Office of Governor Tom Wolf Statement on SB 984 Concerning Ride Sharing

first_imgOffice of Governor Tom Wolf Statement on SB 984 Concerning Ride Sharing November 24, 2015 Statement Harrisburg, PA – The Office of Governor Tom Wolf released the following statement on the passing of Senate Bill 984 concerning ride sharing:“Governor Wolf supports ride sharing companies like Uber and Lyft, and he wants these companies to grow in Pennsylvania to offer as many options as possible for riders.”###Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img

Barry future may be sorted soon

first_img The 32-year-old England international, a £12million signing from Aston Villa in 2009, will enter the final year of his contract in the summer. Barry has said he would like to extend his stay and even end his career at the Etihad Stadium and with fellow midfielder Yaya Toure tied to a new deal just last week, City manager Roberto Mancini has suggested Barry could be next. When asked about Barry at his latest press conference, the Italian said: “I think we have three or four players in this situation. We will decide this in the next month but these players are important players for us. I am very happy with Gareth because Gareth is a good guy and a serious professional player. He is really serious as a man.” Manchester City midfielder Gareth Barry’s future at the club could be determined before the end of the season. Press Associationcenter_img Another player who will only have one year remaining on his contract by the summer is striker Carlos Tevez. Mancini has previously hinted the Argentinian could be offered a one-year extension to his deal. Tevez, who impressed in Monday’s defeat of Manchester United and has scored seven goals in his last seven appearances, is currently training and playing while carrying out community service. The 29-year-old was ordered to undertake 250 hours of unpaid work after being convicted of driving whilst disqualified earlier this month. Mancini claims there has not been any issue balancing his responsibilities. When asked if it could lead to problems, Mancini said: “I don’t think so, no.” Mancini will check on the fitness of two other key players ahead of Sunday’s game at Wembley. Playmaker David Silva was rated highly doubtful immediately after suffering a hamstring injury at Old Trafford but has improved since and has not yet been ruled out. Mancini said: “We will decide, I think, on Sunday morning. We don’t know if it is possible and if there is a risk he will not play, but if there is not then maybe. He is getting better. Yesterday he ran, so I think we have a chance.” Striker Sergio Aguero, who came off the bench to score a superb winner on Monday, is not yet a definite starter as the club manage his return from a knee injury. The manager said: “I don’t think he is fit 100 per cent. If he was he would have played the whole game against United. But now he is getting better and his knee is okay. It could be that he starts.” last_img read more

And the final chapter: what I learned at USC

first_imgRight about now, hundreds of thousands of high school seniors are making their life-changing decision about which college to attend. Only 3,000 will make the right choice and come to our side of warm, sunny Los Angeles for the next four years.I remember when I made my decision, and then changed it and then changed it back in the span of five minutes. It was one of the best decisions I have ever made.But now, four years later, my time here is coming to an end. After a terrific, some will say legendary, others will say unreplicable, dynastic run for the last two years at Spittin’ Sports, the moment has come to say goodbye. Take a moment to grab a Kleenex and cry — it’s okay. It’s only natural.Before I go, I want to leave the high school seniors from around the world who are attending USC in the fall (because I know Spittin’ Sports has a huge global presence; I found a hooker in the Red Light District in Amsterdam reading it one time), as well as current students with some tips on how to get the most, from an athletic standpoint, out of your time at USC.You incoming freshmen might think you’re ready to be Trojans, but not so fast. Here’s what you need to know how to become a great Trojan like me.First and foremost, no song is requested more at USC sporting events than Fleetwood Mac’s hit, “Tusk.”You might be thinking, “Why is a song about Mic Fleetwood’s junk (seriously, look it up, big rumor out on the Internet) one of the school’s most celebrated songs?” Well, us clever USC students had a little fun and changed the words around a bit. You’ll have to go to a sporting event to truly appreciate it, but it goes along the lines of really not liking a certain school from across town.And that’s a rule. In fact, you are encouraged to remind yourself and everyone around you that you do not like that institution by singing about it at any sporting event, even when we are playing Fairfield University in women’s lacrosse.Next, to be a good Trojan, you must line up outside the Coliseum at least two hours before the gates open (so about four hours before the game starts) to get good seats for football games during your first two years. This is almost a rite of passage. I’m not going to tell you why you should only do this for the first two years, but once you become a junior, you’ll understand.Also, if USC legally qualifies for the Rose Bowl at any point during your time at USC, you need to go. I failed to go when we qualified my freshman and sophomore years with the expectation I would wait until we inevitably played in the national championship to go to the big game. But thanks to the NCAA, that never happened.Which brings me to another important point. USC is not well-liked by a lot of people in the country, much like Notre Dame, because it is so good at everything, unlike Notre Dame. It is totally okay to be arrogant and be comfortable about it. Mind you, there’s a fine line between arrogance and ignorance or repugnance, but you’ll learn the difference.We’ve won three straight national championships in men’s water polo, two straight national titles in men’s tennis, we’re the reigning national champion in women’s water polo and the women’s soccer and golf teams have won national championships in the last four seasons.That’s not to mention men’s volleyball, which has a better record than president Barack Obama did in the first round of his March Madness bracket. So, by the transitive property, yes, the team is better than the President.With all these teams enjoying such great success, don’t go all four years without going to a variety of games. Football and Kevin O’Neill bobblehead night might rule the headlines, but there are so many hidden athletic gems at USC.USC is an institution with one of the richest (literally and figuratively) sporting backgrounds in the country. Football and basketball will climb back up there in a few years. In the meantime, think about how awesome it would be to channel your inner-hipster and tell your grandkids that you saw Amy Rodriguez playing soccer before the country knew Amy Rodriguez playing soccer was cool.Which brings me to my final point. I know USC will never be the same without Spittin’ Sports to get you through class, but do your best to enjoy the four (or five?) years of your life here and take in as much as possible. I couldn’t have asked for anything more in my four years, but it’s time to move on to different pastures, so I leave you with two words:Fight on. “Spittin’ Sports” ran Fridays. To comment on this article email Kenny at [email protected] or visit read more

Help wanted: Driver and Direct Support Professional at Futures Unlimited

first_imgDriver—Full time and substitute positions. The work schedule includes early morning, evening and Saturday hours. Drivers are required to transport persons served and the general public in a safe and courteous manner. Must be 21 years old, have a high school diploma/GED and valid driver’s license. Commercial driver’s license will be required within 60 days. Training to obtain CDL will be provided. Apply online at Futures Unlimited offers an excellent benefit package and a positive working environment. Pre-employment drug testing is required. EOE.Direct Support Professional (DSP) Day Services—Full time and substitute positions, Monday—Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Substitute positions are scheduled to work “as needed” to fill in for regular staff. DSP’s work with persons served in a day program setting providing supervision, assistance and training in basic life skills and work skills to promote independence. Must be compassionate, dependable, patient, creative, energetic and be able to motivate others. Must be 18 years old, have a high school diploma/GED and valid driver’s license. Apply online at Futures Unlimited offers an excellent benefit package and a positive working environment. Pre-employment drug testing is required. EOE.last_img read more

Second-Half Rally Allows Drake Men’s Basketball To Cruise Past UIC, 83-62

first_img Preview Story Links at Bowling Green 12/5/2015 – 3 p.m. Box Score (HTML) DES MOINES, Iowa – A pair of 23-point scorers and a big run to open the second half allowed the Drake University men’s basketball team to cruise past visiting UIC, 83-62, Saturday afternoon at the Knapp Center. Kale Abrahamson (West Des Moines, Iowa) and Reed Timmer (New Berlin, Wis.) each had 23 points for Drake (4-3) on combined 9-of-15 three-point shooting . The Bulldogs shot 52.5 percent from the field in the win and 52.6 from three-point range while holding UIC (1-3) to 39.7 percent shooting. UIC was led by Dikembe Dixson’s 13 points and six rebounds.”Today I’m most happy and proud of the way this ended a segment of our season,” said Drake head coach Ray Giacoletti. “We’ve played five games in a seven-day period with a lot of travel. To be able come out like this when we were fatigued, they were able to push through those things for us to find a way to get a win.”Graham Woodward (Edina, Minn.) helped engineer Drake’s offense with eight of the Bulldogs’ 18 assists.”I see 18 assists and if you’re sharing the basketball, you’re getting good looks,” Giacoletti said. “We have good shooters and they were able to step up and knock down shots.”C.J. Rivers (Cahokia, Ill.) added four assists and a career-high 13 rebounds from his guard position.”He’s a multidimensional play that does whatever it takes to win,” Giacoletti said of Rivers.Drake built up a six-point, 36-30, lead at halftime thanks to 10 points from Timmer. The Bulldogs quickly expanded that lead in the second half by opening the period on a 15-3 run to take a 51-33 lead six minutes into the half. Abrahamson and Timmer combined to score 11 of those points. The Bulldogs kept that lead at 10 or more points for all but 26 seconds of the remainder of the second half. An 8-0 run that started with three minutes left gave the Bulldogs a 24-point lead heading into the final minute of the game.Following the last week’s rigorous schedule that the Bulldogs navigated with a 3-2 record, the team will have a week off from competition before traveling to Bowling Green for a Dec. 5 contest against the Falcons.”We need it badly. We haven’t had a day off in a while,” Giacoletti said. “Mentally and physically we’ll have a day and half off and be ready to come back Monday and get ready for Bowling Green.”Print Friendly Version Box Score (PDF) Next Game: Full Schedule Roster Live Stats ESPN 1350 ESPN3 Listen Live Watch Livelast_img read more