Governor Tom Wolf Statement on Passage of Liquor Reform Bill

first_img Government That Works,  Liquor Reform,  Statement Harrisburg, PA – Governor Wolf made the follow statement regarding the passage of a liquor reform bill.“Today the House concurred with the Senate on historic liquor modernization legislation that provides greater customer convenience to the people of Pennsylvania. As I have always said, my goal is to modernize the sale of liquor and beer in Pennsylvania to ensure convenience and satisfaction for customers. Once the bill reaches my desk, I will conduct a final review of the legislation to ensure it meets my goals of enhancing the customer experience, increasing much-needed revenue to help balance our budget, and bringing our wine and spirits system into the 21st century.”# # #Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: SHARE Email Facebook Twitter June 07, 2016center_img Governor Tom Wolf Statement on Passage of Liquor Reform Billlast_img read more

Rubberhead, Dreadhead return!

first_imgThe Rossland Rubberhead Bike Festival is back Oct. 9, 2011, with new venues, exciting racing and high-flying slope-style action!This year, the Dreadhead Super-D has been moved to a new location on the super flowy (and slightly technical) Larch Ridge and Metacola (MC) trails in the Neptune Forestry road area just outside of Rossland, BC, on Highway 3B.These trails, buffed lovingly by the Kootenay Columbia Trail Society, offer a combined 4.5 kilometres of single track and involve 120 metres of climbing and 335 metres of descent. This makes for a race with some pedaling to favour the physically fit but enough downhill to require technical skill, speed and a good dose of “give’r.” “This year’s Dreadhead venue is excellent for intermediate to advanced riders looking to test their fitness and technical riding ability,” says race director Ryan Kuhn. “I think everyone will be finishing the course with a big smile on their faces.”  Categories for the Dreadhead include men and women in age groupings of 15-18 Juniors, 19-39 Seniors and 40+ Masters. As for training, the trails can be ridden anytime but, being the Thanksgiving long weekend, racers will also have all day Saturday to pre-run the course.  The Huck-en Berry bike jam returns at the recently revamped Centennial dirt jumps. The Huck-en Berry is a mountain bike slope styles event for all ages. Made to challenge avid mountain bikers to create aerial style, finesse, creativity and best of all, fun. Riders will make there way down a course filled will intermediate and advanced features (jumps,and  bridges,) to be crowned King or Queen Berry Hucker. The format will be jam style with riders judging each other’s runs. Participants will get at the most four runs depending on time. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prizes in all categories. Sweet tunes is will be pumping getting riders and spectators pumped for fun!  Awards for both events will be presented at the conclusion of the Huck-en Berries event and savory food, refreshments and music will fuel the after party. The Dreadhead Super-D will begin at 9 a.m. and conclude approximately 1 p.m. A mandatory riders meeting will be held at 8:15 a.m. at the Biathlon parking lot on highway 3B near the race start. Registration is at Revolution Cycles and Service in downtown Rossland (ph. 250.362-5688). Also, a registration table will be set up outside Revolution on the Saturday before to pick up race packages from noon to 5 p.m., and last minute registration will start at 7:30 a.m. at the Blackjack Biathlon parking lot.Slope-style registration will be from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Oct. 9 at the Centennial Dirt Jumps. Slope-style Training will be available from: 12 a.m. to 4p.m., with the Jam running from4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., with awards to follow. For more detail, check out the Rubberhead website. Check out some great photos here.last_img read more

Johnson Selected CoSIDA Academic All-District

first_imgTo be nominated, a student-athlete must be a starter or important reserve with at least a 3.30 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) at his/her current institution. Nominated athletes must have participated in at least 50 percent of the team’s games at the position listed on the nomination form (where applicable).Johnson advances to the Capital One Academic All-America Team ballot, where first-, second- and third-team All-America honorees will be selected later this month. Award winners will be announced on June 9. Print Friendly Version Johnson is a psychology major and holds a perfect 4.0 grade point average. On the court, she led the Bulldogs with a 25-9 singles record and earned All-MVC select team honors. Johnson recorded her 102nd career singles win in the semifinals of the MVC Tournament, tying Cecily Dubusker for the most singles wins in program history. DES MOINES, Iowa – Drake University women’s tennis senior Maddie Johnson was named first-team CoSIDA Academic All-District women’s at-large for the third consecutive year on Thursday, May 12.last_img read more

Penza: Big 5 MVP race between Sand, Betts and Nelson turning out to be a doozy

first_imgIn most seasons, figuring out a league MVP is simple.It’s usually the best player on the best team. What’s done is done and it makes sense to mostly everybody involved.While it’s pretty easy to figure out who will be the MVPs in the other three Humboldt-Del Norte League conferences, the race to be named the top player in the Big 5 for the boys basketball season is about as competitive as it can be.You’ve got three candidates — Fortuna senior guard Sam Betts, Arcata senior forward Thomas …last_img read more

Blitzbokke capture Edinburgh Sevens

first_img6 May 2013The Springbok Sevens team became the only team to win three times in the 2012/13 HSBC Sevens World Series when they captured the Edinburgh Sevens with a 28-21 victory over New Zealand on Sunday.It was South Africa’s second successive tournament win, following on victory in Tokyo last month. In fact, they have won three of the last four tournaments. Fiji, with two wins, is the only team to have won twice, while New Zealand has won just once despite making five finals.The Kiwis, however, captured the overall 2012/13 HSBC World Series title by reaching the final in Edinburgh, with South Africa in second place with one tournament left to go.Second placeFiji can still overhaul South Africa for second spot, providing they win the last tournament in London and the Blitzbokke fail to make the Cup quarter-finals.Commenting after the final, Springbok Sevens coach Paul Treu was quick to congratulate New Zealand for their Series win.“They were the most consistent team this year and that is why they are the overall champions, so it is well deserved to them,” he said.Treu then paid tribute to his players. “We arrived here without two of our playmakers (Branco du Preez and Cecil Afrika), but this just made the remaining players in the squad much more determined.‘Very rewarding’“We had to nurse a couple of players through this tournament, so it is very rewarding to see their hard work paying off.”The final was a tense affair. South Africa started well with a great try by Seabelo Senatla, but the Kiwis scored from the restart to level matters. They subsequently took a lead into half-time with a well-worked try (14-7).Treu’s talk at the break then lifted the Blitzbokke. “The coach reminded us to what our strong points are and urged us to execute that. He asked us to play minute-to-minute, doing what we do best. We did that and it worked for us,” captain Frankie Horne said afterwards.Tries by Steven Hunt, Philip Snyman and Cornal Hendricks took South Africa into a comfortable 28-14 lead before New Zealand added another converted try to set up a thrilling finish.South Africa’s defence held up to the challenge and the title was theirs.ResultsEarlier, they outclassed USA in the Cup quarters, beating them 22-5. Chris Dry, Senatla (2) and Paul Delport scored the tries.In the semi-finals, they faced England and, again, two breakaway tries by the speedy Senatla set-up the win. A Cornal Hendricks try secured a 24-17 victory.On day one, the Blitzbokke edged Kenya and Canada 17-14 and thumped Samoa 27-0 to finish top of their pool.SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

It’s Official: Legacy Tech Vendors Are In Permanent Decline

first_imgTags:#cloud computing#enterprise IT#IBM#legacy#Microsoft#Oracle#SAP Related Posts Matt Asay Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… SAP has missed key financial projections five times in the last 10 quarters. Oracle has whiffed four times in the last seven quarters. IBM has done better, but has tripped over earnings and revenue in the last two quarters. Microsoft? It has gone four straight quarters striking out on guidance for big areas of its business. Across the board these and other legacy vendors blame sales execution or macroeconomic factors.Perhaps they should instead blame their technology.Ignoring Secular Changes In The Technology LandscapeAs The Wall Street Journal notes of Microsoft, while “still a vastly profitable company [it] remains stymied in its efforts to adapt to a range of new computing platforms and approaches.” It’s not alone. Each of the companies listed, as well as EMC and VMware, has struggled to catch up with sweeping industry trends like cloud computing and open source.While these vendors naturally want to blame something easily within their control for the misses, as Oracle has, this isn’t a problem that can be fixed by throwing more high-priced sales executives at it, as Cowen & Co. analyst Peter Goldmacher stresses:We are concerned that Oracle is mistaking a secular change in the technology landscape with economic weakness and doubling down on distribution as the solution. We believe that we are in a major technology transition as IT buyers are increasingly turning to newer apps and data management technologies that offer more robust and flexible functionality at dramatically lower prices. Goldmacher is referring to both open source and cloud computing, but arguably it’s cloud computing that is shaking up yesterday’s dominant tech vendors. Some, like IBM, have spent years reorganizing their businesses to deemphasize slowing businesses like hardware. Others, including IBM and Oracle, boost earnings by acquiring companies and cutting costs, enabling them to grow inorganically even as markets shift.Bolting On The CloudIndeed, this may be the light at the end of the tunnel for these big tech vendors. While their traditional businesses are facing headwinds, each sees significant promise in the cloud or other new technologies. SAP, for example, has HANA, a successful in-memory database. While Goldmacher questions whether it’s growing as fast as SAP claims, it still offers a bright spot in SAP’s otherwise murky forecasts.More promisingly, IBM’s cloud business was up 70% in the first half of the year. While the actual revenue numbers behind that growth are shrouded in mystery, as InformationWeek‘s Doug Henschen illustrates, IBM’s last 30 years reflect a constant willingness to relentlessly reinvent itself in the face of shifting technology trends. In like manner, Microsoft is hoping to extend its Office monopoly into the cloud with Office 365, which is now tracking toward $1.5 billion in annual revenue, and Azure, its cloud hosting service that has also apparently crossed the $1 billion hurdle. Neither number will do much to staunch stanch the bleeding in its Windows and Office businesses, but they’re on the right track.Oracle, for its part, also undoubtedly has plans to reinvent its legacy businesses for modern application workloads. But thus far, things like its private cloud initiative, whereby it installs hardware and software in a customer’s data center and lets the customer rent this “cloud” from Oracle, mostly look like an attempt by Oracle to extend its legacy business model into the future. Good luck with that. Oracle traditionally hasn’t needed luck, though: what it can’t seem to invent, it buys. From business applications to the popular MySQL database, Oracle’s big wallet has helped it to remain relevant.But Can They Embrace The Cloud Business Model?The bigger question isn’t these legacy vendors’ ability to embrace new technology. Each, to varying degrees, has shown its willingness to do so.What remains to be seen, however, is whether they can shift their businesses to subscription revenue models, particularly for cloud services that tend to be offered at significantly lower price points. For companies built on the premise of large upfront license fees and ongoing maintenance commitments, the subscription model common to cloud or open source essentially removes the license fee and simply retains maintenance. Will technology’s incumbent vendors be able to subsist on maintenance fees alone? Perhaps. But they’re currently structured for a very different pricing model, and arguably the’s and Workdays of the world are going to further wreak havoc on their revenue models and, hence, their earnings reports.Image courtesy of Shutterstock. center_img IT + Project Management: A Love Affair Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Nowlast_img read more

The Problem With One Donut

first_img Essential Reading! Get my first book: The Only Sale Guide You’ll Ever Need “The USA Today bestseller by the star sales speaker and author of The Sales Blog that reveals how all salespeople can attain huge sales success through strategies backed by extensive research and experience.” Buy Now The problem with eating one donut is that from that point forward, you give yourself permission to eat whatever you want. The day is already lost, so what’s the point of eating right the rest of the day?The problem with opening Facebook and scrolling through the stream is that one link leads to the next link, and pretty soon your quick check-in has stolen an hour of your time. There’s no reason to start anything else because you don’t have time before your conference call or meeting. You might as well hit Twitter while you’re browsing the Internet. Social is a donut.The problem with leaving your email open is that the notification that you received a new email will take you away from what you are doing—or what you should be doing. You might intend to take a quick look to make sure it isn’t something important, but before you know it you’re responding to some relatively unimportant email. Ten minutes in, you might as well finish writing the response, right? Email is a donut.The problem with the water cooler chatter is that there are so many things you want to share and so many things your peer group wants to share with you. There just isn’t enough time. That one comment about the sporting event or the new hot Sunday night television show turns into 20 minutes. Not enough time to start the project that needs your attention. The water cooler is a box of donuts.The decision to eat one donut isn’t often a decision to eat one donut. It’s a much bigger decision, with a greater impact.last_img read more

Position Vacant -WA Finance & Admin Officer

first_imgTouchWest is looking for a Finance and Administration Officer to join the Touch Football Australia staff in the Western Australian office.The position is for 33 hours per week, and is viewed as an important part in ensuring that the business of Touch Football runs smoothly to support the management of the business and volunteers in the sport.A salary of $35 – $38,000 will be negotiated with the succesful applicant, dependant on qualifications and experience.To apply, please forward a cover letter with your application addressing the selection criteria for the position.  The position description and selection criteria are available in the document below.All applications should be forwarded by 5pm Wednesday 30th April to:Matt BamfordWA Manager – Touch Football AustraliaEmail – [email protected] Fax – 08 9319 4611Post – PO Box 57, CLAREMONT  WA  6010Enquiries – Ph 08 9319 4600Related Fileswafinance_and_adminstration_position_description-pdflast_img read more

5 hours agoMan Utd fullback Wan-Bissaka: I idolised Thierry Henry

first_imgMan Utd fullback Wan-Bissaka: I idolised Thierry Henryby Ansser Sadiq5 hours agoSend to a friendShare the loveAaron Wan-Bissaka aspired to emulate Arsenal legend Thierry Henry when he was a youngster.The 21-year-old instead developed into a promising fullback, earning a 50m move to Manchester United over the summer.”Growing up I looked up to Henry,” the Englishman told Joe.”I just like goals, I liked the way he scored goals. I always pictured myself scoring goals when I was younger.”I trained there (at right-back) a few times because Palace needed players in that position, that’s when they noticed how good I am at tackling and defending.” About the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more