By: The Office of Governor Tom Wolf July 27, 2017 Excited to visit @Adaptimmune today — they’re expanding operations at the Philly Navy Yard & bringing 110 new, high-paying jobs to the city. pic.twitter.com/lQH43cqX7Q— Governor Tom Wolf (@GovernorTomWolf) July 24, 2017 Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Economy, Jobs That Pay, Round-Up With policies that set the table for robust private sector growth, Governor Wolf is making sure that every month more and more companies recognize that Pennsylvania is a great place to do business.This July, Governor Tom Wolf announced Pennsylvania received national recognition from CNBC on the state’s blooming economic climate. Our commonwealth rose 10 spots overall in CNBC’s America’s Top State for Business 2017, with the significant advancements in categories of Education, Technology and Innovation, and Business Friendliness.The governor also announced new jobs across Pennsylvania — from Erie to Philadelphia, Schuylkill and Luzerne Counties in the Northeast to Lawrence and Allegheny Counties in the West.Every day, this administration is working to grow Pennsylvania’s manufacturing base and create family-sustaining jobs. The commonwealth is a place where entrepreneurs and researchers can feel supported to nurture new ideas and take risks.Highlights from July 2017On ‘Jobs That Pay’ Tour, Governor Wolf Visits Cook MyoSiteOn ‘Jobs That Pay’ Tour, Governor Wolf Visits World Trade Center HarrisburgGovernor Wolf Celebrates Opening of Compressed Natural Gas station in York CountyGovernor Wolf Announces Expansion of Evoqua Headquarters Will Create 63 New Jobs in PittsburghOn ‘Jobs That Pay’ Tour, Governor Wolf Visits Adaptimmune TherapeuticsGovernor Wolf Announces Expansion of The New York Blower Company Facility in Lawrence County Will Create 22 Manufacturing JobsGovernor Wolf Announces Logistics Plus, Inc. to Expand and Create 44 New Jobs in the City of EriePennsylvania Recognized for Business Ranking Improvement after Advances in Business Development and EducationGovernor Wolf Announces 50 New Manufacturing Jobs Coming to Luzerne County Through New Mickey Truck Bodies, Inc. LocationGovernor Wolf Announces Expansion of Tyson Foods Distribution Center, Creation of 114 New Jobs in Schuylkill CountyGovernor Wolf Announces Creation of 65 New Jobs Through Expansion of EY Intuitive Facility in PhiladelphiaGovernor Wolf Announces New Approvals for Four Small Business ProjectsHighlights from TwitterBig news! Pennsylvania jumped 10 spots in @CNBC‘s ranking of America’s top states for business. https://t.co/glD275obTb #PAproud pic.twitter.com/lOAZLgx14i— Pennsylvania ? (@PennsylvaniaGov) July 14, 2017 July Jobs That Pay Update: PA Recognized for Business Climate, Jobs Announcements
Logo of the Organization of American States. Image via: topnews.inPANAMA CITY, Panama — The use of applied science, technology and innovation to improve competitiveness and achieve prosperity in the countries of the region will be one of the main focal points of the third meeting of ministers and high authorities of science and technology from the Americas, to be held on Thursday and Friday in Panama City, with the support of the Organization of American States (OAS).The meeting has as its objective to make progress in science and technology in the region, by defining a series of goals to be fulfilled by the year 2025. Among them are: to develop in the Americas a culture of innovation based on technology that fosters integration, entrepreneurship and creative thinking; to increase, by at least 50 percent, the number of men and women that graduate from programs in science, technology, engineering and technical education. Furthermore, to substantially improve the study programs in different disciplines; to ensure that all member states of the OAS have access to infrastructure services of internationally renowned quality; and to strengthen inter-American cooperation in the sector to achieve a more effective and fast-paced technological development in the region.These goals are the four pillars of the “20/25 Vision,” a proposal prepared by the Government of Panama, host of the meeting, and the OAS Office of Science, Technology and Innovation. The ministers and high authorities also are expected to approve the “Draft Plan of Action of Panama,” which facilitates the creation of working groups to achieve progress on the agreed-upon tasks, as well as to establish clear initiatives and cooperation mechanisms that ensure the fulfillment of the already mentioned objectives.Among the participants who have already confirmed their attendance are ministers and high authorities from Argentina, Barbados, Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Saint Kitts and Nevis, the United States, and Trinidad and Tobago.Titled, “Translational Science, Technology and Innovation: Knowledge for Competitiveness and Prosperity,” the meeting also will be an opportunity to discuss the progress achieved since the last ministerial meeting in Mexico City in 2008, and to formulate recommendations to the heads of state and government for the Sixth Summit of the Americas, to be held in April 2012 in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia, under the banner of “Connecting the Americas: Partners for Prosperity.”The document titled “Towards a Vision 20/25 in Science, Technology and Innovation for the Americas: Hemispheric Cooperation for Competitiveness and Prosperity in a Knowledge Economy,” is a response to a recommendation from the Inter-American Committee on Science and Technology (COMCYT), which during its VI regular meeting in September 2010 recognized the importance of focusing on the application of these resources as fundamental factors to promote innovation, competitiveness, growth and prosperity. Since the first ministerial meeting on science and technology in Lima in 2004, the COMCYT has constituted a forum for political dialogue and follow-up to the mandates adopted at these gatherings.The Office of Science, Technology and Innovation of the OAS is part of the Department of Economic Development, Trade and Tourism in the Executive Secretariat for Integral Development, and its mission is to support member states in formulating national development policies and strategies to promote science, technology, engineering, and innovation with the goal of improving competitiveness in the private sector and generating sources of decent work, reducing poverty, and strengthening democratic governance.Caribbean News Now NewsRegional Meeting of ministers of science and technology to be convened in Panama by OAS by: – November 15, 2011 Sharing is caring! Share Share Share Tweet 9 Views no discussions
MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (AP) – A union leader alleged Tuesday that a large Iowa nursing home for veterans is forcing some employees to work after they were exposed to a colleague who tested positive for coronavirus.AFSCME Council 61 President Danny Homan said the situation at the Iowa Veterans Home in Marshalltown is potentially putting employees and its more than 500 residents at risk of infection.Homan said asymptomatic employees were told Tuesday that they had to continue working even if they worked closely with an individual who recently tested positive. He said one employee received direction from a doctor to self-quarantine but the home “refused to follow” that directive.Homan says the state must act immediately to ensure that veterans and the staff who care for them are not needlessly exposed.Home Commandant Timon Oujiri said late Tuesday that three employees have tested positive, including one last week, and four others await results. He said that 24 residents have been tested so far and all have been negative.Oujiri said employees who were exposed to colleagues known to be infected have been warned and thus far none have reported having symptoms. The three staff who tested positive each worked in different buildings on the campus, he said.