Governor Wolf Announces Personnel Change

first_imgGovernor Wolf Announces Personnel Change SHARE Email Facebook Twitter January 31, 2017center_img Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Wolf announced that Mary Isenhour will step down as Chief of Staff to take an external role with the governor. Mike Brunelle, the governor’s Executive Deputy Chief of Staff, will assume the role of Chief of Staff.“Mary has been with me since the beginning, and I am tremendously grateful to her for her service and loyalty,” said Governor Wolf. “Mary’s dedication to the people of Pennsylvania and to the governor’s office are unmatched.”“Mike brings a diverse array of experience, and he knows state government inside and out,” he continued. “I am confident that Mike will ensure there is a seamless transition.”Mike Brunelle most recently served as Executive Deputy Chief of Staff after joining the administration as a Special Assistant.Previous to joining the Wolf Administration, Mike Brunelle spent two years as the National Campaigns Director for the Service Employees International Union, where he led the organization’s programs in 26 states, and was the Executive Director of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Pennsylvania State Council.Before coming to Pennsylvania, Mike spent 8 years working on various candidate and issue-based campaigns in the Northeast, including the elections of Governor John H Lynch. He served as the Executive Director of the New Hampshire Democratic Party, was a state representative in the New Hampshire General Court, and also served as the Democratic Whip.Mike holds a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of New Hampshire. He lives in Lemoyne with his wife Erika, and their daughter, Ava.Mike Brunelle assumed duties as executive deputy chief of staff in Pennsylvania on January 11, 2016.Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: read more

Balltec Delivers Floatmast Mooring Connectors and Tensioners

first_imgBalltec has recently secured and supplied a contract from Streamlined Naval Architects, based in Greece, for the design, manufacture, testing and supply of 4 subsea adjustable mooring connectors and hydraulic tensioners. The connectors and tensioners will moor Floatmast’s Floating Met Mast Tension Leg Platform demonstration project off the Greek island of Makronisos for a period of 12 months.This demonstration project, which is subject to a grant from the European Commission, will provide Floatmast with field data to verify the mast’s capabilities.Each adjustable mooring connector, rated to a minimum break load of 450 metric Tonnes, is designed with a self-activating mechanism to allow rapid deployment and connection of the mooring lines to the Floatmast with no diver intervention.Hydraulic tensioners will be also be installed onto each connector to adjust the mooring lines to the required tension. The operation of the tensioners will be controlled from the surface thus reducing installation time and costs, the company explains. Also included in Balltec’s scope of supply are 4 H Links to connect each mooring line to the subsea base.last_img read more

David E. Volk

first_imgDavid E. Volk, 57, Greensburg, passed away on Sunday, June 18, 2017 in Indianapolis.  Dave was born on June 20, 1959 in Cincinnati, Ohio to Cletus and Evelyn (Laker) Volk.  Dave was a lifelong farmer and drove semis for Volk Trucking.  He graduated from North Decatur High School in 1977.  He was a member of St. Catherine of Siena, Enochsburg.  Dave loved to fish and play cards, he loved IU basketball, he enjoyed bluegrass music, and most of all he loved spending time with his family.  Dave married Sandy Weisenbach on April 9, 1988, and she survives.  Dave is survived by his wife; Sandy (Weisenbach) Volk, Greensburg, his mother; Evelyn (Laker) Volk, Batesville, six children; Natalie (Mack) Rennekamp, Doug (Stephanie) Volk, Jonathan (Samantha) Volk, Bill Volk, Roger Volk, and Andrea (Sam Wiseman) Volk, all of Greensburg, one brother; Don (Wendi Hoffbauer) Volk, Greensburg, one sister;  Diane (Bob) Barton, Milan, and seven grandchildren; Cletus, Elmer, and Harold Rennekamp, Mariah, RoseLyn, Lucille, and Greyson Volk.  He was preceded in death by his father; Cletus Volk.  A rosary service will begin at 2:00 pm on Friday at Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home with visitation to follow until 8pm.  A funeral mass will be held at St. Catherine of Siena, Enochsburg on Saturday, June 24 at 10 am with Rev. Bill Ehalt officiating.  Burial will follow at St. John’s Catholic Cemetery in Enochsburg.  Donations in memory of Dave can be made to St. Vincent House.  Online condolences can be made at www.popfuneralhome.comlast_img read more

UKGC seeks wide business input on National Lottery contract

first_img Share Related Articles Winning Post: Swedish regulator pushes back on ‘Storebror’ approach to deposit limits August 24, 2020 Submit Camelot aims for ‘Big September’ supporting a high street recovery August 26, 2020 UKGC launches fourth National Lottery licence competition August 28, 2020 Share StumbleUpon Addressing an audience of executives at the ‘Media & Telecoms 2019 & Beyond’ event in London, UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) CEO Neil McArthur has urged media, technology, telecoms and publishing stakeholders to offer vital input on the next National Lottery licence.In 2019, the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) working alongside the UKGC will launch the initial framework for a National Lottery tender, with McArthur outlining that the UK lottery contract must deliver on innovation, meeting new consumer demands.In his speech, McArthur told delegates: “The National Lottery has been an incredible success and its potential is huge. Harnessing technology, understanding consumer behaviour and innovating to keep players engaged and safe are the keys to unlocking that potential.The current National Lottery contract operated by Camelot Group will expire in 2023, with the UKGC expecting multiple parties to put forward propositions in running the £ multi-billion contract.Camelot has operated the National Lottery since its inception in 1994 raising a reported £39 billion for UK good causes.  Nevertheless, the Canadian pension fund owned firm has come under political fire in recent years, as its public accounts demonstrated that the company delivered increased profits whilst its capacity for funding good causes declined. The UKGC has detailed that it is actively seeking advice from wide-ranging organisations and businesses, in finance, media, telecoms and technology sectors with regards to developing the framework and operating objectives for its National Lottery contract.Speaking to media and telecoms executives, McArthur detailed the importance of the National Lottery as a UK institution, having helped fund more than 500,000 UK charity grants and the funding of GB Olympic and Paralympic Games teams.“When I look around this room, I see lots of pioneers and innovators,” he added. “I see a room full of people who will have a vision of what the future may look like in their field of expertise. And I’d like you to share your thoughts with me and my colleagues, so we can get a clearer view of what the world might look like in 2023 and beyond.”last_img read more