* denotes projects that have Drinking Water State Revolving Funds** denotes projects that are funded with Clean Water State Revolving Funds Environment, Infrastructure, Press Release, Public Health Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today announced the investment of $60 million for 12 drinking water, wastewater, and non-point source projects across 12 counties through the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST).“The approval of this funding through PENNVEST will continue Pennsylvania’s commitment to clean water through a variety of water quality improvement projects across the commonwealth,” said Governor Wolf. “These projects benefit the environment, economic development and public health, as well as advance our shared goal of a clean and safe environment for our families to enjoy, both now and for years to come.”The funding comes from a combination of state funds approved by voters, Growing Greener, Marcellus Legacy funds, federal grants to PENNVEST from the Environmental Protection Agency and recycled loan repayments from previous PENNVEST funding awards. Funds for the projects are disbursed after expenses for work have been paid and receipts are submitted to PENNVEST.A list of project summaries follows:Drinking Water ProjectsClearfield County BCI Municipal Authority received a $1,610,200 loan to develop two well sources, 4,000 feet of water transmission line, a pump station and telemetry upgrades, chemical feed system, leak detection equipment and 250 water meters.*Greene County Southwestern Pennsylvania Water Authority received a $10,582,887 loan, and a $5,139,113 grant to install a new storage tank, replace 113,000 feet of waterline connecting the Dunkard Valley Joint Municipal Authority’s system, and replace the aged existing distribution system.*Wastewater ProjectsArmstrong CountyFreeport Borough received a $920,000 loan to construct a combined sewer modification project; 1,650 feet of gravity sewer, 14 manholes, one combined sewer overflow regulator, in accordance with their long-term control plan.Blair CountyAltoona Water Authority received an $11,695,000 loan for rehabilitation or replacement of five miles of sewer lines and outfalls. **Clarion CountyClarview Rest Home, Inc. received a $1,031,239 loan to construct 7,000 feet of pressure sewers, decommission existing treatment plant, and install a lift station. Sewage will be conveyed to the Sligo Borough facility for treatment.Indiana CountyBurrell Township Sewer Authority received a loan of $7,329,754, and a $3,670,245 grant to install upgrades to the existing wastewater treatment facility. **Perry CountyHowe Township Municipal Authority received a $4,528,590 loan, and a $2,981,510 grant to construct 6,724 feet of gravity sewer, 7,253 feet of low pressure sewer, 8,532 feet of force main and 3 pump stations. Sewage will be conveyed to Newport Borough Municipal Authority. This project supports over $12 million in private investment that is expected to create 250 new jobs.**Somerset CountyPaint Borough received a $1,941,511 loan, and a $1,019,489 grant to rehabilitate and repair 11,600 feet of gravity sewer, 66 manholes, and 150 lateral viewports.Non-point Source Water Quality Improvement ProjectsChester CountyChester County Conservation District received a $327,400 grant to cover costs related to manure storage, concrete heavy use areas, riparian buffers, stream bank fencing, cattle walkways and storm water controls on a county farm.Delaware CountyChester City Stormwater Authority received a $5,960,276 loan to implement the second phase of the catch basin retrofit program. There will be 250 existing catch basins retrofitted or replaced.**Lycoming County Armstrong Township received a $600,000 grant to provide a conservation easement to support preservation and enhance 49 acres of wetlands and 176 surrounding upland floodplain habitats, including 3,790 feet of riparian frontage on the West Branch of the Susquehanna River.Northumberland CountyCoal Township received a $1,094,250 grant to implement a streambank stabilization project. Work includes regrading, lined with rip-rap rock, and in some sections precast reinforced concrete walls.For more information, visit www.pennvest.pa.gov or call 717-783-6798. Governor Wolf Announces $60 Million Investment in Water Infrastructure Projects in 12 Counties April 18, 2018 SHARE Email Facebook Twitter read more
LNG imports to the only Polish LNG import terminal in the port of Swinoujscie increased to 0.98 billion cubic meters. Quarterly net profit stood at 779 million Zlotys ($196m) when compared to 1.1 billion Zlotys in the January-March period last year. PGNiG is in charge of all the supplies coming to the import terminal operated by Gaz-System’s unit Polskie LNG. This is a rise of 0.26 bcm year-on-year with LNG now having a share of 28 percent in Poland’s total gas imports. The Polish company attributed the decrease to 758 million Zlotys impairment losses on non-current assets related to crude oil and natural gas production in Poland and abroad. The move is a part of reducing the country’s decades-old reliance on Russian pipeline gas but also cutting dependence on coal. Revenue also declined 4 per cent year-on-year to 13.76 billion Zlotys. The company’s chief executive Jerzy Kwieciński said PGNiG delivered “good results” despite the sharp decline in hydrocarbon prices, a relatively warm winter and the beginning of the coronavirus outbreak in Poland. Poland’s dominant gas firm and LNG importer PGNiG reported a 29 per cent lower net profit in the first quarter, hit by impairments. Swinoujscie LNG terminal (Image: PGNiG) Natural gas and crude oil production was at 1.16 bcm and 325 thousand tonnes, respectively, almost flat on the previous year. The country received 10 LNG cargoes during the quarter, including three deliveries under a contract with Qatargas and seven spot shipments. The company recently also secured additional regasification capacity at the facility. Poland has significantly increased LNG purchases via its terminal in Swinoujscie following PGNiG deals with Qatargas and US player Cheniere. The group’s gas sales increased 7 percent in the quarter to 10.3 bcm but declining prices slashed revenue 6 per cent. read more
Lynette Moster. (Image: Georgia Tech Athletics)LIBERTY — A 2000 Union County High School graduate will be recognized for her collegiate success on the volleyball court.Lynette Moster will be inducted in the Georgia Tech Athletics Hall of Fame in October.According to the Liberty Herald, Moster was a three-time All-American and 2004 ACC Player of the Year while playing at the Atlanta-based college.Her volleyball career began in Union County where she broke multiple records that are still standing today. Moster is back in Liberty this week hosting a volleyball camp at the high school.She is currently the assistant volleyball coach at Northern Illinois University. read more
BHS Traveled to Greensburg High School on Tuesday December 12 to take on the Pirates in dual meet action. The boys and girls put up a great fight, winning three events to end the night.Joseph Choi won the 100-yard freestyle and Allison Storms won the 200 IM and 100 Breast to cap off the night, with Audra Brewer touching in at second place (100 Breast).Final Scores: M: GCHS 103; BHS 49. W: GCHS 110; BHS 52.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Greg McMullen.
Victor Osimhen scored a hat-trick in the first eight minutes of Napoli’s 11-0 friendly win over L’Aquila, with Lorenzo Insigne’s treble, Dries Mertens and Chucky Lozano braces too. The Partenopei officially began their pre-season preparations with a mini-tournament against local teams Castel di Sangro and L’Aquila. Coach Gennaro Gattuso used a 4-3-3 formation for the opener, a 10-0 victory over Castel di Sangro with Matteo Politano bagging a hat-trick, braces for Arkadiusz Milik and Amin Younes, then goals for Giovanni Di Lorenzo, Gianluca Gaetano and a spectacular Kalidou Koulibaly overhead kick. Promoted ContentCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Everything You Need To Know About Asteroid Armageddon9 Iconic Roles That Got Rejected By World Famous ActorsWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?This Is Why Plus-Size Models Should Always Be An InspirationBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right NowPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your Body2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo Gattuso changed things up for the second match with L’Aquila, which was probably closer to the team we’ll see starting the Serie A season. It was a 4-2-3-1 system with Hirving Lozano, Dries Mertens and Lorenzo Insigne fanning out behind summer signing Osimhen. It’s safe to say the Nigerian got off to a good start, as he’d sprinted past defenders to score within 59 seconds. Osimhen’s second goal arrived within three minutes and he’d completed his hat-trick by the eighth. read also:Serie A: Osimhen ‘feared racism’ before signing for Napoli A Faouzi Ghoulam header, Insigne hat-trick, plus braces for Lozano and Mertens rounded out the scoreline at 11-0. Osimhen showed precisely what Gattuso had meant when he said the striker wasn’t just a target man, as the former Lille forward also contributed two assists and sparked several other moves with his passes. Allan, who is reportedly on the verge of a transfer to Everton, was nowhere to be seen. Napoli (4-2-3-1): Ospina; Malcuit, Manolas, Rrahmani, Ghoulam; Elmas, Lobotka; Lozano, Mertens, Insigne; Osimhen FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… read more
Tropical Storm Barry is getting stronger as it approaches Louisiana.The latest update from the National Hurricane Center says Barry is about 50 miles from Louisiana and moving toward the coast at about five miles-per-hour.The storm has maximum sustained winds of 75 miles-per-hour, and is intensifying as it gets closer to land.Tropical Storm Barry is expected to make landfall Saturday morning, and could turn into a hurricane.If it does, it’ll be the first Atlantic hurricane of 2019.
Former Commonwealth boxing champion, Obisia Nwakpa, is convinced that professional boxing in Nigeria is on the rise. His conviction is founded on recent developments on the circuit.“The involvement of GOtv, through GOtv Boxing Night, can only have two outcomes: Better boxing and better boxers,” he said. Nwakpa should know. His active days coincided with the most productive era of Nigerian boxing. However, he senses that something bigger is in the offing. “Professional sports men, not just boxers, are motivated by financial rewards. GOtv Boxing Night has ensured better purses for boxers and comes with an additional N1million for the best boxer. This is the best we have seen in this country,” he said.The claim made by Nwakpa, popularly known as “Golden Gloves”, is not one the current crop of boxers or administrators will dispute. Since the third edition of GOtv Boxing Night, a crop of millionaire boxers have been raised in the country.At GOtv Boxing Night 3, the winner of the N1million cash prize for the best boxer was Olaide “Fijaborn” Fijabi, incumbent national light welterweight champion, after being adjudged top performer by journalists in attendance. Three editions later, he won again. Fijabi said he spent part of the money on buying boxing kits and equipment for himself.Oto “Joe Boy” Joseph, national lightweight champion, has won more than Fijabi, having picked up the prize thrice at GOtv Boxing Night 4, 7 and 9.Stanley “Edo Boy” Eribo, national welterweight champion, won the biggest sum in the country’s boxing history. Eribo won N1.5million at the special edition of the event held on 26 December, 2016.Waidi “Skoro” Usman, national and West African featherweight champion, also won N1million at GOtv Boxing Night 9.For Skoro, the money was like a downpour in the desert. He said he spent part of the money on boxing kits and invested the rest in a business venture.“What I think they are doing for us is to ensure that we don’t suffer when we quit boxing. Those before us did not have luck of winning such an amount. I could not have saved one million naira to start a business that I had always wanted to do,” he said.Edo Boy, the Benin-based welterweight champion, is of similar persuasion. “In Ghana, where I lived before I returned home, I never got anything close to that. The money I won assisted me in taking care of my immediate needs and assured me that there is a future for me in the sport,” he explained.Joe Boy, the three-time winner, said he doubted that the promise of N1million could be fulfilled by the sponsors when they announced it.“In Nigeria, promises are broken without consequences, so I told myself that N1million for a locally-based boxer was never going to happen,” he said.Fijabi’s receipt of the cheque for his first win banished his doubt.“When Fijabi won and was given his cheque, I knew the sponsors were genuine. I have won three times and I hope and pray to win again because the money won has helped boost the businesses I run. This kind of money can help boxers set themselves up for when they will retire,” he said.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram read more
Femi SolajaAs expected, Super Eagles will not have an easy draw when the FIFA 2018 Draw ceremony holds on December 1 at State Kremlin Palace in Moscow Russia. Eagles moved up three places to 41st spot in the October FIFA rankings released yesterday. Nigeria is fifth in Africa.Nigeria will be grouped alongside other ‘minnow’ representatives from Africa and Asia in the last pot at the draw ceremony based on their FIFA ranking released yesterday. The standings are the major determinant of the group all the participating teams will fall into.Unlike in the previous tournaments when teams were grouped according to their co-efficient from last four appearances at the Mundial, this time around, ranking of participating teams is the lone parameter. This development means no nation from the Africa, Asia and CONCACAF regions can be top seeded. While elite nations like defending champion, Germany and Brazil are already guaranteed to be seeded top (Pot one) as they have qualified for the finals while Portugal, Argentina, Belgium, Poland and France complete the top pot seeding based on their respective rating in the first seven nations on the list.Host Russia, ranked 65th yesterday by FIFA will be moved forward to be among the top eight seeds at the World Cup draw while Nigeria now number 18 in ranking among the 23 already qualified teams could further drop in ranking when all the 32 teams emerge.The situation will definitely change when some of the expected nine qualifiers are added next month. Of the nine expected World Cup teams, four are expected from Europe as eight will be drawn into straight knockout fixture tomorrow.Among the eight European teams struggling for qualification, Nigeria is only ahead of Greece in the FIFA ranking released yesterday morning.But after the Europe play-off, Nigeria will be pushed three or four steps down the ranking ladder by the time the four new European qualifiers emerge.The other seven European aspirants that are ahead in ranking to Nigeria are Switzerland (11), Italy (15), Croatia (18), Denmark (19) Northern Ireland (23), Sweden (25) and Ireland (26).From the current 18th position among the 23 countries already qualified for the World Cup Nigeria will certainly go to 23rd or 24th spot when four more qualifiers emerge from Europe. Further threat to Nigeriaâ€™s position will also come from Africa where either Tunisia (to be ranked 28th by FIFA) or Congo DR (to be FIFA ranked as 35th) will emerge from Group A of the African qualifying round of matches.Senegal that is set to pick the Group D ticket from Africa will also be ranked 32nd thus also further pushing Nigeria down in World Cup draw ranking.Qualification of either Morocco or Cote dâ€™Ivoire will have no significant effect on Nigeriaâ€™s position in the overall standing of qualified teams.As it is, based on the 23 qualifiers so far, Nigeria will temporarily be in Pot 3, but Pot 4 is the ultimate destination after all the qualifiers have emerged.Like in the past, teams in the same pot will not meet in the group stage of the World Cup.Based on this new FIFA ranking formula, the Pot 2 will potentially have England, Colombia, Mexico, Uruguay, Iceland, Costa Rica and Egypt.Changes are expected in this pot as Switzerland, Italy, Denmark, Croatia, Northern Ireland, Sweden and Ireland are potential entrants who are currently involved in European play offs.They will know their opponents today when a play off draw will be made at the FIFA headquarters.Most likely to be in the Pot 4 when all the 32 teams must have emerged next month are: Nigeria, Iran, Serbia, Japan, Panama, and Saudi Arabia.Significantly, of the 23 teams already assured of a place in the 2018 World Cup, the host country, Russia is the least ranked.OCTOBER RANKINGS OF THE 23 TEAMS THAT HAVE QUALIFIED FOR RUSSIA 2018 SO FAR:1st Germany2nd Brazil3rd Portugal4th Argentina5th Belgium6th Poland7th France8th Spain12th England13th Colombia16th Mexico17th Uruguay21st Iceland22nd Costa Rica30th Egypt34th Iran40th Serbia41st Nigeria44th Japan49th Panama60th S’Korea63rd S’Arabia65th RussiaShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram read more
Facebook Twitter Google+ Comments Published on November 6, 2017 at 4:30 pm Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org | @jtbloss Against Florida State on Saturday, Syracuse (4-5, 2-3 Atlantic Coast) played three offensive series without Eric Dungey while the training staff tended to the junior quarterback’s unspecified leg/foot injury. Backup Zack Mahoney entered. On the first of those three drives, SU started at the Seminoles’ 38-yard line and didn’t score. The other two resulted in three-and-outs. Dungey wore a boot on his right foot after the 27-24 loss to FSU. The Orange play Wake Forest (5-4, 2-3 ACC) this coming Saturday and need to win two of the remaining three games left on the schedule to lock up a bowl bid. Dungey would help.“He’ll be ready to go,” head coach Dino Babers said during his weekly press conference Monday.At first, Babers answered yes to a question that asked if he was still awaiting further medical assessments regarding Dungey; SU does not typically disclose injury-related information until the weekly injury report issued Thursday night. But later, when pressed on how he would manage his starting quarterback during practice this week, Babers supplied a few more details.“He’s not going to be able to do all the reps,” Babers said, “but he’s got a lot of game experience. We’ll just practice the other guys.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThose “other guys” include Mahoney, who completed 7 of 12 passes for 36 yards against FSU while Dungey sat out, and true freshman Tommy DeVito, who hasn’t seen the field yet. If DeVito, an Under Armour All-American and Elite 11 quarterback, stays on the sidelines for the rest of the year, he would redshirt and enter next season with four years of eligibility remaining. But if Dungey were to aggravate that injury and miss extended time, as he did last year when he did not play during the final four games of SU’s season, someone would have to fill in. Could DeVito be that someone?“If we think that gives us the best opportunity to win based off weighing all the situations,” Babers said, “yeah.”Babers has taken that stance since DeVito arrived. He doesn’t see it as “burning” DeVito’s redshirt, but rather as “an opportunity to step up and help the family.” DeVito has been practicing, Babers said, and “would be OK” if he played. The preparation for DeVito has been the same as any other SU quarterback, Babers said.Still, SU’s ideal world has Eric Dungey running the offense for at least the rest of 2017. After returning from the injury against FSU, Dungey threw two touchdowns and rushed for another while amassing a career-high 109 yards on the ground. The banged-up performance led Dungey’s teammates to laud him for his toughness after the game.“I’ve never seen anybody that’s as reckless, the way he gives up his body,” Babers said Monday. “… (Dungey) healthy is our best opportunity for a win.”More SU football notes:Syracuse’s Nov. 18 game at Louisville will kickoff at 3:30 p.m., the ACC announced Monday. The game will be televised on ESPN2 or ESPNU, depending on what happens in the league’s games this weekend.SU has thrown an interception on the first drive of all four road games this season. When asked if SU’s struggles to start strong are based on anything or if they are just a happening, Babers replied: “It better be a happening because we’re doing a lot of things for that not to happen.” read more
Former spokesperson of Accra Hearts of Oak and Immediate past Vice President of Medeama SC, Albert Commey Aryeetey has been appointed as the Chief Executive Officer( CEO) of Dormaa-based Aduana Stars FC as sources within the club confirms.It will be recalled that Commey Aryeetey tendered in a ‘surprise’ resignation at Medeama early last month citing personal reasons. The former Hearts of Oak spokesperson thus replaces outspoken Kofi Manu who is said to be venturing into politics.“Starting this November, I will start work as new CEO of Aduana Stars. I had initially quit club football to venture into private business other than football administration,” Albert Commey confirmed.He further explains how he couldn’t say no when top officials of the 2009 /10 Ghana Premier League champions approached him for the job.“When this offer came, I looked at relationship and consulted experienced guys especially Ashford Tetteh-Oku who advised it was premature for me to leave football. Coupled with the relationship I have with the owner of Aduana and the likes of Mr. Gyawu, I couldn’t turn down the offer,” he explained.It is unclear the length of Commey Aryeetey’s appointment but footy-Ghana understands the Executive Council member of the Ghana League Clubs Association (GHALCA) will be present at Aduana’s Ghana Premier League match-day 10 home fixture against Tema-based Amidaus Professionals on Sunday. “It is likely by tomorrow [Saturday], I will be in Dormaa and from there we will see how to go about our work. What I need is co-operation and with that we can achieve whatever we plan for,” Commey Aryeetey added. read more