BRO-TV: Day on the Trail

December 30, 2020 0 Comments

first_imgOn May 1st, Leah and I joined forces with the folks over at Visit Southern West Virginia to host a hike on one of West Virginia’s many fabulous trails. The Grandview section of the park was our destination, and with sunny skies, cool weather, and a great group of folks, we couldn’t have asked for a better time! The Grandview Rim Trail overlooks the New River, and there are awesome overlook platforms along the way that make for great photo opps! The trail is partly shaded by rhododendron and mountain laurel, making it a great destination when the plants are in bloom.To top off the hike, the wonderful team over at The Dish Cafe in Daniels, W.Va., met us at the end to prepare a delicious lunch: polenta cakes, grass-fed burgers, and salad with homemade dressing. Delicious! Thanks guys! We’ll be back for those avocado brownies 😉The view of the New River from Grandview Rim Trail.The view of the New River from Grandview Rim Trail.Looking to the horizon.Looking to the horizon.Me (left) Leah (right) rockin' the selfie.Me (left) Leah (right) rockin’ the selfie.IMG_8372Another view of the New River from a Grandview Rim overlook.The whole gang!The whole gang!The fabulous Leah on a fabulous day.The fabulous Leah on a fabulous day. last_img read more

COVID-19: Indonesia records 60 deaths in single day

October 19, 2020 0 Comments

first_imgThe Philippines has recorded 5,223 cases as of Tuesday, with 335 deaths.The virus has spread to all of Indonesia’s 34 provinces. Jakarta and West Java are the hardest-hit with 2,335 and 530 confirmed cases, respectively. Topics : Indonesia continues to be the country with the highest number of COVID-19 fatalities in Southeast Asia as the Health Ministry announced 60 more deaths on Tuesday, bringing the toll to 459.Health Ministry Disease Control and Prevention Director General Achmad Yurianto also announced 282 new cases on Tuesday, bringing the nationwide total of confirmed cases to 4,839.A Flourish mapIndonesia’s case-fatality rate is currently the highest in Southeast Asia at 9.4 percent, significantly higher than the rate in the Philippines, which is the second highest, despite the latter’s higher number of cases.last_img read more

Governor Wolf Announces New Approvals for Four Small Business Projects

October 16, 2020 0 Comments

first_img July 05, 2017 Economy,  Jobs That Pay,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced this month’s new low-interest loan approvals through the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA) program for four projects throughout the commonwealth. The investments will create and retain more than 80 full-time jobs.“This administration’s dedication to supporting Pennsylvania businesses is evidenced by the loans approved this month,” said Governor Wolf. “From restaurants to farms to medical device companies, we are committed to assisting all types of business in the state, and our efforts to work with regional partners to support these projects will pay dividends as we continue to create strong communities and a positive business climate.”Through June 2017, PIDA has approved $27 million in low-interest loans for 33 projects that have resulted in $140 million in private investment and supported 1,316 new and retained full-time jobs.Over the past month, PIDA approved a total of over $2.7 million in low-interest loans to four projects in Adams, Lancaster, Snyder, and Westmoreland counties that will generate nearly $3.5 million in additional private investment.The following loans were approved during the past month:Adams CountyThe Adams County Economic Development Corporation was approved for a $400,000, 15-year loan at 4 percent, on behalf of John E. Boyer to assist with the purchase of a 232-acre farm located in Gettysburg, Adams County. The farm will produce crops and operate a cattle and calf operation.Lancaster CountyEDC Finance Corporation was approved for a $1,300,000, 15-year loan at 3 percent for the first seven years, on behalf of Creek Hill, LLC for the acquisition of a 48,750-square-foot building located on three acres in Leola, Lancaster County. Creek Hill will operate the building as a multi-tenant facility for manufacturing and industrial uses.Snyder CountySEDA-Council of Governments was approved for a $76,500 loan, at 4 percent for twelve years, on behalf of Robert A. Kirkpatrick. Funding will be used to assist with the building renovations and equipment purchases for BJ’s Steak & Rib House, which has been operating in Selinsgrove, Snyder County, for the last 35 years. Through the project, BJ’s Steak and Rib House has committed to retain its current twelve full-time employees.Westmoreland CountyEconomic Growth Connection of Westmoreland was approved for a $933,343; 15-year loan at 3 percent for the first seven years, on behalf of Xodus Medical, Inc., a manufacturer and distributer of medical equipment and supplies. Funding will be used for the construction of a 30,000-square-foot warehouse building adjacent to the company’s current production facility in New Kensington, Westmoreland County. This will allow the company to add more production lines to meet increased demand, marking the company’s third expansion utilizing the PIDA program in the past 13 years. PIDA assistance has aided the company in growth from 12 employees in 2004 to the 50 existing positions that will be retained through this project, as well as the creation of 20 new jobs.PIDA is an independent authority staffed and regulated through the Department of Community and Economic Development. The authority provides capital for building acquisition, construction and renovation work, machinery and equipment loans along with working capital lines of credit, primarily for manufacturers, industrial developers, research and development firms, agricultural processors, and employers looking to establish national or regional headquarters in Pennsylvania.At today’s meeting, PIDA approved to offer eligible qualified applicants a fixed interest rate of 2 percent for real estate financing, equipment loans, and 12-month periods for working capital and accounts receivable lines of credit for a limited time.For more information about the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority and other DCED initiatives, visit dced.pa.gov. SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img Governor Wolf Announces New Approvals for Four Small Business Projectslast_img read more

Cavani NOT Benteke next on Manchester United’s shopping list, talkSPORT told

January 3, 2020 0 Comments

first_imgParis Saint-Germain striker Edinson Cavani is the ‘prime target’ to replace Robin van Persie at Manchester United, according to the Guardian’s Jamie Jackson.The Uruguayan has been linked with the Red Devils this summer, with Van Persie nearing a move to Turkish giants Fenerbahce.Aston Villa forward Christian Benteke is also on Louis van Gaal’s list but, according to Jackson, Liverpool are still in the boxseat to land the big Belgian.And it is PSG star Cavani who is interesting the Dutchman.“Edinson Cavani is Manchester United’s prime target to replace Robin van Persie,” he told Hawksbee and Jacobs.“Liverpool are more keen on Christian Benteke than United. Benteke is on United’s list, and there is interest there, but he’s not top of the list at the moment.”last_img read more