Governor’s Office Statement on the Untethered JLENS Aerostat Over Pennsylvania

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first_img PSA,  Statement Updated: October 28, 2015, 4:26 PMPosted: October 28, 2015, 2:19 PMHarrisburg, PA – Governor Wolf’s administration continues to work with federal, state and local authorities to secure the J-LENS aerostat equipment. Federal authorities and local emergency management personnel have confirmed the aerostat is contained and no longer moving in Montour County.Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) and the Pennsylvania National Guard will continue to assist authorities to secure the area and the downed equipment. These agencies will continue to be on scene to secure the area and ask all residents to remain away from the scene.Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency, PSP and the National Guard worked closely with local emergency management agencies from Schuylkill, Montour, Columbia and Lycoming Counties and numerous federal agencies to track the balloon throughout the afternoon.The tether attached to the aircraft caused widespread power outages across Pennsylvania. PPL Electric reports that the damage appears most extensive in Columbia and Schuylkill counties. PEMA has been in contact with PPL and continues monitor power outages along the path of the balloon.PEMA is continuing to provide equipment and logistical support to both local and federal agencies to bring the event to a close. There were approximately 30,000 residents without power at the peak of outages and approximately 15,000 remain without power at latest update from PPL.The state Department of Health and Public Utility Commission (PUC) provide the following safety information and tips during power outages:Prevent carbon monoxide poisoning. Some people try to power their homes using generators, which can release carbon monoxide. Carbon monoxide is an odorless, colorless gas that is released from many types of equipment, builds up in closed spaces, and is poisonous to breathe. Never use a generator in your home or attached garage, and do not connect it directly to your home’s wiring, which can be dangerous for crews attempting to restore power in your area. Leave your home immediately and call 9-1-1 if your carbon monoxide detector sounds. Get medical help right away if you are dizzy, light headed or nauseous.Never use candles or any open flame to light your home when the power goes out, because they can cause fires. It is recommended that you use battery-operated flashlights.Prevent electrical injuries. Never touch a fallen power line or drive through standing water if power lines are in the water. Electrical wires on the ground may be “live” and could hurt or kill you, so stay at least 30 feet away. Avoid contact with overhead power lines while cleaning up after the storm and call the power company to report any fallen power lines. Be aware that downed lines that are de-energized can become re-energized.Make sure food is safe. If the electricity in your home has been off for long periods of time, throw away any food that can spoil, like meat, poultry, fish, eggs, leftovers, etc. When in doubt, throw it out!Natural gas customers should immediately leave a home or building if they smell gas inside. Once safely outside, call 9-1-1 or your gas company. Never use a cell phone or any electrical device inside a building if the odor of natural gas is present. Do not smoke or use lighters, and do not attempt to re-enter a building until it’s been cleared by emergency or utility officials. Never attempt to re-light a pilot light.Contact information for all electric power companies in Pennsylvania – including hotlines for reporting downed power lines – is available from the PUC at http://www.puc.state.pa.us/consumer_info/electricity/electric_companies_suppliers.aspx.Harrisburg, PA – The Governor’s Office released the following statement regarding the untethered JLENS aerostat over Pennsylvania:“The Governor’s Office is in communication with the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency, the Pennsylvania State Police, the National Guard, and the appropriate authorities with the federal government. We are closely monitoring the situation, and we will work with the appropriate authorities to respond to any resource requests and assist in any way possible.”# # # October 28, 2015 Governor’s Office Statement on the Untethered JLENS Aerostat Over Pennsylvaniacenter_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

CONFUSION REIGNS: Judge grants right to be genderless (US)

Posted on September 27, 2020Categories rctitncdTags , , , , , , , , , , ,   Leave a comment on CONFUSION REIGNS: Judge grants right to be genderless (US)

first_imgJudge Grants Oregon Resident the Right to Be GenderlessNBC News 23 March 2017Family First Comment: More confusion. But here’s another new term you need to learn..MONONYMOUSWhat, you say? MONONYMOUSWhat’s that??“In the same judgment, Patch was also allowed to change names, becoming mononymous — meaning only having one name instead of a given name and a surname.”#lunaticsrunningtheasylum History was quietly made in Oregon this month when a judge granted a Portlander’s request to become genderless.Patch, a 27-year-old video game designer, is likely the first legally agender person in the United States.The Multnomah County Court granted Patch a “General Judgment of Name and Sex Change” on March 10. In the same judgment, Patch was also allowed to change names, becoming mononymous — meaning only having one name instead of a given name and a surname.Agender is defined as the absence of gender. Not to be confused with transgender or genderqueer, agender people typically describe feeling that they have no gender identity whatsoever. While sex refers to biological features such as chromosomes, genitalia and hormones, gender is the expression of identity as male, female or somewhere in between. But agender people are not drawn to male or female identity — or any point along the spectrum.“As a kid, probably starting around age 6, gender didn’t make sense to me,” Patch told NBC News. “I was told ‘men were this, women were this.’ As a teen I learned about transgender people, and that didn’t seem like what I was. And then I learned about genderqueer, and that didn’t seem like what I was.”A handful of organizations serving transgender, gender-nonconforming and intersex people told NBC News that no U.S. court has ever granted a legally genderless status before.READ MORE: http://www.nbcnews.com/feature/nbc-out/judge-grants-oregon-resident-right-be-genderless-n736971last_img read more

Badminton News Saina Nehwal ties the knot with Parupalli Kashyap, calls it ‘best match’ of her life

Posted on September 19, 2020Categories bmjvhkslTags , , , , , , , , , , , ,   Leave a comment on Badminton News Saina Nehwal ties the knot with Parupalli Kashyap, calls it ‘best match’ of her life

first_imgBest match of my life ❤️…#justmarried ☺️ pic.twitter.com/cCNJwqcjI5 New Delhi: Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal finally tied the knot with her long-time boyfriend Parupalli Kashya on December 14. Both the sports personalities have been dating each other for a long time now. Earlier, as per a report published in The Times of India, the marriage of the badminton duo was a private affair with just with just 100 guests on the invitation list. A close source also said, “Both families had been planning the wedding for a while now. Now they have finalised the date. The arrangements are all for December 14’’.Kashyap, a 2014 Commonwealth Games gold medallist and Olympic bronze winner Saina have reportedly been in the relationship with each other for over a decade now. However, they always maintained that they were just friends and practice partners. A movie is also been made based on the life of star Indian shuttler and the actress who will be seen portraying the role of Saina is Shraddha Kapoor. Helmed by Amol Gupte, the film went on floor on September 22.Speaking about her role in the upcoming biopic, Shraddha said, “I have already clocked 40 classes of badminton in preparation for this biopic. It’s a really tough sport, but I am enjoying myself. To get an insight into the life of a sportsperson is fascinating. Saina’s journey itself is so interesting, right from her misses to her injuries and victories”. For all the Latest Sports News News, Badminton News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

NTF Celebrates Taekwondo Legend Aime  on Wednesday

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first_imgThe Nigeria Taekwondo Federation (NTF) has concluded plans to host Nigeria’s Taekwondo pioneer Grandmaster, Aikpa Aime, at a reception billed for Wednesday April 19 at the NTF secretariat at the National Stadium, Lagos.According to NTF Chairman of Media and Publicity, ASP Gideon Akinsola, “The NTF led by George Ashiru and the board members are proud to honour the man who first introduced Taekwondo to Nigeria in 1975.”Akisola added that: “Grandmaster Aime later left Nigeria and sojourned in Europe for more than 40 years and no contact was established with him since these years. He recently returned to Nigeria in April and the NTF has deemed it fit to recognize and celebrate this living legend with a warm reception,” he noted.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Local teen swaps International traithlons for SCUBA diving

Posted on August 12, 2020Categories bmjvhkslTags , , , , , , , , , , ,   Leave a comment on Local teen swaps International traithlons for SCUBA diving

first_imgSarah-Michelle Clear in her triathlon winning days.Local teen Sarah-Michelle Clear prepares to dive in the waters off Jomtien Beach.From champion triathlete at 10 years old in Europe to Advanced SCUBA diver at 12 years old, Sarah-Michelle Clear has packed a lot into her short life.Born here in Pattaya and living in the UK and Thailand, she has progressed through the ranks of these two very diverse sports.Having retired from triathlons at the ripe old age of 11, after winning gruelling domestic and international triathlons in the UK, Ireland, France, Germany, Holland and of course Thailand, ending up in her age group as #2 in the South-East England Junior Triathlon series and #1 in the pioneering Castle Triathlon series held in the UK, Ireland and France, she has not stopped the ‘quest for excellence’.With the help of Louise at the Jomtiem Dive Center, she took her very first dive in February 2017 and by August had the following PADI qualifications; Junior Open Water Diver, Junior Advanced Diver, Junior Rescue Diver and EFR. Now Sarah-Michelle dives for fun and later this year hopes to add more individual qualifications that are available to her age group.last_img read more