Topics : West Ham United manager David Moyes and players Issa Diop and Josh Cullen have returned positive tests for COVID-19, the Premier League club said on Tuesday.The club’s medical staff were informed of the test results as the team were preparing for Tuesday’s League Cup third round match against Hull City at London Stadium.”All three, who are asymptomatic, will now follow Public Health England and Premier League guidelines and protocols,” the club said in a statement, adding that the manager and both players immediately left the stadium and have returned home. The club statement added that West Ham had offered to conduct COVID-19 tests for the Hull City team before the match but the visitors declined.French defender Diop and Ireland midfielder Cullen were replaced by Harrison Ashby and Jack Wilshere respectively in the starting lineup around 45 minutes before kick-off.The match started as scheduled at 1930 BST with assistant manager Alan Irvine taking charge of West Ham.
Jobs That Pay, Press Release, Workforce Development Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that Stuffed Puffs, a food processer, will grow its manufacturing operations with its expansion to a 150,000-square-foot building in Hanover Township, Northampton County. The project will support the creation of 134 new, full-time jobs in the commonwealth.“Food processing is one of Pennsylvania’s most robust and vibrant industries, supporting thousands of jobs and generating more than $5 billion in sales annually,” said Gov. Wolf. “It is only fitting that a new, innovative food company would make the commonwealth its new home, and we are proud to make the investment that will turn that plan into reality.”The company will be located at the former Guardian Life property owned by JG Petrucci to manufacture chocolate stuffed marshmallows and plans to make significant improvements to the property. Stuffed Puffs will begin manufacturing operations in May 2020 and has committed to investing $31.5 million in capital funding toward the project and creating 134 jobs within three years.“The idea was born around a campfire,” said Michael Tierney, founder of Stuffed Puffs, who graduated from the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY in 2010. “It’s a simple idea, but very hard to execute, which is why it hasn’t been done before. I spent seven years figuring out a truly innovative system that breaks the rules of traditional candy making – our new plant will help this amazing product continue to grow and support our company and community.”Stuffed Puffs received a funding proposal from the Department of Community and Economic Development for a $670,000 Pennsylvania First grant, $268,000 in Job Creation Tax Credits, and $140,400 in grants for workforce training and development. The project was coordinated by the Governor’s Action Team, an experienced group of economic development professionals who report directly to the governor and work with businesses that are considering locating or expanding in Pennsylvania.“The decision of Stuffed Puffs to expand its production operations to the Lehigh Valley is an example of the region becoming a national leader in food and beverage innovation and production,” said Don Cunningham, President & CEO of the Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation (LVEDC). “Since coming to Factory to accelerate its growth, Stuffed Puffs has realized the advantages of making its product in the Lehigh Valley and Pennsylvania with the available talent, educational institutions, and access to market. The combined efforts of the state, Northampton County and the City of Bethlehem, and the benefit of Factory LLC being here, is a best practice example of how to grow U.S. manufacturing.”Stuffed Puffs is a confectionery manufacturer that uses a custom designed and highly secretive manufacturing process to make a chocolate-filled marshmallow. The company also has the ability to make multiple shapes and flavors of marshmallows with various fillings. Stuffed Puffs initially launched its product exclusively at Walmart stores and will be expanding to other retailers in 2020.“Stuffed Puffs is the easy new way to make a good old-fashioned American favorite S’mores, even better and it’s delicious also to eat right out of the bag,” said Richard Thompson, Managing Partner at Factory LLC the parent company of Stuffed Puffs. “At Factory LLC we seek innovation and we know Stuffed Puffs is a big winner and the new plant will support our continued growth, because we can’t make it fast enough.”For more information about the Governor’s Action Team or DCED, visit dced.pa.gov. November 12, 2019 Wolf Administration Assists Confectionery Manufacturer Expansion to Lehigh Valley, Supporting 134 New Jobs SHARE Email Facebook Twitter
France’s €36.3bn national pension reserve fund is looking to invest some €600m in French private debt and has launched a procurement process for up to six mandates in connection with the creation and management of dedicated funds.The call for tender is split into two, with up to three mandates up for grabs in relation to each of the debt categories. A FRR spokesperson told IPE that each mandate would correspond to one dedicated fund, and that the €600m could be split across mandates in any number of ways. The first set of mandates is for private placements, with the Fonds de réserve pour les retraites (FRR) noting that it could provide financing to companies in the small to medium and intermediate size categories via private placements in the form of debt or loan instruments. The second is for the purchase of acquisition-related debt of companies also in that size bracket – “these transactions have the primary objective of financing and refinancing an acquisition or financing a merger or acquisition”, said FRR. French regulation specifies different types of companies by size, adding ETI for entreprises de taille intermédiaire (intermediate-sized enterprises) to the SME category – petit et moyenne entreprises (PME) – more familiar in the Anglo-Saxon world. Each mandate to be awarded by FRR would be for 12 years, with the possibility of two one-year extensions.Interested investment managers have until noon on 17 June to apply.The procurement process is part of the implementation of a new €2bn allocation to French illiquid assets, according to the FRR spokesperson. She confirmed that the new mandates would not represent FRR’s first foray into private debt, as it is already an investor in the Novo SME direct-lending funds launched in 2013 by the Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations and several French institutional investors, and also invests in private debt via five other funds. These can involve allocations to foreign private debt of up to 50%, while the Novo funds and the freshly tendered-out mandates are exclusively for French debt.
Dutch employer organisations want the government to enable workers in hard manual jobs to be able to claim the state pension (AOW) early without a penalty.In a letter published in financial daily FD, Hans de Boer, chair of VNO-NCW, and Marc Calon, chair of LTO Nederland, suggested that the government should also refrain from charging AOW contributions during the period of early retirement.Jacco Vonhof, chairman of MKB Nederland, supported the proposal in a separate interview with daily De Telegraaf.The retirement age for the AOW is currently 66 years and four months. The government has already decided that the AOW age is to rise to 67 years and three months in 2022. The employer chairs said their proposal was meant to entice trade unions back to the negotiation table to discuss pension system reform, after talks between the social partners and the government collapsed at the end of last year.They were angered by the unions’ announcement of industrial action on 18 March – two days ahead of provincial elections – arguing that strikes would hit employers rather than the government.“The unions are not only barking up the wrong tree, but are also putting the saw into it,” argued the employers. However, they didn’t dispute raising the retirement age.In the past, methods for agreeing a definition of hard physical jobs failed as the issue was deemed too complicated by the government.However, De Boer argued that the Austrian government had shown it was possible by using ‘calories burned’ as a criterion.He said the country had also made a list of jobs subject to the option of early retirement. The arrangements didn’t automatically apply to people who did predominantly administrative work.The Austrian list also included irregular night shifts, work conducted in overly hot or cold conditions, work exposed to chemicals and work with severely disabled people.Unions respondResponding to the employers’ proposal, Tuur Elzinga, trustee at the largest union FNV, said that it was only willing to resume talks if the AOW age was fixed at 66.Therefore, the employers should target its proposals at the government instead, he said.Elzinga highlighted the difficulties in compiling a list of hard manual jobs, arguing that, for example, similar efforts in Belgium hadn’t succeeded. Credit: Mark PrinsWouter Koolmees, minister for social affairsWouter Koolmees, minister of social affairs, described the employers’ proposals as “interesting”, while highlighting the importance of a joint approach by the parties involved.Last year, Koolmees said that a solution for workers in hard physical jobs shouldn’t be sought in a definition “as the subject can’t be properly demarcated and would be unmanageable as well as difficult to implement as a consequence”.
NZ Herald 21 January 2012A heavy demand for sperm by growing numbers of single women and lesbian couples has pushed a nationwide fertility clinic to begin a recruitment drive described as groovy, quirky … and a little bit controversial. The New Zealand Fertility Associates’ cheeky posters tell prospective donors: “Give it a shot”, “Come one, come all” and “Make it count”. Medical director Dr Mary Birdsall said the campaign sprang from a nationwide “really serious” sperm shortage, with some women having to wait more than a year. It also marked a change that has swapped heterosexual couples hampered by male infertility for lesbian couples and single women who weren’t prepared to wait for Mr Right to have babies as the biggest clients, accounting for about 90 per cent of the bank’s waiting list.…..Donors could place some restrictions on who they would like their donation to go to, but could not give sperm without accepting their child would be able to eventually learn their identity when they became legally old enough to apply for donation records.http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10780128
Some Batesville athletic events have been cancelled or postponed due to the heat on Tuesday evening.Batesville High School Boys Soccer vs. Shelbyville has been pushed back to a starting time of 6pm tonight. The varsity game will begin at 8pm.5:20 p.m. –According to Athletic Director Mark Fergusen, the BHS Volleyball game @ Rushville has been cancelled due to power going out at Rushville High School.Batesville Middle School Cross Country @ South Decatur is cancelled for this evening.Batesville Middle School 7th and 8th Grade Football @ South Dearborn is postponed until Thursday evening. No practice on Tuesday night either.Mark Fergusen, Athletic Director at Batesville High School, said, “It’s all due to the heat. The heat index will drop later in the evening. But with some of those events, you can’t just move it back.”
The Ripley County Basketball Hall of Fame Banquet occurred on April 11 at JCD Elementary School. I think this marked the first time that the third generation in a family became a member of the Hall of Fame. Ed Westmeyer, a South Ripley graduate, was one of this year’s class. His grandfather, Irvin Freudenstein, was a 2007 inductee into the Hall. Roger Freudenstein, his uncle, was a 2002 inductee into the Hall. All 3 of these men played either for Versailles or its consolidated partner, South Ripley. In his speech, Ed said that he was proud to carry on the tradition of excellence in the South Ripley school system.Ed currently works for MainSource Bank in Troy, Ohio. He is a vice-president at this bank. In his acceptance speech, he said he was worried because his high school speech teacher was in the audience. Mary Margaret Moorhead is the speech teacher in question, and she and her husband “Gus” (also a member of the Hall of Fame) are part of that South Ripley tradition of excellence.
Donna J. Hamblin, age 69 of Moores Hill and formerly of Hamilton, Ohio, died Thursday, September 22, 2016 at University Hospital in Cincinnati. Born May 20, 1947 in Hamilton, she is the daughter of Daria (Nee: Bredestege) and Kenneth Mitchell. She married Jack Hamblin February 14, 1986 and he preceded her in death November of 2012. A 1965 graduate of Notre Dame High School in Hamilton, she went on to graduate from the University of Cincinnati in 1974. Donna worked at Procter and Gamble for 27 years, retiring in 2001 from the IT department. She was a member of Holy Family Church, was an Associate of the Srs. of St. Francis Convent and a volunteer at the Batesville Food Pantry.Donna had many interests. She enjoyed traveling, with a trip to Hawaii with her nieces among her favorites. An animal lover, she raised goats off and on and dearly loved all of her dogs she had through the years. She was a long time Reds season ticket holder and a Cincinnati Bearcat Football fan, liked an occasional trip to the boat, cherry cokes, playing 500, shrimp and good ribs even better. Her family teased her that anytime there was a get together, she and Jack would be the first to arrive and the first to leave. Donna also kept in touch with many of her school friends who still meet periodically. Family was important to her and while she adored her nieces and nephews, Donna had a unique relationship with the nieces. She was affectionately called “aunt chicken” since she held their purses while they would ride the rollercoaster. She would also take them shopping on their birthdays.Donna is survived by her mother Daria of Fairfield, Ohio; sisters Carolyn Berens of Jeffersonville, Indiana, Marian (Mike) Smith of Hamilton, Sr. Daria Mitchell O.S.F. of Fairfield, Ohio; brothers Kenneth (Ila) Mitchell of Slidell, Louisiana, Thomas (Mona) Mitchell of Hamilton; Jack’s children Renee and Sean, her son Robert Schwab as well as numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband and father, she is also preceded in death by paternal grandparents Minnie and Robert Mitchell and maternal grandparents Gertrude and Frederick Bredestege.Visitation is Monday, September 26th, from 5 – 8 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home. Funeral services are 10 a.m. Tuesday, September 27th, at Holy Family Church with Rev. David Kobak O.F.M. officiating. A graveside service will be held at 12:15 p.m. at Arlington Cemetery in Cincinnati. The family requests memorials to the Batesville Food Pantry or the Associates Program of the Srs. of St. Francis Convent.
Batesville IN—The Batesville Area Resource Center is here to help those that are experiencing a financial impact from COVID-19 in the Batesville School District and may be in need to help bay bills and necessities. You can call 812.932.BARC(2272) or click here to visit online.www.batesvilleresourcecenter.com