Governor Wolf’s Week, February 5 – February 11, 2017

first_img The Blog,  Weekly Update On Tuesday, Governor Wolf presented his 2017-2018 budget address. His 2017-2018 proposed budget offers a new way to tackle Pennsylvania’s $3 billion deficit while continuing to protect schools, seniors, and providing resources to combat the opioid abuse epidemic.With visits to Allentown and Lancaster, Governor Wolf kicked off his statewide tour to discuss the initiatives in his 2017-2018 budget proposal. In Allentown on Wednesday, the governor detailed plans to spur job creation and manufacturing. In Lancaster on Friday, the governor highlighted efforts in his budget to continue the fight against opioid and substance abuse.On Monday, Governor Wolf welcomed members of the Assali family to Allentown. Members of the family had previously been barred from entering the country following confusion from the president’s immigration executive order.The governor also spoke out against Senate Bill 3, which would limit women’s healthcare choices, and announced that he would veto the bill if it reaches his desk.Governor Wolf’s Week, February 5 – February 11, 2017Sunday, 2/5/17Governor Wolf Statement on Assali Family Members Returning to AmericaMonday, 2/6/17Governor Wolf Announces New Jobs in Huntingdon County with Establishment of Curbs Plus Inc.VIDEO: Governor Wolf Will Veto Bill Limiting Women’s Healthcare ChoicesGovernor Wolf Welcomes Assali Family Members to PennsylvaniaGovernor Wolf Statement on Attorney General Shapiro’s Filing Against Travel BanTuesday, 2/7/17Governor Wolf’s 2017-2018 Budget AddressDifferent Approach for Pennsylvania: Governor Wolf’s Budget Cuts Costs, Protects Education and SeniorsWednesday, 2/8/17Wolf Administration Urges Public to Use Caution, Put Safety First for TravelGovernor Wolf Details a Different Path Forward in Allentown, Announces His Plan to Support Job Training, ManufacturingFriday, 2/10/17Governor Wolf Details A Better Way Forward with 2017-2018 Budget, Discusses Investments in Battling the Opioid EpidemicHighlights from The BlogWatch a Preview of Governor Wolf’s Budget AddressJoin Me for a #PAbudget Twitter Town HallGUEST BLOG: Medicaid Expansion ‘Saved My Life’Highlights from TwitterWe cannot go backwards on the rights of women to make their own health decisions. I will veto #SB3 if it gets to my desk. pic.twitter.com/ydk4OIxILo— Governor Tom Wolf (@GovernorTomWolf) February 8, 2017 Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf There should be no greater priority for our government than educating our children. #PAbudget pic.twitter.com/yIevZhugkx— Governor Tom Wolf (@GovernorTomWolf) February 7, 2017 Governor Wolf’s Week, February 5 – February 11, 2017 February 10, 2017 By: Office of Governor Tom Wolf SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Sweden to close AP6 buffer fund, consolidate unlisted assets into AP2

first_imgBolund, a Green MP within the left-leaning coalition government, said it was “encouraging” that there was now a broad political consensus around the restructuring of the system – which currently comprises AP1-4 and AP6 – following discussion of the proposals among the six political parties that comprise Pensionsgruppen.In line with the previous report by Langensjö, the government confirmed the end of the current quantitative investment guidelines and a shift to a prudent person principle.A new Pension Reserve Board will also be granted ownership of the assets.AP6, based in Gothenburg alongside AP2, and one of the three AP funds based in Stockholm will be closed.A decision on which fund that is will be reached at a later date.While the inquiry headed by Langensjö came out in favour of a single buffer fund, the government at the time preferred the retention of at least three funds. The system will be renamed to ensure the remaining funds are named AP1-3.The closure of AP6 will see what is currently AP2 take on responsibility for all of the buffer fund’s unlisted assets, and the funds asked to cooperate through a joint investment committee representing the interests of all three remaining funds.Erik Thedéen, at the time state secretary in the Ministry of Finance, told IPE last year that property holdings could be consolidated into a single fund, or that they could launch a single vehicle responsible for unlisted assets.The 400-page consultation document said the government would only regulate how AP2 proceeded if it and the other buffer funds were unable to collaborate.The arrangement would be subject to annual review, likely through the annual AP fund report tabled in Parliament.It added that, unlike a number of large Canadian pension funds, the AP funds should not strive to be sole owners of assets and instead pursue joint ventures, as the concentration of risk would not be an “appropriate” use of buffer fund capital. Sweden is to close AP6 and a second, as yet undecided, buffer fund in an overhaul of the AP fund system that will also see a greater emphasis placed on sustainability.In a move meant to save costs, the government also announced that all of the system’s holdings in unlisted assets were to be pooled and overseen by AP2, which is to absorb AP6.The proposals, published by the Ministry of Finance nearly three years after the conclusion of a review chaired by Mats Langensjö, will also see the strengthening of responsible ownership at the Swedish buffer funds.The suggestion is in line with previous calls from deputy finance minister Per Bolund that the country set a more ambitious agenda for sustainable investment.last_img read more

Cherry Cobbler with Corn Bread Topping.

first_imgFood & DiningLifestyle Cherry Cobbler with Corn Bread Topping. by: – August 8, 2011 20 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! Corn bread biscuits give this warm and comforting dessert a southern flair. The biscuits have finely chopped pecans added to the batter to provide a nutty flavor to this cobbler.The sauce, which contains cherries, sugar, and orange juice, is thickened with cornstarch. The cobbler is topped off with a sprinkle of cinnamon and sugar.Ingredients:4 cups pitted tart red cherries or one 16-ounce package frozen unsweetened pitted tart red cherries2/3 cup sugar2 tablespoons cornstarch2 tablespoons orange juice1/3 cup cornmeal3 tablespoons all-purpose flour1 tablespoon sugar1 tablespoon finely chopped pecans3/4 teaspoon baking powder2 tablespoons butter1 slightly beaten egg white1 tablespoon milk1-1/2 teaspoons sugar1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamonHalf-and-half, light cream, or vanilla ice cream (optional)Directions:For filling, in a medium saucepan combine the cherries, the 2/3 cup sugar, the cornstarch, and orange juice. Let fresh cherries stand for 10 minutes or let frozen cherries stand for 20 minutes. Cook and stir mixture over medium heat until thickened and bubbly. Cook and stir for 1 minute more. Reduce heat and keep hot.Meanwhile, for biscuit topping, in a medium bowl stir together the cornmeal, flour, the 1 tablespoon sugar, the pecans, and baking powder. Cut in the butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. In a small bowl combine the egg white and milk. Add all at once to the flour mixture, stirring just until moistened.Spoon the hot fruit mixture into a 1-1/2-quart casserole. Immediately spoon the biscuit topping into 4 or 8 mounds over the hot fruit mixture. Stir together the 1-1/2 teaspoons sugar and the cinnamon. Sprinkle sugar mixture over biscuit mounds.Bake in a 400 degree F oven for 12 to 15 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted into the center of a biscuit mound comes out clean. Serve warm. If desired, serve with half-and-half or ice cream. Makes 4 servings.Graham Cherry Cobbler: Prepare the Cherry Cobbler with Corn Bread Topping as directed, except for biscuit topping omit cornmeal and the 1 tablespoon sugar. Increase the flour to 1/3 cup, add 2 tablespoons finely crushed graham crackers, and 1 tablespoon brown sugar. Increase the milk to 2 tablespoons. Tweet Share Share Share Recipe source: Better Homes and Gardenslast_img read more

Pontevedra local nabbed in drug bust

first_imgAn undercover cop initially bought from Lanzar – resident of Barangay San Juan, Pontevedra – a sachet of suspected shabu for P550, it added. BACOLOD City – He allegedly sold shabu. The 39-year-old William Lanzar was arrested around 5:30 p.m. on May 20 in Barangay 1, Pontevedra, Negros Occidental, a police report showed.center_img When frisked, the suspect yielded five more sachets of suspected illegal drugs, police said.The suspect was detained in the custodial facility of the Pontevedra municipal police station, facing charges for violation of Republic Act 9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002./PNlast_img read more

Duffers golf tourney benefits Shop With a Cop

first_imgBOONE, Iowa – When they tee it up for the 29th annual Duffers National Tournament at Cedar Pointe Golf Course, golfers in town for the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s will help support the local Shop With A Cop.Tee time is 8:30 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 7 for the four-person best shot tournament.Cost is $40 per person, which includes nine holes of golf, a golf cart and lunch, and entries will be taken right up until tee time.Each team is required to have at least one registered Super Nationals driver, IMCA official or Boone Speedway official. The winning foursome earns $200 with $100 paid to the second place team.Remaining proceeds again go to Shop With A Cop, which sees youngsters accompanied local law enforcement officers to pick out Christmas presents at Wal-Mart.Entry forms for this year’s tournament can be downloaded using the Super Nationals pulldown on the www.imca.com website.Numerous prizes will be given by IMCA and event sponsors.More information is available from tournament director Rich Lange at 515 432-1679.last_img read more

Buttner bids farewell to United

first_img Buttner made only 15 appearances for United last season, and the £27million signing of Luke Shaw meant the 25-year-old Dutchman was surplus to requirements at Old Trafford. Press Association Sport understands the Russian club have paid £4.4million up front for the player, but the fee could climb to £5.6million depending on appearances Manchester United have sold left-back Alexander Buttner to Dinamo Moscow for a fee that could rise to £5.6million. Press Associationlast_img read more

Sachin Tendulkar joins Anil Kapoor to announce ‘Selection Day’ new season

first_imgMumbai: Batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar engaged in a Twitter conversation with actor Anil Kapoor to announce the second season of “Selection Day”. Tendulkar took to Twitter, wondering when “Selection Day” would return for its second innings.To this, Anil, who has backed the series based on the novel of the same name by Booker Prize-winning author Aravind Adiga, responded: “‘Selection: Day Part 2’ is releasing very soon! And you know it’s going to be ekdum…. well you know the rest already.”He was hinting at his popular dialogue: “ekdum jhakaas” (absolutely amazing).The official Twitter handle of Netflix then announced that “Selection Day: Part 2″ will start streaming from April 22 this year.The series is a coming-of-age drama about two brothers — Radha and Manju — who are raised by their strict, obsessive father to be star cricket players in India. The cast includes Ratna Pathak Shah, Mahesh Manjrekar, Rajesh Tailang and debutantes Yash Dholye and Mohammad Samad as brothers Radha and Manju Kumar.”Selection Day: Part 2” will follow the story of protagonists Manju and Radha, who go to Mumbai to follow their cricket dream. IANSAlso Read: Sports Newslast_img read more

McGregor thankful to be back on UFC card after resolving disagreement

first_imgMc Gregor and the UFC had told us that the bout was off due to a disagreement over the promotion schedule but those differences are now resolved.last_img

New venue announced for Joy FM Big Workout 2014

first_imgOrganisers for the 2014 edition of the Joy FM Big Workout have announced a new venue for the event.The event with comes off this Saturday, February 8, will now take place at the Accra Sports Stadium car park, opposite Access Bank from 6am to 10am.The Big Workout which is organised every quarter, to promote good health by bringing together corporate workers, students and identifiable groups to exercise the body and shed the excess weight.”It is geared towards encouraging corporate employees with necessarily sedentary work styles to inculcate the habit of routine exercise. The aerobics regimen will be preceded by a short health walk to warm up and is designed to get the heart pumping, burn body fat all over. “This year’s first edition which is dubbed “Start It Right”, promises to be fun as well” There will be aerobics with qualified and professional instructors and an opportunity for participants make new business contacts.Organisations that have confirmed their participation in this year’s Big Workout include Calbank, Unique insurance, Coca-Cola, and Energy Bank.The rest are CDH Group, Bond Financial Services, Multiple Concepts among many others.The Joy Fm Big Workout is supported by Aviation Social Center and Joy Sports.last_img read more

Eastern Region shocks Ashanti Region in Airtel Rising Stars

first_imgDutch exercise physiologist Bart Van Der Grinten caused somewhat of a sensation when he inspired the Eastern regional Under 15 team to beat perennial favorites Ashanti Region to the Zone Two Airtel Rising Stars championship.Eastern Region’s Team A and Ashanti’s Team A finished five points apiece however the seemingly “smaller boys” had a better goal difference than their Ashanti counterparts.The superior goal difference was largely attributable to a hat trick scored by Mohammed Musbau who instantly jumped to the front of the queue for the best player of the competition, an expectation he naturally fulfilled.The Chairman of the Eastern Regional football Association A A Lawal who personally came to back his lads in Konongo over the two day period said: “People underrated our players because they thought they were too small. But we know we could play and therefore I kept inspiring them and speaking to the coaches to ensure they worked with the right strategy for us to win.””And  not only did we pick the Gold medals and trophies here, we also produced the best player of the competition. To do this against Ashanti Region, the powerhouse of Airtel Rising Stars and also at their own backyard in Konongo is unbelievable. The players deserve the praise,” AA Lawal said.By virtue of their championship feat, the Eastern Region will appear at the national finals of Airtel Rising Stars for the very first time.  It is also the first time that Ashanti Region’s Boys Team will not appear at the national finals in the competition’s five year history. The Ashanti Regional female team however salvaged some pride by beating their Eastern regional adversaries. Asahanti Region is the most dominant force in women’s juvenile football and the status quo was preserved. Blessing Shine Agbomadzie stood out for Francis Oti Akenteng, the Technical Director of the Ghana football Association.“She is very good and she won the female player of the competition. This is a player we will track for development puposes. But aside Blessing, the standards of the competition has really been high. Airtel Rising Stars is really in the business of creating a future for these players. Once we see them like this and we recognize they have talent, we bring them to the attention of  development coaches who are spread all over Ghana to monitor their progress.Airtel Rising Stars has been variously referred to as “the most important football competition in Ghana or the most authentic football competition in Ghana.”It is a collaboration between the Ghana Football Association and Airtel Ghana Limited.This year, Airtel Rising Stars has created five zones which will feature all ten regional Under 15 teams. Already, Western Region Eastern Region as well as Ashanti ladies have picked their tickets fro the national finals to be held in Sunyani on the 29th and 30th of August. The next stop for the Airtel Rising Stars is Wa in the Upper West region which will feature Brong Ahafo as guests and the Upper West region as hosts.– –last_img read more