Governor Wolf Orders Flags at Half-Staff in Honor of Patriot Day

first_imgGovernor Wolf Orders Flags at Half-Staff in Honor of Patriot Day September 09, 2016 Flag Order,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf has ordered all United States and Pennsylvania flags at the Capitol Complex, Commonwealth facilities, and all public buildings and grounds throughout the state lowered to half-staff between sunrise and sunset on Sunday, September 11, 2016 in remembrance of the victims of the September 11, 2001 attacks and in honor of Patriot Day.All Pennsylvanians are invited to participate in this tribute.Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolfcenter_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img

Draghi: QE an ‘inducement’ to boost savings, does not damage pensions

first_imgMario Draghi has defended the European Central Bank’s (ECB) activist monetary policy, insisting it has not damaged pension funds and is, in fact, likely to lead to increased contribution and savings rates.The president of the ECB defended its policy of quantitative easing (QE) but said the institution would be wary of keeping interest rates at their current low level for too long.In a speech in Washington DC at the IMF, Draghi said he accepted that continued low interest rates could have “undesirable consequences” for economies with ageing populations, as it could not only lead to lower consumption over the lifetime of QE but over the saver and pension fund member’s lifetime.“For pensioners, and for those saving ahead of retirement, low interest rates may not be an inducement to bring consumption forward,” he said. “They may on the contrary become an inducement to save more, to compensate for a slower rate of accumulation of pension assets.”His comments contrast with warnings from industry association PensionsEurope, which recently said pension funds risked becoming “collateral damage” as QE progressed.Peter Borgdorff, director of Dutch healthcare scheme PFZW, has said his fund also raised concerns with Klaas Knot, Dutch representative on the ECB governing council, but that the council “did not listen”. Draghi argued that, even where QE was seeing savings eroded, it would not be in the “genuine interest” of savers if the ECB decided to give up on its mandate of a 2% inflation target.“On the contrary, the interest of long-term savers is that output be raised to potential without undue delay,” he said.“This is because their financial assets are always, in the final analysis, a claim on the wealth generated by the productive part of the economy.”He argued that it was in pension funds’ interest to see continued growth, as it increases the likelihood benefits can be paid in full.“At the same time, the more monetary policy is able to encourage investment, the faster interest rates will return into more normal territory,” he said.Draghi argued that a series of unconventional measures – the most recent of which was the launch of QE in March – had been required to stave off a period of low inflation.“Those measures have proven so far to be potent, more so than many observers anticipated,” he said.“But their potency is also because they have interacted with other policies that have put the economy and the financial sector in a better position to respond to our monetary impulses.”Dragi’s insistence that QE has not harmed European pension investors stands in stark contrast to rising liabilities and deficits, with both German airline Lufthansa and Bank of Ireland’s Irish defined benefit funds seeing a significant increase since the beginning of the year. Dutch actuaries have also warned that the low interest rates could see the cost of pensions rise by 10%.last_img read more

San Francisco looks to sweep BYU

first_imgSan Francisco looks to sweep BYU SAVVY VETERANS: Senior leadership could play a big role in this game’s outcome. Jake Toolson, Yoeli Childs, TJ Haws, Alex Barcello and Dalton Nixon have collectively accounted for 73 percent of Brigham Young’s scoring this season. For San Francisco, Charles Minlend, Jamaree Bouyea, Jimbo Lull and Jordan Ratinho have collectively accounted for 63 percent of all San Francisco scoring, including 66 percent of the team’s points over its last five games.TAKE IT UP A NOTCH: The Cougars have scored 83.4 points per game across 10 conference games, an improvement from the 76.4 per game they managed in non-conference play.KEY CONTRIBUTOR: Childs has either made or assisted on 40 percent of all Brigham Young field goals over the last five games. Childs has 46 field goals and 18 assists in those games.UNDEFEATED WHEN: The Cougars are 13-0 when they hold opposing teams to 70 points or fewer and 5-7 when opponents exceed 70 points. The Dons are 10-0 when converting on at least 75 percent of its free throws and 6-9 when they shoot worse than that from the line.STREAK SCORING: Brigham Young has won its last 10 home games, scoring an average of 85.1 points while giving up 63.9. February 7, 2020 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditSan Francisco (16-9, 5-5) vs. Brigham Young (18-7, 7-3)Marriott Center, Provo, Utah; Saturday, 9 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Brigham Young seeks revenge on San Francisco after dropping the first matchup in San Francisco. The teams last played each other on Jan. 25, when the Dons shot 54.5 percent from the field while limiting Brigham Young’s shooters to just 51.7 percent on the way to an 83-82 victory.center_img DID YOU KNOW: Brigham Young as a team has made 10.6 3-pointers per game this season, which is second-best among Division I teams. The Cougars have averaged 12.6 3-pointers per game over their last five games.___For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com Associated Press last_img read more

Club U21 hurlers in action on St Stephen’s Day

first_imgGolden-Kilfeacle and Galtee Rovers/Emly meet at a venue yet to be determined.All of the these matches were due to take place over the weekend just gone. It’s been confirmed that the South U21B Hurling Final between Killenaule and Anner Gaels will take place in Monroe on St Stephen’s Day – throw-in is at 1 o’clock.The U21A clash between St Mary’s and Mullinahone in Kilsheelan is also scheduled for next Saturday and gets underway at the same time. In the West the U21B Hurling Division 2 Semi-Final takes place on the day after Christmas too.last_img

The Most Important Attribute for Landing a Job in 2019

first_img QA Engineer Greenhouse Software New York, NY Hot New Jobs For You Senior Sales Enablement Manager Greenhouse Software New York, NY 23 hours ago 23h 4.7★ 4.7★ 23 hours ago 23h 23 hours ago 23h 4.7★ 23 hours ago 23h Product Manager, Structured Hiring Greenhouse Software New York, NY 23 hours ago 23h Brand Designer Greenhouse Software New York, NY 4.7★ 23 hours ago 23h 4.7★ Customer Support Specialist Greenhouse Software San Francisco, CA 4.7★ 4.7★ 4.7★ Customer Marketing Manager Greenhouse Software New York, NY Enterprise Account Executive Greenhouse Software San Francisco, CA 23 hours ago 23h Enterprise SDR Manager Greenhouse Software Denver, CO 23 hours ago 23h 23 hours ago 23h Platform Toolkit Engineer Greenhouse Software New York, NY Knowledge is power. We’ve heard this idiom many times before, but in this tight job market it takes on new meaning. Being informed about a job and well-versed in a company’s expectations, needs and culture have never been more important when it comes to being a stand-out job applicant.On the eve of the new year, I spoke with Cheryl Roubian, Director of Talent, Greenhouse Software who couldn’t agree more. “Get really clear for yourself about the profile of role and company you’re looking for,” says Roubian. “Candidates should expect to have a clear picture of what their role and responsibilities would be and what the company is like and should be prepared to demonstrate how they can add to the business and culture.”Being an informed candidate and showing this knowledge throughout the application process — in your resume, cover letter (no, it’s not dead!), through thoughtful interview questions and replies — are essential for beating the competition for in-demand jobs.Here are a few other key ways to land a job at a Best Places to Work winner like Greenhouse:Glassdoor: As a director of talent, how are you looking at candidates differently in 2019? Or are the ways you and your team evaluating candidates changing given the job landscape?Cheryl Roubian: The market is really tight and all signs indicate it will continue to be. But good hiring is the same in any market: define the attributes that will make someone successful for a particular role and then test for those attributes. Candidate experience is a big part of that as well. Candidates should expect to have a clear picture of what their role and responsibilities would be and what the company is like and should be prepared to demonstrate how they can add to the business and culture.Glassdoor: Many people say the cover letter is dead, especially in 2019. Is it still an important factor in the application? If not, what matters more?Cheryl Roubian: A well-written cover letter that is thoughtful, genuine, informative, and targeted at the company and role you’re applying for is still very relevant. It sets you apart from candidates who apply en masse to open roles and may be the deciding factor if the recruiter is on the fence about whether or not your skill set is relevant.Write the Perfect Cover Letter With This TemplateGlassdoor: Landing a new job isn’t just about submitting a resume and interviewing, it’s about getting to know a company and really gauging alignment and fit. What are your tips for how job seekers can determine whether a company is right for them?Cheryl Roubian: Get really clear for yourself about the profile of role and company you’re looking for (e.g., inclusive culture, sustainable business, compelling purpose). What questions will you need to ask to test for those things? Ask those questions of every interviewer you meet in your process and then look for patterns. If everyone is generally saying the same thing (and you like what they’re saying) that’s probably a good sign. Good companies use this structured hiring process to interview you. Set yourself apart by using it on them!Glassdoor: How is landing a new job at a small- or medium-sized company like Greenhouse different from angling for a gig at a big company?Cheryl Roubian: At small or medium-sized companies like Greenhouse, it’s a lot easier to see the impact of your work on overall business success. Every deal makes a difference. Every customer matters. Your involvement in the organization and culture can visibly make a difference.How to Find a Job in a New CityGlassdoor: Once candidates evaluate company culture and are hopefully extended an offer, how should job seekers be approaching negotiations in 2019? Cheryl Roubian: Unless being a strong negotiator is part of your job description (i.e., you’re in sales), being able to negotiate a fair title or market salary shouldn’t be a requirement for a fair offer. Educate yourself about the company – what they’re able to offer will depend on a bunch of different factors – e.g., size, industry, funding. Look at the whole picture and don’t expect a 50-person startup to offer the same package as a company like Google. Good companies will have a philosophy or framework to help them make fair and equitable offers. It’s ok to ask how a company arrived at the offer they made you. 4.7★ Manager, Enterprise Customer Success Greenhouse Software Denver, CO 23 hours ago 23h 4.7★ View More Jobslast_img read more