Governor Wolf’s Week, March 5 – March 11, 2017

first_img The Blog,  Weekly Update This week, Governor Wolf spoke out against the GOP Affordable Care Act replacement plan, the American Health Care Act.“This plan does not fix the Affordable Care Act – it would just delay the Republican plan to cut coverage for nearly a million Pennsylvanians, including those who were able to access quality, affordable healthcare after I expanded Medicaid two years ago,” Governor Wolf said in a statement released on Monday.On Wednesday, the governor sent a letter to five PA Congressmen seated on two key U.S. House committees to formally ask that they reject the bill. He also held a press conference on Friday to discuss how the AHCA would have a negative impact on Pennsylvania’s seniors.Governor Wolf also visited companies in Scranton, Allentown, and Lancaster to host discussions on his budget’s investments in Pennsylvania’s economy and job creation.Governor Wolf’s Week, March 5 – March 11, 2017Monday, 3/6/17Pennsylvania Tightens Medication Rules to Help Combat Opioid CrisisGovernor Tom Wolf Statement on GOP Health Care Repeal PlanTuesday, 3/7/17Governor Wolf Announces PennDOT Effort to Help Combat Human TraffickingWednesday, 3/8/17Wolf to PA Congressmen: Reject Health Care Plan That Hurts Our Constituents, Especially SeniorsOn “Jobs that Pay” Tour in Scranton, Governor Wolf Hosts Roundtable Discussion on Budget Investment in Pennsylvania’s EconomyOn “Jobs that Pay” Tour Allentown, Governor Wolf Hosts Roundtable Discussion on Budget Investment in Pennsylvania’s EconomyThursday, 3/9/17Wolf Administration Sues IBM Over Delayed, Costly Unemployment Compensation System UpgradeOn “Jobs that Pay” Tour in Lancaster, Governor Wolf Hosts Roundtable Discussion on Budget Investment in Pennsylvania’s EconomyGovernor Wolf Announces 60 New Jobs with United State Cold Storage Expansion in Bucks CountyFriday, 3/10/17Governor Announces Retirement of Revenue Secretary Eileen McNultyGovernor Wolf Announces Launch of Electronic Permit Application for Coal MinesGovernor Wolf: Pennsylvania’s Seniors Lost Under GOP Healthcare PlanHighlights from The BlogGovernor’s Advisory Commissions Stand Against HateGovernor Wolf, Pa Officials Speak Out Against ACA Replacement Bill (Round-Up)We Read the GOP Healthcare Repeal Plan and It’s as Bad as You ThinkPirates, Cardinals to Play in Williamsport during Little League World SeriesGovernor Wolf Announces Company Expansion, New Jobs in Bucks County (Round-Up)Highlights from TwitterGOP plan is also dropping substance abuse coverage. In the middle of an opioid overdose crisis, this is unconscionable.— Governor Tom Wolf (@GovernorTomWolf) March 9, 2017 Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Today and every day, I will be bold and challenge bias and inequality on behalf of the 6M women that live in PA. #InternationalWomensDay— Governor Tom Wolf (@GovernorTomWolf) March 8, 2017 Awesome to have @Pirates and @Cardinals play @MLB game in Williamsport during the 2017 @LittleLeague World Series.— Governor Tom Wolf (@GovernorTomWolf) March 9, 2017 Governor Wolf’s Week, March 5 – March 11, 2017center_img By: The Office of Governor Tom Wolf March 10, 2017 SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Arneson becomes first repeat winner of Sanders Mod Challenge

first_imgFlanked by runner-up Tyler Peterson and third-place runner Hunter Marriott, Austin Arneson was the $2,000 Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modified winner at Norman County Raceway’s Sanders Mod Challenge Thursday night. (Photo by Mike Spieker)By Mike SpiekerADA, Minn. (Aug. 18) – The inaugural Sanders Modified Tour commenced Thursday night at Nor­man County Raceway with a record 46 Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modifieds on hand. While the Sanders Modified Tour is still in its onset, the one-night Sanders Modified Challenge, which now apart of the four-night tour, has been the premier Modified event on the NCR schedule for the previous four years.Before Thursday night, there had been no repeat winner of the Sanders Modified Challenge but all that changed when Austin Arneson drove from third to the lead and picked up the win to back up his 2014 Sanders Mod Challenge title.“This is huge. To have a race this big close to home in front of a lot of guys that watched me grow up racing here and in front of family and friends, it’s a really big deal,” said Arneson, who earned $2,000 for the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifying victory. “I’m really excited to have won it a second time.”After getting by his older brother Cale for second, Arneson used the high side to take the lead away from pole sitter Ryan Mikkelson on lap five.“It just took patience right away. I knew the track was going to be racy all over,” said Arneson. “The bottom was fast. The top was fast, but I prefer the top. I just had to hit my marks and we started picking up momentum and I got out front and stayed out front.”Arneson went on to the lead the final 20 laps of the feature but that run up front didn’t come with­out its challenges.A few mid- to late-race cautions put IMCA newcomer Tyler Peterson right on Arneson’s rear bumper. Peterson threatened to take the point following each restart but over the course of a hand­ful of laps, Arneson would prevail and regain his sizable lead.Arneson took the checkers by more than three seconds. Peterson came home as the runner-up, while first “B” winner Hunter Marriot wheeled his way through the field to round out the podium. Josh Eberhardt came home fourth with Justin Jones in fifth.By winning both his heat and the feature, Arneson picked up the $250 clean sweep bonus. Johnny Corell took home the $100 Out-Pace Hard Charger award, while Tommy Lee was the $100 Performance Auto Tough Luck award recipient.On Friday night the tour heads 45 miles south to Red River Valley Speedway in West Fargo for another $2,000-to-win event.Feature results – 1. Austin Arneson; 2. Tyler Peterson; 3. Hunter Marriot; 4. Josh Eberhardt; 5. Justin Jones; 6. John Corell; 7. Michael Greseth; 8. Michael Johnson; 9. Ryan Mikkelson; 10. Dev Malmlov 11. Rich Pavlicek; 12. Tommy Lee; 13. Bryce Borgen; 14. Josh Rogotzke; 15. Cody Erick­son; 16. Jerry Lamb; 17. Myles Tomlinson; 18. Jamie Trautner; 19. Rusty Kollman; 20. Cale Arneson; 21. Josh Beaulieu; 22. Cody Peterson; 23. Tom Berry Jr.; 24. Tom Silver; 25. Billy Vo­gel.Heat winners were Cale Arneson, Tyler Peterson, Austin Arneson, Erickson and Greseth. “B” fea­ture winners were Marriott and Borgen.last_img read more

2nd-half comeback brings No. 1 Syracuse best start in program history

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on October 18, 2015 at 8:12 pm Contact Liam: Emma Russell looked up and made eye contact with Roos Weers, who had the ball outside the circle. Cutting hard towards the net, Russell knew to anticipate a pass from Weers and stuck out her stick.The pass bounced hard off Russell’s stick and bolted upwards off the top of the cage for Syracuse’s first goal.“When you’re one-nil down, it’s tough. The first goal to get back into the game is really important,” Russell said. “We had chances and we knew it was coming, it was kind of the matter of the timing.”Russell’s goal helped ignite No. 1 Syracuse (15-0, 5-0 Atlantic Coast) as it stormed back with four second-half goals to overcome a 1-0 deficit to beat No. 19 Princeton (7-5, 4-2 Ivy) Sunday afternoon at J.S. Coyne Stadium. While the aggressive Princeton defense proved hard to crack in the first half, the senior-day win marked the best start in program history.The Orange attack looked lackluster early. The team averages nearly 10 shots in the first half, but only managed three Sunday.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textRussell highlighted the man-marking of the Princeton defense as a source of trouble, as Syracuse failed to possess ball in the circle often. While advancing up field, forwards consistently had balls poked away in the midfield or find their errant passes intercepted.During one of the few first half opportunities within the circle, Emma Lamison, who leads the team with earned corners, seemed to have generated a penalty corner for the team. But when the whistle blew with 21:35 on the clock, the penalty was on the Orange for stick obstruction and the opportunity was squandered.“In the first half we were really sluggish,” head coach Ange Bradley said. “Princeton did an outstanding job defensively against us and I think that they wanted something a little more than we did.”Weers couldn’t even remember the specifics of what head coach Ange Bradley said at halftime, but the team emerged from the locker room with poise. The team cleaned up its passing and after Russell’s goal, SU’s offensive jam broke loose with three more goals to bring the total to four scored in under 17 minutes.After Alma Fenne earned a penalty corner with about 19:30 on the clock, Syracuse generated four more penalty corner chances for itself in the second half by being more aggressive with advances up the field.Russell inserted the ball into Fenne on the stick stop before the ball moved to Lies Lagerweij. Lagerweij executed a nifty spin move to create space and passed off to Weers. Weers wound up and fired a hard back chop at the ball.She gave a hearty fist pump, celebrating her team’s first lead.“The energy was way better,” Weers said. “I think the moment when we started the second half, we knew it was going to be our game.”Princeton tied the game back at two with a quick shot that snuck under goalie Jess Jecko’s leg. The Orange didn’t let the score deflate the momentum it carried, and responded by immediately advancing the ball back into the offensive half with a charge from Laura Hurff.Hurff found a way to contribute on the scoreboard when she gave Syracuse the lead back with 13 minutes remaining. Liz Sack shot on net, Princeton’s goalie Anya Gersoff blocked it and Hurff gathered the rebound and shot herself.The ball rocketed towards the goal, hit hard off of Princeton’s Kate Ferrara and ricocheted in.“That?” Hurff said to some fans in the stands after being offered congratulations after the game. “That was all luck.”The team continued to press, looking for an insurance goal. After a Princeton penalty inside its own circle led to a stroke, senior midfielder Alyssa Manley stood alone in the circle facing a Tigers player one-on-one.Manley flicked the ball up at the right corner of the net and in to make it 4-2 Syracuse, finishing off the comeback.“We lost the first half,” Weers said. “The feeling was that we had to make it up …and we had to work harder to bring this win home.” Commentslast_img read more

20 Guyanese to study in China as 23 return

first_imgThe Chinese Embassy to Guyana on Thursday evening bid farewell to 20 Guyanese who will soon head to further pursue their education in China while at the same time, it welcomed the returning students.Permanent Secretary of the Department of Public Service, Karen Vansluytman-Corbin (pink jacket), Director of the Department of International Cooperation, Forbes July, Student affairs official, Tanza McAlmont, Chinese Ambassador to Guyana HE Cui Jianchun and his wife, and Deputy Chief of the Chinese Embassy Chen Xilai (third from right) along with returned and outgoing students and other representatives of the embassy and PSM staffIn creating a more diversely trained public service ready to contribute to Guyana’s development, the scholarship awardees who were selected out of over 1000 applicants will now have the opportunity to study in a Chinese renowned university of their choice, in several provinces across China in various fields including medicine, engineering and several social sciences.The students, who will study for a two-year period would have completed studies at the University of Guyana and graduated at the top of their classes.The scholarships form part of the People’s Republic of China and the Cooperative Republic of Guyana’s continued bilateral support in all areas, ranging from trade to infrastructure to education.Permanent Secretary of the Department of Public Service, Karen Vansluytman-Corbin reiterated the Department’s commitment to ensuring Guyanese students have access to a range of educational opportunities.“We believe that training is the essence of transformation and is essential for the development of Guyana’s human capital… training continues to be pivotal and necessary in order for the public service to achieve its developmental objectives,” she noted.In his feature remarks, Counsellor and Deputy Chief of Mission, Chen Xilai encouraged the outgoing students to make the most of the opportunity provided to them while challenging the returning students to invest in Guyana. Xilai noted that the Chinese Government places significant focus on education.“The Chinese people attaches great importance to education and each year’s billions of dollars goes to education, in 2018, the Government’s expenditure in education accounts for about 4 per cent of the total GDP. Upon the strong support of Government, the Private Sector and stakeholders, many Chinese universities have become well known internationally and are playing very important roles in China’s national development” Xilai stated.The Deputy Chief of Missions congratulated the students, noting that their accomplishment is no small feat.“Congratulations! For this year, 10 million high school students took part in this year’s national university entrance examinations and less than 10 per cent of them can be accepted by the top universities that you are going to study,” Xilai said.Navindra Persaud, one of the outgoing students, expressed his gratitude to the Chinese Embassy for granting him the scholarship.However, returning student Serena Rambarran, a clinical medicine graduate from the Nanchang University in China, shared her experience.“We accomplished what once seemed impossible. We formed the Guyana-China Students Association. Our vision is to deploy the skills obtained through mutual learning within the Association to contribute to the development of Guyana while bridging the gap between past, present and future Guyanese students…we formed lasting friendships and we enjoyed the Chinese cuisine, our time was a great one” Rambarran expressed.Upon their return, the students will serve in the public sector in fields specifically related to their areas of study.last_img read more