This is bad policy and a giveaway to the uber-wealthy and corporations. I urge Congress to vote no and work on real reform that benefits the middle-class. I am also gravely concerned that the trillion $ deficit from this bill will be used to cut programs like Medicare & Medicaid. https://t.co/8BtQT0Saxt— Governor Tom Wolf (@GovernorTomWolf) December 19, 2017 Weekly Update: Protecting Women’s Reproductive Rights, Standing Up for the Middle Class, and Fighting the Opioid Epidemic December 22, 2017 Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf By: The Office of Governor Tom Wolf SHARE Email Facebook Twitter The Blog, Weekly Update On Monday, Governor Wolf was joined by Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney, legislators, local elected officials, and women’s reproductive rights advocates to veto Senate Bill 3. This bill would have severely limited women’s reproductive rights and health care options.“This legislation is a disingenuous and bald-faced attempt to create the most extreme anti-choice legislation in the country,” Governor Wolf said. “This legislation is an attempt to criminalize the decisions that women make about their own health care, and this legislation destroys health care options for victims of the horrors of rape and incest. For these reasons, I am vetoing this bill today.”The Governor continued his mission to support Pennsylvania’s working class by expressing his concern about the GOP Tax Bill on Tuesday. In a letter, the Governor urged Congress to vote no on the bill, noting the increased tax burden it would have on the commonwealth’s middle class, as well as concerns of potential cuts to Medicare and Medicaid because of the trillion-dollar deficit this bill would create.Multiple pieces of legislation came to Governor Wolf’s desk this week for his final approval. The Governor signed legislation that would regulate recovery homes to continue his fight against the heroin and opioid epidemic. He also signed a four-year funding plan to continue Unemployment Compensation operations through Pennsylvania’s Department of Labor and Industry.“I want to thank the House and Senate for working with my administration to create this compromise plan that provides an infusion of funding for the unemployment compensation system,” said Governor Wolf. “The agreement allows the commonwealth to provide much-needed stability to the system for dislocated workers, businesses and state employees.”Governor Wolf addressed Congress again this past Wednesday, joining a bipartisan group of governors to support the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The Governor noted that each of the participants of this program have grown-up, been educated, and established their lives in the United States. The Governor has made it clear that the deportation of DACA recipients would be cruel, and Congress needs to act to protect the nearly 800,000 American immigrants that are enrolled in this program.On Thursday, Governor Wolf attended the United Way of the Capital Region to discuss the organization’s workforce development pilot program and address the importance of giving during this holiday season. The Governor noted the importance of donating his salary every year, as it helps programs like these which help the un- and underemployed obtain jobs where they earn a living wage.Continuing his commitment to fight the heroin and opioid epidemic, Governor Wolf joined with grandparents and their grandchildren, whose parents have been affected by the opioid crisis. By listening to individuals who have been directly affected by this crisis, the Governor is better able to reach real solutions to this complex and dangerous problem.“Make no mistake about it – we are in a fight, and these families are the victims of a disease. I pledge to continue to focus our energies and resources on stopping this crisis because we can no longer allow our neighborhoods, our communities, and our families to lose their loved ones to this disease.”Governor Wolf’s Week, December 17 – December 23, 2017Monday, 12/18/17Governor Wolf Vetoes Anti-Choice Bill that Severely Limits Women’s Health Care OptionsGovernor Wolf Announces Resource Guide to Help Evacuees from Puerto Rico and Other Devastated AreasTuesday, 12/19/17Wolf Administration Approves Two More Facilities to Begin Medical Marijuana ProductionGovernor Wolf Signs Legislation to Regulate Recovery HomesGovernor Wolf Urges Congress to Vote No on Tax Reforms that Prioritize the Wealthy Over the Middle-ClassWednesday, 12/20/17Governor Wolf Signs Unemployment Compensation Funding SolutionAhead of Holiday Travels, Governor Wolf Announces More Tools Available to Public via 511PAGovernor Wolf, Bi-Partisan Governors Urging Congress to Allow Dreamers to Remain in U.S.Governor Wolf Announces Approval of Funding for 125 New Community Projects Through Neighborhood Assistance ProgramThursday, 12/21/17Governor Wolf Visits United Way of the Capital Region to Discuss Workforce Development and Highlight the Importance of GivingGovernor Wolf Signs Executive Order Strengthening Fight Against Invasive Pests, Dangerous Plant SpeciesGovernor Wolf Acts on LegislationGovernor Wolf Visits Grandparents and their Grandchildren Whose Parents Have Been Affected by the Opioid CrisisFriday, 12/22/17Governor Wolf Appoints Karen Farmer White as State Board of Education ChairGovernor Wolf, DHS Rebuke Congress for Failing to Reauthorize CHIP Before HolidaysGovernor Wolf Acts on LegislationHighlights from TwitterI just vetoed the most restrictive anti-choice bill in the country because PA women don’t need Harrisburg politicians making their health care decisions. #SB3 pic.twitter.com/BVkMeOTFye— Governor Tom Wolf (@GovernorTomWolf) December 18, 2017
Sharing is caring! 18 Views no discussions LocalNews A former prime minister calls for foreign assistance to deal with investigations into alleged fire bombing incident by: – July 26, 2011 Share Share Tweet Share Mr. Edison James, former prime minister of Dominica. Photo credit; uwpdm.dmFormer Prime Minister and General Secretary of the United Workers Party Edison James is calling for the expertise of foreign nationals to assist in the investigation of a fire bombing at the home of former magistrate Mr. EmmanuelJames told a press conference organised by the UWP on Monday that the state led by the Chief of Police seems to be on a public mission to discredit a confession.“We have heard the Police Commissioner say that Mr. Emmanuel has never given a statement. I was at Mr. Emmanuel’s home on the morning when the police arrived and I saw and heard the police speaking to him. I do not know why the commissioner would say that” he said.There is a mystery and a lack of clarity around the situation with respect to one of the persons of interest.“The Police Chief has given the impression that he doesn’t know where the individual is, he has to make arrangements with his colleagues to contact him, yet we heard an interview that the individual is not in hiding and he is willing to come back…the public needs answers in this regard,” he said.He said the police must question Senior Council Anthony Astaphan regarding his role in all this.James said the authorities must get independent investigators to asist them in investigating this situation, and that the public lacks confidence in the local authorities.Dominica Vibes News
Most of you probably do not recognize the name Chad Pfiefer, but he hopes you do in a few years. He has earned a card on one of the pro golf tours which in itself is an accomplishment. The fact that Chad Pfiefer is an amputee from his military service makes it even more amazing. He lost his left leg in 2006 in Iraq.He became friends with Christian Bagge who lost both legs in the military but says golf has saved his life. Despite being a double amputee, he goes out and hits golf balls as therapy. He says it helps him release all the bent-up frustrations that he once had because of his severe handicap. He learned to use the rest of his body, and he helped Chad Pfiefer get through the early months of his rehab. Chad finds that playing golf has helped him refine his balance with his prosthetic left leg. Chad is married to his middle-school sweetheart and has two children.Watch for him eventually in golf tournaments.
“Lozano is incredibly quick, he’s much sharper and more reactive lately, so I am giving him some more chances. He prefers the long ball and to have space to run into, but has to work more with the team and accept the shorter passes. “Napoli are a squad who in recent years always faltered when they got to the next step. They were mentally weak and that is what I need to work on. They must realise that they have to improve day by day, to keep getting stronger because potential is not enough. “We pass it around well, but when the time comes, even Insigne has to track back and help out. Many don’t like that, but they have to get over it, because this is how the team has to play right now. “Stanislav Lobotka is someone who can start the game, he’ll give you less balance in midfield, but more creativity. We’ve got strength in depth and different options we can look to in order to play the kind of football we want.” Barcelona are struggling in La Liga, so Gattuso was asked about his confidence going into the second leg of their Champions League Round of 16. read also:Gattuso: ‘I see football differently now’ “I don’t even know if we’ll get to August 7… I am focused on everything but that right now! I just want us to get better game by game because we cannot think of gifting results to our opponents. “When you hold back in the tackle and worry about the next match coming up, that is when you get it all wrong. We have to dive in every time and commit fully.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Jose Callejon and a Lorenzo Insigne curler proved decisive at the Stadio San Paolo, around a temporary Henrikh Mkhitaryan equaliser. The Partenopei have won five of their last six Serie A games, so what is Gattuso’s secret? “There’s no secret. I am working with strong players and I need to remind them of that every now and then. I told them after the Coppa Italia, we have to talk less and do more action,” he told Sky Sport Italia. “Many of these players will be part of the squad next season and we have to create a winning mentality, thinking not individually, but as a team and of the team. “Lorenzo has the ability to take men on and can make the difference, but he needs the power in his legs to do that. He can’t always play, he keeps glancing over and doesn’t like being on the bench, but it’s for his own good. “He is very intelligent, he understands football and gets ideas quickly when we talk in training.” Chucky Lozano came off the bench again and his imminent departure from Napoli is no longer taken for granted. Loading… Gennaro Gattuso insists there is no ‘secret’ to his success with Napoli after a 2-1 win over Roma put them in joint fifth place. ‘We have to create a winning mentality.’ Promoted ContentCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime8 Shows That Overstayed Their Welcome6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually TrueWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Top 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All Time
Blud Lubricants will give product awards to IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car track and series champions and the national champion in the division a driver support sponsorship package. “We are really excited about this new partnership with Blud Lubricants and targeting our IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car division is intentional as well,” IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder observed. “Our Sprint Car racers are a dynamic and loyal group and we’ve already had conversations about how we can grow this program and make an even greater impact in the IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car community nationwide.” “That’s another way we can help. It’s cool for drivers just starting out as well as established racers,” Green said. “We feel there is no product out there that can compete with ours. We are totally confident in what we’ve been producing since 1983.” Every Blud lubricant sold comes in a signature red color, a stroke of marketing genius Green credited to his son Trevor. “We can add value and growth with this program. It’s a real opportunity for us to help drivers, tracks and series,” Green noted. “We want this to be win-win, and if that happens it’s good for all of us.” SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – A true racing company has expanded its niche to include IMCA. “We have a long history in racing and really pride ourselves in the technology we use,” said Jeff Green, owner and CEO of the Scottsdale, Ariz., company. “This oil is tested by some of the best racers out there. We’ve been doing this a long time and have a fantastic product and support program for drivers who are serious about racing.” “It’s fun to do marketing-wise and you can tell if the oil needs to be replaced,” he said. “We wanted to come up with a product that was better than anything else first, then worry about making money.” Sprint Car track and series champions receive a case of Pro Series racing engine oil, as does the IMCA RaceSaver Nationals champion. “I encourage IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car drivers to try the product and fill out the online sponsorship application,” he continued. “Every little bit helps and this can be a great relationship to establish for drivers.” IMCA Modified racer Ricky Thornton Jr., along with notable Sprint Car racers Shane Stewart, Brent Marks, Paul McMahan, David Gravel and Sammy Swindell race with Blud technology manufactured by a related company. Blud products can be purchased online at www.bludlubricants.com; that’s the same site where drivers can fill out a sponsorship application. “Blud Lubricants is a true racing company. That’s our niche,” added Green, a life-long fan of the sport. “IMCA is the first dirt track sanctioning body we’ve worked with. We picked them on purpose. We’re getting in on the ground level with Sprint Cars and hope to expand to other divisions.”
Madrid: Brazilian midfielder Casemiro and Spanish central defender Nacho Fernandez made Real Madrid’s FIFA Club World Cup roster on Thursday, although both have sustained injuries this season.Nacho suffered a right knee injury in Madrid’s 4-2 La Liga win over Celta Vigo on Nov. 11 and was initially expected to be sidelined for nearly two months, but his recovery seems to be ahead of schedule.Casemiro, meanwhile, sprained his right ankle during the same match and he was expected to be out of action for six weeks, but his recovery has been faster than expected. IANS Also Read: Sports News
Published on September 8, 2010 at 12:00 pm Here comes the haymaker. Jake Locker better be ready. The Washington offense better be ready. All of Seattle better be ready. Come Saturday, it will be best vs. best. The Syracuse defense truly believes that. SU’s defense feels — no, it knows — that it can stand toe-to-toe with Locker and Co. It’s a blasphemous belief spewing from the SU defense, if you were to ask the majority of the nation. The SU defense will provide a true test to Locker and Washington? And they might get the better of him? Really? Yes. The numbers, but more importantly, the proven mentality, fail to lie.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text That’s because, when the whistle blows, the SU defense has one intention. Sure, it may be malicious, it may be crass, but this is the game of football. And this is the way the Orange defense plays the game of football in 2010. It did all summer. No room for flowers and rainbows. No matter if you are Patrick Nicely or Jake Locker. The Syracuse defense is not nice. Far from it. ‘Contain him and hit him in his mouth,’ safety Shamarko Thomas said. ‘First play, hit him in his mouth.’ Jake, here they all come. And this just might be the best defense you will play in 2010. The Nebraska Blackshirts and the BYU defense that defeated you last week, included. Here comes the ‘swag.’ And for the first time in a long time, the SU defense has ‘swag.’ A whole lot of it. It will be validated Saturday, whether Syracuse wins or loses. This defense is for real. This ‘swag’ is for real. It’s a word and a mentality being thrown around all the way from Doug Marrone and Scott Shafer at the top to Thomas and defensive end Chandler Jones in the flanks. ‘I’m not going to say it is cockiness. It’s swagger,’ Thomas said. ‘Marrone and Shafer always talk about our ‘swag.’ … We don’t fear anybody, we will play whoever is in front of us and we are going to grind.’ Jake, here comes the grind. And here comes the camera. The Camera Club, that is. It’s an actual entity which stems from the game to the game tape where SU defensive coordinator Scott Shafer mandates that, depending on the situation, seven or 11 of SU’s defenders are within the focus of the camera by the end of the play. The Camera Club is a mentality. It goes hand in hand with that Marrone and Shafer professed ‘swag.’ ‘Swagger is huge, as far as the defense,’ Jones said. ‘Coach Shafer has asked for all 11 guys to be in The Camera Club. … We make a tackle to intimidate the offense.’ Here comes the intimidation. Intimidation is a word that surfaces with this defense. It is about changing minds. Changing the opposition’s minds. And ultimately, changing America’s mind. Even though it should be changed already. This is an SU team that returns 10 starters from a unit that finished first in the Big East in rush defense last year. This is a unit that is ready to make another jump after leaping from triple digits nationally in rush defense, tackles for loss and sacks to the top 15 in all of those categories in 2009. But numbers lead to speculation. And though pregame talk can lead to speculation as well, there is one huge difference between speculation from numbers to speculation from players. The verbiage of the members of this defense comes directly from their mouths, and their minds, just days prior to the actual game. ‘Why can’t we be the No. 1 defense in the country?’ Thomas said. ‘We watched BYU on defense. I think we are better than them on defense. We fly to the ball better, we cover better.’ Jake, here come the droves. Here comes the Camera. Here comes the ‘swag.’ Sure, Thomas and company believe Locker is a ‘smart’ quarterback, the best they have faced since arriving at Syracuse. The respect is there. But the respect isn’t there for this SU defense, yet. Come Saturday, it finally will be. Here it comes: the change in the minds. And the punch in the mouth. The SU defense doesn’t even have to think about it. It took Thomas all of six seconds on Wednesday to settle on a point total for the Huskies: 14. There it is, Jake. Now, here they come. Better brace. Said Thomas: ‘We are going to hit him: sacks, smacks, knock him out of bounds. ‘Change his mind.’ Comments Tony Olivero is an assistant sports editor at The Daily Orange, where his column appears occasionally. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Facebook Twitter Google+
The first four weeks of the college football season have been filled with teeth-grinding finishes and shocking results. Teams that began the ’07 campaign with BCS bowl aspirations have already fallen out of legitimate contention and teams merely striving for some sort of postseason appearance are now undefeated and in the mix with the elite. Let’s take a look at some of the early surprises from around the nation:Stock RisingNo. 11 Oregon (4-0, 1-0)USC and Cal aren’t the only Pac-10 high-flying offenses dominating opponents thus far. Unranked at the season’s beginning, the now-No. 11 Oregon Ducks are showing critics across the nation that they too should be considered Pac-10 Championship contenders. Senior quarterback Dennis Dixon has executed the spread offense to perfection, which still gives fans in Ann Arbor, Mich. nightmares after the Ducks dismantled the Wolverines 39-7 in week two. Dixon has thrown for 11 touchdowns and run for four to lead the Ducks’ offense, which is averaging 48.5 points and 536.8 total yards per game. Junior running back Jonathan Stewart has led the Ducks’ rushing attack with 503 yards and four touchdowns while boasting a ridiculous 7.7 yards per rush.The Ducks will be tested this week when No. 6 California comes to town. But a win against the Golden Bears at home Saturday will solidify a spot in everyone’s top 10.No. 12 Boston College. (4-0, 3-0)Most teams schedule their nonconference matchups for the first three weeks of the season. Not Boston College. The Eagles took on the defending ACC champion Wake Forest Demon Deacons in week one, then beat North Carolina State at home before taking down then-ranked Georgia Tech in Atlanta. These impressive conference victories are why the Eagles have gone from being unranked to No. 12. Senior quarterback Matt Ryan has quickly become a darkhorse Heisman Trophy candidate, as he is on pace for over 4,000 yards passing and 30 touchdowns this season.The Eagles have to travel to No. 17 Virginia Tech Oct. 25, but get No. 13 Clemson at home Nov. 17. If Ryan can stay this consistent, the Eagles should be the favorites to succeed the Deacons as ACC champs, which would give them an automatic bid into the FedEx Orange Bowl.No. 14 Kentucky (4-0, 1-0)Senior quarterback Andre’ Woodson may be the best player in the nation most people have never heard of, and he will quite likely be a first round draft pick in the 2008 NFL draft. Woodson has led the Wildcats to back-to-back upset victories over then-No. 9 Louisville at home and Arkansas on the road. Woodson has thrown 6 touchdowns and no interceptions in those two games (11 TD, 0 INT on the season).Senior running back Rafael Little has rushed for 435 yards and 3 touchdowns while averaging 7.0 yards per rush.After facing Florida Atlantic this week, the Wildcats have to face No. 16 South Carolina, No. 4 Florida and No. 2 LSU in consecutive weeks. It doesn’t get much more brutal than that. Good thing Kentucky is playing some of the best football in the country right now.Stock FallingGeorgia Tech (2-2, 0-2)After starting 2-0 and climbing to No. 15 in the Associated Press Poll, the Yellow Jackets have dropped their last two games, both against ACC opponents. Georgia Tech lost to Boston College by 14 points at home and then got beat by a mediocre Virginia team on the road. Junior quarterback Taylor Bennett has been ineffective in the two Yellow Jacket losses, throwing for just one touchdown and one interception while completing less than 50 percent of his passes. The Tech defense hasn’t been much to brag about either, as it has given up 26.0 points per game in ACC play. No one has been able to fill the void that No. 2 overall pick Calvin Johnson left in Atlanta, either. Sophomore wideout Greg Smith leads the team with only 181 yards on 14 catches in four games.The road doesn’t get any easier for the Jackets, as they host No. 13 Clemson this week. However, a victory over the Tigers would certainly project them in the right direction.Louisville (2-2, 0-1)The Louisville Cardinals may be the most disappointing team in the country thus far. After being ranked as high at No. 9, Louisville has dropped two straight, falling completely out of the Top 25. A 40-34 loss against a solid Kentucky team on the road in week three wasn’t a total catastrophe, but a 38-35 loss to Syracuse (who may be the worst team in the Big East) at home was.Although senior quarterback Brian Brohm will likely still be selected in the first round of next April’s draft, he can kiss the Heisman Trophy goodbye. Although he has put up impressive numbers (1,697 yards, 15 touchdowns), it hasn’t been enough for the Louisville defense (giving up 37.0 points per game over the last three games) to withstand.With four games against currently ranked teams still on its schedule (No. 24 Cincinnati, No. 5 West Virginia, No. 18 South Florida, No. 10 Rutgers), Louisville’s chances of a Big East Championship are rapidly diminishing, unless the Cardinals’ defense drastically improves.Arkansas (1-2, 0-2)Despite losing to Wisconsin in last season’s Capitol One Bowl, many thought Arkansas could compete with LSU for an SEC West Championship. But after losing back-to-back games to Alabama and Kentucky, the Razorbacks sit at the bottom of the division standings.Explosive running backs Felix Jones and Darren McFadden have lived up to their end of the bargain, combining for 877 yards rushing and five touchdowns in just three games. But the Razorback defense has been atrocious, giving up 83 points over its last two games, plus another 26 to Troy in week one.With a schedule that lacks a matchup against Florida this season, Arkansas has done everything to not take of their boon. They still have to travel to Baton Rouge to take on an LSU team that could very well be playing for a National Championship in January. Needless to say, the future is not bright in Fayetteville, Ark.
Junior college linebacker Ryan Guthrie signed with Syracuse on Wednesday, the first day of the early JUCO signing period. He’s Syracuse’s 21st commitment this year and first since Oct. 31.Guthrie, a 6-2, 210-pound sophomore from Ellsworth (Iowa) Community College, led all of junior college with 107 solo tackles last season. He was third in tackles (139) and earned junior college All-American honorable mention.A former Tulane commit, Guthrie is the Orange’s fourth commitment at the linebacker position, joining high school seniors Nadarius Fagan, who chose SU over offers from Alabama and Louisiana State, Kadeem Trotter and Tyrell Richards. Guthrie is Syracuse’s second incoming college transfer. The other is Patrick Davis, an offensive lineman from Champlain Regional (Quebec) College.Guthrie is eligible next season and will have two years of eligibility left. Track the rest of the incoming class here.Watch his sophomore season highlights here.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Comments Published on December 14, 2016 at 1:27 pm Contact Matthew: email@example.com | @MatthewGut21 Facebook Twitter Google+
Football’s world ruling body, FIFA, has appointed respected Gambian official, Bakary Papa Gassama, as referee for next month’s 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying match between Nigeria and Algeria, scheduled for the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, Uyo.The Match-day 2 encounter between two of the fiercest rivals in African football will see Jean-Claude Birumushahu from Burundi as assistant referee 1, Marwa Range from Kenya as assistant referee 2 and Gassama’s compatriot, Maudo Jallow as fourth official.FIFA has also appointed Jean-Olivier Mbera from Gabon as referee assessor, Ghanaian Anthony Baffoe as match commissioner and Nicholas Chumba Musonye from Kenya as security officer.Gassama, 37, and who has been an international referee since 2008, is one of the most respected referees in Africa. He has already been appointed as referee for this year’s CAF Champions League final, second leg clash between Zamalek of Egypt and Mamelodi Sundowns of South Africa, taking place in Alexandria on Sunday, 23rd October. Birumushahu and Range will also be part of the officiating crew for that match, at which Nigeria’s Paul Bassey will serve as General Coordinator.Group B leaders Nigeria welcome the Fennecs to the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium on Saturday, November 12 in one of the most anticipated matches of the Match-day 2 of the African qualifying race.Meanwhile, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has won a protest it quietly launched following the release of the official match appointment, which set the kick-off time at 5.30pm.“The information we sent to FIFA was that we wanted the match to start at 5pm; we were surprised when the match appointment was released and the kick-off time was set at 5.30pm. The NFF immediately protested and eventually, on Wednesday morning, FIFA agreed that the match will start at 5pm,” NFF’s Director of Competitions, Bola Oyeyode, confirmed to thenff.com.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram