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  • Governor Wolf Statement on Passing of Gerry Lenfest

    first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Governor Wolf Statement on Passing of Gerry Lenfest Statement Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today released the following statement on the passing of renowned Pennsylvania philanthropist H.F. “Gerry” Lenfest:“Long before I became governor, I met and came to know and admire Gerry Lenfest for his commitment to making communities stronger. Gerry and his wife, Marguerite, took their incredible success and offered the full energy of their lives in service of their fellow citizens and the city and state that they loved. There is likely not an organization or charity in Philadelphia that didn’t benefit from the Lenfest family’s generosity in some way. From the arts to education to journalism, Gerry understood that the key to building a strong economy and community were strong civic institutions that enriched the lives of all citizens. “Put simply, Gerry was a great human being and an even better citizen. Frances and I offer our deepest condolences to the Lenfest family and ask all Pennsylvanians to join us in remembering and celebrating the life of Gerry Lenfest. We will miss him.”center_img August 05, 2018last_img read more

  • Gov. Wolf Signs Order to Provide Targeted Distribution of COVID-19 PPE and Supplies to Hospitals

    first_img Healthcare,  Press Release,  Public Health Among myriad actions to support Pennsylvania’s health care system during the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Tom Wolf today signed an order to provide critical aid to hospitals with targeted PPE and supplies distribution.“Combatting a pandemic means we all have to work together and that means we need to make the best use of our medical assets to ensure the places that need them most have them,” Gov. Wolf said. “Today, I am signing an order that will allow us to transfer supplies and information between medical facilities to both high-population, high-impact areas and lower population areas that might not have as many existing medical resources.“This will also prevent sick Pennsylvanians from having to choose which hospital to go to for fear that some have less access to equipment than others and it will help us make use of every ventilator, every piece of PPE, and every medical worker.”The order will ensure the efficient allocation and effective use of critical medical resources, such as N95 face masks, ventilators, respirators, face shields, safety goggles, disinfectants and other sanitizing solutions by hospitals in the state.The order reads, that “despite the voluntary efforts of health care providers and despite the exhaustive work of commonwealth agencies to procure PPE and other medical resources from private industry to support Pennsylvania’s health care workers, facilities and emergency responders, a critical shortage of PPE, pharmaceuticals and other medical resources remains.”The governor consulted with Sec. of Health, Dr. Rachel Levine, and Randy Padfield, director of the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA), in developing the order to ensure all commonwealth resources are harnessed to meet the imminent surge of COVID-19 cases and to prevent overwhelming the health care system.The order mandates that private, public and quasi-public health care providers and facilities, as well as manufacturers, distributors and suppliers of PPE, pharmaceuticals and other medical resources located within the commonwealth, submit current inventory quantities of PPE, pharmaceuticals and other medical resources to PEMA within five days of today’s order. Health care providers and facilities are further ordered to provide written reports detailing facility health care needs and other pertinent information in the form, manner and frequency directed by PEMA.PEMA will make arrangements with other commonwealth agencies to reimburse facilities for PPE and other supplies and equipment, then arrange for supplies to be allocated to where they are needed most.“I commend Pennsylvania’s medical facilities for their efforts so far in helping to shift resources toward the fight against COVID-19,” Gov. Wolf said. “Many are already working together to shift resources among facilities, both public and private, and many of our medical facilities have shifted resources internally.”Also today, the Department of Health launched a new hospital preparedness dashboard that provides county-level information, including the number of available beds and ventilators in use at facilities across the state. The dashboard also provides an overview of the capacity of the state’s entire health care system.“We are working to create more ways to get as much data as possible to the community,” Dr. Levine said.The dashboard can be found in the COVID-19 section of health.pa.gov. View the desktop version of the dashboard here or the mobile version of the dashboard here.Read Governor Wolf’s order as a PDF here or on Scribd.View this information in Spanish here. SHARE Email Facebook Twitter April 08, 2020center_img Gov. Wolf Signs Order to Provide Targeted Distribution of COVID-19 PPE and Supplies to Hospitalslast_img read more

  • Van Oord Signs MOU in Indonesia

    first_imgImage source: Van OordPT Pengerukan Indonesia (the dredging subsidiary of IPC) and PT Van Oord Indonesia have a long track record of successfully executing projects together.The two parties have signed a MOU which aims to explore further cooperation and partnering on dredging projects in Indonesia, especially at the ports under management of IPC.The MOU was signed by Pak Wahyu Hardiyanto – Direktur Utama (President Director) and Mark van der Hoeven (Van Oord).According to Wahyu, the companies agreed to explore opportunities for cooperation in implementing several reclamation projects and dredging several ports in Indonesia.“With their competence, experience, equipment and methods, we are optimistic that the work on the dredging or reclamation project can be more effective and efficient in terms of cost and work time,” Wahyu explained.last_img read more

  • Clydena “Dee” Wagner, 74, Blooming Grove, Indiana

    first_imgClydena ‘Dee’ Wagner, age 74, of Laurel, Indiana died Saturday, September 1, 2018 surrounded by family at her home.Born February 2, 1944 in Huntington, West Virginia she was one of four daughters born to the late Clyde B. & Arbutus D. (Frye) Ross. On September 6, 1963 she was united in marriage to James D. Wagner, and he survives.Dee was retired, having worked at the former Ford/Visteon in Connersville for over 25 years. She was a member of the Emmanuel Baptist Church in Brookville; as well as the Eta Pi Kappa Sorority for 26 years. In her leisure time she enjoyed shopping, but most of all she cherished being with her family.Besides James, her loving husband of 55 years, survivors include three daughters & sons-in-law, Gloria (Chris) Dixon, Brenda (Robert) Shepard, and Donna (Keith) Allen all of Brookville, Indiana; 7 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren; a sister, Peggy Navy of Huntington, West Virginia as well as several nieces & nephews.In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Gloria Ross and Brenda Runyon. Family & friends may visit from 4 until 8:00 P.M. on Wednesday, September 5, 2018 at Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home, 1025 Franklin Avenue, Brookville; and from 10:00 A.M. until the time of the services on Thursday, September 6, 2018 at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Brookville.Pastor Kevin Waltz will officiate the Funeral Services on Thursday, September 6, 2018, 11:00 A.M. at Emmanuel Baptist Church, 10066 Oxford Pike, Brookville; burial will follow in Little Children’s Home Cemetery in Laurel, Indiana.Memorial contributions may be directed to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home is honored to serve the Wagner family, to sign the online guest book or send personal condolences please visit www.phillipsandmeyers.comlast_img read more

  • Hughes hopeful over Guidetti deal

    first_imgStoke manager Mark Hughes hopes to give a different dimension to his side with the addition of Manchester City’s young striker John Guidetti, but other paperwork must be completed first. The Potters boss has expressed an interest in bringing in the 21-year-old on loan but has to make Stephen Ireland’s loan from Aston Villa permanent before that can happen. First-choice striker Peter Crouch and fellow forward Jon Walters both scored in the 5-3 defeat at home to Liverpool on Sunday but there was no place in the squad for Kenwyne Jones. “There are certain parts of our game where we need a different option, to go in behind and we lack a bit of pace so we’d like to address that – but we’ve been looking since the summer,” said Hughes of a player he knows from his time managing City. “It is an obvious part of our play. “If we can get him in he’s a player that can add to what we have got and we are trying to add different options to our attack. “He’s a natural goalscorer and if we can get him into the right areas he will take chances. “He was there (City) as a young player and worked with our under-21 coach Glynn Hodges when he was also there, so we know him.” While Hughes is looking to add more goals to a team which has scored just 22 goals in 21 matches he has no worries about young goalkeeper Jack Butland, who made his full Premier League debut on Sunday. The England Under-21 international has been involved in the last three games – coming on at half-time of the New Year’s Day draw with Everton after injury to Thomas Sorensen – with first-choice Asmir Begovic previously ruled out for up to six weeks with a broken finger. “It was a difficult start for Jack as almost immediately he has conceded through no fault of his own,” said Hughes referring to Ryan Shawcross’s early own goal which opened the floodgates against Liverpool. “He will be an outstanding goalkeeper, we know that, he just needs to have more experience at this level and that is what I hope to give him in the coming weeks.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

  • Cricket News World Test Championship: With no Dhoni in Test matches, will India use Jersey No 7?

    first_imgNew Delhi: The upcoming World Test Championship will feature jersey numbers behind the white shirts for the first time but there are two numbers that the Indian team is unlikely to use during the Test series against the West Indies in Antigua starting August 22. Sachin Tendulkar’s famous jersey No.10 has already been “unofficially retired” by the BCCI from white ball cricket after pacer Shardul Thakur wore it briefly and was heavily trolled on social media.While no Indian players wears the No.10 jersey as a mark of respect for Tendulkar’s stupendous achievements, there is a strong possibility that jersey No.7 worn by Mahendra Singh Dhoni in limited-overs will also not be used in the days’ format.It is learnt that most of the Indian players will opt for their limited-overs jersey numbers.”Virat is expected to wear 18 while Rohit wears 45. Most of the players will wear their respective ODI and T20 numbers. Since MS is no longer playing Test cricket, jersey No.7 is available but there is very little chance that any of the players will wear it,” a senior BCCI official told PTI on condition of anonymity.”People relate jersey No 7 with MS. The consignment of numbered jerseys will only arrive in Caribbean only after ODI series,” he added.While a jersey can’t be retired officially, the BCCI may mull a move as Dhoni’s stature in Indian cricket is such and they also have the Thakur trolling incident on the back of their minds.Dhoni, who has been playing limited overs internationals since 2015, has taken a two-month sabbatical to serve the Parachute Regiment under the Territorial Army where he is an Honorary Lieutenant Colonel.The Ashes, starting August 1, will be the first bilateral under the World championship banner. It will also be the first such series where players will have jersey numbers.The move by ICC is an effort to popularise the game and help fans connect better with the players. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

  • The Latest: France midfielder Pogba tests positive for virus

    first_img Associated Press The Latest: France midfielder Pogba tests positive for virus Deschamps says “he had a test yesterday which was positive this morning.”Pogba has been replaced in the squad by 17-year-old Rennes midfielder Eduardo Camavinga ahead of upcoming Nations League qualifiers against Sweden and Croatia.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports August 27, 2020 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___France coach Didier Deschamps says midfielder Paul Pogba has tested positive for COVID-19 and has been left out of the national team squad.last_img read more

  • Powerlifting team arrives in Uruguay

    first_img– GAPLF president lauds Government’s contributionTHIRTEEN athletes and officials arrived in Uruguay, last evening, to commence participation in the September 17 – 22, PanAmerican/South American Powerlifting and Bench Press Equipped and Classic Championships, with the Guyana Amateur Powerlifting Federation (GAPLF), president Ed Caesar optimistic of the team’s success. Runita White, Nadina Taharally, Natoya Robinson, Lisa Oudit, Bjorn Williams, Franklin Brisport-Luke, Frank Tucker, Noel Cummings and Nairanjan Singh are the athletes, while White and Taharally will double as officials, along with Colin Andrew Austin (Manager), Erwyn Smith (Coach) and Gordon Spencer (Category 2 Referee). Kathleen Paul is the team’s Physiotherapist.Caesar, a former national record holder and PanAmerican champion in the sport, informed that athletes selected to represent Guyana at the prestigious powerlifting event, are all capable of winning medals, since “none of them is going there for experience.”  According to the former Chief Education Officer, all the athletes surpassed the basic qualifying standard set by the GAPLF.  It was also stated that the team reaching Uruguay would not have been possible without the Government of Guyana’s $3.6M sponsorship. Contributions were also received from a number of agencies and individuals. The relevant information, in this regard, will be made public on the team’s return. The Government’s contribution was channelled through the National Sports Commission (NSC), and Director of Sport, Christopher Jones, pointed out that he was more than delighted in ensuring that the lifters were given much-needed support in their desire to make Guyana proud during the engagement in Uruguay. (Rawle Toney)last_img read more

  • ‘Giving his heart away’: Syracuse remembers high school coach, close friend 2 years after his passing

    first_img Published on January 28, 2014 at 2:21 am Contact Phil: pmdabbra@syr.edu | @PhilDAbb Too often, Robert “Apache” Paschall had seen young adults fall victim to the difficulties and dangers of growing up in New York City. He was almost one of those victims.He was well aware of the consequences of poor situations and poorer decisions. Apache had that in mind when he sat down four troubled players in the Henry Street gym in the Lower East Side of Manhattan before practice.One of those girls was high school freshman Taylor Ford, who at the time was stuck befriending the wrong crowd. She’ll never forget his words from that day.“Don’t be the person that people don’t want to be around with,” Apache told them, lecturing them for 20 minutes in a storage room. “You are who your friends are. Be the person who everyone wants to be around.”“Apache actually changed my life,” said Ford, now a sophomore forward at Syracuse. “Without him, I don’t know where I would be. I don’t know if I would be at a Division I college or home or whatever. Because of him, I’m where I am now.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textApache was the head coach at St. Michael’s Academy in midtown Manhattan from 2002 until it closed in June 2010. He then moved on to Nazareth Regional High School in Brooklyn, bringing with him Ford and other St. Michael’s players, where they won the state championship. The next season, current SU sophomore Brianna Butler moved to New York from Pennsylvania and joined Nazareth.Apache died on Jan. 3, 2012, at age 38 — midway through Butler and Ford’s senior year — of cardiac arrest related to complications from skin cancer. This January marked the two-year anniversary of his death.Throughout his coaching career, Apache talked nearly every day with his longtime friend Quentin Hillsman, who is now in his eighth season as Syracuse’s head coach.“He died giving his heart away,” Hillsman said. “He didn’t get rich in this game. He didn’t make money. He was pretty much on welfare and helping kids. That’s what he did.”The game of basketball saved Apache’s life, so in return he dedicated many years of his life to keeping as many girls off the streets as he could. He became one of the most well-known basketball coaches in the city, thanks to his two state championships at the high school level and the success he enjoyed with the Exodus AAU program he founded in 1996.And not even his cancer would stop him from coaching and influencing lives until the very day he died.“He had the heart of a lion. His heart was enormous,” said Lauren Best, Apache’s assistant coach and fiancée. “The day he passed, we were going to go to his treatment and then practice.“He could barely stand up but he said, ‘I’m not going to let my kids down.’”**Apache’s mother spent 16 years in prison for selling cocaine and his brother also did time for selling drugs.One of his uncles was killed while attempting a robbery and another uncle admitted to murdering five people.Apache easily could’ve gone down the wrong path himself, but basketball became Apache’s escape. So he made it his goal in life to teach girls that the game could be their outlet, too.His players became his daughters. He made sure they ate. He made sure they had winter coats. He made sure they had a shoulder to cry on and a friend to call at 3 a.m.“He wasn’t just a basketball coach,” said Ron Kelley, Apache’s assistant coach. “He wasn’t just a guy that showed up when it was time for practice or the game and then headed home until next time.”**Before Apache’s words changed Ford’s life, his actions may have saved it.“Taylor Ford is one of those young ladies that had some issues at home,” Kelley said. “Apache grabbed her, saw she had a little bit of talent, and just didn’t let go.”Ford’s parents separated when she was 10, and her mother worked two jobs to try and support her four children. In middle school, Apache introduced Ford to serious basketball by bringing her to his AAU Exodus program.Ford never thought she could earn a scholarship for basketball, but Apache saw just enough potential to push her to achieve one. When her visit to Penn State disappointed her, Apache was on the other end of the phone to comfort her.But as Ford put in the work to develop Division I potential, her overall attitude lacked because of the people surrounding her. She wasn’t particularly friendly or outgoing. Apache’s advice that day before practice at the Henry Street gym changed that.“I started to watch what they were doing and I realized I shouldn’t be around them,” Ford said. “He made me a more fun person. He made me happy about life.”**When Butler joined Exodus, she played behind a group of superstars. She was unselfish on the court and deferred to those players, but Apache thought she was doing it all wrong.And he let everyone in the gym know it.“He would just get at her during games and almost had to force her to shoot the ball sometimes,” Kelley said. “And by the time she was a senior, she had developed into this really aggressive scoring machine.”All of the yelling Butler took from Apache served as motivation. She’d spend an extra hour after practices working on her 3-point shooting, pull-up jumpers and ability to attack the basket. Butler sought to become more of an offensive threat and less of a passive player.Her dedication paid off in an out-of-state tournament game, where Butler had what Apache told her afterward was one of the best games he had seen her play.And by the time Butler left high school, she was the No. 13 recruit in the country. “If he’s yelling at you, you know he wants you to do well,” Butler said. “He taught me to be a killer and not back down from a challenge.”**Late in their friendship, a very ill Apache grumbled to Hillsman about having to drink protein shakes.“Listen, you have to drink this,” Hillsman told him.“You think this is so damn good? Then you drink some,” Apache retorted. Just so Apache wouldn’t have to drink one alone, Hillsman drank one – and it was “pretty nasty,” he said.Hillsman laughed as he reflected, then slowly become more solemn. “That was the last moment that he and I had together. You kind of knew that this was a moment you need to cherish, because he wasn’t doing well.”The two first met when they were in high school. As their coaching careers began to take form, they crossed paths enough in basketball gyms across the East Coast and realized they had much in common. They became a sounding board for each other, whether they spoke about basketball or life beyond the game.When Apache had three players that needed to get out of New York, Hillsman took them in to his Laurinburg (N.C.) Institute program. That team went 22-0, en route to the 2002-03 prep school girls’ national championship.With that, a pipeline was born.“Our players were our babies,” Best said. “You can’t send your child to play for just anybody. You got to send them to somebody who will take care of them, and Coach Q took care of our babies.”When Best found Apache unresponsive on the day of his death, her first call was for the paramedics. Her second call was for Hillsman to console her.**Butler and Ford don’t bring up Apache intentionally. Even two years later, his absence is still new to them. But once in a while a moment surfaces, and his words and mannerisms return as vividly as ever to the roommates.“We just stay strong for each other,” Butler said, “and we just know that he’s in a better place.”Both of their Instagram accounts pay homage to Apache and his favorite saying: “Love is love.”Behind Butler’s left ear is a tattoo that commemorates Apache and Exodus.They miss his pregame speeches, which were full of intensity and a single wisecrack. During practice, some of Butler’s tendencies remind Ford of the times Apache raised his voice at her. Each time Ford eats seafood, one of Apache’s favorite meals, she thinks of him.He may be gone, but he’s certainly not forgotten.“Every now and then,” Hillsman said, “you can just see his influences over our program and over those two and even over me, because we were so close.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more