Governor Wolf Orders Commonwealth Flags at Half-Staff to Honor Firefighter Dennis DeVoe

first_img Flag Order,  Press Release Governor Tom Wolf has ordered all commonwealth flags on the Capitol Complex and at all commonwealth facilities in York and Dauphin Counties to remain flying at half-staff to honor fallen City of Harrisburg firefighter Dennis DeVoe.Dennis DeVoe, a resident of Stewartstown and a 21 year member of Harrisburg fire service, died from injuries after his car was struck by another vehicle while en route to a fire in Harrisburg on March 10th.Flags shall remain lowered at half-staff until his internment.All Pennsylvanians are invited to participate in this tribute. Governor Wolf Orders Commonwealth Flags at Half-Staff to Honor Firefighter Dennis DeVoe March 12, 2017center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img

Adams worried about latest influx

first_img He told “I used to think that top-class foreign talent would have a positive effect on our young English players, that they would improve rubbing shoulders with them. “However, the reverse has become true, it has had an adverse effect. Buying up all this foreign talent is like buying the England team a ticket to oblivion. “Unfortunately the young English talent has not come through and I’m worrying that they have become swamped by the sheer volume of foreign imports.” Premier League clubs may have eclipsed their European rivals in terms of spending during the transfer window but the top divisions in both Spain and Italy made an overall surplus from player trading. In Spain and Italy the total spent was £335million in each league but both La Liga (£95million) and Serie A (£10million) generated net surpluses despite Gareth Bale’s world record 100million euro (£85.3million) transfer to Real Madrid. In Germany’s Bundesliga, the net spend was only £50million compared to £400million in England. The advent of UEFA’s financial fair play measures, plus economic difficulties in those countries, appear to have contributed to a more prudent approach. Alex Thorpe, consultant in Deloitte’s sports business group, said each Premier League club was benefiting from a share of an extra £600million of TV revenues this season alone after the negotiation of huge new broadcasting contracts. Analysts Deloitte say that of the record-breaking total of £630million, £570million was spent on foreign players. And former England captain Tony Adams believes that the high number of imports in the English top flight can only have a detrimental effect on the national team. Thorpe said: “Whereas many clubs around Europe have been reliant on selling players in order to spend, the financial advantages Premier League clubs enjoy has enabled net spending of £400million across the league. “Many clubs, including new entrants to the league, have successfully competed in the European transfer market to attract high-profile foreign talent.” The four English clubs competing in this season’s Champions League – Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester City and Manchester United – accounted for £230million, 37 per cent of the total. With Tottenham having spent more than £100million, it means the leading five clubs last season made up more than half of all spending. Top-flight clubs spent around £140million on deadline day – including Mesut Ozil’s move to Arsenal for £42.4million and Marouane Fellaini’s transfer to Manchester United for £27.5million – compared to £110million the same day last year. All 20 Premier League clubs had already played three games before Monday’s final spending spree and Professional Footballers’ Association chief executive Gordon Taylor believes having the window open after the start of the season can disrupt players. Fellaini’s transfer along with those of Gareth Barry and Romelu Lukaku were just some of the deals that went right down to the wire, and Taylor told “Having the window open after the season starts makes big headlines, news in the papers, talking points in the pubs, but it is creating problems and unsettling players. “It is also unsettling for teams who have already started their season, and we can all see how this is affecting big clubs like Spurs, Chelsea and Manchester United.” Press Association Concerns over the Premier League’s reliance on overseas players have heightened after it emerged that 90 per cent of spending during the summer transfer window was on foreign stars.last_img read more

Coaches Lament on Impact of AFN Conflict

first_imgIkhaobomeh urged those involved in the conflict to dialogue and resolve issues in the best interest of the nation.The coach said that quick resolution of the conflict would encourage athletes to put in their best in preparation and participation .According to him, concflicts will not encourage sports development.“The crisis in AFN can affect Nigeria’s preparation for Tokyo 2020 Olympics.“If truly money was released but not given to athletes, it will affect the psyche of the athletes and their preparation for the Olympics,” he said.“What some of our athletes experienced at the All African Games hosted by Nigeria in 2003, killed their passion for running for the nation“The issue has always been the welfare of the athletes,” Ikhaobomeh said.He, however, commended the AFN Board for good performance.“The current board, for me, scores 55 per cent performance in 2019, though lack of funds affected Nigeria’s performance in major international events.“There is need for the board to put its house in order to do more,” the coach said.Coach Tunde Suleiman told NAN that AFN experiencing a conflict few months to Olympics would do harm for the nation’s participation in the Olympics.Suleiman called on the board to resolve the conflict fast.“I believe this is a needless crisis in AFN; they just need to drop ego and work together, it is a collective thing, everyone is important.“In the interest of coaches and athletes, we all need to move on and think of how our performance in Tokyo 2020 will be better than those in previous Olympics.“That is my opinion; when most countries’ preparations are at the peak for the games, we are here fighting one another and forgeting the interest of the nation and the athletes,” he said.NAN reports that two factions are laying claim to the leadership of AFN.One group is led by Ibrahim Gusau, while the other group is led by Olamide Gorge.The 2020 Summer Olympic Games will start from July 24 and end on Aug. 9 in Tokyo.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Some athletics coaches have expressed worry that conflict in the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN), if not resolved fast, might affect Nigeria’s preparation for and participation in the Tokyo 2020.Some of the coaches, who spoke to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos, said that parties involved in the conflict should consider the interests of the nation and the athletes.Coach Osagie Ikhaobomeh appealed that the conflict rocking the federation should be resolved fast to ensure Nigeria would do its best at the Olympics.last_img read more

Cooper reaches 1,000-point milestone in loss to Georgia Tech

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Shortly after her bank-shot rippled through the public address system announced she had reached the 1,000-point mark, exciting the Carrier Dome crowd. It was the loudest cheer of the night.This year, Cooper is averaging 8.9 points while shooting a career-low 21.6% from 3. She entered the season shooting 30% from 3.After Thursday night’s loss, Cooper said the past two games – SU has been outscored by a combined 33 points – have been among the worst for her team in her four-year career. SU is now back at .500 with 13 games remaining in the regular season.“We’ve got to find a way to motivate ourselves,” Cooper said after the loss. “We’ve got to dig deep. Make the change ourselves. Like, okay, this is enough. We need to win. We have to win. We have to play with a will to win, and we’re not playing with a will to win.”Cooper added: “It’s different when you lose by one or two points and it’s a possession game, it’s like they messed up here, we messed up there. These last two games, we just haven’t played good the whole game. The whole game was bad.” Comments Published on January 16, 2020 at 10:33 pm Contact Danny: | @DannyEmermancenter_img In bittersweet fashion, senior guard Gabrielle Cooper scored her 1,000 point in an orange uniform on Thursday night in the Carrier Dome.With 8:31 remaining in the third quarter, Cooper sliced through the Georgia Tech defense, absorbed contact and switched hands in mid-air for a floater. She’d finish with four points in an 82-64 loss and recorded a team-worst -22 plus/minus.“It means a lot,” SU head coach Quentin Hillsman said. “One thousand points is a milestone that every college player wants to reach. That’s a lot of success in college … She’s played with some very good players and I’m really proud of her.”last_img read more

£25,000 win takes just 15 minutes for Betway punter

first_img Share StumbleUpon Share Real Betis selects Betway as its official shirt sponsor August 10, 2020 ESI Digital – No Drama Please… Esports growth should be treated as business as usual  August 20, 2020 Related Articles A customer of Betway had a weekend to remember, after a collection of random selections helped him scoop £25,000 on the bookmakers free to enter ‘4 to Score’ game.John Bolton, 32, from Llanharan, South Wales, saw his four picks, Plymouth Argyle, Morecambe, Eastleigh and Brackley Town, all find the back of the net within 15 minutes of kick off.The Manchester United fan, who has stated the money will be used for an upcoming holiday as well as a deposit for a house, said: “What an incredible start to the New Year, I was absolutely speechless when I got the call. I didn’t have much time so I used the randomise button to pick my selections.“I’ve played 4 to Score a few times this season and the closest I’ve been is two correct selections, but I really enjoy playing the game.“I’m going on a driving holiday to the US in a couple of months and this will really help with the spending money. I was also looking for a deposit to put down on a house, so I’ll be using the rest of the money for that. For me it’s life-changing.”Betway’s 4 to Score offering gives punters the chance to predict first side to net in the 3 o’clock kick offs across England’s top four leagues, The Premier League, Championship, League One and League Two, with a £25,000 windfall available for anyone correctly guessing.However, due to the past weekend being seeing FA Cup action up and down the country, the four leagues on offer were League One, League Two, National League and National League North.Betway’s Alan Alger, said: “What a fantastic start to 2018 for John. Just 15 minutes into Saturday afternoon’s football and he has scooped an incredible £25,000.“We wish him all the best for his upcoming holiday and his house hunting when he comes back from America.” Submit Betway and Dafabet grow La Liga sponsorship portfolios August 14, 2020last_img read more

Butland praised Begović

first_imgThe 20-year-old has hailed the skills of the Bosnian keeper, and knows he will have to be at his best to displace him as first-choice at the Britannia Stadium next season.Stoke new-boy Jack Butland has revealed his admiration for team-mate Asmir Begović as he looks forward to his first full season with the Potters.He told ESPN: “His shot-stopping, decision-making and presence have been solid all season. That is why there has been so much talk about him.“I feel very lucky to be here and to have the chance to come in and train a couple of days a week. That’s helping me feel part of the team.last_img

LD-13 Assembly Candidates Discuss Priorities

first_img“In the throes of an opioid epidemic, how could you possibly want to legally sanction (recreational marijuana)?” Scharfenberger said. “This is not the time or the place to be doing this.” “Whether that means starting over, starting with a blank slate,” she said, “but it is a mess. It’s not fair to the residents here.” AFFORDABLE HOUSING “So I think that we’re on the right path togetting our infrastructure rebuilt,” she said. “The train is going to have to step up or really be lost,” DiMaso said. Gerry Scharfengerger, a Republican freeholder is seeking a new job as an Assemblyman. DiMaso, 56, started her political career onthe Holmdel Township Committee in 2002and was named in 2012 to fill a vacant seat onthe Monmouth County freeholder board. Shewas elected to the Legislature in 2017. He cited his opposition to the “sanctuary state” policy that the Murphy administration has imposed. The state has limited the cooperation between law enforcement and federal immigration authorities. In September, the administration forced the Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office to end a cooperation agreement with the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Democratic Party candidates Allison Friedman and Barbara Singer want to represent parts of Monmouth at the state level. “The only time I would come down and sayyou must consolidate would be if the townshipwas asking the state for more money to getthem out of a hole,” Friedman said. IMMIGRATION Singer said she believes in affordablehousing, but questions the system that isused to develop a town’s quota. In November, all 80 seats in the Assembly will be up for vote. At the moment, Democrats hold a 54-26 majority. But the 13th Legislative district is seen as a GOP citadel, spanning seaside communities like Monmouth Beach and Sea Bright to parts of the Bayshore like Highlands and Atlantic Highlands. An open seat in the district occurred when Assemblywoman Amy H. Handlin declined to run for re-election. Friedman also said she feels the governoris “for the working class” and wants to “liftthem up as a viable way to get our economyout of what is really a sluggish state.” Scharfenberger criticized the so-called millionaire’s tax that Gov. Murphy and other Democrats have favored. He pointed to the impact that would have on small business owners, even though Friedman said she supports the tax. Friedman and Singer por trayed DiMaso as ineffective and wrong on gun safety. Friedman faulted DiMaso for voting against a bill requiring safe gun storage. THE CANDIDATES DiMaso said Murphy has a “far left” vision for the state and felt that her two Democratic opponents had no “governmental knowledge.” “I just think that they will just continue theMurphy agenda,” DiMaso said. “They seemto be supportive of his thoughts on taxation.We can’t keep taxing every single thing thatmoves.” Rather, she called for revamping affordable housing rules and said the current system allows people to live in affordable housing even if their income has grown to a point where they otherwise would not be eligible to reside there. Scharfenberger, a board member of Habitat for Humanity, an organization that builds homes, said the way to do affordable housing is to rehabilitate blighted houses. “I don’t think it saves anybody any money, in the long run, to work with ICE,” Friedman said. “I think it adds to more destruction of families than it does anywhere else, because you have good people, who may be undocumented…getting picked up who are not the problems.” INFRASTRUCTURE “We seem to be giving a lot of market-ratehousing to developers in exchange for thataffordable housing,” she said. “I don’t know that the formula that they have to come up with how many affordable units a township has to have is completely correct,” Friedman said. “But what’s happening now, I think, is bad, because townships are rushing to satisfy this need.” Scharfenberger said ridership on NJ Transit has declined, and that commuters in Monmouth County are increasingly turning to ferry service. He said he thought the agency needed changes in its leadership, with “some innovation coming at the top.” “I want somebody who’s more effective in the Assembly, not somebody who can just put a lot of bills forth but not get them through committee and onto the floor and voted on,” Singer said. Singer said she opposed the state compelling small towns in New Jersey to merge with other communities. “I don’t like being called a politician, because I feel like I’m a public servant,” said DiMaso, a full-time lawmaker. center_img Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso (R-13) is running for re-election in the 13th Legislative district. “I think we have a lot of low-level…drugusers that are now being criminalized, thatdon’t have to be, that can be removed fromthat criminal system and put on a betterpath,” Singer said. DRUGS ANDGUNS AND TAXES Friedman, 46, of Aberdeen, is the president of the Matawan-Aberdeen Board of Education and is employed in the state public defender’s office. She lost her previous race for Assembly, in 2013. If elected, she would have to give up her state job. Seven years since Super Storm Sandy ravaged the state, parts of Monmouth County still are rebuilding. Asked if the state’s infrastructure is stronger since the storm, DiMaso said utility JCP&L “still needs to do a lot more. And they are.” She said the power company had received approval from state regulators to do infrastructure upgrades. “A lot of the frustration that you have from serving as, like, mayor or freeholder, comes from a lot of things that you’re told, ‘Well, it needs a legislative fix,’ ” he said. “Having come up through the ranks at the local level, we understand property taxes. We understand what affects them.” “I definitely don’t think local law enforcement should be enforcing these laws,” she said. “They need to work within the community and develop bonds within the community.” Singer offered a different take on the issue. NJ TRANSIT Commenting on NJ Transit, Friedmansaid she thinks the transportation agency “isclearly not run appropriately” and needs to befixed. “The purpose of affordable housing was to give young people and people that are just starting out, no matter what their age, an ability to own a home,” she said. “It’s supposed to be a hand up, not a hand out. And what it’s turned out to be is people don’t leave.” Singer faulted JCP&L for not doing routine maintenance on its lines and utility poles. “So we really need to keep an eye on the utilities,” she said. “You see all around the country wherepeople who shouldn’t be let out are releasedand they go on to commit greater crimes,” hesaid. “And this has nothing to do with peoplewho are here necessarily illegally and sortof not getting into trouble. These are peoplewho were arrested for serious crimes. And Ijust don’t see protecting that.” From their views on Gov. Phil Murphy’s job performance to marijuana legalization, the four candidates in the 13th Legislative district weighed in on those and other issues facing the state during interviews with The Two River Times. Across New Jersey, towns are having tomeet mandated affordable housing quotasset by state judges. But DiMaso said she doesnot see a housing crisis in the state. Singer, 51, of Holmdel, is also a lawyer. She lost three races for Holmdel Township Committee in 2016, 2017 and 2018. Among her policy views, she said she favored voluntary consolidation of school districts in the state. She pointed to how Highlands and Atlantic Highlands merged districts and saved taxpayers millions of dollars. But both women lauded Murphy for providing $10 million to help communities and others to implement shared ser vice agreements and study school mergers. The Assembly contest comes midterm for Murphy. Scharfenberger, fired from his state job in 2018 for not attending a Murphy press conference, said he and the governor, policy-wise, are “probably as diametrically opposed as you can get.” But Singer said she and Friedman are not “career politicians” in contrast to their Republican opponents. “Different administrations have been talking about consolidation of services for 20 plus years,” Friedman said. “And nobody has managed to do it. This is the first real step.” By Philip Sean Curran Positioning themselves against the Democratic governor, DiMaso and Scharfenberger oppose legalizing recreational marijuana and giving state driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants. She and Singer said they support the legalization of recreational marijuana. Scharfenberger, 60, an adjunct faculty member at Monmouth University, has followed a similar path as DiMaso. He entered politics as a member of the Middletown Township Committee in 2005. He was chosen by Republicans to replace DiMaso on the freeholder board in 2018 after she left to join the Legislature and then won a seat on the five-member freeholder board later that year. Republican Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso and her running mate Monmouth County Freeholder Gerry P. Scharfenberger face Democrats Allison Friedman and Barbara Singer on Nov. 5 in a contest for two Assembly seats representing parts of suburban Monmouth County. “We’re looking to get the work done for thepeople,” Singer said.last_img read more

The Premier League will value this Friday to set June 30 as the season limit

first_imgFinishing the season before June 30 would have to have the go-ahead from the British authorities by May and on the other hand, would help the stage for next season. And it is that different actors of English football have been reluctant to sacrifice the following year for the current one.According to the BBC, several clubs have agreed on informal talks, but not all. Brighton owner Tony Bloom explained Thursday that he does not see June 30 as a kind of point of no return. “It is a unique situation, all options will have to be valued,” he said.The clear intention of the Premier’s leaders is finish the league even if it has to be played in the summer, and a joint management of the calendars of the other national competitions is also needed, as urged also by UEFA and the Association of European Clubs (ECA), who chose to request that the competitions not be canceled early. The Premier League clubs and executives are scheduled for Friday in an important meeting with the future of the competition on the table, in the face of the crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, and the idea that many teams defend try not to extend the season beyond June 30.The objective of the clubs that have had different conversations in recent days is avoid potential conflicts from going beyond the end date of many contracts, both for players and for example club kits.FIFA, within his working group in the face of the situation created by the coronavirus, he spoke last week of have “flexibility” with the option of a third transfer window. However, Emilio García Silvero, FIFA’s legal director, spoke of the fact that “Collective agreements and obviously FIFA is not above the legislation of the States.”last_img read more

Arrest made in connection with suspicious Chetwynd townhouse fire

first_imgCHETWYND, B.C. – Police in Chetwynd have made an arrest following a townhouse fire on Wednesday night.On June 15th at approximately 9:44 pm, the Chetwynd RCMP responded to a structural fire at a townhouse complex. Upon arrival, two adult residents of the townhouse were located outside, although it was unclear if a third occupant was still inside. The third occupant was later found to have made it safely out of the residence.One of the residents of the townhouse sustained minor injuries while attempting to escape the fire, and an officer suffered from smoke inhalation after attempting to locate the third occupant who was unaccounted for inside the home.- Advertisement -An RCMP Fire Investigator and local Fire Department members determined after an investigation that the fire was suspicious in nature.A 20 year-old resident of the townhouse, whose name has not been released, has been arrested and may be facing charges of Arson with Disregard for Human Life, Mischief Endangering Life and Mischief over $5000. The suspect is scheduled to appear in a Dawson Creek courtroom later today.last_img read more