Governor Wolf Announces Deployment of National Guard, Fish and Boat Personnel, Aircraft to Support Florence Response

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Governor Wolf Announces Deployment of National Guard, Fish and Boat Personnel, Aircraft to Support Florence Response Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced this morning that more than 25 Pennsylvania National Guard members and six Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission rescue technicians, along with two UH-60 Black Hawks and two CH-47 Chinook helicopters, left from Fort Indiantown Gap and Johnstown, Pennsylvania en route to McEntire Joint National Guard Base, near Columbia, South Carolina to assist with a response to Hurricane Florence.“I am incredibly proud our National Guard members and the Fish and Boat Commission personnel for their readiness and willingness to assist where needed – in Pennsylvania and in other parts of the U.S. during difficult times,” Gov. Wolf said. “While we continue to help those in Pennsylvania affected by recent flooding, we also are thinking of our fellow citizens in North and South Carolina as they prepare for Hurricane Florence. I want everyone to know that Pennsylvania is with them, wishing safe passage through this storm.”The National Guard aircraft and crew will integrate with thousands of National Guard members and first responders who are prepositioning assets and supplies to be used in the response to Hurricane Florence.The Fish and Boat Commission technicians are trained members of the PA Helicopter Aquatic Rescue Team, or PA-HART. The team deployed with one rescue truck and trailer containing a cache of rescue support equipment, including inflatable boats.The Pennsylvania National Guard responded to hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria in 2017.center_img September 13, 2018last_img read more

The Brisbane home that failed to sell despite a $3.11 million bid

first_imgIt is not often a wine cellar comes with a view.But despite the bidding jumping to $3.11 million, the price was still too low for the vendor and the auction was passed in.Agent Douglas Tonkin said there had already been several offers made for the home and people from throughout Queensland and Australia had been through its doors to take a look in person. “Most people that come through to look at this property they are CEOs COOs, business people and the like, people that know the value,” Mr Tonkin said. “We always reiterated that this is a stand-alone home, that you are not going to say anything like this in Brookfield.”Negotiations were continuing with a number of people still interested in the property. Want to have a swim and enjoy the elevated views? No problem, the house has a pool on the top floor.And all that in an area that is just 20 minutes to the city. Exquisite, expansive and expensive. A $3.11 million auction bid was not enough for the vendor at this Brookfield home.THE bidders were happy to throw millions to secure this Brookfield property, but it was not enough for the vendor to let it go. The conditions seemed to be right for 9 Royston St to sell at auction yesterday.It had a lot of interest from wealthy bidders due to the sweeping views, size at 1.02 ha and the highend minimalist designed home by architect Tim Ditchfield that was unlike anything else in the area. center_img The designer home is just four years old.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus20 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market20 hours agoThe home had everything from a butler pantry with a walk in cold room, an elevated pool on the top floor that overlooked the mountains, and a wine cellar.last_img read more

Excise tax on firecrackers proposed

first_img Since assuming the presidency in 2016, President Rodrigo Duterte has been pushing for a total ban on the use of firecrackers. A firecracker vendor in Tigbauan, Iloilo attends to his goods. Firecrackers can only be sold in designated zones set by the local government unit in coordination with the Philippine National Police and the Bureau of Fire Protection. IAN PAUL CORDERO/PN “Banning firecrackers is not the proper approach because that would only create a black market for these products. It is much better that they be sold out in the open but under strict regulations and taxes,” said Garbin. The Chief Executive also signed Executive Order 28 in 2017 which limits the use of firecrackers in the country./PN Ako Bicol Party-list Reps. Alfredo Garbin, Jr. and Elizaldy Co have filed House Bill 1517 which aims to amend the Presidential Decree No. 1994, wherein a tax of P30 per kilogram of fireworks is imposed.center_img “Remember that public funds are spent whenever people are treated at government hospitals for firecracker injuries. The government should have some way to properly recover that cost and to conduct public campaigns on responsible use of firecrackers and fireworks,” added Garbin. MANILA – Instead of an outright ban on the use of firecrackers during New Year’s Eve, two lawmakers have proposed to impose a 20% excise tax on these products. Under the House measure, a 20% tax shall be levied on fireworks and firecrackers based on the manufacturer’s selling price, net of excise tax, and value added tax on such devices.last_img read more

Maquoketa IMCA Late Model win goes to Nezworski

first_imgBy Rob Hinckley No one was more ready for a win than Andy Nezworski. Kile Vohringer won a wild Shawn’s Auto Service IMCA Hobby Stock 15-lap feature. He took to the high side and held off Daniel Wauters, Randy Byerly, Dakota Simonsen and Leah Wroten. “I knew they would be coming in the traffic,” the winner said. “The yellow worked out for us and we ran well out in the open.” The Buffalo ace started out front, held off early challenges from Todd Malmstrom and then a charging Jeremiah Hurst to capture the season opener for the Andover Meat IMCA Late Models. Hurst, Jeff Aikey – driving Ryan Dolan’s car – Matt Ryan and Malmstrom rounded out the top five. Tyler Soppe won a great battle with Jerry Miles and Gage Neal to continue his B&D Pit Stop IMCA Northern SportMod 15-lap feature streak. Soppe is now three-for-three in points races at Maquoketa this season. Schmitt took the Trackside Front Row Challenge and started at the back of the field. He fell just those two spots short of a cash bonus.center_img “It’s an advantage starting up front, no doubt,” Nezworski said in Hoker Trucking/C&W Trucking Victory Lane. “But you have to stay there and we were quick enough to hold them off.” Nezworski opened a quick advantage. Hurst moved to second about halfway through the 25-lapper and closed a half straightaway deficit as Nezworski hit traffic on lap 15. A pair of circuits later, the leader got into lapped traffic just in time for a caution to fly. The last eight laps belonged to Nezworski. Jeff Larson stayed hot, cruising to the IMCA Modified 20-lap win. Track champion Bryce Garnhart, Steve Johnson, Ray Cox, Jr. and Matt Short followed. Veteran Johnny Spaw topped a stout field of GRE/REV Chassis IMCA Stock Cars. He copped the 15-lap finale over track champ Donnie Louck, Tom Schmitt, Scott Jordan and Shane Richardson. MAQUOKETA, Iowa (May 25) – It was revenge against Mother Nature. A great crowd witnessed an overflowed pit area of 120 race teams Saturday evening at Maquoketa Speedway after no racing since May 4.last_img read more

Akpom pens Middlesbrough loan deal

first_imgRelatedPosts Runarsson joins Arsenal on four-year deal Arsenal, Wolves want Michael Olise EPL: Gunners gun for West Ham scalp Middlesbrough have announced the signing of former Nottingham Forest loan striker Chuba Akpom for an undisclosed fee.The 24-year-old, who started his career with Arsenal, has arrived at the Riverside on a three-year deal from Greek side PAOK. Akpom spent two months on loan at the City Ground from Arsenal back in 2015, but failed to score for the Reds.Boro boss Neil Warnock told the club’s official website: “I’m delighted to finally have got him.“He’s been my number one choice. I’ve wanted him for a long time. I’d like to give a big thanks to Neil Bausor for getting it done.“I told him what we were doing at the club, and right from day one, he wanted to come, and I’m delighted.”Tags: ArsenalChuba AkpomNeil WarnockNottingham ForestPAOKlast_img read more

ICC World Cup Virat Kohli suffers ultimate DRS brainfade in India vs Pakistan World Cup clash

first_img New Delhi: Virat Kohli was having a brilliant day in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 clash against Pakistan in Manchester. Rohit Sharma’s 24th century and third in the World Cup had put India on course for a massive total. KL Rahul blasted a fifty and Indian skipper Virat Kohli joined in the fun with his 51st century. When he glanced a short ball from Hasan Ali to the long leg fence for a boundary, he went past 57 runs and also became the fastest to 11000 runs in ODIs, achieving it in just his 222nd innings, 54 quicker than the previous mark set by Sachin Tendulkar.Kohli was looking in great touch for a century but a 40-minute rain delay stalled India’s momentum as they looked to post a total in excess of 350. However, on 77, Kohli was facing Mohammad Amir when the bowler bowled a pacy bouncer on middle stump. Kohli aimed for the pull and he missed it. There was a light appeal from Sarfaraz Ahmed and it seemed a routine appeal. However, to everyone’s surprise, Kohli walked even when umpire Marais Erasmus did not raise the finger.Kohli walked back to the dressing room and there, he realised the horror of his mistake. Replays showed that there was no edge and there was no spike at all on Real Time Snicko (RTS). The bat was nowhere close to the ball and when Kohli spotted the replay, he was furious and admonished himself in the dressing room. India managed to reach 335/6 against Pakistan in Manchester and Sarfaraz Ahmed’s side would have to achieve the highest run-chase in World Cup history.The consistency of Kohli is remarkable. In October 2018, when he had played 205 innings, he had reached 10000 runs during the series against West Indies. Eight months later and 17 innings later, Kohli blasted a further 1000 runs as he continued to enhance his reputation as the ultimate run-making machine in the world.Kohli is already the fastest to 8000, 9000 and 10,000 runs in ODIs and he added yet another feather to his cap with his entry into the 11000. Rohit reached his milestone by cutting Shadab to the deep point fence for a single to bring up his century off just 85 balls. Rohit continued to rake in the records as he broke Virat Kohli’s mark of the highest individual score in World Cups against Pakistan, which was 107 in the 2015 World Cup in Adelaide.Pakistan has never won a World Cup contests against India ever since both teams started playing in 1992. In Sydney, India won their first encounter while they knocked Pakistan out in the quarterfinal of the 1996 World Cup. In 1999, they defeated Pakistan in the super six stages while in 2003, they registered a win in the league stages. In 2011, they knocked Pakistan out of the tournament with a win in the semi-final while in 2015, they won by a big margin in Adelaide. Virat Kohli became the quickest to 11000 runs in ODIs.Virat Kohli hit his 51st fifty.India posted 335/6, their highest in World Cups against Pakistan. highlightscenter_img For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Badgers’ McNicoll, Lavelle transfer international experience back to Madison

first_imgWhile most soccer fans spent the first half of the summer rooting for their favorite country in the FIFA World Cup, two names from the Wisconsin women’s soccer roster experienced first-hand World Cup action, representing their home countries for the Under-20 Women’s World Cup.Junior midfielder Kinley McNicoll suited up for the Canadian national team, which hosted the tournament this August, while fellow Wisconsin midfielder Rose Lavelle was garmented in red, white and blue for the United States. Despite their teams playing in different groups, the two Badgers had parallel beginnings at Edmonton’s Commonwealth Stadium; both the Canadian and American squads fell to the competition in the first match, Ghana and Germany, respectively, leaving each bench with little margin for error.“I think losing to Germany and knowing that Brazil was do or die was a huge obstacle that we were able to overcome,” Lavelle said of her team’s tough start.McNicoll’s reflections on her team’s attitude after losing the first match mirrored those of Lavelle’s.“Going into the second game against Finland, we knew it was a must-win,” she said.The Ontario native sported the “C” on her jersey this summer as a team captain, something that comes as no surprise when considering this wasn’t her first time competing at the international level. Four years ago, McNicoll led the Under-17 Canada team to a World Cup championship over Mexico by scoring the only goal of the match.This time around, the Badger proved her ability on the field had only strengthened, as she was a constant presence, applying pressure and advancing the ball in several crucial plays.Lavelle, meanwhile, said she felt participating in the tournament this summer had matured her as a player as well, bringing out leadership skills of her own.“I think on my U-20 team I’ve played a pretty big role leadership-wise,” Lavelle said. “Being a freshman last year, I don’t think I really put that upon myself to be a leader, so hopefully I can bring that back.”And after the way Lavelle looked on the field this summer, most problably would not argue with her. The sophomore played a key role throughout the duration of the tournament for the United States, especially in the third game against China, when she tallied her first international point, tucking the ball in behind the goalkeeper off a pass from teammate Lindsey Horan.“I’ve been with the team for almost two years and I haven’t been able to score, so to get that out of the way was a huge weight off my shoulders,” Lavelle said.Now that the regular season is starting up, what kind of effect will Lavelle’s and McNicoll’s experiences have on the 2014 Wisconsin women’s soccer season?If the first few games are any indicator, the duo’s fast pace and high intensity could carry over into the fall. The pair have already left their mark early on, as each tallied a point in the opening weekend to give Wisconsin two wins.“The international game is so much faster than college. It’s exhausting playing games, physically and mentally,” McNicoll said.Head coach Paula Wilkins seems to be feeling the same way, hinting in her press conference Aug. 25 that she suspects playing at a higher level of competition over the summer could bring some momentum to the rest of the bench.“The game is a little bit slower for them,” Wilkins said. “They bring some composure back and I think that helps the other players.”Looking back at everything the pair of midfielders were a part of, earned and went up against this summer – the captaincy for McNicoll, the goal for Lavelle – both Badgers said their favorite memories were the ones where their teams succeeded together. This is one of the biggest signs that the experience in the tournament could have a significant impact on the Wisconsin squad that was picked to finish second in the Big Ten this season.McNicoll was quick to respond that the win against Finland was her favorite tournament memory.Canada triumphed over the Finnish national team in the second game of the tournament, only a few days after the discouraging initial defeat to Ghana.“At halftime we were down 2-0, and I don’t think for a moment anybody thought we were done,” McNicoll said. “At halftime, the energy in our locker room was just so positive and was great vibes. That was definitely my favorite moment. You live for those moments.”last_img read more

Syracuse shut down by North Carolina’s Brittany Pickett in 5-1 loss

first_imgLeading off in the bottom of the first for Syracuse, Alicia Hansen stood in the batter’s box, facing off with North Carolina starting pitcher Brittany Pickett. She struck out swinging. So did Sammy Fernandez in the at bat immediately after. And Bryce Holmgren in the at bat after that.Syracuse’s bats were never able to turn it around. North Carolina (28-24, 15-7 Atlantic Coast) defeated the Orange (27-19, 8-12), 5-1, behind a seven strikeout, three-hit outing for Pickett, who also hit a three-run homerun in the game.“She’s just a great pitcher overall,” Holmgren said. “And she does a very good job of mixing speeds and mixing locations and so that’s just one of the reasons she’s effective.”Pickett is now 26-10 on the season with a 2.37 ERA and 192 strikeouts on the year. She has been a workhorse for the Tar Heels all year, pitching 274.2 innings. Holmgren said the Orange came into the game expecting her “to come and bring it.”Syracuse head coach Mike Bosch said Pickett’s command and movement are part of what makes her a high-quality pitcher, as well as the fact that she is a lefty. Bosch tried to encourage adjustments in SU’s approach in preparation for Pickett.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“We tried to hit early in the count, tried to hit pitches that were flat,” Bosch said. “But again, hats off to her, she threw a good game.”The game was tight early, with Syracuse holding down a 1-0 lead into the fifth inning. SU pitcher Alexa Romero had pitched well up to that point, only allowing two hits. However, a three-run home run by Pickett broke the game open and forced Romero, who Bosch said was also nursing a blister on her finger, to exit the game.Romero felt she had to attack the zone while the game was still close.“When [games] are like 0-0, 1-0, 2-0, I really just go out there and pound the zone and get after it,” Romero said. “2-0, 1-0 games you can’t let up at all because they’ll get scores and they’ll hit off of you.”After Romero allowed five runs in the top of the fifth, Syracuse needed an answer in the bottom half. Hannah Dossett led off with a single. The next two Orange batters flew out. A two-out walk put two runners on for SU’s three-hitter, Bryce Holmgren. But she grounded to the shortstop to end the inning.Despite Syracuse’s lack of run support on offense, Holmgren was pleased the Orange seemed to adjust more to Pickett’s pitching by the end. Syracuse put the ball in play more frequently in the last three innings, striking out just once over that frame after striking out six times in the first four innings.Still, Bosch knew his team didn’t do enough.“I thought we could’ve made some better contact with balls but we’ll make some adjustments,” Bosch said. “See if we can do better with it tomorrow.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on April 27, 2018 at 8:08 pm Contact Eric: estorms@syr.edulast_img read more

Beat writers expect close game between Syracuse, Boston College

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on January 29, 2019 at 7:15 pm Commentscenter_img Each of the last two seasons, Boston College (11-7, 2-4 Atlantic Coast) has beaten Syracuse (14-6, 5-2) in Conte Forum. Wednesday, the Orange play there again coming off a loss to Virginia Tech last Saturday. BC has won two-straight, including a victory over a ranked Florida State team.Here’s what our beat writers expect to happen on Wednesday.Billy Heyen (16-4)The water’s cleanSyracuse 73, Boston College 70BC does a lot of the things that could cause Syracuse issues: Shoot the 3 well, play pressure defense and rely on a star guard in Ky Bowman. That should keep the Eagles around all night at Conte Forum. But Syracuse should have some answers for those things after the issues they caused at VT, and Elijah Hughes should bounce back from a miserable shooting night. After losing their first true road game last Saturday, the Orange should avoid a second-straight on Wednesday.Charlie DiSturco (15-5)Foles’ Eagles > Bowman’s EaglesSyracuse 65, Boston College 62AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAfter a blowout loss at Virginia Tech, it’s even more important that Syracuse bounces back on the road at Boston College. The Eagles are a sneaky team. Though they don’t shoot the ball well — 271st in the country in 3-point percentage — Ky Bowman is always a threat to break out. He finished 6 for 8 from 3 with 37 points in an upset win over Florida State a little over a week ago, and scored 20-plus points against the Orange in both games last season. Games like these are must-win for SU, and while BC will keep the game close, Syracuse won’t drop two-straight road games.Matthew Gutierrez (13-7)First responderSyracuse 60, Boston College 59The Orange have generally improved after losses — look no further than their follow-up to Georgia Tech with the Duke win. But this could go either way. BC has dominated SU at Conte Forum in recent years, and a hot shooting display by the Eagles could do SU in. But with three days between games, Syracuse should come out a little refreshed — and motivated to bounce back for a road win.last_img read more

Three-way tie at half-way stage of BMW PGA Championship

first_imgThere’s a three-way tie for the lead at the half-way stage of the BMW PGA Championship.Francesco Molinari, Scott Jamieson and Thomas Pieters top a congested leaderboard on 7 under par.Shane Lowry is best of the Irish – but he’s dropped down to 1 under after the opening stages of his third round. Paul Dunne is level par for the day and 2 over for the tournament coming up to the 18th. Photo © – Tipp FMlast_img