Categories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionRe Jan. 7 George Will column, “We need a balanced-budget amendment more than ever”: It sounds good. But then neo-con Will quotes billionaire-owned American Enterprise Institution (Stink Tank) President Christopher LeMuth lamenting government helping people, preferring “wars and … territorial expansion … .” (Think $4 trillion illegal Iraq invasion that created ISIS, which Will loved.)If we wanted to keep our Social Security/Medicare fund balanced, we would take away the rich folks’ exemption on all income above $120,000. (Sure George, you millionaires have it so much tougher than us regular working people.)While Mr. Will declares himself an atheist, he and the American Enterprise Institution always seem to worship the God of Greed over the God of Mercy in which most of us believe.Peter Looker GlenvilleMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the census
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Press Release, Workforce Development Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Wolf announced the approval of new apprenticeship grants to Elsner Engineering Works, KLK Welding, and Utz Quality Foods in Hanover to fill the need of skilled workers for manufacturing positions that require specialized knowledge. The grant, awarded to Hanover Area Chamber of Commerce, builds on the governor’s commitment to expanding job training opportunities for Pennsylvanians.“In order to move our manufacturing sector to the next level, it is essential that our employers find skilled workers to fill their needs,” said Governor Wolf. “These new apprenticeship programs are a great example of government, business and organizations working together to strengthen our manufacturing sector and provide job seekers with paid on-the-job training in industries where employers are eager to hire highly skilled workers.”The $99,000 grant will assist the companies with implementing its apprenticeship programs to fill the need for skilled machinists, welders, and industrial maintenance mechanics, respectively, in order to sustain and grow their business. All three employers are turning over 45 percent of their skilled workforce over the next eight years. It is important to create succession plans to identify positions that will require succession and work with universities, career and technology centers, and other organizations to identify possible successors.“We appreciate Governor Wolf’s support of the Hanover Chamber Group Apprenticeship program,” said Gary Laird, president of the Hanover Area Chamber of Commerce. “Our goal is to address local workforce needs by developing a talent pipeline model to fill high demand occupations in any industry.”Apprenticeships are a key component of Governor Wolf’s PAsmart initiative. PAsmart is expanding apprenticeships and job training in traditional and non-traditional occupations through the Wolf Administration’s Apprenticeship Training Office (ATO). The initiative encourages businesses, community colleges and other higher education providers to expand registered apprenticeships and work-based learning experiences for adults. It has also expanded the Department of Labor and Industry’s successful Industry Partnerships program, which connects similar businesses with educational and economic development partners to provide the job training.For more information about the Wolf Administration’s commitment to workforce development, visit the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) website or follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and YouTube. August 27, 2019 Governor Wolf Announces Funding to Provide Skills Training to Next Generation of Workers in the Hanover Region SHARE Email Facebook Twitter read more
The foam landing pit is great for practising jumps.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus14 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market14 hours agoAs well as its own motocross track, the property also had a foam landing pit, half-pipe, inground trampoline and newly renovated house with a lean-to. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:25Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:25 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p288p288p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), 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 Rate1xFullscreenThe Misled Compound hits the market01:25Bad news for motocross fans after the popular Misled Compound sold to a private buyer, which could see the track closed to the public.The property, which has its own motocross track, went viral online last month, and has now sold for exactly what the owner wanted.A contract for the 4.19ha 104-114 Mona Drive property at Jimboomba went unconditional yesterday for $600,000. The lean-to is next to the house.The address also skyrocketed to the top of the realestate.com.au most viewed residential listings list the following week, making it the most popular property online in the country.As of January 11, the house was still listed in the top 10 most popular online residential listings for Queensland. There is an inground trampoline and half-pipe.The Misled Compound sparked interest online after an article written by The Courier-Mail on the extreme property went viral on Facebook in December 2018, with a reach of more than 204,000 people on The Courier-Mail’s Facebook post alone. The kitchen bench was custom made.The property had previously been on the market for 74 days in early 2014 with a list price of $499,000, but failed to sell.Your Address Real Estate Browns Plains agent Bridgette Griffiths confirmed the contract went unconditional yesterday.“The sale price was $600,000 (and) the sellers are extremely happy,” Ms Griffiths said.The agent said the property was bought by a female buyer who was going to make use of the motocross track.“It was someone who is going to utilise the track, not a seasoned professional, just a motorbike enthusiast.” read more
The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) in Australia has purchased a 24m Giant Piston Corer system for the RV Investigator from Ocean Scientific International Ltd (OSIL).The modular deep sea sediment coring system comprises four 6m-long barrels, a stainless steel head with removable lead weights and a mechanical trigger arm with 1m long pilot core.The system has been specified with deck stands, deck storage for the head and barrels and a comprehensive package of tools and spares.“The OSIL Giant Piston Corer systems can achieve recovery rates of over 95% in soft sediments and provides a more complete, longer and less disturbed sample than traditional gravity coring systems owing to the unique integral piston, which reduces internal friction and prevents plugging,” said OSIL in their announcement.“Piston Corers are one of the most important basic tools used in the study of marine sediments, and OSIL offers customisable systems (including Launch and Recovery Systems and Winches) from 4m to 60m in length.” read more
Share Share Share Sharing is caring! Tweet LifestyleTravel Gulfstream boosts service between Florida and Bahamas by: – June 14, 2011 33 Views no discussions Gulfstream International Airline jet on runway. Photo credit: Flickr.comFORT LAUDERDALE, USA — Gulfstream International Airlines is making The Bahamas more accessible this summer by boosting frequencies on its flights between Fort Lauderdale and Freeport, Marsh Harbour and Treasure Cay for travel June 29 to August 22, 2011.The new flights, on sale as of June 11, 2011, will operate daily.The new service brings to four the total number of daily Gulfstream flights to/from Freeport. Marsh Harbour flights increase to three times daily, while service to Treasure Cay grows to twice per-daily.Caribbean News Now
The other day I was having breakfast with Ray Gibson, a high school classmate and friend. Over breakfast we started discussing high school sports. Ray and I both played baseball. Ray was a pitcher, and I was an outfielder.Ray had a curve ball that he could bend around a tree, but he wasn’t a flame thrower like we hear so much about today. His forte was fooling a batter rather than trying to throw it past them. On one occasion, Ray got a little wild and threw one of his benders a little close to a batter’s head. Ray and I wondered if that batter ever got into the batter’s box again after Ray almost beamed him. Needless to say, Ray had no trouble striking this young man out after that pitch. Remember–we didn’t have the nice, plastic helmets of today.
Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modifieds – 1. Chris Abelson, Sioux City, Iowa, 1,196; 2. Ricky Thornton Jr., Chandler, Ariz., 1,191; 3. Zane DeVilbiss, Farmington, N.M., 1,158; 4. Kelly Shryock, Fertile, Iowa, 1,157; 5. Brandon Beckendorf, Danube, Minn., 1,154; 6. J.D. Auringer, Waterloo, Iowa, 1,152; 7. Nick Roberts, Des Moines, Iowa, 1,149; 8. Justin Jones, Bemidji, Minn., 1,148; 9. Jimmy Gustin, Marshalltown, Iowa, 1,142; 10. Michael Densberger, Lincoln, Neb., 1,136; 11. Keith Jack Lamphere, Monroeton, Pa., 1,132; 12. Clint Hatlestad, Glencoe, Minn., 1,131; 13. Troy Cordes, Dunkerton, Iowa, and Ricky Stephan, South Sioux City, Neb., both 1,127; 15. Rob VanMil, Barnesville, Minn., 1,118; 16. Brian Schultz, Casa Grande, Ariz., and Alexander Wilson, Salinas, Calif., both 1,116; 18. Jason R. Benjamin, Towanda, Pa., and Ronn Lauritzen, Jesup, Iowa, both 1,114; 20. Van Gemmill, Ponca City, Okla., 1,113.IMCA Late Models – 1. Justin L. Kay, Wheatland, Iowa, 796; 2. Matt Ryan, Davenport, Iowa, 787; 3. Todd Cooney, Des Moines, Iowa, 779; 4. Ryan Griffith, Webster City, Iowa, 757; 5. Andy Nezworski, Buffalo, Iowa, 750; 6. Jeremy Grady, Story City, Iowa, and Darrel DeFrance, Marshalltown, Iowa, both 735; 8. Joel Callahan, Dubuque, Iowa, 731; 9. Jon Merfeld, Dubuque, Iowa, 725; 10. Tyler Bruening, Decorah, Iowa, and Paul Nagle, Nevada, Iowa, both 722; 12. Ben Nading, Ankeny, Iowa, 716; 13. Charlie McKenna, Clear Lake, Iowa, 710; 14. Nate Beuseling, Silvis, Ill., and Daulton Maassen, Avoca, Iowa, both 702; 16. Jonathan Brauns, Muscatine, Iowa, 694; 17. Curt Schroeder, Newton, Iowa, 693; 18. Gary Webb, Blue Grass, Iowa, 679; 19. Ray Guss Jr., Milan, Ill., 673; 20. Jerry King, Waterloo, Iowa, 661.IMCA Eagle Motorsports RaceSaver Sprint Cars – 1. Chad Wilson, North Richland Hills, Texas, 783; 2. Marcus Thomas, Corsicana, Texas, 757; 3. Clint Benson, Papillion, Neb., 752; 4. Logan Scherb, Paradise, Texas, 736; 5. Kyle Jones, Kennedale, Texas, 718; 6. Josh Hawkins, Whitehouse, Texas, 714; 7. Trevor Serbus, Olivia, Minn., 693; 8. Jeremy Schultz, Hutchinson, Minn., 690; 9. Zach Newlin, Millerstown, Pa., 689; 10. Chase Brewer, Springtown, Texas, 688; 11. Jesse Cripe, South Haven, Minn., 680; 12. Tucker Doughty, Heath, Texas, 677; 13. Brandon Allen, St. Peter, Minn., 674; 14. Shon Pointer, Grand Island, Neb., 664; 15. Dustin Woods, Forney, Texas, and Matt Ziebarth, Flandreau, S.D., 662; 17. Michael Stien, Ceylon, Minn., 653; 18. Chris Kelly, Oklahoma City, Okla., 640; 19. John Ricketts, Burleson, Texas, 634; 20. Jeb Sessums, Burleson, Texas, 631.IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars – 1. Mike Nichols, Harlan, Iowa, 1,200; 2. Travis Van Straten, Hortonville, Wis., 1,197; 3. Damon Murty, Chelsea, Iowa, 1,187; 4. Jason Rogers, Selden, Kan., 1,178; 5. Matt Guillaume, Haslet, Texas, 1,174; 6. Dan Mackenthun, Hamburg, Minn., 1,161; 7. Donavon Smith, Lake City, Iowa, 1,159; 8. Kirk Martin, Weatherford, Texas, 1,157; 9. Kevin Opheim, Mason City, Iowa, 1,153; 10. Nathan Wood, Sigourney, Iowa, 1,147; 11. Brian Blessington, Breda, Iowa, 1,146; 12. Casey Woken, Ogallala, Neb., 1,145; 13. Luke Sathoff, Jackson, Minn., 1,143; 14. David Smith, Lake City, Iowa, 1,142; 15. Jay Schmidt, Tama, Iowa, 1,134; 16. Rod Snellenberger, Pulaski, Wis., 1,130; 17. Nick Tubbs, Colby, Kan., 1,129; 18. Chad Bruns, Wayne, Neb., 1,128; 19. Dustin Larson, Worthington, Minn., 1,122; 20. John Heinz, Green Bay, Wis., 1,119.IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks – 1. Shannon Anderson, Des Moines, Iowa, 1,193; 2. Cory Probst, Worthington, Minn., 1,186; 3. Jeremy Oliver, Chilton, Texas, 1,180; 4. Andy Roller, Waco, Texas, and Cody Nielsen, Spencer, Iowa, both 1,178; 6. Justin Luinenburg, Reading, Minn., 1,170; 7. Austin Luellen, Minburn, Iowa, 1,168; 8. Jacob Olmstead, Overton, Neb., 1,157; 9. Chanse Hollatz, Clear Lake, Iowa, 1,153; 10. Eric Stanton, Carlisle, Iowa, 1,151; 11. Brandon Nielsen, Spencer, Iowa, 1,148; 12. TeJay Mielke, Norfolk, Neb., 1,146; 13. Justin Nehring, Storm Lake, Iowa, 1,139; 14. Andrew Borchardt, Plymouth, Iowa, 1,138; 15. Tiffany Bittner, Norfolk, Neb., 1,137; 16. Tyrel Smith, Goodland, Kan., 1,124; 17. Jeremy Wegner, Graettinger, Iowa, 1,121; 18. Kyle Pfeifer, Hill City, Kan., and Scott Dobel, Manly, Iowa, both 1,120; 20. John Watson, Des Moines, Iowa, 1,116.Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern SportMods – 1. Jeffrey Abbey, Comanche, Texas, 1,178; 2. Jesse Baldwin, Aztec, N.M., 1,141; 3. Chad Hertel, Abilene, Texas, 1,106; 4. Justin Long, Haslet, Texas, 1,056; 5. Robert Scrivner, Woodway, Texas, 1,020; 6. Taylor Florio, Copperas Cove, Texas, 1,016; 7. Dustin Robinson, Post, Texas, 943; 8. Jon White Jr., Red Oak, Texas, 916; 9. Thomas Bennett, Bastrop, Texas, 909; 10. Damon Hammond, Burleson, Texas, 885; 11. Jake Upchurch, Grand Prairie, Texas, 875; 12. Jeffrey Kaup, Woodward, Okla., 863; 13. James Skinner, Burleson, Texas, 853; 14. John Freeman, Runaway Bay, Texas, 834; 15. T.J. Green, Robinson, Texas, 764; 16. Michael Maraschick, Midland, Texas, 751; 17. Cory Williams, Slaton, Texas, 740; 18. Logan Ellis, Wagoner, Okla., 737; 19. Chris Cogburn, Waco, Texas, 730; 20. Brad Shirley, Springtown, Texas, 724.Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods – 1. Tyler Frye, Belleville, Kan., 1,197; 2. Tony Olson, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 1,192; 3. Fred Ryland, Brentwood, Calif., 1,183; 4. Mark “Bud” Martini, Avon, Minn., 1,182; 5. Clinton Luellen, Minburn, Iowa, 1,181; 6. Matthew Looft, Swea City, Iowa, 1,174; 7. Nick Meyer, Whittemore, Iowa, 1,173; 8. Lucas James Lamberies, Clintonville, Wis., 1,170; 9. Doug Smith, Lanesboro, Iowa, 1,167; 10. Clay Money, Penokee, Kan., 1,165; 11. Jared VanDeest, Holland, Iowa, 1,151; 12. Bryce Garnhart, Shannon, Ill., 1,145; 13. George Nordman, Mason City, Iowa, 1,137; 14. Joey Gower, Quincy, Ill., 1,132; 15. Tyler Soppe, Sherrill, Iowa, 1,126; 16. Cody Knecht, Whittemore, Iowa, 1,123; 17. Sam Robert Wieben, Dysart, Iowa, 1,118; 18. Brayton Carter, Oskaloosa, Iowa, 1,117; 19. Johnathon D. Logue, Boone, Iowa, 1,108; 20. Brandon Williams, Des Moines, Iowa, 1,104.Mach-1 Sport Compacts – 1. Nate Coopman, Mankato, Minn., 1,200; 2. Ramsey Meyer, Pierce, Neb., 1,191; 3. Cody Thompson, Sioux City, Iowa, 1,165; 4. Jay DeVries, Spencer, Iowa, 1,153; 5. Lance Mielke, Norfolk, Neb., 1,137; 6. Kaitlyn DeVries, Spencer, Iowa, 1,135; 7. Shannon Pospisil, Norfolk, Neb., 1,127; 8. Tyler Thompson, Sioux City, Iowa, 1,113; 9. Dalton Kron, Algona, Iowa, 1,085; 10. Bill Whalen Jr., Riverside, Iowa, 1,076; 11. Brooke Fluckiger, Columbus, Neb., 1,062; 12. Joe Bunkofske, Armstrong, Iowa, 1,061; 13. Drew Johnson, Sioux City, Iowa, 1,054; 14. Devin Jones, Clear Lake, Iowa, 1,050; 15. Oliver Monson, Clear Lake, Iowa, 1,032; 16. Colby Kaspar, Columbus, Neb., 1,008; 17. Brendon Yamry, Rice, Minn., 972; 18. Alan Lahr, Nicollet, Minn., 945; 19. Nikki Taylor, Welcome, Minn., 926; 20. Alec Stapleton, Denison, Iowa, 918. read more
Bert Smith age 66 of West Harrison, Indiana passed away Friday, December 6, 2019 in West Harrison, Indiana. Born August 8, 1953 in Hazard, Kentucky the son of Wilson and Maggie (Turner) Smith.Bert a 1972 graduate from William Henry Harrison High School served his country in United States Army.Bert is survived by his children Bert (Stephanie) Smith, Brandy (Robbie Edwards) Lohrey, Michael (Lindsay Sheehan) Bischoff and Jody (Scott) Horton. Papa of Devon, Isaac, Carter, Alajah, Trey, Bristol, Ellie, Easton, Quincey, Sydney, Casey and Whitney. Brother of Curley (Marietta) Smith, Vernon (Laurie) Smith, Carl (Annetta) Smith, Larry (Diane) Smith, Geraldine (Darrel) Peachee and Millie Smith.Preceded in death by his parents Wilson and Maggie Smith and brother Don Smith.Visitation will be held Saturday, December 14, 2019 from 10:00 A.M. until time of funeral services at 2:00 P.M. all at Jackman Hensley Funeral Home 215 Broadway Street Harrison, Ohio, 45030. Burial will follow at New Haven Cemetery with military honors provided by US Army and Harrison Honor Guard.Memorials may be directed to Bright Fire and EMS c/o the funeral home. read more