Borough of Carlisle Urges the Legislature to Support Gov. Wolf’s Aggressive Infrastructure Plan, Restore Pennsylvania

first_imgBorough of Carlisle Urges the Legislature to Support Gov. Wolf’s Aggressive Infrastructure Plan, Restore Pennsylvania Press Release,  Restore Pennsylvania Harrisburg, PA – The Borough of Carlisle is the latest Pennsylvania municipality to pass a resolution formally calling for the state legislature to support Restore Pennsylvania, Governor Wolf’s aggressive infrastructure investment plan.“My colleagues and I understand the impediments that municipalities, like Carlisle, often face to provide needed services, which address quality of life issues effectively and efficiently with limited available revenue sources,” said Carlisle Mayor Tim Scott. “The Restore Pennsylvania initiative and its sensible funding mechanism are means to meet the ever-growing needs of Pennsylvania communities, large and small alike.”Restore Pennsylvania will inject $4.5 billion over the next four years in significant, high-impact projects selected by local officials who are best situated to determine need. In the Borough of Carlisle, potential projects include flood prevention and recovery, blight remediation, brownfield redevelopment, green space creation, and broadband access expansion.“As with many of Pennsylvania’s historic communities, Carlisle is coping with changes in industry and population shifts. Restore Pennsylvania could provide the support the borough is looking for to modify infrastructure to meet today’s needs,” said Gov. Wolf. “It’s time for us to reinvest in our communities to make them competitive in the modern economy.”Borough officials made note of the support Restore Pennsylvania could provide to the Carlisle Urban Redevelopment Plan, a comprehensive strategy to redevelop industrial sites and reactivate neighborhoods. Restore Pennsylvania could provide assistance to areas outlined in the plan, including developing green infrastructure like public parks and bicycle routes, minimizing stream runoff to prevent flooding, and removing contaminants at brownfield sites.Restore Pennsylvania is a statewide plan to aggressively address the commonwealth’s vital infrastructure needs. Funded through a commonsense severance tax that the Independent Fiscal Office has determined will be primarily paid for by out-of-state residents, Restore Pennsylvania is the only plan that will help make Pennsylvania a leader in the 21st century.View the full Restore Pennsylvania plan. April 19, 2019center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Man United get Marcus Rashford injury boost

first_imgMarcus Rashford could return in time to play a part in Manchester United’s run-in after scans revealed his back injury isn’t as bad as first feared.Advertisement There were concerns that Rashford’s season could be over after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer gave a bleak injury prognosis ahead of the first leg of the Europa League last-32 tie against Club Brugge last week. Read Also: Man City clinch third straight League Cup titleThe 22-year-old was in the dressing room before and after the game, as well as at half-time, and Solskjaer has been pleased with the way he’s continued to stay involved despite his injury.“He’s at the training ground every day, he’s around the place and he’s here [on Thursday], in the dressing room before the game, after the game, half-time,” Solskjaer said.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The WorldA Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of ArtThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s Hysterical8 Addictive And Fun Coffee FactsWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?6 Most Unforgettable Bridges In The WorldBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too Much6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually TrueGorgeous Asian Actresses All Men Are Crazy Aboutcenter_img Loading… But a scan on Rashford’s double stress fracture has given United a boost and Solskjaer believes the forward could be back in time to feature in the Premier League run-in or the latter stages of the Europa League or FA Cup campaign.That will also be a major boost for England, with Rashford now likely to be fit for Euro 2020, with the Three Lions beginning their tournament against Czech Republic on June 14.Solskjaer won’t rush Rashford back into action, even if United continue to fight on three fronts deep into the season, but he is confident that he will return stronger for this absence, having played through the pain barrier at stages this season.“The scan came back quite positive but we will give him the time he needs. He’s desperate to come back, of course, but it’ll be another couple of months before we see him, probably,” the United boss said.“We can’t rush it. But when he is fit he will be stronger for it so when he comes back it’s going to be a big boost for us.”Rashford hasn’t featured for United since January 15 but he has remained close to the first team squad and was at Old Trafford for the 5-0 win against Club Brugge that secured a last-16 place in the Europa League.last_img read more

Viola M. Zeigler, 86

first_imgViola M. Zeigler, 86, Greensburg, Indiana, passed away on Thursday, February 18, 2016 at the Aspen Place Health Campus in Greensburg.Born June 23, 1929 in Greensburg, she was the daughter of Daniel L. and Eva I. (White) Ogden.Viola graduated from Greensburg High School. She was a member of the First Baptist Church and the Greensburg Country Club. She had worked for over 20 years at Bohn Aluminum, then for several years as a police dispatcher for the Greensburg Police Department, and she then worked for a few years as a receptionist at the Greensburg Multi Specialty Clinic until her retirement.She was married to Robert D. Zeigler on October 4, 1947 and he preceded her in death on August 24, 1994.She is survived by one daughter, Marcia (Arthur J.) Barnes, Greensburg; three brothers, Norman Thomas Ogden, Greensburg, Paul P. Ogden, Greensburg, Gerald Ogden, Polk City, FL; three granddaughters, Kimberly (Jon) Porter, Laura (Andrew) Reiger, Lisa (Charles) Fogg; seven great grandchildren, Mary Kate, Emma, and Rebekah Porter, James Andrew and Grace Elizabeth Reiger, Adam Clinton and Sarah Valentina Fogg,She was preceded in death by her parents, husband; four brothers, Robert, Carl, Charles and Harold “Eddie” Ogden; two sisters, Eva Deloris Voiles and Dorothy Huber.Visitation will be held on Sunday from 1 to 4:00 p.m. at the Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home in Greensburg.Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, February 22, 2016 at the funeral home with Rev. Jon Porter and Rev. Greg Redd officiating.Interment will be held in the Kingston Cemetery.Memorials may be made to the Samaritans Purse.Online condolences can be made to the family at www.popfuneralhome.comlast_img read more

Thomas A. Meyer

first_imgThomas A. “Tom” Meyer, 54, Greensburg passed away on February 15, 2018 at his home in Greensburg.Tom was born May 11, 1963 in Rushville to Robert L. and Margherita “Margie” (Navarra) Meyer.Tom graduated from Rushville High School and then received a degree in agriculture from Purdue. He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Greensburg. Tom was very involved in the Knights of Columbus, where he was a 4th Degree Member. He was a past Grand Knight of both Rushville and Greensburg Chapters, he was on the Greensburg Columbians board, and he was a former District Deputy.Tom worked for Batesville Tool & Die for 22 years. He also did some farming in the Rushville area.Tom was married to Mary Beth Wenning on November 30, 1991 and she survives.Tom is survived by his mother, Margie Meyer, Rushville, wife, Mary Beth Meyer, Greensburg, three sons, Jeremy Meyer, Muncie, Zachary Meyer, Greensburg, Aaron Meyer, Greensburg, three brothers, Alan (Kathy) Meyer, Greensburg, John (Dixie) Meyer, Rushville, Dale Meyer, Rushville, one sister, Ann (Robert) Mathis, Pittsboro, several nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews.He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Meyer, and goddaughter, Allie Meyer.A Rosary Service will start at 1:30 pm on Sunday at Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home followed by visitation from 2-8:00pm.Visitation will also be from 9-10 am on Monday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church followed by a Funeral Mass at 10am with Rev. John Meyer officiating.Burial will follow at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery.Memorials can be made to the American Diabetes Association, Gibault Children’s Services, or to MD Anderson Cancer Center.Online condolences can be made at www.popfuneralhome.comlast_img read more

Swans accept Shelvey FA charge

first_img Shelvey elbowed Liverpool defender Emre Can during Swansea’s 4-1 defeat on Monday night but escaped any action from referee Andre Marriner. The 22-year-old’s suspension begins with immediate effect and he will serve a four-game ban, an extra game added to the customary three for violent conduct as he was sent off at Everton earlier in the season. “But that is absolutely not the case. It was not my intention to give the impression I do not want Jonjo here. “When I talked about him I was talking about the specific instances where he can do better, in relation to the yellow cards he has picked up. “He is going to get a lot better and I want that to happen here at Swansea, not anywhere else.” “The Football Association said the incident with Liverpool’s Emre Can, which happened in front of the referee, ‘was not seen by the match officials but caught on video’,” the club said on its official website. “While the club supports Shelvey’s statement that the incident was unintentional, it does not believe the outcome of an appeal would prove positive for the club or player.” Shelvey is banned for Swansea’s Barclays Premier League visit to QPR on New Year’s Day and Saturday’s FA Cup third-round tie at Tranmere, as well as league home games against West Ham and Chelsea on January 10 and 17. The once-capped England midfielder has been shown seven yellow cards and one red card this season and Swansea manager Garry Monk said before the Liverpool game he needed to “wise up” because “laziness” was costing him needless bookings. “I have spoken to him a number of times,” Monk said after Shelvey was booked in the Boxing Day victory over Aston Villa. “We can’t afford silly bookings and Jonjo has to wise up because that yellow card came from laziness and he has to be better than that.” But Monk said he had no intention to sell Shelvey – who joined Swansea from Liverpool for £5million in the summer of 2013 – in the January transfer window. “It is often the case (to sell) when a manager talks about a player,” said Monk. Press Association Swansea have ‘reluctantly accepted’ Jonjo Shelvey’s violent conduct charge from the Football Association, the Barclays Premier League club have announced.last_img read more

Four teams book semi-final places in Motielall Memorial T20 tournament

first_imgTHERE were wins for Imam Bacchus, Gunners, Walton Hall and Devonshire Castle last Sunday to book semi-final spots in the latest round of the Motielall, Jailall and Praboo Memorial T20 tournament held in North Essequibo.At the Imam Bacchus ground in Affiance, Imam Bacchus SC beat Young Stars to win by 149 runs. Batting first, the host amassed 222-6 off 20 overs with Navindra Persaud scoring a brisk 58 (9×4) along with useful contributions from National Under-19 batsman Parmesh Parsotam 47(7×4) and an unbeaten 46 (4×4, 4×6) from senior Essequibo inter-county player Wayne Osborne.Young Stars, in reply, were dismissed for 73 from 17 overs as only Suraj Lall with 25 (5×4) showing any promise at the crease. Medium pacer Ganesh Mangal took 2-11 from 4 overs as four batsmen perished via run-out.In the other match at the same venue, Gunners shot their way to a 76-run victory against Charity SC. Batting first after winning the toss, Gunners tallied 193-6 from 20 overs with 40 (4×4, 1×6) from former Essequibo inter-county captain Elroy Stephney and supported by Damion Wharton 38 (4×4) and skipper Haiman Beharry 36 (3×4, 2×6) not out.Charity SC were then dismissed for 117 in the 20th over with brief knocks of 28 (3×4) from Hassan Rahim and Vickram Kanhai scoring 20. Medium pacer Damion Wharton capped a good all-round performance by claiming 3-19 from 3 overs and former national Under-15 pacer Zavier McDonald had 2-14 from 4 overs.In the other games at the Walton Hall ground, Devonshire Castle ambushed Police to record a comprehensive 10-wicket victory.The Lawmen perished for a miserly 55 from 17 overs. Devonshire Castle in return took only 3.2 overs to reach their target with Navin Horil smashing an unbeaten 44, containing 7×4 and 2×6 to humiliate the policemen.In the second game, hosts Walton Hall recorded a 73-run win against Young Achievers. Batting first, Walton Hall rattled up 220-5 from their 20 overs with former inter-county players Navin Bahadur 51, Vishwanauth Lall 41 and Suresh Persaud 40, all contributing to the eventual total.In response, despite a fluent innings of 77 (10×4, 3×6) from Narendra Mandolall, Young Achievers could reach only 147 in 18 overs as Lall returned with the ball to capture 3-20 from 4 overs of off-spin.Meanwhile the semi-finals will be played this weekend – Imam Bacchus versus Walton Hall while Gunners will play Devonshire Castle.Both matches are scheduled for the Anna Regina Community Centre ground.The competition is sponsored by businessman Dharamdeo Lall and coordinated by the North Essequibo Cricket Committee (NECC) in memory of Lall’s three uncles who were former players from the village of Walton Hall on the Essequibo Coast. (Elroy Stephney)last_img read more

Barry says virtual training sessions a good way to assess fitness

first_img… Jaguars physio lauds attendance, feedback from cricketersBy Clifton RossGUYANA Jaguars physiotherapist Neil Barry Jr said his virtual training sessions with the national team have been coming along nicely, despite the physical limitations due to lockdown.Barry, who heads up the Jags’ strength and conditioning sessions, told Chronicle Sport yesterday that he has been enjoying the time spent virtually with his players, as it has been helping to somewhat keep track of what players have been doing during their downtime.“We’ve been online since the premature end to the 1st class season and restrictions started to be implemented. Virtual sessions have been good to help maintain some aspects of the player’s fitness, taking into consideration access to different training too,” he stated.Speaking on the pros and cons for this virtual method of the training, Barry said that the online forum keeps players in a good mental place while maintaining the social distancing guidelines.“One of the cons is that everyone will not have the same training space or equipment available, so it allows us to innovate while still trying to maintain professional standards. Another good reason is that it allows the players to still foster a bit of team spirit even though we’re all practising physical distancing”. Barry outlined.The Jaguars stars have been enjoying their time off while having to use their living spaces for makeshift training. The physio also gave insight regarding the logistics behind the sessions.“So far the sessions have been well attended and we’ve been getting good feedback. We’ve been working on injury prevention, muscle strength and cardiovascular conditioning among other aspects of training.The feedback from the players has been great and some have talked about feeling leaner and stronger,” said the team physio.With the uncertainty looming over the entire world with regard to the pandemic and its aftermath, Barry said he has been working on ways to ensure – should virtual sessions become essential – he’s fully prepared for the long haul.“Everyone is assessing the situation and taking it in stride. As the world develops more mitigating factors, chances are some restrictions will be lifted so online sessions are likely to reduce over time. Ultimately the players need the opportunity to practise their skills, so they need to be able to return to training facilities as soon as it is safe.”Barry said looking ahead to the future, to a post-COVID-19 world, working and rehabbing players will have to undertake a new chapter.“Even the physiotherapy world has resorted to something called tele-rehab so for now all interactions are done remotely. Rehabilitation is a very hands-on field so as soon as it is safe we would want to return to that type of practice.” he concluded.Guyana Jaguars team physio Neil Barry Jr has been conducting virtual sessions with team members.last_img read more

Volleyball to face pair of Big Ten squads at home

first_imgJEFF SCHORFHEIDE/Herald photoWaging a border battle of their own, the Wisconsin volleyball team will host Minnesota and Iowa this weekend at the Field House for a pair of Big Ten matches.The Badgers lost to both the Gophers and the Hawkeyes earlier this season, but the team thinks the games were too far in the past to think about.“I don’t know if there is much we can draw from because that was the beginning of the season,” head coach Pete Waite said. “I think at Iowa we just did not play well, at all. I think we picked it up against Minnesota, but we still need to be more consistent throughout the length of the match.”UW split its matches last weekend, defeating Ohio State on the road but losing to Michigan in Ann Arbor.The team came away happy from the weekend, however, believing it played well enough to win against the Wolverines.“There have been matches we won where you might not win each category, but you win the right points at the right time,” Waite said. “We did feel we played well, but there were some times in the second and third sets when we were in extra points, and every little error causes you to lose a set like that.”“I think they just got runs of points on us, and we made our own mental errors,” outside hitter Brittney Dolgner added. “We tend to get down in the beginning, so I think that is a big factor. And then we have to fight back, which we are actually getting pretty good at. I think we just need to cut down on the mental errors.”Highlighting the Badgers’ solid performance was the play of freshman setter Janelle Gabrielsen. The jack of all trades freshman recorded a triple-double with 13 kills, 10 digs and 15 assists — the first at UW in 20 years. While Gabrielsen downplays the accomplishment, the rest of her teammates praised her for it.“That is awesome for a freshman,” Dolgner said. “I mean, that is awesome for anybody, but especially for a freshman. She is really modest about it … but it was really cool.”“You see, she doesn’t understand history,” Waite added. “The last time that happened was 1988. That is a long time. She wasn’t even born then.”Gabrielsen prefers to focus on the match ahead.“We had a really good practice today, and everybody is really pumped up for the two games this weekend,” Gabrielsen said.Though most of the Badgers enjoy the “border battle,” it may mean more to the team’s other setter: sophomore Nikki Klingsporn.“I think [the border battle] is more for Nikki [Klingsporn] because she is from Minnesota,” Dolgner said. “She always really wants to beat them, and she has a lot of friends from there who give her crap about Wisconsin. So it is nice to try and get a win for her.”Despite UW’s inconsistent and sometimes frustrating season, the Badgers are confident their talent is finally meshing enough to meet preseason expectations.“I just think we want to show people what we are made of and really go out strong,” Dolgner said. “We didn’t have a very good start, but now our team is flowing more, and we are just trying to get that bid to the NCAA tournament.”last_img read more

Smith decides to go pro, forgo senior season

first_imgSyracuse running back Jerome Smith will enter the NFL Draft instead of returning to SU for his senior season, head coach Scott Shafer confirmed Friday.Smith, a redshirt junior, tweeted the news Friday afternoon. Published on December 20, 2013 at 6:02 pm Contact Trevor: tbhass@syr.edu | @TrevorHass It’s been a pleasure Syracuse #cusenation— Jerome Smith (@RomeSmith45) December 20, 2013AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSU Athletics spokeswoman Sue Edson told The Daily Orange Friday night that she spoke with Shafer. Shafer said Smith is, in fact, going to the NFL, and that he “wishes him well.”Smith did not respond to a text message earlier in the day about his decision.The running back leads Syracuse with 840 yards and 11 touchdowns this season, and has racked up 15 career touchdowns as a member of the Orange. He kept his decision a mystery during the season, even declining to comment on the matter Thursday.“You’re killing me, man,” Smith said when asked about the Draft on Thursday. “I’m trying to get through a week of practice. You’re giving me something that’s two weeks away. It’ll happen, man. We’ll figure it out and we’ll get to that point. Either way it’s a good situation.”But he decided to make the news public before SU plays Minnesota in the Texas Bowl on Dec 27. Now it’s clear Smith is heading to the NFL.—Staff writer David Wilson contributed reporting to this article Commentscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Is mindfulness the answer to stress?

first_imgMental health has become a rising concern in higher education, prompting calls for action by students, faculty and administrators across the nation. Though solutions to this issue are few and far between, some USC students are discovering the need for more proactive solutions — some of which already exist on campus.“It’s great that they have counseling centers, but not every student feels comfortable seeking those out until it’s a dire time of need,” said Katherine Wilcoz, director of External Relations for Undergraduate Student Government. “What we need are more workshops for dealing with stress.”The significant dearth in proactive approaches to mental and physical health was echoed by Dean of Religious Life Varun Soni, who said the steady rise in mental health challenges calls for more creative solutions.“Often times, this work feels reactive because we only know students are in crisis when they are actually in crisis and they are at the counseling center,” Soni said. “But we also started to think about what a proactive engagement with mental health looks like as well that we can think of as a parallel to what we’re doing reactively, and we came to the idea of mindfulness as part of an overall proactive mental health strategy.”The concept of mindfulness was unveiled on campus in the fall of 2014 in the form of Mindful USC, a university-wide initiative aimed at promoting mental and physical health for students, faculty and staff in the university community. It is premised on three main components: being awake, open and kind. Soni explained that mindfulness seeks to encourage participants to be aware of themselves and their environment in a way that leads to reduced stress and increased attentiveness, quality of learning and overall creativity and innovation.“Really what we’re talking about with mindfulness is how to have a healthy relationship with your thoughts and your emotions,” Soni said.The secular nature of the program and the proven health benefits have helped minimize the stigmatization surrounding the practicality of mindfulness and meditation in enhancing mental and physical health. Of the 800 participants who took part in last year’s Mindful USC program, nine out of 10 reported that the practice has been helpful to their lives.“What we found was that we didn’t even need to prove the concept,” Soni said. “We just had to provide the resource.”In its inaugural year, Mindful USC offered 22 free, not-for-credit courses in mindfulness taught by certified instructors. Though the initiative is offering the same number of courses this year, Soni said that more can be done to meet the already overwhelming demand — and it starts with the University’s upcoming USC Village project.“If we’re going to try to hit every student and cultivate a culture of mindfulness, the best place to do that is through residential education because every first-year student will have the residential education experience moving forward,” Soni said.Though the USC Village isn’t set for completion until Fall 2017, Mindful USC has already begun a residential education pilot program in the Parkside Arts & Humanities Residential College entitled, “Design Your Life.” The program focuses on three areas encompassing a broad liberal arts education: how to find meaning and purpose in one’s life and career; how to talk about difficult subjects such as race and privilege, as well as how to solve significant global challenges; and how one thinks about emotional intelligence, self-care, wellness and mindfulness.Though Mindful USC is supported by a faculty-led steering committee in coordination with 12 partners including Student Affairs, Undergraduate Student Government and Graduate Student Government, the initiative also boasts a student arm, led by mindfulness practitioner Lillie Moffett.Moffett, a senior majoring in psychology and cognitive science, first began practicing mindfulness after attending a meditation on campus her freshman year. When the University created the initiative in the fall of her junior year, the Office of Religious Life asked her to spearhead the effort of introducing mindfulness to students. As the student leader of Mindful USC, Moffett said that though the concept is gaining popularity, it’s still largely misunderstood.“A lot of people think I meditate 45 minutes a day, but I don’t,” Moffett said. “I meditate multiple times a day for very little time. I do it a lot right before I’m about to sit down and do a huge chunk of homework because I’ve found that it really increases my focus.”To mindfulness leader Zach Manta, a junior majoring in environmental studies, the practice of mindfulness is about learning how to respond to one’s own natural emotions.“Mindfulness is not really about control — you can’t make yourself feel how you want to feel,” Manta said. “It’s more about riding the waves and being able to navigate your emotions, instead of just controlling them.”Despite having practiced mindfulness for several years, both Moffett and Manta said it took a long time to grasp the practice. Moffett, who serves as a residential adviser in Parkside Arts & Humanities and leads a mindfulness meditation group for residents, said this learning curve often serves as the greatest deterrent among students.“Results don’t come right away,” she said. “And [students] feel bad that they can’t focus.”Manta echoed this, arguing that ignoring the challenges of meditation does not address the reasons why it is challenging.“It is really difficult [to sit down with your own thoughts],” Manta said. “But at the end of the day, it’s worth doing because your thoughts are affecting you whether or not you’re paying attention to them.”Time isn’t a problem unique to meditation. Wilcox said added accessibility to other proactive resources will also require a significant time investment.“As a student myself, I’d rather spend my time doing homework than going to a wellness workshop,” Wilcox said.In addition to time, Manta also highlighted the importance of finding appropriate spaces for meditation — something he says the University lacks.“There’s no good, regularly available room open to students where you can just go and meditate and not be judged for doing this weird thing in the middle of an open space without being constantly surrounded by the sound of construction or other students’ conversations,” Manta said.Though meditation isn’t the only way to achieve mindfulness, Moffett says it is the best practice towards achieving it.“I see mindfulness as it helps me not react to situations, but to respond to situations,” Moffett said. “Through meditation, it trains me to be mindful in my everyday life.”last_img read more