Governor Wolf Orders Flags at Half-Staff to Honor Fallen Firefighter Kenneth Greene

first_img Flag Order,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf has ordered all commonwealth flags on the Capitol Complex and throughout the City of Philadelphia to fly at half-staff to honor fallen Philadelphia firefighter Lieutenant Kenneth Greene.Lieutenant Kenneth Greene passed away on September 14th from injuries sustained while working in the line of duty on September 3rd.The Commonwealth Flag shall remain lowered at half-staff until his interment. The United States Flag should remain at full-staff during this tribute. September 15, 2017 Governor Wolf Orders Flags at Half-Staff to Honor Fallen Firefighter Kenneth Greenecenter_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Amaya promotes David Carrion to Director of Marketing for PokerStars

first_imgShare Related Articles PokerStars moves to refresh global appeal with ‘I’M IN’ August 18, 2020 StumbleUpon Submit ‘Deal maker’ Rafi Ashkenazi ends Flutter tenure  August 27, 2020 Share David CarrionUpdating the market, Toronto-listed Amaya Inc has confirmed the promotion of David Carrion to the leadership position of Director of Marketing for its PokerStars division.Carrion has been involved with PokerStars marketing and operations since 2010, joining the online poker room under the management of Rational Group. Carrion has worked on a number of international expansion projects for the PokerStars brand, helping the operator become market leader in LATAM and Southern Europe.Prior to being appointed PokerStars Director of Marketing, Carrion served as Group Director of Performance Marketing, spearheading Amaya player acquisition strategies and initiatives.Amaya governance detailed that Carrion would take-up the executive position on 1 July. As Director of Marketing, Carrion will be responsible with the performance and reporting of all PokerStars international multi-market teams.PokerStars released the following statement on the promotion of Carrion “PokerStars has appointed David Carrion as Director of Marketing to lead the global strategy of the PokerStars brand, including advertising, digital, social media, content marketing and live events. Carrion joined PokerStars in January 2010 as Director of Live Poker Operations for Latin America. A background in poker and table games within the bricks and mortar industry served him well in growing and developing the Latin American Poker Tour, sponsoring the Brazilian Series of Poker and directing the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure through to 2015.Carrion will assume the role permanently on July 1 and will also be interim Director of Live Events until a new executive is appointed. Vadim Soloveychik, Director of Brand Marketing and Edgar Stuchly, Director of Live Events, will leave the company at the end of June. PokerStars would like to thank both Soloveychik and Stuchly for their dedicated service and wishes them well in their future endeavors.” UK drives Stars Group growth despite international ‘disruptions’ February 27, 2020last_img read more

State Unemployment Agency Reports Data Breach

first_imgShe says the agency is making free identity protection services available to affected individuals “in an abundance of caution,” and advises them to immediately report any unauthorized activity on their financial accounts.“At this time, we have not received any reports of malicious activity,” Landrum reiterates.She did not specify how many people were affected by the breach.The U.S. Department of Labor reported on Thursday that an estimated 223,927 initial claims were submitted in Florida during the week that ended May 16. The state agency responsible for overseeing unemployment claims said Thursday that a recent data breach affected some applicants for reemployment assistance.A statement from the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity explains that residents who were impacted by a “data security incident” have been notified.DEO spokeswoman Paige Landrum adds that the issue was addressed within an hour of staff becoming aware of the incident.last_img read more

CATHAL MAC SUIBHNE’S GAA BLOG: A WIN OVER DUBLIN WOULD BE BIG JIM’S GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT

first_imgJim McGeniusBY Cathal Mac Suibhne: The dream semi-final, the match that everyone wants to see is now a reality; though there looked to be a real chance of a nightmare unfolding for Donegal in the dying stages of yesterday’s contest with Armagh. Two wonderful points from the left pegs of Michael Murphy and Patrick McBrearty finally shook off an Orchard side who were behind for much of the game but looked to have timed their raid to perfection.It was a patchy performance from Donegal, the overall unit not performing anywhere near the level it is capable of but there were some stirring individual displays. The McGee brothers were fantastic in the full back line while in front of them Frank McGlynn and Anthony Thompson put in incredible shifts. Thompson won a huge amount of ball and in tandem with Neil Gallagher, was the source of so much of the side’s primary possession. Gallagher had another big game at midfield; Donegal just don’t function in the same way when he’s not on the pitch, he holds it all together around the middle and his fielding is a joy to watch. There were a few of Paul Durcan’s kick outs that went awry, on occasion kicking straight to unmarked Armagh men. Whether these were errors from Durcan or from the his men not making the correct run its hard to say but that particular facet of the game will be hugely important in the semi-final and Gallagher again will need to be at his best.McGlynn meanwhile ran himself into the ground, attacking the left flank over and over again – he can’t have been far off leaving tracks in the Croke Park sod. With McGlynn raiding down the wing the central channel was the route taken by Leo McLoone. The Glenties man’s direct running and superb ball control has been a feature of this year’s Championship and with him being so comfortable off both feet he’s a nightmare for defenders trying to stop him.While the aforementioned players and others of course all played their part, there was one man who stood taller than anyone else, captain Murphy. We’ve seen numerous exhibitions of football from the Maestro but yesterday was as good as he’s ever been from a leadership perspective. So often when Donegal ran into the Armagh defensive wall, the play slowed down as the team had to be patient and hold possession. Invariably it was Michael who would then inject some pace into a move, make a run, create something from nothing and his fingerprints were on almost every Donegal score.His equaliser was a perfect example. Making a surge from deep he collected the ball at halfway before off loading; he continued his run and two passes later he was on Frank McGlynn’s shoulder to receive the ball and slot it over the bar with his left foot. You could almost sense it amongst the team whenever they engaged in the patient, keep-ball build up – they were waiting until Michael got on the ball and then suddenly the runs were made, openings created.Odhran MacNiallais continued his dream debut season of Championship football, scoring a well taken goal while also getting a crucial score after Armagh had taken the lead late on. He and Ryan McHugh have firmly put themselves in the frame for the Young Player of the Year gong, as well as All Stars.His goal came at a time when Donegal were struggling, content to stifle their opponents but not showing much inventiveness themselves. That changed after twenty minutes when Michael was pushed up alongside Colm McFadden in the full forward line. With that switch Armagh had to reorganise their defence with Charlie Vernon and Brendan Donaghy sharing responsibility for Murphy. The consternation he creates in opposition defences merely by his presence leads to space for others – within minutes of the switch being made, MacNiallais found room in behind and cracked his goal in off the upright.From then on Donegal appeared to have the measure of Armagh with the Orchardmen reduced to initiating scraps and doing their best to get under Donegal’s skin. As Karl Lacey made his was off the field at halftime, Aidan Forker immediately ran towards him to give him a shunt and some pleasantries in his ear. Lacey looked bemused by the episode and by the childishness of Armagh.Lacey had a quiet enough game after picking up an early injury; while you’d want to have your top players firing it is encouraging to see Donegal winning games knowing that there is more in the tank. McFadden is certainly a case in point – it is just not happening for him. In trying to make amends he’s probably trying even harder and trying to force things, going for shots that aren’t on. It would be a surprise to see him start the semi-final on the bench but you can be sure it will be discussed amongst the management team. The third quarter surge that has been key to Donegal over recent years was evident again; the scoreboard was kept ticking over and they found themselves three points to the good as we approached the hour mark. Some wastefulness didn’t help matters and with a bit more composure the lead could have been a few points more.Then came Armagh’s goal, very unlucky from Paul Durcan’s point of view, with the ball rebounding off the post and into the net off his foot. Armagh sensed blood and started to believe the game was theirs. Donegal though showed huge courage to get back into the game and get back in front, a real mark of seasoned champions.Substitute Martin McElhinney showed great bravery and heart to throw himself onto a loose ball and guide it into the path of a team-mate in the build up to McBrearty’s winner. That type of play, putting your body on the line, will be required from every man that takes the field in the semi-final. McElhinney’s clubmate Christy Toye didn’t see much of the ball from an attacking sense put he was another who put in a huge amount of work. For large parts of the first half he was marking Aaron Kernan and he covered his runs diligently and sacrificed himself for the cause in attempting to negate one of Armagh’s main threats.And so to what awaits in three weeks time. The Dubs will present a huge challenge. Many have said that Donegal are the only team that can potentially topple the juggernaut. That is probably true but it will still take the performance of our lives to make that happen. At times yesterday we got turned over in the Armagh half of the field when we were expecting to get frees – these little nuances of the game all have to improve, everything has to be lifted a notch. Donegal will not have impressed many with their overall display yesterday and as such the team will be rank outsiders for the last four encounter. We’re winning games with our best finisher, McFadden, out of form and with other players who have another gear or two to find. Others though like McLoone, McHugh and Thompson are going above and beyond – is that enough to beat Dublin?Jim has lost just three championship games as Donegal bainisteoir; with the Ulster Final win this year and now redemption in the quarter finals after last year’s horrow show, two of those three wrongs have been righted. Only one remains – Dublin in an All-Ireland semi-final. The game will represent the greatest test of the McGuinness system but no doubt it will be a task he will relish. A win would be his greatest achievement.CATHAL MAC SUIBHNE’S GAA BLOG: A WIN OVER DUBLIN WOULD BE BIG JIM’S GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT was last modified: August 10th, 2014 by John2Share 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:armaghCathal Mac SuibhneCroke ParkdonegaldublinGAA blogJim McGuinnesslast_img read more

Residents to be at the heart of controversial housing plans in Ballybofey

first_imgIt has been confirmed that residents on the Trusk Road will be consulted before any decision is reached on a new housing development scheme on the council-owned lands. Confirmation from senior council management on the issue was given on Monday.Outrage was sparked ten years ago when the Donegal County Council had proposed to build houses/apartments on the small site which led to a protest outside the council building in Lifford. Raising the issue at Monday’s reconvened full council meeting, Councillor Patrick McGowan, who supported the decision by local residents a decade ago, said: “I am satisfied that no decision will be taken on house design or the number of houses prior to residents being consulted.“It is proposed that this small development will be reserved for an older people’s housing scheme and will be designed with the needs of older people in mind.”Residents to be at the heart of controversial housing plans in Ballybofey was last modified: April 15th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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)last_img read more

Opening statement: Sharks hold off bruising Blues for Game 1 win

first_img[vemba-video id=”van/sc/2019/05/12/bang_a0c58571-a7c9-47fb-933b-bd0a9fd42d4f”]SAN JOSE — Remember the hits, animosity and general bad blood the Sharks had in their first round series in these playoffs?Well, it’s all back, and it seems to suit the Sharks just fine.Kevin Labanc snapped a six-game goal drought and Timo Meier scored his fourth and fifth of the playoffs in the second period to help the Sharks earn a 6-3 win over the St. Louis Blues on Saturday in Game 1 of the Western Conference …last_img read more

Passive House in the (Wisconsin) Woods

first_img RELATED ARTICLES Passive House in the Woods Opens Its DoorsPassive House in the Woods Goes Energy-PositiveBlog Review: Tim EianWisconsin Electric Cooperative Jolts Passivhaus Owner Hoping it will inspire others to build to the standardBy the end of last week, exterior insulation was being installed on the three-story, three-bedroom 1,940-sq.-ft. house, which likely will be completed by early summer. Constructed with insulated concrete forms, the exterior walls are expected to provide R-70 thermal resistance, while the slab is designed to deliver R-60 and the roof R-95. The rooftop will serve as an observation deck and accommodate a 4-by-10-ft. solar thermal collector. Electric power will be provided by a 4.7 kW solar power system, whose average annual output is calculated at 6,750 kWh, enough to cover the home’s predicted 4,200 kWh annual usage and feed power back into the grid.The attached garage is built with advanced stick framing to reduce the amount of wood used and is clad in exterior-grade gypsum sheathing. To avoid air transfer from the garage to the house, there is no door connecting the two buildings; rather, the garage features two doors for vehicles and a south-facing door for pedestrian access. The garage’s flat roof is designed to accommodate a layer of tray-planted sedums, helping improve the view from the house rooftop, while water runoff will be captured in rain barrels for use elsewhere on the site.The home’s owner, Gary Konkol, a general-practice physician, recently told the Hudson-Star Observer that with his focus on the use of sustainable materials and desire to live in a home built to such a high performance standard, “I’m putting more into it than I’ll ever get out of it financially. But I’ll get other things out of it.” His hope, he says, is that the home serves as a model that will encourage construction of others that meet Passive House criteria. Passive House residential construction is still such a rarity and curiousity in the U.S. that many projects designed to meet the standard have their own blog forum and accompanying photo galleries. Passive House in the Woods, in Hudson, Wisconsin, is one such project.The progress of Passive House in the Woods, or PHitW, has been assiduously documented by its designer, Tim Delhey Eian of Minneapolis-based TE Studio, and the project builder, Morr Construction Services of Shoreview, Minnesota. At this point in the emergence of Passive House in North America, PHitW is among 23 single-family residential projects that have been certified or pre-certified by Passive House Institute U.S. The Midwest, in turns out, is home to a bunch of them. There are, for example, eight in Illinois, where there also are two planned Passive House retrofits and two planned multifamily projects aiming for Passive House performance.PHitW, though, will be a first for Wisconsin and certainly an anomaly in Hudson, which is about 20 miles east of St. Paul, Minnesota.last_img read more

10 months agoFulham defender Chambers: We’re improving under Ranieri

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Fulham defender Chambers: We’re improving under Ranieriby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFulham defender Calum Chambers is adamant the club are improving despite Saturday’s 2-0 loss to West Ham United.The Cottagers are still bottom of the Premier League, having conceded 42 goals in 17 games.But Chambers, currently on loan from Arsenal, says the club are making strides under new boss Claudio Ranieri.”We’ve improved a lot of things over the last few weeks,” Chambers told Standard Sport. “Things are changing, things are looking positive. “We feel we played alright against West Ham, we created chances but we just didn’t put them in the back of the net. We’ve got to stay together, be positive. “We’ve got an important week coming up next week and we have to be ready for that.”We knew how important a game this was for us. We created a lot of chances and didn’t finish them, you can get punished in this league for that.” last_img read more

18 days agoToulouse defender Diakite happy for Todibo at Barcelona

first_imgToulouse defender Diakite happy for Todibo at Barcelonaby Carlos Volcano18 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveToulouse defender Bafode Diakite insists he’s happy for Jean-Clair Todibo.Todibo left Toulouse in January for Barcelona and is now set for a first team run due to their injury crisis.Diakite said, “Of course I am happy by what he does, he was trained in Téfécé, like me. “If he chose to join Barca, it’s not for nothing. He has an idea on his mind, we do not take such a big decision without thinking. I hope that he will make a place in their starting XI, he will be beneficial for the French squad and Toulouse.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more