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Yonder Mountain String Band Releases ‘Hines’ Finds : Volume Three – Winter Tour 2019′ Compilation [Listen]

first_imgFive-piece jam grass outfit Yonder Mountain String Band has released Hines’ Finds : Volume Three – Winter Tour 2019, a collection of eight covers that the band performed on their recent winter tour. Yonder’s FOH sound engineer Ben Hines selected the playlist’s tracks, which all feature the duo Handmade Moments.Hines’ Finds : Volume Three – Winter Tour 2019 opens up with a cover of Rufus & Chaka Khan‘s “Tell Me Something Good”, followed by Marvin Gaye‘s “What’s Going On”, Bob Marley‘s “Burning & Looting”, Hall & Oates‘ “I Can’t Go For That”, Fleetwood Mac‘s “Dreams”, Violent Femmes‘ “Gone Daddy Gone”, The Beatles‘ “Dig A Pony”, and Michael Jackson’s “Rock With You”.Yonder bassist Ben Kaufmann stumbled upon Anna Moss and Joel Ludford busking at a California farmers market, and subsequently convinced his bandmates to invite the Handmade Moments duo on their 2019 winter tour. Handmade Moments offered support on the recent tour, as well as sat-in with the quintet on classic covers.Listen to Yonder Mountain String Band’s new Hines’ Finds : Volume Three – Winter Tour 2019 compilation below:Yonder Mountain String Band – Volume Three – Winter Tour 2019 For ticketing information and a full list of Yonder Mountain String Band’s upcoming tour dates, head to the band’s website.Hines’ Finds: Volume Three – Winter Tour 2019 Tracklist:Tell Me Something Good (02/08/19)What’s Going On (02/01/19)Burning & Looting (02/06/19)I Can’t Go For That (01/31/19)Dreams (02/07/19)Gone Daddy Gone (02/13/19)Dig A Pony (02/09/19)Rock With You (02/17/19)View Tracklistlast_img read more

Camden’s BB&T Pavilion Announces Venue Upgrades, Discounted Tickets For 25th Anniversary

first_imgExecutives behind Camden, New Jersey’s BB&T Pavilion, a popular venue within the national touring circuit for larger artists, have announced plans for numerous upgrades in celebration of the venue’s 25th anniversary in 2019.Related: The Met Philly Reopens With Bob Dylan Performance Following Extensive Renovations [Photo/Video]According to local news source Philly.com, fans who attend a show at BB&T Pavilion this spring/summer will notice a plethora of upgrades throughout the outdoor amphitheater, including new LED screens located on the lawn, a “Black Box” club, new restrooms, concession stands, seats, more options on the food and beverage menus, and other enhancements which have yet to be announced.Some of those new additions to the food menu include a Cheesesteak curated by drummer/part-time foodie Questlove, tacos from the Los Angeles-based food chain owned by actor Danny Trejo, fried chicken from Art Smith (Oprah’s former personal chef), and a mix Italian options from former Top Chef fan-favorite Fabio Viviani. As for all the Boozy-Suzy’s out there, the venue will also offer a mix of Live Nation signature cocktails.On Wednesday, B&T Pavilion also confirmed it is one of the venues partaking in Live Nation’s annual ” National Concert Week” initiative on May 1st-7th. The global concert promoter will offer $20 tickets to select upcoming shows at the venue, including Alice Cooper (August 16th), Zac Brown Band (September 6th-7th), Breaking Benjamin (August 9th), Coheed and Cambria (June 8th), Kids Bop Live (July 19th), Train and Goo Goo Dolls (August 10th), Rascal Flatts (August 23rd), and Lynyrd Skynyrd (August 30th).Formerly known as Susquehanna Bank Center, the BB&T Pavilion hosted a wide mix of national touring artists in 2018, notably a pair of heavy hitters within the jam scene including Phish and Dead & Company.last_img read more

University to debut new ID cards

first_imgThis summer, when Notre Dame students, faculty and staff begin to use new ID cards, they will find a notable component of the old ID cards missing — the barcode. Though the new cards will still feature magnetic strip technology — which uses the black line found on the back of current ID cards — they will also feature chip technology, according to Irish1Card program director, Daniel Tormey.The ultimate goal of the project is to transition out of magnetic strip technology and move into chip technology, which is more secure, Tormey said.“Mag[netic] strip technology has been in place for many many decades and it’s fairly inexpensive and fairly reliable,” he said. “But also, it’s not very secure.”Tormey said current magnetic strip technology makes it easy to produce duplicates of ID cards.“It’s very easy to duplicate or clone cards and so lots of schools and now many are ahead of us where they’re transitioning or have transitioned to more secure contactless chips,” he said.Tormey said the new ID card chips will feature a “touch, hold and go” system, rather than the credit card style chips that must be inserted into a chip reader.“One of the things I usually point out too, when we talk about chips and cards, this is not the credit card, EMV chip, so it’s not that kind of customer experience where you slide it into a reader and you’re not really sure what to do at that point,” he said.In order to choose a design for the new ID cards, the Irish1Card program narrowed potential designs down to three options, then allowed students to vote for their favorite. Tormey said students “overwhelmingly” voted in favor of the winning design.“Voting was not close … which was good,” he said. “We were hoping it wouldn’t be too close of a finish where people would be disappointed.”The new ID card also competed in a contest for best new card design at the National Association for Campus Card Users national conference according to Tormey.“I think there were over 50 schools in the running and then we were narrowed down to the top five [designs]” he said. “Then all conference participants were encouraged to vote and we won best new card design, which in the card world, is a big deal for us.”Tormey said one of the biggest logistical challenges of the project was ensuring that all of the systems which utilize the ID cards would be included in the transition.“There’s just a lot of connections on the back end that people and even card users wouldn’t necessarily see or ever notice,” he said. “That’s been really the bulk of our phase one work — to make sure that when we make all these changes in the system, we’re not breaking all of these integrations.”The transition to a new type of ID card technology has been a notable change for the university, Tormey said.“This is a pretty significant and aggressive change for a card program,” he said. “Schools do it but they don’t do this kind of change very often because the level of work and just the amount of time it takes to research what the impact is going to be, it’s been significant.”Tags: Chip technology, Irish1Card, National Association for Campus Card Userslast_img read more

Professors work through ever-changing school year as parents and educators

first_imgCourtesy of Kelly Laneman Professors Kelly and Nick Laneman chose to homeschool four of their children this year, while their other two children complete their schooling virtually.Kelly Laneman is a professor of digital marketing in the Mendoza College of Business. She and her husband Nick Laneman, a co-chair of the Wireless Institute in the College of Engineering, decided to pull their children out of in-person classes two days before their school moved to remote learning last spring. Laneman’s six children — ages preschool to high school at the time — were able to complete the year from home. They had enough resources and Internet to go around for the children, she noted. “It went smoother for us probably than many other families,” Laneman said.Laneman works part time for the University and admitted she could not imagine teaching children with two full-time working parents. “It was — at least in the spring — and, to some degree, still is a full-time job helping the kids with their e-learning,” she said.While her classes this semester are in-person, Laneman decided to homeschool four of the children this year. She cited the need for predictable structure as an essential factor in this decision. The family resides in the Penn-Harris-Madison school district, and Laneman has structured the homeschool curricular to match the standard in Indiana. The situation is short term, hopefully for this school year, she said. The Laneman’s two other children are now attending school virtually, after they attended their school’s hybrid classes for a short period of time. Laneman also noted her own students who have worked through a variety of struggles this semester, from contracting the virus to learning in an ever-changing environment. “Given all of that, the students have been very adaptable and flexible, but there’s no question, everybody has had to struggle to work through that,” she said. Laneman referred to homeschooling as a simultaneous challenge and joy. “I’m very aware that we are in a pretty privileged situation compared to many parents,” she said. Laneman noted most schools in the area are not back in person yet, and many parents work full-time. She said one of the most enjoyable aspects has been tying in current events, such as the election, to some of the curriculum and witness them in real life with her children. Jeff Greiner, a professor of education at Saint Mary’s, has two sons, one in high school and one in elementary school. Greiner said it was harder to balance the work-life balance last spring, when he, his wife who works from home and their children were sharing the same space and internet. Last semester, Greiner’s classes were asynchronous after spring break, but this semester, all of his classes meet in-person again. Greiner noted his work load this semester has increased as he’s had to balance his own research with his classes and his student advisees.Currently, Greiner’s oldest son is attending high school on a hybrid schedule, in which he alternates attending classes online and in-person. His younger son recently went back to in-person classes after starting the school year virtually. Greiner’s role in his children’s education is less hands-on now, he said. Greiner said the decision to send their kids back in-person was tough. “We knew that there were risks,” he said. In the end, Greiner said the family decided to return to in-person classes because they knew there were health protocols and precautions in place, and they could educate their children on the precautions. “For their education, we decided to give them a shot,” Greiner said. Greiner said a big concern has been transporting their kids to school, as they and many other parents in their district were concerned about busing. Before the pandemic, the school district was sitting three kids to a seat. “There are struggles and we keep moving through,” he said, referring to the creation of carpool groups and other ways to transport their children to school.Gail Bederman, professor of history, American Studies and gender studies at Notre Dame, chose to move her classes online before the semester began. “I’m 68 years old and I’m afraid of the death of the coronavirus,” she said in an email. Bederman’s daughter currently attends a boarding high school nearby, where she chose to go for the opportunities to be more independent, Bederman said.“At home, she’s only got David, me and the cat,” she said. “None of us know what to do on Snapchat or TikTok.” When her daughter is home to visit on the weekends, the family wears masks to protect each other. Bederman said her daughter has experienced additional stress and strain this year due to the virus. “High school is difficult anyway, but being in high school — boarding high school — with COVID-19 all around is especially hard,” she said.  Bederman said its as hard being a high schooler as it is being a university student right now, and she felt especially for mothers and parents with younger children who had to return to teaching their own classes in-person. Olivier Morel, Notre Dame professor of film, television and theater, has two middle school-aged daughters who are currently learning virtually from home. “We, of course, knew there was no easy solution,” Morel said about the decision. Morel said being a professor on top of his role of educating his children last spring was a challenge, although he was grateful for his family’s access to computers, internet and the ability to stay home. Morel’s wife, Alison Rice, is the chair of Romance Languages at Notre Dame. Morel, a dual citizen of France and the U.S., also said it was difficult to watch the U.S. response to the virus. Morel’s wife worked during the summer to find ways for the department to reopen in the fall. “We were quite frustrated throughout the summer because we worked quite hard for the University,” he said. Morel said his children were more anxious about the virus last spring, but are still very concerned now. He said his children are worried about being carriers of the virus. When asked if he had taken up additional roles as an educator for his children, he said his daughter’s are very autonomous in their schooling.“They are already politically involved and aware,” he said. Tags: 2020 fall semester, covid19, parents, Professors Faced with tough choices for their children regarding virtual versus in-person learning early this year, various professors in the Notre Dame community came up with different solutions. While their roles as double educators were greater in the spring, these professors have taken up some additional duties when it comes to their children’s unpredictable education and continue to make choices as the school year changes and progresses.last_img read more

Ouch. She bit me.

first_imgGlove up before clearing brush, cleaning out the garage or pulling logs off the woodpile this winter. A brown widow spider or her more commonly known sister, the black widow, may be hiding in the shadows.The brown widow’s camouflage – an orange hourglass on a brown body – makes her hard to see. That’s good for her but bad for the person who sticks a hand too close to her web. Avoids peopleThe brown widow usually tries to stay away from people, said Whitney Boozer, an entomology graduate student with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.“If they’re disturbed, they drop off the web, curl up in a ball or retreat,” Boozer said.They can’t retreat when they’re pressed up against someone’s skin, though. A brown widow gets in this situation when someone wraps a hand around her while she’s holed up some place.Wear long sleeves and glovesGloves and long sleeves will protect you “if you’re working in areas where brown widow spiders are commonly found,” Boozer said. Outside, brown widows prefer woodpiles, tires, empty containers and eaves. Indoors, the spider prefers protected places like under furniture and in shoes. Shake clothes and check shoes before putting them on if they are left outside or in a garage.Bites by brown widows cause severe reactions in 5 percent of people who are bitten. The young and old are especially vulnerable. With medical intervention, bites are almost never fatal. The only scientific data collected on deaths attributed to widow spiders was taken between 1950 and 1959. During that time, 63 people died from the spiders’ bites, said Nancy Hinkle, a CAES entomologist.Indoor plumbing lowered bite numbers“Doubtless those numbers are much lower now that we have indoor plumbing because most widow bites occurred in privies,” she said.According to Boozer, the brown widow’s venom is more toxic than that of her black cousin, but she injects less venom when she bites.“In my whole life, I have known only one person bitten by a widow spider, and actually I didn’t know him, he just called my office,” Hinkle said. “On the other hand, I have personally known three people who were struck by lightning.”She estimates that there are fewer than seven people killed each year by widow spiders. More than 1,000 people each year are struck by lightning. A bad reputation“So your chance of being killed by a widow spider bite — even without treatment — is over 100 times less than your chance of being struck by lightning,” Hinkle said.Despite the odds, brown widows still aren’t spiders most people want wandering around in their homes. If you do see one, don’t panic. Boozer suggests taking it outside or vacuuming it up.“Even outside, you’re allowed to kill widow spiders,” Hinkle said, who usually cringes when the conversation turns to smashing spiders.Crush the egg sack, too, Boozer said. A brown widow’s egg sack is sphere shaped with spindly spikes of webbing sticking up all over it.If desperation leads to a chemical attack, it’s best to spray spiders directly, Boozer said. Spraying a home’s perimeter may prevent spiders from entering it, but it won’t kill the ones already there. Brown widow spiders avoid places that have been sprayed.last_img read more

Schedule of events announced for Exposition

first_imgHere’s a look ahead at some of the events coming to the Champlain Valley Exposition in 2006 and 2007. For more details, visit www.cvfair.com(link is external)Exposition Schedule of EventsSept. 16, Vermont Grocers Association Expo, Opening Ceremony 10:45 a.m., Open 11 a.m. 4 p.m.Sept. 16, Snow, Skate & Lifestyle Show, Admission: Adult $5; Senior $4 65 & Over; children 6 and under free9 am to 10 pmSept. 16, POW/MIA Day, Ray Cota — 879-7301 or Jim GometzSept. 16 & 17, Whole Health Expo, Body, Mind & Spirit, Hours: Saturday 9:30 – 7pm, Sunday 9:30 6 pm, Admission:$12 for both days, $2 Discount coupon from newspaper or ad availableSeptember 22-24,NSRA Northeast Street Rod Nationals, Friday: 8:30 5:30; Saturday: 8:30 5:30; Sunday: 8:30 3:00 pm. Admission: Adults — $12; 6-12 — $3; Five under FreeSept. 30 Oct. 5,Newmar Kountry Klub International RV Rally. Contact: Barney Barnett — 574-773-7791October 7-8, Champlain Valley Antiques Festival,Hours: Sat. 10 5, Sun. 10 4 (no preview. Admission: $8 adults, 12 and under free. October 8, Shriners Bingo, Noon. October 9-14, Allegro Club Rally, Contact: Verbon Jones 256 356-8522.October 14, 10th Annual Blues Live Model Horse Show Guys Farm & Yard, 802 878-5112October 14-15,Smugglers Notch Ski Club Ski & Board SaleContact: Beth Kohler 802 654-5093October 18-19, Educators Exposition. Laurie Huse — 800-281-4430.October 27-29, 26th Annual Fall Craft and Fine Arts ShowHours: Fri: 10-8; Sat: 9-6; Sun:10-5. Admission: Adults $7; Seniors $6; Children under 12 $2Nov. 1-May 2007, Nordic Spirit Indoor Soccer. Contact Jim Goudie, 288-9577.November 3-5, Green Mountain Alpaca Fall Spectacular, Contact: Dan Nash 802 766-2105.November 5, Shriners Bingo, Noon.November 15 & 16, UVM Tax School.November 17, Taste of Home Cooking School, Doors open at 3 p.m., Show starts 6:30 p.m. Tickets: $10November 18, 1964 The Tribute, 802 652-0085, 3 and 8 pm.November 29, Essex Senior Citizens Christmas Dinner, Contact: Dan Tylenda 802 879-7012December 1-3, Vermont International Festival, Contact: April Warner 802 863-6713December 8-10, Baked Bead Jewelry Sale,Fri & Sat 10 am 5 pm, Sun 10 am 4 pm.December 10, Shriners Bingo,Noon.|Plan ahead for 2007 events at the Exposition:(Additional information will be provided closer to event)January 12-14, VT Log Home ShowJanuary 12-14, VT Manufactured Home ShowJanuary 19-21, ankee Sportsmen ClassicJanuary 25, LCRCC Silent AuctionJanuary 27 & 28, Rock Maple RacesFebruary 16-17, Vermont Boat ShowMarch 2 – 4, Spring RV ShowMarch 9-11, Vermont Flower ShowApril 20-22, Vermont Home ShowApril 28-29, Everything EquineMay 4-6, Spring Fine Arts & Craft ShowJune 1-3, Vermont Balloon and Music FestivalJuly 8, WOKO Country Club Music FestivalJuly 13-15, Vermont Cluster Dog ShowAugust 4-5, 4-Wheel Drive JamboreeAugust 25-Sept 3, 86th Champlain Valley Fair.To schedule an event at the Exposition, please contact Special Events Director Tom Oddy at [email protected](link sends e-mail) or call (802) 878-5545. Champlain Valley Exposition is a non-profit organization located at 105 Pearl Street, Essex Junction, VT 05452.last_img read more

Harmony Vineyards: Perfect Ensemble of Beauty, Wine & Brunch

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Add Harmony Vineyards to your GPS, for a number of reasons. Whether you’re seeking a high-quality venue to enjoy some outstanding local wine, impress and entertain out-of-town guests, or provide the perfect setting for a romantic date, this is it. Located about 10 minutes from the Smithtown/St. James area, Harmony offers visitors the opportunity to experience an extraordinary Long Island winery without traveling all the way out to the North Fork. Besides exceptional wines—Chablis-style Chardonnays and Bordeaux-style red blends—this centrally based vineyard also offers local craft brews, a robust small plates menu, weekly live jazz performances year-round, and an impressive buffet-style Sunday brunch in a 326-year-old mansion and tasting room with spectacular views of the harbor. Most unique is that Harmony Vineyards donates all of its net profits to support local charities focused on eradicating hunger and providing education, including Island Harvest, City Harvest, the Stony Brook Foundation and the East African Center for the Empowerment of Women and Children. Related: Long Island Wineries & Vineyards GuideDuring warmer months, diners and wine aficionados can sit outside on a patio with stunning views of the vineyard and water, and even watch their favorite films beneath the stars during regularly scheduled “Movie Nights.”We sat outside recently for Harmony’s popular $49.95 Gourmet Waterfront Buffet brunch, taking in the fresh air and enjoying the tranquil and peaceful vibe. What a wonderful way to start the day!The food, prepared by Farm to Table Catering by Filomena (Lombardi), is top-notch, and this special meal began with a bottomless Mimosa, made with freshly squeezed orange juice. Walking past the elaborate spread set up in Harmony’s circa-1690 Tasting Room, we decided to divide the meal into three trips.The first round was for breakfast. There was an assortment of homemade quiches, an omelet station with a variety of ingredients to personalize your eggs and fruit parfaits—all made with fresh Greek yogurt and homemade granola. My personal favorite was the Pancake Tower (and it truly was a tower), consisting of layers upon layers of fluffy from-scratch pancakes filled with organic jam and sliced and served like cake. This was absolutely worth the price of brunch on its own. Yum! The coffee, even before adding milk, was almost creamy it was so good.The next trip was for savory fare that included Eggplant Rollatini, Dijon-Encrusted Salmon, Roasted Seasonal Vegetables, Organic Kale and field green salad. Everything was flawlessly prepared.Related: Long Island Craft Beer GuideThe last trip was for dessert, which included mini-mason jars of homemade Strawberry Shortcake and S’mores, black bean brownies and cinnamon muffins. Delicious.One last cup of perfectly brewed coffee was sipped while enjoying the view. Then, a walk on the grounds past the grapevines to the water was a must. It was just too beautiful to miss!Harmony Vineyards states on their website that they are in harmony with nature, humanity and charity. Their generous donations to local charities are testament to this.The Harmony Tasting Room is open year round. Check out the Tasting Notes Jazz Club every Saturday evening from 8 to 10 p.m. with live music, fine wine and small plates to enjoy.This is the perfect venue for an intimate date night that is even more appealing because of its great location.After we left the winery and drove down the winding road back to Route 25A, an old Elton John song began playing on the radio:Harmony and me /We’re pretty good company /Looking for an island /In our boat upon the sea /Harmony, gee I really love you /And I want to love you forever/And dream of never, never, never leaving Harmony.Well said, Elton.Brunch is served year-round every Sunday. Reservations on Open Table are required. Seating times are from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. $49.95 per person. Perfect harmony.Harmony Vineyards169 Harbor RoadHead of the Harbor, NY 11780631-291-9900Check website for hours and events:HarmonyVineyards.comMain Art: Harmony Vineyards offers visitors the opportunity to experience a high-quality Long Island winery without traveling to the North Fork. (Photo: Harmony Vineyards Facebook profile)last_img read more

Governor Wolf Praises State, Federal Law Enforcement For ISIL-Related Arrest in Pennsylvania

first_imgGovernor Wolf Praises State, Federal Law Enforcement For ISIL-Related Arrest in Pennsylvania SHARE Email Facebook Twitter December 17, 2015center_img National Issues,  Statement Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf released the following statement on the arrest of Jalil Ibn Ameer Aziz in Harrisburg:“I commend the FBI, U.S. Attorney’s Office and the Pennsylvania State Police, along with local law enforcement and other members of the Joint Terrorism Task Force, for their efforts in apprehending this individual for his alleged efforts to aid ISIL. We understand that this individual is a U.S. citizen and his arrest is a reminder that we must remain vigilant, strong and focused on anyone here in the state who may seek to harm Pennsylvanians. I am proud of PSP’s ongoing efforts to protect Pennsylvania citizens. My administration is in constant communication with our law enforcement partners and will continue to assist in any way possible. ”# # #Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolflast_img read more

Revenue Department’s Innovation to Save $1.7 million, Enhance Service to Businesses

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Revenue Department’s Innovation to Save $1.7 million, Enhance Service to Businesses GO-TIME,  Performance Office,  Press Release Harrisburg, Pa. — As part of Governor Tom Wolf’s commitment to create a more efficient and cost-effective state government, the Office of Performance through Excellence announced today the Department of Revenue will save $1.7 million over five years while improving services to Pennsylvania’s businesses. The department has developed a new feature that allows businesses and tax professionals to get all correspondence from the department electronically, saving time and reducing the need for paper.“Business owners and tax professionals can now go online to get their tax-related correspondence in real time, saving them time and money,” said Governor Wolf. “No longer do businesses have to wait days for the information to arrive in the mail. With this new option, they can get the information online, giving them more time to focus on their customers.”The new electronic correspondence feature in e-TIDES, the department’s online business tax system, allows business owners and tax professionals to receive all correspondence from the department that would normally be sent via the U.S. Postal Service. Examples include licenses and assessments.The savings of this initiative come from reducing costs for paper, inserts, envelopes and postage. In past years, the department annually mailed approximately 1.6 million pieces of correspondence to the users of e-TIDES.“We moved to create this new electronic correspondence feature after hearing feedback from taxpayers and tax professionals, many of whom use this system on a regular basis,” said Revenue Secretary Dan Hassell. “We are always looking for ways that we can improve customer service, and we expect this feature to be an important upgrade to the system we rely on for communicating with our business taxpayers.”Michael Eby, CPA, senior manager and director of state and local tax services with McKonly & Asbury LLP, and a member of the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants, also sees the benefits for tax professionals.“The department’s most recent e-TIDES enhancement in allowing practitioners to receive department correspondence to our clients directly from the department is another step forward in transparency and efficiency. This is a win-win for taxpayers and practitioners alike,” Eby said. “I am appreciative of the department’s continued efforts over the past few years to make available more online tools for the practitioner community, including the ability to access client statements of account through e-TIDES.”Security is always a priority for the department. To protect taxpayer information, businesses and tax practitioners must be registered with e-TIDES to request the electronic correspondence feature. Additionally, tax professionals must be granted access by their clients. The exact steps vary by account.The Governor’s Office of Performance through Excellence provided support for the project through the GO-TIME initiative. Created in February by an executive order signed by Governor Wolf, the office works to modernize operations, maximize efficiency and provide the highest quality services to Pennsylvanians. The Wolf Administration has already saved $373 million over the past three years by streamlining government and cutting waste.A video overview of the new electronic correspondence is available for businesses and tax professionals.For more information on the Department of Revenue, visit www.revenue.pa.gov, or visit the department’s Facebook page.center_img July 10, 2018last_img read more

New West Coast Water Supply Project on schedule

first_imgLocalNews New West Coast Water Supply Project on schedule by: – July 2, 2012 Share Sharing is caring! Tweet Sharecenter_img Share 18 Views   no discussions Photo credit: etftrends.comRoseau, Dominica– July 2nd Over twenty seven million dollars is presently being invested in one of the largest water upgrade projects ever to be undertaken in Dominica. When the project known as the West Coast Water Supply Project is completed, residents along Dominica’s west coast stretching from Salisbury to Capuchin will benefit from a significantly improved water supply system. The project is being supported by funding to the tune of $21 million from the European Union under the special framework of Assistance. A further $6 million is to be invested by the government of Dominica. The contracting authority for the project is the government of Dominica represented by the National Authorizing Officer, while project supervision is undertaken by a consulting firm, Hydro Plan of Germany, represented by La Robe Creole Professional Services on behalf of DOWASCO. The New West Coast Water Supply Project will consolidate nine independent water systems into one major network. The project has been divided into three Lots.Lot two which involves the laying of thirty kilometers of supply lines along the road shoulders was the first phase of the project to get underway. According to the project contractor, Zozime Serge Enterprise out of Martinique, just over twenty-six kilometers of pipelines have already been laid and over thirty percent of pressure testing on those pipes has been completed. Pressure testing is a process employed to ensure that there are no leaks in the system before they are put into use. The contractors are of the view that this Lot of the project is well on track for completion by October 2012. Lot one of the project involves the construction of two new intakes and two modern treatment facilities along the Picard and Coulibistrie Rivers, as well as the adjoining pipe works required to connect to the supply lines along the coast. These intakes and treatment facilities are being located much further upstream than the existing facilities and will therefore require the construction of new or extended access routes. Excavation works have already began along the Picard River leading up over two kilometers from the existing intake to access the site for the location of the new intake and treatment plant. The contract for this section of the works has been awarded to ACE Engineering, a local construction firm. Lot three of the project involves the construction of nine storage tanks to supply various communities within the project area. This Lot which is to be funded by the government of Dominica is expected to get underway at a later date. The overall anticipated completion date for the entire project is November 2013. Dominica which has already surpassed the United Nations millennium development goal of ensuring that at least fifty percent of persons without access to drinking water would have been given access by the year 2015 is now well underway to providing access to almost one hundred percent of its population by the stipulated time. Press Releaselast_img read more