first_imgPennsylvania State Agencies Supporting Fayette County Responders, Residents Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today thanked state workers helping Fayette County responders and residents meet the challenges that resulted from serious flooding primarily in Connellsville City, Connellsville Township, and Bullskin Township. Pennsylvania Emergency Management (PEMA) Director Richard D. Flinn Jr. yesterday traveled to Connellsville and began meeting with state and local agencies, community organizations and residents in order to assess the damage and any needs for state resources.“Director Flinn and his team are on the ground working to ensure we are doing all we can to help residents, local agencies and these communities recover from flooding and related damage,” Governor Wolf said. “We thank the people of Fayette County for their strong community support for one another and the many local officials working tirelessly to keep people safe.”PEMA has been on the ground working with the Fayette County Emergency Management Agency, led by County Emergency Management Director Roy Shipley, since Monday morning. PEMA and Fayette County have conducted preliminary damage assessments to determine the impact of the flooding and determine eligibility for a possible U.S. Small Business Administration disaster declaration. The SBA declaration would make low-interest loans available to eligible homeowners, renters and business owners.“We will continue to monitor the situation and the commonwealth stands ready to supply resources as requested by local responders,” Director Flinn said. “I have seen firsthand how the leaders and residents here in Fayette County are working together to respond and recover from this unfortunate act of Mother Nature, and we are proud to be here to assist them.”PEMA is currently coordinating with state agencies, including the Departments of Transportation, Environmental Protection, and Health, to assess the need for additional resources, including road and bridge repair, emergency permits and health and safety supplies.Multiple volunteer organizations are coordinating disaster relief service. The Red Cross has established hotline number for residents at 724-438-2567. Connellsville Community Ministries are collecting donations to support citizens that have been affected by flooding.Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf August 30, 2016center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

first_imgBUCKSPORT — After breezing through the month of October, the Bucksport and Mattanawcook Academy football teams are set to battle one another yet again on the big stage.The No. 2 Golden Bucks and No. 3 Lynx will face off in the Class D North semifinals at 7 p.m. next Friday, Nov. 2, at Bucksport High School. The game will be a rematch of last year’s semifinal game between the two teams, which Bucksport won 49-6.The game will mark the second time this season Bucksport and Mattanawcook have played one another. The Golden Bucks beat the Lynx 50-36 when the two teams met in Bucksport on Sept. 28.Both teams have dominated their Little Ten Conference opponents since that encounter; the Golden Bucks (7-1) followed the victory with wins of 57-18, 61-22 and 46-0, while the Lynx (7-2) have outscored opponents by a combined margin of 226-8 over four games.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textMattanawcook beat No. 6 Mount View 54-0 in Friday’s regional quarterfinals. Bucksport had a bye to the semifinals as the No. 2 seed.Tomorrow’s winner will take on either No. 1 Foxcroft (8-0) or No. 5 Washington Academy (5-4) in the Class D North championship game at 7 p.m. Nov. 9. The top remaining seed in the field will host the game.last_img read more

first_imgBASSETERRE, St Kitts (CMC) – Kyle Mayers’ maiden List A hundred proved the difference as Barbados Pride halted Leeward Islands Hurricanes’ unbeaten streak by handing the Group A hosts a 32-run defeat here Wednesday night.Opting to bat first at Warner Park, Pride finished on 255 all out from their 50 overs, with the left-hander stroking 113 off 110 balls.In his first campaign in several years for his native franchise, following several seasons with Windward Islands Volcanoes, Mayers hit nine fours and eight sixes in an enterprising knock.Wicketkeeper Tevyn Walcott chipped in with 39 and captain Jonathan Carter got 34, in an otherwise patchy batting display by Pride.Fast bowler Sheno Berridge claimed four for 38 while left-arm spinner Jason Campbell picked up three for 30, giving Hurricanes the early advantage in the day/night fixture before also ensuring a strong finish to the innings.In reply, Devon Thomas sustained his great form with exactly 50 off 85 deliveries but other than Terrance Ward’s 41 at number seven and opener Kieran Powell’s 30, Hurricanes failed to mount a coherent run chase and were dismissed for 223 in the 48th over.They were undermined by left-arm spinner Joshua Bishop (3-31) and off-spinner Ashley Nurse (3-46) who finished with three wickets apiece.Hurricanes were still in the hunt at 179 for five but then lost their last five wickets for 44 runs off the last 61 balls of the innings.It was Mayers, however, who took the spotlight inside the first 50 overs of the game, producing a high-quality knock, to twice pull Pride out of trouble.They were first slumping at 36 for three in the 12th over following two strikes from Berridge, before Mayers put on 44 for the fourth wicket with Carter, whose 47-ball knock contained three fours and a six.When Campbell bowled Carter and then trapped Roshon Primus lbw without scoring in the 25th over to leave Pride tottering on 80 for five, Mayers paired with Walcott in a 117-run stand to once again rescue the innings.The 27-year-old was measured in his first fifty, requiring 69 balls for the landmark but raised the tempo to reach three figures off only a further 37 deliveries, by smashing left-arm spinner Yannick Leonard for a straight six in the 45th over.He was eighth out in the next over, caught on the ropes at backward point off Berridge looking for quick runs.Left-hander Powell then struck five fours in a 45-ball knock as Hurricanes reached 50 for one in the 12th over. When Powell smashed a wide ball from Nurse to Leniko Boucher at cover point, Hurricanes lost a cluster of wickets to be 112 for five in the 26th over.Thomas, who punched four fours and Ward, whose 46-ball knock also contained four boundaries, added 67 for the sixth wicket; but once the stand was broken, the last five wickets went down in another cluster. Left-hander Kyle Mayers scored his maiden domestic 50-over hundred. Caption:last_img read more

first_img Source: ahram.org FIFA announced late on Tuesday that it had appointed a normalization committee for the Egyptian Football Association (EFA) headed by Amr El Ganainy until the upcoming elections.The decision of the world football governing body follows the recent resignation of the EFA President Hany Abo Rida and all board members after the national team’s unceremonious exit from the African Cup of Nations in the round of 16 at home earlier in July.The resignation was followed by a visit of a FIFA mission to Cairo when the EFA was temporarily managed by its Chief Executive Sarwat Sewilam.According to a statement by FIFA, Zamalek’s former board member Amr El Ganainy will chair the temporary committee alongside Gamal Mohamed Ali as deputy chairman.Sahar Abdel Hak, Mohamed Fadl Zahran, and Ahmed Abdallah Rady are the other members of the committee.The mandate of the normalization committee will include running the daily affairs of EFA, reviewing statutes and other regulations where necessary, the statement declared.Reviewing the statutes of the EFA members and ensuring they go in line with the new EFA Statutes as well as with the FIFA Statutes and requirements are also among the tasks of El Ganainy and other members.The committee will also be responsible for organizing and conducting elections for all EFA members based on their new statutes.“As the last step, the committee to act as an electoral committee in order to organize and conduct elections of a new EFA board based on the newly aligned EFA Statutes,” the statement added.FIFA said that 31 July 2020 is the deadline of the work of the committee that also can finish the mission earlier once it fulfills all its tasks.“As the normalization committee will also act as an electoral committee, none of its members can be eligible for any of the open positions in the elections under any circumstances,” the FIFA statement concluded.last_img read more

first_imgWELCOME to the continuing ”ª#‎JoySports”¬ buildup ahead of UEFA EURO 2016, which kicks off on June 10 in France. The series started on May 10, and lasts until kickoff. Get ready for blasts from past Euro tournaments! Our coverage is brought to you by Pepsi.Euro 1996 was the first European Championship to introduce the format of 16 countries competing in the final tournament. This format saw its last use in 2012 and this year, 24 teams will slug it out in France.Fifteen teams had to go through a qualifying round to reach the final stage. That year England qualified automatically as hosts of the event.The first round of group stages saw all the big teams qualify to the quarters as expected except Italy and defending champions Denmark. Hosts England, after a slow start put in some clinical performances along the way to set up a bitter rivalry match with Germany in the semi-finals.In a semi-final clash with full crowd support, they would have backed themselves heavily for the title that year. Their campaign up till the semis was simply carried by a wave of patriotism and passion ever since they had beaten the mighty Netherlands 4-1 in the group stage.  That optimism and confidence took a hit however, when Germany, England’s vanquishers in an epic 1990 World Cup semi-finals, again stood between them and the major showpiece that was the Euro trophy.With Germany’s attack in mind, England manager Terry Venables made a change from the team that beat Spain in quarters. Phil Neville gave way to Paul Ince returning from suspension, although taking up the place in midfield.In their very first attack, within two minutes, Ince hit the ball on the volley from 25 yards out with the German goalkeeper Andreas Kopke, having to punch it over the bar. Soon an electric atmosphere was set at Wembley and all English faithful believed that they can pull off the win as Kopke was never good with catching the ball.Just three minutes of play had elapsed before England scored the opening goal. Gascoigne took a corner-kick and placed it towards the near post. Adams was there, beating Ziege and Sammer in the air, and connected with the ball to knock it on to Shearer, who headed it through Kopke’s legs for his fifth goal in the championships. Germany are always known for a tough fight. So a comeback was definitely on the cards and this epic clash was far from over. The Germans were not rattled after going behind and they quickly mounted attacks after attacks on the English defense led by Helmer. In typical German style of play, they dug in deep, and the passes became smoother and started keeping lot of possession like they always do.The Germans saw the centre and the right wing as their attacking zones and the equalizer eventually did come. The swift Helmer moved forward to give the ball to Moller who continued to make ground in the English half. Brushing off Gasciogne easily, Andreas Moller fed the ball to Helmer who had continued his run, who in turn crossed for Kuntz to finish the excellent attacking build up.England players felt a huge dominant force constantly charging and coming at them, and it became harder for them to keep the scoreline as it is, leave aside scoring another goal. England did have their few chances here and there.  Darren Anderton crossing from a pass from Platt, found Shearer, but the tournament’s highest goalscorer put the ball over the crossbar. Sheringham also tried to put his country ahead but Reuter stopped his shot. But the play for the next 74 minutes of regular time was fairly dominated by Germany who had taken a strong hold on the game.Just three minutes into the first extra time and the game could have been won by England after McManaman drove the ball towards goal but Kopke saved. Next came the German’s chance when Helmer crossed to Kuntz (like the goal they scored) but the latter could not capitalise this time. It was a nerve jangling time and it got worse for the English when Kuntz headed the ball into the England net but the referee blew for a foul committed by scorer.The Wembley crowd almost gasped a sigh of relief with the referee’s decision. The last attack of the extra time saw Gascoigne fail to convert from a cross and the game went into penalty shootout.For the second time in five days, England were in the penalty shootouts and they hoped they would have the crowd behind them in this one too. Shearer took the first penalty followed by Hassler, Platt, Strunz, Pearce, Reuter, Gascoigne, Ziege, Sheringham and Kuntz, all scored. That meant that all five penalties were converted by both teams and still there wasn’t much to separate the two. And then it came in sudden death. Gareth Southgate missed from the spot for England which gave Möller a chance to seal a historic win for the Germans, and again beat the English.He did. And England were out.Ultimately, the Three Lions failed to win on their own turf but that did not stop the tournament from being a magical experience for their players and fans, leaving a lingering feel-good factor that has been sorely lacking for them in most major finals since.What happened next?Germany went on to win the final 2-1 against Czech Republic, scoring a golden goal through Oliver Bierhoff.  —The #JoySports Euro buildup series is brought you by Pepsi, Still 1 Ghana cedi pε!RELATED:When Denmark stunned the world to win the Euro ’92 finallast_img read more

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Myles Miller has been out of school for more than four years, but he’s still breaking records at the golf course.Myles MillerMiller today went out and shot a 60 – a new Wellington Golf Club record on 18 holes. He shot it Friday afternoon on the par 70 WGA course with three fellow golfers in a non-tournament event.Miller, a two-time Class 4A individual state champion in golf, broke his own record of 62 tied with Scott Templeton as the course’s previous best score. He shot a 27 on the front 9 and 33 on the back.Here’s how his day went: birdie, par, birdie, birdie, eagle, birdie, birdie, par, and birdie on the front nine. On the back nine, he went par, par, birdie, par, birdie, birdie, par, par, and a bogey on the final hole for a 60!Miller was golfing with Brian Peck, Chaney Stallbaumer, Mark Miller and Gary Richmond.The scorecard is as follows:Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (7) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. -5 Vote up Vote down #1 guest · 270 weeks ago I need these guys job? no work on Fridays? Report Reply 0 replies · active 270 weeks ago -5 Vote up Vote down yodo497 · 270 weeks ago so how do we know he really shot a 60, Report Reply 1 reply · active 270 weeks ago -1 Vote up Vote down go low or go home · 270 weeks ago The four witnesses who played with him. Report Reply -3 Vote up Vote down go low or go home · 270 weeks ago They all work..you ever take a day off? Really that is all you got. He shot 10 under par… Report Reply 0 replies · active 270 weeks ago -1 Vote up Vote down Ted “Theodore” Logan · 270 weeks ago In other small town news, Mildred Mitchell is being visited by her grandchildren from California. California! Right here in our little town. Report Reply 0 replies · active 270 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down H&M · 270 weeks ago Congrats Myles!!!!!!!!!! Report Reply 0 replies · active 270 weeks ago -1 Vote up Vote down Mark Green · 270 weeks ago That is awesome Myles Miller… Time for the tour.. Report Reply 0 replies · active 270 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

first_imgKiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? In a post on Facebook, Hancock thought he already saw his life pass him by.“Well, I died tonight in the cage,” he wrote, as reported by Bleacher Report. “I’m OK. Thanks everyone. I’ll reply when I can. My heart stopped, and I had kidney failure. They did CPR and hit me with the EKG twice and brought me back.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogHancock shared he’s still unsure of what happened, but he said it could be due to his drastic efforts to cut weight prior to the fight.That alone made Hancock decide to walk away from the sport for good, noting that the match against Ontiveros would be his last inside the cage. Photo taken from CJ Hancock’s Instagram accountMMA fighter CJ Hancock survived the fight of his life even during his fight with Charlie Ontiveros in the Legacy Fighting Alliance Saturday (Manila time).Hancock reportedly collapsed during the second round of the match.ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson View comments 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 “Doc says I shouldn’t fight again,” he said. “I’m broken, but I still plan on competing in Brazilian jiu-jitsu and BJJ superfights when I get better.”Though extreme weight cutting is not advisable because of the obvious dangers it brings, there’s still some fighters, who still practice such measures.In a separate report by MMA Fight, Dhafir “Dada 5000” Harris suffered a heart attack and kidney failure in his bout against Kimbo Slice at Bellator 149 in February last year.The same was the case with muay thai boxer Jordon Coe, who died from suspected heatstroke after trying to cut weight just last March.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny GSP wins middleweight title in UFC comeback Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours MOST READlast_img read more