Governor Wolf Announces Funding to Help Northumberland County Eliminate Blight

first_imgGovernor Wolf Announces Funding to Help Northumberland County Eliminate Blight August 03, 2018 SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img Economy,  Infrastructure,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced new funding to eliminate blight in municipalities across Northumberland County, revitalizing communities and bringing the potential for further economic development in the area.“Strong communities help to build a strong economy and my administration is committed to addressing blight and has invested in community redevelopment that enhances this goal,” said Governor Wolf. “Northumberland County has developed a unique blight elimination strategy. This investment will support the ongoing blight elimination efforts in Northumberland County and will greatly increase the quality of life for residents.”The Housing Authority of Northumberland County was awarded a $750,000 grant to support the county’s “Fight the Blight” initiative. The county will acquire and demolish approximately 60 blighted and abandoned properties in the county that will be redeveloped for commercial and housing purposes. Additionally, the housing authority will rehabilitate ten additional blighted structures to be sold to modest-income homebuyers. The project continues the highly successful effort launched by the housing authority in 2011 to work cooperatively with communities by identifying and prioritizing blighted properties for demolition and rehabilitation.The project is expected to bring economic growth through enhanced property values, a stronger local tax base, and increased commercial and residential development.Supported through the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) program, funding will support critical expansion projects, some of which will provide opportunities for additional economic development.last_img read more

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Navy SEALs cut ties with national museum over Colin Kaepernick K-9 demonstration video

first_img Sujay Chakraborty COMMENT Also Read | CB Jalen Ramsey Confident In Contract, New Role With RamsColin Kaepernick began kneeling during the national anthem during the 2016 NFL preseason as a sign of protest against racial violence and police brutality. Despite heavy criticism, the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback continued with his protests, which many suspect was the primary reason behind his NFL exit the following year.Kaepernick’s ‘Take a knee’ protests have become prominent in 2020 since the Black Lives Matter movement gained momentum in the US after the death of George Floyd. Floyd, an African-American, was brutally murdered by a Minneapolis police officer. His death led to mass protests in the US and kickstarted the global movement against racism.For athletes looking to show solidarity with the movement, kneeling during the national anthem ahead of games has become a go-to option. Players in MLB, MLS and NBA have supported the movement by kneeling while wearing ‘Black Lives Matter’ shirts. It is believed that NFL players are planning to do the same when the 2020 season commences in September. Also Read | Buccaneers Rookie Wirfs Prepares To Do Part To Help BradyAlso Read | Dolphins’ 2017 3rd-round Pick Cordrea Tankersley Waived(Image Credits: Billy Corben Twitter Handle) The Navy SEALs have severed all ties with the National Navy SEAL Museum after a K-9 demonstration video went viral on social media which showed the dogs attacking a man wearing a Colin Kaepernick jersey. According to an email procured by AP, Rear Admiral Collin Green, who heads the Naval Special Warfare Command, wrote: “Each and every one of us serves to protect our fellow Americans — ALL Americans. Even the perception that our commitment to serving the men and women of this nation is applied unevenly is destructive.”The email, which was sent to the various departments of the US Defence force, stated that Navy SEALs will revisit the “relationship with the museum” when they are convinced that the National Navy SEAL Museum has made the necessary changes to ensure this act is not repeated again.  1 month ago ‘Suicide Squad’ director agrees with fan theory about Joker recruiting fake Harley Quinn Last Updated: 5th August, 2020 18:25 IST Navy SEALs Cut Ties With National Museum Over Colin Kaepernick K-9 Demonstration Video The Navy SEALs have severed ties with the National Navy SEAL Museum after their video went viral showing dogs attacking a man in Colin Kaepernick’s jersey. WE RECOMMEND 1 month ago LEADING OFF: Reds-Tigers debut MLB’s 7-inning doubleheaders SUBSCRIBE TO US 1 month ago Top swimmers cry foul; “Why open only Gym, why not Pools as well,” they askcenter_img LIVE TV Written By 1 month ago Navy SEALs use ‘Colin Kaepernick stand-in’ to demonstrate K-9 dog attack: Watch FOLLOW US Also Read | Beverly Hills Party Hosted For NFL Player Goes Wrong, Multiple People Shot And WoundedKaepernick K-9 demonstration sheds negative light on Navy SEALsLocated near Fort Pierce, Florida, the National Navy SEAL Museum is an independent, nonprofit organisation that is not run by the military. The video that went viral on social media this past weekend is from a fundraiser event in 2019. The footage shows four dogs showcasing their deadly nature by attacking a man wearing a Colin Kaepernick jersey. The second piece of footage showed the dogs taking the man down, who can be heard saying, “Oh man, I will stand,” which was a jibe at Kaepernick’s protests during the 2016 NFL season. The Navy SEALs were quick to condemn the incident and launched an investigation into the same. The organisation insisted that nobody involved in the incident were active-duty Navy personnel. WATCH US LIVE First Published: 5th August, 2020 18:25 IST 1 month ago 7-inning doubleheaders debut in MLB, Reds top Tigers 4-3last_img read more

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Greek Defense Faces Japan Test

first_imgNATAL, Brazil — Rock-solid defenders who constantly chase, tackle and bully their opponents have been the key to Greece tactics ever since they became European champions in 2004.A decade ago, that team conceded a miserly four goals at Euro 2004 and its successor only conceded four in qualifying to secure its place at the 2014 World Cup as Greece stayed true to its reputation for hard work and ruthless discipline at the back.That all changed when the squad arrived in Brazil.The team’s much-vaunted defense was torn apart in a 3-0 defeat by Colombia, whose display of speed and style sometimes left the Greeks standing around like statues.Greece now faces Japan in Natal on June 19 in a game that could very well put either team out of contention. Japan lost to Ivory Coast 2-1 in its opener, meaning neither team can really afford another defeat if they hope to advance out of Group C.Japan advanced to the round of 16 four years ago but lost to Paraguay on penalties. Greece has bowed out in the group stage in its previous two World Cups.For Greece, the need to rebuild its solid back line will be all the more important at a World Cup that is so far seeing crowd-pleasing flair in attack and plenty of goals: 44 in the first 14 games.Colombia scored in the fifth minute, forcing Greece out of its comfort zone right from the start and attacking with speed on the flanks. Greek frustration was reflected in two of its players drawing yellow cards in the second half.“That wasn’t what people expected,” Greece forward Andreas Samaris said. “I know what everyone expected of Greece though: that we would have 11 men behind the ball, defend, defend, defend and give everything to keep a clean sheet.“We went out to win against Colombia, and that philosophy will not change. We just hope it brings a better result for us because Japan is now a must, must-win game for us.”Like Colombia, Japan is likely to attack at speed through the Europe-based trio of Shinji Kagawa, Yuto Nagatomo and Keisuke Honda. Against Ivory Coast, Japan had the better of the first half but ultimately struggled as the game got more physical in the second half.The arrival of the Ivorians’ star striker Didier Drogba as a second-half substitute also raised his team’s performance and there was only a muted response from the Japanese.AC Milan midfielder Honda said that the team was determined to bounce back against Greece.“Nobody feels good about losing and obviously it was a shock,” Honda, who opened the scoring with a powerful first-half strike, was quoted as saying. “But it’s not a shock that we lost, the thing that shocks me is we lost because we could not play to our strengths.“We gave our opponents’ front line too much respect. Mentally we were weak but that is not a problem that can’t be fixed. A little bit more spirit can turn things around … of course we still have an opportunity to get through the group phase.”(JIM VERTUNO, AP Sports Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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Vij proposes no deduction from prize money of Hry int’l players

first_imgChandigarh, Jun 20 (PTI) Haryana Sports and YouthAffairs Minister Anil Vij has proposed changes in the sports policy to ensure no deduction is made from the prize money of state’s international medal winners. Vij today said he has forwarded his proposal to Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar and once he approves it, it would be taken up in the next Cabinet meeting. The minister made the disclosure while answering media persons’ posers over the proposed deduction from the prize money of sportsperson, employed by various government departments, including Indian Railways.He said the present government has been working for the betterment of sports, he said.”Even if we have to amend the policy 100 times for thebetterment of sports, we will certainly do it,” he added.Vij said the state government would celebrate the International Yoga Day like a festival for which allarrangements and preparations had been made.The celebrations would be carried out at the district,sub-division level and even at block level this time. Hundredsof social organizations and non-government organizations would take part in the celebrations, he added. PTI SUN RAXRAXlast_img read more

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