first_img January 31, 2018 Environment,  Infrastructure,  Press Release,  Public Health Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today announced the investment of $74 million for 13 drinking water, wastewater, storm water, and non-point source projects across 11 counties through the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST).“This funding continues our commitment to clean water in Pennsylvania with the approval of these loans and grants through PENNVEST for a variety of water quality improvement projects that cover areas across the commonwealth”, said Governor Wolf. “These projects benefit the environment, economic development, and public health and will further our shared goal of a clean and safe environment for our families to enjoy, as well as, my vision for a better Pennsylvania, both now and for years to come.”The funding comes from a combination of state funds: Growing Greener, Marcellus Legacy funds, federal grants to PENNVEST from the Environmental Protection Agency, and recycled loan repayments from previous PENNVEST funding awards. Funds for the projects are disbursed after bills for work have been paid and receipts submitted to PENNVEST.A list of project summaries follows:PENNVEST Drinking Water ProjectsAllegheny CountySpringdale Borough received a $5,499,200 loan to construct upgrades to their drinking water treatment plant and replace approximately two miles of raw water and potable water distribution lines. *Montgomery County Schwenksville Borough Authority received a $1,051,037 loan to replace 2,725 feet of water main that have reached the end of their useful life. *PENNVEST Wastewater ProjectsAllegheny CountyLiberty Borough received a $1,200,000 loan to rehabilitate approximately 3,600 feet of the existing sanitary sewer system to eliminate inflow and infiltration contributing to excess flows. **Bucks CountyDoylestown Township received an $8,599,354 loan to construct approximately 33,000 feet of collection sewers, 4,700 feet of force main, 178 man holes, and a pump station to an area with malfunctioning on-lot systems. **Butler CountyTownship of Mercer received a loan of $353,237 and a $3,827,863 grant to provide sewer service to two areas of the township, one portion to be connected to Harrisville Borough’s collection system and transported to Grove City for treatment; the Village of Forestville will have a separate collection system with both low presser and gravity components and treatment with a recirculating sand filter. **West Sunbury Borough Municipal Authority received a $350,000 loan to construct tertiary treatment system and related components to remove ammonia nitrogen and comply with permit standards.Lebanon CountyKeystone Protein Company, LLC received an $11,000,000 loan to construct a new industrial wastewater treatment facility to handle the combined flow from the proposed poultry processing plant and expanded rendering plant. The project will allow the facility to meet effluent discharge standards.Luzerne CountyGreater Hazelton Joint Sewer Authority received a loan of $2,425,000 and a $8,986,000 grant to install a 15 ton per day fluidized bed incinerator and related equipment allowing the Authority to continue accepting residual solids. The project supports several area business expansions expected to create or retain over 300 jobs and leverage $28 million in local investment.Non-point Source Water Quality Improvement ProjectsBedford CountyMann Township received $444,031 grant to cover costs related to a temporary stream diversion, embankment stabilization, and restoration project in Blackberry Lick Run.Cameron CountyLyme Emporium Highlands II LLC received a $24,549,885 loan to purchase 11 large tracts of forest land to protect headwater streams, provide conservation easements, and sustainable working forests. The project is expected to create over 50 new forestry related jobs and leverage $91,000,000 in private investment. **Delaware CountyChester City Stormwater Authority received a loan for $4,888,205 to construct 4 bio-retention cells, 7,250 square feet of permeable pavement, establishment of a storm drain catch basin retrofit project program and 70 storm sewer inlets. **Lycoming County Old Lycoming Township received a $622,175 grant to purchase a water recycling jet vacuum truck to remove sediment from the storm water system to comply with the best management practices in this MS4 community.Storm Water ProjectsWayne CountyHawley Borough received a $277,911 grant to repair or replace approximately 733 feet of failing storm sewer pipe, to eliminate periodic flooding, and prevent soil erosion from entering the Lackawaxen River.* denotes projects that have Drinking Water State Revolving Funds** denotes projects that are funded with Clean Water State Revolving FundsFor more information, visit www.pennvest.pa.gov or call 717-783-6798. 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first_imgThis California Bungalow at 219 Newman Rd, Geebung, is for sale. Picture: realestate.com.au.RAY and Sylvia Tedman paid just 800 pounds (about $1300 today) for this quaint California Bungalow more than 60 years ago when Geebung was only rugged bushland and barely a suburb of Brisbane.Little did they know, their elevated 607 sqm plot of land would one day boast impressive views of a big city skyline.The city views from 219 Newman Rd, Geebung. Picture: realestate.com.au.The post-war property at 219 Newman Road, Geebung, has been in the Tedman family ever since, but is now looking for a new family to call it home.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 3:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -3:00 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels360p360p240p240pAutoA, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenUpdate a heritage home without losing its charm03:01Jasmine Tedman said she hoped the lucky buyer would choose to preserve the home’s character and renovate rather than opt to demolish it and start again.One of the bedrooms at 219 Newman Rd, Geebung. Picture: realestate.com.au.“It would be nice if someone would save some of the house’s character, but it seems everyone these days only wants what is new and it will probably be knocked down,” she said.The porphyry rock feature wall at 219 Newman Rd, Geebung. Picture: realestate.com.au.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor1 hour agoThe house is almost completely in original condition — peeling paint and all — ready for someone to breathe new life into it.“It needs some TLC,” Mrs Tedman.“We’re selling it as it is and hoping someone will appreciate it.”The bathroom at 219 Newman Rd, Geebung. Picture: realestate.com.au.Rich in character, the home features an Italian porphyry rock wall in the lounge room and on the fence line, hardwood timber floors and 2.7m ceilings.“Its great to see that rock wall features are once again back in vogue after all these years,” Mrs Tedman said.The front of the home at 219 Newman Rd, Geebung. Picture: realestate.com.au.Qld house sales fall off a cliffLucky number eight lands home for familyRichlister’s mansion still for saleShe said the property was in an ideal location, close to Geebung train station, a bus stop, good schools and Westfield Chermside.One of the utility rooms at 219 Newman Rd, Geebung. Picture: realestate.com.au.The property is for sale by negotiation through Liam Roach and Michael Bacon of Place Nundah, who advise buyers to “get in quick before Geebung becomes gentrified and prices escalate like surrounding suburbs”.Geebung is 11km from Brisbane’s CBD and has a median house price of $514,000.last_img read more

first_imgHowever, despite DNB’s objection, Wonen said that it had adjusted its pension plan to the current arrangements of Detailhandel, through reducing its contribution from 21.6% to 20.8% of the pensionable salary.It also increased its franchise – the part of the salary that is excluded from pensions accrual – from €10,317 to €12,564, but kept the annual accrual rate at 1.75% of the salary.Wonen, which had to apply a 3.6% rights cut earlier, reported a funding of 111.1% at June-end, when the coverage ratio of Detailhandel was 115%.At the Pensioenfonds voor de Detailhandel nobody was available for a comment. The scheme has yet to publish its annual report for 2013.The Stichting Pensioenfonds Wonen said that it lost 3% on investments last year, in part due to the effect of rising interest rates on its 57.4% fixed income portfolio, which generated 0.9%, but largely to a 5.9% loss on its full hedge of the interest risk on its liabilities.It made clear that the introduction of the ultimate forward rate as the discount rate for its liabilities, triggered its decision to replace long-term interest swaps with swaps with a shorter duration, “in order to match the susceptibility to interest rates with the UFR methodology”.In addition, Wonen said it converted its remaining swaption into a swap and subsequently froze its swaps portfolio. As this decreased the effect of the interest hedge, it indicated it would also look at the interest cover during its planned asset liability management study.Wonen reported a 11.9% profit on its 22.3% equity holdings, and said it lost 2.9% on its 12.6% property portfolio last year.The scheme returned 10.2% and 3.3% respectively on its private equity and infrastructure investments, but noted that private equity had underperformed 11 percentage points.Its board further indicated that it had not adjusted its strategic investment mix, pending decisions on the new pensions contract, based on the new financial assessment framework (FTK).The Pensioenfonds Wonen has 24,675 active participants, 91,805 deferred members and 13,150 pensioners. The €2.2bn pension fund for the furnishing sector, Wonen, plans to merge with Detailhandel, the €13bn scheme for the retail industry.However, in its annual report, it indicated that the intended merger has been delayed by supervisor De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB), which “had rejected the proposed solution for bridging the different funding level of both schemes”.When asked by IPE, the board of Wonen declined to elaborate on the suggested solution, or to clarify at what stage the preparations for a possible merger were.In its annual report, the board of Wonen said that last year, it had tasked a special merger working group with assessing the options of joining Detailhandel by 1 January 2014.last_img read more

first_imgØrsted and its Race Bank project partners, Macquarie and Sumitomo, will hold an inauguration ceremony for the 573MW offshore wind farm in Grimsby, UK, on 13 June.Image: ØrstedThe offshore wind farm, located off the North Norfolk coast, is operated from Ørsted’s East Coast Hub in Grimsby, the UK’s largest offshore wind Operations and Maintenance (O&M) base, according to Ørsted.Offshore maintenance is being carried out from the Edda Passat service operations vessel (SOV) that remains offshore with technicians working shifts of 14 days on and 14 days off.A2SEA’s (now GeoSea’s) vessel Sea Installer erected the last of the total of 91 Siemens Gamesa 6MW wind turbines in December 2017 and Race Bank achieved full power output at the beginning of 2018.GeoSea’s vessel Innovation installed the foundations manufactured by Bilfinger Mars Offshore in Poland.Engie Fabricom and Iemants were in charge of supplying two substations to the wind farm, with Seaway Heavy Lifting (SHL) installing Race Bank 02 (ROW 02), the first substation, in August 2016, and the second, Race Bank 01 (ROW 01), in March last year.DeepOcean provided the installation of inter-array cables delivered by JDR, while Jan De Nul laid the export cables supplied by NKT.Race Bank is owned by Ørsted (50%), Macquarie European Infrastructure Fund 5 (25%), Macquarie Capital (12.5%) and Sumitomo Corporation (12.5%).Offshore WIND Stafflast_img read more

first_imgWorkers from local disease control and prevention department in protective suits disinfect a residential area following the outbreak of a new coronavirus, in Ruichang, Jiangxi province, China on Jan. 25. CNSPHOTO VIA REUTERS Construction ofthe second hospital, designed to have 1,300 beds, is scheduled to be completedin half a month while the construction of the first dedicated hospital hasstarted and is due to be finished by Feb. 3.(Reuters) SHANGHAI – Over2,000 people globally have been infected with a new coronavirus, the vastmajority of them in China, where 56 people have died from the disease,according to figures released on Sunday. The virus,believed to have originated late last year in a seafood market in the centralChinese city of Wuhan, has spread to Chinese cities including Beijing andShanghai, as well as the United States, Thailand, South Korea, Japan,Australia, France, and Canada.center_img Wuhan isbuilding two new hospitals with a combined 2,300 beds to treat patients, thestate media said.  On Saturday,Canada declared the first “presumptive” confirmed case of the virus in aresident who had returned from Wuhan. The patient, a male in his 50s, arrivedin Toronto on Jan. 22, officials said. last_img read more

first_imgTwo Batesville residents who have run a lot of marathons are Merle Hines and Ted Hartshorn.  Merle recently completed her goal of running a marathon in all 50 states.  Merle was still going strong despite what some would consider the age of retirement.  She is the track and cross country coach for the Oldenburg Twisters who every year develops a very good core of distance runners.Ted Hartshorn, on the other hand, has had to curtail his competing in marathons.  The 80+ runner at one point competed in 2 or more marathons every year.  Ted has developed problems with his eyesight, so his running is now confined to the YMCA and running in his neighborhood  in the Chateau section of Batesville.Both of these runners have run marathons outside of the United States, and each could give you hours of stories about some of their trips to marathon sights.  I know Ted survived a snow storm in getting back from an Eastern shore marathon.  A true runner will not let weather or travel problems keep them from running 26.2 miles–just because they like to do it!last_img read more

first_imgVINTON, Iowa – The first round of voting for the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational begins Monday afternoon.Two drivers from each of the five regions for Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modified regions will be voted onto the starting grid in electronic balloting that runs from July 25 through Friday, July 29.Eighteen more starters will be elected at large between Monday, Aug. 1 and Friday, Aug. 5. Complet­ing the Friday, Sept. 9 All-Star field at Boone Speedway will be candidates with the high­est national point total and the most 40-point feature wins competing at the IMCA Speedway Mo­tors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s.By home region, All-Star candidates now include:Larry Shaw Racing Western Region – Randy Artz, Chaz Baca Jr., Hank Berry, Cody Burke, Kellen Chadwick, Zane DeVilbiss, Jake Donnelly, Ethan Dotson, Justin Elmer, Troy Foulger, Kyle Heckman, Bobby Hogge IV, Jake Holland, Eddie Kirchoff, Cody Laney, Ryan McDaniel, Lance Mari, Jeremy Meirhofer, Kenny Miller, Robert Miller, Matt Murphy, Jason Noll, Jeff Olschowka, Reed Payne, Jason Pike, Brad Pounds, Joey Price, Dusty Safley, Cory Sample, Robby Sawyer, Brian Schultz, Alex Stanford, Ramie Stone, Regan Tafoya, Wade Taylor, Nick Trenchard, Mark Wauge, R.C. Whitwell, Jesse Williamson, Alexander Wilson, Collen Winebarger and Justen Yeager.Razor Chassis South Central Region – Dean Abbey, Dean Deming, P.J. Egbert, William Gould, Kevin Green, Matt Guillaume, Josh McGaha, Chad Melton, Kevin Sustaire and Keith White.Jet Racing Central Region – Drew Armstrong, Steven Bowers Jr., Corey Burch, Tate Cole, Michael Densberger, Jeremy Frenier, Ryan Gaylord, Cody Gearhart, Troy Gemmill, Van Gemmill, Jordan Grabouski, John Hansen, Daryl Hay, Chris Heim, Jeff Hunter, Corey Lagroon, Hunter Marriott, Danny Morrison Jr., David Murray Jr., Mike Petersilie, Terry Phillips, Jesse Richter, Dylan Sherfick, Dylan Smith, Jeff Taylor, Cole Traugott, Danny Womack and Justin Zeitner.BMS North Central Region – Chris Abelson, J.D. Auringer, Chad Bartel, Brandon Beckendorf, Jett Big Eagle, Kyle Brown, Clayton Christensen, Troy Cordes, Mark Dahl, Nick Deal, Corey Dripps, Tyler Droste, Josh Foster, Jimmy Gustin, Richie Gustin, Travis Hagen, Mike Hansen, Jesse Hoeft, Scott Hogan, Jeremiah Hurst, Brian Irvine, Jeff James, Wayne Johnson, Justin Jones, Justin Kay, Shawn Kilgore, Aaron Krohn, Benji LaCrosse, Adam Larson, Jeff Larson, Ronn Lauritzen, Colt Mather, Jeremy Mills, Mitch Morris, Brian Mullen, Mike Mullen, Jake Murray, Jay Noteboom, Justin Oestreich, Scott Olson, Travis Peery, Nick Roberts, Brandon Rothzen, Joel Rust, Ryan Ruter, Lucas Schott, Eric Scribner, Chris Schroeder, Kelly Shryock, Dustin Smith, Tony Snyder, Ricky Stephan, Shawn Strand, Ricky Thornton Jr., Matt Werner, Spencer Wilson and Jason Wolla.Dirt Works Eastern Region – Jason Barnhill, James Cornell, Myron DeYoung, Mitchell Hunt, Keith Lamphere, Scott Sessions, Kyle Strickler, Kenny Wallace and A.J. Ward.last_img read more

first_imgStatewide—Indiana Philanthropy Alliance is growing the legacy of former Indiana Lieutenant Governor and past Lilly Endowment Inc. president John M. Mutz with the launch of the Mutz Philanthropic Leadership Institute. This cohort-style learning experience will transform the philanthropic sector by developing a talent pipeline of diverse leaders who are well-prepared to serve in board and executive roles at foundations and corporations in communities across Indiana, bringing new ideas and fresh perspectives to the field. “For emerging and aspiring leaders in philanthropy, as I was more than a decade ago, the wisdom, practical advice, and example that John offered gave me the skills I needed to succeed,” said Jamie Merisotis, CEO of Lumina Foundation.The Mutz Institute was born from an Indiana Philanthropy Alliance statewide listening tour and strategic visioning process. The philanthropy community clearly requested a deeper talent bench, more diversity, and education programs to ensure excellence in the field.While serving as Lt. Governor, Mutz convened the first meeting of statewide philanthropic funders which would later become the current Indiana Philanthropy Alliance. In his role as president of Lilly Endowment, Mutz oversaw the implementation of the Giving Indiana Funds for Tomorrow program which helped to stand up community foundations in all 92 Indiana counties. Indiana Philanthropy Alliance has partnered with Lilly Endowment to grow GIFT since its inception.“I am honored to think that, a hundred years from now, this organization will celebrating, I don’t know how many grants and how much money, but I know they will still be imbued with the spirit of philanthropy,” said John Mutz. “That they will still recognize that voluntary organizations can change the world. As a matter of fact, it is the only thing that ever has.”The Mutz Institute will train emerging leaders with a wide-range of experiences who seek to skill-up and improve their understanding of the practice of philanthropy. Participants may include foundation staff, corporate social responsibility professionals, foundation and nonprofit board members, emerging family foundation members, nonprofit professionals, and individual philanthropists and donors.Click here for more information. Applications for the January 2021 inaugural class will be due October 30, 2020.last_img read more

first_img With the final value of the broadcast deal unknown, exact figures cannot yet be put on the payments from 2016/17 but if the new system was now in place, Championship clubs would get around £3miilion, League One around £450,000 and League Two £300,000. “The Premier League and our clubs are committed to sharing a significant amount of revenue for the development of football outside of the League,” said Premier League chief executive Richard Scudamore. “The increase in solidarity payments to Football League clubs across seasons 2016/17 to 2018/19 is an important part of that, as is our continued support for community facilities, sports participation programmes, and other groups and projects.” The new rules will not affect the three clubs most recently relegated from the top flight – Hull, QPR and Burnley. They will receive £64million split over four years – £24million in the first year, then £19.3million, then £9.6million for each of the next two years. Parachute payments are likely to rise significantly from the 2016/17 season, however, when the new Premier League TV rights deal takes effect. The £5.3billion domestic rights package is 65 per cent higher than the current deal and the overseas rights have still to be agreed. From the 2016/17 season, relegated clubs will receive 55 per cent of the equal share of broadcast revenue paid to Premier League clubs in the first year after relegation, 45 per cent the following year and 20 per cent in year three. Clubs relegated after a single season will receive 55 per cent and 45 per cent over two seasons with the third payment eliminated entirely. Shortly after the Premier League announced the deal for domestic rights, it revealed that 20 per cent of that would go to grass-roots football, solidarity payments to lower-league clubs, participation and education and disadvantaged groups. And it has now revealed its plans for solidarity payments, with the hand-outs linked to a mechanism to broadcast deals. Championship clubs currently receive £2.3million a season with League One clubs getting £360,000 a season and third-tier outfits being handed £240,000. Under the new arrangements, the solidarity payments will be based on a percentage of a third-year parachute payment with Championship sides getting 30 per cent, League One 4.5 per cent and League Two three per cent. Promoted clubs who are relegated after just a single year in the Premier League will no longer benefit from full parachute payments from the 2016/17 season. The change in the rules means that promoted clubs Bournemouth, Watford and Norwich will miss out on a year of parachute payments if they go straight back down. The parachute payments system is also changing so that the money – at least £64million – will be distributed to relegated clubs over three years rather than four. Clubs who go back down after a single year in the Premier League will only get the first two years of payments rather than the full three years. Press Associationlast_img read more

first_imgDEREK MONTGOMERY/Herald photoThe Wisconsin volleyball team wraps up its spring season Wednesday night as they host the Fighting Phoenix of UW-Green Bay at the Field House. The match starts at 7 p.m. and admission is free.Two weeks ago at UW’s most recent competition, the DePaul Spring Tournament, senior-to-be Aubrey Meierotto led the team to a 5-0-1 finish with 29 kills, capping off a successful spring on the road.With a slate of three tournaments this spring against some of the Midwest’s better teams, the Badgers dropped only one match and split another.Though head coach Pete Waite has been pleased with his team’s performance thus far, he will still be looking for overall improvement and a replacement at the right-side hitter position after losing All-American senior Jill Odenthal.Waite has shuffled his lineup throughout the spring, testing Meierotto, redshirt freshman Audra Jeffers and junior Amy Bladow out at the position and will continue to experiment tomorrow against UW-Green Bay to measure where his team stands heading into the fall season.While the right-side hitter position is clearly the biggest void to fill this spring, Waite has noticed that the entire squad has been challenging each other at every position and is pleased with his team’s intensity, knowing it will carry over to match play against other opponents.“They’re all fighting for spots,” Waite said. “They’re out there to prove that they are the best one for the job and everyday in practice they’re going head to head with each other and competing hard. So I know that when they step out on the court they’ll be playing as a team and going out to beat anyone we play against.”Although replacing Odenthal, as well as Marian Weidner off the bench, has been one of Waite’s top priorities this spring, improving his team’s defense is at the top of his agenda.“[We’re looking to improve] our defense especially,” Waite said. “In the fall, we were known for being a pretty good blocking team and pretty strong offensively, but we need to be a better passing and defensive team, and that’s what we’re really focusing on in practice.”Waite has put such an emphasis on defense since the fall season’s end that he even added former Badger setter Colleen Bayer to the coaching staff in hopes of stressing defensive play throughout the spring and onto next fall as well as bringing an added intensity to the team.The Badgers ended last year with an NCAA tournament run to the Elite Eight and return 13 of 15 players from that squad. That team unity has carried over to this spring, as the team has bonded extensively and with the addition of some freshmen, such as Faye McCormack of Downers’ Grove, Ill., they feel primed to produce another solid showing in the Big Ten and make another tourney run. For the tight-knit Badgers, the spring campaign has flown by.“The spring season is going by really fast and I can’t believe it’s our last tournament already,” middle blocker Sheila Shaw said.Nevertheless, the team is pumped to close out its spring season in front of a home crowd and continue its improvement heading into next fall’s season.“Everyone’s definitely excited for it,” Meierotto said of playing the last spring match. “We want to still improve on the things we’ve been practicing this week so I think that we’re going to just and give it our all.”last_img read more