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Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf BLOG: State Parks System Grows Stronger in 2015 January 26, 2016 By: Cindy Adams Dunn, Secretary of Conservation and Natural Resources Environment, The Blog, Year in Review Some of the country’s biggest cities, like Pittsburgh and Philadelphia, and Pennsylvania’s small towns like Confluence in the southwest, Ridgway in the Pennsylvania Wilds and Jim Thorpe in the Poconos, have recognized the value of their rivers, trails and parks as amenities that spur business development and draw people to downtowns.Our special places, wildlife and landscapes are important to our well-being, our identity and help us attract tourists for outdoor adventures and to keep our communities vibrant.As Pennsylvania’s largest land manager, the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources is leading outdoor recreation initiatives to invigorate citizens and communities, encourage healthy lifestyles, create jobs that pay and promote environmental stewardship. It’s been a productive year.ConservationConserving our natural places, providing citizens and visitors with opportunities for outdoor experiences, and harnessing our natural resources responsibly improve our economy and quality of life for all Pennsylvanians. One of the first actions Governor Wolf took was to sign an executive order reinstating a moratorium on new leases for oil and gas development on state park and forest lands. With the moratorium in place, DCNR continues to monitor current activity and adapt management practices.Our state parks host 38 million visitors annually, support more 13,000 jobs, and provide $1.2 billion in economic activity in nearby communities. In 2015, DCNR added more than 25,000 acres of land to our state park and forest system. We also collected more than 4,000 comments to inform a plan to manage our state forests to make sure they are healthy and productive for many years.Outdoor RecreationCreating healthy and livable communities that support jobs that pay includes successfully serving the recreation needs of those who live, work and play in them. DCNR in 2015 rolled out a 5-year plan with 83 action steps to improve our opportunities for outdoor recreation and adventures all across the commonwealth.The plan tells us Pennsylvanians love to walk trails, especially close to home; watch wildlife; and are increasingly interested in kayaking and winter activities. Pennsylvania has them all! It provides a road map for the next several years to make communities more desirable places to live, provide children safe places to play, and protect the natural environment. To help citizens find a place to play outdoors that’s close to home, DCNR launched a new web page of 5,600 local parks that is searchable by name, region and location.SustainabilityDCNR is looking for opportunities to grow our recreational and tourism economy through a revitalized park and forest system that ensures we are conserving our natural resources and protecting our people and the environment. Three buildings on DCNR lands, including a new visitor center at Ohiopyle State Park, received top certifications for being green and sustainable in 2015. The department also treated thousands of trees for invasive pests like hemlock wooly adelgid and emerald ash borer, and planted 1.8 million tree seedlings.A government that works protects our natural heritage and secures its future for the benefit of all Pennsylvanians. DCNR made good on that promise in 2015. SHARE Email Facebook Twitter
New service/visitation times and date listed below: Tuesday, May 24, 2016Gary J. Gartenman of Dayton, Ohio and formerly of Brookville, was born on March 19, 1959 in Batesville, Indiana. He was the son of Alvin C. and Geneva L. Gesell Gartenman. Gary graduated from Brookville High School in 1977 and later entered the United States Air Force, serving his country for 20 years. He married Susan Back in 1981 in Madrid, Spain, and she survives. Gary loved music and enjoyed collecting old money. On Friday, May 13, 2016 at the age of 57, Gary passed away.Those surviving who will cherish Gary’s memory include his wife Susan Gartenman; 2 sons, Joshua (Amy) Gartenman of Miamisburg, OH, and Adam Gartenman of Kettering, OH; four grandchildren; mother and father-in-law, Donna and Harold Back of Brookville; sister, Carolyn (Michael) Blum of Florence, KY; and brothers, Larry (Pam) Gartenman of Milan and Chuck Gartenman of Brookville. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by sister, Diane Hanna and sisters-in-law, Kitty Gartenman and Janice Gartenman.Friends may visit with the family on Tuesday, May 24, 2016 from 9 to 10 a.m. at Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home, 929 Main Street, Brookville. A Mass of Christian Burial, officiated by Father Shaun Whittington will be held at 10:30 a.m. at St. Michael Catholic Church, Brookville. Burial with military honors provided by the Bernard Hurst Post #77 American Legion, will follow in the church cemetery.Memorial contributions may be directed to St. Michael School or to the Clara A. Back Scholarship Fund in care of the Franklin County Community Foundation. To sign the online guestbook or to leave a personal condolence, please visit www.cookrosenberger.com. Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home and its staff are honored to care for the family of Gary Gartenman.
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Press Association Fernandes estimates he has sunk £50million of his personal fortune into the club since he took over in August 2011. Despite that QPR will return to the npower Championship next season with Fernandes, who has made his wealth in the airline and music industries, admitting he has paid over the odds. The 49-year-old is determined not to make the same mistakes again despite admitting he has had to learn to deal with people inside football who would “sell their grandmother to do something”. “I don’t think I will be exploited any more,” he told various newspapers. “I think I allowed myself to be exploited but that’s my choice. Agents are trying to get the best contracts and there’s no two ways about it, I had to pay premiums. “I’ve seen all of the parts that make football quite – maybe immoral is a strong word but they would sell their grandmother to do something. It’s all part of the football ecosystem.” Fernandes highlighted letting controversial midfielder Joey Barton join French club Marseille on a season-long loan as one of the club’s major mistakes this term. “We missed Joey,” he said. “We needed a workhorse midfielder and we tried to get Scott Parker. “We missed a real leader. We tried to get Michael Dawson. To be fair to (former manager) Mark Hughes he said we needed two centre-halves. This has been a tragic season in many ways. It is a Shakespearean play in the making.” Fernandes also revealed that boss Harry Redknapp and “60 per cent” of the squad would be forced to take a pay cut following relegation. “Do we have relegation clauses? Yes. Do all the players have them? No. But at least 60 per cent do,” he said. Asked about Redknapp, who the club confirmed last week will stay on, he added: “Yes. His salary goes down as well. We have been made out not to be sensible, stupid. Guys on TV have torn me apart. We are not stupid.” QPR chairman Tony Fernandes believes the harshest lesson of his club’s slide into relegation has been the realisation he has been exploited since taking over at Loftus Road.
Kolkata: The just-concluded two-Test series between India and New Zealand is definitely one Virat Kohli and boys would wish to forget like a bad dream. Not only did they lose the two matches, but they were also humbled in every department laying bare the chinks in their armor which, in recent past, lay hidden under the veneer of success, mostly at home. And what cost India the series was their inability to shave off the tail in both the Tests.While India did come into the Test series knowing that playing in testing New Zealand conditions was going to be tough. But one aspect that gave much confidence was India’s bowling battery. In fact, India was fortunate to get the services of Ishant Sharma ahead of the first Test. It is another story that he had walked into the game, not 100 percent and ended up sitting out the second game. But what would have hurt India more was the failure against the wagging Kiwi tail.While Shami and Bumrah did bowl like champions on the second morning of the second Test, even they failed to clean the tail and what could have been a healthy lead of around 60-70 runs, ended up being a single-digit lead and with it, the Kiwis roared back into the game and sealed it on the third afternoon.And this has been India’s problem for some time now and was all the more evident in New Zealand despite the bowlers getting helpful conditions. Off-spinner R. Ashwin, who did not play the second Test, had said that New Zealand has some good tailenders who can bat really well.While there is some truth to that, India’s below-par show can be gauged by numbers which show that while the Kiwi bowlers made the most of the conditions and used their skill to good effect, Indians fell flat on their faces.The average of New Zealand’s eighth to tenth-wicket partnerships stood at 34.16 with two 50-plus stands in this series. In contrast, India’s tailenders managed just 124 in four innings at an average of 10.33.In the first innings of the first Test, the hugely impressive Kyle Jamieson and Colin de Grandhomme added 71 runs for the eighth wicket and then the towering Jamieson and Trent Boult shared 38 runs for the final wicket to take the lead to 183. India lost the Test by 10 wickets.In the second Test, Jamieson and Neil Wagner shared a 51-run stand for the eighth wicket to keep the first-innings deficit to just seven runs, which in the end proved to be key as India lost by seven wickets. India had New Zealand on the mat in the first essay at 153/7, but from there on the tail wagged long and hit another 82 runs to walk right back into the game.It was in the 2014-15 period in the successive series in England (average 42.92) and Australia (43.50) that India’s bowlers had conceded a higher average to the opposition’s last three wickets. Clearly, it is time the bowlers looked at the issue with utmost seriousness. IANSAlso Read: Indian men’s hockey team achieve all-time highest ranking, jumps to 4th spotAlso Watch: Swearing-in Ceremony of Pallav Bhattacharyya as new Chairman of APSC held today
-Guinness VII’s set for January 21stTHEGuyana Rugby Football Union (GRFU)will in the coming days complete several key tournaments as they rush to close off their 2016 sporting calender.Due to the inclement weather, the 2016 VII’s season will continue on January 21st with the inaugural Guinness Sevens championships to be followed by the GRFU Sevens on January 28th, Beharry Sevens on February 5th and Trophy Stall sevens on February 12th.Those will be followed by the commencement of the 2017 XV Championship season.The dates for the annual Saturday Rugby Programme, July Summer camp, as well as the Schools’ championships, GIR Festivals, women’s sevens and tens, U/19 Competitions, coaching and referee training programs will be announced by the end of the month.On the international scene, the Senior National Men’s VII team is currently in training for their Hong Kong engagement in April which will provide valuable match exposure in anticipation of this year’s Qualifiers for the 2018 World Cup as well as the Commonwealth Games.Only the winners of these tournaments will gain automatic qualification with Canada being the main obstacle in the tournament. The body is planning a ‘friendly’ against Columbia, Brazil or Argentina to assist preparations,in March and/or September.On the 15’s front, they will play the winner of the Barbados/Curacao/Martinique clashes in an away game on May 13th,before hosting nemesis Trinidad and Tobago in the South Zone finals on June 10th.The winner plays the winner of the North Zone with North zone and overall champion Mexico facing the likes of USA South, Jamaica and Cayman Islands.The ladies and to a lesser extent the U/19 have tentative engagements coming up in Trinidad and French Guiana,prior to participation at the annual RAN Championships.Their engagements are tentative given the fact that they will not be receiving a subsidy as in years past by the governing body. The Union nevertheless will be working to ensure the teams receive competition and funding towards growth.
After several loan spells under erstwhile Manager, Jose Mourinho, the arrival of Antonio Conte gave Victor Moses some respite as he enjoyed regular playing time under the Italian in his two-year stint at Stamford Bridge. With the sack of Conte, the arrival of Maurizio Sarri, regular shirt has been far and between for Moses. After the Nigerian had initially insisted that he would stay back and try to adapt to Sarri’s style of play, the 2013 AFCON winner is considering a move away from Chelsea. Kunle Adewale asks if another loan spell is looming for MosesOne of the reasons Victor Moses gave for quitting the national team was to concentrate on his club career but the objective seems to be defeated as he is finding regular playing time difficult under Chelsea new manager, Maurizio Sarri.“I feel that now is the right time to step away in order to be able to focus fully on club career,” Moses had said while announcing his retirement from the national team. The Blues winger has failed to impress Sarri, who arrived in the summer after replacing Antonio Conte.Under Conte, Moses was a key player – fitting in at right wingback in his three-at-the-back system.However, Sarri has switched the formation to 4-3-3 with Eden Hazard and Willian as his first-choice wingers.The 27-year-old has appeared in just five matches this season, completing a full 90 minutes just once.The former Crystal Palace star has indicated that he was looking to leave in January because of the lack of game-time. And he recently admitted he was thinking of departing the club where he came up through the academy.He said: “Right now, it’s not a good season for me, but I have to find some way to get back on.“How? I do not know, but it’s up to me to figure that out. But right now it looks hard. We have good results and we play super football, which only makes it harder.”His new stand is in contrast to his earlier decision to stay back and fight for the shirt.Speaking in an interview with Chelsea FC’s website earlier in the summer, Moses insisted he was not looking to leave the club but embrace the Italian’s methods.“We’re looking forward to it. Obviously, we have a new manager now, he’s got a new philosophy and we’re looking good in training. We just want to work hard together as a team and make sure we understand what he wants from us and do the best we can this season.“Chelsea is a big club. It’s a club with a great history, we’ve won loads of big trophies, and we always want to do that.“With the players we’ve got and ability that we’ve got, we just want to keep on working hard together to make the club great and keep doing well,” he said.After a Superlative performance for Wigan Athletic during the 2011/12 season, the coaching crew of Chelsea signed on Moses. But as a result of not having enough playing time, he was sent on a season loan to rivals, Liverpool in September 2013. He was then shipped to Stoke City and West Ham the following seasons. But with the arrival of Conte at Stamford Bridge after the sack of Mourinho, Moses found a new lease of life. Before Conte’s arrival, Moses had not played a league game for Chelsea for more than three years but he became a key role in the former Juventus Manager’s 3-4-3 system, which was a huge turnaround for a player who, partly because of injury, started only 38 league games in the past three seasons, completing 90 minutes just 12 times.“I played as a wing-back a lot during my career, particularly when I was younger in the mid-to-late 1990s when that system was least popular in the Premier League. I used to enjoy it because, like Moses, it suited my game. Like him, I was more of an attacker than a defender and wing-backs have the freedom to get forward when they want.“You have to be disciplined defensively and decide when to join the attack or hold back, but you have the freedom of the touchline and the ability to impose yourself on the game far more than you can as a normal winger. By timing your runs, you can come from deep with a head of steam and burst into great positions – the sort of thing that Moses was doing when he used his power and pace to great effect,” Conte had said.Moses admitted that he always hoped to play regularly for a big club like the Blues, but struggled to make any impact on the first team at Stamford Bridge until Conte arrived and his 3-4-3 formation has brought the best out of the 26-year-old. “I’ve always wanted to play for this big club, it’s one of the best clubs in the world at the moment and I’m enjoying every single minute. I just want to keep on working hard and helping my teammates out,” he told Chelsea’s official website.The arrival of another Italian at Chelsea in the summer had to change the narratives and Moses has now fallen behind in the pecking order.This may, however, be good news for Super Eagles Technical Adviser, Gernot Rohr as Moses would most likely need the national team as a launch-pad in his search for a new and equally high profile club in the mold of Chelsea – meaning he could consider his stand and stage a comeback to the Super Eagles.Moses shocked soccer loving Nigerians in early August as he announced his retirement from international football after playing 37 matches and scoring 12 goals for Nigeria.He made it known on his social media account that he will play no part wearing the green and white colours of Nigeria after he joined the national team in 2012 since switching allegiance from England to Nigeria. “I would like to announce that after much thought I have made the decision to retire from playing international football. I have experienced some of the best moments of my life wearing the Super Eagles shirt and have memories with me that will last a lifetime. Nothing will ever compete to what it felt like to represent Nigeria on behalf of our country.“However, I feel that now is the right time to step away in order to be able to focus fully on club career and my young family as well as to allow the next generation of Super Eagles stars the opportunity to step up and to flourish.“We are blessed as a nation to have so many exciting young players coming through and now is their time.“I have already spoken to the manager by telephone and would like to say thank you to him and his staff, the NFF and all of my teammates for all of their support over the years.“Most importantly, I would like to say thank you to the Nigerian people for believing in me and supporting me over the years. It’s meant the world to me and my family and I will always be a proud Nigerian supporting the team.“Thank you for the memories and good luck to the team for the future.” With regular shirt at Chelsea no longer in sight, the national team might be the new option for Moses to continue playing at the top flight.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Victor Moses
Los Angeles County announced Sunday that Measure J, a ballot proposition aiming to extend a half-cent sales tax benefiting transit projects until 2069, failed by only .56 percent.Public transportation · Students felt the failure of Measure J, which would have extended a half-penny sales tax for Los Angeles Metro projects, will result in negative consequences for the city’s public transportation. – Austin Vogel | Daily TrojanThe half-cent sales tax will remain in effect until 2039 because voters passed Measure R in 2008. Measure J, the extension of Measure R, needed 14,000 more votes to pass and would have helped expedite transit construction projects, including the creation of subway lines that extend to Westwood and Santa Monica.Tax measures require a two-thirds majority to pass, and only 66.1 percent of voters were in favor of extending the measure.Had Measure J passed, Metro would have had the ability to borrow against expected future revenue and accelerate current projects implemented under Measure R. It also would have required Metro break ground on 15 major transit and freeway projects in five years rather than 20.“Fewer projects will be constructed and completed in the next 20 years because potential borrowing is limited to the expected revenues from the existing Measure R, which expires in 2039,” Genevieve Giuliano, a professor in the School of Public Policy and the director of the METRANS Transportation Center said.Lindsey Khim, a freshman majoring in policy, planning and development, said she wished the measure had passed because she believes the projects make transportation around the city more convenient.“I was so excited to come to school in L.A., but it’s so hard to get around,” Khim said. “I would have paid more taxes to extend the rail system.”Current USC students and local residents, though, will not be directly affected as few projects would have been completed in the near future, Giuliano said.“Still, residents of Los Angeles county in the 2020s and 2030s will have less public transit infrastructure than if Measure R had been extended,” he said.Another proposed use of the extra revenue was to keep student fares on transit low.“Even though the Metro is kind of limited, it’s a really easy, cheap way to get to places like L.A. Live,” Khim said. “Raising the fares a lot might make my friends and I look for other options.”This might not be the last time voters see such a measure on the ballot. Metro released a statement Monday confirming they may pursue the measure in the future.“Metro directors have the option of asking voters in the future if they wish to extend the program,” according to the statement.In response to the election results, Metro said the organization is undeterred and will continue pursuing future projects.“Nearly 2 million Los Angeles County residents, expressed confidence in Metro and the Measure R program,” according to Metro’s statement. “Progress will continue as Metro remains focused on delivering a dozen new transit projects.”
Published on April 30, 2016 at 4:35 pm Contact Sam: firstname.lastname@example.org | @Sam4TR Facebook Twitter Google+ Related Stories Kaleb Joseph to transfer to CreightonSyracuse basketball recruiting: Class of 2016 target big man Cheickna Dembele reportedly picks UNLVGraphical breakdown of Syracuse basketball’s scholarship situation Syracuse transfer center Chinonso Obokoh visited St. Bonaventure on Saturday and will visit Rutgers on Tuesday, a source with knowledge of the situation said Saturday afternoon.On April 6, Syracuse.com reported the center’s intent to transfer. The Rochester, New York product will have one year left of eligibility after graduating from SU in May, one year ahead of his class.Obokoh wants to find a school where he will start right away, the source said, and that he’s garnered interest from schools in conferences like the Big Ten, Southeastern and Atlantic 10.Last season, St. Bonaventure, which is in the Atlantic 10 and finished the season 22-9, barely missed out on the NCAA Tournament. Rutgers finished 7-25, getting one win in 18 Big Ten games.As a graduate transfer, Obokoh will not have to sit out a year. He’s played sparingly over the past two seasons, scoring 91.7 percent of his total points this season in one game, on Dec. 22 against Montana State. That game was the best of his career as he scored 11 points and grabbed six rebounds in 12 minutes of play.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textObokoh, who arrived at Bishop Kearney (New York) High School from Nigeria, lost a year of eligibility despite redshirting his freshman season because the NCAA ruled Bishop Kearney incorrectly classified Obokoh on his arrival in America.Obokoh is the third player to transfer from Syracuse but the last to find a new home. Guard Kaleb Joseph will move to Creighton and walk-on guard, fellow graduate transfer Christian White, will transfer to Pace.The scholarship-holding Obokoh’s transfer gives the Orange another scholarship to use while navigating through the NCAA sanctions. See the updated scholarship situation.Entering the 2016-17 season, SU returns centers Dajuan Coleman, a senior, and sophomore transfer Paschal Chukwu.Early Saturday, Syracuse lost out on one of its center targets in the Class of 2016, Cheickna Dembele. Comments