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first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Governor Wolf Announces Grant to Sustain 700 Jobs, Improve Rail Connections at Mercer County Steel Plant December 21, 2016center_img Jobs That Pay,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA –Governor Tom Wolf today announced a $1 million grant to Novolipetsk Steel for rail improvements at its Farrell, Mercer County steel plant that will help the operation remain competitive and preserve more than 700 family sustaining jobs.“This investment furthers my administration’s goal of creating an environment for ensuring the people of Pennsylvania have jobs that pay,” Governor Wolf said. “This grant will help NLMK make much needed upgrades to tracks and equipment used to ship its products to market.”The grant will allow rehabilitation of 8,300 feet of track, crossties and ballast and improve grade crossings in its 13-mile rail network at the plant. The company also will replace locomotives and install additional loading docks and modify some docks.The grant application was submitted by Penn Northwest Development Corporation on behalf of NLMK. NLMK was first known as Duferco Farrell Corporation. The scrap salvage company makes metal casing for Whirlpool, Frigidaire and other products for appliance companies.Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolflast_img read more

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‘Thunder’ Balogun is Nigeria’s Greatest Footballer, Says Onigbinde

first_imgFemi SolajaTwo-time Chief Coach of the Super Eagles, Chief Adegboye Onigbinde, hasdescribed the late Teslim ‘Thunder’ Balogun, as the best footballer ever produced by Nigeria.Today is the 48th year anniversary of the death of Balogun who died in his sleep in 1972. Adegboye Onigbinde According to Onigbinde who is a former FIFA and CAF Instructor, “The greatest footballer Nigeria has ever produced remains Teslim ‘Thunder’ Balogun. There is no doubt about it.“As a footballer, he did many things players before his time, those of his time and after him have not been able to do with the ball.“The greatest goal scored by any player I have seen played football was scored by ‘Thunder’ Balogun at the Olubadan Stadium in 1968 in the match between the Nigerian national soccer team, the UK Tourists and England,” observed the gaffer who took the Super Eagles to the World Cup in Korea/Japan in 2002.Chief Onigbinde revealed that during the friendly with England, “ English players were always on him each time he received the ball. To beat the pressure off, ‘Thunder’ stood outside the 18-yard box with his back turned at the England goalkeeper. But as soon as ball was floated to him, English players were expecting him to bring it down. But against their imagination, Balogun staggered a bit, and in turning, he fired a shot at the goalpost, which saw the goalkeeper diving the wrong,” Onigbinde recalled.The former Trinidad and Tobago coach stressed that, “the story of ‘Thunder’ Balogun will never die. For those of us who watched him played, we saw him as Nigeria’s greatest footballer.”Onigbinde observed further: “He died in his sleep on July 30, 1972 at the relatively young age of 45 years, but the heroics of Thunder Balogun live forever.At birth, the enigmatic footballer was named Tesilim Akanni Balogun. His father was a cricketer. ‘Thunder’ Balogun attained legendary status after he became the first Nigerian to play professional football in England.Teslim played for Apapa Bombers, Marine, Railway, Plateau, Pan Bank and Dynamo all between 1944 and 1961.He won the FA Cup five times in seven final appearances and was the first player to score a hat-trick in the FA Cup final when he put three goals past Warri XI as Pan Bank won the 1952 final 6-1.In 1949, he was part of Nigeria’s first national team, known as the UK Tourists team that toured the United Kingdom.After that encounter, he signed for Peterborough FC, becoming the first Nigerian to play professional football in England.He also had professional stints with Holbeach and Queens Park Rangers where he played 13 times and scored three goals in 1956.His playing career lasted from 1945 to 1962 and he was in the coaching crew for Nigeria to the 1968 Olympic Games where the country drew 3-3 against Brazil.For his heroics, the Lagos State owned stadium facility in Surulere was named after him as the Teslim Balogun Stadium.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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first_imgWhile the U.S. was shaky in the first half, it came out even stronger in the second. Veteran attacker Megan Rapinoe and rising star Rose Lavelle gave the U.S. two goals to secure the USWNT’s fourth world cup title.  Women’s World Cup 2019: 3 questions USWNT needs to answer after winning 4th title Related News BACK. TO. BACK. 🏆🔁 pic.twitter.com/AgQT8vhJ1t— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) July 7, 2019With the victory, the Americans set several records and put up some wild stats. Take a look:10 crazy facts from World Cup finalUSA secured its fourth Women’s World Cup title (1991, 1999, 2015 and 2019), now winning twice as many Women’s World Cup tournaments as any other nation.With Megan Rapinoe’s goal in the 61st minute of Sunday’s match, she became the first player to score a penalty in a Women’s World Cup final.Rapinoe’s goal also made her the oldest scorer in a final, and she became the oldest player to win a Women’s World Cup Golden Ball (best player) or Golden Boot (top scorer) award.Rapinoe is just the second player in history to start three Women’s World Cup finals (2011, 2015, 2019) after Germany’s Birgit Prinz (1995, 2003, 2007).The USWNT joined Germany as the only two teams in the history of the Women’s World Cup to win back-to-back titles.The U.S. also set a record for most goals at a World Cup with 26. Germany previously held the record with 25. The Netherlands has now lost its last seven matches against USA in all competitions by an aggregate score of 2-24.Sunday’s match marked a 12th consecutive victory at the Women’s World Cup for the USA – the longest run in the history of the FIFA World Cup (men’s and women’s).Netherlands goalkeeper Sari van Veenendaal made eight saves in this match, which is the most by a goalkeeper in a knockout stage match at the 2019 Women’s World Cup.Since failing to score against Australia in July 2017, the USA has scored in 45 consecutive matches in all competitions, netting 148 goals and scoring at least twice in. After making it through one of the toughest Women’s World Cup tournaments yet, the U.S. women’s national team held on to defeat the Netherlands 2-0 in the final Sunday.  Women’s World Cup 2019: Time, route and how to watch USWNT championship parade Women’s World Cup 2019: The best social media reactions after USWNT wins back-to-back titleslast_img read more

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Fantasy Injury Updates: Is George Kittle playing Monday night? (Updated)

first_imgSan Francisco tight end George Kittle heads into Monday Night Football listed as doubtful. He was injured last Thursday night and played sporadically the remainder of the game, but apparently his knee injury could hold him out of action against the Seahawks. An inactive Kittle would mean more work for TE Ross Dwelley, a potential fantasy sleeper if he gets the start.The official active/inactive report drops about 6:50 p.m. ET, and we’ll have updates through that time here and on Twitter @SN_Fantasy. MORE MNF: How Josh Gordon affects DK Metcalf | DraftKings ShowdownIs George Kittle playing Monday night?UPDATE: Kittle is officially OUT. Kittle didn’t practice all week, so his knee obviously got worse after he was able to play on it and finish out Week 9. An official listing of doubtful almost always leads to a player being out. If Kittle were active, it would probably be only for a very limited number of snaps on third downs or in the red zone, and that wouldn’t be enough reason to play him in fantasy.The most likely scenario is that Kittle is out and Dwelley starts. Dwelley had four catches for 29 yards in Week 9 as he played a bigger role with Kittle dinged up, and he’d step into a lot of the same receiving usage as Kittle. Dwelley obviously isn’t as talented as Kittle, but he could see six-plus targets in what is a high-volume role in San Francisco. If you forgot to plan for Kittle’s probable absence, Dwelley is your best bet to pick up and fill in. If someone else already snagged Dwelley, you can pick up Seattle tight end Jacob Hollister. And if he’s somehow owned, too, you’ll be forced to choose between backup tight ends Luke Willson and Levine Toilolo.last_img read more

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Port St. Lucie Mayor Invites Elon Musk to Move Tesla Headquarters

first_imgTesla founder and technology entrepreneur Elon Musk just received an intriguing offer from a municipality along our coast.He has been in disagreement with county officials in California over reopening his car factory there following the coronavirus pandemic.Last Monday, Musk announced he plans to restart production at his Tesla plant against the rules in Alameda County, Calif.Musk had also tweeted last weekend that he would move Tesla’s headquarters to Texas or Nevada immediately.Frankly, this is the final straw. Tesla will now move its HQ and future programs to Texas/Nevada immediately. If we even retain Fremont manufacturing activity at all, it will be dependen on how Tesla is treated in the future. Tesla is the last carmaker left in CA.— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 9, 2020 The mayor also asks Musk to call him and hopes he will have “an opportunity to make our pitch.”It is not known whether Musk has seen the letter or if he is even considering our state for business. The city of Port St. Lucie is offering to help end the dispute, by inviting Musk to bring his business to the Treasure Coast.In a formal letter tweeted by the city on Thursday, Mayor Gregory Oravec explained that Port St. Lucie would make a great location for the company, given its proximity to Musk’s SpaceX launch center.The letter promotes Port St. Lucie’s manufacturing space, as well as Florida’s generous tax structure.“I think you will find us eager to cut red tape and willing to foster true collaboration in good times and in bad,” Oravec says in the letter.Hi @elonmusk, please find the following letter from our mayor. Check out @CityPortStLucie! pic.twitter.com/X1OUmshMQy— Port St. Lucie (@CityPortStLucie) May 14, 2020last_img read more

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Despite loss to Jets, Steelers clinch playoff spot

first_imgSUBPAR PERFORMANCE—Hines Ward looks to see if he got past the first down marker after making a catch against the New York Jets. Ward finished with 2 catches for 34 yards. (Photo by William McBride) The Steelers had one big game remaining before they faced the lowly Carolina Panthers (2-12) and Cleveland Browns (5-9). If they could beat the New York Jets (10-4) they could run the table and be the second seed in the playoffs with a bye week. Well, all that went out the window with the 22-17 loss to the Jets.Once again the offense sputtered, not being able to score in the red zone, and the special teams gave up a touchdown to open the game which was the difference in the game. The Baltimore Ravens pulled even with the Steelers with a 30-24 victory over the New Orleans Saints. The Steelers have the tie breaker should they finish the season even, but they can’t afford to lose either of the remaining games because it’s not likely the Ravens, who held the high powered Saints offense in check and were able to move the ball against one of the best defenses in the NFL, will lose. Now they face the Browns (5-9) and Cincinnati Bengals (3-11).The Steelers, Jets game was everything it was built up to be, a struggle between two of the best defenses in the league. But a special teams touchdown and safety were the difference.Ben Roethlisberger put the ball in the air 44 times completing 23 passes for 264 yards and one touchdown. Rashard Mendenhall picked up 100 yards on 17 carries. One bright spot was rookie Emmanuel Sanders having a breakout game with 7 catches for 78 yards. Mike Wallace also had 7 catches for 102 yards, moving him over 1,000 yards for the season.Jets’ quarterback Mark Sanchez stood up to the pressure created by the Steelers’ defense and his team’s two-game losing streak, scrambling for the Jets’ first offensive touchdown in 12 quarters and leading a decisive field-goal drive in leading his team to the victory.Despite losing, the Steelers (10-4) were told by the NFL that they secured a playoff spot via a series of complicated strength-of-schedule tiebreakers. Pittsburgh also owns the division tiebreaker and will beat out Baltimore (10-4) for the AFC North title if it defeats Carolina on Thursday and Cleveland on Jan. 2. The Jets, nearing a playoff spot, won in Pittsburgh for the first time since the 1970 merger after going 0-7.The Steelers had to go for a touchdown on the final drive rather than settling for a field goal because Mewelde Moore was tackled in the end zone for a safety by Jason Taylor with 2:38 remaining.“I told the guys, let’s be great, let’s go down the field and score. We got close, but not close enough,” Roethlisberger said.Pittsburgh had just 35 yards in penalties after having 420 in its previous four games.Over nine seasons as coach of the Carolina Panthers, John Fox has made it a point to hide his emotions but Sunday was different. Minutes after his league-worst Panthers celebrated the end of a seven-game losing streak, with a 19-12 win over the punchless Arizona Cardinals, Fox took a minute to soak in what was almost certainly his final home game on the job. Securing an overall winning regular-season record, Fox left the field with his arms raised and fists clenched.“We developed a lot of relationships here. There are a lot of high character guys in that locker room that I appreciate,” Fox said. “It means a lot to me.”Denied a contract extension the past two years and seemingly at odds with the offseason roster-gutting that left the Panthers (2-12) short on talent and experience, Fox is coaching out the string in the last year of his deal.His youngsters came through for him in a performance that was just good enough to beat a similarly dysfunctional unit. And it didn’t even hurt Carolina’s draft positioning, as Cincinnati also won to keep the Panthers a game up in the race for the No. 1 overall pick.Quarterback Jimmy Clausen was good enough to get his first win in eight tries, completing 13 of 19 passes for 141 yards and no turnovers. Stewart took advantage of the league’s 30th-ranked rushing defense, and Carolina pounced on Arizona’s mistakes.So it should be a very easy game for Pittsburgh this week, but the Steelers have a tendency to play down to its opponent.last_img read more

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RB RiverCenter Announces Holiday Events

first_imgClassic horse and carriage rides will be available from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturdays, sponsored by Pauline Poyner and Red Bank RiverCenter. The Red Bank Christ­mas tree will be located at 30 Monmouth St. in the Dublin House Courtyard. Starting at 5:30 p.m. at the train station, the Kathryn Barnett School of Dance will be performing some of its fun and festive holiday numbers; music will be by Atlantic Watch. This year, a new event – “We Double Dog Dare You Scavenger Hunt” – will allow participants to visit the 50-plus businesses involv­ed to search for a hidden holiday character inspired by the holiday classic movie A Christmas Story. Shop­pers will gather stamps on their hunt for every character they find, and once 15 are collected, they can be entered to win a Red Bank prize package. The Town Lighting will occur during the Holiday Express concert, which begins at 7 p.m.The festivities continue all month throughout town. Every Saturday starting after Thanksgiving through Dec. 22 from noon to 3 p.m. shoppers can enjoy the sounds of the season with the Holiday Harmonies. Traditional carolers, choirs, brass bands, rock, folk, jazz and blues musicians will bring holiday tunes to the sidewalks of Red Bank. Celebrating its 800th show, Holiday Express will be performing holiday favorites in rock star fashion in concert at 7 p.m. on Broad Street at Canal Street.Broad Street from Peters Place to Monmouth Street will be closed to vehicular traffic from 4 to 11 p.m. However, Peters Place will remain open the duration of the event for folks to access the main part of the business district and detour around the concert area to find parking.Due to the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy, NJ Transit has had to cancel the Santa Express train ride this year. But the celebration will continue and children will be able to meet Santa at the Red Bank Train Station for entertainment and to parade with him down Mon­mouth Street to the Holiday Express Concert. Santa will arrive by fire truck and parade down Monmouth Street at approximately 6:30 p.m. and then he will light the tree at about 6:45 p.m. and continue to the Holiday Express concert. Events are sponsored by The Galleria Red Bank. RED BANK – Red Bank RiverCenter is kicking off the holiday season on Friday, Nov. 23, with the Red Bank Town Lighting and Holiday Express Concert presented by Riverview Medical Center, Jersey Mike’s Subs and Shore Point Distributing Co. The movie theme continues with the return of the popular, window-decorating contest. Businesses have been invited to decorate their windows using any holiday movie they choose. Shoppers can vote online for their favorite windows.last_img read more

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Whitewater to install new Glory Ridge Chair

first_imgThe goal for the summer is to have a good portion of the skiable terrain in the Backside area developed, creating a combination of 8 selectively logged and gladed runs which will offer great fall line skiing and an overall unique mountain experience. “We have our license to develop the ski runs and have selected Juggernaut Development Inc. to do the work” says Outdoor Operations Manager Kirk Jensen. “This summer we will focus mechanical harvesting on the area to the skiers left of the chair with further gladed advanced /expert tree skiing developed to the skier’s right of the lift line. We plan to start on the lift line first to allow the lift installation crew access and then proceed with the remainder over the summer.”The harvesting of the Backside area will be spread over two years and, once complete, the Glory Ridge Chairlift will service a total of 303 hectares consisting of 18 gladed, treed and groomed runs of primarily intermediate and advanced / expert terrain. The expansion will effectively double the developed ski terrain at Whitewater with an increase of total vertical drop to 2,042 feet. This summer, Whitewater Ski Resort plans to install its new Glory Ridge Chair. The chair was formerly identified as the BS1 lift in the Master Plan, and will service the terrain currently referred to as the Backside. “The mountain crew, in cooperation with mother nature, hope to have the lift ready to load as conditions permit this coming season” says General Manager Brian Cusack.The Dopplemayr triple chair has been purchased from Vail Resort in Colorado and is on route to Nelson. The British Columbia based Summit Lift Company, headed by Randy Gliege, a 25 year veteran in the ski lift business, has been contracted to do the lift installation. His crew will consist of a mix between local and out of area, experienced ski industry workers.last_img read more

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Watford v Brentford line-ups: Diagouraga starts, McKinlay makes three changes

first_imgToumani Diagouraga starts for Brentford against Watford at Vicarage Road, where Alex Pritchard drops to the bench.Billy McKinlay, taking charge of his first match since being appointed as Watford manager, makes three changes, with Joel Ekstrand, Diego Fabbrini and Lloyd Dyer coming in for Sean Murray, Ikechi Anya and the injured Gabriele Angella.Watford: Gomes; Paredes, Ekstrand, Cathcart, Pudil; Tozser, Munari; Fabbrini, Vydra, Dyer; Ighalo. Subs: Bond, Hoban, McGugan, Murray, Abdi, Anya, Mensah.Brentford: Button; McCormack, Tarkowski, Craig, Bidwell; Douglas, Diagouraga; Odubajo, Judge, Jota; Gray. Subs: Bonham, Dean, Tebar, Toral, Betinho, Pritchard, Proschwitz.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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Cargill to invest $225 million in Sidney facility expansion

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Cargill is expanding its integrated soybean crush and refined oils facility in Sidney, Ohio, to better serve area farmers and to meet growing demand for protein and refined oils.The company will invest approximately $225 million at the Sidney site, increasing crush capacity and modernizing operations. The investment creates greater market access for farmers’ crops in the area and allows those farmers to deliver their soybeans more efficiently, as the upgraded plant will unload trucks at a much faster rate.“Farmers are at the core of our business. This investment will help us provide them a better experience when they choose to sell their crops to us,” said Don Camden, commercial leader for the eastern region of Cargill’s agricultural supply chain business in North America. “This also demonstrates our commitment to invest in and grow with the Sidney community.”The crush facility originally opened in 1978, with the refinery added a decade later. Today, the site serves as a vital link between soybean farmers in the region and consumers both nearby and around the globe. The expansion of the crush plant will provide Cargill’s adjacent refined oils facility with a larger, direct supply of crude soybean oil.“The increased capacity will strengthen and expand our U.S. crush footprint, enable us to meet the growing demand for soy products from our customers and further integrate our refined oil capabilities,” said Warren Feather, Cargill managing director of global crush.When the expansion is complete in 2022, Cargill expects to add approximately 12 full-time jobs to the team of 325 currently employed at Sidney. In addition to these new jobs and the benefits to farmers, the expansion will boost the local economy during construction.“Cargill’s decision to choose Ohio was a collaborative effort with the company, JobsOhio, the Dayton Development Coalition and the Sidney community,” said Ohio Governor Mike DeWine. “This investment will secure full-time jobs at Cargill’s facility, create construction jobs for two years, and increase the demand for soybeans from local farmers.”Cargill employs more than 1,400 people at 19 facilities around the state. Cargill’s total direct investment in Ohio to date prior to this project is approximately $970 million.“Since Cargill began operating their soybean crush plant in Sidney, they have been outstanding corporate citizens,” said Mike Barhorst, mayor of Sidney. “Recognized and respected for their impressive stature in the community, Cargill has contributed to numerous good causes. Those causes have ranged from feeding the hungry, education and literacy to recreation and public health.”last_img read more

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