AP source: Lawmakers threatened ahead of impeachment trial

first_imgWASHINGTON (AP) — Federal law enforcement officials are examining a number of threats aimed at members of Congress as the second trial of former President Donald Trump nears. That’s according to a U.S. official briefed on the matter who spoke to The Associated Press on Sunday. Part of the concern is ominous chatter about killing legislators or attacking them outside of the U.S. Capitol. The threats and concern armed protesters could return to the Capitol have prompted federal law enforcement officials to insist that thousands of National Guard troops remain in Washington in the coming weeks. Trump’s Senate trial on a charge of inciting a violent insurrection is set to begin the week of Feb. 8.last_img

Krka National Park: HRK 80 million for the arrangement of the middle and upper reaches of the Krka

first_imgThe Ministry of Regional Development and European Union Funds, the Central Agency for Financing and Contracting and the Public Institution “Krka National Park” signed a grant agreement for projects financed from the European Structural and Investment Funds in the financial period 2014-2020. for the project “Unknown Krka: hidden treasures of the upper and middle reaches of the river Krka”.The total value of the project is HRK 80.057.649, of which the Ministry of Regional Development and European Union Funds will provide HRK 66.200.193 in grants, and the difference will be provided by the Krka National Park Public Institution.This is a project with reference number KK.06.1.2.01.0003 applied for the Call for Proposals Promoting the sustainable use of natural heritage in national parks and nature parks, number KK.06.1.2.01 within the Operational Program “Competitiveness and Cohesion 2014-2020”. “The middle and upper reaches of the Krka are extremely rich in natural phenomena, cultural and historical heritage. on the other hand, they achieved spatial and temporal dispersion of visitors and relieved Skradinski buk, the most visited waterfall on the river Krka. ” point out from the Krka National Park and that the project “Unknown Krka: hidden treasures of the upper and middle course of the Krka River” will further valorize the just mentioned area of ​​the Krka National Park.The aim of the project is to activate the untapped visitor and economic potential of the northern part of the Krka National Park by building infrastructure and capacity of key stakeholders, development of new educational visitor products and services to achieve better spatial and temporal distribution of visitors and overall social, economic and environmental well-being.The Eco Campus of Pula, an emerging research-scientific and educational-reception center, has a unique character in the county, which will undoubtedly be a generator of development of the upstream part of the Krka National Park and the areas that gravitate to it. JU “NP Krka” has invested 8 million kuna of its own funds in the Eco Campus Puljane for the arrangement of the archeological collection, construction works on the adaptation of the building in which the dining room and Internet center and wastewater treatment plant will be arranged. Additionally, a conference hall and an apartment for accommodating guests have been arranged and equipped.With its own funds, with the co-financing of the Fund for Environmental Protection and Energy Efficiency, the institution also provided construction work on the adaptation of the laboratory of natural scientists, schools in nature, parking and fence in the amount of 6,3 million kuna.last_img read more

Wolf Administration Announces Leader in Regenerative Medicine to Expand Operations in Allegheny County, Creating 64 New Jobs

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Wolf Administration Announces Leader in Regenerative Medicine to Expand Operations in Allegheny County, Creating 64 New Jobs Economy, Jobs That Pay, Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced today that Cook MyoSite, Inc., a clinical stage biotech firm specializing in human cell regeneration, will expand its operations in O’Hara Township, Allegheny County and will create 64 new, full-time jobs.“Founded in Pittsburgh from research conducted at the University of Pittsburgh, today’s announcement showcases everything that Pennsylvania has to offer to businesses,” Governor Wolf said. “The work Cook MyoSite is doing is changing lives, and we are proud to support this expansion in Pennsylvania.”Cook MyoSite will expand operations by renovating an adjacent 62,000-square-foot building into the new headquarters. The company plans to invest at least $26 million on the project and has also committed to the creation of 64 new, full-time jobs and the retention of 75 current positions over the next three years.Cook MyoSite received a funding proposal from the Department of Community and Economic Development that includes a $100,000 Pennsylvania First Program grant and $28,800 in WEDnetPA grant funding.“The facility will be a new manufacturing location for global distribution of a biopharmaceutical product that uses a patient’s own muscle cells to create a specialized treatment for numerous disease states,” said Stephen Westover, Director of Quality. Cook MyoSite is expanding into new countries, new clinical trials, and now new buildings. With this growth, Cook MyoSite currently employs 75 people and is hiring additional employees.”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.A leader in regenerative medicine, Cook MyoSite was formed in 2002 by Cook Medical to guide the company into the expanding world of cellular technologies. Through pioneering efforts, research involving the use of adult skeletal muscle-derived cells for tissue augmentation is being developed into a treatment option for patients with a variety of muscle-related disorders.For further information on Cook MyoSite, Inc., visit www.cookmyosite.com.For more information about the Governor’s Action Team, visit www.newpa.com.center_img September 24, 2015last_img read more

Home heart-breaker: Badgers lose with one second left in 2OT

first_imgOn the spectrum of winning and losing, all the way in the farthest direction toward losing, there are heartbreaking losses. Then, past that, there is what the Wisconsin women’s soccer team endured Friday night at the McClimon Soccer Complex. With only one second left in double overtime, Nebraska struck following a set piece from just outside the 18-yard box, leaving the Wisconsin players and coaching staff bewildered.Only just moments before the game-winning play by the Cornhuskers, the Badgers were on the cusp of winning the game themselves, as Wisconsin forward Cara Walls had a run down the center of the field into the 18-yard box. Walls had escaped several Nebraska defenders and found herself one-on-one with the Nebraska goalkeeper Emma Stevens. After firing a shot inside the top of the box that was blocked away by Stevens who was off her line, Walls went for the loose ball in the box, but as she did so, she appeared to get impeded by Stevens.However, no call was made by the officials and just seconds later Nebraska found itself just outside its offensive 18-yard box when Wisconsin defender Ali Heller pulled down a Cornhusker player, trying to prevent a last second shot. It appeared that time was going to run out, but a free kick was awarded with three seconds left to play.Nebraska’s Caroline Gray netted the golden goal on the ensuing free kick, a play which Wisconsin goalkeeper Genevieve Richard described after the game.“The only thing that I saw was the ball curving in behind the wall and the striker was there and I thought she was going to deflect it because it was quite low, but she totally, completely ducked and it just went over her and it went through my legs,” Richard said.After falling in an early 1-0 hole only seven minutes into the game – Nebraska scored on a penalty kick – Wisconsin battled back to equalize only 20 minutes later. A cross from Wisconsin forward Kinley McNicoll was headed on net by Lindsey Holmes. Holmes’ initial shot was saved by Stevens, but Walls found herself alone right in front of the net and slipped the ball home to tie the game.Then, for the rest of the game, Wisconsin stuck right with the Big Ten’s number one team. And according to Badgers’ head coach Paula Wilkins, she thought her players had done enough to knock off the first place Cornhuskers.“I thought the kids battled. They stuck to the game plan that we were trying to do. It worked out pretty well,” Wilkins said. “Obviously, it’s hard to do that. A lot of them are battling physical ailments right now and I’m proud of the way they fought through that. I thought that they created enough chances to win the game,” Wilkins said of the 25 shots Wisconsin recorded in the game.Even with all those shots, Wisconsin and Nebraska combined for only three second half shots on goal, with no offensive production for either team.But when the overtime periods rolled around, the game began to heat up, as Wisconsin had three shots of its own on goal in the a little less than 20 minutes of total overtime play.The physicality also ramped up a notch as the Badgers were whistled for two yellow cards and a red card in the second overtime, the red card coming on Kylie Schwarz in the 108th minute, forcing Wisconsin to play with one less player.Despite being marred by controversy, Nebraska still took advantage of the late opportunity and sent Wisconsin to the bitter double-overtime defeat.“It’s one of the most shocking losses that I’ve had in my career as a coach and that’s 20 years,” Wilkins said.“I thought it was a great game. I thought we had a good plan for Nebraska and I thought it worked quite well. It’s just hard and I think we have to refocus again for Sunday.”last_img read more