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

Calls for change it attitude towards HIV patients in Dominica

first_imgLocalNews Calls for change it attitude towards HIV patients in Dominica by: – November 10, 2011 Share Share Share Dr. Jeffrey BlaizeActing Chief Education officer Dr. Jeffery Blaize says there must be a change in attitude towards persons living with HIV/Aids to facilitate effective treatment and care.Dr. Blaize who addressed the start of a four day HIV policy development workshop in Dominica Tuesday, says he believes that the workshop is timely in addressing some of the challenges facing persons living with the disease. “The Ministry of Education and Human resource development is elated to partner with CARICOM and the National HIV Response Unit for the development and implementation of an HIV/AIDS policy within the education sector. We would all agree that the activity is timely particularly in light of increasing access to education including lifelong education as well as the degree of diversity within our school system and within our communities,” he said.According to Blaize, the formulation and implementation of the HIV/AIDS policy represents a critical step towards addressing some of the underlying issues with reference to prevention and the care of persons living with the disease.“We acknowledge that in order to facilitate effective treatment and care of persons living with HIV/AIDS, both behavioral change and change in attitudes towards patients are required,” he said.Issues of discrimination in the workplace must also be addressed he told participants of the workshop which is expected to end here on Friday. Domincia Vibes Newscenter_img Sharing is caring! Tweet 19 Views   no discussionslast_img read more

2020 Olympic qualifier: Nigeria beat  Sudan

first_imgRelatedPosts Nigeria dying under Buhari’s jackboot, by Tunde Odesola Nigeria: We can’t breathe, by Gabriel Agbo Yes, Nigeria is collapsing forward, by Femi Adesina Nigeria U-23 football team on Tuesday defeated their counterpart from Sudan, 5-0 in the second leg of their 2020 Tokyo Olympic qualifier. The match, which was played at the main bowl of the Stephen Keshi Stadium in Asaba, saw the Nigerian team dominating the entire 90 minutes regulation time. In the 13 minute of the first half, Taiwo Awoniyi opened scoring for Nigeria with a beautiful header that left the Sudanese goalkeeper stranded. In the 25th minute, Ndifreke Effiong out-jumped two Sudanese defenders inside the 18-yard box to head home goal number two for Nigeria. Effiong, who was arguably the best Nigeria player of the match, scored his second goal in the 44th minute when he slotted in a cross from Awoniyi. Nigeria 4th goal came in the 67th minute when Sunday Felaye came off the bench to score with a superb volley. The Nigeria team scored its 5th goal through Sanusi Ibrahim in the 69th minute to seal victory for Nigeria. In the 72th minute, Nigeria team captain, Kelechi Nwakali was substituted; he was replaced by Fatai Gbadamosi.Tags: 2020 Tokyo OlympicNigeriaStephen Keshi StadiumSudanlast_img read more

Swan embarks on coaching career at UW

first_imgAfter making a run at the NFL and later working in insurance, Luke Swan was hired by Bret Bielema to help coach the UW receiving corps.[/media-credit]When he graduated from the University of Wisconsin, Luke Swan desperately wanted to keep playing football.The former Badger walk-on, who became a 2-year scholarship starter at wide receiver, was a fan favorite at UW, finishing his career with 60 receptions for 1,046 yards and seven touchdowns. In 2007 – his senior season – the Fennimore native served as a team captain, but his collegiate career didn’t have a happy ending.Swan severely injured his hamstring in just the sixth game of the season against Illinois. The injury required surgery and Swan was ruled out for the year.Coming off an injury with modest height at just about 6-feet tall, Swan was not selected in the 2008 NFL draft. He did however, earn a try-out with the Kansas City Chiefs and was signed as an undrafted free agent. He was on the roster for just over a month before he tore his hamstring again. The Chiefs placed him on waivers.But Swan wasn’t about to give up on his dream to play professionally.He decided to join the cast of Michael Irvin’s television show “Fourth and Long” which aired in 2009. The show gave 12 contestants an opportunity to compete for an invitation to the Dallas Cowboys’ training camp, with the hope of making the team’s final roster.Swan was cut from the show in just the fourth week after suffering another leg injury.It appeared as though football would no longer be a part of Swan’s life.He took a job in the corporate world with ME Insurance. He got married and wanted to settle down with a steady job that could provide some stability.He worked in insurance for about a year and a half, but Swan soon realized he couldn’t stay away from the game he loved.“I always kind of had football in the back of my mind,” said Swan, 26.After an extended break from live action and a history of injuries, playing was no longer an option.But Swan could coach.When he left UW after that 2007 season, head coach Bret Bielema knew his former wideout had a future in coaching and he made sure Swan understood that.“Swanny is a guy that I talked to originally when he was leaving us,” Bielema said. “I told him that when his professional football career came to an end I would be interested in hiring him.”“I knew coaching was a possibility,” Swan said. “I had discussions with some of the coaches when I was still here and then the right kind of opportunity came.”Bielema had an opening for a graduate assistant in the offseason and Swan called expressing interest. And just like that, Swan was back with the Badgers for spring camp.“I absolutely missed it,” Swan said. “I really developed a love for the game and I missed it a lot. If I had stayed in the corporate world I think it would have been good and I would have enjoyed it. But my passions are more here than anywhere else.”Adjusting to a different roleYears ago, when Swan entered the locker room, he was there to put on his pads. He got his ankles taped, grabbed his helmet and trotted out onto the field ready to hit and be hit.Now, Swan grabs a hat. He picks up his play chart and practice schedule and jogs out of the Camp Randall tunnel in sweats.That’s still taking some time to get used to.“I still kind of have the mentality that I’m one of these guys, that I’m a player,” Swan said. “I want it to be that way but it’s not that way at all, I’m a coach. …It’s a different feel definitely.”But as much as Swan would like to be out there running the routes, he knows his job now is to teach them.As a first-year coach, Swan needs to determine how he will approach his role as a teacher.“It’s a position that I’m still feeling out, honestly,” said Swan. “It’s a combination of things and I’m still learning my style as a coach. … You want to keep that coach-player relationship and gain their trust but also let them know when they’re doing something wrong. Whenever there are mistakes I’m alongside them letting them know I’ve been there.”Swan’s big smile and friendly manner makes it easy to assume he’ll play the role of big brother for UW wideouts, but according to receivers coach DelVaughn Alexander, Swan and every other graduate assistant must first and foremost establish themselves as authority figures.“As a graduate assistant one of the first things you want to do is establish that you’re a coach,” Alexander, who was a GA himself for three years at his alma mater Southern California, said. “Luke has plenty of responsibilities and he’s learning from us coaches how to communicate those things.”Swan and Alexander have been working together with the Badgers for just over a month, but Alexander can already see the positive impact Swan is having on his position group.“It’s been really good. We have a young group of guys and having him with his experience and his success, he can give these guys some pointers,” Alexander said. “They understand that he’s played the game more recently than I have.”Redshirt sophomore Jared Abbrederis and the rest of the wide receivers believe Swan’s fresh input to go along with Alexander’s experience will serve as a tremendous asset throughout the season.“Having these two coaches really helps us out with all the young guys,” Abbrederis said. “They both have their different twists on things so it helps out getting more than one view. It’s been valuable.”Working for new rewardsAbbrederis is one of the players whose been working closely with Swan this spring.Much like Swan, Abbrederis came to UW as an unheralded, in-state walk-on wideout. Their similar backgrounds created an instant connection and their player-coach relationship has continued to grow.“Luke was a great example for me because not only was he a great athlete but he was a great guy,” Abbrederis said. “He came in as a walk-on, same as me, and had to work for everything he earned. It’s good to have him here and he has a lot of good advice.”Swan has become Abbrederis’ coach at an interesting time in the young receiver’s career.With senior Nick Toon out for the entire spring due to foot surgery, Abbrederis is now the No. 1 receiver on the depth chart. The redshirt sophomore made a name for himself last season hauling in 20 catches and scoring three touchdowns and he’ll be counted on to play a bigger role in 2011.He’s become a reliable, fundamentally sound target, but Swan is hoping to take Abbrederis’ game to the next level.“Abby’s getting to where he understands the basics and for me it’s been fun to be able to expand his mind a little bit,” Swan said. “Just get him to think a little outside the box – how to work his routes and how to go from a solid receiver to a great receiver – kind of expanding his game.”Bielema believes Abbrederis’ has done just that.“He is up in the offices all the time, working with the young guys,” Bielema said. “He’s really beginning to grow as a playmaker.”“That’s exciting for me as a coach,” Swan said of Abbrederis’ productive spring. “It’s exciting to see something that you’ve talked about translate over onto the field.”That is the kind of reward Swan is now working for. He can’t score the touchdowns. He can’t make the clutch third down catch over the middle.Instead, he has to teach others to make those plays. He has to help them improve each day. His players’ growth is what drives him.The switch from player to coach takes time and Swan admits he has a lot to learn. But he’s connected with his players and is excited to teach them everything he knows about the game he can’t live without.“I feel a little bit like a freshman here with this coaching thing. It’s a process,” Swan said with a smile. “But the guys have really opened up and accepted me.“I think they feel like this guy has been there and done that and we can learn something from him.”last_img read more

Community Events for the weekend of March 13th

first_imgFriday, Mar 12, 2010 – Sunday, Mar 14, 2010 Society of Federated Martial Arts Master Seminar & BanquetQuality Inn Northern Grand HotelConferences, Lectures, Workshops & Meetings ,Sports & Fitness Saturday, Mar 13, 2010  11.00 AM – 02.00 PMAPEGBC Popsicle Stick Bridge Building Contest and Fun DayTotem MallChildren & Family ,Community Saturday, Mar 13, 2010 – Sunday, Mar 21, 2010 Peace River North Performing Arts FestivalNorth Peace Cultural CentreMusic , Theatre & Performances Sunday, Mar 14, 2010  02.00 PM – 04.00 PMSongwriters’ CircleThe Rabbit Hole/Retro RelicsMusic Friday, Mar 12, 2010 – Saturday, Mar 13, 2010  06.30 PMMission Vision 2010 Passion for the HarvestLutheran ChurchConferences, Lectures, Workshops & Meetings Date Of EventName of EventVenue LocationEvent Type Saturday, Mar 13, 2010  10.00 AMGit Along Horse Club Snowmobile Poker Rally–Auto/Motor Sports Saturday, Mar 13, 2010 – Sunday, Mar 14, 2010  09.00 AMIndoor 3D Archery Shoot–Sports & Fitness Below is a list of events happening in Fort St. John and the North Peace.  Thanks to the Fort St. John Visitor Information Centre for the following information.center_img Sunday, Mar 14, 2010  12.00 PMHST Information SessionLido TheatreConferences, Lectures, Workshops & Meetings Saturday, Mar 13, 2010  06.30 PM7th Annual St. Patrick’s Day CeiliTaylor Community HallCelebration ,Theatre & Performances Sunday, Mar 14, 2010  09.00 AMJam Can Curling BonspielFort St. John Curling ClubSports & Fitness Wednesday, Mar 10, 2010 – Saturday, Mar 13, 2010 Petroleum Association 4 on 4 Hockey TournamentEnerplexSports & Fitness Saturday, Mar 13, 2010  07.00 PMRocKIN the Peace 2010North Peace Cultural CentreFundraiser ,Music Sunday, Mar 14, 2010  02.00 PM – 04.00 PMWomen’s Health & Wellbeing Workshop: Reiki for WomenWomen’s Resource SocietyConferences, Lectures, Workshops & Meetings – Advertisement –last_img read more