Governor Wolf Touts Economic Opportunities of Almono Site and Hazelwood Business District

first_img August 07, 2017 Governor Wolf Touts Economic Opportunities of Almono Site and Hazelwood Business District SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img Economy,  Innovation,  Jobs That Pay,  Press Release Pittsburgh, PA – Governor Tom Wolf was joined by state and local leaders today as his Jobs That Pay tour visited the Almono-Hazelwood Mill 19 redevelopment site, part of a massive revitalization of the largest remaining brownfield in Pittsburgh that has been made possible with significant state support, followed by a walking tour of the Hazelwood Business District.“The transformation from brownfield to a new opportunity at Almono will be a shining example of how state government, working with the private sector, non-profits, foundations, higher education and community groups, can lead on rebuilding communities and creating better opportunities for working families,” said Governor Wolf. “Once complete, this project will establish a new standard for urban riverfront property creating jobs and opportunities through high-quality design and sustainability.”The 178-acre LTC Steel Hazelwood site was purchased in 2002 by the Heinz Endowments, and the foundation of Richard King Melon, Benedum, and McCune. The project, named for the Allegheny, Ohio, Monongahela rivers, will transform the site into a vibrant job center with more than two million square feet of new office and research and development space.The cavernous Mill building, formerly Mill 19, is a centerpiece of the redevelopment, with an energy efficient structure constructed within the shell of the former steel mill building to house future research and development for advanced additive manufacturing and robotics research.“We are pleased to have Governor Wolf visit our site today, as we are preparing to launch one of the largest and most ambitious redevelopment projects in Pennsylvania,” said Don Smith, President of the Regional Industrial Development Corporation of Southwestern Pennsylvania (RIDC). “Our plan takes this Mill building which was the home of the last industrial revolution and positions it at the center of the next industrial revolution in robotics and manufacturing.  Critical funding from the Commonwealth allows us to reclaim and remediate this vacant industrial landscape and restore the family and community sustaining jobs it once hosted.”Redevelopment of the building is supported by a $2 million in Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program grant, as well as investments through the Department of Community and Economic Development, including a $5 million Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority loan and $562,500 from the Industrial Sites Reuse program.Following the visit to the Mill building, Councilman O’Connor lead a tour of the Hazelwood Business District with stops at several businesses.“Today’s tour is an opportunity to showcase the Hazelwood Business District and small business growth that has spurred from strategic collaboration between the public and private sectors,” said Councilman Corey O’Connor. “The redevelopment of the Almono site and the revitalization happening in the community have reignited excitement and hope throughout the community.”last_img read more

Pilkington out of Ireland squad

first_img “Anthony will undergo treatment on his knee over the coming weeks in preparation for the season ahead. There has been no replacement called up.” The 24-year-old – who qualifies via his Dublin-born paternal grandmother and was capped by Ireland’s Under-21s in 2008 – has been forced out of Trapattoni’s plans once again to allow himself enough recovery time over the summer, during which he will also get married. However, while it is clearly a disappointment not to be involved for the games, which end with a trip to face European champions Spain in New York, Pilkington feels the added time off will set him up for the challenges ahead of both club and country in 2013/2014. “The (Norwich) management and the physio have pulled me out – I have been struggling with my knee so I need to get treatment through the summer and an extra four games is not going to help me through pre-season,” Pilkington said in the Eastern Daily Press. “I need a rest and I need the treatment that I am going to be getting through the summer in the off season, so hopefully I can put that behind me and come back pre-season 100% fit. “It is unfortunate these injuries have popped up at the worst times for me, but like I say, I have got to put that behind me now, get right for next season and then hopefully see if I can get back in the (Ireland) squad. “It wouldn’t be right for me to go away and then come back in pre-season struggling. So I will go away in the summer, work hard, get 100 per cent fit and come back flying.” Pilkington scored for the Canaries in their 3-2 win at Manchester City on Sunday, but because of a knee injury will not be fit for the friendly against England at Wembley on May 29 and the game against Georgia in Dublin on June 2, in preparation for the qualifier against the Faroe Islands at the Aviva Stadium five days later. “The Football Association of Ireland today (Monday) confirmed that Anthony Pilkington has pulled out of the Ireland squad for their upcoming summer games under the advice of Norwich’s medical team,” a statement from the FAI said. Norwich winger Anthony Pilkington has been withdrawn from the Ireland squad, the Football Association of Ireland has confirmed.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

It was Not Easy Playing Nigeria, Keita Admits

first_imgLiverpool and Guinea midfielder, Naby Keita, has revealed it was not easy playing against Nigeria.The Syli Nationale suffered a 1-0 defeat to the Super Eagles on Wednesday and are left with just one point from two matches.Keita is, however, refusing to give up on the possibility of Guinea making it to the last 16 of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt despite their current situation. “It wasn’t our day (Wednesday) but we did all we could and played to our level best.“We have to keep our heads high and move to the next match with an aim to win. It is not yet over and we will fight till the end,” Keita summed up. Guinea, who are now third in Group B following Madagascar’s 1-0 victory over Burundi on Thursday, must defeat The Swallows in their last Group B game at the All Salam Stadium Cairo on Sunday, June 30 to stand a chance of reaching the knockout phase.Nigeria and Madagascar will also clash on Sunday at the Alexandria Stadium in the other Matchday-3 Group B match. The two games will be played simultaneous 15:00 GMT.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

See the draw: AshGold, Inter Allies drawn for MTN FA Cup Round of 16

first_imgFrom the Tuesday morning’s draw, Eleven Wise will host fellow Division One campaigners and rivals Samartex in a fierce contest in Sekondi while WAFA entertain Mighty Jets at Sogakope. WAFA v Mighty JetsGreat Astronomers/New Edubiase United v Berekum Chelsea/Medeama– AshantiGold have been drawn to host Inter Allies at the Len Clay Stadium – in a repeat of their match day 13 league fixture last weekend. The Miners won the league encounter 2-0. Record winners Accra Hearts of Oak have been handed a tricky tie away to giant killers, Afienya City. The match will be played at the Tema Stadium. The second division outfit eliminated Great Olympics on penalties in the Round of 32. Afienya City v Hearts of Oak One MTN FA Cup round of 32 is still hanging as Great Astronomers await the outcome of Berekum Chelsea’s appeal over a Disciplinary Committee ruling. The outcome of the appeal will determine which of Chelsea and New Edubiase would face the third tier side. The winner of that round of 32 fixture has been drawn to host Medeama SC in the Round of 16. Holders Asante Kotoko will welcome the giants of the North, Real Tamale United to the Baba Yara Stadium while another Division One outfit, Istanbul FC, travel to face Aduana Stars in Dormaa. Asante Kotoko v Real Tamale United An-all premier league encounter will herald the 2015 Ghana FA Cup Round of 16 games at yet-to-be confirmed dates next month. Aduana Stars v Istanbul Round of 16 Fixtures Eleven Wise v Samartex AshantiGold v Inter Allies Utrecht v B.A. Unitedlast_img read more