Hundreds Join Wolf Administration in Gettysburg for Cabinet in Your Community Event

first_img February 08, 2018 Hundreds Join Wolf Administration in Gettysburg for Cabinet in Your Community Event SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img Press Release Gettysburg, PA – Today, Wolf Administration cabinet officials were joined by more than 200 people for a Cabinet in Your Community event at the Gettysburg campus of Harrisburg Area Community College. This was the fifth in a series of town-hall style events held across the state in which members of the community can talk with cabinet secretaries and discuss issues important to the region.“This is a great opportunity for communities to engage with their state government and learn about the commonwealth’s investments in their region,” said Governor Tom Wolf. “From events in Nanticoke and Lock Haven to Chester, Hawley and now Gettysburg, we are hearing from residents, college students, local elected officials, and more through a positive two-way dialogue between the community and Harrisburg.Featuring Department of Community and Economic Development Secretary Dennis Davin, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn, Department of Human Services Acting Secretary Teresa Miller, Department of Corrections Secretary John Wetzel and Department of Transportation Secretary Leslie Richards, the department secretaries provided updates on regional projects and accomplishments and answered questions from the audience.The next Cabinet in Your Community event is currently scheduled for February 16 in Erie at 3207 State Street with cabinet secretaries from the departments of Community and Economic Development, Environmental Protection, Health, Revenue, and Transportation.last_img read more

Coaching staff holds high expectations for Dedmon

first_imgWhen redshirt sophomore center Dewayne Dedmon and junior center James Blasczyk graduated from high school in 2008, each had a better shot at knocking down a blindfolded full-court heave than knowing what the future had in store for them on the basketball court.Filling big shoes · Redshirt sophomore center Dewayne Dedmon is expected to make an immediate impact for the Trojans this season. – Mindy Curtis | Daily TrojanDedmon was headed to Antelope Valley College to go to school part-time, while simultaneously honing the basketball skills he’d just discovered playing organized basketball for the first time his senior year.Blasczyk, on the other hand, was ranked as a top-50 prospect in the state of Texas by, and had decided to attend Texas A&M.Three-and-a-half years and several transfers later, the two 7-foot centers have joined forces, hoping to serve as a formidable front court duo for the USC men’s basketball team this season.“That’s a big matchup problem, because you’ve got two seven-footers that can rebound the ball,” Dedmon said. “If the other team has just one predominant big man, then the little guy is going to have to guard the other seven-footer on the team, so it’ll be a mismatch down low with that, and we’ll have openings.”After averaging 6.6 points and 7.8 rebounds for Antelope Valley College, Dedmon transferred to USC in 2010, sitting out all of last season in order to preserve three years of eligibility. Despite Dedmon’s inexperience, USC coach Kevin O’Neill insists Dedmon will be a future NBA draft selection — if he were to leave — come June.“There’s no question [Dedmon is] a first-round pick,” O’Neill told last summer. “And he’ll average a double-double in his first year [at USC].”Even still, Dedmon isn’t daunted by his pending Division-I debut.“It adds pressure, but at the same time, you’ve just got to keep playing your game,” Dedmon said.“Playing your game” is a bit tougher when wearing a cast, as Dedmon recently discovered. After breaking his right hand during a team practice Oct. 11, the 7-foot, 255-pound big man decided to turn his misfortune into inspiration by developing his naturally dominant, but little-used, left hand.“I’m actually left-handed, I just play with my right hand,” Dedmon said. “If I had a choice to go left or right, I would always go right. But now that this is forcing me to go left every time, I’m a lot more confident in it. I’ll definitely use both hands [in games].”The cast, however, was removed during the Trojans’ closed scrimmage Saturday against Air Force, and Dedmon is expected to be back in the lineup when the season begins Friday against CSU Northridge.According to Dedmon, a stronger left hand has helped him develop.“I feel like I’ve improved in every way,” Dedmon said.Blasczyk, a 7-foot-1, 260-pound bruiser with a soft shooting touch, is anxious to return to the hardwood after transferring twice that took him from Texas A&M to Lee College before eventually finding the right fit at USC.“I’ve pretty much been sitting out three years, so I’m ready to play,” Blasczyk said. “I redshirted twice, and I sat out at A&M.”Blasczyk’s interest in the Trojans stems from the warm, family vibe he feels from O’Neill and the rest of his staff.“I can walk into [Coach O’Neill’s] office any time I want,” Blasczyk said. “At A&M I had to schedule three weeks ahead of time to talk to [coach Mark] Turgeon. Even when I wanted to transfer, I had to schedule an appointment to tell them I wanted to transfer.”Now that Blasczyk has finally found his comfort zone at USC, he hopes to continue to progress in skills specific to his position.Dedmon is projected to be the Trojans’ starting center, but Blasczyk will play an important role coming off the bench and should log major minutes.In some instances, O’Neill might opt to send his two big men into the fray at the same time.“It gives us NBA-type size on the floor,” O’Neill said. “We’re experimenting a lot …  with Dewayne at the three spot because he’s agile enough to do that, and a good enough shooter. We’re just trying to figure [who are] going to be our best five guys to have on the floor.”As for Dedmon’s anticipated responsibilities on the team, he has a number of goals in mind to assist the Trojans.“That’s why I’m here — to rebound, make shots and help us win,” Dedmon said.Blasczyk, on the other hand, identified one trait in particular he and Dedmon are determined to emulate all season long.“Toughness,” Blasczyk said.last_img read more

Firefighters donate $9,000 to West Palm Beach gay bar that got burned down

first_imgFirefighters who helped save West Palm Beach’s only LGBTQ+ bar just donated $9,000 from their own pockets to help rebuild the establishment.In May chemicals ignited a fire that caused H.G. Rooster’s to catch fire, investigators say.On Thursday, the West Palm Beach Firefighters Association presented the bar’s owner, AJ Wasson, with a big check.Firefighters and paramedics each donated $100 of their own money.Courtesy of our news partner WPTV News Channel 5.last_img

Dorset’s Kevin Brown wins South West Golf Steward of the Year

first_img1 Apr 2015 Dorset’s Kevin Brown wins South West Golf Steward of the Year Dorset’s Kevin Brown has won the title of the Fuller’s London Pride Steward of the Year for England Golf’s South West region. Kevin, from Sherborne Golf Club, received his trophy at the annual presentation lunch at The Counting House in London, when the national and regional winners were celebrated. The competition to find and recognise England’s top golf club stewards was in its eighth year and attracted hundreds of votes for the nominated stewards. Kevin commented: “This is a huge personal achievement and it’s just tremendous that the members appreciate what we do in trying to meet their needs.” Kevin was noted by the judges for his flexible approach to the catering offered at Sherborne and his willingness to add new services, such as a café on the ninth tee offering halfway house refreshments. His approach has paid dividends both for the clubhouse takings and for the club as a whole. For example, he has attracted more social members to the club as a direct result of some of the private functions he has hosted. The quality of the food at Sherborne, together with Kevin’s ability to train and motivate his staff came though repeatedly in his nominations, of which there were more than any other club in the South West. Kevin and the other regional winners all received their trophies from England Golf Chief Executive, David Joy, and from Richard Fuller, Fuller’s Corporate Affairs Director. The other winners were: national and South East winner, Samantha Hudson of Swaffham Golf Club, Norfolk; Midlands winner David Guest of Halesowen Golf Club, Worcestershire; and North winner, David Prior of Blackley Golf Club, Lancashire. They were chosen after a rigorous judging process. The 2013 Stewards of the Year, Simon and Karen Ward of Wilmslow Golf Club, Cheshire, joined the judges to whittle down the record entry to three finalists from each region. Each of these 12 were visited personally before the four regional winners were selected, having been judged on their commitment, innovation and standard of service and presentation, together with that extra special something which sets them apart. Caption: Kevin Brown (centre) is pictured with Richard Fuller (left) and David Joy.last_img read more