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BLOG: Restoring Pennsylvania’s Trust in Government That Works

first_img By: J.J. Abbott, Deputy Press Secretary See all of our Year in Review blog posts.Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf BLOG: Restoring Pennsylvania’s Trust in Government That Works Government That Works,  The Blog,  Transparency,  Videos,  Year in Review In 2015, Governor Tom Wolf enacted several significant reforms to restore the public’s trust in government that works. Governor Wolf was elected on the promise of cleaning up Harrisburg with real reform, stronger ethical standards and greater transparency and openness.Governor Wolf also spearheaded significant innovation in state government – making it easier for citizens to interact with their government and hold state leaders accountable.In his inaugural address, the governor said his goal was to create a government that works – “one that is worthy of our trust.” Almost a year later, Governor Wolf has delivered more to improve transparency and ethics than others in Harrisburg have in decades.Watch Governor Wolf talk about Government That Works in 2015.Ethics ReformIn his first act after being inaugurated, Governor Wolf signed a gift ban, which banned anyone in the administration from accepting gifts. He then signed an executive order instituting a competitive process for the procurement of commonwealth legal services, which up-ended a decades-old practice of awarding contracts in secret.In the months following signing gift ban, the governor called on independent agencies to enact the same standards for their officers and employees. Following the Governor’s lead, agencies – who allocate and control billions in taxpayer dollars – did just that, including the Turnpike Commission, Liquor Control Board, Pennsylvania Utility Commission, and PennVEST, among others.TransparencyIn the past, members of the media and the public had to go to court to gain access to a Governor’s public schedule. Now, since the first month of his administration, Governor Wolf posts his schedule online each week and publishes a daily log of his public appearances for the next day. The public can also search all of the Governor’s public events since taking office.Governor Wolf has also revamped and redesigned his website to provide the public greater access to expense reports each month for members of his cabinet. The public can browse by month, agency, individual expense category, or by name.To further ensure public confidence in state government’s ability to root out waste and abuse, the Governor announced the first publishing of summaries detailing Office of Inspector General inspections. The summaries can be found here on the Office of Inspector General’s improved website.OpennessGovernor Wolf and the agencies under his direction have engaged in strategic initiatives to greater involve public participation, especially by under-served communities. Governor Wolf signed an executive order solidifying his administration’s commitment to improving diverse and small business participation in state government contracting. Executive Order 2015-11 directs a consistent and coordinated effort to ensure diversity and inclusion in all contracting opportunities for small and diverse businesses throughout agencies under the governor’s jurisdiction.In May, Governor Wolf announced the formation of a pipeline task force to help Commonwealth agencies, the natural gas industry, and communities and residents across the state collaborate more effectively.Efficiency & InnovationGovernor Wolf’s administration made efficiency and innovation a major priority, starting with the launch of Governor’s Office of Transformation, Innovation, Modernization and Efficiency (GO-TIME), which leverages inter-agency coordination and collaboration to maximize efficiency, modernize state government operations, and provide the highest quality services.Two major initiatives especially highlighted the Governor’s goal of making state services more convenient and effective for Pennsylvanians in the first year. Online Voter Registration, launched by the Department of State, enabled more than 61,000 Pennsylvanians to use an online tool to register to vote or update their information. PennDOT launched the state’s first online tracking tool for plows and other winter weather vehicles.center_img January 19, 2016 SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

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El Gobernador Wolf agradece a los residentes de Pennsylvania por los sacrificios realizados durante la pandemia del nuevo coronavirus de 2020

first_imgEl Gobernador Wolf agradece a los residentes de Pennsylvania por los sacrificios realizados durante la pandemia del nuevo coronavirus de 2020 Español,  Public Health,  Remarks Esta noche, el Gobernador Tom Wolf informó al público sobre la respuesta de Pennsylvania al nuevo coronavirus de 2020. Las consideraciones que ha preparado son las siguientes:“Mis estimados residentes de Pennsylvania, gracias por acompañarme. Quiero contarles dónde estamos con respecto a esta pandemia y dónde esperamos estar.“Cada día enfrentamos un nuevo escenario de realidades y de miedos. Pero nosotros, los residentes de Pennsylvania, enfrentamos estas nuevas realidades con una determinación de calma que es absolutamente extraordinaria. Estamos haciendo esto juntos, incluso estando separados, y quiero agradecer a cada uno de ustedes por enfrentar esta crisis de manera tan valiente y magistral.“Realmente somos un estado asombroso poblado por ciudadanos increíbles. Al final, creo que superaremos la pandemia debido al tipo de personas que somos. Sin embargo, entiendo que incluso las personas más valientes y decididas necesitan tener una noción de hacia dónde nos dirigimos. Por lo tanto, en los próximos minutos haré todo lo posible para exponer una amplia descripción de lo que nos espera.“Desde mi punto de vista, el proceso de manejar esta crisis de COVID-19 y superarla tiene tres etapas.“Ahora estamos en la primera etapa, que se centra en simplemente ganar tiempo para permitir que nuestro sistema de atención médica desarrolle la capacidad que necesitamos. No podemos permitir que se sature. No podemos permitir que esta enfermedad mortal se cobre más víctimas a un ritmo cada vez mayor. Queremos que esta etapa termine lo más rápido posible.“La segunda etapa también será de transición. Nos llevará de donde estamos ahora a la nueva normalidad que enfrentaremos en el camino.“Y finalmente, la tercera etapa es esa nueva normalidad.“Permítanme resumir cada una de estas etapas, dándoles mis mejores conjeturas sobre lo que necesitaremos para transitarlas.“Permítanme comenzar con la fase uno, donde estamos ahora. Nuevamente, el objetivo en esta primera fase es hacer lo mejor que podamos con los escasos recursos que tenemos para evitar que nuestro sistema de atención médica se vea saturado. Al hacer lo que podemos con los recursos que tenemos mantenemos a más personas a salvo.“Hemos trabajado arduamente para ganar tiempo para hacer las cosas que deberíamos haber hecho para estar preparados para la crisis. Se trata de una estrategia destinada a mantenernos a salvo, pero ha implicado una gran cantidad de sacrificios.“Las familias no han podido reunirse para la celebración más sagrada porque necesitamos protegernos en el lugar. Los niños no han podido ir a la escuela porque las cerramos. Las empresas han tenido que cerrar para mantener a salvo a sus empleados y clientes. Y todos nosotros hemos tenido que distanciarnos de tantas maneras de quienes queremos abrazar, entre ellos, nuestras familias y nuestros amigos.“Hasta ahora, esta estrategia está funcionando.“Logramos avances reales al aplanar la curva y disminuir la propagación como se puede ver en las actualizaciones diarias de la Dra. Levine. Pero todavía mueren personas, la economía se está hundiendo y sabemos que los pasos draconianos que estamos dando ahora no pueden continuar para siempre.“La pregunta es: ‘¿Cómo atravesamos esta fase de la manera más rápida y exitosa posible?’ La respuesta aún está lejos de ser absolutamente clara, pero sabemos que para llegar a la fase siguiente debemos centrarnos en al menos dos cosas.“Primero, tendremos que asegurarnos que la probable evolución de esta enfermedad no superará nuestra capacidad para tratar a las personas que tienen el virus. Por lo tanto, estamos haciendo todo lo posible para evitar que cada uno de nosotros infecte a las personas que nos rodean. Y necesitamos continuar viendo avances reales en esta área.“Queremos ver una caída en el número de casos nuevos. Queremos ver aumentos sostenidos en los materiales que los trabajadores de atención médica necesitan para combatir esta enfermedad, como equipos de protección personal que incluyen máscaras, protectores faciales, guantes y batas, respiradores, camas.“No tenemos una métrica sólida y rápida para saber exactamente cuándo logramos la victoria, pero sabemos que debemos desarrollar una. Y pronto lo haremos.“En segundo lugar, la fase de transición (cuando comencemos a reabrir nuestro mundo, nuestra economía y nuestras vidas) dependerá de más y mejores pruebas. Necesitamos pruebas que nos puedan decir cuándo estamos enfermos, y necesitamos pruebas que nos puedan decir cuándo estamos inmunes.“El Dr. Fauci nos ha dicho que estamos a solo una semana aproximadamente del lanzamiento de una prueba de anticuerpos efectiva que podrá decirnos si hemos desarrollado inmunidad al virus de la COVID-19. Esa inmunidad permitirá que nuestros trabajadores de atención médica y nuestros socorristas de primera línea hagan su trabajo sin temor a infectarse. En la medida en que nos aseguremos que podemos volver al trabajo, a la escuela o a los lugares de culto de manera segura, podremos comenzar la tarea de salir de esta fase dolorosa. Y la esperanza es que podamos hacerlo en un plazo razonable.“El objetivo real, por supuesto, es llegar al punto en que podamos reanudar plenamente nuestras vidas normales. Esto requerirá tiempo y tendremos que reconocer que la nueva ‘normalidad’ será diferente de la antigua ‘normalidad’ a la que nos habíamos acostumbrado.“Necesitaremos construir reservas de las cosas que el sistema de salud necesita para enfrentar enfermedades infecciosas mortales. Necesitaremos tiempo para desarrollar tratamientos eficaces para estas enfermedades infecciosas, tal vez incluso una cura. Necesitaremos tiempo para desarrollar vacunas. Y todos necesitaremos tiempo para reconstruir nuestras vidas y nuestras comunidades en modos que cumplan con la nueva normalidad alterada.“Mientras tanto, debemos seguir haciendo lo que estamos haciendo para contener a este virus mortal. Y esto incluye la necesidad de reconstruir nuestro sentido de esperanza.“No podemos darnos el lujo de ser complacientes, pero tenemos que reconocer el hecho de que lograremos superarlo. Los buenos servidores públicos del estado seguirán haciendo todo lo posible para ayudarnos a lograrlo. Los heroicos trabajadores de servicios de salud y emergencias en cada uno de nuestros hospitales y en cada una de nuestras comunidades seguirán haciendo todo lo posible para ayudarnos a superar esto. Y cada uno de nosotros seguirá haciendo lo que ha estado haciendo para superar esto entre todos.“Reconozco que lo que se nos pide es difícil. Antes de que esta tremenda enfermedad nos atacara, podíamos ser quienes éramos, nos definían nuestros trabajos, nuestros amigos, nuestros vecinos, nuestras familias y nuestros pasatiempos. Ahora, nos llamamos al aislamiento. Tuvimos que dejar de hacer lo que estábamos haciendo o dejar de estar con quienes estábamos interactuando. Y nos podrán perdonar la duda que tenemos al preguntarnos si vale la pena.“Bueno, por los números que todos hemos visto, la reducción en el porcentaje de aumento de casos nuevos, el aplanamiento de la curva, nos estamos definiendo de una manera nueva.“Al no hacer nada, al distanciarnos de los demás, al quedarnos en casa estamos marcando la diferencia. Estamos salvando vidas. Estamos salvando a nuestros hijos, nuestros vecinos y nuestros amigos. Al no hacer nada, estamos haciendo algo extraordinario.“Y por eso les estoy agradecido.”Ver esta página en inglés. April 13, 2020center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

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Greensburg Police Investigating Multiple Vehicle Thefts

first_imgGREENSBURG, Ind. — The Greensburg Police Department is investigating a report of 5 stolen vehicles from Scripture Auto Sales on Lincoln Street.The call was received at 6:35 AM Monday morning.According to Greensburg Police, it was reported that a window on the building was broken out and items were also taken from inside.Police believe the incident happened sometime late Sunday night through early Monday morning.last_img

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A Longer Season

first_imgThe different fall sports associations asked the IHSAA for an extra week for their fall sports.  What they wanted was a week added  at the the end of the fall season.  What they got was an extra week in August!  I don’t  think a lot of coaches are totally happy with this decision.What the coaches wanted was extra time so that their state series was not crammed up.  For example, in volleyball the regional and semi-state were played in the same week.  This also happened for several years in cross country.  The problem with the IHSAA decision to begin a week earlier rather than extending it a week later is the problem of practicing in early to mid August when heat & humidity are at their highest.I am sure this decision was based on the administrator’s concern about running into the basketball season.  Many basketball coaches feel their season is too long and would welcome one week shorter.  We have to realize, though, that basketball is the top revenue source for most high schools in the state of Indiana.  Many decisions are influenced by this fact.  If I were still coaching, I would take the extra week for cross country, but I would not be real happy with the starting date.last_img read more

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Raymond G. Hemke

first_imgThose surviving who will cherish Raymond’s memory include his sister, Mary Ann Disch of Richmond; nephew, Tom (Cris) Riehle of Harrison; niece, Janie (Dr. Robert) Fleming of Richmond; great-nephews, Adam Riehle of New Trenton and Benjamin (Casey) Fleming of Richmond; great-nieces, Emily (Kyle) Oehler of Bright and Ryann Fleming of Richmond, and one great, great-nephew, Maverick Fleming.  He is also survived by many other relatives and friends.   Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers-in-law, Herbert Riehle and John Disch. Memorial contributions can be directed to the New Alsace American Legion or to a Charity of Choice.  To sign the online guestbook or to leave a personal condolence, please visit www.cookrosenberger.com.  The staff of Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home is honored to care for the family of Raymond Hemke. Raymond G. Hemke, of Weisburg, was born on September 25, 1922 in Weisburg, the son of Arthur and Elizabeth Hartman Hemke.  He was a sergeant in the United States Army, serving in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater, and earned 3 bronze stars.  Upon his return from service, he enrolled and later graduated from the College of Applied Sciences in Cincinnati.  He then worked as a printer for the Herald Tribune and the Lawrenceburg Register.  Raymond was the founder and a 70 plus year member of the North Dearborn American Legion-New Alsace Post #452, as well as a life-long member of All-Saints, New Alsace Campus (formerly St. Paul’s).  He enjoyed traveling the world, photography, and spending time with his family and friends.  On Sunday, November 5, 2017, at the age of 95, Raymond passed away at The Springs of Richmond after a brief illness.center_img Friends may visit with the family on Saturday, November 11, 2017 from 10 a.m. until 12 noon at All Saints Parish, New Alsace.  Father Johnathan Meyer will officiate a Mass of Christian burial at 12:30 and burial will follow in the church cemetery with full military honors provided by the American Legion – New Alsace Post #452.last_img read more

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Parish struggling to find new boss

first_imgSteve Parish has admitted struggling to find the perfect man to replace Tony Pulis at Crystal Palace, revealing he has only interviewed two candidates. Palace turned away from Mackay when the Scot became caught up in allegations of racism and homophobia brought by former club Cardiff, that also led to the resignation of the Eagles’ sporting director Iain Moody. Former Tottenham boss Sherwood pulled out of the running after initially being deemed second-choice. Caretaker manager Keith Millen will take control of Tuesday’s Capital One Cup trip to Walsall, keen to solve defensive shortcomings that led to Saturday’s 3-1 league defeat to West Ham. “You read all sorts of things about how many people we’ve seen,” Parish told the Croydon Advertiser. “I have seen very few people, probably two, but spoken to other people about managers and doing background work and due diligence. “It’s not a revolving door of people coming in and having a chat. We have got a profile of a manager we think needs to carry the club forward based on what I’ve experienced over the last four years. “Finding the right person isn’t easy. A lot of managers are in jobs and they’re not going to leave clubs early in the season, so it’s a difficult situation.” Rangers boss Ally McCoist distanced himself from the Selhurst Park role at the weekend, while Steve Clarke confirmed his interest but said no-one from Palace had made contact. Former Norwich and Newcastle boss Chris Hughton and ex-Celtic manager Neil Lennon remain squarely in the frame. Temporary boss Millen conceded his biggest challenge now will be to piece together Palace’s “fragile” confidence at Walsall. “We conceded twice from set-pieces and that’s something we haven’t done in the past, and something you can’t afford to do in the Premier League,” said Millen. “You put a brave face on it, of course you do, I’m the one in charge at the moment. “We’ve conceded two goals in three or four minutes, and that does knock the stuffing out of you, especially when you’re a bit fragile.” Palace’s co-chairman hopes to have a new manager installed by “the early part of this week”, to push at least three new signings through before the September 1 transfer deadline. Parish has only met Tim Sherwood and Malky Mackay so far in his bid to replace Pulis, who walked out on the eve of the season after rows over transfer policy. Press Associationlast_img read more

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Cricket News Thisara Perera blasts record 13 sixes in New Zealand ODI, yet Sri Lanka lose

first_imgNew Delhi: At 128/7 in their pursuit of 320, it seemed Sri Lanka was heading towards a massive defeat against Sri Lanka in the second ODI in Mount Maunganui. However, Thisara Perera had other ideas. In what can be termed as one of the best ODI knocks ever, Perera blasted his maiden century and his 140 off 74 balls almost got Sri Lanka within touching distance of the target but he could not get the visitors over the line as they lost by 21 runs to lose the second ODI and the series. Perera’s knock consisted of eight fours and a record 13 sixes and it shattered some milestones along the way.Perera’s tally of 13 sixes is the most-ever in an ODI by a Sri Lanka batsman, breaking a 22-year record of 11 set by Sanath Jayasuriya in the ODI against Pakistan in Singapore in 1996. Overall, Perera is sixth in the all-time list of most sixes in an innings, with Rohit Sharma, AB de Villiers and Chris Gayle slamming 16 sixes. Shane Watson is next with 15 in an ODI against Bangladesh in 2011 followed by New Zealand’s Corey Anderson who hit 14 sixes against West Indies in 2014 in what-was then the fastest ODI hundred off 36 balls.Read More | Liam Livingstone – the journey from 350 to Rajasthan Royals in IPLThe left-hander got going with a couple of boundaries from Ish Sodhi and Tim Southee but it was in the 32nd over bowled by Southee that signaled Perera’s intentions. He pulled a short ball to the deep square leg fence for his first six and muscled a flat-batted pull past mid-off for a boundary. He proceeded to ruin Sodhi’s figures by blasting two more sixes, one over long-off and other over deep midwicket as the legspinner conceded 20 runs in his final over. With Perera reaching his fifty off 34 balls, Sri Lanka dreamt of pulling off a sensational heist.Read More | He is another Gilchrist – Pant gets high praise from Ricky PontingThe 75-run stand for the eighth wicket ended when Trent Boult dismissed Lasith Malinga (17) but it set the stage for the final onslaught. Perera launched Boult into the stands at long on and kept Sri Lanka in the hunt by upper-cutting Matt Henry to the deep backward point fence. The left-hander gave Sri Lanka even more reasons to dream by blasting two sixes off Boult and he reached his landmark off just 57 balls by flicking a full ball from Boult to the deep backward square leg fence.With Lakshan Sandakan gone (6), it was all left to Perera and he did not disappoint as he launched two sixes off Jimmy Neesham. The tension mounted for New Zealand when he blasted four sixes in one over of Southee to get the target down to 26 off 24 balls. However, a great running catch from Boult ended the innings but it was sensational hitting from the man who had to wait 10 years for his first ton.Perera’s knock of 140 is the third-highest score ever by a No.7 batsman in ODIs. Luke Ronchi of New Zealand hit 170 against Sri Lanka in 2015 in Dunedin while Australia’s Marcus Stoinis hit 146 against the Kiwis in Auckland in 2017.  Perera is the second Sri Lankan batsman to hit a century at the No.7 position for Sri Lanka, the first being Hashan Tillakaratne’s 100 against West Indies in Sharjah in 1995.The final ODI will be played on January 8 at the Saxton Oval in Nelson and New Zealand will be attempting to achieve a 3-0 whitewash. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

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Update on the latest sports

first_img— Collin Morikawa had his first forced weekend off when he missed the cut two weeks ago for the first time in his pro career. He bounced back in a big way. Morikawa made a strong debut at Muirfield Village with a 7-under 65 for a one-shot lead over Adam Hadwin. It was a quiet day of work with no fans at the course Jack Nicklaus built. Phil Mickelson made noise early until a 41 on the back nine left him in danger of missing another cut. This is the first of two straight events at Muirfield Village.– Dylan Frittelli says it was hard not to feel like an outcast at the Workday Charity Open. But at least he was playing. He was part of the COVID-19 grouping with Nick Watney and Denny McCarthy. All three tested positive for the coronavirus. They all self-isolated for 10 days or more. And then they all tested positive again. Under CDC guidelines the PGA Tour is following, they were cleared to play even with a positive test. Tour medical advisers says nasal tests can pick up the virus, but after 10 days it’s no longer believed to be contagious.NASCAR-XFINITY-KENTUCKYAustin Cindric wins NASCAR Xfinity race at Kentucky SpeedwaySPARTA, Ky. (AP) — Austin Cindric won the first of two NASCAR Xfinity Series races at Kentucky Speedway, charging past Chase Briscoe on an overtime restart Thursday night for his first victory of the season and first on an oval. Cindric spent most of the first two stages chasing Noah Gragson, the pole-sitter who seemed poised to dominate all three segments. Cindric then took charge on a series of restarts in Team Penske’s No. 22 Ford Mustang. On the last one, he went around Briscoe on the outside and pulled away before a last-lap wreck ended the race. The 21-year-old Cindric had eight top-10s on ovals before breaking through on the 1.5-mile Kentucky layout. His only other series victories came last year on road courses at Watkins Glen and Mid-Ohio. NHL-DEVILS-RUFFRuff to become Devils coach, Fitzgerald stays GMUNDATED (AP) — The New Jersey Devils have hired veteran coach Lindy Ruff to take over one of the NHL’s youngest teams. Ruff replaces interim coach Alain Nasreddine (ah-LAYN’ NAZ’-reh-deen), who guided the Devils to a 19-16-8 record after replacing John Hynes. The 60-year-old Ruff had been an assistant coach with the New York Rangers. He previously coached the Dallas Stars and the Buffalo Sabres, leading the Sabres to the Stanley Cup Final in 1999.New Jersey also removed the interim tag from Tom Fitzgerald’s title as general manager. Fitzgerald had served as interim general manager since January. — The Atlantic Coast Conference is putting fall competitions on hold until at least Sept. 1 due to the coronavirus pandemic, a move that won’t affect football as of now. The league announced the decision Thursday impacting non-revenue sports such as soccer, volleyball, field hockey and cross country. North Carolina State and Louisville meet on Sept. 2 in the first football game involving any league teams. Schools won’t be able to hold exhibitions or regular-season competition before that date, and it will be up to the schools to determine whether to reschedule any affected events. But the ACC isn’t barring teams from holding workouts and preseason practices “in anticipation of a fall season.”— North Carolina State says five people tied to Wolfpack sports have tested positive for COVID-19. Athletics spokesman Fred Demarest says those positives came after the school tested 315 athletes, coaches and staff starting May 29. That’s a positive rate of roughly 1.6%.— NFL teams will be prohibited from post-game interactions within 6 feet of each other so players won’t be allowed to exchange jerseys after games as part of the guidelines to help limit the spread of the coronavirus. Players and coaches are not required to wear masks, but everyone else on the sideline is. The league and the players’ union still haven’t agreed on testing and screening protocols.— The plan to have fans at the World Golf Championships event in Memphis has been scrapped. Officials announced Thursday that the FedEx St. Jude Invitational at TPC Southwind will not have any spectators due to what they call “an abundance of caution.” Ticket purchases will be refunded automatically.— China says it won’t stage any international sports for the rest of the year, apart from trials for the 2022 Winter Olympic Games in Beijing and a neighboring city. The order from the General Administration of Sports affects at least six WTA tennis events, including the WTA Finals in Shenzhen in November. China also has four ATP tournaments lined up. Shanghai was also due to host two big golf events, the men’s HSBC Champions, a World Golf Championship event two weeks after the LPGA Shanghai. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNBA-WILLIAMSON LAWSUITCourt filing alleges $400K paid to Williamson family in ’18UNDATED (AP) — The legal fight over NBA rookie Zion Williamson’s endorsement potential now includes an allegation his family received $400,000 from a marketing agency before playing at Duke. Prime Sports Marketing and company president Gina Ford filed a lawsuit last summer in Florida, accusing Williamson and the agency now representing him of breach of contract. Williamson had filed a lawsuit in North Carolina to terminate a five-year contract with Prime Sports. TENNIS-WTA CHANGESWTA revises rankings system, adds 2 events as return nearsST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The WTA Tour will allow players to count results from March 2019 through December 2020 under a revised rankings system when tennis resumes next month. Players will count their best 16 results in singles and best 11 in doubles during that window to determine their rankings points. Results usually count over 52 weeks. Players cannot use the same event twice if it was played in both 2019 and 2020. The WTA also added two events to its provisional schedule Thursday. The Prague Open in the Czech Republic and the Top Seed Open in Lexington, Kentucky will be played the week of Aug. 10.COLLEGE BASKETBALL-T25Texas Tech signs 7-foot-1 Russian center as 8th addition In court filings Thursday in North Carolina, Ford’s attorneys included a sworn affidavit from a California man who said the head of a Canadian-based firm called Maximum Management Group (MMG) told him he paid Williamson’s family for his commitment to sign with MMG once he left Duke for the NBA.Williamson’s attorney says those documents are “fraudulent.”The documents include a marketing agreement signed by Williamson with MMG from May 2019, a December 2019 “letter of declaration” signed by Williamson and his stepfather agreeing to pay $500,000 to MMG president Slavko Duric for “repayment of a loan” from October 2018, and a copy of Williamson’s South Carolina driver’s license.In other NBA news:— Full-scale practices inside the NBA bubble at the Disney complex have started. The Orlando Magic became the first team to formally return to the floor. By the close of business, all 22 teams participating in the restart were to be checked into their hotel and beginning their isolation from the rest of the world for what will be several weeks at least. And by Saturday, all teams should have practiced at least once. PGA-MEMORIAL-WOODSTiger Woods to return next week at Muirfield VillageDUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — Tiger Woods announced Thursday on Twitter he will play next week at the Memorial, a tournament he has won a record five times, as he goes after his record 83rd career victory on the PGA Tour.It will end a five-month break from competition for Woods. He last played on Feb. 16 at the Genesis Invitational, where he shot 76-77 at chilly Riviera to finish alone in last place.In other PGA news: Big Ten to limit fall sports to conference games UNDATED (AP) — The Big Ten Conference says it will not play nonconference games in football or several other sports this fall because of the coronavirus pandemic. The league cited medical advice in reaching its decision, the biggest yet by a power conference.Besides football, the sports affected include men’s and women’s cross country, field hockey, men’s and women’s soccer and women’s volleyball.The announcement came a day after the Ivy League Conference canceled sporting events until at least January.In other developments related to the COVID-19 pandemic: — Anthony Rendon mostly spent the first few months of his seven-year contract with the Los Angeles Angels changing his daughters’ diapers and throwing a tennis ball at a wall. The $245 million third baseman is more than ready to get to work earning his riches, and the World Series winner doesn’t think it will take long to get back into championship form. Rendon is getting to know his teammates again after his first spring with the Angels was cut short by the coronavirus pandemic before he even got a chance to play in Anaheim. The most coveted hitter on the free agent market even got his World Series ring this week.— Cody Bellinger is ready for whatever baseball’s shortened 60-game season brings. The All-Star slugger is looking to pick up where he left off after a stellar performance for the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2019. The reigning NL MVP batted .305 with 47 homers and 115 RBIs for the NL West champions last year. He says the season figures to be “a once-in-a-lifetime thing” because of the changes brought on by the coronavirus pandemic. — Cleveland Indians outfielder Franmil Reyes (FRAHN’-meel RAY’-uhs) has apologized for putting himself and his teammates at risk by not wearing a mask or practicing social distancing at a weekend holiday party. Reyes says he’s “learned from it and it won’t happen again.” The club kept Reyes away from its training camp after he was spotted on social media attending a Fourth of July get-together. Reyes had to be re-tested for the new coronavirus and cleared by Indians medical personnel before he was allowed to practice. He was acquired last year in a trade with the San Diego Padres. — J.T. Realmuto isn’t worried about his contract situation. The All-Star catcher and the Philadelphia Phillies had preliminary discussions about a long-term deal before the coronavirus pandemic but talks between the two sides haven’t progressed since baseball returned last week. Realmuto is eligible for free agency after the season unless the Phillies sign him before he can test the market. He’s expected to seek at least $20 million per season. Last week, Phillies general manager Matt Klentak said the pandemic has changed the landscape of baseball. Lost revenue could affect salaries around the majors going forward.VIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTS Clubs will resume full intraleague schedules in 2021, and interleague play will again align regionally.The New York Mets will host the cross-town Yankees at Citi Field on the 20th anniversary of 9/11, the first time the Subway Series will take place on Sept. 11. The Yankees will host the Mets during Fourth of July weekend.Atlanta will host the 91st All-Star Game on July 13 at Truist Park. It’s Atlanta’s first All-Star Game since hosting in 2000 at Turner Field.In other MLB news:— Baseball has its answer to World Cup soccer’s penalty kicks, NFL overtimes or NHL shootouts. And it figures to stir just as much debate as all those other forms of tiebreakers. Major League Baseball will start each extra inning this season by putting a runner on second base. The minor leagues have used this extra-inning format since 2018. MLB is experimenting with the rule this year in part to prevent marathon games from causing long-term damage to pitching staffs in a pandemic-shortened season.center_img — The spokesman for the Tokyo Olympics expects the postponed games to go ahead in 2021 despite a recent poll in Japan in which 77% of respondents said they did not believe the games could be held next year. The poll by the Japan News Network said only 17% thought it could be held next year in the face of the coronavirus pandemic.— CBS will get an early start on its Champions League deal by showing games next month when the pandemic-delayed competition resumes. The rights to the rest of this Champions League season and all of next season became available last month when Turner opted out of its 2018-21 deal for exclusive English language rights in the United States. This season’s competition resumes on Aug. 7 and ends with an eight-team knockout tournament in Lisbon, Portugal. The final is on Aug. 23.— A horse named for Dr. Anthony Fauci has won his first race at Keeneland. The 2-year-old colt won by a length Thursday as the heavy favorite against 11 rivals in the $70,000 race at the Lexington, Kentucky, track. Fauci ran 5 1/2 furlongs on turf in 58.65 seconds under jockey Tyler Gaffalione and paid $4.20 to win. Fauci finished second in his career debut at New York’s Belmont Park last month.— World champion sprinter Noah Lyles was the star attraction in a rare track meet in 2020 held on Thursday that didn’t go quite to plan. Lyles lined up in the 200 meters on a Florida track while two opponents started simultaneously in Switzerland and the Netherlands. It was the marquee race of storied Swiss meet Weltklasse which synchronized athletes competing in seven different stadiums across Europe and the United States. Turned out 200 meters for the others was only a 185-meter race for Lyles. And the clock that stopped at 18.90 seconds wasn’t a world record for Lyles ahead of Usain Bolt’s iconic 19.19. Lyles later tweeted his starting block was placed in the wrong lane.— The imagery evoked by Dana White’s crazy idea for holding mixed martial arts fights on a tropical island was undeniably intoxicating. A few months later, the project that came to be known as Fight Island is real and ready for competition. And while Fight Island is not exactly the idyllic scene evoked by its name, the octagon inside an air-conditioned arena on Abu Dhabi’s Yas Island also sits inside a bubble that seems highly unlikely to burst. Fight Island will host four UFC events in 14 days, starting with three championship fights at UFC 251 this weekend. Update on the latest sports Syracuse University appoints diversity director for sportsUNDATED (AP) — Syracuse University has added an athletic director of diversity, culture and climate in a new position within the department of athletics. Salatha Willis is charged with developing and implementing new ways to create an equitable culture for the university’s student-athletes, administrators, coaches and staff in the athletic department. The move is a response to the racial tension that has wracked the country, including a period of social unrest on campus last fall. There were more than a dozen reports last November of racist graffiti and vandalism targeting Blacks, Jews, Asians and Native Americans. Athletic director John Wildhack says the death of George Floyd in police custody also was a factor. — The Brooklyn Nets filled one of the openings on their roster by signing veteran Michael Beasley as a substitute player for the remainder of the season. The Nets will resume play without Spencer Dinwiddie and DeAndre Jordan after they tested positive for the coronavirus. They are also without Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and Wilson Chandler. Beasley was the No. 2 pick in the 2008 draft and has averaged 12.4 points over 11 seasons. He hasn’t played in the NBA since appearing for the Lakers in February 2019.MLB-2021 SCHEDULEMLB releases 2021 schedule; all 30 teams to open on April 1NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball will open the 2021 season on April 1 and hopes to have every team play its first game on the same day for the first time since 1968.The league released the full schedule Thursday with this year’s 60-game regular season schedule scheduled to begin July 23 as clubs set to play only division foes and regional interleague opponents — AL East vs. NL East, AL Central vs. NL Central, AL West vs. NL West — to limit travel. LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Texas Tech has signed 7-foot-1 Russian center Vladislav Goldin. Coach Chris Beard announced Goldin’s signing Thursday. Goldin is from Nalchik, Russia. Goldin played last season at Putnam Science Academy in Connecticut. He also played for Russia’s U18 and U19 national teams, and for three seasons with CSKA Moscow’s Junior Team. The center is the eighth player that has signed with the Red Raiders, including Division I transfers Mac McClung (Georgetown), Jamarius Burton (Wichita State), Marcus Santos-Silva (Virginia Commonwealth). There was also a junior college transfer and three high school signees. OHIO STATE-TEAM DOCTORStudent health boss cited for not reporting doc’s misconductCOLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A former Ohio State student health director faces potential discipline from the state medical board for failing to report several sexual misconduct complaints in the mid-1990s about a doctor now accused of abusing young men for two decades. The citation makes former director Ted Grace the first individual to face such action in the wake of allegations that Ohio State officials long turned a blind eye to misconduct by now-deceased doctor Richard Strauss. He now leads student health services at Southern Illinois University. SYRACUSE-DIVERSITY DIRECTOR MLS-NEWSBou scores lone goal and Revolution down Impact 1-0LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Gustavo Bou scored in the 56th minute to give the New England Revolution a 1-0 victory over the Montreal Impact in the MLS is Back tournament Thursday night. Bou maneuvered atop the penalty area before a blast that goalkeeper Clement Diop couldn’t stop in the match played without fans at ESPN’s Wide World of Sports complex at Walt Disney World. Revolution goalkeeper Matt Turner preserved the victory in stoppage time with a big save on Ballou Tabla’s curling shot from distance. In other MLS news:— Nashville SC has withdrawn from Major League Soccer’s MLS is Back tournament in Florida after nine players tested positive for the coronavirus. Nashville is the second team to withdraw from the tournament. FC Dallas had to pull out after 10 players and a coach tested positive for COVID-19. The league is revising its schedule to reflect Nashville’s withdrawal. 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Bayern Munich Extend Davies Deal till 2025

first_imgBayern Munichstarlet Alphonso Davies has signed a new contract with the club that is set to run until the summer of 2025.Due to the coronaviruspandemic, Davies wore a face mask as he posed for photos to celebrate signing the deal.The 19-year-old left-back has enjoyed a hugely impressive season so far and has caught the eye in the Champions League.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img

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C-NS’s Cook, Liverpool’s Pento announce college decisions

first_img Tags: C-NSliverpool Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story Even though she still has a year remaining to further boost her credentials, Cicero-North Syracuse girls basketball forward Jessica Cook has already made up her mind about her college destination in the fall of 2021.On Thursday, Cook, who led the Northstars to the Section III Class AA championship in March, announced a verbal commitment to the University of Toledo, beating out other Division I schools that included Massachusetts, Saint Joseph’s, Marist and Miami (Ohio), the last of which competes with Toledo in the Mid-American Conference.For the last three seasons, the 6-foot-2 Cook has led C-NS in scoring and rebounds. In 2018 and 2019, her work helped C-NS reach the sectional finals, only to take defeats to West Genesee on both occasions. That changed in 2019-20, when after a 3-5 start that included a trio of defeats in a national tournament in Arizona in December, the Northstars went 14-1 the rest of the way to earn the sectional crown.Along the way, Cook had several signature performances. She put up 38 points in a Jan. 3 win over Liverpool that put Cook past the 1,000-career point mark, and got 36 points when C-NS defeated West Genesee on Feb. 11.Then C-NS avenged its lone league loss to Baldwinsville when it knocked off the top-seeded Bees in the March 7 sectional final, Cook notching 12 of her 20 points in the fourth quarter to put the game away. For the season, Cook averaged 20.8 points and 12.6 rebounds per game. Also on Thursday, Liverpool High School senior Jack Pento announced that he will play soccer at Ithaca College this fall after he led the Warriors to an unlikely post-season run last fall.“It has been a long process but with the help of family, friends, and coaches I was able to come to (a) decision,” said Pento. “I can’t wait to start this new chapter in my life.”A varsity standout in both soccer and basketball, Pento made his biggest mark last October during the Liverpool boys soccer team’s late-season turnaround.Once at 3-10, the Warriors had to win its last three games of the season just to get into the sectional playoffs. Then it stunned top-seeded, state-ranked Fayetteville-Manlius in the quarterfinals, with Pento anchoring the defense during a 0-0 shutout and then converting the winning kick in a penalty shootout.Maintaining that momentum, Liverpool then defeated Henninger in the sectional semifinals, with Pento scoring his team’s first goal, before falling in the title game to Baldwinsville.last_img read more