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 29

PNO Media puts merger with PGB on ice

first_imgThe €4.1bn PNO Media pension fund has said it is not looking to increase ties with the €15bn printing industry scheme (PGB), at least for now.Ton Tekstra, chairman of PNO Media, told IPE the board concluded there was no immediate need to make the big step as it wanted to remain independent for at least three to five years.“Currently, there is neither need nor support for joining a large pension fund such as PGB as we are stable and have sufficient scale to continue under our own steam for the mid-term,” he said. Tekstra indicated PNO Media wanted to monitor developments in the media sector, as well as the ongoing consolidation process, including the possible effect on the pension fund. “Our sector is not only facing cuts in the public broadcasters, but there are also larger companies that are considering moving their pension plans,” he pointed out. “In addition, the gaming industry is growing rapidly, and does offer potential for the pension fund.”Tekstra, however, did suggest the company would be open to cooperation with other pension funds, but ones of a smaller size than PGB.“Currently, we are exchanging expertise with the Dutch pension funds of publishers Elsevier and Sanoma, as well as the scheme of newspaper De Telegraaf, aimed at a possible cooperation on areas such as investment,” he said.According to Tekstra, PNO Media has already jointly invested in private equity with some other schemes, but did not provide additional details on the matter.In a response, Ruud Degenhardt, chairman of PGB, said he regretted that the cooperation with PNO Media has been put on hold, but indicated that PGB’s door would stay open to the media fund.“A merger would remain a good development from the perspective of all participants,” he commented.Degenhardt reiterated PGB’s attempts at scaling with the inclusion and servicing of multiple industry branches, including rubber, paint and chemicals.As a result, the number of participants in the fund rose to 100,000 from 83,000 in the past two years, as its assets increased by €3.5bn to €15bn.Discussions between the two funds about a extending cooperation and a full merger had been ongoing up until last year.last_img read more

September 25

1 hurt in Jaro road mishap

first_imgAlabe was driving the barangay-ownedtricycle when he lost control and hit a stone, causing the vehicle to turnedupside down. ILOILO City – He was driving a tricycle ona road in Barangay Buntatala, Jaro district when he figured inan accident. The Iloilo City Emergency Response teamimmediately treated Alabe and eventually permitted him to go home./PN Scott Alabe, a Sangguniang Kabataan chairmanof Barangay Tagbak, also in Jaro district, sustained bruises on the body, apolice report showed. center_img According to the police, the incidenthappened around 7 a.m. on Friday. Alabe’s four other companions who wereonboard the vehicle meanwhile were all unharmed. last_img read more

September 24

La Liga side target Vertonghen after Tottenham exit

first_img The Serie A club had themselves identified the experienced Vertonghen as a possible replacement for Chris Smalling, whose loan deal from Manchester United expires this summer and they may not be able to finance a permanent transfer. It is said they turned to Vertonghen, who is now a free agent after his contract at Spurs expired and were told they face interest from Atleti. Renan Lodi is the only specialist left-back in Diego Simeone’s first-team squad and Vertonghen is comfortable in that position, alongside in the heart of defence. Read Also: Italy legend set to named Juventus coachHaving been capped 118 times at international level for Belgium, Vertonghen made 315 first-team appearances for Spurs spread over eight seasons but has now left North London.A separate report from German outlet Kicker is cited by Diario AS as claiming that Borussia Monchengladbach defender Matias Ginter is also being tracked by Atleti this summer, as they aim to bolster their defensive options next season.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Advertisement Promoted ContentThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love With6 Great Ancient Mysteries That Make China Worth Visiting5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?The Best Actors To Start Their Careers On Soaps6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone7 Things That Actually Ruin Your PhoneWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?This Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s HystericalWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?center_img Loading… La Liga campaigners Atletico Madrid are targeting Jan Vertonghen following his release from Tottenham Hotspur. According to a report in Italian outlet Il Messaggero, as cited by El Mundo Deportivo, who say that Roma have been made aware of Atleti’s interest in the Belgian following their own inquiry.last_img read more

September 22

Coleman pulls out of 200m at world championships

first_imgRelatedPosts Doha 2019: Coleman is new 100m men’s world champion Semenya: Female athletes don’t support me CAA 400m bronze medalist dreams IAAF World Championships American Christian Coleman’s dream of adding the 200 meters to the 100 meter world title he won on Saturday has ended.This was after he pulled out of Sunday’s opening round because he was still “feeling the strain”.Coleman was due to run in the second heat at the world championships on Sunday evening, but his name was withdrawn from the start list hours before the race.Manager Emanuel Hudson said the 23-year-old had not recovered from his exertions the previous night when he ran a personal best of 9.76 seconds.“He is sore from yesterday and didn’t leave the stadium until after 1am,” Hudson said in a text message to Reuters. “Couldn’t take the strain today.”Coleman had been expected to provide the main challenge to favourite and fellow American Noah Lyles.Coleman was only cleared to compete earlier this month after the United States Anti-Doping Agency withdrew a whereabouts charge — a potential anti-doping violation — against him.USADA had charged him with three failures to properly file whereabouts information in a 12-month period.But he escaped what should have been an automatic ban when it was ruled that one of the tests had to be backdated to outside the window.Coleman has denied wrongdoing and insisted he is clean. Reuters/NAN.Tags: Christian ColemanNoah LylesWorld Championshipslast_img read more

September 21

Mourinho happy to economise

first_img Press Association Mourinho still had a busy first transfer window after returning to Stamford Bridge, with Andre Schurrle, Marco van Ginkel and Willian all commanding big fees. But the Portuguese stopped short of pushing for the likes of Falcao and Cavani, who ended up at Ligue 1 sides Monaco and Paris Saint-Germain respectively, because the outlays would have jeopardised Chelsea’s standing when it comes to UEFA’s new rules on spending. Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho was interested in signing the likes of Radamel Falcao and Edinson Cavani in the summer – but claims he did not go through with deals to keep the Blues in line with the new Financial Fair Play rules.center_img Mourinho’s Chelsea are currently top of the Barclays Premier League and are still in the FA Cup and Champions League and, when asked if Financial Fair Play was the reason moves for Cavani and Falcao never got off the ground, he replied: “Correct. Because of transfer fees and salaries. “Players are not just about transfer fees, but big wages. Of course there’s a certain profile of player we don’t go near.” Mourinho claimed to relish the challenge of the financial restraints, adding: “It’s even better and even more enjoyable work, I think.” Chelsea have been synonymous with spending big on players since Roman Abramovich took over at the club more than a decade ago. But now Mourinho is overseeing a change in philosophy, with over £20million profit taken throughout January as the signings of Nemanja Matic and Mohamed Salah were offset with the sales of Kevin De Bruyne and Juan Mata. Former Inter Milan and Real Madrid coach Mourinho praised the work done by his predecessors as he believes Chelsea will be in a strong position when financial restraints come into place that could see some of Europe’s biggest sides fall foul and miss out on entering the Champions League. “Chelsea made great investment in the past, and in some moments were also a bit criticised because we did so much,” he added. “But things change. Chelsea adapted well to the situation. When you see De Bruyne, who played three or four matches for Chelsea, gave us a big profit, there are other players who maybe don’t play a single match for Chelsea and we will sell them at a profit. “We had to organise ourselves in a different way. Before me, Chelsea did fantastic work in this level: (Romelu) Lukaku, De Bruyne, (Thibaut) Courtois, young (Thorgan) Hazard, Piazon. Not all of them will have a career at Chelsea, but all of them are important in this new financial organisation. “So Chelsea worked very, very well and probably started doing that before other clubs. Because of that, even if Financial Fair Play comes into practice, I think Chelsea are advanced projecting that new situation and did very, very well. It was before me.” last_img read more

September 20

Wilshere adds to injury woes

first_img Wilshere is likely to miss Saturday’s Barclays Premier League clash with Burnley at the Emirates Stadium due to a knee problem and is also a doubt to face Anderlecht in midweek. But France striker Giroud, who fractured his foot against Everton in late August, is on course to rejoin training next month despite having initially been ruled out until the New Year. “He’s eager to play, but that is always the period when the patience of the player is tested. “They feel ready and want to play. Usually they realise only much later they are not completely ready. “I know Theo very well. He’s an intelligent player so he knows as well that he’s not completely there yet.” Arsenal are targeting a third successive victory when they host Burnley with a three-point haul potentially lifting them into the top four. A nine-point gap has opened up on Premier League leaders Chelsea and while Wenger refuses to concede the title race, he knows it will take a sustained assault to make up the ground on Jose Mourinho’s team. “I don’t write us off, let other people do that, but Chelsea are in a strong position at the moment,” Wenger said. “I believe it would not be realistic to just think now that we’ll catch Chelsea very quickly. “We have to get consistent results to have a chance of coming back. “I’m more focused on the quality of our games and on the consistency of our results before we think about coming back on Chelsea.” Burnley have yet to win in nine Premier League starts this season and Wenger is ready for them to adopt defensive tactics at the Emirates Stadium. “It’s absolutely normal that other teams try to stop us from playing our game. I can understand that completely,” Wenger said. “We want to be good enough to get around that and not allow other teams to stop us playing. “We are good enough, but we know the quality of our passing and our decisions must be better.” Press Association Jack Wilshere has been added to Arsenal’s lengthy injury list but Arsene Wenger is hoping to welcome back Olivier Giroud “miles ahead of schedule” in the coming weeks. “Olivier is miles ahead of schedule. He’s doing very well,” Wenger said. “He’s three weeks ahead of schedule and he will join normal training after the international break. Of course it’s a big boost.” Arsenal have lost Giroud, Laurent Koscielny, Mesut Ozil, David Ospina, Yaya Sanogo, Abou Diaby and Mathieu Debuchy to a variety of ailments and now Wilshere has joined their ranks. Wenger insists the problem is minor and has penciled in the England midfielder to return against Swansea on Sunday week. “There is a slight problem with Wilshere. I don’t think he’ll be available against Burnley,” Wenger said. “It’s very, very short term. He got a kick on his knee. I don’t know if Anderlecht on Tuesday will be too early or not. He’s not training at the moment. Certainly Swansea, yes.” England winger Theo Walcott has been sidelined since January with a serious knee problem, but Wenger will not rush him back against Burnley despite having made his comeback in the reserves. “Theo is not ready yet. He’s been out for too long to start the game. If I can give him some competition I’m happy to do it,” Wenger said. last_img read more

September 20

Delta Plane Bound for Fort Lauderdale Suddenly Plunges 30-thousand Feet

first_imgPassengers described panic when the plane’s altitude began plunging and the oxygen masks came down. Quick video taken by a passenger aboard @Delta flight 2353. It was heading to Ft. Lauderdale from Atlanta. They had to make an emergency landing at @FlyTPA. At 5:45 on @abcactionnews I’ll have the details on the scary situation. pic.twitter.com/zhmn0767pV— Jasmine Styles (@JasmineStylesTV) September 19, 2019 No one was hurt. A spokesperson for Delta says the plane experienced a problem with its cabin pressure, forcing the pilots to drop quickly to a safer altitude.It is not clear what caused the cabin to lose pressure.This harrowing story comes on the heels of a judge is denying an American Airlines mechanic with possible ISIS ties bond for allegedly trying to sabotage a commercial airliner out of Miami. Ahmed Alani is being charged with “willfully damaging, destroying, disabling, or wrecking an aircraft.” He was arrested back in July for trying to damage an aircraft’s data system that reports the speed and pitch of the plane. Prosecutors say Alani had downloaded ISIS videos on his phone and had traveled to Iraq earlier this year.And this Delta airplane made an emergency landing earlier this morning according to this passenger.Bila ko tengah flying tetiba tengok enjin kapal terbang cam ni..pucat tak pucat? This happened on Delta’s flight 1425 from Atlanta to Baltimore. The aircraft made an emergency landing in Raleigh. pic.twitter.com/mKJjmop4iP— Malay Guy (@MatMalay) September 19, 2019 Passengers on a Delta flight from Atlanta to Fort Lauderdale are glad to be safely back on the ground after their plane plummeted about 30-thousand feet in less than seven minutes and was diverted to Tampa for an emergency landing. Delta flight makes emergency landing in Tampa after cabin pressurization issue. https://t.co/eNhmLoIQs6 pic.twitter.com/rnJ5hVEq2o— Breaking Aviation News (@breakingavnews) September 19, 2019last_img read more

September 19

Football News Manchester City renew push for unprecedented quadruple ahead of FA Cup semi-final

first_imgMendy has played just 27 minutes in a League Cup tie at third-tier Burton Albion since November and Guardiola has previously spoken about reinforcing his left-back options for next season, suggesting the Frenchman’s future at the club is far from assured. Yet, with Fabian Delph also out injured, he could now be thrown back into the action for the most crucial stretch of City’s season with Guardiola admitting “we don’t have many options.” After facing a Brighton side hoping to reach their first FA Cup final for 36 years, City face Tottenham three times in 10 days in their Champions League quarter-final tie and the Premier League with trips to Crystal Palace, Manchester United and Burnley also to come before the end of the month. If Mendy is to play a big part, he will need minutes at Wembley this weekend to get up to match sharpness with Guardiola unconvinced by right-back Danilo’s ability to switch sides as he did for the final hour against Cardiff. “He (Zinchenko) is important for us. He knows the way we want to play,” added Guardiola. “Danilo fought a lot in that position, but it is not his natural one. We will find a solution.” Sergio Aguero is also an injury doubt for Saturday with the Argentine unlikely to be risked ahead of the trip to Tottenham on Tuesday. Brighton is battling for their Premier League survival, but Seagulls boss Chris Hughton insists an upset is possible, even if he admitted it would be “foolish to go toe-to-toe” with Guardiola’s men. “If we were defeatist from the moment we’re walking on the pitch then there’s only one outcome,” said Hughton. “To give us any chance at all, we’ve got to be positive about the way we want to approach the game.” Manchester City won the League Cup in February.Manchester City will take on Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League.Manchester City are facing injury concerns regarding Sergio Aguero. highlights Manchester: Manchester City is strong favorites to take another step towards an unprecedented quadruple of trophies in Saturday’s FA Cup semi-final against Brighton at Wembley. A potential 13 more games lie between Pep Guardiola’s men and a clean sweep of FA Cup, Premier League and Champions League to add to the League Cup they lifted in February. However, with another seven matches to come before the end of April, Guardiola faces a headache in a familiar problem position. Oleksandr Zinchenko suffered a hamstring injury in Wednesday’s routine 2-0 win over Cardiff that restored City to the top of the Premier League. The Ukrainian has deputised ably at left-back, despite being a midfielder by trade prior to Guardiola’s arrival, while USD 68 million World Cup winner Benjamin Mendy has been sidelined for much of the past two seasons due to knee injuries. Guardiola’s patience with Mendy has worn thin and was tested again this week when the defender was filmed in a nightclub at 3.30am last Saturday morning, hours before the English champions traveled to Fulham. Mendy was not in the matchday squad, but was due in training the next day to continue his rehabilitation. “They are old enough to know what they have to do, I’m not his father,” said Guardiola when asked if he was angered by Mendy’s late night. “I would prefer him to go home earlier but I don’t control the players in that situation.” For all the Latest Sports News News, Football News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

September 16

Syracuse’s 2017 ACC opener at North Carolina State set for 12:20 kickoff

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on September 18, 2017 at 12:52 pm Contact Matthew: mguti100@syr.edu | @MatthewGut21 Syracuse (2-1) will play North Carolina State (2-1) in Raleigh on Saturday, Sept. 30 at 12:20 p.m., the Atlantic Coast Conference announced Monday afternoon. SU’s 2017 conference opener will air on ACC Network.Since joining the ACC, the Orange is 1-3 against the Wolfpack. Last year, SU lost 35-20 at home. Two years ago, in the second-to-last game of the season, SU lost, 42-29, at NC State’s Carter-Finley Stadium. SU is 1-4 all time at the venue.In 2014 SU lost to NC State, 24-17, and in 2013 SU went to Raleigh for its only win against NC State in program history. Overall, Syracuse is 1-9 against NC State since the teams’ first meeting in 1972.NC State received 26 votes in the AP Preseason Top 25 poll and is coming off back-to-back wins against Marshall and Furman, after a season-opening loss to South Carolina. The Wolfpack visit No. 12 Florida State this Saturday, while Syracuse travels to No. 25 Louisiana State.Last year, the Wolfpack finished 7-6 and won the Camping World Independence Bowl. NC State took soon-to-be national champion Clemson to overtime in a 24-17 road loss.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Commentslast_img read more