BLOG: Governor Wolf’s Week, May 15 – May 21, 2016

first_img By: The Office of Governor Tom Wolf The Blog,  Weekly Update This week, the governor continued to hold bipartisan roundtable discussions in Delaware and Bucks counties to discuss local and statewide efforts to lead the nation in combating the opioid abuse and heroin use epidemic. Governor Wolf also joined Pennsylvania Physician General Dr. Rachel Levine at the Rite Aid Pharmacy in Lemoyne to remind Pennsylvania residents and pharmacists that a doctor’s prescription is not needed to obtain the life-saving opioid overdose antidote drug naloxone. Governor Wolf also sent a letter to Pennsylvania’s congressional delegation urging them to fund the comprehensive Opioid Abuse and Reduction Act of 2016.Fighting Pennsylvania’s opioid and heroin epidemic is a top priority for Governor Wolf and these roundtables and events are an opportunity to work collaboratively with the General Assembly and community leaders to ensure Pennsylvania leads the nation in the fight to combat the opioid abuse and heroin use crisis.Governor Wolf also signed into law House Bill 400, known as the Work Experience for High School Students with Disabilities Act, which will help students with disabilities gain competitive employment.Monday, 5/16/16 Governor Wolf Announces Eighteen Municipalities to Improve Traffic Safety with Red Light Enforcement FundsGovernor Wolf Announces Veterans’ Trust Fund Grant RecipientsGovernor Wolf Announces $12 Million in Green Light-Go Traffic Signal Improvement FundingTuesday, 5/17/16Governor Wolf Announces Funding to Support Community Revitalization Efforts Across PennsylvaniaGovernor Wolf, Physician General Levine Remind Pennsylvanians about the Availability of Naloxone to Combat OverdosesGovernor Wolf Announces PRUFTECHNIK, Inc. to Establish National Headquarters in Philadelphia, Creating New JobsWith Signing of HB 400, Governor Wolf Makes Work Experience for High School Students with Disabilities a PriorityWednesday, 5/18/16 Governor Wolf Applauds New Department of Labor Regulations Governing Overtime PayWolf Administration Investing $25.1 Million in Projects to Protect and Improve Pennsylvania Water ResourcesGovernor Wolf Vetoes House Bill 805Thursday, 5/19/16In Delco, Governor Wolf Hosts Roundtable to Address Pennsylvania’s Opioid EpidemicGovernor Wolf, Rep. Stephens Announce Bottled Water Availability for Horsham Area ResidentsGovernor Wolf participated in “Conversation with the Governor”Friday, 5/20/16Governor Wolf Urges Pennsylvania’s Congressional Delegation to Fund Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Reduction ActGovernor Wolf Announces 680 New Jobs with New FedEx Ground Mid-Atlantic Distribution Facility in Northampton CountyIn Bucks County, Governor Wolf Hosts Roundtable to Address Pennsylvania’s Opioid EpidemicWolf Administration Celebrates Start of Long Awaited CSVT River Bridge ProjectHighlights from The Blog:BLOG: Watch Governor Wolf’s WITF Interview on Pennsylvania’s Opioid CrisisBLOG: Governor Wolf Continues his Opioid Roundtable Discussions with Stops in York, Stroudsburg, and Hazleton (Round-up)BLOG: Naloxone: What It Is, How to Get It, and How to Use ItBLOG: Six Things To Know About Crowdfunding in PABLOG: 109 Municipalities Receive $12 Million under PennDOT’s “Green Light-Go” Program (Round-up)BLOG: Planning to Stay with Airbnb in PA this Summer? Check Out These Important TipsGUEST BLOG: Help Us Develop a Plan to Protect and Serve PA’s SeniorsBLOG: How DOC is Helping Inmates with Mental Illness Transition Home (Round-up)BLOG: Thank You for Supporting Federal LGBT Non-discriminationLike Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: May 20, 2016 BLOG: Governor Wolf’s Week, May 15 – May 21, 2016 SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Buyers are snapping up hard-to-come-by units at Redcliffe

first_img1102/99 Marine Parade, RedcliffeHe said the buyers were moving back to Australia from Noumea and wanted the stunning view, waterfront lifestyle and convenience of nearby shops, cafes and restaurants – even if it meant a $745,000 price tag.The median sale price for an unit at Redcliffe was $418,000 to the year ended October 2017, according to latest CoreLogic market trends data.Mr McLachlan said he had sold a few units in this particular apartment block and they had never lasted long on the market.“Anything in there I’ve ever had, I’ve sold it – it’s just a good spot,” Mr McLachlan said. 1102/99 Marine Parade, RedcliffeDEMAND for waterfront apartments with breathtaking views is outstripping supply in Redcliffe, a leading real estate expert says.Crown Properties principal Ian McLachlan said buyers were snapping up newer units in the area quickly because they were so difficult to come by.“There’s a shortage of really good-view units (so) generally, they are snapped up pretty quick,” Mr McLachlan said.More from newsLand grab sees 12 Sandstone Lakes homesites sell in a week21 Jun 2020Tropical haven walking distance from the surf9 Oct 2019He recently sold a three-bedroom sub-penthouse at 1102/99 Marine Pde that attracted a lot of interest.last_img read more

Search Warrant Nets One, More Arrests Could Follow

first_imgA Laurel woman is behind bars and more arrests are expected, according to police.The Franklin County Sheriffs Department executed a search warrant for Norma Wren, 34, of Laurel, at the Pearl Street Apartments in Laurel on Friday around 10:30p.m.The warrant stemmed from an investigation in 2013 that was conducted by the Franklin County Drug Task Force.Wren was arrested on the charge of Dealing in a Schedule I,II,or III controlled substance as a class B felony. She is currently lodged in the Franklin County Security Center in lieu of $25,000 bond.If convicted, Wren could receive up to 20 years with the Department of Corrections and faces fines up to $10,000.Authorities say the investigation is ongoing and more arrests are expected.last_img read more

Local health career academy offered

first_imgBatesville, In. — Students pursuing a career in healthcare are invited to learn more about the Medical Scholars Academy presented by the East Indiana Area Health Education Center, in conjunction with Margaret Mary Health. The program can help students experience what it’s truly like to be a healthcare professional.Students participating in the program will have the chance to tour college health science programs, participate in a panel discussion with students currently pursuing health degrees, complete a personalized career interest inventory and shadow MMH clinicians.Rising high school juniors and seniors, as well as graduating seniors from the school corporations in MMH’s primary service area may apply. The program meets July 10-12 and 17-19. Cost to attend is $100. Financial aid is available for students who qualify.Applications are online and are due by Friday, April 13. Here’s a link to the Margaret Mary Health website. Here’s a link to the East Indiana Area Health Education Center.last_img read more

Tennis clinics available in Southwest Harbor

first_imgSOUTHWEST HARBOR — The Mount Desert Island Harbor House’s tennis clinics with Dan Granholm will start May 7 and run for four weeks at the Gwendolyn Dolliver tennis courts on Herrick Road.The clinics, led by an experienced local tennis pro, will focus on teaching all-around tennis skills.Beginners of all levels of ability are welcomed.For more information, visit or call 244-3713.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textlast_img

What Jim Boeheim said at ACC Basketball Media Day

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on October 28, 2015 at 6:48 pm Contact Jesse: | @dougherty_jesse CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim talked with reporters for 45 minutes at ACC Media Day on Wednesday. Here are four highlights of what he had to say.Appeals of nine-game suspensionBoeheim said that Syracuse has appealed the length and timing of his nine-game suspension at the start of conference play, and that he expects to hear “very soon.” He added that he cannot appeal the rule that he can’t coach in practice or contact the team, in any way, during whatever suspension he’ll serve.“Asinine is what it is,” Boeheim said of that part of the suspension.He said that suspending a coach for games is tough on the coach and players, but that making it so he can’t coach in practice is especially difficult for the players whom he guides on a daily basis. He also quipped about not being able to talk to the team, saying his assistant coaches’ kids spend time at his house and that he could pass messages along through them.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“That would be a good way, wouldn’t it?” Boeheim joked. “That would be illegal, I’m sure.”When asked what he’s going to do during his suspension, Boeheim said it’s really not as simple of a decision as people may think.“Let’s say for example, I’m just going to go to Florida. I’m play golf and someone takes a picture of me, and my team is getting beat by 20 and I’m playing golf in Florida?” he said. “I don’t think that sells well, I don’t think that’s a good thing.“Maybe I should go to ESPN for a month and just do games. I don’t think they’d like that either. And my wife doesn’t want me home for 25 straight days, I can guarantee you that. So that’s not going to work. That’s not going to work at all.”DaJuan Coleman’s statusBoeheim reiterated that Coleman is fully participated in practice every day, and said the team won’t have him on any kind of “minutes limit” at the start of the season.“He’s either going to go and be all right, or he’s going to go and not be all right,” Boeheim said. “It has nothing to do with minutes. He could play two minutes and get hurt or he could play the whole game and not get hurt. That has nothing to do with his injury, a time limit, no.”Coleman hasn’t played in a game since Jan. 7, 2014, due to a slow recovery from an OATs procedure on his left knee. He will be the Orange’s starting center this season and will have to carry a thin front court.Point guard situationJust like at Syracuse basketball media day, Boeheim did not commit to Michael Gbinije as his starting point guard but said there is a high possibility that will happen. He also said he could change his mind about Gbinije playing point guard once the season starts, and go back to Kaleb Joseph, who started at point guard as a freshman last season.“If Mike left and graduated,” Boeheim said, “I’d be very comfortable with Kaleb playing at the point.”Boeheim said that, because the Orange is thin at forward, he may not be able to play Joseph as much as he’d like. But he added that if he’s playing a forward at center, then Gbinije will have to shift to forward which would free up minutes for Joseph.Joseph gained 14 pounds in the offseason and has made vast improvements to his outside jumper.   Boeheim credits some of last year’s struggles to having to play Joseph at point as a true freshman, but the head coach thinks Joseph is more than ready to contribute this season.Gbinije and Richardson in zone defenseIf Gbinije does start at point guard, it seems likely that freshman Malachi Richardson will start at small forward. In that event, when Gbinije and Richardson are on the court together, Boeheim said Gbinije would play up top in the zone with Trevor Cooney and Richardson will play on the wing.Gbinije is listed at 6 feet, 7 inches, and Richardson is at 6 feet, 6 inches, and Boeheim said Gbinije would play up top because it is a harder spot. He added that there is an advantage of having Gbinije, who will often be the primary ball-handler on the court, up top should the team want to play in transition off a missed shot. Commentslast_img read more

Syracuse men’s soccer’s defense stars in 2nd straight shutout

first_img Published on September 13, 2016 at 10:52 pm Contact Tomer: | @tomer_langer Hofstra’s Danny Elliott barreled toward Syracuse’s goal with a one-on-one against Orange goalie Hendrik Hilpert.SU had tried to trap Elliott offside, but the ball was played perfectly ahead of time, giving him a chance to break the scoreless tie in the 56th minute.Hilpert did what any goalie is supposed to do. He charged forward to take away Elliott’s angle. Hilpert dove at the ball. Elliott sidestepped him but lost the ball for a brief moment before winning it back, with Hilpert still sprawled on the ground.Elliott fired a shot away, but the ball never found the back of what was seemingly an empty net. Instead, it hit the body of senior defender Louis Cross who had recovered just in time and saved what looked to be a surefire go-ahead goal for the Pride.“I wanted to make — probably what a goalkeeper would do, except I can’t use my hands,” Cross said laughing. “I just tried to make myself as big as possible and luckily it hit me.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textNo. 5 Syracuse (6-0, 1-0 Atlantic Coast) played a stifling brand of defense throughout the game even though the team played with a more offensive-heavy midfield lineup for the first time. But Cross, Hilpert and the rest of the defense starred in the 1-0 win over Hofstra (2-3-1) on Tuesday night at SU Soccer Stadium.It was Syracuse’s second straight shutout and third in four games.SU’s five-player midfield line is flanked by Liam Callahan and Oyvind Alseth at each wing. So far this season, the Orange had usually opted to plug two of the other three spots with defensive minded midfielders. Mo Adams locks down one spot with a revolving door at the other.But SU dropped down Nanco to attacking midfielder to start the game, meaning one of the other defensive midfield spots was gone. It was up to Adams and the backline of Cross, Miles Robinson and Kamal Miller to prevent scoring opportunities, down one helper.“Mo Adams in front, I thought, was immense,” head coach Ian McIntyre said. “That’s tough to keep Joseph Holland (Hofstra’s leading scorer last year) as quiet as he was tonight.”Holland finished with no shots at all. He did get injured in the 65th minute, writhing in pain during a stoppage of play and being helped off the field without putting any weight on his left leg. But within eight minutes, he returned to the field.For much of the game it was Louis Cross who shut down any of Hofstra’s attacks. Twice in the first half he stuck his leg right in front of a ball a Pride player had just kicked, preventing it from going into a dangerous area either in the box or on net.On his left and right, respectively, Miller and Robinson pressed up, preventing Hofstra’s midfielders — the strength of the team — from ever getting comfortable with the ball.Elliott’s shot aside, Hilpert went largely unchallenged the entire night. Hofstra only got off four other shots and while Hilpert was awarded with two saves, neither one was much of a real scoring threat.“You have to rely on your teammates,” Hilpert said of his defense. “I have a lot of faith and I really rely on those guys.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Michael O’Reilly will appeal 4 year ban

first_imgThe ban was announced last night but this morning O’Reilly has said that he plans to appeal. Clonmel born boxer Michael O’Reilly says he will appeal a four year ban handed down to him after he was sent home from the 2016 Olympics following a failed drugs test.O’Reilly tested positive for a banned substance ahead of the 2016 Rio games and was sent home from the games in shame.His period of ineligibility will run up to 10 July 2020, with the start of his suspension backdated to the summer of 2016.last_img read more

ARC purchases 45% share in i-neda

StumbleUpon Arena Racing Company (ARC) has purchased a 45 per cent stake in i-neda Limited which will see them become an equal shareholder in the business alongside Dermot Desmond.The purchase is set to complement ARC’s position in the British horse racing industry, with i-neda set to offer a wealth of experience in developing betting and wagering technology. Kevin Robertson, ARC Group Corporate Development Director said: “As with all areas of our business, we always look to bring skills and expertise in house where we can.  i-neda have been a significant partner of ours for many years, so the opportunity to invest and work even more closely made complete sense. We are delighted to formalise our partnership in this manner.”I-neda currently offer horseracing technology solutions across the USA, Europe and Asia, and has recently won the tender to provide on course Tote services to Britbet, used across 55 British racecourses.Martin Pickering, chief executive officer at i-neda added: “I am delighted to welcome ARC to our board, i-neda are dedicated to delivering the best wagering solutions in the world for horse racing and having ARC as key shareholder brings us into the heart of the industry, bridging racing content with wagering abilities.“ARC’s portfolio of data and events along with their insight and experience we will ensure i-neda products and services are at the cutting edge of technology and delivering exciting future wagering services for the market.” Related Articles Share New look ARC revamps executive leadership team February 18, 2020 Belle Vue’s future uncertain as redevelopment plans recommended for approval December 17, 2019 Submit Share ITV secures three-year British racing broadcast deal August 5, 2020 read more