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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Floyd Mayweather sends message: Excuses are for losers

first_imgFloyd Mayweather Jr. offered a critical response Tuesday night to Manny Pacquiao’s mounting complaints about how his injured shoulder affected his performance in their 12-round welterweight title fight Saturday night.Mayweather posted a picture of himself on his Instagram account late Tuesday night, along with a message. It read: 19 years in the fight game and I’ve had one excuse: “Don’t have an excuse.” Winners win and losers have excuses.When Pacquiao first revealed the injury in the immediate aftermath of Mayweather’s win Saturday night at MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Mayweather matter-of-factly said during the post-fight press conference that he would’ve handled it differently had he suffered an injury and lost to Pacquiao (57-6-2, 38 KOs).“I have injuries, also, going into this fight,” Mayweather said Saturday night. “If he would’ve won, I would’ve got up here and the only thing I would’ve said was, ‘I’ve got to show respect and just say he was the better man,’ if he beat me. Both of my arms were injured, both of my hands are injured. But like I said before, I will always find a way to win.”Since Saturday night, though, Pacquiao and his handlers have gone out of their way to emphasize the role a tear to Pacquiao’s right rotator cuff played in his performance against Mayweather (48-0, 26 KOs), who won by large margins on all three scorecards (118-110, 116-112, 116-112).Dr. Neal ElAttrache – a noted Los Angeles-based surgeon who has performed procedures on the shoulders of Lakers star Kobe Bryant, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, former heavyweight champ Vitali Klitschko and ex-welterweight champ Andre Berto – said Monday that Pacquiao would require surgery to repair the tear and that it could cause a break between bouts that could last as long as a year. Frustrated fight fans, casual consumers and Nevada State Athletic Commission officials have condemned Pacquiao for failing to disclose the supposed seriousness of the injury before the fight. Some critics have gone as far as to accuse Pacquiao of fraud for fighting while he was as injured as the Filipino superstar claims to have been before the fight.last_img read more

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Canadiens’ Jesperi Kotkaniemi undergoes knee surgery, expected to be ready for training camp

first_imgThe 18-year-old scored 11 goals and tallied 23 assists in 79 games for Montreal in 2018-19. He finished the season ninth amongst NHL rookies in points. “It was a chronic, minor injury that did not stop him from playing this past season,” Bergevin said. “Jesperi will remain in Montreal for the coming weeks to complete his rehabilitation program with our team’s medical staff. We have been told by our medical group that there should be no delay in starting his offseason training.”Canadiens forward Jesperi Kotkaniemi had arthroscopic surgery on his left knee, but the No. 3 pick in the 2018 NHL Draft is expected to be ready for training camp. https://t.co/qqQFu41aK4— NHL.com (@NHLdotcom) April 24, 2019The Canadiens selected Kotkaniemi with the third pick in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft and he became an immediate contributor.   Related News NHL playoffs 2019: Vegas’ Gerard Gallant upset with ‘clown’ Peter DeBoer’s comments The Canadiens finished 2018-19 with a 44-30-8 record and missed the playoffs for a second straight season.“A little bit disappointed,” Kotkaniemi told The Athletic about the season. “It didn’t go the way we wanted. I think we had a pretty good group of guys going in here and we didn’t make the playoffs, so it’s pretty sad. We were close.”center_img Canadiens forward Jesperi Kotkaniemi underwent knee surgery Tuesday, the team announced. He’s expected to be ready for training camp.Montreal general manager Marc Bergevin described the injury as “minor” in a press release. NHL playoffs 2019: Braden Holtby talks Capitals’ statement winlast_img read more

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