Governor Wolf, PennDOT Announce $195 million in Roadway Improvements in North Central Pennsylvania

first_imgGovernor Wolf, PennDOT Announce $195 million in Roadway Improvements in North Central Pennsylvania April 26, 2017 SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img Infrastructure,  Press Release,  Results,  Transportation Clearfield, PA –Governor Tom Wolf and the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) today announced over $195 million in highway and bridge improvements that will come to fruition across the north central region during the 2017 construction season.“It’s exciting to note the many improvements Pennsylvanians will see this year across this rural, nine-county region,” said Governor Tom Wolf. “Travel, along with the delivery of goods and services in our more rural areas, is vital to our residents and these improvements will make that travel more convenient, efficient, and safe.”Overall highlights in the 2017 construction season for District 2 (Cameron, Centre, Clearfield, Clinton, Elk, Juniata, McKean, Mifflin, and Potter counties) include:approximately 210 miles of paving;approximately 54 bridges will be repaired or replaced; andapproximately 276 miles of roadway will see seal coating or micro-surfacing to extend pavement life.District 2 Executive Karen Michael said, “In a PennDOT region that stretches from the Juniata River Valley to our northern state line, we strive to involve our planning partners, municipalities, legislators, and other customers as we prioritize projects across such a large area.”Notable projects that have been bid include:the Route 155 Cowley Run bridge replacement project in Portage Township, Cameron County, for $1.6 million;the continuation of the Route 3045 (Waddle Road) bridge and roadway project in State College, Centre County for $14.7 million;the Route 322 intersection safety improvement project in Bradford Township, Clearfield County at $3 million;the Route 255 highway restoration project from Sabula to Penfield in Clearfield County estimated at $6.2 million;the Route 120 (Paul Mack Boulevard) in Clinton County featuring concrete patching and resurfacing, along with pavement restoration and drainage in downtown Lock Haven at $5.4 million;safety improvements at the intersection of Route 66 and Route 948 in Elk County at $1.8 million. Project includes a partnership with Federal Forest Service;the Route 35 bridge preservation project to address repairs and preservation of five structures in Spruce Hill, Walker, Delaware, and Milford Townships, Juniata County at $3.9 million;the Route 4004 bridge replacement over Tunungwant Creek in Bradford Township, McKean County at $3 million, a partnership with the Pitt/Bradford campus;a Route 3002 bridge preservation project for three structures in Armagh Township and Lewistown Borough in Mifflin County at $3.6 million; andcontinuation of the Route 6 betterment project in downtown Coudersport, Potter County including a new bridge superstructure at $4.8 million.Notable projects that are expected to be bid this year include:the Interstate 80 restoration project of 14 miles in Centre County from mile-marker 138 to mile-marker 152 including preservation of two bridges, estimated at $35 million;the Route 44 highway restoration project from Coneville to Shinglehouse in Potter County, including preservation of three structures at an estimated cost of $10.5 million.The investments complement the department’s Road Maintenance and Preservation, or Road MaP, program, which Governor Wolf recently announced will invest $2.1 billion in maintenance and highway and bridge capital projects over the next 10 years. Of the investments, $1 billion will go to roadway maintenance and $1.1 billion will go to highway and bridge capital projects. Of the capital projects, $500 million will be allocated to an Interstate preservation and reconstruction program, bringing that total program, begun in 2016, to $1 billion over the next 10 years. Another $600 million will go toward rehabilitation and reconstruction needs identified through the department’s district and regional planning efforts.More information on Road MaP is available at www.penndot.gov on the “Act 89 Transportation Plan” page.For more information on projects occurring or being bid this year, those made possible by or accelerated by Act 89, or those on the department’s Four and Twelve Year Plans, visit www.projects.penndot.gov.Motorists can check conditions on major roadways by visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 825 traffic cameras.511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.For PennDOT regional information on Twitter, follow www.twitter.com/511PAStateCOLL.last_img read more

Family ties bind this dual living opportunity in Brisbane’s north

first_imgThe entire home has been newly painted.His real estate agent Ivan Bertie of Harcourts Pinnacle – Aspley has been marketing the property as a strong “dual living” opportunity – close to public transport, schools and a few minutes to Aspley Pick N Pay Hypermarket and Westfield Chermside Shopping Centre.“Quality starts from the gate, manicured gardens, stone stairs leading to granite floor balcony with timber railings, newly painted, polished timber floor, ducted airconditioning.”The house has been scheduled for sale via auction at noon on Saturday October 28, 2017. The upstairs living room has polished floors which run throughout the home. The entire home has been updated.More from newsFor under $10m you can buy a luxurious home with a two-lane bowling alley5 Apr 2017Military and railway history come together on bush block24 Apr 2019It followed an open plan for the living, dining and kitchen area and also has a large storage/workshop space.Upstairs, he put in two ensuite bathrooms, renovated the main bathroom, kitchen and one bedroom now has its own balcony.“The driveway got tiled to the road, we put in paths around the house, there’s massive storage and laundry. Everything has been done within the last 10 years. You don’t need to do anything. You can just walk in and live here for another 10 to 15 years.”Mr Nenadovic said he was selling because the time was right.“I want try something new. We’ve been in this house for over 10 years. We want to do something different and the market is very good right now in Chermside West.” The kitchen is a good size and well equipped. 50 Marban St, Chermside West, has a tiled driveway and paths around the home.MILAN Nenadovic has fond memories of his Brisbane home which has just come on the market – it originally belonged to his grandfather Johnny.“It was the house of my grandfather Johnny who bought it from the guy who built this house. He passed away and now I’m in the house. For myself there are lots of memories because of my grandfather. I know how it looked 20 years ago.”In the decade since Mr Nenadovic (Jr) moved in, major renovations were undertaken on the property – located at 50 Marban Street, Chermside West – to the point where it was immaculate and move-in ready.“Downstairs is now is a two-bedroom apartment. You can have dual living. You can rent to someone or have your parents live here or even a big family,” he said.last_img read more

Massive auction campaign to set tone for the market this year

first_imgA big auction campaign on the Gold Coast this weekend, should give a good indication of how the market will perform in 2018, according to auctioneer Haesley Cush.This weekend I will embark on my regular pilgrimage to the Gold Coast for the annual weekend of huge auction events.In fact if you are on the GC this weekend you will likely hear the sound of the ocean, the seagulls and the gaggle of auctioneers decorating the coast singing for their supper.These large scale auctions started as the brain child of Gold Coast real estate stalwarts Andrew and Greg Bell, of Ray White Surfers Paradise and have been running for the past 24 years.This weekend ‘The Event’, as it’s now known, will feature about 100 Gold Coast properties from the entry level to the seriously expensive.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach Northless than 1 hour agoNew apartments released at idyllic retirement community Samford Grove Presented by Following their lead a number of Gold Coast agencies have jumped on board, conducting their own in-room auctions, making it the largest weekend of auctions on the Gold Coast each year. With the Australia Day long weekend now the pinnacle of sales transaction on the coast, many real estate enthusiasts around the country keep a keen eye on how these auctions pan out.Over the past five I have had the luxury of standing on the stage at ‘The Event’ and watching the Queensland market face its first big test of the year.If our coastal markets fire, then that means people are buying holiday properties and if people are buying holiday homes then there is dispensable money in the market.Three years ago I watched this golden sleepy giant start to slowly wake from its slumber after years of low or negative growth on the coast.Then last year I expected huge things, but was underwhelmed by the activity. This year the bidding bomb that I was expecting to go off could stop ticking and explode this weekend! There are many investors backing in strong rental income and capital growth as a result of the Commonwealth Games.Whether you are in the market to buy or you own your own property, the results this weekend are a wonderful indicator of what’s install this year. Stay tuned.last_img read more

Paul Spencer to retire as Rolls-Royce pension chair

first_imgHe oversaw an overhaul of the scheme’s investment strategy that placed more emphasis on liability-matching assets, shifting away from an allocation of roughly 70% in equities.Rolls-Royce said its scheme ranked in the top 4% of UK pension funds for investment performance over 10, 20 and 30 years to 31 March 2016.“Paul’s leadership was pivotal in overseeing the successful implementation and further development of the new liability-matching strategy which was a bold change in direction, but which has since become the benchmark for effective risk management of pension schemes,” said Joel Griffin, head of pensions at Rolls-Royce. “It was crucial in protecting the funding position of Rolls-Royce’s pensions through the 2008 financial crisis and subsequent period of declining yields which have caused so many pension schemes’ funding positions to suffer.”In addition to the investment changes, Spencer’s trustee board pushed through a restructure of the company’s UK pension arrangements, merging four schemes into one and sealing a £1.1bn buyout deal to transfer the Vickers Pension Scheme to Legal & General a year ago.Griffin said Spencer was leaving the scheme “in an exceptionally strong position”. Paul Spencer, chair of Rolls-Royce’s £13bn (€14.7bn) UK pension scheme, is to retire from the role he has held since 2008.The sponsoring employer announced that Liz Airey was to take over from Spencer as chair of the scheme’s board of trustees at the end of this year.Airey is currently non-executive chair of Jupiter Fund Management and a former chair of the Unilever UK Pension Scheme.When Spencer arrived at Rolls-Royce the scheme had roughly £4.5bn under management and a £500m funding deficit. According to the company’s 2016 annual report, at the end of that year the scheme had £13.4bn of assets and a surplus of more than £1bn. Liz AireyLiz Airey has been non-executive chair of Jupiter’s board since 2014, and chaired Unilever’s UK pension trustee board between 2008 and 2014. She has held non-executive roles at Tate & Lyle, Dunedin Investment Enterprise Trust, JP Morgan European Smaller Companies Trust, Zetex and AMEC.Paul Spencer is also chair of the BT Pension Scheme, and was chair of British Airways’ two main defined benefit schemes until his departure in 2015 amid a disagreement over the investment policy.last_img read more

National Prosecution Service launched in Dominica to ensure greater independence and objectivity

first_img Share 60 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! LocalNews National Prosecution Service launched in Dominica to ensure greater independence and objectivity by: – October 3, 2011 Tweetcenter_img Share Share Director of Public Prosecutions, Mr. Gene PestainaThe Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions in collaboration with the Commonwealth of Dominica Police Force joined its sister island of St. Lucia in launching a National Prosecution Service last week.The National Service has been launched in an effort to manage Police Prosecutors more efficiently as well as to ensure that there is greater independence and objectivity to the prosecution process by separating it from the investigative arm.At the official launching ceremony last week, the Director of Public Prosecutions Mr Gene Pestaina noted that this move is in keeping with the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court and will strengthen the standard and quality of prosecution service offered in Dominica.“The service which we are now launching will see all major police prosecutors housed under one roof. In that setting we hope to consolidate, to strengthen, improve and standardize the quality of prosecution services offered. It is also in keeping with the law reform process presently being undertaken in the justice system of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court.”Mr. Pestaina also highlighted that the National Prosecution Service will eliminate the need for Preliminary Inquiries at the magistrate’s Court and assist in managing the backlog of indictable offenses.“In that system the concept of case management has been introduced and it is hoped that there will no longer be hearings at the Magistrate’s Court into what is called a Preliminary Inquiry or P.I in respect to indictable matters. We are hoping that our prosecutorial service will be able to play a greater role in dealing with and managing the backlog of indictable offenses recently referred to by Madame Justice Brooks at the opening of the new law year.”Mr Pestaina concluded that ‘with the integration of all police officers we will provide a more efficient service’.Director of Public Prosecution of England and Wales, Mr Keir Starmer Q.C Meantime the Director of Public Prosecution of England and Wales Mr Keir Starmer Q.C says the prosecutorial decision making should not only be independent and impartial but be seen to be independent and impartial.“The basic argument against the police acting as prosecutors is that prosecutorial decision making should be in the hands of a prosecution agency which is not only independent but indeed impartial as a matter of fact that is also seen to be independent and impartial.”Mr Starmer also admonished that ‘the transfer of that function should be regarded as a form of restoring the police to their original model rather than the loss of any prized role’.Members of the head table, police prosecutors and staff of the Office of the DPP.In related news, the Commissioner of Police Mr Cyril Carrette said this initiative will ensure that complaints are dealt with more expeditiously and take corrective measures in a quicker time.According to Mr Carrette both the prosecutors and the police force stands to benefit from this partnership and therefore advises the prosecutors to take advantage of this opportunity to become more proficient.“The prosecutors and by extension the Commonwealth of Dominica Police Force stand to benefit tremendously from this partnership which presents a golden opportunity for the prosecutors to acquire the requisite knowledge and skills in prosecution. I urge them to take full advantage of so as to enable them to become more proficient in the execution of their duties,” he said.The five police prosecutors have been transferred to the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions are Inspector Claude Weekes, Inspector Michael Laudat, Sergeant Kenth Matthew, Corporal Innocent Toussaint and Corporal Valda Powell.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

Autopsy confirms former basketball star was murdered

first_imgLawrenceburg, In. — An autopsy has confirmed Thomas Biedenbam, 73, was murdered in his home on Highridge Court in Hidden Valley over the Memorial Day weekend.Detectives have sifted through the home and surrounding property for evidence but are still looking for any information to solve the case. Tips can be left confidentially by calling 812-689-5000.A report from WLWT in Cincinnati says Biedenbam was a standout basketball player at Elder that set scoring records that still stand today. In high school, he played on at least one championship team before playing for UC.last_img

Clingan ready for N.Ireland return

first_img Clingan left Coventry, where he was club captain, at the end of last season, and found himself without work after rejecting interest from a handful of suitors. A brief spell at Doncaster did not work out, but he signed for Kilmarnock in January and, after being watched three times by national boss Michael O’Neill, is back in contention for Tuesday’s World Cup qualifier against Israel. Reflecting on his stop-start season, he said: “I’ve been back in Belfast for most of the time. I didn’t want to be in England doing nothing so I spent time staying in Mum’s house and doing my own personal training. I was training in Falls Park, just on the doorstep and running round it every day.” Northern Ireland midfielder Sammy Clingan was sleeping in his mother’s spare room and training in a local park a couple of months ago but now he is back at the heart of his side’s World Cup qualifying campaign. Press Associationcenter_img It was something of a comedown for the 29-year-old, who skippered Northern Ireland for the first time against a star-studded Holland side last summer. He added: “It was a bit crazy but that’s football these days and there are footballers who are out of contract. I did turn offers down from clubs and I probably should have signed those deals but I am just pleased (Kilmarnock boss) Kenny Shiels has given me the chance. “He phoned me when I was back in Belfast, I was at the driving range and got a call from someone I didn’t know. I went over and then the club was sold to me.” Clingan and the rest of the Northern Ireland contingent have endured a frustrating week so far, with the first match of their scheduled double header, against Russia, twice called off due to snow. Israel, meanwhile, played out a dramatic 3-3 draw with Portugal and Clingan hopes his side’s lack of activity could have a silver lining. “You know how it is when you are stuck in a hotel for so long, but it could work to our benefit,” he said. “Israel have played Portugal but we are fresh and that’s really helped. Hopefully we can build on that with three points tomorrow.” O’Neill on Sunday lost versatile Rangers player Andy Little to a knee injury and added Hull midfielder Corry Evans to the group. He will now compete with Clingan and Alex Bruce for the holding role, made available due to Chris Baird’s suspension. last_img read more

Three Lions Roar

first_imgKane gets hat-trick, Stones nets two and Lingard strikes vs minors PanamaNizhny Novgorod, June 24: A hat-trick from Harry Kane helped England thrash Panama 6-1 in the World Cup Group G game here on Sunday.The match against Panama marked England’s biggest win ever at the World Cup finals, which secured a last 16 place for the Three Lions while Harry Kane, the captain of England and the man of the match, became the first England player scoring a World Cup hat-trick since Gary Lineker in 1986.For Panama, the Central America country harvested the first World Cup finals goal in its second match.England, playing a 3-5-2 formation, took the lead eight minutes into the match with a header from John Stones.In the 20th minute, England’s midfielder Jesse Lingard was pushed over from behind by the Panamanian defender in the box and Tottenham Hotspur striker Kane slammed the penalty into the top left corner of the net.The Three Lions controlled the game and had a third goal in the 36th minute as Lingard made a right footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner.Just after 4 minutes, England won a free-kick and extended the lead again. Trippier sent the ball to Jordan Henderson and he curled a delivery to the back post for Kane to nod on. The Panama goalkeeper made a fine close-range save.However, Stones was on the spot to make a header to make it 4-0. At the end of the first half, another penalty was awarded to England as Kane was pulled down inside the box. The captain converted the penalty with a right footed shot to the top left corner, which was almost the same as his first one.England experienced a dream first half and won the biggest half-time lead at this World Cup in Russia.Paces slowed down in the first 15 minutes of the second half. However, a fluke goal gave the Three Lions a bigger lead.In the 63rd minute, Ruben Loftus-Cheek’s long-range shot hit Kane and was deflected into the Panama net.Kane completed a World Cup hat-trick and leads the scorers standings with five goals from two matches.The Panamanians got their consolation goal in the 78th minutes when 37-year old defender Felipe Baloy slammed a right footed shot from the centre of the box which is the Central American country’s first World Cup finals goal.FIFA statistics showed that England made 12 attempts at the goal throughout the match, while Panama made eight. Ball possession was 58 percent for England and 42 percent for Panama. IANSlast_img read more

Live Asian Games 2018, Day 13: Indian women’s hockey team loses to Japan, gets silver

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Asian Games News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: The Indian women hockey team’s dream of reclaiming the gold at the Asian Games after 36 years remained unfulfilled as it lost 1-2 to Japan to settle for the silver medal on a penultimate day (Day 13) at the ongoing 2018 Asian Games.ALSO READ: Asian Games 2018: Day 13 India full schedule, IST Timings and moreEarlier, Day 12 witnessed India adding more medals to their medal tally as Jinson Johnson won the men’s 1500m gold while the quartet of Hima Das, V Vismaya, Saritaben Gayakwad and M Poovamma bagged the shiny gold in women’s 4×400 metre relay. Seema Punia and Chitra Unnikrishnan settled for bronze in their events respectively. Round up from Asian Games 2018 Day 12 hereAsian Games 2018 Day 3 Updates:# Silver for India: Women’s hockey team misses golden chance, loses to Japan in the finals. They settle for silver. # Hockey: India is facing Japan in the finals of women’s hockey. At the halftime, India 1-1 Japan.# BOXING: India’s Amit Panghal enters finals of men’s 49 kg category.# SQUASH: India gets bronze after losing to Hong Kong in Squash men’s team semi finals# SAILING: Varsha Gautham and Sweta Shervegar win silver in the 49er FX, Harshita Tomar wins bronze in the Open Laser 4.7# ROLLER SKATE: Aarathy Kasturi and Varsha Sriramakrishna finish seventh and eighth respectively in women’s Road 20km race# SOFT TENNIS: In Women’s team Preliminary Group A match – India lost 0-3 to Republic of Korea# SOFT TENNIS: In Men’s team preliminary group C match – India lost 0-3 to Indonesia# DIVING: Ramananda Sharma qualifies for men’s Springboard final# BOXING: Vikas Krishan has apparently pulled  out from his semi-final bout due to an eye injury and has settled for a bronze in men’s 75kg category: PTI# SQUASH: HUGE NEWS! Women’s squash team to fight for gold as they beat Malaysia 2-0 in the semi-finals.# TABLE TENNIS: Manika Batra eliminated by China’s Manyu Wang in women’s singles Round of 16. She lost by 4-1.# TABLE TENNIS: Sharath Kamal crashes out after losing 2-4 to Chinese Taipei’s Chihyuan Chuang in men’s singles Round of 16# JUDO: Rajwinder Kaur’s journey ends as she loses out to Jiawen Tsai of Chinese Taipei in women’s +78kg Repechage round. # VOLLEYBALL: India lose 0-3 to Chinese Taipei in women’s classification match.# VOLLEYBALL: India trail 0-2 against Chinese Taipei after losing the second set by 16-25.# JUDO: Avtar Singh loses to Ivan Remarenco in men’s -100kg Round of 16.# VOLLEYBALL: India lose the first set 21-25 against Chinese Taipei.# VOLLEYBALL: India are leading 9-7 against Chinese Taipei in the first set of women’s classification match.last_img read more

Cricket News 6 wickets, 4 runs and 15 balls: Watch how Trent Boult ripped apart Sri Lanka

first_imgNew Delhi: Trent Boult produced a spell for the ages as he decimated Sri Lanka on day 2 of the second Test in Hagley Oval, Christchurch to give New Zealand a crucial 74-run lead as Kane Williamson’s side looked to create a record and win their fourth consecutive series in 2018, something which New Zealand have never achieved in their history. Boult’s spell came in a space of one devastating passage of play in which he picked up all six wickets in just 15 balls to usher a dramatic Sri Lanka collapse. In the process, he just conceded four runs as Dinesh Chandimal’s side had no answer to the left-arm bowler’s reverse swing.Sri Lanka resumed on 88/4 and seemed to be in a strong position after they had bowled New Zealand out for 178, with Suranga Lakmal taking a five-wicket haul. After conceding a boundary in the first over, Boult and new ball partner Tim Southee bowled three consecutive maidens as New Zealand eyed more wickets. However, Boult struck when Roshen Silva edged a full and swinging delivery to Southee at third slip and New Zealand had gotten the opening. What followed afterwards was absolute carnage.Read More | Steyn breaks Shaun Pollock’s record, becomes most successful SA pacerIn the 39th over of the innings and Boult’s 14th, the left-armer tore through the Sri Lankan lower order. Niroshan Dickwella was lured to drive a full ball and the edge flew to third slip where Southee pulled off a stunning one-handed catch. On the fifth ball, Dilruwan Perera shouldered arms to a delivery that swung back in and in the very next ball, Boult trapped Suranga Lakmal  (0)  LBW with an inswinging yorker to finish with a triple-wicket maiden.Read More | Ricky Ponting formally inducted into ICC ‘Hall of Fame’Although Boult missed the hat-trick, he managed to get Dushmantha Chameera (0) LBW with another inswinging yorker and the 29-year-old wrapped up the innings by trapping Lahiru Kumara (0) in front as Sri Lanka were bowled out for 104, giving New Zealand a healthy lead. Boult’s spell of 2.3-1-4-6 proved his class and his 6/30 was his best figures in Tests, beating his previous mark of 6/32 which he achieved against England in the Pink Ball Test in Auckland at the start of the year when New Zealand bowled England out for 58. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more