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Wolf Administration Previews 2018 Northeastern Region Construction Season, Highlights Recycled Asphalt Paving Program SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Infrastructure, Press Release, Transportation Honesdale, PA – Governor Tom Wolf and Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) Secretary Leslie S. Richards today highlighted transportation investments as PennDOT held an event outlining the anticipated 626 roadway miles that will be rehabilitated, reconstructed or resurfaced, and 83 bridges that will be improved this year in the six-county northeast region.“We are committed not only to larger construction projects but also to improvements on rural roadways that connect our communities,” said Governor Wolf. “These investments enhance safety and travel conditions for the public as well as businesses.”Complementing the significant projects in the northeastern region, Governor Wolf this year reinforced the administration’s commitment to rural roads with new plans to improve more than 1,100 rural and low-volume roadway miles and rehabilitate or replace at least 85 municipally owned bridges over five years.Richards highlighted work beginning this week on Route 4017 (Egypt Drive) in Wayne County as an example of lower-traffic roadways on which PennDOT will complete Recycled Asphalt Paving (RAP) to extend pavement life. The work is made possible through the department’s Road Maintenance and Preservation initiative, part of which expands the use of RAP to stretch resources and improve or reinforce shoulders of lower-traffic roadways.“We have made more resources available to enhance rural roadways and extend pavement life,” Richards said at today’s event. “With these investments complementing our construction program, we are making significant improvements in the northeast region.”During today’s media briefing, District 4 Executive George Roberts discussed the more than $464 million in new and continuing projects the public will see in Lackawanna, Luzerne, Pike, Susquehanna, Wayne, and Wyoming counties throughout the year. In addition to the scheduled bridge and roadway improvements, an additional 46 projects such as slope repair, park & ride, and safety improvement projects are anticipated to begin or continue across the region during this construction season.“The projects that we have planned for this year will improve both travel and safety for motorists across the region,” said Roberts. “But with so many projects underway, it is vital that motorists use extreme caution when driving through work zones.”Notable projects that are expected to be begin this year include:Bridge rehabilitation on Interstate 84 over Roaring Brook and Lackawanna County Railroad in Roaring Brook, Lackawanna County ($1.2 million);Paving 24 miles of Route 11 (Salem Boulevard) and Route 415 (Lakeside Drive) in Luzerne County ($21 million);Paving 16 miles of SR 2004 (Silver Lake Road) in Pike County and SR 4041 (Rock Lake Road) in Wayne County ($3 million);Paving Route 92 (River Street), Route 171 (Upper Road), Route 171 (State Street), Route 371 (Great Bend Turnpike), Route 1021 (Brushville Road) and Route 1041 (Maple Street in Susquehanna County ($2.5 million); andRehabilitating Route 11 over Route 92 in Nicholson Borough, Wyoming County ($1 million).Department-force resurfacing and improvement work expected to start this year includes:Route 435 (Drinker Turnpike), 7 miles in Covington and Clifton townships, Lackawanna County;Route 438 (LaPlume Road), 6.5 miles in La Plume and North Abington townships, Lackawanna County;Route 4006 (Shickshinny Road), 9.9 miles in Union and Huntington townships, Luzerne County;Route 4015 (Bethel Hill Road), 7 miles in Fairmont Township, Luzerne County;Route 1005 (Twin Lake Road), 9.5 miles in Shahola and Milford townships, Pike County;Route 4004 (Gumbletown Road), 7.2 miles in Blooming Grove and Palmyra townships, Pike County;Route 3023, 10.1 miles Dimock, Springville and Lathrop townships, Susquehanna County;Route 92, 6.1 miles in Lenox Township, Susquehanna County;Route 1002 (Calkins Road), 10.6 miles in Oregon Township, Wayne County;Route 0507 (Mill Creek Road), 10.6 miles in Lehigh and Dreher Townships, Wayne County;Route 92, 9.06 miles in Eaton, Tunkhannock and Nicholson Township, Wyoming County; andRoute 1017 (Quarry Street), 5.3 miles in Nicholson and Clinton townships, Wyoming County.As construction projects are underway in the region, the traveling public can anticipate seeing many work zones and are urged to keep in mind their safety and the safety of highway workers. When encountering a work zone, please drive the posted speed limit, turn on your headlights, pay close attention to signs and flaggers and avoid all distractions. In high traffic locations, motorists are encouraged to use both lanes of travel to the merge point and are to take turns merging into the open lane.For more information on projects occurring or being bid this year, those made possible by or accelerated by the state transportation funding plan (Act 89), or those on the department’s Four and Twelve Year Plans, visit www.projects.penndot.gov.Motorists can check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles by visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 850 traffic cameras.511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.For more PennDOT information, visit www.penndot.gov. Follow local PennDOT information on Twitter at www.twitter.com/511PANortheast. April 23, 2018
McDermott has been awarded a sizeable contract award by Pemex for subsea pipeline flowline installation in support of its Ayatsil field, located 50 miles northwest of Ciudad del Carmen in the Bay of Campeche offshore Mexico.McDermott defines a sizeable contract as between $1 million and $50 million.The company said on Tuesday that the scope of work includes design and detailed engineering, procurement, construction and installation of two subsea pipelines.The first line (L1) is a 24 inch diameter, approximately 1.9 miles (3.2 kilometers) length natural gas pipeline that will connect the PP-Ayatsil-C and PP-Ayatsil-A platforms.The second line (L10) is an 8 inch, approximately .9 of a mile (1.5 kilometers) in length oil pipeline that connects to the PP-Ayatsil-C platform.“This award follows on the proven track record we have had in Mexico with Pemex – including the fabrication and installation of the Ayatsil-C platform and the fabrication and future installation of Abkatun,” said Richard Heo, McDermott’s Senior Vice President for North, Central and South America.McDermott’s operating center in Mexico City will perform project management and engineering. Offshore installation is scheduled to be completed in early 2019.
NewsTalk ZB 26 September 2018 Family First Comment: Well said, Winston. Facts matter. Biology matters. Truth matters.The deputy Prime Minister’s revealed how much he trusts the Bible.Yesterday, Winston Peters compared himself to former US president William Jennings Bryan when speaking to Mike Hosking.Peters made the comments after being quizzed by The Country’s Jamie Mackay on some of the former President’s statements.“Didn’t he say if had to pick between science and religion, you should always pick religion?” Mackay asked.Peters answered: “Yes, and so do I.”Asked if he meant that, Peters said “Yes, I do.”“I was trying to make the point out to Hosking, in the Bible, the day is like a thousand years. If you’ve got that sort of look, you realise the creation of the world in six days and the rest on the seventh is not about that exact time.”He says that many people around the countryside say grace before they eat and have respect for a higher being.https://www.newstalkzb.co.nz/on-air/the-country/audio/winston-peters-i-would-pick-religion-over-science/Keep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.
The latest Obama budget will cut money from college athletic departments’ budgets. How will this affect donors and the athletic departments?It is common practice for athletic departments to accept large donations of money, and in return, provide choice seats for these boosters at football and basketball games. This practice has not been eliminated; however, under this budget you will no longer be able to claim tax deductions for these donations.You can still receive tax deductions for university donations, but they must be to the academic departments. You cannot take a deduction on athletic donations if you accept something in return, such as tickets. The skeptic in me figures the universities will find a way around this.It is expected that eliminating the practice of giving tickets for tax-deductible donations will save the government 2.5 billion in 10 years. This figure will come from the saved money on tax returns. In order to get the rebate under this new proposal, the donation must go directly for education and not for anything in the athletic department.
Two out of five players today in college are transfers. I have seen a few articles about this in magazines and newspapers. For example, Barry Collier, Todd Lickliter, Thad Motta, and Brandon Miller all transferred to Butler to play basketball. Why is this happening?I know these players played several years ago, but it seems to be happening even more today, especially in basketball. One reason I think this occurs is that in today’s society commitment means nothing. Many of today’s youth seem to believe they can change their mind whenever something is not like they thought it would be. Also, the grass is always greener in the next pasture (or so they think).I don’t blame an athlete if he transfers after a coaching change. If the university doesn’t honor their commitment to the coach, then it is hard for an athlete to stay in that program. This is only one of the problems with an athletic commitment today. A bigger one is the “one and done” rule, but I have already visited that issue several times.
GROUP STAGE MATCH DAYSMatch day one: 18-19 SeptemberMatch day two: 2-3 OctoberMatch day three: 23-24 OctoberMatch day four: 6-7 NovemberMatch day five: 27-28 NovemberMatch day six: 11-12 DecemberShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Manchester United will face a reunion with Cristiano Ronaldo after drawing Serie A champions Juventus in the Champions League group stage.Ronaldo, who was at United between 2003 and 2009, joined Juve for £99.2m in July after nine years at Real Madrid.Valencia and Young Boys are the other teams in Group H. Tottenham have been drawn in a tough group to face Barcelona, while last season’s runners-up Liverpool face Paris St-Germain and Napoli.Eredivisie champions PSV Eindhoven and Inter Milan complete the line-up in Spurs’ Group B and Red Star Belgrade are the other team to play Jurgen Klopp’s side in Group C.Premier League champions Manchester City were drawn in Group F alongside Shakhtar Donetsk, Lyon and Hoffenheim.Last season’s winners Real Madrid, who have won the competition for the past three years, are in Group G with Roma, CSKA Moscow and Viktoria Plzen.Real Madrid, who beat Liverpool 3-1 in last year’s final, cleaned up in the Uefa awards, with their players winning in all the categories.Keylor Navas won the goalkeeper of the season award, Sergio Ramos was voted the best defender, while Cristiano Ronaldo claimed the forward of the season award.Croatia international midfielder Luka Modric – a Champions League winner with his club and World Cup finalist with his country – won both the midfielder of the year and overall best player awards.Meanwhile, former Manchester United and England midfielder David Beckham was awarded the UEFA President’s award.“From winning the Champions League with Real Madrid, achieving a historic result with Croatia, now this, it is amazing,” said Modric. “They are great feelings and I am happy and proud of everything that I have achieved.“This year I can say is the best year of my career, collectively and individually. Finally I achieved something I dreamed since I started playing for the national team. We reached the final of the World Cup and even without winning it was historic.”GROUP STAGE DRAW IN FULLGROUP A: Atletico Madrid, Borussia Dortmund, Monaco, Club Brugge.GROUP B: Barcelona, Tottenham, PSV Eindhoven, Inter Milan.GROUP C: Paris St-Germain, Napoli, Liverpool, Red Star Belgrade.GROUP D: Lokomotiv Moscow, Porto, Schalke, Galatasaray.GROUP E: Bayern Munich, Benfica, Ajax, AEK Athens.GROUP F: Manchester City, Shakhtar Donetsk, Lyon, Hoffenheim.GROUP G: Real Madrid, Roma, CSKA Moscow, Viktoria Plzen.GROUP H: Juventus, Manchester United, Valencia, Young Boys. Cristiano Ronaldo (centre) celebrates with his Juventus teammate
A match fixing alert triggered by Française des Jeux (FDJ) has led to an ongoing international ‘match manipulation’ investigation attached to Tunisian football.French state owned betting operator FDJ, is reported to have alerted national police in relation to €32,000 being wagered on Tunisian Ligue Professionnelle 1 club US Ben Guerdane beating rival ES Metlaoui on7 April 2019.FDJ alerted the police of suspicious betting activity, in relation to large bets being placed on a Ben Guerdane victory before the match-start, with wagers recorded across the city of Nantes – Ben Guerdane would win the match 1-0 having been awarded a penalty of 53 minutes.The event, was not the first time that FDJ had alerted authorities of Ben Guerdane suspicions, as the season before, the bookmaker had reported two further ‘incidents’ to French gambling regulator ARJEL, at the time detailing that that €80,000 had been wagered on Ben Guerdane.The alerts, forced the Tunisian Football Federation (FTF) to suspend the matches of this weekend’s (20 April) regional ‘Sidi Bouzid’ football league, as officials considered ‘allegations of match manipulation’.The FTF has taken the match and wagering information to Tunisia’s Attorney General, setting a two-week review deadline.“The entire file, as well as a video, was given to the Attorney General,” the FTF added. “In conclusion, the federation will severely and rigorously deal with anything that would affect the sports charter and match tampering.The BBC reports that Ben Guerdane officials will not comment on the matches. StumbleUpon FDJ’s ParionsSport launches sponsorship programme for French amateur football August 24, 2020 Share Share Related Articles Submit Winamax maintains Granada CF sponsorship despite bleak Spanish outlook August 19, 2020 Vbet sponsors AS Monaco as Ligue 1 kicks off new season August 24, 2020
PreviousFILE – At left, in a June 25, 2012, file photo, Miami Heat basketball player Dwyane Wade hugs the NBA Championship trophy after a public celebration in Miami. At right, in a Dec. 13, 2011, file photo, Dallas Mavericks Dirk Nowitzki, of Germany, kisses the NBA championship basketball trophy during a photo shoot at the NBA basketball team’s media day in Dallas. Miami’s Dwyane Wade and Dallas’ Dirk Nowitzki accepted honorary All-Star roles to help the NBA celebrate two long and decorated careers.It should also be a chance for the two-time Finals foes to go out on amicable terms after a shared history that Nowitzki acknowledged was “frosty” at times. (AP Photo/File)Team Giannis’ Dirk Nowitzki, of the Dallas Mavericks and Team LeBron’s Dwyane Wade, of the Miami Heat are given jerseys during the second half of an NBA All-Star basketball game, Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019, in Charlotte, N.C. The Team LeBron won 178-164. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki (41) defends as Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade (3) shoots during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Dallas, Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsDallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki, left, and Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade, right, prepare to enter during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Dallas, Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)Dallas Mavericks guard Devin Harris, left, and forward Dirk Nowitzki, center, compete against Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade (3) for control of a loose ball during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Dallas, Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade (3) shoots as Dallas Mavericks’ Dirk Nowitzki (41) and Dwight Powell, rear, defend during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Dallas, Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)Dallas Mavericks’ Dirk Nowitzki watches Devin Harris (34) handle the ball as Miami Heat’s Dwyane Wade (3) defends during an NBA basketball game in Dallas, Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)Dallas Mavericks’ Dirk Nowitzki, left, and Miami Heat’s Dwyane Wade, second from left, talk as they swap jerseys after an NBA basketball game in Dallas, Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)Miami Heat’s Dwyane Wade, left, and Dallas Mavericks’ Dirk Nowitzki, right, talk as they swap jerseys after an NBA basketball game in Dallas, Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)Dallas Mavericks’ Dirk Nowitzki left, and Miami Heat’s Dwyane Wade, second from right, talk as they swap jerseys after an NBA basketball game in Dallas, Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)At left, in a Feb. 6, 2019, file photo, Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki (41) runs up court during an NBA basketball game against the Charlotte Hornets, in Dallas. At right, in a Nov. 23, 2018, file photo, Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade looks around during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Chicago Bulls, in Chicago. Miami’s Dwyane Wade and Dallas’ Dirk Nowitzki accepted honorary All-Star roles to help the NBA celebrate two long and decorated careers. It should also be a chance for the two-time Finals foes to go out on amicable terms after a shared history that Nowitzki acknowledged was “frosty” at times. (AP Photo/File)FILE – At left, in a June 25, 2012, file photo, Miami Heat basketball player Dwyane Wade hugs the NBA Championship trophy after a public celebration in Miami. At right, in a Dec. 13, 2011, file photo, Dallas Mavericks Dirk Nowitzki, of Germany, kisses the NBA championship basketball trophy during a photo shoot at the NBA basketball team’s media day in Dallas. Miami’s Dwyane Wade and Dallas’ Dirk Nowitzki accepted honorary All-Star roles to help the NBA celebrate two long and decorated careers.It should also be a chance for the two-time Finals foes to go out on amicable terms after a shared history that Nowitzki acknowledged was “frosty” at times. (AP Photo/File)Team Giannis’ Dirk Nowitzki, of the Dallas Mavericks and Team LeBron’s Dwyane Wade, of the Miami Heat are given jerseys during the second half of an NBA All-Star basketball game, Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019, in Charlotte, N.C. The Team LeBron won 178-164. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)NextShow Caption1 of 11Team Giannis’ Dirk Nowitzki, of the Dallas Mavericks and Team LeBron’s Dwyane Wade, of the Miami Heat are given jerseys during the second half of an NBA All-Star basketball game, Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019, in Charlotte, N.C. The Team LeBron won 178-164. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)ExpandCHARLOTTE, N.C. — Officially, Dirk Nowitzki hasn’t said what his plans for next season are. But others seem to be ready to retire him – all in good fun, of course.The latest was NBA commissioner Adam Silver, who explained his decision to include the Dallas Mavericks great along with Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade on this weekend’s All-Star teams as a tribute to their stellar careers.“I saw him painfully running up and down the court,” Silver said. “And I think it was clear it was going to be his last season.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersBut Nowitzki, 40, is not quite done yet. While he’s come off the bench and only played 11 minutes per game, he said he’s still waiting to see how he feels closer to April to make an official decision on if he’ll play in his 22nd NBA season.Still, there’s a sense of an ending. Nowitzki participated in the 3-point contest on Saturday night, shuffling in his stilted gait while shooting balls off the rack. He acknowledged later that it wasn’t easy, and he was so worried he would be too slow moving from spot to spot, he actually rushed himself along.“I was hustling harder in between racks than I do on transition defense usually,” he quipped. “So it was good. It was fun to be a part and be in the locker room with some of the greatest shooters we have in our game and just interacting with some of these young guys, knowing it’s obviously my last time on the stage. I really enjoyed it.”Nowitzki’s and Wade’s appearances during All-Star weekend have been two of the feel-good stories in Charlotte. With 27 All-Star berths between them, there’s no pressure to prove themselves or perform. Both have brought their families, and Wade, 37, used part of Saturday’s practice session to play one-on-one with his son, Zaire Wade.When a reporter asked how many minutes Wade planned to play during the game, he laughed off the question. “I’ve got to talk to LeBron about that one,” he said. “Not much, you know what I mean? I’m not here to do that. I’m just here to enjoy it.”Silver said he got the idea to include Wade and Nowitzki from a fan e-mail, then approached Mavericks owner Mark Cuban and Heat owner Micky Arison about the idea. Both players are widely considered gentlemen of the game who possess sterling reputations. Wade is one of the closest friends and confidantes of LeBron James, who made sure to pick him on his team.Both have been prominent fixtures of the weekend, with Wade having a party in Charlotte and participating in a Dennis Smith Jr. dunk on Saturday night. Nowitzki “coached” Team World in the Rising Stars game, including teammate Luka Doncic.Nowitzki said it’s been an emotional season for him as he’s gone from city to city, receiving standing ovations for his introductions as fans anticipate his retirement.“As a kid, I came from nowhere in Germany 20 years ago, and now get standing ovations in opposing arenas,” he said. “That’s incredible, and I’m humbled by it. That’s something that I’ll never forget.”Wade has plans to move to Los Angeles next year, and James has publicly said he’s looking forward to spending more time with him. Until then, Wade is dispensing his jerseys game-by-game in exchanges (he recently did an exchange with Nowitzki in Dallas) and offering advice to young players who want to emulate his career.“Same as I tell my son: He has the same dream, to one day be sitting up on this podium,” Wade said. “Obviously, it’s about the hard work you put in. I always tell kids to become gym rats. Put the work in. And believe in yourself.”MJ’s MOM CALLS FOR COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENTWhen Michael Jordan talks, people tend to listen. Apparently the same goes for his mother, Deloris Jordan.The mother of the six-time NBA champion and Hornets owner delivered an inspirational speech during All-Star weekend to a group of about 100 mothers of current NBA players at a breakfast at a steakhouse in Charlotte.Deloris reportedly told the group Saturday that it’s time for them to bond together and do more to help others in the community with their resources.Steph Curry’s mother, Sonya, who helped organize the event along with Chris Paul’s mom, Robin, says Deloris summed up the meeting when she told everyone, “We are blessed to be a blessing” to others.Deloris pushed NBA moms to get together as a group – because there is power in numbers – and make an impact in their communities.It’s a message Sonya says is well overdue and the group needed to hear because “there has been a lot of separation over the last couple of years I feel like just in our world. There is no community and we need to bring that back.”HORNETS HONOREDDell Curry, Muggsy Bogues, Alonzo Mourning and Glen Rice were honorees at the 20th annual NBA Legends Brunch.The brunch is a tradition on the morning of the All-Star Game. About 2,000 people attended Sunday, including about 200 former NBA players.Curry was presented with a “hometown hero” award. Bogues was feted for his work as a community ambassador. Mourning received the Global Ambassador Award, and Rice was selected as the Charlotte Hornets Legend of the Year.NBA commissioner Adam Silver was among the speakers, along with Dikembe Mutombo and actor and comedian JB Smoove.News services contributed to this notebook. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error
Wellington Police notes for Tuesday, January 13, 2015:â€¢3:37 p.m. Officers investigated a theft of medication in the 1400 block Michigan Ct, Wellington.â€¢5 p.m. Officers took a report of a found knife in the 100 block E. Sumner, Wellington.â€¢7:43 p.m. Officers investigated criminal damage to a door by a known suspect in the 500 block N. Gardner, Wellington.â€¢8:19 p.m. Officers took a report of lost property in the 1100 block N. Jefferson, Wellington.â€¢8:50 p.m. Josh Q. McClure, 38, Wellington was arrested, charged and confined with criminal damage to property.â€¢11:49 p.m. Officers served a Sumner County bench Warrant in the 800 block N. B, Wellington by known suspect.