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 Pennsylvania SHARE Email Facebook Twitter
Environment, Press Release Harrisburg, PA – The Governor’s Advisory Council for Hunting, Fishing and Conservation is seeking a qualified candidate to represent District 2 on the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s board of directors. District 2 includes the counties of Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Fayette, Greene, Indiana, Washington, and Westmoreland. The district has been represented with distinction by Robert W. Schlemmer of Export, Westmoreland County.“The Governor is reaching out to the hunting and trapping community in District 2 to find a diverse group of applicants, one of whom will be nominated by the Governor to fill this vacancy,” said Robb Miller, director of the advisory council. “We’re encouraging anyone interested in volunteering to serve on the board to send us a letter of intent and their professional resume.”Per the Game Code, applicants must be well-informed about wildlife conservation and restoration and be residents of the district. Commissioners serve a four-year term and may be reappointed for a maximum of two additional terms. They receive no compensation for their services but are reimbursed for travel expenses.Candidates will be interviewed by the advisory council and rated on their responses, as well as on their professional and volunteer experience with wildlife conservation and related activities. Governor Tom Wolf will select the final candidate to be presented to the Senate for confirmation.Individuals interested in applying should send a resume and detailed cover letter explaining their desire to serve to Robb Miller, Governor’s Advisory Council for Hunting, Fishing and Conservation, 400 Market St., 7th Floor, Harrisburg, PA 17101-2301. Individuals can also email the information to Robb Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org.Applications will be accepted until Friday, September 15, 2017. SHARE Email Facebook Twitter July 20, 2017 Governor’s Advisory Council Seeks Candidates for Game Commission Board
For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Sachin Tendulkar’s contribution to the game of cricket has been immense during his 24-year playing career. From his debut in 1989 to his final Test in 2013, Tendulkar was the acknowledged gold standard of batting in ODIs and Tests. Tendulkar is the leading run-getter in both ODIs and Tests and he is the only player in history to have 100 international tons. With 18426 ODI runs and 15921 runs in Tests, Tendulkar is a legend on the field. Off the field, he continues to being a mentor to youngsters and he has also given his input on the state of the game and the challenges that it faces.In an exclusive chat with Hindustan Times, Tendulkar has outlined that the standard of Test cricket has dropped due to the lack of rivalries and that is the biggest challenge that the longest format of the game is facing. “If you start looking at recent Test records, with very few can you say they are strong teams. It is alarming without any doubt. The standard of play has dropped and we can see that. Something needs to be done about it,” Tendulkar told Hindustan Times. Tendulkar had stressed the need for big rivalries in order to make Test cricket exciting during the Hindustan Times 2017 Leadership summit.In that interaction, he had said, “Test cricket is not dying. People’s mindsets have changed. It’s about the big rivalries. There was a time when everyone wanted to beat West Indies. Later, it was Australia. They had nine world class players and two terrific players. If three-four of their players clicked and did the job, they would win.”However, Tendulkar has expressed concern abot the ODI game, stating that monotony had set in the game and that was the main reason he had proposed the 25-25 formula. In that, he had suggested a team would have batted 25 overs, then the opposition would have batted 25 overs. Tendulkar cleared the misconception that he was talking about mini-Test cricket with 20 wickets.Also Read | This Woman Cricketer Breaks Sachin Tendulkar’s 30-Year-Old World Record, India Thrash West Indies”There is monotony in the one-day game without doubt. That is why I made the proposal; to remove monotony and more to neutralise the dew factor advantage. Should world events be spaced out? Are there are too many of them? There are many venues where dew is a decisive factor. In the current format, toss basically decides who will win, unless one team is playing terrible cricket. If you bat second and sensibly, the bowlers have very limited chance with the wet ball. There one side has full advantage because they have won the toss and bowled in dry conditions. The other side has to fight the opposition as well as the conditions. How do we neutralise that? In 25-25, the side bowling first will get to bowl third, so they will also bowl under lights in the second half but there will be less dew,” Tendulkar said.
The Drake University men’s basketball team begins a two-game trek through Illinois starting with Saturday afternoon’s contest at Loyola. Tipoff between the Bulldogs and Ramblers is scheduled for 1 p.m. with the contest being broadcast on Comcast Sports Net Chicago and The Valley On ESPN3.The Bulldogs are aiming for their first MVC win of the season after starting the Valley season with seven-straight losses to fall to 5-14 overall. Loyola returns to its home court with a 1-6 mark in MVC action and an 8-11 overall record.Drake’s leading scorer, Reed Timmer, is coming off back-to-back 20-point games after scoring 27 points against SIU and 21 versus Missouri State. He has now scored 20 or more points seven times this season. Freshman Dominik Olejniczak is coming off a career-high 14 points against MSU as is Ore Arogundade, who scored 12 points.Veteran guard Karl Madison has returned to the starting lineup in the last two games and responded with a season-high eight assists in Wednesday’s loss to Missouri State. Over the last four games, he boasts an 18-to-1 assist-to-turnover ratio.The Ramblers are led by Milton Doyle’s 11.5 points per game on 45.1 percent shooting. Drake currently ranks 13th nationally in three-point percentage at 40.6 percent. However, the Bulldogs have shot 35.5 percent in their seven MVC games to date. The Bulldogs have shot 40 percent or better from the arc in 12 of their 19 games this season and over the last three seasons the team is 7-28 when failing to shoot 40 percent or better from the arc.Three Bulldogs – Reed Timmer (.484), Graham Woodward (.394) and Kale Abrahamson (.385) – rank in the top 11 in the MVC in three-point percentage. Timmer and Abrahamson also rank in the top 10 in the MVC in scoring at 17.8 and 13.5 points per game, respectively.Saturday’s game is the fifth meeting between the two programs as MVC opponents with Loyola having won three of those previous four meetings. Overall, the Ramblers lead the series by a 13-10 margin.Following Saturday’s game, the Bulldogs remain on the road to take on Illinois State Tuesday evening at 7 p.m.Print Friendly Version