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Governor Wolf Invites Public to Attend Animal Protection Overhaul Bill Signing

first_imgGovernor Wolf Invites Public to Attend Animal Protection Overhaul Bill Signing Animal Welfare,  Bill Signing,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf encouraged members of the public to attend a celebration and bill signing for HB 1238, the animal protection and abuse overhaul that updates and clarifies the existing animals abuse statutes and increases the penalties for abusing animals. The event will begin June 28 at 12:30 PM with a special canine advocate “meet and greet” with the official bill signing to follow at 1:00 PM and will take place on the lawn outside the Capitol Building at the corner of Commonwealth Avenue and Walnut Street.“Tomorrow is an opportunity for all Pennsylvanians, and animal-lovers everywhere, to celebrate as we officially overhaul the outdated animal abuse laws in the commonwealth,” said Governor Wolf. “This landmark legislation made it to my desk in large part to the dedication and hard work of the public and I truly hope to see every supporter out for the rally.”Starting at 12:30 PM, several special canine advocate guests will be available to mingle with throughout the celebration. Attendees will be able to meet and interact with the following dogs representing the rescue and abuse components of HB 1238:Libre, the rescued dog and canine lobbyist who inspired Libre’s Law;Aladdin, a rescued dog who now serves as a certified therapy and crisis response dog and is a nationally known ambassador for anti-animal cruelty efforts;Cranberry, an abused dog left for dead, now an ambassador for the abused and neglected;Summit, a dog that lost a leg due to cruelty and ambassador for anti-animal cruelty efforts;Bulmers, Representative Frank Farry’s civic-minded pup, the “PA Capitol Dog”The overhaul bill includes:Mandatory Forfeiture, requires that after an animal abuser is convicted, the victims of that abuse will be forfeited to an animal shelterLibre’s Law, increased penalties for heinous animal abuseCordelia’s Law, added protections for horsesTethering stipulationsCivil immunity provided for veterinarians, veterinary technicians and humane society police officers to prevent frivolous lawsuits against these professionals when reporting animal cruelty in good faith June 27, 2017center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Dutch roundup: PGB, Ardagh Glass, Cardano, Gasunie

first_imgThe €168m pension fund of Ardagh Glass Nederland is seeking to liquidate and join the €21bn PGB on 1 January.Unions said they would support the plan if the company maintains average salary arrangements.In a letter to Ardagh, they said they opposed any shift towards a collective defined contribution arrangement.Unions also called on the company to pay all costs of the transfer and said the pension fund should grant all participants and pensioners indexation if the coverage ratio still exceeds PGB’s funding. Coverage at the Ardagh scheme, as of the end of June, stood at 98.6%, while PGB’s stood at 97.5%.The company and union De Unie said negotiations were ongoing but declined to provide details on the outstanding issues.Ardagh Glass, in a newsletter for its workers, argued that the pension fund was “too small to keep complying with legislation and legal rules for the scheme’s board against reasonable costs”.In its 2015 annual report, the pension fund reported costs for pensions administration of €273 per participant.Over the same period, it spent 0.24% on asset management and 0.05% on transactions.A working group at the scheme concluded that joining PGB was its best option, in part because PGB’s pension plan is quite similar to the arrangements of the Ardagh scheme.In other news, the €1.5bn pension fund of Gasunie has awarded Cardano a €300m government bond mandate, managing inflation-linked bonds (ILBs) and interest derivatives in its matching portfolio.Until now, the scheme’s government bonds and ILBs had been managed by Lombard Odier, with the pension fund managing the derivatives in-house.The Gasunie scheme said it selected Cardano because of its expertise on risk management, as well as its integrated deployment of bonds and derivatives.last_img read more

Love nest sells after split

first_imgLions player Dayne Zorko prepares to mark the ball during a Brisbane Lions training session on November 30, 2018 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Jono Searle/Getty Images)The property at 198 Ferguson Road at Seven Hills is now under contract, and sold within a week of hitting the market. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus15 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market15 hours agoThe house in 2016, before the renovationBelle Property Carindale agent Amanda Van de Hoef said the property had attracted a lot of interest as it was a low-set house.“The new owners are a young family,” she said. “Everyone is happy with the outcome.” The original cabinetry remains but the floors have been doneThe sale price is not yet known, but the contract is unconditional. MORE: Brisbane Lions captain offloads home after split The living room before the renovation … Kalinda Salla and Dayne Zorko Source: Instagram The house at Seven Hills is under contractTHE love nest once shared by Brisbane Lions captain Dayne Zorko and his glamourous ex Kalinda Salla has sold. And the kitchen before the renovation … and after the renovationThe couple shared the house before a messy split that was played out on social media. The median house sales price for Seven Hills is $879,000, and the highest price ever paid for a house on Ferguson Rd was $1.435 million in 2017, according to CoreLogic.The three bedroom house is listed in Zorko’s name, with property records showing the midfielder paid $742,500 for the home in 2016. Since then, the house has been painted, new floor coverings and window furnishings have been installed, as well as ducted air-conditioning and Crimsafe security screens on the windows and doors.last_img read more

Wärtsilä to provide services for Japanese LNG carrier quartet

first_imgShinshu Maru LNG carrier; Source: JERA/NYKFinnish technology group Wärtsilä has signed long-term service agreements for four Japanese-owned LNG carriers.Wärtsilä said that two of the vessels were owned by a joint venture between Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) and JERA while the other two are owned by a joint venture between Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK) and JERA.The solutions covers a range of services, including scheduled maintenance parts for the equipment covered, all workshop services, all field servicing for piston related maintenance, turbocharger maintenance, condition-based maintenance (CBM) reporting, remote operational support (ROS) from Wärtsilä’s expertise centers, and dynamic maintenance planning.It is worth noting that all four vessels are powered by Wärtsilä 50DF dual-fuel engines.Jörgen Naaijer, general manager of marine agreement sales of Wärtsilä Marine, said: “These agreements have been customized to address our customers’ long term needs and business objectives.“They bring measurable and guaranteed lifecycle cost benefits to the owners in terms of reliability, operational efficiency, and accurate maintenance planning based on the true condition of the equipment, which minimizes the risk of unexpected downtime.“last_img read more

Laborer nabbed for theft charge

first_imgPolice identified him as Ryan Olisco, 31, of Barangay Talon, Roxas City. According to police investigators, Olisco was hiding from authorities for about three years. ILOILO City – A laborer charged with theft was caught in Barangay 11, Roxas City, Capiz. He was arrested on the strength of an arrest warrant on July 7, the investigators added.center_img The court recommended a P10,000 bail bond for Olisco’s temporary liberty./PN The suspect was brought to the Roxas City police station.last_img