. When Major League Baseball retired 42 for Jackie Robinson, the players who were wearing it — most notably, Mariano Rivera — were allowed to continue. The Angels could also still retire 27 a second time, for Trout.Trout said no one with the team has broached the subject. He said he just found the number in his locker when was called up in 2011, and he’s been honored to wear it since.“It’s pretty cool to wear his number,” Trout said Sunday. “I know what kind of person he is and what he brought to the game and what he brought to the organization.”In the meantime, Guerrero is still basking in the glow of his election to the Hall, which came in just his second year on the ballot. He said he’s been overwhelmed with the response he’s gotten from fans, particularly back home in the Dominican Republic.“One of the jokes was ‘Why don’t you run for President?’” Guerrero said. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img He added that the biggest difference in his life is some people in the Dominican “think I just got this big signing bonus for making it to the Hall of Fame. Many people are knocking on my door at 7 or 8 in the morning saying ‘Why don’t you share a little more with us?’”Guerrero said his Dominican roots will be a key part of his induction speech, which he will deliver in Spanish, with Mota translating.“I want to keep it as simple as possible,” he said. “I want to speak about the opportunities I got representing the Dominican, and beyond the Dominican, representing Latin America. There will be some things I write down in my notes that I won’t get to, but mainly I want to speak from the heart. It really means a lot to me the people I will be representing that day.”last_img read more

Real Madrid president wants to see Roger Federer vs Rafael Nadal at the Bernabeu

first_imgAdvertisement cz4dNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs852Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ed( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 9nfWould you ever consider trying this?😱7kkcCan your students do this? 🌚xheRoller skating! Powered by Firework Real Madrid’s president Florentino Perez has revealed that the Spanish football giants are planning to host an exhibition tennis match between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal at the Santiago Bernabeu. In a recent board meeting, the members were informed about the idea along with the proposal to introduce a Real Madrid women’s team.Advertisement Spanish newspaper ABC claims that the president has spoken with Nadal on his plans to arrange the match in front of a massive crowd, 80,000 to be specific. The match would record the largest ever attendance seen at a tennis match, double more than the current record which stands at 35,681 when Kim Clijsters beat Serena Williams in an exhibition at the King Baudouin stadium in Brussels. However, the two greatest tennis players of all time will break the record when they play their African friendly in front of 50,000 people next February.Advertisement The Swiss and the Spaniard have met on 40 occasions with Nadal having a 24-16 advantage over his opponent. The pair was almost set to face each other for the first time ever in the US Open last week, but Federer lost the quarter-final to Grigor Dimitrov much to the disappointment of the fans. Nadal on the other hand, went on to lift the trophy beating Daniil Medvedev in an outstanding final which lasted four hours and 50 minutes. Both Nadal and Federer will be back in action at the Laver Cup next weekend where they might play doubles together for Team Europe.Although, it is unclear at the moment about the date and time of the epic match at the Bernabeu, it appears that the clash will take place once the 38-year-old Federer retires from the ATP tour.Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

DeRozan scores 38 as Raptors beat Heat 112-104 in OT

first_imgTORONTO (AP):DeMar DeRozan matched his season high with 38 points and added 10 rebounds as the Toronto Raptors beat the Miami Heat 112-104 in overtime on Saturday night.Jonas Valanciunas added 20 points and 10 rebounds, while Kyle Lowry chipped in with 16 points for the Raptors, who secured the season series against the Heat for the second straight season, as well as a potential play-off tiebreaker should they finish with the same record.Joe Johnson had 28 points while Luol Deng added 20 for the Heat, which had Dwyane Wade on the sidelines with an injured thigh.Deng tied it at 97 on a three-pointer from the corner with 3.1 seconds remaining in regulation and DeRozan’s jumper before the buzzer went in and out.In overtime, the teams traded scores until five straight trips to the free throw line, four for DeRozan and one for Bismack Biyombo, allowed the Raptors to score seven unanswered points to take a 109-101 lead with 42 seconds to play.Johnson’s three-pointer closed the gap to six points, but a pair of free throws from Cory Joseph allowed Toronto to close out the game.Stephen Curry scored 15 of his 35 points in the fourth quarter and the Golden State Warriors rallied from a nine-point deficit over the final 12 minutes to beat the Phoenix Suns 123-116.Curry, who spent most of the third quarter on the bench in foul trouble, made three of his seven three-pointers in the fourth, including two as part of an 18-8 run to close out the game.The NBA’s reigning MVP capped his night with a behind-the-back pass to Shaun Livingston for a layup that helped extend the Warriors’ record home winning streak to 48 games.Golden State (59-6) also stayed one game ahead of the pace of the 1995-96 Bulls, who set an NBA record with 72 wins.Kawhi Leonard scored 26 points and the San Antonio Spurs beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 93-85 for their 41st straight home victory, the third-longest streak in NBA history.Only Golden State with their current 48 and the Chicago teams that won 44 straight in 1995-96 had longer streaks.LaMarcus Aldridge added 24 points and Tim Duncan had 11 for San Antonio. Kevin Durant had 28 points for the Thunder.Jusuf Nurkic scored all of his season-high 17 points in the second half and the Denver Nuggets rallied in the fourth quarter to beat the Washington Wizards 116-100.Gary Harris, D.J. Augustin and Darrell Arthur also scored 17 points and Will Barton finished with 14 points and 10 rebounds for Denver. The Nuggets outscored Washington 41-17 in the final 12 minutes to win their fourth straight.John Wall had 19 points and 11 assists and Otto Porter scored 21 points for the Wizards.Elsewhere, the Milwaukee Bucks topped the New Orleans Pelicans 103-92, the Atlanta Hawks downed the Memphis Grizzlies 95-83, the Detroit Pistons used a big second half to beat the Philadelphia 76ers 125-111, and the Charlotte Hornets had a 125-109 win over the Houston Rockets.last_img read more

Lothian wants greater support for table tennis

first_imgTable Tennis Jamaica (TTJ) President Godfrey Lothian has made a call for greater support from corporate entities, following the country’s third-place finish in Division Three at the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) Perfect World Team Champion-ships in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, recently, which also saw the Jamaicans jumping from Division Five to their current status in three years.In 2014, in Japan, the Jamaica team of Michael Hyatt, Kane Watson, Simon Tomlinson and Chris Marsh swept all before them to take the Division Five crown.Starting out at Division Four this time around, the Jamaicans won all their four group matches, before moving on to the quarter-finals where they defeated the United Arab Emirates 3-0.In the semi-finals, the Jamaicans lost to Pakistan.TOO HOT FORPANAMAHowever, the Caribbean team was too much for Panama in the bronze-medal match, as they beat the Central Americans 3-0 to claim third spot and a place in Division Three for the next championship.”In three years, we have moved up two divisions. We have moved from fifth to fourth to third [division], and that is unprecedented. So things are happening in table tennis, and we should be rewarded with some strong support,” Lothian commented.”We see that we can have success in the sport. This [sport] is not just for Asian and European countries. Countries from Latin America and the Caribbean, in particular, Jamaica, can have success, but we need corporate Jamaica to see table tennis as a sport they can invest in.”They (corporate community) need to see it as a sport that can draw large support as it can be played any and everywhere. We also have a lot of new activities coming on board that we just want support for,” he continued.Lothian was also full of praise for the country’s representatives – Hyatt, Watson and Mark Phillips – who won the bronze at the championship, and noted that there were many more youngsters on the rise.”I am elated! This is great because success has been achieved, so we are overwhelmed,” beamed Lothian.”They (players) really did Jamaica proud. We have other youngsters coming up, so we have a face now of five, six players, so things are looking good for table tennis,” he added.last_img read more