Governor Wolf Announces Recovery Aid for those Affected by Severe Storms in Central Pennsylvania

first_img October 24, 2018 Economy,  Press Release,  PSA,  Weather Safety Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today announced that the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) approved his request to declare a disaster in Schuylkill County after significant flood damage to homes and businesses was sustained due to severe storms July 21 – 27, 2018.“Record-breaking storms affected large portions of the commonwealth this summer, disrupting the lives of those unfortunate enough to live in their path,” said Governor Wolf. “Low interest loan programs like this are important financial lifelines for families embarking on the lengthy and difficult path to recovery.”Homeowners, renters and businesses impacted by the storms in Schuylkill, as well as neighboring counties Berks, Carbon, Columbia, Dauphin, Lebanon, Lehigh, Luzerne, and Northumberland may be eligible for low-interest disaster loans through the SBA Disaster Loan Programs.Low-interest loans of up to $200,000 are available to homeowners to repair or replace damaged or destroyed real estate. SBA regulations permit loans up to $40,000 to repair or replace personal property. Businesses and nonprofits can borrow up to $2 million to restore damaged or destroyed buildings, inventory, equipment and assets. Loan amounts and terms are set by the SBA and are based on each applicant’s financial qualifications.The SBA will establish a Disaster Loan Outreach Center (DLOC) to assist anyone who wishes to apply for a loan. The DLOC will be open at the following location and times:Tremont Municipal Office139 Clay StreetTremont, PA 17981Opening: Thursday, October 25: 11 a.m.Days:Monday – Friday: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.Saturday, October 27: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.Closed: Sunday, October 28Closing: Thursday, November 1: 4 p.m.SBA customer service representatives will be on hand at the disaster loan outreach center to issue loan applications, answer questions about the disaster loan program, explain the application process and help individuals to complete their applications.Individuals and businesses unable to visit the centers in person may obtain information and loan applications by calling the SBA’s Customer Service Center at 1-800-659-2955 (1-800-877-8339 for the hearing impaired), or by e-mailing applications can also be downloaded at Applicants may apply online using the Electronic Loan Application (ELA) via the SBA’s secure website at Completed applications should be returned to the local DLOC or mailed to: U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155.The filing deadline to return applications for physical property damage is Dec. 24, 2018.  The deadline to return economic injury disaster loan applications is July 23, 2019. Governor Wolf Announces Recovery Aid for those Affected by Severe Storms in Central Pennsylvaniacenter_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Friends, coaches remember runner Sabrina Cammock for infectious personality, competitive drive

first_img Published on March 9, 2015 at 11:48 pm Contact Sam: | @SamBlum3 Sabrina Cammock took pride in her name and her identity. One time when she was in high school, the athletic director approached her and asked which runner she was.The question stopped Cammock in her tracks.She straightened her back, gave him a look and said, “I’m Sabrina, don’t ya know?” From then on, whenever the two crossed paths again, he jokingly repeated the phrase to her.Cammock — throughout her life — was the type of person whose personality was infectious and drew widespread respect.“She was just a young lady of dignity,” her high school track coach Linda Jordan said. “That’s how I can sum it up with Sabrina, she was just a young lady of dignity.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textOn Saturday morning, Cammock was found dead in her room in the Hotel Edison in New York City. The 21-year-old Syracuse University sprinter, from Queens, New York, spent Friday night celebrating with friends and teammates, but didn’t wake up the next morning. An initial autopsy was inconclusive.Cammock was one of the most successful sprinters in Syracuse history and was in the middle of a senior season in which she placed 13th overall in the 60 meters at the Atlantic Coast Conference indoor championships. She was also the school’s record holder for the 4×100 meter relay. She was a well-liked person and everyone — even if they didn’t know her personally — had heard of her personality and running dominance.“She always believed in me and she was always proud of me,” said Aziza Hawthorne, Cammock’s best friend and “little sister.” “And I want to stay strong for her, but sometimes it’s been hard and emotions come in waves… when it starts to sink in I can’t breathe.“My heart is bleeding and I’m drowning and it’s just really, really the worst thing ever.”On the morning of Cammock’s death, Jordan was at a state track meet, and a coach from another school brought her name up — unaware that she had died. They were talking about the best sprinters that had gone through the Catholic school programs, and Cammock was the first to come to mind.In Cammock’s junior season, she led her school to its first-ever Millrose Games held at Madison Square Garden. She was one leg of the 4×400 meter relay, but had come into the event injured. Her coaches told her that she shouldn’t run.“’Are you kidding me?’” Jordan recalled Cammock saying, “‘I’m going to do this. I’ll deal with it after I get off the track.’”It was only a year prior that she had started running. She joined the team as a sophomore who didn’t know how to use her hands or her feet or even follow the rules. She disqualified herself from a meet for blatantly switching lanes during a sprint.But her talent and speed were undeniable. Even in her first season, she qualified for the state meet. Her talents came naturally to her, whether it was running, singing or in her work as an intern at SUNY Upstate Medical University Hospital.Cammock’s family opened its doors to her friends and extended family on Sunday. For Hawthorne, coming home from school in Binghamton was almost too difficult. She said she knew everything and everyone at home would remind her of Cammock.Hawthorne said that Cammock never doubted her, even when Hawthorne doubted herself. There are some runners that don’t have fun when they compete, Hawthorne said, and let the moment get the best of them. But Cammock just went out and had fun when she competed.“It’s heartbreaking,” Syracuse freshman runner Justyn Knight said. “She always had a smile if I said hi.”On the bus to meets, she’d belt out her beautiful singing voice on the bus. After running, she’d eat the buffalo wings that Jordan secretly made just for her. When someone else did well, she’d go around and tell everyone how proud she was of them.In early February, Hawthorne introduced Cammock to everyone at a track meet as her sister, because, as Hawthorne put it, that’s just who she was.“She can make you laugh, she can empathize with you. She can do — she’s just Superwoman,” Hawthorne said. “… She just didn’t realize what a person she was.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Neymar injury mars PSG victory over Marseille

first_imgThe 26-year-old was on his own when he innocuously rolled his ankle and flopped to the ground in pain.“Neymar already had a swollen ankle,” PSG skipper Thiago Silva told Canal+.“I’m not a doctor, but I don’t think he’ll be available on Wednesday (when PSG face Marseille again in the French Cup). “He has to rest.”It was an otherwise easy night for the big-spending Parisians as teenager Kylian Mbappe became the youngest scorer in the French ‘Classique’.Uruguayan goal-machine Edinson Cavani was also on the scoresheet while Neymar had a hand in PSG’s other goal.With Monaco drawing 3-3 at Toulouse on Saturday and Lyon held 1-1 at home to local rivals Saint-Etienne earlier on Sunday, it meant none of PSG’s three nearest challengers managed to win.Monaco remain second with Marseille third, two points behind, and Lyon a further five adrift.This result was never in doubt and PSG coach Unai Emery even had the luxury of bringing off Mbappe, 19, after an hour to give Argentine international Angel Di Maria a half-hour run out — Emery may now be wishing he’d chosen to rest Neymar.PSG were off to a flying start through Mbappe but Marseille were in part the architects of their own downfall.France midfielder Adrien Rabiot tried to thread a through ball on 10 minutes to Mbappe, cutting in from the right.Kylian Mbappe celebrates becoming the youngest scorer in ‘Le Classique’ © AFP / GEOFFROY VAN DER HASSELTFormer Aston Villa full-back Jordan Amavi was in place to intercept the ball but he slipped and succeeded only helping it onto teenage star Mbappe, who jinked inside onto his left foot and dragged a low shot inside Yohann Pele’s near post.As expected, the hosts were dictating the tempo and dominating the ball, but Neymar was off target with a header from a Dani Alves cross.The second came before the half hour mark, though, and again it owed much to poor Marseille defending.Layvin Kurzawa slipped Rabiot into the inside left channel in the visitors’ box and he picked out Brazilian Neymar with a cut-back.The forward’s poked finish was heading off target until his compatriot and Marseille centre-back Rolando thrust out a boot and inadvertently directed the ball into the goal.– Showboating –The match was as good as over and PSG had barely needed to break sweat.Ten minutes before half time and the men in blue were already breaking out the showboating tricks and flicks, with Rabiot’s backheel setting up Neymar to curl a long-range strike just past the post.Marseille barely had a sniff and when midfielder Andre Anguissa got up to meet a header in the box, it looped up harmlessly and landed in goalkeeper Alphonse Areola’s arms.It took just 10 more minutes after the break for PSG to extend their advantage as Neymar was allowed time and space to reach the byline on the left.His cross picked out Cavani, whose first touch with his left was sublime to turn marker Rolando, while his right-footed finish was unstoppable.Marseille were barely putting up a fight, but substitute Clinton N’Jie managed to get himself booked for needlessly lashing out at Marquinhos and then clashing with Dani Alves, who also saw yellow.After Neymar was stretchered off, the pacey N’Jie almost gave Marseille hope but having rounded Areola, his goal-bound effort was cleared off the line by sliding PSG captain Thiago Silva.Areola also made smart saves to deny Florian Thauvin and Luiz Gustavo, but Marseille’s spirited finish had come too late.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Neymar was visibly in pain after turning his ankle, making him a doubt for the Real match © AFP / GEOFFROY VAN DER HASSELTPARIS, France, Feb 26 – Neymar was worryingly stretchered off with an ankle injury on Sunday, marring Paris Saint-Germain’s 3-0 victory over Marseille that increased their Ligue 1 lead to 14 points.Just 10 days before the French leaders’ Champions League last 16, second leg against Real Madrid, there was concern over the world’s most expensive player as Neymar was carried off 10 minutes from time.last_img read more