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

Edo FA Awards Hold in Benin City Today

first_imgAs dignitaries gather for this evening’s football Awards Nite organised by the Edo Football Association, stakeholders have been commending the association for the bold initiative to reward excellence in football development and administration.Chairman of Chairmen, and a member of the NFF Executive Committee, Alhaji Ibrahim Gusau, described the Award Nite as commendable and worthy of emulation.Gusau, who was present at the maiden edition last year at the Oba Akenzua Cultural Centre, says the football house is pleased with the initiative of Edo State Football Association to reward those who have contributed to the development of football in the state. “The Edo State Football Association deserves all the commendation for initiating this award. There is nothing as good as your efforts and contributions being recognized and rewarded.“I was in attendance last year and I must say the turn out and the general organization was very impressive.”Speaking in the same vein, veteran coach, Alabi Aisien, said football stakeholders owe the present Edo FA Board a lot of commendation for this noble initiative.“I must once again commend this board for this great innovation. This board has continued to put things right in the state and there is every hope that under this dispensation, football will return to its prime position in Edo State.“Frank Ilaboya has given us hope that we still have a great and exciting future ahead in this state.The Chairman of the occasion, Hon. Dennis Idahosa, popularly called Denco also commended the FA for a job well done. “I feel very proud to chair this great Awards where you have collection of football personalities past and present.“I’m highly encouraged by this great move by the football house in the state to reward excellence, and events like this will bring back Edo State to its number one status as the sports hub of the federation,” he added.This year’s Awards Nite comes up at Excalibur Hotels, Etete, Benin City by 6pm today.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more


first_imgSimmons, who was named in the original squad before Simmons, who was named in the original squad before picking up an injury and dropping out, now needs to adapt quickly to the challenge and the conditions. The Caribbean batting has been led by Gayle and Fletcher and the latters injury-forced absence has made the side that much more vulnerable. The team will be looking towards someone like Marlon Samuels to step up his game for the occasion. In bowling, Badree, Dwayne Bravo and Andre Russell have been the more successful ones in terms of wickets taken. The pitch has produced three high-scoring games so far with South Africa, already eliminated, notching up back to back 200-plus totals. But indications are that the track for tomorrows high- pressure game would not be as good for batting as the previous ones. Its expected to be a tad slow, which should help India more than the Windies. The rival teams (from): India: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (Captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina, Yuvraj Singh, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Ashish Nehra, Harbhajan Singh, Pawan Negi, Ajinkya Rahane, Mohammed Shami. West Indies: Darren Sammy (Captain), Samuel Badree, Sulieman Benn, Carlos Brathwaite, Dwayne Bravo, Johnson Charles, Lendl Simmons, Chris Gayle, Jason Holder, Evin Lewis, Ashley Nurse, Denesh Ramdin, Andre Russell, Marlon Samuels, Jerome Taylor. Match commences at 7pm (IST). PTI SSR PM MRM MRMlast_img read more