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Governor Wolf’s Week, September 25 – October 1, 2016

first_imgGovernor Wolf’s Week, September 25 – October 1, 2016 SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf By: The Office of Governor Tom Wolfcenter_img September 30, 2016 The Blog,  Weekly Update On Wednesday, Governor Wolf addressed a joint session of the General Assembly to urge lawmakers to take action against the current opioid and heroin abuse epidemic plaguing Pennsylvania. With 10 Pennsylvanians dying per day due to overdoses and 3,500 individuals lost last year from the opioid abuse epidemic, Governor Wolf encouraged the legislature to work quickly and efficiently to pass bills to combat this health crisis. During his speech, the governor also highlighted new legislative priorities to battle the epidemic.On Friday, the governor visited a newly established Center of Excellence in Bucks county to further discuss his administration’s top priority to stop opioid abuse and treat those who are suffering from Substance Use Disorder.Governor Wolf also continued his Schools That Teach tour to tout the historical investments made in education funding during his administration with stop in Lebanon.The governor also announced economic development projects and job creation opportunities in Philadelphia and Franklin County.Governor Wolf’s Week, September 25 – October 1, 2016Monday, 9/26/2016Governor Wolf Orders Flags at Half-Staff to Honor Arnold PalmerGO-TIME: DOC, Temple University Hospital Partnership Saves Costs, Improves Offender Post-Release Medical CareGovernor Wolf Makes Schools That Teach Stop in LebanonTuesday, 9/27/2016Governor Wolf Announces Five Below to Expand and Relocate National Headquarters in PhiladelphiaGovernor Wolf Statement on PennDOT Plan for 1-76 Corridor Road, Rail and Trail ImprovementWednesday, 9/28/2016Governor Wolf’s Address to Joint Session on Battling the Opioid EpidemicGovernor Wolf Outlines Legislative Priorities in Battling Opioid EpidemicThursday, 9/29/2016Wolf Administration Moves to Make Carfentanil a Schedule II Controlled SubstanceGovernor Wolf Announces Expansion of Eldorado Stone, LLC in Franklin CountyGovernor Wolf Announces $10 Million in State Funding to Redevelop Former Gallery Site into Fashion Outlets of PhiladelphiaGovernor Tom Wolf Orders Flags to Half-Staff to Honor Former President and Prime Minister of Israel Shimon PeresFriday, 9/30/2016In Bucks County, Governor Wolf Discusses Efforts to Battle Opioid EpidemicHighlights from The BlogPanel Discussion: Building Bridges to RecoveryRegistering Pennsylvanians One Tweet at a TimeWatch the Joint Session Tomorrow on Facebook LiveThe Bills We Need to Get to Gov. Wolf’s Desk to Curb the Opioid EpidemicGovernor Wolf Addresses Join Session of PA House and Senate, Urges Action to Combat Opioid Abuse Epidemic (Round-Up)Governor Wolf Joins the White House in Championing Paid Sick Leavelast_img read more

Year Two of Plastic Ban Begins, Bureau of Standards Comments

first_img Share 169 Views   no discussions Share LifestyleLocalNews Year Two of Plastic Ban Begins, Bureau of Standards Comments by: – January 10, 2020 January 2020 marked the beginning of year two of Dominica’s ban on non-biodegradable single use plastics.The Dominica Bureau of Standards is commenting that this was a good move on the island’s part.Director of the Bureau, Median LaRocque says some review has taken place and should be good news for business-minded people to fill gaps which have been identified in the products.“There are a few recommendations and concerns which have been coming back,” LaRocque said. He described the common complaint of leaky biodegradable containers saying that there are moves to introduce new distributors and manufacturers.“It’s an industry in Dominica right now. Private entrepreneurs or young innovative minds can start using our resources like bamboo and banana leaves. We can now go into those industries.”The ban on non-biodegradable single use plastics took effect on Jan 1st 2019 and includes lids, cups, single use styrofoam/plastic containers, disposable plastic cutlery, and drinking straws.LaRocque revealed that additional measures will be taken by Government in that same vein to protect the natural environment from the dangers of plastic.center_img Sharing is caring! Share Tweetlast_img read more

Update on the latest sports

first_imgBut six drivers did not join Hamilton and 13 others in taking the knee. One of the six, Charles Leclerc, later tweeted that behavior in everyday life matters more than “formal gestures that could be seen as controversial in some countries.” He said his failure to take a knee doesn’t mean he’s “less committed than others in the fight against racism.”Hamilton has spoken widely about racism in recent weeks following the death in Minneapolis of George Floyd in May. — Washington Nationals manager Dave Martinez says two players out of 60 tested turned up positive for the novel coronavirus. Martinez says the two players took their tests Wednesday before reporting to Nationals Park and that some are still awaiting their results. Reliever Sean Doolittle minutes earlier lamented not having his COVID-19 test results back from Friday and implored baseball to “clean this up.”— The Chicago White Sox say two players have tested positive for COVID-19 and are in isolation. The team said Sunday that the two unidentified players are asymptomatic, and contact tracing for both was conducted. They are being monitored by team medical staff and will receive follow-up testing in the coming days. They will be allowed to return to baseball activities after they test negative twice and pass other appropriate COVID-19 protocols.— The Oakland Athletics’ first full-squad workout was pushed back from Sunday following the July 4 holiday given the club hadn’t received results from position player intake testing done Friday, according to general manager David Forst. Manager Bob Melvin is eager to get everybody on the field together at the Coliseum while understanding he must be flexible during this fluid time. — Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Christian Yelich acknowledges he benefited from fortunate timing in his contract negotiations. The Brewers held a March 6 news conference to announce that the 2018 NL MVP had agreed to a nine-year, $215 million contract. Spring training was halted less than a week later because of the coronavirus pandemic. Yelich’s deal was finalized before the loss of revenue from Major League Baseball’s shortened season and labor unrest created at least some uncertainty about the game’s financial future. He says everybody is in a unique situation this season.— Houston Astros shortstop Carlos Correa is so serious about not contracting the coronavirus that he’s asked wife Daniella, a former pageant queen, to stay out of beauty salons until the season is over. Correa’s wife was Miss Texas in 2016. The pair wed in the Dominican Republic in December. Correa spoke at length after Sunday’s workout about the importance of personal responsibility among the players if they hope to get through this 60-game season. It’s scheduled to begin July 23 or July 24. The race was interrupted three times by a safety car and nine of 20 drivers abandoned. The Red Bulls of Max Verstappen and Alexander Albon both went out the race.F1 DRIVERS AGAINST RACISMF1 Drivers all wear “End Racism” T-shirts, but 6 don’t kneelSPIELBERG, Austria (AP) — Valtteri Bottas kneeled holding the winners’ trophy at Formula One’s season-opening Austrian Grand Prix on Sunday and the podium trio held up a black T-shirt with “End Racism” written on it.That message was delivered before the race when all drivers wore that T-shirt. World champion Lewis Hamilton, the only black driver in F1, had Black Lives Matter on the front and End Racism on the back. NASCAR said Price had been transported to a hospital for further evaluation.F1-AUSTRIAN GPBottas wins F1′s season-opening Austrian GP, Hamilton 4thSPIELBERG, Austria (AP) — Valtteri Bottas has won a chaotic season-opening Austrian Grand Prix which saw Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton finish fourth after getting a late time penalty.Hamilton’s penalty saw him drop from second to fourth on Sunday. That meant Charles Leclerc took second place for Ferrari and Lando Norris was third. NHL-SEASONNHL, NHLPA agree on protocols to resume seasonUNDATED (AP) — Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly says the NHL and NHL Players’ Association have agreed on protocols to resume the season but are still negotiating a collective bargaining agreement extension. The league’s board of governors and players’ executive committee and full membership must approve it for it to happen. If ratified, the agreement will end a pandemic-forced shutdown for 31 teams across North America that began in mid-March. Games would resume in late July or early August with 24 teams taking part in expanded playoffs, finishing with the Stanley Cup being awarded in October. Stars Christian Yelich and Jose Altuve say they plan to play the 60-game season scheduled to start later this month. Reliever Sean Doolittle, who helped Washington win the World Series, plans to play but says that if he feels uncomfortable, he’ll opt out.A six-time All-Star in 15 seasons with Seattle, the player known as King Felix needed a fresh start following 2019, his worst season.The decision was made after Hernández participated in workouts Friday and Saturday at Truist Park.The Braves announced Saturday that four-time All-Star first baseman Freddie Freeman, reliever Will Smith and two more Atlanta players tested positive for COVID-19.In other virus-related baseball developments: Tanaka is in concussion protocol after a CT scan came back negative. Manager Aaron Boone says it looks like the Japanese right-hander “dodged a bullet.”In other news from baseball’s summer training: — Cleveland Indians’ Manager Terry Francona believes it’s time for the team to change their nickname. Francona says the Indians should “move forward” and consider a new name. The American League team has been called the Indians since 1915. On Friday, the team released a statement saying it was committed to determine a “best path forward with regard to our team name.” The move came hours after the NFL’s Washington Redskins announced plans to review their contentious logo and nickname. Last year, the Indians removed the much-criticized Chief Wahoo logo from their game worn caps and jerseys.— Left-hander Andrew Heaney is expected to make his first opening day start for the Los Angeles Angels. Manager Joe Maddon confirmed his selection before the Angels’ third workout of summer camp. Los Angeles is expected to open the season July 24. The 29-year-old Heaney will be the Angels’ fourth different opening day starter in four years. He went 4-6 last season with a 4.91 ERA and 118 strikeouts while missing time with injuries to his left elbow and shoulder.— The San Francisco Giants expect Pablo Sandoval to be in baseball shape and ready to contribute when games begin later this month. Sandoval’s larger size and round middle have ignited the internet and brought out the body critics as baseball begins again. Manager Gabe Kapler expressed empathy for the scrutiny Sandoval faces over his fluctuating weight and is confident the 2012 World Series MVP can make an impact as both an infielder, switch-hitting slugger off the bench or as designated hitter. Associated Press — Arizona manager Torey Lovullo says that relief pitchers Silvino Bracho and Junior Guerra have both tested positive for COVID-19. The Diamondbacks had previously revealed that three players on the 40-man roster had tested positive but Sunday was the first time any were identified. Lovullo said both players are doing well.MLB-TANAKA Tanaka back in ballpark, but on concussion protocolNEW YORK (AP) — The Yankees had their Sunday brightened by Masahiro Tanaka, who came to the ballpark and seemed well a day after being hit in the head by Giancarlo Stanton’s line drive. They’re hoping Yankee Stadium’s lights will do the same this week. The Yankees are planning to hold intrasquad night games Monday and Tuesday in the Bronx as they prepare for the July 23 start of a 60-game regular season condensed by the coronavirus pandemic. center_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditMLB-BRAVES-HERNANDEZFélix Hernandez opts out of 2020 seasonATLANTA (AP) — Former Cy Young Award winner Félix Hernández has joined the list of major leaguers opting out of the 2020 season due to the coronavirus pandemic. The 34-year-old’s decision at least temporarily ends his bid to revive his career. The news comes amid growing unease in major league clubhouses with the season less than three weeks away. DETROIT (AP) — Bryson DeChambeau got the result he was looking for from transforming his body. With jaw-dropping drives and some clutch putts, DeChambeau won the Rocket Mortgage Classic by three strokes Sunday for his first victory of the season and sixth overall. DeChambeau shot a 7-under 65 at Detroit Golf Club to finish at a career-best 23-under 265. DeChambeau came into the week with six straight top-eight finishes and was the only player with top 10s in the first three events after the restart from the coronavirus. He won for the first time since the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open in November 2018. Matthew Wolff was second.NASCAR-BRICKYARD 400Harvick takes advantage of Hamlin’s crash to win Brickyard NBA-BUCKSBucks shut training facilityUNDATED (AP) — The Milwaukee Bucks have closed their practice facility following the team’s Friday round of testing for the coronavirus. Bucks officials confirmed Sunday that they had closed the facility and that they aren’t planning to reopen it before leaving for Florida on Thursday to prepare for the NBA’s resumption of the season at Walt Disney World.GOLF-ROCKET MORTGAGE CLASSICDeChambeau takes the Classic NASCAR-CREW MEMBER INJUREDBlaney crew member taken to hospital for further evaluationINDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A tire changer for NASCAR driver Ryan Blaney was taken to a hospital after being injured Sunday early in the Brickyard 400. Zachary Price was pinned between Blaney’s No. 12 car and another car, the result of a six-car pileup near the entrance of pit road 16 laps into the race.Five of the drivers were checked at Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s infield medical center and were released.Blaney, meanwhile, returned to the race. INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Kevin Harvick took advantage of Denny Hamlin’s late crash and wound up winning his third Brickyard 400 title. The Cup points leader beat Matt Kenseth across the yard of brick by 0.743 seconds to win his fourth race of the season.Harvick won for the 53rd time to move within one of tying Lee Petty for 11th on NASCAR’s career list, and it gave Stewart-Haas Racing a sweep of the weekend following Chase Briscoe’s win Saturday in the Xfinity Series race.For the third straight race, Harvick and Hamlin were in a league of their own.Until the stunning twist as the sun was setting over the historic 2.5-mile oval, it looked is if Harvick and Hamlin would sweep the top two spots for the third consecutive race.Harvick beat Kenseth off the final restart with two laps to go and pulled away for the victory. Update on the latest sports July 5, 2020last_img read more

England Wins FIFA U20 World Cup Â

first_imgEngland won their biggest international title since 1966 by beating Venezuela 1-0 in the Under-20 World Cup final yesterday.It was England’s first appearance in the final of a global tournament since their World Cup victory 51 years ago.Everton forward Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s first-half goal was enough for victory thanks to Newcastle goalkeeper Freddie Woodman’s second-half penalty save.Woodman denied Adalberto Penaranda from the spot after the Malaga forward was fouled by Kyle Walker-Peters.With 17 minutes to play, the referee pointed to the spot to signal a penalty before immediately referring to the video assistant referee.The decision stood – there was the slightest of contacts – but Newcastle keeper Woodman’s strong palm kept out Penaranda’s effort.In the first half Ronaldo Lucena hit the post with an audacious long-range free-kick that had Woodman well beaten, while Tottenham midfielder Josh Onomah saw a powerful effort strike the underside of the Venezuela bar after the break.After the match, England forward Dominic Solanke, due to join Liverpool from Chelsea on 1 July, was awarded the Golden Ball given to the player of the tournament. Previous winners of the award include Diego Maradona, Lionel Messi, Luis Figo, Paul Pogba and Sergio Aguero.Woodman was awarded the Golden Glove, given to best goalkeeper of the tournament.“Thankfully Freddie saved the penalty. I was watching through my fingers from the halfway line and it was an incredible moment. It was a big, big moment that helped turn the game,” said Calvert-Lewin, who joined Sir Geoff Hurst and Martin Peters as the only Englishmen to score in a World Cup final.“To be one of only three Englishman to have scored in a World Cup final is amazing.”It is the biggest global tournament in youth football and has helped launch the career of a number of big names in football.Barcelona forward Messi was in the Argentina team that won the 2005 event (then called the FIFA World Youth Championship), while Portuguese great Figo inspired his country to victory in the 1989 and 1991 competitions.England’s team in 2013 – the last time they competed in the event – featured Ross Barkley, John Stones, Harry Kane and Eric Dier. They failed to win a game and finished bottom of their group.The last Under-20 World Cup in 2015 was won by Serbia, who beat a Brazil side containing Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus in the final. Six of Serbia’s 21-man squad have since made a full international debut, including Liverpool midfielder Marko Grujic. Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Insights Preview: Alpena County Airport Manager discusses plans for CARES Act funding

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisALPENA, Mich. — The Alpena County Regional Airport is one of more than 90 airports in Michigan selected to receive funding from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.In this week’s Insights, Airport Manager Steve Smigelski explains the selection process and how the award of $17.9 million dollars will be used.Insights airs Sunday on ABC at 11 a.m. and on CBS at 11:30 a.m.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Record high water levels continue for the Great LakesNext Unemployment insurance fraud on the riselast_img

Mercedes set new record as Bottas wins in Azerbaijan

first_imgMercedes set an all-time record of four consecutive one-twos at the start of a season as Valtteri Bottas beat Lewis Hamilton to win the Azerbaijan Grand Prix.For the fourth race in a row, Ferrari were unable to challenge Mercedes – and again there were questions about the strategy chosen by the Italian team.Sebastian Vettel finished third, never very far behind the Mercedes, but team-mate Charles Leclerc finished fifth when it looked for a while as if he might have been able to take fourth ahead of Red Bull’s Max Verstappen.Leclerc’s consolation on a weekend that he had looked like dominating until crashing in qualifying was a point for fastest lap.The result makes Mercedes the first team ever to start the season in such a dominant fashion and puts their drivers in an enviable position in the championship.Bottas returns to the lead of the championship, leading Hamilton by the point he gained for fastest lap in Australia. Vettel is 35 points behind.last_img read more

GAA NOTES: NAOMH MHUIRE

first_imgThe annual Bord na nOg presentations took place on Sunday evening and the Clubhouse was packed to the rafters with a huge attendance. Gary Boyle Youth Officer outlined the year that was and the great attitude which is part of the under-age set up. He thanked the coaches and parents for all the help and support. Gary spoke about how hard work now was the most important factor in our youth and the work was showing at all levels. Award winners on the night were U-12 player of year – Declan Ward, U-14 player of the year – Daniel Devlin, U-16 player of the year – James Ferry, U-18 player of the year – Dara White. Achievement awards to Shane Gillespie and Shaun Burns. Thanks to Adi O’Gara and Marty Boyle, Naomh Conaill and Donegal Senior team, who presented the awards. Thanks to all for attending and helping out.A new Naomh Mhuire Bord na nOg facebook page has been created and will be used to provide information to the underage teams and coaches. Check out this facebook page for Bord na nOg news.The under 8s and under 10s continue training this Saturday at the Sportshall at the RCS. Training will be outdoors this Saturday morning training on the Astro-pitch as the hall is unavailable. The under 8s will train from 11am – 12pm with the under 10s training from 12pm – 1pm. Under 12 training continues every Tuesday at the RCS from 7pm – 8pm. This is for children born in 2000 and 2001.If anyone has or knows where the electric pump for inflating the football is, could they return it to any member of the Committee or simply leave it in the clubhouse. This is a much needed part of equipment for club coaching staff.Ladies and Girls training is going ahead in Aishlann at 7.30pm on Wednesday nights. Please make an effort to get to training as the Junior league starting date is 8th April and u14 starting date is 27th March. All teams are training together while we are indoors.We have four girls who have made the u14 county team panel; Sarah Doherty, Sadbha ni Bhaoill, Katie O’Donnell agus Ailbhe O’Donnell. The co. u16 trials are taking place and a number of girls are currently attending these sessions.Scór Sinsear dates yet to be finalised but anyone interested in representing the club, please make contact with Seamus Mac Ruairí. Comhghairdeas to club member and former player Mel O’Donnell on being selected as Donegal sports Star Primary School Teacher of the Year. Mel is a Teacher in Killamacrennan N.S. Well deserved honour for Mel and the O’Donnell Clan.The Healthy Living program is going very well. Every Wednesday at 7pm at the Mullaghderg Banks.Lotto details for week 25th January. Jackpot 920 euro. No jackpot winner. There were one match 3 winners – Marie Martin – Beal na Cruite. Numbers were 3-19-21-24.Check out our club website www.naomhmhuire.ie GAA NOTES: NAOMH MHUIRE was last modified: January 31st, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:NAOMH MHUIRE GAA NOTESlast_img read more