Governor Wolf: Tremont Flooding Helped Inspire Aggressive Restore Pennsylvania Plan

first_img March 07, 2019 Governor Wolf: Tremont Flooding Helped Inspire Aggressive Restore Pennsylvania Plan Infrastructure,  Press Release,  Restore Pennsylvania Tremont, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today returned to Tremont, Schuylkill County, to see the ongoing recovery after devastating flash flooding last summer. After the tour, the governor highlighted Restore Pennsylvania, his aggressive plan to improve flood protection and Pennsylvania’s aging infrastructure.“I visited Tremont after the flooding last year and was frustrated that Pennsylvania lacks the funding this community needs to recover and prevent future floods,” said Governor Wolf. “The experiences of communities like Tremont are a reason why I’m proposing Restore Pennsylvania.“Restore Pennsylvania will provide the funding to help communities with the high cost of flood control projects to keep our homes and businesses safe. Restore Pennsylvania will also help homeowners put their lives back together after severe storms by establishing a disaster relief trust fund to assist individuals who suffer losses that FEMA will not fund.”The governor was joined by Senator David Argall, representatives Mike Tobash and Neil Goodman, Tremont Mayor Ricky Ney and other local officials.Governor Wolf’s bold infrastructure initiative, Restore Pennsylvania, would be funded by the monetization of a commonsense severance tax. Restore Pennsylvania will invest $4.5 billion over the next four years in significant, high-impact projects throughout the commonwealth to help catapult Pennsylvania ahead of every state in the country in terms of technology, development, and infrastructure.Encompassing new and expanded programs to address five priority infrastructure areas including High Speed Internet Access, Storm Preparedness and Disaster Recovery, Downstream Manufacturing, Business Development, and Energy Infrastructure, Demolition, Revitalization, and Renewal, and Transportation Capital Projects, Restore Pennsylvania projects will be driven by local input about local needs. Projects identified by local stakeholders will be evaluated through a competitive process to ensure that high priority, high impact projects are funded and needs across Pennsylvania are met.Storm Preparedness and Disaster RecoveryCritical Flood Control InfrastructureRestore Pennsylvania will provide funding for flood prevention that will protect against severe weather and save homes and businesses in flood prone areas across the state. Restore Pennsylvania will provide funding to help towns and cities prepare for flooding and severe weather, upgrade flood walls and levees, replace high-hazard dams, and conduct stream restoration and maintenance.Helping Families RebuildRestore Pennsylvania will establish a disaster relief trust fund to assist individuals who suffer losses that are not compensated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency or other programs.View the full Restore Pennsylvania plan here.center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Ruter, Zevenbergen race to 2K wins on Kossuth County’s Veterans’ Night

first_imgRyan Ruter scored the $2,000 checkers along with a Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot berth at Kossuth County’s Veterans’ Night event. (Photo by Chad Meyer)ALGONA, Iowa (July 26) – The crowd at Kossuth County Speedway thanked the men and women who have served in our military, then applauded $2,000 feature winners Ryan Ruter and Elijah Zevenbergen during the Thursday Veterans’ Night event.Ruter was running third and in the right place to capitalize when Kyle Strickler and Jeremy Mills tangled up front in the IMCA Modified main.He led to the finish, running the top line and taking the checkers ahead of Wehrs Dash at the Clash winner Kelly Shryock, Ethan Dotson, Rob Hughes and Nick Meyer.Ruter had taken the initial green flag from the fifth spot, Shryock from ninth.“There were a lot of good cars there. It was a fun race, for sure,” Ruter said following the 2019 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifying win. “The track was really good and we got to take home the big payday.”Forty-nine IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars in all vied at Algona and Zevenbergen led that main event most of the way despite the best efforts of Derek Green and Kyle Frederick.Elijah Zevenbergen prevailed over a stellar field in collecting the $2,000 IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature win on Veterans’ Night at Kossuth County Speedway. (Photo by Chad Meyer)Zevenbergen had passed Green for the front spot early on, then navigated lapped traffic before a restart with four to go put the rest of the field on his back bumper.“It was a top of the line field for sure. A lot of the best guys out there were here tonight,” he said. “I won, but not by much.”Green ended in second while Frederick, who had pulled alongside Zevenbergen a couple times, was third. Thirteenth starting Curt Lund and 15th starting Damon Murty were next across the stripe.Murty had won his ‘B’ feature in making the grid.Other feature winners Thursday were Cody Nielsen, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks, Colby Fett, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods, and Jay DeVries, Mach-1 Sport Compacts.Feature ResultsModifieds – 1. Ryan Ruter; 2. Kelly Shryock; 3. Ethan Dotson; 4. Rob Hughes; 5. Nick Meyer; 6. Tad Reutzel; 7. Eric Elliott; 8. Cody Knecht; 9. Ben Schultze; 10. Scott Anderson; 11. Mat Hollerich; 12. Ben Kraus; 13. Todd Stinehart; 14. Stacey Mills; 15. Jeff Feaster; 16. Kyle Strickler; 17. Josh Ruby; 18. Lyle Sathoff; 19. Loren Pesicka Jr.; 20. Jeremy Mills.Stock Cars – 1. Elijah Zevenbergen; 2. Derek Green; 3. Kyle Frederick; 4. Curt Lund; 5. Damon Murty; 6. Abe Huls; 7. Dustin Larson; 8. Randy Brands; 9. Calvin Lange; 10. Brandon Czarapata; 11. Andy Altenburg; 12. Luke Sathoff; 13. Dan Mackenthun; 14. John Wiemann; 15. Jarod Weepie; 16. Mel Elsberry; 17. Craig Berhow; 18. Rick Mees; 19. Bruce Wickman; 20. David Wickman; 21. Kevin Opheim; 22. Dusty Van Horn; 23. Jeff Mueller; 24. Shawn Wagner; 25. Jeff Larson; 26. Jesse Ely; 27. Kyle Vanover; 28. Jake Masters; 29. Chad Palmer; 30. Dan Hanselman.last_img read more

Learn more about the actual COVID-19 test

first_imgHave you wondered what the COVID-19 test is like or wondered if the videos are real?  If you’ve seen the test (because there are plenty of social media videos), then it is described as if someone is poking your brain: about ten seconds of mild discomfort or extreme anguish, depending on whom you ask.The test, which requires a sample to be taken from the back of the throat, is done with a nasopharyngeal swab, which basically looks like a giant Q-tip. The swab is inserted into a patient’s nose, twisted around, and yanked out. According to one doctor, it takes ten seconds for a calm patient to complete the test. Some patients have to get multiple swabs.Tests results can vary in availablity from 24 hours to up to 12 days depending on the lab it is sent to. Advice from doctors included rest, hydration and isolation. Your testing location will call with the results when they become available.  Health officials all say that if you are experiencing any of the symptoms mildly, just treat it as if you have the virus. Not everyone needs to be tested for COVID-19. Most people have mild illness and are able to recover at home according to the CDC.If you develop emergency warning signs for COVID-19 get medical attention immediately. Emergency warning signs include*:Trouble breathingPersistent pain or pressure in the chestNew confusion or inability to arouseBluish lips or face*This list is not all inclusive. Please consult your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning.last_img read more

FedEx to hire 70,000 for the holidays

first_imgIf you are looking to make a little extra cash for the holiday season then you are in luck! FedEx has just announced that they will be hiring around 70,000 workers to help with their expected holiday season rush.The announcement was made on Monday stating that the majority of new hires will be seasonal employees:” As our team of more than 500,000 team members is busy preparing to deliver the holidays, we once again expect to see a large number of packages traverse our global network over the 2020 peak holiday shipping season,” FedEx said in a statement.The company also says that in addition to hiring more employees, they will also be raising their shipping rates due to demand.The rate hike will take place in January of 2021.last_img

DEFY beats Bangor Y in first meet of season

first_imgELLSWORTH — The Down East Family YMCA swim team defeated the Bangor YMCA in its first dual meet of the season on Saturday at DEFY.DEFY won with a score of 601-306 and scored first place finishes in 54 of 73 races.Of 101 DEFY swimmers, 16 qualified for the YMCA New England championships: Sam Alvarado, Brandon Aponte, Kristy Barry, Madelyn Copithorne, Owen Frank, Sidney Hamilton, Talor Hamilton, Lilja Hanson, Camden Holmes, Cooper Holmes, Ella Montgomery, Calvin Nelson, Sam Pelletier, Hayden Sattler, Isaac Weaver and Hannah Wood.DEFY’s next dual meet is Dec. 5 against Mount Desert Island.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textIndividual resultsRelay resultslast_img

COVID Pandemic: English Premier League set to resume

first_imgLondon: As the English Premier League season resumes on Wednesday after being stopped since March due to the coronavirus pandemic, there will be a host of safety protocols that needs to be followed. Among them will be no spitting and no handshakes. “Maintain distance during goal celebrations. No handshakes. No spitting or nose-clearing. Use hand-sanitisers before and after every match,” these are among the guidelines for during a game under ‘Player Behaviour’ as directed on the Premier League’s official website. There will also be bigger technical areas with trainers’ benches being expanded to enable social-distancing during the match, the statement on, said. “This can include using seats next to the bench or reallocating seats to provide the required distance between people. For example, substitutes can be seated in designated areas in the stands behind the benches. “Those people in the technical area must maintain social-distancing, with zones marked out to guide them.” As far as guidelines after the match are concerned, “players should seek to restrict their interaction with opponents.” “With bigger squads and a high number of matches in a short period of time following the restart, the value of warm-downs in clubs’ fitness programmes is greater. “These should last no more than 25 minutes and are likely to be staggered for each team,” said the statement on warm-ups. The Premier League, which has been suspended since March 13, will resume on Wednesday with the first two fixtures seeing Aston Villa host Sheffield United and Manchester City face Arsenal. IANSAlso Watch: In an exclusive conversation with Diptanil Barua only on The Sentinel Assamlast_img read more

Cricket News Mayank Agarwal slams second fifty, puts India on top in Sydney Test vs Australia

first_imgNew Delhi: Mayank Agarwal had waited for a very long time to get an opportunity in the Indian cricket team. When he got the opportunity in Melbourne for the Boxing Day Test, he grabbed it with both hands by slamming a magnificent 76. His calm composure and assured technique against both pace and spin has yielded Indian cricket another great find at the top of the order. In the Sydney Test, he enhanced his reputation further by registering his second fifty in three innings to put India in a brilliant position against Australia after Virat Kohli won the toss and chose to bat on a greenish Sydney Cricket Ground wicket.Agarwal was in great touch and he looked to counterattack after his opening partner KL Rahul departed cheaply yet again. He got going with a boundary through extra cover off Pat Cummins as he and Cheteshwar Pujara got going. After the first boundary, Agarwal was in the flow and drove well against Cummins and Mitchell Starc. However, towards the first session, the Karnataka right-hander was troubled by the short-pitched barrage from Starc. One ball hit him on the elbow which required some medical attention while one bouncer hit him on the glove to balloon over the slips. He survived the torrid session and was in a good position to reach yet another landmark.Read More | India vs Australia, live score, 4th Test: Agarwal misses ton againFollowing the lunch break, Agarwal notched up his second fifty by hammering a wide ball from Starc to the deep cover fence as Peter Siddle, the substitute gave chase. As the fielder stopped the ball, his foot touched the rope and it gave Agarwal his milestone. After reaching the landmark, the right-handed batsman opened up. He pulled Cummins to the deep square leg fence and lofted Nathan Lyon for two sixes, one over long on and one over long off as he targeted Australia’s premier spinner.Read More | Kapil Dev hails Indian cricket team’s current crop of fast bowlersHowever, in the quest for aggression, Agarwal miscued one lofted shot and holed out to Starc at long on to depart for 77, his highest Test score following his 76 in Melbourne. Agarwal, who was called up to the Indian side only after Prithvi Shaw was declared unfit for the entire series, has made the Indian top order steady with his contributions. It could be a matter of time before Agarwal has his first century in Tests. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

India pull out of Sri Lanka tour over COVID-19 fears

first_imgBy Amlan ChakrabortyNEW DELHI (Reuters) – India have postponed their limited-overs tour of Sri Lanka scheduled later this month over COVID-19 fears, cricket boards of both the countries said on Thursday.Virat Kohli and his men were scheduled to play three one-day matches and an equal number of Twenty20 internationals but the Indian board (BCCI) has informed Sri Lanka Cricket that the tour “will not be feasible”.The Indian cricketers, who have not even started training, will follow advice from the Indian government health regulatory authorities before resuming cricket, the SLC has been told.BCCI treasurer Arun Singh Dhumal said India remained committed to the Future Tours Programme (FTP) and would tour Sri Lanka at a more opportune time.“We’re committed to FTP, but given the current situation, it’s not possible for the team to travel, it’s not safe,” Dhumal told Reuters by telephone.“So we’ll see whenever there is an opportunity, we’ll try and make up for this series.”A select group of 13 Sri Lankan cricketers are currently undergoing a 12-day residential training camp at the Colombo Cricket Club.last_img read more

Warriors rally past Corcoran; Northstars top West Genesee

first_imgThe Cougars responded with a drive of its own, quarterback T.J. Harness finding the end zone from seven yards out, and that drive seemed to spark Corcoran’s defense, too, as it shut down Liverpool for the rest of the half.Pinned deep in its own end in the second period, the Warriors surrendered points when Ronin Ingersol intercepted Mancuso and returned it 22 yards for a touchdown. And that confidence carried over as, early in the third quarter, Corcoran drove to the Warriors’ one, from where Skyler Willis converted to make it 21-7.Everything changed, though, when Harness was forced to the sidelines with an injury. No one else had done as well against the vaunted Liverpool defense, and his absence rattled the Cougars, who promptly turned it over twice. Tags: C-NSfootballliverpool One fumble, recovered on the Corcoran 25, led to a short drive Malachi Upshur, taking direct snaps from center, scored from five yards out. Even more important was the botched extra-point attempt that an improvising Jeremy Sisto turned into a two-point pass to Hahmier Williams-Borges.Within seconds, the Warriors were threatening again as it pounced on a fumbled Cougars kickoff. Again Upshur scored on a five-yard run, and Mancuso’s successful extra point gave Liverpool the lead.The rest was done by Liverpool’s defense, which like so many other times this season remained strong deep into the fourth quarter, an encouraging sign as the Warriors are back home next Friday to face Nottingham.Meanwhile, at Bragman Stadium, Cicero-North Syracuse continued its revival following a 1-2 start, earning its second consecutive victory as the Northstars defeated West Genesee 21-10.Far less was at stake here than it was when C-NS beat the Wildcats in the 2018 Section III Class AA final at the Dome. Instead, the main question was whether WG’s defense could do anything to contain Northstars running back Mike Washington, who had burned Fayetteville-Manlius for 261 yards and three touchdowns the week before.That task for the Wildcats proved successful at first, but early in the second period, Washington, from midfield, broke through WG’s front line and dashed 50 yards to the end zone for the game’s first points.That, along with Domenic Isabell’s 20-yard touchdown pass to Adron Pafford with 40 seconds left in the half, helped C-NS establish a 14-0 advantage going into the break.But the Wildcats didn’t go away. WG put together a pair of drives in the third quarter as Exavier Brumfield scored on a one-yard plunge and, a few minutes later, it moved inside the Northstars’ five again.This proved the game’s turning point, for C-NS made a big defensive stand and held WG to a 19-yard Riley Small, which cut the margin to 14-10, but the Wildcats would not score again.Once more, the Northstars returned to its air attack. From his own 19, J.J. Razmovski threw deep and found Pafford, the scoring play covering 81 yards, a big play from which WG never recovered.Now C-NS is 2-1 in the Class AA-2 division, tied with Baldwinsville, whom it faces next Friday at Pelcher-Arcaro Stadium. Utica Proctor is 3-0 and in first place, and the Northstars close the regular season against the Raiders on Oct. 18. Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story Put to its biggest test this season, the Liverpool football team found the will to battle back and, by doing so, moved a lot closer to back-to-back league championships.The Warriors found itself down 14 points to Corcoran in Friday night’s first-place Class AA-1 division showdown before it took advantage of the Cougars’ mistakes, along with an untimely injury, to pull out a 22-21 victory.At 4-0 and no. 15 in the state Class AA rankings, Liverpool carried plenty of confidence to Corcoran, and was impressive in putting together a first-quarter scoring drive that Brendan Mancuso finished off with a one-yard scoring plunge.last_img read more

Much-needed vacation for Badgers

first_imgBRYAN FAUST/Herald photoIn WCHA play, the Wisconsin men’s hockey team rarely travels any farther than Colorado. Once a year, however, the Badgers are forced to travel more than 3,000 miles to face off against perennial conference bottom feeder Alaska Anchorage, a lengthy trudge across the Western provinces of Canada is a road trip players and coaches are, surprisingly, looking forward to.”Everybody on the team is excited for the road trip and getting out of town for a while. Three straight weekends is a long time, so we’ll get a little change up, especially after hard losses like we had,” senior defenseman Jeff Likens said. “We can start fresh, and this road trip will definitely help us do that.”The Badgers have played their last three series at home, and after being swept by Boston College this past weekend, their overall record stands at an unimpressive 3-3-2. After fielding questions all week about their chances to repeat as national champions, the Badgers will take the upcoming road trip as an opportunity to get away from distractions and become closer as a team.”It’s exactly what we need right now. We need to get out of town. And it’s early in the season and we can; it’s basically a five-day trip for us,” head coach Mike Eaves said. “We’re going to spend a lot of time in airports and planes and saddle up next to guys and talk to them and get to know them better. And so I think it’s a great opportunity for us to come closer as a team. I’m actually looking forward to it.”With injured forwards Ross Carlson and Jack Skille out of the lineup, Wisconsin has struggled to put the puck in the net, topping two goals only once in their last six games. Against Boston College, the UW offense seemed out of synch and lacked the big playmaker that has defined the Badgers for the last few years with Robbie Earl and Joe Pavelski. Despite the unfavorable result, Eaves believes his team has rebounded successfully and is headed in the right direction. “We talked about that Friday night game. We were disappointed in the way we played,” Eaves said. “And on Saturday, we saw them play. We saw them play the way they’re capable, with their effort and creating scoring chances. That was closer to the team that we thought we had, … so I think that we have a better pulse on our team after this past weekend.”Despite the daunting trek, the Seawolves are a perfect match-up for the struggling Badgers. Alaska Anchorage (2-2-2, 0-2-0 WCHA) is fresh off a two-game sweep at the hands of Michigan Tech, being outscored 14-3 last weekend. The Seawolves have given up an average of four goals per game, and their struggling defense should allow the Badger offense to get rolling.Wisconsin’s power play, which has been a work in progress this season, should also be effective, considering the Seawolves’ struggles on the penalty kill. “One of things we got to do is come out firing like we always do we,” Likens said. “We got to play our game and can’t worry about how good or bad they are. We got to worry about how good we can play and focus on our details.”After all the hype that surrounded last weekend’s National Championship rematch, the Badgers will take this weekend as an opportunity to focus on hockey and get back to their winning ways. “After you lose two games in a row, it’s definitely an added pick-up as a team. The biggest thing for us is we are back in our league play and these are two wins we must have,” senior captain Andrew Joudrey said. “We need to get back on the wining track, and there is no time like the present, so we know we need to make sure we’re ready to go this weekend and right the ship.”last_img read more