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first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Statement Harrisburg, PA – Governor Wolf released the following statement on the failure of the Senate to act on HB 2375:“The Senate’s inaction on HB 2375 is incredibly disappointing and frustrating for so many Pennsylvanians.“Just weeks after Republicans and Democrats came together to pass fiscally responsible and comprehensive unemployment insurance reform that would provide benefits to 44,000 Pennsylvanians, the failure to move this critical legislation leaves the system’s staffing and operations in upheaval.“The failure to pass this bill now also means that the unemployment insurance system will be forced to lay off workers and close centers who process claims for the very people who are newly eligible to receive benefits because they are out of work and looking for a new job.“Though these impacts will be real and immediate, I will continue to provide workers with additional training opportunities and resources to help them get back to work.”Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: November 16, 2016center_img Governor Wolf Statement on the Senate’s Failure to Act on HB 2375last_img read more

first_img December 02, 2016 Press Release,  Weather Safety Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today announced that the federal government has granted his request for federal disaster assistance to reimburse state agencies, county and municipal governments and other eligible private non-profits for costs associated with significant flash flooding in Bradford, Centre, Lycoming and Sullivan counties on Oct. 21, 2016.“This flooding caused considerable damage to state and local infrastructure, and the financial impact would have caused significant strain on the communities and their economies,” said Governor Wolf. “This assistance will make a big difference in these communities that simply cannot absorb the cost of repairs.”The overall estimated total costs associated with this major disaster declaration are $33.2 million, which exceeds the commonwealth’s federally-established threshold of $18.1 million. Federal reimbursement will cover up to 75 percent of county costs incurred on eligible expenses, such as costs associated with paying overtime, repairs to damaged public infrastructure, equipment rentals, materials, search and rescue operations, and opening and operating shelters. It is important to note that total costs may fluctuate as applications for assistance are reviewed at both the state and federal levels.Over the coming weeks, staff from the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency will hold meetings with applicants to thoroughly review all application documentation before forwarding it to the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The process is expected to take several weeks, and all reimbursements are handled electronically.Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Governor Wolf Announces Federal Disaster Funding for October Floodingcenter_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

first_imgJCD varsity track traveled to Batesville for a 4way with North Decatur and Hauser.Final Scores. Girls-Batesville 122, North Decatur 40, Hauser 40 and JCD 39.   Boys-Batesville 136, Hauser 53, North Decatur 29and JCD 21.Scoring for JCD:Kelsey Bowling 1st 100H-:16.9, 2nd LJ 15’1,Jenna Hughes 1st 400M 1:00.7,3rd 200D – :28.5,Shianna Bellingham 5th 800M- 2:52, 4th-3200 – 15:02Rosie Newhart 1st Shot – 33’5, 2nd Disc 99’9,Alex Tornstandt 5th Shot 27’2Sasha Wagner 4th HJ 4’6″.Alvio Delgado 4th 110H- :21.3,Eli Wagner 4th 100D :12.3,2nd LJ 18’3Rodney Dobbs 3rd 1600M-5:11,Thiago Kapps 3rd 300H- :44.2,Chris Kissel 3rd – 800M 2:26,Micheal Schmitt 6th Disc 92’1.Courtesy of Eagles Coach Larry Hammond.last_img read more

first_img Read Also: La Liga: Barcelona secure vital 4-1 La Liga win at VillarrealIt was a remarkable way to end the game as match-winner Ocampos also became the hero at the other end, saving the effort from the Serbian, who himself is famed for stopping goals – not scoring them! The result strengthened Sevilla’s grip on fourth place, with Eibar remaining 16th FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Best & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeThe Best Cars Of All Time12 Celebrities Who Almost Ruined Their Careers With One Movie10 Most Evil Female Characters In Disney MoviesBest Car Manufacturers In The WorldThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The WorldWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Xi Ding Created Caricature Version Of Marvel Characters5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayThe Absolute 10 Greatest Shows In HBO History The home side’s defence could not clear the ball, which fell to Eibar goalkeeper Dmitrovic whose stabbed effort at goal was saved by Ocampos. You can see the incredible moment below: Monday night’s La Liga clash between Sevilla and Eibar had long appeared to be a relatively straightforward home victory for Julen Lopetegui’s team. Lucas Ocampos opened the scoring for the hosts early in the second half and the team led 1-0 going into injury time, when a chaotic chain of events began. The first was a worrying knee injury for the Andalusian side’s goalkeeper Tomas Vaclik, who was forced off the pitch – but Sevilla had no substitutions remaining. That meant that they had to finish with just 10 players on the pitch, with Ocampos the player volunteering to take Vaclik’s goalkeeping jersey to complete the game. Lengthy stoppage time was added due to the time lapse on the injury and Eibar, who are battling against relegation this season, threw everything but the kitchen sink in search of an equaliser – with their goalkeeper Marko Dmitrovic encouraged forward as one last throw of the dice. In the 10th minute of injury time at the end of the game, the Basque side pumped the ball into Sevilla’s penalty area and a goalmouth scramble ensued.Advertisement Loading… last_img read more

first_imgSome political observers worry that this year’s census will experience the same technological issues as the recent Iowa caucus, but on a larger scale.The U.S. Census Bureau plans to use the internet along with mobile apps to have citizens respond.However, a government watchdog agency, in addition to the Census Bureau’s inspector general and some lawmakers, are concerned whether those systems are ready.“I must tell you, the Iowa (caucus) debacle comes to mind when I think of the census going digital,” Eleanor Holmes Norton, the congressional delegate for the District of Columbia, said last week at a hearing on the census.Experts also consider the census to be an attractive target for anyone seeking to create chaos and undermine confidence in the U.S. government.In a worst-case scenario, records could be deleted or corrupted with junk data.The Census Bureau says responses to the questionnaire will be kept confidential through encryption. It is also working with the Department of Homeland Security and private-sector security experts to prevent cyber attacks. In addition, the agency is blocking foreign IP addresses and stopping bots from completing fake responses.It has also developed back-up systems.“All systems are go,” bureau Director Steven Dillingham said.In addition, there are concerns that the Census Bureau has not finalized its backup plans for the online questionnaire system. The bureau still has nearly 190 corrective actions for cybersecurity that are considered “high risk” or “very high risk,” the Government Accountability Office says.Last summer, the bureau’s Office of Inspector General identified weaknesses such as the inability for the Census Bureau to recover cloud-stored data in case of a large-scale attack or disaster.In Iowa, a new smartphone app was blamed for a delay in the reporting of results from the first presidential contests. Fewer than 200,000 voters chose a candidate.By contrast, the census will count residents in almost 130 million households with the assistance of 52 IT systems. That headcount is considered the largest peacetime operation the government has undertaken.An accurate count is important for determining how many congressional seats each state receives, as well as for the distribution of $1.5 trillion in federal spending. Respondents who do not want to answer the online questionnaire will still have the option to complete it by telephone or by mailing in a paper form.The Census Bureau is prepared to distribute millions of paper forms in the event a catastrophe prevents people from responding online, according to officials.“We can recover data if we had a breach,” says Albert Fontenot, an associate director at the bureau. “At the worst case, we would send someone out to re-collect that data.”last_img read more

first_imgThat’s the prediction of the Chairman of the Friends of Tipperary Football Pete Savage, who says the side’s displays in the upcomg league campaign will have a big influence on whether or not they attract more spectators to their games.Tipp’s first Division 3 match will be against Antrim at Semple Stadium on Sunday.Pete believes what happens between now and the start of April is crucial to extending the fan base. Tipp FM will bring you live coverage of Tipperary V Antrim from 1.50pm on Sunday in association with Cleary Motors, Thurles and Stapleton’s Bakery, Roscrea.last_img read more

first_imgWIMBLEDON 2017Briton Johanna Konta’s hopes of a first Wimbledon final ended with a straight-set semi-final defeat by five-time champion Venus Williams. The 37-year-old American 10th seed played superbly to win 6-4 6-2 on Centre Court and set up a final against Spain’s Garbine Muguruza.Sixth seed Konta, 26, had hoped to become the first British woman in a Wimbledon singles final since 1977.She will break into the top five for the first time in the next rankings.Virginia Wade, the last British woman to win the title, 40 years ago, said: “Maybe 41 years will be her number.“It was sad she couldn’t come through in an anniversary year, and it’s so long since we had a winner, but I think next year she could make it, or make it to the final and progress that little bit more.”Williams is the oldest Grand Slam singles finalist since Martina Navratilova finished runner-up at Wimbledon in 1994.The American, through to her ninth final, won her first Wimbledon title in 2000 and the most recent of her seven major victories came on Centre Court in 2008.“I’ve played a lot of finals here,” Williams told BBC Sport. “One more win will be amazing. It won’t be a given but I’ll give it my all.”She will next face Muguruza, the 14th seed, who thrashed unseeded Slovakian Magdalena Rybarikova 6-1 6-1 in just 64 minutes to advance to her second Wimbledon final.The Spaniard finished runner-up to Serena Williams in 2015, before beating the American to win the French Open in 2016.In a tight contest between two of the best servers in the game, Williams worked her way to victory with smarter serving and more effective returns.The American, playing her 20th Wimbledon, showed all her experience to edge out Konta and end British hopes in this year’s singles events.It was Konta under the greater early pressure at 30-30 or deuce in her opening four service games, with Williams standing inside the baseline to attack the second serve, but the Briton calmly played her way out of trouble.Konta then earned the first two break points of the match at 4-4 but it brought the best out of Williams, who produced a backhand winner, a 106mph second serve and a forehand winner.The former world number one would carry that momentum through the rest of the match, finding big second serves and aiming at the body to restrict Konta to just 13 points on the return as her forehand in particular leaked errors.Konta fell 0-40 down to offer up three set points in game 10, firing a backhand long on the second, and Williams got the decisive break at 3-1 in the second.There was no chink of light on the Williams serve for the home crowd on Centre Court to get excited about, and Konta could only watch as the American arrowed a forehand past her down the line on her third match point.“The crowd were very nice to me,” added Williams. “The crowd were so fair, I know they love Jo. I think Jo handled the pressure.“No point was easy. I tried to climb on top and get another point.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

first_imgVITAS Healthcare, the nation’s leading provider of end-of-life care, has contributed $5,000 in sponsorship to support the efforts of Friends of Good Shepherd International in opening The Good Shepherd Medical Centre in Montego Bay, Jamaica.The medical complex, scheduled to open on June 6, 2018, expects to serve thousands of the island’s impoverished citizens through various healthcare and dental services for adults, elderly and children. VITAS’ support will be recognized by an honorary plaque naming one of the center’s rooms.“As VITAS employees, we are proud to make a difference every day through serving others,” says Donna Borland, general manager of VITAS Healthcare in Broward County. “Our staff have a commendable spirit of compassion and love for the children and adults in Jamaica. We are proud to partner with Friends of Good Shepherd to support this much-needed healthcare facility for Jamaica’s indigent communities, where no one is turned away.”During a mission trip in 2014, VITAS staff dedicated service, time and expertise to Montego Bay communities, including fundraising efforts to purchase washing machines and medical supplies. Today, VITAS Healthcare of Broward, Dade and Palm Beach continue to send donations of food, clothing and supplies to support Friends of Good Shepherd.For more information about VITAS services, call 1.877.848.2701 or visit read more

first_img Source: BBC Bayern Munich have signed Croatia winger Ivan Perisic on a one-year loan from Italian club Inter Milan.The deal includes an option for the German champions to buy the 30-year-old at the end of it.Arsenal made an approach to sign Perisic in January, while he has also been linked with Manchester United.Perisic has previously played for Borussia Dortmund and Wolfsburg, who he left in 2015 to join Inter, in the Bundesliga.He also helped Croatia to the 2018 World Cup final, which they lost to France.“I’m very glad to be back in Germany,” he said. “Bayern are one of the biggest clubs in Europe.“We want to go on the attack, not only in the Bundesliga and the DFB Cup, but also in the Champions League.”last_img read more