ND unites over Sudan conflict

first_img “Because of Internet and news, people in Sudan, even as poor and isolated as that country is, know when people in this country and people in the world are working on their behalf,” Powers said. “Showing our solidarity with them is important so they know that the world is paying attention.” Kroc Institute for International Studies specialist Gerard Powers said students need to learn about the looming crisis as the referendum in January approaches. Notre Dame students will raise their hands in peace signs Saturday to capture a photograph that will show solidarity with efforts to avoid civil war between Northern and Southern Sudan. As part of the University’s work to spotlight the growing conflict, Catholic Relief Services (CRS) will circulate this image, junior student government social concerns chair Patrick McCormick said.  Students successfully lobbied the United States government to use the term “genocide” for the first time in American history when describing human rights violations in Darfur, McCormick said. Bishop Paride Taban, Bishop Daniel Adwok Marko Kur and director of the Denis Hurley Peace Institute John Ashworth spoke at the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies on Oct. 5 on the upcoming referendum in Sudan.  “Students lend a particularly morally sensitive voice to international issues because that voice is not bogged down in the intricacies of policy and government. I think the need to act goes back to who we are as the leading Catholic university in the United States,” McCormick said. “Student government cannot just issue its opinion on any issue that comes before the public on a national or international scale. This is about the responsibility to use the moral voice of this university because this conflict can directly impact the lives of students.” Any student wishing to participate in the photo opportunity for CRS can meet at 10:45 a.m. Saturday in front of Rolf’s Sports Recreation Center. The peace agreement established a six-year period for democratic reforms and national elections. As the referendum approached, tensions rose between the two sides. Both stockpiled weapons in preparation for what needed to be a peaceful voting process, McCormick said.  Notre Dame got involved when CRS president Ken Hackett spoke at the Center for Social Concern on this year’s theme “Charity in Truth.” Hackett said acting for peace in Sudan is a way to practice this theme on an international level.   The resolution was presented to the delegation of bishops as a sign that students were in solidarity with their efforts to secure sustainable peace in Sudan.  McCormick presented a resolution to student senate last week to show Notre Dame support for the full implementation of the CPA. The senators passed the resolution unanimously. The pivotal moment for Notre Dame was the arrival of a delegation from the Sudan Conference of Catholic Bishops, McCormick said.center_img Outside of the actions by the international community and major players within Sudan, Powers said publicly showing support for the Sudanese people is critical. “Now we must ask ourselves to define how inclusive the Notre Dame family is and how far the Dome on which Mary stands can reach,” McCormick said.  “There is a precedent for student involvement in international issues,” McCormick said. “It is as simple as raising a voice. This is a classic example of how change can come from the bottom up.” The resolution said the student body would work to raise awareness about the peace agreement and possible conflict in Sudan.  The northern and southern parts of Sudan have been in conflict for more than 50 years. The Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) formally ended civil war in 2005 and scheduled a referendum for Jan. 9, 2011.  Sudanese people will then vote on secession for Southern Sudan, McCormick said.  “Part of their motivation to come here was to visit the Kroc Institute, one of the leading centers for peace-building in the world,” McCormick said. “But the delegation was also interested in reaching out to the Catholic community in the United States and did that in a symbolic way at Notre Dame.” “There is a great opportunity for Notre Dame to be in a leadership role in working with other universities to develop a coalition around Sudan,” Powers said. The delegation traveled from Notre Dame’s campus to Washington and New York City for meetings with government officials and with the United Nations.  “The thought that comes to my mind is this vision that Father Hesburgh had of Notre Dame as a lighthouse and a crossroads,” McCormick said. “With the arrival of the Sudanese delegation, we had the opportunity to sit at that crossroads. We now have the opportunity to serve as a lighthouse and be a beacon for securing justice in Sudan.” “We face a situation where the United States has a chance to prevent another conflict in Africa before it happens,” McCormick said. “We want to signal as student government that the Notre Dame student body is ready to call for change.”  “We want to lend the student voice to a national conversation that has not taken place on the scale that it should,” McCormick said. “We promise ‘never again’ after violent conflicts like the genocide in Darfur, and Notre Dame students want to make ‘never again’ more than just words for Sudan.”last_img read more

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Catherine Walker on Her Soprano Idols, Crappy Jobs & Multi-Tasking in Gentleman’s Guide

first_img Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 17, 2016 Related Shows A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder View Comments Age: “Young at heart.”Hometown: Lancaster, PACurrent Role: Phoebe D’Ysquith, the ladylike heiress who vies for the affection of murderous Monty Navarro in the Tony-winning musical A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder.Stage Cred: An original cast member of GGLAM, Walker stepped up to the role of Phoebe in October 2014. The Carnegie Mellon grad made her Broadway debut understudying the title nanny in Mary Poppins and headlined regional productions of Anything Goes, Gypsy, Jekyll & Hyde and more.”I’ve been singing these beautiful songs for more than a decade. [Composer] Steve Lutvak has been my vocal coach since I moved to the city, and we performed music from the show at cabarets and workshops. It’s been an amazing adventure.””It felt like I had multiple personality disorder last year when I was playing Miss Barley and covering Sibella and Phoebe. The two [leads] sing opposite harmony and do mirroring choreography, and sometimes I had to change roles mid-show!””Julie Andrews and Rebecca Luker were my idols and I studied to be an opera singer, even though I knew I had this love of Broadway. I hope the success of Gentleman’s Guide ushers in a new era of classical-style scores for singers like me.””High school was tough. I didn’t get encouragement [as an actress] from my teachers, but it forced me to go out in the community. I got my first job playing Rapunzel in Into the Woods at Ephrata Playhouse—and I got engaged on that same stage three years ago.””I worked three jobs I hated to pay the rent. At one point, I opened an office in the morning, served lunch at the Pink Tea Cup and was cocktail waitress at the Royalton Hotel at night. I had just gotten fired from that job when I booked Mary Poppins.””Making my marriage a priority helped my career. Before I met Jacques, I was driven, sometimes to a point of desperation, and I think people can sense that energy at an audition. Having balance in my life took the pressure off.”last_img read more

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Holiday favorites

first_imgUniversity of GeorgiaPoinsettias, Christmas cactuses and African violets are the mostcommon plants given over the holiday season. A University ofGeorgia expert offers tips for caring for these seasonalfavorites.Poinsettias need bright but indirect light and ample watering.Take care not to overwater this holiday tradition.”When I was in charge of our church’s poinsettia tree, I foundthat a thorough watering when the soil felt dry to the touch didmuch better than frequent watering,” said Jim Crawford, a UGACooperative Extension coordinator.”The biggest problem I faced was that the light in the sanctuarywasn’t sufficient during the week unless the shutters were wideopen,” he said.Christmas, or holiday, cactus usually requires bright sunlightand moderate moisture. A spot near a south-facing window,Crawford said, is the perfect place for this seasonal plant.African violets need good light in order to bloom, he said. Placethem in east- and west-facing windows. Water them with warmwater, because cold water can cause leaf spots.last_img read more

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May 15, 2006 On the Move

first_img May 15, 2006 On the Move On the Move William G. Christopher joined the Maglio Law Firm in Sarasota. The firm is now called the Maglio Christopher & Toale Law Firm and is located at 2480 Fruitville Rd., Ste. 6, in Sarasota, 34237. The phone and fax numbers remain the same. Thomas P. Wert joined Roetzel & Andress’ Orlando office as a partner. Wert practices civil litigation focusing on general commercial and construction law. Carol Todd Thomas was named chief marketing officer at Fowler White Boggs Banker and will focus on their business development and strategic marketing plans. Jeffrey M. Thompson became a shareholder at Alvarez, Sambol, Winthrop & Madson. Thompson practices in the areas of commercial litigation, construction, general liability/premises, health care, medical malpractice, and nursing home/long-term care. Gabriel A. Couriel joined Revilla & Goldstein as an associate and will focus his practice on immigration and nationality law. Linda Frazier joined the Miami office of Adorno & Yoss and will represent public and private companies concerning entity formation, governance equity, debt financing, and mergers and acquisitions. Abel Band opened its Tallahassee office in the Ashley Center at 2367 Centerville Rd. 32317. The phone number is (850) 599-9122 and the fax number is (850) 599-0103. Stephan A. Pendorf joined Akerman Senterfitt’s intellectual property practice in West Palm Beach as of counsel. Paul S. Ginsberg joined Mintz Truppman and will handle first and third party insurance cases for plaintiffs and defendants including liability and coverage matters. Mercedes M. Sellek was named as an associate at Katz Barron’s Miami office and will practice in the real estate department. William P. Sklar joined Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge’s West Palm Beach office as counsel in the real estate department. Frank Ashton joined Hardesty, Tyde & Green in Jacksonville. Hollie A. Morgan opened Mount Dora Title Services, Inc. The phone number is (352) 483-5200 and the fax number is (352) 483-5233. Michael J. Kapperman joined Grimsley, Marker & Iseley in Jacksonville and will focus his practice on administration, litigation, and estate and trust planning. deBeaubien, Knight, Simmons, Mantzaris & Neal opened a branch office at 500 N. Westshore Blvd., Ste. 940, in Tampa, 33609. The phone number is (813) 288-9650 and the fax number is (407) 992-3593. Nick A. Ortiz joined the Soloway Law Firm in Pensacola as an associate. He will focus his practice on accidental injury, civil rights, disability law and Social Security. Robert A. Goldman, Shelly J. Stirrat and Debra Spungin have joined Fox, Wackeen, Dungey. Goldman, a partner, will focus on civil litigation and Stirrat, also a partner, will focus on civil litigation and appellate law. Spungin joined as an associate and will focus on litigation and appellate law. Paul E. Liles joined Alvarez, Sambol, Winthrop & Madson as the resident attorney in the Ft. Myers office. The firm has also relocated its Ft. Myers office to 4315 Metro Pkwy in Ft. Myers and can be reached at (888) 877-7488. Scott K. Petersen joined Kirk Pinkerton and will practice commercial, construction and probate litigation and criminal law. Andrew Lennox joined Jennis Bowen & Brundage. Lennox has experience in business, civil, bankruptcy and commercial litigation. Jose Angel Rodriguez became an associate at Longwell & Gentle and will focus his practice on family law matters. Morris G. “Skip” Miller joined Ruden McClosky’s West Palm Beach office as of counsel focusing on public finance and non-profit entities. John C. “Jack” Shawde joined Berger Singerman’s Miami office as a shareholder and will focus his practice on creditor’s rights, bankruptcy and government procurement disputes. Robert G. Minnich joined Hahn Loeser & Parks’ Naples office. Martin “Marty” Alexander was appointed to serve as executive partner of Holland & Knight’s West Palm Beach office. Alexander practices general commercial and corporate litigation. Jane A. Houk and Jeffrey M. Oshinsky joined Stearns Weaver Miller’s Miami office as shareholders. Houk will work in the tax department and Oshinsky will work in the firm’s corporate office. Laurie Uustal Mathews joined Hunton & Williams’ Miami office as a partner and will focus on complex commercial and business litigation and corporate compliance. James L. Nulman opened Nulman Mediation Serivices, Inc. on 5100 S. Cleveland Ave., Ste. 318 – PMB 391 in Ft. Myers, 33907. The phone number is (239) 433-3539 and the fax number is (239) 433-0067. Christopher Thorne and Edward Storey formed Thorne & Storey at 212 Pasadena Place in Orlando, 32803; phone (407) 488-1222, fax (407) 488-1221. They will focus on real estate, personal injury, workers’ compensation and corporate matters. Kathy M. Klock and Jonathan B. Butler joined Fowler White Burnett’s West Palm Beach office. Both will focus their practice on securities arbitration, litigation, and regulatory matters. Rodger L. Hochman joined Coel & Warren and will focus his practice on relationships within the health care field. George W. Powell, Jr. established Powell Law at 6645 Willow Park Dr. Ste. 100 in Naples, 34109. Powell will concentrate his practice in the areas of eminent domain/condemnation and real property taxation. Michele R. Clancy and Eric D. Kuper joined Sachs Sax Klein as associates. Clancy will focus on collections, homeowner and condo association and construction lien law. Kuper will focus on commercial litigation and corporate and transactional law. Stanley Wakshlag joined Kenny Nachwalter and will focus his practice on complex commercial and corporate litigation. Scott J. Brook, of counsel to McFarlane & Dolan, has been elected mayor of Coral Springs. Lisa Keyfetz joined Kozyak Tropin & Throckmorton’s Miami office as an associate and will focus her practice on bankruptcy and commercial litigation. Chad K. Lang joined Ford & Harrison’s Miami office as a partner and will focus his practice on labor and employment and commercial litigation. James Purcell, Jr. joined Akerman Senterfitt’s Jacksonville office as a shareholder. Purcell will focus his practice on general corporate law, banking financial institutions, commercial loans and real estate. The Cochran Firm – Miami merged with Leeds Colby Paris Spence Hoffman & Valori. The firm will continue to be called The Cochran Firm – Miami and focus on personal injury, medical malpractice and other litigation areas. Martha F. Barrerra became a senior attorney for the Advocacy Center for Persons with Disabilities, Inc. in Tallahassee. A. Woodson Isom, Jr. relocated his mediation office to 100 S. Ashley Dr., Ste. 1180 in Tampa, 33602. The phone number is (813) 254-0000 and the fax number is (813) 229-8881. Joy E. Greyer joined Rosenthal & Levy as an associate in the Social Security disability department. James M. Craig joined Williams Schifino Mangione & Steady as a shareholder. Frederik W. Van Vonno and Susann B. Ward joined Fox Wackeen Dungey as partners. van Vonno is board certified in city, county and local government law and Ward practices in the areas of residential and commercial real estate. Nelson Slosbergas relocated to 1110 Brickell Ave. Ste. 310 in Miami 33131. The phone number is (305) 374-0030 and the fax number is (305) 374-2855. Jason A. Collier joined Abel Band as an associate attorney. Collier will focus his practice on employment law and business and civil litigation. C. Richard Mancini became partner at Treiser Collins Vernon’s Naples office where he will continue to work in the firm’s securities litigation/arbitration practice. Mancini is also a certified arbitrator for the New York Stock Exchange. Caryl Ben Basat joined Akerman Senterfitt’s Ft. Lauderdale office and will focus her practice on corporate and commercial law. Jeremy Colvin joined FowlerWhite’s West Palm Beach office as an associate in its securities and commodities group. Rebecca Segrest, Nicole Zimmerman, Kimberly Hosley, Tracey Bracco, Vaughn Reynolds, Jake Stump, Kristopher Kest, Jason Rimes, Brian Murry, and Valerie Brown joined Lowndes Drosdick Doster Kantor & Reed. Raymond S. Dietrich of Tampa opened his second office in Phoenix and is awaiting his Arizona bar exam results. Leslie José Zigel opened Ziglaw at 927 Lincoln Rd., Ste. 200 in Miami Beach, 33139; phone (305) 604-9944 and fax (305) 604-9945. Ziglaw is focused on entertainment and sports law. Melissa S. Zelniker joined The Law Offices of Shlomi Presser in Ft. Lauderdale where she will focus on civil and criminal litigation. Leah J. Zammit was appointed as magistrate judge in Cobb County, Georgia. Harris, Harris, Bauerle & Sharma moved to 1201 E. Robinson St. in Orlando. The phone number remains the same at (407) 843-0404. Joanne M. “Jody” Foster joined Guy & Yudin as an associate litigating admiralty and maritime claims. Jodi C. Page joined Ricci ~ Leopold as an associate. Page is an advocate for victims’ rights. Dorothy F. Easley joined Falk Waas as a partner. Falk Waas has offices in Ft. Lauderdale and Coral Gables. Roberta G. Mandel joined Stephens Lynn’s Miami office and will focus on criminal and civil appellate law. Jason Weaver joined Hagen & Hagen as of counsel to handle commercial litigation and family law matters with the firm in Ft. Lauderdale. Glenn P. Ladwig was named partner at Saliwanchik, Lloyd & Saliwanchik and will focus his practice on inventions relating to biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, and medical devices. Kimberly J. Madison joined Fee & Jeffries’ Tampa office as an associate in the firm’s litigation practice group. Ava J. Borrasso, Catherine S. Christie, and Karene L. Tygenhof joined Astigarraga Davis. Borrasso and Christie will focus on international litigation, arbitration, and commercial fraud prosecution while Tygenhof will focus on bankruptcy and creditors’ rights. May 15, 2006 On the Movelast_img read more

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Wyandanch Bicyclist Shoots, Kills Man

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A bicyclist shot and killed a 32-year-old man while the victim was sitting in a car parked outside of his house in Wyandanch on Saturday evening, Suffolk County police said.Vernon Brown was sitting in the passenger seat of a car with a friend in front of his South 31st Street home when a gunman on a bike rode up to the car, fired one shot that hit Brown and fled the scene shortly before 6 p.m., police said.The friend drove Brown to a nearby house on Levey Boulevard, where another friend called 911. The victim was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip, where he was pronounced dead.Homicide Squad detectives are continuing the investigation and ask anyone with information on the shooting to call them at 631-852-6394 or call anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.last_img read more

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BLOG: Medicaid expansion hits a milestone (ROUND-UP)

first_imgBLOG: Medicaid expansion hits a milestone (ROUND-UP) Government That Works,  Healthcare,  Human Services,  Medicaid Expansion,  Round-Up,  The Blog Yesterday, Governor Tom Wolf announced that more than half a million Pennsylvanians have enrolled in HealthChoices since Pennsylvania expanded its Medicaid program. Governor Wolf and Department of Human Services Secretary Ted Dallas announced the milestone at an enrollment event at the Penn State Hershey Medical Center.In February, Governor Wolf continued his push for “Government That Works” by announcing his decision to expand Medicaid eligibility in Pennsylvania under the Affordable Care Act. The expansion alleviates confusion, removes unnecessary red tape, and streamlines the system so that people can see a doctor when they are sick and healthcare professionals have more time to concentrate on providing quality care.Because of this expansion, hundreds of thousands of Pennsylvanians now have better potential health outcomes. Check out some of the statewide coverage of yesterday’s announcement:WITF: Pa. Medicaid expansion hits a milestone: 500,000 new enrollees.“More than 500,000 Pennsylvanians now have health insurance for the first time through the state’s Medicaid program. The news comes 10 months after Governor Tom Wolf loosened eligibility rules… Governor Wolf made a campaign promise to expand the program, and checked it off his list with a February announcement… Who benefits? Speakers at a press conference at Penn State Hershey Medical Center say bus drivers, cleaning people, single parents, and many others who often had to rely on the emergency room if something went wrong. Department of Human Services Secretary Ted Dallas says Medicaid expansion has been one of the most rewarding experiences of his career.” [WITF, 12/10/15]Harrisburg Patriot-News: Gov. Wolf celebrates Obamacare health coverage expansion.“Pennsylvania’s Medicaid expansion now covers more than 500,000 people. The figure pertains to people who now have government funded health insurance as a result of the state’s expansion of Medicaid which became available on Jan. 1. Pennsylvania was among the slower states in expanding Medicaid… While former Gov. Tom Corbett, an Obamacare opponent, eventually decided to expand Medicare, he did so under a plan that imposed certain cost-sharing and other requirements which were opposed by Democrats… State officials have said more than 100,000 more Pennsylvania residents are eligible for the expanded coverage… The federal government is paying 100 percent of the medical costs of the expansion through next year, then will gradually scale back the federal share to 90 percent by 2020 and beyond.” [Harrisburg Patriot-News, 12/10/15]Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Medicaid expansion in Pennsylvania has exceeded 500,000 new enrollees.“Pennsylvania’s expansion of Medicaid, which began earlier this year, has exceeded half a million new enrollees, state officials announced today. Officials credit the program’s expansion with dropping Pennsylvania’s uninsured rate from 14 percent in 2013 to 8 percent today… ‘Safety-net providers and health clinics are seeing more patients with insurance, reducing the burden of uncompensated care,’ said Antoinette Kraus, director of advocacy group the Pennsylvania Health Access Network. ‘Most importantly, though, working Pennsylvanians — school bus drivers, cashiers, hairdressers, home care workers, waitresses, child care workers, the people who keep our communities running — no longer have to live with the fear that one accident or illness could wipe them out financially.’” [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 12/10/15]Philadelphia Inquirer: Pa. passes half-million mark in Medicaid expansion.“More than 500,000 Pennsylvanians, including 110,954 from Philadelphia, have signed up for Medicaid since Gov. Wolf expanded the program this year, helping the state’s uninsured rate drop to 8 percent from 14 percent, the governor said Thursday. The gain in Philadelphia represents a 27 percent increase from Dec. 31… The statewide increase from December was 30 percent.” [Philadelphia Inquirer, 12/10/15]AP: Wolf: 500,000 Pennsylvanians enrolled in Medicaid expansion.“Gov. Tom Wolf says the signups of 500,000 Pennsylvanians for health care under the Medicaid expansion are part of keeping a campaign promise he made in last year’s election campaign… Wolf, a Democrat who expanded Medicaid eligibility under the federal Affordable Health Care Act soon after he took office in January, says he hopes the number of enrollments will continue to grow. The speakers said many of the newly eligible people had not previously had any health care insurance.” [AP, 12/10/15]FOX43: VIDEO: Wolf: 500,000 Pennsylvanians enrolled in state’s expanded Medicaid program.“State and health officials are celebrating a major milestone in Pennsylvania’s expanded Medicaid program. Governor Wolf announced that 500,000 people have signed up for the government-funded health insurance… The state expanded Medicaid back in January under the Affordable Care Act– giving more people access to health insurance. ‘Not having health insurance causes people to forgo care and delay preventive care,’ Penn State Hershey Medical Center CEO and Vice President Craig Hillemeier said. ‘That leads to poor outcomes, for the individual and higher health care costs for society.’” [FOX43, 12/10/15]WTAJ: PA Medicaid milestone.“Governor Wolf says more than a half million Pennsylvanians have signed up for HealthChoices, the state’s Medicaid expansion program. The governor expanded the program earlier this year as part of the Affordable Care Act. The change allows people who earn up to 138 percent of the federal poverty guidelines to enroll. The State Department of Human Services says about a third of the new enrollees are 21 to 30 years old, about a fourth are 31 to 40. Nearly 60 percent are white and more than half are women.” [WTAJ, 12/10/15]WGAL: VIDEO: Rate of uninsured Pennsylvanians almost cut in half, Wolf says.Watch this newscast here. [WGAL, 12/10/15] See the blog about Medicaid Expansion by the Numbers (INFOGRAPHIC).Read the announcement press release: Governor Wolf Announces Pennsylvania’s Medicaid Expansion Population Has Exceeded 500,000.Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf December 11, 2015center_img By: Sophie Stone, Deputy Press Secretary SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

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Governor Wolf Announces Major Online Retailer Will Establish Headquarters, Build 10 Warehouses in Pennsylvania, Creating 500+ Jobs

first_img November 13, 2018 Economy,  Infrastructure,  Jobs That Pay,  Press Release Harrisburg, Pa – Governor Tom Wolf announced the rapidly growing online retailer and home delivery provider goPuff will construct a new headquarters in Philadelphia and build ten warehouses across Pennsylvania, creating over 500 new jobs over the next three years.“goPuff is a great example of how Pennsylvania’s strengths in aspects like education, workforce development, and economic stability have led to a climate where startups thrive,” said Governor Wolf. “My administration is committed to providing the support needed by companies like goPuff as they grow.”goPuff will invest $4 million in a multi-stage expansion plan centered on the construction of a new 30,000-square-foot headquarters in Philadelphia, located at 3rd and Spring Garden streets. Ten new warehouse operations will be launched in Allegheny, Chester, Dauphin, Lackawanna and Philadelphia counties, and six existing warehouse operations will be expanded. The new headquarters will provide over 150 new, full-time jobs, while the new and expanded warehouses will create approximately 400 jobs over the next three years. The company has about 125 employees at its headquarters now, currently located in the Callowhill neighborhood of Philadelphia.“We are proud to invest in Philadelphia as we grow our footprint and are grateful for the support of the city as well as Governor Wolf’s economic development team to help us realize our expansion,” added Yakir Gola, co-founder. “We strive to ingrain Philadelphia’s culture as part of goPuff.”“We consider Philadelphia our first investor. We would not have been able to scale our business as quickly and deliver the moments that matter most to our customers had it not been for the support of the city and the state,” said Rafael Ilishayev, co-founder of goPuff.goPuff received a funding proposal from the Department of Community and Economic Development for a $400,000 Pennsylvania First grant with phased distribution contingent on job creation. 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.goPuff is a digital convenience retailer operating in over 40 U.S. markets and delivering thousands of products – ranging from snacks, drinks, ice cream, alcohol, and more – directly to customers from centrally located warehouses, 24/7, for a flat delivery fee. Since founded in 2013 by two Drexel students — Ilishayev and Gola — the company has grown to operate in 48 markets across 21 states and the District of Columbia and has plans to expand to approximately 60 locations by the end of 2018.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 Major Online Retailer Will Establish Headquarters, Build 10 Warehouses in Pennsylvania, Creating 500+ Jobscenter_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

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Governor Wolf Visits Historic Downtown West Chester

first_imgGovernor Wolf Visits Historic Downtown West Chester August 08, 2019 Infrastructure,  Press Release West Chester, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf and Department of Community and Economic Development officials walked alongside West Chester Improvement District Executive Director Malcolm Johnstone and local business owners through downtown West Chester, commending their efforts to maintain unique spaces for residents and tourists.“It’s always great to get out and visit Pennsylvania’s historic downtowns,” said Gov. Wolf. “Driven by a fatigue of sameness, people are looking for places that have their own unique meaning and West Chester has done a great job at repurposing its buildings, while keeping the borough’s wonderful, historic charm.”In 2017 the borough received the Great American Main Street Award for its efforts to preserve the area’s historic and cultural heritage while modernizing the downtown. This was the first Pennsylvania community to be recognized with this distinction since York was honored in 1998.Through the years, the Wolf Administration has supported many West Chester Improvement District projects that have repurposed and updated its historic properties. The Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center received a $200,000 Keystone Communities loan to redevelop the Pennsylvania National Guard Armory with specialized lighting, visual and audio equipment, and theatre seating. Additionally, the borough received $500,000 in Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program funding for upgrades for the Municipal Building. The governor began the walking tour at the Chester County Historical Society before visiting the Uptown! Theatre and local businesses, like, Spence Café, Jane Chalfant, and Fairman’s.“West Chester is pleased to have a visit from Governor Wolf,” said Malcolm Johnstone, Executive Director of the West Chester Business Improvement District. “He knows that with the support of the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development and local government, we’ve been able to put together a grassroots revitalization organization that is providing impressive results. These efforts have created an environment where small, home-owned businesses can flourish.”The West Chester Improvement District is a Municipal Authority that was founded in partnership with the Borough of West Chester to fund and implement programs for the revitalization of the downtown. Established in 2000, the entity is not yet 20 years old.center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

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Queensland’s record-breaking mega penthouse

first_imgArtist impressions of the rooftop entertainment deck for the exclusive use of the millionaires at the top floors of Spirit 89. Picture: Supplied.THE most expensive penthouse Queensland has ever seen is under construction, at triple the size of the average Brisbane block of land — and no limit on what the owner can have in it.Priced at a whopping $41m and spread across two full floor levels, the highest home in the $1.2 billion Spirit 89 building at Surfers Paradise easily tops the list of Queensland’s most expensive penthouses.The 1899sq m sky home will also be one of the largest in the country, almost twice as large as Hong Kong billionaire Tony Fung’s $7.95 shell of a penthouse in the Soul building, and just a fifth smaller than the hyper-exclusive Boyd Residence above ANZ Tower in Sydney – which at $66m is Australia’s most expensive penthouse. A pool is just the start of things the owner could ask for. Picture: Supplied. The new owner will have an open design book when it comes to kitting out the $41m penthouse. Picture: Supplied.The Spirit penthouse will have access to a rooftop pool and entertainment deck along with other millionaires across the top floors of the building. Other services include a car wash and detailing service in-house, babysitting, newspaper deliveries, pet vacation care and grooming, butlers, personal grocery shoppers and even flower arrangement done for them.Mr Sutherland expected interest across international and state borders for the penthouse. FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOK Artist impressions of the Spirit 89 tower at Surfers Paradise. Picture: Supplied FORMER ORIGIN STAR STILL KICKING GOALS IN 2018 RAFTER COUNTRY: HOW PROPERTY FULFILLED A CHAMPION FAMILY GET THE COURIER-MAIL’S REAL ESTATE NEWS FREE & DIRECT TO INBOX More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus18 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market18 hours agoAgent Julian Sutherland of Ray White Projects confirmed to The Courier-Mail that the penthouse price was now set at $41m. “Without the spire on Q1, it is the tallest residential building in Queensland.”Currently under construction for its Beijing-based developer Foriseland, there was no design plan as yet for the penthouse with that expected to come directly from the buyer’s imagination — and desires. Artist impressions of a living room in Foriseland’s’s $1.2b Spirit tower. Picture: Supplied.At $21,000 per square metre, covering two whole floors leading to the top of the 89 storey building, there was virtually no limit to what a cashed up millionaire could ask for. The Boyd Residence in Sydney has an internal lift, its own conference room, a club-like study, gym, a cigar room, as well as a pool, two terraces and a cabana lounge. MARGOT ROBBIE’S SECRET WEDDING ESTATE FOR SALE NRL TITANS OWNERS MADE MILLIONS SELLING NSW PROPERTY last_img read more

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MHI Vestas Seals 950MW Scottish Deal

first_imgMHI Vestas and Moray Offshore Windfarm (East) Limited have signed a firm turbine supply order for the 950MW Moray East offshore wind farm in Scotland.Under the contract, MHI Vestas will deliver one hundred of its V164-9.5 MW offshore wind turbines for the project in the Moray Firth. The order includes a 15-year service agreement, MHI Vestas said. This is the company’s largest ever MW project.In May, Moray East announced Fraserburgh as the preferred Operations and Maintenance port for the project and last month, the Port of Cromarty Firth was selected as the pre-assembly harbour.Project Director for Moray East, Oscar Diaz, said: “Moray East is a landmark project for the offshore wind industry, delivering sustainable, renewable generation at a highly competitive power price. The project will bring new opportunities to areas including Fraserburgh, where we have announced the windfarm’s operations and maintenance base will be located, and in the Cromarty Firth, where the port was last week selected as the pre-assembly port.The news from MHI Vestas comes on the heels of its recent announcement that the company’s blade factory on the Isle of Wight received a second blade mould and is in the process of hiring 380 new, direct jobs to keep pace with growing demand.MHI Vestas CEO, Philippe Kavafyan, said: “With the signing of the firm order, we can accelerate preparations for our company’s largest MW project to date. Installing the world’s most powerful commercial turbine, the V164-9.5 MW, in Moray Firth means more local, clean energy jobs in Scotland and across the UK, including our most recent expansion of blade production on the Isle of Wight.”Moray East offshore wind farm is located 22km from the coast of Scotland. In 2017, the project won a Contract for Difference (CfD) from the UK Government to supply electricity at GBP 57.50/MWh. The wind farm is scheduled for commissioning in 2022.last_img read more

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