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Governor Wolf Announces IPEG Relocation and Expansion, New Jobs in Butler and Venango Counties

first_imgGovernor Wolf Announces IPEG Relocation and Expansion, New Jobs in Butler and Venango Counties Jobs That Pay,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced today that IPEG, Inc., an equipment manufacturer serving the global plastics-processing, waste recycling, and industrial heat-transfer markets, will move operations to Pennsylvania and expand at existing facilities in Butler and Venango counties. The expansion will result in 35 new, good-paying jobs, and the retention of 234 existing positions.“Supporting the private sector in its creation of jobs is a major priority in of my administration,” Governor Wolf said. “Our partnership with IPEG will result in the creation of new, good-paying jobs, and a renewed commitment to Pennsylvania by another manufacturer.”IPEG is moving its Republic Machine Inc. manufacturing operations to its existing IPEG facility in Franklin, Venango County. The company will invest more than $1.4 million in the relocation and expansion project which will support building improvements and the purchase of new equipment. IPEG has also committed to creating at least 35 new, full-time jobs in Venango and Butler Counties, and retaining 234 existing positions throughout Pennsylvania over the next three years.IPEG received a funding proposal from the Department of Community and Economic Development that includes a $100,000 Pennsylvania First program grant, $70,000 in Job Creation Tax Credits to be distributed upon creation of the new job, and $15,750 in WEDnetPA funding for employee training.“We have ambitious growth plans for IPEG over the next 10-15 years and are presently investing significant capital to support these plans,” said Chris Keller, president and CEO, IPEG, Inc. “While a global business, we are proud of our Western Pennsylvania roots. We are excited to be making this commitment to retain and grow our Pennsylvania-based workforce, and deeply appreciative of the State’s support of our efforts.”The project was coordinated by the Governor’s Action Team, an experienced group of economic development professionals who report directly to the governor and work with businesses that are considering locating or expanding in Pennsylvania, in collaboration with the Oil Region Alliance.IPEG, Inc. and its subsidiaries — Conair, Republic Machine, and Thermal Care — serve the global plastics-processing, waste recycling, and industrial heat-transfer markets. Headquartered in Cranberry, Pennsylvania, IPEG, Inc. employs more than 500 people worldwide.For more information on IPEG, visit www.ipeg.net.For more information about the Governor’s Action Team or DCED visit www.newPA.com. # # #Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img February 29, 2016last_img read more

El Gobernador Wolf anuncia que se dispone de $10 millones para contribuir con el sistema alimentario de Pennsylvania

first_imgEl Gobernador Wolf anuncia que se dispone de $10 millones para contribuir con el sistema alimentario de Pennsylvania July 09, 2020 SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img Economy,  Español,  Press Release $10 millones asignados en fondos de la Ley CARES a disposición de empresas elegibles en áreas de ingresos bajos a moderadosEn el día de la fecha, el Gobernador Tom Wolf anunció hoy que ya se encuentran disponibles $10 millones para las empresas de Pennsylvania que han trabajado para mantener el acceso a alimentos frescos y saludables durante la pandemia de COVID-19.“Los minoristas de alimentos de Pennsylvania se unieron para proteger a quienes ponen los alimentos en las estanterías, pensar de una manera no estructurada para proteger a los más vulnerables y hacer inversiones que apoyen a aquellos que utilizan programas de asistencia como SNAP y WIC para apoyar a sus familias”, dijo el Gobernador Wolf. “Estaré por siempre agradecido a aquellos que han trabajado duro para garantizar que nunca falte el acceso a los alimentos durante esta pandemia: nuestros trabajadores de primera línea en los supermercados y mercados de productores agrícolas se encuentran entre los héroes de Pennsylvania”.El Fondo de ayuda COVID-19 de la Iniciativa de financiamiento de alimentos frescos —financiado a través de la Ley CARES— está a disposición de entidades con fines de lucro, sin fines de lucro o cooperativas afectadas por la COVID-19. Entre estas, se encuentran supermercados, tiendas de la esquina, tiendas de conveniencia, mercados de vecindarios, bodegas, centros de alimentos, mercados móviles, mercados de productores agrícolas, mercados dentro de granjas, granjas urbanas y centros de integración de alimentos con una conexión directa a puntos de venta directa al consumidor.Para poder ser admitido, el minorista debe prestar servicios a clientes que viven en un área de ingresos bajos a moderados, y más del 50% de las ventas deben corresponder a alimentos básicos y perecederos. Asimismo, los solicitantes deben brindar acceso a productos frescos, carne y productos lácteos de alta calidad y económicos, así como a otros productos alimenticios saludables para compradores de ingresos bajos a moderados, y deben aceptar los programas SNAP y WIC en la mayor medida posible.A manera de reconocimiento de los efectos desproporcionados tanto de la COVID-19 como de la segregación alimentaria en las comunidades compuestas por negros, indígenas y personas de color (BIPOC, por sus siglas en inglés), y especialmente en las comunidades negras y afroamericanas, se dará prioridad a los negocios que sean de propiedad de personas pertenecientes a minorías y que prestan servicios a comunidades BIPOC de bajos ingresos. Los criterios de priorización adicionales incluyen empresas ubicadas en/que presten servicios a un desierto de alimentos, según lo designado por el USDA; empresas que obtienen y venden productos cultivados o procesados de Pennsylvania, en la medida de lo posible; y solicitantes con diversidad de proveedores y que ofrecen mayores oportunidades de negocios para empresas comerciales de minorías, empresas comerciales de mujeres, empresas comerciales de veteranos discapacitados en servicios, empresas comerciales de veteranos, empresas comerciales de lesbianas, gays, bisexuales y transgénero; y empresas comerciales propiedad de discapacitados.“Esta pandemia ha revelado muchas cosas. Una de las más frecuentes ha sido el origen de nuestros alimentos: cómo llegan desde el establecimiento agrícola a quienes los necesitan. La finalidad de este fondo de ayuda es fortalecer el sistema alimentario local y mejorar la seguridad alimentaria y la nutrición”, dijo el Sec. Redding. “Necesitamos estimular las economías locales, aumentar las oportunidades de mercado para los productores agrícolas de Pennsylvania, crear empleos y contribuir a una mejor salud al mejorar el acceso a los alimentos locales frescos. Necesitamos alimentar a Pennsylvania, ahora y en los próximos años. Y todo eso es parte de esta iniciativa”.El programa es administrado por el Departamento de Agricultura en colaboración con el Departamento de Desarrollo Comunitario y Económico. Las solicitudes se aceptarán hasta el 14 de agosto de 2020. Los fondos de la subvención se distribuirán a los solicitantes admitidos debido a los efectos relacionados con la COVID-19 que se hayan producido entre el 1 de marzo de 2020 y el 30 de noviembre de 2020, tales como:Mayores costos operativos relacionados con los requisitos de limpieza y de distanciamiento social, incluidos los costos relacionados con la contratación externa asociada con el manejo del distanciamiento social, la ocupación limitada y la limpieza;Mejoras de la infraestructura, que incluyen la renovación, la nueva construcción o la reutilización adaptativa directamente relacionada con la COVID-19;Compras de equipos que mejoran la disponibilidad de alimentos frescos de calidad, como refrigeración adicional para administrar el volumen, o equipos de protección personal como divisores de plexiglás;Inventario (mayores costos de los bienes, mayores costos de transporte o entrega, o de la adquisición de carne, productos lácteos y productos cultivados en Pennsylvania, o la pérdida de productos);Tecnología innovadora de acceso a alimentos, como mercados móviles o ferias, o tecnología móvil con lectura de EBT;Costos para ampliar el acceso a los productos lácteos, carnes y productos cultivados o procesados en Pennsylvania o proporcionar un acceso estable al mercado para los agricultores de Pennsylvania que han perdido o limitado sus mercados; yOtros gastos únicos o mayores incurridos en relación con la COVID-19.“La pandemia de COVID-19 ha destacado a las personas y a las empresas que dieron un paso adelante para proteger y sustentar a sus comunidades en los últimos meses, mediante el suministro de bienes y servicios cruciales”, dijo el Secretario Davin. “Son pocas las cosas tan vitales como brindar acceso a alimentos frescos y saludables, especialmente en áreas con inseguridad alimentaria. Esta financiación ayudará a aliviar las cargas financieras que se han impuesto al sistema alimentario de Pennsylvania durante la pandemia y tiene el fin de garantizar el acceso constante a alimentos nutritivos a medida que trabajamos orientados hacia una mayor recuperación”.“Poder mantenerse saludable depende en gran medida de tener acceso a alimentos saludables. Los efectos de esta pandemia están desafiando a las comunidades de todo el estado con acceso limitado a los alimentos frescos, particularmente en las comunidades urbanas”, dijo el Representante Estatal Austin Davis (Demócrata por Allegheny). “Este programa innovador ayudará a los minoristas de alimentos a mantener el acceso a los alimentos frescos y saludables para las personas que dependen de ellos”.“Durante estos tiempos sin precedentes, es crucial que brindemos apoyo a las comunidades y a las entidades que más lo necesitan. La pandemia de COVID-19 ha expuesto la vulnerabilidad de tantas personas que luchan contra la inseguridad alimentaria, especialmente la manera en que los desiertos alimentarios afectan desproporcionadamente a las comunidades de color”, dijo el Senador Estatal Tim Kearney (Demócrata por Chester, Delaware). “La Iniciativa de financiamiento de alimentos frescos es un paso necesario para llevar alimentos a las mesas de las personas solas y las familias necesitadas. Ahora más que nunca, esta iniciativa es esencial para combatir el hambre y garantizar el acceso a los alimentos saludables para las personas más afectadas por esta crisis”.“Como tantas otras cosas, la inseguridad alimentaria en todo el estado, especialmente en nuestras áreas urbanas, se ha exacerbado debido a la pandemia actual”, dijo el Representante Estatal Stephen Kinsey (Demócrata por Philadelphia). “Nunca ha sido tan necesario asegurar que las comunidades de color tengan acceso a alimentos frescos, perecederos y económicos para alimentar a sus familias y este programa invierte en las tiendas de alimentos y proveedores de alimentos que han luchado para garantizar el acceso a través de esta crisis”.“Al igual que muchas empresas en nuestro estado, los supermercados que han utilizado la Iniciativa de financiamiento de alimentos frescos para ubicarse en desiertos alimentarios están incurriendo en gastos adicionales debido a la pandemia de COVID-19. Estas tiendas de comestibles necesitan asistencia para permanecer abiertas de manera segura y continuar proporcionando alimentos frescos y saludables a estas comunidades desatendidas, que con demasiada frecuencia son comunidades de color”, dijo la Senadora Estatal Pam Iovino (Demócrata por Allegheny, Washington). “A medida que Pennsylvania busca una respuesta global a la pandemia, esta financiación servirá para apoyar las economías locales y la salud de la comunidad, en especial para algunos de los más afectados”.Para obtener la información completa sobre la elegibilidad, los montos de las asignaciones, las priorizaciones adicionales y los criterios del Fondo de ayuda COVID-19 de la Iniciativa de financiamiento de alimentos frescos visite agriculture.pa.gov/foodsecurity.Para obtener información relacionada con la agricultura durante la mitigación de la pandemia de COVID-19 en Pennsylvania, visite agriculture.pa.gov/COVID. Para obtener la información más precisa y actualizada relacionada con la salud en Pennsylvania, visite on.pa.gov/coronavirus.View this information in English.last_img read more

Kay, Marriott collect LaSalle Thaw Brawl IMCA Modified checkers

first_imgJustin Kay started his 2018 IMCA Modified campaign with the $1,000 feature win Friday at LaSalle Speedway’s Thaw Brawl. (Photo by Nick Jensen)LaSALLE, Ill. (March 30-31) – Justin Kay continued his LaSalle Speedway success on opening night while Hunter Marriott raced to yet another IMCA Modified special event win on night two of the Thaw Brawl.Kay had swept One Night Stand Late Model and Modified mains at LaSalle two years ago, then topped the Late Model feature there last August. He turned back the clock to an old setup and pocketed $1,000 for taking the Friday night Modified checkers.Marriott made his first-ever visit to LaSalle and followed his opening night third-place run with the $1,200 Saturday victory, his 10th – in four different states – so far in 2018.Both drivers were already on the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot.After drawing the pole, Kay led all 20 circuits in a contest punctuated by numerous yellows. Allen Weisser and Marriott did their best to stay close and finished second and third, respectively.“It seemed like I could always hear somebody,” the two-division star and defending national Late Model champion said. “It was my first race of the year and it was nice to get that first win right away.”Matt Werner and John McClure rounded out the top five.Marriott started fifth and was in front midway through Saturday’s 25-lapper. He pulled away in lapped traffic to win the caution-free feature ahead of Werner, Kay, Jaden Fryer and Tim Hamburg.Hunter Marriott’s 10th IMCA Modified feature win of the season came on night two of the LaSalle Speedway Thaw Brawl and was accompanied by a $1,200 check. (Photo by Nick Jensen)“We went out for our heat the first day and were way off. We pinpointed some things and got the car more stable,” Marriott said. “It was a good weekend for us.”Dustin Schram was the $600 Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod winner on Friday, ahead of Austin Becerra and Austin Howes.2017 national champion Tyler Soppe led the way to the $650 checkers on Saturday. Second was Hunter Longnecker and Justin Green took third.March 30 Feature ResultsModifieds – 1. Justin Kay; 2. Allen Weisser; 3. Hunter Marriott; 4. Matt Werner; 5. John McClure; 6. Gary VanderMark; 7. Daniel Roedl; 8. Chad Holladay; 9. Austin Blume; 10. Randy Foote; 11. Jason Buss; 12. Eric Barnes; 13. Mark VerVynk; 14. John Ahlers; 15. Travis Denning; 16. Tyler Madigan; 17. Chase Parker; 18. T.J. Smith; 19. Ray Bollinger; 20. Rob Toland.Northern SportMods – 1. Dustin Schram; 2. Austin Becerra; 3. Austin Howes; 4. Ben Chapman; 5. Shane Paris; 6. Bill Edler; 7. Austin Heacock; 8. Brandon Setser; 9. Brandon Tharp; 10. Travis Hansen; 11. Kevin Goben; 12. Sawyer Haese; 13. Chance Huston; 14. Ryan Reed; 15. Tyler Soppe; 16. Hunter Longnecker; 17. Scott Busch; 18. Justin Green; 19. Brandt Cole; 20. Tim Sheppard.March 31 Feature ResultsModifieds – 1. Marriot; 2. Werner; 3. Kay; 4. Jaden Fryer; 5. Tim Hamburg; 6. Toland; 7. Foote; 8. McClure; 9. Andrew Hamburg; 10. Madigan; 11. Blume; 12. Gary VanderMark; 13. Mike VanderMark; 14. Buss; 15. Mike Knurr; 16. Joel Crowbridge; 17. Al Atkinson; 18. Cody Johnson; 19. Chad May.Northern SportMods – 1. Soppe; 2. Longnecker; 3. Green; 4. Schram; 5. Setser; 6. Paris; 7. Chapman; 8. Johnathon Logue; 9. Levi Laymon; 10. Reed; 11. Huston; 12. Richard Nelson; 13. Andrew Swailes; 14. Edler; 15. Cody Leyman; 16. Dustin Forbes; 17. Skylar Woods; 18. Cole; 19. James Roose; 20. Heacock; 21. Goben; 22. Jacob Copley.last_img read more

All-around Honors Go to Local Gymnasts In Meet at Bath

first_img Bio Latest posts by admin (see all) Level 4, ages 8-9Tyler Bechtold: first on pommel horse, vault and parallel bars, second on horizontal bars, third on floor exercises and rings, first all-around.Andrew Gillette: first on horizontal bars, second on pommel horse and rings, third on vault, fourth on parallel bars, fifth on floor exercises, second all-around. admin Level 5, ages 7-9Nate Mason: first on all six events, first all-around.Austin Snow: second on all six events, second all-around. Hancock County Court News Nov. 3 thorugh Dec. 11 – January 22, 2015 State budget vs. job creation – January 22, 2015 BATH — Three of eight young gymnasts from Springers’ Gymnastics Center — Tyler Bechtold, Nate Mason and Ethan McVay — earned top all-around honors in a three-team meet at the Bath Area YMCA on Saturday.Members of the boys’ team at the Springers’ Gymnastics Center in Ellsworth include (front, from left) Tyler Bechtold, Andrew Gillette, Owen Baya and Raist Cotroneo, and (rear, from left) Nate Mason, Austin Snow, Ethan McVay and Ben Politte.—EMILY BAYABATH — Three of eight young gymnasts from Springers’ Gymnastics Center — Tyler Bechtold, Nate Mason and Ethan McVay — earned top all-around honors in a three-team meet at the Bath Area YMCA on Saturday.The eight-member boys’ team from Springers’ competed at Levels 4 and 5 and turned in solid performances against the host team and Gym Nation from Kennebunk, according to coach Doug Springer.“The meet was earlier than we have ever competed before,” he said, “and I think they did a great job.”This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textJoining the six veterans on the team are newcomers Raist Cotroneo of Otis and Andrew Gillette of Brewer.With only about 55 male gymnasts in Maine, it makes for a small number of meets.So Springer is looking to travel out of state this year for at least one competition.“These guys train very hard all year long,” he said, “and I think they deserve more than just three or four meets, so we’re going to look at the schedules in Massachusetts and New Hampshire and see if we can get into a meet or two.”Complete results from Saturday’s competition:Level 4, ages 6-7Owen Baya: first on floor exercises, rings, parallel bars and horizontal bars, third on pommel horse and vault, second all-around.Raist Cotroneo: fourth in all six events, fourth all-around. House fire in Winter Harbor – October 27, 2014 Level 5, ages 10-11Ethan McVay: first on pommel horse, vault, parallel bars and horizontal bars, second on floor exercises and rings, first all-around.Ben Politte: first on floor exercises and rings, second on pommel horse, vault, parallel bars and horizontal bars, second all-around.The Springers’ team will next compete on Jan. 30 in Lewiston.For more sports news, pick up a copy of The Ellsworth American. Latest Postslast_img read more

Football News Napoli Bounce Back From 0-3 Deficit, Yet Lose 3-4 To Juventus Due To Own Goal

first_img Milan: Kalidou Koulibaly handed Juventus a dramatic win with a last-gasp own goal that consigned Napoli to a painful 4-3 Serie A defeat after his side had battled back from three goals down to level the scores. The Senegal international slammed Paulo Dybala’s free-kick under no pressure in the second minute of stoppage time to hand Juve the three points in Turin on Saturday and put Maurizio Sarri’s side top with a maximum six points, leaving Napoli with nothing to show for their Herculean efforts.  “It was a rollercoaster. We lost control of the game and got distracted, so they managed to equalise, but fortunately in the end we still won,” said Gonzalo Higuain, who spun Koulibaly before slamming home Juve’s superb second. “It is a very important victory. We have a lot to improve, but we gave our all on the pitch and were eventually rewarded.”   Koulibaly’s blunder undid all of Napoli’s good work in fighting back from the dead with less than half-an-hour left, with goals from Danilo just 20 seconds after he came on as a substitute, Higuain — back at Juventus after loan spells at AC Milan and Chelsea — and Cristiano Ronaldo giving the reigning champions what looked like an unassailable lead.  However two goals in as many minutes from Kostas Manolas and Hirving Lozano shortly after Ronaldo had made it three brought Napoli back into the game, and Giovanni Di Lorenzo sent the away fans wild with a close-range finish to set up a tense final nine minutes.  But with at least point seemingly in the bag, Koulibaly made it a nightmare end for Carlo Ancelotti’s men, who finished on the wrong end of a 4-3 scoreline after winning by the same margin at Fiorentina last weekend. The champions made light of the absence of captain Giorgio Chiellini, out with anterior cruciate ligament knee injury, and Sarri, who is battling pneumonia and was not on the bench. Also Read | South Korea K-League accuses Juventus of ‘deception’ after Cristiano Ronaldo no-show Ironically it was Koulibaly whose injury-time winner had given Napoli their only victory in the Allianz Stadium under former coach Sarri in April 2018.  Also Read | Show me the money: S. Korean soccer fans to sue over Ronaldo benchingAC Milan scrape opening win  Earlier Turkey midfielder Hakan Calhanoglu claimed AC Milan’s first three points of the season after scoring the only goal in a 1-0 win over newly-promoted Brescia.  The 25-year-old connected with a cross from Spanish winger Suso to head in after 12 minutes after Milan had lost their opener to Udinese last weekend. Poland forward Krzysztof Piatek, third in Serie A’s scorers chart last season with 22 goals, Lucas Paqueta and Fabio Borini all started on the bench for the side who have been banned from this season’s Europa League for financial fair play rules.  Algeria midfielder Ismael Bennacer got his first start and good work by Suso ensured Milan gained an early advantage.  Dimitri Bisoli missed a chance to equalise, sending a shot over the bar with Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma denying Ricardo Rodriguez’s deflected shot before the break. Piatek come on for the last half an hour in place of Andre Silva, with Paqueta replacing Calhanoglu five minutes later.  The hosts came to life in the final 10 minutes with Piatek missing a chance to get a second goal for Milan, then setting up Paqueta who also drew a blank. highlights For all the Latest Sports News News, Football News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.center_img Napoli bounced back from a 0-3 deficit.Napoli had beaten Fiorentina last week.Juventus have now won both their games in the 2019 Serie A season.last_img read more

Max Browne: “I’m willing to go anywhere”

first_imgRedshirt junior quarterback Max Browne spoke to the media on Wednesday for the first time since head coach Clay Helton said he was granted permission to contact other schools, signifying Browne’s intentions to transfer.After playing behind Cody Kessler for three years and then getting replaced by redshirt freshman Sam Darnold before a Week 4 loss at Utah, Browne decided that his time with the Men of Troy has an upcoming expiration date. On Wednesday, signal caller laid out his plans for the rest of his Trojan career.Tal Volk | Daily TrojanSplitting up · Redshirt junior quarterback Max Browne will seek other options after he was granted permission to speak with other programs.“For the next few weeks at least, I’ll just see who contacts me,” Browne said. “Come December, maybe I’ll start reaching out to schools that I think would be a good fit … and see if there’s mutual interest on their end.”Helton, who awarded Browne the starting job at the start of the season, praised Browne for his professionalism when making the announcement on Tuesday“Max has been so good to us and so good to this football team and is a graduate, and that’s what’s most important,” Helton said. “He’s graduated from this University, and he’s done everything right. So, he deserves the opportunity to find his perfect fit, whether it’s here or someplace else.”After backing up Kessler for three seasons, Browne entered camp with the expectation of competing for the starting job.But upon beating Darnold in the fall’s quarterback competition, Browne struggled as a starter. The Trojans went 1-2 with him under center, including a season-opening 52-6 loss against Alabama.Beyond a lackluster record, Browne was largely ineffective at leading the USC offense with just two passing touchdowns in three games and 507 passing yards.And although his 63.7 percent completion was among tops in the Pac-12 during that span, his key incompletions late in drives allowed Darnold to step up and assume the starting job.“You think about it right away,” Browne said after losing the starting job before the game against Utah. “You think about all the possibilities at hand, but at the end of the day, it’s only Week 4. There is a lot of ball to play, and so I’ll stay ready.”Since being benched, Browne has watched Darnold and the Trojans win four of their past five games and put themselves back in contention in the Pac-12 South. From then, it didn’t take long for him to look elsewhere.“I lost my job, but I still had one more year of eligibility: That’s the beauty of graduating early,” he said. “This is just part of the deal, I guess.”With his decision to transfer, the former Gatorade National High School Player of the Year can join a new school as early as January to participate in winter and spring camps, and he is open to all options.“I made sure my headline said ‘all NCAA schools’ for a reason: I’m willing to go anywhere,” Browne said. “That was the case out of high school, and it’s no different, if not more emphasized, now.”Browne has one season of eligibility remaining and has been granted permission to contact any school, including those in the Pac-12. He can play immediately after transferring since he graduated last fall, bypassing NCAA rules for transfers to sit out a year.Browne admitted he had some specific schools in mind but kept mum for now.“To be completely honest, I don’t know how I want to juggle that moving forward, so I’m going to keep it to myself,” he said.As he emphasized, Browne is eligible to transfer to all NCAA schools, including the Football Championship Subdivision. It’s likely not a destination the 21-year-old would prefer, but he wouldn’t rule anything out.“It’ll be interesting. I think it’ll depend on the next month or so — what feelers I get,” he said. “Not saying it’s out of the question, but I guess we’ll just see the response I get from other schools.”Considering the timing of this announcement, it appears that Darnold is looking at a lengthy starting career with USC. As for the rest of the season, Browne will continue to practice and can still earn the starting job should Darnold sustain injury.Correction: A previous version of this article stated that Max Browne had a 1-3 record as a starter at USC. His record was 1-2, not 1-3. The Daily Trojan regrets the error.last_img read more

T-Time: Could kneeling spread to college?

first_imgTrevor Denton | Daily TrojanFirst off, please allow me to make my opinions clear.I think it is perfectly OK for athletes to protest in the form of taking a knee during the national anthem. They are influential figures in society who are taking peaceful actions against what they perceive as injustice — not the flag, the military or the anthem itself. The whole argument that politics and sports should be separate is faulty. Sports, just like any other entertainment aspect of society (like film or music), are tied with the ongoings of the world surrounding them.For examples, look no further than when Tommie Smith and John Carlos raised their fists cloaked with black gloves during their medal ceremony at the 1968 Olympics. Or when then-President Richard Nixon arbitrarily granted Texas the National Championship in 1969 in an effort to gain votes among southern states, even though Penn State finished an identical 11-0.Sports simply do not exist in a concealed vacuum designed solely to entertain us, and athletes themselves are not different: Football players are real people (not fictional TV characters) with diverse backgrounds, and they have real opinions that they are allowed to express by using the far-reaching platforms they possess. As sports broadcaster Bob Costas recently pointed out on CNN, the national anthem does not play before performances of theatrical plays or movie screenings. It does, however, play before football players perform their craft. Because of this circumstance, numerous athletes (and now coaches and owners) have chosen to use the moment as an opportunity to spark conversations and maybe, just maybe, incite improvements to our country through the act of kneeling.Ordinary people like you and I are allowed to protest under the First Amendment. So are athletes. And they are doing so. The time and place may make people feel uneasy or uncomfortable; the act itself may seem disruptive or even unpatriotic (I personally do not see it that way). But that’s how most meaningful movements initially feel. Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and the NFL’s recent attempts to put an end to the protests are simply wrong and contrary to the intent of the First Amendment.Now, I arrive at the central question of this column: Why aren’t college athletes also protesting the national anthem like their professional counterparts?Traditionally, colleges have been hotbeds for discourse, debate and protests. One of the first major draft-card burning rallies in opposition to the Vietnam War occurred at Cal in 1965. Earlier this year, USA TODAY reported 20,000–50,000 college students from more than 250 colleges showed up as part of the Women’s March in Washington, D.C. alone.Perhaps it is our youthful ignorance, sense of invincibility or idealism that makes us college students think we can single-handedly change the world. Regardless of whether we are always successful in this goal, we try, and we try often. So are college athletes next in protesting police brutality by kneeling during the national anthem?The answer is complicated. If NFL players are discouraged from showing individuality on or off the field, college players are downright prevented from doing so. In response to players like Reggie Bush, Tim Tebow and Terrelle Pryor writing messages on theireye-blacks, the NCAA banned the practice in 2010. Other college athletes like Todd Gurley or Johnny Manziel have been suspended by the NCAA for profiting off of their signatures in the form of autograph deals.College football has always placed emphasis on institutions rather than singular athletes that are actually keeping programs’ wheels turning. The NCAA and its major football conferences would likely have simultaneous panic attacks if individual players started kneeling during the anthem.That does not mean it won’t happen. At this time last season, a number of players from both Michigan and Michigan State raised their fists during the national anthem before each team’s game, with respective head coaches Mark Dantonio and Jim Harbaugh commending the acts. Now, with multitudes of NFL players kneeling in response to President Donald Trump’s disparaging comments about the practice, it will be interesting to see if college players follow suit in larger numbers.Granted, most college football teams — including USC — remain in the locker room during the anthem. Regardless, viewers should expect some forms of protest by college players. One Yahoo Sports writer even urged all coaches to start letting their players onto the field so that they could be fully enabled to express their opinions about the issue. Perhaps even student sections will participate in some way.Whether or not student-athletes will start protesting is up in the air. Regardless of if it happens, it’s strange to see college students on the back end of a movement rather than the forefront.Trevor Denton is a sophomore studying journalism. He is also the deputy sports editor for the Daily Trojan. His column, T-Time, runs every other Wednesday.last_img read more

Bahamas Prime Minister Warns Illegal Migrants That They Will be “Forced…

first_imgNASSAU, Bahamas, CMC – Prime Minister of Bahamas Dr. Hubert Minnis said he held talks with officials of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and warned illegal migrants they should either leave the country voluntarily or be “forced to leave”.Minnis statement in Parliament is the latest by his administration warning illegal migrants who survived the passage of Hurricane Dorian on September 1 killing at least 56 people and leaving millions of dollars in damage, that the government would be implementing ts deportation of illegal migrants in keeping with the law.“This morning, Mr. Speaker, I met with represents of the IOM and they were informed that we are a country of laws and our laws in respect to illegal immigrants… will be carried out; however, they will be carried out in a humane manner.“Therefore, I serve notice to all those who are illegal that they can leave voluntarily or they will be forced to leave,” Minnis told legislators.The human rights group, Rights Bahamas, has criticized the decision of the government saying it has alerted its international human rights groups to the “government’s savage, cold-hearted and illegal plan.“We condemn this sudden about-face from the government’s earlier declaration that it will not target migrant the victims of the storm, and denounce the scheme for what is clearly is – a shameful attempt at political posturing aimed at currying favour with xenophobic elements of the populace,” the group said in a statement.Immigration Minister, Elsworth Johnson, had earlier this week said the shelters would not be used “to circumvent the law.“If you’re in a shelter and you’re undocumented and you’re not here in the right way, you’re still subject to deportation and the enforcement of the immigration laws,” Johnson said, adding “the government of The Bahamas fully appreciates that we are a country of laws. We’re governed by the rule of law”.Attorney General Carl Bethel said migrants who have lost their jobs as a result of the hurricane “need to go home” even if their work permits have not yet expired,.In a statement, the Department of Immigration warned prospective employers of storm victims that need work permits must prove their applicant has satisfactory living conditions because if they don’t, they will be denied.“The public is advised that non-nationals seeking employment in The Bahamas must be approved by the Immigration Department and that applications for the issuance of the first work permit will not be accepted or considered unless the individual is physically present and resident in his or her country of origin at the same time that the first application is made,” the Department of Immigration said.The hurricane, which swept through the archipelago, caused widespread damage on Grand Bahama and the Abacos Island, and Prime Minister Minnis said he had directed Bethel to forcibly acquire the land on which multiple shantytowns in Abaco were built.“Mr. Speaker, I’ve said before that we will eradicate shantytowns and return laws to our country,” Minnis said, adding “I’ve heard noise… about the property of the shantytowns, so I’ve informed the Attorney General to compulsorily acquire the Mudd, Pigeon Peas, Sand Banks and other related areas”Prior to the hurricane, Haitian nationals were the main occupants of the shantytowns and Rights Bahamas said it “is the height of cynicism and cruelty” when the government is moving to deport people who “have lost their homes, jobs, everything and then declare that they must prove they are employed and “satisfactory living conditions” – whatever this arbitrary phrase is supposed to mean”.last_img read more

Search continues for Richard Scudamore’s successor

first_img Sportradar: Football’s match fixers enter the betting early June 19, 2020 Premier League eyes 17 June resumption May 29, 2020 Submit Related Articles Share Senior executive of the Premier League, Tim Davie, has become the second person to turn down an offer to succeed Richard Scudamore as the league’s new head.The Premier League have been on the lookout for a leadership replacement after inbound incumbent Susanna Dinnage unexpectedly reneged on the offer. Dinnage backtracked on the new role three weeks ago despite being announced as Scudamore’s successor last November.The EPL released at a statement as the time: “Despite her commitment to the Premier League in early November, Susanna Dinnage has now advised the Nominations Committee that she will not be taking up the position of Chief Executive,“The Committee has reconvened its search and is talking to candidates. There will be no further comment until an appointment is made.”It is reported that Davie was considered during the original recruitment process, and narrowly missed out on the job the first time around. He has since confirmed that he will remain in his role at the BBC, which means Richard Masters, managing director of the Premier League, will remain as the interim head while the search for Scudamore’s successor continues.The recruitment drive is being lead by chair of the EPL’s Nomination Committee Bruce Buck, who left the role of Chelsea Chairman after 19 years in charge. StumbleUpon EFL set to broadcast remaining games whilst behind closed doors April 17, 2020 Sharelast_img read more