By: The Office of Governor Tom Wolf Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf SHARE Email Facebook Twitter The Blog, Weekly Update On Monday, Governor Wolf thanked Pennsylvania law enforcement for their efforts combating the opioid epidemic by carrying the overdose reversal drug Naloxone. Fighting the opioid abuse epidemic is a top priority for Governor Wolf and he addressed the need to continue the fight at the National Academy for State Health Policy Conference on Tuesday.In Philadelphia, the governor announced the funding for a new Chinatown Community Center. Also in Philadelphia and joined by Senator Bob Casey, Governor Wolf announced funding for a new Project HOME facility that will provide LGBTQ-friendly housing for young adults who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.On Friday, Governor Wolf activated the National Guard in response to serious flooding in several counties in North-Central Pennsylvania.Governor Wolf’s Week, October 16 – October 22, 2016Monday, 10/17/16Governor Wolf Recognizes Law Enforcement for Battling Opioid EpidemicTuesday, 10/18/16Governor Tom Wolf Addresses Opioid Epidemic at the National Academy for State Health Policy ConferenceGovernor Wolf Statement on PASSHE and APSCUF Contract NegotiationsWednesday, 10/19/16Governor Wolf Statement on State System StrikeGovernor Wolf Announces $75.6 Million Investment in Water Infrastructure Projects in 8 CountiesThursday, 10/20/16Governor Wolf Announces Membership of the Advisory Council for Hunting, Fishing and ConservationGov. Wolf Announces $1.3 Million in State Funding for New Chinatown Community Center in PhiladelphiaFriday, 10/21/16Gov. Wolf, Sen. Casey Announce $3 Million in State Funding for New Project HOME Facility in PhiladelphiaGovernor Wolf, PEMA Provide Update on Flooding Response in North Central PennsylvaniaGovernor Wolf Announces 53 New Jobs with Relocation of Velocity Network in ErieGovernor Wolf Announces Agencies to Accept Unwanted of Expired Prescription Drugs on Saturday, Oct. 22Highlights from The BlogGovernor Tom Wolf on Overcoming the StigmaGovernor Tom Wolf on Substance Use Disorder and Criminal JusticeVoting in PA: Absentee Ballots 101Governor Tom Wolf on Coming Together to Combat Addiction Governor Wolf’s Week, October 16 – October 22, 2016 October 21, 2016
3News 28 February 2014A select committee report into Labour MP Sue Moroney’s paid parental leave amendment bill has been unable to reach an agreement on whether it should pass.The Government Administration Committee reported back to day on Labour’s social development spokeswoman’s bill which would extend paid parental leave from 14 weeks to 26.The report says the committee was conflicted over the benefits versus the financial implications of the bill.There were 9809 submissions on extending paid parental leave and 99.6 percent were in favour.Late last year, the reporting date was pushed back to today because the Government said it would reconsider its position on the bill after previously saying its estimated $150 million annual cost was too expensive.However, last month Prime Minister John Key said National was working on its own policy. Any bill it comes up with would be less than 26 weeks because six months of paid parental leave was currently unaffordable, he says.http://www.3news.co.nz/Committee-reaches-stalemate-on-parental-leave/tabid/1607/articleID/334077/Default.aspx
Facebook0Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by Saint Martin’s UniversityLACEY, Wash. – Ten young people will begin their college careers at Saint Martin’s University this fall as the second cadre of students selected as Benedictine Scholars, a program designed to support and reflect the University’s mission as a faith-based, values-centered institution. The launch of the Benedictine Scholars in 2012 dovetailed with the roll-out of Saint Martin’s new Benedictine Institute.“I am thrilled to see such a talented, compassionate and diverse group of Benedictine Scholars join our community,” says Scott Schulz, Ph.D., dean of enrollment. “Saint Martin’s is increasingly becoming a destination for some of the most academically gifted and dedicated students in the region.”The average grade point average (GPA) for the incoming scholars is 3.93 out of 4.0, according to Schulz, and three of the ten are the first in their families to attend college. The scholars were chosen from a pool of 75 candidates who interviewed for the 2013-14 program, which offers a $10,000 renewable scholarship to each scholar.“We welcome all of our new Benedictine Scholars most warmly and sincerely,” says Father Kilian Malvey, O.S.B., executive director of the Benedictine Institute. “We will assist them in forming a strong spirit of community in which they will be able to develop all of their unique gifts and talents as independent men and women of faith and reason, while helping them to form strong bonds of friendship with their fellow students, their faculty, staff and members of the monastic community.”The scholars aim to embody the Saint Martin’s core values as a Catholic, Benedictine institution, regardless of their individual faith or religious affiliation. These values are implicit in The Rule of Saint Benedict, which was written c. 540 A.D. by Saint Benedict of Norcia and remains today a guide to community living that addresses spiritual and practical concerns. The expectation is that once their first year is completed, Benedictine Scholars will carry the core values of Saint Martin’s out into the wider community and mentor incoming cohorts of Benedictine Scholars.The Saint Martin’s Office of Admissions identifies the Benedictine Scholars candidates. They typically are students whose academic records are matched by their leadership experiences, their contributions to the life of their school or faith communities, and their service to individuals and groups.The 2013-14 Benedictine Scholars are as follows:Anna AgloroYelm High School, Port Ludlow, Wash.Ian BoyleSeton Catholic Prep High School, Ridgefield, Wash.Hope ChamberlainPort Angeles High School, Port Angeles, Wash.Matthew JankovicCascade Senior High School, Everett, Wash.Madeleine KnechtGig Harbor High School, Gig Harbor, Wash.Chelsea LunaNorth Marion High School, Hubbard, Ore.Claire PalmiterGresham Union High School, Gresham, Ore.Gerardo Ponce RodriguezEverett High School, Everett, Wash.Melissa RothHoly Names Academy, LynnwoodCorbin SchamberHomedale High School, Homedale, IdahoSaint Martin’s University is an independent four-year, coeducational university located on a wooded campus of more than 300 acres in Lacey, Washington. Established in 1895 by the Catholic Order of Saint Benedict, the University is one of 14 Benedictine colleges and universities in the United States and Canada, and the only one west of the Rocky Mountains. Saint Martin’s University prepares students for successful lives through its 23 majors and seven graduate programs spanning the liberal arts, business, education, nursing and engineering. Saint Martin’s welcomes more than 1,100 undergraduate students and 400 graduate students from many ethnic and religious backgrounds to its Lacey campus, and 300 more undergraduate students to its extension campuses located at Joint Base Lewis-McChord and Centralia College. Visit the Saint Martin’s University website at www.stmartin.edu.