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Dan Onorato may have lost the Pennsylvania Governor’s race to Tom Corbett, but when his job ends as Allegheny County Executive he will start a new job in the private sector.
Allegheny County Executive Dan Onorato will join health-insurance giant Highmark Inc. as one of its top executives when he leaves office next month.
His multi-part title will be executive vice president, chief external affairs and communications officer. He will begin his new job Jan. 3, the day Rich Fitzgerald will succeed him as county executive.
Mr. Onorato will report to Ken Melani, Highmark’s president and chief executive officer.
The appointment was announced Friday.
Read more: http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/11351/1197577-455.stm#ixzz1gr67xpvh
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Pennsylvania‘s unemployment rate has fallen from 8.1 percent in October to 7.9 percent in November. The U.S. average is 8.6 percent. Pennsylvania has been below the U.S. unemployment rate for 43 consecutive months!
The High Street Bridge reopened Friday afternoon with minimal fanfare. The bridge was completely rebuilt and the project was finished five months ahead of schedule! Do we have any other projects for these people to work on? Maybe they should get the Keim Street bridge contract!!!
Meanwhile, Route 100 bridge work is still ongoing and some other projects are scheduled to begin down the road. At least one item has been completed before anything else starts!
Two Roy’s Rants thumbs up to J.D. Eckman, Inc. of Atglen for doing an awesome job!
It wasn’t supposed to be like this: 2011 was supposed to be the year of Lady Gaga. Coming off a mammoth first album and incredibly successful world tour, the 25 year-old was expected to rule the world with her massively hyped and eagerly anticipated sophomore album, Born This Way.
Make no mistake, Gaga’s Born This Way was a success, debuting on the Billboard 200 with over 1 million copies sold and putting four singles in the top ten. But the real zeitgeist this year was unexpected: a humble, English, 23 year-old soul singer who we know simply as Adele.
The songstress found success with her first album, 2008’s 19, but it was she, and not Gaga, who enjoyed sophomore success the likes of which have not been seen since… well, ever!
Read more: http://newsroom.mtv.com/2011/12/16/adeles-out-of-nowhere-mega-year-explained/?xrs=share_fb