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First Lady Frances Wolf, Governor’s Residence, Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf and First Lady Frances Wolf today invited the public to visit the Governor’s Residence in Harrisburg this Sunday, July 12 for the July “Second Sunday” event, focused on Good Gardening, Great Health. Each second Sunday from June through September, visitors are invited to attend a series of free summer events at the Governor’s Residence and gardens from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Each event highlights a specific theme and feature family-friendly activities.“We are excited to provide another opportunity to open the Governor’s Residence and gardens to visitors from Central Pennsylvania and throughout the Commonwealth,” said First Lady Frances Wolf. “The annual Second Sunday events at the Residence provide a unique opportunity for the public to take advantage of this historical Pennsylvania icon while also participating in a host of activities for the whole family.”The theme of this week’s event is Good Gardening, Great Health and will feature Sous Chef Paul Hill who will share recipes and samples of healthy foods. Dauphin County master gardeners will demonstrate the use of rain barrels and share tips on roof top gardening and representatives from the Department of Agriculture’s PA Preferred program will also be on hand. Residence docents, or tour guides, will also be available to provide information as visitors are invited to participate in self-guided tours of the Residence and gardens.Additionally, Second Sunday event visitors will be able to view the current art exhibition entitled, “Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania; Through the Lens of Paul W. Meyer,” which is on display in the State Rooms through August 31.Second Sunday events are free, and reservations are not required. No large bags, purses or totes are permitted, and security measures will be in place. For more information, visit www.residence.pa.gov. July 09, 2015 Governor Tom Wolf and First Lady Frances Wolf Invite Visitors to Good Gardening, Great Health Event at the Governor’s Residence SHARE Email Facebook Twitter
C-Kore Systems has secured a contract with A/S Norske Shell for the deployment of its testing tools on Draugen field in Norway. The agreement, planned to begin in the fall of 2018, includes the delivery of C-Kore subsea tools to test the insulation resistance and continuity of electrical lines underwater.C-Kore’s monitoring units are used on installation and commissioning campaigns and fault-finding applications to monitor the electrical lines of subsea equipment. By testing directly onto subseaequipment, the need for platform led testing or down-lines is eliminated, the company said.Cynthia Pikaar, sales manager for C-Kore Systems said, “We have been working closely with Shell Aberdeen for a long time and are delighted to work with Shell in Norway on this deployment. Our equipment saves customers a lot of time on their subsea testing operations, allowing them to reduce the operation’s overall CO2 footprint.”
19 Views no discussions Minister of Agriculture, Matthew Walter Agriculture Minister Hon. Matthew Walter has called on the private sector to consider investing in value added agriculture as a means of creating employment and improving the economy.The Minister made the call during a recent town hall meeting in Bense.Minister Walter is suggesting that prospective investors consider investing in the cocoa industry.“We can add value and we can manufacture by-products too from many of the agricultural raw materials that we produce in Dominica.“Many of us like chocolate but we import a large quantity of chocolate into this country but we have the raw materials. Who in the private sector can take the risk and invest in the manufacturing of chocolate and other by-products coming from the raw material cocoa?”The Minister singled out the citrus industry as another possible option that could be considered by potential investors wishing to add value to Dominica’s agricultural produce.“We also speak in relation to an abundance of citrus fruits wasting all over the place. We can add value to all the mangoes that we have wasting and all the oranges and grapefruits and limes. Somebody has to do it because central government cannot do it all.”Cocoa plantMinister Walter told the town hall meeting that central government has put in place the incentives to make such investments possible. The minister added that Government is also willing to collaborate with the private sector.“In addition we can partner with you as a potential investor or in the form of a consortium to invest in transforming or in adding value to many of the agricultural raw materials that we have in Dominica.”The Minister highlighted other agricultural produce which investors could add value to including ginger and dasheen.“Sometimes there is a glut in ginger, what do we do with the excess that the country cannot consume? Dasheen for example, sometimes there is a glut in dasheen, what do we do with dasheen? Can we add value to dasheen? Can we find a market out there to market the value added dasheen?”The Minister is convinced that this option is a practical one and if considered, will bring about a positive turn around in the economy and create much needed employment.“When there are the mechanisms whereby we can add value, where we can manufacture the by- products from the raw material that we have, we will increase production and productivity. It is a win-win situation, it is a partnership situation where the private sector and Government must come together, understand what is needed to transform the economy so that the employment can be created, we can generate the income and also we can also respond to the many social ills that affect us in this country.”Government Information Service Tweet Sharing is caring! Share Share Share LocalNews Agriculture minister calls for value added investment in agriculture sector by: – July 17, 2012
Kenneth Edward Eversman, 65 of Dillsboro passed away Saturday December 30, 2017 at his home. Kenneth was born February 21, 1952 in Batesville, Indiana the son of Carl and Betty Jean (Colen) Eversman. He married Cheryl (Mays) Eversman August 31, 2002 and she survives. He was a member of the Hope Baptist Church. Kenneth built furniture for many years. He enjoyed riding his motorcycle and was a huge Daniel Boone fan.Kenneth is survived by wife: Cheryl of Dillsboro; son: Andrew Eversman of Milan; Daughters: Kelly Eversman of Batesville; Melanie (Chad) Almegdad of Aurora; father: Carl Eversman of Dillsboro; brothers: Gary Eversman of Dillsboro, Allen Eversman of Versailles. 6 Grandchildren and 1 Great-Grandchild.Memorial Service will be held at Hope Baptist Church Thursday January 4, 2018 at 7 p.m. Visitation will be Thursday 5-7 p.m. also at the church. Memorials may be given to Hope Baptist Church. Filter-DeVries-Moore Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements, Box 146 Dillsboro, 47018.
Howard Watson scored the 2018 national rookie of the year award in IMCA’s Mach-1 Sport Compact division. IMCA President Brett Root is at right. (Photo by Bruce Badgley, Motorsports Photography)WEATHERFORD, Texas – Howard Watson used to enjoy driving as fast as he could in a straight line.Turns out that he’s pretty quick turning left, too.Watson, from Weatherford, Texas, raced to national rookie of the year and Texas State honors in IMCA’s Mach-1 Sport Compact division. He had one win and a dozen top five finishes in 37 starts, ending second in points at Boyd Raceway and fourth at 281 Speedway.“My goal was to finish in the top five in each race and in the point standings at each track,” said Watson, encouraged to compete in the class by 2017 ROY Dakota Dees and defending state champion Julia Childs. “Just being able to finish a race and be in the top five was like a win to me.”“I’d been watching Dakota and Julia race and it looked like fun,” he added, “so I decided I wanted to do it.”The former drag racer earned his first Sport Compact victory at Stephenville on July 14.“I didn’t believe I’d done it for a while,” he said. “It was one of those nights where my car wasn’t as fast as everyone else’s but I was consistent and didn’t make any mistakes.”Watson has enjoyed the camaraderie of the 4-cylinder class as much as the competition.“I like the people I race with,” he said. “They’re a fun group to hang out with and they’ll help you with your car if you need it.”Wins-1 Top Five Finishes-21 Starts-37HIS CREW: Wife Tonya, father-in-law Jim Welborn, sons Kaleb Watson, Cody Watson, Justyn Butler, Dakota Dees and Colten Dees, and Julia Childs.HIS SPONSORS: Jeff Smith and Auto Pro, and J & S towing, both of Mineral Wells; and Michael Childs and Parker County Automotive, M & L Cleanup and Jim Welborn, all of Weatherford.
RelatedPosts COVID-19: NCAA to revoke erring airlines licence over non-compliance FRSC to Schools: We’ll arrest, prosecute drivers who flout COVID-19 rules Sanwo-Olu: We’re committed to fulfilling promises to Lagosians Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford has been given the green light to step up his rehabilitation following positive scans on a back injury. The 22-year-old saw an impressive season brought to an abrupt halt in mid-January, leaving him facing a fight to return for England’s Euro 2020 campaign never mind club matters. But with that tournament pushed back and the Premier League campaign suspended due to the coronavirus, Rashford has been quietly making headway in his recovery. A statement from United read: “The club can confirm that Marcus Rashford has been cleared to step up his rehabilitation programme following encouraging signs on his latest scans. “His progress will continue to be monitored by the club’s medical team throughout the current lockdown period.” Rashford has scored 19 goals in 31 appearances in all competitions for the club this season, with the United star working with medical staff at the Aon Training Complex before Covid-19 measures saw him focus on recovery work at home. “I feel much better,” the attacker told Sky Sports News over the weekend. “I have a scan in another couple of days so it’ll solidify it then but I feel, comparing it to two or three weeks ago, 10 times better and for me now it’s just about getting ready to build it back up to training and playing games with the team. “I’m in a much better place, I’m much happier than I was about a month ago so things are looking positive.”Tags: COVID-19Manchester UnitedMarcus Rashford
The Electoral Committee for the 2020 elections into the nine-man Anambra State Football Association Board and 20 Local Football Councils on Tuesday defended the process it midwifed.The process, which led to the re-election of incumbent Ifeanyi Ubah via electronic voting on Sunday, has since been rejected by the Nigeria Football Federation. A committee member, Obinna Dike, however told newsmen in Awka that the committee executed its task in the interest of football and all stakeholders.“We did our job as expected by all stakeholders, including the Anambra public, football community, candidates and delegates,” Dike said.The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the committee, which started work June 1 with sale of nomination forms, conducted elections into the board and LFCs through electronic means.This followed the suspension by the state government of the elections, which were scheduled for July 27 and 28 respectively.This was on the grounds that physical elections would flout the COVID-19 preventive laws, which were still in force in the state. NAN also reports that the NFF on Monday appointed a six-man caretaker committee on the basis that the tenure of the board had elapsed on Sunday.“The Electoral Committee was unable to conduct elections on July 27 in view of Anambra State Government’s letter to it complaining of the violation of the COVID-19 protocols in the state,” the NFF stated while announcing the names of members of the caretaker committee billed to be inaugurated on Wednesday.But Dike, who is Vice-Chairman and Head of Media and Publicity of the Electoral Committee, said the committee was able to execute its task to a conclusion.He pointed out that this was in spite of the enormous pressure on the committee by those hell-bent on cutting corners.He said: “From inception, we advertised the sale of forms and ensured that every process was done in the open and most times reported in the media. “We refused to get involved in the politics of the FA, and stood by our resolve to conduct the elections in line with best practices.“This did not go down well with some powerful interests in the state.“We updated the government with developments through the Anambra State Sports Development Commission, by briefing it on our activities regularly.”Dike however said the committee was startled by the suspension order of the government which came 48 hours to the exercise.RelatedPosts Nasarawa United snaps midfield maestro Anambra FA elects executives through e-voting Anambra FA: Ubah, 64 others get clearance for board, LFC elections He said: “This process was transparent, free and fair, in line with the mandate given to us.“We had to ensure that it came to a conclusion because there were innocent people who followed it and indeed everybody was invited to be part of it.“We were surprised that government, which had been part of what we were doing, came up with that order because of COVID-19.”Dike added that the committee went on thereafter, after obeying government’s order, to find a way to complete the process.He said: “We said since that was the process, let us obey and find a way round it to ensure nobody was endangered, and that was how the board gave us the nod to use e-voting.“We are glad to have done our job well, and the winners have been issued their certificates and the process has ended.”So, it is up to the NFF to decide what to do with it.“However, as for the caretaker committee being put in place, it has been on the table for some time.“That was one of the options they were brandishing in our face, with so much pressure.”So, we are not surprised.“But we are not politicians.”Dike went on to advice that whatever was happening in the Anambra FA should be in the best interest of the game.He expressed confidence that the committee would be vindicated.He said: “I am a Catholic Reverend Father and I have my integrity to protect and it is still in tact.“So, on behalf of the committee I want to endorse every bit of what we have done.“Only the future will show the role everyone has played.”Tags: ANambra STtae FAIfeanyi Ubah
It took two minutes and 52 seconds after kick-off for keeper David Forde to become the first Irishman to get a meaningful touch of the ball. As Xavi, Pedro, Andres Iniesta, David Silva and David Villa went through their full range of tricks, Ireland deployed their most effective weapons, bravery, commitment and organisation, and although there were several real scares along the way, they managed to get to half-time without conceding. Indeed, they might have returned to the dressing room with an unlikely lead had Derby striker Conor Sammon been able to find a finish off a great opportunity. He looked odds on to score when he caught Gerard Pique, who had earlier seen a header cleared off the line by James McCarthy, in possession with 27 minutes gone and raced through on goal, only to prod his shot wide. Del Bosque replaced Silva with £14.9million Manchester City new boy Jesus Navas at the break, but the pattern of the first half was largely repeated with Spain dominating possession and Ireland hanging on for dear life. Spain came in wave after wave, but simply could not break down the Irish ranks with Forde coming from his line to pluck Pedro’s 55th-minute cross off Villa’s head after good work by Navas. Del Bosque shuffled his pack as the hour mark approached with Victor Valdes, Iniesta and Villa making way for Iker Casillas, Cesc Fabregas and Soldado. McShane survived penalty appeals with Jordi Alba ambitiously claiming he had handled his 65th-minute cross, but Ireland were not so fortunate four minutes later. Full-back Alvaro Arbeloa turned up inside the box and prodded the ball towards Soldado, whose crisp volley flew beyond Forde and into the bottom corner. Casillas pulled off a notable stop to turn Stephen Kelly’s near-post header on to the bar, and when the ball came back off the post, St Ledger controlled and fired home only to have his big moment ruined by the officials. Worse was to follow when Mata, who had replaced Pedro in the immediate aftermath of the first Spanish goal, rubbed salt into the wound with a coolly-taken second two minutes from time to cement victory. Press Association The reigning World and European champions were leading through substitute Roberto Soldado’s 69th-minute strike when central defender St Ledger stabbed home what he thought was an equaliser with nine minutes remaining. However, an offside flag against team-mate Simon Cox cut short his celebrations and those of the Irish contingent among a crowd of 39,368 at Yankee Stadium. Juan Mata made sure of the win two minutes from time, but while there was no doubting his side were worthy of their advantage after dominating much of the contest, Ireland, who also went close to levelling through substitute James McClean, left the pitch aggrieved at their misfortune. Sean St Ledger had hero status snatched from his grasp as Ireland very nearly held Spain to a draw before they suffered a 2-0 defeat in New York.