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Gov. Wolf: ADP’s Arrival in Allentown Another Sign of Pennsylvania’s Economic Reinvention

first_img October 10, 2019 Gov. Wolf: ADP’s Arrival in Allentown Another Sign of Pennsylvania’s Economic Reinvention SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img Economy,  Press Release Allentown, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf celebrated the arrival of payroll-processing company ADP LLC in downtown Allentown as a symbol of the economic renaissance of Pennsylvania’s cities along with Department of Community and Economic Development Secretary Dennis Davin, state and local officials and company representatives.“Allentown is in the midst of a reinvention – one that is driven by a highly skilled workforce and a team of leaders who are committed to making the Lehigh Valley once again known worldwide as a place of wealth and success,” said Gov. Wolf. “I am so proud to be here today to welcome ADP to downtown Allentown. Your arrival is a sign of how far we’ve come, and an indication of the potential we have to go even further.”ADP is the world’s largest provider of human resources, payroll, tax and benefits administration with offices in more than 140 countries. The company’s expansion into a new office at Five City Center, located at Eighth and Hamilton streets, will support the combined retention and creation of up to 1,600 full-time jobs in the area.ADP’s decision to choose Allentown as its home comes amid an economic development boom within the city and throughout the region. The city is thriving with new construction and business openings, including the Downtown Allentown Market last month. Once reliant on the steel and manufacturing industries, Allentown has diversified and become internationally recognized in areas like financial services and health care. The Lehigh Valley was named one of the top 10 emerging U.S. industrial markets to watch in 2019 by Colliers International due to its steady growth, high worker population, availability of desirable properties and connections to several of the largest cities in the United States.“About 50 years ago, Bethlehem Steel began its collapse, creating what felt at the time like a wound that will not heal,” Gov Wolf said. “This was compounded by the closure of industrial plants – a story that’s all too familiar, not just here but across America. But Pennsylvanians are not people who let themselves be downtrodden. Yes, we have taken our share of hard knocks, but we have time and again risen up, reinvented ourselves and become stronger than ever.”Economic reimagining is not limited to the Lehigh Valley. With the 18th largest economy in the world, Pennsylvania was named the most economically diverse state by Bloomberg Research in 2019. While Pennsylvania continues its long-held dominance in areas like energy, manufacturing, and agribusiness, the commonwealth is garnering international attention to its growth in postindustrial sectors like biotechnology, telecommunications, financial technology, and robotics.This diversification is supported by investments in key areas like education and transportation. U.S. News & World Report named Pennsylvania the best in the nation for its business schools, and Forbes ranks the commonwealth number one for its two-year trade schools.“Pennsylvania is a hotbed of innovation, entrepreneurship, and creativity,” said Secretary Davin. “From startup to launch, we proudly offer the resources, technical assistance, and supportive environment our businesses need to succeed.”For more information about the Wolf Administration’s commitment to growing Pennsylvania’s economy and revitalizing communities, visit the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) website or follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and YouTube.last_img read more

Potbelleez frontman Jonny Sonic is letting go of his Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast pad

first_img1392/9 Ferny Ave, Surfers Paradise.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North4 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day agoThe studio room which also has an array of platinum and gold framed records, DJ decks, keyboards and a piano. A stereo with four large speakers occupies the dining table in the living room and sound proof foam lines walls throughout the apartment. The singer said he and band members Dave Goode and Ilan Kidron have written 16 songs in the apartment. 1392/9 Ferny Ave, Surfers Paradise.“I bought the unit in 2013 because I was obsessed with the Gold Coast but I officially moved in two years later,” Sonic said.“I had just finished touring the world for 13 years and I promised myself that I would take a break at the unit but the music itch came back and so did that lifestyle.”Sonic said he started playing sets on The Terrace at House of Brews and The Avenue.“There was one incident where I noticed one female in particular coming to all the shows, she would always try and get our attention and it became pretty distracting.“One night after playing a gig we headed back to the unit and the man at the reception desk said my girlfriend was waiting in my room for me which was super strange because my girlfriend was DJing overseas at the time.“I had a terrible feeling it was the crazy girl following our band around. We opened the door and surely enough it was her, butt naked on the bed.” Sonic called the police. 1392/9 Ferny Ave, Surfers Paradise.The one-bedroom, one-bathroom unit sold last week for a pretty price of $445,000 with the help of Jamie Harrison from Ray White Broadbeach. But this isn’t just any standard apartment — 1392/9 on Ferny Ave has endured the life of a rock star with wild parties and recording sessions with international artists. center_img 1392/9 Ferny Ave, Surfers Paradise.POTBELLEEZ frontman Jonny Sonic is spinning off his flashy Surfers Paradise recording pad. The sky-high studio on the 39th floor in Circle on Cavill has been the perfect holiday home for the DJ since he picked it up in 2013 for $380,000.But the muso has decided to move to Melbourne in search of more opportunities. last_img read more

Dutch Co-op scheme benefits boosted by merger

first_imgThe €256m Dutch pension fund of Co-op supermarkets is to liquidate and place its pension arrangements with Levensmiddelen, the €5.1bn sector scheme for the foodstuffs sector.As funding of the Co-op scheme is much higher than that of Levensmiddelen, its participants will get financially compensated during the coming years, according to a document on the supermarket group’s website.It explained that the collective labour agreement (CAO) between employer and workers for the supermarket chain prescribed the pension fund to join the industry-wide scheme in case of liquidation.The Co-op scheme closed the year 2016 with a funding of 112.4%, whereas the much larger sector pension fund’s coverage stood at 95.9% at year-end. The participants of the Co-op pension fund will get compensated for the difference through an indexation in arrears of 1.45% over 2016, as well as an annual indexation of 3% as long as the transition surplus exists.In addition, their annual pensions accrual will be increased from 1.64% of their salary to the tax-facilitated maximum of 1.875%, according to the pension fund.However, as part of the transition, the maximum salary subject to pensions accrual at Levensmiddelen is to be reduced from the legal maximum of €101,519 to €53,701.In 2015, the Co-op pension fund placed its pensions provision with Syntrus Achmea, which is also the provider for Levensmiddelen.The latter scheme, however, has indicated that it wanted to switch to AZL – part of NN Group – following Syntrus Achmea’s announcement last year that it would stop serving industry-wide pension funds within two years.The Co-op pension fund has 7,000 participants in total.last_img read more

This Queensland house is as ‘good as gold’

first_imgAnd plenty of living spacesThe listings says, “immersed in history, this home features a piece of the past with timber recycled from the old XXXX brewery and woollen mills”.Other features include brick feature accents, high ceilings and a traditional combustion fireplace in the main living area. The country style, gourmet kitchen has polished timber benchtops, matching cabinetry and a servery window with garden views.Outside there is a vaulted timber ceiling, with two overhead fans and a spacious, tiled pavilion. Adjoining this area is the in-ground saltwater swimming pool, a poolside bar and low maintenance greenery. The XXXX Brewery at Milton. Photo Adam ArmstrongIt was then that Lindsay and Robyn Grenfell bought 89 Riversleigh Road. The home is full of rustic timberAs for the property, Mr Grenfell said “it is just magic”.Place Graceville agent Brad Robson, who is marketing the property, said the property was unique.“We only launched it about a week ago and it is already creating a buzz,” he said.“It is special because it is on top of the hill so it gets the natural breezes, has a naturally-fed billabong and the home, it has a real country style.“There are beautiful wide verandas and the recycled timber really makes it pop.“It is this hidden oasis on over 3.6 acres just 7km from the CBD and it has this really homely feel.” The house has five bedrooms, three bathrooms and room for nine vehicles. 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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 estate01:59With its natural billabong and recycled timber from the XXXX Brewery, this homestead among the gumtrees is about as Aussie as you can get. Located at Bellbowrie, west of Brisbane, the country-style retreat sits on over 3.6 acres, offering enough space for a rowdy game of beer pong or a sobering skinny dip.Built in 2003, this character home has plenty of features, but it is the recycled timber from the XXXX brewery that is sure to raise a few cheers. The barBack inside, there are five large bedrooms including a master bedroom with a walk-in robe and ensuite with a central claw-foot bathtub and dual vanities. All of the other bedrooms feature built-in robes.Further highlights include a separate living area, ideal as a media room or home office, with its own private veranda. There is also a three car remote lockup garage, six bay shed with three phase power suitable for a caravan or boat, 36,000L of stored water onsite, ducted airconditioning and solar panels.This property will go under the hammer on September 7 at 11am. The homesteadThe beer claimed by Queensland as its own was started in Victoria, which just so happens to be where the current owners of the homestead migrated from.Just like the founders of XXXX — brothers Nicholas and Edward Fitzgerald — they too saw the light, and the better weather up north, shifting to Brisbane for a better lifestyle about a decade ago. Floorboards in the kitchen still have some of the original markings“We only really know what was in the prospectus when we bought the property,” he said.“But there is rustic timber throughout the house, inside and out. It is very country, very Aussie.”Mr Grenfell said they would be sad to sell the property, noting its “magic view” over the land and billabong.He said that whenever they returned from visiting their kids and grandkids overseas, he always thought “you can’t beat this”.But the couple aren’t leaving Queensland, or Brisbane for that matter.They are hoping to buy a Queenslander-style house at Morningside so they are closer to family.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus12 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market12 hours ago“We have well and truly embraced the lifestyle,” he said. The property has its own billabongMr Grenfell said they bought the lifestyle property in 2009 after upsizing from an apartment in Melbourne’s Docklands area.“We have kids and grandkids all over the world so we upsized to this place so they would have a place to come and kick around,” he said.“But now we have family on the southside so we get up every morning at 6am to get there in time for the kids to go to work and to look after our grandkids.“And I am almost 70 so its getting a bit much.”As for the history of the house, and in particular that recycled timber from the iconic XXXX brewery, Mr Grenfell said it was a bit of a mystery as to how the wood found its way in to the house. The pool And it has a giant shedlast_img read more

MI-SAFE Package Webinar Set for Next Week

first_imgDeltares has just announced that “The MI-SAFE package: Resources to implement nature based flood defense” webinar will take place on July 20, 2017, from 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM CEST.“Nature-based solutions are becoming recognized as amongst the most sustainable and cost-effective approaches towards coastal flood and erosion risk reduction. So far, however, such solutions have not been widely implemented,” said Deltares.“The quantifiable demonstration of benefits has been lacking and it is clear that coastal managers and engineers need trusted and practical tools that provide them with the desired quantitative information on key flood hazard parameters.”The FAST project (Foreshore Assessment using Space Technology) has developed the MI-SAFE package to help meet this requirement.MI-SAFE is a combination of Earth Observation information and numerical modelling, packaged into open source and online products and services that demonstrate how coastal vegetation and foreshore areas can contribute to meet flood risk challenges.In this webinar, the MI-SAFE team of experts will explain the science behind the MI-SAFE package, the resources that this package of services offers, and the access routes for a range of user types.The webinar presenters are:Dr Daphne van der Wal, Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (NIOZ), the Netherlands;Dr Iris Möller, University of Cambridge, UK;Dr Gloria Peralta, University of Cadiz, Spain;Drs Mindert de Vries, Deltares, the Netherlands.last_img read more

St. Louis 5th Grade vs. Sunman-Dearborn

first_imgSLS 5th grade girls played Sunman Dearborn and brought home a victory, 19-14.Top scorers for the game were Grace Eckstein with 5, Betsy Harmeyer and Pamela Meneses each with four points.‘I am very proud of the girls and how they played.  They maintained a lead the whole game and played hard especially the 2nd half.  I have seen much improvement with this team since the beginning of the season and it has shown in the last couple games!’  STL Coach DeeAnn Stahley.We have one more game at home Thursday against St. Nicholas!last_img read more

Nancy “Diane’ Turner

first_imgNancy Diane Turner 57, of Dillsboro, Indiana, formerly of Moores Hill and Milan, passed away Sunday April 15, 2018 in Dillsboro, Indiana.She was born June 27, 1960 in Lawrenceburg, IN, daughter of the late Layne and Magdalene Ison BrashearsShe worked as a Steel worker for Hillrom, for several years. She attended Hope Baptist Church. Diane was an avid reader, enjoyed cooking, gardening, and visiting friends. She was an animal lover especially her dog Bailey. Diane was a very caring person, even in her illness, she was more concerned about everyone around her than she was about herself. She was a woman of few words, but made a great impact on all who came into contact with her. She made friends instantly and will be sadly missed.Surviving are her loving companion of 8 years D.L. Ransom of Dillsboro, IN; children, Zach Turner of Dillsboro, IN, Jake Turner of Aurora, IN., Lydia Turner, of Dillsboro, IN; and grandson, Bryson Shelton.She was preceded in death by her parents and brothers, David & Darrell Brashears.Friends will be received Friday, April 20, 2018, 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm at the Rullman Hunger Funeral Home, 219 Mechanic Street, Aurora, Indiana.Services will be held Saturday, 11:00 am at the Funeral Home, with Pastor Tom Holt officiating.Interment will follow in the Oakdale Cemetery, Dillsboro, Indiana.Contributions may be made to the Dillsboro Life Squad or Hope Baptist Church. If unable to attend services, please call the funeral home office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.Visit: www.rullmans.comlast_img read more

Tarla on top at Limerick

first_img Willie Mullins’ son, Patrick, said: “Emmet deserves a lot of credit for that. She has fallen twice for Ruby (Walsh), but Emmet obviously gets on well with her. “She is a dinger of a mare and has won 10 races now. “She’ll be kept on the go in mares’ races over the summer now and she might even go back to the Flat.” Press Association Tarla readily justified odds-on favouritism on her return to fences at Limerick.center_img Willie Mullins’ prolific seven-year-old struggled in a Grade One over hurdles at Punchestown on her last start, but was an entirely different prospect here. Despite having fallen on her last two outings over fences, the Emmet Mullins-ridden Tarla made all of the running in the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Mares Chase to win by nine-and-a-half-lengths from Caheronaun. last_img read more

Moyes hopes for new RVP deal

first_imgDavid Moyes expects the Manchester United board to consider handing Robin van Persie a new contract after the striker expressed his desire to stay with the club. Van Persie has been linked with a move away from United following rumours that he was unhappy with life under Moyes. The Dutchman scotched that speculation on Thursday night, insisting he is content at Old Trafford. Although Van Persie’s declaration that he is happy at the club comes as a boost, Moyes knows his mood will darken if United lose on Sunday against arch-rivals Liverpool. While United have struggled this term, their old foes have performed above expectations and they now sit second in the Barclays Premier League. Moyes therefore believes Brendan Rodgers’ men go into the match as favourites. “Their league position suggests they are ahead of us and they possibly do come here favourites,” he said. Although Moyes has only been at Old Trafford since last summer, he is well aware of what the match means for the two sets of fans. “It has been a great rivalry between the two clubs,” Moyes added. “Liverpool are having a very good season and we have to do everything we possibly can to beat them.” When asked whether the game was the biggest in the country, Moyes added: “I think it is. There has been great history between the two clubs over a long period. “I think it’s the biggest club game in the Premier League. “To win would be a big boost. It would be an important three points.” United lost 1-0 in the reverse fixture in September but they defeated Liverpool in the Capital One Cup three weeks later. Javier Hernandez scored the winner that day, and the Mexican is in contention for Sunday’s game after he made encouraging progress in his return from a knee injury he suffered on international duty last week. When asked about the possibility of Hernandez, and fellow injury doubts Jonny Evans and Rafael playing, Moyes said: “They’re all doing fine and coming on (well). Hopefully they’ll all be in with a chance of playing.” One player who also stands a chance of featuring this weekend is winger Nani, who has not been available since he suffered a hamstring injury on December 7. “He’s back,” Moyes said. “He had a really bad hamstring injury. He’s back and has trained. Hopefully we get him up to speed very quickly.” The former Arsenal striker said he would like to extend his current deal beyond 2016 and Moyes thinks that is something the United hierarchy would be interested in. “It’s nice of Robin (to say he is happy to stay),” the United manager said. “He is happy here and we are very pleased about that. “He has a couple of years to go on his contract and I am sure that (an extension) is something the board will look at.” Moyes has always maintained that Van Persie was settled at United, but rumours have persisted that the player wanted to leave. The United manager was, therefore, happy to have put all the speculation to bed. “I have been telling you that (he is happy) but you don’t believe what I say,” the Scot said. Moyes cut a relaxed figure as he addressed the media at the AON Training Complex in Carrington on Friday afternoon. Press Associationlast_img read more

Other Sports PV Sindhu Aims To Break Run Of Early Exits In French Open Badminton Tournament

first_imgParis: World champion P V Sindhu would look to snap her recent run of early exits when she begins her women’s singles campaign at the USD 750,000 French Open badminton tournament, beginning in Paris on Tuesday. Since claiming her maiden World Championships title in August, Sindhu has looked awfully out-of-form as she had failed to cross the second round in three tournaments. She faltered in the second and first rounds at the China Open and Korea Open respectively last month. Sindhu again exited in the second round in straight games against Korea’s An Se Young in Denmark Open last week. The Olympic silver medallist looked a tad slow in her movement in the last three tournaments, showing signs of dip in her form.  Seeded fifth in the tournament, Sindhu, a 2017 semifinalist, will be up against Canada’s world number 9 Michelle Li, who has beaten the Indian in the past twice. If Sindhu gets past the early rounds, the world number 6 Indian is likely to face top seed Tai Tzu Ying of Chinese Taipei in the quarterfinals. World number 8 Saina Nehwal, who is also taking part in this BWF World Tour Super 750 event, has also been struggling with her fitness and has made three first-round exits in her last three tournaments.The 29-year-old, who had finished runner-up at the 2012 edition, will meet Hong Kong’s Cheung Ngan Yi in the opening round.  In the men’s singles, 2017 champion Kidambi Srikanth too will be desperate to turn around his poor run in form when he steps out at the Stade Pierre de Coubertin here. However, it will not be an easy outing for the world number 9 Indian as he opens his campaign against second seed Chinese Taipei’s Chou Tien Chen. Former Commonwealth Games champion Parupalli Kashyap, who reached the semifinals at India Open and Korea Open, would look to prove that the first-round exit last week at Denmark Open was an aberration when he lock horns with Hong Kong’s NG Ka Long Angus.  Sameer Verma, who had reached the semifinals of the World Tour Finals last December, will meet Japan’s Kenta Nishimoto in the opening round. World number 12 B Sai Praneeth, who had claimed a bronze at the World Championships, will once again face the legendary Lin Dan of China in the opening round.Also Read | PV Sindhu, B Sai Praneeth Crash Out As India Challenge Ends In Denmark Open BadmintonA 2017 Singapore Open winner, Praneeth had beaten the two-time Olympic champion Chinese at Denmark Open last week. In the doubles, the women’s pair of Ashwini Ponnappa and N Sikki Reddy will square off against fifth seeded Korean duo of Lee So Hee and Shin Seung Chan. The men’s doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty face the Dutch combination of Jelle Maas and Robin Tabeling. Another men’s doubles pair of Manu Attri and B Sumeeth Reddy and the mixed duo of Satwiksairaj and Ashwini are also in the fray. For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more