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Mary Somerville has been short-listed to appear on the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) ten-pound note. If successful, she would be the only woman honoured on a Scottish banknote other than the Queen.Somerville, a nineteenth-century Scottish scientist after whom the Oxford college is named, will be up against the physicist James Clerk Maxwell, whose study of electromagnetism inspired Albert Einstein and Thomas Telford, the civil engineer known as the ‘Colossus of Roads’.Somerville is credited with a crucial role in the discovery of Neptune, thanks to her writing on a hypothetical planet interrupting the orbit of Uranus.RBS is inviting votes via its Facebook page until 7th February, after asking the public for nominees in the field of science and innovation.This was advertised on Cuntry Living, encouraging members to vote for Somerville, who “made a name for herself at a time when women tended to be de facto excluded from most scientific institutions.”RBS’s decision to shortlist Somerville follows controversy from the Bank of England’s decision to place the prison reformer Elizabeth Fry alongside Winston Churchill on the £5 note from 2016.RBS’s chief marketing officer, David Wheldon, told the BBC, “The strength of our shortlist is indicative of the significant contribution that Scotland has made to the field of science and innovation.”“I look forward to finding out which one of these great figures is chosen.”
April 03, 2019 Economy, Latest News, Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced two new low-interest loan approvals through the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA) program for DelGrosso Foods Inc. in Blair County and Commercial Flooring Professionals in Cumberland County. The funding will enable the expansion of both companies and help create and retain more than 115 jobs.“This is great news for workers and families in Pennsylvania,” Governor Wolf said. “These companies have had great success over the years, and this new funding will help launch their products into the next level. We’re always proud to support small businesses because they are the backbone of our economy.”In 2019 so far, PIDA has approved $7,483,000 in low-interest loans that have resulted in $16,149,685 in private investment and supported the creation and retention of 109 full-time jobs. This month, PIDA approved a total $2.2 million in low-interest loans to projects in Blair and Cumberland counties.The following two loans were approved:Blair CountyDelGrosso Foods Inc., a spaghetti and pizza sauce manufacturer, was approved for a $2 million, 15-year loan at a 2.5 percent rate through the Altoona-Blair County Development Corporation for the acquisition and renovation of a 160,220-square-foot manufacturing building in Antis Township. As the company is currently outgrowing the facility, the building will initially serve as warehousing space but will be transformed into a new production facility within two years. The project is expected to create nine full-time jobs and retain 104 over the next three years.Cumberland CountyCommercial Flooring Professionals, Inc. (CFP), was approved for a $200,000, 15-year loan at a 3.5 percent rate through the Cumberland Area Economic Development Corporation for the acquisition and renovation of a 4,882-square-foot building in Lower Allen Township. The new building provides more showroom and warehouse space and will allow the company to expand and meet their growing demand. Renovations include a new showroom, exterior awnings, and a resurfaced parking lot. The project is expected to retain four full-time jobs.PIDA is an independent authority staffed and regulated through the Department of Community and Economic Development. The authority provides capital for building acquisition, construction and renovation work, machinery, and equipment loans along with working capital lines of credit, primarily for manufacturers, industrial developers, research and development firms, agricultural processors, and employers looking to establish national or regional headquarters in Pennsylvania.For more information about the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority and other DCED initiatives, visit dced.pa.gov. SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Governor Wolf Announces Small Business Expansions in Blair and Cumberland Counties
Two England teams will set out to defend the Nations Cup in next month’s McGregor Trophy – the English U16 boys’ open championship – at Royal Ashdown Forest, Sussex. Team one is James Cooper of Wiltshire (Image © Leaderboard Photography), Harry Goddard of Hertfordshire and Hugo Kedzlie of Lincolnshire. Team two is Charlie Daughtrey of Yorkshire, Charlie Hilton of Sussex and Charlie Salter of Northamptonshire. Cooper, Goddard and Daughtrey all represented England in the U16 international against Spain last month. The McGregor Trophy will be played from 12-14 July and the Nations Cup will be decided over the first two rounds, with the best two scores counting from each team on each day. England won the Nations Cup last year on 14-under – and were 17 shots clear of the runners-up. The players: Team One James Cooper, 16, (Cumberwell Park) was runner up at the U16 spring championship at Hawkstone Park and ninth in the Peter McEvoy Trophy. Harry Goddard, 16, (Hanbury Manor) is the North of England U16 boys’ champion, was third in the 2015 German Junior Masters and ninth in this season’s Fairhaven Trophies. Hugo Kedzlie, 15, (Spalding) was ninth in the U16 spring championship,16th in the Midland boys’ county championship qualifying and 24th in the Fairhaven Trophies. Team Two Charlie Daughtrey, 15, (Rotherham) was ninth in last year’s North of England U16 boys and had a top 20 finish in this season’s Peter McEvoy Trophy. Charlie Hilton, 15, (Ifield) shared 14th place in the spring U16 championship and was ninth in last year’s Scottish U14 boys’ championship. Charlie Salter, 16, (Northamptonshire County) won the Midland boys’ county championship qualifying and also tied 14th in the spring U16 championship. 14 Jun 2016 England boys’ teams to defend Nations Cup
RUMSON – Looking for a place to celebrate Purim, the happiest of all Jewish holidays? Grab the kids and grandkids and head to the Purim Carnival at Congregation B’nai Israel (CBI).The annual fundraiser will be held 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, and will include games, inflatable rides, food, prizes and gift auction. There also will be a magic show for little children.The carnival is open to the public. General admission is free. The synagogue is located at 171 Ridge Road at the corner of Hance Road.Purim, a festival recorded in the biblical Book of Esther, commemorates the deliverance of the Jewish peopleliving in the ancient Persian Empire from a plot by Haman, an evil ruler, to destroy them.Purim is characterized by public recitation of the Book of Esther, giving mutual gifts of food and drink, giving charity to the poor and a celebratory meal. Other customs include the wearing of masks and costumes.Additional information about the Purim Carnival, is available by contacting Susan Alderson, CBI youth director, at [email protected] information about religious services associated with Purim is available by contacting Henry Silberman, administrator, at 732-842-1800.Founded in 1922, Congregation B’nai Israel is one of the oldest and largest synagogues in the Two River area.
Former L.V. Rogers Bomber Eric D’Andrea is off with the Vancouver Island University Mariners to the CCAA National Men’s Basketball Championship held this week at Holland University in Prince Edward Island. D’Andrea, in his fifth season with the Mariners, helped the Nanaimo-based squad capture the PACWEST crown for the third straight season with a 94-77 victory over the Capilano Blues recently in the conference championship game.VIU meets George Brown of Toronto in the opening game of the tournament Thursday at 9 a.m. PDT.The Mariners shot 49 percent from the field in the victory and were led by tournament MVP Usama Zaid. Zaid collected a game high 24 points, seven rebounds, three assists and two steals. Bryson Cox was equally impressive scoring 19 points, had nine rebounds and seven assists and was named the player of the game. D’Andrea, attending VIU on a Bacherlor of Arts degree, came off the bench to finish with five points in 13-plus minutes of playing time while shooting 2-4 from the field.D’Andrea averaged 7.1 points per game during the season during 22.6 minutes per game.VIU won the regular season PACWEST title with a 16-2 record.D’Andrea was coached by Ross Naka at LVR during his high school career before heading off to attend Thompson Rivers University.The 6’6” forward later transferred to Vancouver Island University and was part of the CCAA National Champion squad in 2013 and PACWEST silver medalist squad in 2014.George Brown is a wild-card entry into the tournament after losing to Sheridan College in the Ontario College Athletic Association Championship.