Governor Wolf Applauds State Appointment of Hahnemann Temporary Manager

first_img July 03, 2019 Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today applauded the appointment of a temporary manager from the Pennsylvania Department of Health to provide oversight at Hahnemann University Hospital in Philadelphia.Gov. Wolf’s statement:“First and foremost, I want to extend my gratitude to all the Hahnemann employees dedicated to helping their neighbors. These doctors, nurses and staff have worked diligently despite these unfortunate circumstances.“I also want to thank Dr. Rachel Levine and her team at the Pennsylvania Department of Health, along with their many allies and partners, for fighting to bring order to this process. A hospital’s mission should be putting public health first and we will hold them accountable to that.“A temporary manager will be able to ensure that patient care needs will continue to be met. I appreciate the medical community and advocates in Greater Philadelphia working with us to ensure patients and those who serve them are prioritized as other proceedings evolve.” SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img Governor Wolf Applauds State Appointment of Hahnemann Temporary Managerlast_img read more

Chip Seal project to start on 421 and 101 this week

first_imgRipley County, IN — Indiana Department of Transportation maintenance crews will begin chip seal operations as early as Thursday on U.S. 421 in Ripley County. Work will take place from the north junction of U.S. 50 to C.R. 300 N., south of Osgood. This three-mile stretch will close to thru traffic for one day while work is in progress, from approximately 8 am to 8 pm, weather permitting. Access will be maintained for local residents with a pilot vehicle. All thru traffic should utilize S.R. 350 to S.R. 129 as an alternate route.Later in the week or early the following week, crews will move to S.R. 101 between U.S. 50 and I-74 at Penntown. Lane closures with flagging will be in place during daytime hours.Chip seal operations typically last around three to four days per location depending upon the weather. Work is completed under lane closures with flagging (sometimes full closures) to prevent damage to both vehicles and the roadway. During operations, the existing pavement is coated with liquid asphalt, which seals cracks and provides waterproof protection. This extends the service life of the roadway and lowers maintenance costs. Once the seal coat is complete, loose aggregate is applied and then swept from the road. After a curing period, crews will return to fog seal the new driving surface.Chip seal is a cost-effective pavement preservation technique that is utilized across the state of Indiana, saving an estimated six to 14 dollars in taxpayer expenditures for every dollar invested in extending the life of a roadway.Motorists should slow down, watch for stopped traffic, and drive distraction-free through all work zones. All work is weather dependent and schedules are subject to change.last_img read more

Moyes wants video for diving

first_img Referee Jon Moss immediately brandished a yellow card at the United man, who later did win a spot-kick when he was bundled over by the same player, who was sent off. Moyes felt Moss handled the situation perfectly this weekend. However, he does feel the use of post-match video is the best way of sorting out the problem, which even he is powerless to stamp out completely. “I can never be sure it won’t happen again,” said Moyes. “I have had a word with him (Young) privately. I’ve said for many years we should have retrospective video for diving. That would help referees no end. “Moving from Everton to Manchester United doesn’t change my views on that because it is really difficult at times.” Palace chairman Steve Parish has gone even further, claiming diving should be treated in the same harsh manner as preventing goalscoring opportunities. “If preventing a goal-scoring opportunity is a straight red then trying to create one by cheating should be a straight red also,” Parish told BBC Radio 5 Live. Having made his feelings known on the subject during his Everton days, Moyes presumably did not expect to be confronted with it quite so early in his United reign. But the Scot has spoken with Ashley Young over the winger’s conduct on Saturday, when he deliberately initiated contact with Crystal Palace midfielder Kagisho Dikgacoi, then toppled over looking for a penalty. Manchester United manager David Moyes has called for the use of retrospective video action to stamp out the curse of diving. Press Association “The only player in the incidents that was honest was Kagisho Dikgacoi and he’s sent off and banned for the next match. “Ashley Young’s dive and the appeal before put pressure on the referee to give a subsequent penalty that was certainly outside the area and probably wasn’t even a foul. “Ashley Young has a yellow card and three points and we have no points and one less player to pick from for the next game. “(It) Might have cost us a point that might keep us up. (We) need to get some momentum behind a straight red for a dive.” Yet, as Rio Ferdinand pointed out, the situation is not quite so straightforward. For, in other parts of the world, what is regarded as a heinous crime in England is just part of the game. “It’s weird,” he said. “It’s got to happen across Europe and the world, not just in our league. “You go into the Champions League and you have been told in the Premier League you are not meant to dive, then you get players from other countries who simulate.” And Ferdinand is also aware the current trend is more towards an acceptance of players going down if there is the slightest contact. “As a defender, you don’t want people trying to con the referee, but if there is contact, the player has the right to go down,” said Ferdinand. “It has become a part of our game that, as defenders, we are used to. You have got to defend with your head and think how you are going to combat the forwards. “They are cute and know how to deal with this type of stuff. “It is such a difficult thing for referees to say someone dived or there was contact. Retrospective viewing and punishments may be the way to go.” last_img read more

A duel of delicious names

first_imgAccording to Eric:As the old cereal slogan goes, “Everyone loves my Cocoa Krispies.” While that may not be the best slogan for selling cereal, it works perfectly well for Cleveland Indians’ outfielder Coco Crisp.I don’t even really see how Tom can argue with me on this one. We’re talking chocolate against a tortilla filled with meat and cheese and all that jazz. I suppose if you are drunk or stoned and are reading this right now, you might disagree with me, but if you are drunk or stoned and are reading this right now, you’ve got bigger issues anyway.While I do enjoy a good taco, nothing is sweeter — and nothing says I love you — like chocolate. So who wouldn’t like a 6-foot, 186-pound brick of chocolate?I mean, who doesn’t enjoy a nice warm mug of hot cocoa on a brisk fall day? Or, if perhaps you weren’t a fan of the Cocoa Krispies, you undoubtedly were cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs.I know we are talking names here, but Coco has proven himself as a solid player on the rise. This past season he played in 145 games, had 100 more at bats than last year, yet had the best batting average of his career at .300.All Taco has ever done is play a couple games here and there with the Seahawks. What happens when Tony Fisher goes down this week — do the Packers pick up Burrito Thompson?I promised myself that I would never argue for anything that came out of Cleveland, but I have to make an exception here. Coco Crisp: up-and-coming outfielder, delicious cereal, tasty name.Everyone loves Coco Crisp.Then again, this subject must have been debated in some boardroom somewhere along the way. How else would anyone have thought of two delicious products and combined them into one delicious ice cream treat? You know what I’m talking about — the Choco Taco.According to Tom:Yeah, Tuesday was a rough day for the Green Bay Packers. The team placed starting running back Ahman Green on injured reserve, yet another blow to a depleted Packer offense. However, Green’s injury cleared room for general manager Ted Thompson to sign the one, the only, former Kansas State standout Taco Wallace. But Thompson didn’t just get a wide receiver with Wallace; he made his team a little tastier as well. And for a team named after meat packers, that is no small feat.Thompson knew of the Taco’s tastiness — after all, he drafted Wallace in the seventh round of the 2003 NFL Draft. After seeing Taco grab 39 balls for 704 yards as a senior at KSU, Thompson decided he needed to place an order with league commissioner Paul Tagliabue.Granted, Taco didn’t quite fit in with the Seahawks. But how can you really market a quality meal that contains a bird of prey? We all know a move to Green Bay and the tasty meats found in Lambeau Field was all this Taco needed to regain the appeal that made him El Roberson’s favorite target back in Manhattan, Kan.No, I know what Schmoldt is going to say … oh, chocolate is so delicious. Blah, blah, blah. But when you’re really hungry, are you really going to dive into a bowl of sweets? No. Exactly. There’s just no substance.Just take a look at how many students frequent Taco Bell, Taco John’s, Qdoba and Chipotle every night in Madison. Funny, I don’t see nearly that number sprinting to their nearest grocer to pick up a box of chocolate-flavored cereal. And, if they do, you know they’re going with the Count.Coco Crisp might have more professional experience, but let’s face it — he’s also almost two years older than Taco Wallace. And we all know what that means: Coco might be a little moldy.The Packers wanted something that could really fill them up, and got just that with a 192-pound Taco.Yo quiero Taco Wallace.last_img read more

Wellington Police Notes: Friday, May 30 – Sunday, June 1, 2014

first_imgWellington Police notes for Friday, May 30 to Sunday, June 1, 2014:Friday, May 30, 2014•12:45 p.m. Non-injury accident in the 1300 block N. B, Wellington involving vehicles operated by a juvenile female, 16, Wellington and Stephen D. Atehley, 59, Wellington.•12:08 p.m. Officers took a report of found jewelry in the 100 block W. Harvey, Wellington.•12:55 p.m. Officers investigated a theft of license plate in the 700 block E. Lincoln, Wellington.•3:35 p.m. Officers investigated a burglary in the 100 block. E. 15th, Wellington.•8 p.m. Officers took a report of an animal bite by a known owner in the 500 block. W. Walnut, Wellington.•8 p.m. Gina R. Morgan, 28, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for vicious dog. Saturday, May 31, 2014•8:39 a.m. Bailee S. E. Smith, 18, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for speeding 49 mph in a 30 mph zone.•9:45 a.m. Non-Injury accident in the 1200 block N. Washington, Wellington involving a vehicle operated by Brandon A. Evans, 29, Enid, Okla. and a parked and unoccupied vehicle owned by William M. Whitson, Wellington.•9:45 a.m. Brandon A. Evans, 29, Enid, was issued a notice to appear for improper backing and no proof of insurance.•9:59 a.m. Non-Injury, hit and run accident in the 600 block. N. Circle Dr, Wellington involving an unknown driver and a parked and unoccupied vehicle owned by Michael A. Anderson, Wellington.•1:50 p.m. Kylie K. Witham, 36, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for speeding 43 mph in a 30 mph zone (radar) and driver’s license violation.•8:14 p.m. Officers took a report of an animal bite in the 500 block. N. High, by a known owner in Wellington.•11:15 p.m. David Haynes, 50, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for defective headlamp. Sunday, June 1, 2014•1:03 a.m. Officers investigated a theft of electronics in the 1200 block. N. C, Wellington.•2:41 a.m. Bradley E. Gaines, 48, Wichita, was arrested, charged and confined with domestic battery, criminal threat and criminal damage to property.•9:30 a.m. Edwardd J. Elsass, 50, Wellington was arrested, charged and bonded with domestic battery and criminal restraint.•2:44 p.m. Daniel R. Thompson, 42, Wellington was issued a notice to appear charged with speeding 52 mph in a 35 mph zone.•5:23 p.m. Laveta R. Clark, 34, Caldwell, was issued a notice to appear charged with expired registration.last_img read more