Governor and First Lady Wolf to Host National Night Out Event At PA Governor’s Residence

first_imgGovernor and First Lady Wolf to Host National Night Out Event At PA Governor’s Residence Governor’s Residence,  Press Release,  PSA Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf and First Lady Frances Wolf will host the second annual National Night Out event at the Pennsylvania Governor’s Residence today, Tuesday, August 2. The event will run from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. and will proceed rain or shine. The Governor and First Lady will greet visitors at the event.“Now, more than ever, it is crucial that we build positive relationships between our tremendous Pennsylvania communities and those in law enforcement who work tirelessly to keep us safe,” said the Governor and First Lady. “We are excited to host the second National Night Out event at the Pennsylvania Governor’s Residence and hope that it can help to build these important relationships. National Night Out is a wonderful opportunity for the Governor’s Residence to serve as an open, community space for everyone to enjoy. We are thankful to the Pennsylvania State Police and Capitol Police for being a part of this event and we hope many of our neighbors and community members will be able to attend.”Visitors will have the opportunity to visit with Pennsylvania State Police Mounted Patrol, K-9 Unit and explore a State Police patrol car. They will also be able to explore a full-sized Capital Area Transit bus that will be on hand for tours and a “touch and feel” station provided by Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. Martial Arts Master Vergara will provide martial arts demonstrations at 6:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Pennsylvania Office of Administration’s Next Generation Taskforce will facilitate games and  temporary tattoos for kids and additional activities and educational information will be provided by Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Capital Region, YWCA Greater Harrisburg, WITF, Capital Area Girls on the Run, American Red Cross of Central PA, and American Cancer Society.The Residence will serve light refreshments and will be open for tours of its gardens.The Governor’s Residence is located at 2035 North Front Street in Harrisburg.  Parking is available along 2nd Street and in the private lot at the corner of 2nd and Maclay Streets. Guests should enter the Residence grounds through the 2nd Street gates.  No large bags, totes or purses will be permitted, and some security measures will be in place.National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community relationships in order to make our neighborhoods safer, better places to live. It is held annually on the first Tuesday of August in thousands of communities across all 50 states, according to the National Association of Town Watch.For more information on the Governor’s Residence, visit For other National Night Out events in your area, visit Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: August 02, 2016center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Clattenburg to referee Southampton

Clattenburg was previously cleared of a complaint by Chelsea that he racially abused their player John Obi Mikel and has since taken charge of games involving the London club. The latest complaint was also dismissed after investigation by PGMOL and the Football Association. An FA statement last month read: “The FA can confirm it received a complaint from Southampton concerning referee Mark Clattenburg and his alleged comments made to their player Adam Lallana. “The FA has given its full consideration to this matter and it is our view that the comments, as disclosed in Southampton’s letter of complaint, do not constitute misconduct under the FA’s rules. “Consequently, the FA will not be taking any further action in relation to this matter and now considers this case to be closed.” Press Association Mark Clattenburg is to referee Southampton’s game at West Ham on Saturday, the first time he will have taken charge of a Saints game since they filed an official complaint against him. The Durham official angered Saints when, during their defeat to Everton on December 29, he told captain Adam Lallana: “You are very different now, since you’ve played for England – you never used to be like this.” The club reported those comments to referees’ governing body PGMOL and insisted it would be difficult for Clattenburg to take charge of their matches in future, but the referee was cleared of any wrongdoing. read more

Talking Tough: We are here to win the title.

first_imgEdwin Okon, head Coach of Rivers Angels termed the other teams familiar foes but believes the better team would always carry the day. He also expressed gladness at the accomplishment of his team and expects them to continue the trend they’ve set for the past six years. His words:

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“Coach Edwin” “Rivers Angels are the defending champions of the league and as a coach you must be proud of your wards at that level of your players or your team getting to level. So asking me how proud I am, I think I’m the happiest person as at today. It has been like that for six years and I think this year shouldn’t be different. They are all known foes, every team is good but the better side always carry the day.” “The teams are good and for the fact that you are going to play amongst yourself, I don’t think there’s going to be any problem about the draws. Really we didn’t start well, the challenges were at the beginning but you could see that nobody expected that we would get there but the momentum in the last phase was fantastic I think with that we have a chance of winning it.” Coaches of three teams present at the Nigeria Women Premier League (NWPL) Super 4 have been talking tough and have each vowed to pick up the title come the final day of the competition.Speaking to at different interviews, each coach spoke about their different expectations and other issues in relation to their different teams. Although each of the coaches tried not to undermine the strength of the other teams, they have each vowed to pick up the title.For Coach Clifford Chukuwuma, Head Coach of Delta Queens, he believes that the fact that each team would be playing against each other in the tournament means there is no cause for alarm. He explained that his ladies had it tough at the beginning of the league season but gathered momentum towards the final stages and believe this would help increase the confidence of the ladies to claiming the title. 0:46 While for Coach Michael Oluwaseyi Olaoye- Assistant Coach Nasarawa Amazons, his players are ready for the challenge and the lack of fans won’t deter them from playing well on the pitch. He explained that the team despite been the only Northern team are in Benin City for the sole purpose of winning.Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.“I don’t see any team as a threat this season, because with what we’ve imbibed in our players this season, we are a team to beat. This season we are here to win, we are here for the business and the business of winning. Football is played on the field and it’s not played by the fans. Fans can motivate you but football is played on the pitch so we are ready.We don’t look at maybe it’s a neutral ground, it’s a ball game that we just come to the field to prove ourselves and we would do it. We are very ready to play and this season we don’t want to go anyhow we are here in Benin for business and the business of winning.” Audio Player00:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. “Coach Clifford” Related 1. last_img read more


first_imgMORE reaction from Glasgow on Celtic’s title-winning day, with words from The Manager, his boss – and details of that trophy party (and Donegal fans will be pleased). Watch this video special.THE MANAGERNEIL Lennon has described Celtic´s League Championship triumph today as his best day in football.The Hoops clinched their 43rd title at Rugby Park this afternoon in spectacular style, thumping Kilmarnock 6-0. Charlie Mulgrew and Gary Hooper both bagged braces, with Joe Ledley and Glenn Loovens also on target. The Celtic manager enjoyed a success-filled career as a Hoops player, lifting every domestic honour in Scottish football, many as captain, but he insisted that guiding the club to title glory topped them all.He said: “It`s the best day of my professional life. It`s been a long time coming.“It´s been two years in the waiting. I´m so proud of them. They deserve it. We have been the best team in Scotland by a long way and we have finished it in the right way.“I`ve been here 12 years and they`ve thrown everything at me,” he added. “I`m at the pinnacle now. I couldn`t have done it without the club, the players, fans and my family.“I follow in the footsteps of Martin O`Neill and Gordon Strachan, who had a great influence on my career.”THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE:Celtic Chief Executive Peter Lawwell said it was a day of pride – pride in the manager and his backroom staff, the players and, of course, the supporters. It was, as the Chief Executive told the official Celtic website, “a magnificent day of entertaining, winning football.“I´m very proud of Neil and what he´s achieved,” he continued. “I´m proud of Alan Thompson, Johan Mjallby, Garry Parker, Stevie Woods. It was a huge triumph for them today, particularly for Neil on the back of what he´s had to put up with in the past couple of years, and he´s won it – he´s now a championship-winning manager. “And our supporters were magnificent today, as they have been throughout this season, and there’s a smile on their faces – those who were there today, those who couldn’t make it, the millions of fans around the world.“Seeing how proud they are of their club is really satisfying because it’s been painful the past three years. There hasn’t been a day that’s gone by when we haven’t thought about getting the title back where it truly belongs and thankfully we did that today.”Celtic secured the SPL title with a scintillating 6-0 victory over Kilmarnock at Rugby Park, and with the average age of the team just 23, the future looks bright for the club.“It’s a young team with a lot of ability and it’s a fantastic foundation to go forward with,” said Peter Lawwell. “But today’s not the end. We’ve got to move and get this great club back in the Champions League and perform there regularly, and we’ve got a great basis to do that. “I’m really proud of the players. They are young and what they’ve achieved is fantastic”And the Chief Executive also highlighted the togetherness which exists at Celtic, a quality which has helped deliver the SPL title back to Paradise.“There is a great unity at the club which is a tremendous strength,” he said, “and I’d like to pay credit to the board who have believed in us, stuck by us, guided us through this period.“And also to Dermot Desmond, whose wisdom, advice and patience over that period has been fantastic, so from the top through the management, the players, and supporters, there’s a magnificent unity at the club which is a real strength.“This is just the beginning. We have a duty to take this club as far as we can go. Hopefully everybody has a great day, a great weekend and celebrates a magnificent Celtic victory once again.”THE PARTY! TROPHY CELEBRATION TO SUIT DONEGAL FANS:CELTIC´S 6-0 victory over Kilmarnock at Rugby Park has confirmed Neil Lennon´s side as the SPL Champions for 2011/12. And the Hoops will be presented with the trophy at the final league game of the season.That match at Celtic Park on Sunday, May 13 against Hearts (KO: 12.30pm) is sure to be a special Celtic celebration and one that will see Paradise in party mood.The Hoops have two home games prior to the Hearts game – against Rangers on Sunday, April 29 (KO: 12.45pm) and then St Johnstone on Thursday, May 3 (KO: 7.45pm) – and it was felt that it was important to have as many Celtic fans as possible at the stadium for the trophy presentation.The derby game has a much larger visiting support than other home games, while the Thursday evening match would see many Celtic fans from further afield, in particular the large support which comes over from Ireland, miss out on this special occasion.Neil Lennon´s side have done themselves and the club proud with their magnificent title triumph, and Celtic Park will rise to acclaim them when they are presented with the trophy on May 13. This is just the beginning…DDTV VIDEO SPECIAL: HOOPS CHAMPIONS REACTION & VIDEO SPECIAL was last modified: April 7th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:DDTV VIDEO SPECIAL: HOOPS CHAMPIONS REACTION & VIDEO SPECIALHOOPS CHAMPIONS REACTION & PICTURE SPECIALlast_img

Missions expose surprising differences in the interiors of Saturn and Jupiter

first_imgMaterial thousands of kilometers below the clouds of Jupiter and Saturn tugs subtly on orbiting spacecraft, revealing hidden structure and motions. 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Required fields are indicated by an asterisk (*) NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute Sign up for our daily newsletter Get more great content like this delivered right to you! Countrycenter_img By Paul VoosenJan. 17, 2019 , 2:00 PM A clever use of radio signals from planetary spacecraft is allowing researchers to pierce the swirling clouds that hide the interiors of Jupiter and Saturn, where crushing pressure transforms matter into states unknown on Earth. The effort, led by Luciano Iess of Sapienza University in Rome, turned signals from two NASA probes, Cassini at Saturn and Juno at Jupiter, into probes of gravitational variations that originate deep inside these gas giants.What the researchers have found is fueling a high-stakes game of compare and contrast. The results, published last year in Nature for Jupiter and this week in Science for Saturn, show that “the two planets are more complex than we thought,” says Ravit Helled, a planetary scientist at the University of Zurich in Switzerland. “Giant planets are not simple balls of hydrogen and helium.”In the 1980s, Iess helped pioneer a radio instrument for Cassini that delivered an exceptionally clear signal because it worked in the Ka band, which is relatively free of noise from interplanetary plasma. By monitoring fluctuations in the signal, the team planned to search for gravitational waves from the cosmos and test general relativity during the spacecraft’s journey to Saturn, which began in 1997. Iess’s group put a similar device on Juno, which launched in 2011, but this time the aim was to study Jupiter’s interior. Missions expose surprising differences in the interiors of Saturn and Jupiter Juno skims close to Jupiter’s surface every 53 days, and with each pass hidden influences inside the planet exert a minute pull on the spacecraft, resulting in tiny Doppler shifts in its radio signals. Initially, Iess and his team thought measuring those shifts wouldn’t be feasible at Saturn because of the gravitational influence of its rings. But that obstacle disappeared earlier this decade, after the Cassini team decided to end the mission by sending the craft on a series of orbits, dubbed the Grand Finale, that dipped below the rings and eliminated their effects. As a result, Iess and colleagues could use radio fluctuations to map the shape of gravity fields at both planets, allowing them to infer the density and movements of material deep inside.One goal was to probe the roots of the powerful winds that whip clouds on the gas giants into distinct horizontal bands. Scientists assumed the winds would either be shallow, like winds on Earth, or very deep, penetrating tens of thousands of kilometers into the planets, where extreme pressure is expected to rip the electrons from hydrogen, turning it into a metallike conductor. The results for Jupiter were a puzzle: The 500-kilometer-per-hour winds aren’t shallow, but they reach just 3000 kilometers into the planet, some 4% of its radius. Saturn then delivered a different mystery: Despite its smaller volume, its surface winds, which top out at 1800 kilometers per hour, go three times deeper, to at least 9000 kilometers. “Everybody was caught by surprise,” Iess says.Scientists think the explanation for both findings lies in the planets’ deep magnetic fields. At pressures of about 100,000 times that of Earth’s atmosphere—well short of those that create metallic hydrogen—hydrogen partially ionizes, turning it into a semiconductor. That allows the magnetic field to control the movement of the material, preventing it from crossing the field lines. “The magnetic field freezes the flow,” and the planet becomes rigid, says Yohai Kaspi, a planetary scientist at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel, who worked with Iess. Jupiter has three times Saturn’s mass, which causes a far more rapid increase in atmospheric pressure—about three times faster. “It’s basically the same result,” says Kaspi, but the rigidity sets in at a shallower depth.The Juno and Cassini data yield only faint clues about greater depths. Scientists once believed the gas giants formed much like Earth, building up a rocky core before vacuuming gas from the protoplanetary disc. Such a stately process would have likely led to distinct layers, including a discrete core enriched in heavier elements. But Juno’s measurements, interpreted through models, suggested Jupiter’s core has only a fuzzy boundary, its heavy elements tapering off for up to half its radius. This suggests that rather than forming a rocky core and then adding gas, Jupiter might have taken shape from vaporized rock and gas right from the start, says Nadine Nettelmann, a planetary scientist at the University of Rostock in Germany.The picture is still murkier for Saturn. Cassini data hint that its core could have a mass of some 15 to 18 times that of Earth, with a higher concentration of heavy elements than Jupiter’s, which could suggest a clearer boundary. But that interpretation is tentative, says David Stevenson, a planetary scientist at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena and a co-investigator on Juno. What’s more, Cassini was tugged by something deep within Saturn that could not be explained by the winds, Iess says. “We call it the dark side of Saturn’s gravity.” Whatever is causing this tug, Stevenson adds, it’s not found on Jupiter. “It is a major result. I don’t think we understand it yet.”Because Cassini’s mission ended with the Grand Finale, which culminated with the probe’s destruction in Saturn’s atmosphere, “There’s not going to be a better measurement anytime soon,” says Chris Mankovich, a planetary scientist at the University of California, Santa Cruz. But although the rings complicated the gravity measurements, they also offer an opportunity. For some unknown reason—perhaps its winds, perhaps the pull of its many moons—Saturn vibrates. The gravitational influence of those oscillations minutely warps the shape of its rings into a pattern like the spiraling arms of a galaxy. The result is a visible record of the vibrations, like the trace on a seismograph, which scientists can decipher to plumb the planet. Mankovich says it’s clear that some of these vibrations reach the deep interior, and he has already used “ring seismology” to estimate how fast Saturn’s interior rotates.Cassini’s last gift may be to show how fortunate scientists are to have the rings as probes. Data from the spacecraft’s final orbits enabled Iess’s team to show the rings are low in mass, which means they must be young, as little as 10 million years old—otherwise, encroaching interplanetary soot would have darkened them. They continue to rain material onto Saturn, the Cassini team has found, which could one day lead to their demise. But for now they stand brilliant against the gas giant, with more stories to tell.last_img read more