Governor Wolf Announces Investments to Improve Nine Airports

first_imgGovernor Wolf Announces Investments to Improve Nine Airports Infrastructure,  Press Release,  Results,  Transportation Harrisburg, PA – Nine airports will make safety upgrades and expand operation opportunities with the assistance of $10 million in state investments, Governor Tom Wolf announced today.“Maintaining and expanding opportunities in our transportation system includes the more than 400 airports in our state,” Governor Wolf said. “Hundreds of thousands of jobs are supported by aviation in Pennsylvania and these investments will help them operate safely, expand to meet demands, or attract more growth.”The funds are administered by PennDOT’s Bureau of Aviation through the Aviation Transportation Assistance Program, which is a capital budget grant program funded with bonds. The program complements the state Multimodal Fund, which dedicates $6 million to aviation in this fiscal year alone. The fund was created by Act 89, a far-reaching transportation funding program that clears the way for significant investments in all transportation modes.Following is a by-county list of approved aviation projects under the programs with the state share:Allegheny County: Allegheny County Airport — $112,000 in state funding for a total project cost of $224,000 to rehabilitate an equipment storage building.Clinton County: William T. Piper Memorial Airport — $250,000 of state funds for a total project of $500,000 invested to complete improvements to existing hangars.Dauphin County: Harrisburg International Airport — $1,150,000 of state funds for a total of $2,300,000 to construct a skybridge walkway.Indiana County: Indiana County/Jimmy Stewart Airport — $337,500 of state funds for a total project cost of $450,000 to reseal and remark airfield pavement.Lancaster County: Lancaster Airport — $500,000 of state funds for a total project cost of $1,000,000 to construct new hangers and $502,319 of state funds for a total project cost of $1,004,638 to renovate and expand terminal.Lehigh County: Lehigh Valley International Airport — $6,060,681 of state funds for a total project cost of $12,121,362 to develop general aviation hangers.Luzerne County: Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport — $412,500 of state funds for a total project cost of $825,000 to relocate the TSA checkpoint.Lycoming County: Williamsport Regional Airport — $350,000 of state funds for a total project cost of $700,000 to relocate their airport fuel farm.Northampton County: Braden Airpark — $325,000 of state funds for a total project cost of $650,000 to construct a general aviation terminal.For more information on aviation in Pennsylvania visit June 06, 2017center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Quick tips for incoming frosh

first_imgI don’t want to sound like your mother. Trust me, I know how that is.By this point, you’ve already made some great decisions. You’re enrolled as a University of Wisconsin student. You’re coming to Madison. You’ve decided to become a Badger.Great start.You’ve heard all the advice 1,001 times. Manage your time, don’t drink too much beer, remember to study, don’t become a small fish in a large pond.Take note of that last one.Two years ago I received an e-mail inviting me to attend The Badger Herald sports section meeting for new writers. I was interested in sports writing, as I had written for my local newspaper during my senior year of high school. So I walked in, met the editors, grabbed a women’s hockey story, and off I went. Simple as that.The more I wrote, the more I enjoyed it. I applied for the women’s basketball beat writer position and shared the duties with Tyler Mason, my current co-editor. My hard work and perseverance paid off as I was promoted to statistics editor for the fall 2007. Just a year later, I now help Tyler in running the department, have a radio show, cover the Badgers football team and get to talk to Joe Paterno, Jim Tressel, and Rich Rodriguez, people I only dreamed of meeting 24 months ago.So what? I’m sure you could care less about my sports writing career and future aspirations. But the point is, don’t believe the myths about big schools like Wisconsin. There are countless opportunities here. You just have to go out and find them.Every day I think about where I’d be had I simply ignored that first Herald e-mail. Not where I am today, that’s for sure. Instead, I put down the PlayStation controller for a bit and opened a new door for myself. The repercussions? A life-changing experience, tons of new friends and a whole lot of fun.This isn’t about sports, or writing, or newspapers at all. It certainly isn’t about me. People say that college is the time to find one’s self. A little clich?, yes, but true. Wisconsin is a place where you can do just about anything, most of which I am unaware of — and I’ve lived in Madison for two school years and a summer.My advice to you? Go ice fishing. Join Hoofers. Rush a fraternity. Become a member of one of the million and a half clubs that exist on campus. Go to football games. Meet people. Have fun.You are about to experience freedom like you never have before. Classes aren’t mandatory. Teachers won’t know your name unless you tell them. Food isn’t waiting for you after practice. And no one is going to tell you to do your homework.Scary? Perhaps. Exciting? I sure hope so.I must clarify one thing. The myths I mentioned earlier can be true. Plenty of my Badger peers are simply numbers, the thing their high school guidance counselors warned them about. It is easy to get lost in the confusion of this campus. You can eat breakfast, go to class (or not), eat lunch, take a nap, eat dinner, watch six episodes of “The Office” and go to bed. Trust me, I’ve seen it. But the key to succeeding at a big school is surrounding yourself with people like you and finding your niche. Mine, I quickly learned, is sports writing. Yours? Go find out.You can never make a small school feel big, but you can always make a big school feel small. For you, the former is irrelevant at this point. The latter, I suggest you give a try.Derek is a junior majoring in economics. He will be covering the Wisconsin football team this fall, so make sure you read The Badger Herald for complete coverage of your beloved Badgers. Questions? Comments? Concerns? Just want to talk sports? E-mail him at [email protected]last_img read more

Trojans happy with tournament run

first_imgNBS 2nd division 40-over tournament…Lightening doesn’t strike twice in the same place. That is what the University of Guyana Trojans would be trying to comprehend, having faced the Demerara Cricket Club (DCC) last weekend in keen competition at the DCC ground, and again failing to secure a spot in the final of the NBS 2nd division 40-over cricket competition.UG Trojans in one of their matches in the NBS 2nd division tournamentSpeaking with Guyana Times Sport, captain of the UG side, Melroy Stephenson, had this to say: “We played a good tournament for the most part. As a team, it was a tough pill to swallow, and we still haven’t discussed what transpired on that day itself. In due course we will do such, and think of ways in which we can continue to develop and improve our cricket. Ultimately, we would love to win another GCA title in the foreseeable future.”Stephenson described Ershaad Ali as a revelation throughout the tournament, in addition to Omesh Danram. Their play ultimately earned the UG side a spot in the Cricket Guyana Inc franchise setup, representing East Bank Demerara and Georgetown respectively.At the beginning of the match, the toss favoured the student side, who inserted the Queenstown-based side to bat. At the end of the allotted 40 overs, DCC managed to rack up 283-6, a worthwhile total to defend.Scoring for DCC was national under 19 player Sachin Singh, who made a well composed 66 and was ably supported by Alphius Bookie, who contributed 52, and Raymond Perez, who made a quick-fire 55 not out.Bowling for the student side was Nicholas Bollers, who claimed 2-59 from his seven overs; Dennis Heywood, who impressed with 1-26 in his 8 overs, and Damion Vantull, who chipped in with 1-48 from eight overs.Facing the monumental task of scoring 284 for victory, the Trojans crumbled meekly under the excellent bowling of DCC, succumbing to a meagre 121runs scored in 29.5 overs.Putting up resistance for the Trojans was Ali, who continued to impress throughout the tournament with a fighting 49. Picking up wickets for DCC was junior Windies player Ashmead Nedd, who bagged 5-31 and was supported by Dennis Squires with 3-17.This duo literally spun the DCC into the finals, where they will now have to face Georgetown Cricket Club at the DCC Ground on October 6 in the grand finale.last_img read more

Daniel’s ‘Late Late Show’ superfan charged in connection with cocaine haul

first_imgA superfan of Daniel O’Donnell has been charged in connection with the running of a suspected cocaine factory. Molly Sloyan, 25, became an overnight internet sensation when she appeared on the Late Late Show during a St Valentine’s Day special.Molly was left outraged when she thought Daniel O’Donnell was singing on the RTE show but was left visibly horrified when Daniel turned out to be impersonator Mario Rosenstock. Her shocked expression went viral on the internet.Daniel was told of Molly’s plight and arranged to meet up with her and even invited her to his sold-out show in the Killarney INEC in August 2016.Yesterday, the young woman was amongst four people charged in relation to a garda raid on a suspected cocaine extraction factory in Bantry, Co Cork.Gardaí recovered more than €70,000 in drugs from the Bantry property which they believed was at the centre of a sophisticated operation where cocaine-soaked into clothing imported from Brazil was removed via a special chemical process and then sold on the Irish market. Four people, three men and a woman, were arrested during the garda operation and all appeared before Bandon District Court yesterday.Judge Mary Dorgan was told the State was objecting to bail being granted for all four defendants.The defendants included three men with Dublin addresses – Sean McManus (36) from Burrowfield Road, Baldoyle, Dublin, William (51) and Dean(26) Gilsenan, both of Kilmahuddick Green, Clondalkin, Dublin – as well as one woman with Spanish and Cork addresses, Molly Sloyan (25), from Abbey Court, Kinsale, Cork but also with an address at Benidorm , Alicante, Spain.Daniel’s ‘Late Late Show’ superfan charged in connection with cocaine haul was last modified: December 2nd, 2017 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:cocainedaniel o’donnellLate Late ShowMolly SLoyanlast_img read more