Governor Wolf Announces 157 New Jobs with Ventura Foods Expansion in Franklin County

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Governor Wolf Announces 157 New Jobs with Ventura Foods Expansion in Franklin County January 03, 2017center_img Jobs That Pay,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced today that Ventura Foods, a producer of custom and proprietary dressings, sauces, and other flavorings, will expand operations in Chambersburg, Franklin County, a move that will create 157 new jobs.“Upon adding 157 new, full-time employees, Ventura Foods will have a workforce of more than 600 at its expanded facility in Chambersburg,” said Governor Wolf. “The company’s exceptional growth is to be commended, as it contributes not only to the commonwealth’s flourishing manufacturing sector, but also to the economic well-being of Ventura Foods’ employees, their communities, and beyond.”Following a recent acquisition, Ventura Foods will be relocating some out-of-state dressing, sauce, and mayonnaise business assets and operations to its facility in Chambersburg, investing more than $12.4 million in facility construction, renovations, machinery, and equipment. Ventura Foods has committed to creating 157 new, full-time jobs within three years, and retaining 459 existing positions.“We are thankful for the support of the Governor’s Action Team and the Department of Community and Economic Development as we continue to grow, strengthen and diversify our business,” said Alan Blake, executive vice president of manufacturing, Ventura Foods. “We look forwarding to bringing additional high-quality manufacturing jobs to Chambersburg.”Ventura Foods received a funding proposal from the Department of Community and Economic Development that includes a $475,000 Pennsylvania First grant and $56,250 in WEDnetPA funding for employee training. The company has also been encouraged to apply for a $3.5 million low-interest loan through the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA).The project was coordinated by 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, in collaboration with the Franklin County Area Development Corporation.Last year, DCED approved nearly $1.1 billion in low-interest loans, tax credits, and grants for projects across the commonwealth and secured private sector commitments for the creation and retention of more than 200,000 full-time jobs. In the same timeframe, the Governor’s Action Team completed 77 projects – creating and retaining more than 36,800 jobs.For additional information on Ventura Foods, visit www.venturafoods.com.For more information about the Governor’s Action Team or DCED, visit dced.pa.gov.Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolflast_img read more

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UNICAL Malabites Rule 2019 HiFL Season

first_imgThe 2019 edition of the Higher Institutions Football League (HiFL), ended in grand style with University of Calabar, Malabites defeating defending champions UAM Tillers (5-4) on penalties in Lagos, Saturday, to emerge champions of the league’s second edition.It was sweet revenge for the Malabites, after a re-enactment of the 2018 finals, which they lost to UAM Tillers.UAM Tillers started the game on the front foot and showed flashes of why they deserve a place in the finals. In the 16th minute, the efforts of the lads from Makurdi, paid off, as captain, AssenShater, with jersey no 10, closed out a brilliant pass with a superb finish. The defending champions dominated play for most of the first half despite playing with 10 men after Dolumon Anikyongu got sent off following a second yellow card.UNICAL Malabites however, came into the game in the second half and got a goal in the 62ndminute from substitute Ngaji Mojafu. Despite the equalizer, UAM Tillers created the most chances in the second half, but had to settle for a draw at the end of full time.The game ended 5:4 on penalties in favour of UNICAL Malabites at the end of regulation time.Speaking during an international press conference organized before the match, Director, PACE Sports and Entertainment Marketing, Sola Fijabi, said that he is impressed with the huge support that the league has garnered and sustained since its launch especially during the second season“It is heart-warming to deliver a bigger, bolder and even better second season as promised. We are especially happy that the league did not only create an engagement platform for brands and several stakeholders, but it also unified students across Nigeria in the delightful spirit of sportsmanship, our expansion of teams to 32 and our very impactful coaching clinic are some of the many strides that we achieved in the season.We are extremely prepared for the 2020 edition and we are hopeful that like this second season, subsequent editions of the league will continue to have positive impact on sports and education in Nigeria” Fijabi concluded.Speaking after the final match, President, Nigerian University Games Association (NUGA) Prof Stephen Hamafyelto expressed satisfaction about the organization and execution of the second edition “This edition has really proven that we are here for the long term. We have once again delivered on the promises we made regarding standards, discipline even fair-play, especially as it concerns delivering a bigger and better league season”We are glad that the league has not only given a voice and a face to football talents across the country and in various institutions, but is also providing hope and a veritable platform of success for the numerous talents that are being discovered” He added.In all, 32 teams participated in the 2019 HiFL season.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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Champions League: Zidane’s Plaudit for Benzema

first_imgReal Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has hailed the impact of Karim Benzema after his compatriot lifted the European champions from the early blow of conceding to beat Napoli 3-1 on Wednesday night.Madrid is now on the brink of a seventh successive Champions League quarterfinal as the Los Bloncos aim to become the first team to retain the trophy in the Champions League era.Lorenzo Insigne’s wonder strike from 40 yards after just eight minutes had given Napoli a shock lead at the Bernabeu.However, Zidane was rewarded for keeping faith in Benzema despite fierce criticism of late from the Spanish press as he headed home his 51st Champions League goal to equalise before second-half strikes from Toni Kroos and Casemiro gave Madrid a commanding lead.“I am always happy with him, said Zidane.“He needed that goal which lately he didn’t get, but I am happy not only for the goal but also for how he played generally. He made the rest of the team play better and his movement is very good.“The performances of Karim, Cristiano (Ronaldo), James (Rodriguez) they all made the rest of the team better.”Benzema’s goal also moved him ahead of compatriot Thierry Henry as top French scorer of all-time in the Champions League proper.“It was a great night. We all played well, not just me,” Benzema told Spanish TV station MEGA.“I am very happy and proud of my work. There are a lot of sacrifices, but now I feel good.“I scored a goal and saw that the fans were with me which is very good for my confidence.”Napoli had chances to set up a mouthwatering second leg on March 7 as Dries Mertens blazed over with the goal at his mercy and former Madrid winger Jose Maria Callejon had a goal ruled out for offside late on.However, Napoli boss Maurizio Sarri believes his side still have a chance of reaching the quarterfinals for the first time in their history.“Clearly Madrid played their best game of the past three months and we didn’t play our best,” said Sarri.“If we manage to play at our best we are not that far away. We may lose (in the second leg) but we can go for it.”“It is the first game we have lost in four months. We didn’t manage to express ourselves 100 percent, but we can’t lose our confidence because we have the return game and league games to come.“We don’t have a great chance of turning it around but we have a chance.”Even a pre-match pep talk from former Napoli great Diego Maradona couldn’t inspire the Italians to victory.However, Sarri believes their fast start more than justified his decision to invite the Argentine into the dressing room before kick-off.“Diego spoke with us for 30 seconds, but he is a legend so clearly it had an impact. Our first 10-15 minutes were our best.”Despite that early blow, though, Madrid responded like European champions to take control and Sarri lamented his side’s distribution from the back under Real’s intense pressing.“It was difficult to mount counter-attacks because we gave the ball away so much,” he added.“We were playing a very good team, the best team in the world. The only thing is I feel we committed more errors than normal.“It is normal to suffer in this stadium, it is normal to commit errors, but thanks to these type of games you improve.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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Congressman King and his GOP challengers spoke at same event this weekend

first_imgCongressman Steve King and three Republicans who’re planning to challenge King in next year’s G-O-P primary spoke to a gathering of Christian conservatives Saturday night. King, who spoke last, was cheered when he started and many in the crowd gave him a standing ovation as he concluded with this.“I’m walking in the fire now and I’m going to walk through the fire and we’re going to prove their bullets aren’t real,” King said. State Senator Randy Feenstra of Hull has raised more than a quarter of a million dollars for his campaign against King, but Feenstra did not mention the congressman during his remarks at the Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition gathering. Feenstra talked about his own faith instead.“By God’s blessing, I was put into a Christian family…My folks told me at a young age that I am in God’s image…I am created for a special purpose, a special reason: to further his kingdom,” Feenstra said. Woodbury County Supervisor Jeremy Taylor mentioned King’s narrow three-percent win in 2018 and said keeping the fourth district in G-O-P hands was crucial if Republicans are to win back the U.S. House in 2020.“If we don’t take back the House of Representatives from the likes of Nancy Pelosi, Ilhan Omar and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, I don’t believe that our children are going to recognize the country that our parents and our grandparents and our founding fathers left to us,” Taylor said. The other Republican who’s planning to challenge King is Bret Richards, the former mayor of Irwin.“Many candidates will boast about their achievements, what they can do for you,” he said. “What they really need to do is show their heart and their character to the voters.” This was the first time all four candidates — including King — shared the same stage. King, who will be seeking his 10th term in the House next year, told the crowd the party’s “heirarchy” has targeted him.“It’s not the grassroots. You are the grassroots…and I have never let you down,” King said, to applause. “And I will not.”Go to www.radioiowa.com to listen to the entire speeches from all four candidates.last_img read more

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