SUU Football Commences Fall Camp Saturday

first_img Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailCEDAR CITY, Utah-Wednesday, Southern Utah University football confirmed they will commence fall camp Saturday with a morning practice preceded by the Thunderbirds reporting on Friday.Head coach Demario Warren has given his squad all Sundays off during August but otherwise, the Thunderbirds will practice daily.They will be hosting their annual watermelon bust August 17 which is an opportunity for fans to come out and meet the team and witness a scrimmage.The Thunderbirds will also have a scrimmage in St. George August 21 from 6:00-7:30 pm. As of August 26, they will go into their conventional weekly routine as they prepare to face UNLV at Las Vegas August 31. Brad James Tags: Demario Warren/fall practice/SUU Football/UNLV/watermelon bust July 31, 2019 /Sports News – Local SUU Football Commences Fall Camp Saturdaylast_img read more

Jazz rout Kings 154-105, snap two-game losing streak

first_imgApril 29, 2021 /Sports News – Local Jazz rout Kings 154-105, snap two-game losing streak Written by Tags: NBA/Utah Jazz FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Bojan Bogdanovic scored 24 points, Utah made 24 3-pointers, and the short-handed Jazz bounced back from consecutive losses and set a franchise scoring record in a 154-105 win over the Sacramento Kings.Rudy Gobert had 12 points and 10 rebounds, Jordan Clarkson scored 23 points and Georges Niang scored 19 with five 3s for Utah.Coming off back-to-back losses to Minnesota, the West-leading Jazz jumped on the Kings and never let up. Utah outscored Sacramento 46-17 in the second quarter, build its lead to 54 points and rolled to its most lopsided win of the season. Associated Presslast_img read more

Transfer Student Success Coordinator

first_img* How did you learn of this opportunity with UNC Wilmington(2021)?UNCW WebsiteUNCW Facebook PageUNCW Linkedin PageUNCW Twitter AccountUNCW Employee ReferralChronicle of Higher EducationCraigslistDiverse Issues in Higher EducationGlassdoorHigher Ed JobsHispanic OutlookIndeedInside Higher EdNorth Carolina Job NetworkWomen In Higher EducationOther Posting DetailsVacancy NumberS01352Position TitleStudent Services SpecialistWorking TitleTransfer Student Success CoordinatorCompetency LevelJourneyDept/SchoolAdmissions – 30110Primary Purpose of Organizational UnitTo recruit, admit and enroll students who will perform successfullyin the collegiate community. Daily contact with the public and keystakeholders, including on and off campus professionals, isinvolved and an accurate knowledge of relaying Admissions policiesand procedures set forth by the University and the Office ofAdmissions is expected. The office engages in a wide range ofactivities designed to publicize and describe the programs,activities and other opportunities available at UNCW .CollegeEnrollment Affairs Admin – 30100 CollegeCollege/School InformationUniversity InformationThe University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state’s coastaluniversity, is dedicated to the integration of teaching, mentoring,research and service. Widely acknowledged for its world-classfaculty and staff and continuously recognized at a national levelfor scholarly excellence and affordability, UNCW offers a powerfulacademic experience that stimulates creative inquiry and criticalthinking and a community rich in diversity, inclusion and globalperspectives.A public institution with nearly 18,000 students, UNCW offers afull range of baccalaureate- and graduate-level programs, as wellas doctoral degrees in educational leadership, marine biology,nursing practice and psychology; and many distance learningoptions, including clinical research, an accelerated RN-to- BSNprogram, an Executive M.B.A. program structured for workingprofessionals, and the nation’s only bachelor’s degree programfocused on coastal engineering.The university’s efforts to advance research and scholarlyactivities have earned UNCW the elevated designation of “DoctoralUniversities: High Research Activity” institution (R2 University)by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of HigherEducation.UNCW has been part of the University of North Carolina System since1969.Location of WorkplaceOtherBrief Summary of Work for this PositionThe Transfer Student Success Coordinator represents UNCW and theOffice of Admissions at community colleges in the assigned regionof central North Carolina (Raleigh, NC area) by providingcomprehensive recruitment, admissions counseling, andpre-enrollment advising services to prospective students seeking totransfer to UNCW . This position will be based in the Raleigh, NCarea (not at the main campus in Wilmington)This positionwill:•Provide pre-enrollment advising to prospective transfer studentsto UNCW at assigned community colleges; including assistingstudents with choosing courses at the community college, providingunofficial evaluations, etc.•Provide pre-admissions counseling to prospective transfer studentsto UNCW at assigned community colleges: including helping studentslocate resources and build a plan to transfer successfully•Develop and maintain relationships with a variety of communitypartners, such as community colleges, community organizations, andmilitary partners•Travel to community colleges within assigned region and representUNCW through in person or virtual events and programmingThis position will be based in the Raleigh, NC area at WakeTechnical Community College. This individual will also participatein periodic travel to other community colleges in the assignedregion (all assignments are within two hours driving distance fromWake Technical Community College). Travel frequency will depend onthe stage of the recruitment cycle.Minimum Education and Experience RequirementsBachelor’s degree; or equivalent combination of training andexperience.All degrees must be received from appropriately accreditedinstitutions.Preferred education, professional skills andexperience•1-2 years in college/university admissions, advising, or otherstudent services setting•Excellent organization, communication, and customer serviceskills•Proven ability to work independently and as a member of acollaborative team•Demonstrated ability to effectively manage competing andconflicting demands•Experience with developing relationships within a university orcommunity college settings•Experience with collecting and analyzing quantitative andqualitative data to make informed decisions•Master’s degreeRequired Certifications or licensureValid Driver’s LicenseRecruitment Range$35,500 – $45,000FTE1.0 (40 hours per week)Months Per Year12 MonthsWork DaysMonday – FridayWork Hours8:00AM – 5:00PMType of PositionPermanentAnticipated Ending Date if Time-LimitedPosition Number1516Job Posting Date04/19/2021Posting Close Date05/05/2021Special Notes to ApplicantsPLEASE NOTE : This posting will close at 11:59PM on the postedclosing date. To receive full consideration, please be sure youhave fully completed the entire application before you apply forthis position. Failure to answer all required questions will causethe system to disqualify your application.For more info/to apply visit http://jobs.uncw.edu. Applicationsmust be submitted through the online application system to beconsidered.You will be required to attach a cover letter and resume tosuccessfully apply for this position. To receive fullconsideration, please be sure you have completed the ‘Work History’section of the application before you apply for thisposition.This position is being recruited at the Journey level. If noapplicants apply who meet the required competency and training& experience requirements, then management may consider otherapplicants. Salary would be determined based on competencies,equity, budget, and market considerations.EEO StatementAt the University of North Carolina at Wilmington ( UNCW ), ourculture reflects our values of inclusion, diversity, globalization,ethics and integrity and innovation and we are committed toproviding equality of educational and employment opportunity forall persons without regard to race, sex (such as gender, genderidentity, marital status, childbirth, and pregnancy), age, color,national origin (including ethnicity), religion, disability, sexualorientation, political affiliation, veteran status, militaryservice member status, genetic information, or relationship toother university constituents – except where sex, age, or abilityrepresent bona fide educational or occupational qualifications orwhere marital status is a statutorily established eligibilitycriterion for State funded employee benefit programs. UNCW believesthat embracing the unique contributions of our faculty, staff andstudents is critical to our success and paramount in beingrecognized for our global mindset.Eligibility for EmploymentFinal candidates are subject to criminal & sex offenderbackground checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motorvehicle checks. UNC Wilmington participates in E-Verify. Federallaw requires all employers to verify the identity and employmenteligibility of all persons hired to work in the UnitedStates.External Link to Postinghttps://jobs.uncw.edu/postings/20424Applicant DocumentsRequired DocumentsResumeCover LetterList of 3 Professional ReferencesOptional Documents Posting Specific QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).last_img read more

Jack White Is In The Studio Working On His Third Solo Album

first_imgThis is very exciting news, as White is one of the best song writers and guitar players in the world. His output of high-quality material is almost second-to-none, and his live show is consistently rated as one of the most electrifying. While no other information on the forthcoming album has been revealed at this time, we look forward to learning more about White’s newest music, and we hope that it results in a tour! Stay tuned for more info as it’s released. Modern-day rock icon Jack White is back in the studio working on his follow-up to his 2014 album, Lazaretto. The former White Stripes, Raconteurs, and Dead Weather man has been out of the public eye for a few years, taking a break from performing and recording. In this time, White has still kept busy, taking on a number of projects including opening a record-pressing plant, working on the PBS documentary American Epic, and running his Third Man Records label and brand.Nas Performs “One Mic” With Jack White For “American Epic” Mini-SeriesJack White To Release A Children’s Book Based Off The White Stripes’ “We’re Going To Be Friends”White has been a champion for “real” music over the past few years, using Third Man Records as a front to re-establish vinyl as the musical medium of choice. That battle has paid off, as the sales of vinyl records have skyrocketed alongside White’s efforts. While White’s activism has been noble, many fans simply want to hear more of his uniquely emotional, super-charged rock music. Thanks to a tweet from the Third Man Records account, it’s now confirmed that White is in a studio in Los Angeles with several other musicians preparing for a new album. A post by Neal Evans of Soulive also confirms that he will be featured on this new album, in addition to Louis Cato.last_img read more

U.S. researchers see vast potential for floating solar generation at existing hydroelectric dams

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享S&P Global Market Intelligence ($):Installing floating solar power plants on the reservoirs of existing hydroelectric dams represents an enormous untapped opportunity with a global technical potential of 3,039 GW to 7,593 GW, researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory and the Colorado School of Mines estimated in a recent study.The up-to-10,600 TWh of potential annual generation at solar farms floating on hydro reservoirs is equal to nearly half of the world’s total electricity use in 2018, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, or NREL, said in a Sept. 29 overview of the findings, which will be published in the December issue of the journal Renewable Energy.“This does not represent what could be economically feasible or what the markets could actually support,” NREL researcher Nathan Lee, the report’s lead author, said in a statement. “Rather, it is an upper-bound estimate of feasible resources that considers waterbody constraints and generation system performance.”North America possesses, by far, the largest technical potential for floating photovoltaic arrays at hydropower reservoirs, accounting for 1,785 GW of the report’s median global estimate of 5,333 GW. Potential benefits of such floating hybrid power plants include avoiding land conflicts, relying on a common substation to reduce infrastructure costs, reducing evaporation from reservoirs and storing excess midday solar production with pumped hydro storage.Floating solar-hydropower hybrids “could play an important role in achieving the ambitious renewable energy targets put forth by many countries,” the researchers said, pointing to the need for more detailed assessments targeted at specific countries or regions.The biggest floating solar markets today are in Asia, where a 150-MW project is operating in China and a 2,100-MW facility is planned in South Korea. In Europe, project development is picking up in areas with land constraints, such as in the Netherlands, where Vattenfall AB completed a 1.2-MW system in late September. The country also hosts a 27.4-MW floating array, Europe’s largest floating solar project, which was completed in March. Akuo Energy developed a 17-MW system at a former quarry site in France, while Lightsource BP Renewable Energy Investments Ltd. built a 6.3-MW solar project on a reservoir connected to London’s water network.[Garrett Hering]More ($): Researchers see untapped potential for floating solar on hydropower reservoirs U.S. researchers see vast potential for floating solar generation at existing hydroelectric damslast_img read more

‘La Pajara,’ alleged gang leader, captured by Nicaraguan National Police

first_img National Police agents captured the alleged leader of a gang of tumbadores Franklin Heriberto Torres Bejarano, on March 7 in Granada, a tourist town on Lake Nicaragua. Torres Bejarano, 44 also is known as “La Pajara.” La Pajara had been on the run since January 2013, when Nicaraguan security forces launched a major operation against tumbadores gangs. Police arrested two dozen men in the 2013 sweep and arrest warrants were issued for 25 others, including La Pajara. La Pajara was living in a $1,000 a month rental house in Granada when police captured him, authorities said. Police found $32,000 in cash in the home. La Pajara was sporting dyed blond hair and a blond beard in an apparent attempt to disguise himself. He was the leader of a gang that trafficked drugs and robbed drug shipments, authorities said. He is accused of multiple counts of drug trafficking and of stealing at least three shipments of cocaine, including a 200-kilo shipment stolen in November, 2012. La Pajara controlled several gangs of tumbadores in the Rivas Department on Nicaragua’s Pacific coast, according to authorities. Sandwiched between the ocean and Lake Nicaragua, the area is a major thoroughfare for Colombian drugs being moved overland by criminal groups associated with various Mexican transnational criminal organizations, including the Sinaloa Cartel and La Familia Michoacana. Stealing from drug cartels can be dangerous. In September 2008, Nicaraguan National Police in the city of Rivas arrested a group of eight men, led by a Mexican national and including some Honduran nationals. The suspects were armed with a stash of weapons and had an alleged “hit list” of six Nicaraguans they intended to kill. La Pajara was on the hit list, because he and his gang had allegedly stolen a shipment of 800 kilos of cocaine on the Pan American Highway two months earlier, authorities said. Well, this man was accused of stealing from drug traffickers, but my question is who was he harming, the drug traffickers or the narc-policemen? I imagine that the high officers felt pressured by the drug traffickers and captured him. In Nicaragua, generally delinquency is fought off. Hooray for the Nicaraguan police. IT IS NECESSARY THAT ALL POLICE FORCES OF CENTRAL AMERICA WORK TOGETHER, BUT AT THE SAME TIME ELIMINATE THE CORRUPTION WITHIN THE POLICE FORCE OF SOME COUNTRIES. THE PHENOMENON OF GANGS HAS SEVERAL RAMIFICATIONS: DRUG TRAFFICKING, EXTORTION, KIDNAPPING, HIRED ASSASSINS, WEAPON TRAFFICKING, PEOPLE TRAFFICKING, WHITE SLAVE TRAFFICKING. WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR, THE WHOLE REGION TO BE AT WAR? You slackers should work for real. It’s good that they captured this gangster in order to start cleaning Central America. I’m not entirely sure if combats should be prioritized. Who is being harmed, the potential enemy, the original trafficker? Although, they supposedly also negotiate coke, right? And why can “jailbirds” easily obtain the merchandise delivery information, and not the authorities? It’s good that they are fighting drug trafficking because this will stop the youth from being idle. The youth should be in school receiving the bread of knowledge. We must declare war on the gangs, because when these gain strength, nothing will stop them. It’s already happening in Honduras where the youth is getting lost and is dedicated to extortion and assassination. It’s good to capture everyone in his gang, and clean up the country. Yours, Mendoza. GREAT COORDINATION… I WISH GUATEMALA ACTED THE SAME WAY, BUT HERE IT’S VERY, VERY DIFFICULT, THEY SELL THEMSELVES VERY EASILY. The Santo Domingo police needs to TAKE CARE OF ITS COUNTRY FIRST, IN ORDER TO GAIN THE TRUST OF THE PEOPLE. THAT MAN DESERVES THE DEATH SENTENCE. THIS KIND OF PEOPLE DON’T DESERVE TO LIVE AND ARE FROWNED UPON BY SOCIETY. CONGRATULATIONS TO THE POLICE, JUST DON’T SELL YOURSELVES OVER A PLATE OF LENTILS AND GIVE HIM WHAT HE DESERVES. I’m glad they captured those felons but they should be treated as humans. We all make mistakes. They captured “Los Tumbadores”! Why? That’s a good question, maybe it’s because the “protégées” are experiencing losses, and that’s why the authorities are doing something.Think and analyze….. This is very good but proper justice should be applied. Well, of course we must fight against gang operations, but why not fight against all organized crime. WHICH DIVISION IS THAT? It’s wonderful that the authorities are following up on these people that cause so much harm to humanity. Gangs are a bad example for children. By Dialogo April 17, 2014 Nicaraguan security forces must remain vigilant in the fight against tumbadores, said Armando Rodriguez, a security analyst at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). Police have developed strong relationships with members of communities from regions throughout the country, the security analyst said. Law-abiding community members can provide information about the operations of tumbadores, Rodriguez said. “The police have very good communication skills with diverse populations throughout virtually all the territory (where tumbadores operate),” Rodriguez said. “This is something that should be strengthened in the fight against organized crime groups.” Security forces need to continue to go after tumbadores to prevent them from stealing drugs and selling them in Nicaragua, instead of selling them to other organized crime groups that will then move the drugs out of the country, Rodriguez said. “It is important that the security forces do not allow local drug markets to develop,” Rodriguez said. Julieta Pelcastre contributed to this article. center_img Continued vigilance Nicaraguan gangs known as “tumbadores” are robbing drug shipments from drug traffickers on the eastern and western coasts The Tumbadores in Nicaragua steal drug shipments from drug trafficking groups operating in the country. These transnational criminal organizations include Los Urabenos and Los Rastrojos, which are based in Colombia, and the Mexican-based Sinaloa Cartel and La Familia Michoacana. Gangs of tumbadores rely on networks of informants to provide information about drug shipments. Taxi drivers, gas station workers, and informants who are supposed to be working for cartels and other large drug traffickers often tip off tumbadores to incoming shipments of drugs, authorities said. Tumbadores pay these informants for such information. ‘La Pajara’ capturedlast_img read more

LandSecs goes into overdrive

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State banks to disburse $6.32b in loans to help businesses recover from COVID-19 hit

first_imgThe State-Owned Banks Association (Himbara) has expressed optimism that its bank members can disburse up to Rp 90 trillion (US$6.32 billion) in loans to help small businesses to recover from the severe economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.Himbara chairman and Bank Rakyat Indonesia (BRI) president director Sunarso said on Wednesday the banks were ready and committed to expand their loan disbursements to three times the amount of funding placed by the government as part of its national economic recovery program.The four Himbara members comprise BRI, Bank Negara Indonesia (BNI), Bank Tabungan Negara (BTN) and Bank Mandiri. “We will prioritize the disbursement to the micro, small and medium enterprises [MSMEs] segment in several sectors like food and distribution, tourism, transportation, housing and construction,” Sunarso said during a livestreamed press briefing in Jakarta.The banks deem these sectors as having potential demand amid the easing of the large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) as the government strives to keep the economy running.Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati announced last week that the government would place Rp 30 trillion in state-owned banks to be disbursed as loans to businesses to help support economic recovery. The government has also allocated Rp 12 trillion to guarantee working capital loans for small businesses.The fund placement and the working capital loan guarantee are part of the government’s Rp 695.2 trillion budget to mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has battered Indonesia’s healthcare system and the social and economy sectors. The government now expects the country’s economy to contract by 0.4 percent this year under the worst-case scenario or grow 1 percent under the baseline scenario as the pandemic ravages the economy.Sunarso also said the banks were open to disbursing the loans to segments other than MSMEs as long as the borrowers’ activity could boost the country’s economic growth and maintain their business sustainability amid the pandemic.Bank Mandiri, for instance, has committed to focusing on disbursing the loans to MSMEs and selected companies in the trade and services sectors, including hotels.“We will help fund those businesses as long as they have expansion potential in this economic situation, especially those in green zones that have relaxed their PSBB measures,” Bank Mandiri president director Royke Tumilaar said during the same briefing.Similarly, BNI president director Herry Sidharta said the bank would disburse the loans to businesses in the COVID-19 green zones to help the economy recover.The bank, he said, would also focus on channeling the funding to the transportation sector, as well as labor-intensive businesses to help bolster economic growth.Although the property sector has yet to recover from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, BTN president director Pahala N. Mansury said it would remain focused on disbursing loans to the housing sector as he believed that the gradual lifting of restrictions created a positive environment for mortgages.“We saw around a 30 to 40 percent increase in subsidized housing loan demand in June compared with May,” he said.Herry of BNI added that the bank would conduct digital analysis of the loans, as well as creating assistance programs to help MSMEs to expand their markets and find the right vendors for their businesses.“We will adjust the amount of disbursement to the demand to ensure the loan quality,” Sunarso said.Given the tight liquidity risks that banks are facing in the pandemic, he gave an assurance that the banks would seek more third-party funding to cover the remaining Rp 60 trillion of the loan-expansion plans.Third-party funding grew strongly by 8.08 percent year-on-year (yoy) in April compared with loan growth, which slowed to 5.7 percent annually from 7.9 percent in March, Bank Indonesia (BI) data show.Topics :last_img read more

N.Korea has ‘probably’ developed nuclear devices to fit ballistic missiles: UN report

first_img‘Lucrative’ cyberattacksNorth Korea has been subjected to UN sanctions since 2006 over its nuclear and ballistic missile programs. While the Security Council has steadily strengthened sanctions in a bid to cut off funding for those programs.North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump have met three times since 2018, but failed to make progress on US calls for Pyongyang to give up its nuclear weapons and North Korea’s demands for an end to sanctions.In May 2018 North Korea followed through on a pledge to blow up tunnels at its main nuclear test site, Punggye-ri, which Pyongyang said was proof of its commitment to end nuclear testing. But they did not allow experts to witness the dismantlement of the site.The UN report said that as only tunnel entrances were known to have been destroyed and there is no indication of a comprehensive demolition, one country had assessed that North Korea could rebuild and reinstall within three months the infrastructure needed to support a nuclear test.The UN experts said North Korea is violating sanctions, including “through illicit maritime exports of coal, though it suspended these temporarily between late January and early March 2020″ due to the coronavirus pandemic.Last year the UN experts said North Korea has generated an estimated $2 billion using widespread and sophisticated cyberattacks to steal from banks and cryptocurrency exchanges.”The Panel continues to assess that virtual asset service providers and virtual assets will continue to remain lucrative targets for the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea to generate revenue, as well as mining cryptocurrencies,” the latest report said.  North Korea is pressing on with its nuclear weapons program and several countries believe it has “probably developed miniaturized nuclear devices to fit into the warheads of its ballistic missiles,” according to a confidential UN report.The report by an independent panel of experts monitoring UN sanctions said the countries, which it did not identify, believed North Korea’s past six nuclear tests had likely helped it develop miniaturized nuclear devices. Pyongyang has not conducted a nuclear test since September 2017.The interim report, seen by Reuters, was submitted to the 15-member UN Security Council North Korea sanctions committee on Monday. “The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea is continuing its nuclear program, including the production of highly enriched uranium and construction of an experimental light water reactor. A Member State assessed that the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea is continuing production of nuclear weapons,” the report said.North Korea is formally known as the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK). North Korea’s mission to the United Nations in New York did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the UN report.North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said last week there would be no more war as the country’s nuclear weapons guarantee its safety and future despite unabated outside pressure and military threats.The UN report said one country, which it did not identify, assessed that North Korea “may seek to further develop miniaturization in order to allow incorporation of technological improvements such as penetration aid packages or, potentially, to develop multiple warhead systems.”center_img Topics :last_img read more

Governor Wolf Recognizes State Employees, Proclaims May 10 “State Employee Recognition Day”

first_img Government That Works,  Press Release,  Proclamations Harrisburg, PA – In honor of the contributions of state employees to Pennsylvania and its residents, Governor Tom Wolf proclaimed today, May 10, as ‘State Employee Recognition Day.’“Today, we thank our family members, friends and neighbors who have chosen careers in public service to our commonwealth,” Governor Wolf said. “We are proud of the work they do and the positive impact they have on the quality of life of our citizens.”Governor Wolf and First Lady Frances Wolf greeted hundreds of state employees outside the Capitol Building in Harrisburg last evening during an event to thank them for their service.In his proclamation, Wolf gives examples of the many duties state employees fulfill, such as protecting public safety and health, caring for the less fortunate, maintaining safe roads, enforcing laws, safeguarding the environment, licensing professionals and businesses, preserving our historical, natural and cultural resources.The governor also praised state employees for their generosity through the annual State Employee Combined Appeal (SECA), which raises over $3 million for charitable organizations each year.“State employees are at the heart of government that works,” said Wolf. “Through our GO-TIME initiative, we are gathering ideas from employees and giving them the tools they need to improve how work gets done and save millions of dollars for taxpayers.”PROCLAMATIONSTATE EMPLOYEE RECOGNITION DAY May 10, 2017WHEREAS, commonwealth employees are dedicated public servants who perform their jobs with professionalism, compassion, and pride; andWHEREAS, commonwealth employees are responsible for protecting public safety and health, caring for the less fortunate, enforcing laws, safeguarding the environment, building and maintaining roads, promoting economic growth, licensing professionals and businesses, preserving our historical and cultural resources; andWHEREAS, millions of Pennsylvanians benefit from the services provided each day by Commonwealth employees; andWHEREAS, commonwealth employees support Government that Works in Pennsylvania by serving as responsible stewards of taxpayer funds and joining in efforts to improve operations and enhance service delivery throughout state agencies; andWHEREAS, many commonwealth employees support the well-being of their communities through acts of volunteerism and charity, including contributing millions of dollars to nearly one thousand worthwhile organizations through the State Employee Combined Appeal (SECA) and donating hundreds of gifts to families and seniors through the Holiday Wish Program; andWHEREAS, the Governor’s Awards for Excellence program recognizes commonwealth employees for exemplary job performance or service that reflects initiative, leadership, innovation and increased efficiency; andWHEREAS, on behalf of all Pennsylvanians, it is with great pride that I recognize the contributions of Commonwealth employees as part of national public employee appreciation efforts during the week of May 7-13.THEREFORE, I, Tom Wolf, Governor of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, do hereby proclaim May 10, 2017 as STATE EMPLOYEE RECOGNITION DAY in Pennsylvania and I encourage all citizens to express gratitude to our state employees for their dedication to public service.TOM WOLFGovernorRead full text of the letter below. You can also view the letter on Scribd and as a PDF.Governor Wolf Proclamation — State Employee Recognition Day, 2017 by Governor Tom Wolf on Scribd May 10, 2017 Governor Wolf Recognizes State Employees, Proclaims May 10 “State Employee Recognition Day”center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

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