Governor Wolf’s Week, November 20 – December 3, 2016

first_img December 02, 2016 The Blog,  Weekly Update Last week, Governor Wolf continued his Jobs That Pay initiative by announcing a major new plan and investment in the Port of Philadelphia that will create good, middle class jobs in Southeast Pennsylvania. The Administration also continued to make fighting the opioid epidemic a top priority. First Lady Frances Wolf joined Department of Human Services Secretary Ted Dallas at Family First Health in Hanover, PA to discuss the Wolf Administration’s top priority of combatting the opioid abuse epidemic.This week, the Wolf Administration announced the first-ever ‘It’s On Us PA’ grants to combat campus sexual assault. Thirty-six colleges and universities were awarded up to $30,000 to implement programs and strategies that align with the goals of the Governor’s It’s On Us PA campaign.As in years past, Governor Wolf’s office announced that he would not be attending Pennsylvania Society and, in lieu of his attendance, the Governor and First Lady Wolf will be volunteering in central Pennsylvania.In response to several incidents of racism and religious intolerance, Governor Wolf and his administration wish to remind Pennsylvanians, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation or identity, or religion, that PA Has Your Back.Governor Wolf’s Week, November 20 – December 3, 2016Monday, 11/21/16Governor Tom Wolf Announces Disaster Assistance Approved for Victims of Severe Flooding in North-Central PennsylvaniaGovernor Wolf Takes Action on LegislationIn York County, First Lady Frances Wolf Discusses Efforts to Battle Opioid EpidemicTuesday, 11/22/16Governor Wolf Announces $300 Million Investment for Port of Philadelphia to Double Container Capacity, Create JobsMonday, 11/28/16Governor Wolf Reminds Pennsylvanians of New Criminal Record Sealing LawTuesday, 11/29/16Wolf Administration Awards First-ever ‘It’s On Us PA’ Grants to Combat Sexual AssaultGovernor Wolf’s Second Year: Progress on Schools, Jobs, and ReformGovernor and First Lady Wolf Invite Public to Attend 2016 Capitol Christmas Tree Lighting CeremonyWednesday, 11/30/16Governor Wolf Announces Mission Critical Solutions Manufacturing Expansion and New Job Creation in Bedford CountyThursday, 12/2/16Governor Wolf Announces Federal Disaster Funding for October FloodingHighlights from The BlogRecapping a Year of Historic Liquor Reform in Pennsylvania (VIDEO)From the Wolf Family Recipe Box: A Traditional Apple CrispKeep Yourself and Emergency Responders Safe This Holiday Travel SeasonA Thanksgiving Greeting from Our Family to YoursPennsylvania Has Your BackSupport Local Small Businesses by Shopping Small TomorrowGovernor Wolf Announces Investment in Infrastructure and Job Creation at Port of Philadelphia (Round-Up)Get Out, Give a Hand on Giving TuesdayHow Pennsylvania Certifies the Vote After Every ElectionGovernor Wolf Announces ‘It’s On Us PA’ Grants to Combat College Campus Sexual Assault (Round-Up)Responding to Senate Republicans Regarding Call Center ClosingsGovernor Wolf to Make Donations, Volunteer in Lieu of Attending Pennsylvania SocietyHighlight from TwitterGovernor Wolf: “To those who are worried or unsure, I want you to know that Pennsylvania has your back.” https://t.co/bU2bXisyf7 pic.twitter.com/0Ma5cJ5cLB— Governor Tom Wolf (@GovernorTomWolf) November 23, 2016 By: The Office of Governor Tom Wolf Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolfcenter_img Governor Wolf’s Week, November 20 – December 3, 2016 SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Don’t Drop Vijay Shankar, He’ll Win You England Game: Kevin Pietersen to Virat Kohli

first_imgBirmingham: Former England batsman Kevin Pietersen has backed under-fire India all-rounder Vijay Shankar, urging skipper Virat Kohli and coach Ravi Shastri not to drop him for Sunday’s crunch game against the hosts in the World Cup.Shankar, who is currently occupying India’s much debated number four slot in the batting order, has failed to cash in on the opportunity with scores of 29 against Afghanistan and 14 versus the West Indies. Batting at number six against arch-rivals Pakistan, the Tamil Nadu batsman remained not out on 15.Although India, the only side to remain unbeaten so far in the tournament, won all the three matches, there have been calls to remove Shankar with the competition getting into its business end.However, Pietersen, the former England skipper feels the 28-year-old will come good against England in the much-anticipated clash on Sunday at Edgbaston.“Dear Virat and Ravi (Shastri) — please don’t drop Vijay Shankar,” Pietersen said in a tweet on Saturday. “I think he’s coming into his own and would potentially win you tomorrow’s game.”Pietersen added that young wicketkeeper batsman Rishabh Pant, who has been drafted in the 15-member Indian squad as replacement to injured opener Shikhar Dhawan, is still not ready for a World Cup game and needs at least three weeks to prepare himself.“Don’t think about Pant. He needs another three weeks preparation before I think he can get into your World Cup side.”India currently are placed second in the 10-team table with 11 points from six matches. Pre-tournament favourites England, meanwhile, have lost their last two games against Sri Lanka and Australia and find themselves in a tough situation at fourth place with eight points from seven games. Top four teams qualify for the semifinals. IANSAlso Read: Kevin Pietersen Wants England In Semis As Birthday Giftlast_img read more