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

Yadram, Royal salvage win for Young Windies

first_imgPIETERMARITZBURG, South Africa (CMC) – Opener Bhaskar Yadram struck a critical half-century but West Indies Under-19 were forced to overcome a late innings slump before pulling off a two-wicket win over South Africa Under-19s in the second Youth One-Day International here yesterday.Set a modest 208 for victory, the Young Windies were coasting along at 165 for three in the 39th over but suffered a collapse where five wickets tumbled for 35 runs in the space of 31 balls.Tottering on 200 for eight in the 44th, the Caribbean side were rescued by the lion-hearted Jeavor Royal who ended unbeaten on 31 off 17 deliveries, to take the team over the line.Yadram had earlier top-scored with 81 off 116 balls while captain Emmanuel Stewart chipped in with 45 off 69 balls.Sixteen-year-old fast bowler Gerald Coetzee led the attack with two for 55. The South Africans had been limited to 207 for eight off their 50 overs, after opting to bat first at City Oval, with wicketkeeper Wandile Makwetu top-scoring with 53 and openers Matthew Breetzke (37) and Jiveshan Pillay (36) playing supporting roles.Left-arm spinner Joshua Bishop claimed two for 30 from his 10 overs while Royal, also a left-arm spinner, laid the groundwork for his eventual all-round display with two for 34.The hosts got a healthy start from Breetzke and Pillay, the pair adding 81 for the first wicket before Royal’s introduction triggered a collapse where four wickets perished for nine runs in the space of 38 deliveries.Rocking on 90 for four, South Africa’s innings was repaired by Makwetu who faced 68 balls and counted four fours, while adding 38 for the fifth wicket with Hermann Rolfes (19), 25 for the seventh with Coetzee (7) and 23 for the ninth with Kenan Smith (19 not out).The 17-year-old Yadram then gave the visitors a solid start, putting on 43 for the first wicket with Keagan Simmons (14) and a further 75 with Stewart for the second wicket.Yadram struck eight fours and a six while Stewart counted five fours in his knock. They were separated when Stewart was run-out in the 31st over and nine balls Cephas Cooper was lbw to Coetzee for two, to leave the Windies on 122 for three in the 33rd over.The right-handed Yadram found an ally in Kirstan Kallicharan, who made 21, to add 43 for the fourth wicket and put Windies on course again.However, once Yadram perished in the 39th over, the innings went into a tail-spin before Royal arrived on his rescue mission which included five fours and a six. He lashed leg-spinner Jade de Klerk for a four and a six in the 44th over which cost 10 runs and punched two boundaries in the 45th from Coetzee, to finish the game emphatically.The five-match series is tied 1-1, with the next game scheduled for tomorrow at the same venue.last_img read more

C-NS, Liverpool, B’ville golfers have local battles

first_imgTough as this defeat was, C-NS Blue rebounded with a tense 202-203 victory over Baldwinsville at Lakeshore where the teams mirrored each other until they reached down to the fifth scores.To lead the Northstars, Sisco had another 38, with Nardozza shooting a 39, D.J. Villnave a 41 and Lawler a 42. The Bees countered with a 38 from Billy Guild, ahead of a 39 from Victor Ianno, a 41 from Anthony Petragnoni and a 42 from Trey Ordway.So the entire outcome hung on the results from the fifth golfers. C-NS Blue’s Ethan Shallcross had a 42, which beat out the 43 from B’ville’s Tyler Glavin.As that went on, C-NS Green lost, 202-211, to F-M’s White team. Costello’s 39 matched the Hornets’ Anthony Ahn for low individual round as Kellogg and Kennedy both shot 42, with Scott and Rumble both posting 44.The cycle of local rivalries continued Friday as B’ville handled Liverpool 183-216 at Timber Banks. Tanner Glenn shot a three-under-par 33 to match Baum, with help from Petragnani (39) and Alex Pompo (40) as Husted had a 38 and Cassella a 38, but no other Warriors golfer broke 50.Before that narrow defeat to C-NS Blue, Baldwinsville rested through the last days of August, but returned to the course last Tuesday against C-NS Green and proved quite impressive, the Bees topping the Northstars 182-201.Glavin, Guild and Alex Pompo each shot 35 at Timber Banks, with Petragnani adding a 38 and Victor Ianno adding a 39.Though unable to keep up with that pace, C-NS Green did see Kennedy and Scott each post 39 to match Ianno’s total. Costello and Kellogg both shot 40 as Rumble added a 43.As this went on, Liverpool broke its skid by beating F-M White 209-253. Baum blazed to a 34 at Liverpool Country Club, well clear of Husted’s 39 as Kirkby added a 41 ahead of Cassella (46) and Brandon Davis (49).Early in the week, Liverpool took on West Genesee at LCC, and despite hosting the match and getting three sub-40 rounds, the Warriors still lost, 206-212, to the Wildcats.Baum managed a 39 here, matched by Boland and Husted. But no other Liverpool player shot lower than Kirkby’s 47 as all five WG scores were 43 or lower, led by a 38 from Kevin McDermott.These teams had a rematch on Thursday at Westvale, and the scores were closer – but the result was the same, Liverpool taking a 194-197 defeat.Husted tore his way to a 32 and Baum shot 34, while Boland had a 37. Then it went all the way down to a 44 from Cassella and a 50 from Kirkby, while WG, far more consistent, had all of its players shoot between 37 and 40, Jake Weaver leading the Wildcats with a 37.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story On Liverpool’s side, Spencer Baum , who won the Drumlins Invitational earlier in the week, shot a 37, one behind teammate Dylan Husted’s 36, with Conner Boland adding a 39. Dante Cassella got a 43 and Kyle Kirkby could only manage a 48.When C-NS Blue returned to action last Tuesday afternoon, it was trying to topple early-season SCAC Metro leader Fayetteville-Manlius, and played well at Woodcrest, yet still lost 184-194 to the Northstars.Jake Nardozza shot a 37, with Ryan Sisco adding a 38. Sam Thompson, with a 39, was just ahead of Sean Lawler and Austin Alberici (40 each), but all five F-M Green golfers shot 38 or lower, led by the 35 from Andrew Heyman. This might be a boys golf season where, at Cicero-North Syracuse, the Green team has as much to brag about as their more experienced counterparts on C-NS Blue.And nothing made this more evident than the Aug. 30 match at Northern Pines, where C-NS Green got a rare victory over Liverpool, these Northstars putting up impressive scores in taking down the Warriors 196-203.Brody Kennedy led C-NS Green with a 38 for nine holes, but close behind him, Cullen Scott and Devin Kellogg each shot 39, while Riley Rumble, Nick Wentworth and Carter Costello maintained that consistency, each posting 40.center_img Tags: BaldwinsvilleBoys golfC-NSliverpoollast_img read more

On the same page: Seniors Desko, Palasek provide Syracuse with experience on an explosive offense

first_img Comments Published on February 15, 2012 at 12:00 pm Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Tim Desko watched on the sideline as his dream season deteriorated before his eyes. He had already surpassed his previous scoring totals for his first two seasons and was determined to get more. But after suffering a knee injury during Syracuse’s April 3 contest against Duke, countless attempts to get back on the field were thwarted by additional concerns to his health. ‘It really hurt because guys that were seniors last year were the guys I came in with, and to not be able to finish off the season with them was really disappointing,’ Desko said. ‘It hurt watching every game and as I thought I was coming back each and every game, it wasn’t working out.’ In stepped Tommy Palasek, a transfer from Johns Hopkins, to try and fill the hole left by one of Syracuse’s premier scoring threats. Palasek fit in seamlessly and the SU offense didn’t skip a beat. The transfer scored a point in nine consecutive games, starting with the Duke contest and ending with a five-point contest in the Orange’s 10-4 victory over Siena in the first round of the NCAA tournament. Now, after Desko’s long and difficult road back to the playing field, the duo will pair up to provide the Orange with a dynamic scoring punch this season. And with a level of uncertainty surrounding each position on the field entering this season, the only question for the experienced unit up front may be how the two senior attacks mesh with limited time together on the field last season.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text ‘I’m excited to play with Tommy, really excited, especially with Derek (Maltz),’ Desko said. ‘It’s going to be a special year, and it’s my senior year personally, so I’m going to leave it all out there.’ *** John Desko’s confidence in the attack unit may not have been what it is today if Palasek had not made a good impression when he joined the Orange last January. With Stephen Keogh, JoJo Marasco and Desko having already played considerable time at SU, the Syracuse head coach knew he had one of the strongest attack lines in the nation. And where Palasek fit into that lineup had yet to be seen. Palasek missed fall practice and didn’t arrive at Syracuse until a few weeks before its joint scrimmage with Le Moyne and Hofstra. And John Desko knew Palasek needed to learn the intricacies of the Syracuse offensive scheme if he had any chance of stepping on the field. ‘I thought Tom, maybe last year with coming in, in January, might have been a good redshirt year for him to learn the offense only being here literally weeks before the season started,’ John Desko said, ‘so to give him the spring to learn it all, then have two years, may have been a good move. ‘But with the injury it was good to have Tom out there, and he got a lot of great experience.’ Desko said he was surprised at how quick Palasek was able to pick up the offensive sets because it was a process that took his whole redshirt season to understand. But Palasek was confident in his abilities and impressed the coaches with his work ethic and field vision. Redshirting was never an option. ‘I worked hard every day at practice, and I think that showing it in practice helped me get on the field,’ Palasek said. ‘Coach would not have decided to put me on the field unless he saw it in practice, so I think the first couple of weeks was my defining moment.’ Desko’s injury against Duke proved to be Palasek’s ultimate defining moment. He cracked the starting lineup and gathered steam as the season wore on, giving John Desko all the confidence in what his attack could provide this season. *** Desko was willing to do whatever it took to breakthrough physically and get back in the Syracuse lineup after he sustained a right knee injury against Duke. He attempted to play the team’s next time out against Princeton, but he simply couldn’t do it. He spent numerous hours in the training room each day and did everything the staff said to get back in action from that point on. That moment finally came in the NCAA quarterfinal game against Maryland, but he clearly wasn’t at full strength and contributed little offensively, failing to even register a single shot attempt. Now, with a long offseason to recover, Desko said he feels back to where he was before the injury. This season will be his opportunity to pick up where he left off. ‘I started in the summer, rehabbing, going from no muscle in my leg to building it all back and just trying to stay in the weight room as much as I can to get strong and prevent injuries,’ Desko said. ‘My mobility is back. Everything is pretty much the same, so I’m ready to get out, and I’m more excited for this year.’ With Keogh, SU’s leading scorer from last season, gone, it’ll be up to both Palasek and Desko to form a cohesive offensive unit. They enter the season as the lone players to log starting minutes at the attack position, aside from Marasco, who will be playing predominantly midfield this season. The sophomore Maltz will join them in the starting lineup. Senior attack Collin Donahue said the amount of time the offense has already spent together on the practice field has already worked to the team’s advantage. After moments in which players were missing last season, there’s a new sense of continuity this season. ‘The more times that we’ve been in practice together, the more times that we look for each other, I think a certain confidence develops,’ Donahue said. ‘When you’re around those players so often you know where they’re going to go, you know what their abilities are.’ Desko and Palasek are motivated for different reasons entering their final seasons. Palasek is working toward winning his first national championship after transferring from Johns Hopkins. Desko is looking to rebound after his stellar junior campaign was cut short. But they’ll need to come together to achieve their goal of leading the Orange to a national championship. ‘Now that it’s our turn to be those leaders and the guys on the field, it would mean a lot for us, as seniors, to win a championship and go out on top,’ Palasek said. ‘As great as the seniors were last year, I’m sure they would tell you they’d rather go out on top than anything else.’ last_img read more