Governor Wolf Named 2017 Appalachian Regional Commission Co-Chair

first_img February 02, 2017 Governor Wolf Named 2017 Appalachian Regional Commission Co-Chair Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) Federal Co-Chair Earl F. Gohl announced today that Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf has been selected by his fellow Appalachian governors to serve as the ARC states’ co-chair for 2017. As states’ co-chair, the governor will work directly with ARC’s federal co-chair to further the agency’s commitment to economic growth and development across the Appalachian Region.“As states’ co-chair, Governor Wolf will bring energy, ideas, and a deep understanding of Appalachia’s challenges and opportunities to the commission,” said Gohl. “His ongoing commitment to impactful economic development makes him a great choice for this leadership position.”“It’s an honor to be selected represent the interests of the ARC states,” said Governor Wolf. “I look forward to working with the organization to promote and support projects that have significant impacts on the region including those that foster business development and job creation, spur the growth and availability of community resources and infrastructure, and improve areas that increase overall well-being like access to health care and initiatives that address school readiness.”Governor Wolf is ARC’s 64th states’ co-chair and the fourth Governor from Pennsylvania to hold the position. The last ARC states’ co-chair from Pennsylvania was former Governor Bob Casey who held the position in 1990. Wolf’s term as states’ co-chair extends through the end of 2017. Governor Wolf succeeds Governor Bill Haslam of Tennessee in this position. Fifty-two counties in Pennsylvania are included in ARC’s footprint. The Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) facilitates ARC’s work in the Keystone State.“Over the years, ARC has provided funding for numerous Pennsylvania projects that have encouraged economic prosperity in those counties within the commonwealth’s Appalachian region. ARC’s Partnerships for Opportunity and Workforce and Economic Revitalization (POWER) initiative, for example, has contributed significantly to the availability of alternative solutions for businesses and individuals negatively affected by the declining coal industry,” said DCED Secretary Dennis Davin. “This year, six new POWER projects were approved for funding in Pennsylvania. We are grateful for this support and look forward to the positive results these projects have – encouraging stronger communities and contributing to the overall well-being of the commonwealth.”Since its formation in 1965, ARC has invested in hundreds of community-based projects contributing to the economic growth of the Appalachian Region annually by training workers, creating jobs, and attracting additional investment capital. In fiscal year 2016 alone, ARC approved nearly $110 million in funding for 473 non-highway projects in the region. These investments will help create or retain more than 18,800 jobs; train more than 46,000 students, workers, and leaders with new skills; attract an additional $174.6 million in other project funding; and leverage nearly $350 million in private investments in Appalachia. These investments were made in were made in concordance with ARC’s Five Year Strategic Plan for Capitalizing on Appalachia’s Opportunities.The Appalachian Regional Commission is an economic development agency of the federal government and 13 state governments, focusing on 420 counties across the Appalachian Region. ARC’s mission is to innovate, partner, and invest to build community capacity and strengthen economic growth in Appalachia to help the region achieve socioeconomic parity with the nation. For additional information on ARC, visit www.arc.gov.Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolfcenter_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Why He Hasn’t Proposed (Yet)

first_img Sharing is caring! Tweet Share Share Think every man who doesn’t propose is afraid to commit? Don’t be so sure. Read on for eight very real reasons even a man in love might not pop the question.1. His Parents’ Marriage Didn’t Make ItOur parents’ relationship offers us our first glimpse of the pros and cons of marriage, so if his mom and dad communicated best through lawyers, saying “I do” might be a huge don’t. “I know a few guys who remember their parents’ relationship as being full of poison, and the idea of marriage brings up the pain they felt when their parents divorced,” says Steve, 31, of Boston. “So instead of proposing to the women they loved, they broke things off when it got to that point in their relationships.”2. He’s Focused on His CareerMany men place the same emphasis on their career as some women do on their relationship status, which means that unless he’s made a name for himself at the office, he likely won’t be asking you to take his. Lisa Daily, author of How to Date Like a Grown-Up, says, “Most men want to have all their ducks in a row before proposing—they want to feel secure about their career prospects and financial situation before taking on a wife.”3. He’s Afraid of BoredomJust as you want to enjoy the excitement of something new and mysterious, so do men. “A lot of guys realize they are going to live to be 80, which means they will have to deal with the same person for 50 to 55 years,” says Dave, 32, of Chicago. “And unless there’s an effort to keep things exciting, that can get monotonous.”4. He’s Turned Off by Weddings“A lot of men think the whole wedding industry makes a mockery of marriage, and they get really turned off by how obsessed women get with it,” says Harold, 34, from Chicago. “It’s really unattractive when a woman you love freaks out about napkins, and it makes a lot of men wonder why women are so into getting married. Is it the diamond and the party or him?”5. He’s Not Ready to Be a DadMark, 33, from Sacramento, California, says his uncertainty about wanting kids at all is keeping him from popping the question. “I don’t know if I want to have children, and I don’t want to make a life-long commitment until I know where I stand,” he says.6. He’s Not Done Sowing His Wild OatsYou might be The One, but some guys have a hard time letting go of the possibility of being with other women. “The most common thing I hear around marriage from men is, ‘If I get married, this will be the last woman I ever sleep with,’” says Daily.7. He’s Afraid He’ll Have to Give Up His Dreams“The thing that stands out for me is the fear of settling down and forgoing my dreams,” says Eric, 27, of Ann Arbor, Michigan. “I saw my guy friends get married, immediately buy a house, have kids and eventually let go of their dreams. I feel that I still want to pursue my career goals, have adventures and be able to make last-minute decisions without informing someone. I’ll propose when I get that out of my system…or meet a girl willing to work with me on that.”8. He Can’t Afford the Ring“My girlfriend wants at least a one-carat ring. I’m starting to find out that my new career paths are not likely to make me a great deal of money, and that aggravates my worries that she will not want to stick around for life,” says Frank*, 32, of Los Angeles.*Name has been changed9. He’s Afraid Marriage Will Change You“A lot of guys hear that a woman will change once she gets married and that the happiness and mystery you enjoyed in the marriage goes away when the honeymoon is over,” says Steve, 33, of Charlotte, North Carolina. “When you think about that and combine it with the idea that you no longer have an easy out if it goes sour, it can be a deterrent.”By Brenda Della Casa,Glamour magazinecenter_img Share 39 Views   no discussions LifestyleRelationships Why He Hasn’t Proposed (Yet) by: – September 13, 2011last_img read more

The Latest: Johnson knocks off 16th-seeded Isner at US Open

first_img Associated Press Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local):10:50 p.m.Steve Johnson knocked off 16th-seeded John Isner 6-7 (5), 6-3, 6-7 (5), 6-3, 7-6 (3) to advance to the second round of the U.S. Open in a match that stretched 3 hours, 50 minutes. Top-seeded Novak Djokovic breezed past Damir Dzumhur 6-1, 6-4, 6-1 at the U.S. Open.Djokovic is the overwhelming favorite to win his fourth men’s championship and he cruised in his first-round matchup at Arthur Ashe Stadium. Djokovic pounded his chest and raised his racket in the air, keeping his celebratory routine intact even without fans in the stadium.Djokovic is 24-0 in 2020 and has won 18 of his last 19 matches overall in Grand Slam tournaments. ___6:30 p.m. 12:50 p.m.Three-time Grand Slam champion Angelique Kerber is sticking around longer at Flushing Meadows than she did a year ago.Kerber eliminated Ajla Tomljanovic 6-4, 6-4 in a nearly empty Louis Armstrong Stadium.Kerber won the 2016 U.S. Open but lost in the first round a year ago. She used to be ranked No. 1 and is seeded 17th in New York.___ Grand Slam tennis is back in action for the first time in nearly seven full months as the U.S. Open gets started without spectators amid the coronavirus pandemic.Angelique Kerber, the 2016 champion at Flushing Meadows, is facing Ajla Tomljanovic in the first match in Louis Armstrong Stadium.There are about 15 people, including reporters, scattered in the stands of an arena that holds about 14,000.The No. 1-seeded woman, Karolina Pliskova, will face Anhelina Kalinina later Monday in the first match in Arthur Ashe Stadium.Novak Djokovic and Naomi Osaka are scheduled to play at night. Seventh-seeded David Goffin held on to beat Reilly Opelka 7-6, 3-6, 6-1, 6-4 and 19th-seeded Taylor Fritz topped Dominik Koepfer 6-7, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4.The 6-foot-11 Opelka is tied as the tallest Top-50 player in ATP rankings history. Fritz, the second highest-ranked American, was the 2015 U.S. Open boys’ singles champion.Just 15 years old, Robin Montgomery lost on Day 1. The youngest player in the field, she lost as a wild-card entry. The 23rd-seeded Yulia Putintseva beat Montgomery 6-1, 6-3 in 64 minutes.___9:55 p.m. Naomi Osaka wore a black mask with the name of Breonna Taylor emblazoned across the front before the start of her U.S. Open match.Osaka tweeted during the Western & Southern Open that she was exhausted and “sick” over the many Black people killed by police. She had decided to withdraw from the tournament as a statement in support of racial justice, joining athletes in other sports. Other tennis players expressed support and the tournament was halted for one day,Osaka, the 2018 U.S. Open champion, wore the mask for Taylor, a Black woman killed by police this spring.___9:30 p.m. 1:30 p.m.Top-seeded Karolina Pliskova has advanced in straight sets at the U.S. Open.Pliskova surged ahead of Anhelina Kalinina 4-1 in the opening set, lost three games in a row, then took the last eight for a 6-4, 6-0 victory. She had a 26-7 edge in winners.Pliskova is ranked third in the world but has the top seed in New York.___center_img 12:15 p.m.Marketa Vondrousova is the first winner of a match at the 2020 U.S. Open — and of any Grand Slam match since early February.The 2019 French Open runner-up, who is seeded 12th in New York, beat Greet Minnen 6-1, 6-4.___11:20 a.m. Coco Gauff is out of the U.S. Open on Day 1.Anastasija Sevastova knocked off the 16-year-old Gauff in three sets, 6-3, 5-7, 6-4.It was Gauff’s earliest exit from a Grand Slam tournament in four appearances. A year ago, Gauff made it to the third round at Flushing Meadows before losing to 2018 champion Naomi Osaka in a match that ended in tears for the teen and a hug from the winner.Sevastova had been just 1-8 in singles in 2020 and got the breakthrough win she needed again in New York. Sevastova was a semifinalist at the U.S. Open two years ago.Gauff had 13 double-faults. August 31, 2020 ___3:45 p.m.No. 9 seed Diego Schwartzman blew a two-set lead and was knocked out of the U.S. Open in the first round.He led 2-0 but appeared to have problems with cramps as he lost to Cameron Norrie 3-6, 4-6, 6-2, 6-1, 7-5 in a match that took nearly 4 hours. ___ The professional tennis tours were on hiatus from March until August because of the COVID-19 outbreak.The last Grand Slam matches were at the Australian Open, which ended in early February. The French Open was postponed from May to late September, and Wimbledon was canceled for the first time since World War II.___More AP tennis: https://apnews.com/apf-Tennis and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports The Latest: Johnson knocks off 16th-seeded Isner at US Openlast_img read more

Sony confirms Call of Duty for PS Vita this year

first_imgThe news that won’t surprise any gamer out there has been confirmed: Call of Duty is heading to the PS Vita. What may surprise you is the fact it will enjoy a simultaneous launch with the next installment of the game on consoles and PC later this year, suggesting it could offer up a mobile version of what we play on those other formats.In the past, Call of Duty has taken different forms in order to get it running on mobile hardware. As these formats have limited processing capabilities, porting the console version has never really been possible. But the PS Vita is a very powerful machine, and a true port of the console version of the next game is viable, albeit with some graphical effects turned off or level sizes trimmed.Surprisingly, the confirmation of the game for PS Vita didn’t come from Activision. Instead, Sony’s senior vice president of PlayStation Brand Marketing, Guy Longworth, mentioned the game during a chat with GameTrailers’ Geoff Keighley about the launch of the handheld. For Sony to be making a big deal about a game several months away, and before the publisher, shows how important the title is. But it also suggests Sony may be a little concerned about how much interest there is in the Vita. Usually platform holders want to talk about the titles available at launch, not those arriving at the end of the year.It was inevitable that Activision would choose to support the PS Vita. Not only will that mean even more sales for the franchise, they can also advertise how well the Call of Duty Elite service works on the go, therefore enticing more gamers to subscribe. More at GameTrailers, via Gamasutralast_img read more