‘Donors’ promise cancer patient millions in aid, pose for photos, but the money never comes

first_img“I’ve lost count as to how many times we were photographed holding up the false signs.”He said that, despite being lied to, there were no hard feelings. He only wished that Kinem could recover from her illness.Kinem’s jaw cancer started in 2009 when she discovered a big lump under her chin. The condition made it hard for the 45-year old to speak and eat, as her tongue was pushed forward. The cancer also knocked out her teeth.Nursam took his wife to doctors several times, but the latest visit was two years ago, when she was admitted to Moewardi Hospital in Surakarta for two weeks. However, he said, the doctors could not operate her as she did not meet some of the health conditions for surgery.  Nursam said they could not afford further medical treatment for his wife, since he, as the sole breadwinner of the family, was struggling to support their five children doing odd jobs. (aly)Topics : Kinem from Boyolali regency in Central Java has had a cancerous tumor on her jaw for 11 years. Her story has drawn make-believe donors who visited her home and asked her to pose for photos while holding up signs pledging tens of millions of rupiah.The family in Gilirejo hamlet of Gunungsari village was looking forward to the financial support for her treatment, but they never got their hands on the promised money.“My wife and I were only asked to hold up the signs, then they took our pictures. The nominal varied from Rp 10 million [US$680] to Rp 30 million. We once received Rp 7 million of Rp 30 million promised, but other than that, we received nothing,” Kinem’s husband Nursam said on Friday, as quoted by Kompas.com.last_img read more

Governor Wolf Announces First Quality Tissue to Expand Creating 184 New Jobs in Clinton County

first_imgGovernor Wolf Announces First Quality Tissue to Expand Creating 184 New Jobs in Clinton County January 06, 2017 Jobs That Pay,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Wolf announced today that First Quality Tissue, LLC a manufacturer of ultra-premium towel and tissue products, will expand its operations in Lock Haven, a move that will create 184 new jobs.“This was a highly competitive project, as First Quality has other operations outside of the Commonwealth. Even so, Pennsylvania’s dedicated workforce and prime location continue to be highly valued assets to both new and existing companies and helped lock in First Quality’s decision to expand here,” said Governor Wolf. “As Clinton County’s largest employer, I am pleased that it is furthering its presence in Pennsylvania. The creation of 184 new, full-time jobs will have a significant impact on the county and beyond.”First Quality Enterprises will expand operations at First Quality Tissue by constructing a new plant near its existing facility at 904 Woods Avenue, and purchase machinery and equipment to accommodate a new tissue line. First Quality Enterprises has agreed to make a significant investment at the site along with a commitment to create 184 new, full-time jobs over the next three years and retain more than more than 3,000 employees statewide. Project completion and start-up of the new facility is anticipated for the first half of 2019.First Quality Enterprises received a funding proposal from the Department of Community and Economic Development that includes a $1 million Pennsylvania First program grant and $250,000 in WEDnetPA funding for employee training. First Quality has also been encouraged to apply for a $2 million low-interest loan through the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA).The project was coordinated by the Governor’s Action Team, an experienced group of economic development professionals who report directly to the governor and work with businesses that are considering locating or expanding in Pennsylvania, in collaboration with the Clinton County Partnership.“First Quality has been a staple in our community for many years and this expansion positively enhances their impact on many working families,” said state Rep. Michael Hanna.  “I am honored to have been a part of securing state funding for this expansion project, as it is guaranteed to boost economic growth in Clinton County.”“We are very pleased that First Quality is again expanding in our greater community. We sincerely appreciate the company’s latest investment and providing new employment opportunities for our area,” said Mike Flanagan, president, Clinton County Economic Partnership. “First Quality is a first class operation. We would also like to thank DCED and Governor Wolf for providing a state financial package to assist in the company’s growth. The state has always been a great partner to work with on various projects throughout the years.”First Quality Tissue is a member of the privately held First Quality family of companies a diversified group that manufacture a variety of adult, infant, and feminine care products, consumer paper products, bottled water, and engineered non-woven goods. The company serves the retail, institutional, and commercial channels throughout the world.Last year, DCED approved nearly $1.1 billion in low-interest loans, tax credits, and grants for projects across the commonwealth and secured private sector commitments for the creation and retention of more than 245,000 full-time jobs. In the same timeframe, the Governor’s Action Team completed 77 projects – creating and retaining more than 36,800 jobs.For more information about the Governor’s Action Team or DCED visit dced.pa.gov.Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolfcenter_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Hot property: Dated dress circle Noosa home sells at auction

first_imgThis waterfront home at 49 Witta Circle, Noosa Heads, has sold for $5.67m.A WATERFRONT home in need of an upgrade in one of Noosa’s most prestigious streets has sold under-the-hammer for $5.67 million, with agents claiming the coastal hot spot is proving immune to the pre-election uncertainty plaguing the property market.The four-bedroom house at 49 Witta Circle was sold at auction after a bidding war between four parties. One of the bedrooms in the home.“It’s on the water, picturesque, and an easy walk from Hastings Street and the beach. “The capital growth has been over 15 per cent on average for the past 40 years — hard to beat.” MORE: Tide turns for riverfront units Inside the home at 49 Witta Circle, Noosa Heads.The result shows the Noosa prestige market is “rock solid”, according to marketing agent Eric Seetoo of Tom Offermann Real Estate. RELATED: Waterfront living attracts buyers The kitchen in the home at 49 Witta Circle is quite basic.Mr Offermann said he was still finding demand strong, especially at the luxury end, where there was a critical shortage of stock.Tom Offermann Real Estate recently sold a waterfront house at 55 Wyuna Drive, Noosaville, for $4.75 million and 27 Mossman Ct, Noosa Heads, for $5.75 million.And an apartment in the La Mer complex on Hastings Street changed hands last month for a whopping $6.1 million. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus13 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market13 hours agoInside the house at 49 Witta Circle, Noosa Heads.Agency principal Tom Offermann said he believed it was the highest Queensland house sale under-the-hammer so far in 2019. “Witta Circle is one of those ‘can’t go wrong locations’,” Mr Offermann said. “The … home was an oldie, but it occupies one of the most desirable locations on the waterfront near Hastings Street,” Mr Seetoo said. The view from the unit at 5/37 Hastings St, Noosa Heads, which has sold for $6.1m.“Property markets usually slow down during an election, but not this time in Noosa,” he said.“The traditional slowdown isn’t apparent this time, with most clients adopting a wait and see attitude. “Some are even predicting a post election rush into investment property before any negative gearing or capital gains tax changes are introduced.”Adrian Reed of Reed & Co has just listed a five-bedroom, five-bathroom mansion at 54 Noosa Parade with a price guide in the late $7 million to early $8 million range.Given the property’s location, river views and proximity to Hastings Street, Mr Reed is expecting it to be one of the most significant sales of the year. This house at 54 Noosa Pde, Noosa Heads, is for sale. The house at 49 Witta Circle is right on the water at Noosa Sound.“We found four bidders, three of whom were present, and another was on the phone from overseas, each with well over $5 million to spend. “As you can imagine, I am busy finding properties for the underbidders.”last_img read more