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Governor Wolf Announces Funding for State-of-the-Art Cardiac Catheterization Lab at PennState Health Saint Joseph in Berks County

first_imgGovernor Wolf Announces Funding for State-of-the-Art Cardiac Catheterization Lab at PennState Health Saint Joseph in Berks County August 16, 2018 Infrastructure,  Innovation,  Press Release,  Public Health Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced new funding that will increase the quality of care for cardiac patients at PennState Health Saint Joseph, Berks County, by creating a hybrid cardiac catheterization lab with state-of-the-art technology.“There are few responsibilities more important than the health of our communities and PennState Health’s new lab will help ensure citizens in Berks County and the surrounding areas have access to the most modern cardiac care,” Governor Wolf said. “I thank Sen. Schwank for her efforts to work with my administration to ensure healthier communities across Pennsylvania.”The Pennsylvania State University was named as the recipient of a $1 million grant supporting a five-phase project reconfiguring four existing cardiac catheterization labs and electrophysiology lab to create two new hybrid catheterization labs and modernize the electrophysiology lab and two cardiac catheterization labs.“The PennState Health Cardiac Catheterization lab is a huge project in our community, one that will take several years, but drastically improve the quality of health care available in Berks County and also yield very high-level employment,” said Senator Judy Schwank. “I am proud to support their work, and see this money come to my district.”The grant supports the first phase, which will update outdated equipment and reconfigure infrastructure to create a hybrid cardiac catheterization lab with the equipment necessary to provide patients interventional radiology procedures and advanced oncological procedures. The innovative technology will allow patients in Berks County to obtain cutting-edge care locally, enhancing the overall wellness of the community. This phase of the project is also anticipated to create six new positions dedicated to supporting the hybrid lab.Supported through the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) program, funding will support critical expansion projects, some of which will provide opportunities for additional economic development.center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

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Governor Wolf: Tyber Medical Expansion Will Support Nearly 80 Jobs in Northampton County

first_img Infrastructure,  Jobs That Pay,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that Tyber Medical LLC, an orthopedic device manufacturer, will expand its manufacturing operation in Hanover Township, Northampton County. The project will support the combined creation and retention of 79 jobs in the area.“Tyber Medical’s expansion project is so important because not only does it provide good-paying, family-sustaining jobs for Lehigh Valley families, but also because it contributes to building Pennsylvania’s entire manufacturing sector,” Governor Wolf said. “I applaud Tyber Medical for selecting Pennsylvania as the place to continue its growth in the years ahead.”Tyber Medical needs more manufacturing space to sustain and continue its growth. The project includes expansion into a 35,000 square-foot building adjacent to their current facility, which also will be renovated. Additionally, funding will support the purchase of new equipment and job training for new and existing employees. The company plans to invest $3.8 million into the project, which is expected to create 44 new, full-time jobs and retain 35 existing jobs over the next three years.“We are excited to have the continued support of Governor Wolf and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to expand our headquarters to accommodate the company’s rapid growth and future plans,” said Jeff Tyber, president and CEO of Tyber Medical. “Our focus to excellence within the orthopedic device industry has yielded extraordinary growth that we are meeting by attracting talent throughout the Lehigh Valley area.”Tyber Medical received a funding proposal from the Department of Community and Economic Development for the project. The proposal includes a $100,000 Pennsylvania First grant, $132,000 in Job Creation Tax Credits to be distributed upon creation of the new jobs, and $37,400 in funding to assist with workforce training. The company also was encouraged to apply for a $400,000 low-interest loan through the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority. 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.This project builds on the continued success of the company’s original relocation into Pennsylvania from New Jersey in 2015, a project that was also supported by the Governor’s Action Team at that time. Since that relocation, the company has grown from a few employees to 35 employees with an average annual salary over $100,000 and now requires additional space to continue to hire additional employees. Tyber Medical has been a significant contributor to manufacturing in the Lehigh Valley, and this project ensures that the company remains in Pennsylvania for the foreseeable future.Tyber Medical LLC is an orthopedic device manufacturer addressing the industry’s need for rapid access to regulatory cleared systems in the spine, trauma, and distal extremity markets. Focused on rapid commercialization and bioengineering technology, Tyber has released 14 spine and 25 trauma/extremity systems since its founding in 2012.For more information about the Governor’s Action Team or DCED, visit dced.pa.gov. Governor Wolf: Tyber Medical Expansion Will Support Nearly 80 Jobs in Northampton County June 05, 2019center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

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Noble Corp. eyes increase in offshore drilling activity despite 3Q loss

first_imgSimilar to its rival Rowan, which is expected to be acquired by Ensco, offshore driller Noble Corporation is seeing an increase in offshore drilling activity despite recording a loss for the third quarter of the year. Noble Sam Turner jack-up; Source: Flickr; Author: SP MacNoble Corp. on Wednesday reported a net loss attributable to the company for the three months ended September 30, 2018 of $82 million on revenues of $279 million. This compares to a net loss of $96.79 million and revenues of $266.2 million in the same period last year.Results for the third quarter 2018 included a discrete tax benefit totaling $25 million. Excluding the impact of the discrete tax benefit, the company would have reported a net loss attributable to Noble Corporation of $107 million.Julie J. Robertson, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Noble Corporation, stated, “Third quarter results gave convincing evidence of strengthening in the offshore drilling business and demonstrated how Noble is realizing measurable gains from the cyclical improvement.“Across our fleet, operating days advanced 12 percent when compared to the second quarter, due primarily to higher activity among our premium jack-ups concentrated in the increasingly active North Sea and Middle East regions. Consequently, total revenues improved eight percent over the prior quarter, continuing the favorable trend through 2018, with third quarter revenues exceeding those reported for the first quarter of the year by almost 20 percent.”Noble’s contract drilling services revenues totaled $267 million in the third quarter, representing an eight percent increase when compared to revenues of $248 million in the preceding quarter.Total fleet utilization in the third quarter improved to 69 percent, up from 54 percent in the preceding quarter, and up from 60 percent in 3Q 2017, with the higher result due to the improvement in fleet operating days and the retirement and divestiture of four rigs during the second quarter of 2018.Contract drilling services costs in the third quarter totaled $163 million compared to $151 million in the preceding quarter. ‘A meaningful increase’  Robertson noted, “It is apparent that a meaningful increase in drilling activity has begun, as customers increasingly recognize the compelling economics inherent in their offshore project portfolios. As more of these projects transition from an evaluation phase to full execution, and additional access is granted to promising offshore basins, we believe higher fleet utilization industry-wide is likely, especially for high-specification rigs.She added: “Recent contract awards across the Noble fleet, including those for the drillships Noble Globetrotter II, Noble Tom Madden and Noble Sam Croft, and the recent purchase and concurrent three-year award for the jack-up Noble Johnny Whitstine, give evidence of a more fundamentally sound environment while serving to strengthen Noble’s competitive position as we enter 2019.”Namely, Noble secured contracts for the drillship Noble Sam Croft for operations in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, and for the drillship Noble Globetrotter II for operations in the Black Sea. In addition to the contract dayrate for the Black Sea program, the Noble Globetrotter II will continue to collect an idle period rate of $185,000.It is also worth noting that, at the end of September 2018, the company’s contract backlog totaled $2.5 billion, including $1.5 billion attributable to the floating fleet and $1 billion to the jack-up fleet.Offshore Energy Today Stafflast_img read more

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Violet Mae ‘Toots’ Reynolds

first_imgViolet Mae Reynolds, age 77 of Batesville, Indiana passed away on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at her home.  The daughter of Sidney K. and Sally Powell was born in Garrard County, Kentucky on March 31, 1941.Violet married Dallas Reynolds on July 24, 1984 in Florence, KY.  Though her given name was Violet, many of her family and friends affectionately knew her as ‘Toots’.  She worked for the Interior Department of Batesville Casket Company before eventually retiring from there.Violet loved music and sang with ‘The Powell Family Singers’ for many years.  She also enjoyed cooking, especially ‘Lizzy Beans’ (a family casserole dish), along with chicken and dumplings.  Later in life Violet liked going out to eat with family and watching Dr. Phil and Dancing with the Stars.  Most of all she loved spending time with her family, as her grandchildren and great grandchildren were especially dear to her.She is survived by her daughter, Michele (Rob) Lattire of Sunman, Danielle Reynolds of Batesville, Step-son Todd (Annette) Reynolds of Greenfield, IN, step-daughters, Robin Sizemore of Batesville and Beth Reynolds of North Vernon, IN; 6 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren; in addition to her siblings Margaret Perry, Helen (Charlie) Yorn of Batesville, Carter Powell of Morris, Joe Powell of Batesville, James (Cookie) Powell of Sunman, Junior (Lil) Powell of Batesville and Ernie (Hilda) Powell of Morris, Elmer (Lois) Powell of Osgood, sister-law Mary Powell of Mulberry, FL.In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Dallas and her brother Shelton Powell.Visitation will be Wednesday from 4-7pm with Funeral Services at 10am on Thursday, May 24, 2018 all at Meyers Funeral Home in Batesville.  Burial will follow in the Batesville United Methodist Cemetery.  Pastor Elby Harrison officiating.Memorials may be given to the funeral home to assist the family with funeral expenses. Online condolences at www.meyersfuneralhomes.com.last_img read more

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Stipends problematic for collegiate athletes

first_imgNobody cares about Lonnie White. Nobody cares that as a former USC wide receiver from 1982 to 1986, White pocketed roughly $14,000 in extra benefits. Nobody cares that he sold his season ticket allotment. Nobody cares that, in doing so, he violated NCAA rules.We’re numb to this now. Unless Yahoo! Sports were to learn Pat Haden, Lane Kiffin and Matt Barkley were operating some drug cartel south of the border, most of us are going to shrug our shoulders and just trot along.We have read about extra benefits for months now. We have read about impermissible contact with agents, sports marketers, boosters, alleged boosters and runners. It’s quite the list.Thus, White’s revelation of his prior transgressions in The Daily last week didn’t exactly move the needle much when it comes to such issues.“Rent was overdue and my household bills were delinquent,” White wrote. “I needed the money to live, so accepting the $14,000 in different forms of ‘benefits’ over my college years three decades ago was an act of survival.”But glancing over this would be unfortunate.In the aftermath of scandals this past year at USC, North Carolina, Auburn and Ohio State, the issue of providing college athletes with greater compensation has reared its head yet again.Highlighting a national discussion, namely in recent months, has been whether student-athletes, primarily those who happen to play football, should be paid. How much? How often? When? And from whom?It’s far-fetched from a number of perspectives, at least in regard to some sort of full-scale payroll handed down from athletic departments to players.Despite such complications, it’s not a moot point. The idea of increasing the player stipend, in the hopes of preventing players such as White from having similar problems in regard to rent payments remains the most practical option available. It’s an idea, at least, that USC Athletic Director Pat Haden seemingly gave a full endorsement in the wake of White’s revelation.“The NCAA formulas used to determine student-athlete stipends are not appropriate,” Haden said in a statement. “Having interviewed 15 different athletes and broken down their stipend against their bills, they are left with about $5 per day for food.  I just do not think that is right.”And as Haden points out, USC athletes, by virtue of living in Los Angeles in a Downtown urban sprawl, carry a heavier burden than most.“The current formula does not take into account the different costs associated with going to USC and living in Los Angeles as opposed to Washington State and a small town like Pullman,” Haden said.Typically, athletic scholarships cover tuition, which at USC is roughly $37,000 per year, but they do not, however, cover the cost of living, room and board, meals, etc., which is where stipends come in.According to Haden, athletes living in non-university housing receive $1,100 monthly, which doesn’t necessarily equate to much once you factor in rent charges of nearly $900 per month.Then again, would raising the stipend actually serve as a deterrent for players faced with predicaments similar to White’s from accepting extra benefits?Would an extra $300 per month prohibit individuals, such as former Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor, from selling signed merchandise for thousands of dollars?In all likelihood, no.But it would, unquestionably, alleviate some of the pressures placed upon student-athletes, which still makes it an attractive option.Granted, it would hardly eliminate wide-spread situations such as those similar to Terrelle Pryor and Ohio State, but it would be particularly beneficial to those such as White.So what’s the hold up? The short answer: Lack of funds. The longer answer: Title IX.Enacted in 1972 as an amendment to the 1964 Civil Rights Act, Title IX forbids discrimination on the basis of sex at schools that receive federal aid. It covers medical schools, law schools and, most notably, athletic programs despite no explicit mention of sports in its wording.In particular, it stresses proportionality, which says the number of athletes from each sex should be equivalent to the school’s enrollment percentages. Therefore, if half of a school’s student body is made up of women, then half of its athletes should be women as well.Thus, stipends must be proportionate as well.USC, among other schools across the country, would be restricted from solely subsiding stipends for football players. It would need to cover all sports, from football, to men’s basketball, to women’s rowing.That might be more money than most schools are capable of paying.It’s certainly an issue that needs to be fixed — if only it wasn’t a logistical nightmare. “The 19th Hole” ran every other Wednesday. To comment on this article, email Joey at jrkaufma@usc.edu or visit dailytrojan.com.last_img read more

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“Fire Lane” movement brings out fans’ worst

first_img“Inside the 20s” runs on Tuesdays. To comment on this story, email Nick at nselbe@usc.edu or visit dailytrojan.com. Follow Nick on Twitter @NickSelbe It couldn’t be ignored.Most of the time, when the home team suffers an upset loss, they say you can hear a pin drop in the stands because the crowd is in such stunned silence.Poor taste · Flyers advocating for USC head coach Lane Kiffin’s dismissal paint an unflattering picture of fans’ and students’ loyalty. – Nick Selbe | Daily TrojanWhen the clock struck zero on Saturday night at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, however, this was not the case. If a pin did in fact drop, no one heard it. No one could hear much of anything, really, except for the deafening chant:“Fire Kiffin! Fire Kiffin!”It rang throughout the entire stadium as Lane Kiffin’s Trojans stunningly, embarrassingly and, for the most part, lifelessly fell at the hands of Washington State. People outside the stadium could hear it. Those watching on television or listening on the radio could hear it. USC players heard it.And Kiffin himself definitely heard it.After the loss, Kiffin joked that the chants and the boos were beneficial in that they helped his team get used to playing on the road. Could you blame him if the sound of 70,000 people passionately voicing their disapproval of his job performance didn’t quite feel like home?Or how about the fact that the morning after the loss, the USC campus was plastered with fliers that read “No Parking: Fire Lane”? And that those fliers even made their way onto Tommy Trojan, the most sacred of all USC landmarks?Would that feel like home to you?Kiffin and his team, particularly his offense, which performed woefully against a less-than-stellar Cougars defense, have a lot to answer for and even more to improve upon. I find it extremely unlikely that USC can win a game, much less keep a game close for that matter, if the offense fails as miserably as it did on Saturday night again this season.Kiffin’s playcalling was questionable, and who knows if his reluctance to pick a starting quarterback and stick with him factored into the offense’s ineptitude.But that’s a discussion for another time.What’s so disheartening about the chants and the fliers is that, to some degree at least, USC students are responsible for them. I am not saying that students started the chants or posted the fliers, because I do not know that to be true. But some students, at least, participated in the chants. And it would take much more of a commitment to print out hundreds of copies of fliers at home and drive to USC than it would to stroll out of your dorm room and make copies at Doheny.Nevertheless, however many students were behind the #FireKiffin movement, it’s too many.As Trojans, we’re easy targets. Either we go to the University of Spoiled Children, have a condom brand as our mascot or we have the most corrupt athletic program in the history of college sports. When it comes to insults, we’ve heard ‘em all.But through all the taunts, we keep our heads up. We explain that, no, we’re not holding up two fingers because we’re second best, or because we’re part of a Vietnam War protest. We do it as a “V” for victory. Because, when adversity hits, we Fight On.Or at least we’re supposed to.With all the vitriol being launched Kiffin’s way, though, I’m starting to wonder if “Fight On” is actually our credo or just something we say or put on a T-shirt. For better or worse, Lane Kiffin is our head coach. He is a Trojan. Even if he were the worst playcaller in the history of college football, nobody deserves that kind of treatment, and certainly not from his own team’s fans.I like to think of myself as a positive person, but even I had nothing good to say after Saturday’s game. That’s how bad the Trojans were, and that is a reflection of the head coach. Losing to Washington State at home is unacceptable, and I understand the students’ and fans’ frustrations. Those who believe he should be fired are absolutely entitled to think that way.But no one deserves to be called out, literally, the way Kiffin has been these past few days. And I realize that I’ve said some pretty sappy things in this column (“When adversity hits, we Fight On”? Come on), but seeing “Fire Lane” fliers defacing Tommy Trojan and hearing the Coliseum crowd turn on its team’s leader just really gets under my skin.Saturday’s game was my first time as a student not watching a home game from the student section. As the team took the field for the first time, I watched from the press box and wished I could transport myself to Section 25 and be a part of the rowdy group.As the game ended, though, and the chants began, for once I was thankful to be clear on the other side of the stadium.last_img read more

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Haitian-American filmmakers host seminar

first_imgEdson Jean (left) and Joshua Jean-Baptiste Haitian-American filmmakers host film-making seminar in MiamiHaitian-American filmmakers Edson Jean and Joshua Jean-Baptiste, will host ‘Don’t Take Yes for an Answer’, a seminar that takes place Saturday, Oct 14 at1:00 pm at Tower Theater in Miami.The duo, who were born in Florida, will address issues aspiring filmmakers face early in their careers, such as accepting tempting offers from producers and studios.Along with Miami Film Festival director Jaie Laplante, they will also discuss their journey from shooting no-budget test-episodes to working on a new Miami project in the community that inspired them.Learn why these two vibrant creatives are committed to making movies based on Miami, their hometown.The duo won the Project Greenlight Digital Studio competition, for their digital series VAKABON.Joshua Jean-Baptiste is a graduate of New World School of The Arts in Miami. He holds a BFA in acting and began his writing career shortly after finishing school. His recent productions include Plenty of Shrimp, a short play touching on online dating.Joshua’s work primarily focuses on culture, social satire, technology, introspection, and making it happen!Edson Jean is from Delray Beach, Florida. He received his Bachelors in Fine Arts degree in theater from New World School of the Arts in Miami. He wrote, directed and starred in The Adventures of Edson Jean, a 2012 project which was a finalist in the HBO Short Film Competition at American Black Film Festival. As an actor, his credits include War Dogs and the Oscar-winning Moonlight.last_img read more

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Greece lightning! NYX seeks 50 new recruits for Athens Tech Hub

first_img Submit StumbleUpon SG OpenMarket approval sees SportCaller expand FTP distribution capacity August 18, 2020 Share Share Xtremepush secures ‘OpenMarket’ supplier accreditation   August 26, 2020 Related Articles SG ramps up digital expansion with Nederlandse Loterij deal August 24, 2020 Keith O’Loughlin,Toronto TSX-listed NYX Gaming Group, an industry supplier of multi-product verticals is looking to hire approximately fifty new staff for its ‘NYX  Athens Development Centre’ in Greece.A variety of vacancies are available at the Athens tech hub, as the provider looks to invest in new talent to drive further innovation for its product development and industry systems. To date, hub has contributed significantly to OpenBet’s large global Sportsbook integration and implementation projects over the last five years.Roles available include front-end engineers, software architects, development managers and BI engineers across sportsbook, casino, lotteries and bingo.Keith O’Loughlin, NYX Gaming Group Executive Vice President, Sportsbook, said: “We’re undergoing a major recruitment drive as part of our ambition to deliver the next iteration of our sportsbook platform. The hub already houses some of the industry’s leading engineers, and we’re looking to expand our operations by hiring the very best technical talent.“OpenBet has a global reputation and we’re constantly looking to enhance our offering to ensure our partners receive a highly flexible and scalable platform, capable of taking high volumes of bets at peak times.“This investment is just the latest stage in our efforts to bring innovation to the sports betting sector and drive the industry forward.”last_img read more

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Sundowns reveal summer plans to snap Stephen Keshi from Nigeria

first_imgGeneral Manager of South African side, Mamelodi Sundowns, Yogesh Singh has revealed that the South African based side is planning a move for Super Eagles gaffer, Stephen Keshi if he becomes available in the summer.The AFCON 2013 winner has caught the eye of many clubs and even National teams on the continent and should Nigeria fail to renew his contract after this summer’s soccer extravaganza, there is no doubt Keshi will get an immediate job offer from many of his admirers.“Stephen Keshi is a very experienced coach because he has qualified Nigeria for the world cup, he won the 2013 AFCON and he is just a quality coach”“Keshi is obviously quality coach so there is nothing barring us from considering this option if he is available to be part of our technical team in some capacity”last_img read more

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Cameroon: AFCON 2019 ranking, schedule & basic info [Infographic]

first_imgIf anyone doubts Cameroon’s capabilities, they only need to look back to 2017 when an unheralded and unremarkable side found an extra set of gears to achieve a brilliant victory in Gabon. Follow all the Cameroon games with #JoyAFCON. There’s live radio commentary on Joy 99.7FM, post-match programs on Joy FM, JoyNews TV (available via MultiTV Digibox and on DStv channel 421), Joy Prime (on DStv 281), analysis shows, and fanzones. Follow complete social media coverage on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram with @JoySportsGH.last_img read more

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