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January 23, 2016 Governor Wolf and Transportation, Emergency Management Provide Update on Winter Storm Blizzard 2016, Press Release, PSA, Weather Safety Harrisburg, PA – With much of Pennsylvania in the midst of a winter storm, Governor Tom Wolf, and the state Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) advised that while crews and staff have been working through the storm, hazardous conditions will persist throughout the day. There is also an ongoing, multi-agency response to a backlog of cars on I-76 near Somerset, where emergency personnel have performed multiple driver checks.“The safety of Pennsylvanians is my top priority, as many areas across Pennsylvania have been hit hard by this storm, which features heavy snow falling at a fast rate” said Governor Wolf. “First responders from multiple state, county and local agencies are working together to address issues and ensure people are safe. Hazardous conditions will persist throughout the day and we are urging people to stay off the roadways for their own safety and to allow PennDOT to clear the snow.”I-76 Response and Driver ChecksAs westbound tractor trailers became unable to climb a hill toward the Allegheny tunnels, traffic backed up behind them. As progress was made to clear the initial stranded trucks, other trucks also became unable to go up the hill. This caused a backlog for all vehicles. Due to the backlog, emergency crews are unable to get heavy–duty tow trucks to the scene to clear the disabled trucks. The backlog also prevents Turnpike road crews from being able to clear the snow for motorists.Plan X was instituted by PSP and the Turnpike overnight to start turning people around, and having cars exit turnpike in opposite direction. There are more than 135 first responders on the scene. Plan X is the method by which the Turnpike Commission, in emergency situations such as multiple vehicle accidents, closes certain sections of the Turnpike and reroutes traffic around the affected sections.When the backlog was reported, PEMA contacted Somerset/Bedford emergency management to add extra resources for driver checks by first responders on ATVs. There are five fire departments, including Shanksville, Berlin, Shawnee Valley, New Baltimore, and Somerset, and Pennsylvania State Police personnel performing driver checks. Every car has been checked multiple times.The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission is refueling cars that are low on fuel so they can keep heat running in their cars. There is a warming shelter at the Bedford exit, with additional EMS on standby there. The National Guard, as a second responder, has been deployed with shovels, MREs, water and chains to assist with driver checks and stuck cars.PennDOT Vehicle and Speed RestrictionsBeginning at 8:00 A.M. due to extreme winter road conditions, PennDOT is temporarily restricting certain vehicles from Interstates across the southern sections of Pennsylvania.The purpose of the ban is to help ensure the interstates remain open during the most challenging conditions of the winter storm. When conditions improve, PennDOT will remove the travel restrictions.“PennDOT has more than 2,200 trucks statewide to battle winter weather and many of them have been working since before the storm to treat the roads, but travel is still hazardous in many areas and should be avoided if possible,” PennDOT Secretary Leslie S. Richards said. “The high accumulations coupled with strong winds will make visibility and road conditions very difficult.”The types of vehicles prohibited from traveling on the interstate highways in the region are:Empty straight trucks;Large Combination Vehicles (tandem trailers and doubles);Tractors hauling empty trailers;Trailers pulled by passenger vehicles;Motorcycles; andRecreational Vehicles, or RVs.Due to the winter storm, PennDOT has temporarily reduced speeds to 45 mph on:· Interstate 80 in Clearfield, Centre, Clinton, Union, Montour and Columbia counties.· Interstate 95 in Delaware and Bucks counties and Philadelphia.· Interstate 676 in Philadelphia· Interstate 476 in Delaware and Montgomery counties· Interstate 76 in Philadelphia and Montgomery counties.· Interstate 78 in Lebanon, Berks, Lehigh and Northampton counties· Interstate 176 in Berks County.· Interstate 81 in Franklin, Cumberland, Dauphin, and Lebanon counties.· Interstate 83 in York, Cumberland and Dauphin counties· Interstate 283 in Dauphin County.· Interstate 70 in Washington, Westmoreland, Bedford and Fulton counties· Interstate 79 in Greene, Washington, Allegheny and Beaver counties.· Interstate 279 in Allegheny County· Interstate 376 in Allegheny, Beaver and Lawrence counties.· Interstate 579 in Allegheny County.· US 322 in Juniata and Mifflin counties.· US 422 in Berks and Montgomery counties· Route 581 in Cumberland County· The Pennsylvania Turnpike has restricted doubles, empties and towed trailers.With each PennDOT plow having an average of 40 miles to cover on its plow route, it takes a few hours to return to the route’s start point on interstates and expressways, or longer during heavier accumulations and on lower-traffic roadways. During periods of heavy snowfall, several inches of snow will accumulate on roads before a plow returns to clear it.PEMA Weather UpdatePennsylvania Emergency Management Agency reports that winter storm conditions continue across the commonwealth this morning. The storm system is expected to remain particularly intense with snowfall rates of 1-2” per hour through midday before tapering a bit by early afternoon. A sharp cutoff in snow continues around the I-80 corridor. Snow should exit the Commonwealth by late Saturday evening. Colder air has produced a more powdery snow, which will combine with winds to produce blowing snow hazards that will continue well after midnight. Snow totals around two feet or more remain possible south of the Pennsylvania Turnpike.The winter storm’s high winds and snowfall rates pose potential risks beyond travel, and PEMA has been working around the clock to assist local emergency management agencies, other state agencies and law enforcement.Pennsylvania residents can visit www.511PA.com for travel information such as incidents, winter road conditions and to view traffic cameras. The public can also track more than 700 department and contracted trucks on interstates and expressways statewide with the site’s new “Plow Trucks” option.Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf SHARE Email Facebook Twitter
Baker Hughes, a GE company, has elected BHGE president and chief executive officer (CEO) Lorenzo Simonelli as the chairman of the BHGE board, effective October 2.BHGE said on Monday that Simonelli would continue in his president and CEO role, which he has held since the closing of the merger of Baker Hughes and GE’s Oil and Gas business on July 3, 2017.Simonelli replaces former GE chairman and CEO Jeff Immelt, who retired from the BHGE board of directors effective October 2.The newly elected chairman, Simonelli, said: “I am honored to take on the added role of chairman and further help BHGE win in the market and deliver for our shareholders.“We have a differentiated full stream portfolio, a great team, and valued customers. We are making the right moves to compete in the down cycle and position the company for long-term value creation. I look forward to serving the board, the company, and shareholders.”In addition to Immelt’s departure, BHGE board member Larry Nichols has also announced his decision to resign from the board.“Nichols served as a member of the legacy Baker Hughes Inc. board, and for the past 16 years provided valuker able counsel and board leadership,” the company said.With these two resignations, BHGE has reduced the size of its board to nine members and has named current GE-designee BHGE board member W. Geoffrey Beattie as the new lead director.GE owns approximately 62.5% of BHGE and retains five designated seats on the BHGE board.“BHGE is a valued and strategic energy business, and an important part of the GE portfolio,” GE chairman and CEO John Flannery said. “With Lorenzo’s new chairmanship, the strong GE representation and the experience of the legacy Baker Hughes Inc. board members, the board leadership is in good hands.”
German shipbuilder Meyer Werft has handed over Spirit of Discovery to the British cruise company Saga Cruises.The delivery ceremony for the 236-meter-long newbuild, which is intended for the British market, took place on June 24.Last month, the 58,250 GT Spirit of Discovery left Meyer Werft to travel up the River Ems, out to the open sea.Following the river conveyance, the 999-passenger small cruise ship underwent sea trials in the North Sea.This environmentally-friendly vessel is now expected to reach Dover on June 28 before its naming ceremony scheduled for July 5 and its maiden voyage a few days later.Earlier this month, the keel laying for Spirit of Adventure, Spirit of Discovery’s sister ship, was celebrated at Meyer Werft. The second vessel ordered by Saga is slated for delivery in summer 2020.Saga’s Spirit of Discovery is the second newbuild completed by Meyer Werft in 2019, following the delivery of Royal Caribbean’s Spectrum of the Seas in April.Norwegian Encore is the third vessel built by Meyer Werft and expected to be delivered in autumn 2019.The shipbuilder plans to complete another three cruise ships in 2020.Images Source: Meyer Werft
Tweet Sharing is caring! Photo credit: thewestindiannews.comCHARLESTOWN, Nevis — Premier and Minister of Tourism, Joseph Parry on Wednesday, November 30, officially welcomed the much anticipated Cape Air Airlines to Nevis. Cape Air, which is headquartered in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, USA, began operations to Nevis on November 11 with a non-stop service from the San Juan, Puerto Rico hub.The island has been facing some challenging times with flights into and out of Puerto Rico after American Eagle discontinued its service in early April 2011.Speaking at a brief but symbolic ceremony at Nevis’ airport, Parry said, “We are not sure where American Eagle Airlines is today in terms of travel to and from Nevis, but Cape Air is here and we are glad that they are”.During the premier’s remarks he told the audience that he is pleased with the Cape Air representatives that he met, among them president Dave Bushy and he hopes to continue a very hospitable, welcoming relationship with the airline.“I really believe both sides will make merry music together, as we bring more and more passengers to Nevis,” Parry told the audience.He said it is significant that Cape Air is based in New England, and that at one time many of the visitors to Nevis came from that area. He hoped the trend could continue.With Nevis on the route map, Cape Air now flies to seven Caribbean islands. The others are Puerto Rico, Vieques, St Thomas, St Croix, Tortola and Anguilla. The airline has been providing inter-island service in the Caribbean for 14 years.According to a commemorative booklet (Bird’s Eye View) launched to coincide with the Nevis launch, travellers can book their entire trip with one click on a number of websites including: Continental.com, Jetblue.com and travel booking sites including Expedia and Travelocity.The premier concluded that he is looking forward to moving out of the present global recession and into witnessing a growth in tourism on Nevis.Cape Air daily flights departs San Juan at 4: 21pm arriving in Nevis at 6pm. The airline departs Nevis at 10am and arrives in San Juan at 11:30am. Caribbean News Now Share 32 Views no discussions LifestyleTravel Premier welcomes Cape Air to Nevis by: – December 6, 2011 Share Share
“A further £50,000 already donated to local community initiatives by The Arsenal Foundation, in partnership with Islington Giving, will also be re-directed to Islington Giving’s Crisis Fund as part of this COVID-19 community response. “From Tuesday, March 24, we will make all Arsenal in the Community cars available to transport frontline NHS mental health workers. Driven on a voluntary basis by Arsenal in the Community staff, this service will support NHS workers in delivering vital medication and emergency supplies.” Read Also:EPL: Arsenal alter training plans as Arteta recovers from coronavirus With London the hardest hit area of the United Kingdom in terms of the number of coronavirus cases, Arsenal managing director Vinai Venkatesham is keen to keep the connection between club and supporters. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Arsenal have pledged a £100,000 donation to local charities supporting the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. Mikel Arteta and Arsenal’s players The Premier League club announced their latest contributions on Tuesday, which also includes using company cars – driven by Arsenal in the Community staff – to transport NHS workers and help deliver supplies. “Arsenal Football Club has never shied away from responding to the needs of its community. In these uncertain times we are taking a series of steps to ensure our local and global communities receive our full support,” an official statement read. “The Arsenal Foundation will donate £100,000 to local charities and organisations that are supporting those most in need during this COVID-19 crisis. We are in constant dialogue with Islington Council and our partners in the NHS to ensure this response is aligned with their priorities and supports those most vulnerable.Advertisement Promoted Content14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right Now7 Worst Things To Do To Your Phone6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All TimeWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?Who Earns More Than Ronaldo?7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too MuchYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made
Indianapolis,IN– Three offenders from the Madison Correctional Facility participated in the graduation of the Student Leadership Academy Saturday.The Ivy Tech Student Leadership Academy (SLA) is a leadership development program designed specifically for Ivy Tech students. SLA provides the opportunity for you to further enhance your leadership and professional development skills while learning more about the history and traditions of the College. President Sue Ellspermann presented the medals to each student today at a celebratory luncheon at the Conrad Hotel in Indianapolis. Attending along with the ladies today were Barbara Sigmon, Instructor, Dustin Stewart, Vice-Chancellor of Enrollment and Student Success, Amanda Harsin, Vice-Chancellor of Academic Affairs, and Paula Clark, Director, Office of Career Coaching and Employer Connections.
RelatedPosts Super Eagles soar on FIFA ranking COVID-19: FIFA count cost to football CAF ready to support Egypt with missing AFCON trophy The Confederation of African Football has announced the indefinite postponement of the Champions League and Confederation Cup semi-final matches. The latest development takes the tournaments deferred by Caf to five after the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers and the African Nations Championship, which was due to be played in April. Also postponed are the Fifa Women’s Under-17 qualifiers, which were scheduled for May. The first leg of inter-club competitions had been scheduled for the weekend of May 1 to 3, while return fixtures were pencilled for May 8 to 10. If the competitions resume, record Champions League winners Al Ahly have Wydad Casablanca on their plate, while Zamalek face Raja Casablanca in an Egypt-Morocco affair. In the Confederation Cup, RS Berkane have fellow Moroccans Hassania Agadir to worry about, while Pyramids take on Horoya. “In light of growing concerns and evolving nature on Covid-19 amidst lockdown in most countries, the Caf Emergency Committee has decided to postpone…. matches until further notice,” said Caf in a statement. “A new schedule will be announced in due time. Meanwhile, Caf is monitoring the situation closely and working with the relevant authorities such as the Wealth Health Organization (WHO) on the impact of the virus on the continent.”Tags: Al AlhlycafCAF Champions LeagueFIFARS Berkane
The 52-year-old Scot, back in Britain just two days after finishing runner-up at the US Senior Open in California, fell four strokes short in a field that also included Retief Goosen. Montgomerie’s chances of returning to the ‘Home of Golf’, where he finished second to Tiger Woods in 2005, are now dependent on a strong showing at next week’s Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open at Gullane. Press Association At Royal Cinque Ports in Kent, England’s Alister Balcombe and Ben Taylor shared top spot with professional Gary Boyd, while 20-year-old Liverpudlian Paul Kinnear came through at Gailes in Scotland and American Jordan Niebrugge at Hillside in Southport. Kinnear was in tears after joining professionals Mark Young and New Zealander Ryan Fox, whose father Grant played for the All Blacks, while Niebrugge tied for first place with Australian Scott Arnold and Swede Pelle Edberg. Balcombe, a 19-year-old from Bristol with a plus-three handicap, followed up his opening 67 with a 70 to finish on five under and said: “I was in the clubhouse at Clevedon just before the regional qualifier and saw a picture of the 18th at St Andrews. “I thought how great it would be to be a part of that. I’ve never played the Old Course, so I’m looking forward to the experience.” Taylor, 23 and a plus-five handicapper from Walton Heath, has just finished his studies at Louisiana State University and birdied three of his last seven holes for a 67, while Boyd matched Balcombe’s two rounds. It will be his third trip to the Open. He missed the cut on his debut in 2008 and finished tied 38th in 2011 at Royal St George’s. Boyd is attached to Woburn, but with that venue oversubscribed he was drawn to play at Deal. Among those who missed out there were former Ryder Cup player Paul Broadhurst – who in the 1990 Open at St Andrews shot a major record-equalling 63 – and Scot Raymond Russell, joint fourth with amateur Justin Rose at Royal Birkdale in 1998. Double US Open winner Goosen did survive a play-off to secure a place at the season’s next major, but the stand-out performance on the Marquess course came from Irish amateur Paul Dunne. Repeating his success of last season, the 22-year-old from Greystone shot rounds of 70 and 65 to win the event by three strokes with a nine-under-par total of 135. Dunne said: “I guess I love this place. Last year was a bit more of a shock because I had no expectations. This time I knew I could shoot the scores and that put more pressure on me. “I’m delighted. It’s not really sunk it yet, but going to St Andrews will be ultra-special – probably the biggest week of my life.” The other player to qualify at Woburn was England’s Robert Dinwiddie, who finished second on his own at six under and will finally make his Open debut after 16 attempts. Goosen, who finished fourth at the BMW International Open in Germany at the weekend, took the third spot at the first extra hole after finishing level on five under with English pair Adam Gee and Jamie Moul. Reflecting on his disappointment, Montgomerie said: “When there are only three spots and 72 players you have to putt well and I putted like an idiot.” Dunne was not the only amateur to enjoy success as final qualifying was held at four courses around Britain. Colin Montgomerie has just one remaining chance to reach this year’s Open Championship at St Andrews after missing out in final qualifying at Woburn.
Andre Villas-Boas says he is confident his team will overcome Napoli and reach the quarter-finals of the Champions League.Tuesday’s first-leg loss in Naples increased the pressure on the Chelsea manager and extended the Blues’ winless run to five matches.Mata’s goal has given Chelsea a real chance of going through.But Juan Mata’s goal in the 3-1 defeat means they have a fighting chance of progressing to the last eight – and Villas-Boas believes they will get the decisive victory they need in the return leg at Stamford Bridge.AdChoices广告“We are sure we can turn this result around at the Bridge, because of the amount of chances we had [in Naples],” Villas-Boas said.“Being more clinical and more efficient in front of goal was the difference between the teams. They had an efficiency which we couldn’t find, and we paid a heavy price for the mistakes we made.“But I’m confident. We created a lot of chances and if we do that in the return match, we’ll have every chance of going through.”But Villas-Boas admitted that the expected absence of captain John Terry for up to six more weeks is a blow for Chelsea as they attempt to turn their fortunes around.“John is a very important player to us and we are hoping he will be out for less than six weeks,” he said.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook