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

Mega match-ups as CAF Champions League groups kick off

first_imgJohannesburg, South Africa | AFP | The 2018 CAF Champions League group phase kicks off this weekend with mega matches in Egypt, the Democratic Republic of Congo and South Africa among the eight fixtures.North African giants Al Ahly of Egypt and Esperance of Tunisia clash this Friday followed by TP Mazembe of DR Congo against Entente Setif of Algeria the following day.Another Saturday showdown, between Mamelodi Sundowns of South Africa and title-holders Wydad Casablanca of Morocco, is also set to draw a large crowd and global TV audience.AFP Sport takes a group-by-group look at the matchday 1 fixtures in the premier African club competition with group winners and runners-up advancing to the quarter-finals.Group AThe Ahly-Esperance fixture has been moved from Cairo to Alexandria for security reasons as the Tunisians seek revenge for a 2017 quarter-final loss when the clubs last met.Record eight-time champions Ahly will miss injured Moroccan striker Walid Azaro and his Nigerian partner Junior Ajayi is doubtful for a match the Egyptian club should win.Township Rollers of Botswana host Kampala Capital City Authority of Uganda in Gaborone and it is hard to imagine either side challenging Ahly or Esperance for the top two places.Group BWhile the outcome of Group A appears clearcut, the same cannot be said of Group B, which is likely to be the toughest of the four mini-leagues to qualify from. Mazembe have won the competition five times and Setif twice and home advantage should give the Congolese the edge in the intimidating cauldron of Lubumbashi.But Mouloudia Alger of Algeria and Difaa el Jadida of Morocco, who meet in Algiers, are not without hope having scored 29 goals between them in eight qualifiers.Group CSundowns won the 2016 Champions League and were eliminated by highly organised Wydad in the quarter-finals last year after a penalty shootout.Another tight tussle is on the cards near Pretoria with the South Africans needing maximum points if they hope to finish first and face a theoretically weaker side in the quarter-finals.A couple of group debutants, Port of Togo and Horoya of Guinea, play in Lome, but neither west African club are realistic candidates for a top-two finish.Group DPicking the likely Group D winners is easy with former champions Etoile Sahel of Tunisia the standout side when it comes to strength and experience.But selecting the other quarter-finalists from Mbabane Swallows of Swaziland, Primeiro Agosto of Angola and Zesco United of Zambia is considerably trickier.Primeiro are back in the group stage after a 21-year absence and host Etoile in Luanda, while Swallows will be hunting a second Zambian scalp this season when away to Zesco in Ndola.Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

Uganda versus Zimbabwe

first_img06 Dec 2011Zimbabwe v UgandaW0-1CECAFA Cup 06 Jun 1982Zimbabwe v UgandaL2-1International Friendly 22 Aug 2004Zimbabwe v UgandaL2-0International Friendly 06 Dec 1989Uganda v ZimbabweD1-1CECAFA Cup 04 Dec 1984Uganda v ZimbabweW4-1CECAFA Cup 22 Jul 1984Zimbabwe v UgandaL1-0International Friendly 13 Jun 1982Zimbabwe v UgandaD1-1International Friendly 23 Nov 1983Uganda v ZimbabweL0-1CECAFA Cup LOOKING GOOD : (FRONT L to R) Michael Azira,  Godfrey Walusimbi, Farouk Miya, Lumala Abdu,Patrick Kaddu; (BACK) Bevis Mugabi, Murshid Juuko; Emmanuel Okwi, Khalid Aucho, Hassan Wasswa, Denis Onyango. PHOTO AFPWEDNESDAY: Uganda  vs Zimbabwe  8pmCairo, Egypt | THE INDEPENDENT | Victory for Uganda today will see them make it to the next round and condemn Zimbabwe to an early exit in the Nations Cup. Uganda go into the game with three points after humiliating DRC 2-0, while the Zimbabwe Warriors will be seeking to get their first points, after being seen off 1-0 by hosts Egypt in their opener.The two nations have not played each other before at a competitive level in African or World Cup qualifying matches, which makes it an unpredictable encounter today. 16 Dec 1987Uganda v ZimbabweD2-2CECAFA Cupcenter_img 16 Dec 1987Zimbabwe v UgandaD0-0CECAFA Cup 20 Nov 1981Uganda v ZimbabweD0-0CECAFA Cup DateMatchResultScoreCompetition 08 Nov 1988Uganda v ZimbabweD0-0CECAFA Cup 31 May 2016Zimbabwe v UgandaL2-0International Friendly 20 Nov 1982Uganda v ZimbabweD1-1CECAFA Cup The head-to-head record in the matches played so far favours Uganda, but the very last enounter between the two countries ended in a Zimbabwe victory. Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more