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Governor Wolf Meets with 4-H Students to Discuss His Commitment to Agriculture

first_img March 09, 2016 Governor Wolf Meets with 4-H Students to Discuss His Commitment to Agriculture Budget News,  Statement Harrisburg, PA – This afternoon, Governor Tom Wolf met with 4-H students to discuss his commitment to agriculture and to the land grant system in Pennsylvania. Governor Wolf’s proposed 2016-17 budget includes a five percent increase, or an additional $2.4 million, for the Agricultural College Land Scrip Fund. This is the largest increase for Penn State’s Ag Sciences and Extension since 2012 when the Republican-controlled legislature cut land scrip funding by 19 percent. With this proposed funding, the governor has offered the resources we need to protect animal agriculture in the commonwealth, which means a safer food supply. The land grant institutions are a commonwealth asset.The Governor’s Office released the following statement:“Governor Wolf supports funding for these important agriculture programs and he is ready to sign the bi-partisan, compromise budget that is balanced, fixes the deficit and makes historic investments in education as well as agriculture programs.“Unfortunately, Republican leaders sent the governor an irresponsible budget that was unbalanced by $500 million, would have grown the already multi-billion dollar deficit and made a $95 million cut to education. The governor used his line-item veto power to ensure the budget was balanced and because Republican leaders did not provide revenue to pay for their budget.“The governor looks forward to working with Republican leaders to pass a real, bi-partisan budget that includes the revenue necessary to fix the deficit, invest in education and fund important areas like agriculture programs.”Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolfcenter_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Lampedusa shipwreck death toll rises to 18

first_imgItalian coastguards carry the body of a migrant victim of a boat that capsized off the Italian coast, on the island of Lampedusa, Italy on Nov. 30. REUTERS/MAURO BUCCARELLO After the new bout of bad weatherblocked search operations for several days, on Sunday six coast guard divershelped by a remotely-operated submarine found four bodies underwater and afifth one floating.  The boat, which survivors said haddeparted from Libya taking advantage of a respite in bad weather, was believedto carry around 170 people. Over 1,100 migrants have died or aremissing at sea after attempting to cross the Mediterranean this year, accordingto the International Organization for Migration.(Reuters)center_img ITALY – The bodies of five migrantswho died when a boat capsized in rough waters off the southern Lampedusa coasta week ago have been found, Italy’s coast guard said on Sunday, bringing theoverall death toll to 18. The Lampedusa coast guard managed tobring safely onshore 147 migrants after the accident on Nov. 23.last_img read more

Rubio warns that any slip-up can be ruinous for Spain at FIBAWC

first_img“THE GROUP AT FIRST GLANCE SEEMS EASY BUT WE HAVE TO BE AWARE THAT IN THIS CHAMPIONSHIP, ALL VICTORIES AND LOSSES GO TO THE NEXT ROUND SO WE ABSOLUTELY CANNOT LOSE OUR CONCENTRATION.”- RubioDrawn in Group C with Iran, Puerto Rico and Tunisia, Spain, the No. 2 side in the FIBA World Ranking presented by NIKE, will be prohibitive favorites against each of those opponents.If they progress, Sergio Scariolo’s charges are likely to square off against Serbia and Italy, two foes it has fallen to as recently as FIBA EuroBasket 2015. La #SelMAS 🇪🇸 debutará en la #FIBAWC @FIBAWC el 31 de Agosto contra Túnez 🇹🇳📝 TODA la INFO sobre el SORTEO ⬇https://t.co/VmdwyLZjvQ pic.twitter.com/7qpFQhE1Qf— Baloncesto España (@BaloncestoESP) March 16, 2019″The group at first glance seems easy but we have to be aware that in this championship, all victories and losses go to the next round so we absolutely cannot lose our concentration,” Rubio warned. “But we have a lot of confidence.”Spain have had struggles early in tournaments before. As for the potential Second Round games against Serbia and Italy, Rubio, who is currently competing in the NBA with the Utah Jazz, said: “It’s too early to talk about them. We have to wait and see which players end up playing for the national teams and then, which teams go through from the First Round. That’s what the focus has to be on.” Spain guard Ricky Rubio says the national team can’t afford to relax for a single moment at the FIBA Basketball World Cup in China this summer, when it takes aim at a first podium finish in the competition since the 2006 title run in Japan.In the Group Phase, only the top two sides in each of the eight groups of the First Round will progress to the Second Round. The top two sides in each of those groups will then advance to the Final Phase, which opens with the Quarter-Finals. At EuroBasket 2009, the team teetered on the edge of an early knockout, losing two of its first four games, but rebounded with five consecutive victories to capture the title. At the following year’s World Cup in Turkey, the Spaniards lost two of their first three games but hit back to reach the Quarter-Finals before falling to Serbia in the final seconds. At EuroBasket 2015, Spain fell in two of their first three games but then marched to claim their third continental crown.  https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/54/85/ricky-rubio-spain-fiba_1mszfu1tnx9qa1frxo8dlb56rm.jpg?t=-924434319&w=500&quality=80last_img read more