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Sheriff: 41 Vehicle Stops, Arrests And Summonses Issued During Holiday

first_imgMAYVILLE – The Chautauqua County’s Sheriff says 41 vehicle stops, arrest and summonses were issued part of the county’s STOP-DWI program on the Fourth of July.Sheriff Jim Quattrone in a media released Thursday says his office worked with municipal law enforcement agencies and the New York State Police during the effort.The Chautauqua County STOP-DWI Program is funded by drinking and driving fines collected from convicted drunk drivers; with additional funding from the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee.“Removing intoxicated drivers from Chautauqua County roadways is one of our top priorities,” said Quattrone in a statement. “If you choose to drink, don’t drive. Drunk drivers not only put themselves in danger, they threaten everyone who shares the road with them.” The program went from Friday, July 3, and continued through Monday, July 6. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Christine Dwyer on Her Idina Obsession, Wicked Fans & Paying the Rent

first_img “After the Rent tour I worked at a bar. I folded clothes. I did odd jobs for years to make rent and sang in concerts for no money. I knew it would be difficult, but this is the career I dreamt about, and it’s pretty crazy to me that I’m actually here.” Hometown: Lynnfield, MA “My dad found an old photo of me in a witch costume and put it on a coffee mug with my Elphaba press shot. It says, ‘Our daughter had a dream…and it came true.’ I cried!” from $95.00 “Wicked fans are awesome. On opening night, my dressing room looked like a florist shop, and so many were from fans [known as “Dwyers Flyers”]. They’re always there to lift you up.” Wicked “Performing for autistic children was one of the most moving experiences of my life. The lights were up and the sound was lowered; we could see people laughing and singing along. They understood the story in a way most audiences don’t.” Star Files “Idina Menzel was my idol growing up. She has a low, raspy voice like mine! When I heard Rent for the first time, I thought, ‘This is a show I could be in.’ Then I saw her in Wicked, and I burst into tears because she was such a huge influence on me.”center_img Stage Cred: Two years in Wicked’s second national tour, working her way up from ensemble to Elphie, plus a stint on the road as Maureen in Rent. “I sang ‘The Wizard and I’ for a jury of my teachers [at Hartt School of Music in Connecticut] at the end of my sophomore year. I had worked on the song for a year, and that’s when I realized I might have the range to play Elphaba someday.” Age: 28 Related Shows Current Role: A soaring Broadway debut as “passionate, caring” green witch Elphaba in the megahit musical Wicked. View Comments Christine Dwyerlast_img read more

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Misty Copeland Begins Performances in On the Town

first_img View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on Sept. 6, 2015 Related Shows On the Town Misty Copeland starts performances in On the Town on August 25, stepping in for Georgina Pazcoguin as Ivy Smith in the revival. Copeland is making her Broadway debut in the tuner, which is set to shutter when her limited engagement at the Lyric Theatre ends on September 6.Copeland became the first African-American prima ballerina at the American Ballet Theatre earlier this summer. Named as one of this year’s 100 most influential people in the world by Time, her recent ballet credits include Coppélia, La Bayadère, Swan Lake and Romeo and Juliet. First seen on Broadway in 1944, On the Town features music by Leonard Bernstein and a book and lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green. It follows the adventures of three sailors on leave in New York City. Based on the ballet Fancy Free by Jerome Robbins, the musical’s toe-tapping numbers include “New York, New York,” “I Can Cook Too,” “Lonely Town” and “Some Other Time.”The new production, directed by John Rando, also currently stars Tony Yazbeck as Gabey, Jay Armstrong Johnson as Chip, Clyde Alves as Ozzie, Alysha Umphress as Hildy, Elizabeth Stanley as Claire, Jackie Hoffman as Madame Dilly, Michael Rupert as Judge Pitkin and Allison Guinn as Lucy Schmeeler.last_img read more

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EIB to underwrite development of floating offshore wind project in France

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享OffshoreWind.biz:The European Investment Bank (EIB) has approved an undisclosed sum to finance the development of the 30 MW Golfe du Lion floating wind project offshore France.The demonstration floating wind farm will feature three V164 MHI Vestas 10 MW wind turbines supported by Principle Power’s WindFloat semi-submersible floating foundations.The turbines will be installed over 16 kilometres off the coast of the Leucate-Le Barcarès area in the Mediterranean Sea in water depths of 65 to 80 metres.The project is being developed by Eoliennes Flottantes du Golfe du Lion (EFGL), a consortium comprising Engie, EDP Renewables, and Caisse des Dépôts.The commissioning of the wind farm is scheduled for 2022.[Adnan Durakovic]More: French floating wind project secures EIB financing EIB to underwrite development of floating offshore wind project in Francelast_img read more

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Mosque council calls for halt to mass, Friday prayers during PSBB in Jakarta

first_imgThe Indonesian Mosque Council (DMI) has called on mosques across Jakarta to temporarily halt mass prayers as the capital is reimposing a partial lockdown, also known as large-scale social restrictions (PSBB), in the next two weeks. “[I hope] mosques can  minimize or altogether stop activities that involve large congregations, including Friday prayers, until the PSBB policy is lifted,” DMI chairman Jusuf Kalla said Tuesday as quoted by kompas.com.The DMI issued a circular regarding the matter on the same day.The Jakarta administration on Monday reinstated the PSBB to contain the spread of COVID-19. It has recorded an overwhelming number of daily cases in the past weeks, resulting in a rising hospital bed occupancy rate.Read also: Police launch operation to monitor, sanction Jakarta PSBB violatorsJakarta Governor Anies Baswedan revealed that the city would run out of hospital beds soon if no significant intervention was made.Kalla, the former vice president, also encouraged mosques located in densely populated areas or regions marked “red”, or with a high risk of infection, in the COVID-19 risk mapping system to close temporarily to help curb the spread of the coronavirus.Mosques located in safer zones, he said, could still hold mass prayers as long as they strictly implemented health protocols. (vny)Topics :last_img read more

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New US jobless claims rise sharply to 898,000 last week

first_imgThe insured unemployment rate in the week ending Oct. 3, the latest for which data was available, ticked down about a percentage point to 6.8 percent.Rubeela Farooqi of High Frequency Economics said that improvement reflects “people being hired but also individuals exhausting their benefits. Overall, the signal from the claims data is still one of extremely weak conditions in the labor market.”Separate reports from regional Federal Reserve banks showed manufacturing continuing its recovery after shutdowns paralyzed production.The New York Federal Reserve Bank’s Empire survey was at 10.5 percent in October, a drop of about seven points from September but indicating manufacturing in New York state and parts of New Jersey and Connecticut was expanding for the fourth consecutive month.Manufacturing activity increased at a faster pace in the area covered by the Philadelphia Federal Reserve Bank, with its industry survey climbing 17 points to 32.3 percent in this month, as a majority of firms reported an increase in new orders.However, Oren Klachkin of Oxford Economics warned that with COVID-19 still rife in the US, “Weak demand, supply chain disruptions and virus uncertainty will constrain manufacturing’s recovery until a health solution is broadly implemented.”Topics : Another 372,891 people also filed claims for benefits under a special program to help workers not normally eligible for benefits and who lost their jobs due to the pandemic, about 91,000 less than the week prior, according to the unadjusted figures.The report comes amid an ongoing impasse in Washington over passing more aid to the beleaguered US economy, with Democrats and Republicans still unable to agree on a new stimulus package after the expiration of key measures of the US$2.2 trillion CARES Act passed in March.”Based on today’s jobless claims data, the employment situation is fading faster than expected, likely weighed down by tens of thousands of layoffs by major employers such as airlines and Disney,” said Robert Frick of Navy Federal Credit Union.And the data was complicated by California reporting an outdated total after it paused processing applications to address a backlog and root out fraud. New applications for United States jobless benefits rose unexpectedly last week to 898,000, the Labor Department said on Thursday.The 53,000 increase from the prior week was the sharpest rise in seasonally adjusted initial claims since the week of August 15, as the United States attempts to recover from mass layoffs caused by business shutdowns earlier this year to stop COVID-19.The jump brought the levels of initial claims back to where they were in late August, and remained above the single worst week of the 2008-2010 global financial crisis, the last economic downturn.last_img read more

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BLOG: Creating Jobs That Pay and Rebuilding Pennsylvania’s Economy

first_img Jobs That Pay,  The Blog,  Videos,  Year in Review Since day one, Governor Wolf has made “Jobs that Pay” a priority in Pennsylvania. This year, on Governor Wolf’s “Jobs that Pay” tour, the governor and members of his cabinet heard from business owners, industry leaders, and hardworking Pennsylvanians statewide about what the Wolf administration can do to help them thrive.Watch Governor Wolf talk about Jobs That Pay in 2015.The hard work of and partnerships between the Wolf administration and Pennsylvania’s businesses have already been seen in our job rates. For example, did you know that the record high for the total number of jobs in Pennsylvania was 5,859,400 in October 2015?In addition, in November, Pennsylvania surpassed our pre-recession high in the labor force employment count, which puts our state in an expansion period.The Wolf administration has worked to create policies that help set the table for robust private sector growth and support our manufacturing and new growth industries.Some of these policies include:Creating and sustaining good-paying jobs through public-private partnerships.Through the work of the Governor’s Action Team (GAT), an experienced group of economic development professionals who report directly to the governor, the administration is working with businesses that are considering locating to or expanding in Pennsylvania. In 2015, GAT completed 58 such relocation and expansion projects, which in turn created over 4,500 new jobs and helped retain over 11,000 positions.The phase-out of the Capital Stock and Foreign Franchise Tax.Earlier this month, Governor Wolf announced the successful January 1 phase-out of Pennsylvania’s Capital Stock and Foreign Franchise tax, calling it “an unfair tax on business” that he was committed to eliminating. This outdated tax structure had failed to incentivize job growth in Pennsylvania, and while its phase-out was proposed as early as fifteen years ago, previous administration had delayed its elimination. The taxes were imposed on corporations with capital stock, joint-stock associations, limited liability companies, business trusts, and other companies doing business within Pennsylvania. Domestic corporations were subject to the capital stock tax, while foreign corporations are subject to the foreign franchise tax on capital stock apportioned to Pennsylvania. The elimination of the these taxes fosters a business climate that encourages job creation and creates a tax structure that is fair to business and taxpayers.A commitment to improving diverse and small business participation in state contracting opportunities.In September, Governor Wolf signed an executive order solidifying his administration’s commitment to improving the participation of small and diverse businesses – minority-, women-, LGBT-, veteran- and disabled-owned business ­– in state government contracting and the commonwealth’s overall economy. Executive Order 2015-11 (“Diversity, Inclusion, and Small Business Opportunities in State Contracting and Pennsylvania’s Economy”) directs a consistent and coordinated effort to ensure diversity and inclusion in all contracting opportunities for small and diverse businesses throughout agencies under the governor’s jurisdiction and promotes the creation of programs to better prepare those businesses to compete and succeed in Pennsylvania’s economy.Maintaining and creating vital industry partnerships with Pennsylvania businesses.This year, the Wolf administration and the Department of Labor and Industry received 36 Industry Partnership applications for $9,400,476 in FY15-16 funding. The total number of Industry Partnership participants this year was 2,524 and Industry Partnership trainings was 2,840.Prioritizing the vitalization of the Port of Philadelphia.On November 4, 2015, Governor Wolf announced his strategic plan for sustained management, maintenance, and development of the Port of Philadelphia. The governor emphasized his key priorities of investing in infrastructure, creating jobs, and keeping Pennsylvania economically competitive. In addition to establishing a timeline for the development of the Southport Terminal, Governor Wolf announced further steps his administration is taking to ensure long-term stability and growth at the Port of Philadelphia.Allocating millions in gaming fund investments to economic development programs in counties across the commonwealth.The Wolf administration joined the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) in approving the allocation of millions in gaming funds to Allegheny, Luzerne, and Monroe counties, among others, this year. These funds support community improvement, economic development, and public interest projects to help build a stronger workforce and spur job creation in these regions.Focusing on creating summer jobs for Pennsylvania’s youth.In 2015, the Wolf administration and the Department of Labor and Industry directed $3.5 million for summer jobs demonstration programs in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia. In Philadelphia, $2.4 million was directed for a pilot program through “WorkReady Philadelphia,” targeting youth ages 12-24 in relatively low-income, high-poverty neighborhoods, resulting in more than 1,400 new summer positions. In Pittsburgh, $1.1 million was directed to fund approximately 200 summer jobs for low-income and at-risk high school students in a variety of STEM-related pilot internship programs, including Digital Manufacturing, Website Production, and Big Data Analytics.Governor Wolf also joined Department of Community and Economic Development Secretary Dennis Davin, Department of Labor & Industry Secretary Kathy Manderino, and tens of businesses statewide in making many exciting job announcements across the commonwealth this year.Check out a few of the headlines announcing new jobs in Pennsylvania:Lehigh Valley Express-Times: Grocery wholesaler expansion to create 500 jobs in Lehigh Valley. [12/01/15]Chesco Daily Local News: CTDI plans large testing and warehouse operation in Valley. [09/29/15]Allentown Morning Call: Medical device company moves to Valley, pledges 25 new, well-paying jobs. [08/04/15]Pittsburgh Business Times: Real estate firm heading to new digs, to add 115 jobs. [05/07/15]The Wolf administration made many new jobs announcements in 2015. Check out some of these announcements below:Five hundred new jobs due to a new expansion project at C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc. in Northampton County. [12/01/15]In Philadelphia, 110 new, high-paying jobs at biopharmaceutical company Adaptimmune Therapeutics. [10/09/15]At Oak Hill Veneer in Bradford County, an expansion of the spliced hardwood veneer operations that created 73 new, full-time jobs.  [09/30/15]Sixty-four new, full-time jobs at Cook Myosite, Inc., a clinical stage biotech firm specializing in human cell regeneration, located in Allegheny County. [09/24/15]The creation of a new research and development facility at the Philadelphia Navy Yard, creating 190 new, high-paying jobs with Axalta Coating Systems, LLC. [09/09/15]An expansion of the R&D site at Alcoa, a lightweight metals manufacturer in Westmoreland County, to create at least 90 new, full-time positions. [09/03/15]Forty-one new, full-time jobs due to an expansion of operations at Lancaster County’s Bollman Hat Company, the oldest hat maker in the United States. [08/26/15]The creation of 30 new, full-time jobs at Neptune Solutions Company, a water treatment technology company serving the oil and gas industries, due to the establishment of their new headquarters in Washington County. [08/07/15]A new corporate headquarters and manufacturing operation site in Northampton County for orthopedic device company Tyber Medical, LLC, creating 25 new, full-time jobs. [08/04/15]In Fayette County, eighty new jobs at the new corporate headquarters of JLE Industries, LLC, a transportation and logistics company serving the energy and infrastructure development industries. [07/17/15]Two hundred new jobs at All Fresh Farms, LLC, an indoor hydroponic production and packaging operation, which established a new facility in Pike County. [05/21/15]An expansion of the SunOpta, Inc. manufacturing facility in Lehigh County, a move that created at least 53 new jobs. [05/20/15]In Pittsburgh, 115 new jobs due to the relocation and expansion of Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL), an integrated commercial real estate and investment management firm. [05/07/15]Fifty new jobs at a new Chester County facility for Universal Pasteurization Company, LLC, (“Universal Pasteurization” and “UPC”), a provider of high pressure processing (HPP) and cold storage services to domestic food manufacturers. [04/07/15] By: Sophie Stone, Deputy Press Secretary January 18, 2016 BLOG: Creating Jobs That Pay and Rebuilding Pennsylvania’s Economycenter_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter See all of our Year in Review blog posts.Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolflast_img read more

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BAT scheme cuts trustee numbers to relieve sponsor

first_imgThey are professional trustee Johan van Dulst, who has been appointed chairman, and Jaap Schepen, the former chair of the pension fund’s investment committee.The BAT scheme is not the first pension fund that has scaled back its board.Last year, Alliance, the €597m Dutch pension fund of food giant Nestlé, announced that it would reduce its board from 10 to eight members, citing “decreasing interest of potential candidates” for a board seat.The €931m scheme of food producer Royal Cosun introduced a similar board reduction at the expense of both a sponsor and a worker representative.Also last year, the €8.3bn pension fund of steelworks Hoogovens reduced its board by one-third to eight members, also bringing in a new and independent chair.The pension fund of British American Tobacco made clear that it had decided to stick to its board model of an even split between employer and employee representatives, after assessing all available options.However, it was not able to directly explain its choice when asked by IPE.The BAT scheme has approximately 2,430 participants and pensioners with four affiliated companies, including Theodorus Niemeyer.Its funding stood at 122.5% at September-end. Last year, it returned 6.2% on investments and granted its participants and pensioners a 0.18% rise through indexation.It reported asset management and transaction costs of 0.32% and 0.02% respectively and attributed the rise of administration costs from €436 to €521 per participant largely to the transition of its pensions administration to Dion Pension Services last year.The pension fund still carries out risk management, communication and asset management strategy in-house. The €640m Dutch pension fund of British American Tobacco (BAT) has reduced its trustee board by 25%, in part to unburden the employer as the main supplier of board members.On its website, the scheme said it had decreased the board’s size from eight trustees – with four representing the employer and two representing workers – to six.In the new setup, both the number of trustees representing the sponsor and the number of worker representatives have been halved.The scheme said it had added two independent trustees in order to increase the expertise on the board.last_img read more

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Interstate buyers turn up the auction heat

first_imgBanksia Ave had interest from buyers nationally, as well as locals, and eight registered to bid on the day.The auction started with a relatively low bid of $1.35 million but that was quickly countered with by $1.65 million bid from another party. Bidding then began to really heat up.These two buying groups bid against each other in a mixture of small and large bids. The property was announced on the market around $1.9 million and bidding continued to escalate up and over $2 milliob before finally settling and selling for $2.01 million.With the auction as hot as the climate and the hundred plus crowd all cheering the outcome, I reflected on the new energy around these homes and I genuinely hope this is a sign of things to come. Haesley Cush is a licensed real estate agent and auctioneer based in Brisbane. Ray White New Farm auctioneer Haesley Cush. (AAP image, John Gass)It was already 30 degrees and rising when I jumped out of the car to auction a beautifully presented home in ‘The Avenues’ of Ashgrove.A huge crowd was gathering at 34 Banksia Ave to watch the battle to buy this amazing family home with a seperate granny flat, swimming pool and dual street frontages. 34 Banksia Ave Ashgrove sold for $2.01 millionInterest in the Brisbane market has been building over the last couple of months and much of this hype is coming from the value that our real estate represents compared to Sydney and Melbourne. These interstate buyers are pushing local buyers to pay more appropriate prices for properties that have sat in an unfair flat spot in the market. I’m referring specifically to homes that have been renMore from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus16 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market16 hours agocenter_img ovated and are ready for owners to immediately enjoy. These homes have been selling for less than replacement costs for the most part of the last five years, and it makes no sense that locals are trying to hold these prices down. But things are starting to change.last_img read more

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Two Missing after Barge Explosion off Port Aransas

first_imgTwo crew members are missing following an explosion and fire aboard a barge off the coast of Port Aransas, Texas, according to the United States Coast Guard.The two men went missing in the incident which occurred in the morning hours of October 20 on the forward section of the barge. Officials launched a search and rescue operation, however, it was suspended without results in the evening hours a day later.USCG said that multiple oil discharge recovery and coast guard assets are still on scene in the vicinity of the barge that continue to maintain a vigilant watch for the men.The barge B255, which was loaded with some 133,000 barrels of crude oil at the time, caught fire while it was three miles off the jetties of Port Aransas. Relevant authorities managed to extinguish the fire, however, oil pollution was reported in the area and response efforts continue to minimize the impact to the environment and maritime community.2,000-feet of oil-containment boom was deployed around the barge to contain any oil that has entered the water. An additional 6,000-feet of boom is on scene to protect environmentally sensitive areas.The entrance and jetty channels leading to the Corpus Christi ship channel from Harbor Island to offshore were initially closed in order to prevent the spread of discharged oil into the port and to safely facilitate cleanup operations. The USCG reopened the impacted ship channels on October 22.“Discharge from the barge cargo tanks appears to have stopped following the removal of 2,500 barrels of oil-water mix from the barge through lightering operations. Lightering is currently suspended due to weather, but will resume with improvement in sea conditions,” USCG informed.Containment boom remains in place around the vessel, though sheening from the barge and containment boom is present. Coast Guard air overflights found no oil in the vicinity of the Entrance and Jetty channels.Image Courtesy: USCGlast_img read more

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