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Governor Wolf’s Week, October 16 – October 22, 2016

first_img By: The Office of Governor Tom Wolf Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf SHARE Email Facebook Twitter The Blog,  Weekly Update On Monday, Governor Wolf thanked Pennsylvania law enforcement for their efforts combating the opioid epidemic by carrying the overdose reversal drug Naloxone. Fighting the opioid abuse epidemic is a top priority for Governor Wolf and he addressed the need to continue the fight at the National Academy for State Health Policy Conference on Tuesday.In Philadelphia, the governor announced the funding for a new Chinatown Community Center. Also in Philadelphia and joined by Senator Bob Casey, Governor Wolf announced funding for a new Project HOME facility that will provide LGBTQ-friendly housing for young adults who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.On Friday, Governor Wolf activated the National Guard in response to serious flooding in several counties in North-Central Pennsylvania.Governor Wolf’s Week, October 16 – October 22, 2016Monday, 10/17/16Governor Wolf Recognizes Law Enforcement for Battling Opioid EpidemicTuesday, 10/18/16Governor Tom Wolf Addresses Opioid Epidemic at the National Academy for State Health Policy ConferenceGovernor Wolf Statement on PASSHE and APSCUF Contract NegotiationsWednesday, 10/19/16Governor Wolf Statement on State System StrikeGovernor Wolf Announces $75.6 Million Investment in Water Infrastructure Projects in 8 CountiesThursday, 10/20/16Governor Wolf Announces Membership of the Advisory Council for Hunting, Fishing and ConservationGov. Wolf Announces $1.3 Million in State Funding for New Chinatown Community Center in PhiladelphiaFriday, 10/21/16Gov. Wolf, Sen. Casey Announce $3 Million in State Funding for New Project HOME Facility in PhiladelphiaGovernor Wolf, PEMA Provide Update on Flooding Response in North Central PennsylvaniaGovernor Wolf Announces 53 New Jobs with Relocation of Velocity Network in ErieGovernor Wolf Announces Agencies to Accept Unwanted of Expired Prescription Drugs on Saturday, Oct. 22Highlights from The BlogGovernor Tom Wolf on Overcoming the StigmaGovernor Tom Wolf on Substance Use Disorder and Criminal JusticeVoting in PA: Absentee Ballots 101Governor Tom Wolf on Coming Together to Combat Addictioncenter_img Governor Wolf’s Week, October 16 – October 22, 2016 October 21, 2016last_img read more

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The Latest: Rutgers to get rid of paper tickets, cites virus

first_img___Beach volleyball teams will have an extra year to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics.The system will otherwise remain the same.Most teams qualify by earning points on the international tour. The deadline for Tokyo had been this June but now it will be June 13, 2021. Additional spots in the Olympic tournament will be decided at continental tournaments that will be held until June 27 of next year.The FIVB world tour is currently on hold because of the coronavirus pandemic. Players from Spanish soccer club Elche have not practiced as a protest against reduced salaries.The players for the second-division club were supposed to practice at the team’s stadium but decided to keep training at home to show their discontentment with the team’s decision not to lift the furloughs that had been put in place because of the coronavirus pandemic.Players want to resume earning full salaries now that they are back to training.The players practiced normally on Tuesday. The club says it is negotiating with them.The club used government furloughs to reduce its labor costs during the pandemic. Players had their salaries and working hours reduced by 70%. Associated Press ___Ferrari says it has developed a ventilator for hospitals dealing with the coronavirus pandemic.The Formula One team says it created a device that is easy to use and assemble in conjunction with the Italian Institute of Technology. Ferrari says it was designed in only five weeks and can be produced using easily available materials at a lower cost than normal ventilators.The ventilator has been designed to meet the typical demands of medium intensive care and the technical specifications are available as an open source project.___ The Latest: Rutgers to get rid of paper tickets, cites virus Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Rutgers is doing away with paper tickets to sports events in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The league was stopped with Porto leading Benfica by one point with 10 rounds to go.___The players at French rugby club Toulouse have offered to take a pay cut amid the coronavirus pandemic.The players at the 20-time French champions say they told club president Bernard Lemaitre they are willing to accept “a significant decrease” in earnings. They did not give any figures regarding the amount of the proposed decrease.Lemaitre praised his players for their “spontaneous and unanimous” offer amid challenging economic times.center_img May 13, 2020 The State University of New Jersey announced Wednesday that mobile-only ticketing to sports events will start this fall with the football season.Rutgers said the new policy would enable contact-free entry into all venues and offer greater convenience and safety. The Big Ten Conference member said fans can access their ticket accounts through the Scarlet Knights’ app supported on Apple and Android devices.The policy would cover football tickets and parking passes, men’s basketball tickets, parking and hospitality, women’s basketball, men’s lacrosse tickets, and wrestling tickets. Rutgers also said fans will have the ability to transfer tickets electronically.The university will work with ticket holders at events should either their cell phone run out of power or they don’t have one. Elche was sixth in the 22-team second-division standings when the competition was suspended after 31 matches.___The Portuguese soccer league says it will delay its restart until June 4.The league was expected to resume at the end of May but will wait another week so there is time to “rigorously inspect stadiums and conduct medical tests on all professionals involved” in the matches.The league says it hopes to serve as an example of “good practices” for the rest of the Portuguese society during the coronavirus pandemic. ___The Italian soccer league is hoping to resume competition on June 13.The date was agreed to during a video conference with all 20 Serie A clubs. It is subject to approval by the Italian government.Full team training will restart on May 18 after a revised medical protocol was approved. The clubs have already resumed training on an individual basis.There are 12 rounds remaining in Serie A along with four matches that were postponed from the 25th round. The Italian Cup is in the semifinal stage. He says it “further reinforces our motivation and our desire to meet the challenges of tomorrow.”The French league was canceled after the government called it off late last month. The semifinals of the Top 14 league will not be played.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,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