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House Bill 1436 Becomes Law

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first_img June 12, 2016 SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Bill Signing,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Today, the following bill became law:Act 40 – House Bill 1436, sponsored by Rep. Godshall, amends Title 66 (Public Utilities), in rates and distribution systems, providing for computation of income tax expense for ratemaking purposes.center_img House Bill 1436 Becomes Lawlast_img

Former football stars play in match to help Ebola hit countries

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first_imgRebuilding Ebola Hit-States Related The 12th annual Match Against Poverty took place on Monday with a Saint-Etienne all-star side hosting the United Nations Development Programme side at the Stade Geoffrey-Guichard in France.An enthusiastic capacity crowd of nearly 34,000 saw global stars like Clarence Seedorf, Fabien Barthez, Youri Djorkaeff and Edwin van der Sar lose an entertaining encounter 9-7. Brazilian star Ronaldo was one of the stars of the show for the UNDP and the World Cup winner duly scored a hat-trick.Previous editions of the match have raised over 4 million dollars to aid poverty worldwide. The proceeds from this match with go towards helping the countries that have been hit hardest by the Ebola epidemic. Kenyan Economy Hit by Ebola Liberia Hardest Hit by the Ebola Outbreaklast_img read more

Yobo: It’s early to raise fears over Iwobi’s abilities

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first_img The 23-year-old joined the Liverpool-based outfit in a deal worth £40 million, having made 148 appearances for his boyhood club Arsenal. Nonetheless, the wideman has failed to find his best form so far at Goodison Park, with three goals in 22 appearances across all competitions to show for his performances. Yobo, however, has no concerns over Iwobi, claiming he simply needs more time to adapt to life at his new club in the wake of his injury worries. “Arsenal is a club he knew too well because he came through the academy and he understands the structure of how they play – a style he knows,” Yobo told Goal.Advertisement “Moving to Everton was a good move for him because he wanted more game time. Unfortunately, it takes a longer time to settle down in a new environment because only a few players move to another club and settle immediately, “In between him adapting, he had a number of good performances for Everton. He was getting familiar with how Everton play and was becoming one of the key figures in the team before his injury. “After his injury, it also took him time to break into the team because Everton also have other good players as well, all that happened before Coronavirus ensured the league was suspended. “I think we should be patient with him because we can’t doubt his talent. He has unbelievable talent and work rate. read also:COVID-19: Everton using Zoom to keep tabs on Iwobi, others “I know he is going to achieve more with Everton, it is just the timing of everything happening to him. He will surely come good.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Alex Iwobi will go on to enjoy a fruitful Everton career, Joseph Yobo believes, saying it is too early to raise fears over his abilities. Promoted ContentTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way9 Most Epic Movie Robots We’ve Ever SeenHere Are The Top 10 Tiniest Mobile Phones On The Planet!14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right NowBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your BodyWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?The Best Cars Of All TimeBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love WithThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World Loading… last_img read more

Butler Warns Students, Alums Of Data Breach

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first_imgThe information of current and former Butler students may have been exposed after a data breach.Approximately 160,000 people associated with Butler University are being urged to monitor their bank accounts and credit scores after a data breach.The school learned about the hacking after authorities in California contacted them when an identity theft suspect was arrested.The suspect had personal information from Butler employees. The individual reportedly does not have an affiliation with the university.The data breach exposed current and former students, faculty and even prospective students who considered attending the college but wound up at a different university.Butler officials say the information released includes birthdates, social security numbers and bank account information.The school said they have notified those who were exposed but recommend everyone to keep an eye on personal information. School officials say they have corrected the issue and are offering one year of credit monitoring to everyone impacted.The latest data breach continues a trend of hackers targeting universities and colleges across the nation. Indiana University reported a similar breach in February.last_img read more

Olsson makes Canaries move

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first_img The 25-year-old, who can also operate on the left side of midfield, will move to Carrow Road on a four-year deal from the Championship club for an undisclosed fee once all of the relevant paperwork has been completed. Olsson has been a long-term target of Canaries manager Chris Hughton, who has been on a summer spending spree following the club’s record £8.5million capture of Holland international Ricky van Wolfswinkel, while England Under-21 winger Nathan Redmond was last week purchased from Birmingham, and defender Javier Garrido has signed permanently after a loan from Lazio. Norwich have confirmed the signing of Sweden international defender Martin Olsson from Blackburn Rovers. Press Associationcenter_img “We are delighted with the addition of Martin. He’s been playing in England for seven years and is well acclimatised to the Premier League,” said Hughton on the club’s official website, www.canaries.co.uk. “He can also play anywhere on the left hand side so he brings us good flexibility in that sense, plus at 25 he’s at an age where he has some experience and also some time to improve. “At this time it is about improving the squad that we have and Martin certainly does that.” Hughton is expected to show no let-up in his summer recruitment drive, with Scotland defender Russell Martin yesterday signing on for another three years with a contract extension. Norwich are understood to be tracking PSV Eindhoven’s Sweden international Ola Toivonen, Lokomotiv Moscow’s £6million-rated Senegal striker Dame N’Doye. Feyenoord midfielder Leroy Fer and Ajax defender Toby Alderweireld, meanwhile, are also reported targets for the Canaries, with suggestions the duo have already travelled to East Anglia to take in the club’s facilities ahead of undergoing medicals. Norwich later confirmed goalkeeper Carlo Nash had completed a free-transfer move after being released by Stoke. The 39-year-old will provide cover to England international John Ruddy, who had been a target for Chelsea, and Mark Bunn. last_img read more

Allardyce: Carroll must be tough

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first_imgWest Ham manager Sam Allardyce accepts England forward Andy Carroll faces a big mental challenge to recover from his latest injury setback – which is normally suffered by “ballerinas and basketball players”. Press Association Sport understands Carroll has travelled to Europe – boarding a plane for Belgium on Friday morning – to begin a rehabilitation programme which the club hopes will not require an operation, but equally no time frame has been set for a possible return to full match fitness. While Allardyce is confident the 6ft 3ins former Newcastle frontman will recover from the setback, the Irons boss understands there are personal battles for him to overcome ahead of a season which, if all goes well, could end with playing for England at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. “It is a big challenge for Andy because he has got to be mentally really tough now,” said Allardyce. “He has to be really, really focused and we have got to make sure we keep his spirits up whenever we get the chance because it is a lonely place to be when you are injured, and certainly for the length of time he has been injured. “This will make him feel pretty low for a while, but he has to battle through that and we will look after the psychological side as well as the physical side. At the end of the day it is just about getting him fit as quick as we possibly can.” Allardyce revealed the nature of Carroll’s latest fitness problem was linked to the centre-forward’s style of play. “What you find on my research is that this is an unusual injury for footballers. It probably more revolves around people like ballerinas and basketball players because of the bounding side of it,” the West Ham manager said. “What caused Andy’s injury in the first place is his leap – he leapt up high for a ball against Reading on the last day of the season and landed (awkwardly on his foot). That is what happens with basketball players because they are 22 stone and 6ft 7ins, it more occurs in those sports. The 24-year-old – signed on a permanent £15million deal from Liverpool after a loan spell last season – had looked to be on his way back to full fitness following an Achilles problem. However, he then broke down during a training session earlier this week with a foot injury when he aggravated the plantar fascia tissue which supports the arch, and is so now set for another extended spell on the sidelines. “Once it has healed, it is about managing it then. Eventually it will be gone, but there is still a period of time after the injury has healed where he will get some discomfort through the foot. We will do all we can to eliminate that as quickly as possible.” Carroll had been selected by England manager Roy Hodgson for the friendlies against the Republic of Ireland and Brazil at the end of last season, only to be forced out by another untimely injury. While the latest setback is not expected to hamper his international chances over the longer-term, Allardyce maintains the focus must first be on getting the forward fighting fit for club duties. “I wouldn’t even speculate on that (Carroll’s place in the England side) because the important thing for me is to get Andy Carroll fit and playing for West Ham United,” Allardyce continued. “He had forged his way back into Roy’s plans at the end of last season, but then unfortunately had to report that he had picked up the (Achilles) injury, otherwise he would have travelled with England. “It is a big year for Andy to be at West Ham scoring goals and also trying to get himself into the World Cup squad, if we (England) qualify.” Press Associationlast_img read more

Koeman: Schneiderlin loss is a blow

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first_img Press Association France midfielder Schneiderlin hobbled out of Saints’ 3-0 Premier League defeat to Manchester City at half-time on Sunday. Saints’ 25-year-old midfield lynchpin now faces scans on his right adductor, with manager Koeman admitting he does not know the severity of the problem. Ronald Koeman accepts Southampton face a “difficult” challenge to cope without injured “key player” Morgan Schneiderlin at Arsenal on Wednesday night. Koeman’s side now face Arsenal, Manchester United and Chelsea amid a pivotal run of seven matches in 25 days in December. Former Feyenoord boss Koeman has told his Saints squad they “can’t do anything” about Schneiderlin’s injury, so must simply stiffen their resolve for a huge test at Arsenal. “I think Toby Alderweireld did a great job in the midfield position, and the change was because that’s our way of playing and I didn’t like to change it,” said Koeman. “I didn’t have more options to do anything else. “We know exactly what Morgan means for our team: he’s one of our key players and if you miss a key player it’s always difficult for the rest of the team. “We know that and we can’t do anything about that. “More options mean another midfield player: Jack Cork was not available on Sunday, he will be on Wednesday and we have Harry Reed as a young midfield player. “Still James Ward-Prowse is injured, and that’s our possibilities. “We don’t have the bench and we don’t have that same number of players as the big teams, we know that.” “Morgan’s not ready for Wednesday because he needs a scan on his adductor, in his right leg,” said Koeman. “Then we have to wait about the result of the scan. “For sure he isn’t available for this Wednesday, but he’ll have scans to find out exactly what happened. “It’s too soon to know whether it’s serious. “It’s not too soon to say he can’t play on Wednesday, but how long he will be out I don’t know.” Belgium centre-back Toby Alderweireld stepped up into the holding role in Schneiderlin’s absence on Sunday, and could do the same again at the Emirates Stadium on Wednesday. Koeman said fit-again Jack Cork will also bolster his midfield options, while conceding Saints do not have the squad strength of their top-four Premier League rivals. Reigning champions City leapfrogged Saints into second place on Sunday, thanks to goals from Yaya Toure, Frank Lampard and Gael Clichy. last_img read more

Senegal Wallops Nigeria 6-1 in CAF Beach Soccer Cup of Nation…

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first_imgYesterday, however, the Senegalese were more vicious and despite the second period ending at a respectable 2-1, they went all fangs out in the third and final period to win 6-1.Abu Azeez, the worthy veteran who scored four in the 7-6 defeat of hosts Egypt in the first semi-final on Wednesday, took his Nigerian tally to 104 by hitting the Supersand Eagles’ only goal of the match. He also finished the tournament with eight goals.Both Senegal and Nigeria will fly Africa’s flag at the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup holding in Paraguay towards the end of next year.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Senegal yesterday confirmed superiority over Nigeria’s Beach Soccer National Team as they walloped the Supersand Eagles 6-1 in the final of the CAF Beach Soccer Cup of Nations in Egypt.The defeat notwithstanding, Nigeria booked their ticket to the 2019 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup finals.Nigeria and Senegal opened the hostilities in Group B of the continental finals in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt on Sunday, with both teams locked at 4-4 after regulation and extra time before Senegal, four-time champions and Cup holders, won 2-0 on penalties.last_img read more

Big East commissioner Marinatto, coaches tight-lipped about realignment plans

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first_imgNEWPORT, R.I. –– Following the conference realignment that took place in June, mum was the word Tuesday from Big East commissioner John Marinatto. There was no talk regarding the Big East’s approach to the future of major conference realignment and expansion. Published on August 3, 2010 at 12:00 pm Comments And Marinatto forcibly applied that same muzzle to all eight of his head football coaches concerning the issue Tuesday morning in Rhode Island prior to the conference’s annual Media Day. Pittsburgh was picked to win the conference in the preseason media poll. Syracuse was picked to finish seventh, one vote ahead of last place Louisville (41-40).AdvertisementThis is placeholder text‘Historically, as you know, we like to do things quietly behind the scenes,’ Marinatto said. ‘Everything is on the table. … Publicly, we don’t talk about it. But we are talking about everything from expansion to our own television network, to things that we need to do internally. … I similarly asked our head coaches to refrain from speculating on these matters.’Marinatto harped on the fact that in the aftermath of this summer’s conference shakedown, he would like for the Big East to stay ‘true to our values’ of not speculating on matters. In the wake of the reshaping of the Big Ten, Pac-10 and Big 12, Marinatto spoke very little concerning the ramifications for the Big East. But he did hint that he is doing everything he can to maintain the Big East’s status as one of the country’s top football conferences, even if he urged his coaches to not provide any specifics Tuesday.Marinatto said the Big East’s next main issue is capitalizing on its television contract, which is with ESPN for the next four years.  ‘We as a conference continue to monitor the landscape while focusing our time on positioning ourselves for optimum growth in the future,’ Marinatto said.During a question and answer session immediately after his press conference, Marinatto did revisit just what his and other conference commissioners’ mindsets were like during the shakedown in June. Nebraska joined the Big Ten on June 10. Colorado and Utah joined the Pac-10 on June 14 and 17, respectively. In a scare to the Big 12, Texas and Oklahoma, along with four other Big 12 schools, nearly headed to the Pac-10.They were scared but also prepared. Always prepared.Marinatto was fine with opening up about the past, not the future. But he promised that that future will be one in which Big East fans should have faith. He repeated three times that he feels the conference is stronger today than at any point in its history.‘In the 10-day period in June, we in the world of collegiate athletics all got extraordinarily weak,’ Marinatto, said. ‘…Most of us didn’t want to have that kind of a change, we didn’t think it was healthy for collegiate athletics as a group moving forward. So all of us in collegiate athletics that week kept in touch, maintained contact and were planning accordingly.’Marinatto again on Tuesday constantly brought up the fact that the conference is confident in its approach and strength moving forward, especially seeing that it hired former NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue as an adviser this past spring. As the conference enters its 20th year in football play, Marinatto now feels he might have the most talented pawn of them all for the future of the major-conference shakedowns in Tagliabue.Speculation was a no-no for the entirety of those under the Big East football umbrella on Tuesday in Rhode Island. And Marinatto’s simple answer to why was because speculating is not like the Big East. Speculation can only lead to turmoil.You can save speculation for other conferences. Not his. ‘When you are sitting in a position of authority and you speculate, I don’t think that it serves anyone well,’ Marinatto said. ‘Because you create unfair expectations or an environment that is cultivated based on rumor and innuendo. I’ve asked our coaches not to speculate for that purpose, I don’t think it serves anybody really in a positive way.’Syracuse head coach Doug Marrone held up his half of Marinatto’s preached bargain on Tuesday. Marrone welcomed that conference-realignment muzzle. Just like the other seven coaches, as they all tip-toed around the possible conference-speculation landmines.Together. ‘I love this conference,’ Marrone said. ‘I played in the East. I am an Eastern football guy. I love it. I trust the people in the conference. They will do what is best for us.’aolivero@syr.edu2010 Big East Football Preseason Media PollRank     Team (first place votes)           Pts.1.           Pittsburgh (22)                        1902.           Cincinnati                                1423.          West Virginia (1)                      1424.          Connecticut (1)                         1315.          Rutgers                                      996.          South Florida                             797.          Syracuse                                    418.          Louisville                                  40 Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

USC students to attend conference led by Clinton

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first_imgUSC students are set to take part in the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) conference, an annual conference for college students that aims to promote leadership and solutions to global challenges.First Daughter · Chelsea Clinton kicks off 2013’s Clinton Global Initiative University conference by welcoming students at the Opening Plenary. – Photo courtesy of Paul Morse / Clinton Global InitiativeThe conference will be hosted by former President Bill Clinton at Arizona State University from March 21-23. The event is part of a wider mission of CGI U to “turn ideas into action.”USC students have consistently participated in the conference in past years. Students must prepare an application to the conference, which includes a “Commitment to Action.”“This commitment to action is a new specific and measurable initiative from either an individual student, or a group of students that will undertake in the months after the CGI U conference,” said Bill Wetzel, director of CGI U. “We try to bring in a lot of leading young change-makers who can tell their stories to the students in the room.”The CGI U Conference includes approximately 1,100 students from more than 300 schools and universities around the world, Wetzel said.Lychee Dai, a graduate student at the Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism, attended CGI U in 2013. Her project focused on sharing knowledge through online media.“My commitment involved launching an education app that allows people to share their educational knowledge,” Dai said. “If you are good at math, and I can speak another language, then we can be connected on the app. After being connected on the app initially, you can then learn from each other in person.”At the conference, Dai won funding to fully develop her project.Angela Zhou, a freshman in the World Bachelor in Business program, will attend CGI U this year.Her Commitment to Action project aims to combat sex trafficking in East Asia as well as in other underdeveloped countries. She hopes to work with the International Princess Project, an organization dedicated to combating sex trafficking.“As I learned more about it, I realized that sex trafficking is a really big problem in America and in other countries also,” Zhou said. “International Princess Project provides women who are rescued from sex trafficking brothels in India a vocation in sewing pajamas. It’s a really innovative way to combine fashion and social activism, which is something I’m interested in in the future.”Zhou said she realized she wanted to help sex trafficking victims while in high school.“I realized through volunteering with International Princess Project in high school that first of all, not many people knew what sex trafficking was, and second of all, not many people my age were volunteering,” Zhou said. “I decided I wanted to educate other students my age about sex trafficking, so I founded an organization called the Teen Ambassadors Program that aids sex trafficking prevention organizations.”She hopes that her involvement in the CGI U conference will allow her to expand her efforts further.“I haven’t really spread it beyond the Orange County area, but I am going to push for the growth of the organization and push for the growth of the Teen Ambassadors Program,” Zhou said. “I think it would be really beneficial to expand the organization past just the borders of India and into other East Asian countries as well.”Tim Kline, a graduate student at the Marshall School of Business, will also attend CGI U. For his project, he worked with two students from the Art Center College of Design, Connie Bakshi and Rudy Rummel.The project focuses on the creation of a children’s game called Tejo Conejo, based on popular Colombian traditions. Their goal is to allow disadvantaged women in Colombia to acquire technical skills and earn a livelihood in the manufacturing of this game.“What we envision is that we’re setting up a micro-factory for the women that’ll have daycare for their kids, right in their communities. So all they have to do is walk down the street, and their children will be there with them,” Kline said. “They can spend as many hours or as few hours as they want.”Kline explained that the group hopes to appeal to a wider market in Colombia.“We think there will be a market in Bogota for a game that taps into traditional Colombian folklore but also is a social impact project that helps out families in the outskirts of Bogota.”Kline has enjoyed reaching out to work with other schools.“I think it’s so fulfilling to work with the designers. It’s important to have cross-functional teams to get things done,” Kline said. “Working with people who are most creative and have a different perspective has been very rewarding.”last_img read more