Governor Wolf Encourages MLB Commissioner to Keep Uniform Manufacturer in Pennsylvania

first_imgLike Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Governor Wolf Encourages MLB Commissioner to Keep Uniform Manufacturer in Pennsylvania Economy,  Jobs That Pay,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – After learning that Major League Baseball is considering switching the manufacturer of team uniforms and fan apparel from Pennsylvania-based VF Majestic to Under Armour beginning in 2020, Governor Wolf wrote a letter to Major League Baseball Commissioner Robert D. Manfred, Jr..“VF Majestic has produced high-quality athletic apparel for the Major League Baseball Authentic Collection for years. The Company and its employees are true baseball fans with a genuine pride in what they do,” said Governor Tom Wolf. “You are unlikely to find such commitment as exhibited by VF Majestic’s more than 500 dedicated employees anywhere else.”Governor Wolf asked for the opportunity to discuss the opportunities that doing business in Pennsylvania provides with Mr. Manfred.View the full letter below:11.1.16 Letter to Robert D. Manfred, Jr. by Governor Tom Wolf on Scribd November 01, 2016 SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Governor Wolf Announces Expansion of Tyson Foods Distribution Center, Creation of 114 New Jobs in Schuylkill County

first_imgGovernor Wolf Announces Expansion of Tyson Foods Distribution Center, Creation of 114 New Jobs in Schuylkill County July 06, 2017 SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img Economy,  Jobs That Pay,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that the Tyson Foods Distribution Center will expand in Schuylkill County and create 114 new, full-time jobs.“I’m proud to announce that Tyson Foods will expand and create 114 family-sustaining jobs in Schuylkill County,” Governor Wolf said. “The company is investing heavily in its future in Pennsylvania with its own $59.7 million capital investment. The I-81 corridor has become an extremely attractive location for food processors, and I applaud Tyson Foods for choosing to grow right here in Pennsylvania.”Tyson Foods plans to add 164,000 square feet to its existing 182,000 square-foot-facility in Highridge Business Park in Cass Township, Schuylkill County. The company has committed to investing at least $59.7 million on the project and create 114 new jobs over the next three years.“This expansion will allow us to better service our customers, and ship our complete portfolio of protein-packed brands from one distribution center,” said Gregg Uecker, senior vice president of network planning and integration at Tyson Foods. “New technology will also improve team member safety, while reducing our carbon footprint. We thank the Department of Community and Economic Development for their help on this project, and continued support of our efforts to grow in the community.”Tyson Warehousing Services, LLC., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tyson Foods, received a funding proposal from the Department of Community and Economic Development that includes a $46,400 WEDnet grant and $228,000 in Job Creation Tax Credits to be distributed upon creation of the new jobs.The project was coordinated by the Governor’s Action Team, an experienced group of economic development professionals who report directly to the governor and work with the local economic development agencies in assisting businesses that are considering locating or expanding in Pennsylvania. The Schuylkill Economic Development Corporation, or SEDCO, assisted with the Tyson Foods project.“It is always a great bit of news when an existing employer in Schuylkill County announces an expansion of their facility because it reflects their confidence in our community, our local, county and state elected officials and our local workforce,” said Steve Field, chairman of SEDCO. “We are excited about their plans and the employment impacts that will come as a result of the expansion.”“I’m excited that Tyson has decided to expand its operation in Schuylkill County and add 114 jobs in my legislative district,” said Representative Neal Goodman. “This announcement shows how government and the private sector can work together for everyone’s benefit. It is always a pleasure to work with SEDCO and Governor Wolf’s economic development team to help our economy.”“Cass Township’s Board of Supervisors appreciates this new investment and job creating opportunities in our township,” said James Wentz, chairman, Cass Township Board of Supervisors. “Our 20-year partnership with SEDCO, Schuylkill County, and the Minersville Area School District continues to pay dividends to the citizens of Cass Township and our school district as well.”Tyson Foods, Inc. is one of the world’s largest food companies with brands such as Tyson®, Jimmy Dean®, Hillshire Farm®, Sara Lee®, Ball Park®, Wright®, Aidells® and State Fair®.  It’s a recognized market leader in chicken, beef and pork as well as prepared foods, including bacon, breakfast sausage, turkey, lunchmeat, hot dogs, pizza crusts and toppings, tortillas and desserts. The company supplies retail and foodservice customers throughout the United States and approximately 115 countries. The company currently has approximately 114,000 Team Members employed at more than 400 facilities and offices in the United States and around the world.For more information about the Governor’s Action Team or DCED, visit read more

H&R Block losses mounting

first_img160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The company also said its Option One mortgage subsidiary likely would not be able to meet minimum profit levels at the end of April that are required by eight banks providing funding. H&R Block said it missed the “minimum net income” covenants for Option One on Jan. 24 but received waivers until April 27. Without further waivers, those lenders could pull the plug on further financing. “While this termination could adversely impact (Option One’s) ability to fund new loans, we believe this risk is mitigated by options available to H&R Block,” the company said in the filing. The company said it decided to review the value of Option One after continued weakness in the subprime market, which has seen a dramatic increase in the number of loan defaults in the past year. A slew of banks and firms that lend to subprime borrowers have run into trouble as rising interest rates and falling home prices have increased the number of loan delinquencies and foreclosures. KANSAS CITY – H&R Block Inc. shares dipped to a new 52-week low before recovering Wednesday after the nation’s largest tax preparer said it was boosting its third-quarter loss on subprime lending woes. Shares ended the day at $20.14, up 9 cents. Earlier Wednesday, H&R Block shares lost as much as $1.74 to $18.31, dropping below their 52-week low of $19.75. In a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, H&R Block said a $29.2 million pretax cut in the carrying value of its mortgage business deepened its quarterly loss by $15.5 million to $60.3 million, or 18 cents per share. H&R Block reported a third-quarter loss of $44.7 million, or 14 cents per share, on Feb. 22. last_img read more

VAR to be used in CAF CL final for first time

first_imgVAR has been used once before in Africa, for the 2018 CAF Super Cup match between Wydad Casablanca of Morocco and TP Mazembe of the Democratic Republic of Congo.While VAR has been both lauded and loathed by footballers and officials, its use at the World Cup in Russia this year was considered “largely successful” by FIFA.“We used it for the Super Cup last February without any hitches and are delighted to go a step further,” CAF general secretary Amr Fahmy said.“This is another historic moment for African football. CAF is determined to use the latest innovative technologies available.”Record eight-time champions Ahly and twice trophy-holders Esperance have met 16 times at various stages of the Champions League, starting with two goalless 1990 qualifiers.The most controversial refereeing decision came in a 2010 semi-final when Nigerian Michael Eneramo clearly handled when scoring the goal that won the tie for Esperance.It was scant consolation to Ahly that the Ghanaian referee who allowed the goal to stand in Tunisia was banned.Ahly and Esperance go into the two-leg title decider — the second leg is on November 9 in Tunisia — knowing a great deal about each other having also met in the group stage.After a 0-0 draw in Egypt, Ahly won the return match 1-0 through a goal from Morocco-born Walid Azaro, one of six he netted in the Champions League this season.Anice Badri of Esperance has scored one more with his seventh coming five minutes from time to secure overall victory in a dramatic semi-final against Primeiro Agosto of Angola.Other potential match-winners in Alexandria and Rades include Haythem Jouini of Esperance, who has come off the bench to score vital goals.– ‘Unjustified criticism’ –Walid Soliman of Ahly is another, firing two of the three goals that took the ‘Cairo Red Devils’ past Entente Setif of Algeria in the semi-finals.A key factor in the consistent success of north African clubs in CAF competitions is the number of top quality goalkeepers the region boasts.So, it was unusual that rival coaches Patrice Carteron of Ahly and Mouine Chaabani of Esperance had to defend their shot-stoppers after the semi-finals.Both Mohamed el Shenawy of Ahly and Rami Jeridi of Esperance conceded soft second-leg goals that, fortunately for them, did not prevent their clubs progressing.“I trust Mohamed, who often faces unjustified criticism,” said Carteron, a Champions League-winning coach in 2015 with Mazembe.The first French coach of Ahly was more concerned about missed scoring chances in both legs against Setif.“Wasted opportunities could have affected the semi-final outcome and I have once again reminded my players how important it is to convert easy chances.”While Carteron has guided Ahly since June when Hossam el Badry quit after a group stage loss in Uganda, Chaabani has been coach for just one CAF fixture.Khaled Ben Yahia was sacked soon after the first leg loss to Primeiro and his assistant promoted to one of the hottest seats in African club football.“The Primeiro matches were nerve wracking and I hope my players have learnt a lot of valuable lessons from them,” he said.“As we prepare to face a great club like Ahly it is crucial that we believe in ourselves and are prepared to fight until the final whistle in Egypt and Tunisia.”Apart from a $2.5 million (2.2 mn euros) prize, the African champions qualify for the 2018 FIFA Club World Cup in the United Arab Emirates, which guarantees at least another $1 mn.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Al-Ahly’s Egyptian forward Walid Soliman (C) celebrates with teammates after scoring during the CAF Champions League semifinal first leg football match Al-Ahly vs ES Setif at al-Salam stadium in Cairo on October 2, 2018. © AFPJOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Nov 1 – Video assistant referees (VAR) will be used in the CAF Champions League final for the first time Friday when Al Ahly of Egypt host Esperance of Tunisia in the first leg.The system allows off-field referees to assist match officials regarding goals, penalty and straight red card decisions, and mistaken identity when awarding red and yellow cards.last_img read more