Governor Wolf Touts SAP America Expansion Across Pennsylvania


first_imgGovernor Wolf Touts SAP America Expansion Across Pennsylvania SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Economy,  Jobs That Pay,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf joined company executives at the SAP America’s U.S. headquarters in Newtown Township, Delaware County. While on site the governor addressed employees at SAP’s ‘All Hands’ staff meeting and toured the growing facility.“Earlier this year I was thrilled to announce SAP’s commitment to expand and create jobs in Pennsylvania and today I am excited to have the opportunity to see the company’s plans first hand,” Governor Wolf said. “It’s always inspiring to engage with employees as they showcase their innovative work. I’m thrilled that this work will continue to be done in the commonwealth for years to come.”During the address, Governor Wolf praised SAP’s recent commitment to add nearly 400 jobs and outlined the administration’s job creation initiatives across the commonwealth.Coordinated by the Governor’s Action Team, earlier this year, Governor Wolf announced SAP’s plans to create 392 new, full-time jobs statewide over the next three years – 242 jobs at the company’s Pittsburgh location and 150 jobs at its U.S. headquarters in Newtown Township, adding to its existing Pennsylvania-based workforce of more than 3,305 employees.“SAP has a proud history of growth, innovation and investment in the commonwealth, and we were honored to host the governor at our North America headquarters to highlight SAP’s best-in-industry talent and technology,” said Jennifer Morgan, executive board member, SAP. “We’re proud to call Pennsylvania home and we’re especially proud to call many agencies across the government of the commonwealth valued customers and partners in innovation. We look forward to writing the next chapter of growth here and continuing to keep Pennsylvania out in front and a best-run state.”Founded in 1972, SAP is the world’s largest business software company, with over 82,000 employees globally, including more than 18,000 in the United States. Its applications address the needs of small businesses, midsized companies, and global organizations. In total, SAP’s applications serve more than 320,000 customers in 190 countries.center_img August 24, 2017last_img read more

NTF Clinic, Tournament Light up Niger, Kaduna


first_imgThe Nigeria Tennis Federation (NTF) is taking full advantage of the current school holiday with a couple of programmes aimed at developing tennis as the Niger Holiday Tennis Clinic holds in Minna while the inaugural Alhaji Adewale Issa Memorial Tournament holds in Kaduna with over 100 players taking part.According to the Coordinator of the Niger Holiday Clinic holding at the Minna Tennis Club, Seidu Musa, over 40 kids drawn from primary and secondary schools within the state are being introduced to the game in order to avoid the vacuum that will be created when the senior players leave the stage.Musa, an ITF Bronze badge referee, who has officiated in grand slams such as Wimbledon, Australian Open and US Open as well as the Olympic Games said the kids are being familiarised with the latest techniques in the sport under its catch-them-young theme. He commended the NTF for its support for the week-long clinic which will end on Saturday disclosing the federation provided all the balls and racquets in addition to logistics for the programme.Similarly, the 1st Adewale Issa Memorial Tournament is equally attracting over 60 kids at the Kaduna Clay Court on Works Road.Among the participating states for at the event that is also enjoying the full backings of the NTF are Abuja, Kano, Jigawa, Kogi, Nasarawa, Benue Plateau, Katsina and host Kaduna.The programme is being facilitated by an ITF white badge official, Arinola Isa, with additional support from Nigeria’s junior tennis Head Coach, Mohammed Ubale.Boys are competing in five categories namely U10, U12, U14, U16 and U18 while girls are competing in U10 and U14 categories.Alhaji Issa, who died in March 2015, was the coach who discovered the highest number of Nigerian tennis stars including; Sadiq Abdullahi, Sule Ladipo and a host of others.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Africa Cup of Nations 2019: Seedorf says Cameroon are ready despite bonus row


first_imgCameroon head coach Clarence Seedorf says the African champions are ‘serene’ and have not been affected by the bonus row which delayed their journey to Egypt for this year’s Nations Cup.Cameroon open against Guinea-Bissau on Tuesday but only flew out of Yaounde on Friday after staging a sit-in protest over bonus disagreements.The Indomitable Lions rejected an offer of 20 million CFA, (approximately US$34,570) for appearance fees, and only set off for Egypt after talks with the country’s sports officials.There were fears the row would dampen the team’s hopes of clinching a sixth continental title, but Seedorf told a gathering of Cameroonian media in Ismailia on Sunday that his players have not been affected.“We are serene and we know why we’re here. At no moment has the team spirit changed. We have a joyful group, with players who know what appearing in such an event represents,” Seedorf told reporters.“Actually the bonus crisis has reinforced the team spirit and the determination within the squad to perform well. There was some tension but the players have behaved maturely and they’ve decided to be here to fight for Cameroon.“Bonus rows are not something particular to Cameroon or Africa, I’ve seen similar events across the world but we don’t want to let this distort our ambition.“The players have maintained the same intensity and concentration. The team is ready and they can’t wait to start the first match.”Cameroon go into the defence of their crown without star attackers Vincent Aboubakar and Jean Pierre Nsame, both ruled out of the competition with injuries.Despite retaining only ten players from the victorious Gabon 2017 team,the Dutch tactician believes many fans will be hoping to see his side in the final four.“Cameroon is the second team with the most titles in the Afcon and as defending champions obviously the fans will expect to see something good from the Lions.“We need to perform and show on the field why we are title favourites too. I think we have the talent and the possibility to do something very important.“The way the team is working at the moment, I’m very happy about that and convinced that we are ready to fight to retain our trophy, knowing that we will face very good teams during the event.Seedorf also brushed off suggestions that inexperience – with 11 squad players appearing at a Nations Cup for the first time – could hinder the team’s chances.“Hopefully this could be a motivation for the new players but we also have experienced players who’ve won this event so there is a good balance.“At the end it boils down to the preparation and motivation. We have enough talent in the team to perform and we’re confident that the mix is right.“I hear people say that the group stages will be a warm-up for the big teams but this isn’t true. For us winning the first match is crucial.“There wouldn’t be any easy teams in the tournament. We saw Egypt struggle against Zimbabwe and we know that Guinea-Bissau will give their lives against Cameroon. We always want to be first and we’ll do our best to top the group.”Cameroon begin the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations against Guinea-Bissau on 25 June in Group F before playing Ghana on 29 June.The defending African champions end the group phase with a clash against Benin on 2 July. Source: BBClast_img read more