October 16

Gov. Wolf’s Restore Pennsylvania Can Help Clean Up Contaminated Drinking Water

first_imgGov. Wolf’s Restore Pennsylvania Can Help Clean Up Contaminated Drinking Water SHARE Email Facebook Twitter May 21, 2019center_img Press Release Horsham, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today joined local and state officials on a tour of a Horsham Water and Sewer Authority well equipped with a Granular Activated Carbon (GAC) filter to see what the township is doing to mitigate Perfluoroalkyl and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) contaminants in its water system and how his Restore Pennsylvania plan can help communities across the commonwealth.“Restore Pennsylvania will provide funding needed to remediate PFAS on a statewide basis, so families living in places like Horsham have peace of mind when they fill a glass with tap water or when a child takes a sip from a drinking fountain,” Gov. Wolf said. “And that’s why we are working together to pass Restore Pennsylvania.”Restore Pennsylvania, funded by the monetization of a commonsense severance tax, will invest $4.5 billion over the next four years in significant high-impact projects throughout the commonwealth to help catapult Pennsylvania ahead of every state in the country in terms of technology, development, and infrastructure.Restore Pennsylvania will expand efforts to remove PFAS and other contaminants from communities across the commonwealth where these chemicals have also been discovered, threatening the safety of residents’ drinking water. The cleanup costs associated with addressing these chemicals can be significant with few funding options available at the state level.Horsham Township did receive Pennvest funding to help purchase the GAC filters now in place to filter out PFAS on 11 wells in the township.Perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances – PFAS – are man-made chemicals resistant to heat, water and oil, and persist in the environment and the human body. PFAS are not found naturally in the environment. They have been used to make cookware, carpets, clothing, fabrics for furniture, paper packaging for food, and other materials that are resistant to water, grease, or stains. They are also used in firefighting foams and in a number of industrial processes.In September 2018, Governor Wolf announced the establishment of a multi-agency PFAS Action Team and other executive actions to address growing national concerns surrounding PFAS. The PFAS Action Team places Pennsylvania at the forefront of states taking proactive action to address PFAS and other water contaminants.“Republican or Democrat, senator or representative, every elected official understands that clean drinking water is a critical issue,” Gov. Wolf said. “We all want Pennsylvanians to live the happiest, healthiest lives possible.”Learn more about how Restore Pennsylvania can help your community protect drinking water, improve infrastructure, remove blight and increase access to broadband.last_img read more

August 26

Short-handed LA Clippers hold on to beat Indiana Pacers

first_imgINDIANAPOLIS >> With All-Star forward Blake Griffin recovering from a broken shooting home in Los Angeles and the sluggish Clippers needing a spark Tuesday night, Doc Rivers got exactly what he needed.A big game from Chris Paul.The All-Star guard scored 19 of his 26 points in the second half including a 19-foot pullup jumper with 33.7 seconds left in the game and J.J. Redick added 19 points to help the short-handed Clippers hold on for a 91-89 victory at Indiana.“With all the stuff in the last 48 hours, we always say it’s the game that brings a team back,” Rivers said. “You could feel that (Tuesday). That was a good win for our team.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error The Clippers (29-16) desperately needed a victory to create some semblance of normalcy on an otherwise bizarre day.Just hours before playing the game, word leaked that Griffin had broken his shooting hand after punching equipment manager Matias Testi, one of his friends, in the face. The Clippers later confirmed Griffin would miss four to six weeks with the injury and could also face additional punishment.Before the game, Rivers answered question after question about what happened before joking with reporters he appreciated questions asked about the game. There were none.For the first 21/2 quarters, it looked like the distraction had taken a toll on the Clippers.But late in the third quarter, the defense buckled down and held the Pacers scoreless for nearly eight minutes as Los Angeles scored 13 straight points to take an 81-72 lead midway through the fourth. The Clippers never trailed again thanks largely to Paul, who made three 3-pointers and was 8 of 13 from the field in the second half and finished with six rebounds, seven assists and one steal.center_img “It’s tough, I don’t know much about it,” Paul said, noting he had spoken to Griffin once since the incident in Toronto. “But for me, I’ve got to lead this team. We’ve got games to win.”Paul did everything he could to make sure the Clippers did win Monday though it sure wasn’t easy.Paul George had 31 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Pacers (23-22) and spurred a late 14-7 run that got the Pacers within 88-86 with 1:43 left in the game. His 3 with 28 seconds left made it 91-89 and after forcing a turnover with 2.1 seconds to go, Indiana had a chance to force overtime or win the game.Instead, Jamal Crawford deflected the inbound pass from the frontcourt to the backcourt on the opposite side, running off all but 0.3 seconds. George Hill then tried to lob the ball into the paint, but it bounced off the backboard all the way past midcourt before the Clippers touched it to run out the clock.“We had lot of plays that we wish we could have taken back, just poor execution, poor spacing,” George said after the Pacers’ third straight loss. “We just did a terrible job during that (eight-minute) stretch.”last_img read more

August 26

Texas A&M fires coach Billy Kennedy, Buzz Williams ‘strong favorite’ to replace him, reports say

first_img March Madness 2019: Kentucky forward Reid Travis to return for SEC Tournament Texas A&M has fired Billy Kennedy, a source tells @CBSSports.— Matt Norlander (@MattNorlander) March 15, 2019The Aggies finished 2018-19 with a 14-18 record and 6-12 in the SEC. They topped Vanderbilt in the opening round of the SEC Tournament before falling to Mississippi St.Kennedy tallied a 151-116 record during his time at Texas A&M. He reached two NCAA Tournaments and advanced to the Sweet 16 in both 2015-16 and 2017-18. Related News Texas A&M will be looking for a new coach and may already have a target in mind.The school has fired Billy Kennedy after eight seasons, according to a report from CBS Sports, which cites an unidentified league source.center_img Current Virginia Tech coach Buzz Williams is the “strong favorite” to replace Kennedy, according to a report from 247Sports, which cites multiple unidentified sources.With Billy Kennedy out at Texas A&M, multiple sources say Buzz Williams is the frontrunner/strong favorite for the job.— Evan Daniels (@EvanDaniels) March 15, 2019Williams has turned around the Hokies’ program. He’s already made two NCAA Tournaments at the school and will get there once again this season.  He was born in Greenville, Texas. March Madness 2019: 3 takeaways from Florida’s SEC Tournament upset of No. 9 LSUlast_img read more