Students, Community Members Join Wolf Administration in Hawley for Cabinet in Your Community Event

first_img 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 Twittercenter_img Students, Community Members Join Wolf Administration in Hawley for Cabinet in Your Community Eventlast_img read more

Ronaldo to United links persist

first_imgDavid Moyes is set to begin work as Manchester United manager next week against the backdrop of further speculation about a return for former golden boy Cristiano Ronaldo. Press Association It has been suggested for weeks now that United believe they can lure Ronaldo back to Old Trafford, where he left in 2009 for Real Madrid in a world record £80million deal. And a report in Spanish paper El Pais on Wednesday claimed a meeting would be taking place between United officials and Ronaldo “in the next few days” to see if there is any likelihood of a transfer being completed. center_img United have not commented on the report, although it is obvious a deal would be hugely complicated given apparent interest from Paris St Germain and supposed advice given to the former world player of the year to remain at Real Madrid for the final year of his contract. New Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti presumably would prefer to keep Ronaldo as he begins the task of shaping the club following Jose Mourinho’s exit. However, Ancelotti is unlikely to have the final say if Ronaldo decides he wants to leave. It merely adds to the air of uncertainty at United, with Moyes set to officially begin work on Monday, with his squad due to begin training later that week. Chief concern will be to work out the best way forward for Wayne Rooney who, like Ronaldo, has been the subject of some much, often conflicting, speculation. PSG, Bayern Munich, Chelsea and Arsenal have all been linked with the England forward, whilst it has also been stated Moyes would prefer to keep the player he introduced to senior football whilst at Everton. If that is Moyes’ wish, it is unlikely to be fulfilled without some sort of clarification on the supposed transfer request Sir Alex Ferguson claimed Rooney had made at the end of last season. It has now been established Rooney did not express any such desire, merely sought clarification about his status with Ferguson. Yet any public statement to that effect by United would undermine the man who brought them 13 Premier League titles and left at the end of the season with his status as an all-time great beyond question. The side issue is that both Shinji Kagawa and Danny Welbeck spent much of last term out of position, whilst Javier Hernandez’s opportunities were restricted. If Rooney stays, at least one of that trio is bound to wonder whether they have any long-term future at United. At least the picture won’t be made even more complicated by the arrival of Edinson Cavani as United have privately distanced themselves from reports of an interest in the Napoli front-man. last_img read more

Technically speaking: officiating draws ire from both Ryan, Smith

first_imgAfter Tuesday night, you probably won’t see any members of the Wisconsin men’s basketball team asking you to use your indoor voice at the Kohl Center.In No. 15 Wisconsin’s (22-8, 11-6) 52-45 win over Minnesota (17-13, 5-12), both UW head coach Bo Ryan and his counterpart, Tubby Smith, were reprimanded by referees with technical fouls following questionable calls that took place during momentum-swinging moments.And it turns out the Badgers respond well to shouting.“I think that’s just more of an indirect way of him telling us to get it going and he got the crowd into it too,” guard Jordan Taylor said of Ryan’s technical. “It helped a little bit and helped jump-start us.”With 3:08 left in the first half, officials handed down the foul on Ryan as UW was amid a field goal drought that began at the 12:34 mark and would continue until a minute and half into the second period.Wisconsin shot 19 percent in the first half and committed five turnovers. Ryan, along with the Kohl Center audience, wasn’t particularly impressed with the performance on the floor and several decisions by the referees had already drawn the ire of both.Frequently, Minnesota had been running a full court press during the game and after Andre Hollins hit two free throws for the Gophers, it appeared the team wasn’t in position to run its game plan on the ensuing inbound.Thinking advantageously, Ryan wanted his team to quickly fire off an inbound pass, but a Minnesota player had picked up the ball and held on to it along the sideline. Intentional or not, it allowed the Gophers to arrange themselves, which infuriated Ryan.“How can you run your press break when the other team’s standing out-of-bounds with the basketball”? Ryan said.So he went to the ref: “I said ‘Isn’t that a technical?’ If we don’t get it in, they bring their guys down. Their guys were not ready to press at the time. My feeling was it altered the flow of the game. I had an opinion and evidently I was wrong.”The ruling energized the Badgers as well as the crowd, which poured out a crescendo of boos. Wisconsin didn’t allow Minnesota to score any more points in that half after Hollins hit the two free throws that came from the technical.About a minute after the ruling, and down 23-13, the Badgers picked things up and ended a 10-minute scoreless streak with two free throws by forward Ryan Evans, followed by one more by guard Ben Brust to pull within seven.After the break, Wisconsin continued to steadily chip away at the lead with Taylor and Evans combining for six early points, putting things at 25-22.Then, forward Mike Bruesewitz drove toward the basket and slipped in a layup despite contact near the rim. Bruesewitz was initially called for a charge, but after the three referees huddled at the top of the key, they reversed the decision and Hollins was called for having a foot in the restricted area instead.“I thought he was inside the circle; that’s kind of why I went up,” Bruesewitz said of his initial reaction. “I waited for them to hopefully overturn it. That was my third foul; I thought I was going to be sitting on the bench.”The reversal gave Bruesewitz a chance at a three-point play – which he fulfilled – and minutes later Smith was called for the technical.“I mean, who knows”? Smith said, when asked about what explanation he was given for the overturned call. “You don’t get one. You got a huddle like that and change the call. You kidding me?“It’s a joke. It really is.”Taylor went on to hit the two free throws, which gave UW a 29-27 lead and the Badgers were then given the ball back. Thirty seconds later, Taylor delivered a three-pointer that further leveled the Gophers.Minnesota failed to immediately answer, and when Wisconsin brought the ball back down the floor Evans hit a jumper that gave UW a 34-29 advantage with 10:42 remaining.The Badgers cruised from there, outscoring the Gophers 36-22 in the half on 44.4 percent shooting, compared to Minnesota’s 25 percent clip.As may be expected, Ryan wasn’t as exasperated by the referees’ decision to overturn Bruesewitz’s “charge” as Smith was.“We got a video at the beginning of the year that said the official that made the call – if he’s not sure – he can go ask another official,” he said.last_img read more