Scott Disick, Amelia Gray Hamlin Get Cozy on Beach Amid Dating Rumors

first_imgThe outing marked the third time in recent weeks that the pair have been spotted together. They were first photographed arriving at a Halloween party on October 31, with the E! personality dressed as Jim Carrey’s Ace Ventura character and the teen sporting a candy bra, pink shorts and a neon bob wig. One week later, they uploaded similar photos to their Instagram Stories while having dinner with Disick’s ex Chloe Bartoli’s twin sister, Marie-Lou Bartoli, at Tre Lune restaurant in Montecito, California.Scott Disick and Amelia Gray Hamlin Dating RumorsScott Disick and Amelia Gray Hamlin Shutterstock (2)While the duo, who share an 18-year age difference, have continued spending time together, a source recently told Us Weekly exclusively that their relationship is “nothing serious at the moment” and that Disick is “dating around and having fun.” The insider also revealed that Marie-Lou, 30, was “the one who introduced the two of them,” noting that the rumored couple “hit it off right away.”The Flip It Like Disick star’s hangouts with Hamlin, who is the daughter of Lisa Rinna and Harry Hamlin, come on the heels of his August split from Sofia Richie, whom he had dated on and off since 2017. Prior to Amelia Gray, he was seen out with models Bella Banos and Megan Blake Irwin. Richie, 22, for her part, has moved on with entrepreneur Matthew Morton; Us broke the news of their romance in October.- Advertisement – Listen to Us Weekly’s Hot Hollywood as each week the editors of Us break down the hottest entertainment news stories! – Advertisement – More than friends? Scott Disick and Amelia Gray Hamlin appeared to confirm speculation that they are dating with a cozy outing in Malibu on Monday, November 16.The Keeping Up With the Kardashians star, 37, wrapped his arm around the model, 19, as they walked along the beach in photos published by TMZ. Hamlin was all smiles as she rocked a floral bikini, while Disick kept it casual in a black T-shirt and matching swim trunks.- Advertisement – “Matt and Sofia are totally a thing, and he’s really excited about it,” a source told Us at the time. “They both run in the same circle and have known each other. So, it’s easy and fun for both of them. Sofia’s family approves of him, which is super nice for her.”Disick most famously dated Kourtney Kardashian from 2006 to 2015. The exes share three children: Mason, 10, Penelope, 8, and Reign, 5.“Scott has always loved Kourtney,” a source exclusively told Us earlier this month. “The door is open on his side in case she ever wants to take their relationship back to a romantic place.”- Advertisement –last_img read more

Governor Wolf Requests Major Disaster Declaration for Damages from Tropical Storm Isaias

first_img October 05, 2020 SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Economy,  Infrastructure,  Press Release Governor Tom Wolf today requested that the president declare a major disaster for nine counties in Pennsylvania in the wake of devastating flooding and damages caused by Tropical Storm Isaias in early August.“My request today includes not only Public Assistance for government to pay for costs associated with its response and repairs, but also Individual Assistance for homeowners who need federal assistance to help them on their path to recovery,” said Governor Wolf. “The damage assessment and validation processes, which are for the first time being conducted virtually due to the pandemic, are ongoing and I have the option of adding other counties as we learn more.”The governor’s request includes Berks, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Lehigh, Monroe, Montgomery, Northampton and Philadelphia counties.The major disaster declaration through the Federal Emergency Management Agency would provide federal funding to local, county and state governments, as well as certain eligible non-profits in those counties through the Public Assistance program. If the request is approved, applicants can be reimbursed up to 75 percent of the costs incurred on eligible expenses, such as but not limited to costs associated with paying overtime, repairs to damaged infrastructure, equipment rentals and materials.In order to request Public Assistance, the commonwealth overall must meet a threshold of $19,688,687. Estimated costs associated with this incident period total more than $27.6 million. Meeting the threshold and making the request are not a guarantee of funding. It is not known when the president will make a decision to grant or deny disaster assistance.An Individual Assistance declaration could make available to citizens a variety of programs to assist in their recovery needs. More detailed information is available on the FEMA website.center_img Governor Wolf Requests Major Disaster Declaration for Damages from Tropical Storm Isaiaslast_img read more

Broward County Public School employees to receive salary increases

first_imgSubject to ratification, Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) and Broward Teachers Union (BTU) have reached contract agreements for three employee groups represented by the BTU.These employee groups include Education Professionals, including teachers, media specialists, social workers, and school counselors; Education Support Professionals – classroom assistants, teacher assistants and program assistants; and Technical Support Professionals, which mean miscellaneous positions across the District.Until the contracts are formally ratified by each of the three groups the agreements are being regarded as tentative agreements. However, a spokeswoman for the school district says there are no hindrances anticipated. When they are approved, the contract agreement will be retroactive to the beginning of the 2017/18 school year, or August, 2017.The contract agreements are the outcome of several months of good-faith negotiations by representatives of the BCPS and the BTU. A release from BCPS said the nature of the negotiations was deliberate to ensure every student receives the best possible education in a positive environment.Specifics of each of the three contracts are :Education ProfessionalsThe regarding the Education Professionals employee group reflects an investment by the District of $24.3 million for teacher compensation, including base salary increases and one-time payments. Salary increases vary depending on the applicable teacher salary schedule.Teachers on the Grandfathered Salary Schedule will receive increases ranging from 2.6 percent to 3.5 percent.Teachers on levels T and U are eligible for a $1,000, one-time bonus payment.Teachers on the pay for performance salary schedule will receive the following increases:Teachers rated Highly Effective in 2016/17 will receive a 3.51 percent increase.Teachers rated Effective in 2016/17 will receive a 2.6 percent increase.In addition, eligible teachers with 15 or more years of experience with the District will receive a one-time payment of $300, except for teachers on Levels S, T and U.Education Support ProfessionalsThe tentative contract agreement for Education Support Professionals includes salary increases ranging from 2 percent to 2.57 percent for eligible employees based on step placement.Technical Support ProfessionalsThe tentative contract agreement for Technical Support Professionals includes a 2.2 percent increase to the Salary Schedule for all employees. In reaction to the agreements reached BCPS Superintendent Robert W. Runcie said, “We would like to thank all of our employees for their patience and support during this process. Our School Board and District are committed to investing in our dedicated employees to ensure our students receive a high-quality education with the support and resources necessary to reach their highest potential.”Meanwhile BTU President Ana Fusco said, “BTU is very pleased to have come to an agreement with the District. This was a tough negotiation, but we feel we got the best deal based on what the Legislature allocated.”Upon successful ratification by each of the employee groups and the School Board, the District will seek to provide the agreed upon salary increases as soon as possible.last_img read more

Vlanich scores four to help Leafs snap two-game slide

first_img“We had possession of the puck the whole game . . . we kept getting shots and just took over the entire game.”“We didn’t give (Golden) a sniff or anything,” Wilkinson added.Nelson out shot the Rockets 15-3 in the opening frame. The Eddie Mountain team played the Leafs even on the shot counter for the rest of the contest, but Tyler Moffat was there to hold the fort.Vlanich finished the game with five points while teammate Wellman added four assists.Defencemen Darnell St. Pierre and Cramer each had two helpers.Friday, Nelson fell behind 3-1 after one period, but rallied to pull to within a goal after 40 minutes as Wilkinson and Linden Horswill scored late in the frame.However, two power play goals in the third by Dallas Calvin and Braden Fuller in just over a minute secured the win for the Hawks.“I don’t know what happened,” Wilkinson expressed.“It was a pretty close game going into the third and we just kind of lost it (mentally). We took a lot of penalties and they capitalized on the power play going four for six . . . those are huge special teams numbers.”Nelson returns to the ice Thursday in Castlegar against the third-place Rebels, 16-12-1-3 in the first of a two-game home-and-home series.Friday the series shifts back to the Heritage City as Nelson plays its final game before the Christmas break.ICE CHIPS: Saturday’s breakout game for Jamie Vlanich snapped a two-game scoreless streak for the speedy center. Vlanich (19-37-56) jumps into third spot in KIJHL scoring, one points behind linemate Travis Wellman (34-25-59). . . . Nelson played the game against Golden with only five defenceman. Friday, to fill the blueline loss of Austin Seaman to a leg injury, Nelson called up Trevor Van Steinburg from the Kootenay Ice of the BC Major Midget Hockey League. The Ice lost 5-1 to Greater Vancouver Chiefs Saturday in Trail. . . . Friday, Beaver Valley received scoring from seven different players, with Ryan Edwards leading the points parade with three. Beaver Valley out shot the Leafs 44-27 in the game, including margins of 15-8 in the first period and 16-4 in the third. . . . Troy Petrich, with his second of the season, scored the other goal Friday for Nelson. Mid-season slumps have become all-too familiar to some players on the Nelson Leafs.So after the Beaver Valley Nitehawks pounded the Leafs 7-3 Friday in Fruitvale, Nelson was in need of a stopper to halt the slide.Veteran Jamie Vlanich proved to be that stopper as the Trail native scored four consecutive times to spark the Leafs to a 5-1 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League victory over the Golden Rockets Saturday at the NDCC Arena.The win snapped a two-game losing streak, allowing Nelson to maintain the lead in the Murdoch Division.Nelson, 23-4-1-3, leads second-place Beaver Valley by five points following weekend play.“That was the big-bounce-back-game we needed,” said Leaf winger Alex Wilkinson, standing in for Vlanich during the post-game press conference.“Everything came together for us. We played well in all parts of the game and played for a full 60 minutes.”Nelson led 2-0 after one period on goals by Cole Arcuri and Vlanich, scoring his first of the game on the power play.Vlanich then increased Nelson’s lead to 3-0 converting a pretty shorthanded marker before Matt McMath beat Tyler Moffat on the same power play.Vlanich completed the hat-trick before the period ended, then added his fourth of the game on a pretty three-way passing play with Robson Cramer and the artist, Travis Wellman.“Right from the get-go, we just came out flying,” Wilkinson explained when asked about the difference between Friday in Fruitvale and Saturday at home.last_img read more

‘We train for so long’: Former Temple fencer reacts to Summer Olympic Games postponement

first_imgAs of Tuesday, the U.S. has more than 360,000 cases of coronavirus and 11,000 deaths and Japan has seen more than 4,600 cases and 80 deaths, the Times reported. In Tokyo, there are more than 1,000 cases, according to Nippon.com. “I was not fortunate enough to be smart enough to get a home gym before all this happened,” Thompson said. “So I’m getting really creative about different exercises I can do. It’s a little frustrating because I feel like I’m downgrading my training but with the situation, you can only do what you have.” “I think a year definitely helps to change the momentum of what’s going on,” Thompson said. “With the Olympic trials, a year also gives me more time to work on my weaknesses, work on my strengths and get some more experience.” Thompson was supposed to compete in three Olympic qualifiers to determine if she would have made the U.S. national team. When President Donald Trump announced a travel ban for 26 European countries on March 11, all the qualifiers were postponed.  Because she is unable to fence, Thompson has to stay at home and work on exercises that are not directly related to fencing. As a result, Thompson is preparing for the games by working on her cardio and exercises like squats and lunges that help her fence better. When all of the qualifiers were postponed, Thompson was not surprised about the Olympics being postponed. Kamali Thompson, a 2012 biology alumna, competes at the 2017 New York Women’s Sabre World Cup. Thompson fenced for Temple from 2008-12. | DEVIN MANKY / COURTESY Thompson, a former Temple sabre and 2012 biology alumna, had been training for a spot on the United States fencing team for the 2020 Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo, but the games were postponed until 2021 due to the pandemic. Thompson fenced for Temple from 2008-12 and finished her career with a record of 175-48. Thompson held the program record for most career victories by a sabre until this year. Seniors Kerry Plunkett and Malia Hee finished their careers with 235 wins each. Thompson usually trains at the Peter Westbrook Foundation in New York City. However, due to COVID-19, the gym has been closed indefinitely. Even though COVID-19 is a global pandemic, Thompson believes the Olympics will be the first event that brings the whole world together after the Coronavirus is contained. Globally, there are currently more than 1 million cases of coronavirus and more than 75,000 people have died from the virus as of Tuesday afternoon, the New York Times reported. Thompson’s first competition was supposed to take place in Belgium at the end of March; the other two were scheduled in St. Louis, Missouri, and Seoul, South Korea. The Olympics were originally scheduled to take place in Tokyo, Japan, from July 24 to August 9. They will now take place July 23 to Aug. 8, 2021. “It was a little upsetting to say the least just because we train for so long, or I’ve been doing it for so long to compete in the summer hopefully,” Thompson said. “But in the end, it’s better postponed than canceled so I’m still pretty happy.” Thompson believes having an extra year to train will be beneficial, depending on how much the virus is contained so gyms can be opened up again, she said. The top four fencers from each of the three weapons qualify for the Olympics. Thompson is currently ranked fourth in sabre, she said. With dozens of sports leagues postponing their seasons amid the COVID-19 outbreak, Kamali Thompson expected the Olympics would be postponed too. “First and foremost, the Olympics are about bringing everyone together,” Thompson said. “I think that when the Olympics do happen because we are experiencing a pandemic right now, this will be the first time that the world will be able to come together, everyone will be healthy and it will be a really exciting moment.”last_img read more

Dollars ‘FLOW’ for Penn Relays – Telecoms giant dials in $4,030,000 package for high schools, tertiary institutions

first_imgLong-time sponsor FLOW Foundation increased its sponsorship package to 28 high schools, colleges and university teams heading to the upcoming Penn Relays, which will be held at the University of Pennsylvania in the United States. Four million and 30 thousand dollars ($4,030,000) has been shelled out by the telecoms giant, who has added four additional schools to its numbers, marking a 16 per cent increase in sponsorship. FLOW, which previously operated under the name LIME, returned for the 23rd consecutive year as the sponsor of local teams heading to the world renowned relays carnival which will be staged from April 28-30. Errol Miller, executive chairman of the FLOW Foundation, described the contribution as “the high point of our activities”. “We have been supporting the teams going off to the Penn Relays long before everyone of these high schoolers were born,” he joked, adding that amid inflation, FLOW continues to give young Jamaicans a platform through sports. “I want to encourage you on two thing. One, it’s about being good ambassadors for Jamaica. There are a lot of negatives out there about Jamaica, but as the governor general said, there is nothing wrong with Jamaica than what is right that Jamaica can’t fix; and you are the people, the standard bearers as our young people going out there to represent Jamaica,” charged Miller. Albert Corcho, principal of many-time ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys’ Championship winners Calabar High, issued thanks on behalf of the athletes, whom he described as “stakeholders”. “I am so happy as I speak Mr Miller. On behalf of the entire school population, I think as principals, we all know how hard it is to fund these trips that you can’t budget for,” said Corcho. “The ministry (education) will tell you that you cannot put a Penn Relays trip in your budget. They will not approve the budget, so we have to find creative ways, and I think what FLOW has done in the last 23 years has come on board in a very big way to help the schools to offset this huge cost,” he observed. The schools benefiting this year are: Ardenne High, Calabar High, Camperdown High, Convent of Mercy Academy (Alpha), Cornwall College, Edwin Allen High, Excelsior High, Herbert Morrison Technical, Holmwood Technical, Hydel High, Immaculate Conception, Jamaica College, Kingston College, Munro College, Papine High, Spalding High, St Catherine High, St Elizabeth Technical High School, St Jago High, Greater Portmore High, Petersfield High, Green Island High, Bellefield High, The Queen’s School and Vere Technical. High schools sponsored for the first time by the foundation are Greater Portmore, Petersfield, Green Island and Bellefield. Tertiary institutions also supported are the University of Technology, G.C. Foster College and the University of the West Indies, who were assisted by the Foundation for the first time. PLATFORM THROUGH SPORTSlast_img read more

Bumgarner pulled with low pitch count, Giants bullpen falters in seventh straight loss

first_imgMIAMI — Twelve years ago, the Giants selected a left-handed pitcher out of South Caldwell High School in North Carolina with the 10th overall pick in the Major League Baseball Amateur Draft.This Monday, the Giants will again be on the clock with the 10th pick in the first round and they can only hope to choose a player who pans out like ace Madison Bumgarner did.For the last decade, Bumgarner has continually put the Giants on his back and carried them past various finish lines. On Wednesday …last_img