On “Jobs that Pay” Tour in Scranton, Governor Wolf Hosts Roundtable Discussion on Budget Investment in Pennsylvania’s Economy

first_imgOn “Jobs that Pay” Tour in Scranton, Governor Wolf Hosts Roundtable Discussion on Budget Investment in Pennsylvania’s Economy SHARE Email Facebook Twitter March 08, 2017center_img Jobs That Pay,  Press Release Scranton, PA – Governor Wolf today toured Signallamp Health, LLC in Scranton and hosted a roundtable discussion with Signallamp employees and local leaders focused on budget initiatives that will support a new way for Pennsylvania’s economy and job creation. Signallamp is a healthcare technology startup that provides chronic care management services, and recently established a facility in downtown Scranton that will 69 new jobs over three years with the help of state funding through the Governor’s Action Team.“When Signallamp and the Governor’s Action Team first started discussing this project, one of the key factors that attracted us to this company was their dedication to expanding and creating jobs right here in downtown Scranton,” Governor Wolf said. “That dedication was extremely important to us, because one of my highest priorities is making sure that we are investing in companies, and areas, that are bringing jobs back to the areas that need them.”In March 2016, Signallamp Health received a funding proposal from the Department of Community and Economic Development that includes a $75,000 Pennsylvania First program grant and $54,650 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 the Ben Franklin Technology Partners of NEPA, the Lackawanna County Office of Planning and Economic Development and the Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce.The way we finance healthcare is increasing the burden on physicians to simultaneously control costs and produce better outcomes. To help meet this obvious challenge, Signallamp partners with providers to bring additional clinical capacity, preventative care and IT to allow physicians to address the needs of a larger number of their patients outside of the office setting,” said Signallamp Health co-founder and CEO Drew Kearney. “Signallamp is grateful for the economic development programs available in Pennsylvania. Partnerships with the Governor’s Action Team and Lackawanna County and investments from Ben Franklin Technology Partners, has allowed us to more aggressively hire and train our workforce — creating family sustaining jobs here in Northeast PA.”Governor Wolf’s budget continues to invest in 21st century manufacturing, workforce development and training programs while also implementing new safeguards to ensure taxpayer dollars for economic development projects are spent appropriately and intended outcomes are met.Governor Wolf plans on investing in job creation by:Partnering with the commonwealth’s research universities and Industrial Resource Centers to accelerate manufacturing technology advancement and adoption, foster manufacturing innovation and commercialization, and build a 21st century workforce.Creating a new apprenticeship grant program to ensure workers can receive training aligned to business workforce needs, funded with revenue recovered from companies that fail to live up to previous commitments made when they received state assistance.Investing $5 million in a manufacturing training-to-career grant program to partner with technical programs and community colleges to develop new training programs that align with their workforce needs.Signallamp Health is serving physicians across northeast Pennsylvania, including The Wright Center for Primary Care — a thought leader in primary care delivery and innovation — by providing telephonic Chronic Care Management (CCM) services via experienced Registered Nurses to Medicare beneficiaries on behalf of their primary care physicians.For more information on Signallamp Health, visit www.signallamphealth.com.For more information about the Governor’s Action Team or DCED visit www.newPA.com.last_img read more

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Bulldogs Strong Showing In EIAC Tennis Tourney

first_imgThe Batesville High School tennis team claimed a pair of individual Eastern Indiana Athletic Conference titles on Saturday (5-17) at Greensburg High School.Batesville junior Lydia Olsen defeated Rushville’s Katie Schoeder 6-0 and 6-0 in the finals at No. 2 singles to earn all-conference honors. Leading up to the title match, Olsen defeated Olivia Slusher of Greensburg (6-2, 6-1) and East Central’s Alexia Lamberdines (6-0, 6-0).Brooke Bradford and Kelli Hartman won a pair of tough matches on Saturday for the title at No. 1 doubles. Hartman and Bradford beat Welage and Pratt of Greensburg 6-4 and 6-4 in the championship. They defeated DeFiglio and Ashton in the semifinals (6-3, 4-6 and 6-0) and opened on Thursday with a 6-1 and 6-0 win over Brack and Stang of Franklin County.The Lady Bulldogs had a pair of runner-up finishes.Allyson Ritter lost in the championship match at No. 3 singles to East Central’s Sophia Imeroni 6-4, 2-6 and 6-2. She posted wins over Stewart of Franklin county and Harpring of Rushville.Karsen Worthington and Macy Simon teamed up to place second at No. 2 doubles. Kern and Weber were 7-6 and 7-5 winners over Simon and Worthington in the finals. The Batesville duo defeated Nelson and Bailey of Greensburg (6-4, 7-6) in the semifinals and Rushville’s Martin and Hershberger (6-4, 6-4) in the opening round.Batesville senior Sarah Hoseus lost in the semifinal round to eventual conference Most Valuable Player Danielle Schroeder of Greensburg. Schroeder defeated Hoseus 6-3 and 6-3. Hoseus began the tournament on Thursday with a 6-4 and 6-3 over Rushville’s Allison Wainwright.Submitted by Batesville Coach Bryan Helvie.last_img read more

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High school volleyball roundup

first_img Is this the kind of government we deserve? – July 10, 2017 MDI 3, Bucksport 0On Wednesday, Oct. 1, in Bucksport, the Trojans rolled to a dominating 3-0 win over the Golden Bucks, posting game scores of 25-14, 25-8 and 25-9.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textWith the win, the 9-1 Trojans sit solidly in second place in the Maine Principals’ Association state Class A standings.Sumner 3, Jonesport-Beals 1The Tigers recorded their third win of the season on Monday in Jonesport, taking three of four games from the host Royals.Game scores for the Tigers were 25-18, 23-25, 25-19 and 25-11.For Sumner, Amie O’Hara had two aces and eight digs, Tianah Johnson had seven tips and five digs and Kiandra Barnes had 10 aces and four digs. The Mount Desert Island High School Volleyball team downed the Bucksport Golden Bucks in three straight matches on Wednesday, Oct. 1. MDI, which was scheduled to play Washington Academy last night, Wednesday, Oct. 8, is now 9-1 on the season.ELLSWORTH — In a week that saw only limited high school volleyball action, the Bucksport Golden Bucks lost twice — to the Mount Desert Island Trojans and the Machias Bulldogs — and the Sumner Tigers defeated the Jonesport-Beals Royals. GSA surges in 4th to win Northern Maine title – February 26, 2017 Hugh BowdenExecutive EditorHugh writes editorials, covers Hancock County sports and helps out where needed in The American’s editorial department. When he’s not on the sidelines, he enjoys playing jazz and tennis. hbowden@ellsworthamerican.com Bio Latest posts by Hugh Bowden (see all) Like he did in the ’60s, Noel Paul Stookey sings out in troubling times – December 27, 2017 Latest Postslast_img read more

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Jaguars Franchise League 3-Day Tournament…

first_imgClements unbeaten 143 rescues Lower CorentyneBy Rajiv BisnauthDEVON Clements produced an innings of pure maturity and determination, and it was was the highlight on day one of the sixth round of the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) Jaguars Franchise League Three-day tournament between Lower Corentyne and West Demerara, played yesterday at the Tuschen Community Centre ground.Displaying his wide array of strokes, Clements rescued his team from a perilous position, and annihilated the hosts’ attack with a dazzling unbeaten 143, which eventually took the visitors to 325.All told, Clements innings spanned 226 minutes, 229 balls, inclusive 16 fours and five sixes.In reply West Demerara reached 22 without loss. Tagenarine Chanderpaul and Chabriraj Ramcharran will resume on 10 and 8 respectively, and left with much work to do in this must-win game for the hosts.Earlier, no such enterprise was envisioned when the visitors slumped to 111-5 at lunch, undermined by a three-wicket burst from clinical Romario Shepherd, who finished with 5-60.The strongly built seamer started the rout when he had Sharaz Ramcharran caught at gully by Safraz Esau without scoring, off the fifth ball of the innings.Jonathan Foo joined the other opening batsman Kandasammy Surujnarine and together kept the hosts’ attack at bay for almost an hour, adding 51 runs for the second wicket. Foo seemed intent on counter-attacking, hitting five stylish fours and two huge sixes.However, Shepherd returned for his second spell and right away had Foo edging to wicketkeeper Kemol Savory for 43. Two balls later, it became 51-3 after Gajanand Singh was never allowed to settle, and was taken by Chanderpaul off the lively Shepherd.Off-spinner Richie Looknauth (2-34), completed an excellent session for the hosts when he prised out Surujnarine (18) and Royston Crandon (11).The visitors needed someone to come to the rescue, and Seon Hetymer and Clements battled back after the lunch interval.With the sun beating down, conditions changed, and batting became somewhat easier. Both batsmen settled in nicely and built a partnership of 90 for the sixth wicket.However, on 49, Shepherd trapped Hetmyer leg-before wicket, but by then the pair had done the rescue act.By the tea interval, Clements progressed to 68 in company of Hakeem Hinds.Clements showed a lot of composure to reach his landmark off 189 balls. However, Hinds (21) was caught at the wicket off Shepherd, at 265-7.Left-arm seamer Raymon Reifer (3-88) then claimed the final three wickets of Kassim Khan (8), Raun Johnson (0) and Nial Smith (6).Meanwhile, summarised scores from the other three games are as follows:At Everest: Upper Corentyne were dismissed for 222 on the back of a shot-filled 92 from Assad Fudadin which came off just 99 balls. Clinton Pestano supported well with 49. Bowling for East Bank Demerara, Steven Jacobs took 4-97, Stephan Harris had 3-57 and Budan Baksh claimed 2-19. East Bank Demerara in reply, were 75-4 at the close of play with Danny Narayan on 30 not out. Eon Hooper has so far taken 2-8.At Cumberland, Berbice: Georgetown won the toss and batted first, reaching 243 all out, off just 53 overs. Captain Christopher Barnwell top-scored with 91, while Dexter Solomon, Sunil Persaud, Robin Bacchus and Andrew Lyght Jr supported with 42, 28, 25 and 23 respectively. Bowling for West Berbice, Keron Fraser took 5-84, Collis Butts 3-36 and A Dutchin 2-32.In reply, West Berbice reached 103 for 9 off 32 overs, with Andrew Dutchin scoring 36 and Leon Andrews 19. Christopher Barnwell, Devon Lord, Gajanan Suknanan and Kellon Carmichael have so far taken 2 wickets apiece.At Imam Bacchus ground: East Coast Demerara made 316 all out with Guyana Under-19 batsman Bhaskar Yadram stroking 118. Kamesh Yadram made 61 and Ameer Khan scored 58. Bowling for Essequibo, Akinie Adams took 6-53.Essequibo in reply are 40-2 at the close of play.last_img read more

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