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Governor Wolf and PennDOT Announce Funding for 51 Alternative Transportation Projects (Round-Up) By: Eryn Spangler, Press Assistant Government That Works, Infrastructure, Round-Up, The Blog, Transportation Yesterday, Governor Wolf and PennDOT Secretary Leslie S. Richards announced federal funding for 51 alternative transportation projects across the Commonwealth.“These projects are important initiatives that enhance communities across Pennsylvania to create stronger economies and better infrastructure,” Governor Wolf said. “Making these improvements will enhance pedestrian and bicycle facilities, improve access to public transportation, create safe routes to school, preserve historic transportation structures, provide environmental mitigation, create trails that serve a transportation purpose, and promote safety and mobility.”A full list of the approved projects can be viewed here.Take a look at the coverage below:Daily Item: Sunbury gets $640,000 toward Chestnut Street ProjectThe city of Sunbury is the recipient of $640,000 in federal money toward the $3.6 million Chestnut Street Rehabilitation Project that include pedestrian safety, replacing sidewalks and curbs and adding ramps to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act. The grant was announced by Governor Tom Wolf and PennDOT Secretary Leslie S. Richards as part of 51 projects to improve transportation alternatives. A total of $33 million in federal funds was awarded.Bucks County Courier Times: Federal grant to support local trails in Bucks, Montgomery countiesFive townships in Bucks and Montgomery counties will receive a combined total of nearly $3 million to go toward trail construction projects, as part of a grant from the Transportation Alternatives Program. Gov. Tom Wolf and PennDOT Secretary Leslie S. Richards announced Tuesday that $33 million in federal funding will go to support projects in 51 communities throughout Pennsylvania, including Warwick, New Britain Township, Limerick, Abington and Cheltenham.Lancaster Online: Lancaster County transportation alternative projects to receive $2.36 million in federal fundsThree Lancaster County municipalities will receive a combined $2.36 million to help fund PennDOT projects designed to improve transportation alternatives. The three county Pennsylvania Department of Transportation projects are among 51 statewide that will receive some of the $33 million in federal funds.Philly Voice: Philly ‘in line’ to get $2.8 million for bike, other alternative transportation projectsState officials announced Tuesday that 51 alternative transportation projects throughout Pennsylvania, including a handful in Philadelphia, are in line for a cool $33 million in federal funding. That means better sidewalks and trails for the Pennsylvania’s pedestrians and bikers.WFMZ: Reading awarded grant for trail between RACC, Buttonwood StreetMore than $1 million in federal transportation money is on its way to Berks County. Reading will receive $910,099 to create a segment of the Schuylkill River Trail between the campus of Reading Area Community College and Buttonwood Street.Daily American: Somerset Borough awarded nearly a half-million dollars for sidewalk improvementsSomerset Borough has been awarded a $428,928 grant to improve sidewalks uptown. The project was one of 51 awarded a combined $33 million in federal funds, according to Gov. Tom Wolf and Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Secretary Leslie Richards. January 11, 2017 SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf SHARE TWEET
62 Warburton St, North WardCITY fringe suburbs such as South Townsville, North Ward and Belgian Gardens are the best places for investors, according to the latest Herron Todd White report.The July 2018 HTW month in review report examines the smartest way to invest $500,000 in Townsville’s residential property market.The report states Townsville’s market is at the start of a fragile recovery and $500,000 would easily secure a good quality home in either a desirable suburban residential estate or an inner-city suburb.“Inner city projects including the new stadium under construction along with the proposed waterfront precinct and the general amenity offered by the city centre and The Strand makes the suburbs of South Townsville, North Ward and Belgian Gardens desirable locations for a $500,000 investment,” the report states.“Over the past six to 12 months, the suburbs of North Ward and Belgian Gardens have seen a firming in prices.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 2020“These suburbs typically comprise older style homes with a $500,000 investment getting you a renovated home on a small allotment or a renovator on a larger allotment.”In North Ward for a touch under $500,000 an investor could snap up 62 Warburton St (pictured). The three-bedroom, one-bathroom home is on 878sq m of land and has timber floors, a granite kitchen and modern bathroom.Or in South Townsville $499,000 would buy an investor a seven-bedrooms, two- bathroom restored Queenslander on 1014sq m of land and is near the under-construction North Queensland Stadium.The report states that inner-city and fringe city suburbs are expected to be the first to start drawing investors as the market starts to strengthen.“The majority of buyers now in this price bracket in the market are intending owner-occupiers,” the report stated.“With the inner-city market historically the first market to feel any price pulse at the start of a recovery, houses in the suburbs of North Ward and Belgian Gardens are likely to continue to be attractive investments.”
FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Nigeria international Chidozie Awaziem is not only enjoying his loan sojourn with La Liga side CD Leganes, but is indeed hoping that the loan deal could become a permanent one. Awaziem who joined CD Leganes from Portuguese side FC Porto in August last year, has featured in about 21 games for the side and confessed that it has been worth it so far. The 23-year-old who was named in Gernot Rohr’s 23-man team for the two legged clash with Sierra Leone in the Nations cup qualifiers before the coronavirus put everything on hold, however said turning a loan deal into permanent deal will depend on the club. Leganes ace Chidozie Awaziem in action for Super EaglesAdvertisement Loading… “It all depends on how the season ends. If the club decides to extend my contract, we could do it. I feel comfortable here,” Awaziem told SuperSport “It is one of the best leagues in the world and we will fight to escape relegation,” he enthused. La Liga like other leagues across the globe have been put in the cooler till the end of April with league managers hinting that further extension could follow should the pandemic fail to crumble at expiration of suspension period. Read Also Coronavirus: Omeruo, Awaziem axed from training as club chief tests positive The leagues are not the only ones affected as all Nations cup qualifiers and even Champions league matches have been put on hold. Promoted ContentCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty Penny6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This Day10 Awesome TV Series That Got Cancelled Way Too Soon9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do6 TV Characters Whose Departures Have Made The Shows Better2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year6 Most Breathtaking Bridges In The WorldWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?
PRESCOTT, Ariz. (March 20) – During his own racing career, Bugs Norbury appreciated Prescott Valley Raceway as a track that rewarded talent and not horsepower.He’s confident IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modified drivers who return to the 1/3-mile clay oval, located at the Yavapai County Fairgrounds beginning with opening night on April 5 will share that sentiment.A full season of Saturday events are scheduled at Prescott Valley through Sept. 27. “This is more of a driver’s track. Horsepower doesn’t win here, talent does,” said Norbury, who had leased the venue for several sprint car specials before re-opening for weekly shows midway through 2013. “Drivers like it for that reason.” Sanctioned Modifieds ran at PVR from 2005-2011. They were a fan favorite and bringing the division back means Norbury doesn’t have to write the rules himself.“These cars put on good races. They’re entertaining and they’re competitive,” he said. “The rules are another plus. IMCA writes them and we enforce them.” Nearly 600 tons of clay have been added to the racing surface at Prescott Valley. An area of lawn chair seating has been expanded and concessions updated.“We’ve made a lot of changes here since last season with track improvements,” said Norbury. ”If people are happy with that I’m happy because they’ll come back and race with us more this year.”Local track points earned at Prescott Valley Raceway will also apply in IMCA’s Larry Shaw Racing Western Region.
Boys’ team rankings1) Bangor High School 167, 2) MDI High School 130, 3) Bucksport High School 102, 4) John Bapst Memorial HS 88, 5) Stearns High School 32, 6) Schenk High School 14, 6) Calvary Chapel Christian School 14, 18) Bangor Christian School 10. For more sports stories, pick up a copy of the Mount Desert Islander. Latest Posts House fire in Winter Harbor – October 27, 2014 State budget vs. job creation – January 22, 2015 Bio Latest posts by admin (see all) BANGOR — Back to a full roster for the first time this season, the Mount Desert Island High School track team had another strong showing, this time in the Penobscot Valley Conference (PVC) track meet in Bangor on May 8.The boys’ team nabbed a solid second-place finish behind perennial powerhouse Bangor. The girls took third behind Bangor and John Bapst.MDI’s Danielle Hutchins ran her first races of the outdoor season and fell right back into step with the finish of her indoor season, taking first in the 100-meter dash, the 200-meter dash, and the long jump. She also was on the winning 4×400-meter relay with teammates Destiny Kanu, Heather Spurling, and Bliss Weathers.The 4×800-meter relay of Kymry Brooks, Kailyn Russell, Chelsey Curran and Heather Spurling added a first-place finish for the Trojan girls.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textThe boys’ team continued its dominant showing in the field events.Trojan Carl Ferm had an incredible throw in the javelin, chucking the spear 140 feet, 6 inches, to win the event.MDI’s Dan Hales won the shot-put with a toss of 42 feet, 1 inch.The pole vault continues to be an MDI forte with Tucker Smith, Derek Rothenheber, and Ben Cummings placing first, second, and third, respectively.The Trojans next home meet is the MDI Relays scheduled for Saturday, May 16 at 11 a.m.Girls’ team rankings1) Bangor High School 237.83, 2) John Bapst Memorial HS 163, 3) MDI High School 111.16, 4) Bucksport High School 39, 5) Bangor Christian School 15, 6) Stearns High School, 7) Calvary Chapel Christian School 6 Hancock County Court News Nov. 3 thorugh Dec. 11 – January 22, 2015 admin
Kramnik remained the world champion till 2006 and in the reunification clash against Vaselin Topalov, the FIDE World Chess champion, he defeated him 2.5-1.5 in the tie-break after the 12 classical games were drawn 6-6. The event was marred by a toilet controversy, in which Kramnik was accused of going to the toilet a lot of times and it was alleged he received outside help.In 2007, Kramnik finished second as Anand was crowned the new undisputed world champion. In the 2008 championship in Bonn, Kramnik was outdone by Anand as the Indian Grandmaster won 6.5-4.5 to remain world champion. Kramnik secured a peak ELO rating of 2883 points in 2009 and in 2010, he assisted Anand in winning the championship in Bulgaria against Topalov.In 2016, he once again reached a peak rating of 2817 but it was the only peak in a late career marred by some lows. However, with the retirement of Kramnik, another giant of the chess world from the golden era has disappeared into the sunset. highlights The announcement of Kramnik’s retirement resulted in tributes from players like Anand and India woman Grandmaster Harika Dronavalli, who considered Kramnik an idol. “Vlady,a friend,rival and confidant. One of the most influential chess players of our times.His rivalry was a constant inspiration.I will miss his dry humour at tournaments. For me you will always be the Big Vlad from 89. All the best Vlady in your new avatar.#VladimirKramnik,” Anand wrote on his Twitter handleKing of the Chess worldAt the age of 21, Kramnik made headlines for becoming the youngest world number one by dethroning Garry Kasparov, who was the world champion at that time. However, in 1993, the world championship match between Kasparov and Nigel Short was marred by accusations of corruption and lack of professionalism from FIDE, the governing body of chess. The split within FIDE and the Player Chess Association (PCA) resulted in two rival world titles: the official FIDE world title, and the PCA world title held by Garry Kasparov. The rationale behind Kasparov’s title was that he had not been defeated in a match, but in fact had defeated the rightful challenger Nigel Short in 1993, so FIDE had no power to strip the title from him. In 2000, Kasparov and Kramnik squared off in London in 16 games but Kramnik won the title with 8.5-6.5, winning two, drawing 13 and suffering no losses. New Delhi: Vladimir Kramnik, considered one of the top chess players in the world and who was world champion from 2000 to 2007 announced his retirement from international chess at the age of 43 following his poor show in the recently concluded Tata Steel Chess tournament held in Wijk Aan Zee and Lieden. Kramnik had a poor tournament, finishing last and securing just 4.5 points out of 13. He lost games to Anish Giri, Viswanathan Anand, Ian Nepomniachtchi, Vidit Gujrathi, Vladimir Fedoseev, Jan-Krzysztof Duda and Samuel Shankland. The only high points in the tournament was holding reigning world champion and eventual winner Magnus Carlsen to a draw while winning just one game in the tournament, which was to Jorden van Foreest.Speaking after the end of the tournament, Kramnik said his motivation for the game had dropped considerably in the last few months and has now plans to get into chess teaching in education. “I already decided to finish my professional chess career a couple of months ago and now, after having played my last tournament, I would like to announce it publicly. The life of a professional chess player was a great journey and I am very thankful to chess for all it has given me. It has sometimes been difficult, sometimes more successful than I could ever imagine, but in any case it has been a priceless human experience for me. I would like to concentrate on projects which I have been developing during the last months especially in the field of chess for children and education. I will soon provide more detailed information about those,” Kramnik told on the official website of the Tata Steel Chess tournament. For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Vladimir Kramnik became world no.1 in 1996.Kramnik defeated Kasparov in 2000 in London to become world champion.Kramnik lost to Anand in 2007 and 2008 World Championship games.
NEW Amsterdam United defied a spirited Cougars Football Club (FC) to win 1-0 at the end of regulation time as play continued in the Berbice Football Association (BFA) leg of GFF/NAMILCO Thunderbolt Flour Power National Intra Association Under-17 match at Burnham Park last Sunday.The first match in the BFA leg of GFF/NAMILCO Thunderbolt Flour Power National Intra Association Under-17 tourney got off to a compelling start. In the 69th minute, Odinga Smith scored from the edge of the box, when the ball cannoned into the back of the net as Cougars goalkeeper Trivette Edwards was caught off-guard.The NA United lads proved that they will be a serious force to be reckoned with. The game scenario for both teams was filled with energy.NA United looked the more determined team. They created many plays. Cougars FC played the ball nicely in the first half but failed to find the back of the net.
… As seventh edition of Guyana Softball Cup launchedROGER Harper, a man with many titles yesterday called on Minister of Social Cohesion, with responsibility for Culture, Youth and Sport, Dr George Norton, to take serious steps to improve the image of sport locally.Harper made the appeal during his brief remarks at the launching of the seventh edition of the annual International Softball Tournament dubbed ‘Guyana Softball Cup 7’, yesterday at the Demerara Cricket Club pavilion.“We, the members of the sports fraternity, look forward under his (Dr George Norton) leadership for greater emphasis, greater application, and of course, to see this drive forward as far as sports is concerned, because from my perspective, we talk a lot about sports, but it’s time we start acting, and I look forward to this happening under the new Minister,” Harper, the president of the Georgetown Cricket Association (GCA), said.Organised by the Guyana Floodlight Softball Cricket Association (GFSCA), the tournament has been confirmed for November 3 to 5 in Georgetown, with the finals billed for the Demerara Cricket Club (DCC) under lights.Further, Harper disclosed that the organisers must be commended. He is of the opinion that the tournament will provide a significant tourism boost as well it will raise the profile of sport locally.Harper, who is the acting president of Demerara Cricket Club (DCC), the home of legends, lauded the relationship the club and GFSCA has built over the years, adding that the club looks forward for a long-term bond.Meanwhile, during the feature address, Dr Norton acknowledged that the tournament will not only benefit those participating, but also provide a boost to sports in general, and sports tourism in particular.Dr Norton added that, while the tournament will help to raise the sport profile in Guyana, cricket certainly brings people together, while promoting social cohesion.Dr George Norton (seated centre) is flanked by executive members of the Guyana Floodlight Softball Cricket Association (GFSCA) and sponsors at the conclusion of the launching ceremony of the seventh edition of the Guyana Softball Cup.In conclusion the minister, while indicating his Ministry’s full support for the tournament, commended the GFSCA, and at the same time called on all Guyanese to come out and be a part of the three-day event.Further, president of the GFSCA, Ramchand Ragbeer, indicated that the tournament has gained tremendous success over the years.Vice-president Jailall Deodass highlighted that the tournament has reached greater heights over the past six editions, adding that the tournament has grown over the years, and has become the single largest tournament locally.Anil Beharry, chairman of the seventh edition, promised that this year’s tournament will definitely be bigger and better, with nine overseas teams confirming their participation. He indicated that close to 15 teams locally have indicated an interest to be a part of the event.Teams will compete in the regular two categories – Open and Masters. In the open category, the winners will receive a trophy and $800 000, while the runners-up will walk away with $200 000.The winner in the Masters competition will take home $600 000, while the runners-up will collect $150 000. The player-of-the-series in both categories will be the recipient of one softball bracelet. This gesture was also made last year.Meanwhile, representative of one of the sponsors, Rhonda Johnson of RUBiS Guyana indicated that her company sees the value of the tournament, and as such is eager to embrace such an event.Sheldon Hazelwood of Ansa McAl said that the company, via its STAG Beer brand, the official beer of the tournament, was proud to be a part of the competition once again, since the company will be celebrating its silver anniversary (25 years of service in Guyana).Also making brief remarks were Avinash Hardat of Clear Water, the official water for the tournament, Mark DeFreitas of Survival Travel Agency and Ajay Jha of Mike’s Pharmacy, who all echoed the sentiments of their fellow sponsors, saying it was their company’s pleasure to be a part of the tournament.
CAPTAIN of the McGill Super Stars Sports Club, Sudesh Persaud, led from the front last season and was duly rewarded when the Canal Number One side held its annual Awards ceremony on Wednesday evening at New Thriving in Providence. The top order batsman, who bowls medium fast, tallied a whopping 260 runs and 12 wickets, to finish as Cricketer-of-the-Year.The Most Valuable Player’s Award went to former national U-19 left-arm spinner Kheshram Seyhodan.Seyhodan showed his all-round abilities last season by taking 21 wickets to go with a whopping 367 runs.He was also rewarded for his best figures, 5-34, which he got against Omesh XI in a West Demerara Cricket Association (WDCA) battle.Kheshram Seyhodan (right) collects one of his trophies from president of the WDCA, Anand Sanasie.In an invited comment, the 21-year-old Seyhodan noted: “It was a great experience playing for the club. I had some downfalls, but in the end, I made it through due to the support of my friends and family. It was a pleasure playing with the McGill Superstars.”Another former national Youth cricketer, Daniel Basdeo, took a whopping 24 wickets with his left-arm seam-bowling, while making 229 runs. For his exploits, he won Best All-rounder-of-the-Year and Most Wickets awards.Meanwhile, Ganesh Persaud, who took 12 wickets and scored 180 runs, was adjudged Most Improved Player. Former national U-19 skipper Travis Persaud, the son of Sudesh, won three trophies. He finished with the Most Runs (415) and Highest Score (100 twice), while he was also rewarded for his Fielding.Lower middle-order batsman Prahalad Singh was rewarded for finishing the season with the Best Strike Rate (139.6), while off-spinner Abdul Razack finished as the Most Economical Bowler (3.5 RPO).There were several special awards, including one to president of the WDCA Anand Sanasie, who was a special invitee. Other recipients included Trevor Lawrie, Troy Persaud, David Sears, Ravin Paramdeo, Rameshwar Persaud and sport reporters Timothy Jaikarran, Romario Samaroo and Faizool Deo.Telco Solutions, Trophy Stall, Anil Beharry, Rameshwar Persaud, Karan Singh and Anand Persaud sponsored the event.