Wolf Administration: Globus Medical Manufacturing Expansion to Bring More Than 200 New Jobs to Montgomery County

first_imgWolf Administration: Globus Medical Manufacturing Expansion to Bring More Than 200 New Jobs to Montgomery County September 25, 2020 Economy,  Press Release,  Workforce Development Governor Tom Wolf announced that Globus Medical, a Pennsylvania-based medical device company focused on the design, development and commercialization of musculoskeletal implants, will expand its manufacturing operations to Montgomery County, creating 243 new jobs and retaining more than 1,000 Pennsylvania jobs statewide.“Globus Medical has an established presence in our state and has worked with the commonwealth for years in their growth and expansion—starting with only four employees in 2003,” said Gov. Wolf. “With this manufacturing operation expansion, their workforce will grow substantially, and will build upon their continued commitment to bringing new jobs and opportunities to southeast Pennsylvania.”To access the workforce required to meet the company’s needs as it undertakes a major expansion, Globus Medical will purchase and renovate a facility in Limerick Township, near its worldwide headquarters in Audubon, which has been vacant for nearly two years. The company will invest $36 million into the expansion.“We are pleased to have a strong presence and strategic growth potential in Pennsylvania. The expansion into the Limerick facility will establish a best in class production facility supporting a growing global business and generate opportunities in our local communities,” said Dave Demski, Globus Medical President and Chief Executive Officer.Globus Medical received a funding proposal from the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) for a $750,000 Pennsylvania First grant and $729,000 in Job Creation Tax Credits to be distributed upon creation of the new jobs. 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.Globus Medical is a leading medical device manufacturer with the goal of improving the quality of life for patients with musculoskeletal disorders. Globus began by developing solutions for spinal pathologies, including spinal implants and instruments. Since that time, Globus has significantly expanded its musculoskeletal solutions to include treatment options for traumatic fractures, joint reconstruction, and robotic navigation. Since its inception in 2003, the company has launched more than 200 products.For more information about the Governor’s Action Team or DCED, visit dced.pa.gov, and be sure to stay up-to-date with all of our agency news on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

5 Healthy Alternatives To Eating Fast Food

first_img Sharing is caring! 25 Views   no discussions Share Share Tweetcenter_img HealthLifestyle 5 Healthy Alternatives To Eating Fast Food by: – October 18, 2013 Share If you are grossed out enough to say goodbye to fast food all together, here are several still quick, but much healthier alternatives.Supermarket smorgasbordGrocery stores are generally in the same area as fast food joints. So rather than staying into a drive-through, go into the supermarket and stroll through the express line. Most chains have got sections with prepared food, where you can find ready to eat options such as chilled veggie salads and grilled salmon. Other healthy items that do not require preparing include hummus and baby carrots, nuts and mini bananas.Fast casualConcept of fast casual is having fresh food faster and establishments that fit the bill are popping up all over. Many of the restaurants serve up freshly prepared meals, like they are made in house, with ingredients which read like a recipe from a healthy cookbook. For instance, the chicken is made from hormone and antibiotic free chicken, rice bran oil, water, cumin, chipotle chili, garlic, black pepper, oregano and salt, some cities even use soybean oil. To be sure of what you are buying, go online, read ingredient lists and always check out the nutrition facts. One of the favorite options to go to is a chipotle salad, made with lettuce, black beans, fajita vegetables, guacamole and mild salsa. Too satisfying and about as clean and quick as it gets.Pack a mealIf you tend to be stuck with lesser of different evil options, try an insulated lunch sack and toss in a meal you can whip up in a jiffy. For instance, in a sealable container, combine a few handfuls of vegetables such as chopped red onion, grape tomatoes, baby spinach leaves, sliced mushrooms and a small scoop each of chickpeas and quinoa. Drizzle with balsamic vinegar and a little extra virgin olive oil, sprinkle with Italian herb seasoning, close the lid, shake for 5 minutes and toss it in the bag.Whipped up optionsSmoothies are not just for morning. Preparing one and taking it with you can be a great way to avoid processed alternatives. For the best balance of nutrition and for staying satisfied and full, include a combination of good carbohydrates, healthy fat and lean protein. Reach for a handful of leafy greens and frozen fruit; organic skim or almond milk and a protein powder based on plant such as a dollop of almond butter, pea protein and a small scoop of old fashioned rolled oats. To add aroma, flavor and some extra dose of antioxidants, modify your smoothie with spices, like ginger or cinnamon. For better option, make a few smoothies at a time, put them in the fridge, and then transfer out of the fridge to thaw a bit before you head out the door.Make ahead re-heatsMany people have time for cooking on weekends, but not so much during the busy week. To resist the temptation to buy fast food or order take out through the week, it is recommended to make homemade frozen dinners, which can be reheated when needed, from chili or soup to stuffed peppers. Simple stews are e more great option. For a single serving, sauté some cups of vegetables in a little virgin olive oil, along with herbs and minced garlic. Add low sodium organic veggie broth, bring to a quick boil, and then reduce to a simmer. Add a small scoop of a healthy starch such as cubed baked sweet potato or wild rice and a cooked lean protein, such as cubed chicken breast, lentils, or extra lean ground turkey. Put into a free freezable container and your future meal will be ready in almost no minutes.Fitnae Magazinelast_img read more

Eddie Howe looking forward to Chelsea match-up

first_img “It was certainly a nice feeling at the end of the game,” the 38-year-old said, recalling the second of Junior Stanislas’ levellers after Ross Barkley had briefly restored the visitors’ lead at the Vitality Stadium. “Those contrasting emotions in the last few minutes were so extreme. “You hope a result like that can really boost the confidence of the players and that belief system you need to win games or get a point. “Naturally it is a really good challenge for all of us. These are the games you want to be involved in. “You want to be able to compete with the top (managers). He (Mourinho) has a record that is unrivalled. “I didn’t expect to be so close to them (in the table) but I think they are in a false position (14th). I am sure they will pick up points and climb. “We are playing the champions. For me they are one of the best teams in the country. “We are not underestimating the team. We fully respect them as a team and we are going to have to be at our very best to get anything.” The Cherries twice recovered from seemingly lost causes – the second deep into stoppage time – to earn a 3-3 result against the Toffees, salvaging a vital point in their bid for Premier League survival. And Howe believes his players have been buoyed by that performance and are ready to take on Jose Mourinho’s below-par defending champions. Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe is relishing the challenge of Saturday’s trip to Chelsea after last weekend’s dramatic draw against Everton. Bournemouth have been struggling with injuries so far this season, with 10 of their squad unavailable for the Chelsea clash. Howe said: “Whenever you get injuries, it is a test and a challenge for your squad to adapt and I think we have done that with the outfield positions. “Certain people have been given opportunities that maybe would not have expected to get them, but they have grasped them in recent weeks. “I think whoever is called upon will step up and help the team.” Bournemouth have been steadily improving over the last month, drawing the last two games, and victory over the champions could move them out of the relegation zone. “The Premier League, for me, has been about picking up points where you can and we have done it in style,” Howe said. “Now it’s about adding wins to those performances. “From our perspective, we are really happy with the last four games apart from the first few minutes against Southampton (2-0 defeat on November 1) where we thought we were poor – we are building momentum.” Chelsea head into the weekend only five points above the Cherries, but Howe reckons the Blues are starting to look like the title-winning team of last season. He said: “It certainly looks like they are back to their normal selves and I thought the way they played against Tottenham (0-0 draw last Sunday) defensively was excellent and I don’t think you can doubt their attacking quality. “Maybe from that perspective we are meeting them a few weeks too late, but from our perspective we are in a good place. “If we are in a good place and we perform then we can compete. When we are preparing for a game, it is always about us.” Howe will be without Harry Arter (hamstring) this weekend but is optimistic the midfielder will not be out for as long as first feared. Winger Marc Pugh (Achilles) has started running again but remains short of match fitness. Press Associationlast_img read more

Update on the latest in sports:

first_img4 international players added to NFL rosters for 2020NEW YORK (AP) — Each of the NFC East teams will carry an international player on its practice squad in the upcoming season.As part of its developmental program, the NFL has assigned Mexico’s Isaac Alarcon to Dallas, Germany’s David Bada to Washington, Australia’s Matt Leo to Philadelphia, and Austria’s Sandro Platzgummer to the New York Giants. The division was chosen as part of a random draw.The clubs will carry these players on their roster through training camp, after which they will be eligible for an international player practice squad exemption, granting the team an extra practice squad member.Of course, any of these players could actually make the team’s roster. Elsewhere around the NFL:— The Cleveland Browns have exercised the fifth-year contract options on star defensive end Myles Garrett and tight end David Njoku. The decision on Garrett was no surprise. He was the No. 1 overall pick in the 2017 draft. He’s developed into one of the NFL’s premiere pass rushers and was on his way to another big season in 2019 before he was suspended for striking Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph in the head with a helmet. Njoku missed 10 games last season after breaking his wrist.— The Washington Redskins have exercised the fifth-year option on defensive lineman Jonathan Allen’s rookie contract. The team announced the expected move in the aftermath of the NFL draft. Allen was Washington’s first-round pick in 2017 and has started 36 games. The Alabama product has 139 tackles and 15 sacks so far as a pro. He was voted defensive captain in his third season and has emerged as one of the Redskins’ leaders in his mid-20s.— Patriots fullback James Develin is retiring from the NFL because of complications from the neck injury that caused him to miss the final 14 games of last season. He announced his decision in an Instagram message. The 31-year-old has been a staple of both New England’s offense and special teams since joining the team in 2012. He was selected to his first Pro Bowl in 2017 as a fullback. — The Atlanta Falcons have added more help on offense in reaching agreements with 20 college free agents. The Falcons focused on defense in the NFL draft. Among the college free agents who agreed to terms were three wide receivers, two tight ends, one fullback and five offensive linemen. Jalen McCleskey of Tulane, Chris Rowland of Tennessee State and Juwan Green of Albany are the three wide receivers in the group. The Falcons also reached deals with tight ends Jared Pinkney of Vanderbilt and Caleb Repp of Utah State. — The Jacksonville Jaguars have agreed to terms with 18 undrafted free agents. The list includes running backs James Robinson and Tavien Feaster. Robinson or Feaster should have a decent shot at making the team’s 53-man roster because Jacksonville didn’t address the position in free agency or the NFL draft. Robinson ran for 4,444 yards and 44 touchdowns during four seasons at Illinois State. Feaster played three years at Clemson before transferring to South Carolina. He was the Gamecocks’ leading rusher last year, finishing with 572 yards and five touchdowns on the ground.— The New York Giants have agreed to contract terms with 15 players who were not taken in the NFL draft this weekend. Among the players who reached agreements were two Ohio State receivers, Austin Mack and Binjimen Victor.— The Minnesota Vikings have agreed to terms on contracts with 12 college free agents. That’s after the record haul of 15 draft picks they made over the weekend. Texas A&M wide receiver Quartney Davis was one of the priorities, as one of the top-rated undrafted prospects. The 6-foot-1, 201-pound Davis skipped his final season with Texas A&M to turn pro. He had 616 yards and four touchdowns in 11 games for the Aggies in 2019.NHL NEWSBlackhawks fire team president McDonough in surprising move UNDATED (AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks have fired team president John McDonough, ending a wildly successful run that included three Stanley Cup championships.The surprising move comes with the NHL season on pause because of the coronavirus pandemic. And it raises questions about the direction of one of the league’s marquee franchises. McDonough had been supportive of general manager Stan Bowman despite three straight seasons of lackluster results.Owner Rocky Wirtz says it was a difficult move, but he thinks it’s the “right decision.” The owner’s 43-year-old son Danny Wirtz is replacing McDonough on an interim basis. Danny Wirtz is a vice president with the team.In other NHL news:— Longtime NHL forward Joel Ward has retired. The 39-year-old Ward last played in the NHL in 2018 for the San Jose Sharks. He went to training camp with Montreal the following season but was unable to get another shot. Ward started his career with Minnesota and also played for Nashville and Washington in his 11-year career. — FIFA wants to let soccer teams use five substitutes to cope with expected schedule congestion caused by the coronavirus pandemic. FIFA says the temporary plan could help prevent more injuries due to “potential player overload” as soccer competitions catch up with a backlog. The proposal gives competition organizers the option of letting teams use five substitutes in 90 minutes and a sixth in knockout games that go to extra time. FIFA says the rule could be used by all competitions finishing this year and next and all national team games through 2021.— Formula One chairman Chase Carey says he is “increasingly confident” the season can start in July despite the first 10 races being canceled or postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic. The French Grand Prix decided to call off its race on June 28 rather than postponing it. That means the earliest start date is now the Austrian GP on July 5. F1 plans to start racing in Europe “through July, August and beginning of September, with the first race taking place in Austria.” Carey expects the early races to be without fans but hopes they “will be part of our events as we move further into the schedule.”,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 MIAMI (AP) — The NBA has pushed back plans that would allow teams to reopen their practice facilities for at least one week.The NBA had decided over the weekend to have teams open their gyms for voluntary player workouts on Friday, if local and state laws made such a move permissible. But on Monday the league revised that potential opening date until May 8, at the earliest.The NBA says the May 8 date is far from firm, warning teams that it “may push this timing back if developments warrant.” VIRUS OUTBREAK-BASEBALLNew Rangers park among possible MLB ideas for season start UNDATED (AP) — The new Texas Rangers ballpark is among possible venues Major League Baseball could use if it decides to start the season with groups of teams in different areas.Among the different plans looked at by Major League Baseball is to use Texas as a mid-American hub.Having all 30 teams based in Phoenix has been examined. So has having groups of teams in Arizona, Texas and Florida.All of those areas have climate-controlled MLB stadiums, and other nearby ballparks. The Rangers still haven’t played a game in their new stadium with a retractable roof.NFL NEWS Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditLAKERS-CORONAVIRUS LOANLakers return $4.6 million from stimulus loan programLOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Lakers have repaid a loan of roughly $4.6 million from a coronavirus relief program after learning the program’s funds had been depleted. April 27, 2020 Associated Press NASCARAll eyes on NASCAR as it races toward restartCHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR is racing toward a restart that could come as early as mid-May.The stock car series is trying to put together a schedule that allows it to race in states that have started re-opening without spectators. The series is working on safety protocols that other racing leagues will be watching.Teams could be back at work in North Carolina race shops by the end of the week when local stay-at-home orders expire.  — Clemson has canceled all of its in-person, on-campus athletic and academic camps due to the coronavirus pandemic and will remain closed until May 8. The cancellations include two weeks of coach Dabo Swinney’s football camps, which have been popular stops for young people eager to gain instruction and contacts with Clemson coaches in all sports. Swinney and his staff have done well in attracting some of the nation’s top players.— There won’t be any sun or sand for beach volleyball pros amid the coronavirus pandemic. The AVP tour has created a public service announcement to urge its fans to stay home to help fight the spread of the disease. Olympic medalists April Ross and Todd Rogers and a handful of the tour’s other stars recorded videos at home that were assembled for the spot that debuted on Monday.— The title sponsor of New Orleans’ canceled PGA Tour event is donating $1.5 million to the tournament’s primary charitable foundation. The donation matches the amount raised during the 2019 Zurich Classic, which was played in a team format and won by the tandem of Ryan Palmer and Jon Rahm. For more than six decades, the New Orleans-area PGA Tour event’s primary charity has been The Fore!Kids Foundation, which raises money through golf events and distributes funds to area children’s service organizations.— USA Swimming has announced its plans for a return to competition, beginning with a series of regional events in August before the national schedule begins in early November at Richmond, Virginia. The governing body is canceling all national events in July and early August because of the coronavirus pandemic. The regional events will be held in August, with an eye toward limiting the need for travel and promoting a safer environment for athletes, coaches, officials and families.— UEFA is paying $255 million in advance to its national federations and easing requirements on how they spend it during the pandemic. UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin says the money “can be used as our members see fit to rebuild the football community.” Ceferin says “this is a responsible decision to help as much as we can.” SPORTS-VIRUS OUTBREAKRemainder of AHL season “likely” to be canceledUNDATED (AP) — The American Hockey League is “quite likely” to cancel the rest of its season because of the new coronavirus pandemic. That’s according to a person with direct knowledge of league discussions who commented anonymously because the person was not authorized to discuss the plans of the NHL’s top minor league. The AHL responded by saying there’s “nothing imminent” in terms of calling off the remainder of the season. Last week, AHL President and CEO David Andrews said the league was “pivoting” to the 2020-21 season but added nothing was official. The season has been suspended since March 12.In other coronavirus-related sports developments:— Arsenal has reopened part of its training ground for players to run alone as the English Premier League accelerates planning for “Project Restart” with the British government. It comes amid increased scrutiny of Downing Street downplaying the potential for sports to exacerbate the coronavirus outbreak seven weeks ago. It took Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta and Chelsea player Callum Hudson-Odoi testing positive for COVID-19 on March 12 for the league to be suspended. Now the decision to allow sports to restart will be informed by experts who said there was “no rationale” to closing them down in the first place. The Lakers applied for the loan under the Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program, and they received it in the first round of distribution.The team returned its loan after the fund ran out of money in less than two weeks. So did several wealthier business that had applied for the funds, including Shake Shack and AutoNation.The Lakers qualified for the program because they have only about 300 employees. But the team is thought to be the NBA’s second-most valuable franchise, with Forbes estimating a value of $4.4 billion.VIRUS OUTBREAK-NBA FACILITIESNBA pushes plan to reopen facilities until May 8 at earliest Update on the latest in sports:last_img read more