Governor Wolf Announces Support for 17 Municipal Stormwater Projects in Pennsylvania Counties in Chesapeake Bay Watershed

first_img June 29, 2017 Environment,  Press Release York, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced the approval of funding to support 17 municipal stormwater projects in Pennsylvania’s portion of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed.“The convenience we all enjoy with pavement comes with a tangible cost: increased runoff pollution in our local waters,” said Governor Wolf. “I’m pleased to support the municipalities—towns, cities, and other large land owners—striving to meet the stormwater challenge in Pennsylvania.”DEP is ramping up its work on implementation of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) permit program, which incorporates more stringent stormwater management requirements. About 1,000 municipalities around the state must meet new requirements; approximately 340 are in the 43 Pennsylvania counties in the Bay watershed.“To make the greatest, most timely impact with our resources,” said Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Patrick McDonnell. “This funding targets projects in our Bay watershed counties with the highest pollutant loads. Collectively, the projects will remove 396 pounds of phosphorous, 2,800 pounds of nitrogen, and almost 800,000 pounds of sediment from local waters.”Projects are funded through the EPA Chesapeake Bay Implementation Grants Program, a vital part of Pennsylvania’s progress in cleaning up its local waters and thereby benefiting the Bay.Earlier today, Secretary McDonnell acknowledged the projects in-person at an event at the York County Prison to showcase the county’s model approach to stormwater management.The prison project—converting stormwater basins to bioretention basins—was one of 19 projects chosen last year for EPA grant funding. Led by the York County Planning Commission, it reflects the county’s outstanding teamwork approach to municipal stormwater management.“The County of York and 43 municipalities are working together to clean up impaired streams through their MS4 [stormwater] permits,” said Felicia Dell, director of the York County Planning Commission. “Together we’ve developed a regional plan that identifies best management practices and collectively funds and constructs them. The municipalities should be lauded for their vision and spirit of cooperation.”The complete list of projects approved includes:Altoona City: St. Therese of the Child Jesus rain garden phase 2 ($55,349)Blair Township: Edgewood Drive stormwater basin retrofit ($100,000)Carlisle Borough: Urban stormwater park native wetland plantings ($200,000)Denver Borough: Denver Memorial Park rain gardens and streambank restoration ($38,220)Duncansville Borough: Duncansville Memorial Park bioretention, rain gardens, and permeable pavement ($200,000)East Lampeter Township: Mill Bridge Campground riparian buffer stream restoration ($199,610)Goldsboro Borough: Stream restoration between South York and Water Streets ($86,290)Mechanicsburg: Northside stormwater basin retrofit ($164,381)Mount Joy Borough: Rotary Park vegetation swale ($64,633) and Pink Alley stormwater basin retrofit ($40,422)Lancaster Township: Kensington Club stormwater basin retrofit ($200,000)Lemoyne Borough: Streambank restoration at Harrisburg Academy ($176,700)Paradise Township: BMC Paradise Truss Plant retrofit ($142,082)Paxtang Borough: Paxtang Parkway rain garden ($72,000)Rapho Township: Lefever Road stormwater basin retrofit ($161,360)Spring Grove Borough: Campus Avenue stream restoration phase 1 ($185,000)York: Memorial Park Poorhouse Run streambank restoration ($200,00) SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img Governor Wolf Announces Support for 17 Municipal Stormwater Projects in Pennsylvania Counties in Chesapeake Bay Watershedlast_img read more

NPFL: Rivers Utd Aiming to Return to Winning Ways against ABS…

first_imgFemi Solaja with agency reportRivers United will face ABS FC in a rescheduled Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) game this afternoon in Port Harcourt.United have underwhelmed this season and need a win against the newly-promoted side to get their campaign back on track.ABS FC come into the game on the back of a 0-2 reverse to Abia Warriors in Umuahia last Sunday and will be looking to bounce back with a positive result in Port Harcourt.Technical adviser of ABS, Henry Makinwa knows there is a need to produce a positive response particularly as ABS have yet to win in their last five NPFL matches. “My expectations are that we are going to win; we want to win. “Our ambition is to win all games if it’s possible. “Tomorrow (Thursday) is one of the games and we are going to give our best to win the game,” he told the club’s official website, United are also desperate for a win and Technical Manager, Stanley Eguma, is eager to see his side return to winning ways against plucky opposition.“We are really preparing for the game (against ABS because) at this stage we need good results.“We need to win, especially at home; our position on the log is low and we really need to get these three points to start moving up. “I know ABS is a very strong, young and energetic team; they have a lot of youthful players and can cause an upset on Thursday. “We have to work very hard and not take them for granted. “We have to work hard, put our acts together and secure all three points against ABS; that’s our mission now,” Eguma said.Meanwhile, there is happier news from the infirmary for Rivers United as right back Chigozie Ihunda is nearing a return to action following a long-term injury.Ihunda injured his left knee in United’s 1-0 win over Warri Wolves in an NPFL game decided at the Warri City Stadium on May 8, 2016.The versatile footballer subsequently underwent keyhole and open surgeries in Delhi, India, on December 26, 2016 to repair the damage.He was given a timeline of six months for return to active competition and his recovery is already ahead of schedule, according to Head of the Rivers United FC medical unit, Dr Chukwuemeka Agi.“Ihunda has been undergoing physiotherapy and is already walking without the aid of crutches.“We expect him to be back in action by June this year but it could be earlier depending on how things progress,” he said. Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

A half-century of TDs and a trio of passing records — MVP Patrick Mahomes in Opta numbers

first_imgThe Chiefs had been successful before he took the reins under center, but had not won a home playoff game since 1993 before Mahomes ended that tortuous wait by leading Kansas City to a defeat of the Colts in this season’s Divisional Round.With his ability to throw with venom from every arm angle and his abilities on the run, Mahomes has transformed the Chiefs offense into a juggernaut and appears to bring the best out of head coach Andy Reid as a play-caller.After ending an infamous postseason drought in his first year as a starter, is he man to bring to their 50-year wait for a second Super Bowl title to a close next season? His rapid rise and astounding numbers suggest the answer is yes. NFL Honors 2019: Patrick Mahomes wins MVP Award The NFL has a new Most Valuable Player, with Tom Brady dethroned by Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes, who received the league’s highest individual honor on Saturday.Though he was unable to get past Brady and the Patriots in the playoffs as the Chiefs lost in the AFC Championship game, Mahomes became the clear frontrunner after a scarcely believable first season as Kansas City’s starting QB. Recently-named NFL MVP Patrick Mahomes had to convince HS coaches he was their best QBcenter_img Here, with the help of Opta, we examine just how impressive the NFL’s newest superstar has been at the helm of one of the league’s best offenses.A trio of passing recordsThrough his first 17 games, Mahomes has completed 405 passes for 5,381 yards and 50 touchdowns. All three of those numbers are NFL records among quarterbacks in their first 17 games, and were achieved with a completion percentage of 65.9.His completion percentage for his 16 regular-season games in 2018 was 66, only good enough for 16th in the NFL, so even better numbers could be on the horizon if he can even slightly improve on that figure.Mahomes Magic: CBS #ChiefsKingdom @PatrickMahomes5— NFL (@NFL) December 9, 2018Exalted company in the 50-touchdown clubAll of Mahomes’ 50 career passing TDs came in the 2018 season. Only two other quarterbacks have thrown for 50 touchdowns in a season — Brady in 2007 and Peyton Manning in 2013, with the latter’s 55 an NFL record. Despite the aerial dominance enjoyed by this trio, none of the teams they played for won the Super Bowl. Mahomes was undone by the Patriots, who infamously went 16-0 in 2007 only to stunningly lose to the New York Giants in Super Bowl 42.Manning’s Broncos were crushed 43-8 by the Seahawks In Super Bowl 48.The Magnificent SevenMahomes is one of only seven quarterbacks to throw for at least 5,000 yards in a season. He joins Brady, Manning, Drew Brees, Ben Roethlisberger, Dan Marino and Matthew Stafford.Of that group, only Marino and Stafford have failed to win the Super Bowl in their careers, with Lions starter Stafford yet to win a playoff game, an achievement Mahomes has already fulfilled.Yards Scrambled: 45Ball Speed: 61.2 MPHMahomes to Conley #TouchdownTuesday— Kansas City Chiefs (@Chiefs) September 26, 2018The man to end Chiefs’ championship droughtOf the 17 games he has played, Mahomes has won 13, with that number tied for fourth all time in that span. Mahomes ended 2018 near the top of almost every statistical category, having transformed the Chiefs offense, and looks set to serve as one of the faces of the NFL for years to come.With his stunning effort this year coming after a Week 17 one-off appearance as a rookie last term, Mahomes has now played 17 NFL regular-season games, with his performances in that timeframe ranking as one of the strongest starts to a career in league history. Related Newslast_img read more

AFE criticizes not being in the Viana Pact, but celebrates the union

first_imgThe Spanish Footballers Association also values ​​that both the Higher Sports Council, LaLiga and the Royal Spanish Football Federation value the health proposals made by this union to guarantee health in the return to competition and training, as well as the legal and labor considerations expressed to safeguard the labor rights of soccer workers.From the union we also want to remember the intense work that we have been maintaining for weeks with LaLiga to instrumentalize the creation of the economic fund for situations of special vulnerability of colleagues. A fund that, in the opinion of this union, should have as its main recipients the soccer players of Second B and Third Division, as well as the soccer players of First and Second Division, in vulnerable situations.The Association of Spanish Soccer Players has reinforced the channels of care and communication with its members, and shows its firm commitment that the return to the competition will only be carried out after the express authorization of the health authorities and with full guarantees to safeguard the health of the footballers.We understand that this CSD initiative is related to the proposals that as a union should be carried out in all sports, with many difficulties, as this Ministry is doing with the other branch of it which is that of culture. “ The Association of Spanish Soccer Players has issued an official statement on Monday in which he refers to the meeting held by the CSD, the Federation and LaLiga, the one known as the Pact of Viana. AFE criticizes that the union was not available for this summit but welcomes the fact that the institutions have left behind their differences.The full statement is this:“In relation to the CSD meeting held last Saturday and the agreement on the return to competition and the aid fund, the Association of Spanish Soccer Players wants to state that, Despite our surprise at not having been called to this meeting where soccer players are a fundamental part of this sport, AFE appreciates the principle of agreement reached. and that finally controversies and sterile fights between institutions that do nothing to benefit Spanish football in the current situation have been parked.AFE reiterates its firm commitment to collaborate with the rest of the institutions in the search for solutions to the current situation and its determination to defend all its members. The Association has held during the last weeks, more than a dozen meetings with the rest of sports organizations, with the captains and captains of the clubs of the different categories of Spanish football, and has started a round of contacts with different political groups, as well as health and pandemic specialists, for understanding that this issue affects the entire society. Likewise, we maintain frequent contacts with the Ministry of Labor and Social Economy through the National Institute for Safety and Health at Work, and with the Ministry of Health, about documents and texts submitted subject to interpretation by these administrations.last_img read more


first_imgA young mother was kicked so hard after a romantic St. Valentine’s night out with her former boyfriend that he left a footprint of his shoe on her.Danielle Kerrigan said she finds it difficult sometimes to look at her son because he reminds her of her former boyfriend who beat her black and blue.Ms Kerrigan was left with a catalogue of horrific injuries after Eamonn Harkin set upon her at a house in Convoy. Harkin, now 24, locked Danielle into the house and beat her for an hour and a half during the ordeal in 2010.He spat in her face, called her a whore and then attacked her leaving her with extensive bruising and a suspected broken nose and toe.Ms Kerrigan said Harkin put his hands around her neck, told her he wanted her to die and she said she thought she was going to die.She only managed to call Gardai when Harkin, of St Eunan’s Terrace, Raphoe, went for a drink of water during the vicious and prolonged attack.At the time Danielle was a student at Cavan Institute of Technology studying to become a prison officer.Gardai arrested Harkin, a trained butcher at his parents home asleep on the sofa after drinking six points of beer and a litre of vodka.The accused man told Judge John O’Hagan at Letterkenny Circuit Court that he was deeply sorry for all he had done.He said he would never have any contact with his former girlfriend again.George Harkin, a retired soldier and Eamonn Harkin’s father, said he blamed drink for what had led his son to attacking Ms Kerrigan.Judge John O’Hagan said he wanted to reserve his judgement after admitting that he was “appalled” after viewing pictures of Ms Kerrigan’s injuries.He said his plan was to remand Harkin in custody to prison for two weeks and then to make his judgement.MAN LEFT FOOTPRINT OF SHOE ON WOMAN AFTER APPALLING ATTACK was last modified: October 26th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:attackbutcherDanielle KerriganEamonn HarkinRaphoelast_img read more