first_imgThere has been a lot of contention over global warming recently, whether it is scientifically based or not and whether it might be a result of human energy consumption. I’m not about to get into that argument.However, if global warming is real and if humans have been even partially responsible for it, then every time we look at our idle snow blowers in mid-December and at our roads devoid of snow, ice, sand and salt, we can just smile and say “right on.”Jim MoorheadScotiaMore from The Daily Gazette:Schenectady teens accused of Scotia auto theft, chase; Ended in Clifton Park crash, Saratoga Sheriff…EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motorists Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinionlast_img read more

first_imgNew Funding to Support Development of Mobile Game to Help Pennsylvanians Land Manufacturing Jobs March 04, 2019 SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img Economy,  Jobs That Pay,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced the approval of new funding to support the development of a mobile game that will help individuals land jobs in the manufacturing sector. The grant will be provided to Catalyst Connection, an industrial resource center that supports the growth of small manufacturers in western Pennsylvania. Catalyst Connection has partnered with Pittsburgh-based game developer Simcoach Games to create the new game. The grant will come from Governor Wolf’s Manufacturing PA initiative.“One of the biggest issues for manufacturers is trying to find qualified workers to fill their open positions,” Governor Wolf said. “This game is a truly innovative way of supporting the manufacturing sector that won’t just benefit employers, but will provide opportunities and assistance for applicants who are trying to land these family-sustaining careers.”The grant will provide $158,735 to Catalyst Connection to support the development and marketing costs of the game. The game will enable users to practice skill concepts that are found in the National Tooling and Machining Association’s mechanical aptitude test. This test is used as the standard employment exam for a large number of manufacturers. The gaming format allows users to learn fundamentals in small amounts through game levels. Catalyst Connection and Simcoach Games will determine which areas of the exam provide the greatest challenge for applicants and determine which of these areas are best addressed in a gaming environment. Catalyst Connection will coordinate with manufacturers like Oberg Industries and All-Clad Metalcrafters, as well as hiring organizations, to promote the game.“Catalyst Connection is pleased to be able to help job seekers prepare for manufacturing employment exams that will support the manufacturing job growth at Oberg Industries, All-Clad Metalcrafters and many other companies, not only in the region but throughout the commonwealth,” said Petra Mitchell, president and CEO of Catalyst Connection. “Working with Simcoach Games to create an innovative approach to pre-employment readiness, this project has the potential to significantly increase the number of qualified applicants for high paying, high wage jobs, and we are grateful for this funding opportunity.”The Pennsylvania Manufacturing Training-to-Career grant is designed to provide funding for training programs to help unemployed and underemployed individuals, as well as those with barriers, to gain the skills they need to gain employment in the manufacturing sector. Eligible applicants include technical and trade schools, universities, and nonprofit organizations that develop new and innovative training programs and partner with two or more manufacturers.The Training-to-Career grant is part of Governor Wolf’s Manufacturing PA initiative that was launched in October 2017. This initiative ensures that training leads not simply to any job, but to careers that provide higher pay and opportunities for advancement. Working with DCED’s strategic partners, including Industrial Resource Centers (IRCs), Pennsylvania’s colleges, universities, technical schools, and non-profit organizations, this initiative fosters collaboration and partnerships to accelerate technology advancement, encourage innovation and commercialization, and build a 21st century workforce.In the 2019-2020 Executive Budget proposal, Governor Wolf is calling for an additional $4 million to help Pennsylvania manufacturers train workers and $6 million to expand career and technical education for adults.For more information about the Wolf Administration’s commitment to manufacturing, visit the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) website or follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and YouTube.last_img read more

first_img172 Tierney Drive, Currumbin Waters.A GOLD Coast family has taken the term “tree change’’ to a new level.Libby and Josh Brady’s four-bedroom Currumbin Waters house has been cleverly designed to mould to its sloping hillside block instead of “floating’’ above it.As a result, it appears to blend into surrounding bushland.The pair, who have always lived at Currumbin, went searching for land suitable for a tree change.“The outlook, having this beautiful lush and leafy outlook, just had a really lovely feel,” Mrs Brady, a former Channel Nine television reporter, said. 172 Tierney Drive, Currumbin Waters. 172 Tierney Drive, Currumbin Waters.They enlisted Gold Coast architect Matthew Eagle to help design the house after snapping up the 4464sq m Tierney Drive block.It was finished in 2017 after almost two and a half years of designing and building.It embraces its landscape with natural materials, including wood and concrete, while wide windows frame bushland views.MORE NEWS: Mega mansion sale sets the bar More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa13 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoMORE NEWS: Coast set the shine in 2019 Mrs Brady said they had a list of ideas but it was Mr Eagle who brought the design to life.“The design and layout have been led by Matt,” Mrs Brady said.“We love it and we get such amazing feedback.“It’s quite unique for the Gold Coast.” 172 Tierney Drive, Currumbin Waters.center_img 172 Tierney Drive, Currumbin Waters.The couple will take the home to auction on February 3.Mrs Brady said it was going to be hard to leave because she loved so much about it.“I love the living space and I love being able to make breakfast in the morning and look out to the beautiful trees,” she said.“But we are really just excited to do it all again.”The property was featured as part of last year’s Gold Coast Open House, an initiative that celebrates local architecture and design. “I think what Matt did was so amazing, I wanted him to be recognised,” Mrs Brady said. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD576p576p360p360p216p216pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), 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 Rate1xFullscreenWhy location is everything in real estate01:59 172 Tierney Drive, Currumbin Waters.last_img read more

first_imgManukau Courier 6 June 2013A minister is losing patience with the street prostitutes using his church’s car park as a destination to take clients. Pastor Stephen Miller of Manukau New Life Church in Manurewa was forced to take a stand one evening when he saw a prostitute and client having sex in the car park at 5pm. “That tested my patience, it really did. I went over and banged on the window and told him: ‘This isn’t the place for that – this is a church. Get lost’.” Mr Miller pointed out at least half a dozen used condoms discarded around the car park when he spoke to the Manukau Courier. “What annoys us is the prostitutes who come and use our car park and then leave their condoms everywhere. We’ve got kids using the car park for sports and activities so volunteers have to come out and clean up the litter before the kids come out.” Mr Miller has worked with prostitutes who have come to services and the church’s soup kitchen over the years and he’s also helped to counsel families affected by prostitution. “We’re here to try to help them and love them and show them a better way to live. “Some of the prostitutes come into our church services and walk in and out about five times during the service, making a scene and disturbing the service. But our church is full of people from different backgrounds anyway so we’re not too fazed by that, to be honest.”…Mr Miller presented a submission in February in support of the bill now before Parliament seeking more community and police powers to control street prostitution. “We’re here to help these people but there have to be some boundaries in place around prostitution.” read more

first_img A report in Cadena Cope reveals how the club are set to trigger an ERTE – meaning that all of its players will lose the majority of their income due to exceptional circumstances under Spain’s current state of emergency. Loading… Promoted ContentWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Top 10 Enemies Turned Friends In TV11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top6 TV Characters Whose Departures Have Made The Shows BetterCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesLaugh, Cry, Or Just Relax With The Best Series Streaming On HBO5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By OdeithWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Couples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayA Runner Uses Strava App To Create Amazing Pieces Of Running Art It continues that whilst the club’s captains have been in discussions with the board of directors over the decision they have not found an agreement, and the club are now willing to push on despite the lack of consensus.An ERTE is Spain’s temporary redundancy scheme which is activated by the state of emergency within the country, with businesses losing access to their profits.It follows a report in ESPN that whilst there is said to be openness to a compromise, the players are unhappy with the current proposals being offered.The wage cut will be applicable to all senior teams at the club, including the women’s football team and the men’s basketball side.However, the report underlines how the focus is on the men’s senior football team whose combined wage bill is over €500m and is said to be the highest of any professional sports club in the world.Barca president Josep Maria Bartomeu was thought to have been seeking a compromise for the men’s first team of 50 percent, due to their role in bringing in income to the club ahead of its other teams.“Force Majeure” .. Barcelona reduces wages for players and employees due to— Saudi 24 News (@Saudi24N) March 27, 2020Read Also: Barcelona stars unconvinced by club’s first pay cut proposalThe coronavirus outbreak has brought sport across the world to a halt with Spanish football suspended indefinitely – meaning that all clubs have no income from matchdays or, for the elite clubs, their museums.As of Thursday, there were 56,188 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Spain with 4,089 deaths while a further 3,679 Spaniards are currently in intensive care.Spain is now behind only Italy on the global scale for the most deaths due to the virus, with the nation now 11 days into a 30-day state of lockdown.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Barcelona first team players look set to lose 70 percent of their income due to the coronavirus outbreak and the suspension of Spanish football.Advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgDogao said the CIDG will further probe human trafficking in this city,adding that the transaction of this illegal business might be “organized.” “This group might be organized, and they follow a hierarchy. In ourassessment, those who were arrested were in the middle to (the) higher point(of the hierarchy),” he said. ILOILO City – Authorities here rescued a total of 10 women from allegedhuman traffickers. Dogao added more women are needed to be rescued as one of the victimsclaimed there are still “others who were sent to Bacolod because there is anevent.” “They can avail the services of the Technical Education and SkillsDevelopment Authority and the Department of Labor and Employment for training,”Dogao said. Two alleged pimps – Jimmy Cuarte, 56, of Cabatuan, Iloilo; and RamilDequiña, 24, of Iloilo City – were nabbed in the operation.  He added women who are in prostitution were urged to stop and insteadavail of the government services. He described the modus as a “take out scheme,” where clients are beingapproached by alleged human traffickers “and make them choose who will be theirpartner for the night.”center_img “The information of the alleged prostitution has reached us, whichprompted our team to operate in Mabolo village, Delgado,” Dogao added. “We will also investigate if the transaction here is connected (to) Bacolod(trafficking ring),” he said. Operatives of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group rescue these women from alleged human traffickers in an operation in Barangay Mabolo, Iloilo City on Friday night. CIDG 6 Major James Allen Dogao, field unit chief of the Criminal Investigationand Detection Group (CIDG) in this city, said the women aged 22 to 32 years oldwere allegedly being pimped for P1,500 on Friday night.       Meanwhile, the suspects were placed in the custody of the CIDG here, andwere charged with violation of Republic Act (RA) 9208 as amended by RA 10364 orthe Expanded Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act of 2012.(With a report from PNA/PN) The rescued women are currently under the custody of the Department ofSocial Welfare and Development in this city.     last_img read more

first_imgThe St. Louis Cardinals 5th grade boys basketball team played their 4th game of the season tonight and defeated the Laurel Yellow Jackets by a score of 40-35.It was a hard fought victory over a very good Laurel team that happened because of good defense and excellent teamwork. The Cardinals were down by two points at the end of the 3rd quarter and then outscored the Yellowjackets 9-2 to secure the win.The team was led in scoring by Charlie Schebler (15), Alec Bunselmeier (8), Ben Harmeyer (7), Noah Tuveson (6) and Nate Vankirk (4). Frank Forbeck, Nate Reder, Luke Meer, and Jack Hollins also made significant contributions in the win!The next game will be tomorrow night, Wednesday, November 18, at home against Greendale at 6:00pm. Please come out to the game and cheer on the Cardinals!Courtesy of Cardinals Coach Ryan Schebler.The Saint Louis 6th grade boys basketball team was back on the road against Laurel Tuesday evening November 17th. It was a tough, gritty hard fought game from the opening tip until the final buzzer. But, when the dust settled the Cardinals were on top 33-29.It was an effort to find the bottom of the basket. Joseph Suttman, CJ Grote, Cody Mohr and Thomas Raver were able to put up the points with Raver leading all scorers followed by Mohr. CJ Grote hit a big contested basket late in the game to give theCardinals a 4 point lead. The defensive load was heaped onto the shoulders of Adam Vogelsang and Hunter Laudick and they put forth a great effort against Laurel’s two really good ball handlers and scorers.The boys responded well to the adversity and did all the work necessary tosurvive. Defense, rebounding, getting to the free throw line and hittingtheir foul shots were the fundamentals the boys responded with to come awaywith the victory.Courtesy of Cardinals Coach Jim Mohr.last_img read more

first_imgAlma M. Godfrey, dear friend of Violet Trossman, loving aunt of Terry (Doug) Harrison, Dorothy, Kevin (Donna), Greg (Mary Alice), Jeff (Elaine), and Scott Flannery. Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016. Age 78. Mass of Christian Burial at All Saints Parish (St. Martin Campus) in Yorkville, Indiana at 11:30. Visitation from 9:00 till time of Mass. Memorials may be made to St. Joseph Church, North Bend, Ohio and Masses.last_img

first_img Hammers boss Allardyce on Thursday refused to elaborate on the reasons for farming out the talented youngster. “I’m not answering questions about Ravel Morrison because he is not with us any more,” he said. “We’ve done a deal with QPR and we are playing football against Southampton on Saturday, my focus is the squad of players I’ve got here. “The fact of the matter is Ravel wanted to play some first-team football and he wasn’t getting as much here as he wanted so we’ve let him go out on loan. “Our consistent performances and recent acquisitions have given us a bigger squad and Ravel has found it a bit more difficult to get in. “We move on to Southampton with the players we’ve got here at the club.” When asked if Morrison had played his last game for West Ham, Allardyce responded: “No!” Press Association Morrison, 21, was one of West Ham’s best performers during the first half of the season and was even tipped as an outsider to make England’s World Cup squad. But the former Manchester United prospect has not played since January amid more talk of issues off the field, and this week dropped down a division to move to Loftus Road center_img Sam Allardyce insists Ravel Morrison has not played his last game for West Ham despite letting the controversial midfielder join QPR on loan.last_img read more

first_imgHOSTS Fruta Conquerors sounded an early warning when they hammered Pele FC 8-0 in the second game of a double-header to start the Fruta Conquerors U-19 Academy League competition last Wednesday at the Tucville playfield.Leon Richardson led all scorers with a hat-trick (22nd, 33rd and 38th minutes) while there was a brace each for Isaiah Reddy (20th and 23rd minutes) and Randy Layne (25th and 83rd minutes). Jeremy Garrett added his name to the scorers’ list in the 64th minute to complete the rout of the Group ‘B’ contest.The opening encounter of the 12-team Invitational League proved to be more competitive as Eastveldt FC had the better of Tavelle’s Academy 2-1 in a Group ‘A’ affair. Paul Chung opened the scoring in the 5th minute and 13 minutes later Travis Ramnaught doubled the score. Troy Ross pulled back one for the losers in the 32nd minute.The League will continue today at the said Tucville playfield with another double-header, beginning at 16:00hrs when Buxton United will oppose Linden’s Botofago FC in Group ‘A’ and to follow, Order and Discipline FC meet West Demerara’s Uitvlugt Warriors in a Group ‘B’ match-up.The one-round competition will climax with the top two teams from each group advancing to the semi-final KO stage, to determine which two teams will contest the Championship match.The twelve invited teams have been divided into two equal groups: A – Tavelle’s Academy, Eastveldt FC, Buxton United, Botofago FC, Santos FC and GFC and B- Fruta Conquerors FC, Pele FC, Uitvlugt Warriors, Order and Discipline FC, Western Tigers FC and Black Pearl FC.last_img read more