Governor Wolf Announces New Project Approval for Pipeline Investment Program Project to Create Jobs and Bring Natural Gas Energy to More Than 115 Properties

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter November 14, 2017 Economy,  Energy,  Infrastructure,  Jobs That Pay,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today announced a new Pipeline Investment Program (PIPE) project approval through the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) that will create up to 200 jobs and bring natural gas energy to more than 115 households, businesses, and other properties in Wyoming County.“As our natural gas infrastructure expands across the commonwealth, the PIPE program is crucial for building out pipelines to bring our abundant natural gas resources to households and businesses,” Governor Wolf said. “These investments create jobs, can lower energy bills, and enable us to take greater advantage of the natural gas right under our feet.”Created by Governor Wolf in November 2016, PIPE provides grants to construct the last few miles of natural gas distribution lines to business parks and existing manufacturing and industrial enterprises, which will result in the creation of new economic base jobs in the commonwealth while providing access to natural gas for residents. Applicants eligible for PIPE funding include businesses, economic development organizations, hospitals, municipalities, and school districts.At today’s CFA meeting, the Wyoming County Chamber of Commerce was approved for a $1 million grant for installation of a natural gas line in Tunkhannock Township, Wyoming County, that will bring clean-burning natural gas energy to 102 residential properties, 13 businesses, two developable properties, and several civic buildings. The total project cost is $2,352,000 and is expected to create up to 200 jobs.For more information about the PIPE program, the Commonwealth Financing Authority, or DCED, visit Governor Wolf Announces New Project Approval for Pipeline Investment Program Project to Create Jobs and Bring Natural Gas Energy to More Than 115 Propertieslast_img read more

Price of getting hitched rises for couples and celebrants

first_imgNZ Herald 18 June 2017Family First Comment: Very good point!“My contention is, in a country that says we want to value marriage a licence should be granted on application for no fee.”A priest is up in arms over new wedding celebrant charges and a leap in the price of wedding licences, claiming it is a tax on marriage.The Department of Internal Affairs last month increased a range of wedding-related fees, including upping the price of a registry office wedding from $174 to $240.Father Brian Prendeville from St John the Evangelist Catholic Parish in Otara, Auckland, said the DIA should value marriage, not hit couples with fees.“My contention is, in a country that says we want to value marriage a licence should be granted on application for no fee.”Why should couples have to pay to get married? So the Government can keep a record of who is married, where they are, where they are living? That’s in the interest of government to do that not in the interest of a couple getting married.“So why should they be burdened with a tax?”READ MORE: read more

NBA: Giannis on target as Bucks down Raptors for 50th win

first_imgRead Also: NBA reviewing Mavs protest, Cuban outburst over officiatingThe Bucks are already assured of their playoff berth after building the best record in the NBA at 50-8 to lead the Eastern Conference from second-placed Toronto.The Raptors meanwhile fell to 42-16 but remain firmly on track for a postseason spot.Cameroonian international Pascal Siakam led the scoring for Toronto with 22 points while Fred VanVleet had 14 points.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 19 points as the Milwaukee Bucks bagged their 50th win of the season with a 108-97 defeat of the NBA champion Toronto Raptors on Tuesday.Advertisement Loading… In a potential preview of the Eastern Conference Finals, the Bucks laid down a marker with a dominant second-half display to claim victory at Toronto’s Scotiabank Arena.The Raptors had led 52-50 at halftime, but Milwaukee took a grip on the contest with a superb third quarter performance to open up a double-digit lead.The Bucks outscored the hosts 34-19 in the third, and although the Raptors closed to within seven points with two minutes remaining, a superb three-pointer from Antetokounmpo to make it 104-94 helped the visitors close out the win.Reigning NBA MVP Antetokounmpo finished with 19 points, 19 rebounds and eight assists with four turnovers.Khris Middleton led the scoring for the Bucks with 22 points, eight rebounds and three assists.Eric Bledsoe (17 points) and Brook Lopez (15) also cracked double figures for Milwaukee. Promoted Content5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?8 Weird Facts About Coffee That Will Surprise You7 Theories About The Death Of Our Universe5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoEverything You Need To Know About Asteroid Armageddon8 Ridiculously Expensive Things Bought By Keanu ReevesWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Best Car Manufacturers In The WorldWhy Do So Many Digital Assistants Have Feminine Names & Voices?This Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s Hystericallast_img read more

Hammers eyeing summer Song switch

first_img Allardyce also said there has been no change in Winston Reid’s situation despite a reported interest from Arsenal in the New Zealand defender. Reid, 26, is out of contract in the summer but Allardyce has insisted in recent weeks he will not allow the player to leave on the cheap this month. Arsenal have been struggling for numbers in defensive positions for much of the season and have again been hit by a long-term injury to Mathieu Debuchy. They have Carl Jenkinson on loan at West Ham but Allardyce does not believe there is a chance he could be recalled to the Emirates Stadium before his deal runs out at the end of the campaign. “I’m 99 per cent sure he’s ours for the season to be fair,” he said. “I don’t think there is a call back clause in this month.” The Hammers welcome Hull to Upton Park on Sunday looking for their first Premier League win since December 20, having failed to pick up a victory in their last four league outings. Hull have won twice in that time but Steve Bruce’s Tigers are embroiled in the relegation battle and could travel to east London bottom of the table if results on Saturday go against them. Press Association West Ham boss Sam Allardyce insists the club will have the financial clout to tie up a permanent deal for Alex Song in the summer. The 27-year-old is enjoying a fine start to his time at Upton Park having moved to the club on loan from Barcelona at the start of the season. The former Arsenal midfielder is attracting interest from some of the Premier League’s biggest clubs, with the Gunners and Liverpool believed to be looking into the possibility of bringing the ex-Cameroon international back to England on a permanent basis. But Allardyce feels that the Hammers will be able to compete with those clubs for Song’s signature and still remain within the constraints of Financial Fair-Play. “I think that next year is next year’s budget and there’s a considerable amount of fund available next season,” he replied when asked if West Ham could be priced out of a move. “They can’t be spent this season because we’re at the extreme of that budget but next year is a completely new budget. “So, affordable? It depends on what Barcelona are looking for and what Alex is looking for, that negotiation will happen at some stage in or around that period.” Having brought in a number of new faces in the summer, Allardyce is likely to have to remain in the loan market if he is to bolster his squad in the January window and the 60-year-old does not envisage many deals in or out of Upton Park. “We’re Financial Fair Played with no money available at the moment,” he added. “I think what money we do have available is only wages so if a player pops up within that wage structure with what we’ve got left with financial fair play – and we feel it’s somebody who could have an immediate impact on the team – then we will pursue it but we think that’s highly unlikely in this window. “But you never know what turns up in the next two or three weeks. We will never say never but probably highly unlikely.” last_img read more

South Florida Power Couple, J-Rod, Looking to Buy NY Baseball Team

first_imgNew York — Former Yankees superstar Alex Rodriguez and his fiance, Jennifer Lopez are raising capital to purchase the Mets, according to a Variety report. The Miami power couple is said to be working with JP Morgan Chase’s Eric Menell, who serves as the bank’s co-head of North American media investment banking, to raise the capital to make a bid for the New York Mets. The team has suspended spring training in South Florida due to the coronavirus. The New York ball club is currently owned by the Wilpon family who were in talks to sell 80% of the team last year to hedge fund manager Steve Cohen in a deal that valued the club at $2.6 billion. But, negotiations fell apart after Cohen sought to amend the terms.J-Rod apparently want to get in the game just like another teammate of the slugger, Derek Jeter, who is a part owner of the Miami Marlins. The team’s managing partner is venture capitalist Bruce Sherman, while Jeter, who owns about 4% of the club, runs business and baseball operations. Jeter contributed about $25 million to the purchase of the team, which was sold for $1.2 billion. He is also forfeiting his $5 million salary during the outbreak to make payroll for the rest of the team.As a player, A-Rod entertained signing with the Mets as a free agent in 2000. He ultimately signed a record 10-year, $252 million deal with the Texas Rangers. He was then traded to the Yankees, where he won a World Series.J-Lo is from the Bronx, home of the Yankees.last_img read more

Marathon draws more than 1,000 to MDI

first_imgBAR HARBOR — More than 1,000 people came to Mount Desert Island on Sunday for this year’s running of the famed MDI Marathon.Jake Shoemaker of Stow, Mass., won the overall marathon portion of the race with a time of 2 hours, 30 minutes, 32 seconds. His time was 5:25 better than that of the second-place finisher, Old Town’s Erik McCarthy.Leah Frost of Portland was third overall and the race’s top female finisher with a time of 2:49:06. Matthew Browne of Woodside, N.Y., and Dustin Ramsay of Boulder, Colo., rounded out the top five.Bucksport’s Bradford Eslin was Hancock County’s top runner with a 15th-place finish and time of 2:58:35. Bar Harbor’s Aylen Wolf, Dylan Brann and Galen Hecht earned finishes of 19th, 21st and 24th, respectively.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textRebeccah Geib of Bar Harbor placed 124th to finish as the top woman locally. Fellow Bar Harbor natives Maggie Painter (143rd) and Elli Hartig (167th) also had strong finishes on the women’s side. A total of 719 runners competed in the full marathon.Alex Russeau of Dundee, Mich., took first overall in the half-marathon with a time of 1:08:16. His wife, Kaylin Russeau, placed 13th to finish as the top women’s runner.Tobin Peacock of Bar Harbor was the top local finisher in the half-marathon, placing 27th with a time of 1:37:49. Becky Richardson of Blue Hill placed 33rd overall to finish as the top Hancock County woman.The moment of the day, though, went to Bar Harbor’s Bob Chaplin, who donned the bib of his son, Courtney Chaplin. Racing in honor of Courtney, who died four days earlier, the 79-year-old from Bar Harbor finished the half-marathon to the roar of the crowd.last_img read more

Update on the latest in sports:

first_imgUpdate on the latest in sports: Associated Press April 21, 2020 The Spanish club’s executive board says it will donate the entire fee raised by selling the title rights to the Camp Nou to fighting the global pandemic. The Camp Nou has never had a sponsor since it opened in 1957.In other virus-related developments:— Reigning NFL MVP Lamar Jackson admits it was “bad timing.” The Baltimore Ravens quarterback threw footballs to teammate Marquise Brown and former NFL star Antonio Brown during an informal workout in Florida on April 1, without regard to social distancing. Jackson told reporters today that he’s now working out alone.— The deputy head of Germany’s national disease control center has cautioned against coronavirus testing for soccer players in order to restart the league. Regular testing of players and team staff is a key element of a plan to resume German soccer in empty stadiums next month. Robert Koch Institute vice president Lars Schaade says he doesn’t “see why certain sections of the population … should be routinely screened.” Schaade says he would prefer testing to be focused on people who show symptoms or who are linked to an outbreak of the virus.— The men’s and women’s professional tennis tours plan to create a player relief fund to help those in the sport dealing with the financial effects of the coronavirus pandemic. The ATP and WTA say they are in discussions with the International Tennis Federation and the four Grand Slam tournaments. Neither tour provided any specifics about how much money they are pooling or how it will be distributed. No tournaments will be played before mid-July at the earliest. Gronkowski’s agent says the tight end is about to come out of retirement and has accepted a trade to the Buccaneers. The Patriots also would send a seventh-round pick to the Bucs for a fourth-rounder.The deal is pending a physical and would give Brady one of his most dependable pass-catchers. Brady signed a two-year, $50 million contract with the Bucs last month.Gronkowski has caught 521 passes for 7,861 yards and 79 touchdowns in 115 regular-season games. The five-time Pro Bowl selection has another 81 catches for 1,163 yards and 12 TDs in 16 playoff games.The tight end position already was considered one of Tampa Bay’s biggest strengths, with O.J. Howard and Cameron Brate teaming with Pro Bowl receivers Mike Evans and Chris Godwin. They form the best collection of targets Brady has had to work with in more than a decade.MLB-A-ROD-METS Djokovic says he may reconsider stance on vaccinationBELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Novak Djokovic has reiterated he is against taking an anti-coronavirus vaccination if it becomes mandatory to travel, but says he’s open to changing his mind.The top-ranked Djokovic caused a stir when he suggested in a live Facebook chat over the weekend that if a vaccination becomes compulsory on the world tennis tour then he “wouldn’t want to be forced by someone” to take it.Djokovic says in a statement emailed to the AP that despite his personal objection to a vaccine, “if it becomes compulsory, I will have to make a decision whether to do it or not.”OLYMPICS-POSTPONEMENT COSTS A-Rod interested in buying MetsNEW YORK (AP) — The New York Mets were very interested in acquiring Alex Rodriguez through free agency almost 20 years. The situation is now reversed.A-Rod and fiancee Jennifer Lopez have retained J.P. Morgan to represent them in raising capital for a possible bid for the Mets. The move was first reported by Variety and confirmed to The Associated Press by a person familiar with the decision.The three-time AL MVP retired in August 2016 with 698 home runs, a .295 average and 2,086 RBIs in 22 years. He was suspended for the 2014 season for violations of Major League Baseball’s drug agreement and labor contract.BASEBALL-MINOR LEAGUE CONTRACTION — The Associated Press has learned the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee is bracing for cuts of 10% to 20% because of the coronavirus pandemic that has pushed the Olympics back one year and triggered losses across the nation’s sports organizations. The AP received a copy of a letter CEO Sarah Hirshland sent to leaders across the U.S. Olympic world in which she said the exact nature of the cuts would be determined by the end of May.NFL-OBIT-CURTISFormer Colts linebacker Mike Curtis dead at 77ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The hard-hitting, no-nonsense linebacker Mike Curtis has died. He died Monday in St. Petersburg, Florida.Son Clay says on Twitter his father died of “complications from CTE,” a degenerative brain disease. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNFL-BUCCANEERS-GRONKOWSKIBucs acquiring GronkTAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Rob Gronkowski spent nine seasons catching passes from Tom Brady in New England. The two are about to reunite in Tampa Bay.center_img COLLEGE BASKETBALL-NEWSBulls punished for recruiting issuesUNDATED (AP) — The University at Buffalo men’s basketball team has been placed on one-year probation after a former assistant coach was found to have forged recruiting documents.Buffalo also was fined $5,000, agreed to a two-week ban on communicating with potential recruits and reduced its recruiting days by five for the 2020-21 season.The decision was announced by the NCAA and the Mid-American Conference school as part of a negotiated resolution reached today. The school said it self-reported the infractions in October and cooperated with the NCAA investigation. Minor leagues prepared to accept contraction planNEW YORK (AP) — A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press that the minor leagues are prepared to agree to Major League Baseball’s proposal to cut guaranteed affiliations from 160 to 120 next year.The plan would impact hundreds of prospects and cut player development expenses. An electronic negotiating session is scheduled for Wednesday.MLB last year proposed cutting 42 affiliates. The minors have fought the plan, but the new coronavirus pandemic has changed the dynamic and sapped minor league teams of revenue and willingness to fight.VIRUS OUTBREAK-DJOKOVIC The league plans to maintain a 144-game regular-season schedule but has decided scrap its all-star game and shorten the first round of the playoffs from a best-of-five to best-of-three series.The KBO says it could shorten the regular season if infections erupt. The league will advise players to wear face masks in locker rooms and require them to download smartphone apps to report their daily health status to league officials.SOCCER-BARCELONA STADIUMNaming rights to be sold to iconic Barcelona stadium to benefit virus fightBARCELONA (AP) — Barcelona’s soccer team will sell the title rights to its famed stadium for one year in an effort to raise money for the fight against the coronavirus. The Playing Rules Oversight Panel also approved the rules change no longer requiring players to head to the locker room after being penalized for targeting. All other aspects of the rule discouraging above-the-shoulders contact remain the same.SOUTH KOREA-BASEBALLSouth Korean season to begin in May without fansSEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s professional baseball league has decided to begin its season on May 5.The games will be played without fans until the risk of infection from the coronavirus is gone. In other college basketball news:— Ball State guard K.J. Walton will return for his sixth college season after receiving a waiver from the NCAA and the approval of the Mid-American Conference. The former Missouri player sat out the 2017-18 because of college basketball’s transfer rule and played just 10 games last season because of an ankle injury that required surgery. He has started 35 games of the 42 he’s appeared in with the Cardinals and averages 11.7 points and 4.5 rebounds.COLLEGE FOOTBALL-NCAA RULESNCAA alters video reviews, targeting rulesINDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The NCAA has announced a pace-of-play guideline for instant replay officials to complete video reviews in less than two minutes of a college football game. Conflict over who will pay for the Olympic delayTOKYO (AP) — An open conflict has broken out between Tokyo Olympic organizers and the IOC over who will be paying for the unprecedented year-long postponement.Tokyo spokesman Masa Takaya says the organizing committee asked the Switzerland-based IOC to remove a comment from its website suggesting that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe agreed that Japan would pay most of the postponement costs.Media reports in Japan estimate the year-long delay caused by the coronavirus pandemic will cost $2 billion to $6 billion.Takaya says it was not appropriate for Abe’s name to be linked. The IOC removed the reference. Curtis helped the Colts win a Super Bowl during a 14-year career spent predominantly in Baltimore. He earned the nickname “Mad Dog” because of his fierce play in the middle of a strong Baltimore defense. His interception in the waning minutes of the 1970 Super Bowl set up the winning field goal in the Colts’ win over Dallas.Mike Curtis was 77 years old.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6last_img read more

McPherson to have jersey retired

first_img Related Stories McNabb to have jersey retired Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on May 17, 2013 at 3:59 pm Contact Jacob: | @Jacob_Klinger_center_img Syracuse will retire former quarterback Don McPherson’s No. 9 jersey at SU’s game Oct. 5 against Clemson, SU Athletics announced in a release Friday afternoon.McPherson was an All-American in 1987 and  finished second in the Heisman voting for that season. In McPherson’s senior year, he led the Orangemen to an undefeated season that ended with SU tying Auburn in the Sugar Bowl.He was taken in the sixth round of the 1988 NFL draft with the 149th overall pick by the Philadelphia Eagles before playing four seasons in the NFL and three in the Canadian Football League. In 2009, he was enshrined in the college football Hall of Fame.McPherson currently works as an advocate preventing men’s violence against women.His is the first of two jerseys Syracuse is set to retire this season as Donovan McNabb’s No. 5 will be retired Nov. 2 against Wake Forest.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Commentslast_img read more

LeoVegas edges Pinnacle in the Tipster Challenge at Catterick

first_imgShare 1Sarah Shannon – OneBet210.38 2Stephen Harris – bettingexpert29.46 3Edward Rycroft – LeoVegas37.80 4Harry Lang – Pinnacle47.00 5Alexman – OLBG25.10 6Tim Reynolds – Sun Bets25.00 7Steven Mullington – 888sport24.57 8Ben Cleminson – Square in the Air24.50 9Conall McSorley – Metric Gaming14.00 10Charlie McCann – BetVictor12.25 11Alex Donohue – ODDSbible12.00 12Rupert Adams – William Hill10.50 Submit Björn Nilsson: How Triggy is delivering digestible data through pre-set triggers August 28, 2020 Both of our guests made it into the top four in the Tipster Challenge, with Edward Rycroft from LeoVegas edging Pinnacle’s Harry Lang despite achieving fewer victories.On a day of sustained success at Catterick, Rycroft’s three race wins amounted to 7.80 points, while Lang only mustered 7.00 points from four victories including his Nap of the Day ‘Three Duchesses’.Meanwhile, bettingexpert’s Stephen Harris saw his weekly average reduced to 9.46 points after ten weeks of action, after recording just the two wins on Searanger and Khitaamy.Race Winners at Catterick:Reflect Alexander – 4/5Searanger – 11/4Three Duchesses – EvensMeshardal – 3/1Khitaamy – 6/5Yorkshiredebut – 2/1Swansway – 4/1Tipster Challenge 2017 Leaderboard StumbleUpon Danske Spil calls for esports makeover with Pinnacle Solution August 25, 2020center_img Related Articles Share RankTipsterRace WinsPoints Kambi takes full control of LeoVegas sportsbook portfolio August 26, 2020 bettingexpert and a rotation of guests will be providing expert tips for a specific Wednesday race meet.We will keep record of points won each week and the number of race wins for each.The guests will compete individually, with their points going up against the average total for bettingexpert.The new tips will be published on Wednesday ahead of the race meet, and the results will be available on Thursday.For the competition, we will assume that all selections are backed with 1 point.Lost tips will count as 0 and won bets will be added to the leaderboard at SP value.Each tipster will get a ‘Nap of the Day’ each week which scores double points.For example, if bettingexpert’s Stephen Harris backs a winning horse at 8/1, he will get 8 points; if he has put this horse forward as his ‘Nap of the Day’, the reward is 16 points.last_img read more

This week in Esports: Gillette partner with EDward Gaming, ESL reveal Facebook plans and…

first_imgThere’s not a huge amount of information regarding the deal, yet the Adrenaline Rush deal is seen as part of a “global cooperation” and is labelled the “first project” thus implying that the PepsiCo partnership has wider implications and possibilities. It’s not the first time Adrenaline Rush has been in and around esports, however. Adrenaline Rush was the title sponsor of the “Adrenaline Cyber League”, a tournament in which 16 CIS/Russian teams were invited to qualify, and two teams were directly invited to the four team LAN finals. FlipSid3 Tactics and Tengri were joined by qualifiers Gambit Gaming and Team Spirit, with Gambit taking home first place and $50,000 (£38,400), half of the total $100,000 (£76,800) prize pool.It will be interesting to see how this partnership develops.Read the full article here. It’s been another busy week in esports news as non-endemics have continued to plough into the space at an astonishing rate. This time, however, it’s non-endemics that have already entered esports simply expanding. The biggest news comes arguably from Gillette as Chinese League of Legends team EDward Gaming join the likes of the New England Patriots and FC Barcelona as Gillette partnered teams. Elsewhere, ESL has revealed comprehensive plans for Facebook live streaming and ESforce has revealed a partnership with PepsiCo. Gillette and EDward Gaming enter partnershipGillette has revealed the brand’s first ever global esports team partner, EDward Gaming (“EDG”). EDward Gaming remains one of the top Chinese League of Legends teams in the world.It’s not the brand’s first foray into esports. Enrique “xPeke” Cedeno is already an ambassador for the brand and earlier this year Gillette partnered with ESL, sponsoring the Intel Extreme Masters (IEM) World Championship. Gillette were on site throughout Katowice handing out free products. The move to partner with EDG shows an expanded commitment to the esports industry.John Mang, Vice President, Global Gillette commented: “The commitment to precision and performance under pressure displayed by professional League of Legends teams was inspiring to us and ultimately led us to partner with Gillette’s first esports team EDG, the top team in China and one that’s posed to break out on the global stage in 2017.”Click here to read the full article.ESL reveal comprehensive Facebook plansESL has revealed that all IEM and ESL One events will be broadcast in up to six different languages on ESL Facebook pages. Furthermore, it will show multiple National Championships and online leagues. It also revealed that exclusive backstage content from ESL’s stadium events will go on Facebook Live where fans have the chance to interact directly with their favourite players and casters through AMAs. It comes as a big move to increase their content on the world’s largest community network as ESL aims to expand its reach and permeate a mainstream audience. There will be a completely new and exclusive weekly stream focused on ESEA Rank S, in which viewers can follow the highest level of EU and NA ladder play in a show that mixes commentary with team audio. In addition to the 30 hours of weekly Rank S streaming, there will be a weekly half an hour show hosted by Mark “Boq” Wilson focused on Rank S and current occurrences in ESEA and CS:GO in general. It’s important to note that although the content is increasing, all of the IEM and ESL big events are non-exclusive so will continue to be broadcast elsewhere.Click here to read the full article. ESforce and PepsiCo join forcesESforce has announced a partnership with PepsiCo which will specifically see energy drink brand Adrenaline Rush become a partner with one of ESforce’s teams, last_img read more