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Pennsylvania Governor Wolf Announces $4.7 Million for Job Training

Harrisburg, PA (STL.News) Governor Tom Wolf today announced nearly $4.7 million in PAsmart Next Generation Industry Partnership grants were awarded to bolster workforce development across Pennsylvania.“Employers need skilled workers now more than ever,” said Governor Wolf.  “My administration created PAsmart to help close the skills gap and allow more people to get the education and training they need to get better paying jobs.  Strengthening job and skills training continues to be a priority and the 28 grants announced today further enhances that goal.”The Next Generation Industry Partnership grants bring together multiple employers in the same industry to collectively provide targeted job training so that students, workers, and job seekers get the skills for good jobs in those industries

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General News

USS Sterett Weapons Exercise Equals Weapons Readiness

INDIAN OCEAN (STL.News) Dec. 30, 2020 – The guided-missile destroyer USS Sterett fires its Mark 38 25mm machine gun during a live-fire exercise.  Sterett is part of the Nimitz Carrier Strike Group and is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations to ensure maritime stability and security in the Central Region, connecting the Mediterranean and Pacific through the Western Indian Ocean and three critical chokepoints to the free flow of global commerce. YouTube video provided courtesy of US Navy – U.S. Navy video by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Drace Wilson Subscribe to updates Unsubscribe from updates Source link ...

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Politics

Gulf leaders expected to end embargo at summit

(STL.News) Gulf leaders have gathered in Saudi Arabia for a summit that is expected to see the end of a three-year embargo against Qatar by its neighbors. Qatar’s Emir Sheikh Tamim Al Thani was greeted by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on arrival in al-Ula. On Monday night, Saudi Arabia reopened its borders to Qatar and a US official said an agreement would be signed. Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt cut ties with Qatar after alleging it supported terrorists. The tiny, gas-rich state denied the accusation and rejected a list of demands issued by its neighbors at the start of the crisis, which included downgrading diplomatic ties with Iran and shutting down the Doha-based Al Jazeera network. YouTube video provided courtesy of BBC News Subscribe to upda...

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Finance

Starting a Business? The Keys to Becoming More Profitable

(STL.News) The new year means new trends, new gadgets, and fresh ways of selling.  For owners of small businesses, there are several ways to catch the upswing in interest for several products and services.  You don’t need to be a major retailer or service provider to latch onto hot products, add a few things to your offerings, and enhance your bottom line.  But what if you’re just starting out and still in the decision phase about what to sell or what kinds of specialty services you’ll provide?  Here are some suggestions that can help you get off on the right foot and make your first year as a business owner a profitable one. Sell Craft-Related Products One of the unexpected developments since the coronavirus pandemic struck has been the increased interest in crafts, craft kits, a...

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Real Estate

US Imposes New Sanctions on China Actors

U.S. Imposes New Sanctions on People’s Republic of China Actors Linked to Malign Activities (STL.News) The Chinese Communist Party’s malign activity at home and abroad harms U.S. interests and undermines the sovereignty of our allies and partners.  The United States will use all countermeasures available, including actions to prevent People’s Republic of China (PRC) companies and institutions from exploiting U.S. goods and technologies for malign purposes.  Today’s actions mark yet another sign of our resolve. The United States is imposing new restrictions on certain entities for activities that undermine our national security and foreign policy interests.  Specifically, the Department of Commerce is adding 59 PRC entities to its export-control Entity List. Mass Surveillance, Mili...

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Sports

UK increases COVID-19 restrictions | STL News

(STL.News) Many areas of England are now moving into the toughest Tier 4 restrictions from 0001 GMT on Thursday (December 31).  Everton will not be allowed to welcome fans on Friday (January 1) when they host West Ham United, while their FA Cup third-round tie with Rotherham United on Jan. 9 will also be behind closed doors. YouTube video provided courtesy of WION News Source link ...

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China Military Expels US Destroyer in South China Sea

(STL.News) China said its military chased out a the US naval destroyer, after the United States said it would continue to assert navigational rights and freedoms, in the Spratly Islands, where Beijing has built an airstrip and other man-made structures. Chinese military spokesman Tian Junli said Tuesday the People’s Liberation Army’s southern command deployed ships and aircraft. to warn and drive out the USS John S McCain, Xinhua news agency reported.  The Chinese PLA on Tuesday expelled U.S. destroyer USS John S. McCain after it trespassed into.  China’s territorial waters off Nansha Islands in the South China Sea, Tian said, according to Hindustan Times.  YouTube video provided by ARMED BN NOTE: STL.News does NOT guaranteed the accuracy of the information contained within the v...

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China to vaccinate 50 million people for Lunar New Year

(STL.News) China is planning to vaccinate 50 million people in the high-priority group against the coronavirus before the start of the peak Lunar New Year travel season early next year, the South China Morning Post reported on Friday.  YouTube video provided courtesy of WION News STL.News References: YouTube Share0 STLNEWS STL.News is owned and operated by STL.News, LLC. We publish States Top Leading News. Our content is distributed to the major search engines and is shown on Google News, Bing News, Yandex News, News Break App, News360.com, and shared on our social media network. Our news is timely, unbiased and content is obtained direct from the source. window.fbAsyncInit = function() { ...

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Politics

Missouri Governor Signs Supplemental Budget Bill H.B. 14

Jefferson City, MO (STL.News) Friday, Missouri Governor Mike Parson signed HB 14 passed last week by the Missouri General Assembly during a special session on a supplemental budget. Governor Parson announced the special session in October to provide access to additional federal funding, including funding under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. “I want to thank Senator Dan Hegeman and Representative Cody Smith for their leadership as well as all of our legislators for their work to get this done during special session,” Governor Parson said. “COVID-19 has had an overwhelming impact on our state, but we are already making great progress.  This additional funding will be critical as we continue to respond, recover, and move M...

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Business News

Florida: Yoelvis Denis Hernandez and Luis Urra Montero Charged with Stealing Ventilators

Florida Men, Yoelvis Denis Hernandez and Luis Urra Montero Charged with Stealing Ventilators Intended for Critically Ill Covid-19 Patients in El Salvador Miami, FL (STL.News) Two Miami residents accused of stealing 192 U.S. government-owned medical ventilators worth about three million dollars were indicted on federal charges.  According to court documents, the ventilators were heading to a COVID-19 intensive care facility in El Salvador as part of a United States Government COVID-19 aid program when they were stolen in South Florida, while in transit. The indictment charges Yoelvis Denis Hernandez, a/k/a “Guajiro,” 42, and Luis Urra Montero, a/k/a “Flaco,” 24, with federal conspiracy, possession of stolen goods being shipped interstate, and theft of government property.  According to th...

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Anthony Tommy Foste Convicts For Providing Half-Million Dollars

Federal Jury Convicts Drug Trafficker, Anthony Tommy Foste For Providing Half-Million Dollars To Purchase 20 Kilograms of Cocaine CHARLOTTE, N.C (STL.News) A Charlotte federal jury has convicted Anthony Tommy Foster, 45, of Mokena, Illinois, of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine and aiding and abetting possession with intent to distribute cocaine, announced Andrew Murray, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina.  U.S. District Judge Robert J. Conrad, Jr. presided over the two-day trial, which ended today. U.S. Attorney Murray is joined in making today’s announcement by Ronnie Martinez, Special Agent in Charge of ICE’s Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) in North Carolina; Chief Chad Hawkins of the Belmont Police Department; Chief Johnny Jennings of

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Eric Reynolds Rowan admits to making a bomb

Upshur County man, Eric Reynolds Rowan admits to making a bomb ELKINS, W.V (STL.News) Eric Reynolds Rowan, of Buckhannon, West Virginia, has admitted to making a bomb, U.S. Attorney Bill Powell announced. Rowan, age 26, pled guilty to one count of “Making a Destructive Device.” Rowan admitted to making an explosive bomb sometime between August and November 2019 in Upshur County. Rowan faces up to 10 years of incarceration and a fine of up to $10,000.  Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed will be based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant. Assistant U.S. Attorney Christopher L. Bauer is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government.  The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives and the F

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David A. Franklin sentenced to prison for tax crimes, embezzlement

Former comptroller of Catholic Diocese of Steubenville, David A. Franklin sentenced to prison for tax crimes, embezzlement Defendant ordered to pay more than $1.3M in restitution COLUMBUS, OH (STL.News) The former comptroller of the Catholic Diocese of Steubenville was sentenced in federal court in Columbus for failing to pay payroll taxes withheld from the paychecks of diocesan employees, filing false tax returns and embezzling $299,500 in diocesan funds between 2008 and 2017. David A. Franklin, 67, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in July 2020 to one count of willful failure to account for and pay over employment tax, one count of making a false income tax return and one count of wire fraud.  Franklin was sentenced to 12 months and one day in prison and two years of supervised relea

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