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first_img Press Release,  Restore Pennsylvania Towanda, PA – Today Governor Tom Wolf visited Towanda Area Junior-Senior High School to outline how Restore Pennsylvania will help school districts by expanding broadband access to all Pennsylvanians. Nearly a million Pennsylvanians, many in rural areas, lack access to robust, reliable, high-speed internet.“Lack of quality internet access means our children miss out on learning opportunities, their parents lack easy access to important school information, businesses can’t market themselves and conduct business online, and health care facilities can’t share information,” Gov. Wolf said.Restore Pennsylvania will also help with mitigating flooding that affects many parts of the commonwealth, including Bradford County.“Bradford County suffered severe flooding last August and I toured the area, frustrated that all I could say was that I was sorry this happened and that the damage amassed didn’t meet the threshold for federal assistance. Restore PA can change that narrative from ‘sorry we can’t help’ to ‘here is how we can help.’”Gov. Wolf first announced a bold infrastructure initiative, Restore Pennsylvania, in January. Funded by the monetization of a commonsense severance tax, Restore Pennsylvania will invest $4.5 billion over the next four years in significant, high-impact projects throughout the commonwealth to help catapult Pennsylvania ahead of every state in the country in terms of technology, development, and infrastructure.Encompassing new and expanded programs to address priority infrastructure areas, including high speed internet access, storm preparedness and disaster recovery, downstream manufacturing, business development, and energy infrastructure, demolition, revitalization, and renewal, and transportation capital projects, Restore Pennsylvania projects will be driven by local input about local needs. Projects identified by local stakeholders will be evaluated through a competitive process to ensure that high priority, high impact projects are funded and needs across Pennsylvania are met.“The Towanda Area School District is thrilled that Governor Wolf recognizes the need to expand high speed internet service in the Northern Tier of Pennsylvania,”, said Dennis Peachey, Acting Superintendent of the Towanda Area School District. “Our students and community deserve the same access to reliable broadband internet service as their counterparts across the state. Our district has invested in providing our students with the technology they need to be successful in today’s world. It is our hope that as technology continues to permeate the classroom, that students will have the same access in their homes and throughout our region.”Later today the governor will visit George G. Blaisdell Elementary School in Bradford, McKean County, to learn about broadband issues there that affect students and parents in this mostly rural district.View the full Restore Pennsylvania plan. April 18, 2019 SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img Governor Wolf Touts How Restore Pennsylvania Can Help with Rural Infrastructure Needslast_img read more

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Queensland mining veteran Brad Gordon’s house blitzes Kalinga sales record

first_imgWith views over Kedron Brook, ‘Winbrook’ was an abandoned estate when mining veteran Brad Gordon bought it in 2017.His renovation turned it into a five-bedroom stunner on 3383sq m, with Ray White New Farm lead agent Christine Rudoph welcoming 50 groups through the home during its campaign. This is where everyone gathered to view the auction.Four registered bidders attended Saturday’s auction with Mr Gordon listening from the bar. Veteran mining executive Brad Gordon has sold his brisbane home. He says he is now deciding on a move to either the Sunshine Coast or Toronto, Canada. Picture: Supplied.“I didn’t actually have a drink,” he said afterwards.“I’m a little bit disappointed by the result but that’s fine, we put a lot of time and effort into renovating this place over the last two years. It’s a beautiful home.” Flowers in the butler’s pantry to celebrate the sale of 119 Nelson St, Kalinga.The closing moments of the auction saw an emotional exchange between a young entrepreneur in the kitchen and an older woman standing apart from her own party on the veranda.“Do what you need to do,” the entrepreneur called out as Ray White auctioneer Haesley Cush slowed the auction to give him time to consider upping the bid.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus10 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market10 hours ago The entrepreneurs were tucked in the kitchen and could not see the woman they were bidding against who was behind the stacker doors on the veranda.“Will you pay more than $5.15 million?” Mr Cush asked. “Maybe,” he said with a shrug.“Will you let us know?” Mr Cush asked.The crowd of 50 chuckled but the leopard print flats of the woman on the veranda were tapping with impatience and she objected to the obvious delay in the closing auction moments. Mr Cush congratulates the new owner of 119 Nelson St, Kalinga.“It’s on the market,” she reminded Mr Cush as he called for a final confirmation from the seller.The kitchen fell silent, and the house sold to the woman on the veranda who is a former Nelson St resident, blitzing the suburb record set by the same house two years ago by more than $1 million. FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK This property at 119 Nelson St, Kalinga sold for $5.15 million.THE north Brisbane home of mining executive Brad Gordon sold under the hammer at auction on Saturday for $5.15 million, in one of the biggest auction sales of 2019.RELATED: Abandoned Brisbane estate restored to former glory The sale of 119 Nelson St, Kalinga, also blitzed the suburban record by more than $1 million. The ‘Winbrook’ estate was sold in four weeks by Christine Rudolph and Matt Lancashire of Ray White New Farm.It continues a year of massive auction results in Brisbane with the $8.4 million sale of 95-99 McConnell St, Bulimba in October, and the $7.75 million sale of 39 Griffith St, New Farm in March.“What this says is that 2020 is going to be very positive,” Ray White New Farm sales principal Matt Lancashire said after the auction.center_img MORE REAL ESTATE STORIES Overseas buyers eye off ‘sexy city’last_img read more

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How Do You Stop Someone From Making a Huge Mistake?

first_imgLifestyleRelationships How Do You Stop Someone From Making a Huge Mistake? by: – August 29, 2011 Share Share Sharing is caring! Tweetcenter_img Question: How do you help someone, a good friend, from making a BIG mistake? She’s with the wrong guy. He’s toxic, but she won’t listen to you no matter what. Should I just be there to pick up the pieces?Answer: Dear Compassionate One,Sounds like you’re an amazing friend- to others. I wonder, however, how good a friend you are to yourself. When we find ourselves overly concerned with other people’s lives and the choices they make we can also find ourselves neglecting our own well being. Being compassionate and concerned is one thing. Being concerned with fixing someone else is another.Although it sounds like you have a good perspective on the situation, I think it’s important to raise the issue of co-dependency here and let you decide where you fall on the co-dependent spectrum. In short, a co-dependent person is one who becomes so obsessed with fixing and rescuing others that they lose themselves or become defined by the value they add to other people’s lives. While I feel the term is definitely overused, I also see an enormous amount of pain and suffering when people try to control and fix people who have no interest in being controlled or fixed.Related: Is It Ever OK To Date a Friend’s Ex?Healthy relationships require a give and take. They require us to be supportive of each others’ journeys, to speak our truths and to honor and respect who we are as individuals. And while there is an element of co-dependency in all relationships, the one’s that consistently cause us pain are the ones we need to be most diligent about changing. So yes, continue to speak your truth, love your friend, but also love yourself enough to let go of the outcome. Love on, Dr PaulHave you ever wanted to scream to help save a friend who wouldn’t listen?By Dr Paul Hokemeyer,Marriage and Family Therapist, for GalTime.com Share 157 Views   no discussionslast_img read more

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DOLE-6 assists seaweed farmers in Caluya town

first_imgFISHINGTHE PHILIPPINES.COMRabbitfish commonly known as “danggit,” feeds on seaweeds. According to the local government unit, a total of 1,687 seaweed farmers were affected due to rabbitfish infestation in Barangay Harigue, Caluya, Antique – the leading producer of seaweeds in the region. SAN JOSE, Antique – The Department ofLabor and Employment (DOLE) Region 6 assisted around 910 seaweed farmers fromfour island barangays in Caluya town due to rabbitfish or “danggit”infestation.        The monoline is the polyethylene ropeabout 20 meters in length where the seaweeds seedlings are being attached usinga straw lace so that it could grow.  The Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa AtingDisplaced/Disadvantaged Workers (TUPAD) Program of DOLE-6 gave emergencyemployment for 10 days to provide temporary source of income to affectedseaweed farmers from barangays Harigue, Sibay, Bonbon and Bacong. Caluya is the sole island municipalityin Antique.  It has been ranked as one ofthe largest producers of seaweeds in the country.  Seaweed production is one of the majorsources of income of locals.  It has atotal area of 1,528 hectares purely concentrated for seaweed culture. (With a report from DonnabelleBaldonado/DOLE-6/PN) The local government unit of Caluya,the leading producer of seaweeds in the region, recently said a total of 1,687seaweed farmers were affected with 307,394 seaweed   monolines infested by the rabbitfish atPanagatan Islets of Barangay Harigue while around 1,280 seaweed farmers fromother barangays were affected by the infestation.          Working as TUPAD beneficiaries at aminimum wage, affected farmers temporarily suspended seaweed farming andinstead conducted coastal clean-up, beautification of surroundings and cleaningof canals and drainage to mitigate dengue occurrence in their barangays.       last_img read more

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Brenda Elaine Addison Clem

first_imgBrenda Elaine Addison Clem, 66, of Aurora, Indiana, passed away Sunday, March 6, 2016 in Milan, IN.She was born Friday, June 3, 1949 in Oneida, KY, Daughter of the late Dewey Addison and the late Adala Bowman AddisonShe worked as a Secretary for Dearborn County Treasurer’s office, retiring after over 18 years of service.Brenda enjoyed camping, riding 4-wheelers, and loved being outdoors, especially in the sun. She enjoyed traveling to Florida. Brenda spent time reading, cooking, and loved the time spent with family.Surviving are her loving husband of 29 years, Danny Clem of Aurora, IN; son, Daniel Clem of Aurora, IN; daughters, Jennifer (Rob) Wright of Greenfield, IN, Gina (Ron) McCool of Moores Hill, IN; sisters, Margie (Bill) Short of Moores Hill, IN, Mildred “Millie” Plyman of Aurora, IN, Letha (David) Hughes of Dillsboro, IN, Kathy Sizemore of Aurora, IN; brothers, Harold “Dewey” Addison of Lawrenceburg, IN, Kenneth “Kenny” Addison of Moores Hill, IN, Robert (Bob) Addison of Moores Hill, IN, Joe Addison of Moores Hill, IN; Sister-in-Law, Joyce (Jack) Addison of Moores Hill; Grandchildren, Seth, Christian, and Emily Wright, Joshua, Mathew, Breanna, and Bethani McCool; and 8 great-grandchildren.She was preceded in death by her brother, Jack Addison, and granddaughter, Melissa Smallwood.Friends will be received 5:00 – 8:00 PM, Thursday, March 10, 2016 at the Rullman Hunger Funeral Home, Aurora, Indiana.Services will be held at Rullman Hunger Funeral Home, Friday, March 11, 2016 at 10:00am with Pastor Harvey Kornegay officiating.Interment will follow in the Forest Hill Cemetery in Moores Hill.Contributions may be made to the Aurora Life Squad. Please call the office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.Visit: www.rullmans.comlast_img read more

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Edo 2020 Sports Festival may hold this year

first_imgRelatedPosts COVID-19: NCAA to revoke erring airlines licence over non-compliance FRSC to Schools: We’ll arrest, prosecute drivers who flout COVID-19 rules We have finally caged Edo politics lions, says Gov. Obaseki Despite divergent views by members of the National Council of Sports, which held on Monday, the general consensus was that the Festival should be held this year.Speaking during the virtual meeting, chaired by the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, contributors said although the COVID-19 pandemic was a source of concern, the Sports Festival can go ahead if certain measures are put in place. According to the Chairman of the Local Organising Committee, Comrade Philip Shuaibu: “We are ready to host the Festival, but other states may not be ready.“The issue of health is something that we all take seriously.“Isolation centres have been further expanded to bigger capacity.“We have set up many testing centres that would screen athletes before and after games.”Dare said: “After more than more months of uncertainty, we need to chart a new course for our sports just like is been done globally. “Our final decision will be based on consultations with the Ministry of Health and the  National Task Force on COVID-19.”In his view, a representative of the Akwa Ibom State Commissioner for Sports, Paul Bassey said: “An health committee should be set up to work with the NCDC and the Ministry of Health to determine the possibility of the Festival taking place.”While some members said the Festival should hold before the Edo State governorship election, others said it should be held after it.Meanwhile, an 11-Man committee has been set up to inspect all heath facilities for the games.The Committee is made up of members of the COVID-19 Task Force, NCDC, Commissioners of Sports from the six geopolitical zones of the country and representatives of the Sports Ministry. Tags: COVID-19Edo 2020 Sports FestivalPhilip ShaibuSunday Darelast_img read more

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Vautour goes chasing

first_img “The mares’ race at Cheltenham (OLBG Mares’ Hurdle) is a Grade One, so that is a big consideration, and Glens Melody is back in training so she is entitled to go for that as well.” Mullins also revealed Hurricane Fly will likely make his seasonal reappearance in the Morgiana Hurdle at Punchestown on November 16, a race he has won for the last two years, but he is in no rush to let Faugheen mix it with the big boys. “I’d imagine that Hurricane Fly will go for the Morgiana. Three miles would also be no problem to him,” said the trainer. “Faugheen will start off against second-season novices. There is no need for him to be taking on the likes of Jezki or Hurricane Fly early on.” The County Carlow maestro also confirmed Pont Alexandre, who missed last season through injury, is back in training but will “take a bit longer than some of the others before he runs.” Willie Mullins has revealed Supreme Novices’ Hurdle hero Vautour is set to embark on a career over fences this season. Press Association Mullins said: “Vautour will probably go over fences. “The ground has been so fast that you wouldn’t really want to school horses at the moment. The horses are still heavy and you want to keep them sound. “They came back in very heavy this year and I would say it’s the best summer grass we’ve ever had. There was such great growth.” Another hugely exciting runner for the Mullins-Ricci combination is the brilliant mare Annie Power. The six-year-old has been successful in 11 of her 12 starts, with her only defeat coming when runner-up in the World Hurdle at Cheltenham. Mullins has not yet decided whether she will remain over timber or go chasing this term, but has not ruled out mixing the two. “Annie Power will probably be put over a few fences at home soon to see how she gets on,” said the champion trainer. “If she starts over hurdles this season she will probably stay over hurdles but if she starts over fences we could always switch back. I don’t think she will have any problem jumping fences. The five-year-old was a stunning winner of the Cheltenham Festival curtain-raiser in March and made it five from five for Ireland’s champion trainer when stepped up in trip at Punchestown in early May. Owner Rich Ricci reported at the start of the month another of his prized assets, Faugheen, would remain over hurdles this term and now his trainer has confirmed the intention is for Vautour to go over the larger obstacles. last_img read more

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Mirallas miss costs Everton

first_imgForward Kevin Mirallas’ missed penalty cost Everton the chance of a first win in eight matches – but what was more galling for home fans was the fact he took it in the first place. Whoever made the decision a minute before half-time needed to take a long hard look at themselves considering spot-kick regular Leighton Baines had previously scored 15 out of 16. Mirallas’ withdrawal at the interval of the goalless draw at home to West Brom merely posed more questions as speculation continues to link the Belgium international, who has 18 months remaining on his contract, with a move away. The football has not been anywhere near what they expect after some brilliant performances last season and, while it has not all been their own fault, they have to turn things around. Martinez has officially complained about a lack of decisions going Everton’s way and referee Mike Oliver’s leniency in allowing James Morrison and particularly Craig Gardner to get away with hard and late challenges on Seamus Coleman and Ross Barkley respectively did not help the manager’s early mood. In truth there was little else for Oliver or indeed anyone else to get too agitated about until the final minute of the half, with Mirallas’ free-kick comfortably held by goalkeeper Ben Foster and Joel Robles saving from Gardner’s offside half-volley. It appeared the mediocrity would be broken in the 44th minute when former Toffee Joleon Lescott handled Romelu Lescott’s chest trap, but Mirallas – so deadly from 20-plus yards but apparently much less so from 12 – hit the foot of a post and the ball spun behind. The half-time video message from Hollywood star Sylvester Stallone, urging the crowd to generate some atmosphere as filming took place for Rocky spin-off movie Creed, was an optimistic one considering what had gone before but, somewhat fittingly, Everton did show a bit more appetite for a fight. It was without Mirallas, however, who did not appear for the second half. Ross Barkley, Lukaku and Besic (twice) all had shots deflected behind but Foster barely had a save to make. The same was true of his counterpart Robles, but West Brom’s priorities lie elsewhere. Manager Roberto Martinez admitted in the wake of the forward’s impressive display in last week’s FA Cup exit at West Ham that the club had to satisfy the Belgian’s ambitions for him to commit to a new contract, but considering his injury record the 27-year-old may have to consider if he still owes the Toffees something. A week is a long time in football and, after leaving the Upton Park pitch to rave reviews, Mirallas left Goodison under something of a cloud. That a missed penalty, and the whys and wherefores of who should have taken the kick, was the main talking point spoke volumes about the quality on show. Everton knew West Brom would be tough to break down under new manager Tony Pulis and so it should have come as no surprise to see the visitors employ a 4-5-1 formation with Saido Berahino, with six goals in three matches, posted wide left to curtail full-back Seamus Coleman’s forward runs. Pulis came for – and left with – a point which extended his unbeaten run since taking over to three matches, although one of those was against non-league Gateshead in the FA Cup. His first task on replacing Alan Irvine was to make the Baggies difficult to beat – something of a trademark for the experienced manager – and he has done that with no goals conceded on his short reign. The draw took them three points clear of the relegation zone and has given them a platform on which to build. Everton are only a point ahead, having taken just two points from a possible 18, and the chorus of boos when Martinez replaced midfielder Muhamed Besic, comfortably their best player, with striker Arouna Kone late on and also at full-time was an indicator of how frustrated the locals are. Press Associationlast_img read more

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Officials Identify Suspects in Deadly UPS Shooting

first_imgThe FBI has identified the armed robbery suspects killed in a shootout this week in Miramar as 41-year-old Lamar Alexander and 41-year-old Ronnie Jerome Hill.Authorities say the pair held up a jewelry store Thursday afternoon in Coral Gables before carjacking a UPS truck and taking the driver, 27-year-old Frank Ordonez, hostage.The police chase ended when the suspects and police exchanged gunfire on Miramar Parkway, just west of Flamingo Road.Ordonez, the two suspects and Richard Cutshaw, a bystander in a car, were killed. Investigators have not yet determined who killed whom in the shootout.According to reports, 19 officers from five government agencies fired into the UPS truck. The number of shots fired could exceed 200 rounds.Alexander served a 10-year sentenced for armed robbery, and Hill served an eight-month sentence for burglary, according to records. Both men were released from prison in 2017.UPDATED: Armed Robbery in Coral Gables Ends in Police Chase, Gunfirelast_img read more

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‘WI  batsmen  technically deficient and ill-prepared’ -Radford

first_imgBRIDGETOWN, Barbados, (CMC) – Former West Indies batting coach Toby Radford has questioned the preparation and technical approach by the side’s batsmen during the just concluded Test series, and also believes the Caribbean unit placed undue pressure on their seam attack by not rotating their squad.Speaking in the wake of the Windies’ 2-1 defeat to England in the three-Test series, Radford said the touring side’s batsmen had shown several technical deficiencies against the moving ball and appeared especially unprepared for what should have been a predictable line of attack from Stuart Broad.“We were fine until Stuart Broad played. When Stuart Broad plays, he bowls mid to wide crease, angles the ball in and then nips it back in sharply. You’ve got to get out, you’ve got to kill the movement, you’ve got to kill the lengths so you’ve got to get forward,” said Radford who oversaw the batting group when West Indies retained the Wisden Trophy with a convincing series win in the Caribbean last year.“What we did in 2017 (tour of England) and last year in the Caribbean is we batted outside of the crease to negate his length – you take his length away.“What the guys were doing is staying in the crease and a lot of them, for whatever reason, were mis-judging the length believing the ball was short when it was still a good length and then it was nipping quickly back off the length.”He continued: “You’ve got to get outside the crease, alter your guard to cater for the amount of movement. I didn’t see them doing that.“The other thing we used to do is between matches, we would set up the bowling machine to replicate what you get from Stuart Broad. When you [review] all the wickets [that fell], all these lbws, the minute the ball is coming out the hand, the batter has gone early to where the ball is starting and then they are already falling across the line.”With Broad rested, West Indies won the first Test at Southampton by four wickets to take a 1-0 lead in the series but with hopes raised of their first series win on English soil in 32 years, things quickly fell apart.In the second Test at Old Trafford, they capitulated in both innings to crash to a 113-run defeat with Broad returning for his first Test to grab six wickets in the contest.The 32-year-old then produced a 10-wicket match haul in the third Test days later at the same venue as West Indies’ batsmen perished meekly for 197 and 129, to plunge to a heavy 269-run loss.Radford, who was ousted from the coaching setup in a management shake-up ahead of last year’s World Cup in England, also told Starcom Radio’s Mason and Guests that while he was unaware of the goings-on inside the Windies camp, targeted planning to combat Broad should have taken place between the second and final Tests.“There are drills you can do, very simple drills that we used to do on the machine to replicate what you get in the middle,” the Englishman explained.“Now what I would have hoped after Stuart Broad knocked them over in the second Test match, I would like to think they all got together with the backroom staff and said ‘right, we know what they’re coming with, we know what they’re going to do. They’re going to bowl dead straight and angle the ball in’ and work on that.“I don’t know what’s going on in there, whether they worked on those areas because then you nullify their best bowler. And one bloke has basically bowled out the team. Jofra Archer didn’t bowl us out, no one else bowled out West Indies team – it was only Stuart Broad.“All you had to do was come up with a method and practice the method to cope with that.”Radford, a former head of the region’s High Performance Centre, said with the matches played back-to-back, West Indies were also guilty of failing to freshen up their attack by making use of the reserve bowlers available.After the first Test, the Caribbean side’s bowlers appeared jaded and only managed to dismiss England once in the next four innings.“England rotated eight seam bowlers. They were always resting a couple of seamers so every time their bowlers played they were fresh,” Radford pointed out.“As the tour went on, for whatever reason, we didn’t use our backup bowlers. We carried on using the [same] bowlers all the way through.”last_img read more

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