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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

PGGM calls for regulatory leeway to promote sustainable investment

first_imgHe argued that regulatory changes in support of sustainability stand to increase institutional investment in private equity, infrastructure and real estate.Other industry experts, however, questioned whether sustainable investments were inherently less risky.Corinne Wortmann-Kool, chair at the €381bn civil service scheme ABP, cited the pension fund’s recent investments in Spanish solar panels; the business case for the investments was lost, she said, after the local government reneged on promised subsidies for the project.She said she expected, however, that sustainable investments were generally capable of delivering better returns over the longer term.Karlijn van Lierop, head of sustainable investment at the €114bn asset manager MN, said: “Stating that sustainable investment or impact investing carries – per definition – lower risk is taking the corner too tightly.“We believe in the principles of both, but we assess each individual investment [on its constituent parts] for risk and return.”The Dutch regulator has said it is already addressing the issue with the sector in a working group exploring the barriers and incentives for sustainable investment, adding that the results of the discussion would be published later this year. PGGM has called for more regulatory leeway for pension funds and other institutional investors when it comes to sustainable investing.The €200bn Dutch asset manager said pension funds would increase their sustainable allocations if the investments were deemed by the regulator (DNB) to pose less risk.A spokesman for PGGM, asset manager for the €185bn healthcare pension fund PFZW, said: “At the moment, [as far as the regulator is concerned], a euro invested in a coal-fired power station counts the same as a euro invested in a wind farm, and we would like to discuss this.”Speaking in Amsterdam at the recent GIIN Congress on impact investing, Peter Borgdorff, PFZW’s director, reiterated the pension fund’s belief that sustainable investments pose less risk over the longer term, although he conceded that this had yet to be proven. last_img read more

IU Report Finds Trouble With Trampolines

first_imgOne trampoline-related injury is reported per week at Margaret Mary Health.A recent IU School of Medicine survey found that home trampoline accidents accounted for nearly 289,000 emergency room visits nationwide for broken bones between 2002 and 2011.The number rises to more than 1 million visits when factoring in all accidents, not just fractures.Kathy Miley is a nurse practitioner in the emergency room at Margaret Mary Health. She also spends quite a bit of time traveling for work and says it is an issue she has seen firsthand.She said, “We are definitely seeing them. Not so much here in Batesville, but I see them a lot.”Miley estimated about one trampoline-related emergency room visit in Batesville per week and it is usually a broken bone, sprain or dislocation.“Usually if they fall on the trampoline it is going to be a fracture. Most of the time when they come in the ER and they have had a trampoline accident something is broke, either a wrist or a leg or something,” Miley said.She recalled a trampoline accident that had a tragic result. While working in Colorado Springs, Colorado, a juvenile got his head stuck between springs and fractured his neck and died.Most trampoline accidents occur when multiple people are jumping on the mat, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics. Health officials advise only one child should be allowed on the trampoline at a given time, limiting kids from being tossed around.Some other tips offered include verifying the trampoline is on level ground, use a safety net, and institute adult supervision.The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons say trampoline use should be off limits to children younger than age 6.last_img read more

Indians Middle School Teams Get W’s Over Eagles

first_imgThe Milan Indians 7th Grade team were victorious against The Jac-Cen-Del Eagles 32-29. The Indians 8th Graders were also on the winning side 47-31. Courtesy of Indians Coach Ethan Voss.last_img

Eagle fire fighters set to fry some chicken and you’re invited

first_imgOldenburg, In. — The Eagle Fire Company in Oldenburg will hold Drive-Thru Chicken Fry Friday, May 3 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the station on Pearl Street. Firefighters will offer whole or half-chickens, livers, gizzards, cole slaw and potato salad.last_img

Pulis not ready to walk away

first_img “This football club has been absolutely fantastic to me. The Coates family are wonderful, wonderful people to work for. “My respect for them goes a lot further than just closing a door and walking away. “People who know me know I’m not somebody who just walks off into the sunset.” Launching a vigorous defence of himself, given the criticism that has flowed over a wretched second half of the season he said: “At a club like ours you can have good times and bad times in the Premier League. “For seven and a half years at this football club, I don’t think I’ve done too badly, and I don’t think the club has done too badly either. “Do you get judged over a bad period of three months? Or do you get judged over a period of time? “Everything is instant. Everybody wants results, results and results, and if you don’t get them I understand. I’m big enough and experienced to know if you don’t get results in this job then there is pressure on you, and you have to deal with that pressure.” Speculation has surfaced this week Pulis would quit City once the 40 -point target is reached, potentially as early as Saturday should the Potters beat Norwich at the Britannia Stadium. But after meeting owner Peter Coates on Tuesday for lunch, Pulis insists no word was uttered of a potential early exit, saying: “If I was going to walk away then I would have told him by now, and I certainly didn’t mention anything about walking away.” Tony Pulis is adamant he will not be walking out on Stoke, but could offer no assurances over his future beyond this season.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Jose Mourinho tells Eden Hazard to up his workrate for Chelsea

first_img “When you don’t have the ball, quality means nothing and what means (thumps chest)… you have or you don’t have. “It was just a tactical decision, leaving super quality on the bench, but bringing tactical discipline and hoping that the team could be solid. “Willian and Pedro did amazing defensive work and allowed the (central) midfield players to be very comfortable. Hazard will be left out until he makes the same defensive contribution as Willian and Pedro. “I continue that way, or he comes in our direction and tries to replicate the same work that Willian and Pedro did,” Mourinho added. Mourinho addressed his whole squad prior to the match, which was the first since Chelsea lost at home to Southampton on October 3 and prompted the first managerial vote of confidence in Roman Abramovich’s 12-year ownership. “I told the players that this is not the moment to think about themselves, to think about their personal situation, a moment to moan or to try to be selfish in the approach,” Mourinho said. “This is a moment for the team, just the team, and nothing else. Hazard, the recipient of numerous player of the year awards last term as Chelsea won the title, began on the substitutes’ bench as Diego Costa scored one and forced an Alan Hutton own goal to ease the pressure on Mourinho and pile more on Villa boss Tim Sherwood. “I left out Hazard because we are conceding lots of goals. We need to defend better,” Mourinho said. Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has told Eden Hazard to improve his defensive workrate after dropping the playmaker for the Premier League champions’ 2-0 win at home to Aston Villa. “I have to make decisions to try and bring results back.” Midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek made his first league start, but was replaced at half-time by Nemanja Matic. The 19-year-old also has work to do defensively, according to Mourinho. “I wanted more solidity,” he said. “He’s fantastic with his vision and the decisions he makes on the pitch. But without the ball you cannot compare him, tactically, with the others.” Mourinho knew Costa would make an impact on his return following a three-match suspension. “The way he was working in the past two weeks with us, I knew clearly he would bring something positive for us,” Mourinho said. Villa were just the visitors Chelsea were hoping for in the midst of their crisis, having had one win in 13 prior league games at Stamford Bridge while conceding 30 times in the previous eight visits. They were equally as accommodating on this occasion as Brad Guzan’s woeful clearance and Joleon Lescott’s poor control allowed Willian to nick in before he centred and Costa netted his third of the season. If Chelsea had not had much luck to date, as Mourinho has said, they received more good fortune when a Costa shot looped in off Hutton to complete the victory. Mourinho said: “I would expect never to come from a bad period into a brilliant game. “I was expecting this kind of answer and the answer was there. The result in this moment is the most important thing.” Positive results are something which Sherwood needs desperately amid reports his job is on the line. Sherwood, who was appointed in February, said: “I’ve had no indication that the clock’s ticking. “I’m under no illusion that as a football manager, you need to win football matches. “If you don’t you’ll invariably lose your job somewhere along the line. “I’ll take my share of responsibility, but it’s a team effort. We need to make sure that we stick together and come through it.” He is not about to start pointing an accusing finger at Guzan or anyone else. “Mistakes are there and we have to stick together. They’re team mistakes,” Sherwood added. “It’s about bouncing back and making sure we don’t do it again. “We’re disappointed we lost again and we are in a precarious position in the Premier League, but we got positives out of that game today.” Press Associationlast_img read more

Mourning Adekuoroye Wins Bronze, Dedicates it to Brother’s Late Wife

first_imgThe African champion defeated Anastasia Nichita of Moldova 10-0 via technical superiority in the battle for the bronze.The Ondo State-born wrestler had earlier on Wednesday qualified for next year’s Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan following her defeat of North Korea’s Sun Jong 12-2 via technical superiority to reach the semi final. She however lost the battle to reach the final of the 57kg category as she was outclassed by two-time world and Olympic champion, Risako Kauai of Japan 6-1.Adekuoroye whose career is backed by the Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministry’s General Overseer, Dr. D.K. Olukoya, displayed an uncommon valour leading to her winning the bronze medal yesterday.Just few hours before taking to the mat to battle for the bronze, Adekuoroye received a shocking telephone call from Nigeria that her brother’s wife who she was very fond of had died after a brief illness.“ When I received the news I was in tears. I was confused and nothing mattered to me at that moment. But my brother whose wife died comforted me and begged me to go ahead with my event. He told me that the best memory I can leave for his late wife is to win the bronze and dedicate it her,” observed Adekuoroye in her post fight interview monitored on television yesterday.“ This is the reason I am dedicating this my 2019 Senior World Wrestling bronze medal to my late brother’s wife,” gushed the petit lady who is one of the five female wrestlers representing Nigeria at the world event in Kazakhstan.According to Insidethegames, in the women’s 53kg final, North Korea’s Pak Yong Mi was an overwhelming victor against Japan’s Mayu Mukaida, by a margin of 12-2.Bronze medals went to India’s Vinesh Phogat, who won by a fall against Maria Prevolaraki of Greece, and Pang Qianyu of China, who won by an injury default against Poland’s Roksana Zasina.Mariya Stadnik of Azerbaijan was an overwhelming winner over Romania’s Alina Vuc in the 50kg final, taking the decision 11-0.There was satisfaction for the home crowd as Valentina Islamova Brik won 50kg bronze by a fall, over Ukraine’s Oksana Livach, while the other bronze went to Ekaterina Poleshchuk on judges’ decision after finishing 9-9 with China’s Sun Yanan.Russia’s gold was contributed in the 72kg final by Natalia Vorobeva, who beat Ukraine’s Alina Makhynia 4-0.Japan’s Masako Furuichi earned bronze with a 2-0 win over home wrestler Zhamila Bakbergenova, while the other bronze went to Paliha Paliha of China, thanks to a 2-1 victory over Victoria Francis of the United States.After day five, Japan lead the women’s rankings with 61 points, ahead of Russia on 55 and China 42.All wrestlers who advance to the semi-finals in Olympic weight secure a berth for their country at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Odunayo Adekuoroye (left) on the podium after defeating Anastasia Nichita of Moldova 10-0 to claim the bronze medal of the World Championship in Kazakhstan…Thursday WORLD WRESTLING CHAMPIONSHIPDuro IkhazuagbeNigeria’s Odunayo Adekuoroye Thursday momentarily put aside her grieving over the death of her brother’s wife to win a bronze medal in the 57kg category of the ongoing 2019 Senior World Wrestling Championship in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan.The medal is her second World Championship bronze having similarly picked the first at the last edition two years ago in Paris, France.last_img read more

Cam Newton injury update: Panthers QB dealing with sore shoulder, doesn’t rule out offseason surgery

first_img“At the end of the day it is what it is,” Newton told reporters. “It’s about managing pain and understanding you have a job to do, a responsibility to put your best product out on the field, and I want to do that for myself and this team.”Newton has appeared in every game for the Panthers this season, throwing for 2,999 yards with 24 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. He has also rushed for four scores. Related News Newton was asked if he was considering undergoing another offseason shoulder surgery when he met with the media.“Amongst other things,” Newton said. “I can’t confirm nor deny.”Newton, however, said he did not expect to miss any time in 2018. “At the end of the day, I just know that I’m healthy enough to play,” Newton said. “I’m not going to let nothing hold me back from being able to help my team. I definitely don’t want to be a liability. I just want to make sure I’m putting myself and this team in the best situation to win football games.”The Panthers will face the Browns in Cleveland on Sunday. They’ll enter that matchup on a four-game losing streak and with a 6-6 record. Greg Olsen injury update: Panthers TE (foot) placed on IRcenter_img Cam Newton is dealing with a sore right shoulder.The 29-year-old Panthers quarterback underwent surgery on his throwing shoulder following 2016 and he said Wednesday he still has lingering pain in the area. Panthers owner David Tepper considering changes as losing continues, report sayslast_img read more