October 16

Gov. Wolf Eager to Sign PA GI Bill to Support Military Families

first_img Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today commended the General Assembly for its work to advance the PA GI Bill to provide post-secondary educational credits for Pennsylvania Guard members’ families. HB 1324 was voted unanimously out of the Senate Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness committee today and is another step closer to coming to the governor’s desk.“The General Assembly is close to making sure our Pennsylvania National Guard members are receiving the support they deserve through this important bill to support military families in their post-secondary education pursuits,” Gov. Wolf said. “I look forward to this bill making its way to my desk soon.“Thank you especially to Reps. Steven Barrar and Chris Sainato, and Sens. Mike Regan and Lindsey Williams, prime co-sponsors of the legislation and the chairs of the respective House and Senate Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committees, for their commitment to this legislation.”The PA GI Bill is another name for the PA National Guard Military Family Education Program, a program to provide a benefit that National Guard service members can earn to transfer to their spouse or children if the service member reenlists for service.The benefit will provide assistance for up to 10 semesters or five years’ equivalent of the in-state rate of PA State System of Higher Education schools.This bill will enable the National Guard service members to transfer education benefits or defer the benefit by designating eligible beneficiaries up to the time that they complete their Guard service. Spouses will be eligible to use the educational benefit immediately or up to six years after the service member separates from the Guard.The current education assistance program supports 2,212 National Guard members in over 161 educational institutions in the commonwealth, with over 42 percent attending PASSHE schools.“I commend the committees for moving forward with this important piece of legislation to help our military families,” Gov. Wolf said. “The military often states that ‘we recruit soldiers and airmen but retain families.’ The PA GI bill demonstrates that the commonwealth is committed to both and I look forward to signing it into law.” Gov. Wolf Eager to Sign PA GI Bill to Support Military Families June 18, 2019center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

September 19

Cricket News Kinrara Oval – Venue of Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli’s glory escapes closure

first_img New Delhi: When one talks about Indian cricket’s glory moments in their history, the Kinrara Oval in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia features prominently. It was at this venue in 2006 that Sachin Tendulkar stamped his class on the world stage with a brilliant century. In 2008, the venue was a sight for greater glory for a certain Virat Kohli as he led his side to the Under-19 World Cup title. Thus, it came as a rude shock for a lot of cricket fans when news emerged that the venue would be closed. The Malaysian Cricket Association’s lease expired in October and the property company that owned the land ordered them out of the ground to make way for a new development. After several months in limbo, the ground’s future is now assured after the cabinet agreed it should continue operating as a cricket stadium following talks with parties involved in the dispute.Saj Saddiq, the Sports Minister of Malaysia, said on Twitter, “The Malaysian government is committed to saving this… cricket ground. Cabinet decided that saving the cricket ground is more important than commercial development.” During the entire episode, the International Cricket Council had also said they were not in favour of closing the Kinrara Oval as the game was flourishing in the country. According to a report in AFP, the ministry said the final terms of a deal will be hammered out in a meeting between the sports ministry, the developer of the Kinrara Oval Perumahan Kinrara Berhad and the cricket association.In the 2006 DLF Cup Tri-series which involved India, West Indies and Sri Lanka, Tendulkar stamped his class with a brilliant 141 off 148 ball and the knock included 13 fours and five sixes. His opening stand of 75 with Rahul Dravid (26) and his 125-run stand with Irfan Pathan helped India end on 309/5. Tendulkar remained unbeaten but during the West Indies chase, the rain played spoilsport and West Indies were declared winners by 29 runs courtesy the Duckworth-Lewis method. India did not make it to the final which was eventually won by Australia when they defeated the West Indies by 127 runs. Virat Kohli’s Indian team won the U-19 World Cup in 2008 at the Kinrara Oval.Sachin Tendulkar smashed a century in 2006 against West Indies.India won the 2008 Under-19 World Cup by beating South Africa in the final. In 2008, the India Under-19 team led by Virat Kohli looked to cement their legacy as they looked to win the title. They got off to a great start with a win against Papua New Guinea but they got a big win against South Africa by six wickets. Kohli’s side continued their winning run by beating the West Indies by 50 runs and in the quarter-final, they defeated England by seven wickets. India overcame a tough fight from New Zealand to win the match by three wickets and in the final they once again faced South Africa.Tanmay Shrivastava was the top scorer with 46 as India reached 159 but in a rain-curtailed game, Siddarth Kaul, Ravindra Jadeja, Iqbal Adbulla and Ajitesh Argal held their nerve as they won the match by 12 runs to clinch the title.When one talks about where Kohli’s greatness at the international stage began, it was right here at the Kinrara Oval. Cricket fans will be happy that the venue is not closed for the time being and that in the near future, more stars emerge from here. highlights For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

August 30

1xBet integrates online slot and video bingo games from MGA

first_img Share StumbleUpon Soft2Bet continues new market drive with Irokobet launch August 26, 2020 International operator 1xBet has increased its library of online slot and video bingo games through a new alliance with the online division of Spanish gaming company MGA.Content from MGA Games will be fully integrated into 1xBet’s product offer, specifically for markets where online gaming is regulated or on the path to regulation.1xBet has access to the complete collection, which includes the Lucky Dragon, Wild Africa and Cabaret slots, as well as the Detective, Zeus and Castle video bingo games.The 1xBet press statement read: “Online slots and video bingo games are extremely popular amongst our player base. “We are very happy to have MGA in our portfolio, and we hope our players enjoy the content as much as we do. It’s an honour to work with the winner of the Best eGaming Technology Provider Award.”José Antonio Giacomelli, MGA’s New Technologies Director, said: “1xBet is an international operator with a significant presence around the world. We are very proud that they have chosen MGA Games as a partner to increase their collection of reliable, quality content.”He added: “It encourages us to maintain high standards of product and service quality, which, indeed, open the doors for us to international markets.” SBC Magazine Issue 10: Kaizen Gaming rebrand and focus for William Hill CEO August 25, 2020 Submit Share Related Articles Ray Wilson, AMLGS: Industry deserves praise for its reaction to a new normal July 23, 2020last_img read more

July 27

Employment Law 5 Areas Where Young Companies Stumble

first_imgWith the lean startup often held in high-regard, it’s no wonder that many of the greenest operations are being financed on shoestring budgets. But this is the exact mantra that can leave a startup vulnerable to legal repercussions. Considering that most founders aren’t legal experts — especially in the area of employment law — they’re often operating without the necessary guidance.In a recent post for VentureFizz, attorney Prithvi Tanwar warns that even before an actual hiring decision is made, a startup can be exposed to liabilities related to discrimination or illegal hiring practices. And since startup recruitment and hiring is such an important component of growth, no risks can be afforded here. Knowing the laws is the only way to avoiding breaking them.Without the appropriate information and legal backing, a startup has a high likelihood of eventually gambling on one (or more) of these employment laws, says Tanwar. For more on the importance of adhering to employment law and the five areas where most startups make mistakes, read the full article by Tanwar.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to PrintPrintShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more