Governor Wolf’s Week, December 18 – December 24, 2016


first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Governor Wolf’s Week, December 18 – December 24, 2016 Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf By: The Office of Governor Tom Wolf Watch Governor Wolf’s year in review video to see how we moved Pennsylvania forward in 2016. https://t.co/YtgKZHJWEs pic.twitter.com/X68GRQkcBe— Governor Tom Wolf (@GovernorTomWolf) December 22, 2016 The Blog,  Weekly Update This week Governor Wolf continued his Jobs that Pay and Schools that Teach tours.Governor Wolf hosted a press conference in Philadelphia to tout the recently announced $300 million investment in the Port of Philadelphia. The investment will help improve the Port’s infrastructure, increase capacity, and create thousands of jobs.The Governor visited Central York High School on Monday to discuss his historic $640 million dollar investment in Pennsylvania’s education system.Governor Wolf also highlighted the success of Medicaid expansion in Pennsylvania, specifically the almost 63,000 newly eligible Pennsylvanians who now have access to drug and alcohol treatment.Fighting the opioid abuse epidemic plaguing Pennsylvania is a top priority for Governor Wolf and his administration. This week, the Wolf Administration released guidance for healthcare professionals to help get individuals who are suffering from substance use disorder into treatment through a process known as a warm handoff. First Lady Frances Wolf also joined Department of Human Services Secretary Ted Dallas on a tour of Community Hospital in the city of Chester and discussed the Wolf Administration’s efforts to battle the opioid crisis.With the holiday season in full swing, Governor Wolf wishes all Pennsylvanian’s a happy holiday.Governor Wolf’s Week, December 18 – December 24, 2016Monday, 12/19/16Governor Wolf Visits York on “Schools that Teach” TourTuesday, 12/20/16Governor Wolf Discusses Benefits of Medicaid Expansion and ACA in Response to Request from Majority Leader McCarthyWednesday, 12/21/16Governor Wolf Touts Port of Philadelphia Investment to Create Thousands of Middle Class JobsGovernor Wolf Announces Grant to Sustain 700 Jobs, Improve Rail Connections at Mercer County Steel PlantWolf Administration Releases Warm Handoff Guidance to Emergency Room Doctors and Healthcare ProfessionalsWolf Administration Announces Personnel ChangesIn Delaware County, First Lady Frances Wolf Discusses Efforts to Battle Opioid EpidemicThursday, 12/22/16Governor Wolf, Senator Yudichak, & Rep. Pashinski Announce $125,000 in State Funds for Solomon Creek Flood WallGovernor Wolf Announces 511PAConnect to Keep Stranded Motorists Safe, InformedFriday, 12/23/16Governor Wolf Announces Tax Credits for Lewistown Health CenterGovernor Wolf Announces Approval of Funding to Support Community Investments through Neighborhood Assistance ProgramHighlights from The BlogWhy Freshly Squeezed Orange Juice is a Wolf Family Christmas TraditionPennsylvania State Agencies Release 2016 Accomplishments (Round-Up)It’s All About the “Drop” in Pennsylvania for New Year’s EveStep off on the Right Foot on a First Day Hike at a Pennsylvania State ParkWatch the 2016 Year in Review VideoA Video Message to Our Troops this Holiday SeasonHappy Holidays, Pennsylvania!Highlights from TwitterNorth Carolina’s anti-LGBT law is shameful and wrong. What happened in NC should be a call to pass non-discrim. legislation in PA now. -TW https://t.co/8lo2ZuxRCA— Governor Tom Wolf (@GovernorTomWolf) December 22, 2016 December 23, 2016last_img read more

Newcastle go dark in survival bid


first_img “I’ll tell the players to keep away from the TV and going online, to keep them focused on preparation,” said Carver. “If you take your eye off the ball you get punished, and we’ve got to keep our focus sharp. “It’s still in our hands, and if you want it enough then you can do something about it. “We’ve got a week to get our heads around this situation.” Carver admitted the weight of expectation could have contributed to Saturday’s defeat as Newcastle threw away a lead and missed the chance to secure their place in the top flight. Emmanuel Riviere claimed his first Premier League goal in 22 appearances to hand Newcastle the perfect start in west London. Carver’s men controlled the contest until the break, only to slip markedly off the pace as QPR wrestled victory through goals from Matt Phillips and Leroy Fer. Defeat extended Newcastle’s winless streak to 10 matches, but Carver’s side still sit in the box-seat to avoid the drop next weekend. Saturday’s 2-1 loss at already-relegated QPR means Newcastle will go into their final-day match against West Ham at St James’ Park still at risk of the drop, only two points clear of 18th-placed Hull. Manager Carver will tell his players to put their focus on their match and ignore all media coverage of their relegation fight. Hull’s 2-0 defeat at Tottenham leaves Steve Bruce’s men in bigger trouble, especially as they host Manchester United in their final tie. Carver believes he has emptied his box of tricks in his bid to break Newcastle’s malaise, but will focus on keeping his players calm in the coming week. “I’ve tried everything in the book I think,” said Carver. “Sometimes the quality’s not there, you’re just not good enough, and Saturday might have been that situation. “Pressure’s a funny thing, but now we have to control it.” Press Association John Carver will impose a media blackout on his Newcastle players in one final bid to complete their Premier League relegation escape. last_img read more

Angels rally past Dodgers for Freeway Series victory before record crowd


first_img Angels’ Mike Trout working on his defense, thanks to Twitter ANAHEIM — The record crowd that filled Angel Stadium for the Freeway Series opener on Monday had enough fans of both the Angels and Dodgers that there was going to be plenty of noise no matter what happened.The Angels fans got the last cheer.Mike Trout hit a game-tying two-run homer in the seventh and then the Angels scored a pair of runs without a hit in the eighth, taking a 5-3 victory over the Dodgers before a crowd of 45,477. Not even the World Series had seen more fans packed into Angel Stadium, which recorded its largest attendance since renovations were completed in 1998.“The atmosphere was unbelievable,” Trout said. “That’s the best the atmosphere has been all year. … Whenever we play the Dodgers, here or in L.A., it’s fun. The competition is real. It’s fun to be a part of.”They saw Hyun-Jin Ryu pitch six strong innings, allowing one run, only to be denied his chance at a seventh straight victory by a Dodgers bullpen meltdown.With a 3-1 lead, Ross Stripling got the first two outs of the seventh inning, but he didn’t get to face Trout. Stripling had never retired Trout, allowing five hits, including two homers, and a walk.Dylan Floro instead got the call. Floro got two strikes on Trout, but then he threw him a slider over the outer half. Trout clubbed it over the center field fence for his 18th homer, tying the score. Angels’ poor pitching spoils an Albert Pujols milestone Dodgers’ hot-hitting Corey Seager leaves game with back injury Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros Dodgers bench slumping Cody Bellinger for a day Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros “I still felt confident that Joe right there can go out and execute pitches,” Roberts said. “But it just didn’t work out. We’re going to need him. That’s just plain and simple. So we’ve got to figure out a way to … mechanical, emotional, mental, just kind of tap into something and get him untracked.”It spoiled Ryu’s six-inning, one-run performance, one in which he had struck out Trout twice.“Ryu was nasty,” Trout said. “He threw me some nasty pitches. In three at-bats, he threw me three different sliders. That’s why he’s pitching good. He’s got good stuff.”Ryu gave up a homer to Kole Calhoun in the second, which snapped his streak of 56-2/3 innings since he last allowed a homer on April 26. Calhoun has hit seven of his 14 homers this season against lefties, tying him with Cody Bellinger and Christian Yelich for the most homers by left-handed hitters against left-handed pitchers this season.In the fifth, the Angels had runners at first and third with two outs, when Ryu struck out Trout on a cutter, ending the inning. Ryu got out of another jam with a strikeout in the sixth, getting Lucroy looking to strand runners at second and third.He was pitching without much margin for error because Angels rookie Griffin Canning had also pitched a solid game, with the exception of one hiccup in the second inning.Canning allowed doubles to Corey Seager, Chris Taylor and Kiké Hernandez in the second inning. Hernandez’s double barely eluded diving left fielder Cesar Puello.Related Articles “There was really no great matchup vs. Trout, but getting ahead of him, I still felt like we were gonna get him,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said.Trout, who often gets walked – intentionally or semi-intentionally – with the game on the line, said he was happy to get another chance after striking out to strand two runners in the fifth.“I always want to hit,” Trout said. “It doesn’t matter the situation. In big moments you want to be in the box. I got an opportunity tonight. I got a couple actually. One was early in the game. They matter too. Then I got another in the seventh and I hit a homer.”Struggling righty Joe Kelly got the ball in the eighth. He walked pinch-hitter Shohei Ohtani to lead off the inning. An out later, Kelly made an errant pickoff throw that sent Ohtani to second. After an intentional walk to Brian Goodwin, Kelly uncorked a wild pitch to move up both runners.Jonathan Lucroy walked to load the bases, and Wilfredo Tovar hit a bouncer to third baseman Max Muncy, whose throw home was high. Ohtani slapped his hand on the plate a split-second before catcher Russell Martin’s foot came down.Kelly then threw another wild pitch to push home an insurance run. He finally escaped, but not before watching his ERA rise to 7.59.Related Articles PreviousLos Angeles Angels center fielder Mike Trout, right, congratulates shortstop Wilfredo Tovar, left, after the Angels defeat the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-3 in a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Monday, June 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)Mike Trout (27) of the Angels watches the ball go over the fence after hitting a two-run home run in the seventh inning against the Dodgers during a Freeway Series game at Angel Stadium in Anaheim on Monday, June 10, 2019. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG)Angels pitcher Griffin Canning pitches against of the Dodgers during a Freeway Series game at Angel Stadium in Anaheim on Monday, June 10, 2019. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsLuis Rengifo (4) of the Angels wataches as Dodgers’ Corey Seager (5), right, arrives at second after hitting double against the Angels during a Freeway Series game at Angel Stadium in Anaheim on Monday, June 10, 2019. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG)Dodgers pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu (99) pitches against the Angels during a Freeway Series game at Angel Stadium in Anaheim on Monday, June 10, 2019. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG)Angels Albert Pujols (5), left, is picked off at first base with the tag by Dodgers’ first baseman Enrique Hernandez (14) during a Freeway Series game at Angel Stadium in Anaheim on Monday, June 10, 2019. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Chris Taylor hits a double to score Corey Seager and Russell Martin during the second inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels in Anaheim, Calif., Monday, June 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Russell Martin, right, beats the throw from left field to Los Angeles Angels catcher Jonathan Lucroy, left, to score with Corey Seager on a double by Chris Taylor during the second inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Monday, June 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Russell Martin, left, beats the throw from left field to Los Angeles Angels catcher Jonathan Lucroy, right, to score with Corey Seager on a double by Chris Taylor during the second inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Monday, June 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Enrique Hernandez hits an RBI-double to score Chris Taylor during the second inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels in Anaheim, Calif., Monday, June 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)Los Angeles Angels left fielder Cesar Puello cannot retain a ball that falls for an RBI-double by Los Angeles Dodgers’ Enrique Hernandez during the second inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Monday, June 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)Los Angeles Angels pitching coach Doug White, center, talks with starting pitcher Griffin Canning, right, with catcher Jonathan Lucroy listening in during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Anaheim, Calif., Monday, June 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu throws to a Los Angeles Angels batter during the sixth inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Monday, June 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu, right, talks to catcher Russell Martin during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels in Anaheim, Calif., Monday, June 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)Los Angeles Angels’ Mike Trout watches his two-run home run during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Anaheim, Calif., Monday, June 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)Mike Trout (27) of the Angels reacts as he rounds that bases after hitting a two-run home run in the seventh inning against the Dodgers during a Freeway Series game at Angel Stadium in Anaheim on Monday, June 10, 2019. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG)Mike Trout (27) of the Angels points to the crowd as he crosses the plate after hitting a two-run home run in the seventh inning against the Dodgers during a Freeway Series game at Angel Stadium in Anaheim on Monday, June 10, 2019. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG)Mike Trout (27) of the Angels gets high-fives in the dugout after hitting a two-run home run in the seventh inning against the Dodgers during a Freeway Series game at Angel Stadium in Anaheim on Monday, June 10, 2019. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager throws, but not in time to get Los Angeles Angels’ Kole Calhoun on an infield single during the fourth inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Monday, June 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)The Angels’ Shohei Ohtani (17) holds his arm after it was hit by the ball as he slid into second base in the eighth inning during a Freeway Series game at Angel Stadium in Anaheim on Monday, June 10, 2019. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG)The Angels’ Shohei Ohtani (17) gets hit by the ball as he slides into second base in the eighth inning during a Freeway Series game at Angel Stadium in Anaheim on Monday, June 10, 2019. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG)The Angels’ Shohei Ohtani (17) slides into home plate in the eighth inning to pull ahead of the Dodgers 4-3 during a Freeway Series game at Angel Stadium in Anaheim on Monday, June 10, 2019. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG)Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani slides in safely to touch home plate before Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Russell Martin comes down from third baseman Max Muncy’s high throw during the eighth inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Monday, June 10, 2019. The Angels won 5-3. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)Los Angeles Angels’ Brian Goodwin, center, scores on a wild pitch, as the throw back to Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Joe Kelly (17) gets away during the eighth inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Monday, June 10, 2019. The Angels won 5-3. Home plate umpire Phil Cuzzi makes the call with Angels’ Luis Rengifo, left, getting out of the way. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)The Angels’ Shohei Ohtani looks to the umpire as he is called safe after sliding home for the go-ahead run in the eighth inning of the Angels’ 5-3 victory over the Dodgers on Monday night at Angel Stadium. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG)Los Angeles Angels shortstop Wilfredo Tovar, right, makes the relay to first after forcing out Los Angeles Dodgers’ Chris Taylor, left, to get Joc Pederson for the double play to end the baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Monday, June 10, 2019. The Angels won 5-3. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)Hansel Robles (57) of the Angels reacts after completing a double play to end the game for a win against the Dodgers during a Freeway Series game at Angel Stadium in Anaheim on Monday, June 10, 2019. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG)Los Angeles Angels relief pitcher Hansel Robles reacts after the team makes the last out at first on a double play to end the baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Anaheim, Calif., Monday, June 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)Albert Pujols (5) of Angels points skyward after the Angels defeated the Dodgers 5-3 in a Freeway Series game at Angel Stadium in Anaheim on Monday, June 10, 2019. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG)Los Angeles Angels center fielder Mike Trout, right, congratulates shortstop Wilfredo Tovar, left, after the Angels defeat the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-3 in a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Monday, June 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)Mike Trout (27) of the Angels watches the ball go over the fence after hitting a two-run home run in the seventh inning against the Dodgers during a Freeway Series game at Angel Stadium in Anaheim on Monday, June 10, 2019. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG)NextShow Caption1 of 29Mike Trout (27) of the Angels watches the ball go over the fence after hitting a two-run home run in the seventh inning against the Dodgers during a Freeway Series game at Angel Stadium in Anaheim on Monday, June 10, 2019. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG)Expand That sequence gave the Dodgers a 3-0 lead, but after that Canning did not allow another run through his six innings. In the sixth, he escaped a first-and-third, no-outs mess by striking out Seager and Martin, around an Alex Verdugo popout.Canning didn’t seem to have any issues losing his composure after the three-run second, insisting he made no significant changes after that.“Just a few bad pitches that they capitalized on there,” Canning said. “They’re a really good hitting team. They get paid a lot of money to hit mistakes, so they did that. Just stayed aggressive, didn’t wanna back off and just stayed within myself.”Canning now has a 3.65 ERA after his first eight big league starts, none of the previous seven against a team as good as the Dodgers.“He was outstanding,” Angels manager Brad Ausmus said. “He continues to be unintimidated by big league lineups, including a very good Dodger lineup. He dug himself out of a little bit of a hole there in the sixth. If he doesn’t dig out there, I don’t know what happens in that game. I’m not sure we win it.” Dodgers’ Justin Turner looking rejuvenated on defense Whicker: Dustin May yet another example of the Dodgers’ eye for pitching Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Dodgers’ Dave Roberts says baseball’s unwritten rules ‘have changed, should change’ last_img read more