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Governor Wolf Announces Web.com to Expand Operations in Luzerne County, Reshoring Jobs Back to United States

first_imgGovernor Wolf Announces Web.com to Expand Operations in Luzerne County, Reshoring Jobs Back to United States January 05, 2016 Economy,  Jobs That Pay,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced today that Web.com (NASDAQ: WEB), a provider of Internet services and online marketing solutions for small businesses, will reshore operations and expand at its existing facility in Drums, Luzerne County, a move that will create 74 new jobs.“Our skilled workforce and job training programs are helping to attract new growth across the state,” Governor Wolf said. “My administration supports creating a pro-business climate that creates jobs and helps to build strong, stable communities.”Web.com will expand its operations by increasing the technology-based customer service center, bringing outsourced jobs back to its existing facility in Drums. The company has committed to creating 74 new, full-time jobs and retaining 268 current positions over the next three years.Web.com received a funding proposal from the Department of Community and Economic Development that includes $148,000 in Job Creation Tax Credits, a $40,000 Pennsylvania First Program grant, and $25,650 in WEDnetPA funding for employee training.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, in collaboration with CAN DO, Inc. and the Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania.“Web.com is committed to providing the highest level of customer service to our over 3 million customers. Our team in Drums consists of caring experts that are dedicated to quality in every customer interaction. For this reason, when we decided to move our customer service back to the states, Drums was an obvious choice,” said David Brown, chairman and chief executive officer of Web.com.Web.com, provides a full range of Internet services to small businesses to help them compete and succeed online. Web.com is the owner of several global domain registrars and further meets the needs of small businesses anywhere along their lifecycle with affordable, subscription-based solutions including website design and management, search engine optimization, online marketing campaigns, local sales leads, social media, mobile products, eCommerce solutions and call center services.For more information on Web.com and the positions available at the site, visit www.web.com/careers or call 844-JOBS-WEB.For more information about the Governor’s Action Team, visit www.newpa.com.Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolfcenter_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Centrale Nantes Welcomes SEAc Project to Its SEM-REV Test Site

first_imgCentrale Nantes has installed a demonstrator, part of the Acoustics of the SEA (SEAc) project developed by Nereis Environnement, which aims to characterize underwater ambient noise on its offshore test site SEM-REV. The project, to monitor the environment of a Marine Renewable Energy (MRE) production site, required the installation of an autonomous tool for recording underwater sounds and storing data at sea.The data collected will be used to model the acoustic footprint of underwater noise in order to estimate the impact of MRE activities on marine fauna, the company noted.An innovative demonstrator, including a standalone acoustic recorder from the manufacturer OSEAN, and 3 acoustic recorders were installed on site.NEREIS Environnement was selected in the 4th FORESEA call for funding, and this is the first project in this programme to be hosted by SEM-REV.Eight projects will be tested on the SEM-REV offshore test site as part of FORESEA funding, including prototypes of MRE technologies such as Pytheas Technology’s PywEC generator or the HACE (Hydro Air Concept Energy) wave energy system; or MRE site equipment tools such as FMGC submarine electric cable ballast shells; or site maintenance and monitoring tools such as underwater drone tests developed by INTERDRONES.last_img read more

Habitat for Humanity celebrates groundbreaking of permanent housing community in Haiti

first_img Sharing is caring! Share Share 21 Views   no discussions Tweetcenter_img NewsRegional Habitat for Humanity celebrates groundbreaking of permanent housing community in Haiti by: – September 16, 2011 Share Photo credit: habitat.mit.eduPORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — On Thursday, Habitat for Humanity joined with Haitian and US government representatives, local community members, donors and partners to break ground on its permanent housing community in Leogane, Haiti. Habitat’s Santo community is part of its five-year plan to serve 50,000 families impacted by the 2010 earthquake. “Habitat is extremely grateful for the support of donors, partners and community members who are committed to building decent and safe houses and a new community in which families can thrive,” said Jonathan Reckford, CEO of Habitat for Humanity International. “The Santo project is a major undertaking that would not be possible without the common vision and purpose we share to help Haiti recover.” Habitat, donors, partners and local citizens are working together to ensure the most vulnerable families are identified and the specific needs of the community are addressed. Habitat has partnered with Architecture for Humanity to develop the overall master plan for the Santo site. The community has provided input on house design, sanitation and other vital services.By the end of 2011, 150 core homes will be constructed on the Santo site. Construction will culminate with Habitat’s 28th annual Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project in November. For one week, beginning November 5, 2011, more than 500 Carter Work Project volunteers will build 100 core homes. The initial 50 homes will be built the prior week by volunteers from Haven Community Foundation, an Irish NGO with whom Habitat has also partnered to provide logistical support for the CWP event.To date, Habitat’s earthquake recovery program, including emergency shelter kits, structural damage assessments, repairs and rehabs, and transitional and upgradable shelters, have benefited more than 28,000 families or approximately 135,000 individuals. In addition, more than 4,000 Haitians have been trained in construction, construction business practices, financial literacy, and health and hygiene.Caribbean News Nowlast_img read more

ACM Vice President wants more quality journalists in the field

first_img Share Share LocalNews ACM Vice President wants more quality journalists in the field by: – October 12, 2011 Mr. Peter Richards. Image via: GIS NewsAn upgrade in the quality of journalists in the Caribbean is among challenges facing the Association of Caribbean Media Workers.The ACM is holding its 10th Regional Conference in Dominica this week.Vice President of the Association Peter Richards says several of the Caribbean journalists are not adequately trained.“We are going through a lot of challenges which stems from number factors including the new convergence of technology, the fact that a number of journalists in the Caribbean are not fully trained to deal with journalism,” he said.According to Richards, there is not sufficient training for media workers on the island.“In most cases, the journalists come straight from school into the profession and some of the employees find it very difficult to send the journalists out to Jamaica, to the media institutions who train them properly. What we have been trying to do is organize series of training programs that will highlight certain areas that media workers fall short,” he said.He said ACM has also been working with the University of Texas where there are short online courses for journalists.Over 20 regional journalists are participating in the forum which will end on October 13th.Dominica Vibes News Tweetcenter_img Share Sharing is caring! 11 Views   no discussionslast_img read more

Boys & Girls Cross Country Regionals This Weekend

first_imgBoys & Girls Cross Country Regionals this Weekend at South Dearborn and Rushville.Area Girls Teams: Batesville, East Central, Greensburg, Jac-Cen-Del, Aand Oldenburg Academy.Individuals: McKenna Bradley & Isabella Gramaglia-South Ripley, Megan Hoover-North Decatur, Ashley Hamilton-South Decatur, Madison Hussung-Lawrenceburg, Sara Loveland & Erika Biel-South Dearborn, Kasey & Lucy Baker & Lucy Karrigan-Rising Sun, and Ashley Harnishfeger-Franklin County.Area Boys Teams: Oldenburg Academy, South Dearborn, Batesville, East Central, And Rising Sun.Individuals: Rodney Dobbs, Chris Kissell, Ethan Adams, & Jarred Cline-Jac-Cen-Del, Michael Bradley-South Ripley, Gage Acton-North Decatur, Justyn Clark-South Decatur, and Augustus Gregory, Reid McClintic, & Kevin Johnson-Greensburg.last_img read more

Sumo Wrestling returns amidst call for Games cancellation

first_img Loading… Promoted ContentThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The WorldPortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D GraffitiWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?6 Stunning Bridges You’ll Want To See With Your Own EyesCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterThailand’s 10 Most Iconic Landmarks7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty PennyInsane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street Art7 Truly Incredible Facts About Black HolesThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too Much Sumo wrestling very popular sport in Japan bounced back in the public domain Sunday despite steady rise in coronavirus infections. It was however a mixture of joy and caution among fans who trouped out to watch the Japanese spectacle. The tournament runs through August 2 at Ryogoku Kokugikan, the primary sumo arena at the heart of the Japanese capital. The tournament comes a week after Japanese baseball and football opened stadiums to spectators, and as the government seeks to keep the economy open despite worrying signs of the virus’s resurgence, particularly in Tokyo. Only 2,500 fans were allowed inside the 11,098-seat stadium, unlike in normal times when bouts are performed in front of sold-out crowds. They were asked to refrain from cheering and stick to applause to express their passion. sumo wrestlers returned to action Sunday in Tokyo Anyone with a temperature of 37.5 degrees Celsius (99.5 F) or higher was denied entry. Spectators also had to wear masks, sanitise their hands, keep a distance from others and refrain from touching wrestlers or approaching them for autographs FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Ironically one in four people in Japan want to see the coronavirus-delayed Tokyo Games held next year, with most backing either further delay or a cancellation, a new poll shows. Only 23.9 per cent of respondents in the three-day nationwide poll published Sunday said they wanted to see the 2020 Games held next year. The survey carried out by Kyodo News agency found 36.4 per cent of respondents back a further delay of the Games, while 33.7 think the flagship event should be cancelled altogether. Most of those backing a delay or cancellation said they simply didn’t believe the pandemic could be contained in time for the Games, now scheduled to open on July 23, 2021. Read AlsoOgogo snubs McMahon’s WWE offer to prepare for AEW wrestling debut A separate survey carried out over the weekend by the Asahi Shimbun newspaper found 33 per cent of respondents backed holding the Games next year, with 61 per cent supporting another postponement or cancellation. The nationwide polls echo a separate survey carried out last month of Tokyo residents, which found just over half of respondents backed either further delay or cancellation.last_img read more

Robert Hurelbrink, 92, Versailles

first_imgRobert H. Hurelbrink, 92, of Versailles passed away Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at his home. He was born on July 5, 1927 the son of Henry and Louise Bokenkamp Hurelbrink and spent most of his life on the farm he was born on. He was married to Elsie June Firsich on April 21, 1951 and she preceded him in death on November 27, 2016. Survivors include two daughters Barbara (Ross) Peabody of Greenwood, and Diana Hurelbrink of Cincinnati; four grandchildren Ashley Peabody and Andrew (Megan) Peabody both of Indianapolis, and Robert (Rachel) Watka and Jessica (Stacy) Watka both of Cincinnati; three great-grandchildren Mia and Charley Watka and Aiden Peabody; two sisters Irma Obendorf Rohls of Versailles and Ruth Althoff of Greenwood. He was also preceded in death by his parents and his brother Ralph Hurelbrink. Mr. Hurelbrink was a 1945 graduate of Versailles High School. He was an Army veteran of WWII where he served with Company B of the 16th Battalion. For service to his country Bob was awarded the WWII Victory Medal and the Army Occupation of Japan Medal. In civilian life he worked as a rural mail carrier for the Versailles Post Office, but his main occupation was being a farmer on the land that he loved, and Bob farmed his ground until his 87th birthday. Bob was a lifelong member of the St. Paul Lutheran Church at Olean, was a member of the Versailles American Legion, and was a former board member of the Ripley County Farm Bureau. Funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family with military honors by the Versailles American Legion. Memorials may be given to the St. Paul Lutheran Church in care of the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles.last_img read more

Condon set to leave hospital

first_img Condon fractured three vertebrae when he came to grief on Flaxen Flare at the second-last flight in the Online Ticket Sales At corkracecourse.ie Hurdle. He was fitted with a brace for his injured back on Tuesday and is likely to have it on for three months. “I’ve spoken to Davy and the plan is to let his home either this evening or tomorrow,” said Dr Adrian McGoldrick, senior medical officer for the Irish Turf Club, on Wednesday. “He’s just waiting for the doctors to come round. It may more likely be tomorrow, but everything appears to be fine to my knowledge. “He’s in a brace now and he’ll go home in that. It will be reviewed at Cork in two weeks’ time and we’ll take it from there.” Press Associationcenter_img Davy Condon is waiting to be discharged from Cork University Hospital as he continues to make progress following his heavy fall at the local track on Sunday.last_img read more

DDL launches El Dorado Master Blender’s special edition rum

first_imgDEMERARA Distillers Limited (DDL), makers of El Dorado Rum, today announced the release of its El Dorado Master Blender’s Special Edition rum in celebration of its renewed five-year partnership with the Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL).This Limited Release product is a blend of three rums that were specially selected by Master Blender Sharon Sue-Hang from three of DDL’s famous heritage stills. The blend comprises a light rum from the French Savalle still, a medium bodied spirit distilled by the Enmore Wooden Coffey Still (EHP Still) and a heavier-style distillate of the Port Mourant Double Wooden Pot. These rums were distilled in 2007 and laid down in oak barrels for 10 years to produce what Mrs Sue-Hang describes as a “full-bodied, well balanced sipper”.The rum is presented in an elegant bottle which Mrs Sue-Hang explained is similar to the shape of a cricket bat. 5 000 bottles of this rum were produced for shipments globally.Demerara Distillers Limited is known for its continued preservation and use of several heritage stills dating back to the 1700s. The French Savalle Still is the original four-column metal still, which was inherited from the 18th century Uitvlugt Estate on the West Coast of Demerara.The EHP Wooden Coffey still was built in 1880 and is the last working example of its kind in the world today. It is similar to the very first continuous still, constructed and patented by Irish Excise Officer Aeneas Coffey in 1832.The Port Mourant double wooden pot still comprises two large wooden pots, constructed with Guyanese greenheart for longevity. It was first erected in 1732 at Plantation Port Mourant, but with the closing and consolidation of estates it was moved to Plantation Skeldon then on to Plantation Albion. It was later moved to the Enmore then Uitvlugt Estates before finding its way to its present home at Diamond. The extra character and depth of the rum from this still made it the choice of the Royal Navy which had begun issuing an official daily ration of rum to its sailors.El Dorado is known for its unique aged rums including the El Dorado 3-year-old, 5-year-old, 8-year-old, 12-year-old, 15-year-old, 21-year-old and its limited release El Dorado 25-year-old, which is produced in very small batches annually.It also produces a Single Barrel range which comprises unblended rums from some of its unique heritage stills. These include the EHP, Port Mourant and the ICBU. More recently El Dorado has been delighting consumers with the release of several small-batch special edition rums.El Dorado and the Hero Caribbean Premier League recently announced their new five-year agreement and this El Dorado Master Blender’s Special Edition is being launched to coincide with the opening of the 2017 season.Chairman of Demerara Distillers Limited, Komal Samaroo, said, “Every bottle of Eldorado Rum is imbued with the rich heritage of centuries of rum-crafting experience. We take great care to preserve, enrich and showcase the heritage and skill and craftsmanship that make every bottle of El Dorado so unique. It is in this context that our relationship with CPL, since its inauguration, must be seen – richer and deeper with the passage of time.“As we commence a new and enhanced relationship over the next five years we are delighted to mark the occasion with the launch of this new El Dorado blend, specially crafted by our Master Blender to celebrate once again the partnership between the World’s Best Rum and the Biggest Party in Sport.”Mr Jamie Stewart, Commercial Director of the Hero CPL, noted: “Over the years since Hero CPL first exploded onto the regional stage, the deep, rich taste of El Dorado has become beloved by Hero CPL players, officials and fans. It is with great pleasure we welcome this special Hero CPL edition of the world’s finest rum.“It’s a landmark for the relationship and we are sure these unique cricket bat-shaped bottles will be coveted by Hero CPL fans around the world.” (CPL Media Release)last_img read more

Badgers play final 2 home games

first_imgWith only three regular season games remaining, it is do or die for the Wisconsin women’s soccer team. Currently, the Badgers sit in 10th place in the Big Ten — two spots away from a conference tournament berth.“We are in a must-win situation. In order to get into the Big Ten tournament, we have to win,” senior forward Sheri Ferron said. The Badgers’ chances of reaching the Big Ten tournament took a big hit last weekend with a pair of 2-1 losses. In both matches, against Michigan State and Michigan, Wisconsin gave up crucial goals in the closing minutes of regulation. “Overall we always play pretty hard,” senior midfielder Marissa Sarkesian said. “We definitely competed well, but there were some lapses where we had some mistakes which ultimately led to our losses.”This weekend, Wisconsin (5-9-1, 1-6 Big Ten) will host its final two home games of the season. Friday night, Iowa (7-5-4, 3-4 Big Ten) comes to town looking to solidify its position in the Big Ten tournament.Like Wisconsin, Iowa has been plagued by a lack of offensive output this season. Despite the team’s winning record, the Hawkeyes have been outscored 16-15 by their opponents.Offensively, the Hawkeyes are led by sophomore midfielder Jackie Kaeding with three goals and one assist, good for a team-high seven points.Like a broken record, the Badgers are still focusing on many of the same issues that have been lingering throughout the season. They still are trying to create more scoring chances on offense and need to improve their one-on-one defense.“[Last weekend] we were not consistent enough at all,” head coach Paula Wilkins said. “We are working on the details to prevent those mental lapses. We cannot afford to give up goals.”Sunday, Wisconsin will finish its home schedule with a match against the Minnesota Golden Gophers (7-7-1, 3-4 Big Ten). The Gophers have been led this season by the stellar play of freshman forward Katie Bethke. Through 15 games this season, Bethke has tallied five goals and eight assists. Minnesota also features another talented forward, junior Lindsey Schwartz. Schwartz has scored a team-high six goals to go along with four assists.Another aspect the Badgers have focused on this week is playing more upbeat. “We need to set the tempo a little bit faster — especially on our home field,” Wilkins said. “We have to initiate most of the play rather than reacting to what teams are doing to us as we have been doing for the past couple of games.”Despite the sense of urgency that comes along with the end of the season and Wisconsin’s current situation, the team continues to maintain the same 1-0 mentality it has all season.“We are still looking at it one game at a time,” Wilkins said. “The challenge I put out to the team, in building the culture of the team, is to make sure that we are competitive in every single game and to define what this program is about.”With its last three games against teams directly above them in the standings, Wisconsin still has a legitimate shot to control much of its own playoff destiny. “I definitely think [earning a spot in the tournament] is something we can do,” Ferron said. “On a good day, we can beat any team in the Big Ten. I believe wholeheartedly that we can do it.”Although Minnesota cannot be eliminated due to its host status, Iowa and Northwestern are both catchable at nine and eight points, respectively, if Wisconsin, who has three points, wins out. “We are definitely still alive in the Big Ten tournament,” Wilkins said. “Every game is extremely important with only three games remaining. There is always a chance. Our team is good when we play consistently for 90 minutes.”last_img read more