Governor Wolf Tours Areas Affected by Severe Weather and Flooding in Bradford County

first_imgGovernor Wolf Tours Areas Affected by Severe Weather and Flooding in Bradford County Press Release,  Weather Safety New Albany, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf visited Bradford County to tour some of the areas affected by the heavy rains and flooding that swept through the commonwealth over the past week. The governor was joined by PEMA Director Rick Flinn and Bradford County officials to see those areas hardest hit in the western portion of the county, including New Albany where damage to buildings and infrastructure from flash flooding was evident.“It’s been a very difficult summer for many Pennsylvanians dealing with weather-related damage to homes and businesses,” Gov. Wolf said. “It’s especially important for me to get out into affected communities to see first-hand the damage and to ask what the state can do to help,” Gov. Wolf said.The governor and officials saw the damage from flooding to multiple homes on Front Street in New Albany, speaking with residents along the way. They also saw the remains of the New Albany Community Library, most of which was washed away during flooding.Bradford County, along with six others in the state, has issued disaster declarations, as have many municipalities, which means that these areas relax some procurement protocols so supplies and any necessary equipment to aid in rescue or clean-up can be obtained more quickly.Residents were evacuated from New Albany, Camptown and Monroe in the county. There were multiple road closures, including a number of state roads. The Pennsylvania Helicopter Aquatic Rescue Team (PA-HART) conducted rescue missions yesterday with six people transported to the Towanda Hospital.“My first concern is the safety of residents and for that, I thank the first responders, local emergency management, PEMA, and the residents themselves who heeded warnings and knew what to do to get help,” Gov. Wolf said. “My gratitude goes out to the local emergency and law enforcement personnel here in Bradford County and around the state who are working tirelessly to keep residents safe and help them recover from this flooding.” August 15, 2018center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Sustainable investment ‘non-believers’ dwindle but concerns remain – survey

first_imgThe decline was biggest in Latin America, where the change was from 29% in 2017 to 12% in this year’s survey. In Europe, only 9% of the respondents said they did not believe in sustainable investment, versus 15% in 2017.Speaking to journalists this morning, Jessica Ground, global head of stewardship at Schroders, said: “It’s either becoming a lot more difficult to say you don’t believe in sustainable investing or people have become a lot more convinced.”But sustainable investing was still challenging for investors. In this year’s survey 76% stated it was at least “somewhat” so. The proportion of institutional investors who do not believe in sustainable investment has fallen by almost half since 2017, but performance concerns are still a challenge, according to a new Schroders survey.The listed asset manager has been carrying out an institutional investor study every year since 2017 to analyse their attitudes towards topics such as investment objectives, risks and sustainable investments.In the 2019 edition, which surveyed 650 asset owners from around the world with $25.4trn (€22.9bn) in assets under management, 11% of respondents stated ‘I do not believe in sustainable investments’.In 2017, the proportion was 20%. “Everybody is finding this incredibly difficult”Jessica Ground, global head of stewardship at SchrodersThis is the same proportion as in the 2017 survey, although with a different split. In the 2019 survey 16% of respondents said they found investing sustainably was “very challenging”, down from 22% in 2017, and 60% said they found it “somewhat challenging”, up from 55% in 2017.“It’s rarer and rarer on my travels that you don’t meet a big asset owner that isn’t doing a project or thinks they need to get a grip on sustainability, but they’re all very much struggling,” said Ground. “Everybody is finding this incredibly difficult.”The biggest barrier to more sustainable investments, according to the survey, was performance concerns, with 48% of respondents identifying it as a challenge. Nearly exactly the same proportion (49%) said data or evidence that shows investing sustainably delivers better returns would help them allocate more to sustainable investments.More transparency from companies with regard to financial and non-financial reporting, and better benchmarks addressing environmental, social and/or corporate governance matters were the next most important factors – 36% of respondents said the former would help them make more sustainable investments and 34% said the latter would be helpful.The pool of respondents to the survey included pension funds, insurance companies, sovereign wealth funds and endowments. The research was carried out via a survey during May.last_img read more

Bosnian from Mostar challenged Players of Oostende on Interesting Competition (VIDEO)

first_img(Source: Rainy weather in Belgium apparently gave special inspiration to football players of Oostende, where the former BH midfielder Adnan Custovic works as an assistant coach.Great atmosphere is not accidental and it gives great results, since the team of Oostende currently represents one of the biggest surprises in the Belgian Jupiler league which currently occupies the 2nd place.Additional terrain of this team in the past few days looked more like a pool than a football field, and Custovic, who recently gained the UEFA Pro license, decided to challenge Brazilian midfielders Fernando Canesin and young Belgian attacker Landry Dimata on an unusual competition.In fact, this trio competed on who will slide longer through the soaked field after the running jump and throwing on their chest.Take a look at who won at the end!last_img read more

Pitch Perfect 2 coming to Wellington Regent Thursday

first_imgThis week at the Regent Theater: Pitch Perfect 2Schedule: Friday 7 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, 2 and 7 p.m.Rated: PG-13 Time: 1 hour 54 minutes.Movie Synopsis: Surprise hit Pitch Perfect gets sequelized in this Universal Pictures production once again scripted by Kay Cannon. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi.Rotten Tomatoes rating (movie critics collective approval ratings): 65%. Audience review: 73% approval.Movies ahead at Regent Theater:June 12 – Tomorrowland.June 19 – San Andreas.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

Thessaloniki to showcase its Jewish legacy

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Thessaloniki’s history as a multicultural city with a strong Jewish population is both well-known and little-explored. Before the Holocaust, Thessaloniki was home to 80,000 Jews. In 1943 under Nazi occupation some 60,000 Jews were sent to concentration camps and the rich cultural history almost obliterated. Mayor Yiannis Boutaris calls the loss of Thessaloniki’s Jews the “darkest moment in its history” and has long advocated for an exploration of this aspect of the city’s history. Last week he announced a plan to build a a Jewish school in the Baron Hirsch neighbourhood, the city’s old Jewish quarter. “It will be a school, not just for Jewish kids, and it will be done in the Hirsch area,” he told the press, explaining that the project will be partly funded by private stakeholders working alongside the municipality. Likewise, Thessaloniki’s new Holocaust Museum, which will enter development in January, will be funded jointly by Greece, the German state, and the Niarchos Foundation. The museum will be on a site overlooking the railway station from which the Jews were evacuated in WWII.last_img read more