Bill Signing, Healthcare, Press Release, Seniors Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Wolf signed a number of pieces of legislation.“Today, I was proud to sign House Bill 425, which ensures more than 12,000 seniors will continue to receive prescription drug benefits through the state’s PACE and PACENET programs,” said Governor Wolf. “This important bill excludes Social Security cost of living increases from the income limits of both programs so that seniors will continue to have access to their important medications.”Governor Wolf also signed the following:Act 61 (Metzgar) – Amends the Storage Tank and Spill Prevention Act, in financial provisions, further providing for Underground Storage Tank Indemnification Board, Environmental Cleanup Program, Pollution Prevention Program, and costs.Act 63 (Walsh) – Act authorizing the release of Project 70 restrictions on certain land owned by the Borough of West Newton, Westmoreland County; and on certain lands owned by Upper Uwchlan Township, Chester County.Act 64 (Gillen) – Amends Title 9 (Burial Grounds), in general provisions relating to burial grounds, further providing for definitions; & providing for transfer of ownership of cemeteries & for reasonable access to burial grounds.Act 65 (Turzai) – Amends Title 66 (Public Utilities), in rates & distribution systems, further providing for rates to be just and reasonable; & providing for water & sewer authorities in cities of the second class. Governor Wolf Acts on Legislation December 21, 2017 SHARE Email Facebook Twitter
Jan De Nul in France: Toulon Contract for EnvisanFrance has engaged the environmental expertise of Jan De Nul Group to clean up the oil-polluted beaches along the Mediterranean Sea. VIDEO: Changing the Mindset – Key to SuccessDuring our recent CEDA-IADC Dredging for Sustainable Infrastructure Conference, we took an opportunity to interview Professor Dr. Patrick Meire of University of Antwerp. Steel Cutting for New DEME’s Trailing Suction Hopper DredgerConstruction of DEME’s 2,300m³ new trailing suction hopper dredger has officially kicked off with a steel cutting ceremony at Royal IHC’s Batam shipyard in Indonesia. Port of Rotterdam: Boskalis’ Ndurance Successfully Tested at AlexiahavenBoskalis’ cable laying vessel Ndurance has completed cable trencher tests at Alexiahaven, Maasvlakte 2, in the Port of Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Image source: JDNDredging Today brings you an overview of the most popular stories from the past week (December 10 – 16, 2018). Bonn & Mees Installs Accommodation Block on CSD SpartacusBonn & Mees Drijvende Bokken BV said in its latest announcement that their Matador 3 has successfully installed the 750 tons accommodation block on board the Royal IHC newbuilding Spartacus – the world’s largest cutter suction dredger.
I am sure you have heard of the exploits of Jose Conseco or Francisco Rodriquez. Conseco shot off one of his fingers while cleaning his gun. He is now the subject of every late night comedian’s jokes. One of these comedian’s said that Conseco could no longer be part of the Top 10 list because he could only count to 9. Jose, during his playing career, left some doubt as to just how smart he was. Some of you might remember his attempt to catch a fly ball which eventually hit him in the head and bounced over the fence for a home run.Rodriquez decided to walk barefoot outside the baseball compound in Arizona where his team was holding Spring Training. Evidently, Francisco forgot that the main plant growing in the desert is a cactus. It was not reported how long he had to pick needles out of his bare feet.Johnny Quinn, an Olympic bobsledder, locked himself in the bathroom at his team’s complex during the Winter Olympics. After exhausting his possibilities of getting out, he simply stepped back and ran through the door. The maintenance man reported that the door had a perfect body shaped hole in it. You decide which of these 3 wins the “dumb or dumber” award.
Press Association Kevin Phillips has revealed he wants to sign a new deal at Crystal Palace and have one final crack at the Barclays Premier League. “I’m not sure if a Championship club can tempt me. I know what sort of role I’m going to be playing, it’s a bit-part one, and I’d rather be doing it in the Premier League.” Phillips is currently available on a free transfer with his previous contract at Palace having now expired but he believes a new deal to keep him at Selhurst Park could soon be in place. “Ian Holloway isn’t afraid to use me,” he added. “He wants me at the football club and I want to stay. Hopefully we’ll get it sorted by the end of the week.” Holloway is yet to add to his squad ahead of the new season but talks are believed to be ongoing with Peterborough for striker Dwight Gayle, with the fee rumoured to be in the region of £8.5million, including add-ons. The 39-year-old striker scored the extra-time penalty that secured play-off success against Watford at the end of last season and took Ian Holloway’s side back to the top flight. Now a seasoned veteran, it was thought Phillips would not be required in the Premier League as Holloway looks to build a side capable of avoiding the drop. But the former Sunderland forward wants to finish his career at the highest possible level, even if that means limited game time. “There has been a lot of rumours around and I’ve been offered a couple of really testing offers but, at this stage in my career, if there’s any chance of staying in the Premier League then that is the place to be,” Phillips told talkSPORT.
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers praised Jordan Henderson after the midfielder’s second goal in as many games helped set the side on their way to a 2-0 win over Burnley. “He has great technique and precision and it was a great finish by Daniel. “He is improving all the time and as he matures even more tactically he will become even better. “He has always had athleticism, he is born with a natural gift to run, and tactically he is improving all the time and his passing is improving and he is becoming one of the real leaders of this team. “It was a wonderful performance by him and the team in general. “We controlled the tempo of the game and whatever we had to deal with defensively we did. “As good as the performance was at the weekend (a 2-1 win over Manchester City) this was equally as good.” Rodgers also had praise for Emre Can, who began the match as one of three centre-backs but, not for the first time in recent weeks, moved into midfield late in the second half. The Germany Under-21 international had a tough start to his first season in the Premier League but since coming into the team on Boxing Day, coincidentally at Burnley, has been nothing short of superb. Henderson, standing in as captain for Steven Gerrard as he works his way back to fitness from a hamstring injury, opened the scoring just before the half-hour with a neatly-taken strike and then provided the cross for Daniel Sturridge’s header early in the second half. “It was a great strike and that gave us greater confidence in the game and his ball for the second goal was terrific,” said Rodgers. “I look at him and I think if you give him another couple of years he could play in any team in world football – that is how highly I rate him,” added the Reds boss. “Whether he is central or wide you can see his football intelligence, he breaks through lines with his power and pace and he has great composure. “The crowd love him because he does the dirty work as well. I really think he will develop into a real world-class player.” Burnley boss Sean Dyche had no complaints about the result, which leaves his side next-bottom three points from safety. “They (Liverpool) were very good tonight. They are an expensively-assembled side with top-class players who have found that run of form and belief,” he said. “At 1-0 you never know but second half we gave away a really poor goal – the first one can happen with high-quality players. “It is a different side to the one we played on Boxing Day. They are right in the zone and high on confidence. “It is possibly too late for this season but if they carry on that you have to fancy they will be up there (challenging for the title) next season. “We knew it would be a stern task to come here tonight to get a win but we keep learning. We have a 10-day window to put it back together. “We will be relentless all the way down the line.” Press Association
DAVID Warner has continued his demolition job on New Zealand’s bowlers, re-writing the record books with another century at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG).With his hundred in the third Chappell-Hadlee match today, Warner moved into equal second on the list of most one-day international centuries in a calendar year.To make Warner’s feat all the more impressive, he has done it in significantly less matches than the others on the list.Warner now has seven tons in 2016 – as well as two dismissals in the 90s – to draw level with the mark Sourav Ganguly set in 2000. Warner has achieved the feat in his 23rd one-dayer of the year, while Ganguly played 32.Leading the way is Sachin Tendulkar’s nine ODI tons set in 1998, when India’s Little Master played 34 matches.It is worthwhile to note that four of Tendulkar’s centuries that year came in matches against Zimbabwe and Kenya, while Warner’s have come against India, South Africa, Sri Lanka, and New Zealand. And given the same number of matches, in this type of form, it’s reasonable to expect Warner would be soon surpassing Tendulkar’s mark.Warner also set a new record for runs scored in a Chappell-Hadlee series to erase Ricky Ponting’s name for the record books.It’s the second successive match Warner has bettered a mark set by Ponting, after his Manuka Oval ton last Tuesday saw him move past Ponting and Matthew Hayden for the most ODI tons in a calendar year by an Australian.Ponting’s Chappell-Hadlee record of 241 runs was set in December 2007 – a prolific year for the former skipper, which saw him score five ODI tons. Two of them came in the Chappell-Hadlee series, scores of 107* and 134* in Adelaide and Hobart, with a washout at the SCG in-between.Warner scored just 24 in this current series’ opening match in Sydney, but turned it on in Canberra for a superbly crafted 119.“It’s probably the format that I struggled at for a little while,” Warner said in Canberra this week.“Now, being able to be a little bit more consistent, understanding the game a little bit more I think the Test stuff really helped me a lot where I didn’t have to go out there and belt the ball in the first 10 overs.“I’ve really worked hard in the last 18 months to keep constructing an innings, I’ve managed to do that and it’s actually working.”The ton in Melbourne was his 11th in one-day cricket, putting him outright fourth amongst Australians for the most centuries, overtaking Matthew Hayden (who scored 10 in 72 more matches).However, the Australian record is one Ponting will not be relinquishing anytime soon. The former skipper scored 29 tons from 374 matches. Warner, in his 88th game, has plenty of time to chase it.
West Midlands Police have arrested a 12-year-old boy after a string of racist messages were sent to Crystal Palace star Wilfried Zaha.Ahead of the Eagles’ trip to Aston Villa, Zaha took to Twitter to reveal the extent of the abuse that he’d received by a social media user called ‘jackdolan_avfc’, who appeared to be a fan of the Villans. Hodgson praised Zaha for going public Source: Talk Sports “I think it’s important,” he said in a pre-match interview with Sky Sports.“I think it is being highlighted very much anyway with the Black Lives Matter movement, and everyone seems to be making such an effort to eradicate this type of behaviour.“It is very saddening on the day of a game that a player wakes up to this cowardly and despicable abuse.“I think it is right that Wilf made people aware of it; I don’t think it is something he should keep quiet about. “We were alerted to a series of racist messages sent to a footballer today and after looking in them and conducting checks, we have arrested a boy,” a statement read.“The 12-year-old from Solihull has been taken to custody. Thanks to everyone who raised it. Racism won’t be tolerated.”The Premier League also condemned the discriminatory abuse that Zaha received in a similarly strongly-worded statement.“This behaviour is completely unacceptable and the Premier League stands alongside @wilfriedzaha in opposing this, and discrimination in any form,” they said. “There is #NoRoomForRacism, anywhere.“We will continue to support players, managers, coaches and their family members who receive serious discriminatory online abuse.“Through our dedicated reporting system, we can take immediate action on cases like this.”Speaking ahead of the game at Villa Park, Palace boss Roy Hodgson said he supported Zaha’s call to make the direct messages public, as well as condemning the content of them. “I think it is very good that our club, Aston Villa and the Premier League are doing everything they can to find out who this despicable individual is and one can only hope that they will get identified and they will get called to account and they will pay for these actions.“There is literally no excuse; there is no excuse at all.”West Midlands Police were quick to respond to Zaha’s tweet, replying from their official account: “Hi Wilfried, we are looking into who the owner of this account is and would encourage you to report it to your local police force too.” One message read ‘you better not score tomorrow you black c***’ before the user added ‘or I’ll come to your house dressed as a ghost.’Zaha was also sent pictures of the Ku Klux Klan, a racist hate group infamous for executing black people, and also an image of an edited box of cornflakes, which instead carried the words ‘c***flakes’ and showed a man with his face blacked up.The 27-year-old posted the messages on his personal Twitter account, alongside the caption: ‘Woke up to this today.’And following widespread condemnation, West Midlands Police confirmed on Sunday afternoon they had detained an individual in connection with the racist abuse. Zaha started for Palace in the game at Aston Villa
ICYMI: Here’s @TigerWoods taking a kneeling, back-handed shot from inside of a bush and hitting the green like it’s no big deal…😱 pic.twitter.com/iVZFUcq25d— PGA TOUR LIVE (@PGATOURLIVE) March 28, 2019Also on the bubble are Dustin Johnson, Justin Rose, Justin Thomas, Jon Rahm and Jordan Spieth.Almost fully eliminated from the tournament is Bubba Watson, who won the event last season.He is joined by Phil Mickelson, Jason Day, and Cameron Smith at 0-2-0 for the week. WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play: Tiger Woods wins first match 3 & 1 over Aaron Wise As pure as it gets. 😍 @McIlroyRory walks the walk.#LiveUnderPar pic.twitter.com/J3bcyKTuYh— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) March 28, 2019The 29-year-old is coming off of a win at the Players Championship and back-to-back top-15 finishes in his previous two events. He is playing like he needs to coming into the Masters in the first week of April, where he will attempt to complete the career grand slam.Elsewhere on the course, Sergio Garcia, Gary Woodland, Francesco Molinari, Matt Kuchar, Henrik Stenson and Jim Furyk also sit at 2-0-0 for the week and in the lead in their respective groups heading into Round 3 on Friday, which will be the final part of the Round Robin format before the weekend.Tiger Woods had a tougher day than in Round 1 as he fell to Brandt Snedeker 2 & 1 to move to 1-1-0 for the week. This comes one day after a 5 & 4 win over Luke List to open his tournament.McIlroy has all but punched his ticket to the next round of the event as he is comfortably atop Group 4 in Texas. Related News Rory McIlroy is in top form as golf closes in on the first major of the year.The No. 4 player in the world moved to 2-0-0 on the week at the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play after a 3 & 2 win over Justin Harding in Round 2 on Thursday. WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play: Jordan Spieth satisfied with progress amid struggles