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Governor Wolf, Rep. Stephens Announce Bottled Water Availability for Horsham Area Residents

first_img May 19, 2016 SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Governor Wolf, Rep. Stephens Announce Bottled Water Availability for Horsham Area Residentscenter_img Press Release,  PSA Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf and Rep. Todd Stephens today announced that the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection will supply bottled drinking water on an interim basis to residents with confirmed levels of perfluorooctane sulphonate (PFOS) OR perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) in the area of the Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base (NAS JRB) Willow Grove, former Naval Air Station (NAS) Warminster and Air National Guard (ANG) Horsham.“We are taking precautionary action to ensure all residents in the area are receiving water until we receive further guidance from the EPA on this matter,” Governor Wolf said.The drinking water for these residents is currently below the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s current provisional Health Advisory levels (PHALs). However, Governor Wolf, after conversations with Rep. Stephens, directed DEP to provide bottled water on an interim basis in anticipation of possible revised guidance from the EPA in the near future.“I appreciate the governor and DEP working with us to provide safe drinking water to local residents,” Stephens said. “Until the EPA ensures the water coming from our faucets is safe for everyone to drink, the state must continue to protect its residents.”Free bottled water was made available for pickup by residents of Horsham, Warrington and Warminster beginning at Noon today at the Horsham Community Center, located at 1025 Horsham Road in Horsham. Bottled water will be available Friday from 9:00-6:00 and DEP staff will be on hand both days to facilitate distribution. Residents will be provided with 2 cases of water per day.Bottled water is available to residents on public water systems and private wells that have tested below the PHAL levels for PFOS/PFOA but still detect the chemicals. Residents whose private wells are contaminated above the PHALs (0.2 ppb for perfluorooctane sulphonate or PFOS and 0.4 ppb for perfluorooctanoic acid or PFOA) are currently supplied with bottled water by the U.S. Navy and Air National Guard.Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolflast_img read more

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Governor Wolf Signs Tierne’s Law, Urges Action on Domestic Violence Legislation (Round-up)

first_imgGovernor Wolf Signs Tierne’s Law, Urges Action on Domestic Violence Legislation (Round-up) April 18, 2018 SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Public Safety,  Round-Up,  The Blog On Monday, Governor Wolf signed SB 449, also known as Tierne’s Law, sponsored by Senator Camera Bartolotta. This act amends Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) and clarifies judges’ use of risk assessment tools when setting bail amounts to determine whether the perpetrators of domestic violence pose a continued danger to their victims.By signing Tierne’s Law, Governor Wolf builds on his support for victims of domestic violence. On April 6, the governor asked State House leaders and committee chairs to send him a package of domestic violence reform bills that passed overwhelmingly in the Senate.“I urge the House to pass a package of domestic bills, including Senate Bill 501, which would fix an arcane law that allows domestic abusers to have access to guns,” said Governor Wolf. “We know that many domestic abusers use firearms to harm their victims, as was the case with Tierne, who died from a gunshot wound inflicted by her abuser spouse.”According to recent research, from 2009 to 2016 in the U.S., there were 156 mass shootings—incidents in which four or more people were shot and killed, not including the shooter. These incidents resulted in 1,187 victims shot: 848 people were shot and killed, and 339 people were shot and injured. The majority of mass shootings—54 percent of cases—were related to domestic or family violence.To see the complete list of the Senate’s domestic violence legislation backed by Governor Wolf, click here.Take a look at the coverage below:center_img Tribune-Democrat: Wolf signs law intended to stop abusers from becoming killersGov. Tom Wolf on Monday signed Tierne’s Law, with a goal of giving victims of domestic violence additional protection.The law directs the state sentencing commission to develop an assessment tool for judges to use to determine if abusers pose a serious risk of new violence.Associated Press: Wolf signs bill providing guidelines on domestic abuse bailA new Pennsylvania law is in place to help guide judges setting bail for defendants accused of domestic abuse. Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf on Monday signed “Tierne’s Law,” letting county courts set guidelines for assessing whether a defendant in such cases poses a threat.The state sentencing commission will develop model pretrial risk assessment standards.WNEP: ‘Tierne’s Law’ Increases Protection for Domestic Violence VictimsPennsylvania lawmakers have taken a step in increasing protections for victims of domestic violence. Governor Tom Wolf signed a bill into law which aims to strengthen bail requirements in domestic violence cases.KYW Newsradio: Governor Wolf Signs ‘Risk Assessment’ Domestic Violence BillPennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf has signed a bill intended to improve judges’ ability to evaluate the threat posed by defendants in domestic violence cases.Judges use ‘risk assessment’ tools – such as examining criminal backgrounds – when setting bail in domestic violence cases. Dubbed “Tierne’s Law,” in memory of a woman who was kidnapped and murdered by her estranged husband, the bill signed by Governor Wolf is intended to clarify and expand judges’ use of risk assessment.WGAL: Governor signs bill strengthening protections for domestic violence victimsGov. Tom Wolf signed a bill strengthening protections for victims of domestic violence. Tierne’s Law allows judges to use risk assessment tools to determine whether the perpetrators pose a continued danger to their victims. By: Governor’s Office of Communicationslast_img read more

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Capital city buyers fed up with unaffordable property prices are heading to Townsville

first_imgLes Walker is happy that buyers in capital cities are becoming interested in Townsville’s affordable property market.TOWNSVILLE is attracting the attention of home buyers from capital cities drawn to the region’s affordable property market.Owner-occupiers, investors and people looking to buy land and build their dream home are eyeing off opportunities in Townsville.As upcoming projects progress such as the North Queensland Stadium interest is expected to soar. CLICK HERE for more Townsville property news Deputy Mayor Les Walker said as well as affordable house prices Townsville had a great lifestyle to offer.“There is definitely interest from southern investors, more so in the older house stock,” he said.“There are people moving here for the lifestyle and our focus at council is maintaining and improving that and also making sure there are jobs for people.“Housing prices are low and that means it is quite affordable for people who are moving here.”More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020North Shore project manager Andrew Astorquia said they were preparing for a rise in interest from people in southeast Queensland.The UDIA published the “State of the Land” report in 2016 which showed the average lot size in southeast Queensland had reduced to below 500sq m for the first time at an average price of $255,750. As of today, we have 600sq m lots priced at $167,000 minutes from playgrounds, schools and shops,” he said.“It doesn’t take much research for buyers to understand the value offered in Townsville versus southeast Queensland.“As the Townsville economy starts to improve, as it is expected to do over the next few years and with it more jobs being created, the affordability offered in Townsville in terms of bang for your buck will certainly become more appealing to southern buyers .”Real estate expert Terry Ryder has also listed Townsville among the top 10 places to invest in the country in his hotspotting report.Mr Ryder said he acknowledged that if you looked at Townsville right now at the current numbers you wouldn’t want to buy there.“We are suggesting the future is a lot better,” he said. “There are some big events coming up in Townsville in terms of infrastructure.’’REIQ Townsville Zone chair Damien Keyes said Townsville was perfect for investors searching for affordable property.“Melbourne and Sydney prices have been running hot but they seem to be slowing and with that investors will start looking further afield for better returns and that’s been happening in Townsville.”last_img read more

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Schools to teach kids there’s no such thing as boys or girls (US)

first_imgFox News 15 May 2015One of the nation’s largest public school systems is preparing to include gender identity to its classroom curriculum, including lessons on sexual fluidity and spectrum – the idea that there’s no such thing as 100 percent boys or 100 percent girls.Fairfax County Public Schools released a report recommending changes to their family life curriculum for grades 7 through 12. The changes, which critics call radical gender ideology, will be formally introduced next week.“The larger picture is this is really an attack on nature itself – the created order,” said Peter Sprigg of the Family Research Council.“Human beings are created male and female. But the current transgender ideology goes way beyond that. They’re telling us you can be both genders, you can be no gender, you can be a gender that you make up for yourself. And we’re supposed to affirm all of it.”The plan calls for teaching seventh graders about transgenderism and tenth graders about the concept that sexuality is a broader spectrum — but it sure smells like unadulterated sex indoctrination.http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2015/05/15/call-it-gender-fluidity-schools-to-teach-kids-there-s-no-such-thing-as-boys-or-girls.htmllast_img read more

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Vallacar buses to serve Bacolod health workers

first_imgVice Mayor El Cid Familiaran, who chairs theCity Inter-Agency Task Force against COVID-19, said that home quarantine passholders are also allowed to ride on the bus for free. The company said it is coordinating with thecity government to deploy the buses during the enhanced community quarantinefrom March 30 until April 14 due to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Thebuses will not only ferry healthcare workers but also persons who would need toaccess basic commodities. The point of origin of these buses is BacolodCathedral and various police stations this city. The buses will pass throughthe designated bus stop areas around the city. BACOLOD City – Giant bus firm Vallacar TransitInc. is deploying 21 buses to provide daily transport to healthcare personnelto and from various hospitals in this city. The bus is 40-seater but due to socialdistancing only 20 persons will be accommodated./PNlast_img read more

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DSWD-6 to LGUs: Door-to-door SAP payout is safer

first_imgResidents of Iloilo City’s Jaro district gather at Jaro Plaza to receive P6,000 cash assistance each from the national government’s Social Amelioration Program. Are they observing social distancing to prevent the spread of coronavirus disease? A door-to-door payout is safer, according to the Department of Social Welfare and Development. IAN PAUL CORDERO/PN “Reports reached us that there are local government units (LGUs) conducting payout without following safety protocols. We would like to remind them and the beneficiaries as well that the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) remains a threat,” said Macapobre. Based on Memorandum Circular 09 Series of 2020, one mode of delivery allowed by the agency is door-to-door. Another is through distribution points. She repeatedly made the call in the agency’s virtual presser since mid-April. “Everyone, both implementers and beneficiaries, must wear a mask and there should be a one-meter distance between persons,” she further stated. “However, when conducting payout through distribution points, this must be in very small groups only,” said Macapobre. As of 8 p.m. on May 4, all 133 LGUs in the region had either completed or started payout in their areas.center_img A total of 688,497 family beneficiaries were already able to receive their SAP cash grant amounting to P4.1 billion. The director added that, “There should be a hand-washing area. Soap and running water must be available. It is also recommended that alcohol and sanitizers will be made available.” ILOILO City – Door-to-door delivery of the Social Amelioration Program (SAP) cash assistance is still most preferred, stressed the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Region 6. “We cannot compromise the safety and health of the people,” said Regional Director Ma. Evelyn Macapobre. “As we help each low-income family thrive in this pandemic, let us always put their safety as a paramount consideration,” said Macapobre. (DSWD-6/PN)last_img read more

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IMCA Modifieds chase $1,500 check at I-30’s Scrapp Fox Memorial

first_imgMore information is available by calling 501 455-4567 and on Facebook. The $50 entry fee includes the driver’s pit pass if paid by June 19. Pit passes are $30 on race day and spectator admission is $15 for adults, $1 for kids ages 6-12 and free for ages five and under. IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, Jet Racing Central Region, Arkansas State and track points are also at stake at the 18th annual event.  LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – IMCA Modifieds race for $1,500 to win and a Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot berth at I-30 Speedway’s Saturday, June 20 Scrapp Fox Memorial.  Pits and the grandstand open at 4 p.m. Hot laps are at 7 p.m. and racing is at 7:30 p.m. IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars are also on the Saturday card at Little Rock. last_img

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Winters targets Tipperary spoils

first_imgMick Winters sends a strong team of five to Tipperary on Thursday, with the first on a seven-race card getting under way at 5.30, and t he County Cork handler saddles Theos Well in the opening Boomerang Animal Bedding Maiden Hurdle. Press Association She won her point-to-point at Tyrella in January for Donnchadh Doyle and she was subsequently purchased for £60,000 at Brightwells in March. Winters and Maguire again team up in the concluding p2p.ie (C & G) Point-To-Point Flat Race as the Brian Sweetnam-owned Knocknanuss makes his racecourse debut. He faces just nine rivals and he should prove hard to beat. The remaining two races on the card look competitive heats. Stonehall Jack, Final Gift, Finea and Winter Magic are the leading contenders for the Kilfeacle Stud Handicap Chase, while Doctor Braveheart, Island Master and Tiger Sam are a few for the shortlist in the Glenview And Rathbarry Stud Novice Hunters Chase. The nine-year-old has been disappointing of late but he does have a point-to-point win to his name, while he was also second on his debut over timber at Gowran in March of 2013. He makes his debut in handicap company now and if can recapture his best form, he should go close. Jansboy represents Winters in the Kedrah House Stud ‘Well Chosen’ Beginners Chase. The son of Alflora went close on a few occasions over fences last year and he finished fourth on his return to action in a point-to-point at Dromahane last month. Pierce Gallagher takes a valuable 5lb off his back here and in a contest of this quality, he should be able to make his presence felt. Winters teams up with his nephew Finian Maguire as he saddles Gentle Mel in the p2p.ie Mares Point-To-Point Flat Race, the second of three races confined to point-to-pointers. This one got off the mark on her fifth start between the flags, winning easily at Curraheen earlier this month. The Willie Mullins-trained Monbeg Rose is sure to prove all the rage, though. This son of Tamure has some smart form over flights to his name and with Davy Russell booked to ride now, he is sure to prove popular with punters. Winters has acquired the services of in-demand claimer David Mullins to partner his Lettermacaward in the Ryans Cleaning Event Specialists Handicap Hurdle. last_img read more

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Tropical Storm Fay Forms Off North Carolina Coast

first_imgForecasters say Tropical Storm Fay has formed off the coast of North Carolina.The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami announced the storm’s formation Thursday afternoon.Courtesy: National Hurricane CenterFay is the sixth named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season.Two named storms formed before the season officially started June 1.BULLETINTropical Storm Fay Advisory Number 1NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL062020500 PM EDT Thu Jul 09 2020…RECONNAISSANCE AIRCRAFT FINDS TROPICAL STORM FAY HAS FORMEDJUST OFF THE COAST OF NORTH CAROLINA……EXPECTED TO BRING HEAVY RAINFALL AND GUSTY WINDS TO PORTIONS OFTHE MID-ATLANTIC COAST AND SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND… SUMMARY OF 500 PM EDT…2100 UTC…INFORMATION———————————————-LOCATION…35.5N 74.9WABOUT 40 MI…65 KM ENE OF CAPE HATTERAS NORTH CAROLINAABOUT 195 MI…310 KM S OF OCEAN CITY MARYLANDMAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…45 MPH…75 KM/HPRESENT MOVEMENT…N OR 360 DEGREES AT 7 MPH…11 KM/HMINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…1005 MB…29.68 INCHES NEXT ADVISORY————-Next intermediate advisory at 800 PM EDT.Next complete advisory at 1100 PM EDT. WATCHES AND WARNINGS——————–CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY:A Tropical Storm Warning has been issued from Cape May New Jerseynorthward to Watch Hill, Rhode Island, including Long Island andLong Island Sound.SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for…* Cape May New Jersey to Watch Hill Rhode Island including Long Island and Long Island SoundA Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions areexpected somewhere within the warning area within 36 hours.For storm information specific to your area, including possibleinland watches and warnings, please monitor products issued by yourlocal National Weather Service forecast office.center_img DISCUSSION AND OUTLOOK———————-At 500 PM EDT (2100 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Fay was located near latitude 35.5 North, longitude 74.9 West. Fay is moving toward the north near 7 mph (11 km/h). A northward to north- northeastward motion at a faster forward speed is expected over the next couple of days. On the forecast track, the center of Fay is forecast to move near the mid-Atlantic coast on Friday, and move inland over the northeast United States on Saturday. Data from an Air Force Reserve reconnaissance aircraft indicate that maximum sustained winds are near 45 mph (75 km/h) with higher gusts. Some slight strengthening is forecast tonight and Friday. Weakening should begin after the center moves inland on Saturday. Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 140 miles (220 km)primarily to the east and southeast of the center. The latest minimum central pressure reported by reconnaissance aircraft is 1005 mb (29.68 inches). HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND———————-Key messages for Fay can be found in the Tropical Cyclone Discussion under AWIPS header MIATCDAT1 and WMO header WTNT41 KNHC. RAINFALL: Fay is expected to produce 3 to 5 inches of rain along and near the track of Fay across the mid-Atlantic states into southeast New York and southern New England. These rains may result in flash flooding where the heaviest amounts occur. WIND: Tropical storm conditions are expected to first reach thecoast within the warning area on Friday and spread northward through the warning area Friday night.last_img read more

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