Governor Wolf Praises State, Federal Law Enforcement For ISIL-Related Arrest in Pennsylvania

first_imgGovernor Wolf Praises State, Federal Law Enforcement For ISIL-Related Arrest in Pennsylvania SHARE Email Facebook Twitter December 17, 2015center_img National Issues,  Statement Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf released the following statement on the arrest of Jalil Ibn Ameer Aziz in Harrisburg:“I commend the FBI, U.S. Attorney’s Office and the Pennsylvania State Police, along with local law enforcement and other members of the Joint Terrorism Task Force, for their efforts in apprehending this individual for his alleged efforts to aid ISIL. We understand that this individual is a U.S. citizen and his arrest is a reminder that we must remain vigilant, strong and focused on anyone here in the state who may seek to harm Pennsylvanians. I am proud of PSP’s ongoing efforts to protect Pennsylvania citizens. My administration is in constant communication with our law enforcement partners and will continue to assist in any way possible. ”# # #Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: read more

Revenue Department’s Innovation to Save $1.7 million, Enhance Service to Businesses

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Revenue Department’s Innovation to Save $1.7 million, Enhance Service to Businesses GO-TIME,  Performance Office,  Press Release Harrisburg, Pa. — As part of Governor Tom Wolf’s commitment to create a more efficient and cost-effective state government, the Office of Performance through Excellence announced today the Department of Revenue will save $1.7 million over five years while improving services to Pennsylvania’s businesses. The department has developed a new feature that allows businesses and tax professionals to get all correspondence from the department electronically, saving time and reducing the need for paper.“Business owners and tax professionals can now go online to get their tax-related correspondence in real time, saving them time and money,” said Governor Wolf. “No longer do businesses have to wait days for the information to arrive in the mail. With this new option, they can get the information online, giving them more time to focus on their customers.”The new electronic correspondence feature in e-TIDES, the department’s online business tax system, allows business owners and tax professionals to receive all correspondence from the department that would normally be sent via the U.S. Postal Service. Examples include licenses and assessments.The savings of this initiative come from reducing costs for paper, inserts, envelopes and postage. In past years, the department annually mailed approximately 1.6 million pieces of correspondence to the users of e-TIDES.“We moved to create this new electronic correspondence feature after hearing feedback from taxpayers and tax professionals, many of whom use this system on a regular basis,” said Revenue Secretary Dan Hassell. “We are always looking for ways that we can improve customer service, and we expect this feature to be an important upgrade to the system we rely on for communicating with our business taxpayers.”Michael Eby, CPA, senior manager and director of state and local tax services with McKonly & Asbury LLP, and a member of the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants, also sees the benefits for tax professionals.“The department’s most recent e-TIDES enhancement in allowing practitioners to receive department correspondence to our clients directly from the department is another step forward in transparency and efficiency. This is a win-win for taxpayers and practitioners alike,” Eby said. “I am appreciative of the department’s continued efforts over the past few years to make available more online tools for the practitioner community, including the ability to access client statements of account through e-TIDES.”Security is always a priority for the department. To protect taxpayer information, businesses and tax practitioners must be registered with e-TIDES to request the electronic correspondence feature. Additionally, tax professionals must be granted access by their clients. The exact steps vary by account.The Governor’s Office of Performance through Excellence provided support for the project through the GO-TIME initiative. Created in February by an executive order signed by Governor Wolf, the office works to modernize operations, maximize efficiency and provide the highest quality services to Pennsylvanians. The Wolf Administration has already saved $373 million over the past three years by streamlining government and cutting waste.A video overview of the new electronic correspondence is available for businesses and tax professionals.For more information on the Department of Revenue, visit, or visit the department’s Facebook page.center_img July 10, 2018last_img read more

New West Coast Water Supply Project on schedule

first_imgLocalNews New West Coast Water Supply Project on schedule by: – July 2, 2012 Share Sharing is caring! Tweet Sharecenter_img Share 18 Views   no discussions Photo credit: etftrends.comRoseau, Dominica– July 2nd Over twenty seven million dollars is presently being invested in one of the largest water upgrade projects ever to be undertaken in Dominica. When the project known as the West Coast Water Supply Project is completed, residents along Dominica’s west coast stretching from Salisbury to Capuchin will benefit from a significantly improved water supply system. The project is being supported by funding to the tune of $21 million from the European Union under the special framework of Assistance. A further $6 million is to be invested by the government of Dominica. The contracting authority for the project is the government of Dominica represented by the National Authorizing Officer, while project supervision is undertaken by a consulting firm, Hydro Plan of Germany, represented by La Robe Creole Professional Services on behalf of DOWASCO. The New West Coast Water Supply Project will consolidate nine independent water systems into one major network. The project has been divided into three Lots.Lot two which involves the laying of thirty kilometers of supply lines along the road shoulders was the first phase of the project to get underway. According to the project contractor, Zozime Serge Enterprise out of Martinique, just over twenty-six kilometers of pipelines have already been laid and over thirty percent of pressure testing on those pipes has been completed. Pressure testing is a process employed to ensure that there are no leaks in the system before they are put into use. The contractors are of the view that this Lot of the project is well on track for completion by October 2012. Lot one of the project involves the construction of two new intakes and two modern treatment facilities along the Picard and Coulibistrie Rivers, as well as the adjoining pipe works required to connect to the supply lines along the coast. These intakes and treatment facilities are being located much further upstream than the existing facilities and will therefore require the construction of new or extended access routes. Excavation works have already began along the Picard River leading up over two kilometers from the existing intake to access the site for the location of the new intake and treatment plant. The contract for this section of the works has been awarded to ACE Engineering, a local construction firm. Lot three of the project involves the construction of nine storage tanks to supply various communities within the project area. This Lot which is to be funded by the government of Dominica is expected to get underway at a later date. The overall anticipated completion date for the entire project is November 2013. Dominica which has already surpassed the United Nations millennium development goal of ensuring that at least fifty percent of persons without access to drinking water would have been given access by the year 2015 is now well underway to providing access to almost one hundred percent of its population by the stipulated time. Press Releaselast_img read more

UCL: Man City want to emulate Real Madrid – Guardiola

first_img“Maybe Claudio [Bravo] has won the Champions League and someone else. We don’t have many players who have won it. But we need the desire to win it and be ourselves, We could win it or lose it.“But we must be ourselves in the 180 minutes against Real Madrid. It is the real, real test.”Madrid face City having failed to win either of their last two matches and Zidane’s men will be under pressure to recover from a 1-0 LaLiga defeat at Levante on Saturday.In contrast, City go into the game on the back of two straight Premier League wins without conceding a goal, but Guardiola said Madrid’s historic success in the Champions League would be a factor in the tie.“You have players who come to Madrid and pull on the shirt, they know they are defending their history,” said Guardiola, who won the Champions League twice as coach of Barcelona. “That makes an extra thing. Not just the spectators and media.“They are the club we want to emulate and imitate and we have to be there. I want to go there and at the end of the game I want to say ‘we were what we are’. This is the most important thing in these types of competitions. Promoted Content7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too Much11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopWhy Go Veg? 7 Reasons To Do This7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty Penny5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooTop 10 Enemies Turned Friends In TV12 Movies That Almost Ended Their Stars’ CareersBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market ValueTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All Time Read Also: La Liga: Real Madrid drop to second spot after Levante loss“We need to go and try and do it at one of the biggest, nicest and most prestigious stadiums. After that, we will try with our weapons and try to score the goals. If we cannot, we will congratulate them and try and improve for the next time.“For us being here is exciting, so good and we will try to do our best, knowing we play against a team who have won 13 Champions Leagues and is a king.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Madrid emerged as champions in four of the last six editions of the Champions League and have retained many of the players who spearheaded those triumphs, while Claudio Bravo and Scott Carson are the only City players to have won the competition.City manager Guardiola cast aside his intense rivalry with Madrid, which dates back to his time as Barca head coach, and told reporters: “I have an incredible admiration for this club.“The players who have played there have played so many times in the [Champions League] final and I don’t know how many times each one has lifted it. Pep Guardiola labelled Real Madrid the kings of the Champions League as the former Barcelona boss prepares to lead his Manchester City side against the club he wants to emulate.Advertisement City travel to the Santiago Bernabeu on Wednesday for their Champions League last-16 first-leg clash with Zinedine Zidane’s Madrid and Guardiola highlighted the relative inexperience of his players when it comes to winning European titles. Loading… last_img read more

Wilinski, Forstner, Schmidt all repeat at Shawano

first_imgIn Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod action, Max Oreskovich led until lap four when the 10th starting Schmidt grabbed the lead. Schmidt quickly set sail and left the rest of the field behind. By Scott Owen Lap one of the IMCA Modified feature saw Kevin Feck go from third to first to lead the field. As Feck led, Wilinski began to work through traffic after starting 10th. A caution after lap six bunched the field up and Wilinski capitalized, going from his third place restart position to the inside of Feck to snag the lead.   Kasperek slipped past Hedrick to move to second. Kasperek continued to chase Forstner, but it would not be enough as Forstner went on to score his second win of the year. Third went to Mike Schmidt.  Wilinski did not look back as he drove to his second win of the year.  Feck finished in second and Marcus Yarie raced all the way from 18th to third.  Jeremie Hedrick would lead the early stages of the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature while being pres­sured by Gary Kasperek and Forstner.  The trio went three-wide for the lead on lap four.  Hedrick still held the lead until lap six when Forstner utilized the inside groove to make the pass. SHAWANO, Wis. (Aug. 15) – It almost felt like déjà vu all over again Saturday as Konnor Wilkinski, Chucky Forstner and Jayden Schmidt returned to victory lane for the second week in a row at Shawano Speedway.   Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod winner Jayden Schmidt was one of three IMCA drivers scoring repeat victories Saturday at Shawano Speedway. (Photo by Turn 2 Photos) Tyler Sobiesczyk raced his way to second on lap 12. Schmidt was just too much, though, as he won his fifth feature. Sobiesczyk and Bryce Clements were net across the stripe.last_img read more

Shafiq, Younus tons put Pakistan in the lead

first_img(REUTERS) – Asad Shafiq and Younus Khan made gritty centuries to lift Pakistan to 340 for six as England’s bowlers toiled in perfect batting conditions on the second day of the final Test at The Oval yesterday.Shafiq scored 109 and shared a fourth-wicket partnership of 150 with Younus to lay the foundation for a large first-innings total for the touring side who need to win the match to level the series 2-2.Pakistan, replying to the home team’s 328, lost only the wicket of nightwatchman Yasir Shah in the morning session as England dropped three catches.Badly spilled by Alex Hales in the gully off Chris Woakes, Shah fell for 26 when he edged a lifting delivery from Steven Finn to Joe Root at second slip.Finn put down a straightforward caught-and-bowled chance off Azhar Ali and Shafiq was dropped by James Anderson in the slips off Woakes on 24.Azhar moved on to 49 before he was caught off the glove by wicketkeeper Jonny Bairstow off spinner Moeen Ali.Shafiq claimed his ninth Test century, hitting two sixes and 12 fours, before he pulled Finn to mid-wicket where Stuart Broad held an excellent diving catch.Woakes boosted England spirits late in the day with two wickets in an over.Misbah-ul-Haq, on 15, was caught by Hales in the gully and debutant Iftikhar Ahmed miscued his fourth ball and Moeen held a good catch running back from mid-on.The experienced Younus kept his nerve to register his 32nd Test hundred and he was unbeaten on 101 at the close with Sarfraz Ahmed on 17.ENGLAND 1st innings 328 (M. Ali 108, J. Bairstow 55; S. Khan 5-68)PAKISTAN 1st innings (Overnight: 3-1)S. Aslam lbw b Broad 3Az. Ali c Bairstow b Ali 49Y. Shah c Root b Finn 26A. Shafiq c Broad b Finn 109Y. Khan not out 101Misbah-ul-Haq c Hales b Woakes 15I. Ahmed c Ali b Woakes 4S. Ahmed not out 17Extras: (b-9, lb-3, nb-2, w-2) 16Total : (for 6 wickets, 91 overs) 340Fall of wickets: 1-3, 2-52, 3-127, 4-277, 5-316, 6-320.Bowling: J. Anderson 19-6-58-0, S. Broad 19-5-59-1 (nb-1, w-1), S. Finn 9-1-71-2 (w-1), C. Woakes 17-4-52-2, M. Ali 16-0-83-1 (nb-1), J. Root 1-0-5-0.last_img read more

Badgers prepare for border battle

first_imgMATTHEW KUTZ/Herald photoAs they travel on the road to Iowa and Minnesota this weekend, the Wisconsin volleyball team will try to bounce back and shake off last weekend’s disappointing 3-1 loss to Purdue.Wisconsin had moved into sole possession of second place in the Big Ten with the win over Illinois. However, dropping to the Boilermakers Saturday created a three-way tie for second with Purdue and Minnesota.While securing second place would have been ideal, redshirt freshman Audra Jeffers would rather put the first Purdue loss behind and look forward to the remaining three weeks of the regular season.”To forget about the loss we’ve been coming in every day at practice and just playing really hard,” Jeffers said. “Coach has set up some drills to really help us work on the things that we need to work on. We’ve been doing a really good job in practice.”With only six games before the NCAA tournament, the stretch run of the season will be crucial for the team to finish off strong, and for that reason head coach Pete Waite has adjusted the practice schedule this week.”It’s that point in the season with three weekends left where you want to make a final surge and make a strong surge going into the NCAA selections so we’re heading into the weekend hoping we’re going to do that,” Waite said.”We’ll shorten some practices; if we feel they need a day off, we’ll take a day off. Sometimes, a day off is for their bodies. Some people, whether it’s backs, knees, or shoulders, they just need some time away … all in all, a day off usually helps a lot and they come back fresh and ready to go,” he added.The Badgers’ key match this weekend will be against the No. 17 Minnesota Golden Gophers. The last time the two teams met in the infamous Border Battle, Wisconsin pulled out a thrilling 3-2 win at the Fieldhouse.Since then, however, the Gophers have shuffled their lineup a little and are currently on a four-game winning streak.Junior All-American Kelly Bowman, who averages 8.48 assists and 2.05 kills per game, leads Minnesota and is a versatile threat according to Audra Jeffers.”Minnesota, they’re always good,” Jeffers said. “They’ve got a great setter who hits, she plays all the way around, she’s great and we know that. She’s going to throw a lot at us.”Another constant for Minnesota is fellow All-American, libero Paula Gentil, who leads the Big Ten with 5.69 digs and 0.52 service aces per game.Although Minnesota will be a crucial match for Wisconsin, the Badgers will also have another potent match scheduled first against Iowa Friday.Though the Hawkeyes stand at eighth place in the Big Ten with a 4-10 record, the Badgers have preached all season how tough the Big Ten can be.The last three weekends have been a testament to that, as Wisconsin has split every weekend, losing to Michigan, Penn State, and Purdue.”That’s the thing with the Big Ten, even a team that you could’ve beat before pretty easily, you never know if they can make improvements throughout the year and just come in and play completely different,” Jeffers said. “Every night is a struggle so you got to just keep working hard.”Jeffers has been on a hot streak lately, recording double-figure kills in the past nine matches. However, she is hoping to help the team get on a hot streak itself and finish the season off strong.”If we get momentum in these next three matches, I think it’ll really help for the NCAA tournament so I think that’s what we’re hoping for,” Jeffers said. “Just improve with every match and get ready for the tournament.”last_img read more

Solochek: Lesser foes can’t be overlooked

first_imgSuddenly cupcakes do not look so delicious.I’m not talking about the tasty birthday treat but theovermatched teams which enter major conference football stadiums during thefirst few weeks of September.Each year, top 25-ranked football teams — includingWisconsin — invite non-Football Bowl Subdivision teams to their campuses eachyear to act as a preseason game before the conference schedule starts.It used to be these teams would get beaten pretty handily bymany of the big football schools. However, the cupcakes are starting to fightback. We all know about last year’s historic upset at the Big House asAppalachian State beat Michigan, becoming the first Football ChampionshipSubdivision team to beat an FBS team in NCAA history.This year, history has begun to repeat itself.During the first week of the season, Fresno State beat afavored Rutgers at home. Last week, East Carolina pulled its second upset ofthe season by beating then-No. 8 West Virginia 24-3.These upsets should not come as a surprise to a lot ofpeople. For many years, there has been a growing parity in college football.Many non-FBS teams have been able to delve into a growing talent pool which hasbeen unprecedented in recent years. Teams are finding players to fit theirsystems — whether it be the spread or West Coast offense — that can make amajor impact for their teams.Although some of these programs are getting better, it doesnot mean there is a mutual benefit for the two schools to play each other. In fact,these games have the potential to hurt the teams from the major conferencesmore than help them.For the smaller teams, there is a lot to gain by walkinginto a large stadium and playing a football powerhouse. Not only does it givethe players experience in front of a large crowd, but it also allows them to goup against a team much better than many of their conference schools in order toprepare for the rest of the season.Also, the exposure the smaller teams get by playing againstmajor conference schools is unparalleled. This exposure helps the team forrecruiting purposes and exposes them to prep athletes who would have never evenheard of many of the smaller, non-FBS teams.For the larger, major conference teams, the risk is greaterthan the reward. Sure, playing these cupcakes warms the team up for theconference season and helps solidify a lineup that may have some questions atany of the positions.But what happens if one of the team’s star players goes downfor the season? What about if you are a top-10 team and you lose? What happensto your ranking?A loss by a highly-ranked team to a smaller school couldhave a profound impact on the program for the rest of the season. Not onlycould it drop them from the top 25 altogether, but it could eliminate them fromany chance of making a major bowl game.These days, going to bowl games isn’t always about winning,but about the money. If a team makes it to a BCS bowl game, they get millionsof dollars just for showing up, with the winners taking home even more.For a team like Wisconsin, especially this year, losing to ateam like Fresno State could have huge implications. The Badgers are incontention to make it to the Rose Bowl and are being closely followed by bothIllinois and Penn State. If UW falters this weekend before they have the chanceto play any of their conference rivals, it would mean another trip down toFlorida for Bielema’s squad. Or worse.It has been my feeling for years that the Badgers shouldbolster their preseason schedule. For the last two years, they have begun toplay better teams before going into the conference season. Last year, theyplayed Washington State from the Pac 10 and take on Fresno State this Saturday.By playing a stronger preconference schedule, Wisconsinwould be better prepared to play some of the tougher teams in its conference,such as Ohio State or Michigan. Also, if the Badgers were to play morechallenging teams earlier in the season, it would allow them to move higher inthe rankings before the season even started. If they lost one of these games,it would not have the impact as a loss to a less talented team.However, it does not look like the cupcakes are going awayany time soon. So beware, FBS teams. These games could get a little sticky.Ben Solochek is a senior majoring in journalismand history. If you would like to talk about the dangers of pastries, e-mailhim at read more

Syracuse drops 1st game of season to No. 13 Arizona

first_imgSyracuse (5-1) opened up the Long Island University Blackbird Invitational by losing its first match of the season, falling to No. 13 Arizona (7-0) in Brooklyn, NY.After the Wildcats scored the first two points of the match, the Orange went on a 6-1 run. That was all the cushion Syracuse needed as it went on to win the first set, 25-16.The second set featured an early run by Arizona as they raced out to an early 9-2 lead. The Orange fought back throughout the set, even cutting the Wildcat lead to three, but Arizona held on to win the second set, 25-21.The third set featured the turning point of the match. In the early stages of the set there was a 9-9 tie with both teams playing evenly. Syracuse then went on an 11-3 run, opening up a commanding 20-12 lead and forcing an Arizona timeout in the process.After cutting the lead to 22-15, the Wildcats scored seven straight points to tie the set at 22. Syracuse scored another point to regain a 23-22 lead, but the Wildcats went on to win the last three points of the set and steal the third set from the Orange, 25-23.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textArizona’s strong play carried into the fourth set. After opening up a big lead early, the Orange cut the lead down to 17-14. That was the closest the set would get, as the Wildcats went on another dominating run to end the match and win the set by a score of 25-18.Redshirt senior Nicolette Serratore led the Orange with 15 kills. Senior Gosia Wlaszczuk had a team-high 28 assists and sophomore libero Belle Sand led the way with 19 digs. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on September 11, 2015 at 8:38 pm Contact Tomer: | @tomer_langerlast_img read more

To improve on defense, Syracuse needs more digs

first_img Published on October 18, 2018 at 12:14 am Contact Adam: | @_adamhillman When Miami barely tapped the ball over the net in the second set last Friday, Syracuse players weren’t ready. Both junior Aliah Bowllan and senior Jalissa Trotter stood flat footed and the ball smacked against the wood floor of the Women’s Building. The two upperclassmen stared at each other in confusion.The Syracuse (10-6, 6-2 Atlantic Coast) defense hasn’t kept many plays alive. The Orange enters this weekend ranked No. 281 in digs per set, averaging 13.35. While Trotter said that communication is to blame, SU head coach Leonid Yelin doesn’t understand the defensive shortcomings. He believes that since Syracuse ranks No. 7 in blocks per set, the back line has no reason to perform so poorly.“We’re partially good on defense if we’re talking about blocking,” Yelin said. “I think we should be much better because our first defense line block is pretty good.”Laura Angle | Staff Photographer/p>AdvertisementThis is placeholder textIn Syracuse’s most recent match, it once again had defensive lapses.SU won the opening two sets, but Florida State stormed back to force a fifth. On the opening point of the final set, FSU sophomore Taryn Knuth lept into the air on a back slide play. Bowllan crept to the left, on the opposite side of the benches. Knuth, noticing her slight shift, pounded the ball to the right of the sliding Bowllan.The Orange totaled 69 digs in all five sets, slightly above its season average. It also allowed 72 kills, 41 of which came in the final three sets.“Last weekend, I think we struggled a little bit defensively,” assistant coach Derryk Williams said.Ahead of home matches against North Carolina and North Carolina State, SU targeted defensive positioning as a weakness in practice.The drill begins with a fake block scenario. The coaching staff places a broom near the net to represent a blocker, Williams said. Next, they set up the defense either in the 6-2 formation, where Bowllan and two others stand in the back row, or in the 5-1, where only two people are behind the blockers.Once in position, the outside hitters fire balls at varying speeds to different parts of the court. Freshman Polina Shemanova may blast a spike down the line, forcing Bowllan to sprint over and dive to keep the play alive. In other instances, to remain unpredictable, senior Santita Ebangwese may run a slide hit and lightly tap it over the net. The Orange wants their defense to practice against distinct attackers at contrasting speeds, Williams said. Comments Bowllan believes this helps prepare her for outside hitters who she hasn’t played before.“The best way to improve is … to get a touch on the ball, getting used to different hitters, different styles,” Bowllan said. “Every hitter is different, so the way Santita hits is different than the way Polina hits.”Over the last four matches, Syracuse is 2-2. In the two wins, the Orange averaged more than  15 digs per set. SU sputtered in the losses to Florida State and Pittsburgh, totaling only 12.1 digs per set.Bowllan believes the Orange back line will develop. She knows that with more reps in practice, she and the defense can provide outside hitters with more opportunities to win points.“It’s about working together and having that good team chemistry, back row and front row,” Bowllan said. “If we can have that connection and figure out where people are and what they’re doing, we’ll be better.” Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more