Weekly Update: Fighting for Equal Pay, Protecting Clean Air, and Enhancing Pennsylvania’s Roads

first_img June 11, 2018 SHARE Email Facebook Twitter The Blog,  Weekly Update Equal PayLast Wednesday, Governor Wolf joined with First Lady Frances Wolf to take executive action to address the gender pay gap that hurts women, families, and businesses. He also called on the General Assembly to pass legislation that would pass similar protections for all working women in the commonwealth.Executive Order 2018-18-03, Equal Pay for Employees of the Commonwealth, directs state agencies under the governor’s jurisdiction to:No longer ask job applicants their salary history during the hiring process;Base salaries on job responsibilities, position pay range, and the applicant’s job knowledge and skills;Clearly explain the pay range on job postings.Methane ReductionGovernor Wolf joined with the Department of Environmental Protection on Thursday to announce the issuance of new general permits for unconventional natural gas wells and compression, processing, and transmission facilities that will reduce air pollution and establish a control threshold on methane emissions.“These permits represent the first step of my Methane Reduction Strategy and my administration’s continuing commitment to cleaner, healthier air across the commonwealth,” said Governor Wolf. “Cleaner air means healthier communities – for our citizens, and especially for our children. These new permits are one example of a way that we can have positive economic development without compromising public health.”Methane, the primary component of natural gas, has been identified by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as the second-most prevalent greenhouse gas emitted in the United States from human activities.Jobs that PayGovernor Wolf continued to build on his jobs that pay initiative this week when he announced 550 new family-sustaining jobs in Montgomery County through the expansion of AmerisourceBergen which is one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical distributors. On Tuesday he announced the creation of 60 jobs in Meadville through the expansion of Acutec Precision Aerospace, Inc. On Wednesday he announced that the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority will award new low-interest loans to 6 different business projects in 5 counties. These loans will create and retain nearly 100 jobs statewide.InfrastructureOn Thursday, Governor Wolf and PennDOT Secretary Leslie Richards announced a long-term multimodal transportation management plan that will enhance travel and safety along Interstate 76 (Schuylkill Expressway) corridor between King of Prussia and Philadelphia. Additionally, he continued to rollout his statewide plan, Resurface PA, in Pittsburgh on Friday.“My administration is not only focused on improving our roadways’ condition, but also the time it takes and the experience you have while traveling on them,” Governor Wolf said. “A government that works is one that uses every available resource for maximum impact, which we’re putting into practice.”Here are more details on the governor’s transportation plan for I-76.Governor Wolf’s Week, June 3-9, 2018Monday, 6/4/18Governor Wolf Announces Funding for The York Plan 2.0 Project to Revitalize Manufacturing SectorWolf Administration Hosts Cabinet in Your Community Event in Slippery RockTuesday, 6/5/18Governor Wolf Announces Acutec Precision Aerospace to Invest in Meadville Through Facility Expansion, Creating 60 JobsGovernor Wolf Praises House Committee Action to Empower Victims, Curb HazingWednesday, 6/6/18Governor Wolf Announces AmerisourceBergen Selects Pennsylvania for Expansion of National Headquarters, Adding More Than 550 New JobsGovernor Wolf Announces New Loan Approvals for Six Projects in Five Counties, Supporting Nearly 100 Small Business Jobs StatewideGovernor Wolf Takes Action on Equal Pay for WomenExecutive Order: 2018-18-03 – Equal Pay for Employees of the CommonwealthGovernor Wolf Orders the Commonwealth Flag at Half-Staff in Warren County to Honor K9 Officer ChoperThursday, 6/7/18Wolf Administration Continues Implementation of Methane Reduction Strategy by Releasing New Natural Gas Permits to Reduce Air PollutionGovernor Wolf, PennDOT Secretary Announce Plan to Improve Travel Between King of Prussia and Philadelphia Using New Smart Corridor TechnologiesGovernor Tom Wolf and First Lady Frances Wolf Announce Summer 2018 Public Events Schedule at the Governor’s ResidenceGovernor Wolf Orders the Commonwealth Flag at Half-Staff to Honor Dover Township Fire Department Fire Police Officer Grant FromanGovernor Wolf Announces Pennsylvania Ranks Second in Nation for Reduction of Opioid PrescriptionsFriday, 6/8/18Wolf Administration Cabinet Members Host 20th Cabinet in Your Community EventGovernor Wolf Announces Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program Application Deadline Extended to End of YearGovernor Wolf Continues Rollout of Statewide ‘Resurface PA’ Initiative to Attack PotholesHighlights from TwitterIn PA, women currently make 79¢ for every $1 a man earns. Later today I’m announcing a new executive order to close the gender pay gap for commonwealth employees. Equal work deserves equal pay. The GOP legislature should pass laws protecting all PA’ians from pay discrimination. pic.twitter.com/JQREsA0NvQ— Governor Tom Wolf (@GovernorTomWolf) June 6, 2018 Weekly Update: Fighting for Equal Pay, Protecting Clean Air, and Enhancing Pennsylvania’s Roads Today I was in Pittsburgh to repair a pothole on West Carson St. and announce our accelerated road repair efforts ahead of summer travel. Through my #ResurfacePA initiative, we’re dedicating as many resources as possible to repairing potholes. Report a pothole: 1-800-FIX-ROAD pic.twitter.com/BUWhEc22Ed— Governor Tom Wolf (@GovernorTomWolf) June 8, 2018last_img read more

‘Right Now is the Most Exciting Time for Sport in India’: Nita Ambani Pitches for More Investment

first_img Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. ICC cricket World CupNita AmbaniReliance foundation First Published: October 8, 2019, 11:10 PM IST New Delhi: Shedding the light on scope of sports in India, Reliance Foundation founder and chairperson Nita Ambani on Tuesday said India is the land of opportunities and is emerging as the newest and youngest sporting power in the world.“There has never been an environment more conducive, more encouraging and more enabling for sport than what we have today. What makes it more engaging and exciting is the strength of our numbers,” Ambani said at the Sports Business Summit, which is part of Leaders’ Week London 2019 event. Quipping that India is a TV-loving nation, Ambani said the viewership of ICC cricket World Cup final between England and New Zealand in July this year was higher in India than in UK. “When England beat New Zealand in the cricket world cup this year, 15 million viewers watched the match in England, while 180 million viewers watched it in India alone. And when India lost to New Zealand in the semi-finals, over 220 million viewers watched the game in India,” Ambani said. Making a pitch for more investments in India, Ambani said, “Right now is probably the most exciting time for sport in India, whether you are a coach, a player, an investor, an administrator or a fan.” “800 million Indians consumed sports on television alone in 2018,” she said, adding that new India is a land of infinite opportunities and the scale and size of the viewership for cricket and other sports makes India truly a unique opportunity,” she said. Ambani, who is also the owner of Mumbai Indians IPL franchise and chairperson of the Indian Super League, said India offers the unique blend of power of democracy, diversity, demography and development. “Within a decade, India will overtake China as the most populous nation in the world. India is proud of being free, open, liberal and democratic society. The time is not far when India will become the third largest economy in the world with an ambitious target of doubling the GDP in next 5 years and making it a 5 trillion dollar economy,” she said, adding that with all these unique opportunities, every one should become a part of the incredible India opportunity.Disclaimer: Reliance Industries Ltd. is the sole beneficiary of Independent Media Trust which controls Network18 Media & Investments Ltd. last_img read more