Governor Wolf’s Week, January 8 – January 14, 2017

first_imgLike Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: The Blog,  Weekly Update This week, Governor Wolf was joined by members of his administration and the General Assembly to announce that Pennsylvania received a $25 million federal investment to improve rural healthcare and hospitals.Governor Wolf and PennDOT also announced that $33 million in federal funds were made available to improve 51 alternative transportation projects across the Commonwealth.Combatting the opioid epidemic is a top priority for the governor. This week, he was able to tour and host roundtable discussions at Centers of Excellence in Bethlehem and Connellsville.Governor Wolf continued his “Jobs that Pay” tour at Jyoti Natural Foods in Sharon Hill. He also made several job creation and business expansion announcements for Allegheny and Delaware counties, Indiana County, and Luzerne County.Governor Wolf’s Week, January 8 – January 14, 2017Monday, 1/9/17On “Jobs that Pay” Tour, Governor Wolf Visits Jyoti Natural Foods in Sharon HillGovernor Wolf Highlights Importance of Career, Technical Education at PA FFA Mid-Winter Convention during 101st PA Farm ShowTuesday, 1/10/17Ahead of Future Winter Storms, Governor Wolf PennDOT Stress Safety, PreparednessGovernor Wolf Announces 51 PennDOT Projects Statewide to Improve Transportation AlternativesGovernor Wolf Announces New Jobs in Luzerne County with Establishment of American Paper Bag FacilityGovernor Wolf Announces Creation of 392 New Jobs in Allegheny and Delaware Counties with Expansion of SAPWednesday, 1/11/17In Bethlehem, Governor Wolf Hosts Roundtable to Discuss State Efforts to Battle Opioid EpidemicThursday, 1/12/17Governor Wolf, Treasurer Reese Consolidate Investments to Cut Millions in Wall Street FeesGovernor Wolf Announces $25 Million Federal Investment in Pennsylvania’s Rural Health SystemGovernor Wolf Announces Business Fee Exemptions for Military Veterans and ReservistsFriday, 1/13/17In Connellsville, Governor Wolf Hosts Roundtable to Discuss State Efforts to Battle Opioid EpidemicGovenror Wolf Announces New Jobs with Expansion of Core-Mark Holding International in Luzerne CountyGovernor Wolf Announces 50 New Jobs with Gordon Sinclair Expansion in Indiana CountyGovernor Wolf Congratulates Pittsburgh-Based American Robotics, Inc. for U.S. Department of Defense Designation as a New Advanced Robotics Manufacturing Innovation HubHighlights from The BlogFour Ways Governor Tom Wolf is Cutting Costs and Streamlining GovernmentWATCH: How to Save a Life with NaloxoneHow Pennsylvania Will Fight to Protect Health Insurance and Treatment for Substance Use DisordersGovernor Wolf and PennDOT Announce Funding for 51 Alternative Transportation Projects (Round-Up)Governor Wolf and Treasurer Reese Announce Cuts in Wall Street Fees by Consolidating Investments (Round-Up)Highlights from TwitterHere in PA, I will never sign any bill that forces women to undergo unnecessary, intrusive medical procedures. -TW— Governor Tom Wolf (@GovernorTomWolf) January 10, 2017 By: Eryn Spangler, Press Assistant Medicaid Expansion has given 63,000 in PA access to addiction treatment. We can’t allow them or any PA’ians to undergo a lapse in care.— Governor Tom Wolf (@GovernorTomWolf) January 12, 2017 SHARE Email Facebook Twitter January 13, 2017 Governor Wolf’s Week, January 8 – January 14, 2017last_img read more

Veteran Misbah-ul-Haq to lead Pakistan in Caribbean

first_imgLAHORE, Pakistan (CMC) – Under-fire Test captain Misbah-ul-Haq will lead Pakistan on their three-match tour of the Caribbean starting in April, after rejecting calls for his ouster and making himself available.Calls for the veteran player to step down had intensified in recent months following Pakistan’s poor form which saw them lose all five of their last Tests to New Zealand and Australia.But the 42-year-old – he turns 43 in May – said it was important that he stay on to help Pakistan end their losing skid.“I am committed to the Pakistan Test team and that’s why I’ve made myself available,” Misbah said.“We as a team will do our best to lift ourselves from the slump which we’ve had by losing six Tests on the trot.”Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Shaharyar Khan confirmed he had been informed by Misbah of his decision and that had been conveyed to the selection panel.A PCB statement subsequently indicated that Misbah would be at the helm for the West Indies series.“Accordingly the chairman has approved his appointment as captain of the Pakistan Test team for the upcoming Test series in West Indies,” the statement said.“The chairman has also approved the appointment of Sarfaraz Ahmad as vice-captain of the Pakistan Test side.”Misbah has led Pakistan in 53 of his 72 Tests, winning 24, losing 18 and drawing 11. Last October, he steered the hosts to a convincing 2-1 victory over the Windies in a three-match series in the United Arab Emirates.Since then, however, he presided over a 2-0 loss to the Black Caps and a 3-0 defeat to the Aussies away from home.Pakistan face West Indies in the opening Test at Sabina Park in Jamaica from April 22 to 26, in the second Test at Kensington Oval in Barbados from April 30 to May 4 before clashing in the final game at Windsor Park in Dominica from May 10 to 14.last_img read more

Freeman lights up Sydney Olympics to kick off new millennium

first_imgLast Updated: 15th August, 2020 06:58 IST Freeman Lights Up Sydney Olympics To Kick Off New Millennium With the Tokyo Olympics postponed for a year because of the coronavirus pandemic, The Associated Press is looking back at the history of Summer Games. Here are some of the highlights of the 2000 Olympics in Sydney With the Tokyo Olympics postponed for a year because of the coronavirus pandemic, The Associated Press is looking back at the history of Summer Games. Here are some of the highlights of the 2000 Olympics in Sydney.After igniting the cauldron to open the first Games of the millennium, Cathy Freeman lit up Sydney Olympic Stadium again 10 nights later by winning an era-defining gold medal for Australia.Images of Freeman in the luminescent full-length costume she wore at the opening ceremony and in her hooded, full-length racing suit have become iconic of the 2000 Olympics. She was the first person to light the cauldron and win a gold medal at the same Olympics.Freeman surged past Lorraine Graham and Katharine Merry to win the women’s 400 meters in front of 112,524 spectators. After unzipping her racing suit and sitting down on the track to take off her running shoes, Freeman collected the red, yellow and black Indigenous flag and the Australian flag for a victory lap.It was Australia’s 100th Olympic gold medal, and one of significance. Freeman had been criticized in 1994 by a team official when she carried the two flags to celebrate a victory at the Commonwealth Games. But after becoming the first Aboriginal person from Australia to win an individual Olympic gold, she was universally celebrated.“The whole story has become larger than who I am,” Freeman said in a reflection for the International Olympic Committee. She played a powerful role for the reconciliation movement in Australia, where Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have become the most disadvantaged minority group since British settlement in 1788.Influential Olympic figure Sebastian Coe later described that Sept. 25, 2000, session of track and field as the best he’d ever seen. That night also featured Michael Johnson defending his 400 title, Jonathan Edwards winning the triple jump, and a classic 10,000 final when Haile Gebrselassie edged Paul Tergat in a sprint finish.After two weeks of hearing “no worries, mate” from chirpy volunteers and ’Oi, oi, oi!” from Aussie crowds, long-time IOC President Juan Antonio Samaranch gave the games his highest rating, declaring Sydney as the “best Olympic Games ever.”DUEL IN THE POOLA 17-year-old Ian Thorpe set the tone on his first day of competition with a world record in the 400-meter freestyle before anchoring the Australian team to a dramatic win in the 4×100 freestyle relay by overhauling American Gary Hall Jr. But it was the U.S. team that surged back to win the duel in the pool, taking 14 golds against five apiece for Australia and Netherlands. Sprinters Inge de Bruijn (3) and Pieter van den Hoogenband (2) collected all the Dutch gold medals between them.ERIC THE EELEric Moussambani of Equatorial Guinea won the hearts of the crowd and millions watching on TV when he swam in the 100-meter freestyle despite the fact he’d only trained for a few months.Some feared Moussambani would drown as he flailed, almost without putting his head in the water, but he managed to complete two laps solo.Moussambani received a raucous, standing ovation despite his slow time and became one of the unlikely heroes of the games.RULON RULESIn one of the biggest shockers, Russian wrestler Alexander Karelin, a three-time defending gold medalist, lost the super heavyweight title match to American outsider Rulon Gardner.Gardner, who’d never won a major medal, later said of his win: “It wasn’t until it was over that I knew I could.”Samaranch had attended the final expecting to present a fourth Olympic gold medal to Karelin, who had never lost in international competition and had not surrendered a point in a decade.LOST GOLDU.S. sprinter Marion Jones was among the biggest stars of the games, finishing with three gold medals — including the 100- and 200-meters — and two bronzes.She achieved this despite the backdrop of allegations her husband, shot putter C.J. Hunter, had used steroids and was caught in a pre-Games test.Jones repeatedly denied doping but, in 2007, she admitted lying to federal agents about her use of performance-enhancing drugs before the Sydney Games and pleaded guilty in court. She spent six months in jail and the IOC stripped Jones of all five of her Olympic medals.The gold medal for the women’s 100 in Sydney was not re-awarded.OARSOME ACHIEVEMENTSteve Redgrave became Britain’s most successful Olympian when his crew won the coxless fours, giving him rowing gold medals at five consecutive Olympics. Redgrave won his first Olympic gold in the coxed fours at the 1984 Los Angeles Games, and retired after winning in Sydney.GIVING IT A TRITriathlon made its Olympic debut with Brigitte McMahon winning the women’ gold for Switzerland, passing Aussie Michelie Jones in the shadows of the Sydney Opera House in one of the events of the Games.Image credits: AP COMMENT SUBSCRIBE TO US LIVE TV Written Bycenter_img Associated Press Television News WATCH US LIVE First Published: 15th August, 2020 06:58 IST FOLLOW USlast_img read more

Recipe: Turned Cornmeal/Coo Coo

first_imgTurned cornmeal or coo coo is an all in one meal that is cooked in many Caribbean countries. It is very nutritious and tasty.What you will need:1 tablespoon Cooking Oil3 strips Bacon, chopped1 small Tomato, chopped2 stalks Scallion (green onion), chopped1 cooking Onion, chopped1 teaspoon Salt1/4 teaspoon Black Pepper1/2 teaspoon dried Thyme or (1 teaspoon fresh)2 cups Coconut Milk1 1/2 cup Cornmeal1 cup Cold Water1/4 teaspoon West Indian Hot Pepper Sauce1 tablespoon Butter or MargarineMethodFry bacon in cooking oil until crisp2. Add tomato, scallion and cooking onion to the pot and saute until they tender3. Add salt, black pepper and thyme and stir4. Pour coconut milk into pot and bring to a boil; in the meantime, mix water and cornmeal together until smooth5. Add hot pepper sauce and butter or margarine6 Stir in cornmeal mixture; keep “turning” until cornmeal thickens and cooks through; about 10 minutes after adding the cornmeal.Makes 4 to 6 servingslast_img read more

Photo of the Day for Monday, May 20

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisToday’s ‘Photo of the Day’ was sent in by Linda Smith. Linda captured this photo of a few birds hanging out. She said they must have our 20 different species by them. If you have a photo that you would like to send us, email [email protected] Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: Birds, Photo of the Day, SpeciesContinue ReadingPrevious Presque Isle County woman dies in house fireNext Early Monday morning car crash in Alcona Countylast_img