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

Franklin County Sees First Suspected COVID-19 Related Death

first_imgBROOKVILLE, Ind. – Franklin County Health Officials announced today the first known suspected novel coronavirus (COVID-19) related death of a Franklin County citizen. The person, a male in his 60’s, has been in the care of doctors at an Indiana hospital since March 13th. No further information about the patient will be released due to privacy laws. Hospital officials notified the FranklinCounty Health Department today of the person’s death.Officials emphasized the importance of all citizens doing their part to slow the spread of the virus and protect those in our community who might be more vulnerable. Visit the Indiana State Department of Health’s COVID-19 website at for more information, including frequently asked questions about COVID-19.last_img read more

Syracuse women’s basketball opponent preview: What to know about Washington

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Related Stories Chantel Osahor’s jumpless shot is a ‘God-given talent’Syracuse tries to replicate game plan for lethal Washington scorer Kelsey PlumGallery: Sights from the women’s basketball Final Four in IndianapolisAlexus Atchley’s unlikely road from walk-on to Washington Final Four starterFind out what Syracuse players put on their goal cards before the season No. 4 seed Syracuse (29-7, 13-3 Atlantic Coast) takes on No. 7 seed Washington (26-10, 11-7 Pac-12) in both teams’ first-ever Final Four on Sunday at 8:30 p.m. at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. The Orange had never advanced past the Round of 32 before this year and is amid its best season in program history. SU has won 15 of its last 16 games, its only loss coming in the ACC championship game against then-No. 2 ranked Notre Dame.Here’s everything you need to know about Syracuse’s Final Four matchup with the Huskies.All-time series history: Syracuse leads 1-0Last time they played: The Orange got its only win ever against UW, 66-62, earlier this season on Nov. 27, 2015, in Las Vegas. SU led by as many as 21 late in the second quarter, but Washington clawed nearly all the way back. Led by 22 points (11 in fourth quarter) from Talia Walton, 19 from Kelsey Plum and 10 from Chantel Osahor, the Huskies made it close down the stretch.Syracuse went just 7-of-33 from behind the arc and was outrebounded 48-46. However, the Orange did force 19 turnovers compared to committing just eight, which led to SU outscoring the Huskies 13-4 on points off turnovers. With 3:47 left to play, Washington trailed by just one. But six free throws down the stretch helped seal the Syracuse victory.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“Kelsey Plum did well, (Walton) did an excellent job making shots, getting rebounds and (Osahor), she’s been having a good season so far and in the tournament,” Syracuse’s Cornelia Fondren said Thursday, “so we just want to come out and compete hard like we’ve been doing all year.” The Washington report: Plum averages 26.2 points per game, which ranks third in the country. And throughout the postseason, the Huskies have also received contributions from Walton and Osahor, who average 16.2 and 10.3 points per game, respectively. It’s that three-pronged attack that has made UW dangerous in the postseason as it has knocked off Maryland, Kentucky and Stanford in its last three games.Washington averages 12.6 turnovers per game while Syracuse forces opponents to commit a nation-leading 24.2 turnovers per game. The last time they played, the Huskies committed 19 turnovers.“(Plum) is a great shooter. She’s a lefty that can get to the basket,” Fondren said. “She can shoot it pretty well, she can shoot the ball off the bounce, she’s been having a pretty good season so far.”Numbers to know:12.6 — Washington averages 12.6 turnovers per game while forcing 13.9 from its opponents.10 — In the fourth quarter of the game between Washington and Syracuse earlier this season, the Huskies outscored the Orange 24-14. Though UW didn’t pull off the comeback, it gave SU a scare down the stretch.0 — In the Nov. 27 matchup between these two teams, Syracuse shot 0-for-10 from behind the arc in the second half. The Orange has relied on the 3-pointer all season and may not be able to survive with a repeat performance like that in a half on Sunday.Player to watch: Chantel OsahorWhile all eyes will be on Plum as Washington’s go-to scorer, Osahor has flashed strong potential, especially recently. In UW’s Elite Eight win over Stanford, Osahor scored 24 points. In the Sweet 16, she scored 19. In the Round of 32, she scored 20. Plum will garner the attention, but the 6-foot-2 Osahor has a stronger potential to get in the cracks of Syracuse’s 2-3 zone and exploit the high post. If she gives Washington a legitimate second threat to pair with Plum, the Orange will be in for a tough fight. Comments Published on April 1, 2016 at 2:20 am Contact Paul: | @pschwedslast_img read more

Van Gaal: Qualifying for the CL is more important than winning the FA Cup

first_img1 Louis van Gaal insists qualifying for the Champions League is more important to Manchester United than winning the FA Cup, although any silverware will make this season a success.The Dutch boss has come under increasing criticism this year, although his side are still in the hunt for Champions League football, and they are overwhelming favourites for the FA Cup.One trophy is hardly an overwhelming season for United, given their history under Sir Alex Ferguson, but Van Gaal is convinced that the Red Devils can claim to have had a successful year if they come away with England’s biggest domestic cup.“I think it is always a success when you win a title,” Van Gaal said when asked if this would be a successful season if they finished fifth but won the cup.“But for the club it is more important to qualify for the Champions League because we have to show ourselves at the highest level. That is also our aim.”There are still doubts as to whether Van Gaal will be in charge of the Red Devils next year, but winning the FA Cup will do wonders for his chances of still being manager.Securing silverware is one of the key parts of United’s history, and the manager wants to bring this back to the club following a drought since Ferguson’s exit.“Always when you win a title it represents what Manchester United stands for,” Van Gaal said. “We have had a period of a lot of titles and we want to bring it back.“And when you win the FA Cup, you have a title and a very respectable title and in England more than in other countries.“In the Netherlands and also in Spain, the cup is not so highly valued.“In Germany, they have a fixed stadium in Berlin and they make a big event of it so I like the way the Germans do it and I expect that here it is much bigger.“When I see the people on the streets, they are so excited so you can feel already for the fans it is fantastic.” Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal last_img read more