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Wolf Administration: $20 Million in Relief Funding Awarded to Pennsylvania Museums and Cultural Organizations

first_img Economy,  Press Release Governor Tom Wolf announced the approval of $20 million in grant funding through the COVID-19 Cultural and Museum Preservation Grant Program for cultural organizations and museums to offset lost revenue caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.“Pennsylvania’s museums and cultural organizations provide education, entertainment, and meaningful experiences to both residents and travelers alike, and the COVID-19 pandemic severely inhibited their ability to fulfill their cultural mission,” said Gov. Wolf. “This funding will be used to offset the impact the pandemic had on these organizations and will help them move forward in their recovery efforts as they begin to welcome visitors back in their doors.”The Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) today approved 164 projects in 36 counties. The program will administered by the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED).A list of recipients can be found online.Under the program, funds may be used to offset lost revenue for eligible cultural organizations and museums that were subject to closure by the proclamation of disaster emergency issued by the Governor on March 6, 2020, and any renewal of the state of disaster emergency and that experienced a loss of revenue related to the closure. Funds cannot be used to offset revenue, which has already been offset from other sources, including philanthropic and federal, state, and local government sources.Eligible cultural organizations or museums included children’s museums, general museums with at least two equally significant disciplines, history museums or historical sites, military or maritime museums, natural history museums, accredited zoos, planetariums, science and technology centers, orchestras, art museums, and performing arts organizations.More information about the Commonwealth Financing Authority can be found on the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) website. To stay up-to-date on all Pennsylvania economic development news, follow DCED on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn, and be sure to sign up for the department’s monthly e-newsletter. Wolf Administration: $20 Million in Relief Funding Awarded to Pennsylvania Museums and Cultural Organizations September 15, 2020center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Juve dream Messi, Ronaldo combo

first_imgIn a superhero team-up greater than anything committed to film, football fans might finally have the chance to see the two icons, Lionel Mesi and Cristiano Ronaldo play alongside each other on screen. Loading… Local rivals United are reportedly another of the clubs discussed, but the Red Devils are struggling to even secure Champions League football. Paris Saint-Germain, who snatched Neymar from Barcelona back in 2017, have also been listed alongside Italian giants Inter Milan and Juventus. A move to Turin would see Barca icon Messi unite with his long-term rival Ronaldo. The two icons, who have scored a staggering 1,414 career goals for club and country between them, would lead an all-star Juve attack. Some football fans have argued that the two’s dramatically different style of play would actually HINDER a team, but Ronaldo himself believes it would work. He told France Football in 2016: “It would be interesting to see both of us in the same team. Read Also:Ronaldo wishes himself happy 35th birthday as Juventus superstar defies his age “I think great players should play together. So if we were in the same team, I think I would have more than him, but he wouldn’t be far off.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Argentinian superstar Messi has been battling his Portuguese counterpart Ronaldo for the crown of the world’s best player for over a decade. But the two, who have already shared plans to have dinner together, could be about to serve up something greater this summer. That is because Messi’s future at Barcelona has been plunged into doubt after a public fall-out with club sporting director Eric Abidal. But despite taking to social media to vent his anger at his former team-mate, the feeling is that the 32-year-old will stay in Catalonia. Yet a clause in Messi’s current Barca contract does allow him to leave the Nou Camp on a free transfer at the end of any given season. According to reputable Italian newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport, five clubs who would be able to afford his astronomical wages have already expressed an interest. A reunion with Pep Guardiola at Manchester City has been mooted, but the reigning Premier League champions don’t expect Messi to quit Barca. Promoted ContentThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All TimeCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeWhat Is A Black Hole And Is It Dangerous For Us All?Some Impressive And Almost Shocking Robots That Exist7 Things That Actually Ruin Your PhoneWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Insane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street Art8 Things To Expect If An Asteroid Hits Our Planet11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top7 Worst Things To Do To Your Phonelast_img read more

Lady Indians Over Lady Eagles In Volleyball

first_imgThe Milan Lady Indians posted a 25-10, 26-28, 25-15, 25-12 victory against The Jac-Cen-Del Lady Eagles in Volleyball action.For Milan, Kelsey Holbert had 13 kills on 31 attempts with five errors. Courtney Cann had 9 kills on 22 attempts with five errors. Sydney Ross had 7 kills on 17 attempts with 2 errors.  Sydney Ross had 20 digs, Emily Fuller had 15 digs, and Grace Herzog had 7 digs.In serving, Emily Fuller went 27 for 28 with 7 aces. Grace Herzog went 22 of 25 with 6 aces, and Sydney Ross went 13 of 14 with 2 aces.Courtesy of Indians AD John Prifogle.last_img read more

Police Blotter 04-10-2020

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Vaz Te leaves West Ham

first_imgRicardo Vaz Te has had his contract with West Ham terminated by mutual consent. The 28-year-old forward has been linked with a move to Turkey and can now pursue any new deal as a free agent. The Portuguese, who began his senior career under Sam Allardyce at Bolton and later had spells with Hull, Hibs and Barnsley, joined West Ham in January 2012 and scored the winner in the Championship play-off final win over Blackpool that May. Press Associationcenter_img However, he has fallen down the pecking order since the club’s subsequent return to the Premier League, and has made only five first-team appearances this season. “It has been a pleasure to be at a club like West Ham,” Vaz Te said on the West Ham website. “It was a fantastic opportunity and I am so grateful for having played here. Everything I achieved here and all my game time and my life off the pitch has been amazing. “I will never forget that day at Wembley – it was so special for me and for all of the fans involved. That is the kind of moment you don’t intend to forget. I’m very fortunate to have had that moment and I’m pleased I could do that for the fans, for the club and for my team-mates. “I would like to thank the West Ham fans and to tell them to keep supporting the club through what is going to be an exciting time over the next few years.” last_img read more

Rea at the double in Thailand

first_imgNorthern Ireland’s Jonathan Rea claimed back-to-back race victories at the inaugural Thailand leg of the World Superbike Championship on Sunday. A pair of second-place finishes for English rider Haslam at the Chang International Circuit kept him in close contact with Rea in the championship table. Rea, 28, fended off first team-mate Tom Sykes and then Haslam (Aprilia Racing Team – Red Devils) to take victory by over six seconds in the opening 20-lap race. It was a similar story in the second race, as Rea was again never headed in claiming his 18th career race win. Haslam was once more his nearest rival, with English rider Alex Lowes (Voltcom Crescent Suzuki) third. Defending world champion Sylvain Guintoli (Pata Honda) finished the races in fifth and sixth places, looking for more from his bike when the series continues in Spain in three weeks. Rea, on his Kawasaki ZX-10R, enjoyed a dominant weekend in Buriram, firstly taking pole positions and then clinching consecutive lights-to-flag victories on race day. The wins lifted Rea 10 points clear of nearest rival Leon Haslam at the top of the early-season standings, with 95 points from a possible 100 following this weekend’s masterclass and a first and second place in Australia four weeks ago. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

McCoy steals show at Fairyhouse

first_img Gilgamboa was a 7-1 shot for the Grade One feature and success for Enda Bolger’s stable star looked unlikely as the field straightened up for home. Having led her rivals for much of the way, 5-4 favourite Gitane Du Berlais was still hard on the bridle and when Smashing ranged alongside at the third-last, that pair looked set to fight it out. However, the complexion of the race changed dramatically as a huge leap at the last brought Gilgamboa right on terms. Bolger’s charge galloped all the way to the line to hold off The Tullow Tank, who came from the clouds to be beaten just half a length in second. Smashing was just ahead of Gitane Du Berlais in third. McCoy said: “Fair play to Enda. He was a bit disappointing in Navan last time, but Enda had him in top shape. I’m delighted to ride a big winner for him before I retire. “He might be horse for the Lexus at Christmas if he has his conditions. He’ll be a nice ride for somebody, but it won’t be me.” Bolger added: “Tony has ridden a few for me, but that’s the first winner we’ve had together. It’s great to win a race like this and to have that man on top. “The ground was a big help. He just wasn’t right the last day and Mark Walsh looked after him. I don’t know whether he’ll go to Punchestown for the three-mile novice or not.” McCoy was similarly brilliant earlier in the afternoon when Sir Scorpion justified 6-4 favouritism in the Gleesons Butchers Novice Handicap Hurdle. Press Association Tony McCoy treated Fairyhouse racegoers to another masterclass as the soon-to-retire champion jockey produced Gilgamboa to claim victory in a pulsating Ryanair Gold Cup.center_img The legendary rider will call it a day at some stage within the next few weeks and after ruling out riding at the Punchestown Festival, his appearance in County Meath over the Easter weekend looks set to be his last as a jockey on Irish soil. And he showed all in attendance just what they will be missing in his own inimitable way. last_img read more

Cricket News Shikhar Dhawan turns the clock back with brilliant century in Mohali against Australia

first_imgShikhar Dhawan’s previous highest was 137 against South Africa in 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup.Dhawan also went past 10,000 List A runs.Dhawan shared a record 193-run stand for the opening wicket with Rohit Sharma in Mohali. highlights However, Dhawan put on a fabulous display of hitting and turned the clock back with a magnificent knock to blunt Australia and put India on top. The left-hander dictated the terms to the opposition by targeting Australia’s gun bowler in Pat Cummins, hammering him for four boundaries in two overs. Jhye Richardson and Jason Behrendorff also felt his wrath. What Australia saw in Mohali 2013 was dished out to them yet again in Mohali 2019. Dhawan found the gaps and he maintained a scoring rate of over 100 for most of his innings. When Dhawan reached his century by paddle sweeping Adam Zampa, the celebration was not typical Dhawan. It was measured and was a sense of relief, underlining that he had felt the pressure and this knock came at the right time considering that not many matches remain for the World Cup. After he went past his century, Dhawan turned up a gear. He made Behrendorff lose his line and length and he also danced down the track to Cummins. When he dealt with the spinners, he used his feet brilliantly. The inside-out six off Glenn Maxwell over wide long-off showed that Dhawan was in the zone. Records tumbled in his wake. Dhawan became the newest member to score over 10,000 runs in List A cricket and he surpassed his highest individual score, going past 137 which he made against South Africa in the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup in Melbourne. Dhawan attempted one shot too many as he fell to Cummins for 143. However, the knock turned the clock back to 2013 when Dhawan tore the Australian bowling to shreds. The knock in Mohali was the rebirth of Dhawan, calmer and even more dangerous. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Mohali: March 16, 2013 and the Punjab Cricket Association stadium are two very special life events for Shikhar Dhawan. It was on this day that Dhawan became the new star of the Indian cricket team by blasting the fastest century on debut off just 85 balls in the third Test against Australia and he finished with 185 on that day. His clean-hitting, ability to pierce the gaps at regular intervals and dictate terms to the opposition bowlers heralded the arrival of a player who was ready to take the opposition on with swag and fervor. Out of his 187 runs, 144 were in boundaries. Prior to the Test, Dhawan had slogged in domestic cricket after a productive 2004 Under-19 World Cup which saw him emerge as one of the brightest players for India. All the heartbreak, frustration that Dhawan endured prior to his debut in the Test all melted away. From that point on, he never turned back and he became a pivotal member of the Indian cricket team at the top, raising his game in major ICC tournaments. Just look at the ICC Champions Trophy, where he has been the leading run-getter in the 2013 and 2017 editions. Just ask South Africa, whom he has hit for a century in the 2013 Champions Trophy and 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup. Six years later, same venue and same opponent. The situation confronting Dhawan was almost similar. Heading into the match at the PCA stadium, the left-hander had a pretty lean in limited-overs, managing scores of 28,13,6,29,30,5,14,0,21,1 in the ODIs and Twenty20 Internationals against New Zealand as well as in the first three ODIs in this series. last_img read more

Cricket News Disappointed to see Amir quit Test at 27: Shoaib Akhtar

first_imghighlights New Delhi: Former Pakistani speedster Shoaib Akhtar expressed his disappointment and spoke heavily on his requirement to Pakistan cricket. Akhtar believes that Amir is too young (27) to call it a day in the longest format and could have easily served the nation for few more years. He went on to give his example when he helped Pakistan to emerge as victorious in England and New Zealand despite knee injuries. “I am thoroughly disappointed that Amir has retired at the age where players are at the peak of their careers. It was time for Amir to pay back Pakistan. In a time where Pakistan’s run in Test matches is so poor, Amir was needed to deliver for his side and help them win some series. I had helped Pakistan win series in England and New Zealand despite knee injuries,” Akhtar said on his YouTube channel.He went on saying that if was a member of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), he would have never allowed players to play any franchise based T20 cricket across the globe. He requested board to look into the matter and bring more dynamic and energetic people. He believes that like Amir, Hasan Ali, Wahab Riaz will also follow the footpath of their counterpart and retire soon. “If I were part of the Pakistan selection board, I would have not allowed these boys to play T20s. There are times when you shouldmake money but this is the time when Pakistan needs you.”I request the board to look into the matter. Amir is just 27 and his retirement shows us the mentality of the players. I think this is the time for Pakistan PM Imran Khan to look into the matter to bring dynamic and energetic people.””All these players just want to be the T20 bowlers. This is the fact. Amir, Wahab Riaz, Hasan Ali, all these players want to play only in the T20s. Playing in the ODIs also seems to be a huge task for them,” the former Pakistan pacer added. On the other hand, Wasim Akram took to Twitter to express his disappointment at Mohammad Amir’s decision.”To me Mohammad Amir retiring from Test cricket is a bit surprising because you peak at 27-28 and Test cricket is where you are judged against the best, it’s the ultimate format,” Akram tweeted on Saturday.  Mohammad Amir retired from Test at 27. Mohammad Amir will continue to play in limited overs. Shoaib Akhtar is disappointed with Amir’s decision. center_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

The Latest: Star Virginia Tech CB Caleb Farley won’t play

first_imgThe massive spending plan aims to help men’s and women’s professional soccer as well as youth and grassroots soccer through a system of grants and loans.Each of the six soccer confederations will also receive a grant of $2 million.FIFA expects to make the funds available by January 2021.___Three riders competing at the Vuelta a Burgos cycling race in Spain have been dropped from the event after being in contact with someone with the coronavirus. ___The University of Texas is now exploring how it can host football games at 25% percent stadium capacity instead of the previously announced 50% as the return to campus and the planned start of the season rapidly approaches.Texas officials had told season ticket holders earlier this month they were planning for 50 percent capacity, which would be allowed under statewide orders from Gov. Greg Abbott. That would include nearly 50,000 fans. But Austin’s health authority said Tuesday the 50% plan caught the city off guard and he questioned whether the school should host any fans at games. Texas is scheduled to host South Florida on Sept. 5 and the Big 12 has held out hope it can play a 12-game regular season.In a campus letter Wednesday, Interim President Jay Hartzell said the chairman of the school’s Board of Regents asked the school to plan for a 25% attendance, including students. The NWHL plans to begin holding optional practices beginning the week of Sept. 21, followed by formal practices a month later. The schedule was determined by the league’s COVID-19 safety committee formed in April.___The Big 12 will hold its football media day online Monday with only the conference’s 10 head coaches available.The coronavirus pandemic forced all major college conferences to cancel their traditional in-person football media days and switch to virtual events. The uncertainty of when and if the season will start then prompted the virtual events to be delayed.The Big 12 will be the first Football Bowl Subdivision conference to conduct a media day, with some of the teams in the conference scheduled to begin play on Aug. 29. ___Athletic director Greg Byrne says the University of Alabama has taken cost-cutting measures for each department and sport with the coronavirus threatening fall sports.In a letter to fans posted Wednesday on the Crimson Tide’s website, Byrne says the athletic department placed a freeze on hiring for non-coaching jobs because of potential revenue shortfalls during the COVID-19 pandemic.He says Alabama also is finding ways to save on energy and facility operating costs and is reviewing other steps. The Southeastern Conference hasn’t announced plans for fall sports, including football, which could ultimately mean a limited number of fans at Bryant-Denny Stadium.“Under normal operations, a large percentage of our annual budget comes directly from ticket sales and TIDE PRIDE memberships,” Byrne said, referring to Alabama’s ticket priority program. Sevilla is scheduled to face Roma on Aug. 6 in the Europa League.___FIFA has ratified a coronavirus relief plan that will make $1.5 billion available to soccer communities and national associations around the world.All of the 211 FIFA member associations will receive a $1 million grant “to protect and restart football” and can access interest-free loans of up to $5 million.Each member association will also receive an additional $500,000 grant for women’s soccer during the plan’s third phase. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Cornerback Caleb Farley says he will not play for Virginia Tech this season because of health concerns and will focus instead on preparing for the 2021 NFL draft. UAE Team Emirates says Colombian riders Sebastian Molano, Cristian Munoz and Camilo Ardila will not start the second stage.The team says they were in contact with a person who turned out to be positive for COVID-19 on Saturday. They have been isolated and sent home in accordance with protocols by the team and international cycling body UCI.The team says the three riders returned two negative tests three days before the race.___The first two stops on the 2021 World Sevens Series rugby circuit have been canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic. The redshirt junior from Hickory, North Carolina made the announcement in a video posted on Twitter.The 6-foot-2, 207-pound Farley was expected to be one of the nation’s top defensive backs this season. He says he’s forgoing the season “due to uncertain health conditions and regulations and all the other opt outs going on in football right now.”Farley, whose mother died in January 2018, said he “must make the decision that brings me the most peace.”Hokies coach Justin Fuente was not immediately available to comment on the decision.___ ___New York Giants left tackle Nate Solder has opted out of the 2020 NFL season because of the coronavirus pandemic.Solder, who started every game for the Giants the past two seasons, announced his decision Wednesday on Twitter, citing his son’s ongoing fight with cancer, the recent birth of a baby boy, and his own history with cancer.Under the agreement reached last week between the NFL and the players’ union, players can choose not to play in 2020 without penalty. The opt-out is irrevocable.Solder said he made the decision “to pause this season” after much praying. He will earn $350,000 this season as a high-risk opt out. The 32-year-old was scheduled to make $6.5 million under the four-year, $62 million contract he signed in 2018 after leaving the New England Patriots as a free agent. The deal will now run through 2022. The state of Texas has seen record numbers of new coronavirus cases, hospitalizations and deaths in the month of July.___The National Women’s Hockey League is pushing back the start of its season from mid-November to January because of the new coronavirus pandemic.The league announced Wednesday it still plans to have teams play a full 20-game season, with the playoffs to conclude by the end of March. Should time permit, the NWHL will schedule holding its traditional midseason all-star game after the playoffs.The NWHL has six teams, with the addition of a Toronto expansion franchise. The league was unable to complete last season, having to cancel the championship game between Boston and Minnesota in mid-March because of COVID-19.center_img The Latest: Star Virginia Tech CB Caleb Farley won’t play Guard Drew Forbes and tackle Drake Dorbeck are the first two Cleveland Browns players who have chosen to opt out for the 2020 NFL season because of the coronavirus.Forbes, a sixth-round pick in 2019, was expected to compete for the starting right guard job. He appeared in one game for the Browns last season.Dorbeck is an undrafted rookie out from Southern Mississippi.Earlier, Browns’ head physician Dr. James Voos said players have the complete support of the team if they decide not to play.“The NFL and the NFLPA have utilized the CDC criteria for the high-risk category — players that may have a chronic disease, may have a family member with a chronic disease or may have another type of issue that may put them at risk for the season,’′ Voos said. “We have established those criteria to guide the players to make those best-informed decisions for them and their family.” ___The Big West Conference is postponing all fall sports through the end of the calendar year.The conference’s board of directors said that men’s and women’s cross country, men’s and women’s soccer and women’s volleyball will be postponed as well as the fall schedules for men’s and women’s golf along with men’s and women’s tennis.The conference will determine later if conducting fall sports in the spring would be feasible. The decision does not impact basketball, which is scheduled to begin on Nov. 10. The Division I conference has 11 members, with all but one based in California. Associated Press “In the event we have to adopt a modified seating model at Bryant-Denny Stadium, this number will be impacted significantly. While we don’t yet know the effects on individual ticketholders, we do know that we will need your continued and generous support.”___Spanish soccer club Sevilla says one of its players has tested positive for the coronavirus.The club has not disclosed the name of the player. It says he has not shown symptoms of COVID-19 and is in good health and isolated at home.Sevilla says the positive result was discovered on Monday. It immediately informed sports and health authorities and temporarily suspended the team’s training sessions. It also disinfected the club’s facilities in accordance with the strict protocols in place because of the pandemic. July 29, 2020 World Rugby says the joint events in Dubai from Nov. 26-28 and in Cape Town from Dec. 4-6 have been cut because of the “ongoing and dynamic global nature of the COVID-19 pandemic.”The 2020 series was curtailed and New Zealand declared champions of the men’s and women’s titles after sports around the world were shuttered in March.Planning for the remaining qualifiers for the postponed Tokyo Olympics is ongoing. Twenty-one of the 24 places in the Olympic tournaments have been confirmed.A dozen teams are set to play in each of the men’s and women’s tournaments in the first half of next year for the remaining spots in Tokyo.The last five stops in the 2020 series were canceled in June. ___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sportslast_img read more