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Governor Wolf’s Week, October 16 – October 22, 2016

first_img 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 Addictioncenter_img Governor Wolf’s Week, October 16 – October 22, 2016 October 21, 2016last_img read more

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Does the Canadian model produce alpha?

first_imgThe investment strategies made popular by Canadian pension funds can add as much as 60 basis points a year above a passive benchmark, according to data from CEM Benchmarking.Renowned consultant and CEM founder Keith Ambachtsheer analysed the returns from eight Canadian funds in the 10 years to the end of 2015.The Canadian model – defined by Ambachtsheer as featuring “a clear mission, a strong independent governance function, and the ability to attract and retain the requisite talent to be successful” – was shown to outperform not only CEM’s comparable universe of funds but also pension funds in other regions.Using ‘net value added’ (NVA) calculations based on CEM’s data, Ambachtsheer compared the pension funds’ returns to a passive replication of their strategies and took into account management costs. The eight funds produced 0.6% a year NVA above the passive benchmark, the data showed. CEM’s broader sample of 132 funds showed an average NVA of 0.1%.Ambachtsheer estimated this would equate to roughly CAD4.2bn (€2.8bn) in additional returns every year.Ambachtsheer compared these findings to similar research into Australian superannuation funds and Swiss pension funds. In Australia, a data set covering 1997 to 2016 found a negative NVA – an underperformance of 1.3% a year. The Swiss data set only covered 2010 to 2012, but estimated an underperformance of 0.7% a year.According to the consultant’s paper summarising his research, the eight Canadian funds tended to insource more of their investment functions and allocated more to private markets than peers. Their cost base tended to be in line with the broader market average throughout the decade in question, and the funds were generally more volatile than the market average.The full research paper is available here.last_img read more

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Boskalis Sees Profit Halved

first_imgDutch marine services player Royal Boskalis Westminster has seen a profit drop of close to 50 percent in the first half of 2017 on weak offshore market which affected company’s revenue by close to €79 million.For the first six months ended June 30, 2017, Boskalis generated net income of €75 million, or €0.58 per share, on revenue of €1.09 billion, versus net income of €148 million, or €1.17 per share on revenue of €1.17 billion in the corresponding period in 2016.Revenue (€495.2 million) and result declined due in part to poor market conditions in the oil and gas industry, and there were no major offshore wind farm projects in progress this year. The company’s cable-laying division VBMS had a good first half of the year, making a significant contribution to the division’s results, Boskalis noted.Boskalis reported first half 2017 EBITDA of €225 million, down from a year-earlier result of €318 million.Depreciation, amortization and impairments amounted to €123.4 million, against €135.2 million in H1 2016.The company’s order book increased to € 3.24 billion, compared to €2.7 billion at the end of H1 2016.Boskalis said it expects net profit in the second half of 2017, excluding the restructuring charge, to be comparable to the level of net profit realized in the first half of the year.At the end of the H1 2017, Boskalis reported a net cash position of €235 million.Gardline“The weak offshore market also presents clear opportunities for us to strengthen the company, as evidenced by the recently announced acquisition of Gardline,” said Peter Berdowski, CEO.With this acquisition Boskalis said it aims to strengthen its existing survey activities and becomes a specialist provider of subsea geotechnical surveys with an exposure to the renewables market and the early cyclical oil and gas market. The consideration paid including assumed debt amounts to approximately GBP 40 million.To remind, Boskalis was said to be targeting Dutch subsea survey player Fugro, who ended 2015 and 2016 with a combined loss of some €680 million, only to give up on that target earlier this year.Subsea World News Stafflast_img read more

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Offshore Energy Awards 2018 winners revealed

first_imgThe 400+ attendees were very curious to find out who the winners of the Offshore Energy Awards were on Monday night. The black-tie dinner gala, hosted by Viktoria Koblenko, served an ambrosial dinner and offered sultry musical interludes by Jennifer Ewbank. The evening was officially opened by Executive Vice President Shell, Bart van de Leemput, and Managing Director of Navingo, Coert van Zijll Langhout.And now, what everyone wants to know….the winners of the 2018 Offshore Energy Awards are:Winner Best Innovation in Offshore Energy AwardPresented by Joop Roodenburg, CEO, HuismanOASYS by ECE OffshoreThis innovation is about improved monitoring of power cables during installation in wind farms. The industry has been confronted with various cable faults during the installation of power cables and this has resulted in high unexpected costs. ECE offshore has provided a solution for reducing the risk of faults during cable installation. The OASYS cable monitoring system is a device which is connected to the installation vessel (underwater of course). The working principle of the device is based on sonar technology. With the specific software developed for this application, the system is able to provide real-time cable integrity data for departure angle, sagbend radius, top tension, and bottom tension. The system has successfully been applied in more than 90 cable monitoring operations. The overall result has been fewer failures during power cable installation compared to traditional way of monitoring ( ROVs, etc). This system has a great future.Winner Offshore Energy Public Outreach AwardPresented by Robert Plat, Principal Offshore Consultant, Royal IHC and Bernard Alblas, Chairman, Young IRO.Buccaneer DelftAlthough it proves a challenge for all applicants to reach a broad public, the Buccaneer is making a great effort by their monthly networking events, where information is shared and discussions take place on a variety of topics, mostly focusing on innovation and the energy transition. The Buccaneer becomes more and more a center for innovative knowledge and a meeting point for the young and established parties in the energy sector. The Buccaneer is supporting the young generation, who can have a great impact on the energy transition, to boost their start-ups by offering a space and creating an environment of sharing experiences and ideas.Winner Offshore Energy Young Engineer AwardPresented by Didi te Gussinklo Ohmann, Operations Director, Van Oord Offshore WindMarius Ottolini, Installation Engineer, Heerema Marine ContractorsOffshore engineering is about knowledge, critical thinking, (passion not to forget) and above all, collaboration. It is clear that the winner brought his passion for offshore engineering and willingness to collaborate to the industry. Lateral thinking and novel ideas brought the winner to the spotlight of the jury. Ottolini led a successful team that forms the engine room which fueled the success of his project. He has made the industry more attractive for other young professionals.The 2019 editionOffshore Energy Opening Gala Dinner and Awards show will be back in 2019 for the fourth edition which will be held on 7 October 2019.last_img read more

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Bayern will not bid for Sane this January- sporting director

first_imgBayern came close to signing the 23-year-old last summer but the deal fell through after Sane tore his anterior cruciate ligament in the Community Shield game against Liverpool.The German star has been sidelined ever since, though City coach Pep Guardiola said this week that he was “close” to making a return.Bayern, who are expected to renew their efforts to sign Sane in the summer, have also lost first choice wingers Serge Gnabry and Kingsley Coman to injury in recent weeks.Yet on Thursday, Salihamidzic hit back at Bayern coach Hansi Flick over his demands for action in the January transfer window.With his squad suffering an injury crisis, Flick told the Sueddeutsche Zeitung on Wednesday that he would like to see “two new signings” in January.But sporting director Salihamidzic dampened transfer expectations and sent a sharp rebuke in Flick’s direction.“Hansi has assessed the current situation and come to the conclusion that we need to strengthen,” he said.“I was a little surprised that Hansi carried out his squad planning in the media.”“We are looking at all the options, but it will be hard to strengthen our squad in winter.”Perennial champions Bayern are third in the table and need to make up a four-point deficit if they are to catch league leaders RB Leipzig when the Bundesliga resumes on January 17.Readhttps://twitter.com/Sportsgriduk/status/1215266358180511748Also:Man City are no longer ‘noisy neighbours’, says Pep GuardiolaYet their hopes of an eighth consecutive title have been hit by the flood of injuries.Defenders Niklas Suele and Lucas Hernandez are recovering from long-term injuries, while both Thiago and Gnabry picked up knocks in Qatar.Others on the growing list of injuries include Coman and Javi Martinez.“It’s not an ideal situation,” admitted veteran forward Thomas Mueller on Wednesday.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Bayern Munich will not make a fresh bid for Manchester City and Germany winger Leroy Sane in the January transfer window, sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic said Thursday.Salihamidzic said that Sane was “not a topic in winter”. Loading… center_img Promoted Content6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeIs This The Most Delicious Food In The World?Insane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street Art15 Extremely Surprising Facts About Disney Princesses8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growthlast_img read more

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COVID-19: FIFA prepares massive bailout package for clubs

first_img Loading… Gianni Infantino: FIFA ready to partner to fight the virus to the finish Read Also: Barcelona facing €100M loss amid Covid 19 outbreak “FIFA is in a strong financial situation. Our duty is to do the utmost to help them in their hour of need. FIFA is working on possibilities to provide assistance to the football community around the world after making a comprehensive assessment of the financial impact this pandemic will have on football,” FIFA said in a statement sent to the ‘AFP’. Estimations reckon that FIFA have more than 2.4 billion euros in surplus to help clubs who need the money. Infantino predicts the fund could have up to five billion euros, as Ramon Fuentes and Jose Felix Diaz reveal on ‘Sport’ and ‘Marca’ respectively. Any type of decision made would have to be approved by the FIFA Executive Committee. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 According to ‘The New York Times, which cites FIFA sources, they are counting up the losses through sponsorship deals, television, ticketing and other aspects of football clubs. This rescue plan is to combat the terrible effect COVID-19 is having on clubs. Numerous clubs have reduced their players’ salaries, made people redundant and some may even go bust… Clubs like Juventus have agreed a pay cut with their footballers which will allow them to save 90 million euros. Barcelona’s players are taking a 70% cut while Real Madrid are also considering taking measures. All football has ground to a halt. Bayern, Dortmund and other German clubs have created a fund to help the smaller sides. No help is too much.Advertisement World football governing body, FIFA have got a plan to help clubs through the damaging financial consequences of the coronavirus crisis. Gianni Infantino’s plan is to give the clubs up to five billion euro. A rescue plan, that is what FIFA are working on. The objective of football’s world governing body is to have an economic fallback in place for clubs who may struggle to survive as a result of the coronavirus. Promoted Content10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By OdeithCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?The Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually True8 Scenes That Prove TV Has Gone Too Far10 Celebrity Dads Who Don’t Get Along With Their KidsBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty Penny5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?last_img read more

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Allen John Huber

first_imgMemorial donations may be directed to St. John Lutheran Church, Hubbells Corner.  To sign the online guestbook or to leave a personal condolence, please visit www.cookrosenberger.com.  Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home and its staff are honored to care for the family of Allen Huber. Those surviving who will cherish Allen’s memory include his wife, Ruth; children, Douglas (Bernie) Huber of Arcadia, IN, Brenda (Patrick) Heinzman of Cicero, IN, and Daryl (Paige) Huber of Indianapolis; grandchildren, Katie (Brad) Burke, Rachel Huber, Sarah Huber, Jordan Gerbsch, Jessica Gerbsch, Wilson Huber, and Grace Huber; great grandchild, Aubrey Burke; sister, Shirley Huneke of Batesville, and brother, Vernon (Betty Jo) Huber of Sunman.  Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by sisters, Betty Ann Roepke, Dorothy Baker Eaton, and Loraine Galle.  Friends may visit with the family on Sunday, February 7, 2016 from 2 to 5 p.m. at St. John Lutheran Church, Hubbells Corner, and again on Monday from 10 a.m. till time of service at 10:30. Burial will follow in Evangelical Union Cemetery, adjacent to the church.  The church is located at 12523 North Dearborn Road, Sunman, Indiana.center_img Allen John Huber, of Sunman, was born on January 11, 1931 in Lawrenceville, a son to Estal and Ida Boerstler Huber.  After graduating from Sunman High school, he served his country as part of the United States Army.  Allen married Ruth Gutapfel on August 16, 1958 at St. John Lutheran Church, Hubbells Corner, and she survives.  He was a dairy farmer and electrician, could fix anything that needed it, and considered it somewhat of a defeat if he had to call someone else to do the work.  Allen was a long time member of St. John Lutheran Church at Hubbells.  On Thursday, February 4, 2016, at the age of 85, he passed away at Margaret Mary Health in Batesville.last_img read more

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Rawlins top-scores but England crash to defeat

first_imgMUMBAI, India (CMC) – Bermudian left-hander Delray Rawlins top-scored with 46 for England’s Under-19s but they crumbled to a heavy 129-run defeat against their Indian counterparts in the second one-dayer at the Brabourne Stadium here yesterday.Batting at number six, Rawlins struck five fours and two sixes in his 35-ball knock, using the sweep and reverse sweep to good effect, but England were bundled out for 158 in the 34th over in pursuit of a massive 288 for victory.Slow left-arm bowler Anukul Roy finished with three for 34.Harvik Desai, with 75 from 62 balls, and opener Himanshu Rana, who made 58 from 66 balls after scoring a century in the first ODI, laid the foundation for India’s 287 for eight off 50 oversEngland captain Matthew Fisher was again his side’s best bowler, claiming four for 44 from his 10 overs, while left-arm slow bowler Rawlins, who is on the books of English county side Sussex, also gave up 44 runs in his 10 overs but failed to take a wicket.The five-match series is now tied at 1-1 after Rawlins’ unbeaten 107 and two wickets helped England win the opener by 23 runs.last_img read more

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NPFL: Players to Wear Black Armband for Ogbeide on Sunday

first_imgDikko said the LMC would go to lengths to honour those who have contributed in any capacity to the development of the league.“In addition to the black armbands, a minute silence will be observed before kickoff at all the match venues in honour of the veteran coach,” Dikko stated.“Our thoughts are with his immediate family, with players and staff of Lobi Stars and with all the players he impacted their careers”, the LMC Boss continued.The late Coach guided Lobi Stars to the group stage of this year’s CAF Champions League after the club was declared winner of the 2017/18 NPFL. He joined the club in 2017 and has prior to then had worked with Julius Berger, the defunct Nigerdock, Warri Wolves and Sunshine Stars amongst others.Similarly, the Nigeria Football Federation has expressed deep shock over the death of the coach of Lobi Stars.“We are heartbroken about the death of Coach Solomon Ogbeide. Words are inadequate to describe the sense of loss. There was no doubt that he was among the very best in the country and even on the African continent, having led Lobi Stars to the group stage of this year’s CAF Champions League competition.“Our hearts go out to Lobi Stars Football Club and its management and staff, the Nigeria Football Coaches Association and the immediate family of Coach Ogbeide,” NFF General Secretary, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi, said on Tuesday.“We pray that Almighty God will grant his soul peaceful rest and grant those he has left behind the fortitude to bear the loss,” Sanusi added.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) Coaches, Players and Officials are to honour late Coach Solomon Ogbeide by wearing black armbands during fixtures of MatchDay 22 on Sunday, May 26.Chairman of the League Management Company (LMC), Shehu Dikko, who announced the decision, described the news of the passage of the Lobi Stars Coach as “a grave loss to the league and hundreds of players he trained in over two decades of his career as football coach in our league”.Ogbeide reportedly slumped and died Monday morning shortly after complaining of feeling unwell in Makurdi, hours before their last home fixture of the season.last_img read more

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Badgers kill Wildcats’ power plays

first_imgThe University of Wisconsin women’s hockey team left LaBahn Arena Sunday with two wins on the weekend, putting a screeching halt to its four game losing streak.Wisconsin (5-3-2, 1-3-2 WCHA) earned a two-game series sweep over nonconference foe New Hampshire (3-4, 1-2 Hockey East) thanks in part to UW’s defense.The Wildcats came into Madison Friday sporting a sizzling offense, scoring 17 goals in their last five games. It looked like a sure test for a Badgers’ defense that had given up three goals to Bemidji State, a team that ranks second-to-last in goals scored in the WCHA.The result? A dominating performance from the UW defensive unit, holding UNH to only one goal in six periods of play.Head coach Mark Johnson said his team should be proud with the way it played, but knows there is still plenty of work to be done.“People should feel good about themselves because they went out and played hard and got rewarded for their effort,” Johnson said. “It’s a long journey. You take each weekend with things you did well and things you need to improve on and then you move forward to the next games. That’s where we are right now.”A prevailing theme in both of Wisconsin’s games over the weekend was its ability to kill UNH’s power play, as New Hampshire came into the series with the Badgers scoring a power play goal in each of their five games this season.The Badgers gave the Wildcats plenty of opportunities to get a goal on the one-man advantage, committing seven penalties between the two games. But Wisconsin’s penalty kill unit did not surrender a single goal in all 14 minutes of New Hampshire’s power play opportunities.Sophomore defenseman Katarina Zgraja attributed the team’s willingness to work together as the reason for the penalty kill unit’s success.“It’s just communication,” Zgraja said. “In a penalty kill, you are obviously outnumbered so you have to do something about it. It’s just keeping them outside and playing in desperation basically. We talk well in our zone and know our duties.”Along with the team’s success killing the power play comes concern that there were even seven penalties to begin with.Zgraja, who was booked with two penalties on Friday, said Wisconsin’s physical style of play contributes to the team’s large penalty total.“The WCHA is a very physical league,” Zgraja said. “We are used to being very physical, so I know against New Hampshire, maybe they are not quite used to it, so they aren’t bracing themselves. We are just strong on the puck and maybe sometimes we are a little overaggressive, but we can definitely work on cutting [our penalties] down.”No matter how well a defensive squad plays, the unit will only go as far as their goaltender takes them. For Wisconsin, junior goaltender Alex Rigsby showed why she has been starting at net for the Badgers since her freshman year, tallying 50 saves against New Hampshire and allowing only one goal.Johnson was very pleased with Rigsby’s effort between the pipes.“[Rigsby] played very well,” Johnson said. “The goal they ended up scoring came on a three-on-one. You can’t fault her on that. She did a very nice job and gave us an opportunity to win a hockey game.”Along with stopping New Hampshire’s offense, Wisconsin’s defense was able to contribute in the offensive attack over the weekend, with the unit collecting five assists and a goal from freshman standout Courtney Burke.Burke is happy with the way the defense helped out the UW offense whenever it needs a boost.“We were having trouble scoring,” Burke said. “So if the defense is scoring, that means the forwards are eventually going to come in and help us out and score too.”last_img read more