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Governor Wolf Orders Flags at Half-Staff to Honor Fallen Dallas Police Officers

first_imgGovernor Wolf Orders Flags at Half-Staff to Honor Fallen Dallas Police Officers   SHARE  TWEET Flag Order,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf has ordered all Commonwealth flags in the Capitol Complex and at all commonwealth facilities statewide to fly at half-staff to honor the five police officers who were killed in the line of duty on Thursday, July 7, 2016 in Dallas, Texas.Flags shall be lowered to half-staff and remain lowered until Tuesday, July 12 at sunset.All Pennsylvanians are invited to participate in this tribute. July 08, 2016center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Read Governor Wolf’s full statement on recent events in Louisiana, Minnesota, and Texas.Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolflast_img read more

Plan during severe weather preparedness week

first_imgRIPLEY COUNTY, Ind. — This week is Severe Weather Preparedness and Flood Awareness Week in Indiana, and the Ripley County Emergency Management Agency is urging residents to prepare ahead to protect themselves and their loved ones from dangerous storms.Historically, Indiana has experienced some of the state’s worst thunderstorms, tornadoes, and flooding during the spring months.It is suggested to break your severe weather planning into three parts: planning, preparing, and practicing.PlanPurchase a weather radio whose label indicates that it is “all-hazard” and broadcasts alerts from the National Weather Service. Look for the SAME Technology designation, which allows the radios to be programmed to specific counties and types of alerts.Know the difference between watches and warnings. A watch indicates a seriously increased possibility of a thunderstorm or tornado; a warning indicates that there IS a thunderstorm or tornado in the area.Ensure that household members know which local news media outlets to monitor for severe weather alerts, and to take those alerts seriously. Remember that national cable, satellite or streaming TV services may not carry localized weather alerts.PrepareCreate a preparedness kit that includes food and water for three days, a first-aid kit, flashlights, batteries, small tools and any other important items that are needed.Prune tree limbs and secure outdoor items that could be tossed about by high winds.Keep cell phones charged, and ensure all household members have several emergency contact numbers of friends and family members programmed in.Know which neighbors may have disabilities or mobility challenges, and be able to direct first responders to those who may need extra help.PracticeTake household members – quickly but calmly – to the location they would move to in severe weather, ideally a basement. If a basement is not available, go to an interior room on the lowest level with no windows. Storm cellars also offer excellent protection.Practice moving under a sturdy table or desk, or covering up with pillows, blankets, coats or a mattress to protect the head and body from flying debris.Walk through potential evacuation routes, both from the home and the neighborhood.Conduct a family drill in which children pretend to call 911 and calmly talk with an emergency dispatcher (a family member or friend can be on the other end of the line, requesting appropriate information).Participate in the Statewide Tornado Drill on Tuesday, March 21, at 10:10 a.m. and 7:35 p.m. These drills provide a valuable opportunity for families, schools and businesses to practice their weather safety action plan.last_img read more

GSA, DI-S boys’ basketball teams earn key wins; EHS falls to WA, edges MCI

first_imgBLUE HILL — The first full week of the high school boys’ basketball season saw key wins from local teams as well as one surprise result.Last Thursday, George Stevens Academy hosted Central and notched a 73-50 victory. The Eagles put five players in double figures with Caden Mattson scoring 21 points, Milos Sujica scoring 13 points, David Gadbsy scoring 12, Michael Moon adding 11 and Teague Smallidge providing 10.On Tuesday, GSA improved to 4-0 with an 83-41 win over Bucksport (2-2) at Bucksport High School. The game saw another balanced scoring effort from the Eagles, who got 15 points apiece from Gadsby, Mattson and Austin Snow along with 13 points from Moon, 11 from Sujica and 10 from Smallidge.Deer Isle-Stonington, the only team to come within single digits of GSA thus far, got its first win of the year Thursday with a 60-51 road win over Sumner. Deer Isle-Stonington earned another victory Monday as Myles Brown (22 points) and Coleman Brown (17 points) led the Mariners (2-1) to an 82-38 home win over Searsport.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textOn Wednesday, the Ellsworth boys’ team’s season began in surprising fashion with a 45-43 loss to visiting Washington Academy. Jackson Curtis scored 22 points for Ellsworth in the loss.Ellsworth would bounce back Saturday, though, as the Eagles (1-1) earned a 47-41 win over Maine Central Institute in Pittsfield. Curtis led Ellsworth in scoring with 15 points, and Austin Harris provided 10.Ellsworth is scheduled to face Orono (0-3) at home tomorrow, Dec. 18. The Eagles will be back at home again at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21, as they take on Houlton.Deer Isle-Stonington is scheduled to host Bucksport at 5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 19. The Mariners will be back at home at noon Saturday to face Islesboro.GSA will host Sumner (1-3) at 7 p.m. Thursday. The Eagles will take on Mattanawcook Academy at that time Saturday.last_img read more

LSU suspends coach Will Wade after he’s caught on wiretap discussing recruiting ‘offer’

first_imgRecent media reports regarding Coach Will Wade are without question concerning to all of us. As such, we and university officials have taken deliberate and purposeful steps to daily assess and adequately address the situation. As we have done since media reports first surfaced months ago, we are closely coordinating with the NCAA with every step. They have our full cooperation and we will continue to report to them all the facts and information on this matter.All of us at LSU share the obligation to protect the integrity of this institution, as such we have suspended Head Coach Will Wade indefinitely until such time as we can ensure full compliance with the NCAA, as well as institutional policies and standards. Assistant coach Tony Bedford will assume the duties of interim head coach. Related News LSU has suspended head coach Will Wade indefinitely after a Yahoo report revealed he was caught on wiretap discussing a “strong-ass offer” he made to a recruit in 2017.The full statement from LSU is below: Wade was discussing the situation with agent runner Christian Dawkins, who was sentenced earlier this week for his role as a “recruit runner” in the FBI’s probe of NCAA’s pay-for-play scandal.Wade seemed frustrated on the call, saying that a third party associated with the recruit had yet to accept his “offer.” Wade said he thought the commitment wasn’t coming through because the third party wasn’t getting “enough piece of the pie in the deal”.“I was thinking last night on this Smart thing,” Wade said on the call, which was later obtained by Yahoo Sports. “I’ll be honest with you, I’m [expletive] tired of dealing with the thing. Like I’m just [expletive] sick of dealing with the [expletive]. Like, this should not be that [expletive] complicated.”While it’s unclear what the “Smart thing” is, it could be linked to freshman guard Javonte Smart, who was a top-50 recruit now with LSU.“Dude,” Wade said to Dawkins, “I went to him with a [expletive] strong-ass offer about a month ago. [Expletive] strong.“The problem was, I know why he didn’t take it now, it was [expletive] tilted toward the family a little bit,” Wade continued, referring to the third party and the recruit. “It was tilted toward taking care of the mom, taking care of the kid. Like it was tilted towards that. Now I know for a fact he didn’t explain everything to the mom. I know now, he didn’t get enough of the piece of the pie in the deal.”It’s not clear what the “offer” was or if it violated any NCAA rule, but Wade likely will be questioned about the wiretap when he appears before a judge next month. Both Dawkins and LSU declined to comment on the matter.Wade and Arizona coach Sean Miller were subpoenaed to appear in court on April 22 for the second round of the federal basketball corruption trial. The new wiretapped conversation likely will swing the line of questioning Wade will receive. Three sentenced to prison as ‘great big warning light’ for college basketball U.S. District Court Judge Lewis A. Kaplan sentenced former Adidas executive James Gatto to nine months in federal prison, former Adidas consultant Merl Code to six months and Dawkins to six months, per Law360.The three were found guilty in a three-week trial in October on felony wire fraud and conspiracy to commit wire fraud charges after they were found to be directing money from the athletic-wear company to the families of high-profile college basketball recruits to get them to play for so-called “Adidas programs” like Louisville, NC State and Kansas, among others.The money came with the understanding that the players, when they turned pro, would not only sign with Adidas but also use certain financial planners and business managers also accused of being involved in the scheme.last_img read more

Lomachenko stops Rigondeaux in bout between Olympic greats

first_imgWalk-on to Heisman: Oklahoma’s Mayfield wins in landslide It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Rigondeaux lost for the first time in his 18 pro fights and was loudly booed afterward by a crowd that was supporting both fighters early in the match.But it was quickly apparent that Lomachenko was too much for the 37-year-old Rigondeaux, the 122-pound champion who was moving up two weight classes for the historic match.Long one of boxing’s best defensive fighters, even he couldn’t find a way to defend himself against Lomachenko’s onslaught.“He frustrates them, he begins to come on, looks like he’s going to knock them out, they quit because they can’t answer back,” promoter Bob Arum said of the Ukrainian.ADVERTISEMENT Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano They said their fighter told them he believed he broke something in the hand in the second round.Lomachenko (10-1, 8 KOs) earned his seventh straight victory by stoppage and defended his WBO 130-pound title.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBrian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defenseAnd for the fourth straight time, his match ended with his opponent quitting.“I guess I should change my name now to NoMaschenko,” Lomachenko said. MOST READ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Vasyl Lomachenko, of Ukraine, celebrates after defeating Guillermo Rigondeaux during a WBO junior lightweight title boxing match Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)NEW YORK — Vasyl Lomachenko beat Guillermo Rigondeaux on Saturday night when Rigondeaux’s corner stopped the fight after six rounds because the boxer was complaining of pain in his left hand.Lomachenko was easily winning boxing’s first pro match between two-time Olympic gold medalists when Rigondeaux’s trainers called for the match to be stopped.ADVERTISEMENT Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ View commentslast_img read more