Donegal Deputy confirms test reports on Mica affected homes in Donegal are being reviewed

first_img Twitter Donegal Deputy confirms test reports on Mica affected homes in Donegal are being reviewed By admin – April 23, 2015 Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/pad530.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Homepage BannerNews GAA decision not sitting well with Donegal – Mick McGrath RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Donegal Sinn Féin TD, Pádraig Mac Lochlainn has received confirmation from the Minister of State for the Environment, Paudie Coffey that test reports on concrete blocks affected by Mica in Donegal are currently being reviewed by his department officials.A technical report is being prepared on the matter.Deputy Mc Lochlainn is welcoming the news.Speaking to Highland Radio News, Deputy Mc Lochlainn is calling for a similar approach to be made to that of the Pyrite Resolution Scheme in Dublin, in order to help the significant number of families affected by Mica in Donegal: Twitter Google+ Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH WhatsApp Facebook Pinterest Google+ WhatsApp Nine Til Noon Show – Listen back to Wednesday’s Programme Previous articleMet Eireann say dry spell will end as rain forecasted for tomorrowNext articlePolice in Derry seeking assistance in tracing missing teenager admin Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Pinterestlast_img read more

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Vicki Hubiak President Of HR Solutions Is Second CCO 2016 “Outstanding Community Service” …

first_imgWe are pleased and excited to announce that Vicki Hubiak President of HR Solutions has been selected as the second CCO “OUTSTANDING COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD” winner For 2016. Vicki is extremely well thought of in our community and she gives a great deal of her time and financial resources to help those in need.It was 1994, and Vicki Hubiak faced a career crisis. For 15 years she had been climbing the ladder at Peabody Energy, all the way to employee relations manager of the Midwest Division, before the age of 40. In 1990, however, Congress had passed an amendment to the Clean Air Act to significantly reduce acid rain within five years. By 1994, the amendment had taken its toll on the coal industry, and Hubiak was spending much of her time handing out pink slips to employees. The work became, in her words, “overwhelming” and “depressing.”Hubiak resigned from the only employer she had known since attending the University of Evansville, set up a desktop computer in the walk-out basement of her Henderson, Kentucky, home, and went to work as a human resources consultant and certified resume writer. Despite her departure, Hubiak was respected so much by her former bosses that she signed Peabody as one of her first clients.Twenty-one years later, the woman who took a leap of faith in becoming an entrepreneur has turned a business in her basement into a $10 million company. She is president and owner of HR Solutions, Inc. in Evansville, which serves businesses and individuals with five core services: staffing, executive recruiting, outplacement, executive coaching, and training. Hubiak and her staff of 15, including her son, Nicholas, recently purchased and moved into the former Umbach & Associates building on Saint Joseph Avenue near the intersection of the Lloyd Expressway after outgrowing their longtime location across the street. The new building is named the HR Solutions Business Complex with 18,000 sq. ft. and is also an income property for her business.“I never thought it would be to the level it is today,” Hubiak says with a shake of her head and a smile. “One thing I learned early on is that when you go above and beyond, and exceed expectations, you connect with people. I love working with our team. We’re ever-changing and growing and learning every day.”HR Solutions has many clients providing temporary, temp-to-hire, and contract employees ranging in numbers of one to more than 170. More than 100 of these positions are at $18 an hour or more. It’s the job of HR Solutions to advertise for these positions, then review applicants to find the best qualified candidates. Detailed testing sessions, reference checking, background checks, and in-depth interviews by Hubiak’s staff whittle down the list, and clients interview the finalists. Many of their candidates tell them they have never been through such an in-depth hiring process and that the process has a lifelong benefit to them, while providing HR Solutions clients with a highly pre-qualified talent pool and excellent job skills match.“All of our clients feel we are an integral part of their business,” says Hubiak, about the relationships she and her team have built with their clients. “High-quality staffing and recruiting is what we do for all clients. Whether they need one employee or 100, our process of pre-qualification is the same. What we do works, because we are able to give our clients the cream of the crop of candidates. Most of our employees reach the point of being fully trained and are ready to become an employee of the client. By this time, the company can see that the employee is performing at a high level, is a good cultural fit and that they have a good, solid work ethic. They’re high quality.”There are many clients that Hubiak has worked with since the day she started her company in the basement of her home. Hubiak has instilled in her staff a strong desire and commitment to building relationships with clients. These clients range from large manufacturing companies to small family-owned businesses, and include industries such as healthcare, engineering, pharmaceutical, energy, and finance. This spring, Hubiak is heading the search for a new CEO for a major healthcare provider. Clients like this and others have turned Hubiak’s home business into a multi-million dollar operation, but individual successes please her the most.“I just hope we continue to make a difference with people,” Hubiak says about her company’s future. “We’ve helped people who simply don’t understand why they cannot get a job. By listening, and coaching them, giving feedback, and helping them improve their computer skills, we can guide them. We fully prepare people for an interview, not only to speak about their skills and experience, but by making sure they understand the expectations and the culture of the company where they’re interviewing.”As a businesswoman, she is recognized in the community as a driving force for giving back both through her service on nonprofit boards and committees, and monetarily. Over the years, Hubiak and many others on her staff have put in time and resources to help local nonprofits, notably the Women’s Fund of Evansville, SCORE, YWCA, Boys and Girls Clubs, United Caring Shelters, Aurora, Girl Scouts, Ronald McDonald House, Evansville Rescue Mission, American Red Cross, and Tri-State Food Bank.Hubiak is especially proud that her company is able to serve as an H-1B sponsor for Tianlin Xu, a Purdue University graduate from China whom HR Solutions recently placed in a chemistry lab analyst position at a local manufacturing company. Hubiak and staff members BethAnn Langlois and Amanda Smith are working with an attorney through the American Staffing Association to assure that Xu can stay in the U.S. through what is called H-1B status, which allows U.S. employers to temporarily employ foreign citizens in specialty occupations for three to six years.“Tianlin sent BethAnn a big bouquet of flowers; she was so happy,” Hubiak says of Xu. “This employee has made a big commitment through her education and training, and I’m so glad we were able to do this. This process can be complicated and companies will sometimes shy away from the financial burden and the legal process. This was a milestone for us in being able to sponsor her. Our company grows from meeting people, and learning, and listening, and helping others. We exceed expectations and give back. I believe in that. I have a passion for that.”PROFESSIONAL PROFILEVicki L. Hubiak, CMF HR Solutions, Inc., an OI Gobal PartnerEDUCATION/CERTIFICATIONSB.S. – Business Administration/MarketingUNIVERSITY OF EVANSVILLECertified Management FellowINTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE OF CAREER CERTIFICATIONCertified Compensation ProfessionalAMERICAN COMPENSATION ASSOCIATIONCertified Professional Resume WriterPROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION OF RESUME WRITERSWomen-owned Business Enterprise (WBE)PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONSMember, Board of Advisors, The Women’s FundMember, Board of Advisors, USIMember, Board of Directors, SCORE; Past Assistant Vice ChairPast Member, Board of Directors, Community Marriage BuildersPast Member, Board of Directors, WorkOnePast Member, Raising Incomes CommitteePast Board of Directors, Junior AchievementPast Board of Directors, Evansville Association for the BlindPast Board of Directors, YWCAPast Board of Directors, Ronald McDonald HouseMember, Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)Member, Evansville-Area Human Resource Association, Inc. (EHRA)Member, Professional Association of Resume WritersMember, Metropolitan Evansville Chamber of CommercePast Member, Henderson-Henderson County Chamber of CommercePast Member, ANEW – A Network of WomenThis years awards luncheon will be held at Tropicana-Evansville Walnut rooms A and B. The registration begin at 11:30 am, the event officially starts at 12 noon on October 26, 2015. Last years event was a sellout.Last years winners of the “Outstanding Community Services Awards” were: Vanderburgh County Commissioner Joe Kifer, well respected local attorney Joe Harrison, Jr, Indiana State Auditor Suzanne Crouch and former Vanderburgh County Sheriff and 8th District Congressmen Brad Ellsworth, Dr. Dan Adams, Dr Steven Becker MD, Tracy Zeller-President of Tracy Zeller Jewelry Holly Dunn-National Movation Speaker on Domestic Violence, Cheryl Musgrave who sits on the Vanderburgh County Board of Zoning Appeals and retired political icon Betty Hermann.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_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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Umpiring howlers dominate Day 1 of Ashes Test

first_img… 7 wrong decisions, 5 overturned by DRS in first inningsEVER since the World Cup, the debate regarding the umpiring decisions has been raging on. The standard of umpiring in the international cricket has become a hot topic among the fans and the World Cup final continued to add to that debate.One of the most experienced umpires in the world, Kumar Dharmasena recently admitted that his decision to award England six runs in the World Cup final against New Zealand was an error. It was a crucial decision, as England went on to win the tournament on the basis of more boundaries when the match ended in a tie.The umpiring howlers haven’t stopped over there as it has continued in the longest format of the game. The first Test in the Ashes series between England and Australia is currently going on at the Edgbaston Cricket Ground in Birmingham.However, the first innings itself was full of wrong umpiring decisions as England and Australia relied heavily on the Decision Review System (DRS).There were a total of 7 wrong umpiring decisions with 5 being overturned by DRS. However, there were some unlucky ones as David Warner and James Pattinson were given out and they opted not to take the DRS despite being not out.Warner could have been dismissed in the second over itself when the umpire failed to spot a bottom edge on the bowling of Stuart Broad.But Australia were lucky as England opted not to take the DRS. Warner departed soon as this time Australia failed to take advantage of the DRS. The ball was missing the stumps but the umpire deemed it to be a clear dismissal.Then likes of Usman Khwaja, Steve Smith, Matthew Wade, Pattinson and Peter Siddle were affected as the umpiring decisions continued to be wrong. Khawaja was given not out by the umpires but England took the review and it showed that the batsman had edged the delivery.Matthew Wade, making his comeback into the side, was on the wrong end of the DRS. Despite being struck plumb in front of the stumps, the umpire did not deem it to be out. But England took the review and Wade was soon walking back to the pavilion.It was Smith’s turn to be affected by the poor umpiring decisions. Umpire signalled out on Broad’s delivery but Smith was quick to take the review and HawkEye showed that it was missing the stumps.The umpiring howlers continued as Peter Siddle was also given out but he quickly took the review and it showed that there was a big inside edge onto the pads.The on-field umpires for the first Ashes Test are Joel Wilson and Aleem Dar. Australia legend Shane Warne and former England skipper Nasser Hussain were also critical of the on-field umpires as they tweeted their frustrations. (hindustantimes)last_img read more

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Folt announces expanded financial aid offerings

first_img“If you take the house out of that equation, it means that students can get more aid,” Folt said. “It produces a burden on families because we understand that your house is something that they fight hard to get and so we wanted that to be an important aspect of our plan.” According to the news release, USC’s undergraduate students currently receive more than $640 million in aid funds from all sources for tuition and expenses. The University’s need-based grant funding has been expanded by more than 60% since 2010. Currently, more than 21% of undergraduates are from low-income families and two-thirds of students receive financial aid. According to a news release from Folt’s office, the new policy will increase undergraduate aid by more than $30 million annually and will take effect for students of the Class of 2024 and later. It is expected to impact more than 4,000 students once implemented. For current students, financial aid  is determined on a case-by-case basis. Homeownership was counted as an asset and used as a factor for determining financial aid for each student. The policy change will ensure that housing is not a factor when making aid determinations. Removing house ownership as a factor means that a standardized process will be used in determining aid, Folt said.  President Carol Folt announced Thursday that USC will make tuition free for students with a family income of $80,000 or less. This change, along with the decision to not consider homeownership when determining a student’s financial need, is expected to benefit low- and middle-income families, according to USC. Provost Charles Zukoski, Vice President for Admissions and Planning Katharine Harrington, the Office of Financial Aid and academic deans also worked toward the new policy, according to the news release.  “When it’s fully implemented, $30 million a year or more … should translate directly into students’ pockets and into their families,” Folt said. “I believe that their loan debt will go down, and I think it will really encourage and make some students who would really like to come here able to come here.” “I’m very determined and committed to making sure that we are able to educate students, independent of their background or ability to pay, and this is an important step to continue in that direction,” she said.  The University will not consider homeownership or the value of parents’ residences as a factor in the calculation of first-year students’ financial aid. The move is intended to increase affordability, President Carol Folt said. (Vincent Leo | Daily Trojan) Folt said one of her priorities is to increase affordability and accessibility at USC, which is a goal she hopes to achieve with the implementation of the financial aid plan.  Folt said the University will continue its need-blind policy when admitting students to USC alongside the changes to the financial aid policy.last_img read more

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