Governor Wolf Vetoes Unnecessary Encroachment on Executive Responsibility to Ensure Public Safety

first_img# # # SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Bill Signing,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today vetoed Senate Bill 490, which stripped the vested, sole authority of the governor to appoint the director of the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency established more than three decades ago.“Senate Bill 490 unnecessarily encroaches upon this longstanding gubernatorial authority without providing a sound basis for doing so, which could disrupt PEMA’s ability and responsibility to ensure public safety in emergencies,” Governor Wolf said in a message to Senators. “Given PEMA’s unique mission concerning preparing for and responding to disasters, it is imperative that its leader’s path to directing emergency management operations not be unduly obstructed following his or her appointment. Any impediment or disruption could have a detrimental impact on public safety and the welfare of the commonwealth and its citizens during an unforeseen crisis.”Governor Wolf also signed two bills into law today:Act 71 – House Bill 735, sponsored by Rep. Sue Helm, designates a bridge over the Wisconisco Creek on State Route 147 in Millersburg Borough, Dauphin County, as the Private Warren Snyder Memorial Bridge.Act 72 – Senate Bill 130, sponsored by Sen. John Gordner, prevents a person sentenced to or required to perform community service from purchasing credit in lieu of performing the community service. December 04, 2015 Governor Wolf Vetoes Unnecessary Encroachment on Executive Responsibility to Ensure Public Safetylast_img read more

Former U-23 skipper urges players to be dedicated and disciplined

first_imgEx-international, Adebowale Ogungbure, has urged up-coming Nigerian players both home and abroad to be disciplined and dedicated for them to go far in their career and contribute positively to the growth of football in the country. Promoted Content6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesBest Car Manufacturers In The World6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?Who Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?8 Ways Drones Will Automate Our Future10 Legendary Movies To Learn History From5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your BodyBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them Loading… He is always remembered for his campaign against racism in Germany. During a match in March 25,2006 between FC Sachsen Leipzig and Hallescher FC, Ogungbure was the subject of monkey noises from Hallescher FC Fans. In retaliation, he placed two fingers above his mouth and saluted at the crowd – a reference to Adolf Hitler. First, Ogungbure was accused and reported by German police, as it is illegal to make Nazi gestures for political or abusive purposes, but criminal proceedings were dropped 24 hours later. Read Also:Salzburg star visits Bundesliga clubs as January exit nears The team and especially a group of the supporters of FC Sachsen came up with a campaign to show their solidarity with Ogungbure. The fans’ campaign “Wir sind Ade” (We are Ade-bowale) managed to raise attention for Ogungbure’s situation and against racism in Germany. The initiative still exists as “Bunte Kurve” (colourful fan stand). FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 The former Julius Berger Football Club Lagos and national Under-23 player said a disciplined players will always adopt to any situation they find themselves in the team and the coaches like to work with them to achieve their aims and objectives. “Discipline is always a trade mark of every successful player.Both physically and mentally they should be able to lead by example. When I was playing, as a skipper, I used to give 100 per cent if others in the team were given 60 to 70 per cent,” he said. Ogungbure who spent most of his professional career in Germany when he played in Bundesliga with 1. FC Nürnberg.Advertisementlast_img read more

Traffic Stop Leads To Drug Busts in Greensburg And Oldenburg

first_imgA traffic stop in Greensburg led police to conducting two search warrants with one as far away as Oldenburg.On Wednesday, 34-year-old Daniel Holzer was arrested after a traffic stop led police to discovering crystal methamphetamine and marijuana, according to Greensburg Police Chief Stacey Chasteen.Investigators said they learned Holzer was obtaining the crystal methamphetamine in Indianapolis and through a network of associates, it was being sold in Decatur County.Authorities also claim someone Holzer was in contact  with someone in Oldenburg who was distributing Lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD), also referred to as “Acid” and MDMA, also known by the street name “Ecstasy” or “Molly”.A search warrant was issued for a residence in Greensburg and Oldenburg.Police raided a home on South Parkside Drive in Greensburg, and said they found quantity of powder methamphetamine, crystal methamphetamine, a handgun, and other evidence that police believe to be used in selling the narcotic.Indiana State Police detectives and Franklin County deputies executed a warrant at a Pearl Street apartment in Oldenburg. Authorities said they located evidence of intravenous drug use and numerous doses of Ecstasy.“The criminal investigation is ongoing and the findings will be presented to the prosecuting attorneys offices located in Decatur County and Franklin County requesting arrest warrants,” Chasteen explained.“The Greensburg Police Department would like to express its gratitude to the Indiana State Police for its continued support, dedication and professionalism,” she added.last_img read more

Oliver Skipp delighted to be back in Spurs training

first_img “It’s nice just to get out of the house! It has made me realise how lucky we all are and shows however much we all love football and what we do, something like the coronavirus puts it all into perspective.” His performance against Norwich City in the FA Cup was described as ‘phenomenal’ by manager Jose Mourinho. read also:Tottenham open contract talks with Oliver Skipp “I’d worked hard to get an opportunity and I was determined to make the most of it,” he added. “To hear those positive words… it was a boost every player always needs. We’ll have to see what happens now. All I can do is keep working hard.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Oliver Skipp is delighted to be back in training at Tottenham. Spurs returned to training last week. “It was great to be back,” said Skipp, who has featured another eight times in all competitions this season. “It certainly makes you realise how much you’ve missed it when you get back out there. “It’s great to have that communication with the players again, and the staff, and seeing those familiar faces that I’ve known for so many years. “That has brought back some normality in difficult times.Advertisementcenter_img Loading…last_img read more

Angell Open Tennis Championship to support NAMI Maine

first_imgPORTLAND — The third annual Angell Open Tennis Championship will be held April 10-12 at Racket & Fitness Center.The Angell Open is a fundraiser for National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Maine. The event is named for Chris Angell, who suffered from schizophrenia yet managed to achieve a high level of success as a professional tennis player and coach.This is the largest prize money tennis tournament in Maine and features top tennis players from as far as Michigan. Prize money and trophies will be awarded to singles winners and runners-up.Divisions include men’s and women’s open singles and doubles, mixed doubles and men’s 45 and 55 singles. Play begins Friday and concludes with the singles finals at noon Sunday.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textGuest speaker at the awards luncheon immediately following play will be Mary Jane Krebbs, president of Spring Harbor Hospital — a 100-bed nonprofit mental hospital in Westbrook.Krebbs brings wide and extensive administrative and leadership experience to Spring Harbor Hospital and to Maine Behavioral Healthcare, where she collaterally serves as executive vice president.Jenna Mehnert, executive director of NAMI Maine and head of the state’s leading advocacy organization for Mental Health, will join Krebbs in speaking about that mental health issues that one in four Mainers face.The luncheon is hosted by NAMI Maine and is free to players, spectators and the public. Commercial sponsors include Maine Root, Shipyard Brewing, Intermed, Top Tier, Clark Ins, TD Bank, Pepsi Cola and Marshall/Libby.Through support, education and advocacy for the mentally ill and their families, NAMI Maine works to build better lives for those who are affected by mental illness. The organization trains first responders in crisis intervention training, operates a suicide and mental crisis hotline, offers educational courses to families affected by mental illness, and advocates for mental illness issues legislation.For more information or to enter as a player, contact Devi Maganti at (207) 775-6128.The address for the Racket & Fitness Center is 2445 Congress St., Portland, ME (off Exit 25 of Route 495).last_img read more

Tough run-in may be a blessing – Hughes

first_imgQPR manager Mark Hughes believes his team’s tough run-in to the season could be a blessing in disguise.In the bottom three and having won only one league game since Hughes took over in January, Rangers face Liverpool on Wednesday night and desperately need three points.Their climax to the campaign is a daunting one, with Tottenham, Arsenal, Chelsea and both Manchester clubs also among their opponents.AdChoices广告But Hughes believes the tricky set of matches may work to Rangers’ advantage.“The other teams have similar run-ins but ours is tough, we acknowledge that,” said Hughes.“It’s good in one respect because it focuses the mind – we know every game is a huge game and we’ll have to play to our limits from now until the end of the season.“We can’t take any short cuts. We have to play at the maximum of our abilities and try to drive the games.”Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Wisconsin eyes 6th Big Ten win

first_imgScott Tolzien and the Badgers could be playing for their first Big Ten title since 1999 vs. Northwestern.[/media-credit]By the time kickoff rolls around at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Northwestern, the Wisconsin football team will know whether they are playing for their sixth Big Ten win and a better bowl berth — or for a part of the Big Ten Championship.With the Michigan-Ohio State game starting at 11 a.m., the No. 17 Badgers’ potential fate will loom over them all game if Michigan manages to knock off Ohio State for the first time in six years.Coming off a 7-6 season just last year, the potential for a Big Ten Title was something junior quarterback Scott Tolzien hardly thought about.“I hope they win obviously,” Tolzien said of Michigan. “But we’ve got to take care of our business, and it will make it sweeter if we win this weekend and hope for the best that Michigan will win as well.”Regardless of whether the Wolverines or the Buckeyes are victorious, the Badgers will face a host of obstacles just trying to overcome Northwestern at Ryan Field.UW hasn’t won in Evanston since 1999 — also the last time they held the Big Ten crown.Counterintuitively, NU often enjoys a home field advantage from a smaller, and sometimes quiet, home crowd.“But in the last 10 years, we’ve only played down there twice — lost in ’03, before I was here, and then obviously in ’05 when I was the defensive coordinator in a shoot ’em out game,” Bielema said. “It’s a difficult environment, but give credit where credit is due: Northwestern plays very well down there, and it’s sometimes a different environment for our guys to walk into.”Posing another off the field issue, the Wildcats defense is run by coordinator Mike Hankwitz — someone UW head coach Bret Bielema fired after the 2007 season.Players and coaches on both sides are sticking to the clich? line saying it won’t be a problem, but the added element of revenge could be present with each blitz Northwestern dials up.Statistically, the Wildcats rank fifth in scoring defense at 22.6 points per game, fifth in total defense with 345.2 yards per game and they have forced 24 turnovers.“They are another good defense,” Tolzien said. “The one thing that sticks out is they really have multiple coverages. Stuff like that, they are kind of complex and sound with it.”Once again, the Badgers will rely on their Big Ten-leading rushing game to carry the brunt of the offense.Going up against an average run defense (No. 5 in the Big Ten), UW will hope to build on the already superb 208 yards per game average.Stopping workhorse running back John Clay will be the No. 1 goal for Northwestern if they have any hope of upsetting the Badgers.“This week, we are going to need [the running game],” UW offensive coordinator Paul Chyrst said simply.At Wisconsin, we really believe that we should be able to run the football,” Bielema added. “It’s one of the keys to our success. I think what I’ve always tried to point out to our guys is when we win a football game, I try to point out the ingredients that made that success happen. Just because you have those ingredients doesn’t necessarily mean it’s going to work, but when they all work together, that’s what you hopefully get is a W.”If Clay is the best option for Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year, Northwestern quarterback Mike Kafka is trailing closely behind.Ranked second in the conference in total offense, Kafka brings a threat in both the running game and passing attack.“Well, I think first off with Kafka, when you don’t play a team for two years, you kind of just get bit and pieces,” Bielema said. “I’ve been very impressed with what I’ve watched this year in some crossover games, but more importantly in the last 24 hours of watching what Northwestern does. He obviously missed a game with the injury, but he’s being very productive.”last_img read more

Without a reliable low-post scorer, Syracuse men’s basketball experiences offensive growing pains of Paschal Chukwu

first_img Published on December 2, 2016 at 12:53 pm Contact Paul: | @pschweds Facebook Twitter Google+ Through six games, Chukwu has scored eight total points in 16.3 minutes per game. He has 26 rebounds, fourth most on the team, but has only attempted seven field goals on the season. His value to the Orange is on the defensive end, where he has 11 blocks, tied for sixth in the Atlantic Coast Conference.After Syracuse lost its first game of the season, on Saturday against South Carolina, Boeheim said his team’s best offensive lineup is with Tyler Lydon at center. He added that the Orange doesn’t “really have a low-post game.” SU’s last two opponents have exposed that.“Dajuan, Paschal are not ready to play at this level,” Boeheim said. “…We can’t win with those two guys right now.”With SU trailing for most of Tuesday’s game against Wisconsin, Chukwu played just seven minutes. His most memorable play was his turnover.Since coming from Providence last offseason and having to sit out due to transfer rules, Chukwu’s offensive game was expected to take a while. But now the Orange is experiencing the growing pains before its eyes.“It’s going to take some time for him to get used to game speed and everything,” Coleman said, “but his progress is getting better.”Chukwu is working on his post presence, a role that entails being someone Syracuse can count on for a bucket in the paint. Coleman said Chukwu has gotten stronger since last year and is working on his hook shot, the likely next part of Chukwu’s game to be cultivated.Through six games, Thompson has been SU’s best scorer near the basket averaging 7.5 points per game. But Boeheim has pointed out that his defense still needs work. Tyler Roberson averaged 12.3 points in the first four games but only scored once in the past two contests. Lydon is averaging 11 a game, but 45 percent of his points have come on 3s.That leaves Chukwu and Coleman, Syracuse’s only true centers, but they haven’t carried the load either.Chukwu said he’s hoping for steady improvement. Against a team like North Florida, which ranks 296th in the country in defensive efficiency, per as of Thursday evening, there will likely be more opportunities to flash what he could one day be capable of on a more consistent level.“I just take every mistake as a learning process and correct my game,” Chukwu said. Commentscenter_img Paschal Chukwu had a 4-inch height advantage underneath the basket. But instead of going straight up with the ball and laying it in over Wisconsin’s 6-foot-10 Ethan Happ, Chukwu took a dribble and uncorked a pass attempt across the court in the first half Tuesday night.Taurean Thompson had set up in the corner but began cutting toward the top of the key. The ball whizzed out of bounds past where Thompson was moments before. As he walked off the court for a timeout, Thompson glared back at Chukwu.The 7-foot-2 Chukwu has spent the entirety of the season thus far trying to figure it out offensively. It’s the weakest part of Syracuse’s tallest player’s game. But after averaging 15 points in the paint in the past two contests, the No. 22 Orange (4-2) has plenty of room for improvement. Chukwu is SU’s least polished low-post threat and Saturday’s 4 p.m. matinee against North Florida (3-6) in the Carrier Dome provides an opportunity for him to get on the right track.“He’s not an accomplished offensive player,” Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim. “He’s got a long way to go there but he works at it. … It’s going to take time.”RELATED STORIES:AdvertisementThis is placeholder textDajuan Coleman improving on poor offensive performance in the postBeat writers make picks for Syracuse-North Florida matchupOpponent preview: What to know about North Floridalast_img read more

Loughmore-Castleiney looking to make provincial impact

first_imgThe Tipperary kingpins face Dr Crokes of Kerry the last four of the provincial competition on Sunday.Their manager Declan Laffan knows winning won’t be easy but would love to make up for past dissapointments, most particularly the club missing out on competing in 2014 after the Tipp championship finished too late for them to feature.Tipp FM will have live commentary on the AIB Munster Club Football Championship Semi-Final on Sunday afternoon.  Our coverage, which begins at 1.50pm, is brought to you in association with O’Connell Centra, Templemore.last_img

David Beckham to quit LA Galaxy next month

first_imgDavid Beckham is leaving LA Galaxy next month after six years at the club.He intends to quit after playing in the season-ending Major League Soccer Cup on 1 December. In a statement Beckham said: “I’ve had an incredibly special time playing for the LA Galaxy, however, I wanted to experience one last challenge before the end of my playing career.”The former England captain, 37, began his career at Manchester United where he won six Premier League titles.As well as winning the Champions League at United, Beckham spent four years at Real Madrid from 2003, before moving to the United States in 2007.Beckham had an option on the contract he signed in January to stay for another year with the Galaxy. But rather than commit his future to the MLS club, he will leave after helping Galaxy defend their title against the Houston Dynamo.“I don’t see this as the end of my relationship with the league as my ambition is to be part of the ownership structure in the future,” Beckham added.Beckham’s initial contract with the league included a clause allowing him to be involved in owning an MLS expansion team down the line.Football Federation Australia last week claimed they had been approached by Beckham’s agent with a view to the player spending a short stint in the A-League.The move was denied by the Beckham camp. Beckham’s stint in Los Angeles brought success in the form of the Galaxy’s third MLS Cup crown last year.But he also faced repeated criticism from some of his own fans for a perceived lack of commitment to the cause.Twice he moved on loan to AC Milan during the American off-season. The second time, he tore an Achilles tendon that kept him out of a large part of the following MLS season.Beckham did win over fans in recent seasons though and was voted the league’s best player by supporters.He joined Manchester United as a 14-year-old and went on to make 398 appearances for the club. Beckham moved to Real Madrid in a £25m deal in 2003, winning the La Liga title in 2007 just weeks before his switch to the United States.He made his England debut against Moldova in 1996 and captained the side from 2000 to 2006, making his 115th and final England appearance in a 3-0 win over Belarus in 2009.last_img read more