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At Press Club, Governor Wolf Vows to Continue Fight for Severance Tax

first_imgAt Press Club, Governor Wolf Vows to Continue Fight for Severance Tax SHARE Email Facebook Twitter October 30, 2017center_img Budget News,  Press Release,  Severance Tax Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today addressed the Pennsylvania Press Club and discussed the need to pass a severance tax, vowing to continue to fight for this common sense measure.“There is no greater example of Harrisburg dysfunction than the House Republicans’ refusal to vote on a severance tax.” Governor Wolf said. “Last week, the House Republican leadership could have called up a vote on this tax on big oil and gas companies, but neglected to do so. It’s well past time to pass a tax on shale. And we saw just that in the past few months after the repeated failure of the Republican House to finalize a budget deal and their refusal to pass a severance tax.“We are still the only natural gas producing state that has not taken this common sense step. The Independent Fiscal Office has said that 80 percent of the revenue raised by a reasonable severance tax would be paid by customers outside of Pennsylvania. Pennsylvanians deserve to share in this prosperity.“This shouldn’t be a Republican issue or a Democratic issue – this just makes sense. But we know that the people fighting against the severance tax have worked behind closed doors to shut down a vote on a severance tax because they want to see me fail, rather than see Pennsylvania succeed. That is just plain wrong and the quintessential example of what’s wrong with Harrisburg.”Prior to the speech, Governor Wolf signed a variety of budget bills. These bills include the Administrative Code (House Bill 118), the Fiscal Code (House Bill 674), Capitol Budget (Senate Bill 651), and the General Assembly’s revenue package (House Bill 542 and House Bill 271).“Just last week, the legislature finally and reluctantly funded the budget they passed on June 30. While this provides much-needed funds to fix our broken deficit, the process shows that Harrisburg is still broken. I shouldn’t have to draw a line in the sand in order to force House Republicans to do the jobs they were elected to do.“A complete budget shouldn’t come months after both chamber agreed on spending. And Pennsylvanians shouldn’t have to pay more because of a downgrade caused by inaction and ideology. This is not the way that government should work. And that’s why I’m going to continue to fight to change Harrisburg as I have done from the very first day I took office.”last_img read more

Shareholders in Germany’s IVG narrowly approve insolvency plan

first_img“Former shareholders’ pre-emption rights have been excluded for the capital increases planned after a capital reduction to zero,” IVG said, while “no provision has been agreed in the insolvency plan for subordinated creditors”. Should the court approve the plan, the implementation of the capital measures is planned for mid-2014.IVG would then expect to be able to lift insolvency proceedings by year-end.Wolfgang Schäfers, the board member at IVG in charge of drafting the insolvency plan, resigned two weeks ago.In a letter to the supervisory board, he explained that laying the foundations for the recovery of the company had been what he wanted to achieve before leaving.Meanwhile, IVG has sold its retail fund business to Deutsche Fonds Holding.The Private Funds Management arm, with around €2.7bn in assets under management, was sold for an undisclosed sum and is still subject to approval by the cartel authorities.With the takeover, Deutsche Fonds Holding has increased its fund assets under management to €5.6bn, the company said. Creditors and shareholders in IVG Immobilien have approved an insolvency plan for the beleaguered German real estate company.Creditors approved the plan with a total of 99.47% of votes, while shareholders approved it with 56.93% of votes.The plan includes a debt/equity swap taking IVG off the stock market.In total, the company has €3.2bn in debt to restructure, and, according to the draft, an insolvency ratio of at least 60% must be paid to non-subordinated, unsecured creditors.last_img read more

Bulldogs Sweep Indians In Middle School Basketball

first_imgThe 7th grade Batesville Bulldogs Basketball Team picked up a good win Thursday night over the Milan Indians by a score of 35 to 21.Leading is scoring for Batesville were were Ean Loichinger with 11, Cole Werner with 9 and Eli Pierson with 7. Also adding to the total were Travis Lecher with 4, and Hunter Laudick and Zach Wade with 2 each. This win came as a total team effort as every boy got in and played great team defense.The 7th grade Dogs are now 9 and 2 on the season.The 8th grade Bulldogs improved to 8-3 last night with a win against Milan 40-24.The boys played a great defensive game holding their opponent to 8 points in the first half for the 2nd consecutive game. All 11 players had a steal, or a deflection!!!DEFENSE WINS!!!The Bulldogs were led in scoring by Calvin Sherwood and RJ Powell with 15, and 14 respectively. Other scorers included Pros(Johnny P) Moorman, Alex Siefert, Trey Peters, Ethan Brewer, and Austin Cornn with 2. Kavine Saravanan rounded out the scoring with 1pt.We will be back in action next Tuesday against Columbus Northside. Go Dogs!!!!Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Ben Pierson.last_img read more

Murtagh sets sights on Beresford

first_img This Group Two event is traditionally a stepping-stone for champions and has long been associated with Ballydoyle success, with Vincent O’Brien’s 14 wins including Nijinsky and Sadler’s Wells, and his successor Aidan not far behind with 12. The latter this year has seven possibles, which include the unbeaten Agenda, Geoffrey Chaucer, Mekong River and Illinois. Ger Lyons’ reliable Exogenesis is the highest-rated of the 11 entries. Johnny Murtagh’s Galileo colt won on his only start at Naas on August 5 and has entries in the Racing Post Trophy as well as next season’s early-closing Classics. “He’s in good form and the plan is to run,” said Murtagh. Altruistic is being aimed against a formidable Aidan O’Brien squadron in Sunday’s Juddmonte Beresford Stakes at the Curragh.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Hope fires Red Force to nine-wicket win

first_imgPORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) – Opener Kyle Hope stroked his second half-century of the game to fire Trinidad and Tobago Red Force to a convincing nine-wicket victory over Windward Islands Volcanoes inside three days, in their opening round of the Regional Four-Day Championship here Sunday night.Set a mere 155 for victory, Red Force sped to their target just after the final drinks break of the night at Queen’s Park Oval, with the right-handed Hope finishing unbeaten on 79 to follow up his first-innings 56.He dominated a 61-run opening stand with Jeremy Solozano who made 19, and added a further 96 for the second wicket with Yannic Cariah who was unbeaten on 52 at the end.The victory gave Red Force 18 points while Volcanoes took four from the heavy defeat.Earlier, the visitors had fallen for 254 in their second innings, after resuming the penultimate day on 135 for four.Tail-ender Shane Shillingford whacked an attacking top score of 65 off 99 deliveries while Sunil Ambris, unbeaten on 16 overnight, made 43.Volcanoes’ start was a good one as Ambris and Kavem Hodge (16) extended their fifth-wicket stand to 53 before being separated.The right-handed Ambris faced 72 balls and struck four fours and a six before he was one of two wickets to fall in the space of three deliveries from leg-spinner Imran Khan.He went caught at the wicket by Steven Katwaroo and captain Liam Sebastien followed two deliveries later in identical manner, without scoring.Shillingford, who belted three fours and five sixes, then rallied the innings by adding 21 with Hodge for the seventh wicket and 49 for the eighth with Mervin Matthew (10), before Volcanoes were dismissed in the third over after lunch.Imran Khan was the best bowler with five for 81.Barbadian Hope then took centre stage in an innings laced with eight fours and a six, which came from 122 balls in a shade over 2-3/4 hours.When the left-handed Solozano was lbw to Shillingford, Cariah arrived to further the stand by striking five fours in a 102-ball knock.Red Force will host long-time rivals Barbados Pride in the second round of the Regional Four-Day Championship starting Friday.VOLCANOES 1st innings 142RED FORCE 1st innings 242VOLCANOES 2nd innings (o/n 135 for four)D. Smith b Cottrell 19T. Theophile b Primus 53J. Robinson lbw b Imran Khan 33N. Deonarine c Hope b Jagessar 5S. Ambris c wkp. Katwaroo b Imran Khan 43K. Hodge lbw b Imran Khan 16L. Sebastien c wkp. Katwaroo b Imran Khan 0S. Shillingford b Imran Khan 65M. Matthew c wkp. Katwaroo b Ottley 10D. Johnson lbw b Jagessar 2K. Peters not out 1Extras: (b-1, lb-6) 7Total: (all out, 77.2 overs) 254Fall of wickets: 1-55, 2-78, 3-91, 4-119, 5-172, 6-172, 7-193, 8-242, 9-246.Bowling: Cottrell 11-2-43-1, Richards 10-2-26-0, Imran Khan 26.2-7-81-5, Jagessar 19-4-58-2, Primus 9-1-38-1, Ottley 2-1-1-1.RED FORCE 2nd innings (target: 155 runs)K. Hope not out 79J. Solozano lbw b Shillingford 19Y. Cariah not out 52Extras: (lb-5, nb-2) 7Total: (1 wkt, 44.1 overs) 157Fall of wicket: 1-61.Bowling: Johnson 6-1-36-0, Matthew 7-1-16-0, Peters 8-1-30-0, Sebastien 9-0-32-0, Shillingford 14-3-32-1, Hodge 0.1-0-6-0.Points: Red Force 18, Volcanoes 4.last_img read more

Update on the latest in sports:

first_imgHoosiers sign LanderBLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — The Indiana Hoosiers have signed Khristian Lander, who was expected to be one of the nation’s top-rated point guards in next season’s recruiting class. But coach Archie Miller says the 6-foot-2 point guard will reclassify so he can play basketball this fall.Lander is from Evansville and joins Anthony Leal and Trey Galloway as the third major in-state recruit in the 2020 recruiting class. Leal was named the IndyStar Mr. Basketball last month. Galloway and Lander were both second-team selections on The Associated Press all-state team.Indiana also has signed Jordan Geronimo of New Hampshire.DREAM TEAM-SNEAKER AUCTION May 18, 2020 No qualifying for US OpenUNDATED (AP) — The U.S. Open won’t have qualifying for the first time since 1924. Chalk that up to the COVID-19 pandemic that already has postponed the U.S. Open from June to Sept. 17-20 at Winged Foot in New York.Qualifying is the hallmark of the U.S. Open. The USGA likes to point out that roughly half of the 156-man field has to go through some form of qualifying. But not this year.Still to be determined is how the exemptions are created for the rest of the players. Among those not already exempt is Phil Mickelson, who has said he won’t ask for an invitation.COLLEGE BASKETBALL-INDIANA RECRUIT Jordan, Magic, Pippen Dream Team sneakers being auctionedNEW YORK (AP) — Sneakers worn by Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson and Scottie Pippen while they played for the Dream Team are being auctioned.The sneakers, each signed by the Hall of Fame wearer, are part of the Lelands 2020 Spring Classic Auction that runs through June 19. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the sneakers will benefit COVID-19 relief efforts.Jordan, Johnson and Pippen wore the sneakers during the Tournament of Americas, which the U.S. team won to qualify for the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona. The Americans won gold there in the first Olympics to feature NBA players.The sneakers were given to a team staff member in the locker room after the tournament championship game in Portland, Oregon.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 Update on the latest in sports: —USA Baseball has tentatively scheduled July 24 as the start date for its 2020 schedule of summer events. The nation’s sport governing body says the first event would be the 14U Cup from July 24-26 at the national training complex in Cary, North Carolina. Eight other age-group competitions will be held from late July through August.—Premier League soccer teams have agreed on the measures that will allow non-contact training sessions to resume this week amid the coronavirus pandemic. The protocols for socially distanced training in small groups were signed off by the clubs during a conference call following a government decision to ease lockdown restrictions in England. The Premier League has been told by government experts that coronavirus restrictions could endure for at least a year in English soccer, with players allowed to resume only non-contact training from Tuesday.—The Spanish soccer player who threatened to quit his team rather than risk being infected by the coronavirus has returned to training. Cádiz defender Fali Giménez rejoined his teammates at the second-division club about a month after saying he wouldn’t play again unless there was a vaccine for COVID-19 or if he was assured 100% that he wouldn’t get infected after being back on the field.— A soccer player in Germany for third-division club Chemnitz has tested positive for the coronavirus. Chemnitz did not name the player, but the club says he is “completely symptom-free.” That player and two other players who had contact with him will spend 14 days in isolation.GOLF-US OPENcenter_img Associated Press UNDATED (AP) — World TeamTennis CEO Carlos Silva says the league is “still on track for July 12” to open its three-week season and is hoping to select a site this week.Silva said in a telephone interview Monday with the AP that four cities are “in the mix.” He mentioned Texas and Florida as possible host states.The International Tennis Federation and the ATP and WTA tours said Friday they were extending their suspensions of play into late July because of the coronavirus pandemic.But World TeamTennis is not sanctioned by those three groups and doesn’t need to follow their guidelines.In other coronavirus-related sports news: Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditMLB-MARLINSMarlins to open training complexJUPITER, Fla. (AP) — A person familiar with the decision says the Miami Marlins will allow players on their 40-man roster access to their spring training complex to pitch off a mound or hit in batting cages beginning Tuesday. The person confirmed the decision to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the Marlins made no announcement.The person says the rest of the complex in Jupiter, Florida, will remain closed.According to the source, the optional workouts will be individual, with a staff member present, and those involved will abide by social distancing guidelines. VIRUS OUTBREAK-WORLD TEAM TENNISWorld Team Tennis plans three-week seasonlast_img read more

Syracuse fails to secure 4th straight Big East title in loss

first_imgHeading into the postseason, that will have to change if Syracuse hopes to make a deep run. ‘Offensively, we need to stay composed a little bit more,’ Ladouceur said. ‘This goalie, she’s a lefty, but that’s no excuse. You have to do a little hitch move around her and find the back of the net and not look at the goalie.’ Comments And with that, No. 9 Syracuse (12-5, 6-2 Big East) stumbled to No. 12 Georgetown (11-5, 8-0) 10-9 in front of 439 people in the Carrier Dome on Senior Day. SU fell in a tightly contested game, losing its quest for a fourth consecutive Big East regular-season title. As a result, the loss pinned the Orange as the No. 3 seed in the Big East tournament. But down the stretch, SU would struggle to score goals against Georgetown keeper Caitlin Formby. Sporadic chances sailed high, wide and found the post. The effort was there, but the chances just did not find the back of the net. The Orange continuously attempted to fight back but was never quite able to overcome the three-goal deficit. SU is 1-2 on the season when it struggles to score in double digits. And for the fourth time this season, the Orange fell by a one-goal margin. The result has been seen all too often for SU players. Ladouceur used a spirited effort to keep the game close. She used a crafty behind-the-back goal to inch the Orange closer, but a unique style of defense deployed by the Hoyas stymied SU for the rest of the half. Formby was at the forefront of the Hoyas’ defensive success. Georgetown used the misconduct penalty and a stick to the head penalty on freshman attack Michelle Tumolo to extend the Hoyas’ lead to 10-7. With Georgetown leading 8-7, the urgency for the Orange was evident. Senior Halley Quillinan rang the ball off the crossbar. Jackie DePetris was called for a foul, and a comment from Ladouceur to the referee earned a yellow card, putting SU a man down. ‘Some days the pressure maybe gets to them a little bit, but it’s certainly not from a lack of opportunities,’ Syracuse head coach Gary Gait said. ‘Normally we would have 15 goals on 30 shots, and today we didn’t get it done. We had some great looks, and it’s just a tough day for the guys finishing on offense.’ The ball sailed 55 yards through the air and over the head of Tee Ladouceur, who fell forward onto the turf. ‘I think we’re there. I think everyone is so pissed off at this point,’ senior defender Eileen Finn said. ‘One-goal losses — I mean, a loss is a loss, but one-goal losses, I mean, it just pisses you off.’ Ladouceur was one of the few players for the Orange who was able to find success against the Georgetown defense. Ladouceur had four goals and three assists in the losing effort. Senior Christina Dove had three goals and two assists, but other SU seniors were held to minimal contributions in their final regular-season game in the Carrier Dome. The Orange jumped out to an early 4-1 lead in the second half after junior attack Ladouceur netted her first goal of the contest. Georgetown used a three-goal run to tie the game. Neither team would lead by more than three goals throughout the entire game. adtredin@syr.edu Catherine Rodriguez had four seconds to find an open player down the field Saturday. With Syracuse trailing by a goal, a desperation heave was in order. The Orange ended up in a situation it had seen throughout the season — locked in a close game with a ranked opponent. This time not finishing cost Syracuse the No.1 seed in the Big East tournament.  Published on May 2, 2010 at 12:00 pm Facebook Twitter Google+ ‘It’s a whole team game and if the (offense) is not producing, we need to step it up on defense,’ Finn said. ‘We’re not going to point fingers at anyone. It’s a team game. We win as a team and lose as a team.’last_img read more

USC aims for second straight win

first_imgFollow us on Twitter @dailytrojan The USC men’s basketball team hopes to build off the momentum from their home opener, a 95-79 victory over Cal State Northridge, as they prepare to take on Northern Arizona on Friday at 8 p.m.Fresh face · Walk-on sophomore guard Chass Bryan had his first start of the year for the Trojans in their 95-79 win over Cal State Northridge. – Corey Marquitti | Daily TrojanThe Trojans (1-1) bounced back after a 78-65 road loss to Utah State in coach Andy Enfield’s first game with USC and came out with a 95-79 in their home opener against Cal State Northridge on Tuesday. Senior center Omar Oraby led USC with 17 points, while junior forward Byron Wesley finished with 16 points, 11 rebounds and six assists.USC shot 57 percent from the field as the squad won its home opener for the sixth consecutive year. The two teams combined for 27 turnovers and 48 fouls in the contest.“It’s hard to be up-tempo if you can’t get steals, can’t get stops,” Enfield said after Tuesday’s game. “If you’re constantly taking the ball out of bounds and the other team makes shots, it really hurts your transition game. Tonight, we were able to do that. We got some key stops and also got some deflections and steals. It always helps when you’re good defensively to do that.”Oraby said that even though the team showed promise with their offensive barrage against the Matadors, there’s still lots of work to do before USC will face tougher competition in the Battle 4 Atlantis Tournament in late November.“We improved in a lot of things,” senior center Omar Oraby said. “We have to work on rebounding, keeping [opponents] off the offensive boards, and defense.”Oraby and Wesley have paced USC in scoring by averaging 16 and 15.5 points per game, respectively, over the two contests. Wesley also leads the team with 9.5 rebounds and is second in assists with 5.0 per game, while Oraby has 7.5 rebounds per game. Senior guard J.T. Terrell, the squad’s leading returning scorer from last season who didn’t start against the Lumberjacks for what Enfield called “academic reasons,” is averaging 14.0 points per game.After scoring 65.7 points per game last year, the Trojans are averaging 80 points in the infancy of their 2013-14 campaign.“It’s much more up-tempo,” Oraby said. “We’re trying to push the ball as fast as we can. As you can see, we’re scoring more points than we used to last year. It’s based on just pushing the ball and trying to get easy baskets in transition.”Northern Arizona (1-1) is currently in the middle of a four-game road trip to start the season. The Lumberjacks won their opener 74-63 over UTSA, and are coming off an 88-68 loss to Texas Tech. Forward Max Jacobsen led the team with 15 points and seven rebounds, while guard Quinton Upshur added 14 points.Last year, the Lumberjacks finished 11-21 and 8-12 in the Big Sky conference, with just a 4-13 record in road games.“[We’ve been] focusing on their offensive sets, their personnel,” said senior guard J.T. Terrell when asked about practice leading up to the game. “[We’re] focusing on getting better with our rotations and defensive positioning, and working on rebounding.”USC is 2-0 all-time against Northern Arizona. The last matchup between the two teams was a 60-52 USC win on Dec. 11, 2010.USC will continue their four-game homestand next week with showdowns against Cal State Fullerton (1-1) on Tuesday at 8 p.m. and West Alabama (1-0) on Thursday at 7 p.m.last_img read more