Governor Wolf Makes Holiday Visit to the Southeastern Veterans’ Center

first_img Holidays,  Press Release,  Veterans Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf joined Maj. Gen. Tony Carrelli, Pennsylvania’s adjutant general and head of the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA), along with members of the Pennsylvania National Guard for a holiday visit to the Southeastern Veterans’ Center in Spring City.“No matter how busy the holiday season gets, it is important to carve out time to celebrate with the veterans who have made it possible for us to celebrate,” said Governor Wolf. “It is also important to remember our service members who are currently serving abroad or stateside, and who are unable to be home with their families.”Governor Wolf greeted residents throughout the Spring City facility which serves 292 veterans and their eligible spouses with personal and skilled nursing care.“It’s always an honor to spend time with America’s heroes and personally thank them for their tremendous service to our Nation,” said Carrelli.  “We get great pleasure visiting our extended Veterans Family during the Christmas Season to spread joy and cheer throughout the Commonwealth.”The DMVA operates six veteran’s nursing homes located in Erie, Hollidaysburg, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Scranton and Spring City. For more information about admission, employment, or volunteer opportunities, visit http://www.dmva.pa.gov/stateveteranshomes. December 14, 2017 Governor Wolf Makes Holiday Visit to the Southeastern Veterans’ Centercenter_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Governor Wolf Tours Areas Affected by Severe Weather and Flooding in Bradford County

first_imgGovernor Wolf Tours Areas Affected by Severe Weather and Flooding in Bradford County Press Release,  Weather Safety New Albany, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf visited Bradford County to tour some of the areas affected by the heavy rains and flooding that swept through the commonwealth over the past week. The governor was joined by PEMA Director Rick Flinn and Bradford County officials to see those areas hardest hit in the western portion of the county, including New Albany where damage to buildings and infrastructure from flash flooding was evident.“It’s been a very difficult summer for many Pennsylvanians dealing with weather-related damage to homes and businesses,” Gov. Wolf said. “It’s especially important for me to get out into affected communities to see first-hand the damage and to ask what the state can do to help,” Gov. Wolf said.The governor and officials saw the damage from flooding to multiple homes on Front Street in New Albany, speaking with residents along the way. They also saw the remains of the New Albany Community Library, most of which was washed away during flooding.Bradford County, along with six others in the state, has issued disaster declarations, as have many municipalities, which means that these areas relax some procurement protocols so supplies and any necessary equipment to aid in rescue or clean-up can be obtained more quickly.Residents were evacuated from New Albany, Camptown and Monroe in the county. There were multiple road closures, including a number of state roads. The Pennsylvania Helicopter Aquatic Rescue Team (PA-HART) conducted rescue missions yesterday with six people transported to the Towanda Hospital.“My first concern is the safety of residents and for that, I thank the first responders, local emergency management, PEMA, and the residents themselves who heeded warnings and knew what to do to get help,” Gov. Wolf said. “My gratitude goes out to the local emergency and law enforcement personnel here in Bradford County and around the state who are working tirelessly to keep residents safe and help them recover from this flooding.” August 15, 2018center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Lakers’ Byron Scott: Kobe Bryant still intends to play all seven remaining games

first_imgSo, Randle extended that feel-good moment into breaking out his inner Sam Cassell and pretended to hold out grapefruit-sized balls. Most of the Lakers found the celebration funny. The NBA found the celebration an “obscene gesture” and issued Randle a $15,000 fine for it.“It’s a big win, having fun. It’s not that big of a deal,” Randle said. “Let the joke be on me.” The NBA has routinely issued fines to players who celebrate in such fashion to keep celebrations in what it considers good taste. So when the Lakers’ second-year forward was asked on Wednesday if he still found it worth it to break out an entertaining gesture at the expense of a reduced paycheck, Randle looked up and smiled before offering a no comment.“He’ll be all right,” Lakers guard D’Angelo Russell said. “He can handle that.”Fashion statementLakers guard Jordan Clarkson wore a D-League shirt underneath his Lakers’ practice jersey on Friday. The gesture symbolized Clarkson’s roots as the Lakers’ former 46th pick played a few stints with the D-Fenders before landing on the NBA’s All-Rookie first team. Said Clarkson: “I’ll never forget where I came from.” “I sense he wants to play all seven of these games,” Scott said. “We haven’t put a minute restriction or anything like that. He wants to make sure he plays, and I’m sure he will.”That brings up a complicated proposition, though. Would Bryant prefer playing in all seven games if it means he can only play nine minutes like he did against the Heat? Or would Bryant become open toward skipping a game at the fans’ expense so then he can play near his season average of 28.3 minutes per contest?“If he plays, he wants to play (a lot). He loves that competition,” Scott said. “He loves competing at the highest level. The last game of eight or nine minutes didn’t sit well with him. But what else can you do when you can’t play? He wants to go out and play as much as he can. But that might not be able to happen because of the way he feels.”A huge sack of moneyThe elation swept over Julius Randle as he hit his first-game winning shot of his career. The left-handed hook shot gave the Lakers both a 102-100 overtime victory over Miami on Wednesday and temporary relief in a contentious locker room. The heatpacks covered seemingly every body part as Kobe Bryant sat on the bench and experienced another humbling reminder of Father Time’s strength. The Lakers’ 37-year-old star lasted only nine minutes in Wednesday’s game against Miami because of soreness in his shoulders and knee. Still, Bryant will have four days to rest before the Lakers (16-59) host the Boston Celtics (43-32) on Sunday at Staples Center.Said Lakers coach Byron Scott: “I expect him to play unless I hear differently.”After all, Bryant only has seven games left of his 20-year NBA career. center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Surging Beermen blast Painters in Fajardo’s return

first_imgPBA IMAGESJune Mar Fajardo returned from injury and San Miguel Beer beat Rain or Shine, 109-97, in the 2018 PBA Governors’ Cup at Alonte Sports Arena in Biñan, Laguna.The game marked Fajardo’s debut this conference after missing San Miguel’s first nine games due to a shin injury but it was still Christian Standhardinger and Kevin Murphy who led the way for the Beermen.ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Standhardiner flirted with another 20-20 game after finishing with 20 points and 18 rebounds on top of four assists and a steal while Murphy led all scorers with 28 points, including 5-of-8 from downtown.Alex Cabagnot also starred with 24 points and eight rebounds off the bench.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissFajardo, the reigning four-time MVP, did not start as he played only 10 minutes and 19 seconds. He checked into the game at the 10:47 mark of the second quarter.The 28-year-old Fajardo wound up with two points, two rebounds and an assist. Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA titlecenter_img LATEST STORIES Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal San Miguel rolled to its fourth consecutive win to improve to 6-4.Maverick Ahanmisi came away with 26 points, seven rebounds and six assists for the also-ran Elasto Painters, who fell to 2-8.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Bates boosts La Salle in win over FEU View commentslast_img read more