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Inverness fight over as Miller pulls out

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Governor Wolf Announces PennDOT Effort to Help Combat Human Trafficking

first_img Human Services,  Press Release,  Public Safety,  Results Harrisburg, PA – In an effort to help combat human trafficking, Governor Wolf announced that the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is training its front line Driver License Center staff to notice signs of a potential trafficking situation. PennDOT is working with the Pennsylvania Public Transportation Association to help arrange this training for their operators as well, and is sharing trafficking awareness information with commercial drivers who visit Driver License Centers.“I applaud Secretary Richards and PennDOT for their work to combat human trafficking,” said Governor Wolf. “Spreading awareness and training PennDOT employees on how to identify possible human trafficking victims is an important step in fighting this horrific issue.”“Human trafficking has sadly become a worldwide problem and developed into a $32 billion a year trade,” said PennDOT Leslie S. Richards. “We at PennDOT are doing our part to help spot victims and get them assistance.”The training, developed by PennDOT in partnership with the Villanova Law Institute to Address Commercial Sexual Exploitation, and Truckers against Trafficking, defines trafficking and how victims are forced and coerced into it. The training also instructs employees how to call the appropriate authorities and what information to collect if they see potential trafficking.As of Jan. 13, every transit agency director across Pennsylvania has been trained, and PennDOT expects its Driver License Center and transit agency staff to be trained by summer 2017.Additionally, PennDOT is now distributing wallet cards to CDL holders and applicants at its Driver License Centers, which contain information regarding how to report a tip to law enforcement when suspecting human trafficking activities.Pennsylvania enacted Act 105 in 2014 to define human trafficking and give law enforcement tools needed to go after traffickers.Here are links to information about human trafficking:Blue Campaign (USDOT/USDHS Joint Initiative): https://www.dhs.gov/blue-campaignPolaris (National human trafficking non-profit): https://polarisproject.org/Truckers Against Trafficking: http://www.truckersagainsttrafficking.org/Villanova Law Institute to Address Commercial Sexual Exploitation: https://cseinstitute.org/Instances of human trafficking can also be reported to the National Human Trafficking Resource Center, 1-888-373-7888. March 07, 2017 SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img Governor Wolf Announces PennDOT Effort to Help Combat Human Traffickinglast_img read more

Gov. Wolf: Lead-Free PA Initiative Seeking Input on Local Needs

first_imgGov. Wolf: Lead-Free PA Initiative Seeking Input on Local Needs October 31, 2019 Press Release,  Public Health Harrisburg, PA – As part of continuing efforts to advance his Lead-Free PA initiative, Governor Tom Wolf announced today that the commonwealth is issuing a Request for Information (RFI) through the Department of Human Services to gather input on local efforts and needs to reduce lead exposure in Pennsylvania. With the goal of expanding efforts to have children tested for lead exposure and helping communities expand their lead exposure prevention and mitigation strategies, the commonwealth wants to learn the needs of communities across the state with this RFI.“It’s imperative that we stay focused on work to end lead exposure and eliminate its effects in our commonwealth,” Gov. Wolf said. “I am hopeful that communities across the state respond with detailed information on specific needs and efforts so that we can develop a comprehensive plan toward a lead-free Pennsylvania.”Through this RFI, the commonwealth hopes to learn from communities about current needs and efforts to address lead hazards, the capacity to address needs, and where gaps exist to further address lead hazards and exposure. Information requested includes details on the knowledge and experience of communities working to remove lead hazards from child care centers, schools, homes, playgrounds, and other places where children live, learn, and play.In August, Governor Wolf announced his Lead-Free Pennsylvania initiative to call attention to the need for a law requiring universal blood level testing of children according to federal guidelines, and to convene regional task forces to address specific local needs. The information received from the RFI will help to inform the regional task forces and allow the state to provide a detailed proposal to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services by the end of the year to permit use of CHIP Health Services Initiatives (HSI) funds to address specific community needs around lead exposure and remediation.While the HSI funds will be an important step in the right direction, state and local efforts to obtain additional funding for lead issues are ongoing. Last week, Gov. Wolf announced receipt of more than $20 million in Housing and Urban Development grants for the state and five local areas to address lead abatement efforts. The state has also applied to receive federal Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (WIIN) Act funding to test child care and elementary schools for lead in drinking water. This testing would prioritize facilities serving children ages 6 and under, underserved and low-income communities, and facilities that are older and more likely to contain lead plumbing.“By directly seeking the input of our communities and their partners, and pursuing all sources of funding, we are hopeful we can compile a complete list of needs so that funding, when allocated, goes directly to programs and initiatives that produce swift and measurable results toward protecting Pennsylvanians,” Gov. Wolf said.RFI responses are due by 12 p.m., December 2. Responses must be submitted electronically to RA-PWRFICOMMENTS@PA.GOV with “Lead Exposure Reduction Program RFI” in the email subject line.Questions related to the RFI may be submitted in writing to RA-PWRFICOMMENTS@PA.GOV using “Lead Exposure Reduction RFI question” in the email subject line. The commonwealth will post answers at http://www.emarketplace.state.pa.us.center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

“The move is on” as southern buyers drive our auction numbers

first_imgSouthern buyers are seeking affordable real estate in BrisbaneSOUTHERN-STATE buyers seeking affordable real estate in Brisbane have been driving up the city’s auction results, according to Place West agent and auctioneer, Andrew Degn.“Were starting to see migration from New South Wales and Victoria, and they’re already very auction oriented, so they’re attending our auctions and participating with their normal gusto from down there and they’re seeing our market is good value, so the shift is on,” Mr Degn said.His comments come as analysis from CoreLogic revealed Brisbane’s auction clearance rate was 54 per cent last week — 10 points higher than at the same time last year.At the same time, the numbers showed both Sydney and Melbourne clearance rates fell by 6.3 per cent and 7.9 per cent respectively when compared to the same time last year.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home2 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor2 hours agoCoreLogic’s figures also suggested auctions were becoming a more popular in Brisbane.The number of auctions last week rose by 15 per cent when compared to last year’s result.Mr Degn said auctions were most effective with owner-occupier property.“If you have a home — a property someone is going to live in as a principal place of residence — then that market is very strong as far as auction is concerned,” he said.Mr Degn said bidders were watching prices carefully and will hold back until a property passes reserve.“People are attending the auctions, registering, and then once the property comes onto the market, they participate quite strongly,” he said.Follow Kieran Clair on Twitter at @kieranclairlast_img read more

PKA’s Genan write-down cancels out first half private equity returns

first_imgDanish labour-market pensions administrator PKA wrote down the value of its private equity investment in troubled tyre recycling company Genan to DKK250m (€33.6m) in the first half of this year — about DKK750m less than the amount it originally invested of around DKK1bn.The write-down effectively wiped out PKA’s return on its entire private equity portfolio in the period, according to first half figures provided by the company.At the end of June, PKA’s private equity portfolio — which amounts to around 6.3% of total assets— was valued at DKK11bn, and at the same level as it was at the end of December.The pensions administrator said that if Genan had been excluded from the private equity portfolio, the investments would have returned around 8% for the six-month period. Around 25% of the private equity portfolio is made up of direct holdings with the rest in funds and funds of funds.Overall, PKA reported a return on investments for the five pension funds it runs of DKK10.7bn for January to June, equating to 6% — up from the 0.3% in the same period last year — despite the write-down.Total assets rose to around DKK190bn as a result of the profit, it said as it published the interim reports of the five healthcare and social sector funds.Peter Damgaard Jensen, chief executive of PKA, said: “Interest-rate hedging has had a positive effect on the return and when we combine that with good profits on equities, it has gone up to an even higher level.”The result took account of the write-down of Genan’s value, he said.“There has been a certain amount of focus on this individual investment, so it is very good to be able to show that in spite of this write-down, we have done well on the financial markets and delivered a good return for our members’ pensions,” he said.The private equity portfolio had produced good results over the last 10 years of 11% a year, Damgaard Jensen said.“PKA’s private equity investments have grown strongly, both in funds and direct infrastructure, and that has been a focus on ensuring a professional set up to manage these investments,” he said.He said the results showed that this had been successful.PKA has come in for criticism from the Danish media over its handling of the investment in Genan.The pensions group made most of the investment back in 2007, saying its then 45% stake in the tyre-recycling company suited its desire to get involved in the environmental sector.However, serious financial problems at the company surfaced earlier this year, resulting in PKA taking almost full ownership of Genan to save it.It lifted its stake to 97% last month, by taking over all the shares owned by the company’s founder and major shareholder Bent Nielsen.last_img read more

Are these Australia’s cheapest blocks of land?

first_imgThis one is cheap but probably only for horses.It is listed with LJ Hooker Gayndah. In Camooweal, yes that one near the border, a “drovers dream” is listed at 54 Cronin Street for $10,000. With 2024sq m of vacant land that works out to be $4.94 a square metre — less than a beer at the local pub or a foot-long sub on discount day. A recent report by property services group Oliver Hume found that Ipswich had the best value dirt in southeast Queensland, with land averaging $507 a square metre.That is nearly half the price of vacant land in Brisbane, where buyers can expect to pay an average of $970 a square metre, so that block of land in Camooweal would set you back almost $2 million in the big smoke. Bronwyn Finch of Jays Real Estate Mount Isa is marketing the Camooweal vacant block, which is located off the Barkly Highway. This house is as ‘good as gold’ This will cost you more.To help you wrap your head around that, that block of land would cost you over $1 million in Ipswich. RELATED: Where to find the best value land in the southeast Cheap land, caravan not included.Camooweal had a population of 208 at the time of the 2016 Census, with the average resident aged 36.“It is walking distance to the local shop and garage, and you can wave at the tourists as they go past,” Ms Finch said.“I sold another block about a year back, same deal for about $8000.”Ms Finch said the cheap blocks were usually purchased by retirees looking for a spot to park their van between trips. And this “dirt cheap dirt” vacant block is on the market for $2.08 a square metre — less than a 2L bottle of milk.The fully fenced rural block of land has town water available and “power close by” but is only suitable for horses or recreation, hence the price. 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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 Rate1xFullscreenWays to get into the property market for less00:29Are these Australia’s cheapest blocks of land? Just when we thought we had found the cheapest — a patch of dirt for $4.94 a square metre near the Queensland and NT border — we found another one. THE REACTION: Why a sellers patch of cheap, remote dirt can be a buyers paradisecenter_img The welcome Camooweal sign at the roadhouse in the town. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus11 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market11 hours agoMore cheap land, house not included.She noted it would be a tough ask to get a car park in Brisbane for the same price.“It is quite close to the Gregory River, which is beautiful, and Adels Grove, our premiere tourist attraction out here, is about an hour away.“That’s close for us. That’s a daily commute in the city.” Huge property with a $35k price tag Up here, they dress up ant hills for fun along the Barkly Highway between Camooweal (Qld) and Three Ways (NT) Photo: Scott Radford-ChisholmMeanwhile in Mungallala, a tiny outpost on the Warrego Highway west of Mitchell, is a 1012sq m vacant lot of land that is on the market for $6000, or the nearest offer.That’s $5.92 a square metre — less than a cup of coffee in Ascot. It is listed with Ray White Charleville agent Glenda Fill.“There has been a new house built in the town in the last two years,” she said.“It is very small town off the Warrego Highway and had a population of 136 in 2016. “It is an hour and a quarter from here (Charleville) so it’s a bit closer to the coast than we are.”And in Westwood, which is about half an hour from Rockhampton, the beef capital of Queensland, is an 1800sq m block for $9000.There is also another 1174sq m lot for $8000, and the 962sq m lot, which was listed for $6000, has sold. The land at Westwood. Not sure if the tractor is included, but not likely … John?“Blocks are not serviced and would suit ‘off grid’ living,” the listing says. “There is no town water in Westwood — households rely on tank or underground (bore) water.“No town sewerage (septic or bio), Westwood has electricity — no current supply to this estate.”Marketing agent John Neumann of Discover Real Estate said “it’s a bargain” with a “rural outlook”.“There is a rail line nearby, a mining one,” he said. “I think there is a pub, a post office and a police officer there.“It is only about 50km from Rockhamption and it is on the western highway to the mining belt.”Mr Neumann said he had already had some interest in the lots, mostly from grey nomads looking for a base and people keen to “go off-grid”.He said he had even had inquiries from uni students looking to get a leg — or toe — on the property ladder.Westwood had a population of 174 during the 2016 census. It was the first new town proclaimed in the Queensland Government Gazette, after the state became a separate colony back in 1859.last_img read more

Ronald Dean Roy, 69

first_imgRonald Dean Roy, 69, Owensboro, Kentucky, formerly of Batesville, surrendered his soul to the Lord Jesus Christ Thursday, April 13, 2017, after his battle with cancer. He was surrounded by his wife, son Erik and his wife and best friend Joe Swegman. The son of the late Amos Roy and Etta (Madden) Roy was born Nov. 13, 1947, in Hazard, Kentucky. He was a welder by trade and in his retired years he enjoyed fishing, motorcycle riding, watching NASCAR and traveling the “old roads.” He was a music buff and in recent years enjoyed listening to native American flute music. Ronnie was known as being a prankster and those who knew him never accepted his offer to cook for them twice … you never knew what you were going to get. Ronnie is survived by his wife and best friend Brenda Roy; one brother and two sisters; daughter Melissa (Jeff) Tucker; sons Steve and Erik (Kim) Roy; grandchildren Korey, Kelsey, Gus, Cole and Megan; four great-grandchildren; and special little buddy “Pork Chop.” Donations can be made in his memory to the Take a Kid Fishing Foundation at www.takf.org. Meyers Funeral Home is assisting the family.  www.meyersfuneralhomes.comlast_img read more

Cazorla excited by Ozil partnership

first_img The Barclays Premier League leaders will be looking to bounce back from their midweek Champions League home 2-1 defeat by Borussia Dortmund when they travel to Selhurst Park for Saturday’s lunchtime kick-off. Ozil was somewhat subdued against Dortmund, which was a first for the German playmaker since his club-record £43million deadline day move from Real Madrid. Santi Cazorla cannot wait to team up with Mesut Ozil in the heart of Arsenal’s midfield at Crystal Palace. However, even though Arsene Wenger’s men scored one of the best team goals in recent seasons when Jack Wilshere set them on the way to a 4-1 home win over Norwich last weekend, defender Per Mertesacker feels in any match, attack must be built from a solid rearguard. ”We know we are on a good run (in the Premier League), but we know it needs more than just playing with full freedom and vision – we need to defend first and then we can switch the rest on. You have seen what can happen after that,” the centre-half said. ”We have players who can play so quickly together. ”Tomas Rosicky came in and fitted into everything as well as Mesut (Ozil) or Jack. “When those three combined together, you could feel some magic in the air, a real chemistry.” Arsenal will check on the fitness of Wilshere, who was substituted as a precaution against Dortmund after aggravating his ankle, while Mathieu Flamini should be back in contention having been rested in midweek after suffering a mild concussion against Norwich. The midfielder, though, did almost help conjure up a goal for Cazorla, who curled a 20-yard effort against the angle in the second half, which ended with a late breakaway goal from Poland striker Robert Lewandowski to give Dortmund a crucial victory in the battle for qualification from Group F. Cazorla, just back from an injury lay-off, feels it is a partnership which can help drive the Gunners on to success this season. ”As the days go by we have a better association on the pitch,” the Spain international said. “We have got to know each other and I have to say that it is very easy to have a good understanding with a great player like him, since our playing philosophy is very similar. ”Mesut is a player of a different kind. He is a joy to watch and has a lot of talent. Like Zidane or Ronaldinho, he can be one of those players who marks an era. ”He is not the kind of player you are used to watching and he can win many games on his own, that is why he is a top player.” The Gunners will not face anything like Jurgen Klopp’s well-organised outfit when they tackle the managerless Eagles, who have managed just three points from eight league games. Despite their setback in Europe, Arsenal have produced a consistent run of form in response to their defeat at home by Aston Villa on the opening day. Press Associationlast_img read more

Annenberg creates community pay phones

first_imgA group of USC students, community members and local artists in Leimert Park are bringing the pay phone back into service — and hoping to build and strengthen communities in the process.Annenberg Professor François Bar, Kaos Network owner Ben Caldwell and doctoral candidates Benjamin Stokes and Karl Baumann launched the Leimert Phone Company this spring as a part of the Annenberg Innovation Lab. The five-week participatory design project aims to transform the pay phone from an obsolete relic into a portal that connects residents and visitors to local culture and history. The school purchased the 14 pay phones for their project from eBay.“Our goal is to help the community re-imagine its future,” said Stokes, who studies in Annenberg. “We see these pay phones as a means to deepen the cultural identity of the neighborhood, and a way to help re-brand the neighborhood and let people know where local stores and local artists are.”The project focuses on designing prototypes for Leimert Park, a South Los Angeles neighborhood known by community members and USC students for its art and community-based culture.The neighborhood shows promise for economic development and business growth, yet also faces significant pressures, including gentrification and displacement. According to Curbed Los Angeles, in the coming days there will be a decision on whether or not to build a Metro stop in Leimert Park off of the Crenshaw light-rail line.Caldwell said the team chose the pay phone to help connect the arts with the people in the community because they recognized the significance of retaining cultural roots in light of economic development and changing neighborhood makeup.“[The pay phones] offer a portal for communicating in communities,” Caldwell said.Most of the existing conversation about connecting public space to that of the digital world has focused on ideas such as providing Wi-Fi in parks.Stokes said the team focused on ideas that reflected the many, nuanced layers of the community, including cultural assets and economic fabric. The resulting prototypes were thus designed to emulate the neighborhood’s distinct character and promote community building.“We wanted the phones to reflect the people [of Leimert Park] that were coming to our design workshops,” Stokes said.For instance, the team crafted a prototype called Dial-A-Track, a pay phone that is meant to promote businesses and local artists on Crenshaw Corridor. The pay phone, which will be strategically placed near the Crenshaw businesses where the music is being made, will provide a preview of an unreleased track. If listeners enjoy the track, they will be able to have the track sent wirelessly, in seconds, to their cellular phones.In addition to designing prototypes that fit the community, the team feels these prototypes can help shape the community’s future as well. Stokes said the pay phone should embody what the community wants its future to be about. For example, if the community would like to focus its future around the arts, the phone should have a focus on the arts.“I think it is cool to try to reuse something that already exists for a forward looking identity of a place,” said Alison Spindler, a first-year master’s degree of planning student at Price School of Public Policy. “I am also glad that they were very context specific. Since Leimert Park is an artist community, I am glad they took this into consideration when designing their prototypes.”The repurposed phones can also help revitalize and strengthen the community, as well as bring new individuals into the community through common interests.“The phones can be used to bring more people into the neighborhood,” said Baumann, who studies at the School of Cinematic Arts. “They can funnel individuals toward local businesses to bring them into the community.”And just as public space is open to everyone, the team wants these phones to be accessible and usable for everyone in the community.“It is not just thinking about the people who have money, but also the people who are underserved,” Caldwell said.Caldwell would like the technology to be a free portal that everyone can use, regardless of socioeconomic status.A notable aspect of this project is that it is being co-designed with community leaders and local artists in Leimert Park. From a planning perspective, Spindler feels this is very important to ensure that community voices are considered in the decision-making process.Though the five-week lab has concluded, the team looks to expand the project. Its next stop is the Allied Media Conference in Detroit, and the team plans to hold workshop and discuss their strategy for a pay-phone redesign with a national audience.Baumann and Stokes said they hope the phones will eventually become part of a nationwide movement to redesign phones that help spur economic and community development.Two prototype phones will be installed within Annenberg, which Stokes believes can be a source of renewed connectivity between the university and the community. Stokes said though he currently believes the university is disconnecting from the community, the project can bridge that ever-increasing gap.“What is really exciting,” Stokes said, “is this can be a place of ongoing conversation between the community and USC.”last_img read more

Outdoor hockey in Texas? Sure thang, and it was quite a hit

first_img SUBSCRIBE TO US LIVE TV Ryan Clare chewed on a turkey leg as he milled about the Texas state fairgrounds hours before another major sporting event inside historic Cotton Bowl Stadium.No, this wasn’t the Texas-Oklahoma football game, always held in October during the fair. Clare has been to the annual Red River rivalry, but the Dallas resident has been a Stars fan for more than 20 years.Getting tickets to the NHL’s Winter Classic, where the host Dallas Stars rallied for a 4-2 win over the Nashville Predators, was a no-brainer for Clare, and probably many others among the 85,630 who filled a venue that used to be famous for college football on New Year’s Day.“This is kind of a once-in-a-lifetime event and everything,” said Clare, the bottom of the Dallas resident’s green No. 4 Miro Heiskanen jersey covering the top of his black kilt. “When are you going to something like this in Texas ever again?”Yes, outdoor hockey in Texas was as much the spectacle as that phrase sounds, with racing pigs just outside the rink on the stadium floor, and horses spooked by fireworks during “The Star-Spangled Banner.”At one end of the stadium, line dancers stepped to the beat of live country music in front of a stage that wasn’t far from a mechanical bull.“I understand Twitter is going nuts in a good way about the pig races,” Commissioner Gary Bettman said. “We tried to blend Texas and hockey. Each year we try and learn something and do it a little bit better.”The midway on the fairgrounds was filled with thousands of fans several hours before the game, some riding the giant Ferris wheel just southwest of the stadium and others on the swinging pirate ship or the haunted house ride.Some waited in line at least an hour for one of the signatures of the State Fair of Texas: a corn dog. “It was worth it,” one said. There were so many lines, some didn’t know where one started and the other ended.Others almost ended up on the sky tram that crisscrosses the fairgrounds, when all they wanted to do was get in the stadium.“We didn’t know,” said Samantha Williams, a Nashville season ticket-holder visiting Dallas for the first time.There was some impatience in a huge cluster of fans outside the main entrance to the Cotton Bowl, a standstill bad enough for some to think it was the only way into the stadium when there were actually plenty of other options.“It’s been sensational,” Bettman said. “The only complaints that we’ve been getting is that it’s been too crowded. And in this business, you’ll take that.”The biggest difference from the Texas-OU spectacle was the fairgrounds emptying out once the game started. When the Longhorns and Sooners play, there are still thousands of regular fair-goers to see in the aerial television shots.Inside, there was a bunch of Dallas green, and a strong contingent of yellow-clad Predators fans.Among them was Sonya Baird, a lifelong resident of southeast Texas who can’t really explain how she became a Nashville fan, other than liking the style and energy of Shea Weber, who spent his first 11 seasons with the Predators.And Baird’s never been to the state fair, so …“I didn’t know where this place was,” she said. “It’s pretty cool. I don’t like crowds for some reason. It wasn’t going to keep me away.”Same with Bryan Granstaff, who came from outside Nashville because his daughter wanted to attend. He wasn’t much of a football fan, and couldn’t say he’d seen a football game from the Cotton Bowl on TV.“The only thing I keep up with is hockey,” said Granstaff, a Predators fan for about five years. “Hockey and huntin’.”Well, at least half of that is quintessential Texas. As for the hockey half, it took quite a step to start 2020. Last Updated: 2nd January, 2020 09:09 IST Outdoor Hockey In Texas? Sure Thang, And It Was Quite A Hit Ryan Clare chewed on a turkey leg as he milled about the Texas state fairgrounds hours before another major sporting event inside historic Cotton Bowl Stadium. COMMENT WATCH US LIVEcenter_img FOLLOW US Written By Associated Press Television News First Published: 2nd January, 2020 09:09 ISTlast_img read more