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Governor Wolf Announces $75 Million Investment in Water Infrastructure Projects in 20 Counties

first_imgGovernor Wolf Announces $75 Million Investment in Water Infrastructure Projects in 20 Counties July 19, 2017 Environment,  Infrastructure,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today announced the investment of $75 million for 23 drinking water, wastewater, storm water and non-point source projects across 20 counties through the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST).“PENNVEST initiated its new fiscal year of funding by approving loans and grants for a wide variety of water quality improvement projects in all corners of the Commonwealth”, said Governor Wolf. ”These projects and the environmental, economic development and public health benefits that they create will further our collective goal of a cleaner and safer place for our families to enjoy as well as my vision for a better Pennsylvania, both now and for years to come.”The funding comes from a combination of state funds approved by voters, federal grants to PENNVEST from the Environmental Protection Agency and recycled loan repayments from previous PENNVEST funding awards. Funds for the projects are disbursed after bills for work are paid and receipts are submitted to PENNVEST.For more information, visit www.pennvest.pa.gov or call 717-783-6798.MEDIA CONTACT:  Brion Johnson – 717-783-6798A list of project summaries follows.PENNVEST Drinking Water ProjectsBedford CountyBedford Township Municipal Authority received a $3,685,000 loan to eliminate the use of almost 100 drinking water wells, many of which are contaminated, and install four miles of distribution lines and a 522,000 gallon storage tank to provide clean and safe drinking water to the homes currently using these wells.**Clearfield and Jefferson CountiesFalls Creek Borough Municipal Authority received a $2,000,000 loan to construct more than two miles of drinking water transmission line in order to connect to the City of Dubois’ system and thereby provide the authority’s customers with a dependable supply of safe drinking water.**Erie CountyCorry City Municipal Authority received a $11,200,000 loan to construct more than five miles of new drinking water distribution lines and make a variety of other improvements as the first phase of its drinking water system renovation.**Indiana CountyIndiana County Municipal Services Authority received a $5,198,598 loan and a $4,760,402 grant to make a variety of improvements to five different drinking water systems that are operated by the authority in order to ensure the provision of safe drinking water to the residents served by these systems.**Lawrence CountyWampum Borough received a $460,000 loan to construct a supplemental drinking water filtration system that will improve the quality of the drinking water provided to residents, along with related monitoring equipment and a building to house that equipment.Mifflin CountyNewton Hamilton Borough received a $2,789,322 loan and a $1,386,678 grant to eliminate leaks and increase flow by replacing almost three miles of asbestos cement pipe distribution lines with new ten-inch ductile iron pipe as well as make other improvements to the borough’s distribution system.Northampton CountyHillendale on the Delaware, Inc. received a $310,000 loan to construct a building that will house an above ground water storage tank, a disinfection system and booster pumps, as well as make other improvements to its drinking water treatment and distribution system.Tioga CountyUpper Tioga River Regional Authority received a $6,463,664 loan and a $2,455,336 grant to construct a new drinking water distribution system to serve residents of Covington, Putnam and Richmond Townships.**PENNVEST Wastewater ProjectsBedford CountyBedford Township Municipal Authority received a $2,146,210 loan to construct almost four miles of new sewage collection lines as well as a pump station to eliminate malfunctioning on lot systems.**Cambria CountyFranklin Borough received a $668,682 loan and a $612,318 grant to replace about half a mile of deteriorated 100 year-old sewage collection pipe as well as replace 36 house lateral lines. Johnstown City received a $5,580,000 loan to replace more than four miles of sanitary sewer laterals in the Ohio Street and Moxham areas of the city in order to reduce infiltration and inflows of excess water into the city’s sanitary sewer system.  **Johnstown Redevelopment Authority received an $8,134,750 loan to rehabilitate or replace more than two miles of interceptor sewers in the Homerstown/Ohio Street area of Johnstown City. **Centre CountyPotter Township received a $1,677,623 loan and a $1,378,094 grant to construct a 14 thousand gallon per day sewage treatment plant, three and a half miles of new force mains as well as install fifty-seven new septic tanks.Huntingdon CountyMapleton Area Joint Municipal Authority received a $179,576 loan and a $164,440 grant to upgrade its existing sewage treatment system by installing a new clarifier to be used in conjunction with existing clarifiers and also to construct a new pump station.Montour CountyCooper Township Municipal Authority received a $3,146,493 loan and an $861,007 grant to construct more than nine miles of new sewage collection and transmission lines as well as a new pump station.Warren CountyNorth Warren Municipal Authority received a $4,250,000 loan to construct and install a variety of improvements to its existing sewage treatment facility in order to improve the treatment process and the quality of the water it discharges.**Washington CountyChartiers Township received an $875,000 loan to create a new gravity sewage collection system by constructing almost two miles of new collection lines.Wyoming CountyLemon Township & Tunkhannock Joint Municipal Authority received a $642,500 loan to design a new sewage collection and treatment system, including almost 10 miles of low pressure force mains, a 120 thousand gallons per-day treatment plant and other facilities to serve 382 residences in the township.Non-point Source Water Quality Improvement ProjectsClarion CountyArmstrong Conservation District received a $925,754 grant to install a variety of best management practices, including infiltration trenches, vegetated swales, revegetation and reforestation along trails as well as removal of coal refuse.  **Centre CountyTri-Municipal Park received a $107,891 loan and a $215,778 grant to construct vegetated swales, rain gardens and a detention/infiltration basin in order to eliminate storm water runoff into a sinkhole and a nearby stream. **Lancaster CountyChester County Conservation District and Elam King received a $394,520 grant to install a new manure storage structure, animal walkways, roof gutters and downspouts and other facilities in order to reduce storm water runoff and nutrients from entering the nearby stream. **Snyder CountyMiddleburg Borough received a $978,500 grant to construct almost a mile of new storm sewers, 32 storm sewer inlets, and 1,400 feet of drainage swales.York CountyYork County Rail Trail Authority received a $950,000 grant to construct a 1.2 mile section of new trail and an on-site infiltration system in order to enhance the naturally occurring riparian buffer on the adjacent portion of Codorus Creek. **** denotes funding is sourced from the Drinking Water State Revolving Loan Fund (DWSRF) or Clean Water State Revolving Loan Fund (CWSRF)# # # SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

TRUE UNITY: Trinidad and Tobago governments sign deal for airlines merger

first_img Share Sharing is caring! Tweet Share NewsRegional TRUE UNITY: Trinidad and Tobago governments sign deal for airlines merger by: – May 27, 2011center_img 25 Views   no discussions Share PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC- The Trinidad and Tobago and Jamaica governments Thursday hailed the agreement allowing for the Port of Spain-based Caribbean Airlines (CAL) to take over the operations of Air Jamaica as true sense of economic integration within the Caribbean Community (CARICOM).At a brief signing ceremony here, Jamaica’s Finance Minister Audley Shaw said Kingston was “therefore hopeful for a very very long and fruitful relationship.“But perhaps, just perhaps, this merger between Caribbean Airlines and Air Jamaica will indicate to the region the true sense of economic integration. That there are other things we can do in this region, this therefore should be the beginning of so many other areas of partnership”.His Trinidad and Tobago counterpart, Winston Dookeran said Caribbean airline will now “have legal access to all the routes that were being flown by Air Jamaica giving it an opportunity to expand in the global arena”.He said the agreement will also allow Caribbean Airlines to claim “it is the designated air carrier for Jamaica in the world at large”.In April last year, the Bruce Golding government assumed all financial liabilities up to the end of that month for Air Jamaica with CAL assuming the financial risk of continuing Air Jamaica’s activities from May 1, 2010.Under the agreement, the Jamaica government will own 16 per cent of the Trinidad-based CAL while Port of Spain will spend an estimated US$49.2 million to facilitate the expansion of CAL, which took over r five of Air Jamaica’s profitable routes last year.last_img read more

Pelicans hire former WNBA star Swin Cash as vice president of basketball operations

first_img NBA Draft 2019: RJ Barrett wants Knicks to pick him at No. 3, won’t work out for any other team New Orleans has added a new piece to its front office.The Pelicans announced Monday they’ve hired former WNBA star Swin Cash as their new vice president of basketball operations. She is expected to work alongside executive vice president David Griffin to craft the future of the franchise. “We are beyond thrilled to welcome Swin Cash and her family to the New Orleans Pelicans,” Griffin said in a statement. “Her legendary experience as a player, champion and winner at every level, on and off the floor, represents everything we want this organization to be about. In addition to her background as an executive with the New York Liberty, Swin has a strong reputation as a thought leader in the area of player and human development and her work as a global NBA/WNBA ambassador speaks to her incredible relationships throughout the League family.”Cash, 39, retired in 2016 and won three WNBA championships and two gold medals with the Olympic team during her 15-year career.  Related News “I am so excited to join the New Orleans Pelicans as Vice President of Basketball Operations/Team Development,” Cash said. “I want to extend my sincere gratitude to (team owner) Mrs. Benson, David Griffin and the Pelicans organization for the opportunity to serve in a leadership role in the front office.”I will use my experience as a professional athlete in the WNBA, Vice President of the WNBPA, businesswoman and philanthropist, along with the knowledge I’ve gained as a front office executive, to cultivate the organization’s basketball culture on the court and in the community.”center_img The Pelicans are revamping their front office, as Griffin, the former general manager of the Cavaliers, was hired in mid-April. New Orleans posted a 33-49 record in 2018-19 and its star player, Anthony Davis, asked to be traded just before the All-Star break. The team is reportedly listening to offers for the six-time All-Star this summer.Fortunately for the Pelicans, they unexpectedly secured the No. 1 pick in the 2019 NBA Draft, which is widely expected to be former Duke star Zion Williamson. If he’s selected, he’ll likely become the franchise’s next building block. Anthony Davis trade rumors: Pelicans want All-Star, young player, 2 picks in exchange for starlast_img read more

Saudis suspend World Cup referee over bribery

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Mirdasi was chosen to referee Saudi Arabia’s Kings Cup final between top clubs Al-Faisaly and Al-Ittihad on Saturday but was pulled from the roster just a few hours before the game. In a statement, the disciplinary and ethics committee said Mirdasi had approached the president of Al-Ittihad asking him for a bribe to enable his team to win.“The Ittihad president Hamad Al-Sanayeh called the Saudi Football Federation to state there was evidence that Fahad Al-Mirdasi had reached out via text messages on WhatsApp. He asked for an illegal sum of money in exchange for helping his team win the game,” it said. The case was referred to the Saudi Football Federation, then the General Authority for Sport — the highest sports authority in the kingdom — triggering an administrative investigation. Mirdasi confessed to the charges, according to the statement, and it was decided “to deprive him from participating in any football activity for life”. ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Overjoyed Sharapova shares court with ‘GOAT’ Nadal China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls The committee recommended that Saudi Arabia officially request FIFA to remove Mirdasi from the list of referees participating in the 2018 World Cup and suspend him for life. “Our integrity is above all considerations,” said Turki Al-Sheikh, head of the General Authority for Sport.Mirdasi was one of five Arab referees chosen by FIFA to officiate at the 2018 World Cup. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding FILE – In this file photo taken on October 18, 2016 Saudi referee Fahad al-Mirdasi gestures during the Asian Champions League football return match between Qatar’s El-Jaish and UAE’s Al-Ain at the Abdullah Bin Khalifa Stadium in Doha. The Saudi Football Federation have banned referee Fahad al-Mirdasi for life over bribery and urged FIFA to remove him from the pool of referees for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. AFP PHOTO / KARIM JAAFARThe Saudi Football Federation have banned referee Fahad al-Mirdasi for life over bribery and urged FIFA to remove him from the pool of referees for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.Mirdasi was suspended after admitting offering to take a bribe to influence the outcome of a match, the federation’s disciplinary and ethics committee said late Tuesday. ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours View comments LATEST STORIES Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations The 32-year-old is one of Saudi Arabia’s most prominent referees, having earned a FIFA badge in 2011 and officiating at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics in 2016 and the Confederations Cup in Russia in 2017. In a statement to AFP, FIFA said it was looking at the case and seeking more information.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“FIFA notes the information that referee Fahad Al Mirdasi has allegedly been banned for life from all football-related activities by the Saudi Arabian Football Federation (SAFF),” it said.“FIFA has requested more information from the SAFF before making any further comments.” Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial 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 In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’last_img read more