Governor Wolf Announces Personnel Change

first_imgGovernor Wolf Announces Personnel Change SHARE Email Facebook Twitter January 31, 2017center_img Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Wolf announced that Mary Isenhour will step down as Chief of Staff to take an external role with the governor. Mike Brunelle, the governor’s Executive Deputy Chief of Staff, will assume the role of Chief of Staff.“Mary has been with me since the beginning, and I am tremendously grateful to her for her service and loyalty,” said Governor Wolf. “Mary’s dedication to the people of Pennsylvania and to the governor’s office are unmatched.”“Mike brings a diverse array of experience, and he knows state government inside and out,” he continued. “I am confident that Mike will ensure there is a seamless transition.”Mike Brunelle most recently served as Executive Deputy Chief of Staff after joining the administration as a Special Assistant.Previous to joining the Wolf Administration, Mike Brunelle spent two years as the National Campaigns Director for the Service Employees International Union, where he led the organization’s programs in 26 states, and was the Executive Director of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Pennsylvania State Council.Before coming to Pennsylvania, Mike spent 8 years working on various candidate and issue-based campaigns in the Northeast, including the elections of Governor John H Lynch. He served as the Executive Director of the New Hampshire Democratic Party, was a state representative in the New Hampshire General Court, and also served as the Democratic Whip.Mike holds a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of New Hampshire. He lives in Lemoyne with his wife Erika, and their daughter, Ava.Mike Brunelle assumed duties as executive deputy chief of staff in Pennsylvania on January 11, 2016.Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: read more

Moody’s: No-deal Brexit ‘manageable’ for EU asset managers

first_imgThe credit strength of asset managers in the UK and the remaining European Union countries would not “materially” weaken in the event of the UK leaving the bloc without a withdrawal agreement, according to Moody’s.The credit rating agency said the asset managers would face some pressures in the event of a no-deal Brexit – such as uncertainty about the future status of EU employees working in the UK and vice versa – but that it considered these manageable.Temporary measures put in place by UK and EU regulators would minimise the operational disruption of a no-deal outcome, and asset managers’ own efforts to prepare for such a situation would also help protect their credit profiles, Moody’s added.The rating agency highlighted that UK-based asset managers had focussed in particular on creating or expanding entities regulated in the EU under MiFID legislation to prepare for the loss of EU “passporting” rights if the UK left the EU without a deal. This exercise had entailed costs so far contained at estimated 0.1%-0.6% of operating expenses, according to Moody’s.In February, the European Securities and Markets Authority and the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) announced an agreement to preserve delegation rules in the event of a no-deal Brexit.These rules allow UK asset managers to create funds that are domiciled and regulated in the European Economic Area (EEA) – which includes EU countries – and market them to clients in the EEA or EU while continuing to manage them from the UK via an outsourcing arrangement.According to Moody’s, about 84% of the assets that UK-based firms manage on behalf of non-UK EEA clients are in funds managed via delegation.In addition, the UK has put in place a “special permissions regime” to allow asset managers based in the EU or EEA to continue operating in the UK for up to three years after a potential no-deal Brexit.Last month the FCA published final rules aimed at providing certain about the financial regime firms would be operating under even in the event of a no-deal Brexit.  After an extension of the original deadline, the UK is scheduled to leave the EU on Friday, 12 April. Prime minister Theresa May has yet to secure a majority in parliament for her withdrawal agreement and the outcome of talks with the Labour party about a compromise is uncertain. May is about to visit several European capitals in an attempt to get agreement on postponing the date at which the UK is scheduled to leave the EU. Tomorrow she will meet Emmanuel Macron in Paris and Angela Merkel in Berlin followed on Wednesday by an emergency summit of EU leaders in Brussels.last_img read more

Unacceptable body slam: Angry father tackles son’s opponent

first_img Loading… Promoted Content6 Of The Best 90s Shows That Need To Come Back ASAPBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made7 Famous And Incredibly Unique Places In Thailand14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right NowWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually TrueCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better Jones’s son is a student from Hickory Ridge High School. His son was reportedly not injured. He was booked on a $1,000 secured bond at the Cabarrus County Jail. According to the North Carolina High School Athletic Association, the referee had just gave the hand signals to call the student’s move illegal. Kannapolis police said Jones was charged with simple assault and disorderly conduct. Some however shunned the temptation to blame Jones for acting on impulse noting that no man would stand and see his son being injured in the name of school wrestling, especially when they are non-professionals who have been taught to follow rules to the letter. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img A North Carolina father Barry Lee Jones has been arrested and charged with assault after tackling his teenage son’s opponent at a high school wrestling match when he did an illegal move. Officers from the Kannapolis Police Department said in a press statement that Barry Lee Jones was arrested on Saturday. In the video, the two high school students are seen wrestling when Jones’ son is body slammed by his opponent. Jones apparently saw the body slam as too hot for comfort and within a matter of seconds rushed into the court to tackle his son’s opponent and teach him when to draw the line Barry Lee Jones dashed to tackle opponent who body slammed his son  in school wrestling match. According to Fox 61, the teen Jones tackled was from Southeast Guilford High School.Advertisementlast_img read more

‘Trike’ hits man crossing road

first_imgResident Antonio Monteclaro sustainedinjuries on the feet, a police report showed. He was recuperating at the WesternVisayas Medical Center in Mandurriao district. Police investigators said a tricycle drivenby Nohnit Tristesa of Sta. Rosa, Guimbal, Iloilo hit the victim while he wascrossing the road around 6 p.m. on Dec. 7. ILOILO City – He was crossing the roadin Barangay Banuyao, Miaga-ao, Iloilo when a tricycle hit him, police said. center_img The suspect was arrested and nowdetained in the custodial facility of the Miag-ao police station, facingcharges./PNlast_img read more

PFA to offer Suarez counselling

first_imgLuis Suarez will be offered anger management counselling after biting Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic, the Professional Footballers’ Association has revealed. Press Association The FA is reviewing the incident and Suarez is likely to be charged on Monday. Suarez is also one of the candidates for the PFA Player of the Year award to be announced on Sunday, and Taylor confirmed that the latest controversy would not affect his position on the shortlist. Taylor added: “It’s decided on votes and it is a football matter but of course it is embarrassing that it should happen.” Liverpool’s managing director Ian Ayre cancelled a scheduled flight to Australia, where he was due to promote the club’s pre-season tour, to deal with the fall-out of the Suarez controversy having learned lessons from previous public relations disasters. He described Suarez’s behaviour as “not befitting of any player wearing a Liverpool shirt” and said he would be dealt with internally – most likely by way of a heavy fine. Liverpool have stopped short of imposing their own ban on the striker but he is likely to be ruled out for the remainder of the season once the FA’s disciplinary process kicks in. Reds manager Brendan Rodgers said: “Having reviewed the video footage and spoken to Luis, his behaviour is unacceptable and I have made him aware of this.” The player issued his own apology – something he failed to do adequately when found guilty of racially abusing Manchester United’s Patrice Evra last season – first on Twitter and then via an official club statement. “I am deeply sorry for my inexcusable behaviour earlier today during our match against Chelsea,” he said. “I have issued an apology and have tried to contact Branislav Ivanovic to speak to him personally. I apologise also to my manager, playing colleagues and everyone at Liverpool Football Club for letting them down.” center_img Suarez has apologised for his “inexcusable behaviour” after the incident during the 2-2 draw at Anfield on Sunday left the Uruguay international facing the prospect of a lengthy ban. It is the latest in a series of unsavoury incidents in Suarez’s career and PFA chief executive Gordon Taylor said the players’ union would offer the striker help to deal with his temper. Taylor told Press Association Sport: “There is no doubting his football ability, that’s why it is so disappointing and embarrassing when he lets himself down. We have to work hard on anger management now. We have trained counsellors in this field and we will be offering their services to Liverpool and the player to try to improve matters.” last_img read more

Tipp footballers retain Division 3 status

first_imgWestmeath, who were vying with Tipp for survival and lost to Longford today, and Limerick are both relegated to Division 4.Tipperary’s next competitive outing is against Waterford in the Munster Championship at the end of May. The Premier County drew 3-9 to 0-18 with Sligo in their final match of the current campaign.Tipp’s goals were scored by Michael Quinlivan, captain Peter Acheson and Alan Moloney.The point picked up at Markievicz Park saw Liam Kearns’ side end up with 7 points from their seven matches.last_img read more

NBA free agency rumors: Lakers, Knicks, Mavericks most interested in Kemba Walker

first_img NBA trade rumors: Pelicans engaged with ‘several teams’ about Anthony Davis deal “Charlotte is my home, man,” he said. “I’ve been there for eight years and it’s been the most amazing eight years of my life. My family, they love it. The fans love me. The organization has been great and gave me my opportunity.”Happy birthday to the Hornets all-time leader in points, field goals, free throws and threes: Kemba Walker aka Cardiac Kemba!— (@Ballislife) May 8, 2019Recent reports have seemed to eliminate New York and Los Angeles from Walker’s list of potential destinations.Wojnarowski said Tuesday the Lakers “are not a front-runner or even really a major consideration among any of the elite free agents,” while SNY reported earlier this week the 29-year-old guard signing with the Knicks this summer “isn’t a likely outcome.”The Lakers are expected to continue their efforts to get a deal done for Anthony Davis, which would likely involve Lonzo Ball and the fourth overall pick in the upcoming draft in some fashion. Moving Ball and the potential to draft a point guard prospect would make Walker a seemingly perfect fit with LeBron James and Davis. Lakers free agency rumors: Los Angeles not the ‘front-runner’ to sign any elite player this summer .@wojespn talks about whether the Hornets will at least offer a 5th year to Kemba Walker, noting the Knicks as one of the teams who would be interested in trying to sign— Knicks Film School (@KnickFilmSchool) June 12, 2019If Charlotte slides a supertax deal across the table to Walker, it would be hard to pass up. The maximum contract other teams can offer him is four years and $140.6 million, but the Hornets can offer up to five years and $221.3 million in a supermax deal.In a recent interview with The Athletic, Walker said: “Charlotte’s definitely my first priority.” Related News Knicks trade rumors: Some within organization ‘uncomfortable’ with dealing major assets for Anthony Davis The biggest draw for Walker in New York could have been the potential to pair with Kevin Durant if he signs in the Big Apple. But that duo would be put on hold for much, if not all, of next season while Durant rehabs from an Achilles injury suffered Monday during Game 5 of the NBA Finals.Walker would make for an interesting addition to the Mavericks alongside 20-year-old Luka Doncic and 7-3 Latvian Kristaps Porzingis.Walker averaged a career-high 25.6 points, along with, 5.9 assists, for Charlotte last season. He shot 43.4% from the field and 35.6% from 3-point range. If Kemba Walker doesn’t get a “supermax” contract with the Hornets, it may be a three-team race for the All-Star point guard.During ESPN’s mock draft special Tuesday, NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski said the Lakers, Knicks and Mavericks are the three teams other than Charlotte most interested in signing Walker, who was named third-team All-NBA this season.last_img read more

Women’s World Cup 2019 preview: What to know, how to watch USWNT vs. France

first_imgHere’s what you need to know:What time does the USA vs. France match start?The match kicks off 3 p.m. ET at Parc des Princes in Paris.How to watch or stream the USA vs. France game?Fox will broadcast the USA vs. France game. It can also be live-streamed on the Fox Sports Go app. It can also be streamed via fuboTV.How many times has the U.S. played France?France and the United States have played against each other 23 times. While the Americans have the advantage with an all-time record of 17-3-3 against the Les Bleus, the U.S. is winless in its last three games against France (2L-1D). The Americans gave up three goals in each of those two losses after holding France scoreless in their prior three meetings.Who is the France player to watch?Amandine Henry: The midfielder is known as one of the world’s best distributors from central midfield. She sets the tempo for France, and is unlike many players when it comes to her strengths in regaining possession and setting up attack. Henry has scored two goals with one assist in the four matches she’s played in this tournament. The U.S. will have to figure out how to match her tempo and stop her in attack. AMANDINE HENRY! 2-1 FRANCE! 🇫🇷Big players come through in big moments, and France’s captain just gave the hosts the lead in extra time. #FIFAWWC— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) June 23, 2019What are three Opta facts to know?The U.S. is unbeaten in its last 14 Women’s World Cup matches (11W-3D), winning the last nine in a row. The Americans could become only the second team ever to win 10 consecutive Women’s World Cup matches, joining Norway which reached that feat between 1995 and 1999.France has won 17 of its last 18 matches, allowing a total of eight goals and scoring multiple goals in 15 of the 18 games.Megan Rapinoe has been directly involved in 12 goals in her 15 appearances at the Women’s World Cup (six goals, six assists). Since the start of the 2011 tournament, only Carli Lloyd (13) has had a hand in more World Cup goals for the USWNT other than Rapinoe.PredictionUSA 1, France 0France will put up a big challenge for the U.S. The Americans will have to play a completely different game than they played against Spain in the round of 16 if they want the chance to advance to the next round.One question that could determine the outcome of Friday’s game centers around Alex Morgan’s effectiveness and health. Entering the tournament, she was expected to carry the U.S. She scored five goals against Thailand in the group stage, but she had just one touch in Spain’s box in the last game, marking just the fifth time in 46 appearances since 2017 that she has had one or fewer in a match. The U.S. is coming off a hard-fought win against Spain in the round of 16, while France barely got past Brazil. Friday’s match is expected to be one filled with intensity and one that will test the Americans. In recent matches, France has limited USA’s attack. Over the last five meetings against France, the U.S. has scored one goal in four of them and zero in the other match. Only Alex Morgan (1), Carli Lloyd (1) and Mallory Pugh (2) have scored against Les Bleus since the beginning of 2015. Related News Women’s World Cup 2019: Full bracket, dates, times, TV channels, results for every match It’s the most highly anticipated game of the 2019 Women’s World Cup as the defending champion U.S. faces host France in the quarterfinals Friday.On paper, this match seems more fitting for the finals rather than the second round of the knockout stage. The teams rank first and second in goals, expected goals and expected goals against in the tournament.last_img read more

“Ready, Set, Bloom!” – It is Tulip Time in Belle Plaine

first_imgSumner Newscow report — “Ready, Set, Bloom!” is the theme for the annual Tulip Time Festival celebration held at Belle Plain this weekend starting Thursday night with opening of the carnival and ended Sunday afternoon.The annual Tulip Time Festival has been held each Spring since 1986.  Each year Belle Plaine welcomes thousands of visitors to this two day event.  With a multitude of activities for every age including arboretum tours, athletic competitions, a parade, arts and crafts, fun food, and a variety of on-stage entertainment, it’s no wonder this event attracts visitors from a wide area of the central United States.The schedule for this year’s events are as follows: Thursday, April 106:00 pm WEEE Entertainment Carnival opens,                    4th & Merchant                                                             Pay One Price Session from 7 pm-11 pmFriday       April 11th5:30 pm Check-In for Inside Vendors                                      Elementary Gym6:00 pm WEEE Entertainment Carnival opens,                    4th & Merchant                                                              Pay One Price Session from 7 pm-11 pm8:00 pm  Street Dance       Hosted by DJ Gabe Stewart        Downtown StageSaturday  April 12th6:00 am    Check in for Vendor’s Fair                                           5th & Main7:00 am     Masons Pancake Feed                                                 421 N Merchant9:00 am    Pet Show  & Contest                                                   by Downtown Stage                   Outside Vendor’s Fair Opens                                       5th & Merchant                   Inside Vendor’s Fair Opens                                    Elem Gym 6th & Merchant                   Food Court Opens                                                          5th & Merchant                   Car Show Check-In                                                        6th & Merchant                   Chamber Information & Retail Sales Booth             5th & Merchant                   Lions Club Health Screening Van                               5th & Merchant9:30 am    Flag Presentation               Boy Scout Troop #361                   BPES 4th Grade Sing Team                                          Downtown Stage                   OPENING CEREMONIES                   Welcome / Presentations        by Julie Gooch, Chamber President                   Quality Citizen of the Year                   Parade Grand Marshall                   Button Design Winner (Bithia Heath)                   T-Shirt Design Winner (Tori Fox)                    Print Design Winner   (Hunter Good)                   2014 Print to BP Library  9:45 am   Library Doors will be locked for Photo Show Judging.  Doors will reopen when Judging is complete10:00 am  BARTLETT ARBORETUM Opens                             4th & Line                   Car Show                                                                         6th & Merchant                   Fun Cycles                                                                       6th & Merchant                   Tupperware Demonstration – Deb Shirkey              Elementary Gym10:15 am  Presentation of Pet Show Winners                             Downtown Stage10:30 am  Duke & Duchess Winners                                            Downtown Stage11:00 am   The Remnants                                                               Downtown Stage                    Check-In & Line-Up for Parade                                10th & Main                    Tastefully Simple Demo – Barbara King                  Elementary Gym                     TT Transportation (11 – 5 pm) Arboretum, Downtown, Parking Areas 11:30 am  Parade Floats Judging                                                 10th & Main                    Decorated Bicycle Contest                                          10th & Lincoln12:00 pm   2014 TULIP TIME PARADE                    WEEE Entertainment Carnival opens (12 – 11pm) 4th and Merchant  1:00 pm   Diversity                                                                         Downtown Stage                     Car Show entry booth closes                                     6th & Merchant                     Pampered Chef – Chelsea Moore                              Elementary Gym  2:00 pm   Southwind Ramblers                                                  Downtown Stage                    Car Show People’s Choice Ballots Due                     6th & Merchant  3:00 pm   Main Street Honky Tonk                                           Downtown Stage                     Tastefully Simple Demo – Barbara King                 Elementary Gym                     Photography Best of Show judging ends                222 W 5th   3:30 pm  Car Show Awards                                                        6th & Merchant  3:45 pm   Musical performances of local artists                      Downtown Stage  4:00 pm   Check in for River Valley Rally                                 4th & Main                     Pampered Chef  Demo- Chelsea Moore                  Elementary Gym  4:30 pm   Last Great Summer                                                     Downtown Stage  5:00 pm   River Valley Rally Begins                                           4th & Main  5:45 pm   River Valley Rally Trophy Presentation                  Downtown Stage  6:00 pm   Talent Show                                                                  Downtown Stage  7:30 pm   Movie Under the Stars                                                6th  & MerchantSunday     April 13th  7:00 am   Masons Pancake Feed (7am-2pm)                           421 N Merchant  9:00am    Photography Best of Show Awarded                        222 W 5th10:00 am   Outside Vendor’s Fair (10am – 5pm)                       5th & Merchant                     Inside Vendor’s Fair (10am – 5pm)                         6th & Merchant                     Food Court open                                                          5th & Merchant11:00 am    TT Transportation (11 – 5 pm) Arboretum, Downtown, Parking Areas12:00 pm   Performances by the 2014 Talent Show Winners     Downtown Stage                     WEEE Entertainment Carnival opens                  4th & Merchant                                                                Pay One Price Session from 12 pm-4 pm                     Fun Cycles (12pm – 5pm)                                           6th & Merchant  1:00 pm    KIDS FEST (in front of Elementary School)          6th & Merchant                     Andy Newberry & the Electro-Bluesy-Grass Band   Downtown Stage                      Carnival POP Wristband Session (12pm – 4pm)     4th & Merchant                      Tastefully Simple Demo – Kim Benson                   Elementary Gym  1:30 pm    Jigsaw Puzzle Contest (1:30pm – 3:30pm)              Elementary Cafeteria  2:00 pm    Justify of Prairie Trail Cowboy Church                   Downtown Stage  3:00 pm    Jazz For Jesus                                                               Downtown Stage                   Tastefully Simple Demo – Kim Benson                   Elementary Gym                   Photography Entries can be picked up (3-5pm) 222 W 5th                                                                               Or during regular Library Hours the following week.  M 5-8pm, Tu 2-5pm, W-Fr 9am-Noon & 1-5pm, Sat 9am – Noon.  4:00 pm    BP Community Worship Service                               Downtown Stage           Church of Christ, First Baptist Church, United Methodist Church  5:00 pm    Community Organization Prize Winners                 Downtown StageFollow us on Twitter. 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Georgia’s birdie blitz retains Hampshire Rose

first_img17 Apr 2013 Georgia’s birdie blitz retains Hampshire Rose European number one Georgia Hall has retained the Hampshire Rose with an eight-under par score for 36 holes – and a five shot winning margin. The 17-year-old England international had scores of 70 and 68 in the prestigious scratch event at North Hants. Her afternoon round included eight birdies, two of them in the last three holes. Georgia, from Remedy Oak in Dorset, won this event last year at the start of a 2012 campaign which took her into the top five in the world amateur rankings. Her fine form, which won her the British girls’ championship, has continued into this year with two gold medals at the Australian Youth Olympic Festival and now, this latest success. Her closest challengers were the Surrey pair of Inci Mehmet, from the England Golf Performance Squad, and Lizzie Prior, who both finished on three-under par. International Amber Ratcliffe took fourth place, while English stroke play champion Alex Peters shared fifth with girl internationals Shelby Smart and Olivia Winning. Olivia provided one of the highlights of the day with the low score of the event: a six-under par 67 in her morning round. Meanwhile, Bethan Popel of Gloucestershire had a hole in one at the first – her tenth hole – during the morning round. Leading scores North Hants Golf Club Par 73, SSS 73, CSS 74 74 138 Georgia Hall (Remedy Oak) 70 68 143 Inci Mehmet (Wentworth) 74 69; Lizzie Prior (Burhill) 72 71 145 Amber Ratcliffe (Royal Cromer) 72 73 147 Alex Peters (Notts Ladies’) 73 74; Shelby Smart (Knowle) 71 76; Olivia Winning (Rotherham) 67 80 148 Charlotte Thompson    (Channels) 76 72; Alice Hewson (Berkhamsted) 71 77 149 Sophie Lamb (Clitheroe) 77 72; Lucy Goddard (Mid Herts) 73 76; Tara Watters (Muswell Hill) 73 76 150 Sarah-Jane Boyd (Truro) 73 77; Emily Royer (Chart Hills) 72 78     151 Kerry Smith (Waterlooville) 78 73; Bethan Popel (Long Ashton) 77 74 153 Aimee Ponte (Royal Guernsey) 76, 77; Rachael Goodall (Heswall) 76 77; Ella Ofstedahl (Mill Green) 74 79last_img read more