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Governor Wolf Announces More Aid to Puerto Rico, Calls for Swifter Federal Action to Help Americans

first_imgGovernor Wolf Announces More Aid to Puerto Rico, Calls for Swifter Federal Action to Help Americans September 27, 2017 National Issues,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today said more Pennsylvania resources are headed to Puerto Rico and that the state is ready and willing to fulfill federal aid requests. Governor Wolf called on the federal government to act with greater urgency to assist millions of residents in the American territory facing a humanitarian crisis.“The images of Americans in Puerto Rico facing this humanitarian crisis and desperate for aid are unconscionable, and there is absolutely no good reason that the executive and legislative branches are not acting more swiftly to protect these American citizens,” Governor Wolf said.“The President can’t wait to send Congress another disaster-spending request until mid-October. The time to act is now. Lift the Jones Act to allow foreign shipping vessels into Puerto Rico to deliver desperately needed fuel and supplies. The more than three million U.S. citizens in Puerto Rico deserve so much better.”Pennsylvania is monitoring requests for assistance from Puerto Rico and the federal government for resources, as it did with Texas and Florida. Most recently, Pennsylvania fulfilled a request through the Emergency Management Assistance Compact for two helicopters and crews, a request filled by the Pennsylvania National Guard. In addition, several members of PA-Task Force 1 are providing incident support on the ground in Puerto Rico through the National Urban Search and Rescue system.“While we understand the need to initially assess the situation, the time has long passed for determining how to get the most basic needs such as electricity and water to the people of Puerto Rico. For the federal government to do so little is inhumane.”center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

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South Africa to Name Coach for Eagles Clash Next Week

first_imgAFCON 2019 QUALIFIER  The South African Football Association (SAFA) announced wednesday that it has finalised an agreement with the successful candidate and is in the process of formalising the legal arrangements by exchanging signatures.The developments bring to a close a thorough, but lengthy process of seeking a replacement for former coach Shakes Mashaba, who was fired a few months ago.The association said it is mindful that the South African public has been waiting with bated breath for this matter to be concluded.SuperSport United coach Stuart Baxter is believed to be the coach SAFA has been in talk with for a possible return to the Bafana Bafana job.Baxter was previously in charge of the national team from May 2004 to November 2005, when he was sacked after failing to qualify for the 2006 World Cup.Mashaba was relieved of his duties in November last year, with Owen da Gama having since been appointed on an interim basis.Baxter’s agent, Steve Kapulschnik, confirmed last month they had been in contact with SAFA regarding the Bafana job, while Matsatsantsa issued a statement to announce they had given the Englishman the green light to open negotiations.“SuperSport United FC has given permission to SAFA to engage their head coach Stuart Baxter with a view to him becoming the head coach of Bafana Bafana,” read the statement from the South African Premiership club.“If negotiations between SAFA and Mr Baxter are successful, and SuperSport United and SAFA agree on an early termination of Mr. Baxter’s current contract, such appointment would only be effective at the end of the current PSL season, officially commencing  July 12017,” read statement from SuperSport.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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Council to decide on recommended list of advisory board appointments next Tuesday

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Wellington City Council met in a non-voting work session Wednesday. Sumner Newscow did not cover the meeting due to other obligations. We will provide information from the minutes of the meeting when they become officially approved by the council.The council will meet in regular session this next Tuesday, March 5 at 6:30 p.m. One of the proposals the council will be taking up is appointments to advisory boards.The list was released Wednesday. The proposed new appointments are as follows:  Airport Advisory Board — George Hilt – to serve Aug. 2, 2013 to April 30, 2018.Board of Zoning Appeals — Richard Granger – May 20, 2013 to April 30, 2018. Another member is being asked to serve the term May 20, 2013 to April 30, 2018.Combined Trade Board — Building contract — Chris Craig: April 16, 2013 to April 30, 2017. Electrical contract — Jeff Hunt, April 16, 2013 to April 30, 2017. Plumbing contract — April 16, 2013 to April 30, 2017, staff to review plumbing contract; Mechanical Contract — Roger Brownlee — April 16, 2013 – April 30, 2017.Health Care Authority — Michael Deschaine — Aug. 2, 2013 – April 30, 2018.Housing Authority — Darlene Ferguson — May 1, 2013 to April 30, 2017. Decision on second appointee will be delayed until election is held for residents.Library Board — Maria Cornejo — May 1, 2013 – April 30, 2017. Stacy Fair, May 1, 2013 – April 30, 2017.Memorial Board — No applications.Park Board — Kent Johnston, May 1, 2013 — April 30, 2017. The other Park Board position has yet to be filled. Planning Commission — Jack Reimer – June 14, 2013 to April 30, 2018; Tami Klinedinst, June 14, 2013 to April 30, 2018; Tracy McCue, June 14, 2013 to April 30, 2018.last_img read more

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WHS Daily Bulletin: It is Kansas FFA week and Wellington is celebrating

first_imgSubmitted to Sumner Newscow — Today’s Wellington High School bulletin for Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015:Tuesday• Basketball at Circle• High School Band Concert, 7 p.m.WednesdayThursday• Basketball at WHS vs. Clearwater.Friday• State Wrestling 10 a.m.- Salina.Saturday• State Wrestling 9 a.m.- Salina.Tuesday lunch: Chicken nuggets, mashed potatoes/gravy, fresh broccoli, peaches, hot roll/jelly.Wednesday lunch: Chili, chips, celery and cucumber, cinnamon roll, pears, baby carrots.Today’s news:*Students participating in Spring Sports: You must have a physical on file before you can practice. Your sports fee must be paid before the first game.*Kansas FFA Fact #2 In Kansas there are 11,178 Agriculture Education students, 33 percent are female and 66 percent are male.*Congratulations to Amber Biddle who placed second and Mikala Bradbury who placed 10th in the B-Team Division of the Food Science Contest. The Wellington FFA B- Team placed second over- all in Food Science. The A- Team placed eighth over all and the Green hand team (Freshman) placed 8th as well. Congratulations to all that went and competed!*Classic Movie Club will be showing the Movie “The Breakfast Club” on Thursday February 26th at 3:30 p.m. in Room 205.*Seniors: Don’t forget to stop by the Counselors office to check out what scholarship applications are available.*Madrigal try outs will be held next week March 2-5. These auditions will be held before and after school. See Ms. Coldwell if you are interested in auditioning.*Don’t forget to sign up for the talent show and Dodgeball tournament. You must sign up by tomorrow!*Girls Softball Players: There will be a meeting for any girls interested in playing softball this Spring in the Health Room on Wednesday morning at 6:45 a.m.*There will be a STUCO meeting tomorrow morning at 7:30 in room 107.*Support National FFA Week : The Wellington FFA Chapter will be showing FARMLAND the Movie on Friday, February 27 during 7th and 8th hour. This movie highlights 6 young farmers across America and how they are starting their lives as farmers and ranchers. It shows their struggles and what their lives are like on a daily basis. Cost for students: $1.00 Proceeds benefit WHS FFA Scholarships*Come Try-out for the 2015-2016 Cheer Squad! Cheer Clinic will be held on March 11-12 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the Main Gym and Tryouts will be on Friday, March 13 at 10 a.m. You will need to pick up a try-out packet in the office before tryouts. If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Lawrence in the office.College visits during lunch:Tuesday, February 24-Fort Hayslast_img read more

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