January Jobs That Pay Update: Workforce Training, Computer Science Education, Fairer Wages, and New Jobs

first_imgJanuary Jobs That Pay Update: Workforce Training, Computer Science Education, Fairer Wages, and New Jobs SHARE Email Facebook Twitter January 17, 2018 Economy,  Education,  Infrastructure,  Jobs That Pay,  Round-Up,  The Blog,  Workforce Development In just the first few weeks of the new year, Governor Tom Wolf announced $7 million in workforce development funding, statewide computer science education standards, more than 600 new jobs, and plans to overhaul Pennsylvania’s overtime rules to be more fair for salaried workers.Training Pennsylvania’s WorkforceGovernor Wolf continued to support workforce development programs that prepare Pennsylvanians to meet the evolving demands of the job market. More than $7 millions in state funding will help train tomorrow’s medical practitioners and commercial truck drivers, and retrain dislocated miners in today’s high demand occupations.Introducing Computer Science Education StandardsHeeding the governor’s request, the State Board of Education took action this January to establish standards for computer science education in all Pennsylvania schools. Already a national leader in STEM education, Pennsylvania is now one of a few states to endorse such standards.Fairer Wages and New JobsGovernor Wolf announced plans to modernize outdated overtime rules and more than 600 new jobs in e-commerce, technology, large-scale manufacturing and small businesses. The governor also welcomed another national manufacturing company that chose Pennsylvania as their new hub on the east coast.Highlights from December 2017 – January 2018Governor Wolf Announces Approval of Funding for 125 New Community Projects Through Neighborhood Assistance ProgramGovernor Wolf Announces Tax Credits to Revitalize ‘Mill 19’ – Site of Former Steel Mill in HazelwoodGovernor Wolf Announces Revamped Pennsylvania Program to Confront Skills Gap, Bolster Job TrainingGovernor Wolf Announces Creation of 307 Pennsylvania Jobs Through Expansion of AssurantGovernor Wolf Approves Support for 22 Community Revitalization Projects Throughout PennsylvaniaGovernor Wolf Announces New Approvals for Low-interest Loans to Support 13 Small Business Projects in Nine Counties, Supporting Nearly 200 JobsGovernor Wolf Announces $4 Million for Health Care Training Building in Central PAGovernor Wolf Visits Philips Ultrasound, Hosts Roundtable with Pennsylvania Med Tech BusinessesGovernor Wolf Tours Wood-Mode in Snyder County to Highlight Job TrainingGovernor Wolf Visits Dauphin County Technical School, Talks Training and Careers with Health Sciences StudentsGovernor Wolf Attends Turn5 Ribbon-Cutting, Celebrates New Job CreationGovernor Wolf Visits Lehigh Carbon Community College, Visits Commercial Truck Driving Students and EmployersGovernor Wolf Tours All Sports America, Touts Collaboration in Reshoring and New Jobs CreationGovernor Wolf Stresses Agriculture’s Economic Impact; Says New Report’s Recommendations Guide Opportunities for GrowthGovernor Wolf Announces Funding to Repurpose the United Mine Workers of America Career Centers’ Training Center to Connect Dislocated Workers with Family-Sustaining EmploymentGovernor Wolf Applauds State Board of Education for Endorsement of Computer Science StandardsGovernor Wolf Visits Penn State Schuylkill LionLaunch Innovation Hub, Touts Entrepreneurship Opportunities in PennsylvaniaGovernor Wolf Announces Silgan Containers Expanding into Pennsylvania and Creating New Manufacturing Jobs in the Lehigh ValleyGovernor Wolf Announces $1 million in Funding for Scranton Downtown Revitalization ProjectGovernor Wolf to Modernize Outdated Overtime Rules to Strengthen the Middle Class and Provide Fairness for WorkersPennsylvania’s Every Student Succeeds Act Plan Receives Final ApprovalHighlights from Instagramcenter_img Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf By: The Office of Governor Tom Wolflast_img read more

Corona Invitational football heads into final round robin round

first_imgTHE final round robin stage of the Corona Invitational tournament, organised by Petra will take place this evening at the GFC ground, Bourda.In the first of the matches, Santos FC will come face-to-face with East Veldt FC from 17:00hrs with GFC and Beacons playing game two and Western Tigers taking on Police in game three.In the most recent round of matches on Friday, Camptown FC was the winner in their match against Black Pearl.The Campbellville side started the scoring as early as the third minute through Okeri Codrington with Ozelea Small adding the second in the 27thGame two finished with the same margin as Northern Rangers slammed Flamingo.Stephon Reynalds and Sunil Logan were the destroyers for Northern Rangers as they scored in the 5th and 29th minutes respectively, with the Flamingo side having no answers.Game three was a goal-less draw between Riddim Squad and Pele.last_img read more

Incomplete, under-renovation smaller airport

first_imgDear EditorOur ancestors, many moons ago, voyaged across the Atlantic on the likes of the Elisabeth, Louisa Baillie, Whitby, Hesperus and Glentanner among other vessels. With the advent of technology, we now have air travel, allowing us to access distant lands in a matter of hours.The Cheddi Jagan International Airport previously known as the Timehri International airport is well known to all Guyanese. Editor this facility was opened to commercial traffic since 1946. Over the years changes and developmental works were done to modernise this airport. The PPP/C, with a vision for the future of Guyana with new and developing sectors such as tourism and hospitality with our specific brand of eco-tourism; oil and gas; Guyana being a gateway to South America and the bridge that connects South America to the Caribbean understood the necessity for this transformational project. This was not a stand-alone project, it was accompanied by investments in an international brand hotel like the Marriot; the provision of cheap electricity with the Amalia hydro-electric scheme which with the significant reduction in the cost of electricity would have stimulated agro-processing and manufacturing; the need to accommodate larger aircraft to lower the cost of freight and to have access to wider markets for our many non-traditional exports. This interconnected group of projects was totally misunderstood and incompetently handled by the APNU/AFC Administration when they came to office in May 2015. This has left us as a country with a situation where we are getting less and paying more. This design and build fixed-priced contract had envisioned eight boarding gates (air bridges), a significantly extended runaway, new terminal buildings, state of the art check-in and communication facilities, adequate conveyor belts to accommodate simultaneous multi arrivals and concession areas to facilitate transit and other global travellers.This incompetent group renegotiated the contract, giving us two air bridges and has now found extra money from the national purse to buy another two at a higher price, in a most questionable manner. The PPP/C has already indicated that we intend to call for a “value for money” audit on this project. Are the Guyanese people getting the right value for their monies spent?Regardless of all these questions, the biggest question I have today, Editor, is the real completion date. On the Public Infrastructure Ministry’s website, they have a lovely description of the project and I quote; “The Cheddi Jagan International Airport Expansion Project will be a behemoth in infrastructural development. With a new scheduled completion timeline of December 2018…”The shock of December 21 may still be upon Minister Patterson and he may not have changed his calendar, but we are in 2019 now sir. The project, as of December 31, 2017 had spent US $111.79 million (81 per cent) of the US$150 million allocated to the total project cost. When is the project really expected to be completed since another deadline has been missed? What will be the final price? Will they be attempting to appropriate further funding? These are all questions the already burdened taxpayers of this country need answers to, someone please help.Editor, I call on the people of Guyana to pay close attention to this cabal during their lame duck period of governance. Where their caretaker status must be emphasised. This must not be a case of taking a transformational project and turning it into a cash cow to facilitate campaign funding. At the time of the PPP/C Government, they said the project was overpriced and unnecessary. The APNU/AFC, with their visionless approach, took it over and the world is now a witness to their mal-administration and incompetence. We have an incomplete, under-renovation smaller airport with fewer facilities at the time of penning this letter.Yours truly,Bishop Juan A Edghilllast_img read more

Windscribe voucher free VPN with 50GB traffic included

first_imgWindscribe voucher: free VPN with 50GB traffic included by Martin Brinkmann on April 01, 2017 in Internet – Last Update: March 12, 2019 – 49 commentsThe VPN service Windscribe runs a promotion right now that bumps the monthly bandwidth of free users from 10 Gigabytes to 50 Gigabytes.Windscribe offers a free (called limited) and paid accounts. The main differences between free and paid accounts are the following ones:Free account has a traffic limit. Default is 10 Gigabytes per month, but you get 50 Gigabytes instead with the voucher.The free account may be used on only once device (at a time).Servers in eight countries are available for selection to free users, paying customers get servers in more than 45 countries.Pro accounts get faster upper speed limits (free up to 100 Mbps, pro up to 480Mbps)The Linux client and Android client is only available for paying customers.As far as other features are concerned, they are identical between free and paid accounts. The service has a strict no logging policy — including VPN usage, connection logs, IP addresses — and session data is discarded three minutes after termination of the session.The service supports P2P traffic, offers ad-blocking functionality built-in to its clients, and a firewall on top of that. The free version does not offer OpenVPN configurations on the other hand.Windscribe offers clients for Windows and Mac (also Linux for paying customers), for the Google Chrome, Firefox and Opera browsers, an iOS app (Android only for Pro customers), and configuration tutorials for routers.Update: The voucher is no longer valid. You may use Expand20 instead to increase the monthly limit to 20 Gigabytes.Grab your 50 Gigabyte free Windscribe accountTo sign up for a 50 Gigabyte free account on Windscribe, do the following:Visit the main website of the service here: https://windscribe.com/Click on the “sign up” link in the top right corner of the page.Select the “use for free” option on the next page.Fill out your desired username and password. Email is optional, but you will only get 2GB per month if you don’t add one.Click on “have a voucher” on the sign up page.Add the voucher 50GBFREE.Complete the sign-up processThe new account has five times the regular bandwidth limit of 10 Gigabytes per month now if things worked well.Next step is to download one of the available clients to start using the service, or configure your router if it supports it.Windscribe’s offer is excellent, especially with the bump to 50 Gigabytes of traffic. That should be sufficient for all but the most demanding web applications such as video streaming or heavy P2P usage.Since it is free, it is excellent as a backup VPN even if you use a VPN service already.Now You: Do you use a VPN service? If so which, and why?SummaryArticle NameWindscribe voucher: free VPN with 50GB traffic includedDescriptionThe VPN service Windscribe runs a promotion right now that bumps the monthly bandwidth of free users from 10 Gigabytes to 50 Gigabytes.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more