Governor Wolf Issues Statement on Lockdown of State Prisons

first_img August 29, 2018 Governor Wolf Issues Statement on Lockdown of State Prisons Press Release,  Public Safety Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf issued the following statement on today’s decision by the Department of Corrections to lock down the 25 state correctional institution because of multiple recent incidents of staff sickened by substances:“Pennsylvania’s corrections officers put themselves in harm’s way to make our commonwealth safer, and it is up to us to provide them protection from harm. I spoke to Sec. Wetzel today and they continue to work diligently to address the emerging issue of synthetic drugs in our prison system, and my office and I have been supporting his efforts. Today’s action to lock down all of the state’s correctional facilities is a necessary step to ensure the safety of our officers and provide the department the opportunity to assess and control the situation.“It is our responsibility to keep all commonwealth employees safe while at work so that they return home each day to their families. I have confidence that the Department of Corrections, working with state agency partners and law enforcement, will determine the cause or causes of the recent sickening of staff and put in place the necessary protections and procedures to ensure staff safety.”center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more


Ray White Surfers Paradise Group gears up for ‘The Event’

first_img“However, next year’s program will be even more important from an investor’s perspective, especially with changes to property rules expected under a potential new government.“We know from history that elections tend to distract the market anyway, but this time around there is the added uncertainty over the future of negative gearing on established properties should Labor win the election.“Combined with the interest we are expecting from our traditional visitors to the Coast, this provides a compelling reason for many property owners to sell in January.“We have no doubt that investors who depend on the negative gearing rules that exist today also will be looking closely at established properties. Crowds at Ray White Surfers Paradise Group’s The Event earlier this year. Picture Mike Batterham Ray White Surfers Paradise CEO Andrew Bell in action at The Event earlier this year. Picture Mike BatterhamONE of the Gold Coast’s biggest real estate agencies is gearing up for its flagship residential auction event.Ray White Surfers Paradise Group’s annual auction program The Event, on January 28, is set to cap off the busy Australia Day long weekend on the Gold Coast.“We’ve taken a different approach to The Event next year for a number of reasons,” said Ray White Surfers Paradise CEO Andrew Bell.“As always, sellers will still be taking advantage of the peak holiday season on Gold Coast,” he said. Crowds at Ray White Surfers Paradise Group’s The Event earlier this year. Picture Mike Batterham“January remains our best month for tourism, and with more accommodation coming onto the market we’re expecting record numbers again next year accompanied by another strong buying season.“We’re holding The Event on a Monday for the first time, taking advantage of the full long weekend to give prospective buyers more time to view properties ahead of the auction.”This year’s The Event attracted a crowd of about 1000 people, including more than 170 registered bidders who collectively spent more than $35 million on property.Mr Bell said while the 2019 auction program was being finalised over the next two weeks, he was confident of delivering an array of Gold Coast properties to buyers through The Event 2019 program.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa13 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago“The Australia Day long weekend will be the prime time for buyers to stake their claim on their piece of Gold Coast real estate,” Mr Bell said.“Inquiries traditionally are up 60 per cent during January and we’re expecting next year to be no different. Crowds at Ray White Surfers Paradise Group’s The Event earlier this year. Picture Mike Batterham“We’re expecting more buyers to take advantage of the proposed grandfathering provisionsfor negative gearing of established properties ahead of any official changes to theregulations.”The Event, run in conjunction with the Gold Coast Home & Living Expo, is being held at RACV Royal Pines Resort on January 28, 2019.last_img read more


Football News Indian Super League 2019: Odisha FC Beat Mumbai City FC For Maiden Win

first_imgMumbai: Odisha FC forward Aridane Santana scored a brace to guide his team to a 4-2 win over hosts Mumbai City in its maiden Indian Super League (ISL) in Mumbai on Thursday. This is Odisha’s first win of the season after they had lost 1-2 to Jamshedpur FC and 1-2 against NorthEast United FC 2-1. For Odisha, Xisco Hernandez (6th minute), Santana (21st and 73rd) and Jerry Mawhmingthanga (41st) were the goal scorers as they dominated the proceedings from the first minute itself. Odisha had an early chance after Santana found Jerry Mawhmingthanga on the right flank, who sent a low cross inside the box, but Mumbai’s Mohammed Rafique intercepted and cleared the ball before Nandhakumar Sekar could reach.  The visitors were playing an aggressive game and they reaped dividends in the 6th minute when Xisco Hernandez scored to take them 1-0 ahead. A thrown in by Jerry was headed-on by Santana in the path of Hernandez, who ran down from the right into the box, cut to his left and netted it into the far corner of the goal. There was no stopping Odisha as Santana doubled their lead in the 21st minute.   Jerry ran into the box on the right side and collected a long through-ball and sent a low cross to Santana, who took a right-footed first-time shot, which stuck into the bottom right-corner.Santana displayed such brilliance that Mumbai custodian Amrinder Singh did not even move. Mumbai had a chance in the 32nd minute, but Serge Kevyn’s close range shot went over the bar. And then Odisha added more agony as Jerry made it 3-0 for his side in the 41st minute.   Shubham Sarangi sent a diagonal cross to Nandhakumar on the left flank. Nandhakumar ran into the box and took a right-footed shot, which was controlled by Jerry on a rebound and then he found the back of the net.Also Read | Jamshedpur FC Register Consecutive Wins, Beat Hyderabad 3-1 In ISLAt the half-time, Odisha were 3-0 ahead. Five minutes after the half-time, Mumbai reduced the deficit and made it 1-0 after Mohamed Wael Larbi scored from a spot kick. Mumbai had close chances but were unable to convert. In the 73rd minute, Santana’s header sealed the match for the visitors. He headed a pin-point cross from Jerry from six yards out to restore a three goal advantage.  Mumbai pulled another one in the dying minutes of the match through Th Bipin Singh, but that was not enough as Odisha earned three points. For all the Latest Sports News News, Football News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more


LOS ANGELES CA – The ships of Crystal Cruises hav

first_imgLOS ANGELES, CA – The ships of Crystal Cruises have once again earned top honors from the readers of Condé Nast Traveler, who named the ultra-luxury vessels the best large ships in the world. Of 90 worldwide “large” ships, Crystal Cruises’ Crystal Serenity and Crystal Symphony were voted #1 and #2 with overall scores of 93.0 and 92.4, respectively, according to a press release from the line received by Elite Traveler.Crystal also earned the top scores for Service, Food and Design/Layout. In its February 2010 issue, Condé Nast Traveler calls its polled readers, “the savviest travelers in the world.”The honor comes a few months after Crystal Cruises was voted “Best Large-Ship Cruise Line” by readers of the same magazine, as well as earning the “World’s Best Large-Ship Line” by the readers of Travel + Leisure.“As we celebrate our 20th anniversary in 2010, we are so honored that discerning, experienced travelers have found Crystal Cruises to be such a consistently perfect choice,” says Gregg Michel, president of Crystal CruisesFollowing the redesign of Crystal Serenity’s Cove Bar, casino and other spaces, guests, travel agents and industry critics have been touting Crystal Symphony’s recent major $25 million remodel. Adds Michel, “Whether it’s a new sushi bar featuring the cuisine of Nobu Matsuhisa, a land program to Wimbledon, a technology concierge service or a filmmaking program with The Travel Channel, our services and features are infused with innovation and style. I am so pleased that the ongoing investment in the Crystal product is so appreciated by veteran travelers.”For more information and Crystal reservations, contact a travel agent, call 888-799-4625, or visit www.crystalcruises.com.last_img read more