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Philadelphia Mayor, City Council, Superintendent Agree Restore Pennsylvania Will Boost Urban Renewal

first_img Press Release,  Restore Pennsylvania Harrisburg, PA – The School District of Philadelphia, Philadelphia City Council and Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney have voiced their support of Gov. Tom Wolf’s aggressive infrastructure plan, Restore Pennsylvania.“Philadelphia is a historic city that has seen tremendous growth in recent years, but our lack of investment in infrastructure is holding back potential further development,” said Gov. Wolf. “I am proud that Philadelphia officials are recognizing the potential for Restore Pennsylvania to assist with issues like removing lead paint in schools, remediating blight and restoring greenspace.”The governor toured John H. Taggart School in Philadelphia last month to see how Restore Pennsylvania could assist the district with addressing issues like lead paint contamination. The school district has a backlog of $5 billion worth of infrastructure repairs, some of which are keeping students from their full learning potential. Restore Pennsylvania could assist with funding many of these projects.“Philadelphia is the largest school district in the state with over 200,000 students who depend on public education to give them an opportunity to excel and have a bright future,” said Superintendent William R. Hite Jr. in a letter to the General Assembly. “We are at a critical point and we cannot afford to take chances with our children’s health and well-being. We fully support Restore PA so we can address some of the hazardous conditions in our school buildings.”Mayor Kenney said in a letter to the General Assembly that Restore Pennsylvania aligns with his administration’s Rebuild program, which has made critical investments to Philadelphia’s communities. Ninety percent of the more than 400 neighborhood parks, recreation centers and libraries that provide safe spaces for Philadelphia residents are in need of investment, he said.“Restore Pennsylvania and Rebuild are two vital ways that we can put much needed tax dollars to use for investment into the places that need it most, our neighborhoods,” said Mayor Kenney. “On behalf of all Philadelphians, I urge you to support Restore Pennsylvania.”Philadelphia City Council also unanimously approved a resolution formally urging the General Assembly to support Restore Pennsylvania.Restore Pennsylvania is a statewide plan to aggressively address the commonwealth’s vital infrastructure needs. Funded through a commonsense severance tax that the Independent Fiscal Office has determined will be primarily paid for by out-of-state residents, Restore Pennsylvania is the only plan that will help make Pennsylvania a leader in the 21st century.View the full Restore Pennsylvania plan. April 25, 2019 SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img Philadelphia Mayor, City Council, Superintendent Agree Restore Pennsylvania Will Boost Urban Renewallast_img read more

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Swinging MPs in firing line

first_imgNZ Herald 11 Feb 2013Opponents of a law change to allow same-sex marriage are stepping up their campaign, targeting MPs they feel may change their vote at the bill’s next hurdle.Conservative lobby group Family First has published 100,000 leaflets which list the arguments against the passing of Labour MP Louisa Wall’s private member’s bill.They also list politicians who have voted inconsistently on legislation which affected marriage or had spoken against gay marriage.Director Bob McCoskrie said the pamphlet aimed to empower opponents of the bill and highlight that many politicians could turn against it after the select committee stage.“This is really the third time they have voted on marriage, or redefining marriage, so to speak. Within the National Party it appears they voted a particular way and now they’re voting differently.”He said the party was having an “identity crisis” on the bill, which was decided by a personal vote, while all other parties were mostly united in their support or opposition.The six-page pamphlet showed that many MPs had backed gay marriage after previously voting against civil unions in 2004 or a private member’s bill which aimed to define marriage as between a man and a woman read more

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William E. Yorn, Sr., 66

first_imgWilliam E. “Bill” Yorn, Sr., 66, of Greensburg passed away on Sunday, December 11, 2016 at home with his family by his side. Bill was born on January 7, 1950 in Rushville to Louis F. Yorn, Sr. and Helen R. (Priddy) Spears. He was married to Mabel “Kay” Powers on June 3, 1971 and she preceded him in death on October 4, 1998. Bill was an avid guitar player and most of his time was spent playing guitar in a band or solo for his family and friends. He also watched Gunsmoke and Bonanza almost every day. He was an all-around great guy who loved spending time with his family and friends. Bill is survived by a son; William E. “Bill” Yorn, Jr., Greensburg, a daughter; Laura Kay Yorn, Greensburg, 4 brothers; Jimmy Yorn and Kelly Spears, both of Greensburg, and Steve and Robert Taylor, both of Texas, one sister; Shirley Yorn, Greensburg, 9 grandchildren, and 6 great grandchildren. Bill was preceded in death by his parents, wife, two sons; Nick and Tom Yorn, and two brothers; Butch and Johnny Yorn. Visitation will be at Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home on Thursday, December 15 from 11am to 1pm with funeral services starting at 1pm with Pastor Barry Morton officiating. Burial will follow at South Park Cemetery. Memorials can be made to the family through the funeral home.last_img read more

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Indiana FSA director issues ‘2018 Ag Day’ message

first_imgIndianapolis, In. — A Special 2018 Ag Day Message from: Steven E. Brown, State Executive Director, Indiana Farm Service Agency National Agriculture Day Celebrates American Food and Fiber Production March 20 is National Agriculture Day – a day designated each year by the Agriculture Council of America (ACA) to celebrate the accomplishments of agriculture. The Farm Service Agency (FSA) joins the council in thanking American agricultural producers, especially in Indiana, for their contributions to the nation’s outstanding quality of life.This year’s theme, Agriculture: Food for Life, spotlights the hard work of American farmers, ranchers and foresters who diligently work to provide food, fiber and more to the United States and countries around the world. To ensure a prosperous future for American agriculture, FSA provides continuous support to agriculturalists across the country.FSA is rural America’s engine for economic growth, job creation and development, offering local service to millions of rural producers. In fiscal year 2017, USDA Farm Loan Programs provided $6 billion in support to producers across America, the second-highest total in FSA history. FSA also distributed $1.6 billion in Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) payments to over 375,000 Americans to improve water quality, reduce soil erosion and increase wildlife habitat.For agricultural producers who suffered market downturns in 2016, USDA is issuing approximately $8 billion in payments under the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) Programs. USDA also continues to provide extensive assistance in response to natural disasters throughout the country, including last year’s hurricanes in Florida, Texas, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, drought in the northern high plains, wildfires in the west and central plains, floods, tornados, freezes and other catastrophic weather events.To support beginning farmers and ranchers, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue signed a Memorandum of Understanding with officials from SCORE, the nation’s largest volunteer network of expert business mentors, to support new and beginning farmers. The agreement provides new help and resources for beginning farmers, ranchers, veterans, women, socially disadvantaged Americans and others, providing new tools to help them both grow and thrive in agribusiness.I am honored to administer programs that enable our producers to manage their risks when the agriculture industry faces hardship. On behalf of the Farm Service Agency here in Indiana, I would like to thank our agricultural producers for continuing to feed our nation and the world.For more information about FSA programs and services, visit Steven E. BrownState Executive DirectorIndiana Farm Service Agencylast_img read more

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FA Cup: Burnley, Norwich battle for fifth round spot

first_imgRelatedPosts EPL: Foxes attack Burnley Joe Hart pens two-year deal with Tottenham FA Cup replays scrapped in 2020-21 to ease fixture pressure Burnley vs. Norwich City Venue: Turf Moor Kick off: 4PMBurnley welcome Premier League rivals Norwich City to Turf Moor this afternoon with a place in the fifth round of the FA Cup up for grabs. The Clarets have regained their form with back-to-back wins in the top flight, while Norwich remain in serious trouble at the foot of the table as focus turns to the domestic cup. Burnley had been accused of sleepwalking their way towards a relegation fight when losing four games on the spin over the Christmas and New Year period, but they have since arrested that alarming slide with successive wins. Beating Leicester City from a goal behind was a massive result for Sean Dyche’s men, especially considering his side looked devoid of any real ideas in the opening 45 minutes. That could well prove to be the turning point in their season, having followed up those three points with another big win away at Manchester United in midweek – their first victory at Old Trafford in 57 years. There is now a seven-point buffer between Burnley in 13th and Bournemouth in the final relegation spot, meaning Dyche may well take the FA Cup a little more seriously. The Clarets made eight alterations to their starting lineup for the third-round win at home to Peterborough United but, given the winnable nature of Saturday’s tie, changes could be kept to a premium in order to keep momentum building. This afternoon’s clash will mark just the second time the sides have met in the FA Cup, with Norwich winning 4-1 the only other time they faced off in a third-round tie eight years ago. The Canaries finished 12th in the Premier League that season, though it is fair to say that their ambitions are a little lower this campaign with time running out to save themselves from relegation. Daniel Farke’s men temporarily revived their survival hopes with a 1-0 win over Bournemouth last weekend, only to concede late on in a 2-1 loss at Tottenham Hotspur on Wednesday, leaving them six points from safety. Norwich will therefore have bigger things on their mind than a cup run, even if there is a seven-day break before their next Premier League outing, a trip to Newcastle United on February 1. Taking all competitions into account, the Canaries have won just one of their 21 away visits to Burnley – a 4-1 victory in April 2004 – with 16 of those matches ending in defeat. With just five wins from 26 games all season, hope will not be high of improving on that disappointing Turf Moor return this weekend. Burnley possible XI: Hart, Lowton, Tarkowski, Long, Pieters, Hendrick, Westwood, Cork, McNeil, Wood, Rodriguez. Norwich City possible XI: McGovern, Byram, Zimmermann, Amadou, Lewis, Tettey, McLean, Cantwell, Stiepermann, Hernandez, Idah.Tags: BurnleyFA CupNorwich CitySean Dychelast_img read more

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Florida Senate passes parental consent abortion bill

first_imgFlorida lawmakers are moving closer to enacting legislation that would require parental consent before a minor can get an abortion.On Thursday, the state Senate voted along party lines to advance the measure.If the measure becomes law, Florida would join 26 other states in requiring at least one parent give written permission authorizing a doctor to terminate the pregnancy of a minor.last_img

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Enjoy the moment, give your best in final: Harmanpreet tells teammates

first_imgMelbourne: India captain Harmanpreet Kaur has conceded her team has been ‘restless’ and might lose momentum from an enforced eight-day break before the final against Australia. It will be more than a week since Harmanpreet’s side last took to the field when they stride onto the MCG turf in front of a huge crowd, taking on Australia in search of a maiden T20 World Cup title.With a straightforward win over Sri Lanka last Saturday followed by a semi-final washout against England, Harmanpreet admitted India has struggled to replicate conditions in the middle and used their time off for rest.“We haven’t been outdoors much and we didn’t manage to play the important game against England,” she said.“We were all in touch and doing indoor training, but it doesn’t give you full confidence because the surface is totally different. Everyone was in good touch and thinking about what they can do for the team.“We did get rest also because when you’re playing for a long time, you need a break. No-one wanted to take rest, everyone was so keen and everyone was on the ground and ready to deal with the situation.”Harmanpreet, who played in front of a sold-out crowd in the 2017 Cricket World Cup final against England at Lord’s, encouraged her team to relish the big stage rather than fretting. IANSAlso Read: T20 WC: Will take Sri Lanka very seriously, says Harmanpreet kaurAlso Watch: NDFB-S General Secretary B R Ferenga likely to join UPPL party soonlast_img read more

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Cricket News Leeds Ashes Test – Reliving the Ben Stokes carnage and the final wicket stand

first_imghighlights England are level 1-1 in the five-match Ashes series.Ben Stokes blasted his eighth century in Tests.Stokes shared a 76-run stand for the last wicket with Jack Leach. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.center_img New Delhi: Ben Stokes had played slightly out of character on day 3 when England were holding fort. Joe Root and Joe Denly had hit fifties but England were still some distance away from the target of 359. In his first 66 balls, Stokes had hit just two runs. He was hit on the helmet by a bouncer from Josh Hazlewood. It might have been a struggle but England were prepared to fight it out. The aggression shown by Jonny Bairstow helped and he raised his scoring slightly. However, with the quick departures of Bairstow, Jos Buttler and Chris Woakes, Stokes buckled down and reached his fifty cautiously. Jofra Archer slogged some boundaries but when he and Stuart Broad fell in quick succession, Stokes had to do something different. Jack Leach had smashed 92 as a night watchman against Ireland opening the innings. However, this was a different level of pressure and opposition. When Leach played out four fot balls against a fired-up James Pattinson, the time was ripe for Stokes to display a mixture of audaciousness and caution. At 286/9, England were still 73 runs behind. It needed a miracle and Stokes chose his moment to turn the momentum.With Tim Paine employing a spread out field and bringing the fielders in for the last couple of balls of the innings, Stokes knew what he had to do. With Nathan Lyon bowling into the rough in the 117th over, the left-hander blasted Lyon for a six down the ground and then nudged a single to the leg side. When Stokes hit three runs and exposed Leach to the final ball which he played out well, England were starting to believe. Lyon was punished in the next over when Stokes hit two further sixes, one to long on and one a switch-hit to deep cover to bring the equation down dramatically. In the 120th over, Stokes took a single off the second ball and displayed enough confidence in Leach to hang in there. The No.11 duly did and England needed under 50. The pressure was right back on Australia. When Pat Cummins came on at the other end, Stokes looked to pierce the gaps in the field and he did successfully, taking two braces. When Cummins missed the length, he was clobbered for yet another six. Stokes was now in the zone where he believed England could do it. Josh Hazlewood, who had taken nine wickets in the match and who took 5/30 to bowl England out for 67 in the first innings, came onto bowl.This was surely Australia’s moment. But, Stokes showed he was the big man for the big occasion. By targeting Australia’s best bowler in these conditions, England were now surging towards the total. A six and two fours, combined with a couple and a single ensured England had knocked off 19 runs off Australia’s best bowler. With 18 runs needed but only one wicket remaining, the momentum was surely with England. The 124th and 125th over encapsulated the moment when the force was with England. Cummins was hoicked to long leg by Stokes but Marcus Harris put a tough catch down. Stokes made the Australians pay with two fours and the equation was down to under 10. When Stokes blasted Lyon down the ground, England needed two runs and then two incidents took place which cost Australia dearly. Lyon missed a run-out off Leach and then the next ball, Stokes missed a sweep and Australia appealed for an LBW. Umpire Joel Wilson gave it not out and Australia did not have reviews.Australia’s poor revieweing and poor umpiring bit them hard and the Test was almost gone. Leach, who had hung in, nudged Cummins to square leg. The Test was tied. Stokes then unleashed a vicious drive through cover and England had achieved their highest chase in Test cricket. Given the moment, given the situation, Stokes’ audacity and Leach’s one run in the 76-run partnership is surely the moment when England’s golden summer is prolonged. Along with the World Cup win, this win could result in the Ashes coming back to England’s shores. last_img read more

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Failed inbounds play leads to overtime, Syracuse loss against Villanova

first_imgAfter Josh Hart’s 3 swished through the net with 11 seconds left in regulation, Syracuse and Villanova retreated to their benches.On one end of the proverbial chess board sat SU head coach Jim Boeheim, and on the other was Villanova head coach Jay Wright. Boeheim set up an in-bounds play that had Kaleb Joseph and Trevor Cooney cross paths and forwards Rakeem Christmas and Chris McCullough stream down the sidelines as safety options.Wright took a defender off the ball in hopes of a five-second violation, knowing that a successful entry pass would lead to free throws and most likely a possession game.After inbounder Michael Gbinije shuffled back-and-forth on the baseline, he burned Syracuse’s final timeout and gave his team a fresh five seconds to get the ball in. But it couldn’t, and a steal by Ryan Arcidiacono led to a JayVaughn Pinkston layup that tied the game with 4.2 seconds to go.“I don’t think it had anything to do with inexperience, we just didn’t get the ball in-bounds,” Boeheim said after Syracuse (6-4) suffered a 82-77 overtime loss to No. 7 Villanova (11-0) at the Wells Fargo Center on Saturday afternoon.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“One play. And we didn’t make the one play.”Take away the foul differential — Syracuse finished with 27 and the Wildcats 17 — that had Christmas, McCullough and Gbinije foul out in overtime and watch the end of the contest from the bench.Take away Pinkston and Darrun Hilliard’s 48 combined points, Joseph’s first career double-double and 18-point games from Gbinije and Christmas, all of which brought a polarized 18,369 fans to points of hysteria and hush.Take away an overtime period that ultimately pushed Villanova five points ahead of the Orange, and you have one play. Eleven seconds that rendered the other 44:49 of game time obsolete.“It’s something that we practice, I was making a cut to the ball and tripped and ended up on the ground,” SU guard Trevor Cooney said. “You try and just get it in, we have no timeouts left and you don’t want to give them the ball right back. You try and make a play and it’s tough, it’s a tough thing to do.”With 20 seconds left, Syracuse got the ball into Cooney and he dribbled up the right sideline before he was fouled by Arcidiacono. He hit both free throws, but couldn’t get open before Gbinije called a timeout after Hart’s 3.Cooney had his leg tangled in a cluster of Villanova defenders in the middle of the court and fell down. He couldn’t remember who was guarding him after the game, and Boeheim wouldn’t comment or whether or not he thought the refs missed a foul on the play.Gbinije then tried to throw it to Christmas on the sideline but the forward couldn’t secure the pass. Pinkston then hit the game-tying layup and bullied a thinned SU frontcourt in a one-sided extra period.The Orange came within 11 seconds and one completion from a signature win, but fell one completion short.“The first time they got it to Cooney, which was not good,” Wright said, smiling. “Second time we did a really good job, we were really aggressive.” Comments Published on December 20, 2014 at 6:30 pm Contact Jesse: | @dougherty_jesse Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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LV BET strikes another volley with Polish partnership

first_img LV BET celebrates Vanarama National League’s return July 17, 2020 Share Submit StumbleUpon Share Related Articles LV BET has strengthened its commitment to volleyball in Poland after becoming the Official Partner of the Polish Women’s Volleyball League and PlusLiga, the highest level of men’s volleyball in the country.The deal, which runs until the end of the current season, represents the latest volleyball partnership for LV BET, after the operator also sponsored the CEV EUROVOLLEY POLAND in 2017.The LV BET logo will appear on LED screens during all league matches, while the cooperation will extend to activities both on social media and the websites of the Professional Volleyball League.Artur Popko, President of Polish Professional Volleyball League, said: “We have gained another partner who will support and help us in the dynamic development of PlusLiga and the Polish Women’s Volleyball League.“LV BET enters very dynamically to the market of sports sponsorship and we are pleased that it plans future with the Polish club volleyball. The new partner will certainly contribute to the creation of the best sports events in our country.”Łukasz Kieza, Country Manager of LV BET Poland, added: “We are glad to be part of the Professional Volleyball League. Polish clubs are among the top European teams for many years. We are confident that the continuation of cooperation with one of the most popular disciplines in Poland will bring mutual benefits.” LV BET nets Vanarama National League betting partnership May 7, 2019 LV Bet names Jarosław “Pashabiceps” Jarząbkowski as new brand ambassador December 20, 2019last_img read more

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