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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
KINGSTON, Jamaica, CMC – Jamaica is intensifying efforts to curtail child labor in the country through a ‘Risk Identification Model’ program being implemented to identify communities where this illicit activity is occurring, in order to facilitate interventions.Director of Child Labor in the Ministry of Labor and Social Security, Sacha Deer Gordon, said the initiative will entail creating vulnerability maps that highlight areas where child labor is suspected to be taking place, for monitoring and eventual action.Identify highest probabilityShe said the system will allow the authorities to “identify the highest probability where child labor may occur, and in what sector” and cited a recent Statistical Institute of Jamaica (STATIN) study that revealed an estimated 38,000 children are involved in child labor locally.The Director said once the victims are identified, “we put plans in place to interrupt that trajectory”, adding that steps are taken to monitor their recovery, because “we don’t want them to re-enter child labor.”Illegal to employ children under age-13Gordon said that business owners employing children under age 13 to work in their establishments are in breach of the Child Care and Protection Act, which stipulates that youngsters up to the age of 14 years can only be engaged in “light work” for no more than 14 hours per week.The Act further stipulates that children, aged 15, can only engage in full employment if they have completed secondary education.“But they cannot be engaged in hazardous work [below] age 16… and it has to be done under supervision and with proper instructions,” she said, adding that the government continues to discourage child labor, emphasizing that “it is something that we are saying must stop”.The government has already established a National Steering Committee, which meets monthly and utilizes various mechanisms designed to promote child rights.Criminal offence Child labor is a criminal offence, with penalties ranging from J$250,000 or three months’ imprisonment to a maximum of one million dollars.
DES MOINES — The latest USDA crop report out Monday showed there were less than two days suitable for fieldwork last week — which didn’t help farmers catch up on the harvest. The report says three percent of corn has been harvested — which is two weeks behind average. Five percent of soybeans have been harvested, and that’s 12 days behind average. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Crops Specialist for northwest Iowa Joel DeJong says those farmers that were able to plant early have seen some good things. “Some of the early reports from the soybean harvest actually were fairly decent yields– so I have hope that maybe that will continue moving forward,” DeJong says. “But, we are starting about three weeks later than normal. It would be nice to get rain out of our forecast for a little while and get some sunshine and maybe a little breeze so we can get them dry so we can get that work done.” He says not everything is negative. “The crop itself is actually hanging in there pretty well. They soybeans are pretty mature, so we are just waiting for them to dry. A lot of the corn that’s planted before the first of June has actually reached maturity or is close to maturity now,” De Jong says. He says getting the crop to maturity is only part of the issue. “The problem we still have is that when the corn crop just hits maturity it is still 32 to 32 plus percent moisture. We need some dry down time and we don’t that get much dry down time once we get past the month of October,” he says. “We would like to see the month of October be above normal if we get any chance for that to occur.” De Jong says there have been some diseases that have hit too. He says there has been a lot of white mold that has shown up late and that could make the yield zero in parts of fields.. DeJong says there’s been appraisals of 40 to 70 bushels and acre. The corn has also had some issue and he says there have been appraisals of 108 bushels per acre and then there’s been appraisals up into 200. De Jong says the conditions vary widely across the nine counties he covers. He says a late frost would help with a lot of the issues. DeJong says the normal frost date for this region is October 10th. He says much of the area’s corn still needs additional time to mature and a light frost may not hurt the crop, but for late planted corn, an early frost could negatively affect crop yields. DeJong says it is very likely many farmers will need to resort to using artificial drying methods in order to store their corn, which only adds to the cost of the crop.
The winning St Michael’s teamST Michael’s U16s boys are celebrating after being crowned Division One Champions today.Odhran McFadden was the hero as the Dunfanaghy/Creeslough side edged the clash with St Eunan’s by just a single point.The sides had been level at four points each at half-time as both sides struggled to adapt to the strong breeze in Milford. When St Eunan’s rattle home a goal into the second half to take a two point lead, it looked as though they could go on and win it.But their next score never came.Instead young McFadden scored three points in a row to give Michael’s a 0-09 to 1-05 lead.St Eunan’s – who had beaten the same team 0-11 to 0-06 in the northern final – pressed for an equaliser but couldn’t get past the blanket defence. It was a determined display from both teams, with little doubt after the game that the future of football in the county looks good with players from both sides surely contenders for minor and senior honours in the future. GAA: ST MICHAEL’S BOYS CROWNED U16 LEAGUE CHAMPIONS was last modified: October 19th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:county finalSt EunansST MICHAEL’S GAA CLUBU16’s