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first_imgBLOG: Pennsylvania State Police Committed to Upholding Honor of the Force SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf By: Colonel Tyree C. Blocker, Pennsylvania State Police Commissioner Public Safety,  The Blog I take very seriously my role as the head of the Pennsylvania State Police, and my commitment to ensuring every single Trooper, including myself, upholds our core values.We are committed to upholding the honor of the force by providing honest and faithful police service to all who may be in danger or distress. We believe integrity is character in action. We are morally and ethically aware, resolute, and above reproach at all times regardless of our duty status. February 04, 2016 We must solemnly value the trust that has been placed in us by those we are sworn to serve, and we are committed to holding ourselves to a higher standard of accountability to continually earn their respect each and every day.For over a century, the Pennsylvania State Police has earned the trust of the Commonwealth. The people of Pennsylvania rely on our Troopers to keep them safe across the Commonwealth, and they trust them to act with the utmost integrity and honor.Any action that challenges this bond is completely unacceptable, and I will do everything in my authority to hold any individual who undermines our core values accountable. Those who compromise our core values will receive no sympathy or respite from me.At the end of December 2015, Internal Affairs at the State Police promptly initiated a full and comprehensive investigation into suspected cheating at the Pennsylvania State Police Academy. This investigation has already included dozens of interviews and an extensive collection of evidence through all available means.As the leader of this agency, I assure the people of Pennsylvania that we will leave no stone unturned and those who engaged in such behavior face swift and certain discipline. I will make sure that each and every person involved is held accountable on behalf of our Troopers – active and retired – who have built the Pennsylvania State Police into the respected organization it is today. Each cadet who enters the Academy is held to an honor code to never cheat, lie or steal, and we will ensure that the integrity of our organization of nearly 5,000 strong is not compromised by the actions of a few.We will hold those responsible accountable because we owe the truth to both the people of Pennsylvania and those cadets in our 144th class who did not violate our code of honor and will go on to protect and serve the people of Pennsylvania, as do thousands of Troopers who serve Pennsylvania every single day with honor, integrity, and trust.The State Police asks for the public’s patience throughout the remainder of this comprehensive, on-going, internal investigation, as the agency is dedicated to ensuring each person allegedly involved is fairly and properly adjudicated. To that end, the agency also stresses that not every cadet who has departed from the 144th class is necessarily implicated in the investigation.Furthermore, members of the 144th class who graduate will be individuals who uphold our core values and pledge to serve Pennsylvania with honor, integrity, and trust. No actions by a small group of individuals can ever undermine a century of tradition built by our Troopers and I am confident that those graduating in March will continue to build on our proud traditions and serve the Commonwealth with the utmost honor, integrity, and trust.The State Police does not comment on individual personnel matters, and additional statements will not be provided until the conclusion of the investigation.last_img read more

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first_imgThere will be a greater number of properties than in the UK segment because lot sizes are smaller.Per Sjoberg, chief executive at Cityhold Property, said there was no timetable for the acquisition programme because they were looking for the right opportunities and strategies.“We are looking primarily for offices in markets that are transparent and liquid, with modern buildings in good locations with good transportation links,” he said. “And we are looking for high-calibre tenants.”The Munich office is located at Nymphenburger Strasse 3, 80335 and is multi-let to a diverse mix of strong covenant tenants.Completed in 2003, the property provides an average unexpired term certain of around seven years.Cityhold is looking to get a running yield from the property approaching 5% a year, the average target for the whole fund.“Munich – and Germany as a whole – is a very stable and low-risk real estate investment because of the low volatility, which fits in perfectly with our investment criteria,” Sjoberg said.“Moreover, finance costs in Germany are much lower than elsewhere – for example, the UK.”He said an additional attraction was the stability of the German economy generally and its lower levels of debt.Cityhold’s owners are providing full equity funding for the acquisition.Jones Lang LaSalle acted as Cityhold’s real estate adviser, with legal advice from Mannheimer Swartling.The vendors were represented by Colliers for the sales process and GSK Stockmann as legal adviser.The deal is expected to complete in February. Cityhold Property, the wholly owned subsidiary of Sweden’s AP Funds 1 and 2, has acquired its first property in Germany, a centrally located freehold office building in Munich providing 15,000sqm of space.The property was purchased for an undisclosed sum from a special real estate fund of IVG Institutional Funds.Cityhold was set up in 2011 specifically to invest in core European office buildings worth about €50m and above, to add diversification to its parents’ real estate allocation, now worth £40bn (€48bn) in total.Having invested half its current allocation of €1.2bn in three London properties in 2012, Cityhold is now looking to diversify geographically by using the other €600m to buy buildings in Munich, Hamburg and Paris.last_img read more

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first_imgOffshore driller Rowan Companies has received a contract extension for one of its drillships and a one-well contract for an idle jack-up drilling rig. IllustrationEarlier in October, Rowan announced an all-stock merger agreement with Ensco, which will create an offshore drilling company with a fleet of 28 floating rigs (semi-subs and drillships) and 54 jack-ups. This includes two drillships and one jack-up rig under construction and does not include rigs which are part of Rowan’s ARO joint venture in Saudi Arabia.According to Rowan’s latest fleet status report issued on Thursday, October 18 the U.S. oil company LLOG has exercised the first of its two one‐well priced options for the 2014-built drillship Rowan Resolute.The drillship’s three‐well contract with LLOG started in mid‐June 2018. The second option is at a higher rate. Following this new option, the rig will be under contract with LLOG in the Gulf of Mexico until December 2018.Furthermore, Rowan EXL III jack-up rig, built in 2010, has been awarded a one‐well contract with McMoRan in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, which is expected to begin in late October 2018, immediately followed by a contract with Cantium.The contract with Cantium, announced back in August, is expected to start in late November 2018 with a firm duration of six months plus a three‐month option period. The contract is scheduled to end in May 2019.Rowan EXL III has been idle since mid‐August 2018 and went on rate with McMoRan in early October 2018 while waiting on weather to move.As previously reported, the 2011-built jack-up rig Rowan Norway has been awarded a two-well contract with Turkish Petroleum with an estimated duration of 100 days and an estimated start date of mid‐November 2018.The 2011-built jack-up Rowan Stavanger is expected to start its contract for accommodations work with Repsol Norge in early November 2018. The contract is for approximately 150 days, with one 60‐day option. Rowan said in the report that the rig is on standby rate since early September 2018. Standby revenue will be recognized over the accommodations work period.Rowan’s three jack-up rigs, Rowan Middletown, Charles Rowan, and Arch Rowan, transitioned from managed to leased in early September 2018. The rigs were leased to ARO Drilling, a 50/50 joint venture between Rowan and Saudi Aramco.As previously reported, ARO won three-year contracts for these rigs with Saudi Aramco.Offshore Energy Today Stafflast_img read more

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first_imgPlainfield, In. — Fifteen Duke Energy apprentice and journeyman line workers from Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky earned the right to advance to the International Lineman’s Rodeo in Bonner Springs, Kans., Oct. 12-13, after competing in the Duke Energy Midwest Lineman’s Rodeo in Plainfield on Aug. 11.Contestants were tested on job-related skills such as equipment repair and pole climbs, while being judged on speed, agility, technique and safety procedures. This year, 79 line workers from Duke Energy’s Midwest service area participated in the regional event.“Line workers are continually refining their skills,” said Andy Cassidy, who leads the Midwest rodeo planning committee. “Every event helps our linemen perfect their skills to work at the highest level of safety and customer service.”Family-friendly activities at the regional rodeo included a rock wall for climbing, corn hole games, rides in a bucket truck and face painting for the children.Duke Energy Midwest winners advancing to the international event include:APPRENTICE OVERALL AWARDS1st place – James Riddell, Fairfield, Ohio2nd place – Daniel Goley, Madison, Ind.3rd place – John Wilson, Avon, Ind.JOURNEYMAN OVERALL AWARDS1st place teamo   Bryan Fry, Terre Haute, Ind.o   Jan Newton, Terre Haute, Ind.o   Kyle Tapp, Greencastle, Ind.2nd place teamo   Andy Irwin, Sullivan, Ind.o   T.J. Lewis, Aurora, Ind.o   Marc Lewis, Cincinnati, Ohio3rd place teamo   Matt Dugan, Cincinnati, Ohioo   Chris Simpson, Milford, Ohioo   T.J. Ball, Connersville, Ind.SENIOR OVERALL (only one senior team competed)o   Curt Addison, Cincinnati, Ohioo   Dave Barricklow, Fairfield, Ohioo   Craig Allen, Milford, Ohiolast_img read more

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first_imgThe sectional pairings for the 52nd Annual IHSAA Boys Tennis State Tournament were revealed to an online audience via IHSAAtv.org this evening.A total of 297 schools were drawn and placed into brackets for the team tournament which begins Wednesday (Sept. 26) and runs through Saturday (Sept. 29). Host sites will announce dates and times for each match.The 64 team sectional winners will advance to regional play Oct. 2 and 3 at 16 sites. The regional champions will advance to semi‐state play Oct. 6 at Center Grove, Culver Academies, Homestead and Jasper. The eight‐team state finals are scheduled for Oct. 12 and 13 with state quarterfinal matches played at Carmel and Center Grove while semifinals and the state championship matches at North Central in Indianapolis.092418.BoysTennisDrawArea Sectional PairingsSectional 16 @ South DearbornM1: Milan vs. South Dearborn.M2: East Central vs. Oldenburg Academy.M3: Batesville vs. M1 winner.M4: Lawrenceburg vs. M2 winner.Championship: M3 winner vs. M4 winner.Sectional 13 @ ConnersvilleM1: Union County vs. Franklin County.M2: Rushville Consolidated vs. Connersville.Championship: M1 winner vs. M2 winner.Sectional 27 @ Jennings CountyM1: Southwestern (Hanover) vs. Jennings County.M2: Madison Consolidated vs. Greensburg.Championship: M1 winner vs. M2 winner.last_img read more

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September 20, 2020

Lucas returns to training

first_img The Brazil international has not featured since limping off 16 minutes into the Merseyside derby at Goodison Park on February 7. Part of Lucas’ rehabilitation saw him spend some time back in his homeland but he has stepped up his workload in recent days. Press Association The 28-year-old, whose holding role in central midfield played an important part in Liverpool’s turnaround in fortunes which has seen them go undefeated in the Premier League since mid-December, was deemed fit enough to resume regular duties. Lucas posted a picture of himself out on the field at Liverpool’s Melwood training ground with the caption “Back in full training”. His comeback may have come too late for him to feature against arch-rivals Manchester United at Anfield this Sunday in a match where a win would see the Reds return to the top four for the first time since August. However, with an international break to follow he will have additional time to get up to speed ahead of a trip to Arsenal on April 4, with the FA Cup quarter-final replay at Blackburn four days later. center_img Liverpool’s top-four ambitions have received a boost with the return to training of midfielder Lucas Leiva. last_img read more

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first_img— A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that UEFA (yoo-AY’-fah) is nearing a decision to postpone the European Championship by a year to 2021 as the continent grapples with the pandemic. A final decision will come when the UEFA executive committee meets on Tuesday after talks with clubs and leagues.— IndyCar and NASCAR will both race this weekend without spectators over fears of the COVID-19 pandemic. IndyCar is scheduled to open its season Sunday on the streets of St. Petersburg, Florida. NASCAR will race this week at Atlanta and next week at Homestead-Miami Speedway under similar restrictions.— Formula One organizers have canceled the season-opening Australian Grand Prix hours ahead of the first official practice sessions because of concern over the spreading coronavirus. The move follows McLaren’s decision to withdraw after one of its team members tested positive for the virus.— The ATP has suspended all men’s professional tennis tournaments for six weeks because of the coronavirus outbreak. And the WTA is dropping next week’s tournament in Guadalajara, Mexico, and April tournaments in Bogota, Colombia and Charleston, South Carolina.PGA-PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP — The Toronto Raptors say their players, coaches and traveling staff have been advised to isolate themselves for 14 days because they recently played the Utah Jazz. Utah center Rudy Gobert (goh-BEHR’) tested positive for the virus COVID-19, prompting the NBA to suspend its season Wednesday until further notice. A second member of the Jazz, Donovan Mitchell, has since confirmed he has also tested positive for the coronavirus.— The Washington Wizards say their players, coaches and basketball operations personnel will self-quarantine for the next three to four days because they played at the Utah Jazz on Feb. 29. Washington also played Tuesday against the New York Knicks, another recent opponent of the Jazz.— The Detroit Pistons and Boston Celtics all said they were having some players and staff self-quarantine for as many as 14 days. Like the Raptors and Wizards, the Pistons and Celtics have had recent games against the Jazz. The Cleveland Cavaliers played Utah March 2 and say they don’t plan to mandate quarantines unless players exhibit symptoms.— NFL teams are curtailing or completely stopping scouting operations as a safeguard against the spread of the new coronavirus. The Washington Redskins, Minnesota Vikings, Miami Dolphins, Tennessee Titans, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and New York Jets have ordered their scouts and assistant coaches to return home. The league canceled its main owners meeting scheduled for later this month in Palm Beach, Florida.— Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has tested positive for the coronavirus, forcing the club to put the entire first team in self-isolation and leading to the postponement of Saturday’s Premier League match against Brighton. The league reacted by saying it will hold an emergency meeting on Friday to discuss “future fixtures,” just hours after saying it would be pushing ahead with a full schedule of games and stadiums with fans. In other NFL news:— A person familiar with the decision says the Dolphins have decided not to pick up a contact option on center Daniel Kilgore, allowing him to become a free agent next week. Kilgore started 13 games for the Dolphins last season, when they ranked 27th in offense and went 5-11.— The Titans have waived linebacker Cameron Wake after one season of what had been a three-year contract. The Titans also announced they waived running back Dion Lewis, who still had two years left on the contract he signed in in March 2018.GREECE-OLYMPIC FLAMEAmid virus precautions, Tokyo Olympic flame is lit in Greece Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditVIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTSMarch Madness: NCAA Tournaments canceled due to coronavirusUNDATED (AP) — There will be no hoops, hardball or hockey for a while. Update on the latest sports NFL-NEWSPackers release GrahamUNDATED (AP) — The Green Bay Packers have released tight end Jimmy Graham after the 33-year-old veteran spent two seasons with the franchise.Graham caught 38 passes for 447 yards and three touchdowns last season. He had 55 receptions for 636 yards and two scores in 2018. The five-time Pro Bowl selection previously played with New Orleans and Seattle.The move creates about $8 million in cap space for the Packers. The NCAA has canceled the men’s and women’s basketball tournaments because of the spread of coronavirus. The decision came one day after the NCAA announced games that were scheduled to start next week would be played in mostly empty arenas. That plan was scrapped as every major American sports league put the brakes on their seasons due to concerns about the pandemic. The NCAA also canceled its championships in every winter and spring sport, including hockey, baseball and lacrosse.All remaining Division I conference basketball tournaments have been canceled. Moments away from tipoff at some arenas, and minutes apart, each Power Five conference canceled its remaining games. The Big East game between Creighton and St. John’s began at Madison Square Garden but was called off at halftime. Smaller conferences followed suit, shutting down their tournaments.Major League Baseball has delayed the start of its season by at least two weeks because of the coronavirus outbreak. Opening day had been scheduled for March 26, and the decision announced by Commissioner Rob Manfred left open whether each team would still play 162 games. MLB also suspended the rest of its spring training schedule.The NHL has put its season on pause, effective immediately, because of the coronavirus pandemic. The move came one day after the NBA suspended its season following a positive test for COVID-19 by a Utah Jazz player. Bettman said the hope is to resume play later and still award the Stanley Cup. The NHL Players’ Association backed the decision, calling it “an appropriate course of action at this time.”In other virus-related developments: March 12, 2020 Associated Press ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The flame for the Tokyo Olympics was lit Thursday at the birthplace of the ancient games in a pared-down ceremony because of the coronavirus.Fears of the coronavirus forced Greek officials to ban members of the public from attending the ceremony in Athens and severely curtail the number of invited officials and journalists. Normally, several thousand people from many countries gather on the earthen banks of Olympia’s ancient stadium to watch the ceremony.The International Olympic Committee has stressed that the July 24-Aug. 9 games will go ahead as planned and urged all athletes to continue to prepare for the Olympics.RUSSIAN DOPINGRussia restricted to 10 athletes in track at Tokyo Olympics Mancini has tumor removed from colonSARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — Baltimore Orioles star Trey Mancini has undergone surgery to remove a malignant tumor from his colon.Team officials say the tumor was discovered last week during a colonoscopy. Lab results and the timetable for Mancini’s recovery will not be known until next week.The Orioles provided few details immediately after Mancini left the team on Saturday, saying only that he was slated to undergo “a non-baseball medical procedure.”He hit .291 with 35 home runs last season while serving as an outfielder, first baseman and designated hitter. Matsuyama matches record score easily forgotten at SawgrassPONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Hideki Matsuyama (hih-DEH’-kee maht-soo-YAH’-mah) is the first-round leader of what will become a very quiet Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass in Florida.Matsuyama roll in a 25-foot eagle putt to tie the course record with a 9-under 63 that put him two strokes ahead of Harris English, Si Woo Kim and Christiaan Bezuidenhout.The tournament was in progress as the PGA Tour said it was banning spectators at all events for at least the next month, beginning with the second round tomorrow.MLB-NEWS MONACO (AP) — Russia’s track team was limited to 10 athletes for the Tokyo Olympics and the country’s federation was fined $10 million by the sport’s governing body on Thursday.World Athletics passed the latest package of sanctions after the Russian track federation’s new president accepted charges that fake documents were used under the previous management to give a top athlete an alibi for missing a doping test.World Athletics will restart a system to vet Russian competitors and allow them to compete as neutral athletes. They will be limited to 10 athletes at major events, but that limit can be raised later if World Athletics feels Russia is making progress on reforms.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6last_img read more

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first_imgPremier League players can show support for protestersUNDATED (AP) — English Premier League players are able to show solidarity with the George Floyd justice campaign during games without facing sanctions.The Football Association has endorsed FIFA’s new stance that common sense would be applied when assessing the context of on-field messages on players’ equipment.The laws of the game prohibit “any political, religious or personal slogans, statements or images.” But the English FA has given the green light for players using games to protest against social and racial inequality.The Premier League is due to resume on June 17.  ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The college football season opener between Notre Dame and Navy has been moved out of Ireland because of the coronavirus pandemic.The Fighting Irish and Midshipmen were scheduled to meet in Dublin on Aug. 29, but instead will seek to play at the Naval Academy during the Labor Day weekend.The decision to move the venue came after discussions between the Irish government, medical authorities and the leadership teams at Navy and Notre Dame.Navy athletic director Chet Gladchuk says decision to forego the overseas trip is to ensure the health and safety of the players, coaches and fans.ENGLAND-FLOYD PROTESTS Associated Press FORMULA ONEFormula One season to begin in JulyPARIS (AP) — Formula One will finally get underway with back-to-back races at the Austrian Grand Prix in July as part of an eight-race European swing.Governing body FIA says the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg will host races on July 5 and 12. The next race will be in Hungary on July 19 followed by consecutive races at the British GP on Aug. 2 and 9. Further races are scheduled for Spain on Aug. 16 and Belgium on Aug. 30. Italy will complete the European swing on Sept. 6.Four races have been canceled this season because of the coronavirus pandemic.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 Update on the latest in sports:center_img June 2, 2020 Unseld is one of two players in NBA history to win Rookie of the Year and MVP awards in the same season.He died Tuesday after a series of health issues, most recently pneumonia, according to a statement from his family released by the Wizards.Unseld was a powerful 6-foot-7, 245-pound center who dominated as a rebounder and led Washington’s team — then known as the Bullets — to the 1978 NBA championship, earning Finals MVP honors. He was a five-time All-Star who played all 13 of his NBA seasons with the franchise that drafted him in 1968 out of the University of Louisville.COLLEGE FOOTBALL-NOTRE DAME-NAVY MOVEDCollege football opener won’t be played in Ireland Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditOBIT-WES UNSELDWes Unseld, NBA Rookie of Year and MVP in 1969, dies at 74WASHINGTON (AP) — Basketball Hall of Famer Wes Unseld, who led Washington to its only NBA championship, has died at age 74.last_img read more

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first_imgSupporters of the two teams were kept at the edge of their seats throughout the match.In the second semifinal, there was no surprise as defending champions of the Conference, Adamawa, showed their superiority over Bauchi’s Government College Narbodo with 33-11 victory.Though the girls’ semifinals made the fans salivate, the boys category offered a special touch.Crowther Memorial College Lokoja was pushed harder by Darusalam Science and Academy Maiduguri but they eventually prevailed with 43-30 points win.Abu Uma-Ojo and Kazeem Usman were the outstanding players for the Kogi boys.The game that lived up to its billing was between General Muritala Muhammad College Yola, Adamawa and Ahmadiyah College Kano.There was no dull moment as the Kano boys succumbed to the firepower of Adamawa losing 31-24.Head coach of Adamawa boys, Tinism Dickson, lauded the sponsor, Nestle Plc, for their continued support of the game at grassroots level, saying, “the sponsor should be commended for ensuring the continuation of the annual event. We need more of this, so that we can discover more players from the schools.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Government Secondary School, Numan, Adamawa and Harmony Secondary School, Lokoja, Kogi State, have qualified for the Confluence Conference final of the 18th Nestle Milo Secondary School Basketball championships in Lokoja.Bastektball lovers and fans had something to cheer as the future stars of the game entertained them at the Indoor sports hall of the Confluence Stadium.Harmony Secondary School fought back from a four-point deficit to account for the scalp of Government Girls Secondary School, Jogona, Kano 22-17.last_img read more

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