February 01, 2018 Press Release Hawley, PA – Today, Wolf Administration cabinet officials were joined by 350 attendees including 100 students from Wayne and Pike Counties for the fourth Cabinet in Your Community event held at Wallenpaupack Area High School.“The exceptional discussion and positive energy continued at today’s fourth event in Hawley,” said Governor Tom Wolf. “It’s important that we continue to have this type of valuable dialogue all across the commonwealth and that everyone has an opportunity feel connected to Harrisburg no matter where they live.”Featuring Physician General and Department of Health Acting Secretary Rachel Levine, Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Patrick McDonnell, Department of Aging Secretary Teresa Osborne, and Department of Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding, the department secretaries provided region specific updates on major projects, accomplishments, and answered impromptu questions from the audience.The Cabinet in Your Community initiative is a series of townhall-like events in which members of the community are given the opportunity to interact with cabinet secretaries and talk about the issues important to each region.The next Cabinet in Your Community event is currently scheduled for February 8 in Gettysburg at HACC’s Gettysburg Campus with cabinet secretaries from the departments of Transportation, Corrections, Human Services, Conservation and Natural Resources, and Community and Economic Development. SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Students, Community Members Join Wolf Administration in Hawley for Cabinet in Your Community Event
In a separate statement on Monday, Hess oil company informed that all production coming into the Garden Banks Gas Pipeline system also remains shut in until further notice.The Enbridge Offshore-operated Garden Banks Gas Pipeline extends from Garden Banks Block 128 to South Marsh Island Block 76, where it interconnects with four existing interstate pipelines to move gas onshore.The pipeline transports production originating from the Auger platform in Garden Banks Block 426, the Enchilada platform in Garden Banks Block 128, the Baldpate platform in Garden Banks Block 260, the platform in South Marsh Island (SMI192) and the Magnolia Platform in Garden Banks 783.Hess production is shut in at its Baldpate, Conger and Penn State fields. Production is also shut in at the Shell-operated Llano Field (Hess 50 percent interest). Hess production at these fields is approximately 30 thousand barrels of oil equivalent per day.Hess added it continues to work closely with the operator to understand the timing for a restart.Offshore Energy Today Staff Other operators affected Following a fire on the Shell-operated Enchilada platform in the Gulf of Mexico last week, Shell is standing down its emergency response activities and developing a plan to repair the damage. To remind, two workers were injured in the fire incident on the Gulf of Mexico platform associated with a 30-inch gas export pipeline. Due to the fire, Shell shut in the Enchilada platform and all associated production as well as production at Auger and Salsa platforms and nearby fields.After the fire was extinguished, Shell continued monitoring the platform and then started preparing for a detailed inspection of the infrastructure.On Saturday, November 11 an assessment team confirmed isolation of the platform from the 30-inch gas export pipeline and no presence of uncontained hydrocarbons.Shell said on Sunday it was in the process of developing a plan for repairing the damaged portions of the asset and re-deploying personnel but there was no timeline to resume normal operations.More than 70 people from Shell and the United States Coast Guard worked together to respond to this incident. Throughout the response, Shell did not observe any signs of oil on the water associated with this incident.Shell and the U.S. Bureau of Safety and the Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) are investigating the cause of the incident.
BOONE, Iowa – A change in the Monday night IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals schedule for Hobby Stocks and both SportMod divisions has been announced.Qualifying heats for both the Stephenville Starter Race of Champions for Hobby Stocks and the BSB Manufacturing Race of Champions for Northern SportMods move from Tuesday to the Monday, Sept. 4 opening night program at Boone Speedway.Main event qualifying for both the Hobbies and Northern SportMod divisions remains on the first night card.The Southern SportMod program originally scheduled on Monday will not be held.“The number of drivers in the division pre-entered for Super Nationals did not meet our requirements,” explained IMCA President Brett Root. “We do appreciate Southern SportMod drivers who did pre-register and they will receive a complimentary 2018 IMCA license for that division along with a refund of their pre-registration and any pit parking fees.”
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Di Canio added: “It’s difficult. Some managers have the chance to bring in their own players in January – it didn’t happen to me. It was impossible for me. But I wasn’t worried because I was sure that with the good players I have got here, we had a chance to deliver the right job and reach the aim we had at the beginning from April 1. “But thinking about other managers, they would find it much more difficult in this environment, for sure.” Self-confidence is not something Di Canio has ever lacked, and although he remains a relatively inexperienced manager – his CV includes taking Swindon from League Two into League One promotion contention before heading for the North East – he has very definite ideas about how to improve a club which has failed to meet expectations this season. However, for all the bravado, there is a work ethic to back up his words with he and his coaching staff famously burning the midnight oil at the club’s Academy of Light training headquarters during the early days of his reign. Di Canio said with a smile: “It’s true that I burnt the last two million neurons that I have because 24 hours at the office was difficult, I tell you. Probably twice, we put a foot out of the office to go for a haircut, and sometimes we even frustrated ourselves.” Di Canio has left his players in little doubt that their professional lives will undergo something of an upheaval over the next few months. The manager indicated after Sunday’s 1-1 home draw with Southampton that he would change “everything”, and although he has since qualified that statement, there is little doubt that he intends to shake things up. He said: “‘Everything’ for me is the mentality. Obviously, we can’t change everything, but many things, yes. It doesn’t mean that we won’t keep many players, but obviously we need a sort of refreshment in some way. But that we will leave until after the game on Sunday because otherwise it’s difficult to be focused for the next match.” The 44-year-old Italian will send his team out at Tottenham on Sunday with their place in next season’s Barclays Premier League already assured. Di Canio has spent the weeks since his appointment attempting to initiate a gradual change of culture and mentality, and having exorcised the spectre of relegation, will re-double his efforts during summer. But asked if that job is a bigger one than he had anticipated on his arrival, he said: “For a medium manager, yes; for Paolo Di Canio, no. I have read about the difficulties for many managers, even experienced managers in the same situation in the past few years.” Paolo Di Canio is confident sorting out Sunderland’s problems is a challenge he can handle. Press Association
Giovanni Canaletto was eased for Epsom with the bookmakers and it could be he bypasses the June 6 Classic. O’Brien, who had already seen winter fancies John F Kennedy and Ol’ Man River fall by the wayside, said: “It was a bit of a messy race and he got caught back a bit. If he’d bolted in today he could have gone to Epsom. I think he could be a horse to come back here for the Irish Derby. “I thought if he was going to go to Epsom then he needed to go to Chester. It looks like it might be a bit quick to go to Epsom, the right thing might be to go to Royal Ascot or come back here for the Irish Derby, something like that with a view to having him next year.” Speculation in some quarters has suggested Found could be added to the Derby field at a cost of £75,000. Speaking after her second to Pleascach in the Tattersalls Irish 1,000 Guineas, O’Brien told At The Races: “She ran a good race, it was a big step up on the last day. We hoped and thought that would happen and she did run a great race. “It’s where she’s going to go from now, whether the lads decide to step her up in trip and go to an Oaks or whatever, I presume everyone will sit and talk about that, probably in the next few days. She has a lot of options open to her. “I never have any problem with what is decided. Gleneagles we always thought would be a specialist miler and we always thought this filly would go further than a mile. “There’s a lot of options, a lot of things to be considered about a lot of different horses and where they are going. Fillies going to the Oaks and what’s going to go to the Derby. There’s a lot of stuff up in the air. Press Association After the second Guineas success of Gleneagles on Saturday, attention on Sunday surrounded the belated return of Giovanni Canaletto under Ryan Moore in the Airlie Stud Gallinule Stakes, but despite a late surge the even-money favourite went down by a neck to the filly Curvy. The Galileo colt had been due to make his reappearance in the Chester Vase, but was ruled out on account of a dirty scope. The race instead went to stablemate Hans Holbein. “She ran a good race. Jim’s (Bolger) filly (Pleascach) is a very good filly and very well trained and she just got away and was gone. Found ran a good race and there wasn’t much between them at the line. Ryan was very happy with her. “A lot of things could be number one – Gleneagles whether he goes (to Epsom) or not, no-one really spoke about it but I’d say the odds are probably more against him than with him going. “I’ve only read in the paper about Found, she is obviously a possible to step up to a mile and a half and there’s other fillies for the Oaks. “The Lingfield horse, Kilimanjaro, you’d think he’d step up, and Hans Holbein is a solid horse who will get a mile and a half well and probably further. All those things are there and open, a lot to be discussed in the next week to 10 days. “Everyone seems happy with Gleneagles. He didn’t do anything this morning, so we’ll see how he is tomorrow. Joseph (O’Brien) will ride him doing a canter tomorrow and we’ll see how he is.” Aidan O’Brien appeared no nearer to establishing his number one Investec Derby contender following the conclusion of Irish Guineas weekend at the Curragh.
Martin County is mourning the loss of a four-year-old boy who loved policeman and police cars.Kieran Nee fatally drowned last week the local Bathtub beach.The boy’s stepfather told police he was watching him from the shoreline when he turned away for about sixty seconds, according to The Martin County Sheriff’s Office.In that brief moment, Kieran went into the water.Shortly after, his stepfather noticed Kieran face down in the water.A witness also said she saw the boy face down in about a foot of water.The stepfather, a woman on the beach and lifeguards, performed CPR before Martin County Fire Rescue crews took over and rushed Kieran to Martin Memorial Hospital North where he died.Kieran’s family lives in Jensen Beach.A GoFundMe page to help the family with funeral expenses has been set up.Kieran’s mother, according to the GoFundMe page, is a nurse.The boy “lit up any room with his beautiful eyes, bright smile and bubbly personality,” according to the GoFundMe page.
Barcelona: Star striker Lionel Messi played a part in all but one of Barcelona’s goals as the hosts pounded Real Valladolid 5-1 to reclaim the lead in La Liga.With 22 points from 10 matches, the reigning champions are two points ahead of Granada and Atletico Madrid reports Efe news.On Tuesday, the Argentine superstar scored a brace and had two assists to bring Valladolid’s undefeated streak to a screeching halt after five matches while extending Barca’s domestic winning run to five.The hosts couldn’t have hoped for a better start as a poor clearance by Valladolid set up an easy goal for Clement Lenglet to make it 1-0 Barcelona.Messi’s first meaningful touch of the night was inauspicious, a hesitant free kick in the 14th minute that visiting goalkeeper Jordi Masip handled with ease.The next sequence saw Valladolid pull level on a goal by Kiko Olivas, who converted Michel’s free-kick thanks to some confusion on the Barcelona backline.Valladolid settled in to protect the draw and managed to stay on terms until the 29th minute when Messi orchestrated a goal by Arturo Vidal to restore the lead for the Catalan club.The 3-1 came just five minutes later, courtesy of a thunderous Messi free-kick from more than 20 yards out.The Barcelona captain went on to force a save from Matip minutes before the break and carried that intensity over to the second half.Messi delivered a perfect ball to Ansu Fati on Barca’s first charge after the re-start, but the side’s budding star failed in the 1v1 with Masip.Valladolid enjoyed a good run of play and the Barcelona faithful at Camp Nou began to grow restless, prompting coach Ernesto Valverde to start making changes, replacing Frenkie de Jong and Fati with Ivan Rakitic and Antoine Griezmann, respectively.But again, it was Messi who provided the magic, beating Masip with a laser-guided half-volley to boost the lead to 4-1 in the 75th minute, two minutes before he assisted on a Luis Suarez goal to complete the rout. (IANS) Also Read: Messi Accuses Some of his Club Members Who don’t Want Neymar BackAlso Watch:BTAD Army Football League 2019-2020
The Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences and the Los Angeles Times released polling results on the topic of race relations and education for the month of April. They discussed their findings in a phone conference on Monday morning and a series of online interviews with the Los Angeles Times and Dornsife.The data conducted from the first poll found that most Californians felt race relations in their respective communities or cities were better in comparison to the state or nation as a whole and the latter data set revealed a divide between support or opposition for standardized testing in schools.The data from first poll revealed that 63 percent of the Californians polled believed that race relations in the city they resided in met a good or excellent standard, while 27 percent of the polled voters felt that relations were good or excellent in the nation as a whole. Sixty-five percent of the respondents said that California is better than in other parts of the country in terms of race relations, compared to 24 percent who said that race relations were the same and 6 percent who believed it was worse.In the first poll that surveyed popular opinion on the current state of schools, Director of the Unruh Institute Dan Schnur was interviewed about the results with Howard Blume, reporter for the Los Angeles Times. In the latter, Schnur discussed the results with Michael Finnegan, staff writer for the Los Angeles Times.“We asked California voters a whole series of questions on the state of race relations in California and the nation as a whole in the wake of a whole series of police shootings of African Americans that have generated a lot of controversy,” said Finnegan in an interview with the L.A. Times and Dornsife. “What we found is that voters in California see race relations in California as significantly better than they do race relations in the country as a whole and they also see race relations in their own communities as even better than they are statewide.”The surveys were conducted by Drew Lieberman, vice president at Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research, Inc.; David Kanevsky, research director of American Viewpoint; Mike Madrid, principal of Grassroots Lab; and Dan Schnur, executive director of the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics.In response to a question about the progression of race relations within the last decade, 37 percent of respondents found that race relations have began to improve throughout the nation, 32 percent reported race relations to be the same, and 29 percent reported race relations to have gotten worse.“There’s still a substantial amount of discrimination against African Americans and Latino Americans in particular, voters say,” Finnegan said. “African Americans and Latinos also report fairly substantial numbers experiencing discrimination themselves.”The poll found that 36 percent thought that law enforcement treats all groups the same, in comparison to 43 percent of voters who believe that the police are tougher on African Americans.During the conference, Schnur said that only a marginal percentage of respondents could have been informed with the death of unarmed black man who was shot by a South Carolina police officer in the beginning of April.Results from the poll also found that among the polled black voters, 77 percent said that police were tougher on African Americans in contrast to 16 percent who said that police treated them the same.“When we asked Californians about how law enforcement personnel — police and public safety officers, handled relationships with various communities, not only did African Americans feel like their relationships with the police were much worse, but, representatives of every other racial ethnic group felt that relationships between the police and African American community was much worse,” Schnur said in an interview with the L.A. Times and Dornsife.The poll also asked voters a specific question on immigration on whether people thought illegal immigrants in the country had a positive or negative impact on the economy. The data proved that more people thought immigrants had a positive effect on the economy. Similarly, it also found that more and more Republicans think that illegal immigrants had a positive effect on the economy.The second poll found partisan divides on the topic of education, specifically on standardized testing and areas of educational focus such as science and math or arts and music. Kanesky said that the gap among areas of educational focus might be contributed to a cultural divide, rather than variances in socioeconomic or racial factors.The poll results found a nearly 1:1 ratio with 47 percent of voters in agreement with the fact that standardized testing hurts education in California, and 46 percent who believed that standardized testing fails to account for extraneous factors in the students’ schooling environment.“This doesn’t really fall into the typical party lines on how voters view education, you see splits between some of the democratic coalitions on some of these issues,” Kanesky said in the conference call.The data revealed that voters from California were overwhelmingly in support of guiding public school teachers. Results also found that teachers were a “trusted source” of information when discussing public schooling and that the state should do more to support teachers.“[Voters] support apprenticeship programs for new teachers; they support higher education and advanced degree programs for teachers coming into the classroom; they want to see teachers paid salaries along the lines of what inarguably they deserve,” Schnur said.According to Blume, results concluded that among the Caucasian voters surveyed, many felt that there was too much standardized testing, in contrast to many Latino voters who said that they felt the current number of testing was just right. The poll also displayed increasingly high numbers for those in favor or placing their children in charter schools, in comparison to results found within the last three years.