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

Broncos coach Wayne Bennett spends $1,975,000 on Brisbane home


first_imgWayne Bennett has bought in Brisbane. Picture: Darren EnglandThe Brisbane Broncos coach Wayne Bennett has spent $1,975,000 on a Brisbane home bought in partnership with his partner Dale Cage.It was announced late last year than Bennett had split with wife of 42 years Trish and had moved out of their family home.Bennett and Cage have bought the lavish new home just one street back from the Brisbane River.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:29Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:29 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenClose Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Chris Hemsworth’s Byron Bay mega-mansion00:29 Related videos 00:29Chris Hemsworth’s Byron Bay mega-mansion00:33Salim Mehajer: From glamour to jail00:35Gina Rinehart’s property portfolio00:38Socceroos star sells Lower Plenty dream home00:40Celebrity homes in Noosa00:31Historic home for saleMore from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this homeless than 1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor6 hours agoThe publicly shy super coach was spotted with Cage leaving up-market Brisbane restaurant Montrachet last week.Bennett met Cage during his two-year stint as head coach at Newcastle Knights.Cage had been was working as a secretary at a performance physiotherapy clinic.Dale co-owns a Newcastle district home which was listed for sale at $449,000 last month.Bennett is the most successful coach in rugby league history and was inducted into the Sports Australia Hall of Fame in 2012.last_img read more

IPE Views: How the MNRPF case goes to the heart of trustees’ duties


first_imgJudgment provides clarity on maxim that trustees must act in best interests of beneficiaries, says Mayer Brown’s Philippa James and Stuart PickfordFew cases go to the heart of trustees’ duties, but, in Merchant Navy Ratings Pension Fund Trustees Ltd v Stena Line Ltd and others, the UK High Court has given important guidance on whether trustees can take into account the interests of the scheme’s sponsoring employers as well as the interests of the beneficiaries.The case saw a ruling allowing the Merchant Navy Ratings Pension Fund (MNRPF) to implement a new deficit contribution regime, going back to former sponsors for assistance in removing the deficit – despite the fact around 210 companies had not contributed since the fund closed in 2001.It also ruled 40 sponsors that had made deficit contributions from 2001 onwards could be given some respite, shifting the burden onto those employers who had not. The maxim that trustees must “act in the best interests of the beneficiaries” reflects a long-standing principle that can trace its roots back to 19th century cases concerning private family trusts. But what does it mean in the pensions context? Does it mean trustees must disregard the interests of the employers upon whose shoulders responsibility for funding the scheme ultimately rests?The High Court has held that this duty is not free-standing but has to be viewed in the context of the purpose of the scheme – namely to ensure members get their promised benefits. Provided trustees exercise their powers to further that purpose, it is legitimate to take into account their sponsoring employers’ interests, should they decide this is the right thing to do. In this case, the judge held that it was appropriate for the trustee to take into account the relative burdens on different types of employer when designing a new regime for collecting deficit contributions.Although it might be argued this will make decision-making that much harder, in practice, most trustees are likely already to consider the employer’s position when making certain types of decision that directly impact the employer – for example, in relation to funding and investment. The judge’s decision, therefore, gives trustees useful guidance on the relationship between the interests of the members, whose pension benefits the scheme is established to provide, and those of the sponsoring employers responsible for funding those benefits.The second part of the case dealt with whether a scheme might remain “open” once accrual of years of pensionable service had ceased, but members who remained in employment received some other benefit compared with members who had left service – a point of great importance to the wider pensions industry and that has been debated for many years without being determined.Although the judge was deciding the question in the context of a rule providing enhanced revaluation for members who remained in employment, her reasoning appears to apply equally to schemes that have closed to accrual but retained a final salary link. Essentially, the judge considered that the question comes down to whether members are accruing additional years of pensionable service. If they are not, then the scheme is frozen – irrespective of any additional benefits members may enjoy by virtue of still being employed. This would include a final salary link.The ruling gives schemes a framework for deciding whether they are open or frozen. There will be significant implications for schemes that have treated themselves as open but should now be considered as frozen. In particular, such schemes will need to re-assess who their statutory employers are.Philippa James and Stuart Pickford are partners at law firm Mayer Brown and acted on behalf of the MNRPF trusteelast_img read more

Area Girls Basketball Scores (1-23)


first_imgArea Girls Basketball ScoresMonday  (1-23)Franklin County  47     Connersville  36Connersville JV Won 33-18Edinburgh  59     South Decatur  46New Washington  49     Switz. County  37Morristown  59     Knightstown  38Brown County  64     Jennings County  45EIAC Freshman Tourney Semi-FinalsLawrenceburg  34     Batesville  17last_img

Coaching Strategies–Then and Now


first_imgAs I watch high school games these days I often wonder how I would do if I were on the bench coaching.  In my day, we did not have the 3-point shot, so it seemed to be much easier to protect the lead.  You also did not have the myriad of foul shots that are part of today’s game–for example, there wasn’t a double foul situation after 6 fouls in a half. The game, in general, was played at a slower pace.Today the 3-point shot has not only increased the ability to score fast, but it also has changed the way players look at the game.  There is little practice, it seems to me, on shooting mid-range jump shots or working on free throws.  Watch how players warm up for the game.  They want to shoot the 3 or go high for a simulated dunk.  Also, today you almost have one coach for each of the players.  In my day you only had one assistant on the bench with you–maybe two if the freshman coach sat there.It doesn’t matter as far as I am concerned.  I enjoyed the game then, and I still enjoy it now!  I’m not sure, though, how I would do coaching today.last_img read more

Van Pay, Frederick, Hayes gain momentum heading into Clash


first_imgBy Greg AregoniFRANCIS CREEK, Wis. (June 20) – Battle lines were drawn. Everyone knows what everyone else has in their cars and the hottest three drivers the week before the Clash at the Creek at 141 Speedway are R.M. Van Pay, Kyle Frederick and Kelsy Hayes.Van Pay cruised to his second straight Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modified victory at Francis Creek on Saturday, after walking the tight rope on top and powering past James Tebon for the lead on the seventh circuit.Frederick moved from sixth to the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car lead on lap five after a move down low. Frederick pulled away from the field, leaving the battle for second. Troy Muench started 14th on the field and quickly found his way to second.Muench got the break he needed when a final caution flew on lap 15. Frederick stayed true up on top of the track and pulled away yet again for his second win of the season. Muench finished se­cond.Hayes used an early restart to her advantage and moved from third to first. She then went unchal­lenged en route to her second straight win and third overall.The battle for second heated up in the waning laps as Tom Stark and Ryan Lemieux made con­tact in turn two with two laps remaining. Both racers limped their cars back to the line with Lemieux edging Stark for second.Dustin Forbes topped the Mach-1 Sport Compact feature.last_img read more

Fraudulent card use leads to arrest of Ohio man


first_imgBrookville, IN—Tuesday, officers with the Brookville Police Department received a complaint involving the theft and fraudulent use of a credit card by an unknown individual.During the investigation, officers discovered David William Poe, of Miamitown, Ohio, had used the stolen credit card at several local retail locations and ATM machines.Officer’s located David Poe and conducted an investigative interview. During this time with David Poe, he was allegedly found to be in possession of a crystalline substance identified to be Methamphetamine and a Hypodermic Syringe.Poe was immediately taken into custody by the investigating officers and was lodged in the Franklin County Security Center in lieu of bond. Poe was booked on the charges of theft, possession of methamphetamine, and possession of a syringe.last_img read more

Police Blotter 10-5-19


first_imgBatesville Incident Report (34)Decatur County EMS Report (50)Decatur County Incident Report (54)Decatur County Fire Report (51)last_img

Only one new case of COVID-19 reported locally


first_imgStatewide—The Indiana State Department of Health has reported that 614 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19 today.  A total of 26,655 Indiana residents have tested positive for the coronavirus.  To date, 165,448 tests have been reported to ISDH at a 16.1% positive rate and 42 new deaths were reported for a total of 1,550 Hoosiers have died to date.Locally, Decatur County has a total of 216 positive cases and 31 deaths, Franklin County has 107 positive cases and 7 deaths, and Ripley County has 106 positive cases and 6 deaths.last_img

Spurs seek replacement before Bale sale


first_imgGareth Bale’s proposed world-record move to Real Madrid has temporarily been put on hold, Press Association Sport understands. Press Association Reports had suggested that Bale would finalise his £93million transfer to the Spanish capital on Friday afternoon. But it is understood that Spurs are unwilling to sanction Bale’s move until they have signed at least one new player to fill the Welshman’s position. Tottenham looked to be favourites to sign Willian, whose best position is the number 10 role Bale operated in last season, but Chelsea have now entered the race for the Anzhi Makhachkala player. Chelsea contacted Anzhi late on Thursday evening to lodge a bid of £32million, which was accepted. Willian was very close to agreeing personal terms with Tottenham at the time following his medical at the club, but Press Association Sport understands he will now hold talks with Chelsea on Friday afternoon to see if he prefers a move to north or west London. Chelsea will be able to offer the Brazil international Champions League football, but he faces tough competition from Oscar, Juan Mata, Eden Hazard and Andre Schurrle for a place in the starting XI. Even though Spurs have spent £60million this summer, Willian would appear to stand a much better chance of making Andre Villas-Boas’ starting XI. Spurs boss Villas-Boas is confident of signing Willian as he is close to the player but Chelsea hope the Russian connection between fellow oligarchs Roman Abramovich and Anzhi owner Suleyman Kerimov could swing the deal in their favour. Tottenham will wait to see how the Willian transfer unfolds before giving the green light for Bale to join Madrid. Spurs are also in talks with Roma officials over the transfer of 21-year-old Roma midfielder Erik Lamela. Lamela, who can play on either wing or through the middle, wants to move to Tottenham to play in Europe following Roma’s failure to qualify for the Champions League. The player’s agent is in London to try to finalise a move to Spurs and should the transfer be confirmed, it could prove to be enough for the club to grant Bale his dream move to Spain. Meanwhile, Stoke manager Mark Hughes, who had two unsuccessful years at Barcelona in his playing days, has told Bale to not be worried about the move to Spain once it goes through. “I would just tell him go and embrace everything about it,” the Stoke manager said. “I probably went with the wrong mentality in terms of thinking ‘I’ll go out here, have a couple of years, and then I’ll get back’. “That is totally the wrong way to go about it. You need to just embrace everything – the language, the lifestyle – and if you do that, it makes what you do on the football pitch flow a lot easier.” last_img read more