Governor Wolf: Restore Pennsylvania Will Help Cambria County Battle Blight

first_img Economy,  Environment,  Infrastructure,  Press Release,  Restore Pennsylvania Johnstown, PA – Governor Tom Wolf outlined the components of the most aggressive infrastructure plan in generations, Restore Pennsylvania. The governor’s plan will help communities like Johnstown address blight, expand broadband access, mitigate the effects of localized flooding, and expand green infrastructure, restoring communities after long neglect.“My vision for Pennsylvania includes vibrant towns and cities with new development, opportunities in rural and disadvantaged areas, and a modern, interconnected commonwealth,” said Governor Wolf. “Unfortunately, after decades of neglect and declining federal investment, Pennsylvania is falling behind, and we need a bold plan to get us back on track.”To achieve these goals, Governor Wolf announced an ambitious infrastructure initiative, Restore Pennsylvania, 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 five 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 community 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.“I am encouraged by Governor Wolf’s Restore Pennsylvania initiative. Our city can greatly benefit from efforts focused on improved infrastructure and eliminating blight,” said Melissa Komar, Executive Director, Johnstown Redevelopment Authority. “We are a proud community that has always been defined by rebirth and resiliency. Our goal is to continually create a more robust economy in our county. We look forward to working with the governor and his administration on the implementation of this initiative to create a better Johnstown and Cambria County.”“The Restore Pennsylvania plan will allow for communities across the commonwealth to invest into their neighborhoods and create a safer and more robust region, which will allow them to attract new residents and businesses, and we look forward to seeing how Restore Pennsylvania will benefit Cambria County and its municipalities like the City of Johnstown,” said Renee Daly, Executive Director, Redevelopment Authority of Cambria County.In Johnstown, the governor outlined how Restore Pennsylvania will help the city and Cambria County address blight. There are approximately 1,800 blighted properties in Cambria County,and the municipalities where these properties are located are not able to fund the demolitions themselves.Demolition, Revitalization, and RenewalBlight Demolition and RedevelopmentRestore Pennsylvania will increase resources for addressing blight by providing financial resources at the local level to establish land banks and acquire and demolish blighted buildings in order to create new development opportunities or provide new green space. The funding will be administered by entities established by the legislature as land banks or demolition funds.Brownfield Clean-UpRestore Pennsylvania will provide funding to ensure the continuation of Pennsylvania’s Brownfields program, ensuring that more sites can be returned to use for recreation, or returned to the tax rolls as commercial, residential, or industrial sites.Contaminant RemediationRestore Pennsylvania will fund expanded efforts to remove lead and other contaminants from communities.Green InfrastructureRestore Pennsylvania will provide significant new funding to enable new environmental projects and new recreational opportunities across the state, including infrastructure and maintenance in state parks, creation and revitalization of new local parks, and funding for new hiking, biking, and ATV trail projects.View the full Restore Pennsylvania plan here. February 06, 2019 Governor Wolf: Restore Pennsylvania Will Help Cambria County Battle Blightcenter_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Two in three girls say they are being bullied – survey

first_imgNZ Herald 9 December 2015More than half of teenagers say they are being bullied, with girls significantly more likely to report some form of cruelty.A British Government survey of more than 120,000 15-year-olds in England found that 63 per cent of girls and 48 per cent of boys said they had been bullied in the past couple of months.Girls were twice as likely as boys to say they had been victims of online bullying.They were also more likely to say they had been the subject of sexual jokes, false rumours or the use of “inappropriate” pictures without permission.An NSPCC spokesman said: “The impact of bullying on young people is devastating and can last a lifetime. Cyber-bullying can be especially torturous as it’s not possible to escape; a child can be bullied in their own home, often by anonymous predators, who hide behind the internet. Online bullying is abuse and we must not allow it to become a standard part of young people’s lives.Keep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.“This comes at a time when Childline has seen a very worrying rise in the number of counselling sessions to young people suffering from body image issues and eating disorders – the majority girls – rising by 15 % and 21% in the past year respectively. We must be alert to the issues young girls are facing today – there is no denying there is a growing pressure to look a certain way and they are struggling to cope.”Paul Niblett, Responsible Statistician from HSCIC said: “Today’s report shows that more than half of 15-year olds in England have experienced some form of bullying in the last couple of months, with girls being more likely to report this. Girls were also twice as likely as boys to report experiencing cyber-bullying.”“Forms of psychological bullying were more common than physical bullying or cyber-bullying. Just over a third (34 per cent) of 15-year olds reported that they had been called mean names, made fun of or were teased in a hurtful way in the last couple of months.”“Just under a third (30 per cent) reported they had experienced people telling lies or spreading false rumours about them and trying to make others dislike them.”While physical abuse was the least likely type of bullying to be reported, it was more common among boys than girls, he said, with 11 per cent of boys reporting being hit, kicked, pushed, shoved around, or locked indoors at least once, compared with 7 per cent of girls.http://www.nzherald.co.nz/health/news/article.cfm?c_id=204&objectid=11558440last_img read more

Barcelona plan to offer three players in swap deal for Neymar

first_imgBarcelona are considering an ambitious three player swap deal in order to bring former star Neymar back to the club this summer.Advertisement However, the French side have now lowered that fee to €150M, with Barcelona keen on a reunion before the 2020-21 season starts.But, according to reports from Mundo Deportivo, due to the financial pressure of the coronavirus pandemic, La Blaugrana will have a reduced transfer budget to work with.That could mean Quique Setien’s side making a renewed attempt to negotiate a player plus cash deal for the 28-year old.The report states the defending La Liga champions will offer French trio Samuel Umtiti, Jean-Clair Todibo and Ousmane Dembele as part of a deal.Read Also: Ajax place €40m price-tag on Barcelona targetTodibo is currently on loan at Bundelisga side Schalke 04, with the German club holding a purchase option on the defender.Umtiti and Dembele have both endured an injury disrupted season, and could be tempted by the challenge of first team football in Paris.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksTop 10 Tiniest Phones Ever MadeA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This DayEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show YouThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreHere’s What Everyday Objects Look Like If Cut In Half10 Phones That Can Easily Fit In The Smallest Pocket9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The WorldPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your Body2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year Loading… La Blaugrana were linked with a move for the Brazilian international ahead of the current campaign, but refused to pay PSG’s €200M asking price.last_img read more

Ronaldo Blames Perez as Reason He Left Real Madrid

first_imgFormer World Footballer of the Year, ​Cristiano Ronaldo, has blamed Real Madrid President Florentino Perez, as the main reason for his exit from the club last summer.The Spanish club has been struggling since the exit of the top scorer and against the back drop of the humiliating 1-5 defeat by FC Barcelona last weekend has not help the club to steer away from poor runs this season.Ronaldo, whom many club supporters felt left the team for monetary reasons and pride said that his former club boss was only interested in business aspect and not the feelings of the players. Perez brought Ronaldo to Madrid in 2009 and he spent nine hugely successful years at the Santiago Bernabeu, becoming Real’s all-time top goal-scorer and winning the Champions League four times.However, Ronaldo revealed in an interview with France Football that he felt Perez only ever valued him for his profitability, saying: “He only ever looked at me as a business relationship. I know it. What he told me never came from the heart.”​Real Madrid claimed that Ronaldo’s € 99m transfer to ​Juventus in July was instigated ‘at the will and the request of the player’, but Ronaldo insisted Perez’s attitude played a part too.“I felt it inside the club, especially from the president, that they no longer considered me the same way that they did in the start,” he said. “In the first four or five years there, I had the feeling of being ‘Cristiano Ronaldo’. Less afterwards.“The president looked at me through eyes that didn’t want to say the same thing, as if I was no longer indispensable to them, if you know what I mean. That’s what made me think about leaving.“If it had all been about money, I’d have moved to China, where I would have earned five times as much than here (at Juventus) or at Real. I did not come to Juve for the money. I earned the same in Madrid, if not more. The difference is that, at Juve, they really wanted me. They told me that and made it clear. They showed me that.”Ronaldo has settled in well, scoring seven goals in his first ten Serie A appearances.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Morocco Officially Submits 2026 FIFA World Cup Hosting Bid

first_imgMorocco’s Football Federation have officially submitted their 2026 FIFA World Cup hosting bid to FIFA delegates.Officiel. Le #Maroc dépose sa candidature pour l’organisation de la Coupe du Monde 2026. pic.twitter.com/OTjRDJ2G13— Football Maroc (@FootballMaroc) August 11, 2017More to follow shortly…RelatedUS, Canada And Mexico Joint Bid Beats Morocco To 2026 World Cup Hosting RightJune 13, 2018In “World Cup”Algeria, Morocco And Tunisia Plan Joint 2030 World Cup BidJuly 4, 2018In “Africa”Australia To Launch Bid For 2023 FIFA Women’s World CupJune 14, 2017In “Australia”last_img