Governor Wolf Statement on Ride Sharing Authorization

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Governor Wolf Statement on Ride Sharing Authorization October 24, 2016center_img Economy,  Government That Works,  Results,  Statement Harrisburg, PA – Governor Wolf released the following statement on the passage of legislation authorizing ride-sharing in Pennsylvania:“I am pleased the legislature worked with me to finally pass a long-term solution for ride sharing companies like Uber and Lyft to operate everywhere in Pennsylvania. The commonwealth has proven itself to be a place where these companies can invest and grow, and we must continue to find ways to fuel the development of these and other high-tech companies. We can do this by fostering an economic climate like we have seen in Pittsburgh that has resulted in the surge of tech development.“It is also encouraging that this legislation puts an end to any question about the operations of these companies in Philadelphia. Equally important is that two-thirds of the revenue derived from ride sharing in the city of Philadelphia will go to the Philadelphia School District to help the district continue to strengthen its financial footing. This funding, on top of the additional $97 million I worked to secure in my first two budgets for the school district, will help provide the resources our children need.“I applaud the legislature for passing this into law and I look forward to signing the bill.”Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: read more

No. 2 USC hosts top-ranked Pepperdine

first_imgAfter a title-winning trip to Hawaii during the USC sand volleyball team’s spring break, the Women of Troy will look to continue their six game winning streak as they take on Pepperdine this today at 5 p.m. in Merle Norman Stadium. Last week in Honolulu, senior Kirby Burnham and freshman Sara Hughes won four matches at the Jack in the Box Rainbow Wahine Spring Challenge to take home the tournament title on a 21-18, 21-16 victory over host Hawai’i’s Karissa Cook and Brittany Tiegs at the Queen’s Beach Sandbox on Saturday, March 22. In Hawaii, the second-ranked USC women’s sand volleyball team (6-1) started off its trip in the right manner with a pair of victories at the Queen’s Beach Sandbox last Wednesday. The Women of Troy earned a 4-1 win over first-year program Arizona in their morning dual and then fought off third-ranked host Hawai’i for a 3-2 victory in the early afternoon.After this victory, USC posted a 5-0 victory over No. 8 Nebraska to win its sixth straight dual match at the Queen’s Beach Sandbox. The Women of Troy won all five matches in straight sets and improved to 3-0 on its road trip to the islands.Before this successful showdown, the Women of Troy defeated fourth-ranked Florida State in a dramatic 3-2 win. Freshman Kelly Claes and sophomore Alexa Strange came up big for the Women of Troy against FSU by taking out Julie Brown and Melanie Pavels. This win tallied the USC’s first win over Florida State, which is a huge motivation heading in to the peak of the season. In today’s match, the Women of Troy will battle against No. 1 Pepperdine after taking a 5-0 loss to the Waves early in the season. The Waves are undefeated this season and will be attempting to continue their impressive 41-1 all-time record when they make the trip to USC. Some of Pepperdine’s star players include Sophie Asprey and Victoria Adelhelm. They are going to have to put up a tough match against Burnham and Hughes and the rest of the Women of Troy if they want to continue their winning traditions. Today’s matchup between the top two teams in the nation kicks off at 5 p.m. at USC’s Merle Norman Stadium.last_img read more

Lincolnshire women golfers win national final

first_img Lincolnshire golfers Sheila Mason and Jackie Scott are national champions – winning the final of a women’s competition which raises funds for the charity, the England Golf Trust.Sheila and Jackie from Belton Park Golf Club, romped to victory in the England Golf Trust National Pairs, scoring an impressive 47 points in the betterball final.They were three points ahead of their closest challengers at Kings Norton Golf Club, Worcestershire: Janet Davies and Elizabeth Campbell of Bramley, Surrey.The competition was designed to raise funds for the Trust, which provides grants and bursaries for young men and women in education or aged up to 21. The 2018 tournament attracted an initial entry from 140 clubs, which held qualifying rounds, and donations of over £5000.“It’s been an amazing day,” said Sheila, who put their success down to their preparation with a practice round on the day before the competition.“We’re extremely pleased. It’s so rare to get the opportunity to play in a national competition,” added the 17 handicapper.Jackie took up golf just two years ago and plays off 28. She remarked: “I’m absolutely over the moon. I never dreamed I could do anything like this, so it’s wonderful. There’ll be no stopping me now!”The two women will be returning to their club to spread the word further about the England Golf Trust and its work to support young people who need financial help to play the game. Caption: Jackie Scott (left) and Sheila Mason with the England Golf Trust National Pairs trophy. (Image copyright Leaderboard Photography). 22 Aug 2018 Lincolnshire women golfers win national final center_img Tags: England Golf Trust, Womenlast_img read more

Women’s Amateur Championship to top bill with Men’s event at Woodhall Spa

first_img England Golf is excited to announce the addition of the English Women’s Amateur Championship to its revised and provisional list of events for 2020.The prestigious tournament is now due to take place at Woodhall Spa Golf Club between 28 July–1 August.As with all events currently on the revised England Golf roster for 2020, this championship date is provisional and dependent on the government’s ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic.In what could be a remarkable week for amateur golf in England, the women’s championship is now pencilled in to run alongside the men’s championship which is also being held at Woodhall Spa.Both events will utilise the Bracken and Hotchkin courses with the women’s championship featuring a maximum of 66 players.After 36 holes of stroke play over two days on both courses, the top 16 players will progress to the match play stages. The 36-hole final will be played on the Hotchkin course on Saturday 1 August.Last year, England’s Ellen Hume (pictured above) won the title at Saunton Golf Club by defeating 2017 champion Lily May Humphreys on the 19th hole.Conor Gough emerged triumphant in the men’s event by beating England colleague Callum Farr.For the full revised and provisional list of championship events click here. 21 Apr 2020 Women’s Amateur Championship to top bill with Men’s event at Woodhall Spa Tags: Ellen Hume, English Men’s Amateur Championship, English Women’s Amateur, Woodhall Spalast_img read more

Fair Haven Cop Recovering After Swimming Accident

first_imgBy Jay Cook |BELFORD – By all accounts, Dwayne Reevey is the kind of cop any police department would be lucky to have.He’s in the schools creating relationships with the youth, allows the kids in town to call him by his first name and has been known to play pickup basketball after school while still in uniform.That’s exactly why the greater Fair Haven community has rallied to support Reevey, 32, who grew up in town, during his recovery from a tragic July 4 swimming accident that left him with a broken neck.“Deep down, I was scared,” Reevey told The Two River Times from his Belford home this week. “For a second I thought I was going to die.”He and his family were celebrating Independence Day on Long Beach Island; they had a condominium there and were on the beaches all day. It was 5:30 p.m. and Reevey headed to the ocean after a sandy game of frisbee. He might have jumped into the water about 15 times that day, but this time he didn’t realize the tide had receded.Reevey, who stands at 6 feet 4 inches, jumped into a breaking wave in water that only reached his shins.“Immediately my eyes opened and I could see the water and sand,” he recalled. “My ears were ringing like that scene on the beach in ‘Saving Private Ryan.’ That’s when my fingers went numb. I kept telling myself, ‘get up, get up, get up.’ ”After a few moments of lying in the surf, Reevey mustered up the strength to stand and walk out of the ocean. He alerted his wife, Christina, that something wasn’t right. A first aid squad arrived in short order and Reevey was at Southern Ocean Medical Center in Manahawkin in under an hour.Thinking he only suffered a stinger or a muscular injury, Reevey was blindsided when a physician’s assistant informed him of the serious prognosis.He had fractured his C1 vertebrae in four places. He said every doctor told him he should be either paralyzed or dead. But remarkably, he wasn’t.“God gave me another chance,” Reevey said. “I definitely had angels looking after me that day.”Surgery soon followed. He was transferred to Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune, and was admitted for seven days. Doctors installed a halo, a device where four screws are drilled into the first layer of the skull and connected to support beams for stabilization. Reevey was then moved to Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank to undergo five days of rehabilitation.Nearly two weeks after that life-altering leap, Reevey is back in the comfort of his own home with his wife, mother and 1-year-old son, albeit with some changes. His vigorous workout routine has come to a standstill as he can’t lift more than five pounds, meaning he can’t even pick up his son. Sleeping isn’t easy either, but Reevey has begun to find a groove. Soon after returning home July 16, Reevey started taking walks, brewed coffee and cooked his own eggs. He knows he’s lucky to be alive.“Now I just have a new perspective on life and how short it really is,” he said.Efforts to support the Reevey family after the accident quickly blossomed. He’s a Fair Haven native with roots dating back to the 1880s in the borough. A graduate of Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School, he went on to major in criminal justice at Rowan University, where he played soccer and basketball. Reevey joined the Fair Haven Police Department in 2010 as a 26-year-old and quickly became a friendly presence for the police in the local school district.Reevey’s closest friends dating back to his middle school days set up a GoFundMe account to provide financial help to his family. Remarkably, in only six days, 676 people donated $71,781 to help pay for the impending hospital bills.“It was one thing to just ‘like’ the post,” said his wife, Christina, “but for people to actually put themselves out there and do that was amazing.”Seventh-grade students from Knollwood School held a bake sale July 12 to fundraise for Dwayne Reevey, who teaches the Law Enforcement Against Drugs (LEAD) program to students in Fair Haven’s public schools. Photo by Jay CookHis impact on school-aged children is evident. Three young girls set up a lemonade stand fundraiser July 9 at the corner of River Road and Lexington Avenue. Later in the week, eight seventh-grade girls from Knollwood School held a homemade bake sale outside the ACME on River Road to raise money for his recovery.“We had him in fifth grade and we felt really bad because he’s one of our favorite police officers in town,” said 12-year-old Reilly Sullivan. “We just really wanted to do something.”Reevey said he’s been touched by all the personal sentiments and support from his small hometown.“I don’t know what to do to show all of my appreciation and gratitude,” he said. “I just feel like screaming to everybody about how happy I am and how much of an impact their support had on my mentality.”That mentality has kept Reevey focused on an eventual return to work. He’ll wear the halo for two months and, with no setbacks in his rehab, he hopes to return to light duty in mid-September.“He’s like a brother to us,” said Fair Haven police chief Joseph McGovern. “I’m pretty optimistic that he’s going to have a full recovery. It may take some time but he’s making progress.”That sense of normalcy will be welcomed with open arms, Reevey said. He’s eager to get back in the schools, protect the community and also fully recover to be there for his family.“I don’t know what they would do if I didn’t get out of the ocean that day,” Reevey said about his wife, son and mother. “Yeah, it’s scary, but it just means that I have to live my life to the fullest and keep doing what I’m doing.”This article was first published in the July 19-26, 2018 print edition of The Two River Times.last_img read more