Governor Wolf Visits Penn State Schuylkill LionLaunch Innovation Hub, Touts Entrepreneurship Opportunities in Pennsylvania

first_img Economy,  Innovation,  Press Release Schuylkill Haven, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today visited Penn State Schuylkill’s LionLaunch Innovation Hub, a co-working space for innovators, to highlight entrepreneurship opportunities in Pennsylvania.“Places like this are important for helping to drive innovation and entrepreneurship, not just in Schuylkill County, but statewide,” said Governor Tom Wolf. “I am committed to continuing to provide vital support to our talented entrepreneurs by implementing initiatives to improve our university partnerships and workforce training opportunities.”The governor was led on a tour of the facility by university officials and was joined by state and local leaders. While at the innovation hub, the governor met with students, entrepreneurs, and business mentors who have benefited from the co-working space.“We were honored that Governor Wolf visited our campus’ innovation hub to learn about the benefits and support that our LionLaunch program offers to the budding entrepreneurs of Schuylkill County,” said Darcy Medica, interim chancellor for Penn State Schuylkill. “Our space is one of nearly 20 such Penn State facilities located across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The common goal of this initiative, Invent Penn State, is to spur economic development, create jobs, and impact student career success.”Launched in 2015 to help innovators succeed at each stage of the entrepreneurial path, Invent Penn State is a commonwealth-wide initiative to spur economic development, job creation, and student career success, with a focus on bringing intellectual properties to the marketplace. Governor Wolf Visits Penn State Schuylkill LionLaunch Innovation Hub, Touts Entrepreneurship Opportunities in Pennsylvania SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img January 12, 2018last_img read more

Chirn Park cottage has been transformed to adopt a Hamptons-style

first_img26 Geoffrey Ave, Southport.THIS Southport home was the perfect place to adopt a Hamptons-style according to homeowner Marcia Alexander.“My husband and I came across the Chirn Park area about three years ago when it was still coming-to-age but now it is a super trendy pocket in Southport,” Mrs Alexander said.“We thought it was a perfectly undiscovered place and we could easily picture creating a coastal Hamptons-style. 26 Geoffrey Ave, Southport.“My favourite addition are the decks, we spend a lot of time outside,” The mother-of-one said.“If we aren’t sitting on the deck we are walking to the cafes or down to the Broadwater.”The Chirn Park cottage includes stone benchtops and blackbutt timber flooring.A freestanding bathtub adds a touch of luxury in the bathroom while timber features and botanicals bring the home to life. “The main bedroom is one of the most relaxing places, it has its own private balcony and its high up because of the split-level design,” Mrs Alexander said. The property is within walking distance to cafes and schools. 26 Geoffrey Ave, Southport.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North6 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day agoMrs Alexander said the original home had salmon pink shag-pile carpets and 80s-era wallpaper. The couple said they transformed the home in eight months. “We lived in it for a while to get a feel of how the spaces worked and this year we decided to create our dream Hamptons style,” Mrs Alexander said.The freshly-renovated home is poised on an elevated block in Chirn Park and features two big timber decks.center_img 26 Geoffrey Ave, Southport.“The suburb wasn’t as popular as it is now, we are lucky we can walk to the cafes because getting a park is almost impossible on a Sunday morning.”“It was important for us to live close to the M1 because we travel for work to Brisbane a lot but we wanted a suburb that had a bit of charm too.”last_img read more

Toner backed to unsettle Australia

first_img O’Connell has already confirmed he will share line-out calling duties with Toner, who led the aerial set-piece in the 40-9 victory over Samoa. And Plumtree believes Toner can stabilise Ireland’s line-out approach while also causing mayhem on Australia’s ball. He explained: “Dev obviously enjoys winning ball, but a big part of his role is also stealing ball too. “We’ve put him into positions where we’ve given him an opportunity to do that. “Also restarts and kick-offs, they are really important parts of the game as well, they are extra set-pieces now. “The last thing you want to be doing is to concede points straight after you score points, or if you do concede points you want to be able to win that restart and settle straight away. “So those aspects of his game are obviously really important to us.” Plumtree has warned 27-year-old Toner that he cannot rely on line-out prowess alone, however. Press Association The former Natal Sharks coach has called on the eight-cap second row to continue to improve his ball-carrying in the loose. Plumtree continued: “Being such a tall man his body position is important, in terms of both tackling and carrying ball. “So he’s got to focus on those aspects, they are really important. “The last thing we want is him getting held up just because he’s so tall. “I’m sure big guys like that are targeted, so it’s really important that the basics of his game are really in focus as well, and he’s doing that.” Anticipating a chasm to cross after the five-try Samoa triumph that opened autumn international series, Plumtree said: “Australia are a side on an upward curve. “We’ve got a lot of respect for this team, they are pretty hardened. “We know how tough this match is going to be. “It’s a massive step up from Samoa, and we’ll need it to be. “Going by how the boys have prepared this week, there’s a slightly different mindset. “Everything looks sharp, better than last week.” Backing Ireland totems O’Connell and Brian O’Driscoll to relish their international “twilight”, he added: “They are both very experienced players, they help out others around them. “Paul’s been outstanding this week and so has Brian. “They both look forward to this type of challenge; they are both in their twilights I guess. “Paul will go a little longer than Brian, but they’ll both treasure these times.” Forwards coach John Plumtree has revealed Ireland are unleashing set-piece giant Devin Toner to dismantle Australia’s line-out in Dublin on Saturday. Plumtree believes Australia base their attacking platform around first-phase stability, and has backed Ireland to disrupt that foundation at the Aviva Stadium. Towering 6ft 11in Leinster lock Toner and new captain Paul O’Connell will start together for the first time in Ireland’s engine room. last_img read more